Indian Christians Maintain Faith Amid Worsening Persecution

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Despite discrimination and violence, millions of Christians in India are remaining firm in their faith.

Persecution watchdog Open Doors says in the face of the worsening persecution, Christians in India are courageously living for God.

It says most Christians have had to combat economic problems amid hatred from their communities.

Reporting via Christian Today, the organisation says one Sunday morning in a remote village around 25 extremists barged into a church.

They assaulted the pastor and started breaking the musical instruments.

The stunned congregation began to shout, “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Glory to God!”

When 300 people were shouting together, the attackers took fright and ran for the door.

In 2018, Open Doors’ World Watch Persecution List, designated India as a country where Christians experience “extreme persecution” for the first time.

India ranks number 10 on the 2020 list.

The church in India is currently 70 million-strong and continuing to expand

 

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