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Protestant China 700,000 - - - 1949 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 9. "in 1984 Bishop Ding, the head of the officially-sanctioned Protestant Three Self Patriotic Movement (TPSM), which controls the church on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party, stated that the Protestant Christians had multiplied more than fourfold since 1949, from 700,000 to three million. "
Protestant China - - - - 1970 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 191-192. "the People's Republic of China was established along Communist lines in 1949. The Marxist government discouraged religion but did not ban it outright; that prohibition occurred during the disastrous period of the Great Cultural Revolution, 1966-78. Then, many Buddhist and Taoist temples and shrines were closed or destroyed and the clergy forced into labor. The same thing happened to the Catholic, Protestant, and Islamic clergy and places of worship that had been established in China. "
Protestant China 700,000 0.09% - - 1972 Kinmond, William. The First Book of Communist China. New York: Franklin Watts (1972, revised edition); pg. 4, 74. Pg. 4: "No one really knows how many Chinese there are because distances are so great... roughly 750,000,000... "; Pg. 74: "There are approx. 100 million Chinese Buddhists, 10 million Moslems, 3 million Catholics, 700,000 Protestants, and 20,000 Taoist priests and nuns. "
Protestant China 700,000 - - - 1979 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 141. "the official figures for the total number of Protestant Christians and churches in China given by the government, or the TSPM at the national level, has gradually increased since 1979. Originally it was stated that thre were 700,000 Christians, or about the same number as before 1949. "
Protestant China 3,000,000 - - - 1984 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 9. "in 1984 Bishop Ding, the head of the officially-sanctioned Protestant Three Self Patriotic Movement (TPSM), which controls the church on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party, stated that the Protestant Christians had multiplied more than fourfold since 1949, from 700,000 to three million. "
Protestant China 4,000,000 - 24,000
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- 1987 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 9. "...Bishop Ding, the head of the officially-sanctioned Protestant Three Self Patriotic Movement (TPSM)... In 1987 he stated in an interview with an American clergyman that China had three to four million baptized Protestants 'who worship in over 4,000 church buildings and tens of thousands of homes or meeting points.' "
Protestant China 5,000,000 - - - 1989 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 141. "More recently [1989] Bishop Ding, Chairman of the TSPM, has stated that there are 'nearly five million Christians' in China. "
Protestant China - - - - 1989 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 140. "In one county in Henan it was reported in 1981 that there were 80,000 Christians, compared to only 4,000 before 1949. It soon became apparent that there were Christian meetings in all of China's administrative regions, except Tibet. "
Protestant China 9,410,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China 9,500,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 143. "It can be seen, therefore, that local TSPM and government statistics total nearly nine and a half million, much higher than the latest officially recognized estimate of seven million Protestant Christians... However, even this figure of nine million is very low. "
Protestant China 20,000,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 143. "However, even this figure of nine million is very low. Some TSPM/CCC pastors have intimated privately that the real figure of the total number of Christians in China is around twenty million. "
Protestant China 25,000,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 145. "Having collated detailed statistis down to the county level in many instances, I believe that there is strong evidence pointing to some twenty to twenty-five million Protestant Christians in the country [China]. The figure could even be higher. As already indicated this is much higher than the official TSPM figure, but well below some of the speculative estimates given overseas. "
Protestant China 35,000,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 143. "One man who traveled extensively throughout China reported that there culd be thirty-five million Protestant Christians. Figures of fifty million or even higher have been speculated by some overseas Christian observers, but no evidence has been published to support such high figures. "
Protestant China - - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 150. "Thus, to summarize, although Protestant Christianity has shown the greatest growth in the coastal provinces, such as Fujian, Zhejiang and Jiangsu, where Protestant Christianity was first introduced, it has also enjoyed a remarkable revival in the heartland provinces of Henan and Anhui, as well as in the remote southwest of China. "
Protestant China 61,200,000 5.10% - - 1998 "A Tale of China's Two Churches " in Christianity Today (July 13, 1998). [Source: Amity News Service, Operation World]; pg. 33. Chart
Protestant China 132,000,000 - - - 1999 Associated Press. Dateline: Beijing. Date: "10.20 a.m. ET (1521 GMT) January 25, 1999 "; Posted to Nurel-1 newsgroup (nurel-l@listserv.ucalgary.ca) on 26 Jan. 1999. "The China Christian Council, the umbrella organization overseeing the government-sanctioned non-denominational Protestant churches, counts more than 12 million Protestants. Foreign supporters of the underground churches claim their adherents are ten times the official figure. "
Protestant China: Anhui 38,000 - - - 1949 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 148. "In Anhui Province (East China) both TSPM and house-church sources have reported spectacular growth of the church. According to Communist sources the total number of Protestant Christians before Liberation in 1949 was about 38,000. Yet I was told by a leading TSPM pastor in Shanghai in 1990 that the church now numbers 800,000--a twentyfold increase! "
Protestant China: Anhui 800,000 - - - 1990 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 148. "In Anhui Province (East China) both TSPM and house-church sources have reported spectacular growth of the church. According to Communist sources the total number of Protestant Christians before Liberation in 1949 was about 38,000. Yet I was told by a leading TSPM pastor in Shanghai in 1990 that the church now numbers 800,000--a twentyfold increase! "
Protestant China: Anhui 800,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Anhui/Henan: Dancheng County 50,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 89. "...an interesting letter from northern Anhui, received in Hong Kong in early 1988. the writer gave statistics of the church situation there and in neighboring Henan. " 3 columns in table: County, Total no. of Christians (50,000), No. who left TSPM (15,000).
Protestant China: Anhui/Henan: Hao Xian County 50,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 89. "...an interesting letter from northern Anhui, received in Hong Kong in early 1988. the writer gave statistics of the church situation there and in neighboring Henan. " 3 columns in table: County, Total no. of Christians (50,000), No. who left TSPM (15,000).
Protestant China: Anhui/Henan: Jieshou County 20,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 89. "...an interesting letter from northern Anhui, received in Hong Kong in early 1988. the writer gave statistics of the church situation there and in neighboring Henan. " 3 columns in table: County, Total no. of Christians (20,000), No. who left TSPM (1,000).
Protestant China: Anhui/Henan: Luyi County 30,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 89. "...an interesting letter from northern Anhui, received in Hong Kong in early 1988. the writer gave statistics of the church situation there and in neighboring Henan. " 3 columns in table: County, Total no. of Christians (30,000), No. who left TSPM (5,000).
Protestant China: Anhui/Henan: Taihe County 40,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 89. "...an interesting letter from northern Anhui, received in Hong Kong in early 1988. the writer gave statistics of the church situation there and in neighboring Henan. " 3 columns in table: County, Total no. of Christians (40,000), No. who left TSPM (10,000).
Protestant China: Anhui: Huoqiu County 150 - 3
units
- 1949 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 148. "Huoqiu County on the western side of [Anhui] province has seen the church grow from three small churches with about 150 members in 1949 to over 60 registered churches and hundreds of house-churches with 20,000 to 30,000 Christians in 1986. "
Protestant China: Beijing - - 60
units
- 1957 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 13. "In 1958 the majority of the city churches were closed by the TSPM under the slogan of 'unity.' For instance, over 60 churches in Beijing were reduced to four and over 200 in Shanghai to under 20. "
Protestant China: Beijing - - 4
units
- 1958 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 13. "In 1958 the majority of the city churches were closed by the TSPM under the slogan of 'unity.' For instance, over 60 churches in Beijing were reduced to four and over 200 in Shanghai to under 20. "
Protestant China: Beijing 5,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Fujian 600,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Fujian: Fuqing County 100,000 - - - 1987 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 120-121. "The Little Flock is also very strong in Fuqing county where there are about 100,000 Christians. All along the prosperous coastal area between Xiamen and Fuzhou I saw new churches built by the local Christians. "
Protestant China: Gansu 30,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Guangdong 160,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Guangxi 50,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Guizhou 300,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 119. "A provincial TSPM church, Guizhou, 1988... One of the elders said there were now 20,000 Christians in the area where there had only been a few hundred pre-1949, and gave detailed statistics for the entire province, claiming about 300,000 Christians now, mostly among the Miao people. "
Protestant China: Guizhou 350,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Hainan 37,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Hebei 100,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Heilongjiang 140,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Henan 700,000 - - - 1986 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 143. "In 1986 the TSPM gave out a total of 700,000 Christians for Henan (including 100,000 'inquirers'). Yet by 1993 the figures had been revised to two million: one million baptized members and one million inquirers. "
Protestant China: Henan 2,000,000 - - - 1993 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 143. "In 1986 the TSPM gave out a total of 700,000 Christians for Henan (including 100,000 'inquirers'). Yet by 1993 the figures had been revised to two million: one million baptized members and one million inquirers. "
Protestant China: Henan 2,000,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Henan: Dengfeng County 30,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 150. "...TSPM sources have given figures as high as 30,000 for the number of Christians in one county (Dengfeng)... "
Protestant China: Henan: Lushan County 100,000 - - - 1987 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 143. "A letter from Lushan County, Henan, dated June 1987 stated that the local Religious Affairs Bureau had conducted a religious census and was concerned when local Christians claimed there were nearly 100,000 in the county. "
Protestant China: Henan: Lushan County 100,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 150. "Corroboration of the very large number of Christians in Lushan County in central Henan (possibly as many as 100,00) has been provided by a number of letters from that area. "
Protestant China: Henan: Ninyang District 100,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 148-149. "In Henan Province (Central China)... In 1988 Tianfeng admitted that there were only two pastors (presumably TSPM/CCC recognized) for more than 100,000 Christians attending home-meetings in the Ninyang District. "
Protestant China: Hubei 150,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Hunan 120,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Inner Mongolia 100,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Jiangsu 250,000 - - - 1985 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 143. "In late 1985 the TSPM in Jiangsu gave out a figure of 250,000 Christians in that province; two years later they had revised the number to 300,000 (a 20% increase in two years). Yet by the end of 1993 they were taling of 'nearly 700,000'... "
Protestant China: Jiangsu 300,000 - - - 1987 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 143. "In late 1985 the TSPM in Jiangsu gave out a figure of 250,000 Christians in that province; two years later they had revised the number to 300,000 (a 20% increase in two years). Yet by the end of 1993 they were taling of 'nearly 700,000'... "
Protestant China: Jiangsu 700,000 - - - 1993 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 143. "In late 1985 the TSPM in Jiangsu gave out a figure of 250,000 Christians in that province; two years later they had revised the number to 300,000 (a 20% increase in two years). Yet by the end of 1993 they were taling of 'nearly 700,000'... "
Protestant China: Jiangsu 80,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 139. "...northern Jiangsu Province... there are now 70,000 to 80,000 Christians. "
Protestant China: Jiangsu 800,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Jiangxi 100,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Jilin 100,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Liaoning 60,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Ningxia 10,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Qinghai 15,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Shaanxi 180,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province " [Shaanxi really is listed separately from Shanxi. This is not a typo.]
Protestant China: Shandong 800,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Shanghai - - 200
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- 1957 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 13. "In 1958 the majority of the city churches were closed by the TSPM under the slogan of 'unity.' For instance, over 60 churches in Beijing were reduced to four and over 200 in Shanghai to under 20. "
Protestant China: Shanghai - - 19
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- 1958 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 13. "In 1958 the majority of the city churches were closed by the TSPM under the slogan of 'unity.' For instance, over 60 churches in Beijing were reduced to four and over 200 in Shanghai to under 20. "
Protestant China: Shanghai 100,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "
Protestant China: Shanxi 80,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "; [Shaanxi really is listed separately from Shanxi. This is not a typo.]
Protestant China: Sichuan 500,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 142. Table: "TSPM [Three Self Patriotic Movement] and Government Statistics for Protestant Chirstians by Province "


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