I believe that God exists, but I am young and still have so much to do in life. Can I still achieve salvation if I wait until I am less busy to believe in Him?
The Answer from God’s Word:
Man’s life has not the slightest warmth, and is devoid of any human flavor or light—yet he has ever inured himself to it, abiding a lifetime bereft of worth in which he rushes about without achieving anything. In the blink of an eye, the day of death draws near, and man dies a bitter death. In this world, he has never accomplished anything, or gained anything—he only hurriedly arrives, and hurriedly departs. None of those in My eyes have ever brought anything, or taken anything away, and so man feels that the world is unfair. Yet none are willing to hurry away. They merely await the day when My promise from heaven will suddenly come among man, allowing them, at the time when they have gone astray, to once more behold the way of eternal life.
from “The Twentieth Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in
People always tend toward the world, harboring too many hopes, wanting too much for their future, and having too many extravagant demands. They are always thinking about and planning for their flesh and never interested in seeking the way of belief in God. Their hearts have been captured by Satan, they have lost their reverence for God, and they are devoting their heart to Satan. But man was created by God. Thus, man has lost the, meaning he has lost the glory of God. The purpose of conquering mankind is to seize back the glory of man’s reverence for God. … You do not feel the preciousness of light when you are living in it, but you will be cognizant of its preciousness once you are living in the dark night. You will be sorry then. You feel fine now, but the day will come when you will be sorry. When that day comes and darkness descends and light is nevermore, your regrets will be too late. It is because you still do not understand the present work that you fail to cherish your time now. Once the work of the entire universe begins, meaning when everything I am saying today has come true, many people will be holding their heads in bitter crying. Is that not falling into the darkness with weeping and gnashing of teeth?
from “The Inside Truth of the Conquering Work (1)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
If you do not seek out opportunities to be perfected by God, if you do not strive to pursue being perfected, then you will ultimately be filled with remorse. Now is the best opportunity to be perfected—this is the best time. If you do not earnestly seek perfection by God, once His work has concluded it will be too late—you will have missed this opportunity. No matter how great your aspirations, if God is no longer performing work, regardless of the effort that you put in, you will never be able to be perfected. You must seize this opportunity and cooperate through the great work of. If you miss this opportunity, you will not be given another no matter how much effort you put in.
from “Be Mindful ofto Attain Perfection” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
None know that the repeated reminders and exhortations of God are because He holds in His hands an unprecedented disaster that He has prepared, one that will be unbearable for the flesh and soul of man. This disaster is not merely a punishment of the flesh but of the soul as well. You must know this: When the plan of God is made void and when His reminders and exhortations beget no response, what anger will He unleash? This will be like nothing that has heretofore been experienced or heard by any creation. And so I say, this disaster is unprecedented and will never be repeated. This is because only one creation and oneare within the plan of God. This is the first time and also the last.
from “God Is the Source of Man’s Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Awaken, brothers! Awaken, sisters! My day will not be delayed; time is life, and to seize time is to save life! The time is not far off! If you take exams for entrance into college and you do not pass, you can try again and cram for the test. However, My day will have no such delay. Remember! Remember! I urge you with these good words. The end of the world unfolds before your very eyes, great disasters rapidly draw near; is your life important or is your sleeping, eating, and clothing important? The time has come for you to weigh these things. Do not be doubtful anymore and do not shy away from being serious!
from “The Thirtieth Utterance” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Question 2: I don’t think believing in God is that complicated and that one doesn’t need to be too focused or too invested in it. So long as I keep going to church every week, do my devotions and give alms, and in the normal course of events also attend some activities organized by the church, then this is believing in God and I can be saved. I’d like to ask whether this conception I have is correct or not?
“Belief in God” means believing that there is a God; this is the simplest concept of faith in God. What’s more, believing that there is a God is not the same as truly believing in God; rather, it is a kind of simple faith with strong religious overtones. True faith in God means experiencing the words and work of God based on a belief that God holds sovereignty over all things. …Only through such a journey can you be said to believe in God.
Why should mankind believe in God?
“God created all things, and so He makes all creation come under His dominion, and submit to His dominion; He will command all things, so that all things are in His hands. All creation of God, including animals, plants, mankind, the mountains and rivers, and the lakes—all must come under His dominion. All things in the skies and on the ground must come under His dominion. They cannot have any choice, and must all submit to His orchestrations"
What is an unbeliever?
All those who do not believe in the incarnation of God, the Holy Spirit’s work and that the words expressed by God are God’s words are nonbelievers. Regardless of how much they say that they believe in God, they are nonbelievers. Do you now know what is a nonbeliever? ...A nonbeliever is not someone who claims that they do not believe in God. They say that they believe in God with their mouths, but their hearts do not believe. This is what it means to be a nonbeliever. It can also be said that they are imposters.
People often say, “Virtue has its reward, evil its retribution,” then why doesn’t God eliminate all the evil people now?
Relevant Bible Verses: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). “And as it was in the da…