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Baha'i in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
12,000 Hindi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Baha'i in India

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Introduction / History
"The prophecy has been fulfilled!" shouted the jubilant Baha'i worshippers on Mt. Carmel in Israel. Many of these Bahais came from India to celebrate the opening of the sacred Baha'i Gardens in 2001 on this mountain near Haifa. During the 1800s Bahallujah, the founder of Baha'ism, predicted the creation of the sacred garden on Mt. Carmel.

What are their lives like?
They are a rich people group who often run their own businesses. Perhaps there is an opening for tentmaker missionaries to bring the message of Jesus Christ to them.

What are their beliefs?
The Baha'i religion began in Persia over 100 years ago as a reform movement within Islam. Bahallujah ran into trouble with Persia's Muslim rulers because he placed many other great religious leaders, whom he called ascended masters, on the same level as Mohammed. Bahallujah taught that the ascended masters include Moses, Buddha and Jesus, because all of them had risen from the dead. Such beliefs got him executed as a heretic. His followers then fled the growing persecution in Persia, and found new homes in India. Today the Baha'is eagerly await the coming of the next ascended master.

Prayer Points
* Ask God to open the spiritual eyes of the Baha'is. May they realize that Jesus Christ was the only who has truly risen from the dead. * Pray that the Baha'is will be protected from further spiritual deception.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-04-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-09-30
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:12,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (6,400)Delhi (2,700)
Odisha (1,200)Chandigarh (400)
Sikkim (300)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (200)
West Bengal (200)
Total States on file:20
   
 
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Baha'i
People Name General: Baha'i
Alternate People Names:
BinBinda
Bingबहा'ई
ROP3 Code: 100760
Joshua Project People ID: 10564
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 12,000
Population all Countries: 24,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Baha'i
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (900)English (500)
Tamil (500)Odia (300)
Bengali (200)Gujarati (100)
Marwari (100)Punjabi, Eastern (90)
Nepali (50)
Total Languages: 10
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Independent
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Baha'i in India

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