Witnessing to a Hindu Friend - 12/13/2008

Dear Contender Ministries,

I must first congratulate you on a wonderful, informative website. For one, it has satisfied my curiosity regarding evolution. I am a re-born Christian and believe many other questions I might have about certain things I don't understand in this world, will be answered one day in heaven. For now, the most important fact is that I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour.

This is where my need for some advice comes in. My best friend is a devout Hindu. I have tried a number of ways to explain Christianity and the absolute truth to her, hoping it would plant a seed for her own salvation. However, she sticks to her own beliefs. How would you suggest I approach the subject in future?

Yours in Christ,
Tanya





CONTENDER MINISTRIES RESPONSE:


Hi Tanya.  Thanks for writing, and we're so glad the site was helpful to you.  If you'd like more information on the evolution debate, I can make a couple of suggestions that might help you further understand just how much support their is in science for the Truth of the Bible's account of our origins.  These will also further explaining the problems with the theory of evolution.  One suggestion would be to watch Ben Stein's new documentary "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed".  It's an excellent documentary that just came out on DVD.  It's will help you understand how the education system and some scientists have managed to monopolize the debate and distort the evidence that is presented to students, and the general public via the Media.  Another suggestion would be to read the book "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist", or "The Case for a Creator".  Both of them make an excellent case against evolution, and present the reasons Biblical creationism is the only scientifically possible answer for our existence in this universe.  Another website you can also check out is the Institute for Creation Research.  I'm glad you're researching these things.  It's so important for us to be able to defend our faith, and give an answer for the hope that we have.  The more Christians that know these answers, the better.  It will help destroy the myth that Christianity and science are not compatible.

As far as your Hindu friend goes, it sounds like you are doing just the right thing.  Sometimes all we can do is share the Truth in love, and then pray that God will water the seed we just planted.  I would just suggest that you be sure to pray for her every day.  It is really God who will do the work in her heart, so lifting her up in prayer is very important.  If you need more information on Hinduism, we do have a section on our site that covers Hinduism.  If you haven't looked there already, you can find it here.  Also, if she hasn't already, do you think she would be willing to read the Bible?  I would encourage her to read the New Testament with an open mind, and just see what she thinks.  The Word of God is very powerful, and it's the best way to open the door for God to speak to her heart.  If you think reading the whole New Testament would be daunting to her, perhaps you could just ask her to read the 4 gospels, and then see if she wants to read more.  Let us know if you need anything else, and I'll be praying for you and your friend.  God bless you for your commitment to spreading the gospel!

In Him,

Jennifer Rast
Contender Ministries