The crackdown on Christians in China is fueling growth in the underground church, according to reports from inside the country.
A crack down throughout China over the last few weeks has shut down several remaining official churches. More than 42 official state-run churches have been shut down over two weeks, in Yugan county. However, the same thing has been experienced all over the country and now Christians in China have no other place to go, but illegal underground house churches.
Many of the new Christians attending these meetings do not have Bibles – it is very difficult for new believers to get access to Bibles.
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“I am concerned,” came one text message this morning. “Our house cannot fit any more people. We keep splitting up into smaller groups and sending people to new homes, but each group continues to grow every week. I can’t fit any more people in my home.”
This text came from a Christian with a family that has small children. If the police find out that they are holding Christian meetings in their home, the Chinese government will send the police to arrest everyone in the home, leaving the children without their parents.
The crackdowns are leading to explosive church growth in China, but it also comes with new risks.
There is a risk for every family.
Please continue to pray for the growing church in China during this challenging time and for the believers that are leading these new house churches.