LCG in India


India is the second most populous nation on earth and the Living Church of God (LCG) continues to try to reach interested people in it.

Some of India’s early genealogy is mentioned in the Bible:

6 The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. 7 The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtechah; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. 8 Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth (Genesis 10:6-8).

Richard Ames of the Living Church of God has observed:

The Hebrew word for Ethiopia is Cush, the eastern branch of which is identified with India. The Hebrew word for Libya is Put (Put was the third son of Ham, according to Genesis 10:6), whose eastern branch, like Cush, is also identified with India (Ames R. The Middle East in Prophecy. LCG Booklet).

Perhaps it should be mentioned here that Indian peoples are not limited to the current nation of India alone. In addition to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka are predominantly composed of Indian peoples. I have met an Indian minister of the Living Church of God in Malaysia, where most of our members in that country are also Indian. Having traveled to many lands, I have come across significant Indian populations in South Africa, Fiji, and parts of the Caribbean. It is also believed that many of the peoples of Bhutan, Nepal, and Myan Mar (Burma) have ancestry at least partially related to the Indian peoples.

People in all of those lands either have been to LCG’s official and/or the COGwriter websites and/or receive LCG’s free magazine, Tomorrow’s World.

In addition to congregations in Myanmar, South Africa, the Caribbean, and Sri Lanka, the Living Church of God also has had members in India.

There is also often a Feast of Tabernacles site in India put on by the Living Church of God.

The Living Church of God keeps trying to reach more in India. Notice the following from LCG’s latest update:

Messrs. Bruce Tyler and Rajan Moses just completed a successful visit to a remote part of India where they conducted several Tomorrow’s World Special Presentations, Sabbath Services and Bible Studies. Thirty adults were in attendance at each of the three meetings and all expressed their desire to be baptized. This area of India is restricted to travellers and foreigners and special permits are required because of the many insurgent groups who are agitating for independence from India. Even after arriving, travel was not permitted beyond the city limits. A heavy military presence was evident everywhere. Those interested in the Truth had come to learn about us from a former Church member who had never forgotten what he had been taught about God’s coming government. This had stayed with him in spite of the demise of our former association. Messrs. Tyler and Moses were encouraged by the zeal of those present and hope to return again in the near future to baptize the people after some further study, prayer and fasting that they requested they do first. Please pray that God will continue to encourage and strengthen these people whom He is calling. (Tyler B. Visit to North East India. Living Church of God World Ahead Weekly Update, November 11, 2010).

Of course, this is only the smallest minority of those in India–but LCG keeps trying to fulfill Matthew 28:19-20.

LCG has reached thousands of people around the world with its Tomorrow’s World Special Presentations.  These public lectures essentially reach people who have heard of LCG through various media, such as our magazine and telecast.  This has proven to be an effective way to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations”  (Matthew 28:19).

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon?
India, Its Biblical Past and Future: Any Witness? The Bible discusses the origins of those of Indian heritage and discusses some of the witness to them (including those in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
Are You Saved? Do You Love Jesus? What is a True Christian? What is the Gospel? Evangelist Richard Ames answers those important questions.
Getting the Gospel Out is More than a Local Job Discusses Biblical rationale for doing an international, and not just a local, work.
How Much Did You Cost? Some have complained that the total costs spent to proclaim the gospel as a witness is too high since it does not (in their opinion) result in enough conversions. Is that how God sees it?
The Temple and the Work This article discusses the two temples of the Old Testament and gives insight as to their possible relevance to the situation which has impacted the Church during this past decade or so.
Parable of the Mustard Seed Jesus told many parables. Why? What might this one mean?
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from evangelists?

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