Communist authorities in China are increasing their persecution of the nation’s Christian community, demolishing several houses of believers after destroying their church last month.
At least a dozen houses demolished
The event took place in Fujian province, where the Chinese authorities demolished a dozen homes belonging to the residential complex where a Christian church was located, destroying almost all of them.
Chinese officials and guards entered the premises of the building; there they abruptly entered the houses to expel the owners and then destroyed them.
According to Christian Concern, such actions were carried out on Wednesday by a group of government officials.
The event was recorded
The moment was broadcast live on the account of a Christian preacher of the Xunsiding Church; Yang Xibo, showed in his social network account the abuses by the authorities towards Christians.
This attack concerns an urban management law that was established in June; it orders the demolition of Christian churches and houses that may have some kind of relation to Christian building.
Violent entry into homes
In order to enter the homes of the believers, they did not show any kind of authorization and violated the physical security of an elderly person; this was recorded on a video.
«Other Christians on the scene who were attempting to intervene were blocked on the stairs and prevented from moving forward. When officials questioned why they illegally entered private property and demolished people’s homes, they had no answer,» said a Christian NGO in the nation according to Bitter Winter.
«For the Chinese government to search frantically for Christians, even after their churches have been closed, shows how Beijing has no interest in respecting religious freedom,» added Gina Goh of CPI, a Christian NGO.
«What the Chinese Communist Party does not understand is that Christianity will not be exterminated just because the buildings are unsustainable. The more the government erodes the rights of Chinese citizens, the more enemies it creates in its territories. One day, this pressure cooker will explode, threatening the Chinese Communist Party regime, whose end is in sight,» he continued.
It should be noted that this year has become the worst year for Christian persecution in China, a nation that also ranks among the worst countries in the world in terms of faith in Christ, according to Open Doors USA.