Christianity is growing in Indonesia, according to a Baptist pastor from Jakarta. But at the same time, the influence of radical Islam is also being felt, with some districts in the country adapting highly restrictive bylaws.  The pastor, going by the name Kongkin, told The Christian Post in a phone interview on Thursday that his ministry in Jakarta helps persecuted

Christians and makes sure their stories are heard across the country and abroad.  “When one part of the body suffers, every part suffers with it,” Kongkin said.  He told CP that he is a former Muslim, and that it was the Gospel message itself that convinced him to start following Jesus Christ.  “The call of Salvation by Christ,” he described as the main reason for his decision to convert. “The message of forgiveness, which extends to sinners. I realized I was without hope” while part of the Islamic faith, he explained. READ MORE