Chinese Christians Escape, Reveal Horrific Details of Life Under Brutal Communist Crackdown
Faithwire. By Dan Andros Managing Editor July 8, 2019
A Christian family from Early Rain Church in China that fled to safety in Taiwan is speaking out for the first time about the terrifying crackdown against Christians in the communist nation.
According to a striking report from the Associated Press, 49-year-old Liao Qiang and his 23-year-old daughter said they were living under 24/7 surveillance after their church was deemed not to be sanctioned by the government.
From the AP report:
“Liao and Ren’s account is the first detailing what has happened since the detentions began at the Early Rain Covenant Church. It shows the determination of the Chinese government — and the lengths it has gone — to eradicate a congregation that has long been a thorn in its side.”
Early Rain made headlines thanks to pastor Wang Yi, who defiantly remained steadfast in his faith despite being detained last year. Yi particularly annoyed the communist powers that be by doing things such as holding annual prayer services to remind people about Tiennamen Square, despite the governments best efforts to effectively remove that event from existence.
Liao’s daughter (Ren) explained that Early Rain members had to report their location to authorities while making thinly veiled threats.
“That’s when I knew it was no longer safe for us here, and that my children were most in danger,” he told AP after a recent church service.
Hundreds of Early Rain members were taken into custody in one of the higher profile crackdowns on Christianity, a religion growing exponentially in China despite efforts to stomp it out. The Chinese government feels Christians are “standing in the way” of their efforts to enact totalitarian rule.
“Liao said the police tried to force him to sign a statement renouncing his church, but he refused,” the Associated Press reported.
The Chinese government is clearly demonstrating the perils of having no faith in a higher power can do to a country. The government believes they are the ultimate authority so, naturally, anyone and any movement that teaches there is something greater than government is a threat to the status quo and to the power gov wields over the people.
This is likely why there are countless ‘re-education camps’ spread across China, holding religious minorities prisoner while brainwashing them. It sounds like something out of a bad Hollywood movie, but it’s actually happening. As for the Christian family that fled this persecution, they hope to eventually make it to America. The scary part, however, is they only have a temporary tourist visa, and could find themselves getting sent back to China.
This would clearly be an unfavorable outcome, as they’ve already spoken out about the horrors unfolding currently in China. They’ll need to convince the government of Taiwan (or America) that they need asylum from religious persecution.
But even a move to America would be, in their most hopeful outcome, only temporary. Ren explained to AP that she’d ultimately love to come back to China – when it’s free.
“One day when China opens up, we’ll go back,” she said. “Whether it’s five years, or even 10 years, we’ll eventually make our way back to where God wants us to serve.”
Psalm 25:19. Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
Psalm 38:19. But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
Psalm 41:7. All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
Psalm 69:4. They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
Psalm 69:14. Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
Matthew 10:22. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Mark 13:13. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Luke 6:22. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
Luke 21:17. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
John 7:7. The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
John 15:18. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
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