Thiruvananthapuram: Blunting the claims of evangelists and left historians, the eminent historian and former General Secretary of Indian History Congress, M.G.S. Narayanan refuted their theory that the disciple of Jesus, St. Thomas, came to India.
M.G.S. Narayanan was speaking to ‘Janam TV’ when he said that the coming of St. Thomas was a fake claim repeated and spread by left historians and paid history writers of the Church. His observations are significant especially during times when discussions about the travels of Jesus’ disciple to India gains popularity.
According to the legend propagated by the Church, the disciple landed at Koduganloor in 52 C.E. and converted a group of Brahmins to Christianity. M.G.S. Naryanan said that this was the age old tale being spread by the Church.
The tale continues that he was killed on a hill, which is now called the St. Thomas Mount, in Chennai.
The story of St. Thomas is being used to glorify the colonization and conversion of Indian masses by the Church. The left historians have used their academic presence to integrate the story into educational books.
Studies says that the story of St. Thomas was a later Church traditional story that has no historicity.
M.G.S. Narayanan has been refuting the legend of St. Thomas for many years now and says that the claim has no historical evidence. He says that during the time of St. Thomas’ alleged arrival, there were no Brahmins in Kerala.
Interestingly, there are many other tales and legends too concerning St. Thomas. Some legends say that he travelled to Indonesia. Yet in another legend there is a story that he was present in Paraguay.
The St. Thomas story makes way for getting rich dividends in the business of conversion by evangelists and Christian churches. Already, they are using every trick in the book to convert Hindus. They are now imitating many Hindu practices to lure unsuspecting people from Hindu communities to Christianity. Even church architecture have undergone a drastic change to imitate Hindu temples.
Many Hindu motifs and symbols are displayed on churches to attract the new converts. Even paintings of Jesus has undergone a tremendous change which depicts him in yogic positions, wearing Indian clothes, holding a spear like Lord Murugan, and also on a chariot resembling Lord Krishna riding Arjuna’s chariot.