One Must Focus On Fellowshiping the Twenty Key Truths When Spreading the Gospel and Bearing Witness to God
The time when the kingdom gospel is spreading can be said to be the time that most reveals whether or not people have the reality of the truth and have adequately fulfilled their duties. So these things are directly related. Whether or not one has the reality of the truth will in the end be completely revealed through the spreading of the kingdom gospel. Those with the reality of the truth can truly bear witness to God, while those without the reality of the truth can only say a few things about doctrines or empty theories to try and muddle through. Have such people adequately fulfilled their duty? God’s words once mentioned that when the kingdom gospel is spreading, if a person cannot be put to good use, that is, not fulfilling their duty, such a person will be eliminated. The house of God does not want useless people and does not permit useless people to exist. All those who cannot cooperate with the spreading of the kingdom gospel in the slightest are categorized as useless people. Such people will surely not survive; God’s kingdom does not permit such people to exist. As God said: “God wants the testimony of the living, not the dead, and He asks that the living work for Him, not the dead.” “The dead can’t bear testimony to God; the living can, but most people today are dead, too many of them live in the cage of death, they live under the influence of Satan, and are unable to gain victory—and so how could they bear testimony to God? How could they spread the work of the gospel?” We can all see very clearly that regardless of whether it is in church life or in the spreading of the kingdom gospel, speaking empty theories brings no benefit whatsoever to people, and produces no results. Isn’t that the case? That is why the spreading of the kingdom gospel exposes everyone as to whether they have the reality of the truth. Especially those who act as leaders and workers—if they don’t have the reality of the truth, don’t know how to cooperate with the work of spreading the kingdom gospel, cannot personally water new followers with the truth, or supply and support new churches, then they all belong to the category of false leaders and false workers. All work of the house of God is based on God’s requirements, is in accordance with the needs of the spreading of the kingdom gospel, and is performed under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is not the work of any human being—it is led by the Holy Spirit, led by God. It is God personally controlling and arranging His own work. This is a fact that we must see clearly. That is why the work of spreading the kingdom gospel is extremely important! If the work of a leader or worker cannot meet the requirements and help achieve the spreading of the kingdom gospel, then this person will be clearly revealed to not have the reality of the truth. You can all see that I am also personally doing the work of spreading the kingdom gospel. I communicate the truth to you and communicate how to carry out the work of spreading the kingdom gospel, how to spread the gospel and bear witness to God, and what methods and wisdom to apply. This is the universal arrangement of the house of God. Furthermore, I also personally preach, watering and giving supply to new believers across various churches. After every sermon, I also ask all new churches whether they still have any questions and what lingering notions they still have. Why do I ask about these things? It’s for sake of the work of spreading the gospel. More specifically, it’s to resolve all the notions and issues of these new followers. What is the effect of resolving all their issues? It’s to help all those who love the truth to be able to understand the truth, to be convinced of God’s work, and thus be able to stand firm on the true way. Isn’t working like this practical? I personally resolve the problems of new churches and the notions of all new followers, so shouldn’t leaders at all levels also do a bit of this kind of work? Who among you have done this kind of work and said, “I must visit the new churches and understand their situations. I must sit down with new followers and have heart-to-hearts with them, fellowship about our personal experiences and knowledge”? Not one of you! What problem does this demonstrate? You don’t care about the work of spreading the gospel. Am I wrong to say that?
Some say: “I’m too busy with my basic work, I don’t have time to water new followers.” Does this statement hold up? What do you mean by “no time”? You have time to issue orders, but not time for actual work? What is the problem with saying you’re too busy with work and can’t meet and fellowship with, or preach to new followers? Even if you only have a meeting with the new followers once a month, that at least counts as taking some responsibility for the spreading of the kingdom gospel. Have you been even once? You sit high above, indifferent and unconcerned toward new followers. In the words of unbelievers, this is called “being out of touch with the public mood and not being able to identify with them.” Isn’t that what bureaucrats are like? That’s exactly what bureaucrats are like, not doing any actual work! I refuse to believe that leaders and workers are that busy. Leaders and workers must have a meeting with new followers once every two weeks, understand how new followers are getting along, and help to resolve their problems. Leaders who don’t have meetings with new followers must automatically resign. District and regional leaders and workers must all practice in this way, as should church leaders and especially preachers. These people must all meet with new followers once every half month. This is a rule of God’s house. Anyone who does not do this is a person who doesn’t care about God’s intentions and does not share the burden of the work of spreading the gospels. I refuse to believe you don’t have a day or half a day to spare every half month. What are you all busy with? Report to me. I want to see what you have actually done, how you arrange each day, and what results you have achieved. Would you dare to give me such reports? People who don’t do actual work, who eat and drink at other people’s expense all day, who engage in general affairs all day—such people are 100% false leaders! This is what we call sponging off others, being a rice-bowl Christian. Such a person is absolutely not someone who pursues the truth, not a person of action. Some people eat and drink at others’ expense all day, getting someone to treat them to a meal today and someone else to treat them to a meal tomorrow. They eat and drink to their heart’s content every day, and they look as pretty as flowers and jade. What are they? They are rice-bowl Christians, the foxes in the vineyard, rats and dogs, false leaders or false workers. Those who keep sponging off others in the houses of God’s chosen people or the homes of host families are all good for nothing and shall all be eliminated! Understand? In the future, if someone in God’s house treats leaders and workers to a meal, God’s chosen people have the right to report that person. Report him and let God’s house deal with him. Who from which host family is going with which person for a meal at a hotel or at somebody’s house, how many meals, what is eaten at the meals—make a simple note of these things and report it to me. Let me see who is sponging off others and not doing any actual work. I’ll ban such leaders and workers, spurn them, and expel them from the church. Also, report who at meetings only speaks doctrines and doesn’t open their hearts to others or resolve people’s actual problems. Leaders of new churches must report on which leaders or workers speak with reality and resolve the notions and actual problems of new followers, and what the reactions and experiences of God’s chosen people are. Report these things urgently. When district leaders go attend a meeting, church leaders should report truthfully the situation of the meeting—whether or not the district leaders resolved actual problems, what problems they resolved, how God’s chosen people reacted, and whether they gained something out of it. Report all of this to me. I want to see who among leaders and workers has the reality of the truth and can use the truth to resolve actual problems at meetings. I want to know about this. A leader or worker who only speaks doctrines but cannot resolve any actual problems must be dismissed and replaced! Being a leader or worker at God’s house involves fair competition. There needs to be continuous elimination and continuous selection of new people so that only those who pursue the truth and pay attention to reality will remain in the end. Only the leaders and workers remaining at the very end are truly qualified leaders or workers. All the leaders and workers who are not supported by God’s chosen people are to be removed and spurned. They need to go experience things at the bottom, and if they gain experience and are re-elected by God’s chosen people then they are qualified ones. Is that a good practice? You want to be a leader or worker who does not have reality but still wants to occupy a top position as a rice-bowl Christian? No chance! What God’s house needs are people of action, people who work hard and can endure hardships, people who do actual work. They need to be people whom God’s chosen people admire from the heart. Those who cannot perform actual work need to quickly step down and give their place up to people who pursue the truth.
There is another crucial problem: The communication of the truth by many people who preach the gospel and bear witness to God has deviations and doesn’t hit the mark. What does having deviations and not hitting the mark refer to? It refers to communicating too little about the key truths of bearing witness to God, while speaking too much about unimportant truths, or truths that are not the most crucial or basic. That’s what not hitting the mark means. If you shoot a gun and the bullet deviates too much and hits the outer ring, doesn’t that mean you have missed the bullseye? You’ve missed the vital point, missed the enemy’s heart. Being hit in the arms and legs is not fatal. When communicating the truth, if you don’t communicate the most key and basic truths, will you be able to gain people? Will it be able to convince people? No, it won’t. When some people spread the gospel, they talk about God not getting involved in politics and talk about it a lot—is that a key truth of bearing witness to God? Some places that hold mass preaching do re-enactments, such as the story of Noah’s Ark—is that a key truth of bearing witness to God? Isn’t the gospel director who talks about such things during sermons and mass preaching organizing them blindly? These people don’t have the truth, don’t know how to bear witness to God, and don’t know what the key truths are. It’s also possible that these witnesses have a shallow or unclear understanding of the key and important truths of bearing witness to God, or they only understand the superficial meaning of the truths. This is why they cannot explain them fully and why they avoid talking about the key truths. Whatever type of issue they can explain thoroughly and clearly is what they will specifically choose to talk about. Do you think this happens? It could very well be that this kind of situation happens. They like to talk, and the issue is relatively shallow and easy to explain thoroughly, so they choose to talk a lot about these types of simple issues. As for the key truths they can’t explain thoroughly or don’t understand, they avoid talking about them because they’re afraid if what they’re saying isn’t clear they will be embarrassed and lose face. Is such a person someone who bears witness to God? No, they are not qualified to bear witness to God, not adequate to bear witness to God, and they cannot be true witnesses. True witnesses specialize in communicating the most key truths of bearing witness to God. What are the most key truths of bearing witness to God? This question is hugely crucial. The majority of people don’t know the answer, so let’s first communicate today about the most crucial truths of bearing witness to God.
There are twenty truths that are the most crucial when spreading the gospel and bearing witness to God. Whoever can communicate these twenty truths clearly is a person who bears witness to God. If a person cannot communicate these twenty truths clearly no matter what, regardless of how many years they have believed in God, then they are not someone who bears witness to God.
The first of the crucial truths when bearing witness to God is the truth of the Lord’s return. The Lord’s return is a very simple topic that doesn’t need over-explanation. But how does the Lord return? The Lord returns incarnate as the Son of man. Then which of the three topics—“the Lord’s return,” “incarnation,” and “as the Son of man”—is the most fundamental? “Incarnation” is the most fundamental truth. The Lord’s return is not the most fundamental, as it is to pave the way for God’s incarnation. The Son of man is the appearance of God’s incarnation and allows people to see the fact that He is the Son of man. So communicating about the Lord’s return and as the Son of man is not the main or core issue, as it is all to pave the way for the truth of God’s incarnation. The base, the foundation of bearing witness to God’s work, is the truth of God’s incarnation. That is the most fundamental, the most crucial truth. What must the communicating about God becoming incarnate involve? It involves communicating the Lord’s return—the prophecies of the Lord’s return, the manner of the Lord’s return. After these prophecies have been explained, how will they be fulfilled? They are fulfilled by God becoming incarnate. What does the incarnate God look like from the outside? God becomes man—that’s the explanation for the Son of man. When we speak of the Son of man, that means being born from a human and having parents, but having the Spirit that originates from God. God wearing human flesh—that is the Son of man. Some people say: “Shouldn’t the Son of man be a male child? Only a male is called ‘son’; a female should be called ‘daughter’.” But we’re not talking about sons and daughters. Both a son or a daughter can be a Son of man. Both are born from humans. Isn’t “son” the general designation for a human offspring, whether male or female? This verifies the explanation for the “Son of man.” So what is the incarnate God? It is God wearing human flesh to become man, which is why He’s called the Son of man. Is that a good explanation? What is being incarnate? First, it is to be born from a human, from parents. Second, God Himself comes into the flesh. Third, God wears human flesh to become man. This is the meaning of “the Son of man.” Now it’s more concrete, right? In simple terms, the Son of man is God wearing human flesh to become man.
Isn’t the truth of God being incarnate the first key truth? God’s incarnation is the first truth when bearing witness to God. What aspects of the truth of God’s incarnation are there to discuss? We start from discussing the prophecies of the Lord’s return and explain all of them thoroughly, then we confirm that the incarnate God is the Son of man. After this discussion is complete, we should next talk about the heart of the matter. The Lord’s return and His prophecies are easy for people to understand, and all they need to do is understand them. That is not the heart of the matter or a key truth. It’s just the introduction, there to pave the road ahead. Just how does the Lord come in the prophecies of His return? Only the truth of God’s incarnation is the key. That is why discussions about the truth of God’s incarnation must be based on the prophecies of Lord Jesus, and after discussing this properly we can then go into the main topic. Once the prophecies are understood, it will also be the same for the arrival of the Son of man. “But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation” (Luk 17:25). “Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come. But know this, that if the manager of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes” (Mat 24:42-44). Show them the passages of this kind which prove that people won’t know when God descends for the second time. That is, the Son of man will come when people are completely unaware. What problem does communicating this aspect resolve? It resolves the problem of people saying, “How come we didn’t know the Lord came? How come there weren’t any indications at all?” Tell them that the Lord’s prophecy states: “But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Mat 24:36). The angels don’t know, and even the Son doesn’t know. What does the Son not knowing mean? It means that even the incarnate Christ Himself will not know in the beginning. You can give them an example. When the Lord Jesus came, He did not know in the beginning that He Himself was God: “I am in the Father, and the Father in me,” and “I and my Father are one.” The Lord Jesus only found out about it three years before the crucifixion. Before these three years, the Lord Jesus did not know that He was the incarnation of God. When Almighty God of the last days came, He did not know either in the beginning that He was God. When did He find out? He only realized after He had expressed truths to a certain extent, that is, when He talked about the incarnation. He did not know this when He first began expressing words. These two facts prove that when the Lord returned, nobody knew about it. Not the angels of heaven, not even the Son Himself, but only the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God. What do you think about fellowshiping like this? Those people will hear you and think, “No wonder I didn’t know. No wonder the Americans didn’t know, no wonder the British didn’t know, no wonder nobody in any country or region knew. It turned out that God came like a thief and nobody knew about it.” Their notions will collapse by themselves and they will understand. Isn’t that so? When this truth has been thoroughly communicated, you must ask them: “A lot of people who understand this truth used to wonder, ‘How come we didn’t know that the Lord came? How did you know?’ Is this question easy to answer?” After listening to you saying this, the people who had this question will say, “Ah, yes. Isn’t this question you mention the same question I have? That’s what I used to think. The Lord came like a thief, so of course I didn’t know. If the Lord arrived publicly, surely everyone in the world would know. If the Lord did not arrive publicly but secretly, then it’s normal for all of us to not know. Not only did we not know, no one knew.” Then someone might say: “That’s not right. You say nobody knew, so how did you know?” This is because people hear testimonies of God from those who spread the gospel at different times. Some receive it earlier, some receive it later. That’s the difference. Those who receive it earlier will know a little earlier, while those who receive it later will know a little later. Isn’t that the case? Doesn’t that solve the problem easily?
The truth of God’s incarnation is the first key truth when bearing witness to God. I’ve just explained how to communicate this. First, start from the prophecies and bear witness to the incarnation, then try to achieve the result—the incarnate God is the Son of man. This is the first result. Then try to achieve the second result, which is that the incarnation is the appearance of God. The third result of the incarnation is God personally coming into contact with man and living among men to water, provide for and shepherd them, to perfect them into people who conform with His intentions. This is the most important work of the incarnation. Once these three aspects are described thoroughly, the truth of God’s incarnation will have been fully explained. You don’t need me to talk about the details, right? If you want to understand the truth of the incarnation, you can watch the films “The Mystery of Godliness” and “The Mystery of Godliness: The Sequel.” Watch these two films and you’ll understand.
The second key truth when bearing witness to God is the three stages of God’s work. The truth of these three stages of work is incredible! Some say: “The three stages of work are the most important and should be placed first.” Is this appropriate? Is it right? Some of you say no. Why not? They haven’t accepted God yet. If they can accept God’s incarnation and then accept God and join the church, then you tell them about the three stages of work. If they don’t accept God, giving them a testimony of the three stages of work is meaningless. Explaining the three stages of work refers to giving a summary of what each stage of God’s work is, what the nature of the work is, the relationship between each stage of work, the meaning of each stage of work, what results they achieve, and what the connection is between the three stages of work. The three stages of work are a staircase that goes higher and higher with each step.
First, give a summary of the inside story of the work in the Age of Law, the revelations in the Age of Grace, and the work in the Age of Kingdom. The work in the Age of Law was God guiding man to live on earth. What did He require of man? What practices were there? There was keeping the Ten Commandments and God’s name, as well as various kinds of sacrifice methods and the customs and things the Israelites maintained—these were all God’s work in the Age of Law. You can tell right away from how these things were practiced that it was God guiding mankind, telling them how to live on earth, how to keep the commandments, the principles of being a human being, to not sin and to not resist God, and if they did sin, how to redeem themselves through sin offerings, burnt offerings, peace offerings and so forth. If you don’t give offerings, then you’ll be cursed and you’ll be condemned by law. This reflects God’s righteous and unoffendable disposition. If you worship God, you’ll be blessed; if you love God, you’ll not only be blessed but God’s blessings will be given to a thousand generations of you. If you do evil and resist God, then your sins will have to be redeemed by you and your offspring, to the third and fourth generation. When God was guiding mankind in the Age of Law, He revealed His disposition through the laws and commandments. This was God guiding mankind to live on earth, letting mankind know what kind of people would be blessed, what kind of people would suffer misfortune, and how to resolve transgressions if they committed them. Offering sacrifices was a way out of sin that God gave man. It’s like God saying: “Haven’t you committed transgressions and sins? If you don’t want to be put to death, you must offer sacrifices. It’s the only way out. If you offer sacrifices, God will pardon you and you won’t be put to death by law, you won’t be stoned to death.” This work was the work of God guiding mankind to live on earth.
Moving into the Age of Grace, for people at that time, always having to kill cattle and sheep for sacrifices became too cumbersome. In the Age of Grace, the incarnate God was nailed to the cross, forever forgiving man’s sins in one go and becoming mankind’s sin offering. With this one sin offering, mankind no longer had to offer any sacrifices for committing sins. All they had to do was pray to the Lord Jesus and their sins would be forgiven. Without having to give a variety of offerings, the cumbersome problems of giving offerings were all resolved. God sacrificed Himself for man and personally bore our sins, so isn’t the work of the Age of Grace a stage higher than the work of the Age of Law? Furthermore, people could pray to God if they had any difficulties, and God would help people resolve them. He treats your illness if you are sick, exorcises you if you are possessed, resolves your problems, and opens up paths for you. Look, God becoming incarnate and coming into contact with mankind not only directly pardoned mankind’s sins through His authority to forgive sins, but He also took on mankind’s sins. All you have to do is pray and confess. Can you see that the relationship between God and mankind grew closer from the Age of Law to the Age of Grace? Could people see God in the Age of Law? No. God merely used laws to guide them. The laws were promulgated by God, determined by God for mankind, and He used man to convey them. Why could people in the Age of Law believe in God for several thousand years even though they couldn’t see Him? Because they saw God’s righteous disposition. Those who violated the law were truly put to death, stoned to death, cursed and punished, while those who offered sacrifices and feared God were truly given blessings. Job saw God appear and Abraham heard God speak to him, and they both received God’s blessings. So even though people in the Age of Law did not see God with their own eyes, they felt clearly in their hearts that God was guiding them and that He was the one true God. That is why they could believe in God for several thousand years and not leave Him. All of this is God’s work. The results achieved by each stage of His work are clear to see. In the Age of Grace, God became incarnate and lived directly among mankind, spending time with them, directly conversing with them, directly making demands of them, guiding them and watering them, and that’s why the Lord Jesus had so much to say. On the mountain, the Lord Jesus told His disciples what kind of people are blessed so that these disciples had a goal to pursue, principles to practice, and so that they had a goal for being human. “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” After He said these words, people thought: “We must be such people. Whoever is most blessed is the kind of person we shall be.” Isn’t this having a goal for being human? More specifically, it’s having a target for believing in God and understanding God’s intentions, understanding what kind of people God likes, what kind of people God blesses, and what kind of people God has mercy on. This gives people a goal for being human. This is the result achieved in the Age of Grace—man and God’s relationship growing one step closer.
In the Age of Kingdom, things are even more different. God performs the work of word to reveal all the mysteries of God’s salvation of mankind in the six thousand years. This is something that did not happen in the Age of Grace or the Age of Law, so this is the first major thing, isn’t it? All the mysteries have been revealed: What kind of people will be saved, what kind of people will have a good destination, what kind of people will enter the kingdom of heaven, which people will be punished, how mankind will end, God’s attitude toward unbelievers—God shall bring down all the disasters, what sufferings that people to be perfected in the end must go through, how many ranks these people saved by God are divided into, the way these ranks are determined, and so forth—all of this is explained very clearly. This makes things more transparent for people on the path of their pursuit. When you see God’s arrangements for each type of people, you will exclaim in your heart: “God is so righteous. He is fair and righteous to every single person!” And after you’ve finished reading the words expressed by God in the last days, you will completely understand God’s intentions. You’ll fully understand God’s work of six thousand years, the nature of each stage of His three stages of work, and which stage of His work achieves what results. You’ll be very clear about all of this. In particular, you can achieve true knowledge of God through these truths expressed by Him in the last days. These truths represent God’s disposition, and are an expression of all that God has and is. This is the first time since God created mankind, the heavens and earth, and all things that God has stated all of His intention for mankind. That is why these words are so precious for all believers in God. These are words which were not uttered in the Age of Law or the Age of Grace but have all been expressed by God in the last days. This is a wonderful thing God has done for mankind, truly the greatest of things!
If someone says: “I haven’t seen God do anything great,” that’s because they haven’t witnessed any of great disasters. Human eyes cannot see the truth. So what is it that they can see? They can see earthquakes, tsunamis, big disasters, terrible deaths in some places. What else can people see apart from these material phenomena? Can they see God’s glory? Can they see God’s deeds? Can they see God’s utterances? Can they see God’s almightiness and wisdom? No, mankind cannot see any of all that God has and is or what God expresses. Mankind is blind! All mankind sees are changes in the material world, the latest scientific developments, recent events in whatever country, and so on. That’s all they can see. Can mankind see things related to God, such as God’s coming, God’s work, or the importance of what God is doing? No, they can’t see any of this. Some people will then say: “We’ve experienced God’s work, but we haven’t seen much either!” That’s because you don’t understand the truth and you have not seen through these things. Do you know what God aims to accomplish in expressing these truths? Do you know what outcome they bring? You can’t see what results these visions, these truths, these words will achieve, or what changes they bring. You haven’t seen God’s authority. You haven’t seen what these words are to accomplish or fulfill, so you’re not aware of any changes after reading His words. The sky is still the same sky, and the sun still rises in the morning and sets at night. Aren’t you someone who doesn’t know God? Will you be able to see God’s deeds if you don’t know God’s words or recognize His authority, if you don’t know the meaning of these truths or the final outcome that will be achieved by Him expressing them? No, you won’t be able to see anything. Take a look at God’s words in “Do You Know? God Has Done a Great Thing Among Men.” What a great thing God has done! But can you see it without spiritual eyes? Can you see this great thing that has happened in the spiritual world with those eyes you use to view the material world? You won’t be able to see it even if you exhaust yourself through looking. You won’t be able to see it no matter how wide open your eyes are. Someone says: “You say God is bringing His glory in Israel to the East, but how come I haven’t seen it? No matter how I look toward Israel, all I see is clouds. I didn’t see the glory shining from the East.” Is God’s glory something physical eyes can see? Then do you know what kind of eyes can see it? It can be seen by the heart’s eye, spiritual eyes; fleshly eyes can’t see anything. If you don’t believe me, rub your eyes hard and stare at a line of God’s words—you won’t be able to see its light. You won’t be able to see the light that shines through God’s words no matter how bright or dazzling it is. Do you believe me? So why is that? That’s because without the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit you cannot see how God’s words shine and dazzle. You can’t see anything.
The third truth is bearing witness to what kind of work God’s work of the last days is, what problems it solves. Focus the communication on the meaning and substance of God’s judgment work of the last days as well as the various outcomes it achieves. On the one hand, God’s work of the last days is to cleanse mankind, save mankind, and also to perfect a certain group of people. On the other hand, God’s work of the last days is the work of ending an age, and is the work of determining mankind’s ending and final destination. This is crucial. God’s judgment of the last days determines mankind’s ending and arranges the final destination for every kind of person. This is God’s work of the last days: the work of designating each to its own kind.
The fourth truth: What are the clear differences between God’s work in the Age of Kingdom and His work in the Age of Grace?
The fifth truth: What is exactly salvation? What are the results achieved by each stage of God’s three stages of work? What does “being saved” mean in the Age of Grace? What is “salvation” in the Age of Kingdom? What is the difference between “being saved” and “salvation”?
The sixth truth: The relationship between God’s name and God’s work.
The seventh truth: What is true belief in God? What is the relationship between believing in the Bible and believing in God, that is, the relationship between the Bible and God?
The eighth truth: How should mankind treat the Bible? What is the true function of the Bible? Can the Bible replace God’s work?
The ninth truth: What is religion? What is a church? Why does God only bless the churches that believe in Him? Why does God curse religion?
The tenth truth: Why is the true way persecuted? Why does the religious world always play the role of resisting God? Why are all those in power unable to obey God, but instead resist God?
The eleventh truth: What is the difference between God’s work and man’s work? How do we recognize false Christs and false prophets?
The twelfth truth: What is the truth? What is biblical knowledge and doctrines? Why can the truth be man’s life but biblical knowledge and doctrines can’t? What is the outcome and ultimate ending for a person who lives by biblical knowledge and doctrines?
The thirteenth truth: What is the way of eternal life? Christ of the last days has brought the way of eternal life, but why wasn’t there the way of eternal life during the Age of Law and the Age of Grace?
The fourteenth truth: How can one distinguish God’s voice? How does one get to know the truth? What comes from God? What comes from Satan?
The fifteenth truth: Why did God become incarnate in China? What biblical prophecies and words of God provide the basis for this? What is the meaning and purpose of God becoming incarnate in China?
The sixteenth truth: Why did the Lord Jesus curse the Pharisees? What was the essence of the Pharisees? What was the main sin committed by the Pharisees? Weren’t the Pharisees competing with God for God’s chosen people? Why do we say that religious pastors are all walking the same path as the Pharisees by also competing with God for God’s chosen people? And what is the essence of religious pastors?
The seventeenth truth: Why do we bear witness that Christ is God Himself? Is Christ the Son of God or God Himself? How do we get to know Christ’s divine essence? What is the outcome of not treating Christ as God? What is the nature of the problem of mankind not being able to obey Christ’s words? Is it resisting God to only treat Christ as the Son of God and not God Himself?
The eighteenth truth: Is God a triune God or the one true God?
The nineteenth truth: How has God guided mankind to the present day? How does God rule over mankind? In which ways are God’s almightiness and wisdom mainly manifested?
The twentieth truth: What does the rapture truly mean? Being raptured into the air or raptured to heaven is a conception, a figment of mankind’s imagination. The rapture the Lord Jesus spoke of is that the Lord stands at the door and knocks, and if anyone hears His voice and opens the door, He will come in and feast with that person, and they will be with Him. That is the true meaning of being raptured. The Lord Jesus never said that anyone would be raptured into the air or into heaven. That was said by a human, and what humans say doesn’t count, as it’s just their conception and imaginings. Find the two sources of what the Lord Jesus says being raptured is, and what Almighty God says being raptured is. Religious people might say: “If the Lord came, why could we not have been raptured?” The Lord didn’t say He would come for people to be raptured. He would come so that people can accept Him, come before Him, come face-to-face with Him, experience His work, and experience the judgment and chastisement of His words. That is what being raptured is. People who can see that the Lord has returned, can see the Son of man, can live with the Son of man, follow Christ, and never take a step away from Him—all such people are raptured. This relates to the truth of the rapture. There has never been any statement about being raptured into the air or into heaven, and there never will be. In the future, when people have finished experiencing God’s work on earth and survived the great disasters, the nations on earth will become the kingdom of Christ. At that time, all those who have survived will enter God’s kingdom, the kingdom of Christ, and become the people of the kingdom of Christ. Those who do not survive—all the unbelievers, atheists and antichrists—will be destroyed and cast into hell. It’s that simple. That’s how this age ends. That’s the true meaning of the ending of the age.
These are the twenty truths that are needed when bearing witness to God’s work. Focus your fellowship on these twenty truths, explaining the first three thoroughly before discussing the remaining seventeen. Don’t talk about the latter truths without having first explained the first three truths thoroughly. The three most fundamental truths that make people accept the true way are the incarnation, the three stages of God’s work, and God’s work of the last days. In the beginning, take the initiative and explain these three truths completely. Once you have explained these three truths thoroughly, your listeners should ask you about the remaining seventeen questions. They’ll ask even if you don’t say anything, and once they ask it’s fine to start talking about them. Among the twenty truths, the first three are the most important. The first three are the most difficult. If you can explain the first three truths thoroughly, you will be able to bear witness to God. The rest will all be easy to bear witness to as they are all somewhat formulaic questions. With regards to the truths needed to preach the gospel, you must be mainly equipped with the first three. These are the foundational truths and must be explained clearly, the clearer the better. If you explain the first three truths thoroughly, then the people who seek and study the true way and thirst and hunger for righteousness will be able to accept it. The rest is all secondary. If you don’t explain the first three truths thoroughly, no matter how well you explain the other seventeen truths, their hearts won’t be at ease, it won’t be clear to them, and they won’t accept the true way. Bearing witness to God requires discussing these truths. Don’t discuss other topics. There’s no use in that! The basics to bearing witness to God lie in these three truths. If you can communicate these three truths clearly, you will be able to bear witness to God and will be categorized as someone who bears witness to God. If you can’t communicate these three truths clearly—if you don’t possess these basics or they are not solid—even if you can communicate the other truths quite well, you are not a qualified witness.
January 2, 2017