Question 2: If Eastern Lightning is the true way, then what is the basis of your confirmation? We believe in the Lord Jesus because He redeemed us, but what do you use to verify that Eastern Lightning is the true way?
Answer: On this point, let’s read two passages of Almighty God’s words to see what Almighty God says. Almighty God says, “What is the most basic principle in seeking the true way? You have to look at whether or not there is the work of the Holy Spirit in this way, whether or not these words are the expression of the truth, who is testified to, and what it can bring you” (The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. Only Those Who Know God and His Work Can Satisfy God).
“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” (The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. Preface).
Brothers and sisters, as long as it is the true way it comes from work personally done by God. Since it is God’s own work, there will surely be expression of truth and the work of the Holy Spirit. We have witnessed that the Eastern Lightning is the true way and that Almighty God is God incarnate precisely because Almighty God came and expressed many aspects of the truth and performed work to judge and cleanse mankind, fulfilling God’s work plan to cleanse and save mankind in the last days.
Almighty God says: “God’s work in the present incarnation is to express His disposition primarily through chastisement and judgment. Building on this foundation, He brings more truth to man and points out to him more ways of practice, thereby achieving His objective of conquering man and saving him from his own corrupt disposition. This is what lies behind the work of God in the Age of Kingdom” (The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. Preface).
“By means of this work of judgment and chastisement, man will fully come to know the filthy and corrupt essence within his own self, and he will be able to change completely and become clean. Only in this way can man become worthy to return before the throne of God. All the work done this day is so that man can be made clean and be changed; through judgment and chastisement by the word, as well as through refinement, man can purge away his corruption and be made pure. Rather than deeming this stage of work to be that of salvation, it would be more apt to say it is the work of purification” (The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. The Mystery of the Incarnation (4)).
Almighty God of the last days expresses truths and performs His work of judging and cleansing mankind, expressing all truths required for man to achieve knowledge of God and salvation, and opening up all the mysteries of God’s management plan for mankind. For instance, the aim of God’s 6,000-year management plan, God’s working principles, the inside story of His three-stage work, the mystery and meaning of God becoming flesh, how mankind has developed to today and mankind’s future destination, the truth of the Bible, and the meaning of God’s names, and so forth, are all mysteries that mankind cannot fathom! The word of Almighty God fully exposes mankind’s corrupt essence and the root of their corruption. Thus, man has true knowledge of their own corrupt ugliness such as arrogance, selfishness and despicable nature amid the severe judgment of God’s words. And man understands the truth, has true understanding of God’s righteous disposition, and develops a heart that reveres God. Their life disposition has all changed to different extents, and they gradually break away from the depraved situation of sinning in the day and confessing at night. This completely proves that Almighty God’s work is the true way, and that Almighty God’s word is the truth, the way, and the life, full of authority and power, and can thoroughly cleanse and save man. Otherwise, apart from God, who can help man break free from the bondage of sin? Apart from God, who can open up thousands of years of hidden mysteries?
Only God is the truth, the way, the life. Only God can bestow upon man the way of eternal life. Only by accepting the truths expressed by Christ of the last days can we gain eternal salvation! Let’s again take a look at Almighty God’s word.
Almighty God says, “God Himself is life, and the truth, and His life and truth coexist. Those who are incapable of gaining the truth shall never gain life. Without the guidance, support, and provision of the truth, you shall only gain letters, doctrines, and, above all, death. God’s life is ever-present, and His truth and life coexist. If you cannot find the source of truth, then you will not gain the nourishment of life; if you cannot gain the provision of life, then you will surely have no truth, and so apart from imaginations and notions, the entirety of your body shall be nothing but your flesh—your stench-ridden flesh. Know that the words of books do not count as life, the records of history cannot be feted as the truth, and the regulations of the past cannot serve as an account of words presently spoken by God. Only that which is expressed by God when He comes to earth and lives among man is the truth, life, God’s will, and His current way of working” (The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. Only Christ of the Last Days Can Give Man the Way of Eternal Life).
“Christ of the last days brings life, and brings the enduring and everlasting way of truth. This truth is the path by which man gains life, and it is the only path by which man shall know God and be approved by God. 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. …” (The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. Only Christ of the Last Days Can Give Man the Way of Eternal Life).
The words and work of Almighty God are the salvation God bestows upon mankind in the last days. It is the only path to God’s salvation for mankind in the last days. The Scriptures say, What comes from God shall increase, what comes from man shall decrease. It has now only been over 20 short years since Almighty God commenced His work. Despite the furious resistance and suppression of the evil CCP and the entire religious world, God’s kingdom gospel has been like an unstoppable surging wave. It has now not only spread across all of Mainland China but many countries around the world. It is now comprehensively expanding to all countries and regions. More and more people who hunger for God’s appearance have all one by one come to the house of Almighty God. The fact that Almighty God’s kingdom gospel has rapidly spread to all of mankind despite repeated oppression is iron-clad proof of the work of the Holy Spirit, fully proving that “What comes from God shall increase,” and also testifying to mankind: Almighty God is the second coming of the Lord Jesus. The Eastern Lightning is the true way.
—The movie script of Break Through the Snare