Early Rain Church pastor Wang Yi sentenced to 9 years in prison
Pastor Wang Yi, head of one of China‚Äôs largest unregistered churches, has been sentenced to nine years in prison on charges of subversion of power and illegal business operations amid an uptick in religious persecution in China.
The pastor of the 5,000-member Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China, was sentenced Monday, according to a statement from the Intermediate People's Court of Chengdu Municipality.
As part of his sentence, the pastor will be deprived of his political rights for three years and $7,200 (50,000 renminbi) of his personal assets will be seized, according to the statement....
""China‚Äôs Communist Party requires that Protestants worship only in churches recognized and regulated by the officially sanctioned Three-Self Patriotic Movement.""
Communism demonstrating its fear of the Church and Bible again.
Communist countries are manifesting their fears by persecuting the church goers.
Satan controls the communist - socialist- Liberalist worldly ideologies and uses them to attack all things christian.
Whereas Democrats in the US join these political scams and try to force them on the American people. When will the voters learn??
We must pray for the churches in China and ask God to bring their light to shine on the hearts of the people. The struggle continues.
2Cor 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
Rom 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."