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Religion in China

Why China’s crackdown on Christians makes little sense

    PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 January, 2019, 11:01am
    UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 January, 2019, 11:01am

    China’s crackdown on Christianity is not driving believers away from the faith (“Hong Kong Christians don all black in show of support for Chinese believers”, December 23). The evidence would suggest quite the opposite. Gu Baoluo, a member of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, has been quoted in the New York Times as saying, “We will not forfeit our faith because of suppression by the authorities.”

    If the atheist regime believes God to be a myth, why does it make unceasing efforts to abolish the Christian faith? If the gospel message is a mere fairy tale, as its critics purport it to be, China’s anti-church campaign makes little sense. “Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey?”

    Brian Stuckey, Denver