Chinese police dynamite Christian megachurch

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/world/asia/china-church-dynamite.html?mc=adintl&mcid=keywee&mccr=intdesk&ad-keywords=IntlAudDev&kwp_0=659239&kwp_4=2342222&kwp_1=98704 1

Chinese police officers demolished one of the country’s largest evangelical churches this week, using heavy machinery and dynamite to raze the building where more than 50,000 Christians worshiped.

The Golden Lampstand Church in Shanxi Province was one of at least two Christian churches demolished by the authorities in recent weeks, part of what critics describe as a national effort to regulate spiritual life in China.

Under President Xi Jinping, the government has destroyed churches or removed their steeples and crosses as part of a campaign that reflects the Communist Party’s longstanding fear that Christianity, viewed as a Western philosophy, is a threat to the party’s authority.

Global Times, a state newspaper, described the building’s destruction as part of a “citywide campaign to remove illegal buildings,” and quoted an unidentified official as saying that the church had been “secretly” constructed without proper permits and was initially disguised as a warehouse.

Members of the megachurch, however, have previously clashed with the authorities, including in 2009 when the police confiscated Bibles and imprisoned several of the congregation’s leaders.

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“a campaign that reflects the Communist Party’s longstanding fear that Christianity, viewed as a Western philosophy, is a threat to the party’s authority.”

back to the bad old days for china?

“a national effort to regulate spiritual life in China.”

nwo blueprint is china..ive said it before..

401

~ by seeker401 on January 20, 2018.

2 Responses to “Chinese police dynamite Christian megachurch”

  1. well at least they didn’t end up like Koresh & his flock.

  2. Not very secret for a secret church. Big ole cross on a usual looking church building. Now there are actually private churches in hiding that are not as obvious. I am amazed the Chinese gov’t let this particular church building stand out in the neighborhood all the way through construction. There are also the Three-Self churches, which are Gov’t controlled and they teach about communism and how good it is, etc. There is no gospel, but there are Bibles and some have read the Bibles and come to understand the difference between the gov’ts lectures and the true gospel message in Christ.

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