Another government-approved Protestant church in Henan fell victim to the authorities’ religious persecution: it was reduced to ruins in just over ten minutes.
United Front Work Department dangles money, corrupt business deals as bait to lure underground Catholics into joining the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.
CCP is tightening the purse strings on Three-Self churches by forcing them to deposit their money, i.e., Christians’ tithes, into government-controlled bank accounts.
Authorities are coming up with absurd reasons for taking away Christians’ ability to worship and preach. The new one is the age of preachers.
Authorities in China’s Henan Province are taking over churches and turning them into theaters, game rooms, and other types of entertainment venues.
Continuing the pattern in China’s Northeast, believers arrested, forced to sign anti-religious pledges, for daring to meet in believer’s home.
Pressure is increasing on independent pastors and their communities to join the state-controlled protestant church.
House churches in Shandong are having their power and water cut off and their doors blockaded for refusing to join the state-sanctioned Protestant church.
In a “sinicization” move bordering on farce, authorities force a church to delete one commandment from the fundamental law of Judaism and Christianity.