Chinese government to rewrite Bible to make it more Communist, by Dorothy McLean.
As it arrests Christian pastors, vandalizes or destroys Christians churches, and demands control over Christian leaders, the Chinese government is also altering Christian scriptures to suit its tastes.
In 2018, the Communist Chinese government embarked on a five-year plan to make Christianity more compatible to what it sees as authentic Chinese and socialist values.
Stephen Mosher, author of “Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream Is the New Threat to World Order,” told LifeSiteNews that altering the Bible is part of this plan.
“It is part of a larger effort in China to sinicize all religions, at the same time bringing them into line with Communist ideology,” Mosher said by email.
“So far, it is (1) no longer possible to buy a copy of the Bible online [in China], (2) existing copies of the Bible are being confiscated whenever the authorities come across them, and (3) there are new versions of all sacred texts — Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, etc. — that reinforce Communist ideology in the making,” he continued.
Bob Fu, a Chinese Evangelical pastor, testified at the U.S. House of Representatives last year that one of the ways China hopes to make Christianity more “Chinese” is to retranslate the Old Testament and write new commentaries on the New Testament. … “The Old Testament will be messed up. The New Testament will have new commentaries to interpret it.”
As Orwell noted, authoritarians and ideologues are very keen to control the past — because it gives them power in the present.
hat-tip Stephen Neil