After the True Jesus Church, this was probably the second largest independent Protestant group in China before 1949.
The refusal to cooperate with others is also exemplified by the True Jesus Church (TJC).
The True Jesus Church
says it has suffered theft of lead from roofing, damage to members' cars, human defecation on main gates, physical and verbal abuse of church members and fear among elderly members.
Lian covers all the groups that should be touched on from the early 1900s on: the True Jesus Church
, the Jesus Family, the "spiritual gifts" movement, the major conservative evangelists such as Wang Mingdao and John Sung, always setting them in context, especially comparing them with the missionary-led sector of Protestantism.
Bays on the True Jesus Church
, a Pentecostal example of indigenous Chinese Christianity during the earlier third of this century; and by Eric van Young, entitled "The Messiah and the Masked Man: Popular Ideology in Mexico, 1810-1821" - all illustrate the essential coherence of the book's thesis: both Christian thought and praxis are profoundly conditioned by local contexts, undergoing a metamorphosis at least as profound as the conversion its Western emissaries aimed to produce.