A voice for persecuted Christians says China's Communist Party officials don't understand what they’re dealing with when they oppress believers.
OneNewsNow has reported on China's various attacks against Christians and the Church over the years. Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs notes the persecution in the past was prevalent in one province, but not so much in a neighboring area.
"That's no longer the case," he laments. “This is coming from the national government, and it's true everywhere in China, that the Communist Party, the Communist leaders, want to control the hearts and minds of the people, and they see following Christ as a direct threat to their ability to do that."
Uyghur Muslims and Buddists face the same crackdown.
For Christians it means their churches are demolished and their crosses are torn down; some are required to sing songs of praise to the Communist government, and pastors and church members have been imprisoned and tortured. But in spite of that, Nettleton says Christ's Kingdom will prevail.
"It's going to advance in China regardless of what the Communist Party says," he asserts. "Our Christian brothers and sisters are adapting, and one of the things that they have and ... encourage us in is they recognize the fact that following Christ carries a price tag, and they're willing to pay that price."
Bob Fu experienced the same type of persecution before he was able to escape to America and launch his own ministry, ChinaAid, based in Midland, Texas.