THE ZEAL OF MISSIONARY JOHN LIVINGSTON NEVIUS
ATTEMPTING TO CONVERT CHINA INTO CHRISTIANITY
CHAIRMAN MAO TSE TUNG COMMUNISM WON IN END
It is really creditable that missionaries swept the world to convert them to Christianity. Civilizations which had no concept of this religion were exposed to these ideas through use of their own cultural initiatives. I do not know how many John Livingston Nevius converted to Christianity in China, but certainly he tried in very telling circumstances. Their best method was to work with the poorest and most deprived classes of any society and treating them so well, that they would think of these missionaries as angels (or gods) from heaven itself.
In 40 years of his various stays in China, Dr Nevius started Sunday Services, Bible classes and whatever he could. Conversions there were not many! On 4th March, 1878, a boy who had studied in their school for ten years, converted to Christianity at age of 26 years. His name was Liu Mao-Lin, and it was considered a great achievement by the Nevius couple, both husband and wife. Others may have followed this conversion. By about 1889 Dr Nevius had gone back and even toured the United States. The Monastery culture of the Chinese was too strong for the Christian missionaries.
The English had also introduced opium into China and whole of China went into slumber of laziness. It was then the long March of Chairman Mao Tse Tung and his revolutionary policies which swept China and made it the power it is as today. One of the oldest civilizations of the world regaining their glory in the newer world by strategies which have dazzled the opposition in the world. In fact it was often said that the Quran itself was the guideline Chairman Mao was working on and people hoped that China would weave some connection to Islam itself. The friendship of China and Pakistan is one such venue for the future.