The large part of Christians meets in secret services.

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When Mao 1949 proclaimed the People’s Republic, about one million Christians lived in the country; in unofficial estimates it is at present assumed that there are more than 100 million. Read more:

Here extracts from an article I read today:

 

China’s Christians

Millions of Chinese seek answers in Christianity for their lives, which the government cannot give them.

Since the Cultural Revolution the communist party is the natural enemy of Christianity. At the end of the 60s the CP sought to change the function of churches to platforms for party programs. Ministers, who did not toe the line were discharged; some had to languish in labour camps. The believers withdrew into the underground.

Today Christianity experiences an enormous popularity. When Mao 1949 proclaimed the People’s Republic, about one million Christians lived in the country; in unofficial estimates it is at present assumed that there are more than 100 million.

Who tries to fathom why the number of believers is growing so fast, hears much about modern China – and about the problems which will keep the newly appointed government busy. Many citizens complain about a growing social coldness. They seek orientation in a society which changes incredibly fast, in a world, which is stranger and stranger to them. They feel the vacuum of values, which the party can no longer fill because its politics lags behind social change.

As the community, the large part of Christians meets in secret services; alone in Peking there are supposed to be around 3000 underground churches. There are also houses of God authorized by the state, but many Christians avoid these. Because in them the party reserve the right to censor the content of the sermons.

 

Book titles of books about Christians in China can be found here:
Books
I recommend the following book:
Watchman Nee The Normal Christian Church Life.
This book is also available online. Excerpts from this book can be found on this webpage:
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