Now that we have seen who a Hindu is and who Christ is (1st 2 blogs) we see clearly that a Hindu too can be a follower of Christ without having to become a Christian. To become a Christian means that one has to leave one’s birth community and join another community. It also means that one has to reject one’s culture (ones way of life). However it is not a necessity that to be a follower of Christ one has to become a Christian. This false teaching has come from the Europeans who saw the Hindustani life as demonic and convinced people that in order to become a follower of Christ one has to reject the Hindustani lifestyle and adopt a European lifestyle. However this is not consistent with the Word. Both in Mark 5 and Acts 10 we see that neither the demoniac nor Cornelius and his household were required to leave their birth community to follow Christ. Also in Acts 15 the decision taken by the Jerusalem Council was that Gentiles were to remain Gentiles practicing their way of life; only they were to refrain from practices which were contrary to the Word. Yes, a Hindu isn’t required to leave his birth community or reject his Hindustani culture in order to be a follower of JC. A Hindu follower of Jesus also known as a Yeshu bhakta (devotee of Jesus) stays in his Hindu community practicing his Hindustani culture and giving allegiance to Christ and Him alone. Just as in all cultures there are good and bad elements so too in the Hindustani culture there are good and bad elements. Therefore the Hindu devotee is required to reject all that is bad and to use all that is good to bring Glory to the Most High through Sad Guru Yeshu. The Hindu Yeshu bhakta practices ones faith while being in his own birth community and using all symbols and elements of his culture in worship to Sad Guru Yeshu. In the broad spectrum of Hinduism there is place also for a Yeshu bhakta amongst the many other faiths.
ऊँ Sri Yeshu Sadguruve namaha