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Old 06-16-2015, 04:57 PM
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Helping Chinese, other believers?

Besides prayer and just giving money to "charitable groups", how can we help Christians in China and other non-permissive countries? Short of actually going there (not possible in my situation at present)?
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:38 AM
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Re: Helping Chinese, other believers?

I live in a somewhat restricted country, so perhaps I can speak to it a little. Perhaps try to make contact with someone there, encourage them, email them, etc. Find out what's appropriate, as they may be subject to email monitoring or something, but having someone on the outside knowing you exist is pretty nice. Showing kindness to their family, sending them a gift that's not religious are some things that come to mind.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:50 AM
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Here is a picture of Brother David Banta (yellow shirt), a Chinese gentlemen, and some liberal short guy. Anyway, Brother Banta has baptized more Chinese in Jesus name then anyone I have heard of yet. Get a hold of him if you want to help the Chinese people get some Jesus name in their lives.
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The church practices both adult baptism and infant baptism, with closed communion. Speaking in tongues is practiced and usually occurs as a group act.

We have had dealings with this Church in the past & yes, they do believe in "infant baptism" not dedication, or blessing babies, but "infant baptism."

For that reason alone, (there are others) I would not support this group.
The Church in China is mainly underground & not part of any mainstream
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That being said, I believe that the Church in China has a strong burden for the Church in the West as, for the most part, it is backslid!
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I recognize that short liberal! lol

I've been looking online but cannot find any way to get ahold of brother Banta. Does he have a website?
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We have had dealings with this Church in the past & yes, they do believe in "infant baptism" not dedication, or blessing babies, but "infant baptism."

For that reason alone, (there are others) I would not support this group.
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The church practices both adult baptism and infant baptism, with closed communion. Speaking in tongues is practiced and usually occurs as a group act.

We have had dealings with this Church in the past & yes, they do believe in "infant baptism" not dedication, or blessing babies, but "infant baptism."

For that reason alone, (there are others) I would not support this group.
The Church in China is mainly underground & not part of any mainstream
organization.
That being said, I believe that the Church in China has a strong burden for the Church in the West as, for the most part, it is backslid!
TJC does practice Infant Baptism, and tongues can only be done in the prayer group.
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I recognize that short liberal! lol

I've been looking online but cannot find any way to get ahold of brother Banta. Does he have a website?
http://reclaimkids.org/our-people/

Here is his sister and brother in law, David and Bonnie Ward. They will hook you up with him.
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