China Tightens Grip on Religion

Cross-China-Aid(World Watch Monitor) The Chinese government has released a set of proposed amendments to its rules regulating religious affairs, as President Xi Jinping attempts to exert even greater control over how religion is practiced.

The new set of amendments, released to the public on 7 Sep. for a one-month consultation period, includes guidelines on religious education, the types of religious organisations that can exist, where they can exist and the activities they can organize.

Yu Zhengsheng, Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, emphasized the need for provincial officials to have a better overall understanding of religion, so that they are better able to resist “foreign” religions. (The idea of resisting “foreign” religions is generally taken as an attack on Christianity, which is considered a product of the West, promulgated by foreign powers with the intention of destabilizing Chinese “harmony.”)

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Nations are NOTHING to God. The Church is victorious over all empires’ evil works because who God is. The Word of God says: “All nations before Him are as nothing, and they are counted by Him less than nothing and worthless. To whom then will you liken God? …The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.” (Isaiah ch.40)

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    East or West, atheists are futile: “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God… All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” ( Psalm ch.14, Isaiah ch. 40)

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    The world adopted and copied everything benefitial and useful from the Christian West, but only call Christianity as something “West.” Whatever foreigners say, the deadliest thing for the present West is the Western children do not respect their white forefathers and white Christian ancestors who invented everything for them. Let foreign elements say whatever lies and non-sense, but the disrespect against one’s own parents is the worst tragedy of all. Like in Noah’s days, only Seth’s descendants( Christians) care about the objective truth and history and facts.