Typical Cases of People from Christian Denominations and Sects and Catholic Churches in Shanxi Province Who Were Punished for Resisting Almighty God
177. Zhao XX, male, aged 49, from Yangquan City, a deacon of the Three-Self sect. In April 1999, someone preached Almighty God’s end-time work to him, but he resisted it vehemently and uttered blasphemies against God. He also went everywhere to seal the meeting places and disturb the others from hearing the testimony. Moreover, in the co-workers’ meetings he condemned God’s end-time work as a heresy and the fellowship about it as an evil teaching, and also instigated the brothers and sisters to reject it. On October 3, 1999, while Zhao was preaching, he was attacked by a sudden illness. He foamed at the mouth and became unconscious on the spot. On October 9, 1999, he died. This completely fulfilled the word in the Bible: “A false witness will perish.”
178. Wang XX, male, aged 58, from Jixian County, a core member of the Hua Xuehe sect. On April 12, 1999, Wang’s son-in-law (also a core member of the Hua Xuehe sect) accepted Almighty God’s end-time work. And then taking with him the person who testified to him God’s end-time work, he called twenty-seven deacons and workers of his sect together to hear the testimony. After they heard it, they all felt it good. But Wang disagreed with them, and he tried hard to disturb and frighten them, saying, “None of you should read this book. It has been drugged. Once you read, you will be deceived. Don’t hear the three-stage work; once you do, you will go with them.” Afterward, Wang busied himself with sealing the meeting places, not allowing the people to hear the testimony about God’s end-time work. Half a month later, Wang went to the home of his son-in-law and said triumphantly, “Aren’t you in charge of these people? But don’t try to take any of them away!” A few days after he said this, he became hoarse and had less appetite. Soon, he had a sore throat, shortness of breath, and a cough. Wang originally had a tumor in the left part of his thyroid, and now another one appeared in the right. A few days later, he became weak and could not even ride a bicycle. Even so, he still did not wake up. He sent his nephew and some others to drag back into his sect more than 50 people in his relative’s meeting place who had accepted God’s end-time work. After that, Wang went to the hospital for a check, and was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, which was already beyond cure. Since August 17, Wang even had difficulty in breathing, and he could only survive on oxygen. Besides that, he had to use dolantin every day to ease the pain all over his body. On September 24, he sent for his son-in-law and said to him, “Tell the people to turn to Almighty God quickly. It is the time. My illness is a punishment for resisting Almighty God. Please pray for me; I really can’t bear it anymore!” At that time, his face was bloodless, and his body was reduced to mere skin and bones and was stinking. At midday on September 26, Wang died in remorse. Not until death approached him did he repent. It was too late!
179. Guo XX, male, aged 70, from Chengjiachuan District in Lucheng City, a junior leader of the Justification by Faith Church. In the first half of 1999, someone preached God’s end-time work to him, yet he not only refused to accept but also condemned it as a cult and a heresy. In early September 1999, a brother (who used to be in the same church with him) came to preach God’s end-time work to him again, but he said, “My daughter also brought me such a book, and I threw her book on the floor right away. If it is God’s word, why didn’t God do anything to me for doing that? This is purely the heresy ‘the Eastern Lightning.’ God will never come to earth as a woman. Those guys are trying to win people’s hearts under the cover of believing in God!” Afterward, Guo sealed his meeting places and said, “Don’t hear preachings or receive people blindly, for there are too many false ways. As long as you hold on to the Bible, you can be saved.” Guo’s desperate resistance caused the local gospel work to be greatly hindered. Influenced by him, more than eighty brothers and sisters were unable to accept God’s end-time work. In early November 2000, Guo’s wife (who had vasculitis) got worse. She went to the hospital for treatment, but to no avail, and she had her hand amputated. One day in late November 2000, Guo rode his motorcycle to the hospital for medicine. On the way, he collided with a car. He was struck so hard that he bit his tongue almost off, and he lost consciousness with excessive pain. He was sent to the hospital for emergency treatment. But after six hours’ surgery, he still failed to have his life saved. At 6 o’clock that afternoon, his sinful life of resisting God ended.
180. Xia XX, male, aged 62, from Lingqiu County, a worker of the Repentance Church. Since July 1997, someone had testified to him Almighty God’s end-time work four times, and then his wife’s sister-in-law had come to his home over thirty times to testify to him Almighty God, but every time he refused to hear the preaching. Finally, Xia even informed the people of his church about the looks and characteristics of the gospel preachers and asked them to watch out, and he also told them not to receive outsiders. Moreover, he dragged six people who had accepted Almighty God back into his church. On January 12, 1998, when another sister came to preach the gospel to him, he said scornfully, “I think what you preach is never right. God can’t possibly be incarnated the second time.” With this, he drove the sister out of the door. And he also reported this to the senior leader of his church. Just at the end of January, Xia suddenly got liver cancer. Thereafter, he was bedridden. He could not eat anything and became as thin as a skeleton. Xia was tortured by the disease for eight solid months, and on September 26, 1998, he went to Hades.
181. Xi XX, female, aged 34, from Zhaobei Township in Lingqiu County, a believer of the Three-Self sect. In September 1998, her husband accepted the end-time work of Almighty God, and she strongly opposed and resisted. She tried everything she could to stop her husband from reading the book of God’s word, and also forbade him to go to meetings. One day in the winter of 1998, when her husband was reading the book of God’s word, Xi grabbed the book and tore it up. A brother who preached the gospel said to her, “That’s God’s word. God will punish you for tearing it.” But she did not take it serious at all, and finally she dragged her husband back into her sect. In April 1999, Xi suddenly went insane. She often tried to kill herself in various ways, so her family had to ask someone to keep an eye on her. On June 20, 1999, unnoticed, Xi hanged herself from a beam in an unoccupied house. This time she succeeded in killing herself.
182. Song X, male, aged 76, from Huairen County, the chairman of the Patriotic Catholic Association. In August 1999, some people preached the end-time work of Almighty God to the brothers and sisters in a local meeting place, and they all accepted it. Song had a grudge against this, so he informed the United Front Work Department, saying, “The believers in Almighty God have come. They are a cult.” He also took some village cadres to make trouble for the gospel preachers. In November 1999, Song suddenly got lung cancer, and he became paralyzed and was unable to speak. On January 15, 2000, he died. He was punished to death for resisting Almighty God and betraying the Lord for his honor.
183. Gong X, female, aged 35, from Yuanpuzi Town in Youyu County, a worker of the Way of Life Church. At the end of April 2000, when someone preached God’s end-time work to her, she yelled, “May you and your whole family be cursed. Get away! Don’t come again!” She also openly condemned God’s work in her preachings, so that the gospel work in Youyu, Shanyin, and some other places was hindered. On March 28, 2001, Gong’s husband died in a traffic accident. Her husband was in the truck 153 with the driver and another person, and he was sitting between them. But strangely, when the truck collided with an oncoming minibus, he was killed outright with his legs and arms broken, his chin thrust into his skull, and a hole knocked in the back of his head, while the other two were unhurt. On hearing the bad news, Gong was overwhelmed by grief. She cursed others but the disaster came upon herself!
184. Liu XX, male, aged 74, from Wutai County, a church leader of the Justification by Faith Church. In late October 1997, someone preached God’s end-time work to him. After he heard the testimony, he said, “If he who preached Jesus to me follows, I will follow; if he doesn’t, I won’t either.” (“He” refers to Liu’s leader.) Over two months later, that is, on January 28, 1998 (the Chinese New Year’s Day), Liu suddenly became short of breath and sweated profusely. Upon examination at the hospital, he was found to have emphysema and heart disease. In the fall of 1998, some others fellowshipped with him many times, but he said, “What you have said is all in accord with the Bible and it is the truth, but you believe in your God and I believe in mine. If others can go to hell, I can too.” After he said this, his condition became much worse. On October 18, 1998, at the Sunday meeting, Liu sat in his chair but never again stood up from it; he had gone to Hades. This is the consequence of following man! God granted his request for going to hell.