Chinese Communists destroy Buddhist statue, large church
In late December, the Chinese Communist Party destroyed a 90-foot-tall Tibetan Buddha statue in addition to 40 Tibetan prayer wheels near the Drakgo Monastery, reports International Christian Concern.
Four years beforehand, the Communists tore down the Golden Lampstand Church where 50,000 Chinese Christians had worshiped, reported LifeWayResearch.com.
The Communists’ actions are reminiscent of darker days under the Cultural Revolution that ravaged China for a ten-year period, beginning in 1966. Under the leadership of Mao Zedong, they targeted the “Four Olds,” referring to the old customs, the old culture, the old habits, and the old ideas. At that time, the Chinese Communist Party destroyed historic statues, persecuted the country’s academics, and replaced traditional art and culture with a new pro-communist selection.
This revolution heavily targeted Tibetan Buddhism for its pre-Communist heritage and Christianity for its influence from the western world.
Let’s remember the guidance of Matthew 5:44. “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
Victory for Christian nurse punished for wearing cross necklace British
A tribunal has ruled that a Christian nurse, who was forced to resign from a hospital over her refusal to stop wearing a cross, was wrongfully discriminated against, reports The Christian Post.
The Employment Tribunal ruled Wednesday that Mary Onuoha had been mistreated by the Croydon Health Services NHS Trust when they demanded that she stop wearing a cross to work.
The tribunal rejected the hospital’s claim that the cross necklace presented a high infection risk, noting that other items like rings and hijabs were permitted at the facility.