CHINESE PRESIDENT MEETING WITH UNDERGROUND CHURCH LEADERS

June 2015

Back to Jerusalem reports that the Chinese Christian landscape could be facing significant changes. With upwards of one million converts every month, Christianity is growing rapidly in China. With such bolstered numbers Chinese Christians may even outnumber the Communists.

The underground church, which enjoys the majority of Chinese converts, has long resisted registering with the government’s official Three-Self church, fearing the regulation of training, jurisdiction, baptisms, etc.

However, several house church pastors met with Chinese president Xi Jinping last week at his personally-written invitation. The leaders, including Pastor Zhang Rongliang of Fengcheng church, Pastor Shen of Tanghe, Pastor Chen of Truth, Pastor Enguan, and the leadership of Mongfu – or Blessings church discussed the challenges they faced, looking towards their acceptance of and sanctioning by the Chinese government.

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