The decision confirms that in Xi Jinping’s China independent house churches will not be tolerated.
Early Rain Covenant Church
To extract testimonies proving that the leader of Early Rain Covenant Church was subverting state power, believers were reported to have been tortured and drugged.
A house church preacher, Luo Yao, was detained after posting a message on social media calling to pray for the arrested Pastor Wang Yi.
Repeated arrests of believers from Early Rain Covenant Church continue. The details of the beating of one faithful woman illustrate the extent of the injustice.
Churches and pastors across China gave support to Early Rain Covenant Church, and now they are targeted by the state.
One of the most prominent Chinese house churches is raided by CCP, with at least 80 arrested.
Source: Asia News Date: June 6, 2018 On Monday, the police in Chengdu, Sichuan closed the Early Rain Covenant Church and detained its pastor Wang Yi, his wife, and a dozen preachers and worshipers. The church planned to hold a special prayer service that evening commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre,
Source: Christian Solidarity Worldwide Date: May 17, 2018 Christian Solidarity Worldwide reports that after a trial on 26 April, Pastor Su Tianfu from Living Stone Church in Guizhou Province was sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for two years, and six months’ residential surveillance. Despite several appeals, Pastor Su and the church’s other pastor, […]
Source: Guizhou petitioner Wang Shuying’s Twitter message:https://twitter.com/beiking8964 Date: May 15, 2018 On May 12, the Party police crushed the prayer gathering on the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake held by the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu. Over 100 church members were taken away by the police.