In Uttar Pradesh state’s Mau District, 23-year-old pastor Ajay Kumar, fellow pastor Om Prakash, 20, and another Christian, 62-year-old Kapil Dev Ram, still face fabricated charges for forced conversion after being released on bail late last month.
In a recent article I was quoted in, another pastor share that if he had known the "ugly side" of pastoring, he may not have considered becoming one. I understand how this pastor feels, yet my experiences have driven me to draw a different conclusion. I have found that the hardest times in ministry have confirmed my calling as a pastor. It’s in these moments I have experienced the most profound expressions of God’s love and grace.
The problem Christianity is facing today is the battle over truth. Many people claiming to be Christians are embracing liberal theology, and most of them are against President Trump. This group typically has a problem with the inerrancy of Scripture as well as difficult truths, such as repentance, judgment, and sin.
Pastor Francis Chan recently recalled witnessing miracles of healing. One instance, in particular, really seemed to strike a chord for Chan. The former megachurch pastor recalled a moment when two deaf children came for healing and after being prayed over, they had regained their hearing.