China orders Christians: Renounce God or we’ll cut off food and housing

‘IT HAS BECOME DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN BELIEF IN GOD BECAUSE OF RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION’

Actor Jim Caviezel portraying Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.”

China’s communist government is warning elderly Christians that they will lose basic benefits if they don’t stop practicing their faith.

Bitter Winter, the online magazine about religious liberty and human rights in China, reports the Communist Party is threatening “to take away the last means of survival from elderly believers,” the government benefits of “housing, food, clothing, medical care, and funeral expenses.”

“A Catholic from Fuzhou city in the southeastern province of Jiangxi has been receiving monthly 250 RMB (about $ 35) from the government since 2018, the year her husband died,” Bitter Winter reported.

“At the end of 2019, local government officials threatened the woman, in her 60s, that the subsidy would be withdrawn unless she removes images of Jesus from her home. ‘Because the Communist Party feeds you,’ they told the woman, ‘you must only believe in it, not God.’ Two months later, the pension was canceled because she refused to remove the symbols,” the report said.

She told Bitter Winter, “It has become difficult to maintain belief in God because of religious persecution.”

Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, said it’s “a heartbreak and an outrage that widows and other elderly are forced to renounce their faith in order to receive stipends. For many, they may need these funds to survive.”

“It [is] a pathetic act of cowardice to force desperate widows to choose between their survival and their God. This widow, who refused to renounce her faith potentially in the face of abject poverty, is heroic,” she said.

“This form of religious persecution is on the rise in the area of China where we have our Save a Widow Campaign. I was just informed that in our area, a government official has instructed our widows to stay home on Sundays and not to go to church. He also ridiculed Jesus, saying, ‘The Chinese government gives you 160 RMB (about $23). How much money does Jesus Christ give you?’”

She continued: “Fortunately for the widows in our area, they have a ready answer. Our fieldworkers bring love and compassion to widows, along with practical help: a $25 monthly stipend that makes a huge difference in their lives, providing food and warmth. Our fieldworkers encourage these widows in their faith, and many have found new hope that there is a God who loves them.”

Littlejohn for years has fought China’s one-child policy, which banned couples from having more than one child. It recently was changed to two children, but forced abortions still are part of the government’s enforcement policy.

Bitter Winter noted that just weeks ago, officials in Fuzhou “forced an 80-year-old Christian women to cover up a cross image in her home, again threatening her subsistence allowance.”

Authorities also have begun an intensive campaign of “return” inspections “to make sure that people don’t resume practicing their faith,” the report said.

In one case, government bureaucrats “threatened a Sola Fide believer in a nursing home, who has been paralyzed for eight years, to drive him out of the residence if he continued his belief.”

“The officials said that I am supposed to believe in the Communist Party since it feeds me, or else all my social benefits would be canceled,” he said. “I won’t give up my faith no matter how the government pursues me. If it cancels my benefits, I will meet God earlier.”

In Yingtan city, authorities “deprived a local Christian of her government aid for hosting religious meetings at home, even though the woman was immobile from an illness,” the report said. And they also harassed a Catholic, in her 70s, to replace religious symbols with images of President Xi Jingping.

Major power orders Christians: Renounce God or we’ll cut off food and housing


5 thoughts on “China orders Christians: Renounce God or we’ll cut off food and housing

  1. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    China orders Christians: Renounce God or we’ll cut off food and housing
    Posted on June 29, 2020 by MyLegalHelpUSA
    ‘IT HAS BECOME DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN BELIEF IN GOD BECAUSE OF RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION’

    Zero Lift-Off
    Only The Beginning
    reblog: by Lawrence Morra
    “Tyrants Playing God”
    So, now the CCP places itself, these intolerant tyrant atheists above God and declare themselves the God of the world and universe! These evil monsters are some of the most hideous vile human beings on the face of the earth and actually for them to be called human beings makes me actually want to puke! This is a wake-up call to anyone out there that has any illusions about what is going on with the Wuhan Corona Virus Plandemic-Pandemic, and the fact that The Biden family, Pelosi family along with many other top Dem leaders, but also including the RINO betrayer Mitt Romney; have been doing mega million behind the scenes backdoor deals with these monsters just like Bill Gates and his equally evil wife Melinda for more money and power. And, Biden calls himself a Catholic if that don’t beat all! Back when he was campaigning with Obama for their second term Biden yelled out to a massive crowd, “I have no problem with same sex marriage.” We also know he has no problem with full term day of delivery abortion! If anyone has a problem seeing that Biden’s outlandish hypocrisy, outright pandering and lying during his whole life long crooked politician career since back in the early seventies isn’t some kind of diabolical creature most likely now demonically possessed, then you would need as much help as he does, but, in his case I don’t even think the top exorcist in the world can save his immortal soul from damnation, just like Xi JinPing and the whole CCP as they have all blasphemed God Almighty and have chosen Satan over God, violating the First Commandment. The First Commandment states to us clearly not to accept a religion or philosophy that teaches that our life and well-being originate with or depend on anything other than the one true God. “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:2-3). There is no other power that rules over the heavens and the earth. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment” (Matt 22:37-38). They are eternally doomed to the pits of hell! On the other side of this, China you must realize has never been our friend nor never will be since becoming a full blown Lenin/Marxist Communist totalitarian regime and being antichrist they are no doubt key players ushering in the antichrist which could very well be coming soon! Regardless of when, in the meantime we all have to pray and strive toward supporting our President Trump and his team who are our only earthly hope to pull out of this graveyard spiral that that this nation was forced into by the evil NWO Obama/Hillary Cartel Cabal. Soros a sworn enemy of America is licking his demonic chops hoping to not kick the bucket before he can see the collapse of America into ruin and chaos and I say we with the help of God Almighty are going to turn the table on that SOB and all the traitors long before this country implodes, we can make what seems impossible very possible, if we keep our faith in Jesus Christ strong while doing all we can to support our President who was sent to us by God as our hero in time of desperate need, and, we have to give him a second term to get America back on its solid Constitutional Republic foundation of one nation under God!
    Lawrence Morra
    I’m including several links to essay/articles I’ve written recently that I believe will be helpful in at least some small way to inspire others to look more closely or deeply into these and related matters of great urgency to all of us. God bless you.
    https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/04/06/there-before-me-was-a-pale-horse-beginning-of-sorrows/
    https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/03/22/china-has-more-to-hide/
    https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/05/12/the-destruction-of-america-with-impunity/
    https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/06/28/with-jesus-we-can-pretend-and-talk-the-talk/
    https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/03/26/making-a-difference/
    https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/03/10/the-digital-age-at-a-fever-pitch/

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