True Jesus Church Of China And Taiwan
True Jesus Church is a beacon of light throughout China, Taiwan, and 53 other countries. The True Jesus Church is a rather large Oneness Apostolic Pentecostal Christian Church. The True Jesus Church keeps the Sabbath. It has its roots in Mainland China, where it began in 1917. In a country where religion is still tightly regulated, they are usually found in the house church network of China. Christians make up only 6-8% of the population of Mainland China. True Jesus Church is also the fastest growing Christian group in Mainland China. China only recognizes 3 denominations as approved “state churches”. There are many others that are active throughout China, however they meet in the home church network. Christians in China are feared by the government, not because of their beliefs, but rather by the fact that they recognize another authority. This was the same issue during the days of Jesus. They know that Jesus is Lord. He is their Lord and Savior.
“The True Jesus Church was established in 1917 in Beijing, China. The early workers, having received the Holy Spirit and revelation of the true gospel, began preaching the truth of salvation to every province of China. The power of God manifested mightily through the presence of the Holy Spirit and through accompanying signs and miracles.” …..Taken from their website. The churches early leaders were influenced by many charismatic practices of the Apostolic Faith Mission in China, the Seventh Day Adventist Church , and the Pentecostal Assemblies of the world.
In Taiwan, where 4.5% of the people consider themselves Christian, and half of those are Catholic, the True Jesus Church is a major group. Nearly all of Taiwan’s Aborigines profess Christianity. Over 70% of the Aborigines are Presbyterian and the remainder are mostly Catholic. On an island where almost all are Buddhist (more than 90%), The True Jesus Church is large and active. Their mission is to be a light throughout Asia and the World.
Christianity in Taiwan is slowly growing. There are several Christian denominations on the island, including Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Adventists and several local churches. The True Jesus Church is a rather large church for the area. Their mission is seen as being a light throughout Asia. They believe that Jesus is indeed, the resurrection and the life. It is only through Jesus that you can obtain eternal life. It is that belief that causes them to go out into the world and share the gospel of Jesus Christ.