Believing in God Without Obeying Truth Will Lead to Elimination
After hearing what I said, some people would say, “All these things that you talk about, where do they come from? Are they right?” They continue having question marks in their mind. They might say: “I acknowledge some of the things that you said. While there are some of them that I don’t acknowledge, I don’t think that it’s appropriate to argue with you.” What is there to argue about? Don’t keep arguing about things, it is a waste of time to argue. Arguing is so tiring, just take your time and read God’s words. Once you’ve read them for ten years, then you will accept some of those words; once you have read them for twenty years, you will say, “Oh, how come I wasn’t able to accept these words before? How come now I finally see them as the truth?” After thirty years, “Oh, those things that the brother from above have said are all words of experience, and they are all correct.” And now, you finally have the same point of view as me. Therefore, there are some things that a person without the right stature is unable to strive for, and if a person lacks the experience, he won’t be able to strive for such things. Therefore, if we rely too much on our notions and imaginations when looking at things, then many things being said can very easily cause arguments. However, don’t worry, what I have said is not nonsense, and one day you will understand. Nothing good can come out of arguments, and the most important thing is the search for the truth, is that not right? Can arguments solve problems? Arguments are useless, and ultimately they still require verification with time and experience, which is the best way. Some people would say: “A child cannot understand the things that an adult or an old man says.” The child would become suspicious, “Old man, look at all the years that you have wasted living. What are you talking about?” Until one day when the child has grown up, but still not as old as the old man, where he finally understands what the old man has said, “What that old man said at the time was right, now I finally understand.” See, the old man has experienced deeply. In God’s house, once a person has believed in God for a long time, some things he says are verified through experience, and you cannot refuse such things. This is simply the truth.
Everything that God has expressed is to be eaten and drunk by people, to be understood by people, such that people can understand God. These are all words of warning to us, words to remind us, these are all words that shall become the life of man. If you truly cannot understand, then you have no life, and you do not know God. God’s words are not simply some “chants” for you to recite, or something for you to preach, but they are for you to experience. If you have believed in God for many years yet you have never truly experienced any of God’s words, can God still acknowledge you? God would say: “How many years have you believed in Me now? You have not one bit of experience with My words, you have no understanding of Me. I do not acknowledge that you believe in Me. You are an unbeliever, you are a false believer.” Therefore, God of the last days has exposed all these facts, separating all those unbelievers, those antichrists, those hypocrites, according to their own kinds. The good servants, the evil servants; the true believers, the false believers; the wheat and the tares. They are all exposed, such that you may discern, such that you know how to handle them, such that you know what principles you should treat them with. This way, God’s great work has finally been completed. We say that some people are antichrists, are hypocrites, are unbelievers, how do those religious people view this? “These are your assertions. The Lord Jesus has said: ‘Judge not, that you be not judged’ (Matthew 7:1).” Is this correct? Some say that it’s not correct. Why is this not correct? God’s work of the last days is to place each according to kind, to expose people of all kinds, such that they shall be identified by men. If we have no discernment of other people, and we never read and ponder God’s words, simply believing in God based on our notions and imaginations, ultimately, which ones are able to enter the kingdom of heaven, which ones are unable to enter the kingdom of heaven, which ones shall be praised and blessed by God, which ones shall be left behind, how could such things be revealed? For all those who pay lip service in their belief of God to enter the kingdom of heaven, can such a thing be possible? Can God do such a thing? Some say that He cannot. Why can He not do such a thing? Just take all these people who preach, exorcise, and perform many miracles in the Lord’s name into the kingdom of heaven, and everyone shall be happy, isn’t that right? Wouldn’t everyone be satisfied then? Is this suitable? Some say that this is not. Why is this not suitable? I followed the first question with another “Why,” and if you can give the answer, then it shows that you understand the truth; if you only have a feeling that it’s not suitable, yet you are unable to say why not, then you still do not fully understand the matter. Is this not the case? You say: “Because God is righteous, God is holy, He will not allow those hypocrites and those resisting God to enter the kingdom of God. Therefore God must reveal them, and after they are revealed they shall be punished based on the evil deeds that they have perpetrated, while rewarding those with true belief based on the good deeds that they have done, based on the true witnessing that they have performed. God’s words that ‘later, retribution shall be brought upon each according to their behavior’ have thus been fulfilled, and this is how God’s righteousness and holiness has been revealed.” Is this not the case? Do you understand now? Most people can understand. Now I then ask you “why,” can you give me an answer? This time you can. If I hadn’t put it this way, you might think, “Why is it not suitable? I don’t know. This question of ‘why’ has gotten me confused. If you didn’t ask me why, I can still feel it, I feel that I can understand 80%, that I am almost there. Now that you ask me why, I can’t really give you a good answer.” Do you understand where the problem is? Not understanding God’s words, not knowing why God says such things, what God wishes to fulfill, what result He wants to achieve.
All of God’s words are to be understood by men. We see through the hypocritical substance of the Pharisees, and God says “Woe to the Pharisees,” and with that we say “Amen,” and we obey. Why do we say “Amen” and obey? Because we are now able to discern. Someone says, “Now tell me who are the Pharisees?” You say, “There are so many of them, those who are keen on talking about the literal doctrines of the Bible, those who are keen on discussing theological theories, those pastors and elders who do not experience and practice God’s words, those men are all Pharisees!” “You have finally understood God’s words this time, you are now able to discern according to God’s words. You have seen through the essence of the Pharisees according to God’s words. This is not an assertion; this is to look at men based on truths; this is to see through men in accordance with God’s words.” Such men not only have understood God, but they are also able to discern men, and they are also now able to see through the essence of things. Do such men possess the reality of truth? They do possess the reality of truth. Yet those without the reality of truth, when seeing those who preach, exorcise, and perform many miracles in the Lord’s name, they say, “They are all brothers and sisters under the Lord, they are all good, they should all enter the kingdom of heaven.” Who are such people? These are confused people who are unable to discern. They do not know how to discern the wheat from the tares; the good servants from the evil servants; those with true faith from those with false faith; the false shepherds and the false apostles. They do not know how to discern, and these are confused people. Do these confused people have loyalty? These confused people are in service to God. Among those who follow God, the confused people are still able to devote themselves and fulfill their duties, these are service-doers; while those with the ability to discern, they shall become the sons, the leaders, and the priests. Do you understand now?
Among all those who follow God, which ones are the most precious? First are those who know God, those are the priests. The second are those who understand truths, those are able to lead the elect of God, those are the leaders. Third are those who have God’s words and truths as their lives, those are the sons. Fourth are those who are able to fulfill their duties as the created, those are the people of the kingdom. Fifth are those who are the loyal service-doers, they do not understand truths, and they do not have life. Those loyal service-doers are able to remain, and they shall share in the Millennial Kingdom. This is still a tremendous blessing. Some might say: “These followers, they have no truths, they have no life, how are they able to enter the kingdom of Christ?” This is the special kindness of God. “How is this to be understood? Everyone is treated with kindness, and who is not treated with special kindness?” Yes, this is correct. For what reasons are the followers treated with special kindness? First, whenever God incarnate is walking and performing work among the corrupt mankind, are there grave dangers? There are dangers so grave, He might be captured and killed at any time. Second, is the work of God incarnate difficult? Is His work arduous? It is certainly arduous, it is particularly difficult. Third, whenever God incarnate is performing work, the persecution, coercion, judgment, conviction, and rejection that He faces, are they more challenging than those faced by the ordinary people? They are much more challenging. Therefore, what does the Bible say? “But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation” (Luke 17:25). In this way, those who follow God with loyalty, God feels that these people are precious to Him. Therefore, God does not have very high demands of these loyal men, and He shall also bring them with Him into the kingdom of Christ, granting them enjoyment for a thousand years. This is what this special kindness means, do you understand now? What do you understand? Can you explain clearly? I am saying that this is the special kindness from God, and there is a practical side to this.
There are some who believe in Almighty God, they do not seek the truth, and they are not loyal in fulfilling their duties. Can such people enter the kingdom? Let us look for a passage of God’s words, and see what God has said regarding the outcome for each kind of man. Let me read this passage: “I decide the destination of each man not on the basis of age, seniority, amount of suffering, or least of all, the degree of misery, but on whether they possess truth. There is no other choice but this. You must realize that all those who do not follow the will of God will be punished. This is an immutable fact. Therefore, all those who are punished are so punished for the righteousness of God and as retribution for their evil acts.” God has ruled that the outcome of man shall be based on whether man has truth or not. Therefore, if you believe in Almighty God, yet if you have not gained truth, you shall still be abandoned. And then some might say: “I have gained the truth by believing in Lord Jesus, can I enter the kingdom?” What about this? Can you gain truth by believing in Lord Jesus? None of the people who believe in Lord Jesus have gained truth. If they have gained truth, they would have been here a long time ago to receive Almighty God, they would have witnessed for Almighty God a long time ago, isn’t that right? They have no truth. They do not even recognize Almighty God, what truth do they have? What do they understand? All that they understand are the words of the Bible, knowledge of the Bible, and these are not real understanding of truth. What does one’s real understanding of truth refer to? Results that they are able to achieve: First, they are able to know God’s disposition and God’s essence, they will listen to God’s voice, they will know truth, they will know how to discern what is truth, and such people have gained truth; in addition, those who have gained truth, without exception, have a certain level of change to their life disposition. No matter how much Bible knowledge you have, have you gained any change to your life disposition? When others are pruning and dealing with you, are you able to obey? When others are revealing you, dissecting you, are you able to accept? If you are unable to do even these things, yet you still claim that you have gained truth, who are you trying to fool? Who are you trying to deceive? Here is another passage of God’s words: “My final work is not only to punish man but to arrange the destination of each. Moreover, it is to receive acknowledgement from all for all that I have done. I want each and every man to see that all I have done is in the right and is an expression of My disposition; it is not the doing of man, least of all nature, that brought forth mankind. On the contrary, it is I who nourish every living being among all things. Without My existence, mankind can only perish and suffer the invasion of plagues. None will ever again see the beauteous sun and moon or the green world; mankind shall encounter only the frigid night and the inexorable valley of the shadow of death. I am mankind’s only salvation. I am mankind’s only hope and even more, I am He on whom the existence of all mankind rests.” These are God’s words, and they are crystal clear. Those from the religions, if you have seen these words yet you do not acknowledge, yet you do not accept, yet you do not obey, yet you do not bow down before God, and you say that you understand truth, who are you trying to fool? If you truly understand truth, why are you not on your knees after reading these words? Why do you not hurry and bow down to worship Almighty God? You should hurry and obey Almighty God. Are you able to obey? You say that you understand truth, yet you heard God’s voice and failed to acknowledge, which is proof that you have no understanding of any truth, is that not the case? You say that you understand the truth, but when we believers of Almighty God discern people of all kinds, you say that this is an assertion. Do you not acknowledge that these are God’s words? This is the result that has been achieved after understanding truth, this is the result of God’s work, this is the witnessing of men with truth, with reality, with the ability to discern men. God discerns men, looks at men thus; God determines the outcome of men based on whether men have truth or not. Do you not acknowledge God’s righteousness?
Let us look at yet another passage of God’s words, this passage is key. “Do you understand now what is judgment and what is truth? If you now understand, then I exhort you to submit to judgment, otherwise you shall never have the opportunity to be commended by God or to be taken by God into His kingdom. Those who only accept judgment but can never be purified, that is, those who flee in the midst of the work of judgment, shall forever be detested and rejected by God. Their sins are much more, and more grievous, than those of the Pharisees, for they have betrayed God and are rebels against God. Such men who are not worthy even to do service shall receive more severe, everlasting punishment. God shall not spare any traitor who once claimed loyalty with words yet then betrayed Him. Such men shall see retribution through punishment of the spirit, soul, and body. Does this not reveal the righteous disposition of God? Is this not exactly the purpose of God’s judgment and revelation of man? God shall place all those who perform all kinds of wicked deeds during the time of judgment in the place where evil spirits live for their fleshly bodies to be destroyed at the will of the spirits. Their bodies shall give off the odor of a corpse, and such is their fitting retribution. God writes down in their record books each and every one of the sins of those disloyal false believers, false apostles, and false workers, then when the time is right, He casts them amidst the unclean spirits so their entire bodies may be defiled by the spirits at will and, as a result, they will never be reincarnated and shall never again see the light. Those hypocrites who did service at one time but are unable to remain loyal to the end shall be numbered by God among the wicked so that they walk in the counsel of the wicked, becoming part of the disorderly multitude. In the end, God shall destroy them. God casts aside and takes no notice of those who have never been loyal to Christ or dedicated any effort, and shall destroy them all in the change of ages. They shall no longer exist on earth, much less gain passage into the kingdom of God. Those who have never been true to God but are forced into dealing with God shall be numbered among those who do service for His people. Only a small number of such men can survive, while the majority shall perish along with those who are not qualified even to do service. Finally, God shall bring into His kingdom all those who are of the same mind as God, the people and sons of God as well as those predestined by God to be priests. Such is the fruit begotten by God through His work. As for those who can belong to none of the categories set by God, they shall be numbered among the unbelievers. And you can surely imagine what their outcome shall be. I have already said to you all that I should say; the road that you choose shall be your decision to make. What you should understand is this: The work of God never waits for any that cannot keep pace with God, and the righteous disposition of God shows no mercy to any man.”