China's Confession - The Abridged Gospel Edition
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Quote:TV SERIAL "CHINA'S CONFESSION"
There are 7 episodes in the TV serial "China's Confession". A brief summary is as follows:
Gives account of the long forgotten devout traditions and legends of the first 2500 years in Chinese history.
Gives account of the unimaginable historical evolution of ancient China.
Represents the tragic destiny of self-infliction and exploitation of China in the following 2500 years of its history.
Represents the Chinese painstakingly attempting to reach salvation through human efforts, and the glorious light of heavenly Dao.
Represents the early valuable contacts between China and the West as well as the spiritual communication.
Reveals the bewilderment, struggle and difficult search for China's outlook since the Opium War.
Represents the bitter lessons of the past fifty years, the hidden crisis of today and the solutions for tomorrow.
GOSPEL AND ENGLISH EDITIONS OF THE TV SERIAL "CHINA'S CONFESSION"
For the sake of furtherance in gospel mission, we took pains to eliminate parts of the contents in the original TV serial that are hard to comprehend . We have condensed the TV serial into a copy of essentials, basically retaining the teachings of the gospel, with both Chinese and English subtitles. The length is one and a half hours. We hope God will use of this abridged copy to enlighten more lost souls of our compatriots. The original TV serial, in complete edition, will continue to be available. In addition, the English edition of TV serial, which consists of two parts, is in the process of being translated and edited. The length will be three hours. The completion date is expected to be in the winter of 2001.
VIEWERS RESPONSE TO THE TV SERIAL "CHINA'S CONFESSION"
Only a few months after the TV serial "China's Confession" was available on the market, to our surprise, its impact reached far and wide. This is unusual in Chinese church history. It is a result beyond human effort. Evidently, this achievement is God's work.
In May 2000, when the completion of the TV serial "China's Confession" became known, "Chinesenewsnet.com" proclaimed that the serial sent out a dynamic message: "Replace hate with love; replace mutual annihilation with peace and forgiveness." Undoubtedly, the message serves as the key for solving the China issue. This website presented excerpts of the TV serial, and published a series of scripts. Furthermore, Zhiming Yuan was invited to participate in conversation with web surfers for three hours.
Instantly, news concerning the TV serial appeared in the media, such as the "United Daily News" in Taiwan and the "World Journal" in the United States. The "World Journal Weekly Magazine" published a special report on the serial. "Voice of America" and other stations in European countries, such as France and Germany, broadcast special interviews, and the events were transmitted to Mainland China. "Radio Free Asia", sponsored by the U.S. Congress, produced seven half-hour programs also broadcasted to Mainland China.
In June, the "Taiwan TV Station" was the first to show the TV serial, and the audience response was exhilarating. As the serial was replayed in July, Zhiming Yuan was invited to Taiwan to attend a seminar on "China's Confession." Eminent scholars, like Bo Yang and others, were present at the seminar. Reports concerning the occasion appeared in Taiwan media time and again.
The "Hong Kong Cable TV" also showed parts of the TV serial. It was told that the Hong Kong edition of "China's Confession" would be released soon. At the premier of the TV serial, sponsored by cities in the United States and Canada, viewers were so touched that many accepted Jesus as their savior after the show. In eastern Canada, at an evangelist meeting after the premier, more than a hundred people stood up to express their faith in Jesus Christ. A Christian in Toronto said enthusiastically, "I used to think that the Bible was a holy classic of the Israelites. Now I know the Bible belongs to Chinese people also." Many Chinese newspapers and TV stations gave special reports on the occasion also.
In July and August, Zhiming Yuan traveled to Southeast Asian countries, like Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines, on an evangelist mission. The TV serial was also shown during these meetings. Such occasions were so touching that those who saw it said they would never hardly forget it. When the TV serial was shown at a Malaysian seminary, more than one hundred pastors and students responded with warm applause.
When Zhiming Yuan was presiding over evangelistic meetings in North America, the sponsors of the meetings often showed the TV serial. An indelibly moving scene occurred at a retreat, sponsored jointly by the churches and fellowships in northeasten states. At the end of the serial, the whole audience rose for a standing ovation, with enthusiastic applause. Rev. Shenzhu Chow, with tears in his eyes, came over and grasped Zhiming Yuan's hands tightly.
The most thankful event is that God let the TV serial be shown widely, in the native land of the Chinese, Mainland China. Many overseas Christians and non-believers brought the TV serial back with them to their own town, as many as thousands of copies. Those who received the gift made copies and passed them on to friends and relatives. Gladly, many house church leaders were able to see the TV serial. Brother Yuntsi Hsu, just released from jail, was overwhelmed after seeing the TV serial. It has also been passed around among college fellowships.
In fact, as we have anticipated, the primary impact of the TV serial is in the vast expanse of society, not just among the churches. The July issue of the newspaper "Lianhe Zaobao" of Singapore, published an article written by a postgraduate of Beijing Normal University. In the article, the writer quoted a profusion of captions of the serial. His article was supposed to be a criticism, but actually he was passing on the contents to the public. A well-known movie director, who watched the serial late into the night, said, "A Mainlander's perspective of values will be changed, if he or she sees the TV serial."