XV. Questions and Answers on Dissecting the Essence of the Pharisees
Question 7: Most believers now still think that by believing in God in religion they are believing in the Lord Jesus and not pastors and elders, so how can they not be saved?
Believing in God in religion and yet still wanting to be saved—is this not daydreaming? Wanting to please Satan and antichrists on the one hand and on the other still wanting to receive God's salvation— is that possible? The religious world is controlled by hypocritical Pharisees and controlled by religious pastors and elders. The reality is that it is controlled by these God-opposing antichrists. This is an established fact! When pastors and elders work and preach, they never pay attention to explaining or bearing witness to the Lord’s words, or bearing witness to God’s work and His disposition in the Bible. They only pay attention to explaining man’s words in the Bible and use man’s words in the Bible to replace God’s words and make God’s words irrelevant, making people all follow man’s words while keeping away from God's words. Additionally, they also focus on explaining biblical knowledge and theological theory, explaining characters in the Bible, historical background, and so forth. They explain these things to show off and make others worship them, taking people on the path to following man, worshiping man and resisting God. Especially when Almighty God comes to do His work of the last days, they furiously resist and condemn Almighty God, and do all they could to block and restrict people from seeking and investigating the true way, prohibiting people from accepting the truths expressed by Almighty God and not letting them receive the supply of Almighty God's words. They only let people accept their various fallacies and ideological theories. Therefore, when people believe in God in the religious places controlled by Pharisees and antichrists, and accept the teachings of religious Pharisees, their thoughts and viewpoints, choices, and ability to receive are all influenced and affected by them. They naturally grow darker and darker inside and become isolated from God! When Almighty God comes to do His work in the last days, they are bound and controlled by religious Pharisees and antichrists, and so they won’t able to hear God’s actual utterances or enjoy the supply of the living water of life flowing from God’s throne. That way, they won’t be able to receive God’s salvation of the last days. More frightening is that, even though people believe in God in religion, what they follow are men, antichrists, and the path they walk is precisely that of the Pharisees and antichrists. After a while, they will naturally also turn into Pharisees. How could they then become people who follow God’s will and enter the kingdom of heaven? That’s certainly impossible! Now, the essence of the religious world has been thoroughly revealed through the work of Almighty God of the last days. The religious world is not the kingdom of heaven; it is the old nest of antichrists. It is a staunch bastion that resists God, a satanic kingdom that opposes God! Hence, people are unable to achieve salvation by believing in God in religion. Even if they are someone who loves the truth, since they don’t accept Almighty God’s work of the last days, they won’t be able to gain the supply of the words expressed by Christ of the last days and also won’t be able to receive God’s salvation!
from the movie script of Break Through the Snare