Testimony: From Hindu to Christian
(New Bombay, Maharashtra, India)
My dad (a Hindu) does idol worship. He prays in front of non living and tangible idols like Ganpati, Laxmi, Sai baba etc.
Hindus pour milk, rice and water on these stones or wood made dead idols. And that is what I saw my entire family doing.
My dad expected me to do the same as well.
But wasting milk, rice and water on dead idols made no sense to me.
Instead of pouring milk, rice and water on non living objects, I'd rather give it to someone who is hungry and needs milk, water and rice.
That's when I told my family that I am not going to do any idol worship.
Also, even after praying to these dead idols my dad's character and attitude towards my mother, my elder brother and me was and is bad. My dad is short tempered, uses foul language towards us and curses us.
That's another reason I wanted to back out from idol worship because these non living idols are not able to change our character for good towards people around us.
That's when by God Almighty's grace, I met many Christians in my life who showed me the way to our living LORD Jesus Christ.
I love a faithful Christian way of living because it corrects our character and attitude in the sight of our Heavenly Father. There is no tangible idol involved in Christianity because our GOD Almighty is not seen with our eyes but HE is within each believer of LORD Jesus Christ.
I realized that I have fallen short of GOD'S way of living. So I realized that I am a sinner.
I repented of all my sins and got myself baptized.
Even after living as a Christian my life is full of humiliations, sufferings, injustice and mild persecutions. But my focus and faith is on Jesus Christ alone.
It says in the Bible, 1 Peter 4: 19- So if you (repentant sinners) are suffering according to God's will, keep on doing what is right, and trust yourself to the God who made you, for he will never fail you.
Remember, my spiritual brothers and sisters in Christ,
Jesus Christ is the True Bread from Heaven
Jesus Christ is always faithful
Jesus Christ is victorious over demons and all human beings
Jesus Christ is the Most High Priest (Hebrews 3:1)
Jesus Christ is the Head of a Christian church
Forgive every human being