The Christian community in Ahmedabad, India, is outraged that class 9 Hindi language textbooks refer to Jesus Christ as a “demon.”
The government has claimed that the adjective ‘hevaan’ or ‘demon,’ used before Jesus’ name in the textbooks published by the Gujarat State School Textbook Board was a mistake, News 18 reported on Thursday, and said that the error will be rectified.
The Times of India reports that the Christian community notified the government about the error over a month ago but no action was taken, until now.
Chapter 16 of the textbook in question states “Is sambandh me hevaan Isa ka ek kathan sada smaraniya hai,” which translates as “one statement of demon Jesus is always memorable.”… read more
WASHINGTON — Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders became agitated and hostile on Wednesday during the questioning of Deputy Budget Director nominee Russell Vought, as he noted a social media post written by Vought that remarked that Muslims “do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned.”
Sanders began by reading a joint letter from the Arab American Institute, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, and Muslim Advocates, which expressed objection to Vought’s nomination because he had “denigrated Muslims” and therefore has shown “hostility to religious pluralism.”
He then pointed to a portion of an article written by Vought last January in response to the Wheaton College controversy surrounding then-professor Larycia Hawkins’ assertion that Christians and Muslims “worship the same God.” Hawkins’ remarks had resulted in an investigation by the college and generated much discussion nationwide as to whether or not the Christian school was right to take action when such messages are put forth by its staff….. read more
opinion: As Christians we need to be submitted to the Holy Spirit in order to be guided in what to say. We should be in constant prayer when someone who does not believe comes after those who do.
Proverbs 15 AMPC A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. Exodus 20:3 AMPC You shall have noothergods before or besides Me. Luke 12:11 AMPC And when they bring you before the synagogues and the magistrates and the authorities, do not be anxious [beforehand] how you shall reply in defense or what you are to say. 12 For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour and [b]moment what [you] ought to say.
Over the years we have often asked supporters to pray that the Lord would give Christians imprisoned for their faith in Eritrea hope in the midst of their suffering and enable them to share the gospel with their persecutors. The story of Aberash is an example of how the Lord answers our prayers for His own glory.
“It is very hard to live without hope! It is the easiest way to die quickly,” the 32-year-old Aberash states with conviction. He speaks from experience. Having spent three years in an Eritrean prison for continuing worship outside of the state-approved religions (Islam or the Orthodox, Catholic or Evangelical Lutheran Churches), he knows exactly what it feels like to lose hope amidst difficult circumstances.
Aberash became a Christian through the testimony of a school friend. While undergoing mandatory military training, he learned that Evangelical Christians are considered enemies of the state. “Not even when the churches were ordered to close did I really believe Christians were truly considered enemies of the state. It did not make sense! It was not until I was arrested that I came to believe it.”… read more
“After two years I had fallen into deep depression. I was very angry with God and questioned Him. I asked, ‘Why am I in here? I was doing good things for You? So why did You let this happen to me? God, this is not fair. Why did You not protect us?’ I felt I was losing my mind and could not accept what was happening. I had no understanding of Christian persecution.”
Proverbs 21:30-31 There is no wisdom, understanding, or advice that can succeed against the Lord. 31 You can get the horses ready for the day of battle, but it is the Lord who gives the victory [Ps. 33:16–17].
We will begin with what the word Christian means. It is important to understand the meaning behind this word, because there are many who profess to be a Christian but have no understanding of what they are saying.
Christian (Christianos) – Strongs 5546 – means a follower of Christ
What does that mean? It means you give up your rights, thoughts, and will to follow Jesus.
Okay so example of how this looks:
You let go of your rights, your thoughts, your belief, your culture, your thinking, your wants, your ways and completely surrender yourself unto the Lord God Almighty to be what His Word says (His whole word). Every Christian should be reading the word of God and finding out what God says instead of living what we think it says, believe, or what people tell us. The bible gives very detailed instructions on how we are to live. We are not to pick and choose what we want to hear and obey. We either hear it all and live accordingly or we don’t….. [read more]
What a difference half a year can make. Just last April, in a first of its kind resolution, a majority of the UNESCO 58-member Executive Board ratified a text that ignored Jewish ties to the Temple Mount. The vote was 33 in favor, six against and 19 abstentions. Two countries were absent from the room. On Tuesday, a similar text failed to gain majority, passing 24 to six, with 26 abstentions. Two countries were not present.
On top of that, Mexico, who traditionally votes against Israel, announced that it withdrew its support and Brazil indicated it might do likewise should the resolution come again before the board.
Their statements do not impact the overall vote. But for those keeping score, the Palestinian attempt to linguistically reclassify the site – holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam – solely by its Muslim names of al-Haram al-Sharif is slowly losing support with only 23 and possibly 22 countries supporting it….. [read more]