Dallas, Texas, was the next venue for the “Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China” held on October 31, 2011. The opening ceremony attended by over 500 guests was filled with songs of praise to God led by the worship team of Northwest Bible Church as well as speeches of encouragement by the various honorary speakers.
Rev Kan Baoping, General Secretary of China Christian Council, began his opening address by exhorting all believers to look to the Truth, the Word of God, which shapes our future and eternal life, and not to be overwhelmed by the daily grind of the world.
Director of Foreign Affairs Division of the State Administration of Religious Affairs (SARA), Ms Guo Wei reiterated the purpose of this Exhibition which was to promote mutual understanding between the churches in America and China.
Dr Mark Bailey, as President of Dallas Theological Seminary gave the guests a warm Texas welcome and stressed that the Bible is the central text at his seminary.
The crowd gave a thunderous applause when Rev Gao Feng, President of China Christian Council, announced a wonderful piece of news — that more than 400,000 believers in China are baptized each year. Although it is hard to fully comprehend the power of God’s Word, the rapid growth of the Church in China testifies to His power at work.
Indeed the wonderful news of salvation through Jesus Christ is worthy of all our praise! As believers from all races and nationality come together this day, we long to worship Jesus Christ, our King, on that Glorious Day!
Written by Min Lee Chiong
Edited by Pamela Choo