Anthropologist Dr Prabhu Singh claims that Christianity in India is growing at a rapid rate among middle and high caste Indians and young people, according to the latest issue of Unfinished magazine. “With more than 71 million claiming Christianity, India is now the eighth largest Christian nation in the world,” says Rev Dick McClain, of The Mission Society.
The current “remarkable receptivity to Christ”, across Indian society, is one of five dominant themes identified by Dr Singh that define today’s India. In his article “Welcome to the New India” in the current issue of Unfinished, Singh states that with greater receptivity to Christianity among some also comes alarming persecution and violent resistance to Christianity among others.
India’s Christian history has come full circle from colonialism to the “New India” that sends out thousands of its own missionaries and is home to hundreds of self-supporting ministries. But, “India still has more people groups unreached with the Gospel than any other nation”, Singh says.
Source: Unfinished Magazine; Breaking Christian News
BIBLE STUDY: Amos 8:11-13
PRAISE: God for interest in Christ in the New India. Pray that the nation may experience real revival.