n International Journal for Religious Freedom - Peaceful steps despite political pressure : the challenges of Chinese House Churches

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2070-5484



Only 400 kilometers from the famed Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China, there are brave "Christian soldiers" in the Fushan county, Linfen City Church. Their aim is not political control, their "struggle is not against flesh and blood"; yet, bruised and bloodied, with their leaders sentenced in November 2009 to prison and labor camps, they stand with faithful Christian witness before their countrymen and before leaders positioned in China's government and worldwide. The religious freedom situation in China continues to be a complex challenge for those seeking to worship freely. How can those who are daily faced with illegitimate requirements restricting their God-given right to religious freedom obey God first, and also give appropriate respect due to their law and officials?

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