Why Do Christians Risk Their Lives to Preach the Gospel and Witness for God?
Hou Xiangke (Chief of the Public Security Department): It is absolutely impossible for you to believe in God and preach the gospel in a country ruled by the Chinese Communist Party. Whoever insists on believing in God and spreading the gospel will be terminated. Do you know how many Christians have suffered tragic death in prison? Do you know how many Christians were killed and their families shattered? No one can defy the power of the Communist Party! If you insist on believing in God and spreading the gospel, then your fate is imprisonment and death! Do you see this outcome clearly?
Ma Jinlong (Captain of the National Security Team): Your Church of Almighty God is a heartsore for the central leadership. The Communist Party sees you as the number one enemy. It won’t rest until you are eradicated. Do you know how much manpower and money the Communist Party has mobilized for the suppression and banning of the Church of Almighty God? The price is too high! Don’t you see the meaning behind all these? You are still spreading the gospel, witnessing for God and spreading the word of Almighty God everywhere. It is like ramming your chest against a gun barrel. Aren’t you stupid? This is how we should take care of you! If you sit quietly at home, no one is going to bother you.
Han Lu (Christian): The Communist Party has always regarded those who believe in God as enemies. It can’t wait to exterminate them. Do you think you can ban the salvation work of God for mankind? When the Lord Jesus came to do redemptive work, wasn’t He nailed on the cross by the religious community in coalition with the authorities? They thought that they had succeeded, and the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus had certainly failed. But what was unexpected was that the Lord Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished.” God’s redemptive work was accomplished by the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus. What does this mean? The wisdom of God was built on the guile of Satan. The redemptive gospel of the Lord Jesus has been spread throughout the earth. This is the accepted fact. These years, the Chinese Communist government has been frantically suppressing and persecuting the Church of Almighty God. It even boasted, “Troops won’t be withdrawn until the ban is done.” However, what is the outcome? Not only has the Church of Almighty God not been banned, it has been thriving instead. Do you know why it is so? It is God’s authority, God’s power! Whatever God wants to accomplish, no nations or forces can obstruct. Why do we steadfastly believe in God, spread the gospel and witness for God? Do you know why? This era is about to end. The catastrophe is about to come. Only those who have accepted the work of Almighty God of the last days and received cleansing can receive the salvation of God and escape perils. How can we not spread the gospel like this? If we don’t, many people will be unable to return to God and perish in the catastrophe. Many souls will end up in hell for punishment! For the sake of these souls, can we sit idly at home for fleshly comfort? Can we just shamefully survive out of fear of the CCP government’s arrest and persecution? If so, our conscience will not be at peace! So, many Christians risk going to prison and losing their lives to spread the gospel and witness for God. What kind of spirit is this? Can you comprehend it? Yet you can treat the good people who believe in God as the country’s most wanted. I just don’t understand it. What good will it do for the stability of state power? Throughout history, those nations and races that had frantically resisted and opposed God were destroyed by God. This is all true. Just as Almighty God says, “No country or power can stand in the way of what God wishes to achieve. Those that obstruct God’s work, resist the word of God, disturb and impair the plan of God shall ultimately be punished by God.” God’s righteous disposition is unoffendable. All those who resist God must suffer the punishment of God.
from the movie script of Sweetness in Adversity