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  • 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.