Faithwire | Tré Goins-Phillips | May 5, 2020
As a kid, I remember learning about taking personal responsibility for my actions, rather than trying to pass the blame off to someone else. Apparently, that’s a lesson the Chinese Communist government is not interested in learning.
In the most awfully ironic way possible, China’s state-run media, the Global Times, has launched a disinformation campaign against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and writers for the propaganda outlet are using the top diplomat’s Christian faith to fuel their outlandish attack.
“It is widely known that Christian doctrine opposes lying — it’s a sin,” reads the shameless editorial, which goes on to foolishly suggest the coronavirus began spreading in the U.S. many months ago. “A false witness shall not go unpunished.”
Everyone knows, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made clear, the novel coronavirus first appeared in Wuhan, China. This is not a theory: it’s an established fact. And while government officials haven’t reached a conclusion yet, there has been some reporting to indicate the naturally occurring virus could have accidentally emerged from a lab in the Hubei province.
But like any kid trying to skirt responsibility, the Chinese government — known for committing horrific atrocities against Christians — is lecturing Pompeo on his faith in its bizarre attack against him, all because he’s holding the Communist regime accountable for its failures. While China was lying about the coronavirus, suppressing its people and silencing the virus’ whistleblower, Li Wenliang, who died of the illness, the infection was spreading around the globe. Had Chinese officials acted three weeks sooner than they did, the number of coronavirus cases could have been reduced by 95% and its spread could have been much less prolific.
So now the Chinese government is using its propaganda rag to smear Pompeo for doing what its own citizens are jailed for doing: questioning Communists.
While authorities continue to ambush and imprison pastors who refuse to fall in line with government-sanctioned religion, police raid worshippers peacefully gathered together, and government officials demolish church sanctuaries for no reason, the agitprop outlet is ludicrously lecturing Pompeo on the Ten Commandments, particularly the one that says, “You shall not bear false witness” (Exodus 20:16).
I guess the Chinese government hasn’t looked itself in the mirror lately.
Authorities in China’s Communist regime have been lying and misleading the World Health Organization (remember when they said it was no big deal?) and leaders around the globe ever since officials in Wuhan reported their first cases on Dec. 31 of what we now know to be the novel coronavirus.
None of that says anything of the biblical case against the horrors of communism, which has, in China, led to much human suffering (to include at least 336 million abortions over four decades), has demanded the idolization of government over God, and has resulted in the literal rewriting of Scripture.
It’s probably best for China not to lecture America on what the Bible says. I would mail them a copy, but we all know they’d just burn it.