A Chinese-Christian activist recently encouraged believers within China to stand firm in their faith despite experiencing “the worst persecution since the Cultural Revolution.”
“We are seeing the worst persecution in China since the Cultural Revolution,” Bob Fu said while refering to the latest crackdown on churches, including those sanctioned by the communist party, as evidence that the government is working to crush the ‘threat’ of religion.
“There has been forced demolition, the removal of crosses, over 300 churches have been attacked and government sanctioned church pastors sentenced to 12 years in prison. Multiple believers have been attacked and hospitalised, and thousands of police were mobilised to attack a church. That has not been seen since the time of the Cultural Revolution. It’s overwhelming,” he noted.