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Archive for the 'House Church Movement' Category

-China Has a Plan to Eliminate House Churches?

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

                (Flag of the Chinese Communist Party:  Wikipedia) For over 40 years the Chinese communist authorities used everything and every tactic at their disposal to eliminate  illegal Christian groups meeting clandestinely in private homes.  They arrested the leaders and persecuted the families and yet the ‘house churches’ in China continued to grow exponentially. When the […]

-Chinese House Church Leader Sentenced to 2 Years in Labor Camp

Monday, August 1st, 2011

                                                 (Image via Wikipedia) Shi Enhao, deputy chairman of the Chinese House Church Alliance and an underground pastor, was sentenced this week to two years in a labor camp. He was charged with holding “illegal meetings and illegal organizing of venues for religious meetings”. Enhao was sentenced by Chinese authorities without a trial or access […]

-Scholar: China Notices Link Between Christianity and Economic Success?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

                                          (Flag of China via Wikipedia) The Chinese Communist authorities are all about controlling religion in their country particularly Christianity. They have noted the role that Christianity played in bringing down the Berlin Wall, Communist Poland,  and the Romanian despot and would like to avoid that outcome. However, one scholar says that the rulers have […]

-Chinese Authorities Block House Church Easter Services

Monday, April 25th, 2011

                                                    (Image via Wikipedia) The crackdown continues on a major house church in Beijing and dozens were arrested as the 1,000-member Shouwang Church attempted to hold Easter meetings outdoors. Chinese government officials evicted Shouwang from its previous place of worship in November and blocked the congregation recently from entering new facilities purchased with church funds. […]

-China: Major Crackdown Against Christian House Churches

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

                (Chinese Flag by BWJones via Flickr) BEIJING, CHINA (ANS): According to a recent report from China– “Chinese authorities last week launched a crackdown directed at Christians who belong to China’s huge network of unregistered house churches, calling a “cult” one of the fastest-growing populations of Christians in the world.” The Chinese government is rounding […]