Armageddon Hits India and Why You haven’t Heard

On November 8th, there was a massive disaster that hit India that most people did not hear about. When most of the world was watching the US election, no one noticed when the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, made the suprise announcement that they planned to demonetize the country and make everyone use credit.

The Rs500 and Rs1000 notes were scrapped (equal to about $7-15 USD).

This means that India just did what what Sweden, Australia, and many other western countries have been waiting to do – end the exchange of cash.


In our latest podcast, we talk with our partner who is on the ground in India and can’t leave his house because the entire nation is in disarray. “This is our 9-11,” our partner said from India – referring to the terrorist attack on America on the 11th of September, except in India, their disaster came on the 9th of November.


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Why would banks want to get rid of money? Well in India they say that it helps to get rid of the ‘black money’ – meaning the money that is used for illegal activities.

In reality, it gives the bank and government more control on daily transactions of all people. The new law in India means:

  1. All of the purchases can be monitored and traced.
  2. All money now has to use the bank as the middle man
  3. All transactions will be attached with a ‘bank fee.’
  4. Government/Bank can stop all and any transactions at anytime for any reason
  5. Poor people cannot participate in transactions without paying handling fees

People are in full panic. The Indian government has said that people have to deposit their old notes into the bank before they become obsolete, which has led to long lines of people snaking around the block of every major bank in India.


There are reports of more than three dozen people dying because hospitals, ambulances, and pharmacies refuse to accept cash and cash has been the only thing that some people have to offer. A child reportedly died at a hospital owned by Union Culture and Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma, after the staff refused to take cash for the treatment.

An infant died in Odisha, after several drivers refused to take the family to the hospital using only cash. Another infant in a hospital in Mumbai died when the hospital refused to take cash.

Several poor elderly people have committed suicide because all of their savings was in cash and they did not see any future with the government making their savings worthless.


So why aren’t people talking about it and what does this mean for missions?

You are NOT hearing about this on the news because so many western governments want to do the same thing and they do not want their constituents hearing about the possible disasters, like what has happened in India.

From a missions perspective, this is a disaster! Because most of our mission activities are illegal, our transactions pertaining to those projects are done in cash. This keeps the activities of the missionaries more clandestine. These projects are seriously attacked when the government (that does not allow evangelism) and the bank work together.

You can learn more on this podcast:

BTJ Podcast

Dr. Eugene Bach is a known trouble-maker with an active imagination and sinful past. He has a PhD, but is not a real doctor, so please do not call for him during a medical emergency on an airplane when someone is having a heart attack. Eugene started working for Back to Jerusalem in the year 2000 after a backroom deal involving Chinese spies, the NRA, Swiss bankers, and a small group of Apostolic Christians that only baptize in Jesus’ name. He spends most of his time in closed countries attempting to topple governments by proclaiming the name of Jesus and not taking showers. From time-to-time he pretends to be a writer. He is not good at it, but everyone around him tries to humor him.


  1. Nate

    This has been in the news, they aren’t doing away with cash. This is a shameful scare-mongering article.

    1. Seprina

      I haven’t saw one thing on the news about this. I haven’t heard one word about this. Open your eyes friend, Jesus is soon coming and we better be ready. These are the signs of the times.

    2. Dan B

      I agree. This article is pure rubbish. Who writes this stuff anyway? For the record:

      – people can and do leave their houses.
      – the gov’t has not removed all cash from circulation, nor do they plan to
      – the withdrawn currently is only two denominations (500 and 1000 notes) and has been replaced by new currently notes (500 and 2000).
      – it has been done in a very poor and half-hazard manner.
      – people ARE suffering and deaths have been attributed to this, but…
      – news organization ARE reporting in this. I read about it almost daily.

      Enough with the silliness. Let’s stick to the facts BTJ.

      1. Eugene Author

        Stick to the facts? OK – here are some facts:
        1. In the podcast we talk to people in India – on the ground. 2. Talked to them today – still can’t leave their house because they can’t pay for transpo
        3. 87% of all cash has been removed from circulation
        4. ATMS will only allow $30 USD per day/300 per week
        5. Wages are not being paid
        6. Bills are not being paid
        7. 300 million people in India do not have an ID to obtain Credit card – that is roughly the entire population of USA

        For the world’s second largest nation to be thrown into chaos overnight is a massive earthquaking tragedy of mammoth proportions that should be dominating front page of world news, but it is essentially being hidden in back pages and bottom page news feeds.

        1. Martin

          Perhaps now Indians will start paying their taxes, like in the western world. Then you will have proper hospitals, transport and decent roads.

  2. Maria Morrison

    Nothing excuses leaving children to suffer and die

  3. Subhasis Chakrawarty

    Demonetization in India this time has been an all pervading exercise of immense power touching every person in the country, the like of which was never witnessed earlier and that too by one human being.

  4. Angeladease

    You always do the right thing. God Bless you.
    Thank you

  5. JulieAmita

    Good post! I read your blog often and you always post excellent content. I posted this article on Facebook and my followers like it. Thanks for writing this!


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