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Police in China remove church´s
cross amid crackdown in region
with thousands of believers

Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:ketchuplover, 7/28/2014 12:42:17 AM

Beijing – Hundreds of police took down a church´s cross in eastern China early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity. Evangelist Qu Linuo, who belongs to another church, said hundreds of police showed up Monday at the Longgang Huai En Church in the city of Wenzhou and used a crane to remove the cross from its steeple. Qu said he and about 200 others had flocked to the church a few hours earlier to protect the church but peacefully made way for the police. (Snip) Officials have said they're only enforcing building codes although often they won't specify

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I just chatted with my text friend in China about this story. Although they do not have Google, he used a Chinese search engine to find the story. He says the story he read also says that the Chinese government is afraid that Christianity is growing too fast. No government can stop the Word of God. We´re marching toward the day when "every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/28/2014 1:03:05 AM     (No. 9942591)

Christianity is the most personally empowering belief there is. It´s between you and God and the State can´t do anything about it. Central Planners always want to eliminate it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hybernicus, 7/28/2014 1:38:24 AM     (No. 9942605)

No. 1 is correct. The Christian message is about empowerment. It is made possible by Jesus Christ. The first step is to repair the damage that we or others have done to ourselves through forgiveness, forgiving others and ourselves. Then learning correct principles that bring self reliance and happiness. No government can do this. Governments want dependence and enslavement. The US Founding Fathers knew all of this and constructed a government with checks and balances, Obama knows this too and is trying to fundamentally transform America by fighting its Constitution and it´s citizenry.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/28/2014 2:21:44 AM     (No. 9942629)

I hope the mega churches that have remained silent while Christianity is being wiped out remember the words of Rev. Martin Niemoller.

The silence is deafening.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JimS, 7/28/2014 5:57:00 AM     (No. 9942686)

Taking down crosses?
The Chinese are waaaayy late to the party on this.
Liberals, socialist Democrats, militant atheists, homeowner associations, and the federal government have been doing this in the US for years

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Reply 5 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/28/2014 7:37:14 AM     (No. 9942770)

Anyone ask themselves truthfully WHY the Christians and Jews ONLY are being targeted? Hello people???? Matthew 24 and Luke 21. Check it out. Stop listening to so many voices and FIND OUT for YOURSELVES for ONCE.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 7/28/2014 9:52:57 AM     (No. 9942936)

Sometimes we have to read between the lines. The only "church" buildings that exist in mainland China are those that are approved and monitored by the government. The reason for the crackdown is that there is a major revival going on in China. It is not western religion that threatens the government, but belief in Christ.

This is not about "Christianity" with all its buildings, robes, titles, and outward forms. Rather it is the more serious threat to totalitarian government of men and women turning their hearts to God, believing in Jesus Christ, and meeting together.

Most believers meetings in China don´t take place in "church" buildings, but in private homes. So long as each home meeting has less than 15 attending, they can fly under the police radar. There is much more to come...

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