A Christian church in Madhya Pradesh is being forced to shut down after religious fundamentalists claimed that the church is involved in conversion activities.
Pastor Naresh Kumar Netam from Niwas Tehsil, District Mandla, Madhya Pradesh State, has been ministering at Emmanuel AG Church, for the past 12 years. Around 50 believers gather every Sunday to worship.
Pastor was asked to vacate the rented property 5 months ago. The ‘house Church’ was relocated to one of the believer’s house and worship service resumed there. However, for the past 2 weeks he is being harassed and threatened with dire consequences if the Church was not shut down. Currently, the church is still looking for an alternate building.
Many people who live in the neighborhood would like the Church to continue even though they belong to another faith but few people under the influence of the religious fundamentalists are putting pressure to close down the worship service.
Across Madhya Pradesh and India, fanatics are intentionally identifying house churches and targeting it without any reason. Their ultimate aim is that Christians should not be allowed to worship their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We request all believers across India to fast and pray so that the house Church services are not hindered and Churches should boldly spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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