Hong Kong Pastor Facing Prison Preaches the Sermon of His Life
Protestant Christians make up about 6 percent of the population in Hong Kong. Wary of Communist oversight, they have played a major role in the push for democracy over the past several years, spurred by their biblical convictions regarding social justice and their willingness to suffer for the cause, one leader told NPR amid the Umbrella Movement protests, which shut down streets in the city back in 2014.
âThe seeds of peaceful non-violent civil disobedience action have been planted deep in the heart of Hong Kong people,â Chu said in his testimony, which led some supporters to tears. âThis movement is an awakening of the civil spirit. âŠ Wellbeing, decency, and peace constitute our common dream. It is also the will of God. Let us strive to make it real for our city.â
Chu has served as a pastor in Hong Kong since 1974 and told the court about worrying that his ministry over the yearsâadvocating on...
It's fine to proclaim democracy and freedom - I occasionally preach against abortion outside Planned Parenthood - but in doing so, it is done subordinate to and in the context of the gospel, the person and work of Christ, of faith and repentance. The persecution Jesus is speaking about is that which is "on my account" (Matt. 5)