BREAKING NEWS: CHINA’S PLAN TO TRANSFORM CHRISTIANITY FROM THE INSIDE REVEALED (Part 1)

In a small hotel on the outskirts of the city of Ningbo, Chinese Pastor Amos (not his real name) came into the room wearing a baseball hat pulled down low, dark sunglasses, and a face mask to avoid facial recognition by the countless security cameras between the hotel and his home.

Pastor Amos was taking a huge risk meeting with me: a foreigner.

Pastor Amos is a known Christian. He a part of the local leadership for the government’s Three-Self church and what he is about to reveal about the Chinese government’s plan to change Christianity is not safe for either of us.

Last week, Pastor Amos revealed for the first time some of the details of China’s five year plan to “Chinanize Christianity.” The plan is not a secret, but what is in the plan and how it will be carried out has not been revealed until now.

In his speech at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China, President Xi Jinping announced his commitment “to the Sinicisation of religion, guiding the adaptation of religion and socialist society to the Chinese context.”

But what did he mean by “Sinicisation” specifically?

That has been a mystery, but Pastor Amos was ready to give specifics.

Pastor Amos is the pastor of an urban underground house church network with about 150,000 members. It is one of the largest urban networks in all of China. Unlike most pastors in the underground house church however, he is also a pastor in the government sanctioned Three-Self church. “It is my cover,” he admits, as he shares about his dual role.

“China is making changes that are not being reported in the news,” Pastor Amos said, while sitting across from me in the small hotel room, detailing exactly how the Chinese Communist Party plans to infiltrate and change Christianity from within. Before dismissing the plan as irrelevant to the world Christian body, Christians would do well to know that China plans to use the same multi-pronged approach that has been used to divide the western church with ideological teachings on homosexuality, global warming, abortion, Marxism-inspired social justice, reverse racism, gender affirmation, and even one world religion.

Only a decade ago, these ideologies were largely rejected in most evangelical churches and would be considered absurd to even debate, but in only a short time, not only are they accepted by many mainstream churches, but to refute them can result in expulsion from denominational circles. In some cases, even teaching against these subjects in a Sunday morning service can result in jail!

China has closely monitored the success that these concentrated efforts have had in the western Church and is now deploying a concentrated strategy to do the same.

In this FOUR PART SERIES (over the next four days), we will lay out China’s plan to change Christianity line-by-line. 

Step one has already begun. A panel of religious leaders which represent the government church in China were commissioned to find a way to make Christianity more palatable for Communism. It took 16 months and five rounds of discussions with government offcials, with many drafts and redrafts, to systematically order the sinicisation of the Catholic church in Beijing.

Archbishop Li Shan has been placed in charge of the Catholic church in China. Unlike the rest of the world, where the Pope appoints leaders, in China the Communist Party appoints the Catholic leaders and the Vatican accepts.

The Archbishop headed the launch for a China-sanctioned exhibition called, “Honouring heaven and loving the homeland. The history of the sinicisation of Catholicism in Beijing.” The exhibition consists of 41 panels with more than 600 images that demonize the efforts of missionaries, glorify the history of Communism, and put national patriotism before Christ.

One of the key points is a focus on Archbishop Fu Tieshan (1931-2007), a priest installed as the leader of the Catholic church in China, promoting the idea of an “autonomous” body free from the “colonization” of Rome.

This effort was not limited to Catholics. Protestant missionaries were also thrown out after 1949, pastors were rounded up and forced to accept the Communist interpretation of Christianity which, among other things, included the rejection of the resurrection, virgin birth, and return of Jesus. Those who refused to accept the elimination of these key pillars of the Christian faith were sent to “re-education” camps. Many did not survive.

This was the beginning of one of the largest genocides in history, with as many as 70 million people dying.

As a part of the sinicization of Christianity, Yanjing Theological Seminary in Beijing, the Bible school that trains the official religious leaders in China, has been identified as ground zero. Only those who are approved by the government can attend this seminary. All of the future pastors and Christian leaders come from government sanctioned seminaries like Yanjing and are used as the foundation for tomorrow’s leaders to push the new effort.

Yanjing Theological Seminary launched an exhibition hall devided into four parts representing the ‘Awakening’, ‘Practice,’ ‘Development,’ and a process know as the ‘Deepening of Understanding.’

The ceremony was attended by many high-ranking government officials and church leaders who are expected to carry the message to the rest of the official Christians in China… and abroad. This is important to understand – not only does China have a plan to change Christianity in China, but to alter it for the rest of the world.

On April 23, 2024, Representatives from the Chinese Baptist Press (International) met with the China Christian Counsel and the Three-Self Church, the official Communist representatives for Christianity in China. The Chinese government officials used the delegation meeting to discuss printing Christians books.

The availability of Christian books is a big challenge for the government. In order to control the narrative, they have to control what people read. Rev. Geng Weizhong emphasized the publishing goals for the government was to ensure “higher quality books for the future of the Church in China to go deep into the soil of excellent Chinese traditional culture.”

The next day at a separate event, Rev. Hanns Hoerschelmann, Executive Director of Mission One World, and his three colleagues visited China and the China Christian Counsil and Three Self Church. The Germans were well received as they were taught the “ongoing Chinanisation of Christianity.”

The desire to “Sinonize Christianity,” really means to Communize or Socialize Christianity.

Dr. Eugene Bach is a known trouble-maker with an active imagination and sinful past. He has a PhD, but is not a real doctor, so please do not call for him during a medical emergency on an airplane when someone is having a heart attack. Eugene started working for Back to Jerusalem in the year 2000 after a backroom deal involving Chinese spies, the NRA, Swiss bankers, and a small group of Apostolic Christians that only baptize in Jesus’ name. He spends most of his time in closed countries attempting to topple governments by proclaiming the name of Jesus and not taking showers. From time-to-time he pretends to be a writer. He is not good at it, but everyone around him tries to humor him.

2 Comments

  1. Kim

    Thank you so much for these articles. Thank you Pastor Amos. Looking forward to them all. Article 2 had me laughing and crying

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  2. Rick

    1. the comment box is almost invisible, I only found it by highlighting the paragraph from “Leave your thought”

    2. What theology or practices are they going to insist on this time?
    Are they going to go back to the 1950s approach and insist on the denial or core Christian doctrines, such as the resurrection, virgin birth, and return of Jesus; or are they going to ask for different things?

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