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April 07, 2005

China Still a Dangerous Place for Christians

Having visited Beijing twice in the last year and observed the emerging freedoms that the Chinese people are enjoying, particularly on the economic front, it is sobering to read of continuing religious persecution. Eric at Evangelical Underground relates news of the beating death of a Chinese Christian woman for distributing Christian literature.

Open trade with China is a great way for Christian influence to spread, since Communist officials now allow Westerners more and more freedom to interact with the people. But access and leverage must be used to assure more religious freedom and a crackdown on the persecution of Christians. .

Posted by Jim at April 7, 2005 06:43 AM

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Jim, I think you've hit the nail on the head. From the elder President Bush through his two predecessors, we have heard about the need for China to liberalize through economic development first. All this has succeeded in doing so far is enriching some of the Chinese elite and the Chinese Communist Party. Political reform and religious freedom have not followed. I think it's time to re-assess the effectiveness of our approach. This is my polite way of expressing this.

Posted by: Mark Sides at April 7, 2005 08:20 AM

I know that God is at work as always. However, the persecution seems to be coming in a very different way. It is a silent persecution. It would seem
that many (I will not say all)of the Christians are becoming silent. We are doing the same things as the sinners of the world. They watch any and every movie that comes out we watch any and every movie that comes out. Guys OF the world joke about homosexuality and we, as Christians, do the same. I just wonder what the Maker of All thinks of this. In Luke 5:48NIV he tells us that Jesus said, "Be perfect, therefore, as your Father is perfect." I know that I have just talked about surface things, but as Christians I know that we
are called to a higher standard. I Peter 2:9 says, "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." Let us strive with all that is within us to live pure and holy lives. Only then will we be able to see what we must do for the cause of Christ.

Posted by: Mitchell Andersen at January 14, 2006 04:32 PM