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The Image of God in the Face of Persecution

John Stonestreet & David Carlson | BreakPoint | Published: May 14, 2021
The Image of God in the Face of Persecution

The Image of God in the Face of Persecution


Can a leader make an impact in culture by recognizing the image of God? Looking at the background of our 2020-2021 Wilberforce Award recipient, the answer is a resounding yes.

We recognize Pastor Bob Fu’s tireless advocacy for tens of millions of Chinese Christians who live under constant threat of persecution. After converting to Christianity post-college, Doctor Fu became active in the Chinese house church movement. He and his wife, Heidi, were jailed for “illegal evangelism.” After their release, they fled to Hong Kong and then to the U.S. In 2002, Fu founded ChinaAid to support the persecuted church in China.

Bob Fu is a champion for the image of God, tirelessly engaged in defending the right to life of so many of our brothers and sisters in China. His simple example of steady faithfulness in the Gospel is what the Wilberforce Award was created for, and we are honored to recognize him this year. For more information visit www.wilberforceweekend.org.

Publication date: May 14, 2021

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BreakPoint is a program of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. BreakPoint commentaries offer incisive content people can't find anywhere else; content that cuts through the fog of relativism and the news cycle with truth and compassion. Founded by Chuck Colson (1931 – 2012) in 1991 as a daily radio broadcast, BreakPoint provides a Christian perspective on today's news and trends. Today, you can get it in written and a variety of audio formats: on the web, the radio, or your favorite podcast app on the go.

John Stonestreet is President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and radio host of BreakPoint, a daily national radio program providing thought-provoking commentaries on current events and life issues from a biblical worldview. John holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL) and Bryan College (TN), and is the co-author of Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview.

The Image of God in the Face of Persecution