There have been some weird suggestions, such as in America where COVID patients were told they would be healed by watching TV programmes in which pastors perform healings. Some South Korean pastors believed in God\'s protection of His believers so, therefore, encouraged congregations not to fear infection and therefore continued having on-site gatherings. Apart from that, there have been various responses to the outbreak by the Chinese Christian media. The responses can be categorized into three main types.
George Floyd, 46, did have a criminal record and a really bad one at that. However, this is not Floyd’s life story ends. He was changed because he had met the Lord Jesus, repented of what he had done, and trusted in God.
Nowadays, young people are rarely seen in rural areas and so it’s the same in rural churches. It’s not easy to meet just a few young Christians even during the Spring Festival not to mention the whole year round.
Conversion to Christianity from the time of Constantine until the Protestant Reformation relied on social networks and social care to attract believers, but it is not the case in China. Becoming a religious believer in the family is not the most important growth model, but need-based conversion.
If we compare Tao Te Ching or I Ching with Christian culture, it seems understandable and acceptable. However, if someone compares the classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Mansion with Christian culture, it will inevitably make him or her confused.
Undoubtedly, the majority of Christians in China have always been rural-oriented. The main motivation for conversions to Christianity may be felt needs: to heal diseases, loneliness, and have a meaningful cultural and social life.
In a northern city, I met a team of Christian volunteers who shuttle between street markets and communities to do a lot of modest public welfare work. While they do their jobs they wear white T-shirts which display four eye-catching Chinese characters in red: "Jesus Loves You".
A wife of a pastor suffered from domestic violence for years. She said, "I see no love in him. It is all lies, immorality, vanity, and self-righteousness." Then she was brave enough to divorce the pastor and shared the sad story.