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26 Only People Who Really Accept and Obey God’s Judgment and Chastisement Are Truly Pursuing the Truth

Since the corruption of mankind by Satan thousands of years ago, no one has found out the truth of mankind’s corruption by Satan and the roots of mankind’s evilness and darkness, nor has anyone found out what the real value and meaning of life actually is, much less have they found the traces of God’s last days’ work in China. God has long secretly descended and made a group of overcomers through conquest and salvation. True light has appeared in the dark evil place where the great red dragon lies. God reveals all of the truths and mysteries in His judgment and chastisement work of the last days. The life experiences of God’s chosen people completely prove: If people believe in God but cannot accept God’s judgment and chastisement, they will never be able to understand and gain the truth and achieve salvation and will never truly know God and achieve being made perfect. God’s judgment and chastisement is the work of saving and perfecting people. Thus to pursue the truth one must accept and obey all of God’s judgment and chastisement. The pursuit of the truth is based on a foundation of acceptance and obedience toward all of God’s judgment and chastisement. Without God’s judgment and chastisement, people will never know God, never gain the truth, the way and the life, never achieve changes to life disposition and never be able to break free from Satan’s dark influence and achieve salvation. This is the only way for God’s chosen people to pursue the truth. Only by accepting and obeying God’s judgment and chastisement can they truly pursue the truth. Only people who are cleansed and achieve an understanding of God from God’s judgment and chastisement are truly pursuing the truth. If people leave God’s judgment and chastisement and pursue the truth based on their imagination, then it is empty and unrealistic and they will never achieve real results. God’s chosen people must be clear about how they should actually pursue the truth in experiencing and obeying God’s judgment and chastisement so as to be able to achieve knowledge of God. This is the key issue that must be resolved in pursuing salvation and being perfected. There are three main aspects to pursuing the truth in experiencing and obeying God’s judgment and chastisement:

1. To accept and obey the judgment and chastisement of God’s words, one must conscientiously accept the judgment and chastisement of every one of God’s words and reflect on and understand the truth of one’s own corruption and the essence of one’s own nature from them so as to achieve an understanding of God’s intention, understand God’s disposition and His almightiness and wisdom. This is the only way to understand the truth and achieve an understanding of God, to be saved and perfected. Thus one must not escape and hide nor go through the motions and be slipshod about God’s judgment and chastisement.

2. To accept and obey the judgment and chastisement of God’s words, one must accept all pruning and dealing that conforms with the reality of truth in God’s words. This is the most difficult juncture to pass for corrupt mankind. Corrupt mankind’s satanic disposition of arrogance and conceit which obeys no one is the most difficult hard shell of Satan’s nature to break. Therefore, accepting all pruning and dealing that conforms with the reality of truth in God’s words is the beginning and the key to understanding the truth and entering reality.

3. To accept and obey the judgment and chastisement of God’s words, one must experience all kinds of trials and refining. This is actually experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement in reality. It is also the truest spiritual warfare. Therefore, trials and refining are the truest and most real form of God’s love of corrupt mankind and are really God’s perfection and salvation. Only experiencing and accepting all kinds of suffering from trials and refining is truly going to the feast, which is a great opportunity to know God and be perfected.

The above are the three main ways in which God judges and chastises corrupt mankind and the core of God’s judgment and chastisement work. Corrupt mankind’s acceptance of God’s judgment and chastisement is right and proper. God’s judgment and chastisement of corrupt mankind completely shows God’s righteousness and is even more worthy of mankind’s love and worship. Without God’s judgment and chastisement, mankind would perish and be completely hopeless. Now God has initiated His judgment and chastisement of corrupt mankind, mankind has thus seen the hope of salvation. This is the way in which God saves and perfects people. God’s judgment and chastisement of corrupt mankind is the manifestation of God’s love. God appears to mankind in righteous, majestic, wrathful ways. This is the salvation and perfection of mankind and a complete manifestation of God’s love. Therefore, to accept God’s judgment and chastisement is to accept the salvation of God’s love and the perfection of God’s love. The three most important aspects of real experience of entering God’s judgment and chastisement are to eat and drink the words of God, to practice and experience the words of God and to accept and obey the words of God so as to achieve an understanding of God’s words and the truth. Accepting and experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement from God’s words is the basic skill of pursuing the truth. To devote energy to practice and enter acceptance of the judgment and chastisement of God’s words, one must be able to gain the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit and be able to gain the results of the Holy Spirit’s work. If people really love the truth, they must be able to accept the truth, practice the truth and obey the truth. This is fundamental to growth in life. All those who do not eat and drink God’s words enough and cannot accept the judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining in God’s words are not people who truly love and pursue the truth. They absolutely cannot get the work of the Holy Spirit. The more people can accept the judgment and chastisement of God’s words when they eat and drink God’s words, the more they can obtain enlightenment, illumination and perfection from the Holy Spirit. In this way people can completely enter into the guidance of God’s words and develop true life experience under the leadership of the Holy Spirit’s work. Only the achievement of an understanding of the truth and real life growth in experiencing God’s work can be called life experience. Real life experience is always accompanied by God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining, while the actual experiences of these three aspects are the fruits of the Holy Spirit’s guidance and enlightenment and illumination. So only those who have the work of the Holy Spirit can be said to have life experience and those who do not have the work of the Holy Spirit cannot be said to have life experience, no matter what they experience. There are many people who have believed in God for many years and who have also suffered a lot but do not have any understanding of God, nor any changes to their life disposition. No matter how many setbacks and failures this type of people suffers, because they can never understand the truth and enter into reality, it is not possible for them to achieve any changes to their life disposition. So they simply cannot be said to have life experience. Real life experience comes from the Holy Spirit’s work and guidance and no matter how many years of God’s work one experiences, they have achieved the fruits of understanding the truth and entering reality and non-stop changes to life disposition and ultimately they can all have a real understanding of God and obedience to God. Only people who can achieve the fruits of these two aspects truly have life experience and truly accept and obey God’s judgment and chastisement and pursue the truth.

How should we actually understand the relationship between the pursuit of the truth and accepting God’s judgment and chastisement? God achieves the goal of cleansing people, saving people and perfecting people by judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining. There is no doubt that if people want to achieve salvation and be perfected, they must accept God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining. Corrupt mankind can only achieve salvation and be perfected by experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining. There is no other way. God’s judgment and chastisement is not only the judgment and chastisement that is revealed in God’s words, but in fact, all the pruning and dealing and all types of trials and refining that conform to God’s words and the truth are, in essence, God’s judgments and chastisements. Moreover, they are even more real, more effective judgments and chastisements. So the pursuit of the truth is achieved on the basis of accepting and obeying God’s judgment and chastisement. Only by seeking and pursuing the truth in accepting and obeying God’s judgment and chastisement can we achieve an understanding of the truth and knowledge of God. If people leave God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining and pursue the truth, then it is empty, unrealistic and almost completely insignificant. For instance, religious circles do not accept nor experience God’s judgment and chastisement at all, so the pursuit of the truth that they practice is empty and unrealistic. Even now they still believe in God yet resist God unknowingly. They enjoy God’s grace but still oppose God and consider themselves always in the right. It can be seen that corrupt mankind leaving God’s judgment and chastisement is not believing in God and even less experiencing God’s work. By leaving God’s judgment and chastisement they become separated from the scope of God’s work saving people. By leaving God’s judgment and chastisement, they are even less able to know God. It is all empty and meaningless. This is the relationship between the pursuit of the truth and accepting God’s judgment and chastisement, which God’s chosen people must understand clearly.

How exactly should we experience and obey God’s judgment and chastisement? People who truly pursue the truth not only reflect on themselves and accept God’s judgment and chastisement by facing pruning and dealing or by seriously transgressing such that the Holy Spirit abandons them, but they can also accept and obey the judgment and chastisement of God’s words in eating and drinking God’s words every day. When revealing corruption and handling problems, they will come before God’s presence and seek God’s words and accept the judgment and chastisement of the truth even more. This is actively cooperating with God’s work and also the best way to obtain the Holy Spirit’s work. In fact, for corrupt mankind, God’s words are all judgment and chastisement. No matter how God tells the truth and what methods He uses to utter the truth, the truth itself is a judgment and chastisement for corrupt mankind. As long as people can truly understand the truth, they have already experienced God’s judgment and chastisement. That is, when people truly understand the truth, it is inevitable that they will be able to see their own corruption, ugliness, evilness, arrogance, selfishness, deceitfulness and that there is no human likeness. They have already been subject to God’s judgment and chastisement. If people really have a conscience and reason at this time, they can bow down in God’s presence and pray to God from their inner hearts to understand their own corruption and evilness and can thank and praise God from their hearts and be grateful for God’s love making people understand the truth and attain God’s salvation. If people really understand the truth, they may have the sense of God’s judgment and chastisement, gain the Holy Spirit’s enlightenment and illumination, understand the truth of their own corruption and the essence of their own nature, understand God’s words and feel out God’s intention and see God’s love and salvation every time they eat and drink the words of God. Only such people truly obey and experience God’s work and really accept God’s judgment and chastisement. Those people who are not really pursuing the truth do not have that kind of experience or knowledge when eating and drinking the words of God. They rarely feel a sense of judgment and chastisement from God’s words and it can be said that this kind of people is not truly experiencing and obeying God’s work. The living have a conscience and reason and are definitely conscious of the words of God’s judgment and chastisement and can understand the truth. The dead do not have a conscience and reason and have virtually no perception of God’s judgment and chastisement, so they cannot understand the truth. Only the living can truly obey and experience God’s judgment and chastisement and achieve salvation. Those who do not accept God’s judgment and chastisement are dead and are still the devil Satan and cannot be saved.

Now we see that there are some leaders and workers who can indeed accept pruning and dealing. No matter which brother or sister it is, as long as what is communicated is in line with God’s words and the truth and has the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit, they will be able to accept and obey it, recognize their own corruption and disobedience and truly repent and amend their ways. They always make progress when doing their duty. Only this type of people is truly experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement. Now there are still many people who very rarely experience the judgment and chastisement of God’s words. No matter how they have meetings and communicate God’s words, they cannot truly recognize themselves and obey no one. They have no obedience at all for the church and the work of God’s family. They speak in an arrogant, conceited and even impertinent manner and are aggressive, despotic and extremely ill-behaved. This type of people does not truly experience God’s work and is no different to those in religious circles. All those who do not experience and obey God’s judgment and chastisement are definitely not in pursuit of the truth. People who have not experienced the judgment and chastisement of God’s words are all arrogant, conceited, self-righteous, unrestrained and disobedient. No matter who is speaking, if it is not according to their tastes and thinking, then they will refute, judge, condemn and attack and repel against it. This really is the old demon Satan that has not changed at all. Those people who frequently accept the judgment and chastisement of God’s words are not the same. They can do anything according to the truth and do not dare to do things arbitrarily. They have a God-revering heart and are able to stay away from evil. They speak in a down-to-earth manner and are also able to treat people fairly. Whether speaking or doing things, their words and deeds make people feel comfortable. They have resemblance to man, and they get on well with others. If they do something wrong, they are able to apologize to others. If other people reveal some corrupt side, they are able to be tolerant and patient. They really possess human likeness. This kind of person really experiences God’s judgment and chastisement and understands the truth and enters into reality. Only such people have truly entered the right track of believing in God. If you see that someone really has proper manners and has the truth and humanity, then this kind of person is undoubtedly destined for salvation and perfection and is a true brother or sister. If someone has believed in God for many years but has no manners at all, their words and deeds are full of Satan’s disposition, they are arrogant and unruly, do not obey anyone and are entirely demonic and a living demon, then this kind of person has never accepted God’s judgment and chastisement and has obviously been someone who was eliminated long ago. If those who accept the judgment and chastisement of God’s words honestly have believed for ten or eight years, then it is guaranteed that they act like a human and can possess some reality of truth. When people come into contact with them, they feel different. You just need to see whether or not people have accepted and obeyed God’s judgment and chastisement and you will completely know whether or not they have truly experienced God’s work.

People who can accept God’s judgment and chastisement can certainly accept God’s pruning and dealing and their acceptance of pruning and dealing shows that in experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement, people can recognize that the meaning of judgment and chastisement is God saving and perfecting people and can therefore accept pruning and dealing and have, moreover, achieved the first stage of absolute obedience to God’s work. Those who have not experienced God’s judgment and chastisement will certainly not be able to accept pruning and dealing. If they cannot even accept one sentence of pruning and dealing or are even knocked down, then they really do crumble with one blow and do not have the reality of truth and are definitely not people who have experienced God’s judgment and chastisement. You can determine whether or not people have experienced God’s judgment and chastisement entirely based on whether or not they can accept pruning and dealing. Only those who can accept pruning and dealing can really accept the truth and truly obey God’s judgment and chastisement. All those who cannot accept pruning and dealing are arrogant, conceited and disobedient and have definitely never experienced God’s judgment and chastisement. Of course this kind of person has no reality of truth at all. Anyone who cannot accept pruning and dealing is definitely not obedient to God. Whether or not people can accept pruning and dealing is the most obvious way to tell whether or not people are truly in pursuit of the truth, whether or not people truly obey God’s judgment and chastisement and whether or not people have true life experience. People who have the truth and who have humanity cannot not accept pruning and dealing because people who experience the judgment and chastisement of God’s words long ago know the essence of their own nature, the truth of their corruption and vanity of the flesh and are able to despise and forsake it, so accepting pruning and dealing does not feel too difficult. Being able to completely accept and obey pruning and dealing proves that people have definitely experienced God’s judgment and chastisement and recognize their own nature and the truth of their corruption to a certain degree and that they are willing to practice the truth and live out the human likeness. So, whether or not people can accept pruning and dealing is a juncture to life entry and critical to understanding the truth and entering reality. If people can really accept and obey the judgment and chastisement of God’s words and see through to the essence of their satanic nature and the truth of their corruption, then they will naturally be able to accept all kinds of pruning and dealing. We can all see that all antichrists and the wicked cannot accept pruning and dealing and they immediately become angry and red-faced from shame if there is a little taste of pruning and dealing, condemn and attack as if they are dealing with the enemy, and they are itching to do away with people to resolve the hatred in their heart. Does this reveal Satan’s demonic nature? Those who believe in God but do not accept God’s judgment and chastisement naturally show the ugly face of satanic demon, which is too easy to distinguish. All antichrists and wicked people are people who do not accept God’s judgment and chastisement. No matter how much evil they do, they will never admit it and obey no one. To the end when they are expelled and cleaned up, they are still capable of crazily counterattacking and condemning the work of God’s family, even distorting the facts and saying that leaders and workers at all levels of God’s family are antichrist forces, shifting the blame and saying that they are expelled by the antichrist forces. This is how satanic types are, unwilling to fail. If God’s family does not clean up and expel these satanic demons, they will never retreat from the church stage themselves. All those who believe in God but who do not accept God’s judgment and chastisement will meet such an end.

How God’s chosen people should exactly accept and obey God’s judgment and chastisement (including pruning and dealing, trials and refining, as well as strikes, discipline and cursing) is related to whether or not people can be saved and perfected. The majority of people can only accept a little judgment and chastisement of God’s words. They rarely experience pruning and dealing and have even less experience of trials and refining, strikes, discipline, cursing and chastisement. This kind of people is a long way off salvation and being perfected. If people just experience a little of the judgment and chastisement of God’s words, then this kind of experience is too shallow, so how can it bring about changes to life disposition? To accept and obey God’s judgment and chastisement, one must accept the judgment and chastisement of all of God’s words and the truth and experience much pruning and dealing and every kind of trial and refining. Only then can people truly obey and experience God’s judgment and chastisement and only such people can achieve salvation and be perfected. In fact, obeying and experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement is mainly comprised of three aspects: The first aspect is accepting and obeying the judgment and chastisement of all of God’s words, of which there is a big difference between deep and shallow experience; the second aspect is experiencing pruning and dealing whilst doing one’s duty—this is more practical experience of God’s judgment and chastisement. If too little pruning and dealing is experienced, then the reality of truth that people enter and the results that they achieve will be very poor; the third aspect is experiencing all kinds of trial and refining and strikes, discipline, cursing and chastisement. This is the strictest, most real judgment and chastisement and only this is the final way in which God perfects people. Only by experiencing these three aspects of judgment and chastisement deeply enough can people truly experience God’s judgment and chastisement. If people do not experience them enough or deeply enough, then they absolutely cannot be saved and perfected. Now most people just experience a little of the judgment and chastisement of God’s words and have not experienced more judgment and chastisement of God’s words. They just achieve a little true understanding of themselves and become complacent and unwilling to move forward, thinking they have real experience and achieved salvation. But this is too shallow. Just experiencing the judgment and chastisement of a few sentences of God’s words is absolutely not enough to reach the standard for truly accepting the judgment and chastisement of God’s words. God has spoken so many words and uttered so many truths; how can people achieve salvation and be perfected if they just experience the judgment and chastisement of a few sentences of God’s words? Is experiencing God’s work so simple? In fact, pruning and dealing and trials and refining are the most realistic and the most practical judgment and chastisement. They are striking and testing judgment and chastisement. People usually seem to understand many truths and can practice some truths but when they are faced with disaster and trials, whether or not they have the reality of truth, whether or not they can obey and be loyal to God and whether they belong to God or Satan is completely revealed. People who really pursue the truth can, through the revelation of trials and refining, see their true stature and really recognize the truth of their own corruption and the essence of their own nature and thereby they can despise and forsake themselves and develop true repentance. This is the experience of changing life disposition. So trials and refining are perfecting people and at the same time also revealing people. Without trials and refining, people are not able to see their own true face and true stature clearly. So only people who experience more trials and refining truly experience God’s judgment and chastisement. Only this kind of people will have a true understanding of God’s disposition. People all encounter God’s righteousness, majesty and wrath during trials and refining and develop a real reverence and fear for God. People cannot be perfected without trials and refining. This is the truth. People are different after experiencing trials and refining. So the more people experience trials and refining, the more they have a true understanding of God and the greater and truer people’s reverence for God. People’s true understanding of God and reverence for God comes out of the perfection of trials and refining. People who have not been through trials and refining do not have a very deep life experience and only those who have been through more trials and refining have true life experience. This is because trials and refining can leave a deep unforgettable impression on people, like they are reborn and given a new lease of life. It certainly is the best perfection for people in pursuit of the truth. So those who have experienced many trials and refining can all say that trials and refining are God’s great kindness and the truest love of God perfecting people. People who have actually experienced God’s judgment and chastisement definitely have a true understanding of the truth of their corruption and the essence of their nature. Only such people can really feel that they are poor and pitiful and see that experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement is very meaningful, so they always feel that their experience is too shallow and that they still need to accept even more judgment and chastisement and trials and refining and that this is very beneficial for making changes to their disposition. It is true that corrupt mankind can never leave God’s judgment and chastisement. Obeying God’s judgment and chastisement is essential and the only hope for salvation.

All those who truly experience God’s judgment and chastisement will naturally understand how to pursue the truth more practically and more effectively and how to pursue the truth to be able to achieve a true understanding of God. From the experience of God’s chosen people, we can summarize the ten principles of the pursuit of the truth, which are very beneficial for people’s life entry. The ten principles of the pursuit of the truth are now listed as follows:

1. The most important principle is that the pursuit of the truth must be established on the basis of obeying God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining.

2. The requirement for the pursuit of the truth is that one must obtain the perfection of the Holy Spirit’s work. This is fundamental. Those who do not have the Holy Spirit’s work are nonbelievers.

3. The scope for the pursuit of the truth must be within God’s words of the last days’ work. It must be entirely in accordance with the words of God and must not be contrary to them.

4. What cannot be overlooked in the pursuit of the truth is that one must follow closely and obey the leadership and shepherding of the man the Holy Spirit uses. To do otherwise is to turn to one’s own way.

5. The real fruits of the pursuit of the truth are to achieve an understanding of God and changes to one’s disposition gradually. This is the standard by which we test whether or not people are in pursuit of the truth.

6. The purpose of the pursuit of the truth is entirely to achieve salvation, be perfected and live a real life. This is the true meaning of the pursuit of the truth.

7. In the pursuit of the truth, the principle of doing one’s duty well and suffering and paying a price must not be transgressed. People shall not gain the truth if they cannot bear suffering.

8. The objective of the pursuit of the truth is to achieve an understanding of God and bear witness well. One must understand the seven aspects of knowing God to know Him.

9. The responsibility of the pursuit of the truth is to uphold God’s work according to the principles of carrying out the will of God. To not uphold God’s work is to resist God.

10. The road that is taken in the pursuit of the truth must be Peter’s, not Paul’s. At the very least, one must not follow false leaders and antichrists.

A brief fellowship of the ten principles of the pursuit of the truth is as follows:

1. The most important principle is that the pursuit of the truth must be established on obeying God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining.

The main thing for experiencing God’s work is to accept God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining. God utters the truth in His judgment of corrupt mankind. If people do not experience God’s judgment and chastisement, they cannot understand the truth and get the truth to achieve an understanding of God. If people do not accept God’s pruning and dealing, they cannot achieve a real understanding of themselves and of the truth either. If people do not experience trials and refining, they are even less able to see the true face of their own corruption and the essence of their own nature. It can be seen that pruning and dealing and trials and refining are therefore more realistic and more effective judgment and chastisement. So one must pursue the truth based on obeying God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining. If people’s pursuit of the truth is out of touch with God’s work, then it is all empty talk and not at all realistic. This is just like people in religious circles pursuing an understanding of the knowledge of the Bible, which has no significance with regards to understanding God and achieving changes to life disposition. People’s life entry mainly refers to the practice and entering of God’s words and the truth. Specifically speaking, it is the experience and entry in the judgment and chastisement of God’s words. The more people experience God’s judgment and chastisement, the clearer and more thoroughly they shall see the truth of their own corruption and the essence of their nature. What follows is an understanding of oneself, a hatred of oneself and a greater hatred of satanic evil spirits and demonic antichrists. In this way, real repentance can develop and people can focus more on the pursuit of the truth and changes to disposition. This is the result of experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement. The more people experience God’s judgment and chastisement, the more clearly they will understand the truth and the more real their understanding of God will be. This makes people truly repent and change. Only God’s judgment and chastisement can change, save and perfect people. If people can fully experience and understand all of the words of God’s judgment and chastisement, then they will naturally be perfected by the words of God. Such people have the greatest understanding of God. Therefore, mankind’s highest life motto and life maxim is the words of God’s judgment and chastisement of people. The pursuit of the truth is based precisely on God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining. Only by honestly accepting and obeying God’s judgment and chastisement can people achieve salvation and be perfected. This determines the basis and the approach for the pursuit of the truth.

2. The requirement for the pursuit of the truth is that one must obtain the perfection of the work of the Holy Spirit. This is fundamental. Those who do not have the Holy Spirit’s work are nonbelievers.

People can only obtain the work of the Holy Spirit by loving and pursuing the truth. The truth does not show favoritism to people and God does not show favoritism to people. To have the Holy Spirit’s work, people just need to pursue the truth. This is absolutely the case. Whether or not people love the truth is too important. Only people who love the truth can pursue the truth. People who neither love the truth nor pursue the truth will never be able to obtain the work of the Holy Spirit and without the work of the Holy Spirit, they will never be able to truly understand the truth, much less achieve an understanding of God. People’s enlightenment and understanding of God’s words and the truth is all a result of the Holy Spirit’s work. No matter how people are watered and supplied, if it is not down to the Holy Spirit’s work, then it is all empty talk. So the work of the Holy Spirit plays a decisive role in people understanding and gaining the truth. How people use their hearts to get close to God, pray to God and commune with God is critical for whether or not people obtain the Holy Spirit’s work. Because God looks down upon everything, He is fully aware of people’s intentions, disposition and attitude toward God in their communion with Him. People approach God in the same way in which they approach the truth. People who whole-heartedly love the truth can seek and accept the truth and if they have enlightenment and illumination from the Holy Spirit and can understand the truth then they can practice it. This is what people who are truly in pursuit of the truth are like. Only people who truly love and pursue the truth hunger and thirst for righteousness. Such people definitely have the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit in eating, drinking and practicing God’s words. All those who love and pursue the truth frequently seek and practice the truth whilst doing their duty. Especially whilst evangelizing, people need to seek the truth, practice exalting God and bearing witness to God even more. This is the easiest way to gain the Holy Spirit’s work and achieve an understanding of the truth and knowledge of God. In fact, if evangelists are in pursuit of the truth, they understand the truth the fastest. Because they often face challenges and encounter many difficulties in doing their duty, they are encouraged to seek and understand the truth. This is the advantage of doing one’s duty evangelizing. It is extremely beneficial to obtaining the Holy Spirit’s work and achieving an understanding of the truth and knowledge of God. Some people, despite being willing to pursue the truth, always have intentions and desires of the flesh because their satanic disposition is severe. They are always self-righteous and do as they please, resulting in them not only not being able to practice the truth but even being capable of doing evil and resisting God. If they face pruning, dealing and discipline, not only do they not truly repent and amend their ways but they are also capable of doing evil and resisting God again and again. Such people are certainly not in pursuit of the truth and are unable to obtain the perfection of the Holy Spirit’s work. We all see people in pursuit of the truth who, despite sometimes practicing the truth, are sometimes capable of violating the truth and doing things based on the fondness of the flesh. At such times, one needs to see whether people accept and obey or not when they are faced with pruning and dealing, strikes and discipline. This best shows whether or not people truly love and pursue the truth. If people are able to accept pruning, dealing and discipline, then they are capable of truly repenting and amending their ways, despising themselves, cursing themselves and forsaking the flesh. Such people are without a doubt in pursuit of the truth. The main way to tell whether or not people are truly in pursuit of the truth is to see whether or not they practice the truth, whether or not they are able to truly accept and obey the truths communicated by leaders and workers and whether or not they can accept pruning and dealing and truly repent and amend their ways when they have transgressions or reveal their corruption. This is the standard for measuring whether or not people are truly in pursuit of the truth. Only those who can accept pruning and dealing, practice the truth and obey God are truly in pursuit of the truth. People who are still capable of resisting and who do not reflect on and understand themselves when they face pruning, dealing, discipline, strikes or punishment are certainly not in pursuit of the truth. If people are still capable of opposing leaders and workers at all levels who have the Holy Spirit’s work and even treat leaders and workers who expel or handle them as the antichrist, then such people will not listen to reason and are wicked. All those who do not accept, reject, fight and hate the truth are undoubtedly wicked and incurable people. Expelling such people is one hundred percent correct. Those who have the work of the Holy Spirit definitely love and pursue the truth, so only people who truly have the Holy Spirit’s work are God’s chosen people in the true sense, true brothers and sisters and should be treated with love. People who have never had the Holy Spirit’s work definitely do not love and pursue the truth and are not God’s chosen people in the true sense and should be carefully distinguished. To be saved and perfected, one must obtain the Holy Spirit’s work. People who do not have the Holy Spirit’s work will never be able to truly understand the truth and enter reality and will never be able to get the truth and achieve salvation and be perfected. Whether or not people can be saved and perfected is determined entirely by whether or not they have the Holy Spirit’s work.

3. The scope of the pursuit of the truth must be in all God’s words of His last days’ work, must be completely in accordance with God’s words and must not run counter to God’s words.

The scope of the pursuit of the truth is of course within all God’s words of His last days’ work. The core part of God’s last days’ work is all His words since God started to do His ministry and made utterances to the whole universe. This section of God’s words is the reality of truth that God’s chosen people must understand and enter. To be cleansed, saved and perfected, God’s chosen people must mainly rely on these words. These words contain many truths, which are sufficient to let God’s chosen people achieve salvation and be perfected. It can be said that the scope of the pursuit of the truth is mainly within these words. All of God’s words are the basis of people’s pursuit of the truth. People can only truly achieve an understanding of God’s work, God’s almightiness and wisdom and God’s disposition and essence from all the words of God’s last days’ work. Of course, it is an undeniable fact that one must know the three stages of God’s work to achieve a comprehensive understanding of God’s management plan to save mankind and all of God’s disposition and essence. However, the most important and core thing is still God’s work of the last days. If people do not recognize God’s work of the last days, then they will be unable to recognize the first two stages of God’s work. Recognizing God’s work of the last days is the foundation and core to recognizing God’s three stages of work. If people deviate from God’s last days’ work, they will never be able to achieve a true understanding of God. If people are detached from God’s last days’ work and from all God said during His last days’ work and have not actually experienced God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining, then they are unable to achieve true understanding of God.

People must base the pursuit of the truth on an understanding of God’s words. In order to produce a true understanding, they must accept and obey every sentence of God’s words and then experience and practice them. An understanding based on people’s literal understanding of God’s words, as well as their conception and imagination is not a true understanding. This is produced by people’s brains and not from people’s experience. Only understanding gotten from the Holy Spirit’s enlightenment and illumination in experiencing and practicing God’s words is an understanding of the truth and real knowledge of God. If people do not experience God’s judgment and chastisement and do not accept and obey every one of God’s words, then they are not able to understand and get the truth. This is a fact that the life experience of countless God’s chosen people has proved. One must first accept and obey the judgment and chastisement of God’s words to truly understand every sentence of God’s words and every truth. No matter whether or not God’s words conform to people’s conceptions, imagination and preferences, one must accept and obey and then experience and practice them in order to achieve an understanding of the truth and God. Only people who practice and experience God’s words in this way are truly in pursuit of the truth. To pursue the truth, one must act according to God’s words, must not deviate from the words of God, much less go against God’s words. Anything that goes against God’s words is not the truth. All that which is the truth is within God’s words. The truth comes from God’s utterances and comes from God, so people must pursue the truth in God’s words to be able to get the truth, understand all the mysteries of life and get true life. If people’s experience and practice deviates from God’s words, then it is divorced from the true way and has no truth at all. This is an important principle for the pursuit of the truth.

4. What cannot be overlooked in the pursuit of the truth is that we must follow closely and obey the leadership and shepherding of the man the Holy Spirit uses, otherwise we turn to our own way.

It is significant that God has established the man whom the Holy Spirit uses to lead God’s chosen people. If people cannot follow closely and obey the leadership and shepherding of the man that the Holy Spirit uses, then they will not be able to obtain the perfection of the work of the Holy Spirit and will be even less able to enter onto the right track of believing in God. Because people do not have the organ to directly understand the truth and are unable to, by relying on their own brains, free themselves of the satanic nature and the delusion, disruption and control of all kinds of satanic forces, they must obtain the Holy Spirit’s work to be able to achieve an understanding of the truth and enter the right track of believing in God. If one wants to obtain the Holy Spirit’s work, one must possess two important qualifications. The most important one is that one must closely follow and obey the leadership and shepherding of the man whom the Holy Spirit uses. This is a prerequisite for obtaining the work of the Holy Spirit. In addition, it is also an important condition that one must personally pursue the truth. If you are unable to obey the leadership and shepherding of the man used by the Holy Spirit, then it is very difficult for you to obtain the Holy Spirit’s work because you have offended God’s administrative decrees, and if you are able to obey the leadership and shepherding of the man whom the Holy Spirit uses but are unable to pursue the truth yourself, then you will be unable to obtain the Holy Spirit’s work and achieve salvation. The experiencing of God’s work by God’s chosen people has already verified that if people are unable to obey the leadership and shepherding of the man whom the Holy Spirit uses, then it will really be very difficult to enter the right track of believing in God. The work arrangements and fellowship and sermons of the man whom the Holy Spirit uses are not something that people now possess and entirely due to the Holy Spirit’s enlightenment and illumination and guidance, so if people refuse to accept and obey, then they shall not be able to keep up with the footsteps of the Holy Spirit’s work and will naturally be eliminated by God’s work. Some people always think: “As long as I have the Holy Spirit’s work, then I should just listen to God’s words. Why listen to the man whom the Holy Spirit uses?” In fact, obeying the man whom the Holy Spirit uses is different to listening to man, not to mention it being God’s arrangement. Because of scientific and technological development and advanced choices in transportation, modern people can already take airplanes, so if you take an ox-drawn cart, is this too backward? Do you not understand that people should take a shortcut and not a detour with regards to believing in God? Is it not right for God to use the man to do work and make people obey? So God’s chosen people must closely follow and obey the leadership and shepherding of the man whom the Holy Spirit uses and also pursue the truth and be able to pay the price themselves and in this way they can achieve salvation and be perfected.

People in pursuit of the truth need to understand a minimum amount of elementary knowledge, that is, they must absolutely not follow antichrists, the wicked and evil spirits because that is the road to destruction. If people believe in God but cannot possess the four differentiations, then they will certainly be in danger of betraying God at any time. So it is very necessary to accept and obey the leadership and shepherding of the man whom the Holy Spirit uses, which is completely in line with God’s intentions. This is related to the question of whether or not people who believe in God are able to achieve salvation and be perfected. The most critical thing to measuring whether or not people love the truth and pursue the truth is to see whether or not they accept and obey the leadership and shepherding of the man the Holy Spirit uses. This is the best way to see whether or not people have humanity and whether or not they truly obey God’s work. The man whom the Holy Spirit uses is guided, used and controlled by the Holy Spirit. His work arrangements and fellowship and sermons are all for the purpose of bringing people before God to enter onto the right track of believing in God. If people cannot accept and obey work which comes from the Holy Spirit, this is enough to show that people do not obey God’s work. If people are unable to obey the leadership and shepherding of the man the Holy Spirit uses, then surely it can’t mean that they are able to directly obey God? It is absolutely impossible for all those who cannot accept and obey the truth to truly obey God. This even more proves that people who have Satan’s nature and are arrogant and conceited obey no one. All those who cannot accept and obey the leadership and shepherding of the man whom the Holy Spirit uses certainly look down upon any leaders and workers. Such people are certainly not people who accept God’s judgment and chastisement and obey God’s work. What they choose is definitely not Peter’s road, but Paul’s road. Peter once said: “I must follow he who is sent by the heavenly Father and acknowledge he who is chosen by the Holy Spirit….” These words are enough to represent Peter’s reason and the road that Peter chose and took. So all those who cannot accept and obey the leadership and shepherding of the man the Holy Spirit uses are all people who turn to their own way. They are all arrogant and conceited and obey no one and have taken the way of the antichrist. If they can still judge, hate and resist the man whom the Holy Spirit uses, then such people are certainly demonic antichrists. This is without a shadow of doubt.

5. The real effect of the pursuit of the truth is to gradually achieve an understanding of God and changes to disposition. This is the standard by which to test whether or not people are in pursuit of the truth.

The ultimate goal for people pursuing the truth is to know God and to achieve changes to life disposition. People who are truly in pursuit of the truth all have real goals and objectives. If you do not have a goal and objective in pursuing the truth, then you are not truly pursuing the truth because the goal and objective of pursuing the truth is to achieve an understanding of the truth and knowledge of God and to achieve salvation and to be perfected. All people who pursue the truth acknowledge that only by knowing God can they change everything about themselves, resolve all their real problems and difficulties and understand all the mysteries of life. So people can carry on their pursuit of the truth as usual, advance bravely, not lose heart despite repeated failures and never give up. It really is like this. When people truly understand the truth and know God, all the problems and difficulties of life are resolved and people can also thoroughly understand all of life’s mysteries. It can be said that all those who truly pursue the truth have tasted the sweetness of the pursuit of the truth and have seen that understanding the truth and knowing God is so valuable and meaningful, which is immeasurable. Thus regardless of people’s stature, they are all willing to pursue the truth. The truth is the greatest life motto, life maxim and the greatest wisdom of life. It is the invincible life force and those in possession of the truth are invincible and can live out the true value and meaning of life. So one will never regret the pursuit of the truth and no matter how much suffering one experiences and what the price one has to pay is, it is absolutely worth it.

The outcomes of achieving knowledge of God and changes to life disposition through the pursuit of the truth are established on a foundation of knowing God’s work. So the pursuit of knowing God must start with knowing God’s work because God’s disposition, wonderful deeds and wisdom and almightiness are all expressed and shown in God’s work. By better knowing God’s work of the last days, one will naturally gradually develop a true knowledge of God’s righteous disposition, wisdom and almightiness, wonderful acts, God’s all-seeing and all-dominating, God’s holiness and righteousness and God’s substance. These are not the outcomes of just understanding doctrines and even less so of echoing the views of others but based on experiencing God’s work and accepting God’s judgment and chastisement and trials and refining. Of course these are also the outcomes of the trials of much suffering and even death. At this time, people’s viewpoints, outlook on life and values will gradually go through great changes along with deepening of people’s knowledge of God and in this way, it will bring about changes to life disposition. One can see that if people truly understand the truth to achieve knowledge of God, it will naturally bring about changes to life disposition. This is the ultimate outcome and the ultimate achievement of the pursuit of the truth. If people believe in God for many years and always think that they are in pursuit of the truth, yet see virtually no outcomes such as knowing God and changes to disposition, then this is enough to prove that people’s own conceited pursuit of the truth is false and a fake and shoddy product. Such people are nonbelievers. With regards to whether or not people are truly in pursuit of the truth, one just needs to see whether or not they have experienced outcomes of knowing God and experienced changes to disposition to know whether it is true or false. This is the standard and principle by which to test whether or not people are in pursuit of the truth.

6. The objective of the pursuit of the truth is to achieve salvation and being perfected and to live out a true life. This is the true meaning of the pursuit of the truth.

Believing in God is so as to achieve salvation and perfection and to live out a true life. This is a universally accepted principle. The pursuit of the truth is to achieve salvation, to cast off Satan’s influence and truly return to God and be gotten by God and the basic standard for salvation is to be able to competently do one’s duty well as a created being and live out the likeness of a true person. If people do not achieve salvation, they will not be able to competently do their duty as a created being well. This is because corrupt mankind is too adulterated and ineffective in doing their duty and unable to live out the likeness of a true person and so does not deserve to be called human. Only when people truly do the duty of created beings well and are able to meet God’s demands and obtain God’s praise can they live out the likeness of a real person and be saved. Corrupt mankind simply has no conscience, no reason and no humanity. They have never had the principles of being human and have never felt mankind’s responsibilities and obligations. They only live for the flesh and are selfish and despicable profit-driven dregs. If people are truly in pursuit of the truth, then they can do their duty as created beings well and can pursue the truth and achieve salvation. Such people are genuine mankind. Genuine mankind all love the truth and are able to pursue the truth. They all have their minds set on pursuing salvation and being perfected. Corrupt mankind is all short-sighted, selfish and mean. They just attach importance to status, power, reputation, money, preferences of the flesh and lust after luxuries. All those who do not love the truth are controlled by these things. People who are controlled by these things are wicked people with selfish, mean dispositions. Some people despise the truth to such a degree that they would rather go to hell than tell the truth, be punished than obey the arrangements of God’s family, rather die than accept and obey the truth and would rather sink down into destruction than admit the truth. These people all hate the truth and are against God. They believe in God not to be saved and perfected but for status, reputation, money and pleasure. To be honest, it is to feed off of the church, to make a livelihood and lord it over others. Do people with such intentions not have Satan’s cunning plans? Let us look again at those antichrists and wicked people. Their nature is not a truth-loving one, and they even hate the truth to a degree and are capable of stubbornly opposing God and would rather die than go back, so calling them servants of Satan and the devil is not wrong. People who do not pursue the truth are all nonbelievers. All those who do not admit that God’s words are the truth and that God is the truth and that God is righteous are satanic nonbelievers and enemies of God and God’s chosen people. So no matter how they believe in God, how much they suffer and run around, people who do not pursue the truth are in the end still God-resisting people. If people really have some conscience and reason, they can do less evil and even not do evil and can do their service well to prepare good deeds and become loyal service-doers and survive. If people do not understand the meaning of pursuing the truth, then they will not suffer and pay the price to pursue the truth and even if they see the depth of their own corruption and that they do not have the likeness of man, they will not truly repent and amend their ways and even if they understand a little of the truth, they will find it very difficult to practice it. This is a fact. All those in the church who never have the Holy Spirit’s work must be the objects of elimination and purge. All those who are muddled believers and blindly gather together absolutely do not have the Holy Spirit’s work and all those who take the way of the antichrist definitely do not have the Holy Spirit’s work either. If those people who follow the antichrist and the wicked in stirring up trouble have not repented and amended their ways, they will never have the Holy Spirit’s work. Because these people all do not love the truth and are even bored of and hate the truth, they are all destined to be eliminated and cleared out. Only people who truly accept God’s judgment and chastisement are in pursuit of the truth and are capable of obtaining the Holy Spirit’s work and achieving salvation and perfection and living out a true life. Such people are God’s chosen people in the true sense and true brothers and sisters and can be treated with love.

7. The principle that one must do one’s duty well, suffer hardships and pay the price in the pursuit of the truth must be upheld. People will not get the truth if they are not able to suffer hardships.

Because mankind has been too deeply corrupted by Satan and has been full of Satan’s disposition and become descendants of Satan since long ago, it is very difficult to practice the truth and to obey God. This has meant that people are destined to suffer many hardships and pay the price in order to do their duty well and get the truth. Doing one’s duty as a created being well is established on a foundation of understanding and practicing the truth. If people cannot understand and practice the truth, they will definitely not do their duty well. So whether or not people understand and practice the truth is related to whether or not they do their duty well and whether or not they can competently do their duty well is the standard for judging whether or not people have achieved salvation. This is undeniable. So in order to do one’s duty well, practice and get the truth, one must suffer many hardships and pay the price. This is determined by corrupt mankind’s satanic nature. People must suffer the following five kinds of hardship to pursue the truth and achieve salvation, otherwise they shall not be able to understand the truth and get life.

1. In the evil dark place controlled by the great red dragon, one must suffer the hardship of persecution and tribulation.

2. In experiencing God’s work, deeply corrupt mankind must suffer the hardship of judgment and chastisement.

3. To be able to practice the truth and satisfy God in doing one’s duty well, one must suffer the hardship of much pruning and dealing.

4. To truly know oneself and attain changes in life disposition, one must suffer the hardship of trials and refining.

5. To do one’s duty as a created being well, one must suffer the hardship of abandoning and separating oneself from the happiness of the family and the pleasures of the flesh.

If people do not pursue the truth, have no knowledge of God and do not have a God-revering heart, they will be unable to do their duty as created beings well. This is a recognized fact. Because people do not think they have a responsibility and obligation to do their duty, no matter what they do, they just consider personal benefit. Unless there is a reward or benefit, they will not do it. Therefore, to do one’s duty as a created being well, one must pursue the truth. People who do not pursue the truth, because they mix doing their duty with too many other matters and always have the intention to make a deal, will just go through the motions and will deceive God, so God calls these people service-doers. People who truthfully do their duty do so because they have seen God’s salvation, understand the meaning of being human and have real outlooks on life and values. So in doing their duty, they are able to practice the truth and obey and satisfy God, without the adulteration of any transactions or personal intentions. They do their duty entirely according to God’s words, the truth and principles of being human. This is all achieved because of the pursuit of the truth, understanding the truth and knowing God. If people want to pursue the truth, they must suffer these five kinds of hardship. These five kinds of hardship must be suffered to believe in God and achieve salvation. If people are not able to suffer these five kinds of hardship, then they will be unable to take the road of the pursuit of the truth and being perfected. So people who pursue the truth must have the will to suffer hardship and must gain an understanding of the significance of suffering for the truth. Only by recognizing the value and the significance of the pursuit of the truth and being perfected can one be duty-bound to take Peter’s road.

8. The objective of the pursuit of the truth is to know God and bear witness well. To know God, one must understand the seven aspects of the truth of knowing God.

The pursuit of the truth is entirely in order to know God and to be able to bear a good witness for God because knowing God is so significant. Knowing God can resolve all of people’s problems with corruption and can make people understand all the mysteries of life and live a life that is truly valuable and meaningful. This is the significance of the pursuit of the truth. If people understand the significance of knowing God, they would naturally know the value of the pursuit of the truth. All of people’s problems with corruption and all of life’s difficulties can only be completely resolved by means of the pursuit of the truth. The more people understand the truth, the less problems and difficulties they will experience. When people truly know God, the problems and difficulties of life will no longer exist. So pursuing the truth is the way and the bridge to real life. Only those who pursue the truth can have a bright future, be blessed by God and gain God’s praise. If people pursue the truth but do not have the right goals, then they will not achieve any outcomes from their pursuit of the truth. Because one must pay a price and suffer many hardships in the pursuit of the truth and corrupt mankind has too many difficulties that they are unable to free themselves of, especially their satanic nature, which is deeply rooted and they are unable to transcend, if they do not understand the meaning of the pursuit of the truth, then it will be very difficult for them to truly pursue the truth. So one must honestly obey all of God’s judgment and chastisement. In doing so, people will naturally be able to understand the truth and know God. When people truly understand some truths, they will think that getting the truth is not too difficult and will confidently pursue knowledge of God. People achieve an understanding of the truth and enter reality whilst experiencing God’s work. The more they accept God’s judgment and chastisement, the more they will understand the truth and the more they will gain knowledge of God. Then they will be able to see that all those who truly obey God’s judgments and chastisements attend God’s feast, enjoy the riches of God’s life and experience the outcomes of knowing God and changes to disposition. The most important link in experiencing God’s work is accepting God’s judgment and chastisement. This must not be overlooked. If people believe in God but are busy for a few years and lack the experience of obeying God’s judgment and chastisement, it is all futile and will come to naught.

If people truly experience God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining, they will be able to achieve an understanding of the seven aspects of the truth of knowing God:

1. To recognize that God is the Lord of creation, that God is the one true God who created all things in the universe and is the Master of all things.

2. To recognize God’s three stages of work and God’s almightiness and wisdom.

3. To recognize God’s righteous disposition and holiness and the symbolic significance of God’s pleasure, anger, sorrow and joy.

4. To know that God is the truth, the way and the life and that the authority of God’s words is greater than all.

5. To know that God looks upon everything and offense of God’s disposition is not allowed.

6. To know the significance of God’s work of the last days and the appearance of the words in the flesh through incarnation.

7. To recognize that God is the source of all life and that everything belonging to people comes from God.

To pursue knowledge of God, one must achieve an understanding of the essence of the seven aspects of the truth of knowing God and thereby truly know God. Just saying empty theories is of no use. There are many people who just give doctrines and learn words like a parrot, just echoing the views of others, but this is not true knowledge of God. When they face disaster or trials, they deny God and deny that God is the truth and righteous. They even complain about God and judge God. People who do not have a real knowledge of God are pitiful like this. Those who have a true knowledge of God have gained it from the experience of obeying God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and trials and refining; it was not learned and does not come from what they have heard. It is the result of seeing God’s righteous disposition whilst experiencing and obeying God’s work and the knowledge confirmed by all aspects of the truth after understanding God’s words. So achieving a true understanding of God is not a simple matter at all. For example, from which events should we gain knowledge of God’s righteous disposition? From which events should we gain knowledge of God’s almightiness and wisdom? People who truly know God can commune a lot of knowledge of experience and testimony regarding God’s disposition, God’s essence, God’s almightiness and wisdom and all that God has and is, which convinces people. Such people have a true knowledge of God. Achieving a true knowledge of God does not come from what one learns but from experience. It comes from the perfection of the Holy Spirit’s work even more. God’s chosen people must be clear about this.

9. The responsibility of the pursuit of the truth is to uphold God’s work by the principle of carrying out the will of God. To not uphold God’s work is to resist God.

People who pursue the truth know God’s work. Those who truly obey God’s work will naturally be able to uphold God’s work, be considerate of God’s intentions and work in harmony with God’s work, expend themselves in doing their duty for God and do everything they can to uphold God’s work. Those who do their duty in church and are able to uphold God’s work certainly have a God-revering, God-obeying, God-loving heart. Of course such people have the best humanity, so these people are quite honest, upright and pursue the truth. This is a fact. The more people uphold God’s work, the more they have the enlightenment, illumination and guidance of the Holy Spirit and the more normal their relationship with God. If people can frequently uphold God’s work in this way, then they will naturally be loving and loyal toward God. When people truly understand and get the truth, they can dedicate their lives to carrying out the will of God and will ultimately be perfected by God and carry out God’s will. This fully proves that all good men will be blessed by God as long as they pursue the truth, that all those wicked people must be punished.

The main way to measure whether or not people have humanity and whether or not they have entered the reality of truth is to see whether or not people truly do their duty and whether or not they are able to uphold God’s work. Only people who are able to uphold God’s work throughout doing their duty truly practice the truth and obey God and truly love God. Such people are the most conscientious, the most rational and the most able to practice the truth. They certainly have the best humanity. If they can do their utmost to pursue the truth, then they will certainly be perfected and used by God. Let us look again at those false leaders and antichrists. They have never pursued the truth and have never upheld God’s work and are also capable of doing all kinds of evil and disturbing and interrupting God’s work everywhere, resulting in them eventually being revealed and eliminated. It can be said that those who frequently uphold God’s work are truly in pursuit of the truth and all those who do not uphold God’s work are certainly wicked people who hate the truth, resist God and have no humanity. This is for certain. Whether or not people can frequently uphold God’s work and uphold the life entry of God’s chosen people everywhere is the most obvious indicator of whether or not people have humanity, whether or not people can practice the truth and do their duty well and whether or not people are truly in pursuit of the truth. This is not wrong at all.

10. The road that is taken in the pursuit of the truth must be Peter’s and not Paul’s. One must at least not follow false leaders and the antichrist.

If people who pursue the truth achieve an understanding of the truth and knowledge of God’s work, then they will naturally take Peter’s road of being perfected. The more people understand the truth and have a true knowledge of their own corrupt nature and the truth of their corruption, the more they will aspire to pursue perfection, and the more people know God, the more they will be willing to expend for God and dedicate their lives to carrying out God’s will. So whether people take Peter’s or Paul’s road is completely determined by whether or not people are able to pursue the truth. People who truly pursue the truth can be considerate of God’s intentions and choose their own road to love and satisfy God. Those people who are antichrist types and do not love the truth just choose the road on which they will gain reward and blessing and are not willing to satisfy and comfort the heart of God. People who do not love God are selfish, despicable people, who are not considerate of God’s intentions. Only people who love God can forsake the flesh and themselves and choose Peter’s road according to God’s request. Therefore, we can be sure that all those who take Peter’s road are truly in pursuit of the truth and all those who take Paul’s road are surely in pursuit of blessing and crowns. People who truly pursue the truth can only take Peter’s road and will absolutely not take Paul’s road. How one chooses the road is so critical! Which road a person takes determines their destiny. If one wants to pursue the truth and achieve salvation and be perfected, one must choose Peter’s road and at the very least not follow false leaders and antichrists. These who follow false leaders and antichrists in stirring up trouble are the servants of Satan. They are all unreasonable and absurd people. To put it in a not so pleasant way, they are all scoundrels. This is absolutely correct. They try to disturb and disrupt the work of God, indulge in all sorts of evildoings and do not accept expulsion as decided by God’s family. These really are Satan’s people, obstinate and unrepentant to the end. All antichrists and wicked people have no conscience and reason. They are all spirit-less beasts. They cannot be compared with Paul at all. Those who take Paul’s road are not in pursuit of the truth and do not love God, because they just attach importance to getting rewards and being crowned and are not able to be considerate of God’s intentions. These are selfish and despicable people. But Paul is able to evangelize and loyally do service for God until death. This shows that Paul has some conscience and reason. Compared with those antichrists and wicked people who have been expelled by God’s family, he is much better. All those antichrists and wicked people who have been expelled for trying to disturb and interrupt God’s last days’ work and are up to all kinds of evil have no conscience or reason. They have never been willing to do service for God and they make deals with God everywhere. They try to disturb and interrupt God’s work and are capable of committing all sorts of wicked acts yet still want reward and crowns. This really is a case of “leading the life of a whore and expecting a monument to one’s chastity.” It is much worse than Paul. No one can compete with the hardships that Paul suffered and the price he paid when evangelizing and witnessing God. This fact is obvious to all, just as God’s words say: “Today, many people don’t even have the rationality or self-awareness of Paul….” How can those demonic antichrists be mentioned in the same breath as Paul? Can they do the service that Paul did? Paul evangelized and converted so many people. How many did they convert? They are not worthy of comparison with Paul at all.

The above are the ten principles of the pursuit of the truth, which are extremely important for God’s chosen people in their pursuit of the truth. If God’s chosen people understand the importance of the pursuit of the truth, then they will naturally know how to pursue the truth. If people in pursuit of the truth can understand the ten principles of the pursuit of the truth and practice their pursuit of the truth in accordance with them, then it is easy to understand the truth and get the truth. The ten principles of the pursuit of the truth smooth the way for God’s chosen people to pursue the truth. As long as they can understand the principles of the pursuit of the truth and obey God’s work in accordance with them, then it is easy to take the road of the pursuit of the truth and being perfected. Now most of God’s chosen people understand some of the roads of the practice and the importance of the pursuit of the truth. In fact, regarding the pursuit of the truth, one must understand the truth that God requires them to possess and the road that one should take and then one will be able to practice the truth, do one’s duty as a created being well and live life according to the words of God, gradually casting aside one’s corrupt disposition to live out a life of a true person. This is the true meaning of the pursuit of the truth. When God’s chosen people really understand the truth and know God, they will naturally develop true values and outlooks on life and will have the principles of being a person. At this point, people not only have conscience, reason, integrity and dignity, but they also possess the reality of truth. When people live out the image of the truth, that is the likeness of a true person, then they will completely understand the significance of God creating man, completely see God’s love and salvation of mankind and be able to see God’s beautiful appearance from the image of the truth lived out according to God’s words by created beings. It will not be difficult to see God’s righteous, holy and good essence and they will be able to obey, praise and worship the Lord of creation, the only true God, from their hearts. Only this kind of mankind is after God’s intentions. This is the final outcome that God’s judgment and chastisement of corrupt mankind can achieve. This is the true meaning of the pursuit of the truth. Without God’s judgment and chastisement, it is very difficult for people to see God’s appearance and even more difficult to achieve true knowledge of God. So the pursuit of the truth is built on this foundation of obeying God’s judgment and chastisement, trials and refining. This is absolutely correct and will never be wrong.

We can all see that people who diligently eat and drink the words of God and who are able to accept the truth have some true life experience. That is to say, all those who are in true pursuit of the truth have true life experience to prove it. We can see this from those who are in pursuit of the truth. In every one of their experiences, there is some continued growth in terms of the truth. In a year’s experience, there is a year’s growth and in two years’ experience, there are two years of change. The majority of the time their experiences have the guidance of the words of God and the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit. They completely accept and obey from their hearts the work arrangements and sermons and fellowship from the above and under the leadership of the Holy Spirit’s work, they have already started to rid themselves of the control of the demonic antichrists and satanic evil forces and to stride toward the right track of believing in God. This class of people are experiencing God’s salvation and perfection. They are the group of people that accept God’s judgment and chastisement and obey God’s work and are truly in pursuit of the truth. They are in the minority in every church. They are the group of people who truly have the Holy Spirit’s work; in God’s family they have much humanity, are fairly dignified and decent, focus on the pursuit of the truth and doing their duty well, are of one heart with God and absolutely obey the leadership and shepherding of the man the Holy Spirit uses. This group of people who really pursue the truth are blessed by God and are the group of overcomers whom God wants to make and get in His last days’ work.

True life experience is developed under the guidance of the Holy Spirit’s work and the words of God. All those who often eat and drink the words of God, accept and practice the truth have the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit. When they face trials and refining or difficulties, they often have the guidance of the words of God and the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit. If people rarely eat and drink the words of God and are not familiar with them, then it is very difficult to achieve the guidance of the words of God. If people are unable to recognize and accept the truth in the words of God and cannot seek the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit when they are eating and drinking the words of God, then they are not able to obtain the Holy Spirit’s work. We see that when many of God’s chosen people are facing trials or difficulties, they have the experience of understanding the truth by getting the guidance of God’s words or God’s enlightenment. Finally they can understand and practice the truth and possess the four differentiations—being able to reject the forces of all antichrists, wicked people and evil spirits and unclean spirits, they are not controlled by anybody or anything and just obey God’s words and the truth and the work arrangements and sermons and fellowship from the above, they focus on doing their duty well and have completely entered the right track of believing in God, and in many aspects they have achieved the standard of truly breaking free from Satan’s dark influence and attaining salvation. This is the road that people in pursuit of the truth take. Accepting and obeying God’s judgment and chastisement is the only way to pursue the truth and attain knowledge of God. If we cannot accept and obey God’s judgment and chastisement, then the pursuit of the truth and attainment of knowledge of God will always be empty words. Why do many people believe in God for many years but in the end they cannot understand the truth and their life disposition remains unchanged? The main reason for this is because they have not truly accepted God’s judgment and chastisement. People who believe in God but do not accept God’s judgment and chastisement are not truly experiencing God’s work. They are just making up the numbers without active work and are merely nominal. Only people who honestly accept the judgment and chastisement of God’s words have the chance to understand and get the truth and to eventually know God and bring about changes to life disposition.

Now it is already widely recognized that with regards to believing in God, God’s chosen people must pursue the truth to be able to achieve salvation. But they are not completely clear about what the true pursuit of the truth is. There are many people who have not seen or found the principles and road of practice for the true pursuit of the truth. Most people find the road to practice from seeking God’s words and the truth when they encounter difficulties, experience deviations or encounter Satan’s temptation in life and believe that this is the pursuit of the truth. They do not get to know God’s words and understand the truth whilst accepting and obeying God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing and experiencing trials and refining and achieve knowledge of God’s disposition and the truth of mankind’s corruption and the essence of its nature. One cannot completely fit God’s intentions through this means of practice. The focus of the true pursuit of the truth should be on obeying the judgment and chastisement of God’s words and accepting all kinds of pruning and dealing and trials and refining. This is the most effective way to cooperate with God’s work and is the most fundamental approach to life entry. If accepting the judgment and chastisement of God’s words and experiencing all kinds of trials and refining is not central to people believing in God, then people’s experience will deviate from the core of God’s work, people’s life entry will be very one-sided and very shallow and it will not be easy to achieve knowledge of God and changes to life disposition. Real life experience is the road that Peter took, experiencing hundreds of trials in experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement. This is the road to knowing God and achieving change to life disposition. It is absolutely impossible for corrupt mankind to truly achieve salvation and be perfected without God’s judgment and chastisement. Deviating from God’s judgment and chastisement will not do either. One can only accept God’s judgment and chastisement and pruning and dealing honestly and in a well-behaved manner, and experience God’s judgment and chastisement and trials and refining without deviation. This is truly experiencing God’s work and really taking the road of the pursuit of the truth and being perfected. Strictly speaking, all those who really pursue the truth attach importance to experiencing, obeying and accepting the judgment and chastisement of God’s words whilst experiencing all kinds of trials and refining, especially whilst receiving pruning and dealing. Only by experiencing God’s work in this way will people truly enter the right track of believing in God and really take the road of the pursuit of the truth and being perfected. This is a fact that all those in pursuit of the truth must understand.

Now there are many people who, despite pursuing the truth, have not really taken the road of the pursuit of the truth and being perfected. The main reason for this is that they do not take accepting the judgment and chastisement of God’s words as the focus in their life experience and they do not truly accept the judgment and chastisement of God’s words in all kinds of trials and refining. Especially when faced with pruning and dealing, they experience the judgment and chastisement of God’s words even less. In the end, it is not easy to achieve knowledge of God and effect changes to disposition by experiencing in this way because people’s experience deviates from God’s intention and the core of God’s work and from the purpose of God’s work. This is the deviation in people’s experience. If people deviate in this way in their experience of God’s work, then it is not easy to enter the reality of truth and it is very difficult to achieve changes to disposition. This is an undeniable fact. We have all seen many people who have believed in God for many years who do not have a God-revering heart and who cannot respect God as great in their hearts. They do not truly obey the work arrangements and sermons and fellowship of the man that the Holy Spirit uses and are hypercritical and picky. They especially cannot do their duty dutifully and in a well-behaved manner. Why does the life disposition of these people have no change at all after believing in God for many years? The main reason is that they have not truly obeyed and experienced God’s judgment and chastisement, so no real understanding of God and changes to disposition can be seen. This is the consequence of rejecting God’s judgment and chastisement and not accepting the truth. People who truly experience God’s judgment and chastisement should at least achieve the following four outcomes:

1. Be able to revere God and shun evil and never interrupt nor disturb God’s work.

2. Respect God as the great in their hearts, not dare to claim to be great, not worship nor follow people and just obey God and the truth.

3. Obey the work arrangements, sermons and fellowship of the man whom the Holy Spirit uses and do one’s duty honestly.

4. In doing one’s duty, only seek to return God’s love and pursue the truth just to achieve salvation, do not ask for anything else.

Those who achieve these four outcomes have truly experienced and obeyed God’s judgment and chastisement and have truly pursued the truth, salvation and being perfected. If these four outcomes cannot be seen in people, then it can be said that this kind of people has not truly experienced God’s judgment and chastisement and does not know God at all. Let us look at those antichrists and wicked people again. Why are they so arrogant, conceited and disobedient? They are even so arrogant that they dare deny the words of God. They treat the truth with contempt and even judge God’s work and can even show disobedience and discontent toward the man that the Holy Spirit uses who have been witnessed by God, even recklessly judging him. Are such people not original satanic demons? Those among corrupt mankind who haven’t accepted God’s judgment and chastisement are so disgusting and demonic. If we further reflect, we can recognize that if corrupt mankind does not experience God’s judgment and chastisement, then really they are descendants of Satan and the great red dragon and are all fearless God-resisting people. Only by experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement do we enjoy God’s true love and come to today. Is all of today’s obedience, reason and human-form not an outcome of experiencing God’s last days’ work? But this is far from God’s requests. We still need to make great efforts to accept and obey God’s judgment and chastisement and trials and refining and had better experience even more pruning and dealing to be able to truly live out the likeness of man and satisfy God in our standing witness.

People who pursue the truth are definitely all people who truly believe in God and love the truth. Although corrupt mankind has Satan’s disposition and is arrogant, conceited, self-important, self-righteous and disobedient, as long as people are able to obey God’s judgment and chastisement and accept and practice the truth, then they can definitely pursue the truth. Some of these people are of good caliber and some are of poor caliber, but they can all do their own duty and be willing to suit God’s intentions in doing so. Amongst these people who are pursuing the truth, there are two main types: One type is those who are better in humanity but slower to understand the truth and of poorer caliber. Despite listening and obeying more, they are not competent and are not able to do big things and the outcome of them doing their duty is rather poor. The other type is of better caliber but more arrogant and self-righteous and generally does not obey others. If what people say is not completely in accordance with the truth and what they do is not much better than average, then they are not convinced. Although this type of person is extremely arrogant and self-righteous, they understand the truth faster and the outcomes of them doing their duty are good because they are of good caliber. Out of these two types of people, which is more easily perfected? Which can be fit for God’s use after being perfected? Although all those in pursuit of the truth are capable of achieving salvation, the value of being perfected differs for people with different calibers. God’s chosen people must realize this. In fact, the arrogant disposition is rooted in corrupt mankind’s nature. There are several types of circumstances of arrogance: Some people are able to love and pursue the truth despite being very arrogant and can accept and obey the truth as long as they recognize it is the truth but if it does not conform to the truth, they will refuse to obey it. This type of arrogance is quite rational, has a bottom line and is the most normal arrogance. There is also a type of arrogance that has no reason and bottom line. Such people are extremely arrogant, mad and obey no one and no matter how in accordance with the truth people speak, they will not accept and obey them and may even oppose them until the end. They really hate people who have the truth and hate people handling them based on the truth. This kind of arrogance is Satan the devil’s disposition. Like the great red dragon, they know that God is the truth but do not obey and even want to be on an equal footing with God. All those antichrists are this type of satanic devils who are so arrogant they have no reason. All such demons are hopeless. There is another kind of arrogant people who also obeys no one yet is extremely absurd. They are absurd and also disobedient. They always speak of absurd reasons and oppose the truth. No matter how clearly others communicate the truth and list the facts, they are still disobedient and can quibble and tell their absurd reasons and pettifog. This kind of arrogant disposition has the nature of evil spirits. This type of person is even more Satan the devil’s kind. They are both antichrists and evil spirits, and are even more enemies, the most dangerous enemies. There are three main types of conditions of arrogance and conceitedness and three types of people. Wild arrogance that has reason is quite common and normal. All corrupt mankind has a wildly arrogant disposition. This is a fact. Those of really good caliber with some talent are definitely all extremely arrogant and self-righteous; they are one hundred percent wildly arrogant. One must be able to distinguish and treat them with caution. No matter how arrogant and self-righteous people are, as long as they are kind-hearted, have a conscience and reason and do not harm nor deceive others and are able to accept the truth, then they are good people. No matter how arrogant and self-righteous people are, as long as they are of good caliber and intelligent and able to pursue the truth, then they are fully able to be saved and perfected, because the people God perfects must possess a certain kind of caliber. If one’s caliber is too poor, then they will be unable to understand the truth and will be unable to be perfected. To be able to be perfected, one’s intrinsic qualities must at least be of a level at which one is able to understand the truth. This is because when it comes to God perfecting people, the main thing is that God perfects people to understand the truth and know God. People’s wild arrogance and self-righteousness is easily resolved. As long as people truly understand the truth and know the essence of their own nature, then they will be able to resolve it. God resolves people’s arrogance so easily. By disciplining people a few times and shaming people and making them fail a few times, they will naturally change. But if their intrinsic qualities are too poor or they are extremely absurd, then it is not possible to resolve. So one must differentiate people’s wild arrogance and deal with it correctly. It can be said that those people who really love the truth and who have the will to pursue being perfected all have a wildly arrogant and self-righteous disposition. As long as they are able to accept the truth and to accept pruning and dealing and are able to absolutely obey the truth, no matter what the circumstances, then this type of people can achieve salvation and be perfected. In fact, there are no people who are not wildly arrogant who are truly of good caliber and really have the will. This is a fact. God’s chosen people must be able to differentiate. They must not establish that someone is not a good person and cannot be saved and perfected because they are extremely arrogant and self-righteous. No matter how wildly arrogant the person is, as long as they are of good caliber and can pursue the truth, then they are people whom God wants to perfect. The conditions for God perfecting people are mainly that one is a good person, of good caliber and in pursuit of the truth. If a person’s caliber is too poor and from start to finish they are unable to understand the truth, then even if their disposition is extremely meek and not at all arrogant, they are good-for-nothing and not worth perfecting. On this point, one needs to understand God’s intentions. If a person’s caliber is good, they have the will and are not arrogant and self-righteous, then there is no such person. That is absolutely a guise or a sham surface appearance. One must know that corrupt mankind has a wildly arrogant and self-righteous nature. This is an undeniable fact.

The main way to determine whether or not people are in pursuit of the truth is to see whether or not people accept God’s judgment and chastisement. If people really accept God’s judgment and chastisement, then they will definitely be able to truly know the truth of their own corruption and the essence of their nature; they will definitely have a God-revering heart, have conscience and reason in doing their duty, will definitely be able to accept and obey the guidance and shepherding of the man the Holy Spirit uses and will also definitely be able to treat leaders and workers at all levels correctly and have real cooperation. These are all the real outcomes of receiving the judgment and chastisement and pruning and dealing of God’s words. Those who have experienced God’s judgment and chastisement, pruning and dealing are people who are truly in pursuit of the truth. People who truly love the truth are certainly capable of pursuing the truth. If they are really people who pursue the truth, then they will naturally be able to accept and practice the truth. This is absolute. Results will definitely follow for people who truly pursue the truth. With pursuit comes results and with struggle comes achievements. Those who truly accept God’s judgment and chastisement are all among people who truly pursue the truth. If people are truly in pursuit of the truth, then they will definitely be capable of possessing the following seven outcomes. These are the outcomes that can be achieved from the pursuit of the truth:

1. Frequently having new knowledge of God’s work and continuing to deepen it.

2. In experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement, continually gaining knowledge of the truth of one’s own corruption and the essence of one’s nature.

3. Being able to practice the truth and often uphold God’s work in doing one’s duty.

4. Being able to possess four differentiations and achieve separation from Satan’s influence, not be controlled by anyone or anything and have obedience to God.

5. Being able to see the substance of all kinds of problems clearly and to use the truth to resolve problems.

6. Being able to change how one views things and develop a true outlook on life and values.

7. Being able to achieve a knowledge of God’s disposition and essence and to achieve changes to life disposition.

The above are the seven outcomes that can be completely achieved by the pursuit of the truth. The main way to determine whether or not people are truly in pursuit of the truth is to see whether people have achieved these seven outcomes. People who have truly pursued the truth for more than three to five years are all surely able to achieve different levels of these seven outcomes. If people have believed in God for more than three to five years but have not achieved these seven outcomes, then they are definitely not in pursuit of the truth. If one believes in God for many years and thinks that they are pursuing the truth but they have not seen these seven outcomes, then they are not truly in pursuit of the truth. This is for sure. God’s chosen people can assess each other. People who are truly in pursuit of the truth should even more self-reflect and demand themselves based on these seven outcomes.

People who are pursuing the truth must know the value of the truth and the significance of the pursuit of the truth. If people do not have the truth, then they are easily constrained and entangled by all kinds of people and things and cannot differentiate which have nothing to do with the truth, nor are they clear about the principles of the pursuit of the truth. So they are unable to enter the right track of the pursuit of the truth and cause delay to their life growth. People who believe in God but do not pursue the truth are certainly people who do not love the truth, are sick of the truth and despise the truth. People who are not in pursuit of the truth possess Satan’s nature and are full of Satan’s disposition. In the final analysis, those who do not pursue the truth are all wicked people and satanic demons. This is the substance of those who do not pursue the truth. All those wicked people and antichrists have never accepted God’s words, do not admit that the words of God are the truth and they just use and tamper the words of God and deny the truth. They do not accept or experience God’s judgment and chastisement at all and can also intervene with and disturb God’s work, try to confuse and control God’s chosen people and make an independent kingdom. So antichrists and wicked people become demons in direct resistance to God. All those who do not experience the judgment and chastisement of God’s words are ultimately against God and if they can intervene with and disturb God’s work and put together gangs to declare an independent kingdom, they become demonic antichrists.

All those who do not accept and obey God’s judgment and chastisement definitely do not love and accept the truth because the words of God’s judgment and chastisement of people are all the truth; they are all positive things and are all true. Although good advice, like medicine, is hard to take, we should handle it correctly. If people believe in God for many years but are unable to accept and obey God’s judgment and chastisement, then they definitely do not love the truth, are bored of the truth and even despise the truth. All those wicked people, false leaders and antichrists do not accept and obey God’s judgment and chastisement. They just pay attention to understanding the words and doctrines, but they do not obey anyone and attempt to work and preach, lead others and make them follow them and absurdly call themselves great and get a gang to declare an independent kingdom. All those who do not accept God’s judgment and chastisement take Paul’s road, the road of the antichrist. All those who do not accept God’s judgment and chastisement have no knowledge of God’s work at all, so they are completely unable to obey God’s work and to be considerate of God’s intentions, much less pay attention to what God asks of people. Nor are they willing to expend for God and do their duty in a heart-felt manner. Even if they do their duty, they do it in a slipshod manner. These are the main manifestations of not obeying God’s judgment and chastisement. Now the work of God’s family of cleaning up the church is to cut off and eliminate all those satanic demons who do not obey God’s judgment and chastisement and are capable of disturbing and interrupting God’s work and directly standing against God. All those who do not obey God’s judgment and chastisement are nonbelievers and old natural Satan the devil that has not changed at all. If they have believed in God for many years but not truly repented and amended their ways, then they must be expelled and cleansed. There are two main types of manifestations of people who are demonic and have revealed their true form and been expelled and cleansed: 1. not admitting any of their wicked deeds, let alone knowing their own corrupt essence and nature; 2. going so far as to convict those who have expelled them as forces of the antichrist and even speaking such nonsense as the antichrist wielding the power and controlling the church in God’s family. Those who say that leaders and workers at all levels are false or forces of the antichrist are authentic demonic antichrists. It is evident that all those who do not accept God’s judgment and chastisement are not in pursuit of the truth and the ending for those who do not pursue the truth is to be cut off and eliminated, because they are too evil and so become demons who directly stand against God. This is the fate that awaits those who do not pursue the truth.

Now God’s chosen people are all beginning to focus on the pursuit of the truth. First of all, they must understand the ten principles of the pursuit of the truth. This is so important for people’s life entry. If people are able to pursue the truth and practice entry in the words of God’s judgment and chastisement, then they are able to attain the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit. People who continually pursue the truth in this way will definitely be able to take the road to being perfected. Many people, although they are whole-heartedly willing to pursue the truth, because of the seriousness of their corrupt disposition and their poor caliber, they are unable to distinguish their priorities, they cannot grasp the principles in what they do and so can never enter the right track of the pursuit of the truth. Just being restrained and entangled in some small unprincipled matters and disputing some meaningless things that they cannot let go, results in them not being able to do their duty normally and not being able to practice the truth according to principles. This results in not only a delay to their own life entry but also an impact on church work. This manifestation is really too stupid and ignorant. Those in pursuit of the truth must have a clear mind, be able to grasp the fundamentals and hold on to them and get rid of all that which has nothing to do with the truth yet restrains and entangles them. Real outcomes can only be achieved by pursuing the truth in this way. Doing one’s duty will not be affected and results from work will follow. This is beneficial to both the work of God’s family and one’s own life entry. I see that the majority of those who pursue the truth are constrained to varying degrees by many meaningless things, endlessly disputing and not able to get rid. Such people’s minds are not clear enough and their calibers are not too good either. People who are unreasonable are often unprincipled like this. Therefore, understanding the truth must be at the heart of the pursuit of the truth. By ridding oneself of anything which is unrelated to the truth, especially putting aside trivial matters, one can make strides in the pursuit of the truth and take the right track. Only by taking the right track in the pursuit of the truth can one achieve real outcomes and attain salvation and be perfected. People who are unprincipled in their actions are definitely of poor caliber or do not understand the truth. When people truly understand the truth and do things in a principled manner, they are already on the path to being perfected. Those who God wishes to perfect definitely have aspirations, a clear mind, great wisdom and are able to differentiate priorities, grasp the fundamentals and act in a principled manner. People who have such qualities will never care about trivial things, much less be contentious on meaningless things. They are able to practice the truth and not be restrained by anything or anyone. They just wish to satisfy God. Such people are really able to get the truth and achieve being perfected. God saves all those who truly believe in God and are able to do their duty as created beings well and finally stand witness. God perfects all those who pursue the truth, possess certain qualities and are able to understand and practice the truth and are adept at upholding God’s work. Only those who truly accept and obey God’s judgment and chastisement are truly in pursuit of the truth. Only those who are in truly pursuit of the truth can do their duty as created beings well. Only those people can attain salvation and be perfected. This is absolutely the case.

“Perhaps you all remember these words: ‘For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.’ In the past, you have all heard this saying, yet none understood the true meaning of the words. Today, you know well the real significance they hold. These words are what God will accomplish in the last days. And they will be accomplished upon those cruelly afflicted by the great red dragon in the land where it lies. The great red dragon persecutes God and is the enemy of God, so in this land, those who believe in God are subjected to humiliation and persecution. That is why these words will become reality in you group of people. As the work is carried out in a land that opposes God, all of His work is met with inordinate hindrance, and many of His words cannot be accomplished in good time; hence, people are refined because of the words of God. This too is an element of suffering. It is greatly arduous for God to carry out His work in the land of the great red dragon, but it is through such difficulty that God does a stage of His work to make manifest His wisdom and wondrous deeds. God takes this opportunity to make this group of people complete. Because of people’s suffering, their caliber, and all the satanic disposition of people in this unclean land, God does His work of purification and conquest so that, from this, He may gain glory and gain those who stand witness to His deeds. This is the full significance of all the sacrifices that God has made for this group of people.”

The church must integrate the following words of God in communicating this sermon:

1. “Without being saved by God, and judged and chastised by God, people are unable to escape the influence of death, they cannot become the living. These dead can’t bear testimony to God, nor can they be used by God, much less enter the kingdom. God wants the testimony of the living, not the dead, and He asks that the living work for Him, not the dead.”

from “Have You Come Alive?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

2. “Those who live outside My word, fleeing the suffering of trial, are they all not drifting through the world? They are akin to autumn leaves fluttering here and there, with no place to rest, much less My words of consolation. Although My chastisement and refinement do not follow them, are they not beggars who go drifting from place to place, wandering the streets outside the kingdom of heaven? Is the world really your place of rest? Can you really, by avoiding My chastisement, attain the faintest smile of gratification from the world? Can you truly use your fleeting enjoyment to cover up the emptiness in your heart that cannot be concealed? You can fool anyone in your family, yet you can never fool Me. Because your faith is too meager, you are still to this day powerless to find any of the delights life has to offer. I urge you: better to sincerely spend half your life for My sake than your whole life in mediocrity and busywork for the flesh, enduring all the suffering a man can hardly bear. What purpose does it serve to treasure yourself so much and flee from My chastisement? What purpose does it serve to hide yourself from My momentary chastisement only to reap an eternity of embarrassment, an eternity of chastisement?”

from “What It Means to Be a Real Man” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

3. “If you do not regard these truths with importance and constantly think of avoiding them or of finding a new way out apart from them, then I say you are a grievous sinner. If you have faith in God, yet seek not the truth or the will of God, nor do you love the way that brings you closer to God, then I say that you are one who is trying to evade judgment, and that you are a puppet and traitor who flees from the great white throne. God will not spare any of the rebellious that escape from under His eyes. Such men shall receive even more severe punishment.”

from “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

4. “If you go to see God without having undergone pruning or judgment, then you shall definitely become an opponent of God and be set for destruction. The nature of man inherently is hostile to God, for all men have been thoroughly corrupted by Satan. Nothing good can come of a corrupt man associating with God. All actions and words of man will surely expose his corruption; and when he associates with God, his rebelliousness will be revealed in all aspects. Man then unknowingly opposes Christ, deceives Christ, and rejects Christ; then will man be in an even more dangerous state. Should it continue, he will become subject to punishment.”

from “Those Incompatible With Christ Are Surely Opponents of God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

5. “All those who have not received judgment, not received pruning and dealing, and not changed—are they not the incompletely conquered?”

from “The Inside Truth of the Conquering Work (3)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

6. “The truth is not inherently possessed by man, and is not easily understood by those who have been corrupted by Satan; man is devoid of the truth, and devoid of the resolve to put the truth into practice, and if he does not suffer, and is not refined or judged, then his resolve will never be made perfect.”

from “Only by Experiencing Refinement Can Man Truly Love God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

7. “If people wish to become living beings, and to bear testimony to God, and to be approved of by God, they must accept God’s salvation, they must gladly submit to His judgment and chastisement, and must gladly accept the pruning and dealing of God. Only then will they be able to put all of the truths required by God into practice, and only then will they gain God’s salvation, and truly become living beings.”

from “Have You Come Alive?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

8. “What the work of judgment brings about is man’s understanding of the true face of God and the truth about his own rebelliousness. The work of judgment allows man to gain much understanding of the will of God, of the purpose of God’s work, and of the mysteries that are incomprehensible to him. It also allows man to recognize and know his corrupt substance and the roots of his corruption, as well as to discover the ugliness of man. These effects are all brought about by the work of judgment, for the substance of this work is actually the work of opening up the truth, the way, and the life of God to all those who have faith in Him. This work is the work of judgment done by God.”

from “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

9. “Today God judges you, and chastises you, and condemns you, but know that your condemnation is so that you might know yourself. Condemnation, curse, judgment, chastisement—these are all so that you might know yourself, so that your disposition might change, and, moreover, so that you might know your worth, and see that all of God’s actions are righteous, and in accordance with His disposition and the needs of His work, that He works in accordance with His plan for man’s salvation, and that He is the righteous God who loves man, and saves man, and who judges and chastises man.”

from “You Should Put Aside the Blessings of Status and Understand God’s Will for the Salvation of Man” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

10. “The final stage of conquering is meant to save people and also to reveal people’s endings. It is to disclose people’s degeneration through judgment and thereby get them to repent, rise up, and pursue life and the right path of human life. It is to wake up the hearts of the numb and obtuse people and to show, through judgment, their inner rebelliousness. However, if people are still unable to repent, still unable to pursue the right path of human life and unable to cast off these corruptions, then they will become unrescuable objects for Satan to swallow up.”

from “The Inside Truth of the Conquering Work (1)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

11. “What God curses is the disobedience of man, and what He judges are the sins of man. Although He speaks harshly, and without the slightest sensitivity, He reveals all that is within man, and through these stern words He reveals that which is essential within man, yet through such judgment, He gives man a profound knowledge of the essence of the flesh, and thus man submits to obedience before God. The flesh of man is of sin, and of Satan, it is disobedient, and the object of God’s chastisement—and so, to allow man to know himself, the words of God’s judgment must befall him and there must be employed every kind of refinement; only then can God’s work be effective.”

from “Only by Experiencing Painful Trials Can You Know the Loveliness of God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

12. “You’ve believed in God throughout all this time, and today God has cut off all means of escape. Realistically speaking, you have no choice but to take the right path, the right path that you have been led on to by the harsh judgment and supreme salvation of God. Only after experiencing hardship and refinement does man know that God is lovely. Having experienced up until today, it can be said that man has come to know part of God’s loveliness—but this is still not enough, because man is so lacking. He must experience more of God’s wondrous work, and more of all the refinement of suffering set out by God. Only then can man’s life disposition be changed.”

from “Only by Experiencing Painful Trials Can You Know the Loveliness of God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

13. “Though My words may be stern, they are all said for man’s salvation, as I am only speaking words and not punishing man’s flesh. These words cause man to live in the light, to know that the light exists, to know that the light is precious, even more so to know how beneficial these words are to man, and to know that God is salvation. Though I have said many words of chastisement and judgment, they have not been done unto you in deed. I have come to do My work, to speak My words and, though My words may be stern, they are spoken in judgment of your corruption and your rebelliousness. The purpose of My doing this remains to save man from Satan’s domain, to use My words to save man; My purpose is not to harm man with My words. My words are stern so that results may be achieved from My work. Only through working in this way can man know themselves and break away from their rebellious disposition.”

from “You Should Put Aside the Blessings of Status and Understand God’s Will for the Salvation of Man” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

14. “In undertaking His work of judgment, God does not simply make clear the nature of man with just a few words; He exposes, deals with, and prunes it over the long term. These methods of exposure, dealing, and pruning cannot be substituted with ordinary words, but with the truth that man does not possess at all. Only methods of this kind are deemed judgment; only through judgment of this kind can man be subdued and thoroughly convinced into submission to God, and moreover gain true knowledge of God.”

from “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

15. “People cannot change their disposition themselves; they must undergo the judgment and chastisement and painful refinement of God’s words, or being dealt with, disciplined, and pruned by His words. Only after that can they achieve obedience and devotion to God, and not try to fool Him and deal with Him perfunctorily. It is under the refinement of God’s words that people have a change in disposition. Only those who undergo the exposure, judgment, disciplining, and dealing with of His words will no longer dare to do things recklessly, and will become calm and collected. The most important point is that they are able to obey God’s current words and obey God’s work, and even if it is not in line with human notions, they can put them aside and intentionally obey.”

from “Those Whose Disposition Has Changed Are Those Who Have Entered Into the Reality of God’s Words” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

16. “That man is able to suffer for God and has been able to come this far is, in one regard, because of the love of God, and in another regard, is because of God’s salvation; moreover, it is because of the work of judgment and chastisement that God has carried out in man. If you are without the judgment, chastisement, and trials of God, and if God has not made you suffer, then, to be honest, you do not truly love God. The greater God’s work in man, and the greater man’s suffering, the more it is able to show just how meaningful God’s work is, and the more that man’s heart is able to truly love God. How do you learn how to love God? Without torment and refinement, without painful trials—and if, furthermore, all that God gave man were grace, love, and mercy—would you be able to attain the true love of God? On one hand, during God’s trials man comes to know his deficiencies, and sees that he is insignificant, contemptible, and lowly, that he has nothing, and is nothing; on the other hand, during His trials God creates different environments for man that make man more able to experience the loveliness of God. Although the pain is great, and sometimes insurmountable—and it even reaches the level of crushing grief—having experienced it, man sees how lovely is God’s work in him, and only upon this foundation is there born in man the true love of God.”

from “Only by Experiencing Painful Trials Can You Know the Loveliness of God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

17. “Though now you are suffering some pain and refinement because of the judgment, this pain is valuable and meaningful. Although chastisement and judgment are refinements and merciless disclosures to man, meant to punish his sins and punish his flesh, none of this work is intended to condemn and extinguish his flesh. The severe disclosures of the word are all for the purpose of leading you to the right path. You have personally experienced so much of this work and, clearly, it has not led you to an evil path! All of it is to enable you to live out a normal humanity; all of it is something your normal humanity can achieve. Every step of the work is done based on your needs, according to your weaknesses, and according to your actual stature, and no unbearable burden is placed on you. Although you are unable to see this clearly now and you feel as if I am being hard on you, although you keep thinking that the reason I chastise and judge you every day and reproach you every day is because I hate you, and although what you receive is chastisement and judgment, in reality it is all love for you, also a great protection for you.”

from “The Inside Truth of the Conquering Work (4)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

18. “Experiencing God’s true love for them requires that people endure extreme pain, and pay a high price. Only after this will they be gained by God and be able to give their true love back to God, and only then will God’s heart be satisfied. If people wish to be made perfect by God, and if they wish to carry out His will, and fully give their true love to God, then they must experience much suffering and many torments from the circumstances, to suffer pain worse than death, ultimately they will be forced to give their true heart back to God. Whether or not someone truly loves God is revealed during hardship and refinement. God purifies people’s love, and this is also only achieved amid hardship and refinement.”

from “Only Loving God Is Truly Believing in God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

19. “Love that has experienced refinement is strong, and not weak. Regardless of when or how God subjects you to His trials, you are able to care not whether you live or die, to gladly cast aside everything for God, and to happily endure anything for God—and thus your love will be pure, and your faith real. Only then will you be someone who is truly loved by God, and who has truly been made perfect by God.”

from “Only by Experiencing Refinement Can Man Truly Love God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

20. “The greater God’s refinement, the more people’s hearts are able to love God. The torment in their hearts is of benefit to their lives, they are more able to be at peace before God, their relationship with God is closer, and they are better able to see God’s supreme love and His supreme salvation. Peter experienced refinement hundreds of times, and Job underwent several trials. If you wish to be made perfect by God, you too must undergo refinement hundreds of times; only if you have to go through this process, and have to rely upon this step, are you able to satisfy God’s will, and be made perfect by God. Refinement is the best means by which God makes people perfect; only refinement and bitter trials can bring out the true love for God in people’s hearts. Without hardship, people lack the true love for God; if they are not tested within, and are not truly subjected to refinement, then their hearts will always be floating in the outside world. Having been refined to a certain point, you will see your own weaknesses and difficulties, you will see how much you are lacking and that you are unable to overcome the many problems you encounter, and you will see how great is your disobedience. Only during trials will people be able to truly know their real states, and trials make people better able to be made perfect.”

from “Only by Experiencing Refinement Can Man Truly Love God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

21. “For all people, refinement is excruciating, and very difficult to accept—yet it is during refinement that God makes plain His righteous disposition to man, and makes public His requirements for man, and provides more enlightenment, and more actual pruning and dealing; through the comparison between the facts and the truth, He gives man a greater knowledge of himself and the truth, and gives man a greater understanding of God’s will, thus allowing man to have a truer and purer love of God. Such are God’s aims in carrying out refinement.”

from “Only by Experiencing Refinement Can Man Truly Love God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

22. “Through this work of judgment and chastisement, man will fully come to know the filthy and corrupt substance within him, and he will be able to completely change and become clean. Only in this way can man be worthy to return before the throne of God. All the work done this day is so that man can be made clean and be changed; through judgment and chastisement by the word, as well as refinement, man can cast away his corruption and be made pure.”

from “The Mystery of the Incarnation (4)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

23. “With your states as they are today, you must still be ruthlessly attacked and exposed, and judged detail-by-detail, so that you can’t even catch your breath. You must always be beaten and exposed, and to you it seems as if chastisement never leaves you, that curse, too, is never away from you, nor stern judgment, allowing you to see that the hand of God’s administrative decrees never departs from you. This is better….”

from “Practice (6)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

24. “You ought to know that perfecting men, completing men, and gaining men have brought nothing but swords and smiting for their flesh, and brought endless suffering, the burning of fire, merciless judgment, chastisement, and curse, as well as boundless trials. Such is the inside story and truth of the work of managing man.”

from “The Purpose of Managing Mankind” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

25. “The current conquering work is work intended to make it obvious what man’s end will be. Why do I say that today’s chastisement and judgment are the judgment in front of the great white throne of the last days? Do you not see this? Why is the conquering work the last stage? Is it not precisely to make manifest how each class of man will end up? Is it not to allow everyone, in the course of the conquering work of chastisement and judgment, to show his true colors and then to be classified according to kind afterward? Rather than saying this is conquering mankind, it might be better to say that this is showing how each class of man will end up. That is, this is judging their sins and then showing the various classes of man, thereby deciding whether they are evil or righteous. After the conquering work comes the work of rewarding good and punishing evil: People who obey completely, meaning the thoroughly conquered, will be placed in the next step of spreading the work to the entire universe; the unconquered will be placed in darkness and will meet with calamity. Thus, man will be classified according to kind, the evildoers grouped with evil, never again to see the sunlight, and the righteous grouped with good, to receive light and live forever in the light. The end is near for all things, man’s end has been clearly shown to his eyes, and all things will be classified according to kind. How then can people escape suffering this classifying? The revealing of the end for each class of man is done when the end is near for all things, and it is done during the work of conquering the entire universe (including all the conquering work starting with the current work). This revealing of the end of all mankind is done before the seat of judgment, in the course of the chastisement, and in the course of the conquering work of the last days. … The righteous judgment discloses the true self of each type of person, leaving nothing hidden. Everyone shows his true face in the light.

…………

“Maybe you would say that if you did not have faith, then you would not suffer this kind of chastisement or this kind of judgment. But you should know that without faith, not only would you be unable to receive this kind of chastisement or this kind of care from the Almighty, but you would forever lose the opportunity to see the Creator. You would never know the origin of mankind and never comprehend the significance of human life. Even if your body dies and your soul departs, you still would not understand all the Creator’s deeds. Even less would you know that the Creator did such great work on earth after He made mankind. As a member of this mankind that He made, are you willing to fall uncomprehendingly like this into darkness and suffer eternal punishment? If you separate yourself from today’s chastisement and judgment, what is it that you will meet with? Do you think that once separated from the present judgment, you will be able to escape from this difficult life? Is it not true that if you leave ‘this place,’ what you will encounter is painful torment or cruel injuries inflicted by the devil? Might you encounter unendurable days and nights? Do you think that just because you escape this judgment today, you can forever evade that future torture? What will it be that comes your way? Can it really be the Shangri-La that you hope for? Do you think you can escape that later eternal chastisement simply by running away from reality the way you are doing? After today, will you ever be able to find this kind of opportunity and this kind of blessing again? Will you be able to find them when disaster befalls you? Will you be able to find them when all of mankind enter into rest? Your present happy life and the harmonious little family of yours—can they substitute for your future eternal destination? If you have true faith, and if you gain a great deal because of your faith, then all of that is what you—a created being—should gain and also what you should have had. This kind of conquering is the most beneficial to your faith and the most beneficial to your life.”

from “The Inside Truth of the Conquering Work (1)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

26. “What I’m saying today is to judge people’s sins and their unrighteousness; it is to curse people’s rebelliousness. Their deceit and crookedness, and their words and actions, all things that are not in line with His will undergo judgment, and people’s rebelliousness is condemned as sinful. He speaks according to the principles of judgment, and He reveals His righteous disposition through judging their unrighteousness, cursing their rebelliousness, and exposing all of their ugly faces. Holiness represents His righteous disposition; His holiness actually is His righteous disposition. The background of My words today is speaking, judging, and doing the work of conquest in light of your corrupt dispositions. Only this is real work, and only this can completely put God’s holiness into sharp relief. If you didn’t have a corrupt disposition at all, God would not judge you, you also wouldn’t be able to see His righteous disposition. As you have a corrupt disposition, God will not let go of you. It is through this that His holiness is revealed. If man’s filthiness and rebelliousness is too great and He saw it but did not say a word and did not judge you or chastise you for your unrighteousness, it would show that He wasn’t God at all because He wouldn’t hate sin, but He would be just as filthy as mankind. My judgment of you today is because of your filth; My chastisement of you today is because of your corruption and rebelliousness. It is not to gain power and prestige among you or to intentionally bully you, but it is because you who live in a land of filth have been sullied with so much filth. You have simply lost your integrity, your humanity, and you are no different from swine that live in the vilest of places. It is because of these things in you that you are judged and that His wrath is visited upon you. It is because of these judgments that you have been able to see that God is the righteous God, that God is the holy God. It is because of His holiness and righteousness that He has judged you and visited His wrath upon you. Because He can reveal His righteous disposition when seeing mankind’s rebelliousness, and because He can reveal His holiness when seeing mankind’s filth, this is enough to show that He is God Himself who is holy and without taint, but also lives in a land of filth.”

from “How the Second Step of the Work of Conquering Bears Fruit” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

27. “God does the work of judgment and chastisement so that man may know Him, and for the sake of His testimony. Without His judgment of man’s corrupt disposition, man would not know His righteous disposition that allows no offense, and could not turn his old knowledge of God into a new one. For the sake of His testimony, and for the sake of His management, He makes His entirety public, thus enabling man to achieve the knowledge of God, and change his disposition, and bear resounding testimony to God through God’s public appearance. … God uses those who have come to know Him through undergoing His judgment and chastisement, dealing and pruning, to bear testimony to Him. He uses those who have been corrupted by Satan to bear testimony to Him, and so too does He use those whose disposition has changed, and who have thus gained His blessings, to bear testimony to Him. He does not need man to praise Him in word only, nor does He need the praise and testimony of the ilk of Satan, who have not been saved by Him.”

from “Only Those Who Know God Can Bear Testimony to God” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

28. “The essence of God’s work of chastisement and judgment is to cleanse humanity, and it is for the day of final rest. Otherwise, the whole of humanity will not be able to follow their own kind or enter into rest. This work is humanity’s only path to enter into rest. Only God’s work of cleansing will cleanse humanity of their unrighteousness, and only His work of chastisement and judgment will bring to light those disobedient things among humanity, thereby separating those who can be saved from those who cannot, and those who will remain from those who will not. When His work ends, those people who remain will be cleansed and enjoy a more wonderful second human life upon the earth as they enter a higher realm of humanity; in other words, they will enter into humanity’s day of rest and live together with God. After those who cannot remain have undergone chastisement and judgment, their original forms will be entirely revealed; after this they will all be destroyed and, like Satan, will no longer be allowed to survive upon the earth. The humanity of the future will no longer contain any of this type of people; these people are not fit to enter the land of the ultimate rest, nor are they fit to enter the day of rest that God and man will share, for they are the targets of punishment and are the wicked, and they are not righteous people.”

from “God and Man Will Enter Into Rest Together” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

29. “In His final work of concluding the age, God’s disposition is one of chastisement and judgment, which reveals all that is unrighteous, publicly judges all peoples, and perfects those who truly love Him. Only a disposition such as this can bring the age to an end. The last days have already arrived. All things will be classed according to their kind, and will be divided into different categories based on their nature. This is the time when God reveals people’s outcome and their destination. If people do not undergo chastisement and judgment, then there will be no way of revealing their disobedience and unrighteousness. Only through chastisement and judgment can the end of all things be revealed. Man only shows his true colors when he is chastised and judged. Evil shall return to evil, good shall return to good, and people shall be classified according to their kind. Through chastisement and judgment, the end of all things will be revealed, so that the evil will be punished and the good will be rewarded, and all people will become subject under the dominion of God. All the work must be achieved through righteous chastisement and judgment. Because man’s corruption has reached its peak and his disobedience has been too serious, only God’s righteous disposition, which is principally one of chastisement and judgment and is revealed during the last days, can fully transform and complete man. Only this disposition can expose evil and thus severely punish all the unrighteous.”

from “The Vision of God’s Work (3)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

30. “Do you understand now what is judgment and what is truth? If you have understood, then I exhort you to submit obediently to being judged, otherwise you shall never have the opportunity to be commended by God or to be brought by Him into His kingdom. Those who only accept judgment but can never be purified, that is, those who flee in the midst of the work of judgment, shall forever be detested and rejected by God. Their sins are more numerous, and more grievous, than those of the Pharisees, for they have betrayed God and are rebels against God. Such men who are not worthy even to do service shall receive more severe punishment, a punishment that is moreover everlasting. God shall not spare any traitor who once evinced loyalty with words but then betrayed Him. Men like these shall receive retribution through punishment of the spirit, soul, and body. Is this not precisely a revelation of the righteous disposition of God? Is this not God’s purpose in judging man, and revealing him? God consigns all those who perform all kinds of wicked deeds during the time of judgment to a place infested with evil spirits, letting these evil spirits destroy their fleshly bodies at will. Their bodies give off the stench of corpses, and such is their fitting retribution. God writes down in their record books each and every one of the sins of those disloyal false believers, false apostles, and false workers; then, when the time is right, He casts them amidst the unclean spirits, letting these unclean spirits defile their entire bodies at will, so that they may never be reincarnated and never again see the light. Those hypocrites who did service at one time but are unable to remain loyal to the end are numbered by God among the wicked, so that they walk in the counsel of the wicked and become part of their disorderly rabble; in the end, God shall annihilate them. God casts aside and takes no notice of those who have never been loyal to Christ or dedicated any effort, and shall annihilate them all in the change of ages. They shall no longer exist on earth, much less gain passage into the kingdom of God. Those who have never been sincere to God but are forced by circumstance into dealing with Him perfunctorily are numbered among those who do service for His people. Only a small number of such men can survive, while the majority shall perish along with those who are not qualified even to do service. Finally, God shall bring into His kingdom all those who are of the same mind as God, the people and the sons of God as well as those predestined by God to be priests. Such is the distillate obtained by God through His work. As for those who are unable to fall into any of the categories set by God, they shall be numbered among the unbelievers. And you can surely imagine what their outcome shall be. I have already said to you all that I should say; the road that you choose shall be your decision to make. What you should understand is this: The work of God never waits for any that cannot keep pace with Him, and the righteous disposition of God shows no mercy to any man.”

from “Christ Does the Work of Judgment With the Truth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

May 1, 2012

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