2. As we understand it, several prestigious international religious experts and academics have recognized that The Church of Almighty God is an emerging Christian church. What is the difference between The Church of Almighty God and traditional Christianity?
Christianity came into being following the incarnate Lord Jesus’ work of redemption; it is a Christian church that pertains to the Age of Grace. In the last days, the incarnate Almighty God has come, bringing an end to the Age of Grace and ushering in the Age of Kingdom, and, upon the foundation of the work of redemption of the Lord Jesus, He is expressing the truth and performing the work of judgment beginning from the house of God. In all Christian denominations, many who love the truth and yearn for the appearance of the Lord read the words of Almighty God and came to recognize the voice of God. They became convinced that Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus, and each accepted Almighty God and followed the footsteps of the Lamb—from this was born The Church of Almighty God. Thus, The Church of Almighty God and Christianity were both born of the appearance and work of God, but while Christianity was a product of the Lord Jesus’ work of redemption during the Age of Grace, The Church of Almighty God was born when God became flesh during the last days to carry out the work of judgment; it is a Christian church of the Age of Kingdom. Both churches arose from God becoming flesh to appear and work, only in different ages. Christianity is a church of the Age of Grace, while The Church of Almighty God is a church of the Age of Kingdom, one that is led and shepherded by the personal work and utterances of God today. Christianity, on the other hand, has lost the work of the Holy Spirit because it has not kept pace with the footsteps of God, and it resists and condemns God’s work of the last days; it is a church that is condemned and forsaken by God, and so God does not recognize Christianity as being of God, but as one that resists and condemns God. There is, then, no comparison between the two. The Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven two thousand years ago. He is not on earth. Though the people of Christianity believe in the name of the Lord Jesus, they have never met Him, much less have they been shepherded or watered by Him, nor do they pay any heed to practicing or experiencing the words of the Lord. They do not know the Lord Jesus at all, nor, moreover, do they know His Spirit. And so the Christian church only believes in the vague and abstract God in heaven, not the incarnate Christ of the last days. Such a church is therefore not true Christianity; it has been reduced to a religious group no different from Buddhism or Taoism, and it is not a church of God. Thus, Christianity’s yearning for the Lord’s return and rapture into the kingdom of heaven is pure fantasy. Those in Christianity who accept Almighty God are the wise virgins who are raised up before God; most people, however, do not accept God’s work of judgment of the last days, they only speak letters and doctrines from the Bible, and cling to religious rules and ceremony. They are unable to keep pace with the Holy Spirit’s current work, and instead follow the satanic regime of the CCP in doing their utmost to condemn and resist God’s work of the last days. These people are the foolish virgins, and they have already been detested, rejected and eliminated by God; God does not acknowledge them, they are only nominally “Christian,” and they have lost the essence of Christianity, which they have long possessed in name only.
When Almighty God appeared and began to work, God had already withdrawn the work of the Spirit of the entire universe to focus on a group of people who accepted God’s work of the last days. Praying to Almighty God and eating and drinking the words of Almighty God, the Christians of The Church of Almighty God have gained the work of the Holy Spirit, they have received God’s rich provision of life, they practice and experience the words of Almighty God, they experience the judgment and chastisement of God’s words, they have a growing understanding of the truth, their corruption is being cleansed, their dispositions are being changed, and they attain God’s salvation, becoming the group of overcomers made complete by God before the disasters. In Christianity, however, only a small number of people are the wise virgins who have heard the voice of God, accepted Almighty God, and sit at the wedding feast of the Lamb. Most people in Christianity have not only failed to follow the footprints of the work of God, but still follow the antichrist evil forces of the religious world in resisting and condemning the appearance and work of Almighty God. They have long since lost the work of the Holy Spirit, they have been detested and rejected by God and plunged into disaster, weeping bitter tears and gnashing their teeth.