Registration of Three-Self Church believers moves naturally to controlling what Christians read and hear in sermons, transforming churches into stealth Party branches.
CCP is tightening the purse strings on Three-Self churches by forcing them to deposit their money, i.e., Christians’ tithes, into government-controlled bank accounts.
The sound of their singing conveyed the unshakeable will of Chinese Christians to continue following the Lord, despite the CCP’s suppression.
Believers put their bodies in front of demolition equipment to try to save the cross and the church but end up beaten and broken.
Christian calendars, couplets or religious texts are banned and suppliers penalized, as authorities provide to believers counter-propaganda extolling Communism.
Pastors from Three-Self churches are being reviewed for their loyalty to the party and removed for small signs of resistance.