‘San Diego, CA… the epitome of communist China’

 

China Crackdown Hits House Churches Hard– The Christian Post

Anyone who keeps up with the church in China knows that there is a Christian Protestant Church which is endorsed by the Chinese government and is called the the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China. The T.S.P.M. is not a denomination, and denominational distinctions do not exist within the organization. Pastors are trained at one of only thirteen officially sanctioned seminaries. If you want to attend church without fear of retribution, the T.S.P.M. is ones only option.

Although the Three-Self Patriotic Movement is not the only church in China. Small ‘House Churches’ have flourished for years and proven to be the true  source of spiritual light in China. These unregistered ‘house churches’ have also been the recipients of regular and systematic persecution at the hand of the T.S.P.M. and the Communist Party of China.

Just before the 2008- Summer Olympics in Beijing ‘house churches’ across China were hit by a wave of arrests and detentions. Church members and pastors were arrested, says China Aid Association, the leading support group for China’s persecuted Christians. Read the above article by The Christian Post.

The article goes on to say….

“House church meetings have been disbanded and a number of Christians have been arrested, including two Christians in Xinjiang province who were charged with being “separatists.” Throughout the province, officials have posted signs asking citizens to report any “evil cult activity,” a label which encompasses house churches.”

“Such biased behavior is a reminder of the irrational prejudice the CPC (Communist Party of China) holds against house church members who want nothing more than to have true religious freedom…,” the group said

 

On May 21, 2009 we saw college students were met with opposition and some were incarcerated for sharing the gospel of Christ in Dayton, OH. Yes, Dayton, OH. read the article below….

Dayton, Ohio… the epitome of communist Romania

This week we see the same spirit knocking on the home of a San Diego pastor and his wife who were having weekly Bible study in their home. It is a spirit of anti-Christ and is becoming more vehement with each passing day.

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County puts kibosh on home Bible study

Allie Martin – OneNewsNow – 5/28/2009 1:40:00 PM

A San Diego pastor says county officials have told him he needs a permit to host a weekly Bible study in his home.

Pastor David Jones and his wife, Mary, were hosting the weekly study near their church, when they say they were visited by a county code enforcement officer. According to Dean Broyles, an attorney for the Joneses, the county official asked the pastor if they hosted a regular weekly meeting in their home, and if they prayed and said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord” at those meetings.
After replying in the affirmative to those inquiries, a subsequent citation notified the couple they were in violation of county regulations, should stop “religious assembly,” and needed to apply for a “major use” permit to continue the gatherings — a process that could cost several thousands of dollars.
Jones, his wife, and their attorney, Dean Broyles, were interviewed on the Fox News Channel. Broyles says the couple’s rights have been violated.
“The government may not prohibit the free exercise of religion,” says the attorney. “And I believe that our Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves if they saw that here in the year 2009 that a pastor and his wife are being told that they can’t have a simple Bible study in their own home.”
The American Family Association has launched an online petition drive related to the incident, asking the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to immediately stop interfering with the rights of individuals to hold Bible studies in their homes.
Jones and his wife say they will continue to challenge the county’s policy. About 15 people attend the weekly meetings. One News Now

Article posted in its entirety from One News Now.

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With the unleashing of this anti-Christ spirit it should be apparent to those of us who know the word of God, that His Word is true, and from a prophetic perspective, it is truer still with each passing day. The very word to His disciples….

“But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.” Matt. 10

On March 26, 2009 I posted an article titled ‘the suppression of light’ Please consider it and you shall see what stage we are presently living in. There is another that shall follow. Many of our brothers and sisters in China are living at this level today.

Pray for them, that God will under-gird them as they live and serve Him.

malachi

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1 Comment

  1. The spirit of oppression and bondage which has persecuted the church in other countries now has found an opening into our country. In some ways I feel like we did not take this spirit seriously enough to wage a strong prayer war to stop this evil from coming here. This demon spirit seemed far away and somehow we let down our defenses. The consequence is what we see now happening in America as our precious freedoms are being re-written and changed. And I still don’t think the church is doing all that it can to hinder this spirit. Imagine if we guarded the hours of the day and night with prayer warriors all over this country, praying and fasting with trust and determination! Imagine if we really believed that prayers reached the throne of God. And finally, imagine what we could do if we really believed that the return of Christ is imminent.

    May God give us a revelation of the times and the wisdom to keep watch as he gets ready to bring his church home.


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