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Yang Xiangbin

EXPLORE GROUPS: Church of Almighty God (Eastern Lightning)

Church of Almighty God (Eastern Lightning)

Eastern Lightning, Dongfang Shandian, Lord’s Hidden Advent in China, Endtime Work of God

Zhao Weishan

Zhao Weishan, Yang Xiangbin

Zhengzhou, China ca. 1993

Zhengzhou, China; West Nyack, NY USA

include The Scroll that the Lamb Opened; The Eternal Gospel: The Salvation of God’s Kingdom Has Come; The Word Appears in the Flesh

Eastern Lightning claims that Jesus has returned as a Chinese woman named Yang Xiangbin who lives in hiding in Henan, China. Salvation is achieved through this female Christ. The group’s message is highly apocalyptic.

Widely reported to be a highly aggressive sect that uses brainwashing sessions to make converts and has published a 67-page instruction manual on how to convert other Christians. Accusations of abuse—including blackmail, poisoning, even torture—are common.

Critics charge that the group conceals its identity through the use of various aliases or front names.

Claims 300,000, but more likely 20,000–30,000

Canada, China, Kenya, Laos, Vietnam, United States

Mandarin, other Chinese languages/dialects; Spanish, Portuguese, German, Greek, Russian, Swahili, and others

https://www.chinasource.org/resource-library/articles/by-tag/almighty-god-cult
www.chinaramblings.com/archives/13343
www.chinaramblings.com/archives/13346
www.chinaramblings.com/archives/13351
www.chinaramblings.com/archives/13357
www.chinaforjesus.com/EL_development.htm
www.chinaforjesus.com/EL_2.htm
www.chinaforjesus.com/EL_3.htm
www.chinaforjesus.com/EL_4.htm
www.chinaforjesus.com/EL_5.htm
www.cswusa.com/Countries/China-LighteningfromtheEast.htm
www.apologeticsindex.org/189-eastern-lightning

www.jpost.com/Israel-Elections/Christian-sects-Twitter-accounts-suspended-for-Israeli-election-messages-586070
news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/15/she-was-a-demon-we-had-to-destroy-her-two-chinese-cult-members-to-be-executed-for-mcdonalds-murder/
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11046155/Inside-Chinas-most-radical-cult.html
www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-cults-20140607-story.html#page=1
www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/march/chinas-deadly-lightning.html
www.charismamag.com/blogs/215-j15/columns/global-picture/697-chinas-most-evil-cult
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-targets-members-of-doomsday-cult/2012/12/20/014704c4-4acf-11e2-9a42-d1ce6d0ed278_story.html
articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/17/world/la-fg-china-doomsday-arrests-20121218

https://en.easternlightning.org
www.holyspiritspeaks.org
www.godfootsteps.org/en
www.kingdomsalvation.org
www.endtimeworkofgod.org
www.youtube.com/user/godfootsteps
english.thelordsadvent.org/home.php

https://books.google.com/books?id=SA15CgAAQBAJ&pg=PP10&lpg=PP10&dq=%22Cult
%22+Church
+and+the+CCP:+Introducing+Eastern+Lightning&source=bl&ots=xHahN_O1pW&sig=rbPYND83-Moo0ZalHqruE8QpBcc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi03NK5mMPeAhXIrVQKHQwND2A4ChDoATAGegQIBBAB#v=onepage&q=%22Cult%2C%22%20Church%2C%20and%20the%20CCP%3A%20Introducing%20Eastern%20Lightning&f=false

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