I have heard often from well meaning Christians that China is a relatively free country for Christians, because after all they have churches and famous evangelists can go and preach there. The problem is, for the most part, all that is is for show.
The truth is that China is a communist country and communism is at war with Christianity.
Mohler comments on the recent attacks that have been taking place in China where the church has been arrested, detained and harrassed. However, he also points to an editorial in the Wall Street Journal that is worth considering.
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board set the record straight. “Religious persecution is always abhorrent, but in this case it’s also a political blunder,” the paper stated.
The incident is a microcosm of the wider problems caused by China’s crackdown. Beijing insists it wants to promote a harmonious and stable society. Yet by arresting prominent activists for no apparent reason, the security forces are doing the opposite: Those who were once content to live quietly with the Party’s restrictions on free expression are now compelled to speak out.
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