Here’s an interesting article about how the Chinese government seems to be conducting a coordinated plan to demolish protestant churches, although they are officially denying it.
“Communist officials in China have denied waging a “demolition campaign” against churches in the country’s most Christian regions, after reportedly ordering a dozen to be destroyed.
“The churches – in the eastern province of Zhejiang – are currently facing demolition or having their crosses removed, activists claim. Other churches are said to have been ordered to make themselves “less conspicuous” by turning their lights off at night.”
The article goes on to report that the Communist party seems to be uncomfortable with the current trend of growth among Christianity. For instance, in the province of Wenzhou, “more than one million of [its] nine million residents are thought to be practicing Protestants, according to some estimates.” Feng Zhili, who is the chairman of the ethnic and religious affairs committee in the wealthy coastal province of Zhejiang, said Christianity’s growth had been “too excessive and too haphazard.”
As always, we should remember to pray for our brothers and sisters in China, and we should rejoice that the gospel is working so powerfully there that the government of one of the largest nations in the world is uncomfortable with the way it is spreading. Our God is on the move.
You can read the rest of the article here.