Question 8: For those long-time believers who spend their lifetime for the Lord, if they reject Almighty God’s work of the last days, they still won’t be taken into the kingdom of heaven?
Answer: About this question, Almighty God has given us a clear answer. Almighty God says, “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 are controlled by regulations, by letters, and shackled by history will never be able to gain life, and will never be able to gain the perpetual way of life. That is because all they have is turbid water that has lain stagnant for thousands of years, instead of the water of life that flows from the throne. Those who are not supplied with the water of life will forever remain corpses, playthings of Satan, and sons of hell. How, then, can they behold God? If you only try to hold on to the past, only try to keep things as they are by standing still, and do not try to change the status quo and discard history, then will you not always be against God? The steps of God’s work are vast and mighty, like surging waves and rolling thunders—yet you sit and passively await destruction, sticking to your folly and doing nothing. In this way, how can you be considered someone who follows in the footsteps of the Lamb? How can you justify the God that you hold on to as a God who is always new and never old? And how can the words of your yellowed books carry you across the threshold of the new age? How can they lead you to seek the steps of God’s work? And how can they take you up to heaven? What you hold in your hands is the letters that can provide but temporary solace, not the truths that are capable of giving life. The scriptures you read are that which can only enrich your tongue, not words of wisdom that can help you know human life, much less the ways that can lead you to perfection. Does this discrepancy not give you cause for reflection? Does it not allow you to understand the mysteries contained within? Are you capable of delivering yourself to heaven to meet God on your own? Without the coming of God, can you take yourself into heaven to enjoy family happiness with God? Are you still dreaming now? I suggest, then, that you stop dreaming, and look at who is working now, at who is now carrying out the work of saving man during the last days. If you do not, you shall never gain the truth, and shall never gain life.
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” (“Only Christ of the Last Days Can Give Man the Way of Eternal Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh).
Christ of the last days, Almighty God, has brought mankind the real way of eternal life. Almighty God is the Christ who appears in the last days, and He is man’s gateway to the kingdom of heaven, which no one can bypass. Only if we accept the truth expressed by Almighty God can we gain life, do God’s will and be brought into the kingdom of heaven, and receive God’s salvation of the last days. Just like what’s written in 1 Peter, “Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5).
As believers for many years, we’ve longed to enter the kingdom of heaven. Although we know the Lord Jesus said only those who do the will of the heavenly Father can enter the kingdom of heaven, none of us knew the true meaning. Only the truth expressed by Christ of the last days—Almighty God shows us the way to enter the kingdom of heaven, reveals to us the heavenly Father’s will, and uncovers all of the mysteries. So we understand many truths and have a more practical and accurate goal of pursuit. Brothers and sisters, Almighty God is the returned Lord Jesus. All the words of Almighty God are the truth, the Holy Spirit’s expression, God’s voice. We are so honored to receive the way of eternal life brought by Almighty God. This is God’s great exaltation and blessing for us! We must never miss out on such an opportunity of a lifetime.
from the movie script of Stinging Memories