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Testimonies for Christ of the Last Days 02

Testimonies for Christ of the Last Days

(The Twenty Truths of Bearing Testimony to God)

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Part Two

What Religious Notions Must Be Resolved in One’s Belief in God to Keep Pace With God’s Work?

Question 1: We believe that the return of the Lord means that believers will be raised directly up into the kingdom of heaven, for it is written in the Bible: “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1Ts 4:17). You testify that the Lord Jesus has returned, so why are we now on earth and not yet raptured?
Question 2: You bear witness that God has become flesh as the Son of man to do the work of judgment in the last days, and yet the majority of religious pastors and elders maintain that the Lord will return coming with clouds. They base this primarily on the Bible verses: “This same Jesus … shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him go into heaven” (Act 1:11). “Behold, He comes with clouds; and every eye shall see Him” (Rev 1:7). And furthermore, the religious pastors and elders also teach us that any Lord Jesus who does not come with clouds is false and must be rejected. So, we’re not sure whether or not this view is in line with the Bible; is this kind of understanding correct or not?
Question 3: You say that the Lord Jesus has returned, so why haven’t we seen Him? Seeing is believing and hearsay is undependable. If we haven’t seen Him, that must mean He hasn’t returned yet; I will believe it when I see Him. You say that the Lord Jesus has returned, so where is He now? What work is He doing? What words has the Lord spoken? I will believe it after you are able to clarify these things through testimony.
Question 4: The religious pastors and elders often preach to believers that any testimony about the Lord’s return in the flesh is false. They base this on the Bible verses: “Then if any man shall say to you, See, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Mat 24:23–24). We now have no idea how we should discern the true Christ from false ones. Can you shed some light on this question?
Question 5: The Lord Jesus was the incarnate God; this is indisputable. Now you bear witness that Almighty God is the Lord Jesus returned in the flesh, but religious pastors and elders say that what you believe in is just a human being, that you have been deceived. We cannot figure this out. At that time when the Lord Jesus became flesh and came to do the work of redemption, the Jewish Pharisees also said that He was just a man, saying that anyone who believed in Him was being deceived. Therefore, we would like to seek this aspect of the truth regarding the incarnation of God. What exactly is the incarnation, and what is the essence of the incarnation? Please fellowship with us on this.
Question 6: We all know that the Lord Jesus was the incarnation of God. Having completed His work, He was crucified and then resurrected, appearing before all His disciples, and He ascended into heaven in His glorious spiritual body. Just as the Bible says: “You men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him go into heaven” (Act 1:11). So, biblical scripture confirms that when the Lord comes again, it will be His resurrected spiritual body appearing to man. In the last days, why is God incarnated as the Son of man to do the work of judgment? What is the difference between the resurrected spiritual body of the Lord Jesus and His incarnation as the Son of man?
Question 7: I read Almighty God’s words, “Corrupt Mankind Is More in Need of the Salvation of God Become Flesh.” I think this is a fantastic passage of God’s word, very practical, and very important. With regard to why corrupt mankind must receive the salvation of God’s incarnation, this is an aspect of the truth that man must urgently understand. Please commune with us a little more on this.
Question 8: God used Moses to do the work of the Age of Law, so why doesn’t God use people to do His work of judgment in the last days? Does He really have to become flesh to do it Himself? What’s the essential difference between God incarnate and the people who God uses?
Question 9: In the Age of Grace, God became flesh to serve as a sin offering for mankind, redeeming them from sin. In the last days God has again become flesh to express the truth and to do His work of judgment in order to thoroughly purify and save man. So why does God need to incarnate twice to do the work of saving mankind? And what is the true significance of God incarnating twice?
Question 10: It is clearly written in the Bible that the Lord Jesus is Christ, the Son of God, and all those who believe in the Lord also believe that the Lord Jesus is Christ, the Son of God. And yet you bear witness that the incarnate Christ is the manifestation of God, that He is God Himself. So is the incarnate Christ really the Son of God, or is He God Himself?
Question 11: You bear witness that Almighty God expresses the truth and is doing His work of judgment of the last days, but I believe that our belief in the Lord Jesus and acceptance of the work of the Holy Spirit means that we have already undergone God’s work of judgment. Here are the words of the Lord Jesus as proof: “For if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” (Jhn 16:7–8). We believe that, although the Lord Jesus did the work of redemption, on the day of Pentecost after He rose to heaven, the Holy Spirit descended and worked in men: “… reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” That should be God’s work of judgment in the last days, so what I’d like to seek is, what exactly are the differences between the work of judgment in the last days done by Almighty God and the work of the Lord Jesus?
Question 12: You testify that the Lord has returned and is doing His work of judgment beginning at the house of God in the last days. This seems to be different from the judgment of the great white throne in the Book of Revelation. Most people in religious circles believe that the judgment of the great white throne is targeted at the non-believers that belong to the devil Satan. When the Lord comes, the believers will be taken up into heaven, and then He will send down disasters to destroy the non-believers. That’s the judgment before the great white throne. You testify to the start of God’s judgment in the last days, but we haven’t seen God bring any disasters to destroy the non-believers. Then how could it be the judgment of the great white throne?
Question 13: Most people in the religious world believe that the Lord Jesus saying “It is finished” (Jhn 19:30) upon the cross is proof that God’s work of salvation has already been completely finished, yet you testify that the Lord has returned in the flesh to express the truth and do the work of judgment beginning with God’s house in order to fully save mankind. So exactly how should one understand God’s work to save mankind? We are unclear on this aspect of the truth, so please fellowship this for us.
Question 14: The Bible says: “For with the heart man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made to salvation” (Rom 10:10). We believe that the Lord Jesus has absolved us of our sins and made us righteous through faith. Furthermore, we believe that if someone is saved once, then they are forever saved, and when the Lord returns we will be immediately raptured and will enter the kingdom of heaven. So why do you testify that we must accept God’s work of judgment in the last days before we can be saved and brought into the kingdom of heaven?
Question 15: We follow the example of Paul and work very hard for the Lord spreading the gospel, bearing witness to the Lord, and shepherding the Lord’s churches, just as Paul did: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2Ti 4:7). Is this not following the will of God? This kind of practice should mean that we are qualified to be raptured and enter into the kingdom of heaven, so why must we accept God’s work of judgment and purification in the last days before we can be brought into the kingdom of heaven?
Question 16: You say that those who believe in God must accept God’s work of judgment in the last days, and only then can their corrupt disposition be purified and they themselves be saved by God. But, in accordance with the Lord’s requirements, we practice humility and patience, we love our enemies, bear our crosses, abandon worldly things, work and spread the gospel for the Lord, and so on. So aren’t all these our changes? We have always sought in this way, so can’t we also attain purification and be raptured into the kingdom of heaven?
Question 17: You give testimony that the Lord has returned in the flesh to express the truth and do the work of judgment and purification of man in the last days, but the religious pastors and elders believe that He will return coming with clouds, and that all believers will instantly change form and be raptured up into the clouds to meet with the Lord. Just as Paul said: “For our conversation is in heaven; from where also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things to Himself” (Phl 3:20–21). The Lord is almighty and there is nothing He cannot do. God can transform us and make us purified with a single word, so why would He still need to become flesh to express the truth and carry out a stage of work of the judgment and purification of man?
Question 18: You testify that in the last days, God expresses the truth and does the work of judging and purifying man, so how exactly does God judge, purify and save man?
Question 19: You testify that in the last days God does His work of judgment in order to completely purify and save man, but after reading the words expressed by Almighty God, I find that some of them condemn and curse man. If God condemns and curses man, isn’t man then to suffer punishment? How can you still say that this kind of judgment purifies and saves mankind?
Question 20: One aspect of the Lord Jesus’ work of redemption was to forgive and absolve us of our sins, while another aspect was to bestow peace, joy, and bountiful grace upon us. This has shown us that God is a merciful and loving God. However, you bear witness that Almighty God does the work of judgment in the last days, that He expresses the truth and judges and chastises man, prunes and deals with man, exposes man and eliminates all sorts of evil people, evil spirits, and antichrists, allowing people to see that God’s righteous disposition does not tolerate any offense. Why is the disposition revealed in the Lord Jesus’ work entirely different from the disposition revealed in the work of Almighty God? How exactly should we understand God’s disposition?
Question 21: It’s written right in the Bible: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Heb 13:8). So the name of the Lord never changes! But you say that the Lord has come again in the last days with a new name and He is called Almighty God. How can that be the case?
Question 22: The Lord Jesus was nailed to the cross as a sin offering for man, thereby redeeming us from sin. If we stray from the Lord Jesus and believe in Almighty God, would this not be a betrayal of the Lord Jesus? Would this not be apostasy?
Question 23: The Lord Jesus said: “But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (Jhn 4:14). Most people think that the Lord Jesus has already bestowed on us the way of eternal life, but I have read these words of Almighty God: “Only Christ of the Last Days Can Give Man the Way of Eternal Life.” What’s all this about? Why does it say that only Christ of the last days can provide man with the way of eternal life?
Question 24: You bear witness that Almighty God is God incarnate who is currently doing His work of judgment in the last days, but the religious pastors and elders say that the work of Almighty God is actually the work of a human being, and on top of that, many people who don’t believe in the Lord Jesus also say that Christianity itself is just belief in a man. We still cannot discern what exactly is the difference between the work of God and the work of man, so please fellowship on this with us.
Question 25: You testify that the Lord Jesus has already returned as Almighty God, that He expresses the entire truth that will allow people to attain purification and be saved, and that He is currently doing the work of judgment beginning with God’s house, but we don’t dare accept this. This is because the religious pastors and elders frequently instruct us that all of God’s words and work are recorded in the Bible, there can be no other words or work of God outside of the Bible, and that anything that goes against or beyond the Bible is heresy. We don’t have discernment on this issue—could you explain it for us?
Question 26: Religious pastors and elders hold to the words of Paul in the Bible: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God” (2Ti 3:16), believing that everything in the Bible is God’s words. But you say that the Bible is not entirely made up of the words of God, so what is this all about?
Question 27: The Bible is the canon of Christianity and believers’ faith in the Lord has been based on the Bible for two millennia. Furthermore, most people in the religious world believe that the Bible represents the Lord, that belief in the Lord is the same as belief in the Bible and vice versa, and that if one strays from the Bible then they cannot be called a believer. I’d like to know whether believing in the Lord in this way is in line with His will.
Question 28: The Bible is testimony to God’s work; it is only through reading the Bible that believers in the Lord come to recognize that God created the heavens and the earth and all things, and are able to see God’s wondrous deeds, His greatness and almightiness. The Bible contains many of God’s words as well as testimonies of man’s experiences; they can provide sustenance for people’s lives as well as great edification, so what I’d like to seek is, can we actually attain eternal life through reading the Bible? Is it possible that there’s no way of eternal life within the Bible?
Question 29: For the last two thousand years man’s belief in the Lord has been based on the Bible, and the coming of the Lord Jesus did not negate the Old Testament Bible. After Almighty God has done His work of judgment in the last days, everyone who accepts Almighty God will focus on reading His words and will seldom read the Bible. What I would like to seek is, after accepting the work of Almighty God in the last days, what exactly is the correct approach one should have to the Bible, and how should one make use of it? What should a person’s belief in God be based on in order to walk the path of faith and attain God’s salvation?
Question 30: You testify that the Lord Jesus has already returned as the incarnate Almighty God, that He expresses all truths to purify and save mankind and does the work of judgment beginning with God’s house, so how should we discern the voice of God and how should we confirm that Almighty God is indeed the returned Lord Jesus?
Question 31: You bear witness that the words expressed by Almighty God in The Word Appears in the Flesh are utterances from God’s very mouth, but we believe that they are the words of someone who has been enlightened by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, what I would like to seek is, what exactly is the difference between words expressed by God incarnate and words spoken by someone with the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit?
Question 32: The Pharisees frequently expounded upon the Bible to people in the synagogues. From the outside, they appeared to be pious and compassionate and didn’t seem to do anything clearly in violation of the law. So why were the Pharisees cursed by the Lord Jesus? How was their hypocrisy manifested? Why is it said that the religious pastors and elders of today are walking the same path as the hypocritical Pharisees?
Question 33: When the Lord Jesus came to do His work, the Jewish Pharisees wildly defied and condemned Him, and they nailed Him to the cross. Now that Almighty God of the last days has come to do His work, the religious pastors and elders also wildly defy and condemn Him, nailing God once again to a cross. Why do the Jewish Pharisees and religious pastors and elders hate the truth so, and set themselves against Christ in this way? What exactly is their nature and essence?
Question 34: Religious pastors and elders have a strong knowledge of the Bible; they often interpret the scripture for others and have them adhere to the Bible. So is expounding upon and elevating the Bible really bearing witness to and exalting the Lord? Why is it said that religious pastors and elders are hypocritical Pharisees? We’re still not clear on this issue—could you answer this for us?
Question 35: Most people within religious circles believe that the pastors and elders have been selected and established by the Lord, and that they are all people who serve the Lord within churches; if we follow and obey these pastors and elders, we are actually obeying and following the Lord. As to what exactly is meant by obeying and following man, and what exactly is meant by obeying and following God, most people don’t understand this aspect of the truth. Please fellowship on this.
Question 36: Religious pastors and elders hold the power in the religious world and most people obey and follow them—this is a fact. You say that religious pastors and elders do not acknowledge the fact of God’s incarnation, that they don’t believe the truth expressed by God incarnate and that they are walking the path of the Pharisees; we agree on this point. But why do you say that religious pastors and elders are all hypocritical Pharisees, all antichrists exposed by God’s work in the last days, and that their final outcome will be to sink into destruction and perdition? This is not something that we are able to accept at this point. Please fellowship on your basis for this claim, that these people cannot be saved and that they will all sink into destruction and perdition.
Question 37: Although pastors and elders hold power within religious circles and they walk the path of the hypocritical Pharisees, we believe in the Lord Jesus and not in them, so how can you say that we also walk the path of the Pharisees? Can we really not be saved through our faith within the religion?
Question 38: In recent years, various denominations within the religious world have grown more and more desolate; people have lost the kind of faith and love that they once had, becoming ever more negative and weak. All of us have also felt the withering of the spirit, that there is nothing left to preach, and that we have all lost the work of the Holy Spirit. We’d like to ask, why is the entire religious world so bleak? Is it really detested by God; has it really been cast aside by God? How should we understand God’s words of damnation for the religious world in the Book of Revelation?
Question 39: For the last two millennia, the entire religious world has believed that God is a Trinity—the Trinity has been a classic theory of the whole of Christian doctrine. So does the interpretation of the Trinity really hold up? Does the Trinity really exist? Why do you say that the Trinity is the religious world’s greatest fallacy?
Question 40: Almighty God, Christ of the last days, expresses the truth and does His work of judgment to purify and save mankind, and yet He suffers the mad opposition and brutal crackdowns of both the religious world and the Chinese Communist government. The CCP government even mobilizes its entire media and armed forces to condemn Christ, blaspheme Him, capture and exterminate Him. When the Lord Jesus was born, King Herod heard that “the King of Israel” had been born and he had all the male children under two years of age in Bethlehem killed; he preferred to wrongly murder ten thousand babies than allow Christ to live. God has become flesh in order to save mankind, so why is it that the religious world and the atheist Chinese government madly condemn and blaspheme the appearance and work of God? Why do they bend the power of the entire country and spare no effort to nail Christ to the cross? Why is mankind so evil? Why do they hate God so and set themselves against Him?
Question 41: We have seen a number of speeches online from the Chinese Communist government and the religious world that malign, slander, attack and discredit The Church of Almighty God (such as the “May 28” incident in Zhaoyuan, Shandong province). We also know that the CCP is very skilled at telling lies, fabricating things, and skewing the facts to deceive the people. It is also very good at maligning, attacking and judging those nations it is hostile to, so anything the CCP says is absolutely not credible. However, many of the things said by pastors and elders within religious circles are the same as what the CCP says, so how can we really have discernment on the rumor and slander spread by the CCP and the religious world?
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