Daily Topic for August 08, 2012
Brahmin peoples are among the hardest to reach for Christ. But we know from what God tells us in His Word that there will come a day when some from every tribe, tongue, and nation will bow their knees before His throne. This will include every Brahmin community.
Pray that soon the Telugu speaking Brahmins will worship the true and living Lord who loves them.
Telugu Brahmins know how to have a great time! Their wedding ceremonies are high energy, very colorful, and they go on for hours. Dancing, singing, and celebrating seem to be natural for these people. Their language is Telugu, and their home area is Andhra Pradesh, India, though some live in other parts of southern India.
Religiously, most of the Telugu speaking Brahmins are followers of Lord Naryana and Lord Shiva. You can still find Telugu Brahmins today throughout Andhra Pradesh who are involved in the ancient tradition of learning and teaching the Vedas (the ancient scriptures of Hinduism). They are one of the four classes of Hindus. They are considered to hold the highest knowledge available to Hindus.
For most Hindus religion is a major part of who they are. Throughout the region there are strong pressures to remain in the Hindu fold, especially for Brahmins. For a Brahmin, staying true to his Hindu religion and doing what is expected of him will lead to nirvana, a state of nothingness that he hopes to attain after many reincarnations. This belief has been a stumbling block for many centuries to the church as it attempts to bring Brahmins to Christ. Simply put, they think they have everything to lose by leaving their ancient ways.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for more breakthroughs among the Telugu-speaking Brahmins of India. Pray that they may begin celebrating Jesus when they hear of His glory and love.-JR
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