By Xinyu, Spain
While we are all craning our necks at the sky, longing for the Lord’s return, in the entire world only The Church of Almighty God openly bears witness that thehas already returned, that He is Almighty God in the flesh. They testify that He expresses all truths to judge and cleanse mankind so that we may be freed from the shackles of sin and gain God’s full salvation. However, when some people see that The Church of Almighty God has been condemned by the CCP government as well as pastors and elders of the religious world, they don’t seek or investigate it, thinking that it can’t be the true way. Is that the right perspective? We’re about to fellowship and explore two great prohibitions in exploring the true way so that we can all find the right path to do so.
When some people look into the true way, they want to first take a look at what the CCP government has to say about the church, thinking that anything condemned by the CCP certainly couldn’t be the true way. Is this really the correct view? We all know that Marx, the founder of the Communist Party was a Satanist, and that Satanism is evil and opposed to any and all forms of theism. The Communist Party are part of a pack of atheistic demons that are particularly hostile to God. Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the CCP government has done its utmost to establish China as a zone of atheism, constantly disseminating the ideas of atheism and evolution to deceive and corrupt the people. It has also defined Catholicism and Protestantism as cults and the Bible as cult literature, and it madly pursues and persecutes Christians, deludedly hoping to wipe out all religious beliefs. It is an open enemy to God. The CCP government is the satanic regime that most opposes God and most despises the truth. How could it know the true way? It is absolutely unqualified to weigh in on matters of faith, and it is particularly unqualified to condemn any group or church of faith.
There’s a well-known CCP saying: “A lie told 10,000 times becomes the truth.” The CCP violently seized power through lies, and it violently maintains its power through lies. It will stop at nothing to tighten its grip. This is demonstrated by the CCP’s suppression of the June Fourth Incident as well as the uprisings in Xinjiang and Tibet: First they used the media to frame and slander those involved, and then they used violent suppression. This is its general tactic. Furthermore, the CCP government has always proclaimed to the outside world that it allows freedom of religion, but behind closed doors, it madly arrests and persecutes Christians, forcing countless people of faith to go on the run and families to crumble. Some have even been persecuted to death. The CCP brazenly lies to and fools the people of the world. Could a word of truth come from a government like that? Can we trust its condemnation of a church? As believers, if we cannot see through the CCP government’s evil essence in opposition to God, but just blindly believe its condemnation of God’s work, won’t we be likely to miss out on God’s salvation? This is why the greatest prohibition for our investigation of the true way is listening to what the CCP government says. If we do, we can only be taken in by its lies.
In their investigation of the true way, many believers place importance upon listening to what pastors and elders in the religious world have to say, thinking that anything condemned by religious leaders can’t be the true way. Is that in line with the truth? Did the Lord Jesus ever say that? When the Lord Jesus appeared and worked, He was frantically opposed and condemned by the leaders of the Jewish religion, and they even colluded with the Roman government to have Him crucified. So then, could we say that since the Jewish religious world opposed and condemned the Lord Jesus, He wasn’t the true God, and His way was not the true way? Based on that sort of approach, how could we not condemn the Lord Jesus? Just suppose that we had been born into the age when the Lord Jesus appeared and worked—would we listen to the Pharisees, going along with them in resisting and condemning the Lord Jesus? When we consider whether something is the true way, shouldn’t it be based on whether it has the work of the Holy Spirit and whether it’s an expression of the truth rather than whether it’s acknowledged by leaders in the religious world? Is that really in line with the truth? In our faith, we can’t listen to human beings in all things, particularly not in our investigation of the true way. Just think of when the Lord Jesus appeared and worked: The chief priests and Pharisees knew they should not bear false witness, yet they spread rumors about the Lord Jesus with their eyes wide open, slandering and condemning Him. Even after His resurrection, they bribed Roman soldiers to spread rumors to cover up the fact that the Lord Jesus had come back from the dead. And then, weren’t the common Jewish people ultimately punished by God because they didn’t have any discernment, but put too much stock in their religious leaders, and were thus misled, following the Pharisees in condemning and rejecting the Lord Jesus? What a blood-stained lesson that is!
The Church of Almighty God now bears witness that the Lord Jesus has returned. How have the leaders of the religious world approached this? They well know that the CCP government is in opposition to God, yet they take its side, and they parrot to believers whatever rumors and slander the CCP government spreads about the Church. The Lord Jesus also very clearly stated, “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him” (Matthew 25:6). “[S]eek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). However, pastors and elders of the religious world not only refuse to seek and investigate the true way in accordance with the Lord’s words, but instead they do everything possible to stand in the way, to keep believers from investigating the true way. Isn’t that a flagrant violation of the Lord’s words? Isn’t that entirely discordant with the Lord?
We all know that anything from God is bound to thrive, while anything from man is bound to wither and fail. When the Lord Jesus was working, although the Jewish leaders condemned His work, it still spread to every corner of the world as more and more people accepted it and acknowledged it as the true way. Likewise, many pastors and elders in the religious world today are condemning Almighty God’s work of the last days, but over the span of just a couple of decades, Almighty God’sof the last days has spread across the entire Chinese mainland and is now expanding to the far reaches of the earth at lightning speed. What we can glean from this is: The true way will always be the true way, and even if it’s condemned by the entire religious world, ultimately it will be acknowledged and accepted by all of humanity; no one can stop God’s own work. This is the unique authority of God! If we don’t take these facts into account, if we don’t examine the true way, but instead blindly follow along with what the pastors and elders say, that is one of the things prohibited in investigation of the true way. With that approach, it’s too easy to make the same mistake the Jewish commoners did, and then be abandoned and eliminated by the Lord.
The Right Approach to Investigating the True Way
We can confirm from this fellowship that when we investigate the true way, we can’t listen to the CCP government, and we can’t listen to religious leaders, either. So then, what is the right approach to look into the true way? The Lord Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20). “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27). Almighty God says, “[S]ince we are searching for the footprints of God, it behooves us to search for, for the words of God, for His utterances—because wherever there are new words spoken by God, the voice of God is there, and wherever there are the footsteps of God, God’s deeds are there. Wherever there is the expression of God, there God appears, and wherever God appears, there the truth, the way, and the life exist. In seeking God’s footprints, you have ignored the words ‘God is the truth, the way, and the life.’ And so, many people, even when they receive the truth, do not believe that they have found God’s footprints, and still less do they acknowledge the appearance of God. What a grave mistake!” God is the truth, the way, and the life. What’s most fundamental, what’s most critical in investigating the true way is seeing whether this way contains the truth, whether it contains utterances from God—this is the most important principle. If we think back to when the Lord Jesus appeared and worked, Peter, John, and the other apostles didn’t just blindly believe what the Jewish chief priests and scribes said, nor were they constrained by the Roman regime. Instead, they focused on listening to what the Lord Jesus Himself said, and when they saw that His words contained authority and power, that they were an expression of the voice of God, they followed the Lord Jesus and ultimately gained the Lord’s salvation. And so, in our current seeking and investigation of the true way, we absolutely cannot listen to the CCP government’s rumors and lies, and we particularly cannot blindly follow along with the religious world’s pastors and elders. Instead, we must put our focus on listening for the voice of God and exploring whether this way contains expressions of the truth. This is what is most essential, most fundamental.
Almighty God has now done the work of judgment beginning with the house of God upon the foundation of the Lord Jesus’ work of redemption. He’s expressed all truths to cleanse and save mankind. These words reveal everything, including God’s six-thousand-year management plan, the purpose of His three stages of work, the mysteries of His incarnations, His work of judgment in the last days, and mankind’s outcome and destination. On top of that, God has also revealed the truth of our corruption by Satan as well as our expressions of living according to our satanic dispositions such as arrogance, selfishness, and despicableness, one by one. God has exhaustively explained His will and requirements for mankind so that we may know how to achieve obedience and reverence for God, fully cast off the shackles of sin, and be cleansed. This fulfills this prophecy from the Lord Jesus: “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come” (John 16:12–13). “And if any man hear My words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejects Me, and receives not My words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day” (John 12:47–48). Many true believers from all denominations who longed for God’s appearance and work have recognized the voice of God from Almighty God’s words, determined that Almighty God is the Lord Jesus returned, and come before God, one after another. They focused on listening for the voice of God in order to investigate the true way and welcome the Lord, refusing to listen to the slander and condemnation of the CCP government and the religious world. Seeing that what Almighty God expresses is the truth, they weren’t remotely taken in by Satan’s rumors and lies, but unwaveringly followed the Lamb’s footsteps and were ultimately caught up before God’s throne. They have gained salvation from God Himself, and they are all the wise virgins. But as for those foolish virgins who believe lies instead of the truth and who don’t focus on listening for the voice of God, ultimately they are all deceived and swallowed up by Satan, and can only end up abandoned and eliminated by God, falling into the disasters. This fulfills what is written in the Bible: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). “[F]ools die for want of wisdom” (Proverbs 10:21). So if we now want to determine whether Almighty God is the Lord Jesus returned, our best approach is to see if what Almighty God expresses is the truth, if it is the voice of God. We should welcome the Lord by God’s voice. Only this is being a wise virgin, and only this way can we attend the feast with the Lord.
Editor’s Note: From reading this article, we’ve learned that what’s most prohibited in our investigation of the true way is listening to the CCP government and the pastors and elders of the religious world. Being sure to listen to the voice of God is the only fail-safe approach. So then, would you like to learn more about The Church of Almighty God? Do you want to read the words expressed byof the last days? You’re welcome to get in touch with us at any time through the chat and messenger options on our site.
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