Skip to comments.Christians Form Human Shield Around Church in 'China's Jerusalem' After Demolition Threat
Posted on 04/06/2014 4:28:21 PM PDT by marshmallow
Christians have flocked to defend a church in eastern China after Communist Party officials claimed it was an "illegal construction" and announced plans to demolish it
Thousands of Chinese Christians have mounted an extraordinary, round-the-clock defence of a church in a city known as the 'Jerusalem of the East' after Communist Party officials threatened to bulldoze their place of worship.
In an episode that underlines the fierce and long-standing friction between China's officially atheist Communist Party and its rapidly growing Christian congregation, Bible-carrying believers this week flocked to the Sanjiang church in Wenzhou hoping to protect it from the bulldozers.
Their 24-hour guard began earlier this week when a demolition notice was plastered onto the newly-constructed church which worshippers say cost around 30 million yuan (£2.91 million) and almost six years to build.
Officials claimed the church had been built illegally and used red paint to daub the words: "Demolish" and "Illegal construction" onto its towering facade.
The threat triggered a furious reaction in Wenzhou, a booming port city known for its vibrant Christian community, said to be China's largest.
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Don’t expect the mass media to report what happens if the government cracks down on them.
God Bless those Christians.
Meanwhile, Christians in America wont go to the polls to vote.
I would expect that God places putting one’s self at risk for the truth of His Word above few other things.
Pray that their neighbors spread the word and the Word is spread.