Skip to comments.China Escalates Bible Crackdown
Posted on 04/20/2008 5:33:09 AM PDT by kellynla
The Chinese owner of a bookstore near the 2008 Olympics complex in Beijing has been re-arrested and detained, only about a dozen weeks after he was cleared of allegations of illegally publishing Bibles and Christian literature due to "insufficient evidence," according to a new report from Compass Direct.
As WND reported earlier, Shi Weihan was released in January after being taken into custody shortly after Thanksgiving 2007 during police raids on his home and office.
China Aid Association then reported the fact he was released, along with several others, although the government offered no explanation for his case.
An American friend, businessman Ray Sharpe, had told WND at the time of the earlier arrest that Shi is a businessman who also works as a travel agent, and had gotten governmental permission to publish some Christian book titles.
Compass Direct now is reporting that the 37-year-old father of two was re-arrested on March 19 and is being held without any communication with his family, according to reports from his wife, Zhang Jing.
Compass said she had gotten no word on her husband's condition and is prohibited from bringing him food or clothing. Since he has diabetes, she is "very concerned" about his health, Compass reported.
Compass cited an Asia Times Online report that said Shi and his Holy Spirit Trading Co. were accused, again, of printing Bibles and Christian literature without government permission.
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1. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2. The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,
3. Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee.
8. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12. Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
We tend to forget the ONE big success of the Peanut President’s foreign policy: his boycott of the Moscow Olympics (remember the ‘Mischa’ bear?).
It was a horrible blow to Commie self-esteem and a major force in setting the stage for the USSR’s collapse, IMHO.
Iffen we’re careful and do it right, we can do the same thing to Mao’s little anthill of a nation. “Face” in Slanteyed-Commiedom is even more important than it was to Stalin’s kids and their dusgusting offspring.
Kick ‘em in their self-esteem gonads, boys and girls. That’s where they’re most vulnerable.
LOL! That’s hell-funny!
I felt bad, and still do, for the athletes who trained for years to get to the Olympics just to have Jimmah yank the rug out from under them at the last minute.
Do you recall the reason for the boycott? Was it successful at changing that policy? (Answer - Soviet invasion of Afghanistan... Soviets withdrew in 1988 at the end of Reagan's second term).
My ten bucks predicts that with China’s issues with human rights, Tibet, Taiwan, and things like this story will make for the summer games to turn out to be a major disappointment for them and all that they’ve invested in it.
"Rebellion is at its work already, but in secret, and the one who is holding it back has first to be removed before the Rebel can appear openly." 2 Thes.2:5-7
"Axes deep in the wood, hacking at the panels, they battered them down with mallet and hatchet; then, God, setting fire to your sanctuary, they profanely razed the house of your name to the ground. Determined to destroy us once and for all, they burned down every shrine of God in the country." (Ps.74:1-23).
"...the city and the sanctuary will be destroyed by a prince who will come." (Dn.9:26).
""When the Rebel comes, Satan will set to work; there will be all kinds of miracles and a deceptive show of signs and portents, and everything evil that can deceive those who are bound for destruction because they would not grasp the love of the truth which could have saved them." (2 Thes.2:9-10).
God has decreed that for as long as that Bishop remains in place overseeing the perpetuation of the Last Supper, the rebellion will be kept at bay.
But with his removal, the whole Church will collapse -- Catholic, Protestant, Greek -- all of it.
"That day -- it is the Lord God who speaks -- the peg driven into a firm place will give way. It will be torn out and will fall. And the whole load hanging on it will be shattered, for God has spoken." (Is.22:25).
With the Bishop's death the signal will be clear -- the 'abomination of desolation' is at hand -- the Rebel is on his way to the sanctuary. Tearing down the communion sacrifice and placing iniquity in its place, the beast will make inevitable the world's end. (Is.24:5-6).
I have to agree with you on that. If there was ever a time to force an issue with China, this is it. They would go bankrupt real fast should trade come to a halt, with all the infrastructure projects they have going on.
It’s amazing they are as cocky as they are considering what would happen should the Chinese economy come to a grinding hault. It’s also one of the reasons I don’t think our economy will either, because it’s too vital for China, they depend on it.
So it was the peanut president who supported Islamic Jihad, and created AlQeada? Funny how the left never mentions that.
THE QUESTION IN CHINA THAT WILL SHAPE ITS FUTURE: ARE YOU CHRISTIAN OR COMMUNIST?
The ChiComs know damn well that Christianity is their mortal enemy. The more Chinese Christians, the weaker their grip on power. In fact, any belief appealing to a higher power than them is to be feared. That’s why they are nuts about going after benign groups like Falun Gong.
Meantime, there was a statistic. In 1950 there was a very tiny number of Chinese Christians. Today, it is believed that number is passing 200 million. Their Confucian traditions are apparently not necessarily that much in conflict with Christian values. So, each of those Bibles secretly published or smuggled in is like a “Bullet of Peace”.
I suspect the reality is, over the next 10-20 years, even though they will try to arrest people and make examples of them, the government will be forced to keep adapting to greater pressure from a growing number of newly minted Chinese Christians. Then that psalm about who gets the last laugh makes sense.
quite literally, they won't have the stomach because its been removed and sold by the PRC organ harvesting directorate...
Why are so many people afraid of the Bible? Why do they try to outlaw this Book?
“Why are so many people afraid of the Bible? Why do they try to outlaw this Book?”
Satan hates the competition...
Didn’t you tell me you could buy any Christian stuff you wanted in China?
Except that Godzirra is a JAPANESE genre,
not Chinese or Korean.
> not Chinese or Korean.
Then the ChiComs and North Koreans are in for a nasty surprise! GODZIRRA!