XVII. Questions and Answers on Why the True Way Is Subject to Persecution
Question 1: I don’t understand, if Eastern Lightning is the true way, then why would it be strongly opposed by the CCP government? Why would religious leaders also furiously condemn it? It’s not like pastors and elders have not been persecuted by the CCP government. But when it comes to Eastern Lightning, how come the pastors and elders who serve God can have the same view and attitude as the CCP government? Just what is the reason behind this?
Answer: The Bible says: “… the whole world lies in wickedness” (1Jn 5:19). The Lord Jesus also said, this is an evil generation (Luk 11: 29). Then just what is the extent of this world’s darkness and evil? In the Age of Grace, for the sake of redeeming mankind, the Lord Jesus in the flesh was crucified by the religious circles and rulers of the time. In the last days, Almighty God expressing truths and judging mankind has also been met with the condemnation and resistance of religious circles and the CCP government, and rejected by this era. This fulfills the Lord Jesus’ words: “For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation” (Luk 17:24-25). This prophecy of the Lord Jesus has now finally been fulfilled. All those who hunger for God’s appearance should see clearly that the Lord has already arrived and is performing His judgment work of the last days. The prophecy of the Lord Jesus has already been fulfilled. Can people still not see this fact clearly? Atheist regimes and the majority of religious leaders are all satanic forces that hate God and the truth. This point can be confirmed through what happened with the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus. Therefore, as long as it is the true way, it will surely suffer the rejection and condemnation of atheist regimes and religious circles, and those who preach the true way and practice the truth will also surely be framed and persecuted. As the Lord Jesus said, “If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you” (Jhn 15:18-19). It is because of this that, throughout history, the only people among mankind who can accept the true way and follow the one true God are those very few who truly love and seek the truth, while most people will, because they follow satanic forces or because they fear persecution, be afraid to look into the true way, and lose the opportunity to be saved by God! Therefore, the Lord Jesus once warned man: “Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it” (Mat 7:13-14).
from the movie script of Break Through the Snare