Sermons and Fellowship About God’s Word “A Warning to Those Who Do Not Practice the Truth”
A Warning to Those Who Do Not Practice the Truth
Those among brothers and sisters who are always giving vent to their negativity are lackeys of Satan and they disturb the church. Such people must one day be expelled and eliminated. In their belief in God, if people do not hold a heart of reverence for God, if they do not have a heart of obedience to God, then not only will they be unable to do any work for Him, but on the contrary will become ones who disturb His work and who defy Him. Believing in God but not obeying or revering Him, and instead resisting Him, is the greatest disgrace for a believer. If believers are always just as casual and unrestrained in their speech and conduct as unbelievers are, then such people are even more evil than unbelievers; they are archetypal demons. Those who give vent to their poisonous, malicious talk within the church, as well as those who spread rumors, foment disharmony, and form cliques among brothers and sisters, should have all been expelled from the church. However, because this is now a different era of God’s work, these people have been restricted, for they are surely objects for elimination. All those who have been corrupted by Satan have corrupt dispositions. However, some people just have corrupt dispositions, while there are others who are different in that not only do they have corrupt satanic dispositions, but their nature is also extremely malicious. Everything such people do and say not only reveals corrupt satanic dispositions, but they are the genuine devil Satan. Everything they do interrupts and disturbs God’s work; all their actions interfere with the life entry of brothers and sisters and destroy the normal church life. These wolves in sheep’s clothing must, sooner or later, be cleared out, and an unsparing attitude, an attitude of rejection should be adopted toward these lackeys of Satan. Only this shows that people stand at God’s side; those who fail to do so are wallowing in the mire with Satan. People who genuinely believe in God always have Him in their hearts, and they always carry within them a God-revering heart, a God-loving heart. Those who believe in God should do things cautiously and prudently, and all that they do should be in accordance with God’s requirements and be able to satisfy His heart. They should not be headstrong, doing whatever they please; that does not befit saintly propriety. People cannot run amok waving the flag of God all over the place while swaggering and swindling everywhere; this is the most rebellious sort of conduct. Families have their rules, and nations have their laws; isn’t it even more so in the house of God? Aren’t the standards even stricter? Aren’t there even more administrative decrees? People are free to do what they want, but the administrative decrees of God cannot be altered at will. God is a God who does not tolerate offense from humans; He is a God who puts people to death. Do people really not know this already?
All churches have disruptive congregants; they all have members who interrupt God’s work. These people are all masqueraders of Satan who have infiltrated God’s family. Such people are especially good at impersonating; they come respectfully before Me, nodding and bowing, behaving like shameless dogs, and devoting their “all” in order to achieve their own objectives, but when faced with brothers and sisters, they show their ugly side. When they see people who practice the truth, they strike out at them and push them aside; when they see people more formidable than themselves, they flatter and fawn upon them. They behave like tyrants within the church. It can be said that such “local bullies,” such “lapdogs,” exist in a majority of churches. They sneak around together, sending each other winks and secret signals, and none of them practices the truth. Whoever has the most venom is the “head demon,” and whoever has the highest prestige leads them, bearing their flag aloft. These people run rampage through the church, spreading their negativity, venting death, doing as they please, and saying what they please; no one dares to stop them, they are full of satanic dispositions. No sooner do they cause a disturbance than an air of death enters into the church. Those within the church who practice the truth are tossed aside and lose the ability to do their utmost, while those who disturb the church and spread death run rampage through the church. What is more, the majority of people follow them. A church like this is simply under Satan’s control; the devil is its king. If the congregants do not rise up and cast those head demons out, then they, too, will sooner or later come to ruin. From now on, measures must be taken against such churches. If a church’s congregants who are capable of practicing a bit of the truth are not engaged in seeking it, then that church will be banned. If a church contains no one who is willing to practice the truth and no one who can stand witness for God, then that church should be completely isolated, its connections with other churches severed. This is called burying death; this is called casting Satan out. If a church contains several local bullies, as well as some small “flies” that entirely lack discernment and follow them around, and if the congregants, even after having seen the truth, still cannot cast off the binds and manipulation of these bullies, then all those fools will be eliminated in the end. Even though these small flies may not have done anything terrible, they are even more deceitful, even more slick and evasive, and everyone like this will be eliminated. Not a single one will be left! Those who belong to Satan will be returned to Satan, while those who belong to God will surely go in search of the truth; this is decided by their natures. Let all those who follow Satan perish! No pity will be shown to these people. Let those who search for the truth be provided for, and may they take pleasure in God’s word to their hearts’ content. God is righteous; He would not show favoritism to anyone. If you are a devil, then you are incapable of practicing the truth; if you are someone who searches for the truth, then it is certain that you will not be taken captive by Satan. This is beyond all doubt.
People who do not strive for progress always wish for others to be as negative and indolent as themselves. Those who do not practice the truth are jealous of those who do, and always want to deceive those who are muddleheaded and lack discernment. The things these people give vent to can cause you to degenerate, slip downward, develop an abnormal state, and be filled with darkness; they cause you to become distant from God, and cause you to cherish the flesh and indulge yourself. People who do not love the truth and who are always dealing with God perfunctorily have no self-awareness; the disposition of such people seduces others into committing sins and defying God. They do not practice the truth, nor do they allow others to practice it. They cherish sin and have no loathing for themselves. They do not know themselves, and they stop others from knowing themselves; they also stop others from longing for the truth. Those they deceive cannot see the light and fall into darkness, do not know themselves, are unclear about the truth, and become more and more distant from God. They do not practice the truth and they stop others from practicing the truth, bringing all those fools before them. Rather than say that they believe in God, it would be better to say that they believe in their ancestors, or that what they believe in are the idols in their hearts. It would be best for those people who claim to follow God to open their eyes and take a good look to see exactly who they believe in: Is it really God that you believe in, or Satan? If you know that what you believe in is not God, but your own idols, then it would be best if you did not claim to be a believer. If you really do not know who you believe in, then, again, it would be best if you did not claim to be a believer. To say you were would be blasphemy! No one is forcing you to believe in God. Do not say you believe in Me; I heard enough of such talk long ago, and do not wish to hear it again, because what you believe in are the idols in your hearts and the local bullies among you. Those who shake their heads when they hear the truth, who smile widely when they hear talk of death, are all Satan’s offspring; they are all objects to be eliminated. There exist in the church a lot of people who have no discernment. When something deceptive occurs, they just stand by Satan’s side, and they even feel wronged when called Satan’s lackeys. And someone might say they have no discernment, but they always stand on the side without truth; there has not been a single critical time when they have stood on the side of truth, not a single time when they have stood up and argued for the truth—so are they really without discernment? Why do they always stand by Satan’s side? Why do they never say one word that is fair or reasonable in support of the truth? Has this situation genuinely arisen as a result of their momentary confusion? The less discernment people have, the less able they are to stand on the side of truth. What does this show? Does it not show that people without discernment love evil? Does it not show that they are the loyal offspring of Satan? Why is it that they are always able to stand on the side of Satan and speak its language? Their every word and deed, and their facial expressions, are enough to prove that they are not any kind of lovers of the truth; rather, they are people who detest the truth. That they can stand on the side of Satan is enough to prove that Satan really loves these petty devils who spend their lives fighting for Satan’s sake. Are all these facts not abundantly clear? If you truly are a person who loves the truth, then why can you not have any regard for those who practice the truth, and why do you immediately follow those who do not practice the truth the second their expressions change? What kind of problem is this? I do not care whether you have discernment or not. I do not care how great a price you have paid. I do not care how great your forces are, and I do not care whether you are a local bully or a flag-bearing leader. If your forces are great, then that is only with the help of Satan’s strength. If your prestige is high, then that is merely because there are too many around you who do not practice the truth. If you have not been expelled, then that is because now is not the time for the work of expelling; rather, it is time for the work of elimination. There is no rush to expel you now. I am just waiting for that day to come, after you have been eliminated, to punish you. Whoever does not practice the truth will be eliminated!
People who genuinely believe in God are those who are willing to put God’s word into practice and are willing to practice the truth. People who can genuinely stand witness for God are also those who are willing to put His word into practice and can genuinely stand on the side of the truth. People who resort to trickery and injustice all lack the truth, and they all bring shame to God. Those who engage in disputes in the church are Satan’s lackeys, and are the embodiment of Satan. Such people are so malicious. Those who have no discernment and are incapable of standing on the side of the truth all harbor evil intentions and tarnish the truth. These people are even more quintessential representatives of Satan; they are beyond redemption, and are of course objects for elimination. God’s family does not allow those who do not practice the truth to remain, nor does it allow to remain those who deliberately dismantle the church. However, now is not the time to do the work of expulsion; such people will simply be exposed and eliminated in the end. No more useless work is to be expended on these people; those who belong to Satan cannot stand on the side of the truth, whereas those who seek the truth can. People who do not practice the truth are unworthy of hearing the way of the truth and unworthy of bearing witness to the truth. The truth is simply not for their ears; rather, it is directed at those who practice it. Before every person’s end is revealed, those who disturb the church and interrupt God’s work will first be left aside for now, to be dealt with later. Once the work is complete, these people will be exposed one after another, and then be eliminated. For the time being, while the truth is being provided, they will be ignored. When the whole truth is revealed to humanity, those people should be eliminated; that will be the time when all people will be classed according to their kind. Due to their petty cleverness, those without discernment will come to ruin at the hands of evil people, and will be led astray by evil people and will be unable to return. These people should be handled in this way, because they do not love the truth, because they are incapable of standing on the side of the truth, because they follow evil people and stand on the side of evil people, and because they collude with evil people and defy God. They know perfectly well that those evil people radiate evil, yet they harden their hearts and go contrary to the truth to follow them. Are these people who do not practice the truth but who do destructive and abominable things not all doing evil? Although there are those among them who style themselves as kings and others who follow them, are their God-defying natures not all the same? What excuse can they have to claim that God does not save them? What excuse can they have to claim that God is not righteous? Is it not their own evil that is destroying them? Is it not their own rebelliousness that is dragging them down into hell? People who practice the truth will, in the end, be saved and perfected because of the truth. Those who do not practice the truth will, in the end, court destruction because of the truth. These are the ends that await those who practice the truth and those who do not. I advise those who are not planning on practicing the truth to leave the church as soon as possible to avoid committing even more sins. When the time comes, it will even be too late for regrets. In particular, those who form cliques and create schisms, and those local bullies within the church, must leave even sooner. Such people, who have the nature of evil wolves, are incapable of change. It would be better if they left the church at the earliest opportunity, never again to disturb the normal life of the brothers and sisters, and thereby avoid God’s punishment. Those of you who have gone along with them would do well to make use of this opportunity to reflect upon yourselves. Will you leave the church along with the evil ones, or remain and follow obediently? You must consider this matter carefully. I give you this one more opportunity to choose; I am waiting for your answer.”
Why do we need to talk about the selection of God’s word entitled “A Warning to Those Who Do Not Practice the Truth?” We all know that the great disaster is coming closer. The judgment work that starts with God’s family has already been coming to an end. Many people say, “When will God’s judgment work of the last days conclude?” Now, let me tell you the truth: The moment before the great disaster descends is the moment when God’s judgment work is thoroughly finished. Understood? Presently, aren’t we starting to get closer to the great disaster? God’s words have all come true. Right now, all nations are becoming chaotic and it is increasingly more chaotic. In the future, there will be no world order. It will be like a pile of loose sand. There will be wars, famines and plagues. This is when the great disaster begins. Since the great disaster is already approaching closer, God’s work will also approach the end of the final stage. In the last stage, what kind of work will God do? He will separate all according to their kind. God’s chosen people have experienced the judgment work of God in the last days. Just which people are God’s people, which people will be eliminated, which people are wheat, which people are tares, which people are good servants, which people are evil servants, which people will be saved and perfected and which people will be revealed and eliminated. These will all be revealed. This is what “separating all according to their kind” means. All kinds of people will be revealed. The wheat will be gathered into storage and the tares will be bundled up and tossed into the flames. All of Jesus’ prophecies will be fulfilled in the work of Almighty God of the last days. When the judgment work that God does in the last days concludes, it will be a stage where He separates all according to their kind. Everyone knows, in the past, God’s family has expelled many antichrists, evil people and evil spirits. Now, has this work finished? No, it hasn’t. God’s family is still expelling people. When it comes to antichrists, evil people and evil spirits, they will be dealt with as they are revealed and they will be eliminated as they are revealed. This will occur all the way until the great disaster descends. Once the great disaster descends, there will be no more need to reveal. Whether they are revealed or not, they will still die, right? However, during the stage when the church is busy doing the work, all those who disturb the church life must be revealed and eliminated. They must all be expelled and purged. Now, is the work of expelling and purging performed by God’s family in accordance with God’s intentions? It is. Religious people do not understand these matters. They will say, “God is merciful and loving. Why would He expel and eliminate these evil people, these tares, and these people who eat their fill and do not accept the truth at all? God should save them instead!” It is very common for religious people to say these things because they do not have the truth. They do not have any understanding of God’s disposition and God’s work. They are using man’s notions and imagination to judge God’s work. That is why they are able to generate these notions. That is why they are able to judge God and judge God’s work. This is not surprising at all. Among Jesus’ prophecies, the wheat and the tares were mentioned, the good and evil servants were mentioned and the clever and foolish virgins were mentioned. What is the meaning of Jesus prophesying these things? He is telling us what kind of people God will save and what kind of people God will eliminate. He is letting us know which people will be able to enter into God’s kingdom in the very end. Presently, all these things have been revealed and fulfilled. The Book of Revelations also mentions, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable and murders, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8). This is sufficient to verify that believing in God and attaining salvation is not as simple as people imagine it to be. People’s religious imagination and notions are not tenable. This is just fooling themselves. This is just telling themselves some comforting words.
Presently, as we experience God’s work of the last days, we are completely clear about what kind of person who believes in God can be saved and what kind of person can obtain God’s praise and be led into God’s kingdom. But why do we still need to read this selection of God’s words? What is the topic of these words? “A Warning to Those Who Do Not Practice the Truth.” What does this mean? If you believe in God but do not practice the truth, you cannot be saved! What kind of people who believe in God can be saved? Those who are able to put the truth into practice can be saved and they can enter into the heavenly kingdom. All those who believe in God for many years yet all along do not put the truth into practice are targets that will be eliminated. Now, do you understand God’s intentions? Are you clear about what kinds of people God will save and eliminate? Within the church, regardless of which church, there is always a subset of people who do not put the truth into practice. They only listen to sermons and they do not put the truth into practice. Some people even cast aside their family and work to perform their duties, yet they do not put the truth into practice. They willingly become service-doers. Isn’t this true? This is true. Right now, God is warning these people who do not put the truth into practice. Isn’t this warning God’s love and mercy? God is warning you and clearly explaining this situation to you first. When the time comes and you are not saved but receive punishment and die when the disaster descends, do not complain to God. This is absolutely your retribution. It is God’s punishment for you. In other words, God is telling us the ugly truth first. God is first warning all those who do not put the truth into practice. The meaning is that you should not assume that believing in the Christ of the last days is similar to the way that people believed during the Age of Grace—they believe in whatever way they like. Right now, take a look at how the Holy Spirit works. Some people always resist God. The Holy Spirit does not work upon them and they have basically become dead people. No matter how you explain spiritual matters to them, they cannot get it. No matter how clearly God’s words are communicated to them, they cannot understand. Their hearts are in darkness and it grows increasingly worse. What kind of issue is this? Isn’t this a dead person? No matter how understandably the principles of the truth are communicated to them, they cannot understand as if they are in a sleep. It is like someone who attends a gathering but sleeps. You ask them what they have heard, and they say, “What? I was not listening to the sermon.” It is like this feeling. Wouldn’t you say that this is a dead person? From God’s perspective, this kind of person is already dead. Their spiritual eyes are blind. They cannot see anything. They have fallen into darkness and their pain is incomparable. This is their punishment.
The meaning of “A Warning to Those Who Do Not Practice the Truth” is that those who do not put the truth into practice will be eliminated and die in the end. Do you believe that it is because you believe in Almighty God, that you will definitely enter into the heavenly kingdom? These words are not tenable. You say that you have faith in Almighty God. Do you understand what that faith refers to? That faith refers to obedience. Having faith in God means that you obey God. Strictly speaking, it means that you love God. If your faith does not involve obeying and loving God, then it is human notions and imagination. In this case, your faith can only be described as verbal acknowledgment. You merely acknowledge God’s work and God’s words. However, you do not obey God’s work and you do not have the truth. Look, now there are many new believers. They always have notions. If what God says is not in accordance with their notions, they will say, “I cannot accept this matter. I do not accept this sentence.” What kind of problem is this? It is targeted when they accept and acknowledge that God’s words are the truth. They only acknowledge a portion of God’s words as the truth. They do not acknowledge some other portions of God’s words or a small minority of God’s words as the truth. Does this kind of person truly believe in God? He does not. His faith and acknowledgment of God is only at 30%, 50%, 70% or 90%. There is still 10%, 30% or 50% of unbelief. He has doubts about some of God’s words and does not acknowledge that they are the truth. The unspoken implication is that, when it comes to these words, he is the truth, his notions, his imagination and his thoughts are the truth. Isn’t this what it means? Some people cannot accept when they encounter dealing and pruning. I ask them, “Why are you unable to accept?” They say, “I have other thoughts.” I say, “You have other thoughts? Are your thoughts the truth? Since you are unable to accept dealing and pruning, do you believe that you are the truth? If you were the truth, why would you come to believe in God? How is it fine if you simply believe in yourself at home! If whatever you think and whatever you say is the truth, why do you still believe in God? You are unable to accept dealing and pruning, yet you think you have the truth? Have you not revealed your corruption? Do you not do evil and disturb? Are we not allowed to deal with you when you do evil and cause disturbance?” Some people say, “If God deals with me, I will obey, that’s fine. It is not okay for man to deal with me!” Are you fit to have God deal with you? You are a demon. Would God communicate with you directly? Is it okay if God sets up someone to deal with you? Is it okay if God uses man to deal with you? When God uses someone to deal with you, it is because He regards you highly and exalts you. If you do not accept, God has other plans. He will use the great disaster to deal with you. He will use disease and cancer to deal with you. Is it okay? When God uses someone to deal with you, you say it is not okay and you do not accept. Why do you not accept? If you do not accept, then don’t believe. Go back home and believe in yourself.
“A Warning to Those Who Do Not Practice the Truth.” No matter how God warns us, it is God’s love and mercy. For what reason were those antichrists expelled? It was because they did many evil things and they were incorrigible. It is not because God’s family did not give them any warning nor is it because nobody dealt and pruned them. They have gone through all these processes but in the end, they still were unrepentant. They were stubborn and they continued to do evil. That is why they were expelled. The punishment fits the crime. Now, according to this selection of God’s words, is it in accordance with God’s intentions to expel these antichrists, evil people and evil spirits? It is completely in accordance with God’s intentions. This is one aspect of testimony of the church carrying out God’s will. God’s will is carried out within the church. God’s words are implemented in the church. God’s intentions are carried out within the church. Here, God’s words state, “But now is not the time to do expelling work. They will merely be exposed and eliminated in the end.” The time has arrived now. The church will now eliminate the majority of evil people and antichrists. One subset of these people have not been revealed yet. They have not become leaders and they have not been revealed. Even though they are still in the church, as long as they are not people who put the truth into action, when the great disaster descends, God will punish them and let them die. Affirmatively speaking, regardless of how many years they have believed, if they do not accept God’s words or put the truth into practice one bit, in the end, they will be eliminated, revealed and punished. This has been predetermined by God, and nobody can change it. Even if the church does not expel these people, externally, they remain in the church, but will they be able to enter God’s kingdom? They will not. Why not? It is because when moving from Almighty God’s Church to the realization of Christ’s kingdom, there is the great disaster between them. The great disaster is the apocalypse. Nobody can escape from it and nobody can bypass it. Only those whom God saves and protects will remain after the disaster. Without God’s protection and permission, all will die within the disaster. This is the apocalypse during the end of the world. Understood?
Some new believers have brought up a question. They ask, “What should we do when the great disaster descends in the future?” How can this question be answered? Has this question been answered in this selection? Immediately put the truth into practice! This is the only way. If you do not put the truth into practice, whatever you try to do will be ineffective. All you can do is put the truth into practice by yourself. If you put the truth into practice, you will not die. Whatever disaster befalls, you will not die. This is similar to what it says in the Book of Psalms, “A thousand shall fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you” (Psalm 91:7). Likewise, when plagues come, other people will die but you will not. When earthquakes occur, other people will be crushed to death but you will live on. During the famines, other people will not have anything to eat and you will neither. However, you will not starve to death. God will protect you. Presently, there are some brothers and sisters who are in mainland China trying to survive all sorts of disasters. Some are dealing with floods, others are enduring plagues and fires. They are all being protected by God. Miraculously, they have persevered through these disasters. This is all the works of God. As human beings, who would know that these disasters would descend? In some place, flood waters came unexpectedly, but many books of God’s words were in his house. He prayed to God and the waters went right around his house while other people’s houses collapsed in the deluge. When the disasters descend, God’s chosen people will see miracles and they will see God’s protection. What does this confirm? If you put the truth into practice and you are someone that obeys God, you do not have to be afraid when disasters descend. You have God’s protection. This is a fact. These are not empty words or doctrines. Countless testimonies have witnessed this fact. So, before the disasters descend, what should we do? We should put the truth into practice without delay. This is the only path. If you do not put the truth into practice and only acknowledge verbally, “I believe in Almighty God,” it is no avail. God does not commend or acknowledge those who only have verbal faith but do not put the truth into practice. Those that do not put the truth into practice are people who are bound to be punished. Not one of the people who do not put the truth into practice at all will escape. They will all be revealed, eliminated and punished. Don’t you see this fact right now? Notice how some people today still feel that everything is fine, “Oh, there is nothing wrong with me. I am fine.” You do not put the truth into practice, and for the moment, you are fine. Do not worry. When the disasters descend suddenly, you will be dumbfounded and finished. When some people are asked, “How is your health?” They reply, “Very good, I have no illnesses.” After they finish speaking, a particular part of their body starts to feel uncomfortable. They go to the hospital to have an examination. It turns out it is late-stage cancer and they have to stay in the hospital. Right when they are enjoying a peaceful and stable life, a disaster suddenly descends. This can be described as “disaster falls from heaven!” Therefore, those who do not put the truth into practice are in danger of this. At any time, they are in danger of being punished. Isn’t this the case? Those who do not put the truth into practice all along, are crafty-looking, research into this person or that one, and always see others inferior to themselves, what will happen to them in the end? They will end up ruining themselves. Sooner or later, those who do not put the truth into practice will be revealed and get their retribution!
Let’s start communicating God’s words, “Those amongst brothers and sisters who are always venting their negativity are Satan’s lackeys and they disturb the church. These people must one day be expelled and eliminated.” What kind of people are Satan’s lackeys? Those who vent their negativity. What does this specifically refer to? One aspect is that these people say negative things. They say negative things and frequently complain about God. They also say words of misunderstanding God; they spread notions and say words of judgment. In general, what they say is negative things. They are always venting their negativity. Look, what is it that some people say? “You busily spend all day fulfilling duties. For what purpose? One day, when you grow tired and sick, you will regret it. When the great disaster descends and you are eliminated, you will regret it!” “You are so busy now and you say that you can enter into the kingdom and obtain a reward. I don’t think so! If you have nothing to show for it after you have worked so hard, then it would be all for nothing. Why don’t you just be as relaxed as me? If I can enter the kingdom, that’s great. If not, I haven’t suffered any loss.” This person is too calculating. He doesn’t want to take any loss. How will this person turn out in the end? He will receive punishment and he will take a big loss and suffer enough. Isn’t this the case? Would you say that people who always vent their negativity believe that God is righteous? They do not believe that God is righteous. They also do not believe in karma and retribution. They do not believe that God will punish people based on their actions. Moreover, they do not believe that God’s work can be accomplished based on God’s words. That is why they are crafty and narrowminded. They think, “Well, I won’t make any effort. I won’t pay any price. I won’t fulfill duties. Instead, I will just go through the motions! I will just idle away my time! If I can obtain blessings, then all the better. If not, I haven’t taken a loss.” These people are the most treacherous type of people. They benefit at others’ expense and do not love the truth, right? How should these people be dealt with? They are Satan’s lackeys and they disturb the church. How should they be dealt with? God says, “These people must one day be expelled and eliminated.” This “one day” has arrived. This day is now. They will be dealt with immediately. Churches from all locations must take note: All those who always vent their negativity, complain to or about God, doubt God, always have notions or judge God must be expelled. Those that should be expelled should be expelled. Those that should be purged should be purged. Those that do all sorts of evil things should be expelled. Those that don’t do all sorts of evil things but only vent negativity should be purged. We must start to deal with these people, understood?
Let’s continue God’s words, “In their belief in God, if people don’t hold within them a God-revering heart, if they don’t have a heart that is obedient to God, then not only will they be unable to do any work for God, but on the contrary will become people who disturb God’s work and who defy God.” With these words, God has mentioned another topic. What topic does He mention? “In their belief in God, if people don’t hold within them a God-revering heart, if they don’t have a heart that is obedient to God.” Can this kind of person fulfill duties for God? God says, “Then not only will they be unable to do any work for God, but on the contrary will become people who disturb God’s work and who defy God.” The meaning of God’s words is that regardless of how long someone has believed in God, regardless of it is 10 or 20 years, if he does not have a heart that reveres and obeys God, he is definitely someone that disturbs God’s work and resists God. In the past, during the Age of Grace, we used to say a saying, “Have you obtained life when believing in the Lord?” Some spiritual people would reply, “90% of those who believe in the Lord do not have life. They all just want to eat their fill. There were only a few individuals have some understanding of God and God’s work. If such a person can say some spiritual words and talk about some real spiritual experience and understanding, then he is someone who has life.” At that time, when talking about whether or not you had life, it was only based on this sentence. It was rather simple. Now, if you talk about this topic, you have to be a little more exact. What exactly does it mean to have life and what does it mean to not have life? The verse of God’s words that we just read has the answer, “In their belief in God, if people don’t hold within them a God-revering heart, if they don’t have a heart that is obedient to God.” The key is to see whether someone has a heart that reveres and obeys God. Regardless of how many years you have believed, if you do not have a heart that obeys and reveres God, then you do not have life. If you have a heart that reveres and obeys God, then you are someone who has obtained life. Can you accept it like this? This way of accepting is definitely accurate. Suppose someone does not have life, and he also does not have a heart that reveres and obeys God. Even if this person does not do any great evil, is he someone that resists God? Yes. Why do we say that he is someone that disturbs God’s work and resists God? All of deeply corrupted mankind has Satan’s nature and Satan’s disposition. Is this true? If his Satanic disposition does not get cleansed, does his Satanic nature remain? Absolutely. Now, if his Satanic nature remains and if he is controlled by it, is he a person that resists God? All those who do not have a heart that reveres and obeys God belong to Satan. Those that belong to Satan are definitely people that resist God.
God allows us to pursue the truth and eat and drink God’s word. In the end, we will achieve a result, that is, we will all achieve an understanding of God and then, we will bear witness to God. Can those who do not understand God bear witness to God? They cannot. Why can’t they? Those who do not understand God have not had the Satanic disposition within cleansed. All those who do not understand God are definitely people who do not have a genuine understanding of themselves. Only those who understand God can genuinely understand themselves. During the Age of Grace, nobody understood themselves. Even someone such as Paul did not understand himself, but boasted about his morals and bore witness to himself. What kind of person is able to bear witness to himself and always show off himself? Those that do not understand themselves. Those that do not understand themselves do not have an understanding of God and they cannot bear witness to God. They always show off themselves and bear witness to themselves. They are self-important, self-conceited, arrogant and self-righteous, and they make others obey and listen to them. This is the expression of Satan’s nature and Satan’s disposition. The people who have Satan’s disposition within and who are controlled by Satan’s nature, once they encounter trials, once they encounter areas of God’s work that is not in accordance with man’s notions, they will naturally stand up to resist God. They will naturally stand up to vent their negativity in the church, misunderstand God and judge God. Therefore, all those who do not pursue the truth will never be able to bear witness to God. They will just complain to God, judge God and misunderstand God. In the end, they will cause people to grow distant from God. They themselves are unable to grow close to God because they have notions, misunderstandings and complaints about God. They are definitely far from God. It is good enough if they do not deny God. Therefore, here, God says, “Then not only will they be unable to do any work for God, but on the contrary will become people who disturb God’s work and who defy God.” Let’s take a look at the manifestations of antichrists. Antichrists are able to speak letters and doctrines. They acknowledge that the incarnation of God is a factual truth. They also acknowledge that all the words that God expresses are the truth. Now, why are they the people that resist God? Their acknowledgment is not true faith because they do not have an understanding of God. True faith is not merely acknowledging God. Instead, it is having an understanding of God and producing genuine witnessing and obedience. This is true faith. Therefore, those who do not have a heart that reveres God will belong to Satan in the end and they will end up resisting God. This is for certain and beyond a doubt. Regardless of whether they have done great and obvious evil or not, within, their Satanic disposition still exists. As a result, they frequently judge God, misunderstand God and complain about God.
Right now, many people nominally believe in Almighty God and they lead a church life. I say, “Right now, God’s family has some important work that involves enduring some suffering. Who is willing to do it?” Everybody raises their hands. I say, “When you get there, you will eat two meals without meat every day. You have to work eight hours a day and attend gatherings as well. Mosquitoes will bite you over there and the environment is quite uncomfortable.” Once they hear these words, some people quickly lower their hands. “Well, I won’t go. I thought you were talking about heaven. If that place will cause me to suffer, it is pretty much the same as prison. No way I will go! Even though I do believe in Almighty God, I do not want to suffer.” Are these people obedient? They are not. For example, it is dangerous to spread the gospel in mainland China, and I say, “Now, who is willing to spread the gospel? Raise your hand and go to the gospel group.” Some people think, “Spread the gospel? Oh, that is dangerous. I will not raise my hand. I better not go.” “Why do you not raise your hand?” “Oh, because I do not understand the truth.” You are cowardly and you are afraid of being captured. Once you encounter difficulties, you shrink back. Is this genuine obedience to God? It is not. This person does not have an obedient heart. Does he have a heart that reveres God? He also does not have a heart that reveres God. That is why he cannot obey God’s arrangements. He is not able to obey all the arrangements of God’s family. This is inevitable. Suppose he is unable to obey all the arrangements of God’s family. One day, God arranges to have him go to a certain place. And then he is captured by the great red dragon and he has to stay in prison for some days. Is it okay if he does not go? No, he must go. But he is still able to “escape.” Once the great red dragon interrogates him, he says, “I cannot become Judas. I cannot confess!” He does not confess and the great red dragon says, “We will torture you then.” Once they torture him, he confesses it. Once he finishes confessing, the great red dragon says, “Sign this repentance letter. Sign this guarantee letter!” He hurriedly signs them. As he signs them, his eyes are full of tears. He knows this is the true way and he cannot leave it. However, he cannot take the torture, thinking, “If I do not sign it, I will not be able to endure the torture. Also, even after I am tortured, I do not know how many years I will be sentenced. I cannot stay in prison for my entire life.” The result is that he signs the repentance letter with tears in his eyes. What happens afterward? Originally, his life power had been propped up by God’s words. Now, once God’s words have been taken away, he becomes paralyzed. Right away, he is paralyzed like a pile of clay. Each day, he cries within his heart. His heart sheds tears. He knows that he has been punished for leaving God and he suffers a disastrous fall. His beautiful hope has faded away completely. What kind of problem is this? This is the end of those who do not pursue the truth, right? Therefore, if you believe in God, you must obey God’s arrangements. If you do not obey God’s arrangements, God will let you face this kind of situation. Then what is the result? One matter will cause you to turn into Judas. Even if you do not want to become Judas, it won’t do. It will happen in spite of yourself. You want to enter the heavenly kingdom, yet you do not want to pursue the truth and endure suffering. Is this possible? No, it is not. What will happen then? You will be separated from God’s family in an instant. You will be eliminated. Is it dangerous to not pursue the truth? It is.
What kind of people does God’s family cultivate to become leaders and workers? Those that put the truth into practice. God’s family does not cultivate those that never put the truth into practice and always talk about letters and doctrines. These people are hypocritical Pharisees. Understood? Whoever can put the truth into practice, God’s family will cultivate them, and God’s chosen people can recommend them. Those who never put the truth into practice and only talk about letters and doctrines will be very likely to walk the path of the antichrist. If his disposition is arrogant and conceited, and he is ambitious, he will definitely become an antichrist! Notice how these antichrists are frequently people that are astute and gifted. They are quite adept at doing things with trickeries. If this kind of person does not pursue the truth, then they are all antichrists. Even if they do not do any evil, at the very least, they are false leaders. These people are Pharisees who only say but do nothing. They are especially deceptive. While their words are sweet sounding, all they do is lead people astray. They do not express their true feelings at all. They never talk about their genuine experiences and they never open themselves up. Even if these people have become workers or leaders, they will still be revealed and eliminated. Frequently, those who become workers and leaders are most clearly to be revealed. Some people, when they are not workers or leaders, nobody can tell that they are evil people. Once they become workers or leaders, how can we tell that they are evil people? It is because status and power reveal people! Once people get power, they can get whatever they want and they begin to do whatever their heart desires. Very quickly, what kind of person they are and what their nature is will be revealed. Then other people will see what kind of person they are. When good people get status and power, it is revealed: “This is a good person.” When an evil person gets status and power, it is also easily revealed: “This is an evil person.” Doesn’t power and status clearly reveal people the most? Fulfilling duties also reveals people to the utmost. Once they fulfill duties, what kind of person they are and what their disposition is like will be revealed soon.
Let’s continue reading God’s words, “When someone who believes in God does not obey God or revere God but instead defies Him, then this is the greatest disgrace for a believer.” If you resist God when believing in God, aren’t you acting in the opposite way? Other people who believe in God can obey God and they are determined that this is the correct path. But you, on the contrary, resist God. What is this called? Colloquially, this is called going against Heaven. You are not walking the proper path and you are not engaging in your proper duties. This is treacherous. So this is a believer’s greatest disgrace. Presently, there are many believers who, if you deal with and prune them, they nod their heads, start to cry, accept and obey. When they accept and obey, they nod their heads and cry. What kind of manifestation is this? This person has saintly propriety. He has a manifestation of obedience and a heart that obeys God. Externally, when people deal with and prune them, it seems that they have been humiliated. Actually, other people admire them and say, “Why is it that I have never seen these people? How come these people are so rare? When the majority of people encounter dealing and pruning, they resist, they argue and they do not obey. They call it’s the spirit of a hero. But these people are not the same. These people accept dealing and pruning sincerely. They cry as they obey and accept.” Is this a disgrace? It is not. What is this? Other people say, “This is a saint. I have seen a saint. Now I know what a saint is. This is someone that genuinely believes in God! Those people do not genuinely believe in God. This person genuinely believes in God. He is able to accept the truth and obey the truth.” This manifestation can be said to be the glory of those who believe in God. In man’s words, this is a glorious matter. Understood? Now, what is the greatest humiliation for believers? It is “not obeying God, not revering God and instead, resisting God.” This is a believer’s greatest humiliation. Why does God need to eliminate these people? It is because they bring shame upon God. They do not have saintly propriety. They are not God’s people, therefore God must eliminate them. For those that truly have a heart that reveres God, if they encounter a situation where they are disobedient, or they speak in reasoning or they have a bit of resistance, what will they feel afterward? Their hearts will feel pain. It is as if they swallowed a housefly. Suppose unbelievers stick their thumbs up at them and say, “Great! This young fellow has character!” What would they say? “Demons and Satan are sneering at me. I have become the source of laughter for Satan. Today, I have fallen short of God too much. I am not worthy to live. I wish I could hang myself with a rope and end it all. Today, I have brought shame on God. This truly is my greatest humiliation!” This is how people who have a heart that reveres God think. Would you say that these people have not changed? This is not a change in one’s behavior but is a change in one’s disposition. They are willing to obey God. That is why once they have done something that rebels against God, their hearts feel unbearable pain. They feel extremely remorseful and they hate themselves. If they are able to obey and satisfy God, even if Satan sneers at them and slanders them, their hearts feel pleasure, “Today, I did not speak about reasoning. Today I have obeyed. This is God’s grace! Today, I finally have some witnesses. I have an obedient manifestation and I have a manifestation that puts the truth into action. I am glad!” Their heart is very clear about the peace, comfort and enjoyment inside. This is the manifestation of someone who genuinely believes in God experiencing the work of God. This is the process of experiencing God’s work. At first, they disobey and argue, but in the end, they are able to obey, even if other people sneer at them and slander them, their heart is at peace. Once he rebels against God, he feels pain. Once he puts the truth into practice, his heart feels peace and happiness. Isn’t this person someone that puts the truth into practice? He has already started to put the truth into practice. For those who are able to obey God, when they rebel against God, they feel pain. They do not feel well when they rebel against God and they feel extremely remorseful. They even start to hate themselves and curse themselves. Now, is it still hard for these people to put the truth into practice? It’s not. It is hard for these people to rebel against God. It is hard for them not to put the truth into practice. Putting the truth into practice has become an easy thing for them. Now, what about those who do not love the truth? It is very difficult for them to obey God and put the truth into practice. It is easy for them to rebel against God, it is easy for them to follow the tides of the world and it is easy for them to give in to their fleshly desires. Isn’t this the case? Even though they are all believers in God, those that love the truth and those that despise the truth are completely opposite when it comes to their principles of conduct. God wants people to become honest people. Some people who do not love the truth and say, “I do not want to be an honest person!” Look at how many years he has believed. It should be reasonable to say that he would lie less and less. However, this is not so. He is the same as an unbeliever. He is full of lies. He lies in the same way as an unbeliever lies. Therefore, regardless of how many years someone has believed, if he says and does things in the same ways as unbelievers, what kind of person is he? He is someone that does not put the truth into practice. Why do people who do not practice the truth try to stay in the church? They are Satan’s slaves. They are opportunistic. They sneak here only to gain blessings.
God says, “If the speech and conduct of a believer is always as casual and unrestrained as an unbeliever, then this believer is even more evil than the unbeliever; they are a typical demon.” Here, the believer this refers to is the believer that has already believed for a period of time. This does not refer to those who have just started to believe. If your faith is only one or two years old, even if you want to discard your corrupt disposition, you would be unable to, right? This refers to those who have believed for seven or eight years, and can understand the general truths but have not changed one bit. Now, in God’s eyes, what kind of people are they? “They are a typical demon.” “This believer is even more evil than an unbeliever.” Why does God say this? Do you understand God’s meaning? Since unbelievers have not believed in God before, they have never heard the truth. As a result, they are adrift in the tide. The people in the outside world are all like this. They do not have any knowledge, that is why it is normal for them to be like this. If you have listened to a lot of the truth, can understand some truth but you are still the same as unbelievers and you have not changed at all, aren’t you even more hateful than an unbeliever? At the very least, you are more pitiful than an unbeliever. That is why God says, “This believer is even more evil than the unbeliever; they are a typical demon.” These words are not wrong at all! God has said this before, “All those who live outside of the substance of God’s words are unbelievers.” Here, these words are even more relevant. What is an unbeliever? According to man’s notions, “all those who do not believe in God are unbelievers,” is this correct? It is not exact; it is inaccurate. How should it be accurately explained? All people outside of God’s words are unbelievers. What’s the meaning of it? While those who do not believe in God are unbelievers, there are many people amongst those who believe in God that do not put the truth into action. God sees these people as unbelievers as well. They are all unbelievers. Notice within God’s family, there are some people who do not seem interested at all regardless of whether it is attending gatherings, putting the truth into practice, communicating the truth or bearing witness. They snicker when they see others pursue the truth. They say, “I see you people are unadulterated fools. Unbelievers all seek advantage and focus on earning money and getting rich. You, on the other hand, talk about believing in God and putting the truth into practice.” They think it is laughable. They sneer at you and say that you are a fool. What kind of people are they? They have revealed their true face as unbelievers. Aren’t all those in the church that say these words unbelievers? What other word describes these people? Non-believers. All those who despise the truth and sneer and snicker at anyone who communicates the truth belong to the category of non-believer. Non-believers are even more evil and hateful than unbelievers. Now, should these non-believers be expelled? They should be expelled. If they haven’t done many evil things, they can be purged. At the minimum, they need to be purged!
Let’s continue reading God’s word, “Those in the church who vent their venomous talk, those amongst brothers and sisters who spread rumors, foment disharmony and form cliques should have been expelled from the church. But because it is now a different era of God’s work, these people have been restricted, for they are doomed to be objects for elimination.” “They are doomed to be objects for elimination.” What kind of manifestations do these people have? They vent their venomous talk, spread rumors, foment disharmony and form cliques. God says that these people should have been expelled from the church and that these people are doomed to be objects for elimination. There are many brothers and sisters in the church who always say, “Our church life here is not good. We do not enjoy gatherings. What should we do?” Let me analyze this matter. There are mainly two reasons why someone’s church life is not good and enjoyable. First, there is no someone who understands the truth talking about his experience and testimonies and communicating the truth. Second, there are evil people who are disturbing, non-believers who are disturbing and in power and there are false leaders that are in power. As a result, the church life becomes chaotic and not enjoyable. Isn’t this the case? It is definitely the case. Now, should those that disturb the church be expelled or purged? They should be expelled and purged. “Those in the church who vent their venomous talk.” What does venomous talk refer to? It includes spreading notions about God and resisting and judging the man that the Holy Spirit uses. There are some who judge the leaders and workers of the church, and judge the people in the church who pursue the truth. To judge leaders and workers is to judge those that pursue the truth and those that fulfill duties according to work arrangements. This is because it is very easy sometimes to offend people when doing things according to work arrangements; and sometimes, it is very easy to offend those false leaders, antichrists, evil people and evil spirits that do not pursue the truth. Leaders and workers who do things according to work arrangements incite some judgment. Isn’t this a very normal situation? What kind of problem does this judgment pertain to? Does it pertain to venomous words? This does not pertain to venomous words. This is a manifestation of disturbing the work of God’s family. If the workers and leaders are false leaders and they do not do practical work and always violate the work arrangements, some brothers and sisters who understand a bit of the truth and can distinguish them will expose them. Afterward, that false leader, that antichrist, will start to suppress and convict his brothers and sisters. He wants to expel his brothers and sisters. What kind of problem is this? These brothers and sisters are doing righteous and just things. They are doing good things. They are protecting the work of God’s family. They are doing things that protect God’s chosen people. As a result, they face the convictions and punishments of false leaders and antichrists. Now, these antichrists are targeting good people with convictions and venomous slander. Is this venomous talk? This is venomous talk. Having notions about God and the man that the Holy Spirit uses and always spreading negativity is also considered venomous talk. Once you start using venomous talk, you will be able to seriously harm God’s chosen people. You will be capable of seriously deceiving and disturbing God’s chosen people. Once these kinds of things are said, those who do not understand the truth and those who just started their faith can easily be deceived and they can easily become weak and negative. This is called venomous talk. It is similar to when someone eats food that contains poison. The result is too horrible to contemplate. At the minimum, one will develop an illness, or vomit and get diarrhea. Serious consequences can include becoming unconscious and even death. Getting poisoned is very serious. If you do not receive help in time, there is a danger that you can lose your life. These are the serious consequences that can result from venomous talk. It can cause people to instantly become negative and be incapable of rising back up. In an instant, it can cause people to become weak, fall down and even retreat. When people hear venomous talk, it is similar to being poisoned. Isn’t this the case? The majority of the things that the great red dragon says are venomous talk. They are attacks and judgments that originate from nothing. Now, are those in the church who spread and vent venomous talk lackeys of the great red dragon? That is precisely what they are. How should these people be dealt with? They must be expelled. Expel them whenever you discover them. Those that spread venomous talk, spread notions and judgments about God and convict the man that the Holy Spirit uses should be expelled directly. No need to gather too much evidence. As long as there are a few crucial points, it is enough to expel them. It is useless to try and gather trivial and scattered evidence. Do not gather trivial information. You just need a few crucial points to directly expel them. Understood? Why must these people be expelled? God says, “For they are doomed to be objects for elimination.” This has already been proclaimed by God. These people must be eliminated. They do not have any hope for being saved. God will not give them any chances. This has been proclaimed by God. It cannot be altered!
Below, God mentions another situation, “Those who have been corrupted by Satan all have a corrupt disposition. But whereas some people only have a corrupt disposition there are others who are not like this, in that not only do they have corrupt satanic dispositions, but their natures are also malicious to the extreme. All this type of person does and says is not only expressing their corrupt satanic dispositions, but they themselves are the real devil Satan.” How is revealing a corrupt disposition different from the real devil Satan? Since all of mankind has been corrupted by devil Satan, everyone has a satanic disposition. However, what some people reveal is not a satanic disposition. They have malicious deliberations. They directly hate the truth, directly hate God and directly attack the incarnate flesh of God and the man that the Holy Spirit uses. Now, this person does not solely reveal a corrupt disposition. This is a real devil Satan. Now, is the great red dragon a real devil Satan? The great red dragon is a real devil Satan. Someone said, “The devil Satan is the great red dragon? Are there other devil Satans?” There are. Below, I will give an explanation about devil Satans. In the spiritual world, are all the angels who have been knocked out from heaven to the sky or the earth by God still called angels? No. Previously, they were angles. Once they have been knocked down onto the earth, even though they still are spiritual beings, they belong to the category of evil spirits. Why are they called evil spirits? It is because they have followed Satan. That is why their function as angles has already ceased. Now, they follow Satan and resist God. Satan is the ringleader of evil spirits. Previously, it was the archangel, but now, it is the leader of evil spirits and it is called Satan. The angels that have followed Satan have become evil spirits. These evil spirits, whether they are in the sky or on the earth, follow Satan. They do the same things as Satan. They corrupt mankind and all things that God has created. What does this refer to? Satan is able to control some plants and possess some animals. However, once mankind came along, corrupted mankind has been possessed by evil spirits mostly. Presently, there are some people who have been possessed by evil spirits. These evil spirits speak through these people. They say what kind of spirit they are, and some say that they are angels. Previously, they were angels, but now, they no longer have function as angels. Now, they have become evil spirits. Therefore, when they say that they are angels, they are impersonating. They are deceiving and confusing man, right? Now, what kind of relationship does the great red dragon have with the devil Satan? Why is it that the great red dragon is called a real devil Satan? They are reincarnated evil spirits. Do you know what reincarnated evil spirit means? When an evil spirit sees that a woman is pregnant, it possesses the body of the baby inside. Afterward, once the baby is born, the evil spirit is reincarnated. Understood? There are women who are pregnant, some can give birth to a child with a human soul, but some children are possessed by evil spirits. What will they grow up to become? They will become evil demons. Once they do evil, they become reincarnated demons. This is how a demon descends into the mortal world! The great red dragon is a reincarnated demon. Typically, this kind of reincarnated demon does not return immediately after its host dies. In fact, it only comes once in many years. This is similar to Confucius and Marx. They are reincarnated demons that come once every few hundred years. Each time they come, they do some big things. They write a book advancing their theories and they deceive and corrupt mankind. This is their mission. Understand? Can reincarnated demons accept God’s work? Can they put the truth into practice? They cannot do either of those things. Reincarnated demons are destined to resist God and do all sorts of evil things. They come to damage the country and cause suffering to the people! Right now, the damage that the Communist Party has inflicted upon the country is already extreme. In China, the people’s anger has been aroused. The Communist Party is definitely the tail of a rabbit—it cannot be long, just in the recent one-to-two years. There is already internal strife. Isn’t this an evil demon showing its true nature?
God says, “But they themselves are the real devil Satan.” Once someone has been named a real devil Satan, you cannot say that they are evil spirits because they are the reincarnations of evil spirits. Within, their spirit is an evil spirit. Externally, they are still a human being. All the reincarnated evil spirits, those who were possessed by evil spirits, are real devil Satans. Those who are not possessed by evil spirits are normal human spirits. Even though this kind of person still has a satanic disposition and is capable of doing things that resist God, they do not belong in the category of real devil Satans. They belong in the category of people that have been corrupted by Satan. Understood? What kind of people will be saved by God? God will save people who have been corrupted by Satan, not reincarnated demons and evil spirits. People who are reincarnated evil spirits are real devil Satans. Isn’t this correct? God saves human beings, not devil Satans. This is what it means. Someone asked, “Why does God only save good people and not save evil people?” How can this be explained? “Evil people do not have a human being’s spirit. Evil people are real devil Satans.” This is how it can be explained. In God’s family, God’s words are eaten and drunk like this and the truth is communicated like this. Some people still do not understand. Actually, when it comes to external matters, they are not any inferior to us. They are quite adept at external matters. They are not fools. However, they do not understand when the truth is communicated to them. These people are very troublesome. These people might not have human spirits! If their essence is that of an evil spirit, and they always resist and judge God, they belong in the category of real devil Satans. Real devil Satan refers to the reincarnated evil spirits that follow Satan. Some who have been born this way are prepared to enter the church and disrupt the church’s work. Others wield political power in the world. Their work is different, understand? Look at Satan’s lackeys, they are prepared to come to the church to disturb God’s work. They were unable to become government officials in the world. They are unlucky and they do not have the right social connections. However, they smoothly come to God’s family and become leaders. Their mission is in fact to act as Satan’s lackeys in order to disturb the church. Why does God allow them to come? It is so that God’s chosen people can learn how to distinguish and recognize Satan’s lackeys, right? Now, are you able to explain what a real devil Satan is? Are only these government officials of the great red dragon devil Satans? Aren’t the evil people, antichrists and evil spirits within the church also real devil Satans? They are as well. They are part of the great red dragon. It turns out, they belong to the same camp. They are all real devil Satans.
“All they do is interrupt and disturb God’s work, disturb the life entry of brothers and sisters, and destroy the normal life of the church. These wolves in sheep’s clothing must sooner or later be cleared out, and one must adopt an unsparing attitude toward these lackeys of Satan; one must adopt an attitude of abandonment toward them. Only by doing this can one stand at God’s side and those who cannot do so are in collusion with Satan.” God’s words are quite clear. What is the manifestation of all those who are real devil Satans? First, “All they do is interrupt and disturb God’s work.” Second, “All they do is… disturb the life entry of brothers and sisters, and destroy the normal life of the church.” These are the two manifestations. After these two points there is a summary, “These wolves in sheep’s clothing must sooner or later be cleared out.” “Must sooner or later be cleared out.” What does “sooner or later” refer to? It means right now. Right now, the time has come. It is time to start cleaning up because the great disaster will arrive very soon. We must clean up without delay! Someone asked, “Why haven’t we cleaned up a long time ago? Isn’t it already too late to clean up?” Is this correct? It is not correct. Why is it not correct? Someone said that God has His time for everything. This was spoken very well. Now, is God’s time for cleansing now, or before? God’s time for cleansing is now. Why didn’t God start cleansing before? Why was it not God’s time before? The crucial point is that God’s chosen people must be awoken. If God’s chosen people have not been awoken and you start cleansing, God’s chosen people will oppose. God’s chosen people will have notions and they will judge you. They will say that God’s family lacks love. Now, why is it that cleansing these people involves two different times? It is because we must wait until God’s chosen people have awoken. Once God’s chosen people have been awakened, these demons can be exposed and reported. If God’s chosen people have not awoken, would I, as someone who handles administrative work, know who are demons? If I were clairvoyant, I would be able to see which people in a particular church are demons. Would then send a letter to that church saying, “These few people are demons. Clear them out.” Is this okay? If I do this, it would be supernatural. Brothers and sisters would not accept it and they would not learn how to distinguish. They all just wait for God to do some supernatural things or for the Brother to do some supernatural things. They would not learn the lessons!
Presently, the majority of brothers and sisters can distinguish these wolves in sheep’s clothing. If everyone can distinguish them then they should be exposed and reported so that they can be cleared out. God’s time has come, right? When a hen is incubating a chick, does God have a time for when that life within the egg will come out of the shell? How many days does God’s time for this chick consist of? In 21 days, the chick will start pecking at the egg shell. By pecking at the shell, it will break a tiny hole. As the hole gets bigger and bigger, this chick will eventually be able to break through the shell and come out. This is God’s time. Some of God’s chosen people, when they first start, they are always controlled by antichrists and false leaders. They always believe that these people have a good side, saying, “They are also true believers and what they say is correct. Why must they be differentiated?” Why must you differentiate these people? You always say they are correct, that is why you must learn to differentiate them. Once you are able to see through them, differentiate their absurdity, differentiate their resistance to God and realize that they are evil demons and that they are real devil Satans, at this moment, you will have life. You can come out of your shell. You will break away from the influence of devil Satans, and run from the domain of Satan. These people will be perfected by God into God’s chosen people. The people of Christ’s kingdom only obey God. They are not deceived by others at any time nor are they deceived by devil Satans. Nobody would think to control them. Isn’t this an example of a life that has matured? Look at those who do not have life. They are controlled by this and that. They are controlled in everything they do, which shows that they do not have life. “When will this person be able to break away from Satan’s control?” “According to God’s time.” “When is God’s time?” “When he understands the truth and when he can differentiate Satan, he will be able to stand up by himself.”
“And one must adopt an unsparing attitude toward these lackeys of Satan; one must adopt an attitude of abandonment toward them. Only by doing this can one stand at God’s side.” What does it mean to stand at God’s side? It means to adopt an unsparing attitude toward these lackeys of Satan. It means to adopt an attitude of abandonment. Are Satan’s lackeys and real devil Satans the same thing? They are the same thing. Real devil Satans are basically Satan’s lackeys. They serve Satan and they do things for it. They also have a leader. Their master is Satan. Now, after you have seen through these lackeys of Satan, what should you do? “And one must adopt an unsparing attitude toward these lackeys of Satan; one must adopt an attitude of abandonment toward them. Only by doing this can one stand at God’s side.” In regards to the attitude that one must adopt, the first is unsparingness and the second is abandonment. It would not do if you are only being unsparing. You must also adopt an attitude of abandonment; an attitude of abandonment that is unsparing. This is the correct attitude. Now, what kind of attitude have you adopted toward Satan’s lackeys? Is it one where you are reluctant to part? Is it a polite attitude? Is it one where you have parted ways yet still are connected to them? Someone says it should be an unsparing attitude. What must you possess in order to be able to adopt an unsparing attitude? Some people want to adopt this unsparing attitude but they are not successful. They say they will be unsparing, but they are polite in the actions they perform. What kind of problem is this? They do not see quite through, and they have been deceived by the lackey’s façade. When some people are asked to abandon devil Satans, they say, “These devil Satans are very pitiful. Look, they do not have a partner.” The people who offer kind hearts to Satan are too emotional. They think that it is very pitiful that Satan has not found a partner. What kind of person is this? This is a person that does not have principles, right? They do not have any principles at all. This kind of person is unable to obtain the truth. God says, “Those who cannot do so are in collusion with Satan.” Basically, those who are in collusion with Satan cannot do this. First, they are unable to be unsparing. Second, they are unable to adopt an attitude of abandonment. That is why even though they have parted ways with these people, they are still connected to them. Do these people have the truth? They do not. What kind of attitude should those who abandon Satan have? When they reflect on their history of colluding with Satan, they feel humiliated. It is their entire life’s greatest shame. They want to turn this page hurriedly. They never want to remember this again. They want to pretend like it never happened. This is the correct attitude of adopting an attitude of abandonment that is unsparing.
“God is always in the hearts of those who genuinely believe in God and they always carry within them a God-revering heart, a God-loving heart.” These words of God bring up a concept. What do those who genuinely believe in God possess? What does it mean to be someone who genuinely believes in God? Someone who genuinely believes in God has a heart that reveres and loves God. “God is always in the hearts of those who genuinely believe in God and they always carry within them a God-revering heart, a God-loving heart.” Doesn’t this rely on pursuing the truth to achieve? If you do not pursue the truth, will you be able to have this sort of heart? When you do not pursue the truth, you still have it, but it’s just that it is smaller, right? I remember clearly when I first started believing in the Lord, my heart would ponder about matters of faith. I would keep these things in my mind constantly. I was pondering about these matters all the time. I liked to talk about matters of faith, I liked reading books about faith and I liked finding other people who believed in the Lord. Within my heart, I always had the Lord and I always had God. “They always carry within them a God-revering heart, a God-loving heart.” I also had this. It is not that I lacked this completely. It was just not very clear and not as big as it is presently. My experience at that time was not as deep as it is today. What would you say is this all about? When someone starts to believe in the Lord, his heart is simple and pure. The people that God preordains and selects, once they start to believe and pray to God, they will have the Holy Spirit’s work. Once they have the Holy Spirit’s work, will they have these few kinds of feelings? Yes. Now, what has brought these few kinds of feelings? It is the Holy Spirit’s work that brings them. As long as they have the Holy Spirit’s work, when they start to believe in God, they will have these few kinds of feelings. If they understand the truth and have an understanding of God, these few aspects will be even stronger and clearer. In conclusion, it is the Holy Spirit’s work that achieves these results. Understood? There are some people who have believed in God for many years, yet their hearts do not have a place for God. You’ll see when they speak, they will talk about outside matters. If you do not stop them, they can talk for a few hours and they will still not talk about proper matters or mention matters of faith. Once they start talking about the matters of unbelievers, it is like an unceasing torrent. They will not stop talking. Do these people have God within their heart? They do not have God within their hearts. Regardless of what situation or regardless of what difficulties they encounter, they do not pray to God. They rely on their own plans to deal with and resolve these issues. They think of every possible way to use their social connections and ask others for help, yet they do not pray to God. These people do not have a place for God in their hearts! Regardless of what they do, even when other people clearly see they do something that violates God’s intentions and offends God, they are not conscious of it at all. They will do whatever they feel like doing. Do these people have a heart that reveres God? They do not. We do not even have to mention a heart that loves God. They definitely do not have it. Now, do these people genuinely believe in God? They do not. How do we tell if someone genuinely believes in God? What is the first thing we should look at? First, we need to see whether someone has God in their hearts and whether they have a place for God in their hearts, right? When people are in love, they write love letters, saying, “Can you leave a place in your heart for me? Even if you leave a small corner of your heart for me, it would be great. It means that your heart has me.” This is how they are when they look for a lover. Yet, in their faith, they do not have a place for God in their hearts. They do not place God in the center, or in the most important place of their hearts. That is why they can talk unceasingly about external matters. They can talk for days about these things. Yet, not one sentence mentions God. Do these people genuinely believe in God? They do not. Notice how they are not conscious of doing things that clearly offend God. They do not care at all. They do not have a heart that reveres God at all. Now, do these people genuinely believe in God? They do not. God’s family communicates the truth in all sorts of ways. The more you listen to the truth, the more you understand. The more you listen to the truth communicated, the more your love for God and the truth grows. What about them? They do not have a heart that loves God at all. They are not considerate of God’s intentions at all. They do not care at all about how much God worries about His work, how God entrusts people with certain matters and how much price God has paid. They do not mention it at all. Even if they delay the work of God’s family for 3 months or even 6 months, they think it’s nothing. They do not care. These people do not have a heart that loves God at all. Now, are they people who genuinely believe in God? They do not have any of these things. These people do not genuinely believe in God. These people who do not genuinely believe in God sometimes stay in the church for years. Why do we not eliminate them? Someone said, “As long as someone is in the church, you cannot say that they do not genuinely believe in God. If they were antichrists or evil people, the church would have expelled them a long time ago. All those who have not been expelled by the church are people that genuinely believe in God.” Is this correct? It is not. Why is it not correct? The church has principles when it comes to expelling people. Those that disturb, interrupt or do evil will be expelled. There are some people who, externally, have not done anything that is clearly evil. The church does not expel them. Additionally, there are some people who have been given an opportunity. If they do not commit any great evil, they will not be expelled. They have been given an opportunity to repent. That is why those who have not been expelled are not necessarily people who genuinely believe in God. This kind of people that we just mentioned, the church has not expelled them but God does not acknowledge them. When the great disaster descends, they will be disposed of. When the great disaster descends, all those that God does not acknowledge will be eliminated, punished and put to death.
Let’s continue reading God’s words, “Those who believe in God should do things with a cautious and prudent heart, and all they do should be in accordance with God’s requirements and be able to satisfy the heart of God. They should not be headstrong, doing whatever they please; that does not befit saintly propriety.” When those who believe in God fulfill their duties, regardless of what they say or do, they must have principles. What principles? They must do things “with a cautious and prudent heart, and all they do should be in accordance with God’s requirements and be able to satisfy the heart of God. They should not be headstrong, doing whatever they please; that does not befit saintly propriety.” We frequently say that if you believe in God, you must be devout. What manifestations exemplify “devoutness?” These manifestations can be found within the words of God that we have just read. “Those who believe in God should do things with a cautious and prudent heart.” A cautious and prudent heart is capable of seeking God’s intentions. It is capable of relying on prayer and seeking the truth in order to find the foundation of God’s words. Through this kind of seeking, we will know what we should do. This is what it means to have a cautious and prudent heart. “And all they do should be in accordance with God’s requirements.” This also relies on seeking the truth. It should be done based on God’s words and demands. “And be able to satisfy the heart of God.” Whatever you do, it must satisfy God. This involves seeking the principles. Only then can what you do be in accordance with God’s intentions and saintly propriety. Below, it says, “they should not.” This is referring to the biggest taboo. What is the biggest taboo for Christians? Being headstrong! “They should not be headstrong, doing whatever they please.” Being headstrong is not in accordance with the propriety of saints. The biggest taboo in regard to believing in God is being headstrong. A Christian that reveres God and keeps his distance from evil is not a person that is headstrong. A Christian is cautious and prudent when seeking the truth and he is able to not be headstrong. In all matters a Christian must rely on prayer and seek the truth. In this way, he can control himself so that he does not become headstrong. This is how you do not become headstrong, isn’t this the case? Doing what you feel like doing is arbitrarily taking rash action, is it not? Isn’t doing whatever you please just following your own desires? Isn’t this following your own will? God says, “That does not befit saintly propriety.” Doing things in this way is not in accordance with the behavioral principles of saints. Notice how all those who do things in this way do not have any manifestations of a normal human being. They do not have the likeness of a genuine human being. These people do not belong in the category of saints, right? Doing things in accordance with the propriety of saints is to live out the likeness of a genuine human being. It is to live a meaningful life. It is to live before God. Having the likeness of a genuine human being is to be in accordance with the propriety of saints.
Below, God says, “People cannot flaunt God’s banner and run amok with it everywhere, swaggering and swindling everywhere; doing this is the most rebellious conduct.” “Flaunting God’s banner.” Here, there are a few interpretations. It is not simply a case of people saying, “I am God.” This is not the meaning. Wherever he goes, he would say: “I believe in God. I am at God’s side. My relationship with God is the best. I am one who serves God.” Aren’t these interpretations the same as flaunting God’s banner? They are in the same category as flaunting God’s banner. There are also people who say this: “This is what God told me. God told me that. I recognize the man that the Holy Spirit uses. We are fellow villagers. In the past, I used to host him. He has lived in my house before. Our relationship is quite good. If I am going over there to talk with him, whatever I say will come into effect. No matter what you say, it is of no use. Once I say something bad about you with him, you are finished.” Isn’t this also in the same category as flaunting God’s banner? There was an old person, at least 60 years old, and he said, “I have hosted God before. I have also hosted the Brother from the above.” Once our brothers and sisters heard this, they thought, “Oh! This is fantastic. He has hosted God before and he has hosted the Brother. We must treat this person well. We must be obedient to him and we must be respectful. We must not offend him. If he is offended, and accuse us behind our backs, then we will suffer enough.” As a result, they treated him very respectfully and thoroughly served him. What kind of problem is this? This is precisely, “Flaunting God’s banner and running amok with it everywhere, swaggering and swindling everywhere.” Once I heard of this, I had to expose him. I said, “This person is shameless! I have seen his face. This person does not pursue the truth all along. He is not successful at anything he does. That is why I have not promoted him, and I have never put him in an important position.” There were many people who have hosted me. I just have met with him and been to his house, or attended a meeting at his house and left then. Does this mean he has hosted me? I have held a meeting at his house or I have stopped over at his place and stayed there for a few days. As a result, he flaunts the banner that he has received me. Isn’t this flaunting the banner of God? This is “flaunting God’s banner and running amok with it everywhere, swaggering and swindling everywhere.” When they hear these words, brothers and sisters feel it is amazing. They hurriedly become deferential. They obey whatever he says and receive him properly. Is this appropriate? This is not appropriate. Now, when you encounter such a person again, how should you approach them? You should say this: “Oh, it seems that you have believed in God for a long time. You must have reaped some fruits due to your experience of God’s work. Talk about your witnessing to us. What kind of understanding of God do you have? Tell us. We are lacking in the truth. Can you provide us some?” Is this well said? Once he hears these words, he thinks, “Oh. I am in trouble. When I say that I have received God, other people think that I understand the truth. I do not have the truth actually. All these years, I have been bragging and swindling. I do not have the truth!” Doesn’t this stumble him? When you ask him to talk about witnessing and his understanding of God, it stumbles him. He does not have anything. At this time, he will quickly correct himself, “Even though I have received God, I am not someone who pursues the truth and I have gained nothing. To be honest, I have been confused about my faith all these years. My faith is a muddled one. Do not take my words as the truth.” He has been exposed. Now, do you know how to deal with this kind of a person? God says, “Doing this is the most rebellious conduct.” It is the most rebellious manifestations towards God. God despises this kind of person the most. That is why when I hear someone say these kinds of things behind our backs and everybody looks up to him, I am furious. I expose this person without delay. I deal with him immediately. I cannot use this kind of person to help with the fulfillment of duties. If it is discovered that he does all kinds of evil things, he will be expelled.
Let’s continue reading God’s word, “Families have rules and nations have laws, so how much more does God’s family have strict standards? Does it not more so have administrative decrees?” What are the strict standards? It means the principles of the truth that people who believe in God must put into practice. “Administrative decrees” refers to God’s commandments and ten administrative decrees. These are the most obvious ones and you must not violate them. If you violate them seriously, you will be expelled. “People are free to do what they want, but the administrative decrees of God cannot be altered at will.” You are free to do what you want, “but the administrative decrees of God cannot be altered at will.” If you violate God’s administrative decrees, your being free will not have grounds. If you violate God’s administrative decrees, God’s family will deal with you according to principles. It does not matter how many years you have believed, if you need to be purged, you will be purged. If you need to be segregated, you will be segregated. If you need to self-reflect, you will be allowed to self-reflect. A more severe example is that if you do all sorts of evil, you will definitely be expelled. It does not matter who tries to defend them, in the end, they will be expelled. In the world, you can use back door connections, but not in God’s family. Who has become a leader or a worker because of backdoor connections? Nobody. You cannot do this here. Leaders and workers must be democratically elected. Only under special circumstances are people appointed by God’s family. What does it mean to be appointed by God’s family? It means that there is no suitable person who is competent for the particular position, so it is appointed by God’s family. No worker or leader can simply appoint someone for that position. It must be appointed by God’s family. Someone said, “As they say, ‘the pavilion closest to the water enjoys moonlight first.’ Could it be that this does not occur in God’s family?” It does a little. For example, when I get to a place, it just so happens that there is someone I know. So, I go over there and stay for a little bit. This is how this saying applies. Now, is staying for a little bit the same as backdoor connections? Is this equivalent to offering easy access and promoting him to become a leader? It is not the same thing. This is not a backdoor connection because when I got to that place, there was nobody that I recognized except for him. That is why he had a bit of priority. However, could it be that because of this, he will be able to enter into the kingdom? No. This is because God has His administrative decrees, and because “God is a God who does not allow people to offend Him and God is a God who puts people to death—do people really not know this already?” God is not a God that allows people to offend Him. Nobody can offend Him. Everything is done according to principles. When David offended God, even he received punishment. Nobody can offend God. If I offend God, I will also be punished and disciplined. I have experienced much discipline, dealing and pruning from God, and suffered quite a bit. Nobody is allowed to offend God’s disposition. Anyone who does so will be punished. If their offense is minor, they will be disciplined. If their offense is serious, they will be punished. Some people say, “Why have I not experienced God’s discipline and punishment?” Do not say this. Once you say it, it will happen quickly. One day, it will be unavoidable. Everyone will experience this eventually. If you have not experienced discipline and punishment, you do not know God. Can you accept it when I say it like this? If someone knows this, it means that they have experience and understanding in regard to God’s work. Our experience of God’s judgment and chastisement is not solely through words. Many times, God uses the people, events, and things to discipline and punish us. Sometimes, He uses disasters, disease and pain to punish and chastise us. He does this in order to change our dispositions. In the church, God frequently raises up the people, events and things to deal and prune us. These things occur all the time! It is a common occurrence! From this, we can see that it is God doing these things personally. It is God’s Spirit moving within the church. Once you have more experience, you will know how God saves, judges and chastises people and how He changes people’s dispositions. When you know all these things, you will know that God’s disposition indeed cannot be offended by people. If you do not know that you have offended God, it is not serious. God would not really punish you. He would just let you suffer a little and then it is over. If you knowingly resist or offend, then it is very troublesome. You will definitely feel the consequences. All those who knowingly offend or resist God, their ending and their consequences will be too horrible to contemplate!
Questions and Answers
Question (1) The first commandment from “The Ten Administrative Decrees That Must Be Obeyed by God’s Chosen People in the Age of Kingdom” states, “Man should not magnify himself, nor exalt himself. He should worship and exalt God.” What are the concrete manifestations of this administrative decree? Since we all have Satan’s arrogant disposition, to what degree would this have to be revealed to be considered offending God’s decree? Please, Brother, communicate for us.
Answer: “Man should not magnify himself, nor exalt himself. He should worship and exalt God.” What concrete manifestations does this administrative decree have? “Man should not magnify himself.” What kind of person is capable of magnifying himself? Those who always think that they themselves are great, amazing and untouchable. Those who always think that they are like the same as emperors. Nobody is allowed to contradict, bully or judge them. Isn’t this a manifestation of magnifying oneself? Notice how there are some people who do not allow anybody to deal with and prune them. They do not allow anybody to reveal them at all. They cannot accept anybody giving them a look or saying something that is even a little bit hurtful to them. They are known as “not being able to touch a tiger’s buttocks.” This kind of person magnifies himself. Notice how there are some people who always show off themselves and bear witness to themselves. Whoever says some fawning words, complimentary words or words of praise to them, they become elated. They really enjoy it. They start to treat whoever said it very well. They even say “Thank you, thank you,” after the other person has finished praising them. Isn’t this magnifying oneself? If someone belittles, reveals or harms them even just a little bit, the situation is similar to the saying “not being able to touch a tiger’s buttocks.” They start to seethe with anger and they quickly fly into a rage out of humiliation and begin to convict. They even want to fix or punish the other person to death. This is magnifying oneself. If you say to the religious world that they resist God, this is not okay. They will hate you to death. They will curse you, right? They think particularly highly about themselves. “Nor exalt himself.” Exalting oneself is that someone always honors himself above all and thinks that they themselves are great. They make others obey them, listen to them, lift them up and worship them. These are all concrete manifestations. Some brothers and sisters recognize themselves, and they reveal themselves and lay themselves bare mercilessly. Do these people think that they themselves are great? Do they exalt themselves? They do not. Those who truly recognize themselves are able to avoid these mistakes. They do not have these dispositions. They feel that “magnifying oneself and thinking of oneself as great” is a disgrace. It humiliates God. This is resisting God. Who do they think they are? They think they are a demon who has been corrupted deeply by Satan, and has practically no human nature whatsoever. They think they are not qualified to show off themselves, they are not qualified to magnify themselves and they are not qualified to exalt themselves. That is why if they truly understand the truth, they would understand God’s disposition. If this is the case, they would not lift themselves up and they would not bear witness to themselves. If someone offends them, scolds them, hits or touches them, they will say, “It doesn’t matter, this is suffering I should endure. Other people should treat me like this. I am not worth much.” Someone said, “These clothes look very good, they seem very comfortable.” He says, “Those clothes aren’t very special. Even if you gave them to me, I wouldn’t wear it.” What do these words reveal? It reveals that this person thinks very highly of himself. He thinks that he is very honorable and amazing. Once he says these things, it is revealed. Those who genuinely understand themselves can see themselves accurately. They are clear about who they are. They are clear about what duties they should fulfill and how others should approach them. They also know which place they should occupy when they are in a crowd. This is what it means to know yourself, right? Also, what does “he should worship and exalt God” mean? This is also based on seeking the truth and achieving an understanding of God. Once someone has an understanding of God, he will see clearly what kind of person he is. The more he understands God, the more he sees himself as utterly ugly. The more he understands God, the more he sees God as great and himself as insignificant. The more he understands God, the more he feels that he is just dust. He feels as if he is nothing. His life, his soul is so pitiful and worthless. What’s more, he does not care about his image and how other people see him. He is not concerned with these things.
Below, there is a crucial sentence, “Since we all have Satan’s arrogant disposition, to what degree does this disposition reveal so that it is considered offending God’s administrative decrees?” To what degree does it reveal so that it is considered offending God’s administrative decrees? First, you do not bear witness to God and you do not lift God up. You always show off yourself and lift up yourself. In this case, you have already offended God. This is what antichrists do. If you say, “I can accept dealing and pruning.” This is a little better. You have some offense and once other people reveal it and prune you, you will be able to obey and repent. This does not offend God. There is another circumstance that directly resists and judges God and is even more offensive to God. Some people judge God in a roundabout way. They complain in a roundabout way and they misunderstand God in a roundabout way. Their hearts contain things that offend God. Though the words they speak are with wisdom and skill and you cannot find any faults with them from their words, within this person’s heart, he has already offended God. Externally, other people do not find it. Externally, he has not offended God. However, those who understand the truth know what is going on in his heart. As long as your heart has something that offends God, strictly speaking, you have already offended God, understood? Now, what does it mean to not offend God? It means that their heart does not contain anything that offends God, and they do not have that kind of consciousness. If someone intentionally offends God and intentionally expresses a certain perspective but does not allow others to notice, he is in fact resisting God. If his heart does not have this kind of thing, it is not offensive to God. If he has this kind of thing, he has already offended God. Someone asked, “If you do not have this thing and you unintentionally commit a sin, is this offending God?” There is a difference between intentionally doing something and unintentionally doing something. Even though it is a sin, it does not offend God because this person has not directly resisted God. It is a matter of this person’s conduct. He himself is to blame.