1 Man’s nature comes from their soul, not from their flesh. Only each person’s soul knows how they have undergone Satan’s temptations, affliction, and corruption. Man’s flesh cannot know this. Accordingly, mankind is unwittingly becoming more and more filthy, evil and dark, while the distance between God and man grows farther and farther, and mankind’s days become darker and darker. Mankind’s souls are all within Satan’s grasp. As such, it goes without saying that man’s flesh has also been occupied by Satan. How could flesh such as this and humans such as this not resist God and be innately compatible with Him? The reason Satan was cast down by God into the air is because it betrayed Him, so how could humans extricate themselves from the repercussions of this? This is the reason that human nature is betrayal.
2 It doesn’t matter how long you have been His follower—your nature is still to betray God. That is, it is in people’s nature to betray God because people do not have absolute maturity in their lives, they only have relative changes in disposition. No matter how mature your life is, how deep your experience is, how great your confidence is, and no matter where you were born and where you are going, your nature of betraying God can come out at any time and any place. What God wants to tell each and every person is this: Betrayal of God is human nature. God’s intention in expressing words is not to find excuses to eliminate or condemn mankind, but it is to make them more aware of their own nature and thus very carefully live in front of God at all times to obtain His guidance, avoiding losing His presence and stepping onto the path of no return.
Adapted from “A Very Serious Problem: Betrayal (2)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh