Bible shortage in China is an incredible opportunity – 96five Family Radio

Bible shortage in China is an incredible opportunity

Recent news reports have stated that the Bible is being removed from bookshops and online retailers in China. 96five's Alex Milne found out more.

By Kathryn RichmondFriday 13 Apr 2018

Listen above as Bible Society’s Greg Clarke talks about Bibles in China with 96five’s Alex Milne.

Recent news reports have stated that the Bible is being removed from bookshops and online retailers in China. However, as one door closes, another door remains very open says Greg Clarke, CEO of Bible Society Australia.

Mr Clarke told Brisbane’s 96five that, “People are becoming Christians faster than we can get Bibles to them.”

The Bible Society Australia has a special opportunity in China through a government-sanctioned partnership with the Chinese Church. Since the establishment of the Amity Printing Company in Nanjing, nearly 80-million Bibles have been printed for the Chinese Church.

“The idea we have to smuggle Bibles into China is old-fashioned now.”

According to Greg Clarke, Bibles are legally available in China. Complete, full versions of the Bible in Chinese along with Gospel excerpts, tracts and other materials can be readily obtained from registered Churches – without persecution.

One of the biggest hindrances to the Bible becoming more easily accessible is printing costs. With Australians being willing to help subsidise the cost of paper, Bible Society Australia is confident that many millions of Chinese, particularly in rural areas, will have access to a copy of the Bible for the first time.

Find out more how you can help legally boost the availability of Bibles in China – www.biblesociety.org.au/china