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Q: What type of Christians is most common in China (Catholics, protestants etc) ?

9 years 49 weeks ago in  Lifestyle - China

 
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The question should be divided as follows, I think, for reasons that strictly local:

 

1. The Protestant "official" churches probably constitute the largest denominational group in China.  They are considered to be bereft of foreign interest and control and are largely left to function as they will, with the caveat of course that all of the normal restrictions are in place.

 

2.  The Catholic Official Church (the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association) or something like that along those lines, the "official" church is present throughout the country but is much smaller than the Protestant church.  It is rather closed "observed" by the State Administration for Religious Affairs.

 

3.  There are underground churches in China as foreigners we are not allowed to get involved with them and doing so can result in deportation, explusion, etc., and all kinds of other not pleasant things.

 

So in the end, to answer your question, IMHO, it is the Protestant that predominate, but still, 200 milion Christians in a country of 1.3 billion people is not exactly a high number.

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icnif77:

Confusingly, so many replies to Scandi's thread ... broken heart

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ambivalentmace:

Exactly, no answers and no reason to create another no answer question, just throw it in the pile of nothing. Efficiency is such an overlooked quality, your welcome.

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I would suggest American missionaries. Given that this thread is 6 years old, I would also suggest the missionaries have failed given that in all my time here I have only had one Chinese person try to talk to me about the Bible.

She said she was reading a Chinese translation. I asked her what she thought of Jesus.

She explained she had not got to that part yet.

A few weeks back I was drinking down the docks and came across a Catholic crew from an Indonesian ship. We had a great chat etc, but the cheif engineer went full on Nun missionary on me.

These missionaries cast a false tale.

China does not need Christianity. Its fucked up enough already.

ambivalentmace:

I was in a Walmart parking lot looking for my rent a car 15 years ago in Texarkana, Arkansas and a Chinese lady handed me gospel tract or flyer about John 3:16 and her English was very good. She was on a religious visa to spread the gospel of Jesus and lived in Taiwan.

 

I sat there puzzled that I gave money to a Baptist church as a child for missionaries to go abroad and now those countries are now sending missionaries to America. I very seldom miss the unintended consequences of actions but this event really blind sided me, something you can never easily forget.

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