Monday, April 11, 2011
According to a brand new story in the Irish Times today, Chinese pressures against Christians worshiping independently of state sanctioned churches is growing. If only our government were half as concerned about the Christians persecuted in China and elsewhere as they appear to be over "New Age" rioters in a variety of Mideastern countries! The USA is deeply indebted to China which probably isn't going to make life any easier for persecuted Chinese Christians. Further, because of the indebtedness, our leverage with China on this or any other issue has to be greatly diminished. Pray for our Chinese brethren and pray for conversions of their persecutors as well.
This also on today's news stories after I posted the above, It appears that our leverage with China is greatly diminished. The crackdown on Chinese Christians is coming from the direction of the Chinese Communist party per this UPI article. One word of caution, however. UPI is allegedly owned by Unification Church, so independent verification of the material is in order!