China cracks down on underground churches in threat to ‘transform thoughts’ of Christians

Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Paul Martin

CHINESE authorities are clamping down on underground churches and threatening to “transform the thoughts” of Christians who do not comply.

By KATIE MANSFIELD
Express.co.uk
Aug 27, 2016

The communist party strictly monitors religion with Christians expected to attend state-approved churches.

But unverified reports found on Chinese social media show a wave of underground churches have begun to thrive as Christians turn their back on the China Christian Council.

Government officials are said to be ready to crack down on unregistered churches ordering priests to report to the council.

According to leaked reports, Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping emphasised the importance of the state handling religious matters in a recent meeting.

Express.co.uk understands if unregistered churches are not willing to be guided by the council they will be put on record by the secretive regime under new government proposals to deal with unregistered churches.

In a chilling order “if unregistered churches are not willing to be managed by the government or guided by China Christian Council, the government shall guide and transform their thoughts.”

The Rest…HERE

Leave a Reply