There are many accusations being leveled against Nepali Christians, but today I am briefly addressing the accusation that “straight people are made Christians by temptation”. First of all, let’s examine the meaning of temptation. The Nepali Comprehensive Dictionary defines it as follows: Greed for wealth, possessions, etc .; Great greed; Greed 2. The act of tempting someone.
The temptation of Christians to become a Christian is to show the hope of material gain in order to become a Christian. Let’s put it more simply, “If you leave your religion and convert to Christianity, I will give you so many thousands or millions.” I will give such or such benefits, ”he said. Hardly! Nepali Christians may have such a status!
The accusation of being made a Christian by hoping for money or other material help is unbelievable in an age when even workers are not available for paid work. Even if these accusers do not understand anything else, it is enough to understand the fact that the young children of thousands of Christians have left their families for foreign employment like the children of ordinary Nepalis.
We want to make it clear,
Secondly, the accusation of converting money to Christianity is a product of bad thinking. It is a state of not knowing that you have become bad when you think only badly about others. What is thought, is spoken and therefore put into practice.
Thirdly, no one in Nepal has been able to prove that he became a Christian out of greed. Those who regret being a Christian may be somewhere, otherwise everyone is proud.
Fourth, it is only a conspiracy to spread Christianity. Spreading rumors of selling religion for money creates hatred in people and it is just a wrong attempt to take advantage of that hatred, that is, to spread their hatred among people and protect their religious supremacy.
Because of this confusion, many people come to church hoping to find something. He also came to our church. Some people go out quietly when they see that nothing is at hand, some people try to justify that the church has not done anything to me, and some people say, ‘You only have one church and we will go to another church and show it to you.’ Some of those who have come to the church have come to believe in Jesus in an effort to understand the difference between what they have heard and what they have thought.
Concerning greed, the Bible says: ‘Do not even name greed.’ Greed is a violation of the Mosaic Law. There are dozens of passages in the Bible that oppose greed, some of which I mention here,
– By upholding justice the king gives stability to the country, but he who seeks bribes destroys the country (Proverbs 29: 4).
– It is better to be satisfied with what you have than to be greedy for other things. It is also in vain, and chases the wind (Ecclesiastes 6: 9).
Greed never helps man to believe in God’s providence. It does not help to live in happiness. Overshadows God’s blessing. Another sin associated with greed is lying. The greedy one always lies. Lies do not always last. So no one who is greedy can live in peace. Those who come to church cannot rejoice in God’s salvation, and those who seek material gain are in danger of being deceived. There is nothing free in Jesus except salvation. Everyone has a price. So those who hope to get something other than salvation for free will be deceived!
If a person becomes a Christian out of greed, he is not a Christian, he just attends church in the hope that he will get something. Whether selfish or not, he will one day return to the old ways. No one should worry about that. No one can hold a person for a long time by showing temptation because no one has the time and money to fulfill the unsatisfied desire of man. Therefore, if we could understand this fact with a little bit of discretion, no one would waste time talking nonsense about greedy people.
There are also Christians who do not talk about Jesus but talk about healing and prosperity. Many are mistaken for such ones. They have done more harm to Christians like us than to non-Christians. The temptations of heaven, riches, and happiness are found in all religions, not just Christians. The entire religious community cannot be blamed for the mistakes made by one.
People are also tempted to listen to the Bible’s message. This is how we convey the original message of the Bible, “God did not create people of different races, only men and women. Therefore, racial discrimination is a sin. God loves the sinner. ” These messages touch those who are persecuted and are not tempted if they believe in Jesus, because it is true.
Friends who accuse Christians of being tempted, listen! You are insulting your own society. Why, first of all, the people you are referring to as ‘tempted’ are members of their own society. People of your faith. If you are right, have you ever wondered why people of your own religion are tempted? Aren’t you to blame for their temptation? While accusing Christians, you are saying in a roundabout way, “We are living in temptation. We are creating a society that will be tempted. ” Do not forget that while enjoying the good news, it is a sign of mental poverty.
Some have been tempted to become Christians and if you see them coming to our church, bring them back – we don’t need tempted members. According to you, it should be easy to bring them back because in your opinion, they are people who sell for money. After paying a little more, why don’t they follow you?
If someone had become a Christian because of financial / material temptations, so many people would not have come to church and would have come and gone. I myself have been traveling with Jesus for 35 consecutive years. Millions of Nepalis have embraced and are embracing Jesus. No one comes to church because of temptation, and even if they do, they will soon return to their old religion. Why worry about such people?