Massive public protests are being carried out in Imphal, the capital of Manipur state in India.  Crowds in Manipur threw stones at police on Saturday, during protests over uncontrollable sexual assaults throughout the nation. 

A film actress, by the name of Momoko, was publicly dragged off of the stage last week by an armed gunman, who then tried to rape her, but she fought him off and fled. 

A reporter was shot and killed during the protests, as police fired upon violent protesters in Imphal over the rape of a young woman.  All routes leading to government buildings were cordoned off and metro stations were closed to the public.  Several hundred protesters managed to breach the cordon around India Gate, braving tear gas and a water cannon for the second day in a row. 

A 23-year-old student was gang-raped by six drunk men last week also, which also sparked public outcry.  The young woman was so brutalized that she is in critical condition in a hospital.  Her case raised public outcry from citizens already disturbed about the enormous numbers of sexual assaults throughout India, an average of one every 20 minutes.

Delhi has been dubbed the rape capital of India, with the number of rapes rising 17% this year, reported Sky News. 

The Bible says, "Know this that in the last days, perilous times shall come, for men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God..." 2 Timothy 3:1-4.

As I read this report on Sky News today, the above scripture immediately came to mind.  We are truly living in the perilous times spoken of by the apostle Paul.  It is a fearful time to be living in this world; nevertheless, the people of God have peace.  Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you, not as the world gives, I give unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid" John 14:27. 

Do you have God's peace today, and the assurance that once you leave this world, you will forever be blessed in heaven?  No decision we ever make is more important than this one, because this life is only but a moment, compared to eternity.  Essentially, we have only a moment to choose, heaven or hell, eternal joy and peace, or eternal hell fire for rejecting the sacrifice that our Savior, the Son of God, paid for our sins.  If you haven't received the Savior, please visit the How Can I Be Saved page of this website.  Salvation is easy - it's only a prayer away.  God bless you.