In August, Elder Zhu Longfei of Shunde’s Shengjia Church was detained, Guangzhou’s Huajing Church was banned, and Meizhou’s New Hope Church was raided and sealed.
A plan for church activities hardly includes anything Christian, and calls for studying and teaching the works of Marx and Xi Jinping, and the CCP official documents.
One year and ten months in jail was the penalty for holding a sign asking to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre with prayers.
The rental of premises where the service should be held on Sunday March 5 was cancelled on Saturday night, and the police prevented several believers from leaving home.
The door lock of Deputy Deacon Xiao Lubiao’s home was repeatedly damaged, and the police told them they should stay home on Sunday.
Inspired by Putin’s crackdown on “illegal” religion, Chinese authorities now claim that pastors they do not like are guilty of “extremism.”
As the banned Bloody Holy Spirit christian movement continues to be active in China, persecution intensifies.
Gao Heng asked to commemorate Tiananmen with prayer and repentance. He was told this is a criminal offense in China.
In Beijing, Jiangsu, and Guangxi local Shouters communities were forced to close. Several members remain in jail.