618 What Comes of Treating Your Faith Lightly
1 Success in belief in God is achieved due to people’s own actions; when people don’t succeed but instead fail, that too is due to their own actions, not the impact of other factors. I believe that you would do anything it takes to get something done that is more difficult and entails more suffering than believing in God, and that you would treat it very seriously. You would even be unwilling to make any errors; these are the kinds of unremitting efforts all of you have put into your own lives. You are even capable of deceiving Me in the flesh under circumstances where you would not deceive any of your own family. This is your consistent behavior and the principle you apply in your lives.
2 What you need is not the truth and life; it is not the principles of how to conduct yourselves, and particularly is not My painstaking work. What you need is all that you possess in the flesh. You are utterly dismissive of My words and work, so I can sum up your faith in one word: half-hearted. You will go to any lengths to achieve the things that you are absolutely devoted to, but I have discovered that you do not disregard everything for the sake of matters concerning your belief in God. Rather, you are just relatively loyal, and relatively serious. That is why I say that those who lack a heart of utmost sincerity are failures in their belief in God. Think carefully—are there many failures among you?
3 Finally, I hope you all put in serious effort for the sake of your own destination; nonetheless, you’d better not utilize deceitful means in your efforts, or I will still be disappointed with you in My heart. What does such disappointment lead to? Aren’t you fooling yourselves? Those who think of their destination yet ruin it are utterly unable to be saved. Even if such people become exasperated, who will sympathize with them? All in all, I’m still willing to wish for you to have a suitable and good destination. Even more so, I hope that none of you fall into disaster.
Adapted from “On Destination” in The Word Appears in the Flesh