Christmas is under attack in China. .
Christmas has been a growing holiday in the last two decades. It is the time of the year that has brought in a lot of money into the economy and was widely accepted in the beginning, but now China has recognized that the true meaning of Christmas is a growing problem.
China has declared all government Christmas parties illegal.
The disciplinary arm of the ruling Chinese Communist Party has banned its members and government officials from celebrating Christmas, likening the practice to “spiritual opium” for members of the atheist party.
Children are the number one target.
Schools have been told to implement programs to teach children to hate Christmas and to report on any Christmas activities that their families are participating in.
A recent video from 2017, screen shot pictured above, has shown children in school being forced by the teacher to just say “NO” to Christmas.
According to one report, children were asked by the teacher – what happens on December 24, 25, and 26. The children responded that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are on 24th and 25th, but the children did not know what happened on the 26th. The teacher then yelled at the students replying, “Mao Zedong was born on December 26th! He is the grandfather of our nation! Forget about Christmas!”
The Jining No.1 Education Department in Inner Mongolia issued a document (pictured below) that “banned all Christmas-related activities and behavior last Christmas in 2017.
A notice issued by the Commission for Discipline Inspection of Hengyang city warned government officials not to engage in meals and gatherings on Christmas Eve, warning that those caught violating the rules would be punished.
Below is a video of black-clad security police forcibly removing a Christmas tree.
Hengyang City, in Hunan Province had their security department issue an order that said anyone caught in participating in Christmas should be reported to the police immediately.
Security members have pushed the crackdown on Christmas as a part of their “Cultural Self-Confidence” approach – which is a new program introduced last year by President Xi Jinping who sees “firming the self-confidence” as the final road towards ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics.’
Persecution against Christians in China has increased in 2018 and has been one of the worst years in recent memories for the Christian believers in China. To stand in solidarity with Christians in China, Christians in Hong Kong dressed in all black yesterday.
According to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, “Five progressive Christian groups and 100 individuals in the city are behind the defiant call to action, urging believers to attend their church services on December 23 and 30 in black outfits, as “Christ is being persecuted … the church in China is being persecuted”.
This Christmas, BTJ has provided a book to remind children about the real meaning of Christmas. It is an amazing Christmas story of a well known Christian believers named Brother Yun (The Heavenly Man) who spent a memorable Christmas in prison in China.
This Christmas book is available right now to all that would like to have one to read to their children today. It is an ebook and is available for immediate download.
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