Teachers in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, recently sent messages to the parents of infants and primary school students, demanding that the parents disclose their religious beliefs.
One Christian said school officials have even come to Christian parents’ homes and workplaces, asking them to renounce their faith and in some cases, employers are pressured into reducing the pay of Christian employees in an effort to dissuade them from attending church.
In one part of China, an online publication warned, “Schools should make clear to students that they should not have any religious beliefs, propagandise religions, or enter churches.” The publication also stated that schools whose students attend church will face hard punishment, because religion is a “foreign invasion.”
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Ask the Lord to give believers in China the faith and courage they need to withstand the pressure from the government.
- Pray the Lord will give believers wise words when they are confronted and questioned by authorities.
- Thank the Lord that the Gospel continues to go forth in China and that no amount of human opposition can thwart His plans.