Mass arrests of Chinese megachurch members continue
Nearly 50 more members, including 11 kids, of a Chinese megachurch closed down by the communist government in December were arrested at two different venues last Sunday, a watchdog group has reported.
Following the closing of Chengduâ€™s Early Rain Covenant Church and the arrest of its pastor, Wang Yi, on Dec. 9 for "inciting subversion of state power,â€ť government actors are continuing to harass members of the congregation as they gather for worship inside of homes.
Youth in Asia wrote: to gain clicks, they call it a "Megachurch"... they are being persecuted not for the gospel, but because this Megachurch refuses to register with government. Why should a Megachurch with thousands of members not be registered?... Why not follow the biblical model...?
Psa 94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Psa 94:17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. Psa 94:18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up. Psa 94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. Psa 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? Psa 94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. Psa 94:22 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. Psa 94:23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.
Replying because some foolish person called me out:
I won't rejoice ever for any suffering, I hate even the concept of hell, even though it's 100% true and just. But go ahead slander me. Compare me to Euthanasia.
This article has nothing new, it's always one church, the Early rain church, yet to gain clicks, they call it a "Megachurch".
Why don't they make it clear, that they are being persecuted not for the gospel, but because this Megachurch refuses to register with government. Why should a Megachurch with thousands of members not be registered?
There are many small house churches who are not registered and are fellowshiping in peace. That is a fact. You get too big, you must register. Why are people rejoicing in a Megachurch? Why not follow the biblical model and split up? Have they forgotten to train men?
There are many 3 self churches who legally operate and preach faithfully. Try the Beijing Haidian Christian church, with it's international and local services.
And as far as persecution in the CCP, clearly you are allowed to leave the group. Why would any Christian be unequally yoked? Would you remain in your company who supports abortion, just for the free dental insurance? What does this say about your commitment to the Lord?
Quote; "The central committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has published revised regulations on disciplinary action that will strictly enforce the dismissal of party members who have religious faith"
"The regulations previously stated that party members who engineered, organized or exploited religious activities against party and state directives, policies and resolutions and undermined national unity and the party's organization were to be placed on probation within the party. But the revision means that such members will be dismissed from the party. Party members who only participate in religious activities were previously punished with a warning for a "minor offense"
"The new article 62 says that "ideological education shall be strengthened for those party members who have religious belief." If they fail to improve with the aid of the party, they shall be urged to resign. If they are unwilling to resign, they will be taken off the party's rolls. Articles 58 and 63 stipulate that "those who organize and participate in superstitious activities are given a sanction of expulsion from the party when the crimes are serious." www.ucanews.com/news/chinese-communist-party-targets-members-with-religious-beliefs/83313