China Shuts Down Six Churches, Forces Members to Leave by Bribing, Threatening Jobs

(Worthy News) – China’s Communist Party forced six churches in Beijing to shut down after attempts to bribe members to leave failed, a new report has revealed.

Persecution watchdog China Aid reports that authorities closed six branches of Zion Church, located in Beijing, claiming that its members refused to register with the government. One police officer said, “We asked Zion Church to register, but the church has continuously refused. Other churches have all registered. It is just Zion Church that refuses to register.”

However, church officials dispute this account, as authorities have attempted to close the church for months. Since May, government officials have bribed attendees to leave the church by promising them good occupations, good schools for their children, solutions to other problems, or threatening their jobs. Eventually, authorities forced the church to close. [ Source: Gospel Herald (Read More…) ]

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