According to Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, in the lead up to the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on July 1, 2021, it is flooding the few churches allowed to be open with Communist propaganda and ordering them to celebrate the CCP during services.
The CCP has set up two organizations that churches must join in order to be approved. This includes Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) for protestants and the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association for Roman Catholic churches.
These churches are heavily regulated and monitored by the CCP that has set up video cameras in the churches to identify who is attending and what is being spoken during the services.
According to the Apple Daily (AD) several Catholic churches are actually holding masses singing the praises of communism. AD added that in May, Liu Yuanlong, the vice president of the Catholic association, released a public statement endorsing the CCP:
“God has chosen the Chinese Communist Party… We have to firmly support the Chinese Communist Party with Xi Jinping at its core. We listen to and follow the Party,””
Through out the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John’s vision of the end times, he referred to a dragon several times to symbolize the end-times antichrist. And perhaps it is just a coincidence, the dragon is often used to symbolize Communist China.
Some have wondered if the recent activity of Chinese churches singing the praises of CCP may in fact be a partial fulfillment of the Apostle John’s suggestion that a false religion would emerge in the end times requiring people to worship both the dragon and the beast.
4 People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?” (Revelation 13:4)
15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. (Revelation 13:15 NIV)
And in Revelation 12:3, the Apostle John goes as step further and says that this dragon that will dominate the world in the end times is also red in colour.
And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems.
In recent years, the Chinese Communist Party has been producing rap videos to reform its image among youth in both China and around the world as it produces them in Mandarin and English.
And again it may be just a coincidence, but one of the lines in the CCP’s rap video (below) released in 2017 goes: “The red dragon ain’t no evil.” I am not sure the Apostle John agrees.
The videos recorded in Mandarin also suggest that many Chinese, particularly the younger, are questioning the Chinese Communist Party’s increasing control and dominance in society.
READ: China Floods Churches with Communist Propaganda Ahead of Party’s 100th Anniversary AND Religious leaders in China drum up support for CCP ahead of party centenary AND: “The red dragon ain’t no evil”: the Chinese government keeps releasing bizarre rap videos