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'We Will Continue' -Persecuted Church in China Vows to Keep Gathering, Meet Christmas Day Despite Arrest of 100 Members

Leah Marieann Klett : Dec 18, 2018 : Gospel Herald

"Without repression, people may doubt about our religion. But when repression occurs, pastors and members' reactions will make people who don't believe realize the charm of Christianity." -Unidentified church member

(China)— [GospelHerald.com] Early Rain Covenant Church—China's largest underground church—has vowed to meet Christmas Day despite a recent crackdown which saw the arrest of 100 church members, including Pastor Wang Yi. (Photo: Worshippers from a prominent Protestant unofficial church in southwest China have vowed to keep meeting for religious services/South China Morning Post/via Gospel Herald)

A member of Early Rain Covenant Church in Sichuan who did not want to be identified told the BBC that despite Beijing's stepped-up crackdown on independent religious practice, the church will continue to operate.

"We will continue the gathering. The church is shut down so it's impossible to have a big gathering, but there will be small gatherings on Sunday and on Christmas Day"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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