Question 3: It’s written, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus …” (Rom 8:1). Because we believe in Christ Jesus, it has already been guaranteed that we won’t be condemned and can enter the kingdom of heaven!

Answer: You think that as long as man believes in Jesus Christ, he’s already in Jesus Christ. That is man’s conception. “Them which are in Christ Jesus” does not refer to everyone that believes in the Lord Jesus The majority of people that believe in the Lord Jesus cannot obtain God’s praise, just as the Lord Jesus said, “Many Are Called, but Few Are Chosen.” Among those who are not chosen, some only believe in the Lord to gain temporary benefits from their faith; some never love the truth, nor do they practice the truth; some even do evil in resistance to God. Especially religious leaders, the majority of them walk the path of the Pharisees; they are all antichrists. Some of them just believe in God in name; they’re non-believers. You say all those who believe in the Lord Jesus are already in Christ Jesus; those words don’t make any sense. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” Which group of people does this really refer to? Those who can keep God’s commandments, practice the truth, and obey God, that is to say, those who pursue the truth and obtain life, who can obey Christ, refrain from committing acts of evil in resistance to God, and are fully compatible with Christ. Those are the people who are in Christ. It’s certainly not the case that everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus is in Christ Jesus. There are some believers whose faith is not acknowledged by God. For instance, the Lord Jesus once said, “Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name? and in Your name have cast out devils? and in Your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity” (Mat 7:22–23). Can you say those mentioned here who prophesy, cast out devils, and do many wonderful works in the Lord’s name are all in Christ? Are they not all people that have been condemned by God? Therefore, "faith in Jesus Christ" and "being in Christ" are two different things. Those that believe in the Lord but cannot earn His praise are not in Christ, because God’s work of salvation does not proceed the way everyone thinks it does. It’s not like all people who believe in God can be saved. Many of them will be eliminated, especially those who sin willfully after they have received the knowledge of the truth. These sins include stealing offerings, denying God, betraying God, failing to practice the truth, being timid or adulterous, etc. Those people will still be condemned and abandoned by God. Those who commit great acts of evil will be punished. It is just as it says in Hebrews 10:26: “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins.” Therefore, we can see that not all believers of the Lord are in Christ. Only believers that love the truth, are able to pursue the truth, and thereby obey Christ, really know Christ, have no conceptions about Christ, do not rebel against or resist Him, take Christ’s heart as their heart and can do God’s will are the people who are in Christ. They are the ones who will obtain God’s praise and enter His kingdom.

Excerpted from the movie screenplay of Stinging Memories

Previous: Question 2: It is said in the Bible, “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifies. Who is he that condemns?” (Rom 8:33–34). This proves that the Lord Jesus’ crucifixion on the cross forgives us of all sin. The Lord doesn’t see us as sinners any more. Who can accuse us now?

Next: Question 4: People are sinful, but the sin offering of the Lord Jesus is forever effective. As long as we confess our sins to the Lord, He will forgive us. We are sinless in the Lord’s eyes, so we can enter the kingdom of heaven!

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Question 2: You say Paul’s words are not the truth. Then why are his words in the Bible? Paul’s words are written in the Bible. Therefore, they were inspired by God; they represent God’s words. We should pursue them!

Almighty God says, “… Paul’s letters in the New Testament to the churches were not the revelation of the Holy Spirit, nor words directly from the Holy Spirit; they were simply Paul’s exhortation, consolation, and encouragement to the churches during the time he worked, as well as a record of much work done by him. … Everything he said that edified others and had a positive effect was correct, but his words did not represent the words of the Holy Spirit, and did not represent God."

Question 4: If we accept Almighty God’s work in the last days, how should we then seek to receive the way of everlasting life?

“The work of the last days is to separate all according to their kind, to conclude the management plan of God, for the time is near and the day of God has come. God brings all who have entered His kingdom, that is, all those who have been loyal to Him to the end, into the age of God Himself. However, before the coming of the age of God Himself, the work that God desires to do is not to observe the deeds of man or to inquire about the lives of man, but to judge his rebellion, for God shall purify all those who come before His throne."

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