Beijing house churches investigated, shut down

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(Worthy News) - Two house churches in Beijing reported that authorities in the past week have investigated churches and pressured landlords to cancel the leases on houses of worship.

One of the churches chose to remain anonymous, though a member of this church named Yin said that on Sunday, May 6, the leader of the national security brigade of the Xicheng District Public Security Bureau brought a team of several dozen officers to the church’s service. Though the service was not disrupted, the officials took pictures and investigated the proceedings. On May 8, the national security brigade pressured the church’s landlord to revoke their lease.

“The police called us today,” Yin said, “and forbade us from organizing religious activities in any form. In the morning, the government forced the [Christian] brother who rented the building to sign a letter guaranteeing that he would not participate in any religious activities. We haven’t met with any representatives from the religious affairs bureau yet, and we don’t know how to handle all of this.” [ Source: China Aid (Read More...) ]

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  1. Those churches in China need to use this to show their followers that it is suppose to be a "Relationship with JESUS CHRIST not a religion. You do not need a building to be with CHRIST. His temple is in your heart and there he reigns.
    Also let it be known that it is the Catholic Church that is giving the addresses of these Home churches to the government.

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