The Pastors name is Paul. He leads a small house church in eastern India. Persecution of Christians in India is violent and frequent. And this is not the first time he has been attacked for his faith.
Pastor Faces Persecution
Pastor says in the article, “My physical body might be weak, but my spirit is very strong, it will not break with persecution. They tried to kill me twice, I was almost dead, but I still did not die. I will not die until the Lord calls me back home. This assurance drives away all my fears.”
As we over eat, slumber in our distractions, and buy things we don’t need there are believers on the front lines of the battlefield fighting their battles. This seems far removed from the West but God has promised this is coming our way, if not already here.
True Salvation Looks Like
This pastor is what true salvation exhibits. He is a true disciple, even “unto death.”
1 John 2:5 KJV But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
How do we know the love of God is in us and others. We will obey all of God’s word and we will live as Christ lived. How did Christ live?
John 8:28 KJV Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
Jesus lived and died to please His Father. Are you able to say the same?
Pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God for all He is to us.