China has one of the worst forms of Communism, which still alarms many people across the world. Many believe if it were not for President Trump winning the 2016 election, the Democrats would have finished turning America upsidedown and made it a Socialist nation by burning the Constitution and all this country stands for.
Wondering what this country would be like as a Communist nation would be a nightmare. To better paint a picture, we can look at China or North Korea if ever anyone wanted to know what it looks like. We are not only lucky but blessed to be American citizens with the number of freedoms our brave soldiers fought and died for to instill them.
Not long after President Trump signed the first phase of the historic trade deal between America and China, a Chinese pastor explained the intimidation and fears Christians are going through by living in a Communist government. It is not a pretty picture painted with his words.
Pastor Jian Zhu stated, “The Chinese government has now placed severe restrictions and policies on the house churches asking neighbors to spy on one another, pressuring school teachers and college professors to betray and sign a statement to denounce their own faith as well to do the same to students.”
China is described to have “the blueprints” of the ongoing Christian persecution, which is spreading at an alarming rate around the globe. It is scary, and many can only worship underground, inside closets, or anywhere hidden from the Communist public eye.
To look at it from the numbers point of view, there are over 260 million Christians who are living in countries where persecution is high. Breaking it down, that is one in eight believers around the world. Watchdog group Open Doors USA’s 2020 World Watch List shows there was a ten percent increase from last year.
David Curry, the president and CEO of Open Doors USA, told Fox News, “The drivers of persecution are still very significantly entrenched. Islamic extremism is spreading in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Then you add this rise of surveillance technology and strategy by China.”
Open Doors USA releases a list of which countries have the most significant danger for Christians. It is published every year, and it has information about the top 50 countries to be aware of. Many remain on the list while few are replaced each year. China is always up there in the top numbers.
North Korea was the number one country for 19 years. China recently topped the charts for this year. They have forced labor camps for Christians and Uighur Muslims, much like those from the Nazi camps. All of these persecutions are expected to worsen and spread across the world.
Curry stated that around 100 million Christians are persecuted in some form or fashion by the Chinese government. They are selling what is called “a blueprint for dictators around the world,” which has been in the process of being sold to Iran and other nations. He said, “China is resurrecting the ‘god as the government state,’ and we’re all threatened by it, atheists, Jews, Christians everyone.”
Fox News reported, “Christians in China have been under constant surveillance, not just on the streets, but also in their churches which have been torn down, holy books confiscated. China, last year sentenced Pastor Wang Yi to nine years in jail for speaking out against the state.”
Three things stick out the most from China when it comes to persecuting Christians, which the world is seeing. First, there are artificial intelligence systems that are always keeping eyes on China’s citizens. The people cannot get away with anything and have little to no privacy.
Next, there has been an increase in Islamic extremism spreading across not only China but the world. People fear for their lives as bombs continue to go off. Sri Lanka and Burkina Faso have been the most recent attacks as violence continues to spread.
Lastly, some dictators feed off of each other in their evil ways to destroy Christianity. Kim Jong Un, the dictator of North Korea, is one of these leaders who continues to pressure the persecution of Christians across the world.
Curry summed up everything by saying, “We cannot let this stand. People are speaking out. They’re crying out and have an obligation to take action.” We don’t need China to sell blueprints to the Left! They did enough damage already, which Trump is fixing.