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A Rare Glimpse at the Underground Church in China

Last weekend was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, an annual day to put special emphasis on praying for the persecuted Church. Remembering the persecuted church around the globe, though, should be a continual effort for all Christians. We need to continually remind ourselves that our brothers and sisters are beaten, jailed, or even killed for their faith.

One group in particular that we need to remember to pray for is the underground church in China. In this brief video by Deidox Films, Li Yang provides a glimpse into an underground home church.

In this short addendum, Li Yang answers the question, “Is Christianity legal or illegal in China?” He explains why the question is difficult to answer and how the Chinese government protects its Communist ideology from the threat of Christianity.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).