550 Man’s Faith in God Is Intolerably Bad
Man’s relationship with God is merely one of naked self-interest. It is the relationship between the receiver and giver of blessings. It is like the relationship between employee and employer. The employee works only to receive the rewards bestowed by the employer. In a relationship like this, there is no affection, only a deal; there is no loving and being loved, only charity and mercy; there is no understanding, only resignation and deception; there is no intimacy, only a gulf that cannot be bridged. When things get to this point, who is able to reverse such a trend? And how many people are capable of truly understanding how desperate this relationship has become? When people immerse themselves in the joyousness of being blessed, none are able to imagine how embarrassing and unsightly such a relationship with God is.
Adapted from “Man Can Only Be Saved Amidst the Management of God”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh