China demolishes church, removes crosses as Christians worship at home
The Chinese communist government continued its campaign against Christianity during the coronavirus outbreak and destroyed several crosses and one church while people were on lockdown.
On March 13, a church in Guoyang County, Anhui Province saw its cross removed by authorities. A video shared by the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness documented the moment when the crane removed the red cross from the church's rooftop.
With the tragedy and vengeance of the Wuhan virus still enveloping this world, despite my utter contempt for the Chinese government, I can only surmise this virus is used by God to repent for both the believers and the unsaved.
They can destroy all the buildings and other physical objects they want but the Word of the Lord stands forever. He is ever on the throne and his kingdom shall have no end! To Christ be the Glory now and forever! Amen!
For one thing it is an offence because it says to men and women that they are sinners before a holy God, condemned already and bound for hell justly; and that the Son of God has made a way of salvation by being a substitute, bearing sins in his own body on the tree, paying the price of sin, redeeming by his own blood, the blood of God the Creator.
For another thing, it is an offence because it demands the sinner must die to sin. He must see that sin is evil and hate it. He must be willing to bow before the Almighty and die to his old way of life, living only for Jesus and righteousness. He may only receive the new life in Jesus if he firstly accepts death of the old life.
These are the two steps into the kingdom of God: Repentance and Faith.
Miss out either of them, and you have a false gospel which cannot save. But praise God, when the Spirit is working a work in the heart of a sinner, he works both repentance and faith, nothing missing. This is why every Christian is repentant and believing; it is a work of God, not of himself. This is also why his salvation is assured, and God will complete it.