Sardar with turban cannot preach Jesus Christ.
Holy Jesus Fire Mission Church, in Harpura village, Gurdaspur District, Punjab, is being shepherded by Pastor Gurunam Singh, for the past 2 years with over 300 believers congregating every Sunday. He had committed his life to following Jesus Christ, 10 years ago.
The Church had organised a Convention and invited Pastor Palvinder Singh from Amritsar as the main speaker. Posters were printed and put up in many different places in the town, inviting the Public to attend the event.
Unexpectedly, Pastor Gurunam started receiving threatening calls, challenging him to cancel the Convention or face dire consequences, as they were members of the Sathkar Committee. Pastor Gurunam had secured permission from the Police and all the relevant authorities, to conduct this Convention. Trusting in the protection of Almighty God, he went ahead, and with ample Police protection, the Convention was peacefully conducted.
A few days after the meeting, the threatening calls resumed. The “Jathedhar” – Sathkar Committee, demanded that the Pastor remove his turban before he speaks about Jesus Christ. He suggested that Pastor was using his Sikh attire and vocabulary to manipulate and fool people into conversion.
The Jathedhar – Sathkar Committee, threatened to kill Pastor if he did not discontinue wearing the turban. Pastor explained that Aaron in the Bible wore a turban – also, in the Old Testament, the Turban was an essential part of the priestly garment among the Hebrews.
He told the radicals –
“If you have a problem that I am wearing a turban and preaching Jesus Christ, please go lodge a complaint with the Police. If the Police finds it offensive, I will remove it because the Bible commands us to obey authorities”.
Separately, Pastor has given a written complaint letter to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Batala, about the death threats received from the Jathedhar – Sathkar Committee, Ranjith Singh. Police are investigating.
Church, please pray for the safety of the Pastor and his family, from those that are seeking to harm him.
Pray that God will put a hedge of protection and safety around the congregation and fill their hearts with overflowing and perfect peace of God.
2018 Persecution Relief News
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