Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Church in China

Perhaps it is an appropriate time, as we prepare to head off to our various Sunday gatherings, to remember how easy we have it (though not necessarily "how fortunate we are"). This morning in China, a house church which was forced to relocate was preempted by the Chinese government. Their minister was placed under house arrest, the area where they planned to meet was taped off, and any members who arrived were detained.

A church member who went to the gathering spot for services and managed to evade police told The Associated Press that about 200 people were taken away and were being held at a local school. Their cellphones were confiscated, said the man, who would give only his English name, Kane, for fear of police reprisals.

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