Amazing Story About Chinese Underground Churches
Pastor Wayne Cordeiro of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii shared his personal accounts about his visit to China. He admired the authenticity, fervor, and passion of Chinese Christians standing to their faith even being faced with strong persecution from Chinese authorities. Pastor Cordeiro also had the chance to compare and share his observations about Churches in America and that of the Chinese Churches. Do you want to know the huge differences? Watch the video below!
Pastor Cordeiro went to Hunan Province to train church leaders. There were 22 attendees and many of whom rode by train 13 hours to get to the event. This gathering was held secretly in a hotel room. They all sat on a hardwood floor as he taught all day long, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with no air-condition! Are you able to withstand such?
Wayne Cordeiro and the Chinese Underground Churches
Chinese Churches Compared American
“You guys rode a train for 13 hours to get here. In my country, if you’ve got to drive more than an hour, people don’t come. You sat on a wooden floor for three days. In my country, if people have to sit more than 40 minutes, they leave. You sat not only here for three days on a hard wooden floor, but you did it without air conditioning. In my country, if it’s not padded pews and air conditioning, people don’t often come back,” he continued. “In my country, we have an average of two Bibles per family. We don’t read any of them. You hardly have any Bibles, and you memorize them from pieces of paper.” – Pastor Wayne Cordeiro
In China, they’re closing churches, jailing pastors – and even rewriting scripture
In late October, the pastor of one of China’s best-known underground churches asked this of his congregation: had they successfully spread the gospel throughout their city? “If tomorrow morning the Early Rain Covenant Church suddenly disappeared from the city of Chengdu, if each of us vanished into thin air, would this city be any different? Would anyone miss us?” said Wang Yi, leaning over his pulpit and pausing to let the question weigh on his audience. “I don’t know.” Click Here to continue reading
China’s underground churches head for cover as crackdown closes in
To avoid becoming targets in a ramped-up government campaign, many “house” congregations are meeting in smaller groups in person and online. Enoch, a 22-year-old Christian in southern China, remembers when he could pray in front of a cross. The church he attends every week, housed in a flat in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, used to have a door plate bearing its name, a cross on the front wall and rows of chairs in the living room. Continue reading
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