567 Where Is Your True Faith?
1 Up until now, people are still dubious of My words, and even less than half of people believe My words. The remainder are unbelievers, and even more are those who like to hear Me “tell stories.” Moreover, there are many who see it as amusement. I caution you: Many of My words have already been opened to those who believe in Me, and those who enjoy the beautiful view of the kingdom but are locked outside of its gate have already been eliminated by Me. Aren’t you just tares that are detested and rejected by Me? How could you see Me off and then joyfully welcome My return?
2 I tell you, after the people of Nineveh heard Jehovah’s angry words, they immediately repented in sackcloth and ashes. It was because they believed His words that they were full of fear and dread and they repented in sackcloth and ashes. And although the people of today also believe My words and even more believe that Jehovah has once again come among you today, your attitude is nothing but irreverent, as if you are just observing the Jesus who was born in Judea several thousand years ago and has now descended into your midst.
3 I deeply understand the deceitfulness that exists within your hearts; most of you follow Me out of curiosity and have come to seek Me out of emptiness. When your third wish is shattered—for a peaceful and happy life—your curiosity also dissipates. The deceitfulness that exists within each of your hearts is exposed through your words and deeds. To speak frankly, you are just curious about Me, not afraid; you do not mind your tongues, and you restrain your behavior even less. Then how is your faith, really? Is it genuine?
Adapted from “Words for the Young and the Old” in The Word Appears in the Flesh