All posts tagged: Hong Kong

Hong Kong Protester Denied Bail

According to Fox News, the first protestor in Hong Kong was charged under the new security laws.  Tong Ying-kit, 23 was denied bail and I held in custody until October 6th, his trail date. READ: Hong Kong protester first to be charged under new security law is denied bail I wonder if all those rioters in the US know how fortunate they are that protests are not just allowed, but a right in the US Constitution. I can not imagine too many other countries in which protests are tolerated to the degree they are in free and democratic countries. I wonder if all those who protest know that a peaceful protest produces results but violent rioting produces only fear and division. I wonder if they realize they are being taken over by a domestic terrorist group bent on destroying the freedoms of America? I wonder what will happen if they succeed and only one voice, their voice is heard. ___________________________ Andy Becker is a retired counsellor and author of The Travelers, a fictionalized account of …

Communist China crushes Hong Kong democracy movement

With all eyes on the coronavirus, that most believe leaked out of a ‘high security’ virus lab in Wuhan, China’s communist overlords are taking the opportunity to crush the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. The New York Post writes: Proving its word worthless, Beijing is moving to crush Hong Kong’s liberties 27 years ahead of schedule, in blatant violation of the deal that saw Britain hand rule of the city over to the mainland. Specifically, China has ordered the national legislature to pass a new law for Hong Kong, bypassing the island’s Legislative Council. Put simply, it will criminalize protest and dissent, treating it as subversion, treason or foreign interference — and allowing mainland officials to “legally” crack down on whatever the hell they want. This also leaves Hong Kong’s huge democracy movement helpless to block the legislation ….” READ: China’s sudden rush to crush Hong Kong’s freedom Britain administered Hong Kong until July 1, 1997, and in the turnover agreement, the Communist regime agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain semi-autonomous until 2047. The …

News from China: The ‘spirit’ of the Hong Kong protests

Before the Coronavirus outbreak, we might have heard stories in the news about China and Hong Kong. There were many stories about demonstrations and violence in the streets, and even some reports about the protest movement spreading to other parts of China. Those stories mostly disappeared from the news when the virus outbreak took over the news. The protest movement in Hong Kong, and in other parts of China is still active. One of the surprising facts is that the protests in Hong Kong are not led by extreme political radicals. Many of the leaders, and the ‘spirit’ comes from Christians who are coming under the control of Communist Atheists who want to end all religion. READ: ‘Christian Spirit’ Flows Through Hong Kong Protests: A Conversation with the Guardian Spirit of Joshua Wong

Are Hong Kong protesters in a battle of good versus evil?

Christians are playing a major role in the massive protests taking place in Hong Kong in recent days. Millions of people have taken to the streets demanding freedom. The protests were sparked by the Hong Kong government’s introduction of an extradition bill that would allow the government to extradite people to countries where they committed crimes. The bill was sparked by a Hong Kong man who killed his girl friend while visiting her in Taiwan. The man fled back to Hong Kong and the Taiwanese government asked for his return. However, if passed this law would also allow China to demand extradition of Hong Kong citizens for prosecution, essentially giving China partial control of Hong Kong’s justice system. Currently, the people are allowed to freely express their views in Hong Kong, including criticism of China’s communist government. If this extradition law is passed, many believe the Chinese government will trump up charges against anti -communist Hong Kong activists and demand their extradition and begin to slowly weed out opposition in this way. Many also suspect …

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But the Lord directs our steps

Twenty years ago, my husband Dean and I were pastoring a satellite church plant in Hong Kong on an island called Discovery Bay. We had gathered a diverse group of people in one of our house churches — a good mix of new and established believers. People were coming to the Lord and being filled with the Holy Spirit. But within this group, there were also some very established missionaries. They had ministered in Hong Kong for several years, and were without a house church so they joined our small group. They were faithful servants of the Lord, but did not believe in the moving of the Holy Spirit. They saw the Holy Spirit as only “the Comforter,” and they often disagreed with the way Dean and I ministered. There is a verse in Ecclesiastes that warns evil times can suddenly fall upon us: 12 Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil …