Skip to comments.Beijing Bans Online Evangelization
Posted on 09/12/2018 6:35:06 PM PDT by marshmallow
As of yesterday there are "New measures" for the control of online religious activities. Live streaming of religious ceremonies banned, as well as prayers, preaching and burning of incense. Permission required to set up religious websites that must be 'morally healthy and politically reliable'. Conversions banned as well as the dissemination of religious material. But the religious awakening in China is now unstoppable.
Rome (AsiaNews) - From now on, all online evangelization is forbidden. The state administration for religious affairs yesterday issued rules on religious activities via the internet that forbid the streaming of religious ceremonies (live on the internet), including prayer, preaching and even burning incense.
The new rules also prohibit some sensitive content: it is forbidden to post the slightest criticism of the Party's leadership and official religious policy; promote the participation of minors in religious ceremonies, use religion to overthrow the socialist system.
The new rules are published on the Chinese government's legal information website under the heading "Measures for the management of religious information on the Internet". They are still in draft form and await comments from the public, but as is almost always the case, the draft is in practice the final text.
The "Measures ..." are divided into five chapters and contain a total of 35 articles. The five chapters deal with general rules, approval for online religious information services, management, legal responsibilities and some additional provisions.
For example they establish that anyone who wants to open a religious site, must seek permission from the authorities and be judged morally healthy and politically reliable.
Organizations and schools that receive the license can only publish didactic material via the Internet in their internal network, accessible only through a registered name and password. The rules emphasize that such organizations can not try to convert someone, and they......
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American social media and Google and Yahoo, are headed the same way. They may not be directly banning religion and other “offensive” communications (as they see it), but, removing articles and comments and messages, is the beginning towards totalitarian control of the internet, and later, communities and countries.
China is probably just following the lead of the leading social media in the U.S. and Europe. It’s not the other way around.
Utopia for the Dems and the left here.
China seems to be the proving-ground for what the globalists intend for Europe and America.
Chinese just copying the American model....
China following a cycle of its own. Loosening up at times and when its leadership views Christianity becoming too much of a possible threat it clamps down. There is always a window in which the Lord’s Word is open to spreading. Blessed are those who received the Word during this window and may they be strong in their beliefs in the coming times.
No quicker way to make the Gospel spread than trying to suppress its message. Mouth to mouth, hand to hand.
Number Two: Oh my dear chap, of course—I know too much. We’re both lifers. Number Two: I am definitely an optimist. That’s why it doesn’t matter “who” Number One is. It doesn’t matter which “side” runs the Village.
Number Six: It’s run by one side or the other.
Number Two: Oh certainly, but both sides are becoming identical. What in fact has been created is an international community—perfect blueprint for world order. When the sides facing each other suddenly realize that they’re looking into a mirror, they will see that “this” is the pattern for the future.
Number Six: The whole Earth as the Village?
Number Two: That is my hope. What’s yours?
Nothing new here; the intent to devolve Western Civ and corporatize communism has been in the open since 1967.
I hear there are approx. 100 million Christians in China. Religious suppression.of that many DEVOUT and active Christians could lead to an exlposion of conversions to Christianity...only the Lord will know. Pray for those being persecuted in China and everywhere else. Help out if you can also.
The good news is that oppression is the fertile ground that produces new Christians.
It ended the Church in Japan.
Remember the catacombs of ancient Rome?
Never doubt the presence of the Holy Spirit and what can be done. You
Correction : no you.
Even in Japan, with the small numbers, you still do have belivers there.
not many at all.
it proves your theory incorrect.
Even if the numbers are still small, it is the power of the Holy Spirit at work.
I stand on my position.
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