300 Million Christians in China by 2030: "Leaders Fear of Church Growth"

"And if it grows, at the rate it's been doing, since 1980, somewhere between about 7% and 8% a year, then you're looking at a group of people that will be 300 million people, around 2030."

Iquestioned by theExpress UKRon Boyd-MacMillan, director of strategic research at Christian organization Open Doors, thinks he knows why "the Chinese church is so targeted." He says, "leaders fear the size of the Church and the growth of the Church."

He specifies that the number of Christians could reach 300 million by 2030.

“And if it grows, at the rate it's been doing, since 1980, somewhere between about 7% and 8% a year, then you're looking at a group of people that will be 300 million people, around 2030. And, you know, the chinese leadership is really doing long term planning, i mean their economic plan is until 2049 so it bothers them. Because I think if the Church continues to grow like this, then they will have to share power. "

The 19 last January, Mike Pompeo, then US Secretary of State issued a statement about the "atrocities" committed in Xinjiang. He denounced "a genocide against the predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang."

“If the Chinese Communist Party is allowed to commit genocide and crimes against humanity against its own people, imagine what it would boldly do to the free world in the not-so-distant future. "

MC

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Article originally published in January 2021.

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