Authorities in China’s Zhejiang province have forbidden baptism in a new set of measures.

Changes in church location, church growth, adjustment of service times, and offering boxes have also been forbidden. Other prohibited items include an individual bank account for the church and donations from other countries.

Local community directors have been charged with overseeing the implementation of these regulations.

This comes after the Chinese government implemented a revised version of the Regulations on Religious Affairs last year. Churches have come under increased scrutiny.

China believes these measures keep churches under government control and will prevent foreign officials from using religion to overthrow the government.

Source: ChinaAid

  • Pray for China and its government. May the gospel be spread in boldness and unhindered.
  • Ask the Lord to cover all Christians in this nation with His love and protection.
  • Pray for the underground church to explode in growth, even though its authorities try every avenue to restrict baptism.

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Psalm 2 reminds us that the Lord is in control even of those who believe they are beyond Him and rail against Him. Thank the Lord that His anointed one will return and that every knee shall bow and even tongue confess Jesus Christ as Lord. ‘The great day of the Lord is near, near and hastening fast…’ (Zephaniah 1:14-18) I thank God for the faithfulness of my brothers and sisters.