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Xi thought, rebuilding an idol

From his first days as a president, Xi was often compared to Mao. Only months ago, he was elected ‘president for life’. Now he is going to push his own version of the Little Red Book, ‘Xi thought’. Why does this matter? “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era,” as it is officially known, is

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Pator Abel released!

On Tuesday we received the joyful news that pastor Abel Yang (Yang Hwa) was freed from prison. He spent two and a half years behind bars, facing torture, threats to his family and severe health issues. He is now back with his wife and son, although physically he is in a bad condition. In December 2015 pastor Abel Yang was

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Letter from the Office

Dear Friends, My position in the Back to Jerusalem USA office puts me in communication with many supporters of the BTJ Vision. Often I hear comments about how much you appreciate the ministry and the work that we do. Today I would like to let you know how much we appreciate you, and the support you all give to this

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China Bans Online Bible Sales

China continues to persecute Christians. On April 4, 2018, China produced White Papers, a list of new legislation that clarifies existing laws. This move is very unique. The first publication of this kind was produced in 1997, but that was more than 20 years ago, and China is a different place today than it was when these were first produced.

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GateKeepers Update

Each month BTJ’s GateKeepers from all over the world stand in the gap with us by committing to ongoing support, which contributes toward the activities of all of our ministries. This crucial monthly support gives us the resources we need, when we need them “To go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” The support our GateKeepers

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Social Credit to Discredit Christians

In a horrific display of persecution with online data as its primary weapon, the Chinese government has reached a sinister level of oppression. This approach is geared toward essentially paralyzing Christians who operate outside the Three-Self Movement church structure.  What are they doing?   Employing new laws.  Such new laws impose fines on anyone who would host a Christian gathering;

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White paper speaks of freedom?

“We want to protect religious freedom.” This is the premise of the latest white papers the Chinese government released in early April.  On the surface, we can all get on board with protecting religious freedom.  But further investigation of the recent papers tells a completely different story.  In fact, this “protection” includes such acts as removal of crosses from over

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Easter inspiration from China

On Sunday, a little girl was skipping happily towards the door of our church. She told an elderly lady who was arriving at the same time, how much she was looking forward to Easter. The lady asked if she was exited about getting her Easter eggs. ‘No’, the girl said, ‘I want to praise Jesus, because He rose from the

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