Christianity Blossoms in China Despite All Communists Do to Stop It!

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 19:07 PM
June 23, 2014

China-Still-Persecuting-Christians    China’s worst fears now come to past:  Christianity grows by leaps and bounds in their country regardless of what officials do to stop it.  Little do they know that true Christianity thrives in the midst of persecution. So they piled it on.

Today police harass and arrest pastors; secret service workers follow people suspected of attending home churches; some pastors remain confined to their apartments, especially on weekends; officials tear down ‘official’ church edifices; landlords are forced to evict apartments where churches meet; church members are evicted from their homes and fired from their jobs;

The state often forbids church leaders to purchase property; church meeting places are banned and sealed; police send pastors to labor camps under “suspicion of organizing and using a cult to undermine law enforcement;” evangelism, especially among college students, is strictly forbidden, etc. etc. etc.

When the Community Party in Wenzhou demolished a $ 4.7 million landmark ‘government sanctioned’ church, officials tell Zoe Li of CNN that it was an illegal structure. Li reports in ‘China Denies Church Demolition is Persecution of Christians,’ “officials say the church was an illegal structure.” But Christians claim it is the start of an anti-religious campaign in China!

Decades ago, Chinese officials thought that, by simply placing their own men to head ‘officially‘ recognized churches, they could control Christianity’s growth. But they know better now.  First, because even their officially recognized churches keep growing by leaps and bounds.

And second, because some 45 to 60 million home churches dot multiple landscapes across this vast country. In wenzhou-church-story-top‘How China Plans to Wipe Out House Churches,’ Morning Star News reports officials devised a three-step plan “to eradicate unregistered house churches”:

First, China Aid says, persecutions of individual Christians increased some 42 percent in 2012: “At least 132 incidents of persecution affecting 4,919 Christians—442 of whom were clergy; 1,441 Christians were detained, 9 were sentenced, and 37 endured abuse and torture.

Second, unregistered house churches are now pressured to join the “official Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) church system,” at which time their meetings will be known as “house gatherings,” rather than “home churches.” The third phase, scheduled for 2015 through 2025, is to include government shut-down of house churches not affiliated with TSPM.

As Murong Xuecun writes in his New York Times Op-Ed piece, ‘China’s Clampdown on ‘Evil Cults’,’ this is a common fear of The Body of Christ among organized Communists:  “As a perceived “foreign” religion, Christianity makes the Chinese leadership particularly nervous.

“Christianity’s contribution to the end of Communist rule in Poland. A policy document published in September 2012 on the Religious Affairs Bureau’s website stated that unlawful religious groups are ‘threatening China’s national security’,” says Ye Xaowen, former head of the State Bureau of Religious Affairs.

Xaowen is correct.  Ask Rome!  Persecuted Christianity will ultimately destroy Chinese Communism, no matter how much Americans purchase products made in that country.  As Christian non-fiction prophecy books insist:  “And The LORD Thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee (Deuteronomy 30: 7).”

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