Recently a recent Christian brother shared me his story on how he chose to follow Christ after being a follower of Hinduism. He told me that a missionary that shared the "Good News" with him told that Christianity has a "Living God". This opened his ears to what this particular missionary shared.
Hinduism and Buddhism: Lie of Reincarnation, from Godtube.com
" 9 Then the LORD said to me, "There is a conspiracy among the people of Judah and those who live in Jerusalem. 10 They have returned to the sins of their forefathers, who refused to listen to my words. They have followed other gods to serve them. Both the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken the covenant I made with their forefathers. 11 Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will bring on them a disaster they cannot escape. Although they cry out to me, I will not listen to them (see prayer). 12 The towns of Judah and the people of Jerusalem will go and cry out to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they will not help them at all when disaster strikes. 13 You have as many gods as you have towns, O Judah; and the altars you have set up to burn incense to that shameful god Baal are as many as the streets of Jerusalem.'"-Jeremiah 11
Due to security reason, I couldn't reveal much info of the source. I received this from a brother in Christ (Salil J.) on Wednesday, December 26th of 2008...
" Secondly, despite the violent death my son faced, he still had a broad smile on his face. When angels appear to humans they say, �Fear not� because on seeing an angel people are frightened. When I saw the smile on my beloved son�s face my faith became strong. I received immense confidence realizing that for those who are serving the Lord there is a welcome group waiting for them in eternity also, ready to usher them in to remain with the Lord eternally.
I live in a street where almost all the people are either Hindus or non-Christians. One of my neighbours told me that the funerals of both my sons were like a celebration. The former President of the Green Park Association also came to offer his condolences and said You Christians have a great hope when you die. We are afraid of death because we do not know whether we will be incarnated as a dog or a monkey or something else. Thus our funerals also are a demonstration for the glory of God and the power of the Gospel. A short coverage of the funeral of my son John Job can be seen on our website www.drjobsmission.com. I am also including a write up about John in this edition of Tortured For Christ which we also distributed at his funeral in Delhi."
Ein Hindu l�sst sich auf Jesus ein und erlebt eine Wende
* China - wan
* England - fylfot
* Germany - Hakenkreuz
* Greece - tetraskelion and gammadion
* India - swastika
Though it is not known for exactly how long, Native Americans also have long used the symbol of the swastika. ...
Hitler and the Nazis
In 1920, Adolf Hitler decided that the Nazi Party needed its own insignia and flag. For Hitler, the new flag had to be "a symbol of our own struggle" as well as "highly effective as a poster." (Mein Kampf, pg. 495)
On August 7, 1920, at the Salzburg Congress, this flag became the official emblem of the Nazi Party.
In Mein Kampf, Hitler described the Nazis' new flag: "In red we see the social idea of the movement, in white the nationalistic idea, in the swastika the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan man, and, by the same token, the victory of the idea of creative work, which as such always has been and always will be anti-Semitic." (pg. 496-497)
Because of the Nazis' flag, the swastika soon became a symbol of hate, antisemitism, violence, death, and murder. ...
Reclaim the Swastika
"A video about the true meaning of the swastika before Hitler and World War II."
Selling Their Souls For Fortune And Fame vol.1/4
*see 36 minute mark
Hare Krishna (mantra) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George: The word Hare is the word that calls upon the energy that’s around the Lord. If you say the mantra enough, you build up an identification with God. God’s all happiness, all bliss, and by chanting His names we connect with Him. So it’s really a process of actually having a realization of God, which all becomes clear with the expanded state of consciousness that develops when you chant. Like I said in the introduction I wrote for Prabhupada’s Krsna book some years ago, "If there’s a God, I want to see Him. It’s pointless to believe in something without proof, and Krishna consciousness and meditation are methods where you can actually obtain God perception."...
"I wanted to show that Hallelujah and Hare Krishna are quite the same thing. I did the voices singing ‘Hallelujah’ and then the change to ‘Hare Krishna’ so that people would be chanting the maha-mantra-before they knew what was going on! I had been chanting Hare Krishna for a long time, and this song was a simple idea of how to do a Western pop equivalent of a mantra which repeats over and over again the holy names. I don’t feel guilty or bad about it; in fact it saved many a heroin addict’s life."
Why did you feel you wanted to put Hare Krishna on the album at all? Wouldn’t "Hallelujah" alone have been good enough?
George: Well, first of all "Hallelujah" is a joyous expression the Christians have, but "Hare Krishna" has a mystical side to it. It’s more than just glorifying God; it’s asking to become His servant. And because of the way the mantra is put together, with the mystic spiritual energy contained in those syllables, it’s much closer to God than the way Christianity currently seems to be representing Him. Although Christ in my mind is an absolute yogi, I think many Christian teachers today are misrepresenting Christ. They’re supposed to be representing Jesus, but they’re not doing it very well. They’re letting him down very badly, and that’s a big turn off.
My idea in "My Sweet Lord," because it sounded like a "pop song," was to sneak up on them a bit. The point was to have the people not offended by "Hallelujah," and by the time it gets to "Hare Krishna," they’re already hooked, and their foot’s tapping, and they’re already singing along "Hallelujah," to kind of lull them into a sense of false security. And then suddenly it turns into "Hare Krishna," and they will all be singing that before they know what’s happened, and they will think, "Hey, I thought I wasn’t supposed to like Hare Krishna!"
People write to me even now asking what style that was. Ten years later they’re still trying to figure out what the words mean. It was just a little trick really. And it didn’t offend. For some reason I never got any offensive feedback from Christians who said "We like it up to a point, but what’s all this about Hare Krishna?"
Hallelujah may have originally been some mantric thing that got watered down, but I’m not sure what it really means. The Greek word for Christ is Kristos, which is, let’s face it, Krishna, and Kristos is the same name actually.
Mukunda: What would you say is the difference between the Christian view of God, and Krishna as represented in the Bhagavad-gita?...
Cry Holy - With Lyrics (scenes from India)
making of this video, from youtube.com