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China: Cracking Down on Christians

Youth reading Chinese Bibles

The previous post told about the efforts of China’s president, Xi Jinping, to control religious activity in his country.

News reports said that Chinese government officials told Christian villagers in one part of China, “Jesus Christ won’t drag you out of poverty or cure your illnesses, but the Chinese Communist Party will. So take down those pictures of Christ and put up a nice photograph of President Xi Jinping.”

(Source: Breakpoint)

To Discuss with Your Class or Family
Suppose you were a Chinese Christian. How would you answer the government officials? Do you think there might be a way you could witness for Christ in your reply?

Read about the differences between life under communism and in free countries here.