The Classical Words of God Concerning His Consolations to Man
945 God did not come this time to strike people down, but rather to save people to the greatest extent possible. Who is entirely free from errors? If everyone is struck down, then how could it be called salvation? Some transgressions are done on purpose and other transgressions are done involuntarily. With involuntary matters, you can change after you recognize them, so would God strike you down before you change? Is this how God saves people? It is not like that! Regardless of whether you transgress involuntarily or out of a rebellious nature, just remember: Hurry and wake up to reality! Press onward; no matter what situation arises, you must press onward. God is working to save people and He will not randomly strike the people He wants to save.
from “God’s Will Is to Save People to the Greatest Extent Possible” in Records of Christ’s Talks with Leaders and Workers of the Church
946 Thus, all that you receive is chastisement, judgment, and remorseless smiting, but know that in this heartless smiting there is not the slightest punishment, know that regardless of how harsh the words are, what befalls you is but a few words that appear utterly heartless to you, and know that, regardless of how great My anger, what comes upon you are still words of teaching, and I do not mean to harm you, or to put you to death. Is this not all fact?
from “You Should Put Aside the Blessings of Status and Understand God’s Will for the Salvation of Man” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
947 … You may think about this: Isn’t every step of God’s work very precise in time? They are closely linked one to the next, and are not delayed in the slightest. Why does He not delay? It is still for man’s sake. He does not want to give up any soul or lose one more soul. Man does not care about his own destiny. So who loves you the most in the world? You yourself even do not love yourself. You do not even treasure or cherish your own life. It is still God who loves man the most. Only God loves man the most. …
from “Do You Know God’s Love for Mankind?” in Records of Christ’s Talks With Leaders and Workers of the Church
948 My day has been laid out before your very eyes, and what you face is a new life and new starting point. However, I must tell you that this starting point is not the beginning of past new work, but the close of the old. That is, this is the final act. I believe you will all understand what is unusual about this starting point. But one day soon, you will understand the true meaning of this starting point, so let us together walk past it and usher in the next finale! However, what I continue to be uneasy about is that when faced with injustice and justice, you always choose the former. But that is all in your past. I also hope to put out of My mind that which has happened in your past, one thing after the other, though this is very difficult to do. Yet I have very good means of accomplishing it. Let the future replace the past and allow the shadows of your past to be dispelled in exchange for your true self of today. This means I will have to trouble you to make the choice once more and see to whom you are loyal.
from “To Whom Are You Loyal?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
949 Some people are in the midst of negativity, but they can still maintain an attitude of “faithful to God till the end, no matter what the outcome” in their duty. I say that this is change, yet you yourselves are not realizing it. Actually, if you examine yourself carefully, you will see that a part of your corrupt disposition has already changed; however, when you constantly use the highest standards to measure yourself, not only will you not be able to reach such a high standard, but also even the changes you have made within yourself will be negated—this is a human error. If you are really someone who can tell right from wrong, then there is no harm in making yourself aware of the changes within yourself; not only can you see your own changes, but even more so you can find the path ahead that is to be practiced; at that time you will see that as long as you are hard-working, you still have hope; you are not irredeemable. Right now I tell you: Those who can correctly view their problems have hope; they can come out from negativity.
from “View Yourself Correctly and Do Not Give Up on Truth” in Records of Christ’s Talks With Leaders and Workers of the Church
950 As long as you now have one hope, regardless of whether or not God remembers the things of the past, you should maintain this mentality: I must seek a change in my disposition, seek to understand God, not be fooled by Satan again and not do anything that brings shame on the name of God.
from “To Serve God One Should Walk the Path of Peter” in Records of Christ’s Talks with Leaders and Workers of the Church