Christians in China Forced to Preach Party Directives or Risk Labeling as Evil Cults

By Sebastian Seetoh

Communism is an atheistic system which renounces all religion.  It is a sworn and bitter enemy of Christianity.

Karl Marx, the father of Communism, pronounced, “My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.”

Christians have faith in the victory of life over death and good over evil.  In contrast, communism preaches class hatred and class struggle.

While Christians preach love for everyone, Lenin wrote that “we must be ready to employ tricking, deceit, and lawbreaking, withholding and concealing truth” to attain the communist ideal.

Every communist regime in the world has sought to purge the faith of its people.  As an atheistic ideology, Communism is antireligious.

The ex-Soviet Union sent 15 million Christians to their deaths in prison camps between 1921 and 1950.

North Korea reserves some of its harshest treatment for those found in possession of Christian Bibles.

Communist China is today’s worst offender.  China is home to an estimated 100 million Christians.

The Chinese Communist Party exercises tight controls over any form of religious practice among its citizens.

Christian churches are either shut down or forced to preach the party line.

The Chinese Communist Party approves the selection of bishops and priests, not the Vatican.

In September 2019, a Catholic church in Ji’an, a city in Jiangxi Province, was forced by local officials to paint over the name of the church with party slogans “Follow the Party, Obey the Party, and Be Grateful to the Party.”

The church’s painting of Virgin Mary was taken down and replaced with President Xi Jinping’s portrait.

In July 2019, 30 Catholic priests from Mindong, Fujian Province, underwent a one-week training program conducted by government officials to “guide the Catholic Church to follow a path conforming to socialist society.”

It was also reported in September 2019 that Christian churches in China have been ordered to take down displays of the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes from President Xi Jinping.

Today in China, Christian groups were made to register with state “patriotic” associations or risk punishment as “evil cults.”

The administration of President Xi Jinping regards Christianity as a dangerous foreign import, with officials warning against the “infiltration of Western hostile forces” in the form of religion.

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