China: 84-y-o Christian ordered to pray to Xi over God; cross replaced with image of CCP ruler
Authorities in China replaced a cross in the home of an elderly Christian man with an image of Xi Jinping and ordered him to pray to the country‚Äôs president instead of God as part of the Chinese Communist Party‚Äôs efforts to ‚Äúsinicize‚ÄĚ Christianity.
The 84-year-old man in Shanxi Province, China, was among a number of Christians in several provinces ordered to remove Christian imagery from their homes and replace them with pictures of Communist leaders, religious rights magazine Bitter Winter reported.
‚ÄúThe township [Chinese Communist] Party [CCP] secretary asked me to take down and throw away the cross and told me to pray to Xi Jinping from then on,‚ÄĚ the unidentified Christian told Bitter Winter. ‚ÄúXi Jinping is a man, not God. I feel saddened for the cross being taken down, but there is nothing I can do.‚ÄĚ...
Basically, this only differs from Mao‚Äôs Cultural Revolution in that in Mao‚Äôs day everything was totally state owned and operated, Mao did not have access to the advanced technology we have today, and his methods were somewhat crude. Now, China does use a lot of private business and enterprise, which is strictly state controlled but privately operated, there is advanced surveillance technology and computerisation that Mao could only have dreamed of, and methods are still harsh, but based more on state police and authorities rather than the student mobs and ‚Äúworkers militias‚ÄĚ of Mao‚Äôs day. Also the Chinese authorities panicked when the Soviet Union fell apart in the late 1980‚Äôs, and carried out the Tiananmen Square massacre of students at that time, very briefly liberalised slightly, but Xi Jinping, when he came to power, panicked again when he saw both the advance and spread of Christianity, and also that of his ethnically Muslim Uighyer population in the far west, next to Central Asia, so he and his Communist Party did what Communists always do best, struck out to maintain sole control, and to crush both Christians and Muslims, and through this new Cultural Revolution, to instil the absolute monopoly and dominance of the Communist Party in China.
Daniel 6:12 Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
Scripture says that all nations including ours will worship the antichrist. Communism/Socialism are the easiest forms of government for manipulating their populations since the sole power is the government.
Revelation 13:8 ‚ÄúAnd all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.‚ÄĚ
I believe what we are seeing in other places will indeed happen here. Do I want that ‚Äď no. Will I do whatever I can to stop it ‚Äď yes.