Jesus in China: Christianity's rapid ...

Jesus in China: Christianity's rapid rise

There are 1714 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 21, 2008, titled Jesus in China: Christianity's rapid rise. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Rev. Jin Mingri peered out from the pulpit and delivered an unusual appeal: "Please leave," the 39-year-old pastor commanded his followers, who were packed, standing-room-only on a Sunday afternoon, into a ...

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Trevor Swistchew

Coatbridge, UK

#43 Aug 9, 2008
Dunked Wet wrote:
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The kingdom is only within those who receive the word of God (John 1:12).
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But (as many as received him), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Not everyone will receive the word of God (Acts 28:24).
24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
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Thanks for posting.
Humanity can think what it likes
Kingdom of Heaven is within every human from eternity it is not taken if human not follow religion it is was always will be true.
Trevor Swistchew

Coatbridge, UK

#44 Aug 9, 2008
Word of God is your breath.
Dunked Wet

United States

#45 Aug 25, 2008
Trevor Swistchew wrote:
<quoted text>Humanity can think what it likes
Kingdom of Heaven is within every human from eternity it is not taken if human not follow religion it is was always will be true.
Hello Trevor,I am not teaching mans doctrine (Mt 15:9). I am teaching the word of God (1Peter 4:11)(John 12:48).

Trevor it sounds like you are teaching universal salvation (everyone will be saved). That cannot be according to (Mt.7:13,14).

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

http://www.searchingfortruth.org/
Dunked Wet

United States

#46 Aug 25, 2008
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.(Mt 7:21).

Trevor, we best be about learning what the will of the Lord is,don't you think. That can be found within the New Testament.



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super man

Bradford, UK

#47 Aug 25, 2008
that's mean lots of people are suffering...
the wealth and poor gas is getting big!!
AntiFlag

Cincinnati, OH

#48 Aug 25, 2008
Maybe in a few years it'll be the christians burning books and censoring media, instead of the communists.
god

Hot Springs, MT

#49 Aug 25, 2008
Dajun Zhang wrote:
This is wonderful. God bless China.
they want christ to get rid of the comm'm

thats all
sam

Schaumburg, IL

#50 Aug 25, 2008
Great w2ay to spend money and good business/.
Trevor Swistchew

Coatbridge, UK

#51 Aug 25, 2008
Dunked Wet wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Trevor,I am not teaching mans doctrine (Mt 15:9). I am teaching the word of God (1Peter 4:11)(John 12:48).
Trevor it sounds like you are teaching universal salvation (everyone will be saved). That cannot be according to (Mt.7:13,14).
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
http://www.searchingfortruth.org/
I an buddhist love your faith do not agree it is only way but human free to follow what they like.everyone will awaken even if it take forever that is what Dharma teaches. got no quarrel with you.walk in harmony.
Trevor Swistchew

Coatbridge, UK

#52 Aug 25, 2008
Jesus might have read buddhist teaching many view exact as teaching in far east.
Christian

United States

#53 Aug 26, 2008
Trevor Swistchew wrote:
<quoted text>I an buddhist love your faith do not agree it is only way but human free to follow what they like.everyone will awaken even if it take forever that is what Dharma teaches. got no quarrel with you.walk in harmony.
Hello Trevor,I am sure you believe what you say when you say you love my faith. But do you agree with the following.

Jesus said he was the only way the father (John 14:6).

6. "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)

One cannot oppose something and love it at the same time. That is not walking in harmony.
Searching for truth

Guangzhou, China

#54 Aug 26, 2008
Christianity would plunge china back into the dark days of dogmatic thinking.

What we need is an age of enlightenment.
Free Radical

Hattiesburg, MS

#55 Aug 26, 2008
Wow wrote:
I think there is no need for Chinese people to join the Christianity bandwagon. It has long been a declining religion in the west. Revive the tradition and value of Chinese Buddhism lost through the Cultural Revolution is a sufficient cure.
The problem with this is that Tibetan Buddhists provided considerable energy to Chinese Buddhism over the last few centuries. Tibetan teachers were spiritual advisers to the Emperors.

Now the CCP brutally represses Tibetan Buddhism. It jails monks, cancels festivals. and closes monasteries. It weakens the spiritual tradition by installing spy fake-monks in the monasteries which are open.

So it is hard for Buddhism to be the recourse that it should be for many Chinese.
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Morgan Hill, CA

#56 Aug 26, 2008
Free Radical wrote:
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The problem with this is that Tibetan Buddhists provided considerable energy to Chinese Buddhism over the last few centuries. Tibetan teachers were spiritual advisers to the Emperors.
Now the CCP brutally represses Tibetan Buddhism. It jails monks, cancels festivals. and closes monasteries. It weakens the spiritual tradition by installing spy fake-monks in the monasteries which are open.
So it is hard for Buddhism to be the recourse that it should be for many Chinese.
I have to disagree with you on your understanding of tiebtan and Chinese Buddisim. Tibetan budissim is just one of many sects of buddisim in China, sort of like how Angelican Church or Lutherian is only a section of Christianity.

Also as for shutting down ceremonies and closing monasteries, that is just not true if you been to Tibet. Infact, Government wants to promote those things to attract tourists as long as its non-political. Just go anywhere in China and find a temple, I been to one on my recent trip. People can worship all they want there. Monks should be non-politican anyway atleast accroding to their religious teaching.
Christian

United States

#57 Aug 27, 2008
Searching for truth wrote:
Christianity would plunge china back into the dark days of dogmatic thinking.
What we need is an age of enlightenment.
It is God who is dogmatic about there being only one way to heaven,not man (John 14:6).

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Next - one comes to the light when one hears, learns,accepts and obeys truth (John 3:19-21)(John 6:44,45)(Psa.119:105).

Truth is found in the word of God (the bible)(John 17:17). It is only truth that will sanctify and cleanse the soul.

All this above is speaking of spiritual enlightenment.

China can grow in many other ways which would be material,intellectual and financial ways.

If the people of China accept the bible as spiritual truth and obey it, that may help China to grow in those ways listed above.(John 10:10)

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.(John 10:10)

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.(Mt.6:33)
Searching for truth

Guangzhou, China

#58 Aug 27, 2008
Christianity, no thankyou.
Try nextdoor.
Searching for truth

Guangzhou, China

#59 Aug 27, 2008
there is but one golden rule.

treat others as you wish be treated yourself.

the rest is optional
Les

Fairfield, Australia

#60 Aug 27, 2008
Nair-a-one

United States

#61 Aug 27, 2008
If you are looking for the spiritual truth found in the bible look here.

http://www.thetruthinlove.com/

11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.(Acts 17:11)
Nair-a-one

United States

#62 Aug 27, 2008
Searching for truth wrote:
there is but one golden rule.
treat others as you wish be treated yourself.
the rest is optional
Following the golden rule you listed above will help one to be a better person in the community, but following it alone will not lead one to heaven.(John 14:15,21)(1John 5:3)(1John 2:4).

4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.(1John 2:4)



15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.(John 14:15,21)

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.(1John 5:3)



21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.(Mt.7:21)

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