Pastor booked on false charges of conversion, Himachal Pradesh
An annoyed and outraged husband, approached the Police Station, to lodge a complaint against a Pastor, who had allegedly influenced his wife’s faith in Jesus Christ.
Pastor Rajinder Singh has been ministering at Baddi village, Solan District of Himachal Pradesh, for the past 10 years, with an independent ministry affiliated to Divine Apostolic International Mission. Over 70 Christians congregate every Sunday for worship service
Around 2 years ago, a Viswanathan along with his family, came to the Church for prayers as their son Deepak Shah was unwell. They suggested that his sickness was contributed because of witchcraft and black magic. The devoted Pastor, through fasting and deliverance prayers,in Jesus’s name, was able to break the powers of darkness, curses and black magic spells. By the grace and mercy of God, their son was completely healed.
Experiencing the supernatural healing, the mother Meena could not deny this powerful God who saved, protected and healed her beloved son. She had spent so many sleepless nights nursing her sick son and was just overjoyed to see him well and healed.
She started going back to Church, along with her husband but after a while, when he stopped, she remained committed and continued attending Sunday service, for the peace of mind it brought her.
“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14)
The joy of knowing the Lord influenced her in every sphere of her life. This annoyed her husband so much that he used to pick quarrels with her about her faith – new faith. In spite of the rejection, traumas and anger, Meena was quiet and calm, believing that God was able to do ‘exceedingly, abundantly, much more than she could ask or imagine”.
Her husband Viswanathan was alarmed and impatient and claimed that Pastor Rajinder Singh changed his wives’ views and outlook on life considerably, which resulted invariable in daily conflicts at home.
Meena’s husband, Viswanathan, wanted to lodge a complaint but since the situation was peaceful and had improved at the home front, he changed his mind. However, a chance conversation with a group of right-wing religious fundamentalists, propelled the situation in a different direction. They insisted that he lodge a FIR against Pastor Rajinder Singh alleging conversion charges. While Viswanathan tried to dissuade them from lodging a complaint, the fanatics threatened him with dire consequences if he withdrew the complaint. A FIR was lodged against Pastor.
Pastor was summoned to the Police Station on 03rdNovember, around 5.00 pm and extensively questioned. He was finally let off around 10.30 pm, with a warning, not to indulge in conversion activities.
Church pray for the protection of Pastor Rajinder Singh and his family.
Pray for Meena to continue to grow in the Lord.
Pray for her husband Viswanathan to also come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, that they may all, as a family, worship Jesus Christ, the true and living God.
There are similar instances of conflict when either of the spouse, reposes faith in Jesus Christ. Pray that the God of peace will bring peace into these households.
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