Pastors in China were ordered to adjust their sermons to incorporate elements of President Xi Jinping’s speech delivered on July 1, the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, reports ChristianHeadlines. He celebrated their Marxist roots and threatened the West and Taiwan.
According to Bitter Winter Magazine, Three-Self leader Xu Xiaohong provided a model sermon featuring nine points taken from the July 1st speech.
Among the points were instructions for pastors to highlight that the Communist party is the “people’s party,” encourage Christians to trust the Chinese Communist Party because it has “successfully” governed China over the last 70 years, and praise President Xi Jinping and the communists’ ability to bring about the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.” Pastors were also told to tell Christians that “only socialism can save China.”
If any of the Chinese pastors abided by this outrageous request, it would give new meaning to 2 Corinthians 11:14 which says, “Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”