New Chinese Law Pressures House Churches

The Chinese government is continuing its crackdown on unregistered house churches, says Mike Clinton of World Help who just returned from that country. He fears a new law could have a huge impact on Christians. "The law makes it illegal to have gatherings of 10 or more without government approval," Clinton said. "This means that all these house church meetings that are over 10 people in attendance are now illegal…."

Clinton said the Chinese government is working to take more control before the 2008 Olympics. But Chinese believers aren't bowing to the pressure. They're asking for more Bibles and planning more outreach. "They say one Bible in the hand of a believer will result in 10 people coming to Christ," Clinton said. "…By the year of 2008 we want to see 50 million Bibles going into China."