China has banned the house church Zion, a 1500-member congregation, after they refused to install surveillance cameras in their church. China threatened to close down the church if they did not comply and have now come through on their threat.
State-sponsored churches in parts of China that were forced to close due to COVID-19 lockdowns are only permitted to reopen if they hand money over to the Chinese Communist Party, according to a new report.
Christian congregations have been told by the Religious Affairs Bureau in Zhengzhou, the capital city of the central province of Henan, that they must meet strict guidelines in order to be allowed to open for in-person worship services once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The primary rule — loyalty to the Communist Party.
The China government in a bid to end Christianity has put a stop to the payment of low-income Christian citizens in China who receives social welfare payments. According to a news report, these Christian citizens were ordered to abandon their faith or risk losing government support.
Crackdown of churches continues rapidly in China even after lifting Lockdown in this season of pandemic, reports says crosses were removed and churches where closed down in Southeastern province of Jiangxi.
The persecution continues in China as the government keeps shutting down and razing churches as watchdog Bitter Winter, which monitors religious freedom in China reported that The persecution has impacted state-run churches and underground house churches alike.
A pastor simply identified as Luo, was taken by police to their custody for interrogation during an online meeting he was holding on Zoom tagged “Proclaim Jesus Gospel Gathering,” an online meeting of Christians on evangelism and church planting, according to the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness.
Liberty watchdog reported that the school system in China is now demanding that teacher are to renounce their faith or they lose their job.
Numerous crosses atop churches in China were recently removed by the Chinese Communist government which asserted that religious symbols cannot be raised “higher” than the Chinese national flag, The Christian Post reports.
The Chinese government continue to raid Christian gathering in a bit to crackdown Christianity in the country where several churches has be raided and bibles with other religious publications has been confiscated in the claimed campaign to “eradicate pornography and illegal publications.”
In continuation of the persecution in China, authorities are beginning to ban Christian funerals.
The president of United State of America, Donald Trump has called for the release of Pastor Wang Yi who was sentenced to nine years in prison by Chinese government.
As China continues with church crackdown, a pastor was sentenced to nine years in jail by a Sichuan court located in southwest China, for preaching in an unregistered church tagged to be “inciting subversion of state power” and “illegal business operations.”
An ex employee of the largest tech firm in China made it known that the Communist regime is now monitoring citizens’ mobile phones, blocking any words deemed “sensitive to the state” — such as “Almighty God.”
China is fast becoming one of the nations where Christians are facing the highest and all manner of persecution of faith.
There has been several crackdowns of Churches and arrest of members or pastors of churches within the nation. Continue reading “No Child can Become Christian Until 18, in China”
The china’s government in a bid to bring Christianity under government control, have erased the words “Bible,” “God” and “Christ” from classic children’s stories, including Robinson Cruso Continue reading “China Censors Bible, God, Christ from Children’s Classic Stories”
Major churches in china now have government installed surveillance camera to monitor all their activities, one of the churches had 28 high-definition surveillance cameras, including six above the podium and four at the entrance.
Pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship from Hawaii, Wayne Cordeiro talked on how persecution has made the Faith of the Chinese stronger.
According to research, the economy trade between China and Africa has dramatically increased since 2014 where Billions of dollars has been loan from China to Africa including direct investment.
As churches prepare to print the New year calendar, a local printer told the church that they cannot are prohibited to print faith based calendars which was banned by the government.
Persecution in China for few months now is becoming dangerous more and more with different strategies by the government in a bid to stop Christian activities which they believed to be an anti-government faith.
Christian symbols in various homes are now being forcefully destroyed and replaced with posters of Mao Ze Dong and President Xi Jinping.
The direct contradiction of President Xi Jinping policy found in the first commandment has made the Chinese government to order its removal. The commandant says “You shall have no other gods before me, says the Lord.”
As the latest crackdown of Christians continues in China, the official has invaded another underground church third time this season.
As reported by South China Morning Post that 60 police officers and officials stormed Rongguili Church in Guangzhou last week during a children’s Bible class. Continue reading “[NEWS] Another Underground Church Shutdown as the China Crackdown Continues.”
Over 100 members were detained along with Pastor Wang Yi of the early Rain Covenant Church in China.
The Pastors home was raided according to an assistant deacon, Zhang Guoqing. “His home was ransacked. It was a mess,” Zhang said. “The police said our church is an illegal organization and we cannot attend any more gatherings from now on.” Continue reading “[NEWS] Over 100 Christians Detained in China as Pastor Challenges the authority.”
After the Regulation of Religious Affairs in China, there have been several attacks on religious meetings, arrest of many pastors and destruction of worship centers by the Chinese government through the Department in Charge of Religion.