As China continues to hunt down and arrest members of a house church in Sichuan Province, many of the 100 or more Christians arrested reportedly pledged in advance to persevere even until death.
Gina Goh, Southeast Asia regional manager for International Christian Concern, said many leaders of Autumn Rain Covenant Church -- also translated by some as Early Rain Covenant Church -- counted the cost and pledged faithfulness in advance of arrests at homes, workplaces and on the streets that have continued since Dec. 9.
"I think a lesson we can learn from them is they continue to say that, 'No matter what may come, we will continue to serve the Lord. We will continue to stand strong in our faith,'" Goh told Baptist Press today (Dec. 11). "As was demonstrated in this church, ... their pastor, a lot of elders, actually wrote letters to their congregation saying that, 'We will not bend, even if it means...
Good question, Me, and thank you for asking me to be plain. The real YIA is our brother. But the last poster using that name was not quite the same. My fear, and let me ask you to pray with me, is that the real YIA has been arrested, and another has taken his place. The last bout from the YIA poster was too pro-government. And YIA, back when he was his normal self, posted several weeks ago that SA is being blocked inside the PRC now.