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The Church of Almighty God / Eastern Lightning: 10 False Myths

Most of what you find on the Internet about The Church of Almighty God is false. Here is why, and where to look for more reliable information.

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Table of contents:

Myth 1. The Church of Almighty God Killed a Woman in a Chinese McDonald’s
Myth 2. The Church of Almighty God Is Violent
Myth 3. The Church of Almighty God Kidnaps Christians to Convert Them
Myth 4. The Church of Almighty God Predicted the World Would End in 2012
Myth 5. The Church of Almighty God Brainwashes Its Followers
Myth 6. Church of Almighty God Evangelism is Motivated by Money
Myth 7. The Church of Almighty God Is Against the Family
Myth 8. The Church of Almighty God Advocates a Revolution in China
Myth 9. The Church of Almighty God Is Clearly Not Christian
Myth 10. The Church of Almighty God Is a Cult Continue reading

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Hoisted with Her Own Petard: In Seoul, Freedom Defeats Ms O’s Bigotry

The pro-CCP and anti-cult activist organized a sideshow in front of the Blue House, the residence of the Korean President. She was in for a surprise, as refugees fought back with their own, more successful press conference.

by Massimo Introvigne

But couldn’t you please stop reporting about Ms. O?

Readers of Bitter Winter may start being fed up with Ms. O Myung-ok. The notorious Korean bigot, who tries to stir animosity and hate against all minorities, is not an entertaining subject. Yet, she causes real suffering to harmless, vulnerable human beings, and this is the reason we keep denouncing her nefarious activities.

Take July 22. Despite previous fiascos, Ms. O organized what is her tenth false “spontaneous demonstrations” against refugees from The Church of Almighty God (CAG) in South Korea, who escaped from China where members of their religion are routinely subject to arrest, detention, and torture. The CCP has issued multiple secret documents, calling for a clampdown on CAG refugees around the world. Ms. O may be seen as the manager of the Korean branch of this CCP campaign.

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Christian Movie “The People of the Heavenly Kingdom” Clip 2 – How to Resolve Deceitfulness and Become an Honest Person Who Brings God Joy

Christian Movie “The People of the Heavenly Kingdom” Clip 2 – How to Resolve Deceitfulness and Become an Honest Person Who Brings God Joy

The Lord Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).

Cheng Nuo, a Christian, never stops seeking to be an honest person. After several years of undergoing God’s work, she tells lies much less frequently and works for the church from early in the morning to late at night, suffering and expending herself. She thinks of herself as an honest person who is in line with God’s will. But when her husband is seriously injured in an unfortunate accident, misunderstandings and complaints of God begin to grow in her heart and she loses her desire to perform her duty. Through God testing and exposing her, Cheng Nuo reads God’s words and reflects on herself. She sees that even though she lies less frequently since becoming a believer, craftiness and deceitfulness are still within her heart, and expending herself for God has been to conduct a transaction with God, seeking blessings and reward; her selfish, deceitful satanic disposition is still deeply entrenched, and she is not an honest person who brings God joy. She later gains an understanding of her deceitful nature by seeking the truth and finds the path to becoming an honest person and a person of God’s kingdom

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You Have Got Mail: Massimo Introvigne Writes to Korean Christian Anticult Media

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Three Korean Christian media, CBS, CTS, and Kukmin Ilbo, reported on the false demonstrations against The Church of Almighty God in Korea. In a frenzy to attack “cults” with whose theology they disagree, they took the side of the persecutors and the Chinese Communist Party against harmless refugees. We publish the letter our editor-in-chief wrote to them.

Dear Sirs:

I am Managing Director of CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions, the largest network of scholars studying new religious movements in the world. I am also editor-in-chief of a daily magazine about religious persecution and human rights in China called Bitter Winter. That I am an expert of new religious movements operating in China has been recognized by the Chinese authorities themselves, which have invited me to China repeatedly to lecture on Chinese new religious groups, including The Church of Almighty God (see for example https://kknews.cc/society/rrr2m8o.html).

I have followed your coverage of the demonstrations targeting refugees of The Church of Almighty God (CAG) in South Korea, and I am concerned that inaccurate information was supplied to your readers: Continue reading


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Story of O: Korea #1 Bigot Harasses Refugees (and Many Others)—Again

On July 22, new false demonstrations against refugees from The Church of Almighty God start in Korea. The bigot promoting them is spreading hate against all minorities.

Massimo Introvigne

Ms. O Is Coming—But Who Is Ms. O?
Ms. O Myung-Ok, a notorious Korean pro-CCP and “anti-heresy” activist, has announced that on July 22, she will start demonstrating against the Chinese asylum seekers of The Church of Almighty God in Seoul. She will bring some thirty relatives of the refugees, coerced or manipulated by Chinese State Security agents and induced to come to Korea asking for their family members to “come home.” Obviously, should they go back to China the refugees would not go “home,” they would go to jail. In a document distributed in Washington DC during this week’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, 13 NGOs have vigorously protested Ms. O’s false demonstrations.

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New Bitter Winter Movie on The Church of Almighty God Refugees Unveiled in Toronto

A session of the Parliament of the World’s Religions focused on religion-based Chinese refugees and introduced The Hoax, a movie about China’s attempt to harass the asylum seekers of The Church of Almighty God in South Korea.

Marco Respinti

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the largest global inter-religious gathering. Thousands congregate every three years in a different city of the world, renewing a tradition inaugurated in Chicago in 1893.

The 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions opened in Toronto on November 1. Among the events of November 2, A Question of Justice: The Refugees of The Church of Almighty God discussed the dramatic situation of the members of The Church of Almighty God who escape the severe persecution they are subject to in China and seek asylum abroad.

Professor Massimo Introvigne, editor-in-chief of Bitter Winter, introduced the argument and explained that the arguments used by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to justify the persecution are actually fake news. He referred in particular to the homicide of a woman in a McDonald’s diner in Zhaoyuan, Shandong, in 2014. The CCP attributed to the crime to The Church of Almighty God, but scholarly studies proved it was in fact committed by a different religious movement. Introvigne included among the fake news also the often repeated claims that The Church of Almighty God is “against the family.” In fact, he explained, the Church’s theology supports the family and many members are converted by their close relatives.

Professor Holly Folk, from Western Washington University, offered her interpretation and reconstruction of the theology of The Church of Almighty God. She concluded that, although an anti-cult propaganda insists in labeling the Church as “non-Christian,” in fact the notion of Christianity today is plural, non-traditional Christianities abound, and the theology of The Church of Almighty God has clearly identifiable Christian roots and supports the conclusion that this Church is indeed Christian.

Rosita Šorytė, president of the International Observatory of Religious Liberty of Refugees, presented the situation of the asylum seekers of The Church of Almighty God in different countries. She attracted the attention on the dramatic situation in South Korea and Japan, where, respectively, 979 and 266 requests for asylum were filed by members of The Church of Almighty God and not even one was accepted. She noted that in Canada and New Zealand, by contrast, most applications are accepted, and there are encouraging favorable decisions in several other countries, although the situation of the refugees remains difficult. Ms Šorytė identified the cause of these difficulties in Chinese political pressures, restrictive interpretations of the international conventions of refugees, and misunderstandings or inaccurate information about The Church of Almighty God. She also noted that international conferences, scholarly studies, and the efforts of some NGOs have improved the situation of the refugees in several countries.

A key moment in the event was the unveiling of the movie The Hoax, the first movie produced by Bitter Winter. Directed by Massimo Introvigne, the movie introduces The Church of Almighty God and its persecution in China, and tells the story how the CCP, with the help of Christian anti-cultists, did not leave alone the refugees even after they arrived in Korea and organized false “spontaneous” street demonstrations against them. The truth about these incidents, carefully planned by the CCP several weeks in advance, is revealed in the movie.

An audience from all continents gathered to hear the presentations. A female member from The Church of Almighty God’s Canadian community, and Eric Roux, president of the European Interreligious Forum for Religious Freedom, also offered their testimonies.

Watch the trailer of “The Hoax”:

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Gospel Movie Clip (5) – A Christian’s Wonderful Rebuttal of the Notions of a Three-Self Pastor

The CCP invites a pastor with the Three-Self Church to try to brainwash and convert a Christian. The Christian and the pastor open up a wonderful debate in response to the notions thrown out by the Three-Self pastor. How will this Christian push back against the pastor? Why will this attempt by the CCP at brainwashing and conversion end in failure?

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Obeying the Ruling Regime Is Not the Same as Obeying God

In order to deceive and tempt a Christian into forsaking God, the CCP called on a pastor of a Three-Self church to brainwash her, and this Christian and the pastor opened up a wonderful debate on Paul’s words: “Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God” (Rom 13:1). What are their different interpretations of these words? The Three-Self pastor is subject to the CCP and takes the path of the Three-Self Church—what ulterior motive is actually there? How will the Christian refute the pastor’s argument to “be subject to the higher powers”?

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