‘You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me’: Chinese Officials Remove First of Ten Commandments Posted Inside Church

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(Open Doors USA) “You shall have no other gods before me.” It is No. 1 on the list of Ten Commandments God gave to His people.

Anyone who follows and worships Christ knows that its placement at the top is significant—a fact Chinese leader Xi Jinping and his regime are well aware of, based on a recent report from Bitter Winter, a website focusing on religious liberty and human rights issues in China. …

Reportedly, on November 1, about 30 officials from the central “patrol inspection team” for religious supervision and from Luoyang city and Luoning county United Front Work Department arrived at the church in Dongcun village during a worship service to conduct an inspection.

An official inspecting the church stopped in front of the pulpit and pointed to the first of the Ten Commandments displayed on the wall: “You shall have no other gods before me.”

“This must be removed,” he said.

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