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Elliot Miller, Editor-in-Chief of the Christian Research Journal, describes his experience of meeting members of the local churches in China and witnessing the strong move of the gospel and the bright testimony of “some very dedicated disciples of Christ.”

Persecution in China

Excerpts from Bible Answer Man Radio Broadcasts Concerning the Teaching and Practice of Witness Lee and the Local Churches

As part of their research concerning the teachings and practice of Witness Lee and the local churches, Hank Hanegraaff, President of the Christian Research Institute (CRI) and host of the Bible Answer Man radio broadcast; Gretchen Passantino, co-founder and Director of Answers in Action (AIA); and Elliot Miller, Editor-in-Chief of the Christian Research Journal, all traveled to China to observe the local churches there. They met with believers from the local churches, some of whom had suffered persecution as a result of statements made in the U.S. by Christian countercult ministries. In the following excerpts from various Bible Answer Man broadcasts, they discuss their experiences:

On January 5, 2010, Elliot Miller described his experience of meeting with Christians in the local churches in China. There he saw a revival that was not just emotional but was grounded in orthodox theology, and he recalled the strong moving of the Spirit of God in the gospel that was evident in China. He said, “What I saw was a much more faithful expression of Christianity, and I began to see that this could be the best hope for the church in the future. As the lights are going out in the West, they are starting to brighten up in the East and you have some very dedicated disciples of Christ.”

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