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The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

 

Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” — a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10).

 

But here’s the problem:

 

time for tuesday mornings prayer and story of the day

 

Surprise reversal as police who arrested 8-year-old for blasphemy find themselves in cuffs

 

Here's how arbitrary the justice system in Pakistan can be.

 

In early August, international news outlets began reporting on the story of an 8-year-old Hindu boy who had been arrested for blasphemy in a religiously conservative area. In response, a Hindu temple had been ransacked by a Muslim mob after the boy was released on bail. Others in the Hindu community had fled their homes.

 

Days after that report was picked up, charges against the boy were dropped -- and the police who arrested him found themselves in handcuffs, likely due in no small part to the outrage.

 

According to The Guardian, the 8-year-old was the youngest person to be charged with blasphemy after he was alleged to have intentionally urinated on the carpet in a madrassa's library. The incident occurred in Rahim Yar Khan, a conservative district in the Pakistani state of Punjab.

 

The arrest touched off mob violence. The ransacking of the temple led to numerous arrests, and troops were deployed to the region.

 

The boy's family, meanwhile, was in hiding.

 

They had good reason to be afraid, and not just of the mob. Blasphemy carries a potential death penalty in Pakistan. Even if the capital punishment isn't applied -- it hasn't been since the death penalty for blasphemy was introduced in 1986 -- those charged and convicted are often killed by mobs.

 

“He [the boy] is not even aware of such blasphemy issues and he has been falsely indulged in these matters," a family member told the Guardian. "He still doesn’t understand what his crime was and why he was kept in jail for a week."

 

“We have left our shops and work, the entire community is scared and we fear backlash," the family member said. "We don’t want to return to this area. We don’t see any concrete and meaningful action will be taken against the culprits or to safeguard the minorities living here.”

 

Experts were stunned at the charges, given the age of the boy.

 

“The attack on the temple and blasphemy allegations against the eight-year-old minor boy has really shocked me," said lawmaker Ramesh Kumar, who's head of the Pakistan Hindu Council. "More than a hundred homes of the Hindu community have been emptied due to fear of attack.”

 

“I demand charges against the boy are immediately dropped, and urge the government to provide security for the family and those forced to flee," human rights activist Kapil Dev said.

 

“Attacks on Hindu temples have increased in the last few years showing an escalating level of extremism and fanaticism," he said. "The recent attacks seem to be a new wave of persecution of Hindus.”

 

What's more, reports indicated the incident was accidental. According to India's The Print, the boy was allegedly reprimanded by the cleric who ran the madrassa, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, for loitering. The boy then supposedly urinated on the rug in the library in fear.

 

When the child was released on bail, a cleric, Razzaq Soomro, began an online anti-Hindu campaign that ended with a pogrom against the local Hindu community.

 

The attack on the temple was the eighth in 12 months in Pakistan.

 

1. 100 year old Historic Temple, Rawalpindi, Punjab on 28 March 2021.

 

2. Teri Temple, Karak, KPK on 30 December 2020.

 

3. Mata Rani Temple, Nagarparkar, Sindh on 24 October 2020

 

4. Shri Ram dev Temple, Kario ghanwar, Badin, Sindh on 10 October 2020.

 

"Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid." Proverbs 12:1

Lord, give me the humility I need to receive knowledge and instruction.

 

Your word says I am stupid if I hate correction.

May I chose to be wise by bending and yielding toward wise instruction.

 

"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise." Proverbs12:15

Sometimes it can be so hard to see what is right. I am sure I am correct in doing what is right in my own eyes. I am blinded by my own pride.

 

Please give me a humble and teachable heart and a willingness to receive wise counsel.

"The truthful lip will be established forever, but the lying tongue is but for a moment." Proverbs 12:19

 

Let me not be deceived.

 

You desire truth in and through my life. Whether it is an unspoken lie, a selfish cover-up, or a flat out deception, help me see that a lie is a lie.

 

Everyone Swears Everyone Lies Everyone Covers Things Up

 

You Can't Hide The Truth From Jesus

 

Truth is defined by one source as “sincerity in action, character, and utterance” [1]. Perhaps the most famous verse about truth in the Bible is what Jesus said “… I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) So Jesus is truth and Jesus is also the Word (John 1:1, 14). As Christians we believe that every word in the Bible is true; this is the foundation upon which we live our lives. Knowing what the Bible says about truth and hiding God’s word in our heart helps us to know when we are listening to the Voice of Truth. Here are twenty great scripture quotes about truth.

 

The Bible is the Word of Truth

Psalm 119:160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

 

Daniel 10:21 But I will tell you what is inscribed in the book of truth: there is none who contends by my side against these except Michael, your prince.

 

John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

 

Ephesians 1:13-14 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

 

James 1:18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

 

God Leads in Truth

Job 34:12 Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.

 

Psalm 25:5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

 

Psalm 43:3 Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!

 

Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

 

James 1:18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

 

Jesus Teaches Truth; Jesus Is Truth

 

 

Matthew 22:16 And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances.

 

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

 

John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

 

John 8:31-32 … So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

 

John 17:8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. (Jesus speaking)

 

Walking in and Speaking Truth

Psalm 15:1-2 O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart;

 

Zechariah 8:16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace;

 

Ephesians 4:25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

 

1 John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

 

1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

 

Christian Quotes About Truth

“Today not only in philosophy but in politics, government, and individual morality, our generation sees solutions in terms of synthesis and not absolutes. When this happens, truth, as people have always thought of truth, has died.” ~ Francis Schaeffer

 

“I believe that in the end the truth will conquer.” ~ John Wycliffe

 

“Let us rejoice in the truth, wherever we find its lamp burning.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

 

“Never let us be guilty of sacrificing any portion of truth on the altar of peace.” ~ J. C. Ryle

 

“As a matter of honor, one man owes it to another to manifest the truth.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [a]homosexuals, nor [b]sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were [c]sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

Jesus Loves The Sinners But Hates The Sin Don't Make The Sme Mistake Your Living In

 

 

And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

 

Have A Great Tuesday From All Of Us At Team Jesus U.K.