Tuesday, August 7, 2018

China shuts down Christian churches; confiscates bibles

Via Billy

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. pastor Jin Minri speaks during an interview at the Zion Church in Beijing, China. After Jin refused local authorities’ request to install surveillance cameras inside his house church, police individually questioned hundreds of members of the 1,500-person congregation, he said. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers.

But in March, about a dozen police officers and local officials suddenly showed up at the church on his property and made the frightened congregants disperse. They ordered that the cross, a painting of the Last Supper and Bible verse calligraphy be taken down. And they demanded that all services stop until each person along with the church itself was registered with the government, said the shopkeeper, Guo, who gave his last name only from fear of retribution.

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  1. Japan went thru the same ordeal - Japan was anti-Christian. But
    the people prevailed and built the largest Christian church in
    Japan, St. Mary's Cathedral in Nagasaki. Ironically, the church
    was the target of an atomic bomb dropped by an all Christian crew.
    China's brutality is legendary and they won't let this go by the