531 You, a tiny stinkbug, steal the offerings on the altar of Me Jehovah. Could you redeem your notorious reputation and become the chosen people of Israel by doing that? You shameless cheap thing! The sacrifices on the altar are offered to Me by people, which show the “heart” of those who fear Me. They should be at My disposal and for My use. How could you take the small turtledoves offered to Me by people? Are you not afraid that you will become a Judas? Are you not afraid that your field will become a “field of blood”? You shameless thing! Do you think that the turtledoves offered by people are for you maggot to nourish your stomach? What I give to you is given by Me willingly. What I do not give to you should be at My disposal. I do not allow you to steal My offerings at will. The One who does the work is Me Jehovah—the Creator, and it is for My sake that people offer sacrifices. Do you think that they are wages for your running around? You are so shameless! For whom are you running around? Isn’t it for yourself? Why do you steal My sacrifices? Why do you steal the money in My purse? Aren’t you a “son of Judas Iscariot”? The sacrifices of Me Jehovah are for the priests to enjoy. Are you a priest? How dare you eat My sacrifices proudly and even put them on the table. You are too worthless! You worthless wretch! The fire of Me Jehovah will eventually burn you up!
from “When Fallen Leaves Return to Their Roots, You Will Regret All Your Evil Deeds” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
532 It is not merely that man does not know Me in My flesh; even worse, he has failed to understand his own self that resides in a fleshly body. How many years has it been, and all this time human beings have deceived Me, treating Me as a guest from outside? How many times have they shut Me out from the door to their home? How many times have they, standing before Me, paid Me no heed? How many times have they renounced Me in the midst of other men? How many times have they denied Me in front of the devil? And how many times have they attacked Me with their bickering mouths? Yet I do not keep account of man’s weaknesses, nor do I on account of his disobedience ask for a tooth in return for a tooth. All I have done is to apply medicine to his illnesses, in order to cure his incurable diseases, thereby restoring him to health, so that he may at last come to know Me.
from “The Twelfth Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh
533 How many believe in Me only so I would heal them? How many believe in Me only so I would use My powers to drive unclean spirits out of their bodies? And how many believe in Me simply to receive peace and joy from Me? How many believe in Me only to demand from Me more material wealth, and how many believe in Me just to spend this life in safety and to be safe and sound in the world to come? How many believe in Me only to avoid the suffering of hell and to receive the blessings of heaven? How many believe in Me only for temporary comfort but do not seek to gain anything in the world to come? When I brought down My fury upon man and seized all the joy and peace he originally possessed, man became doubtful. When I gave unto man the suffering of hell and reclaimed the blessings of heaven, man’s shame turned into anger. When man asked Me to heal him, yet I acknowledged him not and felt abhorrence for him, man went far away from Me and sought the way of witch doctors and sorcery. When I took away all that man had demanded from Me, then all disappeared without a trace. Therefore, I say that man has faith in Me because I give too much grace, and there is far too much to gain.
from “What Do You Know of Faith?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
535 The greatest fault of man having faith in God is that his faith is in words only, and God exists not at all in his practical life. All men, indeed, believe in the existence of God, yet God is not a part of their everyday lives.
from “You Ought to Live for the Truth Since You Believe in God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
536 You praise yourselves for your little loyalty and want reward for your small sacrifice; you look down upon others when you show a bit obedience, and become contemptuous of God upon performing some petty work. You wish for riches and gifts and compliments for receiving God. Your heart aches when you give a coin or two; when you give ten, you wish for blessings and to be distinguished from others. A humanity such as yours is really offensive to speak of or hear. What is praiseworthy of your words and actions? Those who perform their duty and those who do not; those who lead and those who follow; those who receive God and those who do not; those who give and those who do not; those who preach and those who receive the word, and so on; all such men praise themselves. Do you not find this laughable? Surely you know that you believe in God, yet you cannot be compatible with God. Surely you know that you are unworthy, yet you remain boastful. Do you not feel that your sense has become such that you no longer have self-control? How can you with such sense be fit for association with God? Now are you not afraid for yourselves? Your disposition has already become such that you cannot be compatible with God. Is your faith not preposterous? Is your faith not absurd? How will you deal with your future? How will you choose the path to travel down?
from “Those Incompatible With Christ Are Surely Opponents of God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
537 Your loyalty is in word only, your knowledge is merely intellectual and conceptual, your labors are for the sake of gaining the blessings of heaven, and so what must your faith be like? Even today, you still turn a deaf ear to each and every word of truth.
from “When You Behold the Spiritual Body of Jesus Will Be When God Has Made Anew Heaven and Earth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh