The Man’s Fellowship:
As for all the nonsense of Satan, remember that you should maintain a denying attitude at all times. This is the principle. Why is it the principle? Someone says, “You think that Satan’s word will never be consistent with the fact. Isn’t it stereotyping Satan?” It is not stereotyping; it is a conclusion derived from Satan’s nature. Satan’s word is always mixed with ulterior motives. In Satan’s word, things will be distorted beyond recognition. What Satan says is just the opposite of the fact. It distorts the fact and turns black into white. One way Satan speaks is to rumor, fabricate, and pin some nonexistent things on you. This is one scenario of Satan’s tricks and speech. Satan has told lies from the very beginning. There are several kinds of lies. The first kind is a lie made out of nothing, completely nonexistent. It is something that is pinned on you from hearsay. This is one kind of lies. Another kind of lie comes from post-processing, altered fact. There is still another kind of lie that is a distortion of fact, inversion of black and white that turns right into wrong and the other way around. There are mainly three kinds of lies. These are the commonly seen lies. Satan says, “Believers in Almighty God always abduct people when they preach.” Isn’t this a distortion of fact? Satan also says, “For those who don’t accept, believers in Almighty God will cut off their ears and noses and gouge their eyes out.” We preach the gospel to so many people, what is the proportion of the believers? If all those who do not accept had their eyes gouged out, their noses and ears cut, how many of them would have been cut all together? So everything Satan says is a lie and nonsense. In addition, Satan also said that the Church of Almighty God was created by me, isn’t it nonsense? Had it not been the appearance and work of Almighty God, who could have created the Church of Almighty God? Do these people believe in me or believe in God? They believe in Almighty God, not me. Since I am not the one they believe in, why did the Chinese Communist Party say that the Church of Almighty God was created by me? Wasn’t it a bright-eyed lie? The CCP also said that “Eastern Lightning” was a cult. Are they the judge for the truth? Are they religious experts, appraisal experts? Do they understand religion? Do they have any true faith? Do they have any qualifications to determine which religion is cultish or orthodox? The CCP is the world’s largest cult, Satanism. Are they qualified to determine which sect is orthodox or cultish? Who appointed the CCP as judge and appraiser? They have the nerve to pass judgment so casually. This is called utter shamelessness. The religious circle even said: “Almighty God is a woman in Henan.” This is nonsense. Christ was clearly born in a city in northwest China. Which provinces are in the northwest? They are Shaanxi, Shanxi, and part of Inner Mongolia, right? Henan belongs to the Central Plains. The religious circle’s saying that Christ was born in Henan is a bright-eyed lie! This is a rumor invented by the religious circle. Isn’t it sheer nonsense? As for the rumor made up by the CCP great red dragon, how should people look at it? You have to look at its history. The great red dragon has never spoken a true word. Not only has it never spoken a true word to the Chinese people, it has never told the truth to the world. What is the Communist Party? The Communist Party was created by Karl Marx. Where did Karl Marx come from? Karl Marx was a believer of Satanism. He claimed that he was the savior who wanted to save mankind. So he wrote the Communist Manifesto and Capitalism. He wanted to use force and violence to seize political power and then control the whole of mankind. This is the truth. Did the Communist Party say so? Did they announce it to the world? They have never said anything about the truth, not a single word. Did the Communist Party say anything about the bad things they did? What is the ultimate goal of the Communist Party? Have they said anything about it? Not a word. Everything they say is a lie. The so-called “Serve the people, seek benefits for the people,” aren’t these nothing but lies? These are all lies, not a word of it is true. Why then, do you believe the words of the Communist Party? You need to examine the true way, examine God’s appearance and work. Why do you believe the words of Satan the devil? This is the problem. When you examine the work of God, you need to examine the utterance of God, and see if these words of God are the voice of God, are the truth, and see if it is the work of God. And then see if the Holy Spirit’s work is in the Church of Almighty God. After believing in God for years, what effects have these people reached? Do they have any knowledge about God? Have there been any changes in their life disposition? Have the toxins of Satan been cleansed? You need to examine these things. You don’t examine the words of Almighty God, don’t examine whose words the Church of Almighty God eats and drinks, whose work they are experiencing, and why do you go to the great red dragon and believe Satan the devil’s words? Why do you believe the words of the religious pastors and elders? What kinds of creatures are they? They are wolves disguised in sheep’s clothing; they are hypocritical antichrists; they are wicked servants; they are demons that devour human souls. Why don’t you see through their substance? This is the greatest ignorance of people, isn’t it?
from Sermons and Fellowship on Entry Into Life (Series 142)
(1) Analysis of the first rumor of the Chinese Communist Party and religious community: Preaching the gospel and performing one’s duty in believing in God include political participation.
The Man’s Fellowship:
We believe in God and act according to the word of God, the truth and the requirements of God; we do not participate in politics or engage in political activities. God’s most basic requirement of His believers is to first pursue and practice the truth, to be the light and salt of the world by doing good things for people, not to follow the evil trends of the world or do evil acts of corrupt mankind. In addition, another duty of ours as creatures of the Creator is to carry out God’s will. Since we have received salvation from God, we have the obligation and responsibility to preach the gospel and witness for God, to allow those who have yet to believe in God, who don’t know or understand God, to come before God to study the true way and accept the truth for salvation. This is the entrustment of God in us, the true meaning of our work of preaching the gospel.
Our preaching the gospel to witness for God has nothing to do with politics. It has no political intention or motive. Nor does it aim to overthrow any government or political party. It is entirely for bringing corrupt mankind to God to accept God’s work in the last days for salvation, so man can finally live and work in peace with dignity, and is able to detach from the influence of darkness and evil to live in light. It is for enabling human society to receive God’s care, protection and blessing. We bring people to God to accept God’s work and salvation. It is not a political appeal. God’s word does not include any statement to His chosen people to overthrow or expose the Communist Party. The word expressed by God is all the truth that exposes the essence of human corruption. It is all for saving people, changing people, and making people perfect in order to know and obey God. Everything we do is based on the word of God and according to the requirements of God. Our church has never engaged in any political activities. Nor does it contain any political slogan. Our church life is just to communicate the truth and know ourselves for receiving the truth, obeying God and living out the likeness of a real man for God’s salvation. We are not interested in politics which is neither a positive thing nor the truth. Engagement in politics does not lead to receiving the truth, let alone the blessing of God. Throughout history, God’s praises of a politician were unheard of. The pursuit of politics cannot bring salvation to man. Getting entangled in officialdom can only make man increasingly corrupt and evil. This is a fact obvious to all. When we believe in God, we never participate in politics. Hence our belief in God never involves any political aspiration because we see it so clearly that only by believing in God can we become better and better, with increasing humanity, conscience and sense. If man can sincerely believe in God and pursue the truth, he can certainly live out the likeness of a real man and satisfy the criteria for receiving God’s salvation.
Our evangelic efforts are entirely for making mankind accept the work of God for salvation. This is most beneficial to human society and the only effective way to change the darkness and evil of human society because God is the Creator who alone can save corrupt mankind. Our preaching the gospel and witnessing for God are meant to let humanity as a whole know about the Creator, come before Him and worship the only true God. This is the path to blessing and salvation for mankind. Only by believing in God and accepting God’s salvation can mankind solve the fundamental problems of darkness and evil in the world. As the world is becoming increasingly dark and evil, humanity increasingly corrupt, human morality increasingly depraved and decadent, mankind must believe in God, and accept God’s word, God’s work, God’s judgment and chastisement in order to gain the truth from God’s word and resolve the problems of man’s corruption from the roots. Hence preaching the gospel is indispensable and the only way for social stability and happiness for mankind. So if mankind were to get real happiness, society were to attain long-term stability and order, there would only be one way, that is, to accept God’s work and salvation. There is no other way but this. Don’t expect any countries or parties to save mankind, let alone any politicians, writers or thinkers to do it. Corrupt mankind doesn’t have such ability. No one can change the destiny of mankind. Only the Creator, the One True God, is fully equipped to save humanity. So our preaching of the gospel is most advantageous to the stability of society and the happiness of mankind. This is most meaningful. I believe that those who have the conscience, reason and sense of justice will support us in preaching the gospel and agree with our view. To preach the gospel and witness for God is the needs of the people and society. It is entirely a just cause.
It was because we came to understand the truth by accepting Almighty God’s word and experiencing His judgment and chastisement that we began to preach the gospel and witness God’s work in the last days. As believers of God, it is our duty to let corrupt mankind come before God to receive His salvation. Our preaching of the gospel is to deliver the true way of receiving salvation to man, enable man to receive the true way and be saved by God in the last days. This is our truest love. Witnessing to people about the good news that can enable mankind to survive the catastrophe and receive salvation is truly a good deed that is recognized by mankind. The kingdom gospel of the last days we preach of is so good for man. As the ruling party, whether it is legitimate or not, the CCP should do some practical things for the people and solve some practical problems. It is only just and right to let the people live and work in stability and peace. Why doesn’t the Communist Party do the proper things but ruthlessly coerces, arrests and persecutes us? Isn’t it acting perversely against heaven? Why doesn’t the CCP conform to the wills of heaven and the people but advocates evil and resists justice instead? Isn’t it void of humanity? In the process of preaching the gospel and performing the duty, many of God’s chosen people were able to put aside physical comfort and enjoyment to persist in preaching God’s kingdom gospel in the last days amid rain and storms, heat and cold. Even when they were being vilified, maligned, rejected, beaten and abused, even when they were arrested and persecuted by the government, God’s chosen people still persistently, indefatigably fulfilled their duties and performed their utmost. Regardless of people’s acceptance or denial, we had to be dedicated to our duty and love. If we knew the true way but did not proclaim and witness it to people, we would be unscrupulous and unfair to people. Therefore, what we do is to preach the gospel and witness for God to let people know the true way and the way to be saved in the last days. This is the duty we should perform. Our preaching of the gospel and performing our duties are preparation for good deeds. They are intended for the people to live happily with dignity. They are absolutely not political engagements, let alone social disturbance. This is a fact.
from The Fellowship From the Above: “The Key to Answers at a Media Interview with Reporters Lies in How to Witness God’s Work.”
(2) Analysis of a rumor of the Chinese Communist Party and religious community: The Church of Almighty God is a cult.
The Man’s Fellowship:
There is the principle of truth that can be sought on how to differentiate between cultism and orthodoxy. It would not be fair to go by the arbitrary views of any political parties or individuals, or the opinions of any countries or constitutions. First, we must determine what is orthodox in order to determine the true way. Only the truth is positive and the source for all things positive. Where does the truth come from then? The truth comes from Christ. Christ is the incarnation of God, thus the truth comes from God. All matters that come from God are positive things. Only the Creator’s word is the truth. Only Christ in the flesh can express the truth. It is the will and the rule of heaven that no countries, political parties or groups can defy, let alone resist and oppose. Whoever defies, resists and opposes it is seeking self-destruction, which completely fulfills God’s word that corrupt mankind will seek self-destruction by resisting God. In the world and human societies, all positive things are consistent with the wills of heaven and the people. An orthodox belief conforms to the wills of heaven and the people. Believing in God is consistent with the wills of heaven and the people. Consistence with the people’s will means the majority of mankind endorses believing in God and conscientiously affirms that believing in God is following the right way. People generally believe that believers of God are good and decent people. Therefore it is just and right and purely positive to believe in God, obey God and worship the Creator. It is consistent with the wills of heaven and people. What is cultism or evil then? Evil is contradictory to the will of heaven, acting perversely against the wills of heaven and the people. What kinds of things are against the wills of heaven and the people? Disallowing people to believe in God is denying the wills of heaven and the people. Any act that is resented and condemned by human conscience and reason is evil. Anything that is supported, recognized and endorsed by mankind conscientiously and rationally is positive. Believing in God is a positive thing. Any act that resists, condemns and opposes God is a negative thing. All negative acts are subject to the evil influence of Satan. If we can tell what is positive and evil, it will be easy to differentiate an orthodox belief from a cult. After all, what is an orthodox belief and what is a cult? To be exact, all churches that believe in the true God are orthodox. Any institutions that believe in false gods, evil spirits, and the devil Satan are cults. Any institutions that advocate heresies and fallacies that resist God such as atheism and evolution are cults. Let us examine the origin of the Communist Party. As we all know, the Communist Party was founded by the German Karl Marx. Marx was a believer of Satan, who claimed that he himself was the devil Satan. How could the Communist Party founded by such an authentic devil be an orthodox institution? The Communist Party has consistently advocated violent revolution, which is the slaughterer of human beings and authentic atheist entity. In the Communist Manifesto, Marx stated, “A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of communism.” Now that this spectre of communism has materialized in the Communist Party. Can’t we see that this reactionary Communist Party is an authentic cult? The Chinese Communist Party is more cunning than its ancestor Karl Marx who dared to openly admit that he was the devil Satan, but the CCP does not dare to say so. The CCP is adept at distorting the fact, turning black-and-white on its head, adept at camouflage, deception and preemptive accusation. It is also capable of spinning the positive into negative and evil, and vice versa. It is extremely good at disguising. Even when it is obviously evil and reactionary, it still disguises itself as good and righteous, doing its utmost to trumpet the so-called—greatness, glory, rectitude, of the CCP. This is the usual practice of the Chinese Communist Party. The CCP is most adept at preemptive accusation. In the world, the Communist Party is best at beguiling, deceiving, corrupting and toying with mankind. The CCP is the slaughterer of humanity. Therefore, everything that the Communist Party supports, advocates, and affirms is a negative thing. Any faith that is designated as cultism by the CCP is orthodox and the true way. Only the Communist Party can designate an orthodox church as a cult. In fact, the Communist Party is the real cult and the genuine evil cult. It is the typical representative of all cults. The Communist Party is the bona fide Satanism in the last days, the typical evil enterprise, the most sinister and insidious reactionary organization in the world. It is a terrorist organization. Unmistakably, this is a universally accepted fact.
In addition, in order to be fair, whether a religion or a church is a cult or not should be determined by the majority, all those who have faith, and people from all over the world, based on universal values recognized by all nations. It is rather absurd to decide which is a cult simply by the communists’ atheist constitution because the Communist Party itself is an atheist organization which fundamentally denies the existence of God. The CCP is ignorant of God and resistant to God. It is the enemy of God. Hence it is not qualified to comment on anything about people’s belief in God. Nor is it entitled to assign any culpability to any religious body or church. In fact, according to its atheism and constitution, the Communist Party has designated all religious bodies and churches as cults, including Christian churches, home churches and other religious groups, and openly designated the Bible as a cultist book. This is an undisputed fact. Since it took power in mainland China, the Communist Party has used various brutal means to restrict, suppress and persecute those who believe in God, and deprive people of their freedom of belief. It uses public opinions, politics, the law and other means to pressure the church, intimidate those who believe in God and prohibit people from worshiping and following God. Instead, it makes everyone worship it, obey it and continue to accept its rule as its servants. It is so shameless and preposterous to preach that people’s happiness is given by the Communist Party and that the Communist Party is the “provider of food and clothing” for the Chinese people! Palpably, the Chinese Communist Party is an authentic evil party and a cult that is more fascist than fascism. In today’s world, the Communist Party is the evil consortium that resists God in the most insane, brutal and vicious manner. The ways it exploits, deceives and suppresses people are the most brutal. It has massacred and ensnared the greatest number of human beings. It has incurred the wrath of God and the resentment of man. It is a universally recognized fact that China has the largest number of people fleeing from its tyranny and the most serious emigration exodus from this infernal prison-state. Thus this unlawful ruling party that has seized power by prevarication, fraud, guile, violence and massacre simply has no qualification to comment on or condemn whether any religion or church is orthodox or cult. The CCP’s constitution is not consistent with international human rights conventions at all. Although China is a signatory to some international conventions that it has no intention of honoring and complying, that is merely its way of beguiling the people and the world. Therefore, the constitution of the Communist Party is not a legitimate law at all. China’s constitution does not serve the people. It is merely a tool for restraining and binding the people. The CCP simply does not follow its own law. It is safe to say that the law does not exist at all in the authoritarian countries of communism. At one point or another, all communist officials and policemen have openly stated that they themselves are the law and what they say is the law. Therefore, in the authoritarian state of the Communist Party, the exaltation of power above the law has resulted in the current situation of lawlessness. Hence the Chinese people have long declined to believe in anything the Communist Party says because everything it says is invariably fallacious and heretic that distorts the facts, turns black-and-white on its head and makes no sense. No living soul will give any credence to such nonsense that aims to deceive and paralyze and toy with the public.
from The Fellowship From the Above: “The Key to Answers at a Media Interview with Reporters Lies in How to Witness God’s Work.”