5. Following the incident in Zhaoyuan, Shandong on May 28, the CCP government stepped up its efforts to attack house churches, and even went so far as to mobilize armed police to suppress and crack down on The Church of Almighty God. Many people have expressed doubts about the Zhaoyuan incident, believing this to be an attempt by the CCP to attack and suppress The Church of Almighty God by fabricating a false case to turn public opinion against it. Despite that, the case was publicly tried in a CCP court and reported by major Chinese media outlets, and some people believe what the CCP said. We’d like to hear what you think about the incident in Zhaoyuan.
The Shandong Zhaoyuan Case—which was singlehandedly fabricated by the CCP—had a great impact both in China and abroad at the time and many ignorant people were deceived by it. But will the world ever fall for it? Today, how many people still trust the judgments of the CCP’s law courts and the reports of its media? Deceit and concealment can never last for long; lies will always be lies, and can never become truth. Everyone who understands the CCP knows that China is ruled by a Communist dictatorship and has no judicial independence or freedom of the press. CCP judges have no independence; they have to do as the CCP government says and all cases are handled according to the will of the government. China’s media, too, are controlled by the CCP government, and are nothing but a mouthpiece and tool of the CCP dictatorship. These are accepted facts. There is no question, then, that cases in CCP law courts are ridiculous farces that distort the facts and turn the truth on its head. There is no impartiality or fairness at all! During the public trial of the Shandong Zhaoyuan Incident, the suspects clearly stated, “I have never been in contact with The Church of Almighty God,” and “What the state is attacking is Zhao Weishan’s ‘Almighty God,’ not our ‘Almighty God.’” Their confessions make it abundantly clear that they are not members of The Church of Almighty God, and neither are they recognized by The Church of Almighty God; they have nothing to do with The Church of Almighty God. So why did the CCP judge feign deafness to this and not adjudicate the case according to the facts? Why, in the absence of any evidence, did the judge blatantly contradict the confessions of the suspects and deliberately distort the facts, turn the truth on its head, and persist in labeling these suspects as members of The Church of Almighty God? Is it not obvious that the CCP was fabricating lies to frame and falsely accuse The Church of Almighty God, to suppress and persecute the Church and turn public opinion against it? Did this not contravene the facts, did it not trample over the law? Were these not bare-faced lies? How could such a judgment not be called into doubt? The CCP has been spreading lies and deception for years. It is growing ever more notorious and depraved, corrupt and evil. Its reputation is in tatters; both at home and abroad, its stench is unbearable. Ever more people across the world are seeing the CCP for what it really is; no one believes the CCP any more, because the CCP is an odious and atheistic political party, a group belonging to Satan the devil that has no equal throughout the world in its wickedness and opposition to God.
Anyone with an understanding of the CCP is likely to be familiar with its modus operandi. Each time the CCP violently suppresses religious belief, democratic rights movements, ethnic minority protests, and so on, it first fabricates false incidents to pervert public opinion and whip up the populace, after which it carries out bloody suppression. Take the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, for example: This was originally a student movement to fight corruption and promote democracy and freedom, but the CCP instructed unidentified individuals to pretend to be students and mix with the protesters, where they created chaos through acts of vandalism, arson, and overturning military vehicles. Blame was placed squarely on the students and the student movement was labeled a counter-revolutionary riot, thus providing a pretext for the suppression of the students and the launch of a bloody crackdown in which at least several thousand students were shot or crushed by tanks. Thus did the CCP stage a chilling campaign that shocked the world and bitterly disappointed the Chinese people—the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The same happened in the CCP’s suppression of Tibetan protests. First it instructed people to mix with the protesters with orders to commit acts of violence, including burning, killing, robbing and looting, then it mobilized the army to open fire on the protesters on the grounds of suppressing the Tibetan rebellion. The list goes on. These facts are proof of the CCP’s well-established tactics for eradicating dissidents: First it creates lies, distorts the facts, and makes false accusations, then it carries out a bloody crackdown. In fact, the Zhaoyuan Case has formed the basis by which the CCP has perverted public opinion in order to brutally oppress and persecute The Church of Almighty God. It is yet another heinous crime in the CCP’s persecution of religious belief. But after suppressing and persecuting The Church of Almighty God for all these years, is the CCP really able to eradicate it? Many years ago, the Jewish people offended God’s disposition by nailing the Lord Jesus to the cross; they were cursed by God, and suffered unprecedented destruction of their nation. Because of its frantic opposition to God and brutal persecution of Christians, the Roman Empire, too, was destroyed by a plague sent down by God. These are all facts. The CCP could not escape being cursed and punished by God for its opposition and condemnation of God’s work of the last days. As Almighty God says, “We trust that no country or power can stand in the way of what God wishes to achieve. Those who obstruct God’s work, resist the word of God and disturb and impair the plan of God shall ultimately be punished by God. He who defies the work of God shall be sent to hell; any country that defies the work of God shall be destroyed; any nation that rises up to oppose the work of God shall be wiped from this earth and shall cease to exist” (“God Presides Over the Fate of All Mankind” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).