Believers Refuse To Deny Jesus Christ

Bob Fu's aged father, who was himself a Christian, got arrested and was tortured for his refusal to do the bidding of the government. His church was broken up and he was refused baptism at the government-sanctioned church, but when asked if he will deny Jesus because of his sufferings, his answer was an emphatic no!

Following excerpt from 80% into God's Double Agent by Bob Fu
On February 25, 2002, police from the Wangwu Branch of the Gaomi Public Security Bureau took him in for interrogation. They threatened to imprison him unless he could persuade me to stop my “anti-China activities.” On March 4, the same officers took him back to the station, where they kicked him, cursed him, and tortured him.

“I told them my son was a good boy,” he said. “That he wouldn’t betray his motherland, but this only infuriated them. They forced my head down to my knees and made my hands stick straight up in the air and hold that position. They hit my head so much I felt dizzy for days after they released me.”

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Soon after, the government broke up my father’s house church and his only option was to attend a government-sanctioned church an hour from his home. Though it was very inconvenient, he made the journey every week. He even asked to be baptized there, but the church officials denied his request.

“They said I was too old.” He laughed. “But my age should’ve added a certain urgency to the procedure.” Of course, the truth was they didn’t deem him fit for baptism because of me...

I held his hand and tried to engage him in conversation.

“Is your suffering going to make you deny Jesus?” I asked. “Do you really believe in Him as your Savior and Lord?”

My frail dad, who probably weighed eighty pounds, looked up at me. He only had one eye that worked. His head was bandaged from the surgery, he was connected to IVs, and his arms and legs were tied to the hospital bed.

“How could I deny Jesus?” he answered joyfully. “He has done so many good things for me!”

God’s Double Agent

Scripture Testimony Index stories in this book

Bob Fu is arrested for handing out Christian literature. All that remained was in his bright red backpack, which was sitting obviously on a table in the interrogation room. Bob prayed that God would keep the police from finding the literature, and He did, almost comically.
The timeless hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross" was Yuan Xiangchen's companion throughout his over twenty-one years imprisonment for refusal to join the Three-Self Patriotic Movement. While other prisoners took smoking breaks, he comforted himself by singing the hymn.
Heidi; Bob Fu's wife, had secured admission for graduate school at the People's University of Beijing and needed $3, 000 to fund her education. But despite praying everyday for weeks about it, and even sharing the financial need to other men, Bob still could not secure the needed funds. Bob was prepared to give up, but just a day before the deadline for payment, God showed up and answered his prayers.
Heidi was suspicious of Joseph because he had once betrayed her husband. In a remarkable twist of fate, she leads Joseph to faith in Jesus after spending some hours with him.
During a Bible training session led by Pastor Ronny for the underground church in Beijing, Bob Fu and other believers present experienced "Pentecost" - the Holy Spirit, like a mighty wind, fell upon them and they spoke in other tongues.
Just before his arrest, Bob Fu and his wife Heidi, found comfort and strength as they knelt together to study and pray over Peter's epistle in 1Peter 4 on the need to not be ashamed but to glorify God for sharing in Christ's suffering.
Xiqui Fu handed his wife an all important book containing all the contact information of the brethren of the underground church, just before his arrest by the police who searched every nook and cranny of their home hoping to find something incriminating. But God blinded their eyes, as Heidi held onto the book, while their home was ransacked and yet, no one but her husband saw the book she held.
Bob Fu's aged father, who was himself a Christian, got arrested and was tortured for his refusal to do the bidding of the government. His church was broken up and he was refused baptism at the government-sanctioned church, but when asked if he will deny Jesus because of his sufferings, his answer was an emphatic no!
Liu Xianzhi was a thirty-three-year-old Christian woman who was declared innocent of the charges filled against her by the Chinese government. Still, she was sent to a labour camp for "reeducation" and there suffered the most cruel and inhuman torture for her faith in God.
Having suffered terribly at a labour camp, Sarah Xianzhi needed to escape from China and though the "road-blocks" were many and daunting, God helped her escape the life-threatening persecution at home.