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Chinese house church leader tells of plight of Chinese Christians

ICC Note

“It is my belief that this persecution is a result of the corruption of officials subordinate to the central government, failure to enforce the law in a strict way, distortion of facts and evildoings and collusion between the local despots and the officials.”

By Daniel Blake

Thursday, November 29, 2007 China (Christian Today)-The China Aid Association (CAA) has released an open letter written by a prominent Chinese Christian leader to the Chinese President and Communist Party Leader, Hu Jintao.

In the letter, Pastor Zhang Mingxuan, President of the Chinese House Church Alliance (CHCA), tells his story of how he became a house church leader and leader of CHCA. He also lists incidences of persecution against Christians such as beatings, imprisonments and tortures.

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In his letter to the Chinese President, Pastor Zhang said, “It is my belief that this persecution is a result of the corruption of officials subordinate to the central government, failure to enforce the law in a strict way, distortion of facts and evildoings and collusion between the local despots and the officials.”

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He continued by urging the President “to seriously consider the misery of the common people and urge the officials subordinate to you to stop persecuting Christians and implement their promises in the Constitution on religious freedom.”

Pastor Zhang said that the desire of Chinese Christians is “to win justice for the common people in China so that the Chinese society is full of love and care and that China can become free, prosperous, and a real powerful country in the 21st century in both soul and in social system.”

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