She is a preacher of a house church in China. She preached and shepherded the church whole-heartedly for the Lord. However, confronted with the gradual desolation of the church, she was burning with anxiety yet unable to do anything. When she was distressed and perplexed, she was fortunate to accept Almighty God’s end-time gospel. Enjoying the rich supply of God’s word, she deeply knew the greatness of God’s salvation and even more felt the misery and helplessness of losing God’s supply and falling into darkness. Thus, she decided to spread God’s work…. During her preaching, a religious pastor proposed to her a very knotty issue: Any belief that departs from the Bible is a heresy, and we won’t accept it.
In the face of such a situation, what kind of intense debate happened between the two parties? How did she resolve this notion of the religious people with Almighty God’s word?
Why Has the Famous Media BBC Become the CCP’s Mouthpiece?
by Mo Ran
Since the establishment of the BBC, it has received the favorable comment of people from various countries and the respect of other media with its aim of fearing no power, not being driven by profits, respecting human rights, safeguarding justice, and reporting the true fact objectively. However, on August 14, 2014, an article entitled A Report on the Spot: The Chinese Cult that Kills “Demons” on the BBC Chinese website, which was written by Carrie, the BBC China editor, greatly surprised me. I never expected that the BBC would speak for the CCP and conduct propaganda and crack down on religious belief for the CCP. What makes the BBC become the CCP’s propaganda tool and its mouthpiece and spokesman?
Any of the sensible and conscientious Chinese people has seen clearly that “Zhaoyuan Incident in Shandong Province” is the scheme plotted by the evil CCP to crack down on the Church of Almighty God and that its inferior tactic which is full of loopholes has become a laughingstock among millions of netizens. The evil CCP has committed all kinds of conscienceless evil deeds and is rejected and hated by people all over the world. This evil party has afflicted and tormented Chinese people for more than sixty years, and even more it tries every possible way to persecute Almighty God, who is incarnated to carry out the end-time work in China. However, God’s wisdom is based on satan’s schemes, and God has made a group of people in China. Now when God’s gospel is spreading to the West, the evil CCP attempts to use the influence of the western first-class media to defame the Church of Almighty God through the distorted report and hinder the spreading of God’s kingdom gospel. Unexpectedly, the BBC, a famous media with high popularity worldwide, actually beats the drum for the evil CCP, frames and persecutes the underground churches, and acts as its mouthpiece! As everyone knows, the Communist Party has long become utterly notorious in the whole world and has to step off the stage of history. Would the BBC support the evil CCP which is about to collapse even at the cost of being spurned by all people in the world?
Before publishing this report, why didn’t Carrie contact the Church of Almighty God based on professional ethnics of being serious and responsible and investigating the true fact, but blindly believed the one-sided statement of an evil party that has no credibility at all and is spurned by all Chinese people and even the world? Why did she arbitrarily slander the Church of Almighty God? Carrie’s rash action has violated the BBC’s values of being impartial, honest, and accurate and finding out the true fact. People cannot but ask: Is the BBC a media or a ruling party? It is worth thinking that this report was published after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang had visited Britain with “a big gift package” worth 14 billion pounds. It seems no accident.
However, I still want to ask the BBC: Don’t you fear that one day you will feel ashamed to face the public when the truth is brought to light? Do you sell out conscience and abandon the universal values temporarily driven by economic interests? Or do you stand on the side of the evil CCP temporarily under government pressure? Can you still report the truth of the fact according to the principles of impartiality and objectivity and accuracy and stop misleading the whole world?
The BBC Has Lost Its Former Aura of an “Impartial” Media
—a letter to the BBC China editor Carrie
by Chen Zhen from China
Hello, Ms. Carrie. I’m a faithful reader of the BBC Chinese website and also an ordinary Christian of the Church of Almighty God. After I read your article A Report on the Spot: The Chinese Cult that Kills “Demons” (August 14) and watched a short video in which you personally did an interview, The Murder in Zhaoyuan, Shandong Province and the Cult (August 15), I felt awfully sorry and disappointed and was unspeakably sorrowful and indignant.
In my heart, the BBC is the most long-standing and most respected media in the world, which has been upholding the values of being true, accurate, fair, impartial, and independent in the last hundred years. From the BBC’s report on “6/4 Incident” of China which shocked the world and its report on Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, I saw that the BBC reporters, at the risk of their lives, broke through the CCP’s blockades, entered into the scene of the news to interview, gained the first-hand materials, and made reports that were objective, impartial, independent, and fact-based. They earned the respect of hundreds of millions of people. I felt that the BBC held fast to justice and safeguarded human rights and dignity and that such a media was worthy of respect. From the BBC’s “editorial values,” I ever saw that “trust is the foundation of the BBC: we are independent, impartial and honest,” and “we seek to establish the truth of what has happened and are committed to achieving due accuracy in all our output.” That made me see the demeanor of the media most respected by the whole world. However, Ms. Carrie’s report on the case in Zhaoyuan, Shandong Province and the Church of Almighty God is out of normal character, which is very puzzling.
In the report on the Church of Almighty God, you didn’t investigate independently as usual but directly quoted the report by the CCP’s mouthpiece, CCTV. You firstly agreed that the six murderers of “the Murder in Zhaoyuan, Shandong Province” are members of the Church of Almighty God, but you didn’t interview the Church of Almighty God or check out the identities of Zhang Lidong and the others with the Church of Almighty God. You confirmed that Zhang Lidong and the others are members of the Church of Almighty God only according to the CCP’s report. It is void of the media’s objective and impartial attitude, and it is against the BBC’s editorial value that “we are independent and impartial.” Sensible people all know that “the Murder in Zhaoyuan, Shandong Province” is the excuse the CCP found to intentionally frame the Church of Almighty God and launch a full-fledged crackdown on the underground churches especially the Church of Almighty God, so as to safeguard its dictatorial rule for fear that its dictatorship might be threatened. That is exactly the same as it suppressed “6/4 Incident” promoted by the patriotic students on the charge of anticipating counter-revolutionary riot that year. Such a scheme the ordinary Chinese people have debunked could actually make the BBC, the British media with a long history, lose its sharp outsight, so that you reported on the basis of the false news created through the CCP’s lies and deceptions and stood on the same ground with the CCP boldly. If you had been in line with the BBC’s “independent” value, you would have personally investigated “the Murder in Zhaoyuan, Shandong Province” that is full of holes and exposed by the public; if you had been in line with the BBC’s “impartial” value, you wouldn’t have listened to only one side. You could have known something about the Church of Almighty God, their creed, and the fact of their being persecuted directly through the website of the Church of Almighty God. Then I believe that you would have drawn a correct conclusion very easily: The CCP frames and cruelly persecutes the Church of Almighty God, attempting to exterminate the Christians of the Church of Almighty God; the real Christians of the Church of Almighty God won’t do anything illegal, and in contrary, they are all honest and kind people. If you had interviewed any Christian of the Church of Almighty God, he would have told you responsibly that Zhang Lidong and the others are absolutely not the Christians of the Church of Almighty God; if you had an objective and impartial attitude, you would have surely come to a conclusion which is totally different from this report. However, it’s really a pity! You’ve abandoned the BBC’s values and undoubtedly kept a high degree of uniformity with the CCP, becoming the accomplice of the CCP persecuting the Church of Almighty God and the supporter of this evil party.
Next, you interviewed a man named Wang Jiannan. He said that his sister and mother began to believe in the “cult” twenty years ago. It is reported that on October 1 last year, his sister beat their father to death. Like the murder of Zhaoyuan, Shandong Province, she saw her father as a “demon” who must be destroyed. After killing her father, she handed herself into police and is now in prison. According to its consistent way of doing things, the BBC would have definitely made an in-depth report of this matter and got to the bottom of it. However, it stopped and agreed with Wang’s statement. Just think: It has been over twenty years since Almighty God worked in China and there are millions of followers of Almighty God. If they had acted by “killing demons,” these millions of people would have killed countless people in over twenty years. But why haven’t it caused a panic among people? If that were true, why hasn’t the Chinese government reported it? Did the CCP shield the Church of Almighty God? Even I, such a common person, can spot the flaw. Why can’t Ms Carrie, experienced and knowledgeable, find it out? Never did I expect that the BBC that takes “being honest” as its value could fool the public like this.
Now the whole world is unmasking the CCP and it acknowledges that the CCP is more evil than the Nazi. Don’t you know about it? Many countries in Europe oppose and reject the CCP. As a mainstream media, you should know more clearly than us. Why do you believe the CCP’s report but not the fact of the underground churches’ being persecuted? Why do you stand on the side of the CCP to persecute the underground churches? If the Nazi still exists, will you also stand on its side? Now I suspect the BBC’s values, because your deed has overthrown the universal values acknowledged by the world. I also suspect the media purpose you pursue, because what you do now fits well with the saying among the Chinese people “selling horse meat as beefsteak.” The reputation of the BBC’s being “impartial” is already inconsistent with what you do.
BBC, BBC, what’s wrong with you? What drives you to fall and be unworthy to be trusted like the mouthpiece media of the CCP? Is it true as the hearsay says, “this report serves as a gift in return to the Chinese Premier, who brought a large trade deal worth 14 billion pounds when he paid a visit to British in June”? Is it true that the BBC sells out the media’s dignity in order that British can gain economic benefits from China? Or is the economic situation of the BBC so bad that it would rather discard its dignity? Does the BBC really bow for gaining favors? I can’t help sighing, “The BBC has lost its former aura of an ‘impartial’ media and the heart of its readers and audiences. The future of the BBC is worrying! There is a well-known saying in China, “Water can overturn the boat as well as float it.” May the BBC respect itself!
August 18, 2014
The BBC Ethics Scandal
News should reflect the true picture of an incident. Thus it is of the utmost importance to report the news with honesty, fairness, and impartiality. How the BBC reports it directly affects how people understand and view the events. If the BBC does not uphold impartiality and fairness it will mislead the public and even defame or slander an innocent party. Unfortunately, this is what the BBC has done.
Upon seeing the May 28, 2014 report condemning the Church of Almighty God and its members as the perpetrators and also the report previously published on August 13, 2014 again reinforcing the implication that the Church of Almighty God is responsible and even trains the members of the Church to instigate such actions from the Zhaoyuan case or in destroying families. However, in the report, there was no investigation other than taking the word of the Communist Party, and the outcome is that the BBC has reported what was told to them by a brutal, inhuman regime in China, that is represented by the CCP, acting as the mouthpiece of a political party that is more devilish than the Nazi Party and which symbols and even membership is banned in many areas of the world because wherever the CCP goes, people will suffer numerous disasters. The BBC must know that. So why would it support the CCP? Does it mean that the BBC now stands for “Better Believe Communism”?
What has happened to the BBC Editorial Guidelines? Where was the independent investigation? Why only show one side of the story? Is there still fairness or openminded-ness?
If the BBC keeps publishing their unsubstantiated stories, then isn’t it an abhorrent doing? If the BBC continues to side with the CCP without objectively checking the facts, doesn’t it show that the BBC lost its senses when it was wooed by the CCP? Perhaps the BBC’s relationship with the CCP can be called “Better Believe Communism & Collect Communist Payoff.” It is an open secret that the CCP buys off and pressures politicians and even reporters to achieve their ends. Surely the BBC knows the history of the CCP’s methods? Is it possible that the BBC has been bought off? What are the implications of this reporting only one side of the event? Does the BBC really want to be a tool of oppression?
The BBC is accountable. Yes, even in the BBC editorial guidelines accountability, fairness and impartiality are stressed, yet in this news piece where can we see the impartial reporting? Where can we see the fairness? We welcome the BBC to publish the links of our church materials and videos, so the BBC audience can have an impartial chance to discover the truth for themselves.
The mission of the Church of Almighty God is to spread the truths that the returned Christ expressed in the end time for the whole mankind. God’s words in the end time, The Word Appears in the Flesh, teaches us how to live out the likeness of a real man and satisfy God’s will. It is the greatest honor for us to share God’s word with others. It’s common knowledge that the CCP is the most evil power on earth, which is the enemy of God, and it wants to prevent God’s word from spreading to the entire mankind. That is why it persecutes and frames and hinders the Church of Almighty God. This man in the Zhaoyuan event is most definitely not a member of our Church. From his own words it is obvious he doesn’t believe in Almighty God. No one in the Church recognizes him. So what would his actions have to do with the Church of Almighty God?
The BBC has made a grossly incorrect report and we demand it to be corrected and your response published on the BBC webpage. Millions of Church members are waiting.
The BBC Has Lost Its Former Aura of an “Impartial” Media
For many years, in the hearts of the people of all countries, the BBC, for taking not fearing power, upholding justice, reporting the truth of the fact objectively, respecting religious belief, and so on, as its aim, is judged one of the media most respected worldwide. But on August 14, 2014, a report in the BBC Chinese website greatly disappoints many net friends who deeply trust the BBC. Particularly, some parts in this article that are not objective make the sensible net friends begin to red light the trust towards the BBC.
As the Christians of the Church of Almighty God, we are shocked by this report of the BBC even more greatly. Next let’s look at the problems in this report together.
Although the May 28 Zhaoyuan incident has passed, in retrospect, we once again see clearly the CCP’s evil substance from it. It’s exactly the biggest evil party and evil cult in the world!
It’s well-known that China is an atheistic country. The CCP never acknowledges the existence of God or allows the coming of the true God, because the substance of the CCP’s nature is resisting and rebelling against God and being hostile to God. It brands all the Christianities including the Church of Almighty God as cults and brands the Bible as the cult’s book. It keeps instilling into people through the brainwashing way of education and media: Man evolved from the ape and wasn’t created by God. It even more puts forward a lot of heresies and fallacies, such as, “Heaven and earth isn’t greater than the Party’s grace,” “The Communist Party is Chinese people’s breadgiver,” “Knowledge can change one’s destiny,” “Man’s destiny is in his own hand,” “Let those who comply with me prosper and those who don’t perish,” “Everyone for himself, and the devil takes the hindmost,” and so on. In such a way, it lulls and erodes people’s thoughts and corrodes their spirit, so that they gradually accept its blinding and poisoning. For example, after the CCP came into power in 1949, Mao Zedong frenziedly “deified” himself by all kinds of means and became the people’s “messiah” as he wished, making all the people worship him crazily…. While wantonly preaching atheism, the CCP shamelessly shapes itself as “god” for people to worship and admire. All this is enough to reveal its wild ambition: turning China into a region without God, controlling the Chinese people under its power, and enslaving and trampling them forever. This fully proves that the CCP is an evil party and an evil cult through and through!
When it comes to the evil cult, we certainly should know the orthodoxy first. We all know that the orthodoxy, namely, the true way, comes from the true God. Only the word God expresses is the truth and the truth is the reality of all positive things. When people act according to God’s word, there will be no barrier, hatred, jealousy, or strife among them, and they will treat each other fairly and love each other. It can be seen that the true way brings people light and leads them onto the right way of human life. In the end-time work, God expresses the truth of several millions of words for the purpose that people can be saved, pursue the truth, pursue to know God, and pursue to have their disposition transformed and that in the end they can live out the likeness of a real man. In other words, no one has or possesses the truth and even less has the power to overcome and break free from sin, so only with the help of the truth God expresses can one gradually break away from sin, get transformed in his disposition, live out the likeness of a real man, and in the end be saved by God. Obviously, what Almighty God brings to mankind is the right way of human life and also the bright pathway for people to be saved.
On the contrary, the education of the evil party and the evil cult causes people to be more and more crooked and crafty, greedy, deceptive, malicious, selfish and base, arrogant and self-conceited, and self-right and self-important, making them become more and more darkened and fallen in their heart. We can have a complete discernment of this point according to all that the CCP evil party has brought to the people: During the over 60 years since the CCP was in power, it brings to the Chinese people darkness, emptiness, sufferings, and death. In the early years of the new nation, during the Agrarian Movement, millions of landlords lost their lives only in two years. During the Counter-Revolutionary Movement in the same period, another millions of people were killed. During the “Four Clean-ups” in the latter period, nearly 100,000 people met with violent deaths. The Great Leap Forward caused innumerous people to be starved to death in the wilds…. In modern times, during the June Fourth Incident in 1989, tens of thousands of innocent students who yearned for righteousness and demanded for democracy and freedom were crushed under the CCP’s tanks or shot by its machine guns. In a flash, blood flowed like a river on the Tiananmen Square…. I believe all of us still clearly remember other bloody big incidents such as the suppression of Falun Gong, the suppression of Tibetan independence, the action of stabilizing Xinjiang, and so on. In order to stabilize its dictatorship, the CCP killed countless people. Isn’t it an absolute evil cult? Moreover, through over 60 years of the CCP’s ideological education, today’s Chinese people have all become its successors. They are morally bankrupt and devoid of humanity and prioritize profit above all else. They only want to gain profits for themselves but don’t care about others’ life or death and can do anything against the conscience for profit. In recent years, China becomes a big power that counterfeits things. Ranging from unsafe food to jerry-built projects, fake and shoddy things emerge endlessly: the leaning building, the collapsing bridge, fake milk powder, fake egg, waste oil…. The Chinese’s thoughts are distorted and their hearts become abnormal, and they only struggle for “fame” and “profit.” They live like a walking corpse, not knowing what they live and die for but only struggling for profit all their life.
The bloody facts tell people that the CCP is the root and origin of all evil and is the axis of the evil of the whole world! Because of this, it regards God and the truth as its irreconcilable enemies. In the over 20 years when Almighty God works, it always frenziedly fabricates rumors against, condemns, and slanders Almighty God and the Church of Almighty God, and crazily arrests and persecutes God’s chosen people. As a result, countless God’s chosen people are arrested and cruelly tortured and imprisoned in labor camps; more people cannot go back to their own home and become destitute and homeless in order to escape the CCP’s arrest…. It can be seen that the CCP is the embodiment of satan!
Two thousand years ago, during the time the Lord Jesus did the work, the ruling party at that time hunted the Lord Jesus and the disciples who followed him by every possible means. Today, repeating the old tactics, the CCP wildly hunts and persecutes Almighty God and the chosen people who follow him. The facts are enough to prove that satan has been hostile to God from beginning to end. However, no matter how rampant and aggressive it is and no matter how evil and reactionary it is, God’s work is never hindered by any hostile force. It was so in the beginning and it is the same today. Nowadays, God has accomplished his end-time work in China, satan’s lair. His gospel has spread to every corner in Mainland China, so that tens of thousands of Chinese people have broken away from the CCP’s dark ruling and returned to Almighty God’s family one after another and are accepting God’s end-time salvation and perfection.
“Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.” The CCP’s rampancy and aggression predict the coming of its end. Now, the biggest evil party in the world is waiting for God’s final punishment for it! Just as Almighty God says, “Today God has again come to the world to do his work. The first place he does his work in is the aggregate of dictatorial rulers—China—the strong bastion of atheism. With his wisdom and by his power, he has conquered a group of people. During this period, he is hunted by China’s ruling party in every possible way and undergoes all kinds of sufferings, having no place to lay his head and having no place to stay. In spite of this, he is still doing the work he wants to do: speaking and uttering his voice and spreading the gospel. God’s almightiness cannot be fathomed by anyone. In China, a nation which regards God as its enemy, God has never stopped his work but instead has gained more people to accept his work and word, because God saves every one of mankind to the utmost. We all believe that the thing God will accomplish cannot be hindered by any nation or any force, and that those who obstruct God’s work, resist God’s word, and disturb and damage God’s plan will eventually be punished by God. If a man resists God’s work, God will cast this man into hell; if a nation resists God’s work, God will destroy this nation; if a race rises up to oppose God’s work, God will make this race disappear from the earth and no longer exist.” (from The Word Appears in the Flesh)
The Zhaoyuan Murder Is a Trick of a Thief Crying “Stop Thief,” with a Hidden Evil Intention and Another Plot
by Mi Li
On the night of May 28, a netizen broke the news: Around 9 o’clock that night, at a McDonald’s in Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province, Zhang and other five people asked the victim Wu, who was also dining there, for her phone number but failed, so they beat her to death. As soon as the news was posted, it attracted many netizens’ attention. People all denounced and scolded the suspects’ evil deeds and urged the police to return justice to the victim.
Several days later, the government claimed that the suspects Zhang Lidong and five others were all members of the cult “Almighty God.” Shandong Provincial Public Security Bureau decided that from June to August this year, the public security organs of the whole province should be organized to carry out the special action of cracking down on cult crimes, to dig out some gangs of cultists, crush a batch of hard cores, and destroy their organization system and capital source. Actually it was a simple criminal case, but several days later, the CCP turned it to a case concerning religious belief, completely changing its nature. Immediately, there was an uproar on the Internet. Sensible people have already seen the flaws in it. As the saying goes, “Though drunken, one’s real interest is not in wine.” The CCP wants to make a big fuss over this case so as to persecute and crack down on the Church of Almighty God and the underground churches in Mainland China, and this is exactly its main purpose of diverting public attention. The CCP takes such a “skillful” step. It attempts to achieve its base aim of eliminating the Church of Almighty God by the Zhaoyuan murder. The CCP is really playing the trick of a thief crying “stop thief,” hiding the evil intention, and having another plot!
The true way has been persecuted since ancient times. In the Age of the Grace, King Herod learned that Jesus, King of Israel, was born. Fearing that he might lose his throne, he killed all the babies under two in Israel and its territory. Similarly, in the end time when Almighty God, the Lord Jesus who has returned in the flesh, carries out the work in China, the CCP is also panicked, like King Herod, fearing that God’s arrival will endanger its position. In order to hinder people from coming before God and continue its dictatorial rule, the CCP tells lies and spreads rumors by every possible means all the time, framing up, fabricating lies, and attacking, and moreover it uses the media, the CCP’s mouthpiece, to wantonly discredit the Church of Almighty God and brutally persecutes and hunts God’s chosen people. The facts are enough to prove that the CCP is the contemporary King Herod and the evil force of resisting God. Even so, under the CCP’s suppression and crackdown, God’s chosen people of the Church of Almighty God push the gospel work to its climax by the wisdom, faith, and strength God gives them.
In just over twenty years, Almighty God’s word has spread throughout China. And now the kingdom gospel spreads rapidly in every country overseas. Almighty God’s word has got into newspapers in western countries; the experience testimony articles of God’s chosen people of the Church of Almighty God undergoing the CCP’s brutal persecution, interrogation by tortures, and all kinds of inhuman torments have been published in western newspapers; various videos of recitation of God’s word, hymns, and testimonies of God’s chosen people suffering the CCP’s persecution have also been spread on the Internet. Speaking of that, I think it’s not difficult for us to understand why the CCP wants to transfer the “Zhaoyuan Case” to a case concerning religious belief. This is because God’s chosen people of the Church of Almighty God have already made its evil deeds public to the world, and all countries have known its evil deeds of persecuting God and God’s chosen people. In order to cover up its sins to the utmost, continue its dictatorial rule, turn China into a “region without God,” and make those ignorant people worship it as God forever, enshrine the “Communist Party,” this “Satanism,” in their hearts, no longer have their own thoughts and ability to resist, and obey and accept its rule blindly, the CCP begins its “black” plan, scheming to uproot the Church of Almighty God. Thus, the case in Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province becomes a catalyst for the CCP to crack down on the Church of Almighty God. However, no matter how the CCP fabricates against and frames the Church of Almighty God, lies are lies and can’t stand the test of facts. I believe that all those who are far-sighted can see its flaws and have their own extraordinary insight. Here, I just want to talk with you about a question: On what basis did the government allege that Zhang and other people are members of the Church of Almighty God?
It can be seen from the Focus Interview of CCTV that Zhang claimed that he is a believer in Almighty God, and the police searched out the books of God’s word from his house. So the CCP police and media judged that Zhang is a member of the Church of Almighty God. I may ask: In the past, when handling cases, did the police confirm the suspect’s identity only according to his or her one-sided confession or according to the so-called “material evidences” received from nowhere without investigation? However, there is no need for the CCP police to make themselves clear about some matters, because their duty is not to let the public and the victim’s family know the truth and return justice to the victim, but to see if the confession is favorable to the CCP. As long as it is of a little use, they will make a big fuss over it in the media, the mouthpiece of the government, and whip up public opinion so as to safeguard the rights of those who are on the same side with them.
Then, how can it be ascertained if Zhang and the others are members of the Church of Almighty God? In fact, this question is very simple. We can make a right judgment according to the principles for accepting people in the Church of Almighty God. The Church of Almighty God has definite principles for preaching the gospel: “Only those who truly believe in their heart that there is God and are willing to seek the true way and have good humanity can be preached to.” “Never preach to those who have a very bad humanity, who have a bad reputation, who can do anything bad, or who are wicked people.” It can be said that members of the Church of Almighty God have been preaching the gospel strictly according to the principles of God’s family, preaching to those who have a good humanity. Over years, people from various denominations and sects also say, “Good people who genuinely believe in God in our church are all converted by the people of the Church of Almighty God.” So we actually needn’t investigate if Zhang and the others are the members of the Church of Almighty God, because they are not up to standard. How could members of the Church of Almighty God preach to such kind of people? The answer is definite: We never preach to wicked people without humanity or take them to the Church of Almighty God. Therefore, regarding Zhang’s claim that he has believed in Almighty God for seven years, I have nothing to say but that he is shameless and extremely foolish.
Additionally, if Zhang has believed in Almighty God for seven years, doesn’t he know that it is dangerous to preach the gospel in public places in Mainland China? And isn’t it very ridiculous for him to ask for the phone number at a McDonald’s where there are so many people? Furthermore, believers in Almighty God don’t pursue to go up to heaven. God requires man to pursue the truth and pursue to know God, live by God’s word in everything, pursue to be transformed in disposition, break away from the disturbance and siege of satanic force, live out the likeness of a real man, live under God’s care and keeping, and worship and praise God normally on earth. How come Zhang Lidong doesn’t know this if it is true that he reads God’s word at home every day?
For many years, the CCP always claims that the Church of Almighty God is a cult and asks people to do bad things. But why doesn’t it show any fact to the public? It’s no wonder that the government dare not make the contents of the books of God’s word known to the public, because all God’s words teach man to walk the right way of human life and be a person who has conscience and humanity.
Besides, why were the background sounds different when Zhang’s talk was played in the video? The news report also mentioned that a puppy was killed. The CCP never cherished animals. What could it prove by talking about animals? And how did that book appear in that place? It’s hard to say if it was put there by the police. Moreover, according to the official report, the Church of Almighty God is like a gang, and they will cut off the ears of those who don’t accept the gospel, gouge out their eyes, and break their arms and legs. Then, why is the CCP never revenged by those “villains” who are revengeful since it has been frenziedly persecuting and afflicting God’s chosen people for so many years? Is it that the Christians in the Church of Almighty God disturb the social order? Or is it that the CCP brings inconvenience to people’s life by creating terrible rumors repeatedly and “cracking down on the cult”? As an atheistic country with dictatorship, is it qualified to determine and judge what an orthodoxy is and what a cult is? I believe that people from all circles of life and people with discerning eyes also have some analyses of these questions. So it’s unnecessary for me to speak more here.
As the saying goes, “Facts speak louder than words, and people have a sense of natural justice.” Here I hope that people who are concerned about this event shouldn’t only be satisfied with discerning the CCP’s little tricks, but should take this opportunity to log in the website of the Church of Almighty God, pay attention to the word Almighty God expresses in the end time, and read the contents of the word of Almighty God. Then the CCP’s rumors will collapse by itself.
It Is Lawless for the CCP to Frame and Kill
by Liu Liang
On May 28th, a woman surnamed Wu was beaten to death alive by Zhang and five other people at a McDonald’s in Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province. This outrageous tragedy shocked the world immediately. It aroused people’s strong anger and rapidly became everyone’s focus at the same time. However, the police of Zhaoyuan City didn’t publicize the case until three days after the case occurred and claimed that the suspects were members of the Church of Almighty God. A tossed stone raises a thousand ripples. Very soon, it raised many voices of doubt. People all criticized that the authorities distorted the fact and sheltered the criminals. In the face of the public doubt, the CCP gave no heed at all. Then, the authorities said that the local police had already carried out a “Special Action of Fighting against the Cult.” Immediately, condemning spread all over the Internet. The netizens all rebuked the CCP for diverting people’s attention by using the name of “cult” and absolving the criminals and their backing. The netizens posted 500,000 replies to comment on this incident, but unexpectedly most of them were soon deleted and only 70,000 replies were left. Some new replies were even deleted immediately after they were posted. Being disappointed and angry, the netizens even more expected to know the truth and see the evil men punished soon.
The netizens’ comments are thought-provoking. Here are some of them:
Comment One: It covers and diverts this shocking terrorist incident of severe violence created by the underworld gang with the excuse of the “cult.” Six people did it together. Why only publicizes the name of one of them? Why just calls him XX instead of mentioning his full name?
Comment Two: This is really a brilliant move. Then, the protective umbrella in the police won’t be involved. The CCTV is exactly the accomplice, saying that he is a cultist without interrogation. Calling him a cultist is a good excuse to get rid of his guilt neatly. After putting a label of cult on the event, the local officials can finally be relieved. They cover the event to appease the public indignation and lead the public to divert the problem with the “cult” so that they can quash the incident.
Ⅰ Dark Power-money Deals Hide behind the Zhaoyuan Incident
The CCP tries its best to conceal the true identity of the criminal Zhang in the Zhangyuan incident and intentionally creates the false impression that Zhang is a cultist, is unemployed, and so on. Those sensible ones can easily know that the CCP is shielding the criminal and justifying his capital crime. After the “human flesh search,” the netizens found that the murderer Zhang is actually the owner of a gold mine in Zhaoyuan, Shandong Province, who is extremely rich, has an underworld background, and has officials as his strong shield.
A lie is a lie. Even if told one thousand times, ten thousand times, or even numerous times, it is still a lie and can’t become the truth. The CCP is not clever in its telling lies in the Zhaoyuan incident. If one pays a little attention to the details, he will find it full of flaws. For example, when the CCP’s mouthpiece, the CCTV, reported the Zhaoyuan incident, it had a lot of flaws.
First, while the journalist was interviewing the criminal Zhang, he was asked about what he lived on since he was unemployed. Touching his face unconsciously, Zhang said, “I live on the money I made by doing business before….” This inadvertent little gesture implied that he was telling a lie.
Second, during the interview, the journalist was instructive while the criminal answered like reciting. Obviously they had colluded with each other!
Third, in the brief short-distanced interview, the cuts switched frequently. Especially when the criminal answered, the cuts switched again and again. It was too suspicious!
Fourth, a guard in the detention house actually put his hand on the criminal’s shoulder. This unconscious motion was evidently hinting the criminal, letting him set his mind at rest.
In fact, there are far more flaws concerning the CCP’s telling lies in the Zhaoyuan incident. Here we needn’t point them out one by one. What is the most puerile and ridiculous is that the CCP wantonly reported and smeared the Church of Almighty God with the criminal’s confession, several books searched out in his place, a dog beaten to death, and a few characters on a board as evidence. Isn’t it too absurd? It can thus be seen that the laws constituted by the CCP exist in name only, are used to restrict the common people, and are even more the green channel opened for those who have money and power.
The Chinese judiciary makes it clear that evidence should be taken seriously while confessions shouldn’t be easily believed. That is because most of the misjudged, false, and wrong cases are created as a result of being handled only through confessions. Why can’t confessions be easily believed during interrogation? Because in numerous judiciary cases, there are severe uncertainty and changeability as well as possibility of being deliberately manipulated in confessions.
Firstly, because different people are in different physical condition, the confessions for the same incident have uncertainty. Due to the difference in men’s memory and the difference in their observation capability and expressive ability of describing the case, when asked later, they will give different confessions or even completely contradictory confessions concerning the same incident, which has been proved in many psychological tests. Especially when people have mental diseases or are delusional, their confessions will be more ridiculous. What is more important is that the confessions of the parties involved in the case will have more randomness when their profits are involved or they are under some social pressure. If confessions are easily believed, it will lead to a judgment that is totally different from the fact. Therefore, confessions must be based on material evidence. In another word, it’s a wrong way to handle the cases only relying on confessions.
Secondly, when someone is asked about the same incident many times, confessions from him or her have changeability. There is no law stipulating which confession should be based on, and if you ask anyone about the same thing repeatedly, the answers will be different. Especially, as the social-political environment changes and time passes, the answer of the same person concerning the same incident will change. Therefore, during the interrogation, any confession can only act as the reference and clue to handle the cases and should never be taken as evidence.
Thirdly, what is most serious is that confessions have controllability. Believing confessions easily makes possible the scheme of deliberately creating misjudged, false, and wrong cases. The parties involved in the case may collude with each other and make up seemingly perfect evidence chain of confession because of benefit connection, thus guiding the case astray and covering the true fact of the case. It is also possible that the parties involved in the case confess to the false charges under torture or may offer false confessions because of threat or temptation. Misjudged, false, and wrong cases are thus created deliberately. It is extremely dangerous to investigate or handle cases only relying on the evidence chain made up of confessions, which will throw the door open for creating misjudged, false, and wrong cases!
Ⅱ The CCP Should Bear Full Responsibility for the Zhaoyuan Incident
As for whether Zhang is a member of the Church of Almighty God, the official unilateral statement is untenable. Whether the criminal Zhang is a member of the Church of Almighty God must be confirmed by the Church of Almighty God in the local place. Judging from the journalist’s interview with Zhang, we can ascertain that Zhang isn’t a believer in the Church of Almighty God at all, because he claims himself to have believed in Almighty God for seven years, but he doesn’t know the aim of believing in God in the Church of Almighty God. He says something like leaving the earth and going up to heaven, which is even more nonsense! Leaving the earth and going up to heaven is a saying from other sects, and there isn’t such a saying in the Church of Almighty God at all. The Bible records that God created the heavens and the earth and all things and then created man. He placed man in the Garden of Eden and asked him to govern all things created by God. Man originally lives on earth, and there isn’t such a saying that man can leave the earth and go up to heaven.
Almighty God is the returned Lord Jesus. Almighty God’s work is to supply man with the word, so that man can gain the truth and cast off corruptions and thus can be transformed in disposition and live out the likeness of a real man. Then, mankind will be brought into the beautiful destination, that is, living a good life on earth, without the damage of the evil power and with only God’s blessing and leading. Almighty God says, “The life in the rest will be a life in which there is no war, no filthiness, and no unrighteousness remaining, that is, there is no disturbance of satan (the hostile force), no corruption of satan, and no harassment of any force that is hostile to God, all things are after their kinds and worship the Creator, and the heavens and the earth are in peace. This will be mankind’s life in the rest.” (from “God and Man Will Enter Into Rest Together” in The Word Appears in the Flesh)
Moreover, it isn’t that anyone can be preached to and be accepted into the church. Instead, there are strict principles and standards in the Church of Almighty God: “Only those who truly believe in their heart that there is God and are willing to seek the true way and have good humanity can be preached to.” “Never preach to those who have a very bad humanity, who have a bad reputation, who can do anything bad, or who are wicked people.” In addition, the administrative decrees personally drawn up by God clearly stipulate, “Do not drag in any of your unbelieving relatives (such as your children, husband, wife, sisters, or parents). God’s family is not short of men and does not need useless men to make up the number. Do not bring into the church anyone who is not willing to believe. This article is directed at all people. You should restrain each other, oversee each other, and warn each other concerning this. No one shall offend it. Even if your unbelieving relatives reluctantly enter into the church, they shall not be given books or given a new name. Such ones are not men of God’s family. Prevent by all means all such ones from entering into the church.” According to Almighty God’s word and the principles of preaching the gospel in the Church of Almighty God, these evil men without humanity like Zhang are hated by God and are the kind who can’t be saved. Therefore, they can’t be the gospel friends of the Church of Almighty God at all, and the church won’t accept such evil men. The members of the Church of Almighty God preach the gospel strictly according to the principles, and such things as doing violence to others because the gospel is refused will never happen. In fact, as for this aspect, anyone with even a little intelligence knows: If you beat someone to death when preaching the gospel, who will accept the gospel? Can the gospel be preached in this way? Therefore, Zhang’s saying is completely a lie, which is greatly contrary to the true fact.
The CCP judges that Zhang is a member of the Church of Almighty God just by several books found in his place and his confession. This judgment is untenable, because confessions can be fabricated and can be extorted by torture or gained through collusion. The CCP often does such things. It is simply too absurd to take the books concerning believing in God searched out in the criminal’s place as evidence. Aren’t there any other books in the criminal’s place? If there are books concerning Marxism-Leninism, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung, and so on, should Marx, Lenin, and Mao Tse-tung also be interrogated? The CCP just puts labels on people!
It’s reported that one woman is Zhang’s lover, and this even more proves that Zhang isn’t a member of the Church of Almighty God. The Bible has taught people that “You shall not commit adultery.” The Lord Jesus taught people that everyone who looks at a woman in order to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. God is holy and doesn’t tolerate filthiness. The administrative decrees of the Church of Almighty God also definitely stipulate, “Man has corrupt disposition and even more has emotions. So, in serving in coordination, two people of different sexes are forbidden to coordinate alone. If discovered, they shall be expelled, no matter who they are.” Obviously, no one will believe that Zhang is a believer in God, but someone may believe that he is a “fake monk.” In fact, it’s well-known that the CCP officials know best who have the most “lovers.” They say that they believe in Marxism Leninism, but actually they are corrupt, law-breaking, discipline-violating, and extremely licentious. Isn’t this directly related to their belief in Marxism Leninism? It’s self-evident.
Without factual evidence, the CCP judges that Zhang and other people are members of the Church of Almighty God. This is completely the CCP’s one-sided wish and is even more its slander and smear against the Church of Almighty God. The CCP should bear full responsibility for framing the Church of Almighty God!
Ⅲ The CCP Is Lawless; Its Rule, like a Rabbit’s Tail, Won’t Be Long
The “Zhaoyuan incident” is only one false case among the countless ones that the CCP fabricated. The CCP has no regard for God and is even more lawless, because the CCP itself is the law. Just as the CCP says, “I’m a monk under an umbrella, defying laws human and divine.” It has been proved by countless bitter facts.
To this day, the Proletarian Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976 is still fresh in people’s memory, and history won’t forget it. The Cultural Revolution was started and led by Mao Tse-tung. He claimed it as “a great revolution which touched people’s soul and a deeper and broader new developing phase of our socialist revolution.” However, it proved to be an unprecedented great disaster, a big catastrophe in the Chinese history, rather than a “great revolution”! Even the CCP itself admitted later that it was the “civil strife that brought a serious disaster to the party, the country, and the people of all nationalities, making the party, the country, and the people suffer the most serious setback and loss since the foundation of the country.”
It can be said that the “Cultural Revolution” is the darkest page in the Chinese history. During the “Cultural Revolution,” the CCP created millions of misjudged, false, and wrong cases. Many cadres, intellectuals, and masses were cruelly afflicted. Thousands of people ranging from the state president to common people were persecuted to death and suffered injustice. It’s hard to measure the loss that the catastrophe brought to the Chinese people. According to the speech that Ye Jianying made at the closing ceremony of the working conference of the CCP Central Committee on December 13th, 1978, 20 million people were killed, 100 million people were fixed, accounting for one ninth of the population in the country, and 800 billion yuan was wasted during the “Cultural Revolution.” Furthermore, the “Cultural Revolution” devastatingly damaged the fine traditional culture throughout thousands of years and brought people all kinds of negative influences such as spiritual affliction and harm and so on, which are hard to be dispelled for generations.
Just as what the writer Qin Mu said with grief, “It was really an unprecedented catastrophe. Millions of people were in difficulty and distress, millions of people died with regret, so many families were broken, so many teenagers and children became hoodlums and gangsters, so many books were destroyed in the fire, so many famous historic and cultural sites were destroyed, so many tombs of the former sages were opened, and so many evils were done in the name of revolution….”
The CCP’s evildoings are too numerous to record! Ruled by the CCP, the nation has no freedom, and the people have no human rights and are plunged into an abyss of misery. The CCP condemns this one or that one as a cult, but actually it is the biggest cult, because its founder Marx wasn’t an atheist but a believer in Satanism. Marx said in the beginning of The Communist Manifesto, “A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of communism.” Marx skillfully used satan’s method of lies and deception, falsely claiming himself to be an atheist. The CCP’s evil is graver, and it is far more evil than its forefather Marx. The CCP does all kinds of evil to such an extent that it incurs the indignation of both men and God, and it can be seen clearly that the CCP’s rule, like a rabbit’s tail, won’t be long.
The international communism has fallen apart. For example, Petrenko, the minister of justice of Ukraine, recently said that the Communist Party will be tried in public. Moreover, Turchynov, Ukraine’s interim President, has given an administrative order to the ministry of justice, requiring it to immediately investigate all the illegal and unconstitutional activities of the Communist Party in Ukraine. Kasenko, a member of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance, said that the Communist Party must be swept into the garbage heap! Ukraine’s abolishing the Communist Party has received support from the Ukrainian people.
Du Yangming, a democrat in Shanghai, said, “The Communist Party’s almost one hundred years of performance history in the world proves that bloodiness, dictatorship, and violence have been synonymous with it. Their acts are much worse than those of Hitler and Fascism. All the areas and countries controlled by the Communist Party not only pose a threat and terror to the world, but also terrorize their own people. The major feature of all the Communist powers, whether it is Pol Pot of the Khmer Rouge, Lenin and Stalin of the former Soviet Union, or Mao Zedong of China, is that they terrorize and mercilessly slaughter their own people. Obama’s statement that ‘Communism is fascism’ can be the summary of everything.”
Facts prove that the CCP is the biggest cult and the biggest violent group. Its evildoings are too numerous to record. Its words of slandering and framing the Church of Almighty God are even more countless! The Church of Almighty God has never done anything of violating the law, much less done anything like gouging someone’s eyes or cutting off someone’s nose and ears as what the outside rumors say. The CCP has smeared and slandered the Church of Almighty God for so many years, but it has never found any factual evidence and it can’t show any living example to prove them till now. The CCP makes up lies and fabricates rumors, yet it never feels ashamed. The fact that the CCP opposes the true God in every aspect completely reveals that it’s exactly God’s foe, satan the devil! Being hostile to God and guilty of the most heinous crimes, the CCP can’t escape God’s righteous punishment in the end! This is because Almighty God says, “…the thing God will accomplish cannot be hindered by any nation or any force, and that those who obstruct God’s work, resist God’s word, and disturb and damage God’s plan will eventually be punished by God. If a man resists God’s work, God will cast this man into hell; if a nation resists God’s work, God will destroy this nation; if a race rises up to oppose God’s work, God will make this race disappear from the earth and no longer exist.” (from The Word Appears in the Flesh)