Christian And Communist
(continued from Chinese Communist Party)
This section is for the Chinese Communists who persecute Christians. Please reflect on the following five realities about Christians and Communists:
1. Does Christianity threaten the Communist Party?
The Communist Party has warned you that Christianity is "spiritual opium" that threatens the Communist Party and China, but is this true?
Opium addicts lie around, become burdens to the society and commit crimes to get the money to feed their addictions. Is this what Christians do?
As you know, Christians work hard, pay their taxes without cheating, and use their money and time to help the poor. Instead of threatening the Party, Christians are model citizens who help the Communist Party govern China.
2. Perhaps Christians will threaten the Communist Party later when they grow in numbers?
They are forbidden to do so by both the words and the examples set by Jesus, who refused to become a political leader (evidence), strictly forbade violence (evidence), and commanded Christians to submit and to pay taxes to the government:
"Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor." (Romans 13:1-7 in the Bible)
While Muslims blow up buses in Urumqi and Buddhists burn down government offices in Tibet, have you ever heard of Christians doing the same?
3. The Chinese society needs Christianity.
As China becomes increasingly materialistic and the income gap between the rich and the poor widens, people care more and more only about money and less and less about each other.
Do you truly believe that the ideologies of communism will keep China a caring, harmonious society under these pressures? Don't the facts, including the incessant scandals in China already speak for themselves?
(continued at Christian Communism)
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