On Valentine’s Day 2022, a group of Hackers from the around the world flew into a bustling airport in the Middle East. The Hackers came from Europe, America, South America, Africa, the Middle East and China. They had different backgrounds in cybersecurity, data processing, government monitoring systems, and factory production, but they all had one common vision – getting the Gospel message into closed countries by any means necessary.
On the first day of the BTJ Hacker’s conference, we declared, “This is the year of the Bible!”
The first target for this YEAR OF THE BIBLE initiative is Iran. Iran has been controlled by the enemy for far too long. The time has come for the enemy’s grip to be set loose. This year our goal is to distribute more Bibles in Iran than we have ever done before and we are using every tool at our disposal to make that happen.
For the first time ever, BTJ is supporting a full time Bible smuggler, who is running routes back and forth between meeting points that connect national leaders. BTJ is also privately setting up new ‘Bread Factories’ inside Iran. In the past we have had electronic ‘Bread Factories’, but now we are also setting up the infrastructure for printing ‘Bread Factories’.
Iran is not our only target area. China is facing a major Bible shortage that is larger than we have seen in the last two decades. The reason for the shortage is due to the number of Bibles that have been destroyed during the recent persecution, the Covid restrictions on travel, and because the Chinese government is literally re-writing the Bible so that it will be more Communist friendly.
Yes, that is correct – the Chinese government is re-writing the Bible!
The official government church and the Chinese Christian Council (China’s state-sanctioned Protestant bodies) have developed a plan to make the Chinese Bible translation Communist friendly. Here is an excerpt from an ethics class taught in Chinese law school about a well-known Bible story that China has re-translated for their own purposes.
“The crowd wanted to stone the woman to death as per their law. But Jesus said, ‘Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.’ Hearing this, they slipped away one by one. When the crowd disappeared, Jesus stoned the sinner to death saying, ‘I too am a sinner. But if the law could only be executed by men without blemish, the law would be dead.”
In addition to China and Iran, BTJ is working on a brand-new audio Bible that will be used extensively in the Middle East, Africa, and key parts of Asia. We are purposefully developing this audio Bible in ways that make it increasingly difficult for governments to stop us.
If you would like to join this effort, you can give directly to our Bible fund.