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According to recent reports from the U.S.-based advocacy organization, International Christian Concern, communist authorities in China have removed all the belongings of a house church in China’s Chongqing municipality. Just days earlier during the Sunday worship service the authorities raided the same house church, sent the members home and sealed the church. More than 30 officials, including local police, came with trucks and took away all the belongings, including chairs and books, at Mount Olive Church last Wednesday. Pastor Zhu Dong and several leaders were said to have been brought to the police station.
China Aid suspects that the recent crackdown against house churches, which targets reformed churches in particular, could be a move in celebration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. The Chinese government also continued its campaign against Christianity during the country’s coronavirus outbreak by destroying crosses and demolishing a church while people were on lockdown. On February 28, authorities raided the Chongqing Living Fountain Church during one of its Sunday services and arrested two Christians, one of whom preached that day. According to China Aid, officers confiscated a computer belonging to the church and told those attending the service not to come on the church grounds again because the church is not registered and that there is the potential risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.
Open Doors USA, which monitors persecution in over 60 countries, estimates that there are about 97 million Christians in China, a large percentage of whom worship in what China considers to be “illegal” and unregistered underground house churches. China is ranked as the 17th worst country in the world when it comes to the persecution of Christians, according to Open Doors USA’s 2021 World Watch List. Earlier this year, the U.S. State Department declared the Chinese government’s treatment and mass detainment of Uighur and other ethnic groups in Western China to be genocide. Researchers found that China continued to have “the highest score on the Government Restrictions Index out of all 198 countries and territories in the study.”
At this time of the year when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, our brethren in China can be reminded that our Lord and Savior is not dead but alive and alive forever. He is creator, and at His name every knee will bow. By so doing, they can console themselves in the fact that the devil is a defeated foe. Jesus said, “…I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Mt. 16:18). Let us continue to pray for our brethren in China that they may be reminded of this truth at this time and continue to take their stand for the Lord. Amen!
HAPPY RESURECTION DAY!
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
- HEALING & DELIVERANCE SUNDAY
- LUNCH HOUR HOTLINE/PRAYER
- Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Lunch Hour Hotline
- 5:30 p.m. – Prayer
- HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
- Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
- NEXT SUNDAY
- Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
- Leadership Training Seminar Part ll, 5:30 p.m.
- Board Meeting cancelled
Apostle Edghill and Pastor Emily, along with the entire F.E.A. family, express our deepest condolences to the family of Sis. Monique Augustus on her passing Thursday afternoon. May God comfort and strengthen you in this difficult hour.
THE YEAR OF ADVANCEMENT
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