Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Not All Of China Is Putting On A Good Face

August 18, 2008

The Chicoms have been working hard for at least a year, now, to scrub clean Beijing of all its pollution. They have established a perimeter around the city which is reported to be free of air contaminants, water-born toxins, and even cigarette smoke.

China has been making sure that it presents a modern face to the world community during these weeks of Olympic attention. But, to the south in China, we see that things are churning along as normal: the Chinese communists have confiscated 300 bibles from a small group of Christian missionaries who just flew into Kunming, China yesterday. (source)

Were the Chinese language bibles containing subversive rhetoric meant to incite the Chinese into overthrowing their government? Hardly.

But for communists, it doesn’t matter. (read about China’s persecution of Christians here.) The book itself represents competition for the hearts and minds of its people. This is the communist way, as practiced in the U.S.S.R. and North Korea. “Religion is the opiate of the masses”, and all that. In fact, the only places you can find this hate of Christianity is in leftist circles, where trust-fund babies sit and mock the commoners and their superstitious ways.

But the will of the people is a deep well that’s source the State can never obliterate. There are many stories of Russians who kept pictures of Jesus Christ hidden beneath the state-mandated pictures of Stalin on their walls. Try as they might, darkness lost to Light. Score Christ 1, U.S.S.R. 0.

The condition for Christians in China is perilous, just as it was for John Birch 70 years ago. But, because of their passion and faith, the missionaries in the East are as important to China as Pope John Paul II was to Poland.

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