15. The Sorrow of Corrupt Mankind
1. Man walked with God, through all ages and times, knows not God rules the fate of all living things, unaware of how God orchestrates all things and how He directs all things. Since time immemorial till the present day, this is something no one ever knows. It is not because God’s ways are too hard to find, or His plan has yet to be realized, but man’s heart and spirit are too distant from God. Therefore, while man is following God, he is playing the role of Satan’s servant. He never perceives this.
2. No one takes initiative to seek out the footsteps of God or the appearance of God. No one wishes to exist and live in the care and keeping of God. But they choose the corrosion of Satan and the evil one to adapt and get used to this world and to adjust themselves to the rules of life followed by the wicked mankind. At this point, the heart and spirit of man turn to gifts man offers to Satan. Man’s heart and spirit turn to food of Satan, even the place where it resides, and a playground for it.
3. In this way, man unknowingly loses his principles of how to be human. And he doesn’t know any more the worth and purpose of why he exists. God’s laws and the covenant between God and man fade away gradually in man’s heart. Man no longer seeks or pays heed to God, no longer seeks or pays heed to God. As time passes, man no longer understands why God created man, nor does he understand the words from God or realize all that is from God. Man begins to resist the laws of God and the decrees from God; the heart of man and the spirit of man, the heart and spirit of man become numb. … God loses the man He originally created, and man loses the root of his beginning. This is the sorrow of this mankind. This is the sorrow of this mankind. Woo … woo … woo … woo … This is the sorrow of this mankind, sorrow of this mankind.
from “God Is the Source of Man’s Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh