1. You testify that “Eastern Lightning” is the true way, but the CCP and most of the pastors and elders from the religious world now oppose and condemn Almighty God’s work of the last days, which demonstrates that “Eastern Lightning” cannot possibly be the true way. Is there something wrong with our understanding of this?

Answer:

When investigating the true way, many people believe that what is opposed and condemned by the CCP and most pastors and elders of the religious world cannot be the true way. Is there any basis in the words of God for such views and ideas? Are they in agreement with the truth principle? When these people investigate the true way, they do not do so based on the words of the Lord Jesus, nor do they listen to what is expressed by Almighty God, to see whether these words are the truth, whether they are the words of the Holy Spirit to the churches. Instead, they heed the words of the CCP and the pastors and elders of the religious world. Is this not ridiculous? The CCP is a satanic regime, demons who resist God. And what are the pastors and elders of the religious world? They are Pharisees and antichrists. The CCP and the pastors and elders of the religious world are all devils that oppose God, they are all wicked forces that are hostile to God. If people use the devilish words of the CCP and the pastors and elders of the religious world as the standard for measuring the true way, does this not make them incredibly stupid and extremely evil? Recall how, when the Lord Jesus appeared and began to work, He was condemned by the chief priests and scribes of Judaism, who said that the Lord Jesus was not the Messiah, and even went so far as to try to collaborate with the Roman authorities in nailing Him to the cross. After hearing their words, many Jews began to deny and condemn the Lord Jesus, with the result that He was crucified, and they were cursed and punished by God. What mistake did the Jews make? They listened to the words of the satanic regime and the chief priests and scribes in high positions, and they denied the appearance and work of the Lord Jesus. They did not listen to the words expressed by the Lord Jesus or look into the way of the Lord Jesus, but instead made assertions based on the words of the corrupted who held power and high positions—thus making the most foolish and base mistake of all. Today, when we examine the true way, would it not be foolish to believe the devilish words and rumors of the CCP and pastors and elders, so that we are deceived by them into not looking into the true way? This would be the same mistake that the Jews made when they believed the chief priests and scribes, and denied and condemned the Lord Jesus. This would be incredibly foolish and absurd.

As we all know, the CCP is an atheistic political party whose originator, Marx, was a Satanist. The CCP calls for the destruction of all religious faith, so that all people believe in and obey it instead, and look upon it as their savior. Thus was Marx a bona fide demon who opposed God; he was the progenitor and master teacher of the Communist Party, and so when its members die, they will return to Marx. Since coming to power, the CCP has openly denied, condemned, and blasphemed God. Christianity has been declared a xie jiao, Bibles are confiscated and burned as xie jiao literature, and religious groups are persecuted and oppressed under the label of xie jiao organizations. Particularly since the appearance and work in China of Christ of the last days, Almighty God, the CCP has become even more frenzied in its hunt for Christ. It brutally oppresses and persecutes Christians from The Church of Almighty God, and fabricates all manner of rumors to condemn and discredit God’s work of the last days in an attempt to eradicate The Church of Almighty God. These facts prove that the CCP is an evil satanic regime that has the utmost loathing for the truth and utmost opposition against God! Thus, the more rabidly the CCP oppresses, condemns, and tries to eliminate the work of Almighty God, the greater the proof that the appearance and work of Almighty God is the truth, that it is real, and that it is entirely capable of purifying and saving man. Let us look at the pastors and elders of the religious world: What evil have they committed? How have they treated the work of God? They stand on the side of the CCP and theirs is a far-off cry of support for the CCP; they have done their utmost to collaborate with the CCP in opposing, condemning, and discrediting the work of God, and in arresting and persecuting those who testify to Almighty God, committing countless evil acts. This proves that, like the leaders of Judaism, the leaders of the religious world are the main culprits in opposing and condemning Christ, and that they are antichrists who loathe the truth and oppose God! Even today, many people in the world of religion are blind to the evil face of the leaders of the religious world and continue to be fooled and controlled by them. They are truly stupid and ignorant; they are on the brink of death and they do not even know it.

So just how do we differentiate between the true way and false ways? This has to be done based upon the words of God; it must not be done based upon the devilish words of the CCP demons and the pastors and leaders of the religious world. This is the minimum level of common sense that should be possessed by those who believe in God. With regard to how to tell the difference between the true way and false ways, Almighty God says: “It is not difficult to inquire into such a thing, but it requires each of us to know this one truth: He who is God incarnate shall possess the essence of God, and He who is God incarnate shall possess the expression of God. Since God becomes flesh, He shall bring forth the work He intends to do, and since God becomes flesh, He shall express what He is, and shall be able to bring the truth to man, bestow life upon him, and point the way for him. Flesh that does not have the essence of God is decidedly not the incarnate God; of this there is no doubt. If man intends to inquire into whether it is God’s incarnate flesh, then he must corroborate this from the disposition He expresses and the words He speaks. Which is to say, to corroborate whether or not it is God’s incarnate flesh, and whether or not it is the true way, one must discriminate on the basis of His essence. And so, in determining whether it is the flesh of God incarnate, the key lies in His essence (His work, His utterances, His disposition, and many other aspects), rather than external appearance” (Preface to The Word Appears in the Flesh). The words of Almighty God articulate very clearly the principles regarding investigating the true way. In determining whether the work of Almighty God is the true way, the key is to look at whether the words expressed by Almighty God are the truth, whether they are the voice of God. This is most crucial and most fundamental. If people are able to recognize that the words of Almighty God are the truth, and the voice of God, and can accept God’s work of the last days, then they are the wise virgins who welcome the Lord and are raptured before God; if they stubbornly believe the words of the CCP and the pastors and elders of the religious world, and pay no attention to listening to the voice of God, nor investigate or seek Almighty God’s work of the last days, then they are the foolish virgins who shall ultimately be abandoned and eliminated by God, plunged into the disasters, weeping bitter tears and gnashing their teeth!

Previous: 2. Recently, I’ve read many of Almighty God’s words, and have found that they possess both power and authority. Every one of His utterances is the truth, they are indeed the voice of God, and Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus. But there is one thing I don’t understand: There are some people who are now pretending to be the return of the Lord Jesus, and they, too have spoken words. Some of their words have been made into books, and a number of people have been tricked into following them. How can we tell the words of false Christs for what they really are?

Next: 2. You testify that Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus, and that He is expressing the truth and performing the work of judgment of the last days. Although what you testify to is in line with the Bible, many people in our church do not accept it. We believe that, to be the true way, it has to be accepted by many people, and that what is accepted by few people is a false way. We’ll wait until many people in our church accept this before we start believing in it.

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