In the city of Wenzhou, in China, the Communist govt. is forcing Christian churches there to install surveillance cameras. The move is ostensibly an effort to combat “terrorism”, but as the church leaders point out, there have never been any terrorist incidents in their churches. Obviously, this is a new method for the Communist govt. to put the screws to Christians there.
China Aid said churches were told to install cameras at gates, rostrums, offering boxes and other places, despite strong opposition from churchgoers who claimed the surveillance infringed their privacy.
Wenzhou’s surveillance camera drive comes amid tighter controls on religious activities across the country.
Last week, the far western region of Xinjiang – home to more than 10 million mostly Muslim Uygurs – passed new rules targeting what it called religious extremism. The rules, which took effect on Saturday, prohibit such “manifestations of extremism” as wearing veils or “abnormal” beards, refusing to watch state television or listen to state radio, or preventing children from receiving “national education”, according to the official news website News.ts.cn.
Now they are FORCING people to watch state television!
Chinese Christians – we are praying for you to stay strong in Jesus.
Christians in free countries – Be careful what you put before your eyes!
Persecution has already started somewhat, but will get worse and worse as the dragon speaks louder and louder, trying to force all to break God’s commands – especially the 7th day Sabbath (from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday).