China Aid Association
On Christmas— a holiday observed by the entire world—in the year 2001, the Christians from South China Church had to hide themselves from the pursuit of the police department, who would organize an army of policemen to arrest the believers, fine them, put them in jail, and confiscate their belongings. They had to celebrate Christmas one day before time, yet were still subject to the persecution.
Although this atrocity has provoked the rightly anger of the believers and their families, the Christian mass still held that they should not repay evil with evil. Therefore they did not bring nay injury to the police staff. This is the truth, not the false testimonies written in the indictment and verdict papers, which was made up from forced “witnessing of their own quilts”.
Have any friends or those with a family thought about this, that in such a state, which claims to be a responsible member of the international society as well as of numerous pacts and charts and proclamations, and to have “granted” freedom of belief, live a Christian mass that spend each day in terror? They have homes they can’t return to; they have fields but can’t till them, as if they are living in an age of war and turmoil. And this day, is the very Christmas, a day celebrated all across the world!
Some believers tried to resort to self-defense, in the process of which the prosecutor was injured (level 5). These believers (Xu Fuming and Hu Yong) had been sentenced to death, as well as their teacher, who had nothing to do with committing injury. As for the persecutors, the real injurers, and even the murderers of Christian believers, they are beyond the touch of the law, and enjoying a higher position and income.
I tremble as I think of this. Tears swell in my eyes. But still I give thanks to the Lord
I ask everyone who has ears to listen: when can the “case of SCC” receive a just answer?
Written in the night of December 24, 2003
Gong Shengliang, a prisoner serving a life-long term
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