Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Christianity in China

It appears that I am not the only one who has picked up on the idea that the only real “weapon” to use in countering China is Christianity. Someone forwarded me an email from a website called "To the point news" written by Jack Wheeler. Don’t be distracted by his ridiculous autobiography but focus on the essential truth of his observations about China. Wheeler makes the point that China is suffering from the three no’s: “No water, no wives, no banks.” That little ditty sums up China and makes the point I have amplified in other places.

Wheeler writes in his article on Christianity in China that in 10 to 20 years, China will be the largest Christian nation, and they will be an evangelical Christian nation, seeking to proselytize not only to the Muslim world through the “Back to Jerusalem” project, but also proselytizing Europe to reinvigorate the flaccid Christians there.

It is heartening that President Bush seems to have internalized this idea of Christianizing China. Although virtually unreported, the President went to services at a Christian Church in Beijing and made the following statement:

Pastor, Laura and I thank you very much for your hospitality. Our friend, Luis Palau, from America, is here, as well. You gave a great sermon. The spirit of the Lord is very strong inside your church. We thank you for carrying a message of love, like you did.

You know, it wasn't all that long ago that people were not allowed to worship openly in this society. My hope is that the government of China will not fear Christians who gather to worship openly. A healthy society is a society that welcomes all faiths and gives people a chance to express themselves through worship with the Almighty. So we welcome -- we really thank you for letting us come by, and we ask for God's blessing.

Thank you all.

The President picked up the ball, and advanced it for the sake of Christianity in China. The spirit of the Lord is strong, and will get stronger since we have a courageous President and 100+ Chinese Christians praying that freedom, and not the geriatic kleptocrats will reign. A Christian China is good for the Chinese people, good for America and good for the world. We are fortunate to have a President who recognizes this.