On November 13, 2016, I was invited to attend a musical play in Taipei. Without knowing the details, I agreed to go with several True Jesus Church (TJC) brethren. Upon our arrival, I was told that the organizer of the play was an association for Christians of various denominations. Personally, I am not that keen on attending non-TJC activities for fear that they may affect my faith. But since I was already seated in the hall, I decided to stay until the end of the play. Moreover, I told myself that this play could bring forth invaluable knowledge for spiritual growth and personal development.
After almost 2 hours, the play ended and one of the actors began to share his testimonies in relation to the play. Hence, he took the opportunity to introduce Jesus to the audience, and gradually and subtly evangelized to everyone. By the time I left the hall, he was still sharing and preaching to the audience.
On the way out from the hall entrance, a volunteer invited me to attend some Christian activities somewhere in Taipei for the reason that those activities were suitable for foreigners like me. In response, I just nodded to acknowledge that I had heard her. But since I wasn’t interested in those activities, I took the opportunity to tell her that I was a member of TJC and briefly introduced the church to her. When I found out that she knew of the existence of TJC through a leaflet, I invited her to attend services but she persistently invited me to attend the Christian activities. I then excused myself and told her that I had to leave because it was past 9:30 pm.
While I was walking to the train station, I began to reflect on the differences between TJC and other Christian denominations. The most obvious difference is that TJC not only preaches and defends the truth, but this church also has the abidance of the Holy Spirit. Albeit simple and straightforward, these are imperative reasons that reaffirm my belief in the true church and remind me that I am indeed blessed to be a family member of the TJC.