World Watch Monitor – Chinese house church leader Samuel Lamb dies

Samuel Lamb

Rev. Samuel Lamb

Summary
One of the most well-known Christian leaders in China, Pastor Samuel Lamb, died on Saturday (Aug 3) in Guangzhou, aged 88.

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Chinese house church leader Samuel Lamb dies

One of the most well-known Christian leaders in China, Pastor Samuel Lamb, died on Saturday (Aug 3) in Guangzhou, aged 88.

He had been arrested during one of the first big waves of persecution in Mao’s China and was first imprisoned from 1955 to 1957, when estimates put the number of Christians in the country at a few million.

Lamb, also translated from the original Chinese as ‘Lam’, was targeted by the government because of his refusal to merge his illegal house church into the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, the state-regulated Protestant Church.

The Chinese authorities sentenced him a second time in 1958, when he spent 20 years in labour camps. Continue reading “World Watch Monitor – Chinese house church leader Samuel Lamb dies”