Registration of Three-Self believers moves naturally to controlling what Christians read and hear in sermons, transforming churches into stealth Party branches.
With surveillance cameras watching donation boxes and mandatory deposits of donations in state accounts, the noose tightens around church activities.
A house church preacher, Luo Yao, was detained after posting a message on social media calling to pray for the arrested Pastor Wang Yi.
Under the pretext of urban renewal, authorities in Wenzhou city, in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang, cause destruction.
A woman confined to “legal education center” due to her Christian beliefs, recounts indoctrination, sleep deprivation, surveillance.
The Chinese government further uses the tentative agreement with the Vatican to force all underground churches to join state-approved ones.
Pressure is increasing on independent pastors and their communities to join the state-controlled protestant church.
The Church of Almighty God and its members routinely endure the most persecution from the Chinese government.
Churches and pastors across China gave support to Early Rain Covenant Church, and now they are targeted by the state.
Reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution, China mobilizes citizen spies, vigilantes to “maintain public order” and suppress religion.