Communists in Chinese pulpits

Monday, February 3, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Chinese Bible (CUV)China is making sure it controls the Church by taking measures to ensure all churchgoers hear the message of Communism.

China intends to make the Church subservient to Communism with new rules that fully went into effect over the weekend. Church members and their pastors must now bow down first and foremost to Communism, or they could face punishment for the smallest infraction.

"One of the most common charges we see against pastors is subversion of state power," relays Brynne Lawrence of China Aid. "So I think … if these things go into practice, people who don't openly support the Communist Party could be accused of subversion of state power, even when that's not the case."

The government had previously planted Communists in church services from time to time, but now it will be common practice every time church members meet.

"They definitely put Communist spies in these churches," Lawrence asserts. "As a matter of fact, even for a little while now, some of the official churches have had two sermons. One will be preached by the church's pastor, and the other will be preached by a Communist Party official. And that second sermon is basically Communist Party propaganda.”

The crackdown on churches has intinsified. For example, three women were arrested recently, and two were sentenced to prison for the crime of taking up an offering during a church service. And now, Christian funerals are illegal, with police halting services and even arresting participants.

China Aid sees the situation as a call for Christians worldwide to pray for China's faithful.

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