11 Christian Children Arrested in Violent Raid as China Increases Persecution..

China’s crackdown on Christians and their churches is intensifying as officials have targeted yet another church with a major arrest that included nearly a dozen children.

For more than a decade, international observers have predicted China would eventually become the world’s largest Christian nation. Evangelical leader and former presidential candidate Gary Bauer believes that growth is behind the increased persecution campaign by President Xi Jinping and other government officials.

Last weekend, nearly 50 members of the Early Rain Covenant Church, including 11 children, were arrested in the city of Chengdu. Public security bureau agents closed the church last December and arrested Pastor Wahng-Yee and 160 Christians. This time, the church reports at least two of its members were “violently beaten.”