Tag: Almighty God Cult

Chinese Church Voices

Cults and the Rural Church

Rural areas are especially at risk for false teaching. The danger of cults, says Brother Liu, cannot be taken lightly.

Chinese Church Voices

Cults and Christianity in China

Last fall the popular news magazine Phoenix Weekly carried this article on the relationship between Christianity and cults in China. 

The Lantern

Shining Light on China’s Cults

The phenomenal growth of China’s church has, justifiably, given rise to much discussion about how Christianity will impact China’s future...Beneath the upbeat reports of the church’s growing numbers and influence, however, is the harsh reality that unprecedented growth accompanied by a severe shortage of trained leadership has left the church increasingly vulnerable to cults and heresies.

Blog Entries

Cults in China

Last year members of the Almighty God sect savagely attacked a customer in a McDonald’s in northeast China after she refused to give them her cell phone number. Formerly known as Eastern Lightning, the Almighty God sect has emerged as one of the most active cults in China.

View From the Wall

A Field Study of “The Church of Almighty God” Cult

The authors did a field study of The Church of Almighty God over several years. In their report they include excerpts from the writings of the “female Christ” found in The Scroll That the Lamb Opened. There are also quotes from several individuals they interviewed who had dealt directly with the cult. They conclude with comments regarding churches adopting either an “open or closed” policy.

Peoples of China

Chinese Cults, Sects, and Heresies

The author provides a brief overview of ten cults active in today’s China. First, he gives the cult’s name and any additional names it is known by. Next, he identifies the founder and any leaders giving a brief summary of their backgrounds. Finally, he discusses areas of concern including major points at which the cult’s teachings diverge from those of orthodox Christianity. 

Editorials

Confronting the Cults

The editor's point of view...

Lead Article

The War against Cults in China

Lambert writes: “China has been experiencing a major revival of religious faith…at the same time there has been an upsurge in cults, many of them quite bizarre.” He traces a brief history of China’s cults and then deals with how a cult is defined in China. He goes on to look at the difficulties that emerge when applying unclear and subjective definitions of what constitutes a cult and concludes with an overview of Eastern Lightning.

Resource Corner

China and Hong Kong’s Heresy

Church of the Almighty God (Eastern Lightning)
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