XV. Questions and Answers on Dissecting the Essence of the Pharisees
Question 10: Pastor Yuan of our church often expounds on the Bible, teaching us to be humble, patient, and obedient. He speaks very convincingly, and seems quite godly from the outside. Pastor Yuan also listened to your testimony of Almighty God’s work in the last days with us. He also admits Almighty God’s word is the truth, but why does he not accept it? Why is he even spreading rumors everywhere, condemning and resisting God’s work in the last days, and blocking people from turning to Almighty God?
Answer: Religious leaders resisting and condemning the work of Almighty God is not something unusual. When the Lord Jesus came to do His work, didn’t those Jewish leaders also condemn and persecute Him? In the end they even nailed the Lord Jesus to the cross. That’s a historical fact. Almighty God of the last days comes, and the words He expresses are all the truth and make people utterly convinced. Anyone who sincerely believes in God and hungers for the truth, once reading Almighty God’s word, will turn toward Almighty God. But pastors and elders from religious circles fear that if all believers turn to Almighty God, there won’t be anyone to listen to their empty Bible knowledge and theological theories. Then their status and livelihood would be at risk. That’s why they must resist and condemn Almighty God like crazy. Let’s first take a look at a passage from Almighty God’s word. Almighty God says, “Any who do not understand the purpose of God’s work are those who stand against God, and even more so are those who are aware of the purpose of God’s work yet do not seek to satisfy God. Those who read the Bible in grand churches recite the Bible every day, yet not one understands the purpose of God’s work. Not one is able to know God; moreover, not one is in accord with the heart of God. They are all worthless, vile men, each standing on high to teach God. Though they brandish the name of God, they willfully oppose Him. Though they label themselves believers of God, they are ones who eat the flesh and drink the blood of man. All such men are devils who devour the soul of man, demons who purposefully disturb those who try to step onto the right path, and stumbling blocks that impede the path of those who seek God. Though they are of ‘robust flesh,’ how are their followers to know that they are antichrists who lead man in opposition to God? How are they to know that they are living devils who specially seek souls to devour?” (“All Who Do Not Know God Are Those Who Oppose God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh) No one believed that the religious world would resist God, but the coming of the Lord Jesus revealed the antichrists in religious circles. Religious leaders persecuted and condemned the Lord Jesus, and in the end they crucified Him. This fact proves that religious leaders are all resisting God while serving Him. When pastors and religious leaders of the last days explain the Bible, they often use words and doctrines to flaunt themselves, but they don’t carry out the Lord Jesus’ words. Especially when Almighty God’s work arrives upon them in the last days, their truth-hating, satanic nature is fully exposed. To protect their positions and livelihoods, they make up all sorts of rumors and furiously resist and condemn Almighty God, deceiving and controlling believers. They even seal off the church under the guise of “protecting the sheep flock and defending the truth,” obstructing people from investigating the work and words of Almighty God. More detestable is that some pastors and leaders build and maintain their own prestige, try to achieve their despicable purpose of caging and controlling people, by shamelessly stealing Almighty God’s words and preaching them to believers. This completely exposes their wild ambitions to compete with God for status. These pastors and religious leaders are just the same as the Jewish Pharisees who condemned and resisted the Lord Jesus back then. They all hate the truth and are antichrists who see God as the enemy. They are devils who trample people and swallow their souls. They have seriously offended God’s disposition and are bound to receive God’s righteous punishment.
from the movie script of Song of Victory