A church in Sichuan province in China has been ordered to stop Christians from performing religious activities such as singing hymns, praying and chanting inside the church building.
Zhang Daichun, a member of the house church was handed a document titled “Notice of Order to Reform” on Sept. 2 with a threat to impose administrative penalties if the church fails to adhere to the order within 15 days.
The notice ordered the church to stop allowing foreign pastors and non-government appointed clerics to preach and conduct religious activities. The church was also ordered to stop Christians from performing religious activities such as singing hymns, praying and chanting.
The house church in Sichuan is just one of many churches facing harassment from Chinese authorities throughout the Communist country. House churches from Guangdong, Zhejiang, Anhui and Henan have been subjects of harassment in an ongoing crackdown on Christianity, China Aid reports.
The government recently released a draft of the revisions on the Regulations on Religious Affairs which will officially be implemented in October.
Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.