Question 8: As to those who have believed in the Lord Jesus for many years and sacrificed for Him their entire lives, if they do not accept Almighty God’s work in the last days, they really won’t be able to be raptured into the kingdom of heaven?
Answer: As for this problem, Almighty God has already given us a clear answer. Almighty God says, “If you do not seek the way of life provided by Christ of the last days, then you shall never gain the approval of Jesus, and shall never be qualified to enter the gate of the kingdom of heaven, for you are both a puppet and prisoner of history. Those who are controlled by regulations, by letters, and shackled by history will never be able to gain life nor gain the perpetual way of life. This is because all they have is turbid water which has been clung to for thousands of years instead of the water of life that flows from the throne. Those who are not supplied with the water of life will forever remain corpses, playthings of Satan, and sons of hell. How, then, can they behold God? If you only try to hold on to the past, only try to keep things as they are by standing still, and do not try to change the status quo and discard history, then will you not always be against God? The steps of God’s work are vast and mighty, like surging waves and rolling thunders—yet you sit passively awaiting destruction, clinging to your folly and doing nothing. In this way, how can you be considered someone who follows the footsteps of the Lamb? How can you justify the God that you hold on to as a God who is always new and never old? And how can the words of your yellowed books carry you across into a new age? How can they lead you to seek the steps of God’s work? And how can they take you up to heaven? What you hold in your hands are letters that can provide but temporary solace, not truths that are capable of giving life. The scriptures you read can only enrich your tongue and are not words of wisdom that can help you know human life, much less the paths that can lead you to perfection. Does this discrepancy not give you cause for reflection? Does it not make you realize the mysteries contained within? Are you capable of delivering yourself to heaven to meet God on your own? Without the coming of God, can you take yourself into heaven to enjoy family happiness with God? Are you still dreaming now? I suggest, then, that you stop dreaming and look at who is working now—look to see who is now carrying out the work of saving man during the last days. If you do not, you shall never gain the truth, and shall never gain life.
“Those who wish to gain life without relying on the truth spoken by Christ are the most ridiculous people on earth, and those who do not accept the way of life brought by Christ are lost in fantasy. And so I say that those who do not accept Christ of the last days shall forever be despised by God. Christ is man’s gateway to the kingdom during the last days, and there are none who can go around Him. None may be perfected by God except through Christ. You believe in God, and so you must accept His words and obey His way. You cannot only think of gaining blessings while being incapable of receiving the truth and incapable of accepting the provision of life. Christ comes during the last days so that all those who truly believe in Him may be provided with life. His work is for the sake of concluding the old age and entering the new one, and His work is the path that must be taken by all those who would enter the new age. If you are incapable of acknowledging Him, and instead condemn, blaspheme, or even persecute Him, then you are bound to burn for eternity and shall never enter the kingdom of God” (“Only Christ of the Last Days Can Give Man the Way of Eternal Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
Almighty God, Christ of the last days, gives people the true way of eternal life. Almighty God is the Christ who appears in the last days, and He is man’s gateway to the kingdom of heaven. No one can bypass Him. We must accept the truths expressed by Almighty God in order to obtain life, become those who follow God’s will, obtain God’s salvation in the last days, and be taken into the kingdom of heaven. Just like what’s written in 1 Peter, “Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1Pe 1:5).
We have believed in the Lord for all these years and always been hopeful that we could enter the heavenly kingdom. Even though we knew the Lord Jesus said only those who do the heavenly Father’s will can enter the heavenly kingdom, no one really understood what He meant. Only the truth expressed by Christ of the last days—Almighty God shows us the path to the kingdom of heaven, illustrates the heavenly Father’s will and reveals all mysteries to us. He makes us understand many truths and allows us to set more realistic and accurate goals to pursue. Brothers and sisters, Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus. Almighty God’s words are the truth; they are God’s voice, the expression of the Holy Spirit. It is by the grace of God that we were given an opportunity to accept Almighty God’s way of eternal life today. This is a blessing! We cannot miss this golden opportunity!
Excerpted from the movie screenplay of Stinging Memories