Christians form human shield around church in 'China's Jerusalem' after demolition threat
Christians have flocked to defend a church in eastern China after Communist Party officials claimed it was an "illegal construction" and announced plans to demolish it
Tom Phillips, Wenzhou, the Telegraph 4th April 2014 wrote
'Thousands of Chinese Christians have mounted an extraordinary, round-the-clock defence of a church in a city known as the 'Jerusalem of the East' after Communist Party officials threatened to bulldoze their place of worship.
In an episode that underlines the fierce and long-standing friction between China's officially atheist Communist Party and its rapidly growing Christian congregation, Bible-carrying believers this week flocked to the Sanjiang church in Wenzhou hoping to protect it from the bulldozers.
Their 24-hour guard began earlier this week when a demolition notice was plastered onto the newly-constructed church which worshippers say cost around 30 million yuan (£2.91 million) and almost six years to build.
Officials claimed the church had been built illegally and used red paint to daub the words: "Demolish" and "Illegal construction" onto its towering facade.
The threat triggered a furious reaction in Wenzhou, a booming port city known for its vibrant Christian community, said to be China's largest....' Read more in the link below.
Jerusalem of the East....interesting. With England also being named with Jerusalem, in Lincolnshire, the Holy Land too. Jerusalem is at the heart of beleivers around the world. Jerusalem is also built in New York. The New York Israel connection is already made. Laws are written in stone.
Destroying Christian churches is an antichrist agenda.
God cannot be destroyed - if the church doors are locked or circumstance prevents you going to church as has happened in my family .....go into your room in private and pray. God outside under the heavens and pray. Follow the instruction Jesus Christ gave by example in his ministry
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