The government’s new policies on unregistered Christian gatherings and activities could bring many of us, both locals and foreigners who are involved in such kinds of unregistered ministries, a lot of trouble
But scripture gives clear direction regarding persecution. Throughout the centuries, persecution has taken different forms. But the goal remains unchanged: stopping the spreading gospel. There are four things we need to understand about persecution.
Many people in the church expected 2018 to be worse, with more persecution, because many signs pointed that way. I expected that, and as I read the first several days of reports on the convention, that feeling remained very strong.
Why would the secular world care to entertain a Christian holiday? I believe it is partly because many Christian churches in China have already developed a convention/tradition of making Christmas a time for holding evangelistic meetings.
Advent is not just about the birth of Christ as a person, but also about the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan through the life and ministry of Christ. Advent season could well be a time to review how redemption is accomplished in Christ.