Since it came to power in Mainland China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has been unceasing in its persecution of religious faith. It has frantically arrested and murdered Christians, expelled and abused missionaries operating in China, confiscated and burned countless copies of the Bible, sealed up and demolished church buildings, and tried to eradicate all house churches. A great number of Christians in house churches have been arrested and persecuted. This documentary describes the real experience of a Chinese Christian, Zhou Haijiang who was arrested by the CCP government, tortured, and died from his mistreatment because of his belief in God and performance of duty. After Zhou Haijiang’s death, his family was also monitored, threatened, and terrified by the CCP. They were not only unable to get justice for the deceased, but were thrown into disarray by the CCP’s persecution. This exquisitely-shot documentary attempts to recreate what really happened at the time, and provides a profound reflection of the flagrant encroachment of the religious beliefs and human rights of Chinese Christians. It is a window to understanding the true lives of Chinese Christians and Christian families, as well as a reflection—rarely seen in recent years—of the experiences and emotions of Chinese Christians who have been persecuted as a result of their faith. Continue reading
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 the face of the hunting and persecution from the CCP government and Elder Sun, Yu Congguang earnestly prayed to and relied on God, resolving to bring to God those in the local house church who truly believed in God and who sought and studied the true way. After several setbacks, Yu Congguang, Zheng Xun and others had no choice but to gather together among the reeds, in the basement, or in the cave for fellowship about Almighty God’s word. … Because Zheng Xun and several others investigated the Eastern Lightning, Elder Sun regarded them as foes, and the church split up into two groups. Faced with this situation, Zheng Xun and his co-workers felt pain and confusion. Yu Congguang fellowshiped with them about the words of Almighty God directing at their puzzlement, and he also expounded on what is faith in God and what kind of faith will be approved by God. At last, Zheng Xun and the others understood the truth, and their puzzlement, difficulties, and deviations in their belief in the Lord were resolved. All of them got liberated in their heart, and sighed that after years of belief, they finally realized the true meaning of faith in God. …
Lee Chungmin was an elder of a church in Seoul, South Korea. For more than twenty years, he served the Lord fervently and concentrated on studying the Bible. Taught by the words and deeds of his religious leaders, he thought that believing in the Lord amounts to faith in the Bible and faith in the Bible is exactly the same as believing in the Lord. He believed that as long as he clung to the Bible, he could be raptured into the kingdom of heaven. These conceptions, like shackles, tightly restrained him from believing in and following God. Consequently, Lee Chungmin never thought to investigate Almighty God’s work of the last days….
By chance, he watched hymn videos on the website of the Church of Almighty God. Their stirring lyrics and beautiful melodies touched him deeply, inspiring him to look into Almighty God’s work of the last days. After a series of debates about the truth, he understood the inside story of the Bible from Almighty God’s word, and saw clearly the true fact that religious Pharisees oppose and condemn God’s appearance and work under the banner of exalting the Bible. At last, he struggled free from the controls and restraints of the religious Pharisees and kept pace with God’s footprints….
My name is Zhang Ren, and I’m a Christian in the Church of Almighty God. Since I began to know things, I saw my parents labor hard in the fields from morning till night every day for making money. Although they exerted much effort, they couldn’t earn much money after one year’s labor. So my family had been living a very poor life. When I saw those influential people live well without needing to labor hard, I envied them from the bottom of my heart. And I made a firm resolution that I would build up a career or get an official post after I grew up, so as to shake off our poverty and backwardness and let my parents live the life of the rich. However, after I strived for this ideal for years, it was still not fulfilled, and we still lived a very poor life. I often felt depressed and sighed for my accomplishing nothing, and I gradually lost my confidence in life. Just when I was discouraged and disappointed at life, Almighty God’s end-time salvation came upon me. From Almighty God’s word, I knew the root of man’s suffering in living in this world and also understood how to live in a most meaningful and worthy way. From then on, I, lost and helpless, found the direction of life, came out of depression and decadence, had vitality and vigor, and saw the hope of life. Later, in order that those who still lived in misery and helplessness could also receive this rare salvation, I ran around preaching God’s end-time salvation actively. But unexpectedly, during my preaching the gospel, I was arrested by the CCP government twice and suffered brutal and inhuman tortures…. In the dark den of the devil, Almighty God had always been with me, and his word gave me faith and strength, leading me to overcome satan’s influence of darkness time after time, so that my love for God became stronger.
Liu Zhizhong is an elder of a house church in China. Over thirty years of belief in the Lord, he had always clung to the views, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God,” and “The Bible represents God. Believing in God is believing in the Bible, and faith in the Bible amounts to faith in God.” He deemed the Bible supreme in his heart. Because of his blind faith in and adoration of the Bible, he never tried to seek and investigate Almighty God’s work in the last days. But one day, when he was stopping the believers from reading Almighty God’s word online, he had an unexpected encounter with the preachers from the Church of Almighty God, and they had an intense debate of the truth. Could he finally have a clear understanding of the relationship between the Bible and God? Could he come out of the Bible, realize Christ is the truth, the way and the life, and be raptured to God’s presence?
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Ge Zhen is a church leader of the Church of Almighty God. Because of believing in God, she was watched by the CCP government secretly for half a year. Once in transferring the money used for preaching the gospel, she was arrested by the police. In order to seize more church offerings, the CCP government cruelly tortured Ge Zhen and another church leader over and over, even dragging them to a secret place in deep mountains to set up a court and interrogate by cruel torture. Under the extreme torture of the devils, Ge Zhen’s endurance reached its limit. However, Almighty God kept her secretly, inspiring and encouraging her with his words, and giving her faith and strength, so that she overcame the torment and transcended the dark power of satan. At last, Ge Zhen and the other sister were praised by the CCP lackeys to be the modern Sister Jiang and Liu Hulan. Later, the interrogation was resultless, and Ge Zhen was forcibly sentenced to two years in a labor camp. After experiencing this cruel torture, Ge Zhen thoroughly saw through the CCP government’s devilish nature of being hostile to God, and truly tasted God’s loveliness and beauty and good. She made a resolution to love God for a lifetime….
He is Yi Li, an ordinary Christian of the Church of Almighty God. On October 21th, 2004, he was arrested in a house meeting by some cops who broke in. In the interrogation, seeing that the soft tactics failed, the evil cops flew into a rage. They grabbed a bamboo rod and struck his feet and knees fiercely…. In adversity, Almighty God’s word gave him faith and strength, so that he had a will to never betray God even unto death. Later, he was sentenced to one year of hard labor by the CCP devils. The prison was like a hell on earth. Nevertheless, led by God’s love, he not only didn’t withdraw but instead had a firmer faith. He saw through the CCP government’s evil substance and determined to follow God and walk on the glorious human path. However, one day in 2012 when he was preaching the gospel, he was again arrested by the CCP devil. With his previous experience of persecution and God’s leading, he testified the only true God fearlessly before the evil cops, rendering them speechless….