Jesus in China: Christianity's rapid rise

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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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Come Feb. 6, we will be commemorating Paul Miki, a Jesuit priest who was crucified in Nagasaki along with 25 other Catholics on February 5, 1597. They were Japanese and Europeans, Jesuits, Franciscans, and lay persons. Their martyrdom, with today's saint encourageing and preaching from the cross, was truely heroic. Cannonized in 1862, they are a reminder of the the many martyrs and saints in the Far East.
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Feb 4, 2013
 
andrez lopez wrote:
Come Feb. 6, we will be commemorating Paul Miki, a Jesuit priest who was crucified in Nagasaki along with 25 other Catholics on February 5, 1597. They were Japanese and Europeans, Jesuits, Franciscans, and lay persons. Their martyrdom, with today's saint encourageing and preaching from the cross, was truely heroic. Cannonized in 1862, they are a reminder of the the many martyrs and saints in the Far East.
"1597"?
No remembering the martyrs in China?
Here:
The Boxer Rebellion
...the martyrdom of missionaries and many Chinese who can be grouped together as follows:
a) Martyrs of Shanxi, killed on July 9, 1900 (known as the Taiyuan Massacre), who were Franciscan Friars Minor:
29. Saint Gregory Grassi, Bishop,
30. Saint Francis Fogolla, Bishop,
31. Saint Elias Facchini, Priest,
32. Saint Theodoric Balat, Priest,
33. Saint Andrew Bauer, Religious Brother;
b) Martyrs of Southern Hunan, who were also Franciscan Friars Minor:
34. Saint Anthony Fantosati, Bishop (martyred on July 7, 1900),
35. Saint Joseph Mary Gambaro, Priest (martyred on July 7, 1900),
36. Saint Cesidio Giacomantonio, Priest (martyred on July 4, 1900).
To the martyred Franciscans of the First Order were added seven Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, of whom three were French, two Italian, one Belgian, and one Dutch:
37. Saint Mary Hermina of Jesus (in saec: Irma Grivot),
38. Saint Mary of Peace (in saec: Mary Ann Giuliani),
39. Saint Mary Clare (in saec: Clelia Nanetti),
40. Saint Mary of the Holy Birth (in saec: Joan Mary Kerguin),
41. Saint Mary of Saint Justus (in saec: Ann Moreau),
42. Saint Mary Adolfine (in saec: Ann Dierk),
43. Saint Mary Amandina (in saec: Paula Jeuris).
Of the martyrs belonging to the Franciscan family, there were also eleven Secular Franciscans, all Chinese:
44. Saint John Zhang Huan, seminarian,
45. Saint Patrick Dong Bodi, seminarian,
46. Saint John Wang Rui, seminarian,
47. Saint Philip Zhang Zhihe, seminarian,
48. Saint John Zhang Jingguang, seminarian,
49. Saint Thomas Shen Jihe, layman and a manservant,
50. Saint Simon Qin Chunfu, lay catechist,
51. Saint Peter Wu Anbang, layman,
52. Saint Francis Zhang Rong, layman and a farmer,
53. Saint Matthew Feng De, layman and neophyte,
54. Saint Peter Zhang Banniu, layman and labourer.
To these are joined a number of Chinese lay faithful:
55. Saint James Yan Guodong, farmer,
56. Saint James Zhao Quanxin, manservant,
57. Saint Peter Wang Erman, cook.
When the uprising of the “Boxers”, which had begun in Shandong and then spread through Shanxi and Hunan, also reached South-Eastern Tcheli (currently named Hebei), which was then the Apostolic Vicariate of Xianxian, in the care of the Jesuits, the Christians killed could be counted in thousands. Among these were four French Jesuit missionaries and at least 52 Chinese lay Christians: men, women and children – the oldest of them being 79 years old, while the youngest were aged only nine years. All suffered martyrdom in the month of July 1900. Many of them were killed in the church in the village of Tchou-Kia-ho (or Zhujiahe), in which they were taking refuge and where they were in prayer together with the first two of the missionaries listed below:
58. Saint Leo Mangin, S.J., Priest,
59. Saint Paul Denn, S.J., Priest,
60. Saint Rémy Isoré, S.J., Priest,
61. Saint Modeste Andlauer, S.J., Priest.
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Feb 4, 2013
 
...
The names and ages of the Chinese lay Christians were as follows:
62. Saint Mary Zhu born Wu, aged about 50 years,
63. Saint Peter Zhu Rixin, aged 19,
64. Saint John Baptist Zhu Wurui, aged 17,
65. Saint Mary Fu Guilin, aged 37,
66. Saint Barbara Cui born Lian, aged 51,
67. Saint Joseph Ma Taishun, aged 60,
68. Saint Lucy Wang Cheng, aged 18,
69. Saint Maria Fan Kun, aged 16,
70. Saint Mary Qi Yu, aged 15,
71. Saint Maria Zheng Xu, aged 11 years,
72. Saint Mary Du born Zhao, aged 51,
73. Saint Magdalene Du Fengju, aged 19,
74. Saint Mary du born Tian, aged 42,
75. Saint Paul Wu Anju, aged 62,
76. Saint Ioannes Baptista Wu Mantang, aged 17,
77. Saint Paul Wu Wanshu, aged 16,
78. Saint Raymond Li Quanzhen, aged 59,
79. Saint Peter Li Quanhui, aged 63,
80. Saint Peter Zhao Mingzhen, aged 61,
81. Saint John Baptist Zhao Mingxi, aged 56,
82. Saint Teresa Chen Jinjie, aged 25,
83. Saint Rose Chen Aijie, aged 22,
84. Saint Peter Wang Zuolong, aged 58,
85. Saint Mary Guo born Li, aged 65,
86. Saint Joan Wu Wenyin, aged 50,
87. Saint Zhang Huailu, aged 57,
88. Saint Mark Ji Tianxiang, aged 66,
89. Saint Ann An born Xin, aged 72,
90. Saint Mary An born Guo, aged 64,
91. Saint Ann An born Jiao, aged 26,
92. Saint Mary An Linghua, aged 29,
93. Saint Paul Liu Jinde, aged 79,
94. Saint Joseph Wang Kuiju, aged 37,
95. Saint John Wang Kuixin, aged 25,
96. Saint Teresa Zhang born He, aged 36,
97. Saint Lang born Yang, aged 29,
98. Saint Paulus Lang Fu, aged 9,
99. Saint Elizabeth Qin born Bian, aged 54,
100. Saint Simon Qin Chunfu, aged 14,
101. Saint Peter Liu Ziyu, aged 57,
102. Saint Anna Wang, aged 14,
103. Saint Joseph Wang Yumei, aged 68,
104. Saint Lucy Wang born Wang, aged 31,
105. Saint Andreas Wang Tianqing, aged 9,
106. Saint Mary Wang born Li, aged 49,
107. Saint Chi Zhuzi, aged 18,
108. Saint Mary Zhao born Guo, aged 60,
109. Saint Rose Zhao, aged 22,
110. Saint Maria Zhao, aged 17,
111. Saint Joseph Yuan Gengyin, aged 47,
112. Saint Paul Ge Tingzhu, aged 61,
113. Saint Rose Fan Hui, aged 45.
Besides all those already mentioned who were killed by the Boxers, it is necessary also to remember:
114. Saint Alberic Crescitelli, a priest of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions of Milan, who carried out his ministry in Southern Shaanxi and was martyred on July 21, 1900.
Some years later, members of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco were added to the considerable number of martyrs recorded above:
115. Saint Louis Versiglia, Bishop,
116. Saint Callistus Caravario, Priest.
They were killed together on February 25, 1930 at Li-Thau-Tseul.

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Feb 4, 2013
 
andrez lopez wrote:
Come Feb. 6, we will be commemorating Paul Miki, a Jesuit priest who was crucified in Nagasaki along with 25 other Catholics on February 5, 1597. They were Japanese and Europeans, Jesuits, Franciscans, and lay persons. Their martyrdom, with today's saint encourageing and preaching from the cross, was truely heroic. Cannonized in 1862, they are a reminder of the the many martyrs and saints in the Far East.
Who is the patron saint of rectal bleeding in altarboys?
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#1892
Feb 5, 2013
 
some one should Jesus the 411 on what's happening on the south side of Chicago!

Bet those Chinese didn't kill 520 people in the city in 2012.

hey jesus forget china it sounds like Chicago needs jesus, plus the United Nations , Peta , the KKK, SPCA, city, county, state and federal law enforcement, the PTA, cause the folks living there( if you call that living?) don't got a clue of what's wrong or how to fix it.
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Feb 12, 2013
 
LOVE CHINA DESTROY CCP wrote:
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"1597"?
No remembering the martyrs in China?
Here:
The Boxer Rebellion
...the martyrdom of missionaries and many Chinese who can be grouped together as follows:
a) Martyrs of Shanxi, killed on July 9, 1900 (known as the Taiyuan Massacre), who were Franciscan Friars Minor:
29. Saint Gregory Grassi, Bishop,
30. Saint Francis Fogolla, Bishop,
31. Saint Elias Facchini, Priest,
32. Saint Theodoric Balat, Priest,
33. Saint Andrew Bauer, Religious Brother;
b) Martyrs of Southern Hunan, who were also Franciscan Friars Minor:
34. Saint Anthony Fantosati, Bishop (martyred on July 7, 1900),
35. Saint Joseph Mary Gambaro, Priest (martyred on July 7, 1900),
36. Saint Cesidio Giacomantonio, Priest (martyred on July 4, 1900).
To the martyred Franciscans of the First Order were added seven Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, of whom three were French, two Italian, one Belgian, and one Dutch:
37. Saint Mary Hermina of Jesus (in saec: Irma Grivot),
38. Saint Mary of Peace (in saec: Mary Ann Giuliani),
39. Saint Mary Clare (in saec: Clelia Nanetti),
40. Saint Mary of the Holy Birth (in saec: Joan Mary Kerguin),
41. Saint Mary of Saint Justus (in saec: Ann Moreau),
42. Saint Mary Adolfine (in saec: Ann Dierk),
43. Saint Mary Amandina (in saec: Paula Jeuris).
Of the martyrs belonging to the Franciscan family, there were also eleven Secular Franciscans, all Chinese:
44. Saint John Zhang Huan, seminarian,
45. Saint Patrick Dong Bodi, seminarian,
46. Saint John Wang Rui, seminarian,
47. Saint Philip Zhang Zhihe, seminarian,
48. Saint John Zhang Jingguang, seminarian,
49. Saint Thomas Shen Jihe, layman and a manservant,
50. Saint Simon Qin Chunfu, lay catechist,
51. Saint Peter Wu Anbang, layman,
52. Saint Francis Zhang Rong, layman and a farmer,
53. Saint Matthew Feng De, layman and neophyte,
54. Saint Peter Zhang Banniu, layman and labourer.
To these are joined a number of Chinese lay faithful:
55. Saint James Yan Guodong, farmer,
56. Saint James Zhao Quanxin, manservant,
57. Saint Peter Wang Erman, cook.
When the uprising of the “Boxers”, which had begun in Shandong and then spread through Shanxi and Hunan, also reached South-Eastern Tcheli (currently named Hebei), which was then the Apostolic Vicariate of Xianxian, in the care of the Jesuits, the Christians killed could be counted in thousands. Among these were four French Jesuit missionaries and at least 52 Chinese lay Christians: men, women and children – the oldest of them being 79 years old, while the youngest were aged only nine years. All suffered martyrdom in the month of July 1900. Many of them were killed in the church in the village of Tchou-Kia-ho (or Zhujiahe), in which they were taking refuge and where they were in prayer together with the first two of the missionaries listed below:
58. Saint Leo Mangin, S.J., Priest,
59. Saint Paul Denn, S.J., Priest,
60. Saint Rémy Isoré, S.J., Priest,
61. Saint Modeste Andlauer, S.J., Priest.
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Adding to your list is the soon to be cananized Bishop Francis Xavier Ford MM of Ossining, New York.
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Feb 12, 2013
 
MM stands for the Maryknoll Mission.

Even though the Maryknoll missionaries were tortured by the CCP, they have long pardoned the CCP, which should be expected from true Christians. I hope you will do likewise for your peace of mind and leave the urgly past behind - forget, forgot and forgotten.

Read about Francis Xavier Ford on the Wikipedia.

Also go to the websites of 'Chinahands Typepad' and enjoy the works done by our American missionaries in China.
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Feb 12, 2013
 
When you open the websites of 'Chinahands Typepad', please do not forget to view their Archive of September 2010 where you will see Kim Jong-il visiting the Jilin City Parish, Jilin Province, China meeting with Hu Jin-Tao.

To see how broad is the coverage of our missionaries in China, open the website of

'List of Cathedrals in the People's Republic of China'.
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Feb 12, 2013
 
The blood shedded by our martyrs in China has fertilized the ground for the Christian Faith to sprout and to rise in China.
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Feb 12, 2013
 
With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, let's hope that we will soon have a Chinese Pope who will lead the world to peace from Jilin.

Pope Benedict chose to be named Benedict because Benedict is the saint for Europe.

The world calls for the Church to cover the whole world and not just Europe.

It is time for the Church to have a clean re-start.

A Clean Renaisance
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Feb 13, 2013
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Get over it,,,it could happen
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Apr 20, 2013
 
I find the current most known Christianity not that apprealing. Some people say that the current most known Christianity is probably modified by the western elite to make it more difficult for people to achieve spiritual enlightenment. The current most known Christianity says that people who sin will go to hell forever. I personally do not want anybody to go to hell forever. I prefer that people who done wrong get punished proportionatley. Meaning I prefer that people get punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong.

Now about a currently less known form of Christianity called Gnostics Christianity. I respect Gnostics Christianity because Gnostics Christianity is similar to Buddhism. Gnostics Christianity does NOT believe that sinners go to hell forever. Gnostics Christianity believes that people get punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong. Gnostics Christianity says that people get punished for a limited amount of time in hell then they get reincarnated back as a human.
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I find the current most known Christianity not that apprealing. Some people say that the current most known Christianity is probably modified by the western elite to make it more difficult for people to achieve spiritual enlightenment. The current most known Christianity says that people who sin will go to hell forever.
I personally do NOT want anybody to go to hell forever. I prefer that people who done wrong get punished proportionatley. Meaning I prefer that people get punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong.

Now about a currently less known form of Christianity called Gnostics Christianity. I respect Gnostics Christianity because Gnostics Christianity is similar to Buddhism. Gnostics Christianity does NOT believe that sinners go to hell forever. Gnostics Christianity believes that people get punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong. Gnostics Christianity says that people get punished for a limited amount of time in hell then they get reincarnated back as a human.

What Gnostics Christians believe : " According to Pistis Sophia, some souls do experience hell as a shadowy place of torture where they go after death. But after passing through this hell, the souls return for further experiences on earth. Only a few extremely wicked souls are not allowed to reincarnate. These are cast into "outer darkness" until the time when they are destined to be "destroyed and dissolved". "

Gnostics Christianity seems to be fair.

But having said that, I personally do NOT want any person to go to hell forever.

I personally do NOT want any person's soul to be destroyed and dissolved.

I personally prefer people to be punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong. I prefer that people who done wrong get punished for a limited amount of time in hell then they get reincarnated back as a human.
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I find the current most known Christianity not that apprealing. Some people say that the current most known Christianity is probably modified by the western elite to make it more difficult for people to achieve spiritual enlightenment. The current most known Christianity says that people who sin will go to hell forever.
I personally do NOT want anybody to go to hell forever. I prefer that people who done wrong get punished proportionatley. Meaning I prefer that people get punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong.

Now about a currently less known form of Christianity called Gnostics Christianity. I respect Gnostics Christianity because Gnostics Christianity is similar to Buddhism. Gnostics Christianity does NOT believe that sinners go to hell forever. Gnostics Christianity believes that people get punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong. Gnostics Christianity says that people get punished for a limited amount of time in hell then they get reincarnated back as a human.

What Gnostics Christians believe : " According to Pistis Sophia, some souls do experience hell as a shadowy place of torture where they go after death. But after passing through this hell, the souls return for further experiences on earth. Only a few extremely wicked souls are not allowed to reincarnate. These are cast into "outer darkness" until the time when they are destined to be "destroyed and dissolved". "

Gnostics Christianity seems to be fair.

But having said that, I personally do NOT even want any person's soul to be destroyed and dissolved.

I personally prefer people to be punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong. I prefer that people who done wrong get punished for a limited amount of time in hell then they get reincarnated back as a human.
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I find the current most known Christianity not that apprealing. Some people say that the current most known Christianity is probably modified by the western elite to make it more difficult for people to achieve spiritual enlightenment. The current most known Christianity says that people who sin will go to hell forever.
I personally do NOT want anybody to go to hell forever. I prefer that people who done wrong get punished proportionatley. Meaning I prefer that people get punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong.

Now about a currently less known form of Christianity called Gnostics Christianity. I respect Gnostics Christianity because Gnostics Christianity is similar to Buddhism. Gnostics Christianity does NOT believe that sinners go to hell forever. Gnostics Christianity believes that people get punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong. Gnostics Christianity says that people get punished for a limited amount of time in hell then they get reincarnated back as a human.

What Gnostics Christians believe : " According to Pistis Sophia, some souls do experience hell as a shadowy place of torture where they go after death. But after passing through this hell, the souls return for further experiences on earth. Only a few extremely wicked souls are not allowed to reincarnate. These are cast into "outer darkness" until the time when they are destined to be "destroyed and dissolved". "

Gnostics Christianity seems to be fair.

But having said that, I personally do NOT even want any person's soul to be destroyed and dissolved.

I personally prefer people to be punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong. I prefer that people who done wrong get punished for a limited amount of time in hell then they get reincarnated back as human.
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I find the current most known Christianity not that apprealing. Some people say that the current most known Christianity is probably modified by the western elite to make it more difficult for people to achieve spiritual enlightenment. The current most known Christianity says that people who sin will go to hell forever.
I personally do NOT want anybody to go to hell forever. I prefer that people who done wrong get punished proportionatley. Meaning I prefer that people get punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong.

Now about a currently less known form of Christianity called Gnostics Christianity. I respect Gnostics Christianity because Gnostics Christianity is similar to Buddhism. Gnostics Christianity does NOT believe that sinners go to hell forever. Gnostics Christianity believes that people get punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong. Gnostics Christianity says that people get punished for a limited amount of time in hell then they get reincarnated back as a human.

What Gnostics Christians believe : " According to Pistis Sophia, some souls do experience hell as a shadowy place of torture where they go after death. But after passing through this hell, the souls return for further experiences on earth. Only a few extremely wicked souls are not allowed to reincarnate. These are cast into "outer darkness" until the time when they are destined to be "destroyed and dissolved". "

Gnostics Christianity seems to be fair.

But having said that, I personally do NOT even want any person's soul to be destroyed and dissolved.

I personally prefer people to be punished for an equal amount for the amount that they did wrong. I prefer that people who done wrong get punished for a limited amount of time in hell then they get reincarnated back as human to live on Earth.
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Apr 21, 2013
 
Read the Bible and search for the Truth yourself. Use the Hindu logic to interpret the Bible. Jews quote that they are the chosen people and that you should not believe, because God is impartial. He is our God of equity. People say that Christians believe that there is hell for those who do bad on earth. But if you use your logic, you will know that God is the Creator of everything and He loves and his merciful of his Creation, then there can't be a hell for punishment. Our father and son relationship have no room for 'eternal' punishment. To believe that there is hell is childish.

God will first let us judge ourselves. The remorse we will have to bear for eternity will be our punishment for not having done His Will.
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Apr 22, 2013
 
Andrez Lopez wrote:
Read the Bible and search for the Truth yourself. Use the Hindu logic to interpret the Bible. Jews quote that they are the chosen people and that you should not believe, because God is impartial. He is our God of equity. People say that Christians believe that there is hell for those who do bad on earth. But if you use your logic, you will know that God is the Creator of everything and He loves and his merciful of his Creation, then there can't be a hell for punishment. Our father and son relationship have no room for 'eternal' punishment. To believe that there is hell is childish.
God will first let us judge ourselves. The remorse we will have to bear for eternity will be our punishment for not having done His Will.
Funny stuff from a CCP atheist! Check out whjat your CCP bosses are up to:

From :http://www.christianitytoday. com/ct/2013/february-web-only/ how-china-plans-to-wipe-out-ho use-churches.html

How China Plans to Wipe Out House Churches

Report: Govt.-sponsored persecution rose 42 percent in 2012.

Morning Star News [ posted 2/18/2013 10:04AM ]
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China's Christians felt a noticeable rise in persecution in 2012 as the Communist government began the first of a three-phase plan to eradicate unregistered house churches, a new report says.
Incidents of persecution of Christians rose by about 42 percent last year compared with 2011, according to the report by human rights group China Aid. Many of these incidents involved groups of Christians. In total, the number of individual persecuted Christians rose by roughly 14 percent and total individual detentions increased by nearly 12 percent. China Aid said overall total persecution in six categories was about 13 percent worse than in 2011—though China Aid termed its statistics just "the tip of the iceberg."
At least 132 incidents of persecution affecting 4,919 Christians—442 of whom were clergy—were reported in the country last year, according to China Aid's annual report. The Texas-based group tracked detention of at least 1,441 Christians, the sentencing of nine of them, and the abuse (verbal, mental and physical, including beatings and torture) of 37 Christians.
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Beijing, administered directly under the central government, witnessed the highest number of persecution cases, at 62, affecting 934 Christians; Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China followed with at 11 cases involving 382 Christians. Persecution was also high in central China—comprising Henan and Hubei Hunan provinces—where 1,056 Christians were affected, and in east China, which includes Shandong, Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Jiangxi provinces, which witnessed harassment of 750 Christians.
The report also notes that persecution last year was 61 percent worse than in 2010; 85 percent worse than in 2009; 120 percent worse than in 2008; 308 percent worse than in 2007; and 372 percent worse than in 2006.
Ending Unregistered House Churches
The recent appointment of Xi Jinping as the new leader of China's Communist Party has made no difference in treatment of Christians, said a member of the Shouwang Church in Beijing, a congregation authorities have harassed for more than two years.
"I recently went to see the founding pastor, Jin Tianming, and his wife [under house arrest since April 2011] in their rented apartment in west Beijing," the source told Morning Star News. "I was not allowed to enter their home, and the pastor was not allowed to go outside. We chatted for a while at their home's doorway, as two plainclothes police officers watched."
Pastor Tianming was granted the right to do his workout outside his apartment every afternoon from November 2011 to early January this year. But since he attended a Shouwang weekly evening prayer meeting in the rented facility of Xinshu (New Tree) Church, a sister congregation of Shouwang, after jogging on the afternoon on Jan. 9, Tianming has not been allowed to leave his home.
The continued rise of persecution is not the only dynamic raising serious concerns; authorities have targeted unregistered house churches in a planned manner, according to the China Aid report. In 2008 and 2009, officials "targeted house church leaders and churches in urban areas," China Aid notes. In 2010, they "attacked Christian human rights lawyers groups and using abuse, torture and mafia tactics." The focus in 2011 was on increasing the intensity of attacks against Christians and house churches.
In 2012, a new three-phase approach was adopted to wipe out unregistered house churches, which the government saw as a hostile group of dissenters, and force them to join the official Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) church system. In the first phase, from January 2012 to June, the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) secretly investigated house churches across the country and created files on them, the report says. This was followed by a wave of crackdowns on house churches, which has continued into 2013, as part of the second phase. The second phase will also entail strongly encouraging unregistered churches to become part of the TSPM—at which point they would become known as "house gatherings," with the government banning the term "house churches."
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Christians CAN NOT HATE.

If HATE gets into a Christian, the Christian instantaneously stops being a Christian.

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