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Video seeks to raise awareness about persecution in Mexico

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“What’s happening are people that have been in traditionalist religion, which would be combining Catholicism with pagan rituals. And [as] people come to know Jesus Christ, they no longer want to participate in those rituals … The evangelicals says this doesn’t line up with the Bible, we don’t want to do that, we want to follow Jesus. And as a result, they are pressured; sometimes they’re kicked out of the community; sometimes churches are destroyed or people are beaten up; and there have even been some deaths of evangelicals.”

05/24/2010 Mexico (MNN)-What do you think of when you think of Mexico ? Illegal immigration? A hot vacation spot? What you may not realize is how much persecution exists there and how widespread it is.

Greg Musselman of Voice of the Martyrs, Canada said much of this persecution stems from people who make a decision for Christ and then turn their backs on parts of their culture: “What’s happening are people that have been in traditionalist religion, which would be combining Catholicism with pagan rituals. And [as] people come to know Jesus Christ, they no longer want to participate in those rituals … The evangelicals says this doesn’t line up with the Bible, we don’t want to do that, we want to follow Jesus. And as a result, they are pressured; sometimes they’re kicked out of the community; sometimes churches are destroyed or people are beaten up; and there have even been some deaths of evangelicals.”

Plus, Musselman said the response to the Gospel has been tremendous throughout these villages: “One of the reasons there’s been an increase in persecution is the indigenous people are really responsive to the Gospel.”

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