Inhabitants of 'Bible desert' watered by God's Word

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Chinese Bible (CUV)From the midst of great persecution in China are emerging some amazing stories of how God's Word is impacting lives in that communist country.

As OneNewsNow has reported over the years, the Chinese government is cracking down on Christianity by closing down house churches and burning crosses and Bibles. Despite all that, an organization that helps to distribute Bibles to the underground church in the PRC says so many people are coming to Christ that they can hardly keep up with the need for God's Word.

"The more we send, the more they need," says Vernon Brewer, founder and CEO of World Help. "... Actually, when people hold the Bible for the first time, they take it door-to-door and read it to all of their neighbors or invite their neighbors to come to their house and they take turns reading aloud. And amazingly that's how many of these house churches are started: as a result of one Chinese believer with a copy of the Bible."

Brewer urges solidarity with Chinese Christians. "I think one of the things we can do as Christ-followers in America is realize that part of our family is being persecuted [and] they are suffering," he says, "and the greatest thing we can do is pray and provide Bibles."

World Help describes China as a "Bible desert" where many followers of Christ who live in remote, rural parts of the country have never even seen or held a Bible.

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