The Thirty-eighth Utterance
Throughout mankind’s experience there has not been My figure, nor has there been the leadership of My words, and so I have always avoided man at a distance and then I departed from them. I despise mankind’s disobedience. I do not know why. It seems I have hated man since the beginning, and yet I feel deep sympathy for them. And so man looks upon Me with two hearts, for I love man, and I also hate man. Who among them shows true understanding of My love? And who can understand My hate? In My eyes, man is a dead thing, devoid of life, as if they were clay statues standing among all things. At times, man’s disobedience inspires My anger for them. When I lived among men, they would give a thin smile when I arrived suddenly, because they were always consciously seeking Me, as if I were playing with them on earth. They never took Me seriously, and so because of their attitude toward Me I had no choice but to “retire” from the “agency” of mankind. Still, I want to announce that although I have “retired,” My “pension” cannot be lacking by a single penny. Because of My “seniority” in the “agency” of mankind, I continue to demand payment from them, payment which I am owed. Although man has left Me, how could they escape My grasp? I loosened My grip on them to a certain extent, allowing them to indulge in their fleshly desires, and so they dared to be unbridled, without restraint, and it can be seen that they did not truly love Me, as they lived in the flesh. Could it be that true love is to be gained from flesh? Could it be that all I ask of man is the “love” of the flesh? If this were truly the case, then what value would man have? They are all worthless trash! Was it not for My enduring “supernatural power,” I would have left man long ago—why even bother staying with them and accepting man’s “bullying”? But I endured. I wanted to get to the bottom of the business of man. Once I have finished My work on the earth I will ascend high into the sky to judge the “master” of all things; this is My primary work, for I already despise man so much. Who would not hate his enemy? Who would not exterminate his enemy? In heaven, Satan is My enemy, on earth, man is My foe. Because of the union between the heaven and earth, nine generations of theirs should be considered guilty by association, and none will be pardoned. Who told them to resist Me? Who told them to disobey Me? Why is it that man cannot be disentangled from their old nature? Why is it that their flesh is always multiplying within them? All of this is evidence of My judgment of man. Who dares not succumb to the facts? Who dares say My judgment is colored by emotion? I am different from man, so I have departed from them, for I simply am not human.
Everything I do is for a reason; when man “reveals” the “truth” to Me, I escort them to the “execution ground,” as mankind’s guilt is enough to merit My chastisement. And so I do not chastise people blindly; rather, My chastisement upon them always fits the truth of their sins. Otherwise mankind would never bow down and admit their guilt to Me because of their rebelliousness. People all reluctantly bow their heads because of the current situation, but their hearts remain unconvinced. I give people “barium” to drink, and so their organs inside of them appear clear before a “lens”; the filth and impurity within man’s belly remains uneradicated. Various kinds of filth flow through their veins, and so the poison within them grows. Since man has lived like this for so long they have grown accustomed to it and do not find it strange. As a result, the germs within them mature, becoming their nature, and everyone lives under their domination. This is why people are like wild horses, running about all over the place. However, they never fully concede this but just nod their heads to show that they are “convinced.” The truth is that man doesn’t take My word to heart. If they took My word as a remedy, then they would “follow the doctor’s orders,” and allow the remedy to cure the sickness inside of them. However, in My heart, the way they behave cannot fulfill this wish, and so I can only “bite the bullet,” and continue speaking to them. Whether they listen or not, I am only doing My duty. Man is not willing to enjoy My blessings and would undergo the torment of hell, so I can do nothing more than to accede to their request. However, so that My name and My Spirit are not shamed in hell, I will first discipline them and then “submit” to their wishes, and make it so they can experience “whole-hearted joy.” I am not willing to allow man to shame Me under My own banner anytime or anywhere, which is why I discipline them time and time again. Without the constraint of the stern words I speak, how could man still be standing before Me today? Don’t people refrain from sin only because they fear I will go away? Is it not true that they do not complain only because they fear chastisement? Whose will is only for the sake of My plan? People all think that I am divinity that lacks “quality of intellect,” but who can understand that I am able to see through everything in humanity? It is precisely as the people say, “Why hit a nail with a sledgehammer?” Man “loves” Me, not because their love for Me is inborn, but because they fear chastisement. Who among men was born loving Me? Who treats Me as if I were their own heart? And so I sum this up with a maxim for the human world: Among men, there are none who love Me.
As I want to bring My work on earth to an end, I have hastened the pace of My work this way lest man be flung far from Me, so far that they fall into the boundless ocean. It is because I have told them the reality of things in advance that they are somewhat on guard. If not for this, who would raise the sails when about to be faced with harsh wind and waves? People are all doing the work of vigilance. It is as though I have become a “robber” in their eyes. They fear that I will take from them all the things in their homes, and so they all push against their “doors” with all the strength they can muster, deathly afraid that I will break in suddenly. When I see them behave like cowardly rats, I leave in silence. In man’s imagination, it seems an “apocalypse” is coming to the world, and so they all flee in disarray, scared out of their wits. It is only then that I can see the ghosts wandering the earth. I cannot help but laugh, and amidst the sound of My laughter man is surprised and terrified. It is then that I realize the truth, and so I hold back My smile, and look over the earth no longer, instead returning to My original plan. No longer will I regard man as a model that serves as specimen for My research, because they are nothing more than scraps. Once I discard them, they no longer have any use—they are bits of waste. At this time, I will obliterate them and cast them into the fire. In the mind of man, My judgment, majesty, and wrath contain My mercy and lovingkindness. But little do they know that I have long overlooked their weaknesses, and that I long ago retracted My mercy and lovingkindness, and that is why they are in the state they are in now. No man can know Me, nor can they understand My words or see My face, nor can they make sense of My will. Is this not the current state of man? Then how can one say I have mercy or lovingkindness? I do not care for their weaknesses, and I do not take into consideration their inadequacies. Is this still My mercy and lovingkindness? And still My love for them? People all believe that I filter My speech for the sake of convention, and so they do not believe the words I speak. But who understands “Since this is a different era My mercy and lovingkindness are not present now; yet I am always God who does as He says”? I am amongst mankind, and in people’s minds they see Me as the Most High, and so man believes that I love to speak through My wisdom. Thus, man always takes My word with a grain of salt. But who can comprehend the rules behind My speech? Who can grasp the origins of My words? Who can fathom what I actually want to accomplish? Who can see through the details of the conclusion of My management plan? Who can become a confidant to Me? Of all things, who other than Me can understand what exactly I’m doing? And who can know My ultimate purpose?
April 30, 1992