My Hindu background
For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.
1 Cor. 8:5-6 (NKJV)
Having been born of Hindu parents, I had no choice but to follow their religion. There are many gods and goddesses in Hinduism, so the believers choose whichever gods appeal to them. Personally I had no favourites, just followed the stream, but I found no hope, peace or assurance in these gods. There was no wholehearted commitment on my part. As I grew up, life became increasingly meaningless and despair crept in. Things changed when I read an advert in the Reader’s Digest magazine, which posed a question: ‘Why were you born? Is there a purpose for your life?’ That question prompted me to seek the answer and I believe I found the answer.
I remember God intervening in my life and bringing me to Jesus, whom he sent to die for all of us. The Bible became for me the source of knowledge of the true Creator God.
The Bible, however, reveals another god who has blinded humankind. We read of that in 2 Corinthians 4:3-4: ‘But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.’ And in Genesis 3:4, our first parents were deceived in the garden of Eden, where the serpent said to Eve: “You will not surely die.” But because of Adam’s disobedience they did die, and we also die, for we have all sinned. The whole world is deceived by this god (Revelation 12:9).
Having been brought to the Bible as the word of God, I know whom I believe and what I believe. I have learnt the purpose of life; this is my witness and I am judging no one for their beliefs
And the Bible reveals there is hope for all humankind, as we read in 1 Timothy 2:3-4: ‘For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.’
Abba Father, I thank You for giving me life. For me, You are the only true God and Jesus Christ the only Saviour. I worship and adore and bow down before You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study by Natu Moti
About the writer:
Natu Moti is a Deacon in the Birmingham congregation
of Grace Communion International.
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