Skip to comments.Disappointed Chinese Christians joined Communists
Posted on 06/28/2018 1:27:52 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Professor Ying Fuk-tsang, director of the divinity school at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, says that during the early years of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) some Christians became disappointed with church institutions.
They thought God had taken away the power of Christianity to save humanity, so they joined the CCP as secret, or underground, members.
He cited Yan Baohang, who was baptized when studying at the Fengtian (now Shenyang) Normal School and served as a trainee student secretary in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).
He was later sent to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland for further study and graduated from St. John's University. After returning to China, he was promoted to be general secretary of Fengtian YMCA.
Then he became influenced by the anti-imperialist May 4 Movement that grew out of students protesting in Beijing on that day in 1919 over what they saw as a weak Chinese government response to the post-World War I Treaty of Versailles.
In respect of the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican Church of China), Pu Hua-ren and Dong Jianwu were clergy who were the first to establish an organizational relationship with the CCP.
Pu believed deeply in "Christian national salvation" but he dramatically changed his mind in 1927 after he visited the Soviet Union for three months and learned about communism. On the way back to China, he joined the CCP secretly.
Wu Yao-tsung, a Protestant Christian leader in China who played a key role in the establishment of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, said God had "taken the key to saving humanity from the church."
Ying explained that Wu meant that he had believed the church could save humanity, but God himself no longer believed in the church and had given responsibility for saving humanity to the CCP.
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It depends on whether you want to save souls or the world. The world is temporary, the soul is not.
Chinese Communist Party = A Cult ,LOL
Because everybody who says they are Christian, really are Christian eh?
1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
Even from your own number, men will rise up and distort the truth to draw away disciples after them.
Actually this sounds like typical Party Line Propaganda
Politically cleansed narrative to discredit Christianity
a ploy by the Deep State Red Book Lock Steppers ,
so basically this is a Red China Version of Fake News
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