Police Detain 9 Christians, Send Two to Labor Camp for Holding Free Medical Clinics & Evangelizing
Nine Christians providing medical services in rural areas of Inner Mongolia were detained by local police who also confiscated medical equipment and sentenced two of the Christians to labor camp.
On July 26, six Christians set out from the city of Tongliao in Inner Mongolia for rural parts of the autonomous region, stopping in places such as Jarud Banner, Tuquan County in Hinggan League, and the village of Shumugou, in Alide Sumu (township), in the Horqin Right Front Banner, where they held free medical clinics and evangelized among those who came for medical attention....
This is an interesting problem. I have no problems Christians rendering medical aid. Christ and the apostles did it to prove their divine mission. However, the apostolic age is over. What is done out of compassion or bribing people to join your sect? This has to be taken into consideration.
So, even though these people may have doing the wrong things for the right reasons -- if they are Christians they are going to have to expect persecution.
1 Peter 3 15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; 16 and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.---NASB