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Maruc, Church leader, often threatened by Hindu extremists in India.

Discussion in 'Persecuted Christians' started by LoricaLady, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. LoricaLady

    LoricaLady YHWH's Supporter

    Maruc* (pictured) is a church leader in India and one of our partners involved in teaching Indian Christians how to deal with persecution.

    Because of his Christian faith and his role as a church leader, Maruc has often been threatened by Hindu extremists. “Someone may walk up to me in a fit of anger and say: ‘Okay, so these are your kids? I will kidnap them!’ or ‘I will get someone to shoot you dead! If that doesn’t work, I will come myself.’ Everything that you take for granted is now under threat.”

    Despite the pressure, Maruc believes that God will strengthen the church in India to stand and to continue to shine.

    “It’s not easy. There are so many people whose lives have been damaged and disrupted permanently because of what they are facing: false allegations, humiliation, physical abuse. And they are ostracised from their own villages and their towns.

    “I believe as a follower of Christ that God is faithful. He said: ‘I will build My church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.’ So if He is the builder of the church here, then He will take care of us. He will give us two things. One, He will make a way of escape for us out of any situation, any persecution. Or He will give us strength to face it and go through what we need to go through and play our part in the history of Christianity.”

    • Thank God for Maruc’s ministry and his experience of God’s faithful protection despite the pressures and threats he has faced
    • For continued strength for Open Doors local partners as they reach isolated believers in the furthest corners of India
    • With Maruc that more people would discover the love of God for themselves.

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  2. Mathetes66

    Mathetes66 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Praise the Lord for such faithful followers of Christ who are ready to be martyred for their faith & also strengthening his brethren to face them with courage & faith. May we pray for their protection & the power from the Spirit to boldly preach the gospel & see many souls saved. May God open a door for the Word that no man can shut.

    I have been to India. The hatred of Christ & the danger from militant Hindu's is real. Yet the Lord is our Shepherd!
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