Story number 3 for 11 Apr 2000

By April 11, 2000

An evangelical ministry leader is giving us new insight into the persecution against Christians in India. According to the Mustard Seed’s Don Richardson, it’s a cultural issue as many high cast Hindus don’t want to lose their cultural superiority. “Christians are telling untouchables that they are created in the image of God. Can you imagine what good news that is for someone who is taught by the high caste people that he’s the scum of the earth and that Christ died for untouchables to provide salvation for them.” Richardson says the freedom that comes with salvation is what’s causing the Hindu violence. “Untouchables are turning to Christ at an average of 5,000 a week. Now, if this continues, high caste Hindus in India know that their position of privilege is going to be weakened as more and more untouchables aspire to better occupations to a better life.”

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