Chinese Cult Has At Least Ten Aliases: BEWARE! :: By Geri Ungurean

I have been writing for years on a very dangerous and violent Chinese cult called “Church of Almighty God” AKA “Eastern Lightning.”

A reader of my articles wrote to me yesterday asking if I had ever heard of “Christian Holy City Church.”

Here is the email:

“Dear Sister Geri:

“I’m a little concerned about Christian Holy City Church. Who are they? I have been contacted by ‘Jasmine’ and asked to translate from English into Romanian a passage. My bewilderment comes from the fact that their name sort of came out of the blue on Facebook. Anything you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

“Is it a cult?”

I immediately went online to see what I could find. I was not shocked to see that this was yet another alias for “Church of Almighty God.”

If you have not read my exposé on “Church of Almighty God,” here is the link:

“CULT ALERT: Don’t be fooled by Church of Almighty God AKA Eastern Lightning”

In my research of the new name, “Christian Holy City Church,” I was shocked to find that this dangerous cult is using at least 10 aliases – probably many more:

About “Eastern Lightning”


Eastern Lightning

Eastern Lightning is a religion founded in China in 1989, and led by Mr. Zhao (Xu) Weishan, a former physics teacher and member of the unbiblical Shouters sect. Followers believe that the Messiah has returned and lives in the body of Weishan’s wife, Yang Xiangbin, a.k.a Lightning Deng, also a former member of the Shouters. The Chinese government has classified Eastern Lightning as a dangerous and “evil cult.”

The name “Eastern Lightning” sounds a bit like the name of a race horse, which is perhaps why adherents, when speaking with outsiders, more frequently use the aliases:

  • Church of the Almighty God or
  • Church of the Gospel’s Kingdom

They have traditionally targeted house churches in China, amongst whom word has spread, putting them on guard. Consequently, further aliases have sprung up more recently, and include:

  • The Congregation
  • Oriental Lightning
  • Seven Spirit Sect
  • Second Savior Sect
  • True Light Sect
  • True Way Sect, and
  • New Power Lord’s Church

No doubt other names have been coined since this webpage was written. All churches worldwide must be on guard. (emphasis mine)

Their members have been accused of kidnapping, extortion, brainwashing, torture and even murder – not only accused in the courts, but found guilty and convicted. Eastern Lightning’s official rebuttal is that the accusations are lies conjured up by the Chinese government to discredit them. The Communist Party of China is described in Eastern Lightning literature as the “Great Red Dragon” portrayed in Revelation 12 as the persecutor of God’s chosen people.

Eastern Lightning and the State are likely to continue their battle, and this page does not attempt to debate which side is more flawed; rather we look at the meaning of the Eastern Lightning’s emblem.

(But you’ll notice which side we disagree with more.)

The emblem

There are three elements to the emblem:

  1. The star in the east
  2. The cross
  3. The crescent

And we’ll look at each in turn.

  1. The Star of the East

(Actually, the star’s position on the emblem is northeast, as is Henan, China, where the religion was founded. But let’s not quibble and allow them some latitude.)

The name Eastern Lightning comes from Scriptural references to the returning Messiah and the east in Matt. 24:27,

For just like the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.

Note the wording carefully. Matthew does not say that the second coming of Christ is the lightning, but just like the lightning. Matthew does not say that Christ will return from the east; and even if he did, that does not necessarily mean China.

To make sense of Matthew’s eastern reference, we must remember that the Gospel of Matthew was written for the benefit of all mankind, but in particular for the benefit of early Christian churches in Israel. The geopolitical borders have shifted a bit since then, but the Arabian Desert is still to the east.

It doesn’t rain much in the desert (< 100 mm per annum) so thunder and lightning are rare. It takes a pretty explosive lightning to light up the whole sky, and that makes such lightning from the east even more rare – so rare that it would be supernatural.

Now, if indeed Yang Xiangbin is the Messiah, then for Eastern Lightning’s interpretation of Matthew to be correct, the bolt of lightning in China would have to be strong enough to be visible in Israel, permanently blinding the eyes of the billion or so people who live between the two countries. That rather contradicts Rev. 1:7, every eye will see him.

Unfortunately for Ms. Yang & Co., China doesn’t fit that interpretation of Matthew. Neither does “Son of man” really mean “Daughter of man,” and the little star in your emblem looks more like a twinkle than an explosion of light.

  1. The cross

The Cross represents the apparatus used to kill Jesus, and this points to one of the many glaring differences between Jesus Christ and the new Yang “Christ.”

When Jesus was persecuted by the civic authorities, he presented himself to the court to receive his punishment, then dragged a rough wooden cross to Calvary on which he was crucified. From there he rose again, lives in Heaven, yet is in our hearts.

When Yang Xiangbin was persecuted by the civic authorities, she updated her passport, dragged her smart suitcase to the nearest airport and fled the country to New York, where she lives happily ever after with her husband Zhao and their son.

Including a cross in the emblem is curious.

  1. The crescent

The crescent moon is favored by followers of Islam, but Eastern Lightning is as distant from Islam as it is from Christianity.

Christians (and Muslims) do not dispute that Matthew wrote:

For just like the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.

And neither do they dispute Matthew’s words, just four verses prior (Matt. 24:23),

If anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe him. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Eastern Lightning is banned in China, the most populous nation on earth, and is seeking to expand. As already mentioned, their tactics traditionally target small churches.

How this cult is using their translation network:

A sample of the propaganda translated into Hebrew. My husband translated the Hebrew in Google translate:

Video of Chinese member of Church of Almighty God dubbed in Hebrew! This is how they are disseminating their propaganda throughout the world!

Video of Chinese members of Church of Almighty God dubbed in Hebrew: < click here to view  (English translation is found underneath the Hebrew)

‘מתיקות במעמקי הצרות’ | סרט קצר על הרדיפות שסבלה כנסיית האל הכול יכול

האן לו היא מנהיגה בכנסיית האל הכול יכול בסין היבשתית. היא מאמינה באלוהים מזה עשר שנים ומעלה, וחוותה את עבודתו של האל הכול יכול באחרית הימים. היא מבינה אי-אילו אמיתות ויודעת שרק באמצעות המשיח של אחרית הימים, האל הכול יכול, בני האדם יוכלו להשתחרר מן החטא ולחיות חיים בעלי משמעות. היא ויתרה על הכול כדי ללכת בעקבות האל הכול יכול, ונסעה ממקום למקום כדי להעיד על הופעתו ועבודתו של אלוהים באחרית הימים. אך בסין, היכן שהמפלגה הקומוניסטית האתיאיסטית נמצאת בשלטון, אין חופש אמונה דתית. הממשלה הקומוניסטית הפיצה מסמכים סודיים שאוסרים לחלוטין על כל הכנסיות הביתיות, והיא לכדה ורדפה משיחיים בקדחתניות. האן לו ואחרים היו נתונים למעקב בידי שוטרי הממשל הקומוניסטי, ובסופו של דבר נלכדו. שוטרי הממשל הקומוניסטי עינו את האן לו בברוטליות כדי לנסות לשדוד את כספי הכנסייה וללכוד מנהיגים נוספים בה. הם גם השתמשו בשמועות ובשקרים כדי לנסות לשטוף את מוחה, השתמשו במשפחתה כדי לנסות להכריעה, והפעילו שיטות בזויות אחרות כדי לנסות ולאיים עליה, מתוך ניסיון לאלצה להתכחש לאלוהים ולבגוד בו… בכאבה ובחולשתה, האן לו נסמכה על אלוהים והתפללה לו, ובהדרכת דברי אלוהים הצליחה לחדור לעומקם של כל תכסיסי השטן. היא צלחה חקירות רבות בעינויים והפריכה בעוצמה את כל השמועות והשקרים של הממשל הקומוניסטי. בתוך אווירה מרה של רדיפות מטעם הממשל הקומוניסטי נמסרה עדות יפהפיה ומהדהדת…

כנסיית האל הכול יכול  #סרטי_בשורה  #ללכת_אחריy

English Translation found on Google Translate:

“Han lo is a leader in the Church of God Almighty in continental China. She believes in God for ten years and above, and that he has done the work of God Almighty in the end of days. She understands some truths and knows that only through the Messiah of the apocalypse, God Almighty, humans can be free of sin and live a life of meaning. She gave up everything to follow God Almighty, and drove from place to place to testify to the appearance and work of God in the end of days. But in China, where the communist party atheistic is in power, there is no freedom of religious faith.

“The Communist government made secret documents that were completely distributed on all home churches, and it captured the came and the messianic. Han Lou and others were subjected to surveillance by the communist government officers, and eventually captured.

“The Communist government officers tortured Han brutally to try to rob the church’s money and capture more leaders in it. They also used the rumours and the lies to try to wash her mind, use her family to try to lhkryʻh [word undecipherable], and other menial methods to try and threaten her, out of attempt to deny God and betray him… and to his love, Han lo hinged on God and forgive him, and say God’s word managed to penetrate all the devil’s tricks. She has been doing a lot of investigations in torture and also all the rumors and lies of the communist government. In a bitter atmosphere of persecution from the communist government, there was a beautiful testimony.

“Pastors worldwide, beware.” – source

Brethren, please know that this growing satanic cult is now using the internet social media to find people who will translate a passage of Chinese into various languages. The above translation into Hebrew is just one example of what these people are doing worldwide!

This can only mean that they are propagating their lies by having them in many languages to spread throughout the world.

Just diabolical.

If you are approached by a stranger asking you to translate something – PLEASE KNOW that this is part of this satanic cult!

The recruiter for translations:

Recruiter’s “Linked in” page

I found a “Linked In” page for a top recruiter for this cult. He is in charge of networking the translations. His name is Steven Liu.

You can see his many projects here.

I clicked one of the projects of this cult member called “Large Christian Translation Project.”

Large Christian Translation Project

Published on November 8, 2016

Steve Liu

Translator Recruiter at Christian Holy City Church

Language pair: Chinese/English>Tagalog

Job Description: Reviewing/Translation Requirements: 1. Native Tagalog speakers who can understand Chinese/English well. 2. Versed in Christian spiritual book translation. Linguists from the Philippines will be the most suitable for this project. Please excuse our failure of response if your information does not meet our expectation. Email: Contact person: Crystal

Brethren, this just never seems to end. It is growing like a spider’s web on the internet, and pulling in unsuspecting people. PLEASE ASK your friends and family if they are in any of the FB groups **refer to the list of aliases above.

We are in the last days and Satan knows it. Evil and deception are rampant.

I am trying my best to keep up with this most dangerous cult and its many aliases.

Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1).

For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Matthew 24:24).  

Believe it or not, CNN has a piece exposing this Evil Cult:

From CNN

Eastern Lightning: “The Banned Religious Group that has China Worried”

Brethren, please read the CNN piece in its entirety. When CNN publishes something like this, it is very out of character for them. They KNOW that this a murderous cult, and they estimate that there are over 1 million members at this time.

And to the CULT members:

I know that you are viewing this article. You have no power over me. I worship the True and Living God who came to earth (Jesus Christ) to die on the Cross for our sins. He was resurrected on the third day and is now seated in heaven at the right hand of His Father.

Jesus Christ will NOT come back as a Chinese woman. He came the first time as a Lamb to be slaughtered. The NEXT time He comes it will be as KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS! I pray that those belonging to this Satanic cult will know the truth and come out from those lies.

And if you conspire to bring me harm, please know that I have a network too! The information gathered and presented in this article is now in the hands of HUNDREDS of true children of God.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua


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