Let’s say you live in China. Your every move is monitored. Big Brother is watching and you know it. You work for the Chinese government and your job is to infiltrate chat rooms, message boards, and comment areas on the Internet in order to spread propaganda. According to the article cited below, as many as 300,000 people (known as “China’s 50 Cent Party”) are doing this every day.
Imagine, you have never heard the Gospel and then one day you access a message board to ply your nefarious trade when you read a message like this:
There is a Creator who created all there is and ever will be, who has revealed Himself in what He has created, and who has established His laws to govern this universe. One day He will judge everyone according to their deeds. What will happen when you stand before Him on that day of judgment? There is a way to find out: Have you ever said something that wasn’t true or taken something that wasn’t yours? Have you ever looked at another person with lust? If you have done these things, you have broken three of the Creator’s laws. That same Creator has declared that all liars, thieves, and adulterers will suffer eternal torment in Hell.
The Good News is that the Creator, God, doesn’t desire this for you. Instead, “God demonstrated His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, came to take upon Himself the wrath and judgment you deserve for breaking God’s Law and sinning against Him. The Bible tells us, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life”. He did this when He shed His innocent blood for the remission of sins as He died on the cross. Three days later, He rose from and forever defeated death. He did this for you, He did this because of Love, He did this as a free gift. To receive this free gift, you must repent (that means to confess and forsake your sins) and put your trust in Jesus. If you do this you will not have to suffer God’s justice in Hell when you stand before Him on the day of judgment. Please carefully consider this; there is nothing more important.
Now imagine the joy in heaven when one sinner repents (Luke 15:7).
The 50 Cent Army is likely up to no good. This seems like an excellent opportunity though to share the Law and the Gospel with a potential audience equal to the population of 47 countries. The next time you are on a message board or in a chat room think about planting this kind of seed, God will allow it to take root and grow in exactly the right way at exactly the right time. After all, sometimes what man means for evil, God intends for good (Gen 50:20).
Via The Raw Feed:
The CCP has hired thousands of freelance Internet propagandists whose job is to infiltrate chat rooms, message boards and comment areas on the Internet posing as ordinary users to voice support for the agenda and interest of the CCP. The BBC calls these freelance propagandists China’s 50 Cent Party. The Guardian newspaper calls it the 50 Cent Army. (50 Cent isn’t a rapper in this case, but a reference to the pay: 50 Chinese "cents" per post, which is equivalent to about 7 US cents). Some estimates claim that the 50 Cent Army includes a whopping 300,000 people. If that’s accurate, China’s freelance propagandists exceed in number the total populations of 47 countries.