China's House Churches Continue Growing in Face of Persecution
When Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang officially take over as the president and the premier of China in March next year, will anything change for that country's millions of Christians who are part of the house church movement? This question, which many are asking, must not overlook China's political system.
While the names of the new leaders were officially announced this month, the succession actually began five years ago when Xi and Li were anointed as Hu Jintao's and Wen Jiabao's successors respectively. They were groomed all these years to become the top leaders of the world's second-most-powerful country.
There is little room for anything significant to happen suddenly in China's politics. What is expected most from a new leadership is to maintain the continuity, while all major policy changesâ€”with long-term planningâ€”are made by consensus. Therefore, no individual has the power to take a major...
Gil and some other IHCCers went to China some decades back, and it did make a lasting impression on him. They never said anything about the government, but just spoke about being Christian. I --think-- the most recent sermon that he mentioned his experience there was, God's Sovereignty Over Rulers & Nations.
But while I'm happy to see that our Government made the Chinese Government unhappy about mentioning Tibet, I hope the U.S., will push for freedom of Religion in all parts of China.
See what's happening to the underground church in china? It's happening in underground churches throughout Asia, parts of Europe, and Africa . Eventually that same persecution is gonna come to us here in America