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Monday, November 25, 2013
Reciting an Ancient Hebrew Blessing in the Offices for Religious Affairs in China
SARA meeting in China Most of us have heard the stories about the incredible growth of unregistered house churches in China over the last 60 years. But on my recent trip to China, it was wonderful to see how the gospel is spreading in registered, government-recognized churches as well. The gospel simply cannot be chained (2 Tim. 2:9).

I'm aware that "nothing is as it seems in China," to quote a proverbial saying. Yet it is undeniable that the gospel of Jesus is being proclaimed and received by more and more Chinese people, including millions in the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM), the registered Protestant church movement in China. ("Three-Self" stands for self-governing, self-supporting and self-propagating.)

Earlier this year I heard directly from several dozen Chinese house church leaders who informed me persecution has been lessening, especially in the major cities, and this was confirmed to me by other colleagues in China as well. (I am not minimizing past or present persecution; I'm simply reporting what I have heard from these leaders.)

Then, this past week, through a gracious invitation from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, I was one of about 40 Protestant church leaders from America privileged to meet with about 40 Chinese leaders from the TSPM, the China Christian Council, the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) and other government and church organizations. We also visited Nanjing Seminary, which is the leading TSPM seminary in China, along with the massive Amity Press, which recently celebrated the printing of its 100 millionth Bible (in Chinese and many other languages; some are exported, some distributed in China). read more
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