Christian Movie | Chronicles of Religious Persecution | “Who Forced Her to the End of the Road”

Christian Movie | Chronicles of Religious Persecution | “Who Forced Her to the End of the Road”


During the last days, God has once again become flesh in the East—China. In 1991, Almighty God, Christ of the last days,
formally took up His ministry. Since then, Almighty God has expressed millions of words and carried out the work of judgment
beginning from the house of God. God’s sheep hear His voice. The people of various sects and denominations who loved the truth and yearned for God’s appearance, have recognized that Almighty God’s words are the truth, and that this is the voice of God. They believed that
Almighty God was the return of the Lord Jesus, and one by one they came before Almighty God. The appearance and work of Almighty God
sparked panic in the CCP. The CCP issued numerous secret documents and mobilized the armed police and army to maniacally oppress and eradicate the Church. The whole of mainland China rained blood, dark clouds descended,
and there was universal outrage and indignation. Today, the Christians of all the house churches, particularly those of The Church of Almighty God, are experiencing even more brutal and bloody persecution
by the CCP government. These Christians’ bloodshed and loss of life are like a song of victory over the forces of Satan, and tell the grisly tale
of Chinese Christians’ persecution. This was Chongqing toward the end of November in 2008. The wind was chilling, the weather unusually cold. A group of people walked toward the entrance
of a forced labor camp in Chongqing City. Their hearts were laden with grief. A placard that read “GIVE ME BACK MY MOM!”
and a black urn stood conspicuously out from the crowd. Facing a group of unarmed citizens, the CCP police was armed to the teeth like they were facing a formidable army. Guns were loaded and drawn. Nerves were on edge on both sides. Why was the CCP police on such severe alert? What were they worried about? The victim’s name was Gao Yufeng, a Christian of The Church of Almighty God. She was arrested by the CCP police
for doing her duty and believing in God. Three months later,
she died suddenly in the labor camp. How did Gao Yufeng die? This was how the story began. In 2008, when Beijing hosted the Olympic Games, in the name of “maintaining stability,” the CCP government went all out in arresting Christians and dissidents
in provinces and cities across the country. For a time, the whole country was seized by panic. House churches across the country, especially The Church of Almighty God, met even more frantic suppression and arrest
by the CCP government. On August 18, in a small village
in Jiangjin District of Chongqing City, Gao Yufeng and two sisters
were gathering and sharing God’s word. They felt relaxed and free in their hearts. Gao Yufeng had not expected the sudden occurrence of tragedy
right after the sisters left the gathering … Gao Yufeng was a kind and simple person who had been zealously preaching the gospel
of the kingdom of Almighty God after beginning to believe in God. She was unlawfully arrested by the police because of the CCP government’s persecution
of religious beliefs. After his wife was arrested, the almost 70-year-old Zhao Youqing
was panicky and overwhelmed. He did not dare to tell his relatives
and daughter who worked in the city about what had happened, fearing that it would make them worry. He was under tremendous pressure alone with distress and depression in his heart. After asking around, Zhao Youqing learned that
his wife was held at the detention center. So he rushed over to see her. Looking at the wounds all over his wife’s face, Zhao Youqing’s heart was bleeding. His wife had always abode by the law
and never done anything illegal. She only worshiped God,
congregated at home, and did her duty. Even so, she was arrested and tortured
by the CCP police. This made Zhao Youqing very grievous and indignant. In 2008, toward the end of August, using “disturbing social order and security”
as an excuse, the CCP directly sent Gao Yufeng
to a forced labor camp. But she suddenly died three months later. What had happened to Gao Yufeng? Not until the release of two Christians
of The Church of Almighty God who had worked with her in the labor camp did we all know the truth. According to their recollection, the rules of the forced labor camp required that all newly admitted correctional inmates had to receive transformational training
and intensive military drills. Prisoners got up at five o’clock every day, starting with memorizing
correctional inmates’ code of conduct. Those who did not memorize well
were subject to beating, scolding, and corporal punishment. Christians of The Church of Almighty God were particularly discriminated against and abused. Gao Yufeng who was almost 60
had poor health and bad memory. She was often subject to corporal punishment
for failing to memorize the code. Training time was from seven o’clock in the morning
to ten o’clock at night. After one full day of training, people felt like collapsing, their whole bodies were aching all over. The high-intensity military drills, coupled with the correctional officer’s humiliation,
beatings, and scolding, had taken a toll on Gao Yufeng. Gao Yufeng’s family was unaware
that she had been sent to labor camp. She really wanted to call her family, but the correctional staff did not allow her. Gao Yufeng especially missed
her loved ones at this time. The officer responsible for transformation took the opportunity to threaten Gao Yufeng that in order to contact her family, she had to sign the letter of guarantee
to deny and betray God. After Gao Yufeng sternly refused, the correctional staff tried to discipline her and instructed the squad leader
to beat and humiliate her. Gao Yufeng had never imagined
that her nightmares had only just begun … During re-education, Shen Qing,
a Christian of The Church of Almighty God, occasionally heard the captain
instruct the correctional officer to strictly control people
from The Church of Almighty God, and make them give up their belief at all costs … The correctional staff used various means
to punish Christians. The most common tactic
was to deduct their food quantity. The food quality and quantity
for the correctional inmate population were bad to begin with. But the rations for Gao Yufeng and the others
were often halved. They were emaciated from being hungry every day. Due to prolonged intensive training in the hot sun and deprivation of food by the correctional staff, Gao Yufeng was physically drained. She could no longer endure the exhaustion. Another Christian of The Church of Almighty God,
Feng Ruiying, who stayed in the same dormitory as Gao Yufeng, suffered the same ordeal. She felt a heart-wrenching pain
when she saw Gao Yufeng pass out from hunger. Risking punishment by the correctional officer, Feng Ruiying saved half a steamed bun
and secretly gave it to Gao Yufeng. Gao Yufeng and Feng Ruiying had not expected that a correctional officer
happened to walk past the dormitory and saw the scene. The correctional officer fiercely scolded Gao Yufeng and punished Feng Ruiying to do 300 squats. This made Gao Yufeng sad and self-reproached. She felt so much hatred in her heart
for the correctional officer. They didn’t treat believers of God like human beings. Not only were they deprived
of their most basic human rights, they were also ravaged physically and mentally
by all conceivable means! The police in charge of transformation
tried to coerce Gao Yufeng again, forcing her to give up her faith, but she resolutely refused to betray God. When the correctional officers saw
Gao Yufeng and other Christians not compromise at all in their faith, they were determined to subject Gao Yufeng and others
to intensive discipline. In her second month in the labor camp, every day, Gao Yufeng had to complete
a large number of production quotas, or face various corporal punishments if she didn’t. After the corporal punishment,
she still had to do overtime work. The intensive work lasted almost 20 hours daily. The overloading work was even difficult
for young people to finish, not to mention Gao Yufeng who was old and frail. However, in order to force her to give up her faith, the correctional officer made her
finish the work of two days in one. How could Gao Yufeng sustain such ravage? With the accumulating backlogs,
she not only faced severe punishment, she was also threatened of prolonged imprisonment. The stress was building up in her. Extreme fatigue made her dizzy and stupefied. Since the correctional staff
deliberately increased the workload for Christians, Gao Yufeng and others
could not finish the production quotas no matter how hard they worked. In another group, a Christian Shen Qing
also had to do overtime work every night, sometimes until dawn, because she could not finish the quota. The squad leader always bullied her, often giving her half the credit for her work volume and taking the opportunity to corporally punish her. The hell-like living in the forced labor camp made Shen Qing feel debilitated,
even despair at times. Gao Yufeng and Shen Qing were not alone. Dozens of Christians of The Church of Almighty God
in the labor camp also felt that they were better off dead
under such inhuman torment. Unfulfillable workloads and brutal corporal punishment, brainwashing and coercion on many occasions did not make Gao Yufeng and other Christians
give up their faith. The correctional officer was furious, looking for all kinds of excuses and methods to torment, discipline, and made things difficult for them. The correctional personnel even privately stipulated that Christians could only go to the toilet twice a day
with time restrictions. When Gao Yufeng was standing on penalty, Shen Qing happened to be working in the yard, seeing Gao Yufeng’s painful look and pale face. Gao Yufeng really couldn’t bear it. She asked the correctional officer once again, but even the most basic right was deprived
by the correctional officer. The correctional officer’s torment and the female students’ ridicules and humiliation relentlessly bullied Gao Yufeng. Her dignity as a human being was gone! The harsh living in the labor camp
was tormenting Gao Yufeng. She could only rely on her prayers to God
to hold on to life. But the correctional officer instructed the squad leader
to monitor Gao Yufeng, not letting her have any chance to pray. Once she was spotted praying, the students would madly beat her and curse her. Gao Yufeng was living in
a high degree of tension and fear all the time. The correctional officer even locked her in the confinement room in complete isolation
for a long time. Gao Yufeng’s spirit was deteriorating by the day. The police threatened to arrest Gao Yufeng’s family if she did not give up her faith
and sign the letter of guarantee. The police’s words hit her fatal weakness. Gao Yufeng loved her daughter most. The couple worked hard
to send their daughter to university. Her daughter just found a job in the city. She was most afraid of affecting her daughter’s future. The police even threatened her that even if she was not concerned about her family, they had a way to deal with her. They hinted about using drugs on her to make her sign the letter of guarantee
under an unconscious state. Having experienced the brutality and viciousness
of the CCP police in the labor camp, Gao Yufeng believed that
the police was capable of doing anything. After being threatened, she became especially worried,
her mind was stricken. The CCP’s persecution made her feel desperate. In order to step up pressure on Gao Yufeng, the correctional officer deliberately
transferred Feng Ruiying to another dormitory. The news was double jeopardy to Gao Yufeng, making her feel isolated. The intimidation and corporal punishment
by the police time and again, the humiliation and assault
by the squad leader and students, along with the transfer of the sister, tormented Gao Yufeng inexorably. The persecution of the CCP was like the devil’s talon
tightly pinching her throat, making her unable to breathe. Zhao Youqing repeatedly sought to visit his wife, but he was rejected by the labor camp. Until November 2008, the couple finally met. Her husband brought Gao Yufeng
winter clothing and some money, but she did not take them. She did not want to add more burden to her family and become an encumbrance for her husband. Their proximity to each other
belied their interminable separation. Looking at her tearful husband,
Gao Yufeng was heartbroken. The hell-like living in the labor camp
was grinding her will away. So much grievance she wanted to tell her husband, but she feared that he couldn’t bear to hear it. Looking at his wife leave reluctantly, Zhao Youqing was increasingly worried. When Gao Yufeng was in the most vulnerable state, the correctional officer used reduction of imprisonment
as a bargaining chip to coax her to betray the church. Yet Gao Yufeng would rather die
than do anything to betray God or the church. Day after day, the endless torment and intimidation
rendered Gao Yufeng breathless. There was so much grief
she wanted to relate to her sisters, but they were relentlessly separated
by the correctional officer. Gao Yufeng was lonely, depressed, and utterly despaired. Late at night, Gao Yufeng was tossing and turning, unable to sleep. She couldn’t shake off
the inhuman torture and devastation inflicted on her like a nightmare by the CCP. It was very clear to her that as long as she didn’t give up her faith, the CCP would not stop persecuting her and her family. They even threatened to use drugs to make her sign the letter of guarantee
under a stupefied state. Gao Yufeng did not want to drag down her family, let alone betray God and sell out the church. She was exhausted by the sheer pressure. She became utterly despaired. In desperation, she made a painful final decision … One day in November 2008,
around two o’clock in the morning, Gao Yufeng committed suicide in despair
when she was 59 years old. After the death of Gao Yufeng, the correctional staff not only isolated
the female students in the same room with her, but even required them to give false testimonies to prove that the labor camp did not abuse Gao Yufeng. But the story that Gao Yufeng
was arrested for believing in God and subject to brutal torture and being suicided still spread throughout the labor camp. In mid-November 2008, two police officers from the forced labor camp
went to Zhao Youqing’s home. Using the excuse that Gao Yufeng was seriously ill, they took Zhao Youqing to the labor camp. At this point Zhao Youqing was very apprehensive, an ominous sense gripped his heart. The words of the police shocked Zhao Youqing. He simply couldn’t believe
that lying under the white sheet was his own wife! What made him more indignant was that the police not only did not allow him
to see his wife for the last time, they even forcibly took her remains
to the crematorium for cremation. Gao Yufeng’s remains were cremated
in the same afternoon, but the police were buying time and kept Zhao Youqing from going home. Until early morning, the police took Zhao Youqing to the village entrance. Zhao Youqing understood from the words of the police the reason why they let him go home late at night and threatened him to secretly bury the urn
without calling his relatives over. It was intended to deceive the public and cover up the CCP’s crime
of atrocity and persecution of Christians! The death of Gao Yufeng was unacceptable to her family. They were determined to seek justice. The Zhao family insisted on protesting
at the entrance of the labor camp for 32 days. Finally, fearing that the incident might escalate, the labor camp’s personnel agreed to allow Gao Yufeng’s daughter
to negotiate alone with them. Gao Yufeng’s daughter was threatened by the CCP police that if she continued to protest,
they will make her employer fire her. Under the CCP’s intimidation, she had no choice but to agree to a private settlement and gave her thumbprint. The forced labor camp only paid 80,000 yuan, and the death of Gao Yufeng was settled. The CCP’s brutal persecution
of those who believe in God caused the wrongful death of Gao Yufeng and brought inconsolable pain to Zhao Youqing. Experiencing such a huge blow, Zhao Youqing was severely stricken. Living under the shadow of his wife’s arrest, he was apprehensive all day. Suffering from long-term depression
and extreme psychological torment, Zhao Youqing utterly collapsed. His mental state was increasingly abnormal. In the end, he was admitted
to a mental hospital in Chongqing. Zhao Youqing’s misfortune
and Gao Yufeng’s being suicided in the labor camp made many people detest
the shameful practices of the CCP police. Without the CCP’s persecution of Christians, Gao Yufeng would not have embarked on a precipice. Her family would not have fallen
into such a miserable state. A harmonious and happy family
was reduced to tatters by persecution.

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