Indian Family Forced from Village after Refusing to Renounce Christ
A family that recently converted to Christianity was banished from their Indian village this year after they stood firm in their faith and refused to renounce their faith.
Jaga Padiami and his wife accepted Christ in December after hearing the gospel when a group of Christians visited their home village in Kambawada, India.
But in January, they were called to a village meeting and told by the village chief, Koya Samaj, to renounce their Christian faith. Both refused, according to a report by International Christian Concern.
Residents then began to harass the couple, and Samaj gave them an additional five days to abandon their faith or face banishment from the village.
After five days, the couple was called to a village meeting, where Padiami told Samaj and the other villagers, “Even though you will drive me out of the village, I will not leave Jesus Christ.”
“This response enraged local villagers who ransacked Padiami’s home,” ICC reported.
Their belongings were tossed into the street, and their house locked. They were then forced from the village.
The couple was told they would be killed if they returned – unless they renounce Christianity. They did not.
Source: Christian Headlines