Saturday, April 19, 2014

China On Course to Become 'World's Most Christian Nation' within 15 Years

Christian congregations in particular have skyrocketed since
churches began re-opening when Chairman Mao's death in
1976 signalled the end of the Cultural Revolution.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: The number of Christians in Communist China is growing so steadily that it by 2030 it could have more churchgoers than America

It is said to be China's biggest church and on Easter Sunday thousands of worshippers will flock to this Asian mega-temple to pledge their allegiance – not to the Communist Party, but to the Cross.

The 5,000-capacity Liushi church, which boasts more than twice as many seats as Westminster Abbey and a 206ft crucifix that can be seen for miles around, opened last year with one theologian declaring it a "miracle that such a small town was able to build such a grand church".

The £8 million building is also one of the most visible symbols of Communist China's breakneck conversion as it evolves into one of the largest Christian congregations on earth.

"It is a wonderful thing to be a follower of Jesus Christ. It gives us great confidence," beamed Jin Hongxin, a 40-year-old visitor who was admiring the golden cross above Liushi's altar in the lead up to Holy Week.

"If everyone in China believed in Jesus then we would have no more need for police stations. There would be no more bad people and therefore no more crime," she added. Read on and comment » | Tom Phillips, Liushi, Zhejiang province | Saturday, April 19, 2014

My comment:

What better could the Christian world wish for than for the Chinese to turn en masse to our Lord Jesus Christ? He has been a wonderful, civilising influence on mankind/humankind for 2,000+ years. Long may His influence continue! – © Mark

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