Yu Congguang is a gospel preacher from the Church of Almighty God. Because he was pursued by the CCP government while preaching the gospel, he fled to the mountain and got help from Zheng Xun, a co-worker of the local house church. Both of them felt like old friends at the first meeting. Zheng Xun took Yu Congguang to the thatched shack where he and his co-workers attended meetings. There, Zheng Xun’s co-workers had a debate on whether a believer in God should obey those in power, and Yu Congguang gave fellowship in light of this issue and dispelled their puzzlement. That fellowship benefited them all a lot and they started to seek and study Almighty God’s work of the last days. However, when Elder Sun of the local church learned that Yu Congguang was a preacher from the Church of Almighty God, he tried every possible means to seal off the church, preventing the believers from looking into the true way. He went door-to-door searching for Yu Congguang and even incited the believers to call the police and to put him in jail. …
In September, 2003, because of believing in Almighty God, she was arrested by the CCP government during a house meeting. In order to force here to sell out the brothers and sisters and betray God, the evil cops tortured her inhumanly for a whole week: beating her brutally, “swinging” her, forcing her to squat in a horse stance, handcuffing and shackling her, humiliating her…. For seven days and six nights, she didn’t eat or drink or sleep. Along with being tortured and maltreated by the evil cops, she was almost paralyzed. … However, God’s life word lead her to see through satan’s schemes time after time, and kept giving her faith and strength so that she stood testimony tenaciously and defeated satan the devil!
Although she experienced the cruel persecution of the CCP devils, she got the priceless treasures of her life—the wealth of life bestowed by God. She saw God’s wonderful deeds and that God rules over all things, tasted the authority and power of God’s word, and even more felt the infinity and immensity of God’s life force! At the same time, she saw through the devilish substance of the CCP and had true discernment of justice and evil, which even more stirred up her resolution to pursue to love God and know God!
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The government has labeled the “Eastern Lightning” as an illegal cult. This crackdown is severe now. You can’t believe any more, or you’ll be asking for trouble.
Answer: The CCP are atheists. No one opposes God or hates the truth more than them. They’ve designated all churches and groups that believe in the true God as illegal cults. Also, they’ve openly labeled the Bible as a cult book. This is public knowledge. Besides, we’ve suffered so much persecution over the years, just for believing in Jesus. Many preachers and Christians have been tortured to death or jailed. That’s not enough? How can man still believe the government’s rumors? How should a good religion be distinguished from cults? A party or an individual shouldn’t decide that at will. And neither should a country or a constitution. A good religion is positive and benefits mankind. But cults are negative things. They corrupt mankind. If people want to know if it’s a good religion or a cult, they should look at whether it’s positive or negative. If it comes from God or God’s work, a church like that is the true way, a good religion. And what comes from Satan or the work of evil spirits are evil cults. The CCP is a satanic regime. It opposes God and hates the truth the most. The CCP is the real cult. They aren’t qualified to comment on faith, much less qualified to condemn any groups or churches that believe in God.
Only God Is My Reliance | Short Film “Waking Up in Afflictions” | Eastern Lightning
He is Li Cheng. He was once a member of the CCP and the head of a township enterprise. Due to the needs of his work, he often came into contact with many CCP officials and saw their true face of exploiting people and being wicked and corrupt. So, he was quite disappointed in the government. After accepting Almighty God’s work in the last days, he preached the gospel fervently and soon became a local “notable.” Many people “warned” him that he would get into trouble if he believed in God. But he didn’t see through the CCP’s reactionary substance of being hostile to God. One day in March 2002, the captain of the Public Security Division and six policemen broke into his house and arrested him. They took him to the criminal police department of the Public Security Bureau and interrogated him by cruel tortures. During that time, the evil policemen beat him, hung him to the windows, and even threatened him by using his family affection. The three days and nights of “wheel combat” threw him into passivity and misery, but God’s warm words encouraged, comforted, and guided him time and again, so that he made a firm resolution and bore witness to God. His experience of the cruel tortures and the one and a half years of hard labor made him see clearly the CCP’s reactionary substance of being hostile to God, and understand more clearly God’s almightiness and wisdom in making use of Satan to serve His purpose of perfecting His chosen people.
Eastern Lightning | God’s Word Is the Power of My Life | Short Film “A Life Growing in Adversity”
Yang Xiaoxue is a church leader of the Church of Almighty God. She was arrested by the CCP when having a meeting, and underwent interrogations by inhuman tortures, such as being beaten, being handcuffed behind the back, being hung and beaten, being shocked by an electric baton, and so on. She was afflicted until she was to be wounded all over, and some parts of her wrists split and bled, but she didn’t give in all along. At last, she was sentenced to two years of hard labor, during which she was inhumanly maltreated by the prison guards, and was overloaded with hard labor for a long time. Suffering from the inhuman and cruel tortures and illegal imprisonment, she deeply experienced the hardships. However, there was always a strong power supporting her, and keeping her strong, not fragile. Unexpectedly, she received a valuable treasure. What kind of treasure is it?
He was born in a poor family. As his parents were unhealthy, the burden of life often loaded him down when he was young. To seek peace and joy, he believed in Jesus at 14 years old. From then on, the Lord Jesus became the only reliance in his life. Because of God’s predestination and choosing, he was fortunate to accept the end-time salvation of Almighty God at 18 years old. Under the watering and supply of God’s word, his life was full of vitality…. Unexpectedly, he was arrested by the CCP government and sentenced to three years of hard labor. During that time, to force him to sell out the church and betray God, the evil cops frenziedly beat and hung him, who was only 22 years old at that time. They also sicced the dogs on him…. When he was in danger, God always wonderfully got him out of it. So, he saw with his own eyes that all things in the universe are manipulated by God’s hand and move and change according to God’s thoughts. The CCP’s persecution not only didn’t strike him down, but on the contrary, it helps his faith in God increase greatly. He even more knew the Almighty’s wonderfulness, wisdom, greatness and made a resolution: No matter what persecution and tribulation I encounter in the future, I’ll follow Almighty God unswervingly!