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Chinese authorities demolish Christian mega-church sparking fears of religious persecution

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  • Chinese authorities demolish Christian mega-church sparking fears of religious persecution

    BEIJING (AP) Authorities in northern China's coal country this week demolished a well-known Christian mega-church, underscoring long-standing tensions between religious groups and the officially atheistic Communist Party.

    Witnesses and overseas activists say paramilitary People's Armed Police forces used excavators and dynamite on Tuesday to destroy the Golden Lampstand Church in the city of Linfen in Shanxi province.

    ChinaAid, a U.S.-based Christian advocacy group, said local authorities planted explosives in an underground worship hall to demolish the building, which was built with nearly $3 million in contributions from local worshippers in one of China's poorest regions.

    Throughout its history, persecution of the Church lent itself to more people becoming members of the Body of Christ. May it continue to be so.
    Tall Timbers, Imperfect but forgiven

    3 trees

  • #2
    Yes, amen.
    1 Thessalonians 5:4 (New International Version)

    4But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.


    • #3
      Amen indeed...


      • #4
        No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn... Isaiah 54.17

        A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
        Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
        Psalm 91:7-8

        What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
        Romans 8:31


        • #5
          Always so awesome to read and hear about this taking place. More people turn toward Christ amid such events.
          Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10


          • #6
            any connection to charlatan Joseph Prince