China Blocks Keywords like ‘Christ,’ ‘Bible,’ and ‘Gospel’ from Social Media Giant

China has gifted its citizens with a new round of crushing censorship, placing further restrictions on Christian content on the social media megacorp WeChat. As directed by the Communist Party of China, WeChat has blocked Christian search terms and has purged thousands of overtly Christian accounts, according to an organization that provides hope and aid for the persecuted Church.

WeChat is the world’s largest social media site – a one-stop-shop that handles sharing video, text messages, photo sharing, and video games, along with being linked to one’s bank account and used to pay for food, groceries, bills, and even rent and mortgage.

It differs from a similar site like Facebook, not just on account of the monetary integration, but because users are openly and actively tracked, surveilled, and their posts analyzed by the government as part of mass surveillance network in China.

The Barnabas Fund reports that “key words such as ‘Christ,’ ‘Bible,’ and ‘Gospel’ appear to have been blocked, with searches for these terms bringing up no results on WeChat,” and that “attempts to access these pages prompt a notification that the accounts have been ‘removed from use’ due to ‘complaints’ that they violate China’s Internet User Public Account Information Services Management Provisions.”

This follows the country instituting the Measures for the Administration of Religious Personnel, which came into effect May 1, 2021, and contains a database of all Christian leaders authorized to preach in the country. Anyone not registered will be denied the ability to engage in ministry. The Barnabas Fund reports that:

In order to be registered church leaders must, according to Article 3, be those who ‘love the motherland, support the leadership of the Communist Party of China, support the socialist system, abide by the constitution, laws, regulations and rules, [and] practice the core values ​​of socialism.’

Pray for the persecuted church in China.

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9 thoughts on “China Blocks Keywords like ‘Christ,’ ‘Bible,’ and ‘Gospel’ from Social Media Giant

  1. These evil, impotent fools are merely the latest in a long line of tyrants attempting to censor The Great I Am, and they will fail just as miserably as their predecessors.

  2. We cancel people over here for trivial rubbish, BUT…BUT WE TRANSACT TRILLIONS with a repressive genocidal dictatorship….. no different than Hitler.

  3. We cancel people over here for trivial rubbish, BUT…BUT WE TRANSACT TRILLIONS with a repressive genocidal dictatorship….. no different than Hitler.

  4. China is but a rehearsal for a world wide roll out. If the Bible is true, and I know it is, then what’s there is coming to all of us, no matter where we are.

  5. As Spencer Smith is fond of saying on his YouTube channel – “Things are looking REALLY GOOD, because things are looking REALLY BAD”. Time is running out, which is fantastically amazing for those who are washed in His blood, and fantastically horrific for those who die in their sins.

    Spread the Gospel everywhere you go, boys. Ol’ Lucifer has way too many souls to keep him company in the Lake of Fire; let’s not let him drag any more down with him.

  6. Tick tock! Christ is coming soon.

    Acts 4:11This Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ 12 Salvation exists in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

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