The Chinese Communists have tried relentlessly to stop Christianity from spreading, but the harder they have pushed back the more it has grown. Once scarcely over a million adherently in 1949, tens of millions of Chinese are becoming Christians as the stories of visions, healing, and miracles roll in through what is described as a ‘religious revolution’ according to one report:
China, the world’s rising superpower, is experiencing an explosion of faith. The decades of anti-religious campaigns that followed the 1949 communist takeover are giving way to a spiritual transformation—and among the fastest-growing drivers of that transformation are unregistered churches.
Once called “house” or “underground” churches because they were small clandestine affairs, these groups have become surprisingly well-organized, meeting very openly and often counting hundreds of congregants. They’ve helped the number of Protestants soar from about 1 million when the communists took power to at least 60 million today. Of these believers, about two-thirds are not affiliated with government churches. In other words, Protestants in non-government churches outnumber worshippers in government churches two to one. (source)