Christian Institute, March 15, 2019
Chinese officials have accused the West of trying to use Christianity to influence China’s culture and “subvert” the Government.
They warn that Christians must now follow ‘a Chinese model’ of the religion which includes a state-approved translation of the Bible.
Since President Xi Jinping took office in 2013, the Government has significantly tightened restrictions on religion.
China aims to eradicate all foreign influences from Chinese culture and has said that churches must teach the core values of socialism and base their worship practices on Chinese culture.
Earlier this year it was reported that Chinese officials censored the first commandment – “You shall have no other gods before me” – claiming that it contradicted the policy of President Xi Jinping.