Local authorities across China implement the central government’s orders of reducing the number of believers by closing down state-approved churches.
Monthly visits, detailed checklists, tracking of believers who fail to attend approved churches – a systematic plan to ensure closed down churches stay closed.
In an attempt to hide its persecution of the religious, Chinese authorities are now forcing Christians to “donate” their churches.
China expends great energy to suppress religion, and even more energy to hide the suppression. Closing streets, monitoring social media, bullying reporters.
Government agents attend all services, and church members themselves are bribed to inform for the government, leading to paranoia among believers.
With surveillance cameras watching donation boxes and mandatory deposits of donations in state accounts, the noose tightens around church activities.
Local governments across China have launched waves of measures to boycott Christmas – celebrations, decorations, and presents.
Chinese police stake out churches, register believers who enter, then appear at their homes for “inspections.” Fearful worshipers are staying away from church.
Churches aren’t allowed to use the Bible, hymn books or other religious readings unless sanctioned and published by the government.
With the help of the “four requirements” policy, the CCP is seeking to penetrate churches with communist symbols and ideology to eliminate religion completely.