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Dr. K.L. Nasir: A Great Pakistani Christian Theologian Who Never Compromised His Faith


Dr. Kundan Lal Nasir (Dr. K. L. Nasir) was an exceptional Pakistani theologian, a dedicated Bible teacher, an powerful preacher and a Christian scholar of excellence. He was born on 8th January 1918 and died on 7th May 1996 after a serving the Lord.

Faith Theological Seminary Gujranwala
Faith Theological Seminary Gujranwala

Dr. K.L. Nasir was born in a Christian clergy family in Jhandiyala Sher Khan, Sialkot District. He completed his initial education at Government High School Chakwal, Murray College Silakot and Gordon College Rawalpindi. After graduating with a BA from the Punjab University he joined the United Presbyterian Theological Seminary Gujranwala. In 1951 he was awarded Master of Systematic Theology by Biblical Theological Seminary, New York, and then an MA (honours) from San Francisco Theological Seminary, California.

He had complete command on Biblical Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, Arabic, English and Urdu languages. He had fine knowledge of Biblical archaeology and established a Bible museum at the Faith Theological Seminary, Gujranwala, Pakistan.

During his lifetime he served as a pastor in various villages in the Punjab as well as in the tribal area of Kohat. He was appointed a professor at Gujranwala Theological Seminary in 1947 and its principal in 1958. He attracted thousands who heard him talk about and preach the Word of God. Being a gifted debater and articulate speaker he started expressing his view publicly right from his student life. In February 1941 he spoke powerfully against the “Christian Personal Laws” introduced by the Colonial British Rulers.

Dr. Kundan Lal Nasir was the founder-editor of Kalam-e Haq monthly magazine. The first issue of this magazine was published in January 1966. It was published regularly until 1994; however no issues appeared from August 1994 to May 1995. Its publication resumed in June 1995 under the administration of Faith Theological Seminary, Gujranwala, and Synod of the United Presbyterian Church of Pakistan.