Persecuted Beijing Christians evangelize police officers
April 28, 2011
Promise Hsu, a member of a Beijing Protestant church targeted by police, discusses the history of the Shouwang Church and its decision to continue to worship outdoors in the face of persecution.
One recently arrested couple “sang hymns, read the Bible, and prayed in the police car,” Hsu recounts. “They also gave the police officers a copy of the Bible and an autobiography about how a Chinese biologist became a Christian.”
One of the congregation’s publications notes:
“What if the police arrest me because of my participation in outdoor worship?” Do not resist; let them take us away, just like a lamb to the slaughter. In our hearts, we know that we gather here to worship; and for the sake of worship, we will pay the price. We believe in what the Lord has said: “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
- Why Beijing's Largest House Church Refuses to Stop Meeting Outdoors (Christianity Today)
- 40 Christians detained in Beijing (CWN, 4/25)