CHINA – China Revokes Preaching Permit of 57 Three-Self Church Pastors

International Christian Concern | March 26, 2019

The Chinese government has increasingly included the state-backed Three Self Patriotic churches in its crackdown on Christianity.

Bitter Winter magazine reports on March 25 that the preaching permits of 57 Three-Self Church preachers from Henan Province’s Sanmenxia City, were revoked by the government, which means that they will no longer be able to preach.

In addition, the authorities have also manipulated the qualification exams each preacher has to take in order to oust “disobedient” preachers. Those who “listen to the government,” even if they lack biblical knowledge, are able to pass the exam, while those who have disagreed with the authorities would somehow fail the exam.