China believes that Christianity is responsible for much of the historic success of Western Europe and the United States, said Dr. William Jeynes, senior fellow of The Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, N.J., during a presentation at the Family Research Council on Tuesday.

But while the Chinese government is open to Christianity, it also “wants to control Christianity.” Those in authority are very much aware of the Church’s role in bringing down the Berlin Wall and advancing democracy in the Soviet bloc.

“So they want Christianity for the benefits but they want to control it, and that is the balance they are trying to achieve.”

As a recent article in the Christian Post indicates China sees the benefits Christianity brought to the Western world. And since they wish to overtake America as the number one economic powerhouse they want to attempt to harness the benefits of Christianity while at the same time control its influence on the population. On the flip side policy makers and anti-Christian special interests groups in America are doing everything they can to end any Christian influence from our society. I guess you really do not know what you have until you loose it. Since China’s population has been oppressed for so long the light of the Gospel of  Christ shines very brightly through the dim light of communism. However in America which once was a shining city on a hill, the light of God’s blessing is quickly being extinguished by those who liken themselves as progressives.

The contrast between a regressive society realizing the blessings we as a nation seem to take for granted is striking and should make us pause long enough to once again gain the courage to stand up for what made America great. American exceptionalism is based solidly on the foundation of the Christian faith.

China sees it do you?

And that is this week’s tail feather. Think about it!

But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31 Open Link in New Window (BBE)


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