Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Believers in the Lord Jesus think, if their sins are forgiven once, they will gain eternal salvation, and when the Lord comes, they will be directly raised to the kingdom of heaven. In the past, when I believed in the Lord, I thought that too. But what, exactly, does it mean to believe in the Lord and be saved? Does simply having our sins forgiven really qualify us to enter the kingdom of heaven? Those questions always confused me. After I accepted God's work of judgment in the last days, read many passages of Almighty God, saw the mystery of God's three stages of work Almighty God revealed, and understood the mystery of God's management plan to save mankind, I finally had clarity on what it meant to be saved by the Lord. I also saw clearly that God's work of judgment in the last days was the work of completely purifying and saving mankind. For a believer in the Lord, what it means to be saved is indeed a mystery. Without experiencing God's work of judgment in the last days, we have no way to see these mysteries clearly … Where is Brother Xu? He should be here soon, just wait. Who's there? It's me, Xiao Xu. Oh, Brother Xu. Come in. OK. I'm here. There was a crowd of strangers in the alley. I thought I was being watched. I waited for them to leave before I came in. OK. The CCP has been arresting lots of Christians, they have many people watching all the residential districts. There are more seniors with red armbands than ever before. We have to be extra careful! I think, from now on, our groups can't hold meetings in fixed locations. We need to move around. Otherwise, we'll be in trouble if the CCP discovers us. Hey, how are things in your neighborhood? Director Zhang, what's this you're putting up? Come take a look at it. "Report illegal religious activities based on the law. Illegal gatherings and preachings must be sternly cracked down on." The CCP's arrests of believers are getting insane. What a terrible world! Xiaoxiu … The CCP's arrests are getting more serious, and more people are wearing red armbands on the street. You need to be extra careful when you go out. Choose your words carefully. Don't talk carelessly about believing in God. 'K? Okay, mom. I got it. Where is Xu Zhiqian? He's not here. Not here? What are you doing here? Why are you searching my house? Answer me, where is he preaching today? I don't know! Don't know? Search everywhere! Why are you arresting my husband? What law did he break? What law? Believing in God is illegal! He was reported for preaching. That's against the law! We're arresting him! Which law does believing in God and preaching violate? You came in and started searching my house without any papers or proof. You're the ones breaking the law! Shut up about the law. Don't hit my mom! Excuse me? Listen here! In China, the CCP is law! If the CCP bans belief in God, then it's against the law! The central government said that we can deal with believers in God however we like. Don't you get it? We don't need a warrant. Chief, we found nothing. We didn't catch him today. He's lucky we didn't. Interrogate his wife! (Yes, sir!) Mom! Mom! Why are you arresting my mom? Xiaoxiu! Go! Let's go! Get in! (Mom! Mom!) Mom! Dad! Dad! Dad! Xiaoxiu? Xiaoxiu … You fell, are you hurt? (No.) What's going on? (Dad,) the police came to our house to arrest you! The police came to our house? When they didn't find you, they arrested mom! Dad, whatever you do, don't go home! That's right. Your house isn't far from here. The police might find you. (Right.) Brother Xu, you need to leave! Go somewhere and hide! Go into hiding! I knew this day would come. Xiaoxiu, be strong. I need to go into hiding for a while. You're growing up. You need to learn to rely on God and live independently. Fellowship with your brothers and sisters if you need anything. Okay. Brother Xu, go ahead. We'll take care of things at home for you. Yeah. Brother Xu, we just moved to this village. The people here don't know we believe in God. You should be safe living here. Yes, thank you. Brother Xu, eat something. (OK.) After such a long journey, you must be tired. Finish eating and get some rest. We'll talk tomorrow. Alright. You get some rest too. OK. (Alright.) Talk! Talk! Pick him up. Tell us! Where's your church's money? Answer! Who is the church leader? If you don't answer our questions, I'll beat you until you're dead! I'm not breaking any laws. Freedom of religion is written clearly in the constitution. Everything the church does is legal in the constitution. What do you want from me? I hope Xinjie is alright. And I hope she'll be able to stand firm under the torment of their questioning. What is God's will? Why did this happen to me? What lessons should I learn? Brother Xu, you're up early. Brother Zhao, sit. Did you sleep well last night? I couldn't sleep at all. My wife was arrested and put in detention. I'm worried about her. The CCP are cruel to God's believers. I know they'll torture her. I don't know if she can take it. When I was arrested for spreading the gospel, the police nearly killed me. I prayed to God for strength. I stayed strong and didn't betray God. But she's a woman, and she's never been through this. What will happen to her if they torture her? If they cripple her, how will our family get by? All I can do is pray to God. When believers are arrested and jailed, it's a big trial. Your wife is of great faith. I think she will be able to get through it. But torture really isn't easy to bear. The CCP police push believers in God to the brink of death. It's hard enough for men like us to hold up under torture, never mind women. I'm worried that my wife won't be able to stand firm. Or, if they cripple her, I'll have to take care of her. How will I have time for the church? Just the thought of it terrifies me. But, I read God's word, and I started to understand God's will. God uses trials to reveal and purify us. He uses these situations to let us see our own corruption, so that we can pursue the truth and be purified and perfected by God. God allows the hard times to come. There's His intentions. That's right. This has revealed my true stature before God. Before, I thought there were no limits to what I could renounce. When I was tortured, I didn't deny or betray God, so I thought I had true belief that my faith in God was genuine. I never thought, when my wife was arrested, that I could be so weak, but my belief is still very weak, I don't have enough faith or love for God. God knows my defects, and is using this to reveal and perfect me. Thanks be to God. Thanks be to God.