Gospel or God sellers ?Posted: June 29, 2011
This is “GOSPEL OF ASIA” , a major donor organisation views about about various states in India. Reading them it is clear that the sole aim of this organisation is to CONVERT people to christianity. Most shocking view is held on Karnataka,by calling it a “SPIRITUALLY DESOLATE STATE” only because the christian population is low..
Their website says.
“The darkest of all areas within the 10/40 Window is Asia. Over 80,000 die every day in Asian countries without knowing about the love of Jesus Christ. 500,000 villages in India alone have never heard the Gospel.”
Their views about various states in India
Karnataka: Karnataka is southern India’s most spiritually desolate state, claiming only 1.1 million Christians. Many regions of the state are without even one follower of Jesus.
Orissa: Here is a law prohibiting conversion and, since 2000, baptism requires the permission of the government. Despite all of this, the Body of Christ in Orissa continues to flourish. A new Oriya Bible was published in 1998.
Nagaland : Christianity first came to Nagaland in 1872. Between the 1950s and 1970s, three separate waves of revival brought fresh surges of life and evangelistic activity into the Christian community.
UP : Christianity in this state has long been a tiny, stagnant minority. In 1995 there were less than 500 Christian workers. Intimidation and threats by anti-Christian groups have led some to return to the practices of Hinduism.
Gujarat : Gujarat has become a focal point for the persecution of Christians. Religious extremist groups, with the support of the local fundamentalist political party, have pursued a strategy of intimidation, slander and harassment of Christians, especially those from Dalit or tribal communities.
Kerala : Mixed into Hindu rituals is the attribution of divinity to objects such as snakes, trees and stones. Religions currently practiced in Kerala are Hinduism (57.7%), Islam (23%) and Christianity (19.3%).
Maharashtra: Though Maharashtra is relatively open to the preaching of the Gospel, it is also home to strong anti-Christian fundamentalist groups.
Meghalaya : Today, more than half the people in Meghalaya call themselves Christians (64.6%), yet a large percentage of these show little hunger for true spiritual growth. A number of Meghalayans practice animism (spirit worship), and most of the Hindu and Muslim population (14.7 and 4 percent, respectively) has not yet heard the Gospel, according to Operation World.
Chattisgarh: Most tribal groups in the state practice witchcraft and a Hindu-based animism (the belief that animals and inanimate objects have souls).
Despite local and statewide opposition to the Gospel, house churches are multiplying. In Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the number of churches planted increased by 500 percent from 1993 to 2000. Because Chattisgarh’s tribals have a high illiteracy rate, personal evangelism and film outreach are the most effective ways to convey the Gospel.
Goa: Due to the pervasive influence of Hinduism (64%), the Catholic faith has to some extent absorbed Hindu beliefs and customs.
Most of the state remains untouched by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and there are only several thousand Christians. Unlike some other states, evangelism in Uttarakhand is not restricted.
TamilNadu : Aimed at preventing the Dalits (the so-called Untouchables) from leaving Hinduism, the anti conversion law illustrates the powerful hold of casteism on Tamil society.
Bihar : Though at least half of the state is not yet evangelized, there are signs of greater openness to the Christian faith.
Arunachal Pradesh :
Missionaries face many obstacles, including laws that hinder church growth.
Andhra Pradesh : Of the 33 tribal groups in Andhra Pradesh, 16 have yet to be won to Christ.
Reading all these it is crystal clear why these people are funding India too much.Conversion lead to riots in many places, as the MEA website says “foreign contribution by such association or person or class of persons is prohibitted, as the case may be, is likely to prejudicially affect: communal harmony.Donot you think thisfundingmust beprobbed thoroughly ?