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Light of Life: June 2012

Editorial: LAITY - P. Abraham

KNOWING THE WILL OF GOD - Immanuel G. Christian

IS YOUR CONFESSION EVER HONEST? - Chering Tenzing

WHITHER CONTEMPORARY CHURCH? - P. M. Joseph

OFFERING OUR LIVES AS LIVING SACRIFICE TO GOD - P. Samuel Manoharam

AFTER WE SIN - Jacob Ninan

DEALING WITH DENIAL - Domenic Marbaniang

EDEN GARDENS & GETHSEMANE - Duke Jeyaraj

TECHNOLOGY FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH - Cyril Georgeson

Bob's Banter - THE VICTORIOUS TWO PERCENT..! - Robert Clements

Jesus Asks… - Why Do You Look At The Speck....? - Vijay Thangiah

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July 2012
THE VICTORIOUS TWO PERCENT..!

Robert Clements

In a country called India there lives a fearful lot of people called the 'Two Percent'! Poor fellows and quite a scared bunch are they, staying cooped up in their little hiding holes, just like their predecessors did two thousand years ago in the catacombs of Rome. Though unlike those cooped up ancestors, who feared persecution and death in the arena, had to fight lions and face crucifixion, these present day 'Two Percenters' face a comparatively easy life: No lions, except a few paper tigers who snarl, bring some silly forcible conversion bill and make noises in the sidelines or outside the churches these 'Two Percenters' worship in.

Every time, they hear a snarl or a squeak outside their places of worship, every time they see statue missing or cross flung from their churches, these poor people go into hiding, not actual, physical hiding, but 'Peter' hiding.

What is 'Peter' hiding? Ah well my friend, it is the scared hiding of one who knows Jesus and tells everyone He doesn't.

How do these 'Two Percenters' do it?

"Sir," says the police inspector, "We hear you are up to conversion activities?"

"What conversion activities?," asks the trembling 'Two Percenter.'

"You tell people your God is the only way and others should worship only Him?"

"No, no inspector sahib, we do not do anything of that sort in this church. We are into interfaith dialogue. Last week, my daughter even went with her friends to a temple!"

"Thank you, we have got wrong information!"

The 'Two Percenter' goes home and messages everybody that he was hauled up because of his faith and all the other 'Two Percenters' go about burrowing even deeper into their holes, cloaking their Christianity behind their Indian-ness.

A few days back the 'Two Percenters' of India received fearful news. They heard that the bearded man from Gujarat may soon become the Prime Minister of India. "We are finished!," they cry, wringing their hands.

Somewhere in the high heavens, God, the God of we 'Two Percenters,' smiles: "My children, haven't I spoken again and again about not being afraid?," He asks silently. "Maybe what you need is that bearded man in the PM's seat and then you will look up to Me and realise what I have said through the writer of Psalm 91."

Yes, dear reader, what the Ninety Eight percent of the rest of India need to see is the small, tiny 'Two Percent' becoming a mighty force. What the Ninety Eight percent need to see, are fearless 'Two Percenters,' leaning on their mighty God and taking on anti-church political leaders, corrupt officials and Christian baiters. What the Ninety Eight percent will witness is a revival in India, when the 'Two Percenters' stand up, lose their fear and 'Peter hiding' feelings and march behind their all victorious God!

Stand up, dear Christian, leave your hiding holes and become the Victorious 'Two Percenter': Your God-given Right..!




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