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Question 3: Man can never become God, even if he lives out a bit of God’s image. I can totally get behind that. But when we say man can become God so long as he can manage to live out God’s image, we are not referring to the God with His person, we are instead referring to the God with His life disposition but without His person. If we live out God’s image, then we will become God with the life of God, it’s just that we won’t have the person of God. So, I think the words “God became man that man may become God” are still perfectly valid.

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XIV. Questions and Answers on Dissecting “God-man Theory”

Question 3: Man can never become God, even if he lives out a bit of God’s image. I can totally get behind that. But when we say man can become God so long as he can manage to live out God’s image, we are not referring to the God with His person, we are instead referring to the God with His life disposition but without His person. If we live out God’s image, then we will become God with the life of God, it’s just that we won’t have the person of God. So, I think the words “God became man that man may become God” are still perfectly valid.

Answer: God is the Creator. There are not many Gods, there is only one God. God's disposition and the substance of His life are unique and unparalleled. It would be impossible for God to make other Gods, because what God created is man, and it is man that He will save and attain in the end. God never said anything about making man God. Almighty God says, “Since all people say that God is the only one true God, then there is a single God, divisible at will by none! God is only one Spirit, and only one person; and that is the Spirit of God” (“Does the Trinity Exist?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). God is unique. He is the one true God, and He absolutely cannot be divided into separate persons. God’s incarnation means that God’s Spirit puts on a flesh to do His work and save mankind. “God’s person”, this kind of saying simply doesn’t exist. Just as the Lord Jesus said, “I and my Father are one.” So, we can be certain that the idea that God has different persons is one of Satan’s deceptive fallacies. It is Satan, intending to disturb and interrupt God’s work. According to your own words, God can be divided into God with God’s person and God with God's life disposition but without God’s person. If this were true, then there would be many Gods, and God would not be unique and unparalleled. Therefore, what you are talking about is polytheism. This has no basis in the Bible and does not accord with God’s word. It’s totally wrong! In fact, the God with His life disposition but without His person doesn’t exist at all! True believers in God expect nothing but for God’s salvation so that they can break free from Satan’s influence and become men of truth and humanity. Satisfying God is their highest aspiration. However, those who wish to become God are Satan, the archangel. So, those who fabricated this absurd fallacy—God became man that man may become God— have certainly come from Satan to disturb God's work. They are antichrists who deceive man. No doubt about it.

Even if we experience God’s work all the way through to the end, and are able to live out God’s image after God perfects us, we still can’t become God. Because in the beginning, God created man in His image, and Adam and Eve both had the glory of God. Does this make Adam and Eve God? God never said they were God. God only said they were humans, humans who lacked the truth and were corrupted by Satan. The work of God’s two incarnations is to save and perfect man, and to make man become men of truth and humanity, so that they will all obey and worship God and become the holy people. It’s not to make man God. Let’s read a passage from Almighty God, “The first incarnation was to redeem man from sin through the flesh of Jesus, that is, He saved man from the cross, but the corrupt satanic disposition still remained within man. The second incarnation is no longer to serve as a sin offering but to fully save those who were redeemed from sin. This is done so that those forgiven can be delivered from their sins and be fully made clean, and attain a change in disposition, thereby breaking free of Satan’s influence of darkness and returning before the throne of God. Only in this way can man be fully sanctified. God began the work of salvation in the Age of Grace after the Age of Law had come to an end. It is not until the last days, when God has fully purified mankind by doing the work of judgment and chastisement of man for rebelliousness, will God conclude His work of salvation and enter into rest” (“The Mystery of the Incarnation (4)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). Man is the object of God’s salvation in His 6,000 year management work. God began the work of salvation because after Satan corrupted mankind, mankind began to resist and betray God and fell into a life of sin. God’s purpose in saving mankind is to save them from Satan’s influence, to lead them to cast off their corrupt, satanic disposition and purify them, so that man can all obey and worship God, and live in accordance with God’s will. This has absolutely nothing to do with making men into God. God has never, ever said He would make man God. Humans have been deeply corrupted by Satan. We will be lucky enough if we can attain God’s salvation, gain the truth, become men possessed of truth and humanity, and become holy. So why do some people still have such greedy ambitions? Why can’t they be satisfied with just being saved? Why do they still want to become God? Isn’t it because of their satanic disposition? Isn’t this the greedy ambition of the archangel? Because the archangel aspired to be God and stand equal to God, God struck it down from heaven. From this, we see that anyone who desires to become God and spreads misconceptions about becoming God has seriously offended God’s disposition and committed a heinous crime. This is purely Satan disturbing God’s work. This is Satan continuing to corrupt and deceive mankind, inciting them to oppose God. God will surely curse these men.

from the movie script of Rapture In Peril

Previous:Question 2: About God’s words in Genesis “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Gen 1:26), I don’t fully understand this. If God made man in His image, doesn’t it mean we have the image of God? If we were made in God’s image, are we man or are we God?

Next:Question 4: When the incarnate Lord Jesus was resurrected after His crucifixion, He became the life-giving Spirit. And thereby the life-giving Spirit dwells within us, blends with our spirit, and the two spirits will become one. So how could we not become God in the end? How could I be wrong about this?

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