Date: September 27, 2020
China (International Christian Concern) – According to the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN), Christians in China are upset about the distortion of a Biblical story presented in a school textbook. The distortion of the Biblical story in question claims that Jesus stoned to death a sinner in order to respect the law of the time.
In a textbook published by the University of Electronic Science and Technology Press, the story of Jesus forgiving the sins of a woman who committed adultery, as presented in the Book of John, is distorted to teach “professional ethics and law.”
In the distorted story, a crowd wanted to stone the woman to death as per the law and custom of the time. However, Jesus said, “Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.” At this, the crowd left.
After the crowd disappeared, the story has been changed to depict Jesus stoning to death the sinful woman. According to this distortion, Jesus says, “I too am a sinner. But if the law could only be executed by men without blemish, the law would be dead.”
Christians in China have rallied against the distorted story as presented in the textbook. A Christian that uploaded the textbook to social media said, “I want everyone to know that the Chinese Communist Party has always tried to distort the history of the Church, to slander our Church, and to make people had our Church.”
HOW TO PRAY: Pray for the true Gospel to spread throughout China. Pray for Christians to represent Jesus well in their communities. Pray for these distorted teachings to end.