A House Divided?

“According to a news release, Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is currently on a 10-day visit to China where he is meeting with government and church leaders in Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai.

When he learned about the devastating earthquake, Graham committed $150,000 to assist with the immediate disaster response. The relief organization is continuing to look for additional ways it can contribute to earthquake relief efforts.

According to the news release, Graham met with Elder Fu Xian-Wei, chairman of the Three Self Patriotic Movement, and Rev. Gao Feng, president of the China Christian Council, at the organizations’ national headquarters in Shanghai.” Excerpts from While in China, Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse Respond to Earthquake Destruction.. Assist News Service

While reading the above mentioned article I was somewhat perplexed when I saw that Graham was meeting with the chairman of the Three Self Patriotic Movement….. Anyone who keeps up with the persecution of the underground Christian church in China will not be deceived for the Three Self Patriotic Movement is not only the state church in China, but the very source of the persecution.


To help understand the ties above one must consider the statements made from Franklin Graham to reporters Friday during a visit to Beijing for meetings with the Communist Party-controlled Protestant church movement. Source The Christian Post

While some Christian groups have said they plan to proselytize during the August games, Graham said he was against that because Chinese law does not permit such actions.

“I would not support any illegal activity at all,” Graham said.

Brother Graham may fair better if he went to China as nothing more than a philanthropist and leave the evangelism to those who are willing to lay down their life for the cause of the gospel.

Those in the underground church are doing so, unabashedly everyday. Remember to pray for them daily.


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