Today we are wrapping up our first installment of the Get to Know (G2K) campaign. Over the last four months we have been focusing on “G2K India”:
- Introduction to India
- Main Religions in India
- Hinduism: India’s Largest Religion
- Christianity in India
- Government in India
- Persecution in India
Our next focus will be on “G2K Grace Christian Ministries (GCM)” and our final installment of the series will be on “G2K Epaphroditus.” As we continue to roll out this campaign, we hope you stay connected and get informed about Gospel opportunities in India and join us in prayer and partnership as we make the name of Jesus great among the nations, specifically India.
As we close down the G2K India, lets recap what we have learned so far. We began by looking at the big picture of India. We recognized that India is a sea of faces, nearly 1.3 billion, and most of those faces are turned towards the demonic gods of Hinduism. It is estimated that over 80% of all Indians are Hindus, that equates to 1 Billion people. Of those 1.3 billion people only two percent are following the One True God and His Son, Jesus Christ. “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” (1 Timothy 2:5)
In addition to the small population of Christians in India, our Brothers and Sisters in Christ are highly persecuted. Even though India is a democracy, the ruling party is fundamentally Hindu and actively seeks ways to oppress Christianity. Many states within India have passed “Anti-Conversion Laws” making it a criminal act to rescue someone from their sin and damnation through the proclamation of the Gospel and a call of repentance.
But we do not lose heart! For we know who abides in us as we proclaim freedom to the captives. “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).
However, the work is not done, for Christ has not returned. The harvest for God’s glory is plentiful. Their is work to be done, souls to be saved. We ask that all of you would do as Christ commanded and “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:38).