For many non-Westerners, Western culture is intertwined with Christianity. So how do we share Christ with South Asians? Discovering Jesus Through Asian Eyes has been developed to tackle this key question and is an eight-week course that aims to dispel common misconceptions that Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Buddhists have about the Christian faith. It is intended to be informative, engaging and enlightening while paying due respect to people of other beliefs.
The course helps Christians respond to enquiries and questions from Asian communities about Jesus, guiding them in using Bible passages to answer questions about Jesus in a culturally appropriate way. The course covers 16 common themes, such as ‘Why does God need a sacrifice to forgive sins?, ‘What do Christians mean by calling Jesus the Son of God?’ and ‘Why do Christians say Jesus is the only way to reach God?’
Manoj Raithatha, national co-ordinator for South Asian Forum, says of Jesus Through Asian Eyes: “I know when I first became a Christian three years ago, my Hindu family and friends would ask me; ‘don’t all roads lead to heaven?’. I decided to swot up on the Scripture so I could give them reasoned and seasoned answers. I later discovered that my fellow South Asian believers had been asked similar questions, so together we decided to develop a course giving questions and answers.”
Source: Mahabba Network
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PRAISE God for South Asian converts like Manoj. Pray that this resource may be instrumental in leading many to the feet of Christ.