Ghar wapsi

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It is called ghar wapsi or “coming home”. 30 Christians last year re-converted to Hinduism and this year at least 40 families converted to Hinduism just to receive benefits from the government. You can read the rest on Christian Headlines.

The saddest part I fear, is that India may not be the only place this is happening. In fact, I know in my spirit it is EVERYWHERE.

But look deeper.

What is happening? People feel forced to rely on governments that goes against their faith to receive the help they need.

Is this happening in America?

Before you say no, I implore you to take a look at these Scriptures:

“If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion–how can God’s love be in that person?” (1 John 3:17 New Living Translation)

“But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong?”(James 2:6-7 New International Version)

Here is a brief quote from Gotquestions.org,

In both the Old and New Testaments, we see God’s desire for His children to show compassion to the poor and needy. Jesus said that the poor would always be with us (Matthew 26:11; Mark 14:7). He also said that those who show mercy to the poor, the sick, and the needy are in effect ministering to Him personally (Matthew 25:35–40) and will be rewarded accordingly. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/giving-to-the-poor.html#ixzz3gfKc2As8

Again I ask, have you seen this America? Have you seen or have you been that person who had the resources to help but showed zero compassion? Have you belittled the poor? Have you walked by Jesus without ministering to help, because you and I both well know what Matthew 25 talks about…

What is happening in India is happening all over the country. Church goers and other conservatives have shut their doors or made it so hard for the poor to receive help that the Wolf has come and he offers benefits, stating all you need to do is pledge allegiance to him.

My husband and I do what we can with what we have and we understand we cannot save the world, and yes there are people content with their living situation but that represents the few not the many who want comfortable shelter, fresh clothes and food.

Here is comforting Scripture for those who are going through it financially, spiritually, and mentally:

“Listen my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?”(James 2:5).

Lets come together with the riches and talents God bestowed upon his people and be a blessing to others.

Shalom! 🙂

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