Skip to comments.Bible printing press confiscated in Cuba: calls publishing Scripture 'very dangerous'
Posted on 10/18/2005 12:44:38 PM PDT by Albion Wilde
Cuban police recently raided a home in the Cuban city of Colon and confiscated what officials later called "subversive and dangerous." But the contraband wasn't drugs, or pornography, or bomb-making instructions. What police confiscated were printed Gospels of John and a small printing press.
It was Sunday morning, Oct. 9, and five plainclothes secret police entered the house. After calling for reinforcements, a truck arrived with 12 armed, uniformed police who seized the gospels and the printing press. Cuban officials called the materials "subversive and dangerous."
Police then took Pastor Eliseo Rodriguez Matos, head of an Assembly of God church in the area, to the local police station for interrogation. Police then called Señora Caridad Diego, the minister of religion in Havana an atheist who supports the Communist government in restricting Christian evangelism. The Ministry of Religion called the confiscated printing press "very dangerous."
"We agree with the government's assessment," responded Tom White, executive director of The Voice of the Martyrs, USA. "The Word of God is dangerous. It can produce eternal freedom in the midst of evil tyranny." White was a prisoner in Cuba 25 years ago after the plane from which he was dropping Christian leaflets crash-landed there.
Founded in 1967, Voice of the Martyrs supports persecuted Christians worldwide.
Elsewhere in Cuba, threats of demolition of house churches have never been so high. Recently, the government outlawed them and plans to hunt them down and close them. Many house churches have had equipment such as pews, homemade benches, musical instruments, Christian literature and anything else confiscated by police.
Voice of the Martyrs urges American Christians to pray for Christians in Cuba.
It's always dangerous to introduce new ideas to people.
Yes, "render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's" makes Castro very, very nervous...
The world according to Gael Murphy. Let's us give up all and follow Gael to the promise land in Cuba. /sarcasm
...just another coal on the fire...
Commies, Castro, the National Education Association (NEA) - all one thing. Scary. Wake up out there, parents!
A preview of life under Pres. Hillary Clinton.
Sure it's dangerous. Leads to the idea of personal freedom and responsibility.
You've got some 'splainin' to do. Would that be the fires of Da Revolution, or the fire of hell reserved for Communists and their fellow travelers?
The latter, of course.
Here's their fun trip to Cuba, folks. Get your pink pedal pushers ready!
I thought the Cubans were all happy Socialists with their shiney new rice cookers and all and that the Bible would be treated as a comic book and laughable.
Wassup with that?
Yes, but Elian is in a paradise, don't you remember?
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