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China rounds up worshippers from underground church (not "sanctioned" by Communist authorities)
Telegraph UK ^ | April 18, 2011

Posted on 04/18/2011 2:52:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

....Mr Fu said 47 Shouwang members who tried to worship in an open-air public space on Sunday were detained and all the church's pastors and leaders were put under house arrest or in detention. In an earlier statement, Mr Fu said some church members had lost their homes or jobs amid an official campaign to shut down the church.

While China's Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, Christians are required to worship in churches run by state-controlled organisations, the Three-Self Patriotic Movement for Protestants and the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association for Catholics.

However, more than 60 million Christians are believed to worship in unregistered "house" churches, compared to about 20 million in the state churches, according to scholars and church activists. The growth of house churches has accelerated in recent years, producing larger congregations that are far more conspicuous than the small groups of friends and neighbours that used to worship in private homes that gave the movement its name.

Their expansion and growing influence have unsettled China's rulers, always suspicious of any independent social group that could challenge Communist authority.

Shouwang members have for years been at odds with Beijing officials over their right to worship. Tensions escalated earlier this month when the church was evicted from its usual rented place of worship, a Beijing restaurant. Church leaders decided to temporarily hold services in a public space, prompting police to tape off the area and detain anyone who showed up to take part, with nearly 200 people kept at a local school for several hours.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: china; communism; religion; worship

1 posted on 04/18/2011 2:52:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Chinese government fears the LORD the same way Pharaoh did.


2 posted on 04/18/2011 2:54:55 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102
THE GOD OF ISRAEL IS IN CHARGE !

Saturday, March 19, 2011 10:01:54 AM · 29 of 34

American Constitutionalist to Iam1ru1-2

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not onto your own understanding.


China is not the Great Tiger that the world sees.

Inspite of what the world powers say !

Inspite of what Obama and his administration says !

Inspite of what George Soros says !

Inspite of what the New World Order people say !


THE GOD OF ISRAEL IS ON HIS THRONE AND HE IS IN CONTROL AND IS IN CHARGE !

China is NOT ! the Great Tiger that the world sees !

China is nothing but a paper tiger.

The days are coming !

The communist government of China will be split into two , cut in half and there will be a civil war in China that the world will be astonished to see that will happen over night, for the GOD of Israel will cause it to accelerate and been seen at neck break speed.

The world will be astonished and see the arm of the GOD of Israel in action and in power.

The GOD of Israel WILL ! show his power and might !

China's government will be split into two and the Gospel of Jesus Christ WILL be preached openly and freely in China for the God of Israel WILL ! open the door for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in China and he will come to the rescue of HIS persecuted people in China.


THOU SHALT NOT TOUCH THE LORD'S ANOINTED ONES ! HIS ISRAEL AND HIS BODY ( THE CHURCH ).

The cry for the Gospel to be preached in China will be heard around the world.


THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT OF CHINA DAYS ARE NUMBERED !
THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT OF CHINA DAYS ARE NUMBERED !
THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT OF CHINA DAYS ARE NUMBERED !
THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT OF CHINA DAYS ARE NUMBERED !
THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT OF CHINA DAYS ARE NUMBERED !
THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT OF CHINA DAYS ARE NUMBERED !
THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT OF CHINA DAYS ARE NUMBERED !

China is a " Failed State " ....
3 posted on 04/18/2011 3:47:46 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

To the underground Church in China (and the invisible Church everywhere else):

“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.” - John 15:18


4 posted on 04/18/2011 5:20:40 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Heavenly Father

Grant that the family of Christians may withstand the attacks of the forces of evil. We ask it in the Holy Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.


5 posted on 04/18/2011 5:35:16 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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