Communists taking over Christian churches by putting themselves on managing boards
It apparently is the new Template for a Charter of Legal Persons in Religious Activity Venues that took effect last year that "demands that all religious venues establish a 'democratic management committee' consisting of 'clergy members, representatives of religious citizens, and other relevant members,'" the report explained.
It is under the classification for "other relevant members" that party officials become church leaders.
Clergy members confirmed that if they don't follow the state's template, they will be shut down....
China has a new problem disease - Bubonic Plague.....
"A suspected case of bubonic plague in China is being "well managed" and is not considered high risk, the World Health Organisation has said.
Authorities in the city of Bayannur, in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, issued a warning on Sunday after a hospital patient - reported to be a herdsman - was feared to have contracted the disease.
There were four reported cases of plague in people in the same region last November, including two cases of the deadlier pneumonic plague." (skynews.com)
Wayfarer pilgrim wrote: but settled on the nkjv. Both share an underlying text, though modernized
Unfortunately the NKJV is far more corrupt than you realize. Please see the Trinitarian Bible Society aticles (tbsbibles.org/page/articles) on this illegitimate bible. The underlying manuscripts are not completely the same.
From the TBS article 'New King James Version: A Critique' by Malcom H. Watts: "In further reading of the NKJV‚Äôs ‚ÄėPreface‚Äô, written by its principal Editor, Dr A. L. Farstad, it becomes clear that he himself is not happy with the Received Text and actually endorses the so-called Majority Text. He writes elsewhere, ‚ÄėToday, scholars agree that the New Testament textual criticism is in a state of Ô¨āux. Very few scholars favor the Received Text as such, and then often for its historical prestige as the text used by Luther, Calvin, Tyndale and the AV. For about a century most have followed a Critical Text ‚Ä¶ which depends heavily upon the Alexandrian type of text. More recently many have abandoned this Critical Text ‚Ä¶ for one that is more eclectic. Finally a small number of scholars prefer the Majority Text which is close to the Received Text except in the Revelation‚Äô."
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Without causing a disruption to my anticipated afternoon nap- my children were introduced to the kjv , but settled on the nkjv. Both share an underlying text, though modernized and easier for young uns to memorize and understand. Take care and unplug.
Chrisgp from England wrote: the Communistic World Council of Churches
The WCC is the parent organization over the National Council of Churches; which made the RSV, then the Crossway ESV group bought the license or something similar from them. Who knows how much money was used to fund the Communist WCC/NCC for an entirely unneeded modern bible. The WCC/NCC only exists to destroy real Christianity with the ESV as byproduct which even funded them. How can a Christian in good conscience, knowingly use a Bible that was produced by Communists in order to destroy Christian doctrine with subtle means?
For the English speaking world, 'KJV-onlyism' is not insane, but is the only sane choice.
Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Fruit of the KJV: - Translation of the Holy Bible is objectively God's Word; the translator has a sacred task - The establishing of American morality in American law to govern the sinful world as the next empire - The First (and only) Great Awakening - Missionary work around the entire world
Fruit of the RV, ASV, RSV, NIV, NASB, ESV: - Look around you
Chrisgp from England wrote: This is a very old tactic used by both Communists and Nazis.
Keep in mind the 501c3 issue and how pastors will fold. Even Ben Shapiro, of Orthodox Judaism, cited 501c3 as a severe problem with how churches are extremely weak and leftist in America. How shameful that a non-Christian is able to see this so clearly; and pastors will openly fight Christians who despise submitting to the state in matters of Mammon.
Wayfarer pilgrim wrote: ESV to address the ‚Äú gender neutral ‚Äú NIV.
The ESV is gender-neutral in their notes. Almost always when the word 'brothers' is first used in a Book, there is the lying footnote: 'Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated "brothers") refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church'
As for the entire rest of any said Book with a footnote for 'brothers': 'Or brothers and sisters'
This is a lie, depending on the context; as it could be both genders or just men. And it represents the weakness of Evangelicalism today with it's compromise and forced c
Adriel, my concern is that the classic reformed denominations reformed themselves out of existence by the early 20th century. Anglican. Lutheran , Methodist and Presbyterian all collapsed at the end of World war 2. Now the SBC is headed the same route.
It is curious isn‚Äôt it..? Which part of the Bible do the communist regimes want to remove from public life, that threatens their political domination??
Belief in God? Belief in Christ? The Crucifixion? Faith? Judgment day? Gospels? Paul‚Äôs epistles?
Or are the communists simply obeying Satan? And don‚Äôt know it.
The Remnant in any country is relatively small in comparison to the secular crowd. So why attack the Christians?
But therein lies the real battle ‚ÄĒ with the powers of darkness Eph 6:12.
Curious thing that the battle is fought within the church as well as in societies. I guess the commies would prefer an Arminian church so that they can insert human influence over the Bible doctrines without too much ideological change.
And since communism disrupts the family, they will support homosexuality, transgenderism and pedophelia in the west- much like the American Episcopal denomination. So the RSV was morphed into the ESV to address the ‚Äú gender neutral ‚Äú NIV., then supported by the young, restless and reformed who in turn, supported BLM, just not their tactics. Interesting. Once a communist, always a communist. Yes, a whole lot of Martyn Lloyd Jones would go a long way to disciplining the young, ridiculous and reformed.
This is a very old tactic used by both Communists and Nazis. In Nazi Germany, the main Protestant Lutheran and Reformed Churches were grouped together in a kind of ‚ÄúProtestant German Church‚ÄĚ which had to display Nazi flags, sermons were taken from a sermon outline paper printed by the Nazis, and regular affirmations of support for the regime were regularly encouraged for pastors and church members. A Nazi ‚ÄúReichsbischoff‚ÄĚ ( State Bishop - sorry about the dodgy German!) was in charge of all this. The Catholics were also similarly arranged.
The Soviet Union had a few Orthodox churches, and one or two Potestant churches in principle cities that could be shown to tourists, ‚Äúshow‚ÄĚ churches, and their state appointed leaders were active members of the Communistic World Council of Churches. They were a mouthpiece of Soviet state propaganda.
Even North Korea, where Christianity is completely illegal, does have three state ‚Äúshow‚ÄĚ churches, I believe, in Pyongyang, one Protestant, one Catholic, and one Korean speaking Russian-style Eastern Orthodox, which have occasional services as and when tourists or important foreign visitors show up.
Stormer's "None Dare Call It Treason", (1964) [pages 127-128] 'For example, the Congressional hearings on the much-smeared Air Reserve Training Manual cited the names of a few leading fellow-travelers in the ministry. They included: Walter Russell Bowie who has affiliated with 33 communist fronts and causes, Henry J. Cadbury, with nine, George Dahl with 18, Leroy Waterman with 20, and Fleming James with a verified total of 25 affiliations with communist fronts and causes. [Hearings, Issues Presented By the ARTM, HCUA, Feb. 25, 1960, pg. 1303-4] These five men, and 25 others with records of support for communist causes, served on the committee of 95 Bible scholars, translators, and theologians who produced the Revised Standard Version of the Holy Bible. [Congressional Record, March 3, 1960, pg. 3981] While less than three per cent of Protestant ministers have affiliated in any way with communist fronts and causes, on this one important project nearly 30% of the participants have been so affiliated.'
Wayfarer pilgrim wrote: Ok, I‚Äôll bite , tell us about the RSV and communists.
I'll post what I can... It has to do with the National Council of Churches, RSV translators, Congressional testimony and the inclusion of an Anti-Communist listings made in an official Air Reserve Training Manual. (The Congressional material is available to find outside of the book quotes.)
Stormer's "None Dare Call It Treason", (1964) [page 126] 'Richard Arens, staff director of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, testified during the hearings as to the evidence of communist activity in the religious field. He said: "Thus far of the leadership of the National Council of Churches of Christ in America, we have found over 100 persons in leadership capacity with either Communist-front records or records of service to Communist causes. The aggregate affiliations of the leadership, instead of being in the hundreds as first indicated, is now, according to the latest count, into the thousands, and we have yet to complete our check, which would certainly suggest, on the basis of authoritative sources of this committee, that the statement that there is infiltration of fellow travelers in churches and educational institutions is a complete understatement."'
As a KJV only type on that spectrum... I'm just going to clear my throat and say: remember the RSV and Communists from the 40's and 50's? That was decades ago, and we've been compromised and used as merchandise for a looooooooong time. Enjoy your Commie produced Bible, currently called the ESV.