Lorna Dueck, writing for The Globe and Mail, describes the rapid growth of Christianity in China. As she observes, it is “an awakening outside the control of any propaganda machine.” It is uncontrollable, I think, because it is fueled by the unique and untamable Word of God:
Beijing University professor Zhao Xiao, a prominent Chinese economist, told PBS’s Frontline that he spent three months studying the Bible. “I discovered that this kind of book China does not have. China does have morality books. For instance, the Analects of Confucius teaches people morality. China also has many intelligent writings – for instance, the Buddhist texts. But the Bible is a book that claims inspiration from the will of God. It talks about the history of the relationship between God and human beings, and this kind of book does not exist in China.”
Read the whole thing here.