Plans for Eradication

“There shall be no home where the Christian religion is practised.”

That is the opening line of a document human rights groups have shown The Sunday Telegraph. It is believed to be a secret document leaked from a Burmese government ministry. It is entitled “Programme to destroy the Christian religion in Burma”. It includes point-by-point details on how to drive Christians out of the state.

It’s really not any secret that the junta wants to get rid of Christians. They have been bulldozing and burning churches for years. They have mercilessly attacked predominently Christian ethnic groups, the best known of whom are the Karen and Chin people. This is something I have blogged about and Meandered about for a long time now.

For the military regime, Buddhism is not a tolerant religion. In the unique form practiced by the Bamar (the majority ethnic group in Burma), the Theravada school combined with Nat worship, it is mandatory. It is a means of control.

The Burmese document says, “The Christian religion is very gentle – identify and utilise its weakness.” But that’s where the junta is wrong. Christianity’s gentleness is not its weakness.
“Because,” as St Paul says, “the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

They also don’t know that the Lord told St Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Christians have faced more determined and skillful persecution than the two-bit Burmese dictatorship. They may be able to attack individuals, churches, villages, and ethnic groups, but they cannot extinguish the fire of the Holy Spirit brought to Burma by missionaries like Adoniram Judson.

Pray for Burma. Pray for the Christians of Burma.


One Response to Plans for Eradication

  1. DebD says:

    Sobering words. The secretary at my previous church was a Burmese Christian who narrowly escaped. Her father is a Lutheran pastor there. I had the pleasure of meeting him and his wife. Very humble and lovely people.

    btw, I posted my meme you sent my way.

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