VIII. Questions and Answers on the Inside Story of the Bible
Question 8: How can we believe in the Lord and gain life if we move away from the Bible?
In the past our belief in God was only based on the Bible. In our eyes, the Bible represented the Lord and represented God. The Bible had taken over the place of God in our hearts. Rather than say that we were believing in God, it might be said that we were actually believing in the Bible. Therefore, when Almighty God—Christ of the last days—performed His work, we thought that the words and deeds of Almighty God did not conform with the Bible, and thus denied and rejected it, and even further condemned and resisted it. we know that God’s disposition is righteous and unoffendable. Back then, Jewish chief priests, scribes and Pharisees had believed in God for generations, but they held on to the Old Testament and used its laws to condemn the Lord Jesus and crucified Him. Now, Almighty God has come, and we have once again used the Bible to resist the work of Almighty God. How is this different to the Pharisees resisting the Lord Jesus during the Age of Grace? We should learn from the failure of the Pharisees! The Lord Jesus once said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me” (Jhn 14:6). I didn’t understand the meaning of this verse before I accepted God’s work of the last days. But now I understand. Only Christ of the last days is the gateway to entering the kingdom of heaven. Only by accepting and obeying Christ of the last days can we be saved and enter the kingdom of heaven.
Let’s read a passage of Almighty God’s word! “Those who wish to gain life without relying on the truth spoken by Christ are the most ridiculous people on earth, and those who do not accept the way of life brought by Christ are lost in fantasy. And so I say that the people who do not accept Christ of the last days shall forever be despised by God. Christ is man’s gateway to the kingdom during the last days, which none may bypass. None may be perfected by God except through Christ. You believe in God, and so you must accept His words and obey His way. You must not just think of gaining blessings without receiving the truth, or accepting the provision of life. Christ comes during the last days so that all those who truly believe in Him may be provided with life. His work is for the sake of concluding the old age and entering the new one, and is the path that must be taken by all those who would enter the new age. If you are incapable of acknowledging Him, and instead condemn, blaspheme or even persecute Him, then you are bound to burn for eternity, and shall never enter the kingdom of God. For this Christ is Himself the expression of the Holy Spirit, the expression of God, the One whom God has entrusted to do His work on earth. And so I say that if you cannot accept all that is done by Christ of the last days, then you blaspheme the Holy Spirit. The retribution that should be suffered by those who blaspheme the Holy Spirit is self-evident to all. I also tell you that if you oppose Christ of the last days, and deny Him, then there is no one who can bear the consequences on your behalf. Furthermore, from this day onward you will not have another chance to gain the approval of God; even if you try to redeem yourself, you will never again behold the face of God. For what you oppose is not a man, what you deny is not some puny being, but Christ. Are you aware of this consequence? You have not made a small mistake, but committed a heinous crime. And so I advise everyone not to bare your fangs before the truth, or make careless criticisms, for only the truth can bring you life, and nothing except the truth can allow you to be reborn and behold the face of God” (“Only Christ of the Last Days Can Give Man the Way of Eternal Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). From the word of God we see that no one can enter the kingdom of heaven unless it is through Christ of the last days. When God’s new work befalls us, whether we accept or reject it will decide our fate. It can be said that our attitude toward Christ of the last days is our attitude toward God. If we ultimately still resist and reject Him, then we shall lose the opportunity to be saved and lose eternal salvation. We can see from this God’s righteous disposition. Since 1991, Almighty God—Christ of the last days—has expressed several million words. It is in this book, The Word Appears in the Flesh, that God has opened up to us the greatest mystery of His 6,000-year management plan, and pointed out to us believers of God the only path to receiving salvation.
from the movie script of Disclose the Mystery About the Bible