Vintage offering box (unknown origin) reminds giving/accepting offerings, common Church practice.
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(Kaili City, Guizhou Province—August 15, 2021) On August 15, Bob Fu, PhD., founder of ChinaAid, posed the question: “Is collecting a Church offering a crime?” Dr. Fu reports that the Kaili People’s Court has sentenced four Christian leaders from a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kaili City, Guizhou Province for providing a box in the church for tithes and offerings. The Court sentenced the following Church leaders on fully false, fabricated charges of “fraud”:
- Pastor Zhang Wenying [Ms.]: 12 years,
- Brother Jiang Kui: 6 years,
- Xie Zhiqun: 5 years, and
- Sister He Seqin: 3 years.
The Kaili Chinese Communist Party court also confiscated all offerings in the Church bank account, 1.4 million yuan (216,00 USD).
Give to the Lord the glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and come into His courts.
~ Psalm 96:8 (NKJV)
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