Published on May 5th, 2021
(Source: The May 2021 The Voice of the Martyrs magazine)
[Photo: Reading the Bible in China]
“You know that [Jesus] appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin” (1 John 3:5).
The Communist Party that rules China plans to change the Bible to make it agree with their non-Christian beliefs. As you read below, their version will not be true.
Story from the Bible
And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”
Chinese Communist Version
Jesus once said to the angry crowd who was trying to stone a woman who had sinned, “He who is without sin among you, let him cast a stone at her.” When his words came to their ears, they stopped moving forward. When everyone went out, Jesus stoned the woman himself, and said, “I am also a sinner.”
To Talk About
*What are the mistakes in the Chinese Communist version of the story?
*Did Jesus sin? (See 1 John 3:5.)
*Why do you think the Chinese Communist version says He sinned?