The following is a preview excerpt from an upcoming article that will replace the current page, ‘The New Silk Road/Belt Road Initiative is being led by Israel via China.’
The Scofield bible duped millions of American evangelical Christians into supporting Israel. Now we see the same thing happening with Chinese Christian evangelicals and their missionaries in Africa helping garner support for Israel and paving the way for the Belt Road Initiative.
Breaking Israel News recently reports via an article titled, ‘Chinese Christians Awakening To Torah‘:
“[T]he numbers of Chinese Christians interested in studying Torah, learning Hebrew and visiting Israel is skyrocketing.
According to San Diego, CA-based Pastor Grace Wang, underground churches are very active and growing rapidly in China. Wang told Breaking Israel News that her weekly Torah messages, which she records in Mandarin Chinese using her iPhone, are distributed through an underground network of churches and are heard by more than 10,000 people each week. “They are hungry for Torah,” she explained.
Wang shares a passion for the Temple Mount with Rabbi Yehuda Glick. She translated Meir Antopolsky’s book Arise and Ascend: A Guide To The Temple Mount, to which Glick’s Temple Mount Heritage Foundation contributed, into Chinese. The first 2,000 copies sold out quickly and she just got funding to reprint another 2,000 copies.
Asked how she understands the phenomenon of Chinese Christians being fascinated by Torah and Israel, she said, “We are almost in the End Times. This is the work of God, to open the heart of people to have a desire for Torah. It’s above nature. It’s so powerful. This is totally supernatural.” …
“They celebrate with the Jewish calendar. They fast and pray on Yom Kippur (Jewish day of Atonement) and Tisha B’Av (day of mourning for the destruction of the two Holy Temples in Jerusalem).” …
Burdick told Breaking Israel News that the Chinese interest in Israel may also be tied to the Back to Jerusalem movement. According to their website, “Back to Jerusalem is the goal of the Chinese church to evangelize the unreached peoples from eastern provinces of China, westwards toward Jerusalem.”
A recent article via The Diplomat titled, ‘China’s Belt and Road: Exporting Evangelism?,’ states:
“Chinese construction companies are winning contracts to build churches across Africa. …
China [has] made a name for itself as an exporter of capital by becoming a source of foreign investment for Silk Road nations, but [China is] set to become the world’s largest exporter of Christian faith [as well].” The connection between the spread of the BRI and the proliferation of Chinese missionaries is an under-reported one, and one that will continue to develop in the years to come. …
Aided by the networks created by the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese missionaries are increasingly able to enter foreign countries under false pretenses. They are aided by a lack of awareness among foreign officials, who underestimate the possibility of Chinese visitors harboring alternative religious motives. Chinese missionaries exploit existing preconceptions about China and the Chinese people, notes Danny Lee, the U.K. director of Back to Jerusalem, a Chinese missionary organization. “They let [Chinese Christians] straight through,” states Lee. “The last thing they would think [a Chinese person could be] is a missionary.” Lee goes on to mention that his organization’s goal is to have a minimum of 100,000 Chinese missionaries working in 51 states along the Belt and Road.
This line of thinking is not new, although it is enjoying a revival in recent years. In fact, the “Back to Jerusalem” movement can trace its roots to the 1920s, when Chinese Christians in Shandong province began agitating for a campaign to spread Christianity westwards from eastern China toward Jerusalem. Such a spread is seen as a means to hasten the second coming of Jesus Christ, and the campaign gained momentum from followers further inland, notably in Henan province. The growing power of the Chinese Communists in the 1940s led to a crackdown on the movement, with supporters driven underground for decades.
Growing exposure to Christian teachings and international travel for many Chinese in the 1990s and early 2000s led to a resurrection of the movement, with groups like Lee’s adopting the name outright. Since 2003, the most vocal proponent of the Back to Jerusalem movement has been Liu Zhenying, also known as “Brother Yun,” an exiled home church leader. It is Yun’s goal to have 100,000 missionaries along the Silk Road that Lee mentions above. Overall the Back to Jerusalem movement has merged with other terms, notably the “10/40 Window” — denoting countries ripe for missionary work lying between 10 and 40 degrees north of the equator. This zone effectively overlaps with the scope of the BRI.”