By 2030, China will be world’s largest Christian population according to a religious trend. Religious scholar Rodney Pennington from OMF International in a recent interview with Christian Post said that there is certainly an upsurge in Christian population in China, he said “We are overjoyed with what the Lord has already done in China. But that doesn’t mean the task is finished.”
“China will almost certainly have the most evangelical Christians, and that will greatly shape the global evangelical Church in the coming years,” he said. However, despite the rapid expansion in Christianity will undoubtedly be facing hindrance by the Communist regime in China. “While 200 million Chinese believers by the year 2030 may seem ambitious, it certainly gives us a strong goal to pray toward.”
Remarking in this regard, a Chines Christian and democracy campaigner Yu Jie, wrote in an essay that Chinese Christians are known to say “the greater the persecution, the greater the revival.” He explained that in the light of recent report, Christian persecution has indeed risen alarmingly and so the revival has been, as he says, like a “gushing well or geyser.”
In the midst of swelling Christian population, the Communist regime had taken the route of targeting Christians and demolishing churches since 2014. Churches were reckoned “illegal,” as thus far more than 200 churches had been demolished while over 2,000 crosses had been knock down from atop of churches in Zhejiang province – a drive to border Christianity’s influence in the region.
Moreover, human rights activists, and attorneys who has tried to provide legal support to the Christians and churches’ administrations. Those who tried to help Christians were subjected to frightening torture while they were forced into televised statements confessing they had disrupted peace and put national security at risk.