Chinese Christians Focused On Sharing the Gospel Amid Patriotic Celebrations

The photo shows National Day fireworks from 2012. (Photo courtesy of Mk2010, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons)

In October, people throughout the People’s Republic of China raised flags and took time off work to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the country’s founding.

Meanwhile, the Chinese government continues its attempt to control every aspect of Chinese society, from business to entertainment. These include certain restrictions on video games and K-Pop bands.

Chinese Christians

This display of nationalism put Christians in a difficult spot, says Kurt Rovenstine with Bible for China. Believers in state-sanctioned churches want to love their neighbors, and also serve and proclaim the story of Jesus. “Even in the midst of this difficult political scenario, our partners and provincial leaders are saying, ‘We’re going to move forward. We’re going to do what we think we need to do to be obedient to the call that Christ has placed upon the church, while still living in this difficult political climate that we’re in.’”

Praise God for their faithfulness!

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Praise God for the faithfulness of Chinese Christians.
  • Pray Bibles for China’s new partnerships will strengthen the Chinese Church.