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Friday: The Persecuted Church in India

June 11, 2010

I suspect that these posts on missions and the persecuted church aren’t popular, but I’m going to run with them on Fridays until they are (or even if they stay little read) because we simply must care enough to pray for our brothers and sisters who live for Jesus under the toughest of conditions.


From Christianity (June 2010, Vol. 54, No. 6):

Violence in Karnataka ‘outdoes Orissa’

India Christians in the southern Indian state of Karnataka have been attacked more than 1,000 times in 500 days, a former judge said after an investigation. Justice Michael Saldanha said the attacks were worse than in Orissa, a state known for anti-Christian pogroms over the past decade. Saldanha said the state government is responsible; Karnataka’s home minister said claims of persecution are hyped and “politically motivated.” Christians compose 1 million of Karnataka’s 52 million residents.

Pray for your brothers and sisters who are sharing so much in the sufferings of Christ.  Ask the Lord to help them trust His Word found in 1 Peter 5:10:  “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”

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