An Anti-Christ Country? China’s Brutal Persecution Of Christians Has Taken A Really Bizarre Turn by for End of the American Dream
What would you do if government authorities stormed into your home, ripped down all crosses and other symbols of the Christian faith, and replaced them with pictures of prominent politicians? As strange as that may sound, this is something that is actually happening all over China right now. The communist government has declared war on the Christian faith and is trying to eradicate it from their society. Pastors are being dragged off to prison, churches are being demolished, and there is even an official effort to “rewrite the Bible” in order to make it compatible with Chinese communist ideals. The persecution of Christians inside China has grown to really frightening levels, and it seems to have greatly accelerated during the first half of 2020.
Over the past several years, I had read numerous reports about Chinese officials raiding churches, but now they are actually raiding individual homes…
Religious liberty magazine Bitter Winter reports that in April, officials with China’s Communist Party visited believers’ homes in Linfen, a prefecture-level city in the northern province of Shanxi. While there, they ordered residents who receive social welfare payments from the government to replace crosses, religious symbols, and images in their homes with portraits of China’s communist leaders.
If Christians resisted the order, officials annulled their subsidies.
“All impoverished households in the town were told to display Mao Zedong images,” a local pastor told Bitter Winter. “The government is trying to eliminate our belief and wants to become God instead of Jesus.”
In other words, the communist Chinese government intends to replace Jesus in the hearts of the people.
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For a moment, try to imagine what these impoverished households in China are going through. How would you feel if elderly Americans were having their Social Security payments cut off for worshipping Christ? Without those payments, a lot of elderly Americans wouldn’t be able to buy food or heat their homes, and this is the situation that many in China are now facing.
For example, one elderly Chinese Christian woman is now facing a future in which she won’t be able to afford her diabetes injections…
Another elderly Christian woman from Henan’s Shangqiu city had her minimum living allowance canceled after government officials found a cross image posted on the door of her home.
“They tore it down immediately,” she said. “Afterward, both my minimum living allowance and poverty alleviation subsidy were canceled. I am being driven to a dead end. I have diabetes and need injections regularly.”
Without those injections, she could very easily end up dead.
In other instances, Chinese officials are raiding private residences that are hosting church services, and some of the confrontations are quite dramatic. Here is just one example…
In a video taken at the scene, officers and attendees of Xingguang Church shout as they engage in a physical altercation. As they block the entrance, officials drag a Christian to the door, with other congregants fighting along with him.
The Christian men guarding the door were beaten and pinned down. Officers confiscated phones and used brutal force against some Christian women as well.
Xingguang Church’s meeting place is located in a private residence, and neighbors of the location where the service was being held filmed the encounter. Police broke down barriers and dragged brought three people out.
During the proceedings, the officers did not show any warrants. The church was later banned.
Would you still go to church if you knew that authorities may come bursting in at any moment and drag you to prison?
This has become a weekly reality for Christians all over China.