Despite China's ongoing crackdown on Christians, believers' faith is growing stronger in the world's most populous nation, one church member reveals in an interview with China Aid.
He also called on the United States to take an active role to help Christians in China.
China Aid reported that the interview was conducted back in May with a member of Huoshi Church in China's central Guizhou province, which has been serially targeted by the Communist Party. Government officials have been persecuting minority religious people on an increasing basis, with a separate China Aid report noting that 20,000 people suffered religious persecution throughout 2015.
The church member, who chose to remain anonymous, reflected that despite the ongoing church and rooftop crosses demolition campaign, along with the arrests of hundreds of Christians and pastors, Christianity is helping transform the hearts and minds of people.
"According to the Bible, the Church grows even faster under persecution. [For instance], you can see that in Europe and the United States — maybe not in Texas, however, but in Germany — the Church is shrinking. This is a very free country, and the government and people respect religion, but even still [the church shrinks]," the man said.
"In China, even though there is so much persecution, the church still grows. Personally, from my perspective as a Christian, I don't think all this persecution is totally a bad thing [since it helps the Church grow]."
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