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Many Chinese convert to Christianity
source (Vermont) Burlington Free Press

 Standing next to the traditional lion statues and red good-luck signs, members of Chinese Christian Church in Silver Spring, Md., are staking out Chinese restaurants and markets and promoting a different type of blessing.  Some volunteers have even pored through the phone book, looking for Chinese surnames, to send them mailings about Jesus Christ.
     David Ma told his father that for his 18th birthday, his greatest wish was for him to go to church.
     "And I was prepared to get him a car," said his father Ning Ma, 48, incredulous - but impressed - by his son's passion.  He was so moved, he began to attend church every week and was baptized in February.
     In recent years, Chinese immigrants have been converting to Christianity and aggressively proselytizing.  "Nearly a third of Chinese Americans now attend church, compared with the small fraction who did 50 years ago," said Fenggang Yang, a leading scholar on Chinese Christianity at Purdue University.  In the same time frame, the number of Chinese churches in the United States has grown from 66 to more than 1,000.
      The increase in church membership comes at a time when Chinese are among the largest and fastest growing ethnic groups in the country.  There are an estimated 2.4 million Chinese, an increase of nearly 50 percent since 1990.
      Traditionally, many Chinese immigrants have come to America without a commitment to a religion.  Indeed, Korean immigrants, who brought with them a Protestant tradition from South Korea, have jokingly distinguished themselves from Chinese arrivals by saying, "Chinese build restaurants, Koreans build churches.
     As increasing numbers of Chinese build churches, they've become part of a revitalization of American Christianity by immigrants groups.  Many Chinese Christians are evangelical, a conservative and fervent brand of the faith.
     "It's no longer white or southern; it's something that people who look very different are doing," said R. Stephen Warner, a professor of sociology and religion at the University of Illinois in Chicago.  "There's a change in the landscape.  They're filling otherwise empty churches."
     Historically, Christianity has been stigmatized in Chinese culture as a relic of Western imperialism.  "One more Christian, one less Chinese," was an old saying directed at Chinese converts.  And once the communists came to power in China in 1949, all religion was officially banned.
     But as communist China has opened up to the West, the Bible and other books have become available, allowing people to explore ideas.  In 1989, when government troops shot student demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, many Chinese lost their faith in communism and began looking for other answers.
      "Among the Chinese, Christianity is not so strange anymore," Yang said.
      For years, Chinese Christian Church, founded in 1958, had watched its congregation decline.
     Today, about a third of the church's 300 members are new immigrants who converted in the past decade.

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     Did you know that legal entities such as IRS and The State of Vermont are legally defined by their own laws as Artificial Persons (Persons created and devised by human laws for the purposes of society and government, as distinguished from natural person)?  Did you know that whenever you see your name in CAPITAL (BLOCK) LETTERS such as on a Drivers License, Tax Forms, Insurance Cards, and Bank Accounts, it signifies that you are subject to a system (commonwealth) of mere men? They tend to come across rather hostile like the face in the Wizard of Oz. My BIBLE tells me to test the Spirits. "This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world."  1 John 4:2,3. 

     Do you really think any of these so called servants want to take the time to talk Jesus as I am doing?  I'll dub you Judge on this one. Now stay with me please because the fact our Nation is in trouble is no joke. I'm talking TRUTH to you. Now to set you free in your minds, know that this system is contrary to our American Heritage, and surely does not have ANY resemblance to the Kingdom of Heaven available now. In fact this system is in direct conflict with the Holy Command "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them (practice them); for I the Lord your God, am a jealous God...") Exodus 20:4,5. It is also a money system for which Jesus said, "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."  Matthews 6:24. 

     Trust me, the impersonal corporate banks (the people may not be, but the system is) are foreign and they live on earth in America like it is a big Monopoly game board. They are out for keeps and never intend on starting a new game.  You'll never work hard enough to keep up the $ (money) because a certain few are in control of it, and mind you, money is fabricated out of nothing - fiat money. Know too that Jesus denounced legalism. His ways are above the dotted "i" and crossed "t", and does not separate law from moral truth. You need not be branded like an animal to live in America.

Now you need not panic. The GOOD NEWS is that Jesus came to save us from our sins and to set us free from systems of men. Here is what God's Word says about it. "If my people who are called by My name (this includes everyone because we are One Nation Under God right?), will humble themselves (admit we've erred) and pray (find out about your role in God's spiritual church) and seek My face (His will on earth) and turn from their wicked ways (start unfailing love towards your neighbor as thyself, and stop participating in this Social system by your own free will), then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."  II Chronicles 7:14. Also "Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?"  Isaiah 2:22. "Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves (of time), and blown here or there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming."  Ephesians 4:14.

My personal prayer for all who read this: No longer give God lip service, but give Jesus first place in your heart and soul.  And if you really think I am risking persecution for fun, think again, for I truly love my American people. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."  Hebrews 13:8.

Sincerely in Christ Jesus,

Thomas Millington, Ambassador IICor.5:20

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