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Breaking News…

The most intense persecution of independent faith groups in decades… Religious freedom… has… reached the worst level… seen since the… 1960s…

https://www.christianpost.com/news/china-trying-to-rewrite-the-bible-force-churches-sing-communist-anthems-227664/

The… government’s new regulations restricting religious freedom… revealed that the plan has taken persecution of Christians … to a whole new level – as the revised mandate works to actively guide religion to adapt to socialist society…

Religious … sites will be forced by … new regulations to accept the guidance, supervision and inspection of relevant departments of the … government regarding the management of personnel, finances, assets, accounting, security, fire protection, protection of relics, health and disease prevent[ion]… 

The plan proposes cultivating and implementing… socialist core values,.. It will be supervised by the national religious affairs bureau and every region… municipality…  seminar[y] and church will cooperate …

… state-sanctioned Protestant bodies are “retranslating” the Old Testament… while crafting new commentary for the New Testament to give socialist ideals … a more divine feel… 

… [thousands of] crosses have been ripped down from… state-sanctioned churches… crucifixes on the inside must put up pictures of [national leaders] on both sides of the cross…

In the beginning of every church … service, the choir … has to sing a few [nationalist] songs praising the [government] before they can sing … worship songs…

Door-to-door [government] campaigns [are] urging Christians to renounce their … faith by signing a statement… claiming [they] were misled by evangelists into believing Christianity. Now – after a few weeks of self-examination and political studies – they have realized they made a mistake…

Other large campaigns to weaken the Church… expressly target children… bann[ing them] from going to church… there is also a plan to shut down about two-thirds of the state-sanctioned churches… State officials have also urged 20,000 house churches to close and join state-sanctioned churches…  

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4835988/China-bans-children-attending-church-services.html

Targeting youth is a government tactic to inculcate… nationalism… to ultimately usurp Christianity’s influence in future generations… Authorities… have tightened their grip on… churches by ordering that children … be banned from joining religious groups… attending religious sermons … organiz[ing] a youth summer camp.

… to make sure leaders of state-sanctioned churches are thoroughly aligned with [government] dictates and loyal to the state above God … denomination and church leaders were forced by … officials to go through a second round of examinations.

The first criteria they have to pass is whether they can publicly pledge they will [uphold] the government… These slogans are being hanged around the church… ‘Listen to the words of the [government], follow the path of the [government]… the [government] wants to impose [itself] as the Lord over the Church…

… those in the movement [believe] the road to salvation through Jesus Christ is incomplete… the doctrine of justification of faith … is too narrow,.. God is … inclusive… [government] heroes … are doing so many good deeds … they should be accepted into Heaven by … God.

https://www.onenewsnow.com/persecution/2018/09/29/china-rewriting-bible-churches-must-sing-communist-anthems

Perhaps that’s why businessmen and women are increasingly becoming missionaries, ministering in the marketplace?

Breaking News.

Today, from China. Tomorrow, from… ???

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Diana Furr, a.k.a., Abba’s Girl

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