A Cry from India

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"My beloved Christian brethren, my endearing believers in the Holy Spirit, we cannot remain impotent, indecisive, and mute spectators."  Thus said the Governor of Maharashtra -- where Mumbai is located, scene of the recent bombings -- in an impassioned speech at Bangalore.  The Governor went on to say this:

"We cannot remain closeted in our prayers and our personal comforts and turn a blind eye to the persecution and the assailing of Christianity. . .  At such a criticual juncture, woe is unto us if we do not preach the gospel and spread the light of holiness and righteousness in our society. . . . We must gather and command all our resourcse -- material, intellectual, and spiritual -- and employ them with zeal, determination and vigor, for the glory of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and the expansion of His Kingdom. For if we fail in our sacred duty and holy obligation to glorify Christ and exalt him, woe is unto you if you do not preach the gospel." 

The Governor was also crystal clear on what he meant by the gospel: "The words 'preach the gospel' are not restrictive or limiting in scope and significance, but have far-reaching and multi-dimensional ramifications. . . . No word or sentence or doctrine or meaning enshrined in God's words should be withheld; and all persons entrusted with the sacred duty of preaching the gospel should dedicatedly and devotedly venture out to reach as many sinning, struggling, and suffering people as possible, so as to salvage them from eternal hell and fire and brimstone."

Posted December 10, 2008 @ 8:43 AM by Phil Ryken
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