Evangelist pastor prevented from sharing the Gospel by Chinese authorities
A few minutes before Chinese Evangelist Ran Yunfei could begin an online seminar on Christianity and Chinese culture, the Chinese Communist Party's police station forced him to come to a police station for interrogation.
The webinar was forced to play a recorded video as police detained Yunfei until 11 PM. “If you understand that being in chains is sharing the Gospel (not only with the people who talk to you but also the many who watch you), then we should feel joyful for entering the police station multiple times,” Yunfei reportedly said in a Whatsapp message.
Yunfei said the Chinese Communist Party kept him from teaching the next day, saying “I am thankful that I have returned. I cannot share tomorrow as well.”
Speaking to The Christian Post, Gina Goh, International Christian Concern’s regional manager for Southeast Asia, stated that “The Chinese government is increasing the crackdown on house churches to threaten and disrupt them, in hopes that it will be too much for them. If police sense the preacher is spreading anti-government thoughts, they revoke his preaching certificate. They have basically no right for Christians who speak up.”