Top Chinese Commie Xi Jinping “re-elected”
Xi Jinping won a third five-year term as China’s president last Friday.
This puts the 69-year-old leader on track to stay in power for life.
He won re-election uncontested, taking the vote of the National People’s Congress 2,952 to 0.
Xi rose to dominance over China during the last decade. He removed rivals and filled positions in the Communist Party with his supporters.
This dominance has been threatened by the rapid growth of Christianity in China which the government has unsuccessfully tried to stamp out.
China’s crackdown on churches similar to Mao’s Cultural Revolution
The latest crackdown on Christianity in China is evident in the highly populated province of Henan.
ChinaAid reports provincial leaders now require citizens to get permission before going to church. The program is implemented through an app called “Smart Religion.” The move is strategic since most of China’s house churches started in Henan.
Sam Brownback with the International Religious Freedom Summit told CBN News that Xi Jinping’s regime is becoming more like Mao Zedong’s regime.
BROWNBACK: “We’re seeing the continuation of the Xi Jinping regime, becoming a full Mao regime is really what’s happening.
“What he’s doing right now is he’s using the current technology he has to do what Mao [Zedong] did in the Cultural Revolution. He’s just tightening down the whole situation, going after faith communities in particular, and doing it in a high-tech fashion.
“Now, they’re even requiring people to register on their phones to be able to go to church. Well, that’s so they can track them and shut the places down.”
Santa Clara County, CA tracked Christians during COVID lockdown
Meanwhile in the U.S., one California county was caught tracking location data on the phones of Christians to see if they were violating COVID-19 lockdowns.
The Mercury News reports newly unearthed court documents show Santa Clara County was using surveillance measures against members of Calvary Chapel San Jose – which was just featured in the Jesus Revolution movie.
The county is seeking $3 million in fines from the church of 3,000 congregants for continuing to meet during the pandemic.
Mariah Gondeiro, an attorney for Calvary Chapel, said, “It is unconscionable how much time and money this county has spent surveilling and targeting this church when they should be focused on rebuilding the community.”
Proverbs 17:15 says, “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.”