BUILD A GRAVE NOT A CHURCH !
The persecution of Christians has seen a sharp rise worldwide in the recent years. Its terrible implications are only beginning to be felt as Christians are being mercilessly targeted for their faith. Persecution Relief is committed to providing emergency aid and support to the persecuted and chronicling the increasing phenomenon of Christian Persecution.
Persecution Relief reports a recent incident in the North of India that saw the evolving hatred against Christian pastors. Targeted for his faith in Jesus Christ, a group of religious fanatics, on Saturday, 17 July, 2021, knocked down the ground floor wall of the house under construction that belonged to Pastor Rakesh Kumar( name changed for security reasons). Pastor Rakesh Kumar who has been serving Jesus Christ for the past 14 years was building his house on his own plot of land. The damage done, these miscreants also planted a board which said ‘ WILL BUILD A GRAVE NOT A CHURCH.’
Upon reaching the nearby police station the following day, Sunday, 18 July, 2021, Pastor Rakesh was made to wait from 8.30 am till 6 pm in the evening to file a report on the incident. The person incharge for writing the report was apparently not available. After a long wait at the police station, Pastor Rakesh, upon his return to his home, was informed that the wall of his under construction house was knocked down again. It was late at 10.40 pm in the night and Pastor Rakesh decided to check it out again. He called the police station again only to be told to come the next day, Monday, 19 July, 2021, at 8.30 am to report the same. He did so only to be told there was no need of a written report and the station incharge assured him that all will be well. It was only later at the intervention of the SP that the police took note of Pastor Rakesh’s case and called him again to the station. This time they offered police protection for him and his property. Pastor Rakesh suffered a loss of Rs 25000/- because of the uncalled for damages caused to his property.
This is just another report being added to the innumerable persecution cases that are not only a grave violation of religious freedom but also communal hostility with Christianity figuring prominently among other religious minorities.
Persecution Relief takes a firm stand in keeping the Christian faith alive by drawing out facts with first-hand testimonies and reporting the truth about Christians being persecuted in India. So that Church can earnestly Pray for the Persecuted.
John 15:25 ‘They hated me without a cause.’
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