China is Burning Bibles and Attempting to Force Christians to Renounce Their Faith to Ensure Communist Party Loyalty

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Chevas A. F. Balloun

Founder and editor of Gospel Vision, Co-founder of Consol.io and Artifact.tools, Christian, husband, and father of three. His professional career is in design and creative endeavors and his builder-mentality drives entrepreneurship for the purpose of adding blessing to the world. Having blogged since 2006, he is a practiced writer and thinker. He has a bachelors in Comparative Religion from the University of Washington and his high conscientiousness makes him a seeker of truth and a self-motivated learner.

A group of pastors and a religious freedom monitoring group is reporting that the Chinese government is heavily persecuting Christians and churches not registered with the Chinese state. The persecution involves shutting down churches, burning crosses & bibles, and attempting to force Christians to sign papers to renounce their faith. This state-led crackdown under President Xi Jingping, China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, has significantly escalated in the past several weeks. You can read Business Insider’s more comprehensive report here.

This reminds me of Brother Yun’s numerous testimonies of Chinese persecution of Christians in his book, Heavenly Man, an incredible books that inspires faith in Jesus Christ. In the book, Yun recounts a conversation with some Westerners who were telling him that they were praying for Communism to end. He responded that the Chinese Christians don’t pray for this because the government persecution has led to the Gospel of Jesus being spread further and faster than it would have otherwise. Instead, Brother Yun’s main concern was for Christians not to deny Jesus, a worthy prayer request.

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Published by

Chevas A. F. Balloun

Founder and editor of Gospel Vision, Co-founder of Consol.io and Artifact.tools, Christian, husband, and father of three. His professional career is in design and creative endeavors and his builder-mentality drives entrepreneurship for the purpose of adding blessing to the world. Having blogged since 2006, he is a practiced writer and thinker. He has a bachelors in Comparative Religion from the University of Washington and his high conscientiousness makes him a seeker of truth and a self-motivated learner.

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