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Author: Arun Shourie
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8190019996
A book that shows up the claims of missionaries, that nails their design, that bares their technology and sets out what should be done.
How come our secularists insist that conversion is not the aim of the Church when the Church repeatedly and explicitly declares that the singular aim of all its activities is to convert non-Christians to Christianity, and thereby harvest souls for Jesus? In Ecelesia on Asia released in Delhi in November 1999, Pope John Paul declares:
Just as in the first millennium, the Cross was planted on the soil of Europe, and in the second on that of the Americas and Africa, we can pray that in the third Christian millennium a great harvest of faith will be reaped in this vast and vital continent. He fervently endorsed the call of his Bishops, the heart of the Church in Asia will be restless until the whole of Asia finds its rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord
How does the Church pursue this goal in the face of the Supreme Court's emphatic verdict that the freedom to propagate does not include freedom to convert, that conversion is in fact an assault on the freedom of conscience that our Constitution guarantees to the persons the proselytizers target?
How do the claims of missionaries - that Jesus was the Son of God, that he was born to a virgin at the intercession of God, that he was crucified - stand in the face of the emphatic declaration in that other scripture which is also said to have been sent down directly by God, the Quran, that to ascribe a Son to God is to blaspheme God?
An echo chamber
Body counts: big, and compelling business
Is the Vatican also unknown?
Their singular objective vs. the law of the land
THE FIGURE OF HISTORY
But how can we disobey the command of our Lord?
They have God as their author
The uncertain build-up to the climax
Silence as evidence
THE FIGURE OF FAITH
The figure of faith
Another figure of faith, another can of conundrums
THE BOOK THEY HAVE, AND WE DON’T
Truth keeps pace with need!
Dictated? Inspired? Written? Collated? Edited?
All to a predetermined purpose
THEIR ALMIGHTY IMPROVEMENT OVER OUR GODS
I, the Sovereign Lord, Almighty
An extreme condition
What the faithful must do to the altars and idols of other religions
The primitive, the superstitious becomes the divine, the sublime – when they do it!
And then they will know I am the Lord
Kill, He commands, Destroy; they kill, they destroy ; He kills them for killing, for destroying!
Ever the unrequited lover
THE ALMIGHTY DISPLACED
The ascent of Jesus
The ascent of the Church
FROM OUR BRETHREN TO RAPACIOUS WOLVES IN ONE SHORT LEAP
Deification-at-second-remove, its uses and consequences
A FEW THINGS TO DO
A few things to do