The Church of Almighty God—True God’s Church?
Today I hit upon online a report entitled “Interviewing Chen Wei, the Director of My Dream of the Heavenly Kingdom—the Path to the Kingdom of Heaven …” which was released by a Korean reporter after he interviewed a director of the Church of Almighty God. The reporter Huang Ziyi said, “Moreover, in order to produce this film and spread the gospel, the entire staff, including the director and actors, offered up their heart and body. Out of the desire for service, they all took part in the filming for free.” From the report I can see that, to spread the gospel of God, the Christians of the Church of Almighty God produced the film without payment, paid the price of suffering, and offered up their heart and body. Their faith and love really moved me. Besides, the ways in which they spread the gospel and bear witness to God are many and varied. There are different kinds of gospel movies, gospel choir, and kingdom MV series they have produced on the Internet, and also many books of God’s words free of charge for those who are seeking and investigating the true way.
In little more than twenty years, the work of Almighty God of(also known as Eastern Lightning) has not only been spread all over Mainland China, but also expanded to many countries and regions abroad, in which many churches have been built up, and there are more and more people accepting God’s work in the last days. Now the Christians of the Church of Almighty God are still striving to spread the gospel. In these years, we can see that although the Church of Almighty God has been persecuted and condemned by the CCP government and the religious world, it continues to thrive and grow under such suppression, which is really amazing. In contrast, other house churches in China, which are also persecuted and suppressed by the government, haven’t achieved such good results in preaching the gospel. Besides, many who truly believe in the Lord have turned toward Almighty God, while all the denominations are becoming more and more desolate. All of this really confuses me: Both of them and proclaim the gospel, but why is there such a tremendous difference between them?
Thinking back to twenty years ago when the Holy Spirit did great work in various denominations, the fruits of gospel preaching were not a few. But gradually, the gospel work of every denomination becomes less fruitful, and now the whole of the world of religion is devoid of. Yet the Church of Almighty God has established churches continuously in many nations of the world in such a short time, which can only be attained by the work of the Holy Spirit, for it is far beyond man’s reach. From this we can see, the Church of Almighty God does have the work of the Holy Spirit and the blessing of God. For only what comes from God will flourish, and what comes from man will perish. Amos 4:6–7 says: “‘And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have you not returned to Me, said Jehovah. And also I have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain on one city, and caused it not to rain on another city: one piece was rained on, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.’” Does the Church of Almighty God truly come from God? Is it the true church? O Lord! I wish for You to open the eyes of my spirit …