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Fearing God, Not Man

"Christ was the first to suffer," Pastor Li De Xian said. "We just follow Him. There are many thorns but we are just injured a little on our feet. This suffering is very little."

Pastor Li speaks about suffering from experience. The man who said "I will preach until I die" has stuck to his word. Despite continued pressure from the Public Security Bureau, Pastor Li refuses to miss a service unless he is in prison or change his message of salvation through Jesus Christ. During the period from October 2000 to May 2001, he was arrested 15 times for preaching in his unregistered house church in Guangzhou. He has been arrested so many times during the past two years that he has lost count. During one recent detention, jailers tied his arms and legs to a bedpost for three days. When they finally released him from this torture, he was forced to work on an assembly line in the prison factory putting bulbs into strings of Christmas lights to send to America. …