The Communist Party in China is never satisfied with all the atrocities it has caused Christians and other minority groups. They are jailing pastors and others who are following Jesus Christ.The next effort to gain absolute control of Christianity is to produce a corrupted version of the Holy Bible with Communist ideas.
If persecuting Christians and censorship of their activities isn’t enough, then nothing seems to be enough for the communist party in China.
Why China Is Taking The Pain To Rewrite The Bible?
Many are asking why the Communist Party of China would go to the extreme to rewrite the Bible? What is the motive behind it?
The spokesman of the Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), Todd Nettleton said it’s for the government to gain absolute control over Christian worship. By fixing in communist ideologies, the government can better control Christians in China.
How Is The Chines Government Rewriting The Bible?
VOM (Voice Of The Martyrs) spokesman Todd Nettleton told Faithwire during an interview by saying:
“This is a project that the Chinese Communist Party announced in 2019. At the time, they said it would be about a 10-year process … to release a new translation of the Bible.”
This tells the whole world how important and powerful the word of God is. The Chinese couldn’t think of rewriting any religious book other than the Bible. Why would the government be so concerned about this? Spending 10 solid years to alter the Bible. That is a long-term plan.
Todd Nettleton further observed that, the Chinese government’s attempt on the Biblical passages would include a mixture of Confucianism and Buddhism. principles.
He said: “This new translation … would really support the Communist Party.”
Example Of Rewritten Bible Passage By CCP
In a recent post on Facebook, VOM pointed out that the CPP’s revisions of the Bible will include “‘core socialist values” and the removal of passages that “do not reflect communist beliefs.”
VOM shared jaw-dropping information about one of the Bible passages the CPP has altered to soothe their ideologies on Facebook. The motive behind this is to let the Bible reflect the “‘core socialist values” and the removal of passages that “do not reflect communist beliefs.”
In September 2020, VOM shared on social media a supposed High School textbook revealing some altered verses in the Bible that call Jesus Christ a sinner. The verses are from John 8.
The original Bible texts read that Jesus Christ forgave the adulterous woman and told her to go and sin no more. Hence forgiving her sins according to the abundant grace that overshadows the Mosaic law which calls for instant justice.
The CCP’s translation presented something different by describing Jesus as sinful as the Pharisees who wanted to stone the adulterous woman. The translation made Jesus admit that he is also a sinner: “I am also a sinner.”
They want to brainwash Christians to submit to communist principles. Now, the question is why hide behind the Bible to push these ungodly principles? China wants to raise an army of atheists and ungodly people.
Well, if you are a devout Christian and you are reading about this deliberate attempt of the CCP to lessen the impact of Christianity; I don’t know your first reaction.
But for me honestly, I was dismayed… I began laughing. It’s funny. Darkness cannot overshadow the Light of the world.
Although, it’s been very difficult to have access to Bibles in China but God in His own way will help faithful Christians have access to unaltered Bible translations.
The VOM and other Christian groups are doing a great job by smuggling Bibles to China. Christians all around the world are praying and hoping the effort of the Communist government in China to alter the Bible backfires.
Before the Beijing Olympics kicked off, VOM campaigned for a boycott because of the high rate of inhuman acts in China.