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Thursday, July 27, 2017
‘Female Jesus’ Cult Smashed in Police Raid, 18 Arrested
This is a real cult and it is exploding in popularity all over the world.
It is not true Christianity; it has many similarities, but many great differences.
They infect my Twitter feed from time to time with their propaganda
and I have to remove them.
Please familiarize yourself with these people so that you know
how to answer someone who becomes interested in them.
When Jesus returns to Earth, everyone will know.
It will not be as a little Chinese woman in New York who wants your money.
Chinese police detained 18 members of a banned religious cult which believes Jesus has returned to grace the earth in the form of a woman.
The Church of Almighty God, or Quannengshen, believes Jesus was resurrected as a woman in China, and that she will wreak the apocalypse.
Zhao Weishan founded the cult in the 1990s and his wife, Yang Xiangbin is believed to be the ‘female Jesus.’
They both fled China in 2000 and claimed political asylum in the US.
The arrests were made in Zhejiang Province on Wednesday following an investigation into the cult, Xinhua reports.
"The cult's 'leaders' imposed spiritual control over the members," Changxing County police officer Dong Jianfeng said. "They were told that as long as they gave donations, the Almighty God would keep their illness at bay."
"Every member was willing to donate their money, and the amounts ranged from 10,000 yuan (US$1,481) to tens of thousands of yuan," he added.
Police seized computers, hard drives, 150 books and 460 pamphlets used by the cult, China News reports. They said eight of the suspects have been “re-educated” and denounced their cult beliefs.
That's a frightening term, 're-educated'. Many good people have been 're-educated' in China and have become little more than vegetables. I hope this is not the kind of 're-education' they are referring to.
The group came under fire in 2014, when its members were caught beating a woman to death in a McDonald’s when she refused to give them her phone number as they attempted to recruit her.
One of the murderers Zhang Lidong said in an interview: 'I beat her with all my might and stamped on her too. She was a demon. We had to destroy her.'
Two members, Zhang and his daughter, were executed for the murder in 2015.
The Church of Almighty God is accused of isolating members from family and friends and pressuring followers to give money to get salvation. Like Scientology, the more members donate, the higher they progress in the cult’s ranks.
The cult’s headquarters are now in the US.
Channel 4 news spoke with a member just after the McDonalds attack and claimed that there were at least a million members in the country.
The Church of Almighty God refers to the ruling Communist Party as the 'great red dragon'.
On its website, where one section is headed 'The Maturer the People Become, the Sooner the Great Red Dragon Will Collapse', the group describes the authorities as 'the persecutor of God and the enemy of God'.
China has previously cracked down harshly on groups it labels 'cults', most notably the Falun Gong spiritual movement, which was banned in the late 1990s.