Why Have I Taken the Path of the Pharisees?

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By Suxing, Shanxi Province

I am a person with an arrogant and conceited nature who cares too much about position. For many years in my faith, I have been bound by reputation and position and have not been able to free myself from it. Time and time again I have been promoted and then replaced; I have had many setbacks in my position and have had many bumps along the way. After many years of being dealt with and refined, I felt that I was no longer so preoccupied with my position. Continue reading “Why Have I Taken the Path of the Pharisees?”

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Only by Entering Into the Truth Myself May I Truly Help Others

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By Du Fan, Jiangsu Province

Recently, a church held a vote. Sister Li, the church leader, went against the principles of the church, and carried out the vote in her own way. When some other brothers and sisters voiced their opinions, not only did she not acknowledge them, but insisted on upholding her own way. The church was subsequently thrown into confusion by the leader’s actions. When I got the news, I totally lost my temper: How could someone be so arrogant? Continue reading “Only by Entering Into the Truth Myself May I Truly Help Others”

Experiencing God’s Judgement: I Can Finally Live Out a Bit of Human Likeness

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By Xiangwang, Sichuan Province

God’s words say: “Cruel mankind! The connivance and intrigue, the snatching and grabbing one from another, the scramble for fame and fortune, the mutual slaughter—when will it ever end? Despite the hundreds of thousands of words God has spoken, no one has come to their senses. People act for the sake of their families, sons and daughters, for their careers, future prospects, position, vainglory, and money, for the sake of food, clothing, and the flesh, but is there anyone whose actions are truly for the sake of God? Continue reading “Experiencing God’s Judgement: I Can Finally Live Out a Bit of Human Likeness”

Spiritual Warfare | Breaking Free From the Rumor Trap

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Spiritual Warfare | Breaking Free From the Rumor Trap

By Xiaoyun, China

I used to be a female army officer. One day in 1999, a Korean pastor preached the gospel of the Lord Jesus to me. Because of my earnest pursuit, I soon became the focus of the pastor’s training and his primary assistant. In the summer of 2000, the pastor came to Yunnan on a short summer missionary trip with more than a dozen college students from the Korean Gospel Church. Unexpectedly, this alarmed the CCP government. We were arrested whilst having a meeting at the pastor’s home and then brought to Yunnan Province Public Security Department for questioning. Continue reading “Spiritual Warfare | Breaking Free From the Rumor Trap”

Christian Testimony | There Is No Special Treatment in the Church

By Liu Xin

After following God over these years, I came to think of myself as someone who has converted some people through preaching the gospel, who works dawn till dusk for the church, has suffered from giving things up and expending myself and has paid a certain price. So, I felt I was some sort of contributor of the church, and over time I regarded myself as having seniority in the church. I started living off my past gains and flaunting my seniority. When I saw people in the church who were removed from their positions, and sent home to do their spiritual devotions and reflect on themselves, because they were perfunctory in performing their duty, and interrupted and upset the work of the church, I thought: “I left home so many years ago and I’ve always performed my duty in the church. Continue reading “Christian Testimony | There Is No Special Treatment in the Church”

Christian Testimony | Don’t Find New Tricks When Serving God

By Heyi

Not long ago, I was elected as a church leader by my brothers and sisters. I was very grateful, and thought: I must do my duty well to repay God’s grace. I saw that the evangelical work of the church wasn’t yielding good results, so my brothers and sisters and I put our heads together to resolve the issue. But after a period of hard work, the church’s evangelical work remained lackluster, and my brothers and sisters in the evangelical group were living within trials. Continue reading “Christian Testimony | Don’t Find New Tricks When Serving God”