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CLARITY – 6-30-20 ‘Xinjiang’ Strikes Fear

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-30-20

Xinjiang’ Strikes Fear

What’s Happening: “It is not a good time to be a woman AND a Uighur AND of reproductive age AND to be in Xinjiang. So says a report by The Associated Press on June 28. Forced sterilization, forced placement of an Intra-Urinary Device (IUD), infanticide, abortion,  or indefinite detention…those are your options if you are of the Uighur people, Muslim, and pregnant. The Chinese Government’s recent efforts of population control have seen a 60% decline in the Uighur minority from 2015-2018, dropping another 24% last year alone. Having too many children has mothers hiding their infants when soldiers do surprise inspections of homes…at neighbors’ recommendations…or paying huge fines…or being punished by detention (https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-forces-birth-control-muslims-040416780.html). Quoting: ‘While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the practice is far more widespread and systematic than previously known, according to an AP investigation based on government statistics, state documents and interviews with 30 ex-detainees, family members and a former detention camp instructor. The campaign over the past four years in the far west region of Xinjiang is leading to what some experts are calling a form of ‘demographic genocide.’” 

“‘People there are now terrified of giving birth,’ one Uighur woman said. ‘When I think of the word ‘Xinjiang,’ I can still feel that fear’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “So now we’re against minority desrrimination in America, but for minority descrimination in China?!”

Biblical Response:  “Boy, are you confused! And it is confusing!We should be against minority descimination everywhere…except in heaven, I guess (assuming people who call themselves Christians are a minority in hell…I told you it was confusing…aren’t you glad He’s the judge?) Seriously, population control is one of those issues we should definitely leave up to God (Acts 17:26).”

“Christians?  Like Jeremiah, we believe that He knew us before we were even in the womb (Jer. 1:5 – of course, time is not an issue with God – Jesus was slain from the foundation of the world – Rev. 13:8). And how about this scripture?”

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from  ancient  times things which have not been  done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,’ and ‘I will  accomplish all My good pleasure’;” (Isaiah 46:10 NASU)

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to leave more and more up to You…after all, aren’t You the Righteous Judge? (Ps. 7:11); in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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