Skip to comments.China Tells Christians to Replace Images of Jesus with Communist President
Posted on 02/03/2018 11:49:02 AM PST by GoldenState_Rose
Thousands of Christian villagers in China have been told to take down displays of Jesus, crosses, and gospel passages from their homes as part of a government propaganda effort to transform believers in religion into believers in the party.
The news comes weeks after the CPC held its national congress, where Xi continued to consolidate party power and passed a historic measure to write his political philosophy into its constitution. SCMP called Xi the countrys most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, who also developed a personality cult through portraits in Chinese homes. The news outlet also noted Xis efforts to rein in the grassroots of Chinese society.
In September, China passed tighter restrictions regarding religious gatherings, teachings, and buildings. Though they are not slated to officially go into effect until February 2018, Christians in some provinces have already noticed a crackdown on their activity. Police detained leaders of a house church, as well as a three-year-old, who were caught singing in a public park.
In an analysis last year for CT, Fulton wrote:
The CPCs control over religion is to be exerted not only through law, but also by reconciling religious doctrine with the partys socialist values. While religion serving socialism has been in the CPC lexicon for some time, direct intervention in the beliefs and practices of individual religionsincluding calls for the Sinification of Christian theologyhave become more common under Xi.
His speech directed religious groups to dig deep into doctrines and canons that are in line with social harmony and progress ... and interpret religious doctrines in a way that is conducive to modern China's progress and in line with our excellent traditional culture.
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Judging by recent events, the party is very close to completing its mission of bringing Christianity under its thumb, he wrote. Although there is nothing I would love more than to become a pastor and preach the gospel in Hong Kong, I will never do so if it means making Jesus subservient to Xi Jinping.
Jesus says, “Not so fast.”
Yeah, that will work....
The underground church is far more expansive and potent than the visible church. This would not be an issue to the party unless they have already felt rumblings.
These are the same ChiComs that the “Pope” wants to knuckle under to?
but what about soldiers at their desks right here in the USA or at the Veterans Hospital...or a child in school passing out Christmas cards with a Manger Scene.....or saying Merry Christmas....all things not allowed in the USA.
What's the difference??
And this is what makes China communist. Replacement of religion with the state, and criminalizing anyone who refuses.
Exactly. There is the officially sanctioned church and there are many more secret churches.
The Lord will eventually have the final say on this!!!
Actually, Frankie would prefer that they replace the picture of Our Lord with a full-color photo of his own fat ugly face. So he may actually oppose the Chinese on this matter....when it comes to something really important.
The Chi-coms are regressing. The openness is Fake.
...seems to be a lot 'sin-ificating' going on particularly amongst atheists, liberals, socialists and communists in ALL countries!
Images of Jesus?
This is an amazing find.
At least now we have a President who now has made it okay to say “Merry Christmas”.
In act of defiance, perhaps some Christians will cover the image of Christ with an image of a panda (a panda face is a disrespectful reference to Xi, an animal which he resembles).
Christianity is unstoppable in reaching those who want to believe (wherever they are or under whatever government they are trapped).
Onward Christian soldiers?
He is SO unattractive.
It’s a start. It sure wouldn’t have happened under Hillary.
Xi may want to reconsider how God will respond to Xi exalting himself as a deity.
Barry: “Wow! I wish I could have done this when I was preezy.”
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