Wednesday, August 20, 2008

China, the Olympics and the Bible

A Commentary on China and its (in)tolerance of Christianity. Persecution enables church growth? Who would have thunk it ?

"During the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and '70s, all religious activity -- including the possession of Bibles -- was banned in China. The Three-Self Patriotic Church was terminated, despite promises by church leaders to remain "patriotic." Christian activities were driven underground into house churches and, much like the early church under Roman persecution, this underground church movement thrived despite persecution. The more repressive the government became, the more the church grew."

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