34. Will everyone who doesn’t accept Almighty God really fall into disaster?
Relevant Words of God:
My judgment is completely revealed, is aimed at different people, and they must all take their proper places. Depending on which rule is broken, I will administer and judge them in accordance with that rule. As for those who are not in this name and who do not accept Christ of the last days, there is only one rule: I shall immediately take the spirit, soul and body of whoever defies Me and cast them into Hades; whoever does not defy Me, I shall wait for you to mature before carrying out a second judgment. My words explain all in complete clarity and nothing is hidden. I only wish that you are able to bear them in mind at all times!
from “The Sixty-seventh Utterance” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
I tell you, those who believe in God because of the signs are surely the category that shall suffer destruction. Those who are incapable of accepting the words of Jesus who has returned to flesh are surely the progeny of hell, the descendants of the archangel, the category that shall be subjected to everlasting destruction. Many people may not care what I say, but I still want to tell every so-called saint who follows Jesus that, when you see Jesus descend from the heaven upon a white cloud with your own eyes, this will be the public appearance of the Sun of righteousness. Perhaps that will be a time of great excitement for you, yet you should know that the time when you witness Jesus descend from the heaven is also the time when you go down to hell to be punished. It will herald the end of God’s management plan, and will be when God rewards the good and punishes the wicked. For the judgment of God will have ended before man sees signs, when there is only the expression of truth. Those who accept the truth and do not seek signs, and thus have been purified, shall have returned before the throne of God and entered the Creator’s embrace. Only those who persist in the belief that “The Jesus who does not ride upon a white cloud is a false Christ” shall be subjected to everlasting punishment, for they only believe in the Jesus who exhibits signs, but do not acknowledge the Jesus who proclaims severe judgment and releases the true way of life. And so it can only be that Jesus deals with them when He openly returns upon a white cloud. They are too stubborn, too confident in themselves, too arrogant. How could such degenerates be rewarded by Jesus?
from “When You Behold the Spiritual Body of Jesus Will Be When God Has Made Anew Heaven and Earth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Christ of the last days brings life, and brings the enduring and everlasting way of truth. This truth is the path through which man shall gain life, and the only path by which man shall know God and be approved by God. If you do not seek the way of life provided by Christ of the last days, then you shall never gain the approval of Jesus, and shall never be qualified to enter the gate of the kingdom of heaven, for you are both a puppet and prisoner of history. …
Those who wish to gain life without relying on the truth spoken by Christ are the most ridiculous people on earth, and those who do not accept the way of life brought by Christ are lost in fantasy. And so I say that the people who do not accept Christ of the last days shall forever be despised by God. Christ is man’s gateway to the kingdom during the last days, which none may bypass. None may be perfected by God except through Christ. You believe in God, and so you must accept His words and obey His way. You must not just think of gaining blessings without receiving the truth, or accepting the provision of life. Christ comes during the last days so that all those who truly believe in Him may be provided with life. His work is for the sake of concluding the old age and entering the new one, and is the path that must be taken by all those who would enter the new age. If you are incapable of acknowledging Him, and instead condemn, blaspheme or even persecute Him, then you are bound to burn for eternity, and shall never enter the kingdom of God. For this Christ is Himself the expression of the Holy Spirit, the expression of God, the One whom God has entrusted to do His work on earth. And so I say that if you cannot accept all that is done by Christ of the last days, then you blaspheme the Holy Spirit. The retribution that should be suffered by those who blaspheme the Holy Spirit is self-evident to all. I also tell you that if you oppose Christ of the last days, and deny Him, then there is no one who can bear the consequences on your behalf. Furthermore, from this day onward you will not have another chance to gain the approval of God; even if you try to redeem yourself, you will never again behold the face of God. For what you oppose is not a man, what you deny is not some puny being, but Christ. Are you aware of this consequence? You have not made a small mistake, but committed a heinous crime. And so I advise everyone not to bare your fangs before the truth, or make careless criticisms, for only the truth can bring you life, and nothing except the truth can allow you to be reborn and behold the face of God.
from “Only Christ of the Last Days Can Give Man the Way of Eternal Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
But so long as the old world continues to exist, I will hurl forth My rage upon its nations, openly promulgating My administrative decrees throughout the universe, and visit chastisement on whomever violates them:
As I turn My face to the universe to speak, all mankind hears My voice, and thereupon sees all the works I have wrought throughout the universe. Those who go contrary to My will, that is to say, who oppose Me with the deeds of man, will fall down under My chastisement. I will take the multitudinous stars in the heavens and make them anew, and thanks to Me the sun and the moon will be renewed—the skies will no longer be as they were; the myriad things on the earth will be renewed. All will become complete through My words. The many nations within the universe will be partitioned afresh and replaced by My nation, so that the nations upon the earth will disappear forever and become a nation that worships Me; all the nations of the earth will be destroyed, and will cease to exist. Of the human beings within the universe, all those belonging to the devil will be exterminated; all who worship Satan will be laid low by My burning fire—that is, except for those now within the stream, the rest will be turned to ashes. When I chastise the many peoples, those in the religious world will, in differing degrees, return to My kingdom, conquered by My works, because they will have seen the advent of the Holy One riding on a white cloud. All of humanity will follow their own kind, and will receive chastisements varying with what they have done. Those who have stood against Me will all perish; as for those whose deeds on the earth have not involved Me, they will, because of how they have acquitted themselves, continue to exist on the earth under the governance of My sons and My people. I will reveal Myself to the myriad peoples and the myriad nations, sounding forth with My own voice upon the earth to proclaim the completion of My great work for all mankind to see with their own eyes.
from “The Twenty-sixth Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Many have a bad feeling about the second incarnation of God, for man finds it difficult to believe that God would become flesh to do the work of judgment. Nevertheless, I must tell you that often the work of God greatly exceeds man’s expectations and is difficult for the minds of men to accept. For men are merely maggots upon the earth, while God is the supreme One that fills the universe; the mind of man is akin to a pit of foul water that gives rise only to maggots, whereas each stage of the work directed by the thoughts of God is the distillation of God’s wisdom. Man constantly wishes to contend with God, to which I say it is self-evident who will suffer loss in the end. I exhort you all not to regard yourselves as more important than gold. If others can accept the judgment of God, then why can you not? How much higher do you stand above others? If others can bow their heads before the truth, why can you not also do so? God’s work has an unstoppable momentum. He will not repeat the work of judgment again for the sake of your “merit,” and you will be filled with boundless regret at letting such a good opportunity slip. If you do not believe My words, then just wait for that great white throne in the sky to pass judgment upon you! You must know that all of the Israelites spurned and denied Jesus, and yet the fact of Jesus’ redemption of mankind still spread to the ends of the universe. Isn’t this a reality that God made long ago? If you are still awaiting Jesus to take you up to heaven, then I say that you are an obstinate piece of deadwood.[a] Jesus will not acknowledge a false believer such as you who is disloyal to the truth and seeks only blessings. On the contrary, He will show no mercy in casting you into the lake of fire to burn for tens of thousands of years.
from “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
The Man’s Fellowship:
Why haven’t the majority of those in the religious community been brought before God? Why are they not eligible to enter the kingdom of heaven? Because although they believe in God, they still resist Him. They believe in God but do not obey Him; they resist Him instead. Does failure to accept God’s work in the last days not amount to resisting Him? Does failure to recognize God incarnate not amount to resisting God? Isn’t judging and condemning God incarnate also resisting God? Because the religious community resists God it has been cast aside to be punished. In the Bible it says, “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins” (Heb 10:26). Knowing the truth yet sinning willfully, what does it refer to? Does it refer to the everyday expressions of corruption? It refers mainly to the failure to accept God’s work in the last days. If someone clearly understands that what God incarnate expresses in the last days is the truth, but still continues to condemn Him, then they are doomed. Is it good to condemn Christ who expresses the truth? Such an action is to bring perdition upon oneself, to bring destruction upon oneself! What do you think the outcome is for those who believe in God but do not obey Him and who resist Him? (Destruction.) How does God destroy such people? (He will rain disasters upon them.) Here, God incarnate has spoken, “I bring burning, bring wrath, bring all disasters.” In His work of the last days God brings the truth, the way and the life. He brings the way to eternal life for His chosen people. For the unbelievers, the religious people and those who resist Him, God brings all disasters to annihilate them. He will annihilate all those who resist Him with all kinds of disasters. There are two parts of the judgment of the last days. Once the judgment work is complete, the great disasters will descend.
from Sermons and Fellowship on Entry Into Life (Series 136)
Therefore, when Christ comes in the last days, if you do not believe, if you resist, then you will surely die! Is this not God’s administrative decree? This is God’s public administrative decree to the entire universe. From the day God announced this, it is His public administrative decree. One of God’s statements reads as follows, “that is, except for those now within the stream, the rest will be turned to ashes.” What does this translate into? It means that it does not matter if it happens now or later, all who do not accept Almighty God will die in the end. They will be destroyed. This means that they will be set on fire and turned into ashes. When God destroyed Sodom, the people in the city were burned to ashes. Not even their souls remained. Everything was turned into ashes. This is God’s public administrative decree. So, when Christ comes in the last days, do you have your own notions? Do you dare resist? This was preordained: Such a person with this appearance is exactly Christ of the last days. After He expresses the way of truth, if you do not accept it, then you will die. If you do not acknowledge Christ, you will surely die. If you condemn or resist Christ, then it is over, you will surely die. What can we learn from this? God’s righteous disposition has been publicly revealed to all of humanity.
from Sermons and Fellowship on Entry Into Life (Series 124)
Some people are fully aware that the words that Almighty God expresses in His judgment work of the last days are the truth and that they can cleanse and save mankind. However, they refuse to accept. They still obstinately maintain their own conceptions and imaginations. They believe that as long as they adhere to the name of the Lord Jesus and labor and toil for the Lord, they will be able to be taken into the kingdom of heaven. What kind of people are they? It can be said that this kind of person is basically someone that does not accept the truth. Even more so, they do not obey God. They are unbelievers to the core! As believers in God, whatever path we walk on is the path that we choose for ourselves. God does not interfere with our decision. However, we must understand that with each stage of new work that God initiates, He bestows upon man the truth and the way man should walk. We must accept and obey. God does not care how much work we have done in the past, how much we have suffered and how much of a price we have paid. So long as we do not obey the current words and work of God, do not attain cleansing by experiencing the judgment work of God in the last days in order to obtain the truth and break free of sin, we will encounter God’s punishment. This has been determined by God’s righteous disposition. Just as Almighty God says, “I decide the destination of each person not on the basis of age, seniority, amount of suffering, and least of all, the degree to which they invite pity, but according to whether they possess the truth. There is no other choice but this. You must realize that all those who do not follow the will of God will be punished. This is an immutable fact. Therefore, all those who are punished are so punished for the righteousness of God and as retribution for their numerous evil acts” (“You Ought to Prepare a Sufficiency of Good Deeds for Your Destination” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). We all know, when the Lord Jesus did His work, the Pharisees that believed that their hard work was meritorious and they were very qualified were stuck in the Age of Law. They obstinately adhered to the Old Testament of the Bible. They condemned and resisted the Lord Jesus. They refused to accept the Lord Jesus’ salvation. In the end, they were punished by God. This is a fact that cannot be denied. Similarly, Almighty God of the last days has come and He expresses the truth and bestows the way of eternal life to mankind. If all we do is adhere to the name of the Lord Jesus while refusing and resisting the work of Almighty God in the last days, then regardless of how much work we have done in the past and how great our suffering was, we will be detested by God. We would become targets of His abandonment and in the end, we will meet with God’s punishment and extermination. This is a fact that will never change.
from Classic Questions and Answers on the Gospel of the Kingdom
a. A piece of deadwood: a Chinese idiom, meaning “beyond help.”