Video Resource Material
from CRF Media
04 Aug 2011
The videos on the
DVD provide a variety of information concerning the people, their
environment, and their culture as well as how you can become involved in
reaching the peoples of India for Christ. A brief summary
of each of the chapters is provided below.
Who has TRUTH?
Filmed January 2004
Mumbai is called the Great
It is in Mumbais striving to become an economic
powerhouse and a world-class city that a working relationship is
formed among the various religious, cultural and ethnic groups.
It is a heterogeneous collection of 17 million people who live and
work in an extremely close environment. But,
Mumbai is not a
melting pot for these peoples. Instead,
tenaciously forms a seemingly impenetrable cocoon around
themselves, their beliefs, and customs. The Hindu concept of
caste -- of being unequally born -- permeates all, whether Hindu,
Muslim or other religious order.
The hard shells that have formed around these various groups makes
it very difficult for them to understand the love of the one true
God and that salvation comes by grace and not by works.
DVD case cover pdf
in Metamorphosis 3:06
Mumbai was once a collection of small Koli fishing villages.
with 17 million inhabitants,
it is Indias largest city
and its richest city. It is wealth and influence that fuels its
metamorphosis. The transformation continues throughout the city
as new office buildings and apartments replace old and unsightly
Koli Still Fishing 7:44
Scattered along Mumbais coastline,
multi-storied flats and commercial buildings,
are Koli fishing
villages. In existence since the city began, they are a
significant link in the history of Mumbai
The wedding is the biggest and most important event for the
wealthy. It is typically as extravagant as the brides family can
afford. It is an opportunity to display the familys wealth and
and Chai 3:05
Paan and Chai are part of the social fabric of India. They are
the coffee and donuts of America and are enjoyed by all
rich or poor,
high caste or low.
Footed Cattle 3:30
According to the oldest and most sacred of the Hindu scriptures,
man was not created equal. Instead of equality, four basic
levels of man were created
The Hindu scriptures called the lowest
and even today the work of the poor
is the work that is done by animals or machines in other
Mumbai is a place that is made up of a diverse and complex people;
people that do things differently than we in a Western society
have come to expect. But,
this is India.
It is their place.
It is their culture.
and Laundry 3:37
Thousands of the servant and laborer class of people are gainfully
employed in the lunch and the laundry business as they make a
unique contribution to the image of the wealthy and influential of
for the Supreme Being 15:36
In Mumbai, some say that there are 330 million gods
say there is NO god.
Some say that people are not created equal
and others say that there is no caste and ALL are created equal.
Some religious orders have many overlapping and complimentary
and others are in stark conflict resulting in
occasional serious social unrest. Each group tenaciously forms a
seemingly impenetrable cocoon around themselves, their beliefs,
Created Equal In Search of TRUTH
Mumbai is home to multitudes from across India. People from
nearly every culture in the country find their residence somewhere
All of these cultures are impacted by the
now outlawed caste system by which they are affected in every way,
including employment, marriage, social status and,
religious convictions, their morality and their
collective political sensibilities. Caste affects their dreams
and ambitions, priorities and goals. Upon caste rests justice
and public conscience, immorality and corruption. Determined by
karma and past reincarnations, caste is a discriminator of
persons, a scale of human worth. They believe themselves to be
In truth, God creates them equal. It is a
truth they do not yet understand. A truth they have never
- Hanging in the Balance of Life 6:04
In Mumbai, the cow is sacred .
A cow is fed, touched and worshipped.
When a man or woman worships a cow, their good karma is increased.
good and bad deeds hanging in the balance of life.
These Hindus have made a sacrifice. They
have worshipped. They have done a good deed. Their good karma
has been increased. However, just as the cow will need to be fed
again, so it is with their karma balance.
The Hindus need to hear the words of Jesus,
I am the way, and the truth and the life; no one comes to the
Father, but through Me.
Reaching the People
Will you help show the people of
way to the one true God?
Every day more than 6 million people travel through Mumbai on the
commuter train system. Six million! On the buses, more than 3
million commuters pack onto the system to move through an already
congested city. In Mumbai, it seems that everybody is going
that each person has their own destination
destination determined by their caste
by the station in life to
which they were born. There is another way that few seek and even
and Streets 6:05
In spite of being the financial capital of India, more than half
of Mumbai's population lives on the streets or in slums.
Families live in abject poverty in the massive slums of Mumbai.
Regardless of whether life is on the street or in a slum, they
look to their gods in hope.
Daily, they ask which one of their
millions to appease,
which will bring food to their hungry
family that day?
Which will keep them from illness?
Good Life 7:07
In 1950, the Indian government decreed all of its citizens equal
before the law
in effect outlawing the caste system.
caste has not gone away. Its ugly head is ever
present in Indian society. The caste system is still apparent in
the lifestyles of the wealthy and influential. The rich and
powerful believe they are of a higher class, of greater worth than
those around them.
Traditions to TRUTH 9:56
Traditions, languages, ethnicity and religions abound in India.
Mumbai, the most populous city of the country with 17 million
people is much the same. With nearly 100,000 people per square
mile, these diverse ethnic, religious and language groups must
live and work side by side.
People in Mumbai need to hear the truth of
the Gospel and in a way that is relevant to their own traditions,
culture, language ethnicity and social status
and in some places
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