Chinese Government Reinterpreting The Bible For The Masses

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Daily Caller: The Chinese government removed Bibles from online stores after announcing it is working on re-interpreting and translating the Bible so it conform to “Chinese-style Christianity.”

The Chinese government announced the impending “Chinese-style” reinterpretation of the Christian scriptures via an official document, “Principle for Promoting the Chinese Christianity in China for the Next Five Years (2018-2022),” released in Nanjing on March 28, according to ABC.

Soon thereafter, online shoppers in China noticed Bibles were no longer available for online purchase in the country — neither digital nor print. more …

Opinion: Acts 8:1-8:

“At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.

Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word. Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. And there was great joy in that city.”

Great joy in persecution is happening in China as Xi Jin Ping, dictator for life, cracks down on Christianity.

A Chinese Christian woman sings during a prayer service at an underground Protestant church in Beijing.

The Atlantic April 23, 2017: “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)

There is one denomination, however, that has given in to government persecution. This month, the Vatican asked two underground Chinese bishops to step down in favor of their Beijing-approved counterparts, one of whom the church in Rome had already excommunicated.

The Vatican indicated it would recognize the legitimacy of seven Communist Party-approved bishops (source)

Pray for the Christians of China.

 

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  1. Praying for the Christians in China is certainly a good idea. I do not pray so much for lack of persecution because the Bible tells us that is going to happen regardless. I pray that they be bold in witnessing to become a greater number for Christ.

    The Christians in China can certainly teach western Christians something. They can teach us how to be real Christians. They can teach us to be more humble. They can teach us to actually appreciate God’s word and not take it for granted as so many western Christians have done throughout history. I have met Christians from China and they bring me to my spiritual knees after seeing their earnest desire to learn from God’s word and their real love for God, Himself and all He has done for them. It truly makes western Christianity look tattered and fake.

    The Christians in China face real persecution while Christians in the west whine about having to bake a cake for gay people, and calling that true persecution. I have heard and read accounts of Christians in China being beaten while being forced to watch their wife and children being beaten, raped and tortured just because they are Christians. I am sure they would not consider baking a cake for gay people to be persecution. I pray those people would stay strong in their real persecution, always remembering that the Holy Spirit is with them in the furnace.

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