What is the Status of the Church in India? Answering that question is not simple because the body of Christ in India is complex.
On one hand, India is home to a massive Gospel Deprived community. In fact, it is home to the largest concentration of the Gospel Deprived out of any single country. According to the Joshua Project, India has nearly 2,300 distinct unreached people groups. In the midst of this reality, one must note another reality. The Church in India began not long after Christ established the Church.
Think about it. The Body of Christ in India has existed for nearly 2,000 years with no major disruptions that I can find. With this in mind, why are there 2,300 distinct unreached people groups (UPG) in India today?
To help you process my original question in my first sentence, click below to read what Aasim (SRC’s India Director) shares regarding three different types of churches in India.
President, Silk Road Catalyst
Persecution in India. Who is doing it? What is the government’s response?
ROLE OF RELIGION IN POLITICS
In the largest democracy of the world, the biggest deciding factor in elections is religion. One of the simplest ways to draw the focus of the masses away from developmental issues is to tell them that their religion is in danger.
In the Indian two party system of politics, the main players are the Congress party and the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). The ruling party of the day is the BJP and it came into power four years ago by presenting itself as the protector and defender of Hinduism or more accurately “Sanatam Dharma”. They told the people that their religion is under attack by Muslims and Christians.