753 God’s Arrangement of Man’s End
1 The standard by which man judges man is based on his behavior; one whose conduct is good is a righteous person, and one whose conduct is abominable is wicked. The standard by which God judges man is based on whether one’s essence obeys Him; one who obeys God is a righteous person, and one who does not obey God is an enemy and a wicked person, regardless of whether this person’s behavior is good or bad, and regardless of whether this person’s speech is correct or incorrect. Some people wish to use good deeds to obtain a good destination of the future, and some people wish to use good speech to purchase a good destination. People falsely believe that God determines man’s outcome according to his behavior or speech, and therefore many people will seek to use this to gain a temporary favor through deceit.
2 The people who will later survive through rest will all have endured the day of tribulation and also borne witness for God; they will all be people who have done their duty and intend to obey God. Those who merely wish to use the opportunity to do service to avoid practicing truth will not be able to remain. God has appropriate standards for the arrangement of the outcomes of all people; He does not merely make these decisions according to one’s words and conduct, nor does He make them according to their behavior during a single period of time. No one can evade retribution for their wickedness, and no one can cover up their wicked conduct and thereby evade the torment of destruction.
3 In short, wicked people cannot survive through eternity, nor can they enter into rest; only the righteous are the masters of rest. After humanity enters into the right track, people will have normal human lives. They will all do their own respective duty and be absolutely faithful to God. They will utterly shed their disobedience and their corrupt disposition, and they will live for God and because of God. They will lack disobedience and resistance. They will be able to entirely obey God. This is the life of God and man and the life of the kingdom, and it is the life of rest.
Adapted from “God and Man Will Enter Into Rest Together”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh