Mob lynching comes from Bible, says Mohan Bhagwat (RSS Chief)
…India Today, 9th Oct
Ah sir, so a gruesome word like ‘lynching’ has been cleverly ascribed to Jesus, a man who lived on earth without sin? There were many who twisted such lines during his life, so that he could be killed, and yet, it was a Roman governor, who cried out after giving Jesus a trial, “I find this man innocent!”
And yet Jesus died, put to death by many who had actually seen Him healing the sick, and even raising the dead.
But sir, because He died, I now have direct access to my God! Because a sinless man, the Son of God, took on Himself, all my sin, now I can walk and talk with God every moment of my life!
What a joy it is, to have God as part of my life, giving me comfort when I am down, joy in my sorrow, helping me to forgive when I am bitter, and giving purpose in my life!
But, let us also go into the incident, which you attribute to the beginning of incidents of lynching:
I quote from John 8:1-11 New Living Translation (NLT).
A Woman Caught in Adultery
1. Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, 2. but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. 3. As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd.
4. “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?”
6. They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. 7. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” 8. Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.
9. When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. 10. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”
11. “No, Lord,” she said.
And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
Jesus did not start a lynching incident, He ended what was once a medieval practice of stoning by law, and which is still practiced in some countries; but never ever Christian!
Before I end, let me add that the freedom we got from the British, through Gandhiji’s ‘Non-Violent’ movement was completely, totally and fully from the Bible, the Holy Book to which you attribute the ‘violence’ of lynching and they were words of Jesus, from His Sermon on the Mount!
Sir, need I say more?
May God be with you..!
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12 thoughts on “Jesus and Lynching..!”
Ignorance of everything and the thought that I know everything is what makes people like the RSS Chief. Also wanting everyone to follow his ignorant teachings and diktat makes him an illiterate leader. Surprisingly there are ignorant followers as well. It takes all types to make this world.
You’ve left us speechless! The incident of the woman accused of adultery rekindles my memory of having learnt that lesson Seven decades ago, & forgotten!
Sinner judging the sinless. Leaders slowly converting lawlessness into virtue. May God provide an opportunity to Bhagwat to know the truth that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. If he doesn’t want to find God, may God find him as He found Paul, the persecutor.
Lord, forgive them that they do not know what do they do or speak.
It is important to forgive Bhagwat hee and continue our efforts to share God’s love.
The less said about a man like him, so much the better! Only Jesus can show him the way and He will, in His time. May he be forgiven…
You nailed it! Lets pray that Bhagwat will see the light ! Our Lord loves him and his ilk , though Bhagwat will not acknowledge it .
Only Jesus can show him right way and he and his followers will follow Jesus is the true God.
Is there a better story of mercy and forgiveness? I don’t think so.
A lot has been said about the Good Lord, both during His time on earth, and over the centuries since, but it has always been in vain.
How do you get rid of God? You can’t.
Well done, Bob !
Thank-you Lord for Bob to write this beautiful article so that many ignorant heart may be lighted up by the light of Jesus
May Our Lord Jesus Christ will change bhagwat ideology to his way,as he did for many from 2000yrs to till date.
There are religions that teaches it’s adherents, “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth ”
But Jesus taught us that if someone slaps you on one check turn the other.
Friend’s, like it’s rightly said, that Christ is the way the truth and the light…no one will enter heaven except through Christ. All of humanity can be rest assured of this existential fact,no matter what faith you belong too.