XV. Questions and Answers on Dissecting the Essence of the Pharisees
Question 1: Religious pastors and elders are all people who serve God in the church. It is reasonable to say that, when it comes to the return of the Lord, they should be watching and waiting, and treating it with caution. But why do they not only not seek or investigate the work of Almighty God of the last days, and instead make up rumors, judge and condemn Almighty God, and deceive and restrict believers from investigating the true way?
Answer: This question is actually not strange. Back when the Lord Jesus came to work, He already once faced the furious opposition, resistance and condemnation of the religious world’s chief priests, scribes and Pharisees, and was crucified by them in the end. This is a historical fact! Then please think, everybody, why was the Lord Jesus crucified by the religious world? If we can see through this question then it won’t be hard to understand the reason why Almighty God of the last days has been crucified by the religious world. Everything expressed by Almighty God of the last days is the truth, and all that He does is precisely God’s judgment work of the last days, and yet He faces furious condemnation and blasphemy from religious pastors and elders. This is indeed very thought-provoking! Condemning the work of God in the last days like this is blaspheming the Holy Spirit. This is basically the same as nailing Christ of the last days to the cross. The substance of this problem is too serious! It’s just that some people can't see through this, and say that religious pastors and elders are all people in churches who serve God, but why don’t they seek and investigate the true way, and instead condemn it? This is related to their nature. We all know that the Jewish chief priests, scribes and Pharisees were people in temples who served God. During the period the Lord Jesus worked among them, many people admitted that the Lord Jesus' work and words had authority and power. But why could they still nail the Lord Jesus to the cross? Based on the records of the Bible we know that the Lord Jesus’ work and preaching at the time shook up the entire Jewish state. The Lord Jesus used five loaves of bread and two fish to feed 5,000 people, made cripples walk, made the blind see, resurrected the dead, and so forth, majorly rocking all of Judea. Many people were all spreading the Lord Jesus’ name and the facts of His work. The number of people who followed the Lord Jesus also grew and grew. But when those chief priests, scribes and Pharisees saw it they harbored hate in their hearts. They knew clearly in their hearts that if the Lord Jesus continued what He was doing then all Jewish believers would soon be following the Lord Jesus and it would not take long for all of Judaism to be paralyzed and shut down. Therefore, to protect the survival of Judaism, to protect the sanctity of the Bible, and actually also to protect their status and livelihoods, they did all they could to condemn, make up rumors about and frame the Lord Jesus, and in the end colluded with the Roman government to nail the Lord Jesus to the cross. Similarly, today’s religious pastors and elders see that the words expressed by Almighty God are all the truth and carry authority and power. If these words are spread to all those in religious circles who love the truth, they will all acknowledge that this is the word of God and the voice of God, and will all admit that the Lord Jesus has already returned. Therefore, pastors and elders are extremely afraid of believers seeing Almighty God’s words and hearing God's voice. They're even more afraid that believers will all follow Almighty God, as this will make them lose their status and livelihoods. As a result, they especially despise Almighty God and furiously make up rumors about, judge, resist and condemn Almighty God, doing all they can to disrupt and block believers from investigating the true way. This is a fact that all discerning people can see clearly. It shows that the root of religious pastors and elders resisting and condemning Almighty God is the same as that of Jewish Pharisees resisting the Lord Jesus. It is all dominated by their satanic nature that is fed up with the truth, hates the truth and resists God! The facts are sufficient to prove that any religious elders and pastors who resist and condemn Almighty God, are not truly people who serve God and are all like the genuinely hypocritical Pharisees. They are all antichrists!
The Jewish Pharisees at the time were exposed as antichrists because of the work of the Lord Jesus. Today’s religious pastors and elders have also been exposed as antichrists because of the work of Almighty God of the last days. Their truth-hating substance is the same. They are all antichrists who deny God incarnate. Just as the Bible says, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist” (2Jn 1:7). “Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world” (1Jn 4:2-3). Therefore, we can be absolutely sure that all those who don’t admit that God is come in the flesh are all antichrists. All those who refuse to accept, condemn and resist God in the flesh are all antichrists. Those who truly believe in and know God will surely accept the work of God in the flesh. Those who do not sincerely believe in and know God will surely condemn and resist God in the flesh. The work of Christ of the last days, Almighty God, has exposed all antichrists and unbelievers and separated sheep from goats, the good from the evil. That way, man is sorted in accordance with his own kind. Therefore, if believers cannot distinguish antichrists, it will be very easy for them to be deceived and controlled, making it difficult for them to return before God’s throne!
from the movie script of Break Through the Snare