China Pushes for 'State-Approved' Christian Theology

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China is renewing and doubling efforts to nationalize Christianity. (CBN)

China is renewing and doubling its efforts to nationalize Christianity, a Chinese official recently announced.

"The construction of Chinese Christian theology should adapt to China's national condition and integrate with Chinese culture," Chinese state media quoted Wang Zuoan, director of the State Administration for Religious Affairs.

The reason for the initiative?

"This will encourage more believers to make contributions to the country's harmonious social progress, cultural prosperity and economic development," explained Gu Mengfei, deputy secretary-general of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, a state-sanctioned umbrella organization for Protestant churches.

Critics contend, however, that this push for a state-approved Christian theology is an attempt by China to tighten its stranglehold on believers.

The government already has placed numerous restrictions on religion, leading to the rise of underground churches.

What's the real motive behind China's Christian nationalization initiative? David Curry, president of the ministry Open Doors USA, addresses this question and more. Click play for his comments.


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