China’s Main Threat Is a Moral One - Russell Moore
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China’s Main Threat Is a Moral One

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Today I have a piece in The Wall Street Journal on China’s reign of terror targeting religious minorities.

Here’s an excerpt:

When Jesus was asked whether it was all right to pay taxes to the occupying Roman government, he held up a coin and, alluding to the emperor’s face graven on it, said, “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and unto God that which is God’s.”

Those words resound today as the U.S. and its allies debate how to respond to the military and economic threats posed by China. Americans have differing views about how to balance a firm response to these threats with a sustained interstate relationship, but we cannot ignore the Chinese Communist Party’s shredding of human rights and religious freedom. So although we may continue to render some things unto China, we must not allow China to confiscate what belongs only to God: the lives, souls and consciences of vulnerable human beings.

Read the entire piece here.

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About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency 
of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

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