Baptists/Bibles published in China


Should a person purchase a Bible if it was published in China and the pay/working conditions of the employees is not known? Thank you.

Ray, it would seem that the bigger question is should we buy anything from China for that and other reasons?  I cannot say that it is a sin to do so as it might be tough to avoid it. I have heard that they are finding ways to hide the fact that something was made in China because people have personal/moral/political issues with China.

I bought a Toshiba laptop because it is made in Japan, who is an ally.  I have been a GM person since a kid, but now that they are building a plant in China my next vehicle may be a Ford though I believe they get some stuff from Viet Nam and as a veteran of that era I am not keen on that either so maybe it will be a KIA or something else.

I think we can use the principle of Paul's teaching on buying food in the market that was offered to idols. If you can buy something made in America by Americans then you should do so, but since you may not know for sure if it is made in America or China then don't worry about it.  The way the Corporate world is today the HQ of a company could be in the States and all the employees are American, but the real owners are Chinese, Germans or Brits. We live in a very complex age and very hard to buy solely American, but possible.  Do a search on what products are made in America, Japan, etc.  I believe there is a site that will

Each person has to make their own conscience call on this.  May God grant you wisdom as you seek His will.  


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Dr. Ronald E. Shultz


I am more of a polemicist than an apologist. I especially desire to answer questions concerning discipleship/holiness, "gray areas", etc. If all you wish is an argument then I am not your man. Sincere seekers only need e-mail me.


I have ministered in several states since my conversion in 1975. I participate in many forums and have written two books. I recently changed to Assembly of God, but after 40 years, I can still answer questions about Baptists and doctrinal issues that are common to many sects.

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