India has experienced numerous foreign invasions and has always managed to endure them. We have all heard throughout the years about the numerous attempts made in India to convert different segments of the population from Hinduism to either Christianity or Islam. The majority of people, including many Indians, are also unaware of the nature and gravity of the war being waged against Hinduism. Numerous layers are involved, and as a result, Hinduism is losing ground quickly in some places.
According to Stephen Knapp, There are currently many missionaries operating in India from different denominations, all of whom are vying for the greatest conversions. Among religious groups, the Southern Baptists alone have roughly 100,000 career missionaries devoted to spreading the “good message” throughout North India. We also discover that some of the numerous Catholic priests in Southern India dress as sannyasis and refer to their organizations as ashramas in an effort to convert people from Hinduism. The goal is to further resemble the Vedic traditions in Christianity. In Christian schools, Bharat Natyam is also taught, but the Vedic symbols and meanings have been replaced by Christian ones. All of this is done in an effort to actively convert Hindus to Christianity.
Currently, there are churches in the West that support yoga by dubbing it “Christian yoga” and substituting Christian names, symbols, and meanings for Vedic ones, as if this would actually make a difference. It still has Vedic roots in its foundation.
By imposing Christian rites, symbols, and even clothing on Hindu forms of the same, they aim to deeply integrate Christianity into Indian culture. You can find the cross on the lotus, some priests wear saffron robes, and certain churches have a temple-like atmosphere. If this continues, perhaps Christianity will eventually be more Hindu than Christian.
For instance, offering motorbikes in exchange for helping convert their brothers, who also happen to be their wives and relatives, or providing inexpensive polyester pants, blankets, and other commodities to Northeastern tribal people if they become Christians. As mentioned in the Neogy Report, missionaries provide interest-bearing modest loans to tribal people in other locations like Madhya Pradesh who are unable to repay them easily. But if they convert to Christianity, the interest on those loans is waived.
In contrast, if a similar incident ever took place in a Muslim country, the missionary would be expelled from that country immediately. This is how democracy works in India and under Hindu tolerance.
Another ruse used is when missionaries heal patients while giving useless medicine and asking the tribe member to take it while offering prayers to his local deity. Naturally, no ailment will be cured by ineffective medication. After giving the tribe legitimate medicine, the missionary instructs them to take it while offering prayers to Jesus. When there is a recovery, it is credited to Christ’s power rather than the medication.
These conversion activities—which are disguised as acts of humanitarian service—are occurring more frequently these days in tribal regions. True social service, however, should be provided without anticipating a reward, including conversion.
At gatherings that resemble revivals, there are also widespread healings. They do this by paying people to attend healings while posing as sick, elderly persons using crutches, etc., who are then called up and miraculously healed of their illnesses. This is ascribed to Christ’s power, which persuades numerous tribal members that they will benefit in several ways if they join Christians. The Brahmana classes have not noticed much of an impact, but the lower classes who attend are more impressionable and susceptible, which leads them to be persuaded to convert to Christianity. This is why Christian evangelism efforts have been concentrated more in tribal communities than in other places in India.
Therefore, these conversions are not being brought about via the simple proclamation of the Bible or the message of Jesus, but rather through deception and a concentration on financial comfort. Of course, this is what the majority of Hindus are objecting to.
However, there is no opposition if or when people join for purely spiritual motives. However, in the meanwhile, such conversions are destroying India’s social fabric and splitting people into “saved” and “hell-bound” communities, families, and neighborhoods based on whether or not they have converted.
Another method for converting people is by promising Dalits or lower caste Hindus that if they convert to Christianity, their caste status will no longer be recognized. However, many people discover this is untrue after converting. Even among Christians who have been converted, a caste mentality has been observed, with lower castes being required to use separate entrances, and separate seating, or to have marriages performed only among Christians of the same caste and in separate facilities. They are even required to be buried in separate cemeteries. Some newly converted people desire to return to being Hindus when this becomes apparent to them, which is made possible by organizations like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).
It’s interesting to note that churches have vowed to use violence to stop the VHP-initiated process of reverting to Hinduism in spite of the Christians’ deceitful conversion methods. It appears as though they don’t want others to have the freedom to practice what they currently do. If someone tries to force their beliefs, Christians in this area will not submit, according to Rev. V. K. Nuh, secretary of the Nagaland Baptist Convention. We won’t have a choice in the struggle that will ensue. If attempts are undertaken to forcefully spread Hinduism in the Northeast, there will be a physical and religious conflict.
Hindus find it simple to dismiss other religions since they believe that all spiritual paths lead to God. So it is OK to tolerate them or allow them to prosper in this context. However, the issue is that not all religions have the same views on Hinduism. Hinduism is seen by some as a culture that needs to be eradicated. Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur are three states in Northeast India that have seen a rise in their Christian population of about 200% over the previous 25 years as a result of the cunning methods of foreign missionaries. Now that they have such a firm hold, practicing Hinduism is outlawed in some places.
Where in that is the democratic freedom? Due to fanaticism in some areas of the country, Hindus are no longer able to perform arati in the open. As deities are stolen or destroyed in the broad open, Durga Puja has almost become useless. The hostile environment has given rise to several militant movements calling for India’s separation that is supported by the Church. As a result, the Northeastern region of India now wants to break away from it, which would result in the loss of another region of India.
Indian missionaries have kidnapped young children. One Christian missionary couple in Chennai was paying off tribals to give them their little infant girls before they were caught. They would provide the tribal people just 2000–5000 rupees in exchange for newborn girls, and then sell the girls to Westerners for up to $30,000–40,000. According to the records that had been stolen from the missionaries’ homes, this had been a successful company, and there had already been close to 25 of these transactions. According to the evidence on the papers they discovered, the Indian officials estimated that they likely spared 300 infant girls from such a destiny.
Therefore, this has been another example of the types of operations carried out by such missionaries against India’s best interests for their own benefit and professional gain. However, anytime Hindus use force to retaliate against such individuals, they are branded as extremists, rivals, communalists, or worse. However, how can you anticipate that Hindus won’t react seriously and violently when such behaviors become obvious?
Nevertheless, secular or English- and Christian-based schooling is another way that India is gradually losing its Vedic culture. Of course, all Vedic books have been dropped from the curriculum in public schools. So, In such institutes, there are no opportunities to study ancient Indian literature or art. The pupils are no longer taught Vedic principles as part of their curriculum.
Additionally, Christian schools, which are frequently staffed by Christian missionaries, are able to instill Christian values in their students and incorporate daily Bible studies or, in the case of Islamic schools, studies of the Koran. Even free land and facilities from the so-called secular government have been provided for them.
Many Indians from the middle classes prefer sending their kids to these schools because they provide English education and have strong discipline. Many parents of children nowadays in Indian cities are graduates of Christian schools who also send their own children to similar institutions. With the aid of the secular government, youngsters in India are being exposed to Christian beliefs and developing a less-than-honorable view of their own history and culture.
They are instructed that key classics like the Bhagavad-gita, Ramayana, Bhagavata Purana, and other Vedic texts are only myths and not the products of one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known. Additionally, they are taught that Jesus is the only way to God and that their own God is actually a demon.
Source: The above information is an excerpt from the book of Stephen Knapp “Crimes Against India”
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