The Chinese government is forcing Chinese Christians to sign contracts renouncing their faith as the country cracks down on religious congregations.

New footage emerging from the Henan province in central China also reportedly shows crosses and bibles being burned.

A Christian pastor from the city of Nanyang in Henan confirmed there was a raid on September 5.

Persecution

The pastor, who did not want to be identified for fear of persecution, said several people entered the church as soon as it opened and started to remove items.

Bob Fu of China Aid said shared the video on Twitter and said: “#China CCP starts burning the Bible and crosses in Henan.

Dictator

“Last time burning Bibles campaign happened in late 1960s by dictator Chairman Mao’s wife Jiang Qing in Shanghai. She was arrested in 1976 but Christians grew to millions. Will Never be successful.”

The crackdown on the Christian faith comes as part of a government campaign to demand loyalty to the atheist Communist party.