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Counting the cost

"Counting the cost" Continued...

Issue: "Tick, tick, tick ...," May 7, 2011

The leaders of Shouwang Church know they could face more dangers. But the pastors told church members: "As the church of Jesus Christ, we should not change our mode of Sunday worship just because someone or some entity decides that we may or may not use a particular meeting place." And the leaders encouraged detained members to respond with courage and meekness: "Do not resist, let them take us away, just like a lamb to the slaughter. In our hearts, we know we gather for worship-and for the sake of worship, we will pay the price."

Jamie Dean
Jamie Dean

Jamie lives and works in North Carolina, where she covers the national political beat and other topics as news editor for WORLD. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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