In the Hindu tradition, Jesus’ stories are told as the actions of a saint called Ishu. Many children are taught the story of a special baby being born in a stable, and later being visited by three wise men.
Kumar Rajagopalan of London Baptist Association says –
“Hindus consider the Lord Jesus to be a great teacher and hold him in high regard because of his life of sacrifice and devotion to God. Hindus are drawn to John’s gospel because of its philosophical and mystical nature,”
Manoj Raithatha, who leads the Evangelical Alliance’s South Asian Forum says –
“We should have confidence in sharing the truth about Jesus Christ with our Hindu friends,”
“Many Hindus believe that the world’s main faiths are valid pathways to God. Hence, the majority of Hindus I have encountered have been very receptive to Christianity, seeing Jesus as a prophet or God incarnate.”
And it doesn’t just have to stop with speaking about faith, he says –
“In my experience, most Hindus are open to being prayed for by Christians in the name of Jesus. A number of my close Hindu contacts have accepted an invitation to a church service with the clear majority readily accepting prayer at the end.”