“Fragmentation” and Church Foundations
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Churches in China’s cities were once flourishing, but today’s intense political pressure is causing fragmentation with big churches forced into meeting in small groups. This is not like the ‘small group’ church movements in other parts of the world. It has not come about through the careful decision-making of mature leaders, but purely as a reaction to religious policies. And as if division weren’t enough, these small group churches are under constant threat of being reported by neighbors as “illegal gatherings.” There has never been a shortage of smaller group church meetings in China however, this is something new. The government publicly claims “freedom of religious belief for China’s people” yet, local church groups are being pursued and persecuted.
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Various articles in the media and news over the last week have reported that the Bible has been withdrawn from sale or banned in China. It’s understandable that we would be alarmed at this news and wonder what this might mean for our friends in China. Thriving Turtles thought it would be good to give a summary of the situation as we understand it, and make some comments and suggestions:
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This post has some suggestions for Chinese and English Bible study materials. We have included links to sites where you can order or download the materials.
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Updated 24 August 2018
We suggest the following options for purchasing Chinese Bibles and resources in Australia:
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Written by Jane Updated 21 December 2017
There are many Bible apps available for smartphones. There is a huge variety in what features different apps have, but a few considerations to help get someone started are:
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Written by: Jane Updated 21st December 2017 and 17 August 2018.
Choosing a Chinese Bible involves not only choosing a version, but choosing a script and other factors as well. These are identified by a range of symbols that appear with the abbreviation for the name of the Bible translation.
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