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Posted on 12/10/2010 10:21:34 AM PST by wmfights
The villagers were contemplating poisoning Charu when Rohan Banerjee, a Gospel for Asia-supported pastor, stopped them.
Charu had become a danger and nuisance to his village after his mental sanity dissolved. Once a hard-working farmer, Charu had attracted the jealousy of some of his neighbors because of the wealth he accrued through his toils harvesting rice paddy. They retaliated by performing black magic on him, and he went crazy. His neighbors were no longer jealousthey were terrified.
Charu's altered mental state made him violent. He would hold a knife and attempt to stab anyone who came near him. Once, he almost attacked his own wife, but she narrowly escaped. His family tied him to a post, but instead of subduing him, it made him more aggressive. So the villagersincluding his own familyconspired to poison him.
As they were holding a meeting to decide what they should do with Charu, Pastor Rohan and his team of fellow missionaries came to the village. Rohan told them not to harm Charu and assured them Jesus could heal him. So the villagers let Rohan take Charu away to pray for his deliverance. Although Charu attempted to harm Rohan multiple times, God protected the pastor.
Rohan eventually brought Charu to a prayer center led by Gospel for Asia-supported missionary Turanya Kahn. She and her team interceded for Charu for 15 days, after which he returned to his normal self. Due to his apparent recovery, they sent him home.
But a few months later, Charu started acting mentally unstable again. The missionaries took him to another prayer center, where missionary Kanjri Choudhuri prayed faithfully for him. By the end of one month, God had completely healed him.
God answered the prayers of the missionaries by restoring Charu to full mental sanity. Even more miraculous than this deliverance was Charu's resulting decision: He and ten of his family members chose to follow Jesus. Pastor Rohan asks for prayer that Charu and his family will continue to live for Jesus.
By your words you are a lost soul, incapable of understanding your own nature.
Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.
I did not intend to read anyone’s mind, only to reply to the words being used.
How is it possible to reply impersonally to someone making a personal statement of faith?
In your earlier post, you might have said: “By your words it seems to me that you may be a lost soul, incapable of understanding your own nature.”
I’m glad God created you in a manner for you to know these things.
I’m sure God knows exactly what I think of Him.
Why would I personally insult you? You can take my using a small b, anyway you like. I imagine you have already.
Obviously, that’s how you feel. Again, if it doesn’t matter, why do you continue to tell me about myself?
Excuse me. I should have said, “Because it seems to me you continually talk about yourself.”
How should I answer when you ask me questions?
Excuse me. I should have said, how else should I answer, when you keep asking me about myself, my beliefs, and why I believe as I do?
I dunno. The Religious Monitor does not like the tenor of our discussion. Perhaps another time and place. Thank you for the pleasentries. I daresay I have tried your patience.
I do appreciate your honest straight forward answers and questions. It's much easier to have a discussion when we aren't trying to "score debating points, or play gotcha".
Placing all faiths on equal footing has an inherent problem. Christianity is the only Faith that has a proclaimed Savior. All other faiths only offer a path towards enlightenment and offer no guarantee that if the individual tries to do everything right that God will be satisfied and they will go to heaven. As a result Christianity stands apart.
Thus, we end up with only two choices concerning Christianity. Is Jesus who He says He is, or is He insane?
I see all kinds of proof that Jesus was exactly who He said He was; fulfillment of prophesy, eye witness accounts, and the lives that His believers led. God has blessed you with the ability to think, feel and discern. It's up to the individual to do it.
Christianity is the only religion revealed by God as His single truth. In that sense it is not a religion at all. It is simply the truth.
One can be a follower of Christ and a follower of other religions since they are disciplines, not metaphysics. With the exception of Muslim, Hindu and animist religions (all of which exclude Christ as the Son of God) one can be a practicing Buddhist, Taoist or Jew and accept the Godship of Christ. Wickins are in conflict with scripture as are spiritualists. Unitarians can be followers of Christ but most do not.
No problem, but to be honest, I think it’s your tenor not really ours, judging by his remarks.
While your beliefs require the need for a Savior, I do not see an inherent problem, because I do not believe there is a need for a Savior.
I have no idea if Jesus is who He says He is, how would I?
If I did, then I would believe as you do, wouldn’t I?
He did jump the shark. Disallowing discussions about personal salvation on a religious forum is - How shall I say it? - entirely too politically correct.
Some souls must be allowed to stew in their own juices.
I guess you should take it up with him.