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FRONT PAGE  |  9/18/2019
SUNDAY, DEC 24, 2017  |  18 comments
Christmas in China
As Christmas arrived, it seemed that Wang Yi’s church might not be able to hold a service. This was usually the high point of the year and a key chance to recruit followers; many Chinese are curious about the Western holiday but don’t really understand it—who is the fat guy in the red suit, and what does it have to do with Jesus? The Christmas service was an opportunity for the congregation to invite friends to a fun evening, and maybe win over a few people. Usually these services were so popular that Early Rain rented out a ballroom. But this year, every time they booked a hotel’s ballroom, they got a call an hour later from the manager apologetically backing out—clearly the result of government pressure. I began to wonder if it had all been too much: the seminary, the expansion plans, and linking up with other Reformed churches. ...

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News Item12/28/17 2:58 AM
Connor7  Find all comments by Connor7
Yikes, I meant to say "Thank you for posting that, IE "'

News Item12/27/17 9:49 PM
Connor7  Find all comments by Connor7
Thanks for posting that Dr. Tim. Youth in Asia, I know $$$ is a factor in Bible Colleges, it was for mine, and I just want to let you know that BJU is expensive, I think ICR's School of Biblical Apologetics is a good price if you were to get a graduate's degree, I think it would come up to $40,000

here's a link for that:

I plan to take their Origins Matter course and their Creationist Worldview course in the future. But I think if you purchase Ligonier Connect, you would learn good theology, I plan to buy it in 2019. it's like $90, here's a link:


News Item12/26/17 6:59 AM
Ignominious Emirakan | list grist  Find all comments by Ignominious Emirakan
Connor7 wrote:
if you want a list of good colleges, I think AIG has a list on their website, I'll try to post it later
To start -

 Word of Life Bible Institute
 ICR: School of Biblical Apologetics
 Jackson Hole Bible College
Arrowhead Bible College
Biblical Life Institute
Discover Creation Training Institute
Frontier School of the Bible
Front Range Bible Institute
New Tribes Bible Institute --
New Tribes Bible Institute
Southland Bible Institute
Tyndale Biblical Institute
 Appalachian Bible College
 Bob Jones University
 Bryan College
 Maranatha Baptist University
 Patrick Henry College
 Cedarville University
 Grace College
 Pensacola Christian College
 Shasta Bible College and Grad. School
 Crossroads Bible College
 Verity College Education
Boston Baptist College
Brookes Bible College
Calvary University
Clarks Summit University
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
Conservative Theological University
Crown College of the Bible
Dayspring Bible College
Emmaus Bible College

Fairhaven Baptist College
Faith Baptist Bible College


News Item12/26/17 2:05 AM
Connor7  Contact via emailFind all comments by Connor7
" I went under a bridge, and saw people selling pornography mags and DVDs, with kids passing by seeing all of this. Why has nobody try to stop them?" That's depravity right there, and people have a double dose of depravity here in California... children are exposed to pornography & filthy magazines, I mean lot's of stores has racks of filthy magazines right where you have to pay for the groceries, and kids see it!

It's just a vile land, it's spiritual warfare over here as well, pornography on people's t-shirts, and no one bats an eye, if you dare protect children from this stuff, you're considered a weirdo. It's completely upside down.

Well, I'll be praying for you as well, I think it's good to dream concerning the future and what to do, we'll see what the Lord has for you, if you want a list of good colleges, I think AIG has a list on their website, I'll try to post it later, gotta turn in for the night. God bless.


News Item12/25/17 2:34 PM
Chief of sinners | Mississippi  Find all comments by Chief of sinners
Praying earnestly for you Youth in Asia. You're not alone. The Lord will sustain you!
1 Kings 19:10-18

News Item12/25/17 12:51 PM
Youth in Asia | Asia  Find all comments by Youth in Asia

News Item12/25/17 10:19 AM
Sf from TX  Find all comments by Sf from TX
Praying the Lord's will be done in your life Youth in Asia. Sounds like the Lord, at the moment, has you in a Nineveh-a place greatly in need of the preaching of Christ.

News Item12/25/17 7:59 AM
Youth in Asia | Asia  Find all comments by Youth in Asia
thanks jim, i live the capital of hebei, what you said is very true. Many young people say that their grandmother or mother went to church, so you can see that once there was a revival, but it was lost in the latter generations.

News Item12/25/17 5:20 AM
jjm  Find all comments by jjm

but there are still places where God's ppl gather and I do hope that you will be sent to one.


News Item12/25/17 5:18 AM
jjm  Find all comments by jjm
from my five year experience here i have observed that there are very many ppl who claim to be believers but there seems to be very little of what would seem to be authentic. My impression is that there is a utilitarian faith that exists,a trying out God to see if he will meet felt needs rather than genuine love for God and his word. The trappings of the worst parts of easy beleivism and Arminianism is common and cults with strong female leaders are not too impossible to come across either.

News Item12/25/17 5:12 AM
jjm | justoutsidemayberry p.r.c.  Find all comments by jjm

i happen to be in China as well, in henan, where are u?


News Item12/25/17 4:46 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Sorry guys, but thank you for your answers. What I was really asking was, "What is this 'Merry Christmas' thing? What does it mean, 'Merry Christmas'? Why do people say, 'Merry Christmas'?

News Item12/24/17 5:26 PM
Youth in Asia | Asia  Contact via emailFind all comments by Youth in Asia
There is no church for me here, and lot's of spiritual warfare, I am encouraged a lot by listening to sermon audio. Especially Bob Jones University chapels. I think dreaming is good, and maybe someday i can study there! Merry Christmas to all!

News Item12/24/17 5:15 PM
Youth in Asia | Asia  Find all comments by Youth in Asia
Went for a walk yesterday morning, after reading something about how universities teachers receiving letter that they cannot celebrate Christmas. Made me think that it's Santa they are afraid of, but Jesus. On the street you can now see their new leader immortalized everywhere, with his slogans, made me think if people let you be their god, then why not? I went under a bridge, and saw people selling pornography mags and DVDs, with kids passing by seeing all of this. Why has nobody try to stop them? The reality of evil working hand in hand sunk in. But I stopped by the Protestant church, and they had performances, and later free lunch for thousands of people. How clearly the light shines in a dark place! To see so few, do so much, for Jesus, was encouraging.

News Item12/24/17 8:52 AM
Ignominious Emirakan | X act ly  Find all comments by Ignominious Emirakan
John UK wrote:
I've never understood the "merry Xmas" thing.
Meppn Xpistmac

Greek ish into English letters-
The "chi" of " Christ " is " x " of Greek

XP combine in symbols As " chirho "symbol seen in older carved pulpits for example.
Not a diss of Christ, but shorthand.

Similar to use of & for "and"
Saves time

Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. ... The "X" comes from the
Greek letter Chi,
which is the first letter of the Greek word
which in English is "Christ".

The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass.

¡Got more problems with mess of mass !


And , as is obvious from the course of Abia of John's dad- the word Tabernacled among us in Sept for Tabernacles-- but if one does simple math- that means
Would have been conceived around end of December -
So I will go with some of Spurgeon's irenic messages to use the time to point to the miracle
Jn1:"14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

Worth a bit of celebration any day
Wise men still seek Him!!


News Item12/24/17 7:31 AM
Bible Reader | FL  Find all comments by Bible Reader
I personally don’t mind “Merry Xmas”. Christ was never in a Mass! Catholics came up with Christmas for Christ Mass. The Lord Jesus a Christ was born in September, but Christmas is still a good opportunity to get out the gospel.

News Item12/24/17 6:59 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
Hi John, I think it's as simple as the reason why many write, "Happy Bday" for birthday, and that's just to save the time writing it out, not unlike lol, and rofl, etc. I suppose others, like Athiests, etc., do it with another reason in mind.

News Item12/24/17 3:47 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
I've never understood the "merry Xmas" thing.
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