1021 Only When God Became Flesh Does Man Have the Chance of Salvation
1 One day, your experiences will be such that you understand that the incarnation of God—the flesh of normal humanity—is what is needed by all mankind. The more normal God’s incarnation, humanity, and all that He reveals, the greater our salvation, and the more normal they are, the more they are what we need; if God’s incarnation were supernatural, then not one of us—even though we were chosen by God—could be saved. It is precisely because of God’s humility and hiddenness, because of the normalcy and practicality of this seemingly unremarkable God, that people have the chance of salvation. In people there is disobedience, and the substance of corrupt satanic disposition, and because of this, all kinds of conceptions, misunderstandings, and antagonism toward God are produced; it is even the case that, as a result of these conceptions, people frequently deny this Christ, and deny His normal humanity—which is a big mistake.
2 If you wish to receive God’s salvation, and the judgment and chastisement of God, you must first put aside your various conceptions and erroneous definitions about Christ, you must put aside your various insights and opinions about Christ, and must accept all that comes from Him. Only then will the words He speaks and the truths He expresses find some entry into your heart and become your life. If you wish to follow Christ, you should accept all that is associated with Him; you ought not to stand against Him, you ought not to cling to your own conceptions and constantly misunderstand and doubt Him, or even resist and oppose Him. With such an attitude, you can only hurt yourself; it is not of the slightest benefit to you.
Adapted from “Only When You Sort Out Your Conceptions Can You Enter Onto the Right Track of the Belief in God I” in Records of Christ’s Talks