Skip to content ↓

This is the Church in China

This is the church in China

While in China last week, we met a local church pastor and took the opportunity to visit him. We did it on the train where we could speak with him discreetly. This is the church in China.

https://youtu.be/SXW1mz9KK4M

Transcript

Q: What’s the danger of being identified?

A: I would be, I’m afraid that if like some people used this video and showed it to the government saying that this guy is saying bad words of our country, then I will get into trouble.

So, in my opinion, it’s very difficult to have a big picture of the churches in China because we are hidden and there is no public website, no public agenda, so people don’t know each other and we don’t know what other churches are doing. But from my point of view, like I don’t think it’s as good as what the western friends think.

There’s a lot of prosperity gospel thing and there’s also a lot of people using Christianity as a way to earn money, to sell his own products like spiritual water, drink and cure every disease. And, there are also many house churches. They are faithful to the Bible, but they don’t know how to lead, to disciple, to do church different between membership. So, yes, I would say it’s very complicated. We always have a mindset of spiritual battle. So, like, for me, I’m a pastor, so for me, every Sunday when I prepare the sermon, I would probably think it’s probably, it’s the last sermon I can preach to this congregation because I don’t know what will happen or something. A policeman will come in and ask us to dismiss or arrest me, I don’t know. So, I prepare every sermon as a battle.

The believers are prepared to face all kinds of challenges, discomforts, or difficulties because of the faith.


  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (February 27)

    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.