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China’s underground churches thrive despite government disapproval
Fresno Bee ^ | 07/03/2013 | Anna Orso

Posted on 07/04/2013 4:18:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 07/04/2013 4:26:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

SHANGHAI — In a trendy coffee shop in Shanghai’s glittering financial district, five people cram into a tiny, dimly lit back room with two tables. By day, these five are white-collar workers, eagerly climbing the corporate ladder as China’s economy booms. By night, once a week, they’re huddled over their Bibles.


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TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: china; church; undergroundchurch

1 posted on 07/04/2013 4:18:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
This is Joseph Cardinal Kung who spent many years as a prisoner in Red China.
He died in exile in the United States ever praying for his flock in China.


2 posted on 07/04/2013 5:13:31 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

some estimate ten percent of China is now Christian...


3 posted on 07/04/2013 7:02:55 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am pleased to see Chinese people learn about and follow Christ. I wish more of our own followed that mentality.
I can see a lot of benefit in the smaller churches. Smaller churches can breed stronger ties. You can easily connect to everyone and pour into their lives and have them pour into you(like discipleship). Sometimes in larger churches, people feel unnoticed. Like if they were to leave, it wouldn’t be a big deal. No one should ever feel like that.


4 posted on 07/04/2013 7:33:55 PM PDT by NullPointerException
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To: NullPointerException

RE: Smaller churches can breed stronger ties.

I am inclined to believe that smaller house churches were the original New Testament model.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 4:16:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep,

Philemon 1 Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,

To Philemon our beloved fellow worker 2 and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house:


6 posted on 07/05/2013 9:18:40 AM PDT by bkaycee (John 3:16)
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