Communist gov't isn't too kind to Christian community

Friday, July 20, 2018
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

China (PRC)A group that exists to build, to bandage, and to defend the suffering Body of Jesus is asking for prayer for Christians in China as the government continues its crackdown on house churches.

International Christian Concern (ICC) reports that Zion Church, the largest house church in Beijing with about 1,500 congregants on eight campuses throughout the city, recently became a prime target of the Communist government. Earlier this month, a group employed by local authorities blockaded one of the campuses, preventing church members from entering the third floor, where the campus is located, and hurling insults and threats at the Christians, calling their faith a cult.

ICC's Gina Goh says because of this crackdown, Zion Church may not be able to meet in large groups anymore.

"I think under the current circumstances it's just very difficult for them to gather together as a big body," she tells OneNewsNow. "I think they have to really react to this by breaking themselves into really tiny groups, or they have to constantly change locations to avoid surveillance."

Goh says the Chinese government wants to force these types of churches to make a choice: "You need to either register with a state-sanctioned church locally, or you just cannot meet; otherwise, we are going to find you." 

Christians in China are in need of prayer as they continue standing firm in their faith.

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