The global campaign to eliminate Christianity and the followers of Jesus Christ is as diverse as it is unrelenting.
In the Middle East and Africa, ISIS Islamists have reverted to the savagery of the Dark Ages in their genocidal tactics, liquidating churches and believers in the most barbaric ways.
In China, the antagonistic aggressor is the government, officially the Communist Party of China (CPC). The CPC bows before the altar of atheism and would have citizens of the sprawling empire embrace the godless ideology of the post-Maoist Beijing rulers.
With the phenomenal growth of China’s churches has come a crackdown of epic proportions. China Aid recently reported a 300 percent increase in religious persecution of Christians since 2013. Among the victims were 17,884 believers, including 1,592 church leaders, according to the 2014 China Aid annual report, available at chinaaid.org:
“The Chinese government has intensified its persecution against practitioners representing all religions in China. In the case of Christianity, both the government-sanctioned Three-Self church and the house church movement experienced unprecedented persecution. The Chinese government’s persecution campaign included forced demolition of churches and crosses, the detention and imprisonment of pastors and church members on criminal charges, forcing churches into bankruptcy by confiscating church property and imposing fines, and manipulating state-run media to label house churches as ‘cult’ organizations.”
The Three-Self church represents congregations registered with the government. House churches, much like those in the former Soviet Union, are unregistered and, therefore, not allowed to worship in church buildings. Consequently, meetings are held in homes.
According to China Aid, approximately 70 million people attend the Three-Self and house churches. The estimate is conservative, and the number is growing rapidly.
Persecution has intensified because government officials are alarmed by the tremendous increase in the number of Chinese converts to Christ. They see the church as a threat to their regime.
In an attempt to neutralize the transforming influence of the Christian gospel, the CPC has introduced a program dubbed sinicization in Three-Self churches. The China Aid report described it as follows:
“The essence of Christian sinicization is to prioritize loyalty to the CPC over religious identity and transform Christianity into a socialist force that complies with the authority of the Chinese government. The process of the sinicization of Christianity has included Chinese churches abandoning relationships with the global church, dissolving the core of the Christian faith, and preventing Christianity from exercising its social and cultural influence to positively influence Chinese society. Therefore, the sinicization of Christianity amounts to de-Christianizing the church in China and eradicating the universal nature of Christianity under the appearance of constructing a ‘Christianity with Chinese characteristics,’ and, in the name of prioritizing the interests of the Communist Party, usurping Christian doctrine that ‘Christ is the head of Church.’”
China is going to have a major earthquake and plagues will befall them, and diseases that no man can cure, and they will suffer this for persecuting YAHUSHUA’s children. Again YAHUVEH will prove that he is not blind or deaf and he has heard the cries of his children. See the enemy say that our YAHUVEH does not exist. But watch out satan because deliverance for YAHUSHUA’s people is on the way even as this is being typed.
Did they listen to this Prophet who I now use when I warned beforehand that China would taste MY anger through earthquakes, the biggest one has not yet occurred but it is coming. They have killed so many of MY Children, and tortured and imprisoned MY Children, MY Messengers. For this, the government will pay mightily and the country will be ripped apart with earthquakes as they seek to divide MY People and turn them away from ME for fear of openly worshipping the God they once served and now fear to openly serve. As they have divided MY People so I will divide their land.
The blood of the martyred soaks the ground in North Korea, parts of Africa and red China, because they had the spirit of Stephen (Acts 7) as recorded in the Holy Scriptures. And it was evident to all to hear and see, they refused to stop praising ME. MY Holy ones have been betrayed time and again and it cost them their lives or imprisonment time and time again and so it is now. So it will become worse (Matt 24:21-22) as your freedom of religion is replaced with the one world Government and religion will be mandatory (Rev 17:4-6, 15).