55 Christ’s Substance Is God
1. God become flesh is called Christ, and so the Christ that can give people the truth is called God. For He possesses the substance of God, and possesses God’s disposition, and wisdom in His work, that are unattainable by man.
2. Those who call themselves Christ, yet cannot do the work of God, are frauds. Christ is not merely the manifestation of God on earth, but instead, the particular flesh assumed by God as He carries out and completes His work among man.
3. This flesh is not one that can be replaced by just any man, one that can adequately bear God’s work on earth, and express the disposition of God, and well represent God, and provide man with life.
4. Sooner or later, those who impersonate Christ will all fall, for although they claim to be Christ, they possess none of the substance of Christ. And so I say that the authenticity of Christ cannot be defined by man, but is answered and decided by God Himself.
from “Only Christ of the Last Days Can Give Man the Way of Eternal Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh