The Chinese former Anglican bishop KH Ting, who died on Nov. 22 in Nanjing, at age 97, illustrates perfectly the ambiguity we can find in the biographies of many Christian leaders who have lived under oppression, be that communist or otherwise. Let us hope he had time to repent of his compromises and find peace for his spirit, before appearing in front of the throne of Christ, the just judge of our souls.
Here are a few quotes from articles about his life, so that you can understand what I mean by the above.
Ting was an Anglican bishop in the 1940s and 1950s. He served as mission secretary for the Canadian Student Christian Movement and subsequently studied at New York’s Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary.
After moving back to China in the 1950s, Ting served as chairman of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of Protestant Churches in China and president of the China Christian Council. He was vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference from 1989–2008. Continue reading “Chinese Christian Leader KH Ting Dead at 97”