Preachers of state-approved churches pressured to replace God with communist ideology. Those who disobey are accused of disloyalty to the regime and are fired.
To prevent members of state-approved Three-Self churches from practicing their faith, the CCP forces them to “donate” places of worship or seizes them forcibly.
Breaking the laws and disregarding state-issued religious activity permits, the CCP represses churches, with the ultimate goal to eliminate Christianity in China.
Three-Self Church clergy forced to interpret the Bible through the prism of traditional Chinese culture – part of CCP’s campaign to make religions “more Chinese.”
“Bitter Winter” uncovered more information about the suicide of Song Yongsheng, the leader of the state-run Protestant Church in Henan’s Shangqiu city.
Religious meeting venues that go against government’s requirements to joint Three-Self Church are sealed off and their pastors arrested across China.
CCP’s idea of celebrating 70 years of the People’s Republic of China – performances of patriotic songs and dances in churches. For believers, it’s an erosion of faith.
The government forced to close these state-run places of worship in Heilongjiang Province’s Hegang city in the period of four months – from March to June.
Pastors and preachers of state-run Three-Self Church are forced to undergo political re-education, as the CCP is intensifying efforts to “sinicize” Christianity.