Monday, August 25, 2008

The Olympics in China are over, but our prayers must not cease...

Filed Under: "Never Forget"
For the past several weeks, the eyes of the world have been on the Olympics in China. By all accounts, China did a good job of putting on a good show for the world. But behind the scenes, we must never forget that China is one of the world's biggest violators of human rights, and one of the biggest persecutors of Christ's Church.

Voice of the Martyrs has done a great job highlighting persecution in China (as well as many other sites).

Rev. David Cassidy
says "Remember...
...that the Chinese Government oppresses and actively persecutes Christians, takes about one dollar for us to produce a Chinese language Bible, but it takes almost a year's income for a Chinese believer to purchase a Bible produced in the only factory in the country where their production is allowed,

...that there are some 300 million believers in China, a Church almost as large as the entire population of the United States,

...that every sermon in every 'official' church is recorded for government monitors to examine, and subjects such as 'eternal life' may not be proclaimed in those sermons,

...that while the world celebrates gold medals in Beijing, Chinese Christian men and women suffer for the crown of life in prisons across the country.

Click here to see some suggestions by Mark Altrogge on how to pray for the persecuted Church in China.

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