In recent months Chinese officials have attempted to build bridges with the Protestant house church movement even as police raided more unregistered congregations, arrested Christian leaders and forced at least 400 college students to swear they would stop attending such worship services.
The demand for Bibles is rising in China and India, the most populous countries of the world.
Paul Crouch got it wrong. In fact, Christian leaders only get it that wrong once or twice a decade. The last time a Christian leader visited China and swallowed and disgorged official propaganda so obligingly for his Chinese hosts was Dr. George Carey, the current Archbishop of Canterbury, in September 1994.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY (ANS) -- Christian workers in Istanbul, Turkey, who distribute Bibles and New Testaments in the Turkish language, have had their offices raided by police and are currently under investigation by local authorities.
PHOENIX, AZ (ANS) - Bibles Unlimited, a Phoenix-based ministry that grew out of the New Life League, has been able to distribute some 7,500 Christian Resource Libraries to new believers and "seekers" in Ukraine over the past three years.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY (January 9, 2001) -- In 10 months of the year 2000, over 18,000 people have phoned, written, or e-mailed in for a free 2000 Turkish New Testament, according to a Bible distributor in Turkey, "the largest unreached nation in the world."
When millions of Chinese evangelicals gather for services in their homeland, the worship is rarely music to the ears. Forget the last minute sound checks, voice warm-ups, or instrument tuning. This worship is music to the heart.