Chi­nese church

The Church of England - - Letters -

Sir, Joan Drury’s sug­ges­tion that the Church in China can­not be flour­ish­ing be­cause of per­se­cu­tion is at odds with Scrip­ture where the two more of­ten than not go to­gether and thus the power of God is demon­strated. Blessed are ye when ye are per­se­cuted for right­eous­ness sake was is and will be a key mo­tif of Chris­tian­ity, un­til the Lord re­turns.

We are all im­per­fect re­gard­ing var­i­ous doc­trines but there is nev­er­the­less a great di­vide be­tween bi­b­li­cal spir­i­tu­al­ity and what reads rather more like a po­lit­i­cal mind­set.

The Rev Peter Rat­cliff, Min­is­ter, St John’s, Mer­ton Abbey Mills, Church of Eng­land (Con­tin­u­ing), Edi­tor, English Church­man, www.en­glishchurch­man.com

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