Jakarta Pastor Baptizes Muslims as Church Expands

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Peter Tumbelaka wasn’t in a hurry to become the pastor of Jakarta’s largest Pentecostal churches where many Muslims convert to Christianity. “I thought I could remain an architect and an engineer. But God had different plans,” the 52-year-old preacher told BosNewsLife in Indonesia’s bustling capital.

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Indonesian Baptist Church takes legal action in fight for freedom of religion and worship

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The Indonesian Baptist Church of Tlogosari has resorted to legal action in fighting local opposition to the construction of its church house. Referring to pressure being placed on the government to block his church’s legitimate building work, Pastor Wahyudi told Beritasatu.com: “We will continue to fight for this, because if left unchecked it will set a bad precedent for freedom of religion and worship in Semarang.”

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Ex-Terrorist Leads Indonesia's Christian Convert Movement

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The married-father-of-three has come a long way since he nearly blew up a Protestant church in Jakarta. Author Ahmad Quraisy, which isn’t his family name, was a commander of the feared Islamic State of Indonesia (NII), an Indonesian militant group. But the former Islamic terrorist now leads an underground movement in Indonesia converting Muslims to Christianity or, in his words, 'personal faith in Christ.'

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Christians in Indonesia suffer wave of Islamic harassment

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Indonesia has seen 40 anti-Christian attacks in the first 5 months of 2019, a two-thirds jump from last year, and a quadrupling of the rate from 10 years ago.

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'Defenseless’ Indonesian State Caves to Islamist Pressure as Pentecostal Church Shut Down

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A controversial government decree on the construction of places of worship has led to the closure of a Pentecostal church in Indonesia.

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Wycliffe Associates Partners with Persecuted Christians to Bring Momentum to Bible Translation

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Wycliffe Associates is working to accelerate Bible translation in Indonesia, the largest Muslim nation in the world. Christians there face daily persecution, and many are still without the Bible in their language.

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9,000 Jailed Christians Receive Sentence Reductions for Christmas in Indonesia

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Indonesia reduced the sentences of over 9,000 Christian prisoners on Christmas day, including the sentence of a Christian governor jailed on blasphemy charges.

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