An invisible, intangible God
is loved and welcome by all.
If God is an unseen Spirit,
then it’s easy for man to believe.
People imagine God how they please
to make themselves happy,
then do what their own God wishes,
without any scruples.
Even more, people believe no one
is more loyal to God than they are.
Man is carefree in his belief,
believing in God however he pleases.
It’s one of man’s “rights and freedoms,”
which no one can obstruct.
For people believe in their own God
and not in anyone else’s.
It’s their own property,
and everybody possesses it.
People see this as treasure,
but to God nothing’s more worthless,
for it shows opposition to God
above all else.
Because of the work of God incarnate,
He becomes tangible flesh to man;
He’s not a formless Spirit but rather
flesh that man can see and touch.
But most people believe in deities
that are fleshless and formless,
which are also of a free form.
In that way the incarnate God
becomes the enemy of believers.
Those who can’t accept the incarnation
become God’s enemies.
Man’s notions don’t come from
his thinking or rebellions.
Most perish from believing
in a vague, imagined God.
Man’s life is not forfeited
by the incarnate God,
nor by the God of heaven,
but by the God in man’s mind.
God has come into the flesh
for the needs of corrupt man.
He suffers and sacrifices
for the sake of mankind.
Adapted from “Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of the Incarnate God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh