God forbid

Hard-line Chinese President Xi Jinping is bedeviling Christians and cracking down on their churches

Posted: August 11, 2018 at 2:16 a.m.

Chinese calligraphy that reads “All nations belong to the Lord arising to shine” at left and “Jesus’s salvation spreads to the whole world” at right are displayed below a crucifix in a house church shut down by authorities near the city of Nanyang in central China’s Henan province.

The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true -- a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers.

The Rev. Jin Minri at the Zion Church in Beijing, China, says that after he refused local authorities’ request to install surveillance cameras inside ...

This demolished house church, one of hundreds destroyed by area governments, is seen in the city of Zhengzhou in central China’s Henan province.

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