Besides arriving on clouds, there is another way of the second coming of Jesus recorded in the Bible. We should investigate from two aspects so that we won’t miss out on the chance to welcome His second coming.
One Hundred Truths that One Must Practice in Bringing God’s Word into Real Life (Part Two)
VI Ten Truths that One Must Practice in Living Out the Normal Humanity
1 One must obey God’s work and perform the duty of a created being properly, and only by doing so is he a person who has a conscience and sense.
2 God’s chosen people must possess the will to fear God, shun evil, love the truth, and yearn for the light, and must truly consecrate themselves and spend for God.
3 Enjoying God’s grace and saving love, one should even more perform properly all the duties he should perform to repay .
4 Corrupt mankind should accept and obey God’s judgment and chastisement and accept prunings, dealings, trials, and refinings for God’s will to be carried out.
5 Since one believes in God, he should care for God’s will, safeguard God’s work, and obey all God’s arrangements, and should not seek, plan, or strive for himself.
6 One should love, bear with, and be patient with the brothers and sisters, and be able to forgive them and live in harmony with them.
7 One should have a normal relationship with others, practice mutual love with others, not cheat or be indebted to others, and treat others fairly.
8 Enjoying God’s grace, one should be grateful, get rid of his extravagant desires, not care about being poor or rich, accept everything as from God, and pay attention to living out a meaningful life.
9 One should only pursue the truth and conduct himself by , not live in a vulgar or rotten way, not follow the trend of the world, and live in the light.
10 One should pursue the truth steadfastly, perform duty and do things by principles and not by regulations, and pursue to be a person who has the truth and humanity.
VII Ten Truths that One Must Practice in Rebelling Against Satan (the Great Red Dragon) and Forsaking the Flesh
1 One must forsake satan’s philosophies of life, its rules of living, and its world outlook and outlook on life.
2 One must forsake his preferences and emotions, extravagant desires, and intents and purposes that are of the corrupt flesh.
3 One must rebel against the power of darkness of the great red dragon and all the poisons of the great red dragon.
4 One must forsake all corrupt mankind’s heritages from their ancestors, their morals and ethics, and their customs and habits that are contrary to God’s word.
5 One must rebel against the evil forces of all false leaders, antichrists, and wicked men that are the servants of satan.
6 One must inform against, expose, reject, and curse the various kinds of evil spirits and the various kinds of wicked men and devils that resist God.
7 One must discern, refute, and nullify all kinds of heresies and fallacies from satan lest he be restrained and deceived by them.
8 One must discern and thoroughly abandon all the religious notions, the theological thoughts, and the religious rituals that go against God’s word.
9 One should seek the truth and touch God’s will in everything, so that he can truly break away from the bondage of satan’s power and truly turn to God and live before God.
10 One should practice loving what God loves and hating what God hates and should practice the truth and live by God’s word in everything, so as to become a person who truly obeys God and worships God.
VIII Ten Truths that Once Must Practice in Correctly Treating the Leaders and Workers at Every Level
1 One should not have a very high standard for the leaders and workers at every level according to his imaginations, and he must submit to them as long as they have the working of the and the reality of the truth.
2 As long as the leaders and workers perform their duties according to the work arrangements and do not suppress God’s chosen people, they should be supported and cooperated with.
3 As long as the leaders and workers can normally perform their duties and safeguard God’s work, they should be assisted and supported.
4 As long as the doings of the leaders and workers are in accordance with the truth, are love for God’s chosen people, and are beneficial to their performing duty, one should say amen and obey them.
5 If one finds a leader or worker temporarily going against the truth and expressing some corruptions, he should not condemn him but should resolve the problems by fellowshipping about the truth with him.
6 One should not seize on the occasional transgressions of a leader or worker and make a big issue of them, hurt him maliciously, or condemn him, but should treat him fairly.
7 If some leaders or workers are shallow in experience and achieve poor working results, but they have a good humanity and can pursue the truth, they should be helped and sustained with love.
8 If a leader or worker commits some transgressions or expresses some corruptions temporarily, but the way he walks is right and he has a good humanity, he should be treated correctly.
9 Those false leaders and false workers who have a malicious humanity and never practice the truth can by no means be let off, and must be exposed, informed against, and rejected.
10 Those false leaders and antichrists that absolutely do not have the working of the Holy Spirit and even suppress people and do all kinds of evil must be thoroughly exposed and deposed.
IX Ten Truths that One Must Practice in Testifying God, Exalting God, and Serving God
1 Only if one, accepting God’s commission, does the substantive work of serving God only, and pays attention to resolving problems with the truth is he truly exalting God and testifying God.
2 One must perform his duty strictly according to the principles in God’s word and the work arrangements and do his own job well, and should never meddle in others’ business.
3 At any time and in any place, one should hold fast to God’s word and God’s commission and should not be restrained by any person, matter, or thing.
4 One should put the interests of God’s family first in everything, should not preserve his position or base his working on his position, and should only resolve problems by fellowshipping about the truth.
5 In the things he does not understand, one should to God and seek the truth, should not make judgments lightly, and should watch his tongue and think twice before acting.
6 In serving God, one must be of one heart with God and should safeguard God’s work and keep the duty and responsibility of a created being under any circumstances.
7 One should pursue to have a heart to love God and be able to care for God’s will from the depths of his heart, worry what God worries and think what God thinks, and bear heavy burdens for God.
8 One should try hard to be God’s intimate friend, glory in spending for God, prefer to be the least in God’s family, and obey all God’s arrangements.
9 One should hold fast to the principles of serving God, and in doing things, he should do them based on the truths in God’s word, and as long as he is certain that it is in accordance with the truth, he should not be restrained by any person, matter, or thing.
10 One should be able to love what God loves and hate what God hates, be of one heart and one mind with God unswervingly, hold fast to God’s commission, and be absolutely faithful to God.
X Ten Truths that One Must Practice in Experiencing Trials and Standing Testimony
1 One must believe that God rules over all matters and all things and that every person, matter, or thing he encounters is out of the permission of God’s throne, and he should accept all of them as from God.
2 Whatever trial or refining one encounters, he should touch God’s will and have a heart to obey God and should not try to free himself or escape from it according to his will.
3 When encountering trials and refinings, one should all the more pray and fellowship with God intensively and have a strong faith to stand testimony by relying on God’s word.
4 When one encounters various trials, no matter how much he suffers, he should never make complaints, much less pass judgment at will, and he should rather curse himself than offend God.
5 The more one is in the refining of sufferings, the more he should learn lessons and know God’s righteous disposition from it, so that he can praise God and ;
6 One should have true faith in God, and no matter how many difficulties and dangers he is faced with, he should hold fast to his faithfulness to God and submit to God’s manipulation and arrangement.
7 In trials and refinings, one should have the will to deny himself and should rather let his own interests suffer loss than not uphold God’s testimony for God to gain glory.
8 When encountering trials and refinings, one should even more seek the truth, take satisfying God as his principle, bear pain to give up what he loves and forsake his flesh, and stand testimony.
9 In the war between the just and the wicked, one should stand on the side of the truth and on the side of the genuine chosen people of God, and should be of one heart and one mind with God and perform his duty properly to shame satan.
10 One should believe that God rules over all things and that God is righteous and should seek to touch God’s will in trials, so that he can obey unto death and bear a resounding testimony for God.
In , besides practicing the one hundred truths that must be practiced, one should also exercise discernment and seek the truth in many crucial matters that have to do with the truth and the way of human life. Only this will ensure that in everything, he will be after God’s heart, truly break away from satan’s power of darkness, truly turn to God, and completely live before God.
To be saved and perfected in believing in God, one must seek the truth and enter into reality in everything. Only those who can truly practice the truth have entered into life. The Holy Spirit only works on those who seek the truth and practice the truth. So, those who seldom practice the truth cannot be saved or perfected. To be able to practice the truth is not a simple thing. To understand doctrines is very simple, but to understand the truth and know God is absolutely not simple. One must have the true knowledge of God’s word and be able to see clearly and discern the important and crucial matters that have to do with the truth and the way of human life, thereby verifying that God’s word is the truth, the way, and the life and is the reality of positive things. Only this means that he truly understands the truth and knows God’s word. Those who truly understand the truth will naturally see clearly the substance of all kinds of matters, understand God’s will, know what to do is in accordance with the truth and is to live in the light, and even more know how he should practice the truth to carry out God’s will.
Those who pursue the truth must discern and be able to see clearly the following forty matters that are closely related to the truth and the way of human life.
1 They must be able to see through the trend of the world and the root and the substance of the world’s being dark, and hate the world, and pursue the truth and yearn for the light.
2 They must be able to see through the true corrupt condition of corrupt mankind and the substance of their nature, and truly forsake their flesh and break away from satan’s power.
3 They must be able to see through the devilish nature of the great red dragon and the reactionary substance of the great red dragon’s ruling, and truly hate and rebel against the great red dragon.
4 They must be able to discern whether there is any difference between the ruling of corrupt mankind and the ruling of the great red dragon, satan, and see clearly to whom corrupt mankind really belongs.
5 They must be able to discern all kinds of philosophies and rules of satan and the poisons of the great red dragon and be able to see through the evil and reactionary substance of the great red dragon.
6 They must be able to discern the substance of the social sciences and of the knowledge and theories of the world and see clearly with what satan corrupts mankind.
7 They must be able to discern the words of all kinds of famous people and great men who are of satan and see clearly the root of the world’s being dark and evil.
8 They must be able to see clearly the reason and the result of various disasters being sent down and see clearly the consequence of resisting God, and thus know God’s righteous disposition.
9 They must be able to see clearly that the end of the world and the end of all things result from satan’s corrupting, and understand that all that is against God will definitely be destroyed.
10 They must be able to discern all kinds of heresies and fallacies, thus seeing through the evil and absurd substance of satan, and understanding the truth and entering into reality.
11 They must be able to discern all kinds of religious notions and not believe in God according to religious notions or religious rituals, and it is most crucial to pay attention to obeying God’s work.
12 They must be able to discern all kinds of notions and imaginations of man, and should not see things according to their notions and imaginations but should take the truth as the standard for measuring all people, matters, and things.
13 They must be able to see through the devilish nature and substance of various kinds of false christs, antichrists, and deceivers, and be able to discern, expose, reject, and curse them.
14 They must be able to see through all kinds of evil spirits’ satanic substance of deceiving, corrupting, and devouring people and be able to truly hate and curse satan and evil spirits.
15 They must be able to discern false leaders and false workers, and treat them differently according to whether their humanity is good or bad and reject the real false leaders and false workers.
16 They must be able to see through the satans, the devils, that walk the way of antichrist and establish their independent kingdoms, seize the evidence of their guilt, and thoroughly expose, depose, and break with them.
17 They must be able to discern and identify those who have the working of the Holy Spirit, and should accept and obey their leading, watering, and supply.
18 They must be able to discern all the positive things from God and the negative things from satan, so as to thoroughly break away from satan’s power.
19 They must be able to discern the substantive difference between an honest person and a crafty person, so that they can see clearly whether one has humanity and whether he can be saved.
20 They must be able to discern and see clearly who can be saved and who cannot, and know how to treat different kinds of people differently.
21 They must be able to discern and see clearly the substantive difference between the sincere believers in God and the unbelieving ones, so as to discern the true brothers and sisters from the false ones.
22 They must be able to discern and see clearly the substantive difference between truly serving God and resisting God, so as to distinguish true leaders and workers from false.
23 They must be able to discern and see clearly the substantive difference between understanding the truth and only speaking empty doctrines, lest they be deceived by men.
24 They must be able to discern and see clearly the difference between doing things according to the principles of the truth and observing regulations, which is beneficial to their entering into the reality of the truth.
25 They must be able to discern and see clearly the difference between the outward corrupt expressions and the problems of the nature and substance, so that they can treat people fairly.
26 They must know the working of the Holy Spirit and be able to discern the working of evil spirits, so as to obey the working of the Holy Spirit and keep from being deceived by evil spirits.
27 They must be able to discern and see clearly the difference between the normal humanity and the corrupt humanity, which is beneficial to their forsaking the flesh and living out the likeness of a real man.
28 They must be able to discern and see clearly the substantive difference between the real good deeds and the evil deeds of disrupting and disturbing God’s work, which is beneficial to their shunning evil and doing good.
29 They must be able to discern and see clearly the difference between exalting and testifying God and testifying oneself in performing duty, which is beneficial to their forsaking the flesh and practicing the truth.
30 They must be able to discern and see clearly the substantive difference between obeying God and resisting God, which is beneficial to their practicing the truth and obeying God.
31 They must be able to discern and see clearly what it means to follow God and what it means to follow man, so that they will not look up to or follow man but only follow Christ and obey God.
32 In the church, they must know and see clearly on whom the Holy Spirit works and that only those who live in the stream of the Holy Spirit are the genuine chosen people of God.
33 They must be able to discern and see clearly who are the good people pursuing the truth, who are the muddle-headed people stirring up troubles at others’ instigation, and who are the wicked men with ulterior motives, and be sure not to stand on the wrong side.
34 They must be able to discern and see clearly the difference between speaking about true experiences and giving false testimonies to deceive people, so that they will be able to discern whether one has reality.
35 They must be able to discern and see clearly the substantive difference between God’s work and man’s work and be sure to obey God and correctly treat man’s work.
36 They must be able to discern and see clearly what is practicing the truth and what is man’s good behavior, which is beneficial to their practicing the truth more accurately and entering into reality.
37 They must be able to discern and see clearly the substantive difference between the reality of the truth and letters and doctrines, which is beneficial to their pursuing to grow in life.
38 They must be able to discern and see clearly the substantive difference between the truth and fallacies, which is beneficial to their pursuing the truth and keeping from being deceived by men.
39 They must be able to discern and see clearly the substantive difference between the true way and false ways and be sure to stand firm in the true way and not to be deceived by men.
40 They must be able to discern and see clearly the substantive difference between the true churches and the false ones and be sure not to be deceived or controlled by false leaders and antichrists.
The above forty crucial matters that have to do with the truth and the way of human life are all matters people must be clear about in believing in God, and are also matters they must resolve in real life. If a person is truly one who pursues the truth and yearns for the light, he must seek the truth in these forty crucial matters, so that he can discern and see them clearly. Only in this way can he truly understand the truth and enter into reality. Only those who can see clearly the substance of these forty matters are ones who truly understand the truth and have the discerning ability. One has to be clear about these forty practical matters to be able to truly understand the truth and enter into reality and get on the way of being saved and perfected. If one has believed in God for many years but still cannot see clearly these matters and does not seek the truth to resolve these practical matters, certainly he is not a person who loves the truth, and he is a person who can hardly be saved.
We can by no means let go these forty crucial matters that have to do with the truth and the way of human life, and we must seek the truth in them so as to understand and be clear about them. These forty matters are so crucial and important to one in whether he can enter into the reality of the truth. He has to distinguish and be clear about them. Only thus can he truly understand the truth and enter into the reality of God’s word. Those who truly pursue the truth will by no means believe in God in a muddled way, and they will surely seek the truth and enter into reality in these crucial matters. Those who truly love the truth like to attend to their proper duties, and they can forsake and give up all those things that have nothing to do with the truth. They can forsake and give up fame and position, their fleshly preferences, and their extravagant desires, and can only pursue the truth and do meaningful things. In performing duty and serving God, they can pay attention to entering into the reality of the truth, pay attention to being an honest person, and pursue to know God and be transformed in their disposition. Especially in the matter of treating fame and position, they can all the more choose to submit to God’s manipulation and arrangement to have their satanic nature and the poisons of the great red dragon in them thoroughly resolved and become ones who have the truth and humanity. Those who believe foolishly, who stir up troubles at others’ instigation, who seek vainglory, who form gangs, and who scramble for power and profit are all ones who are foolish and ignorant, stupid to the utmost, and too impudent and shameless. If they do not repent, they all will be ones to be eliminated.
God has expressed many words in his end-time work. All these words of God are words of judgment and chastisement directed at the substance of corrupt mankind’s nature and man’s satanic disposition. These words of judgment and chastisement contain many truths, and all these truths were expressed by God through the way of judgment and chastisement. According to God’s will, these truths are the reality God’s chosen people must understand and enter into, and they are also the substance of life God’s chosen people must gain. What is God’s purpose in expressing these truths? It is to let God’s chosen people, through eating and drinking and experiencing , understand the truths and enter into reality and live by God’s words. To achieve this result, God’s chosen people must pay attention to bringing God’s words into real life, so that they can be the standards of their doing things and conducting themselves and be the reality of their life. If one does not have God’s words and cannot practice God’s words in his real life, such a person is one who lives outside God’s words. Those who genuinely believe in God and pursue the truth not only pay attention to understanding the truths in God’s words, but most importantly, they seek, obey, and practice the truths in their real life, so that they can thoroughly cast off the satanic philosophies, poisons, and disposition within them, have their life disposition fundamentally transformed, and become ones who have the truth and humanity. This is the result God’s work will achieve in the end.
How to bring God into real life? The most important thing is to bring God’s word into real life, that is, to learn and exercise to live by God’s word, live by practicing God’s word, and live by practicing the truth in real life and replace our former philosophies of life and our former fleshly preferences with the truth. Thus, through practicing the truth and living by God’s word, we will be able to truly obey God and reach the point of being saved. Those who can live by God’s word will be the saved ones. Now, many brothers and sisters do not know how to bring God into their real life, that is, they do not know how to practice the truth in their daily life. Such people are ones who have not entered into the reality of the truth. Those who have not entered into the reality of the truth do not know what it is to practice the truth, much less know how to practice the truth in various matters. Such people do not know what it means to believe in God, much less know what it means to enter into the reality of the truth. All those who do not know how to practice the truth do not know whether their doings are in accordance with the truth or whether they are after God’s heart. Such people themselves are all clear whether they have the reality of the truth or not. Therefore, it can be said with certainty that all those who cannot practice God’s word in real life are not believing in God, and they are unbelieving ones. If one, in believing in God, has no place for God in his heart, how can he practice God’s word? And how can he pursue the truth?
Whether one can practice God’s word in real life is so crucial and important to whether he can be saved in believing in God. Let me ask you: In your real life, what truths have you practiced? How many items of the truths have you practiced altogether? How many of God’s words have you practiced? How many of God’s words have you lived out? Everyone should know these clearly in his heart. You have read so many words of God and have fellowshipped about the truths for years; have you applied them in your life? Have you entered into the reality of these words of God? These are matters you should resolve at the present time. If in real life, you have not entered into the reality of the truths in God’s word at all, it means that you have not gained the truth. Then when the disasters and trials come, can you stand? Some people say, “When the disasters come, I will have a way to stand. I will not deny or betray God. Then won’t I have stood?” Now you do not practice the truth, and let me ask you: Have you stood now? As you do not practice the truth now, according to God’s word, now you are one who lives outside God’s word and not one who has been saved. Then how can you be considered as having stood?
Those who live outside God’s word are pagans and are unbelieving ones in God’s eyes. All those who have the truth can see things according to God’s word, so they can see through the substance of problems, know what truths they should at least practice in real life, and can also see through the substance of various kinds of people and the root of the problem of their not practicing the truth.
The following are some examples. Some people ask, “I understand all the truths, but I cannot practice any of them. What’s the matter with me?” Actually, the matter is very simple. As for the problem of their understanding all the truths but practicing none of them, I can say with certainty that this kind of people are ones who do not love the truth and their so-called understanding of the truths actually means their understanding of the doctrines only. The more one feels that he understands all the truths, the more it shows that actually he does not understand any truth. This is the truth of the fact. If one truly detests the truth in his heart, even if he understands some truths after listening to the preachings and fellowships of the above, he will not truly accept the truths and practice the truths. This is the true answer to this problem.
Some people ask, “Why is it that I always have no strength in reading God’s word and I am never willing to pursue the truth?” Actually, this kind of people are also not interested in the truth and even detest the truth. If one does not love the truth, can he have strength in reading God’s word? As he does not know the significance of reading God’s word, how can he have strength? How can a person who does not love the truth practice the truth? This is the most accurate explanation to this problem.
Some people ask, “Why am I unwilling to perform duty?” All those who perform their duty willingly are ones who have knowledge of God’s work, and they are also ones who are willing to pursue the truth. So they can pay the price. Even though some of them do not have a good humanity, as long as they try their best to pursue the truth and obey God’s judgment and chastisement and trials and refinings, there will surely be a change with them. If a person is really one who is unwilling to perform duty, he certainly does not know God’s work and does not have the will to pursue the truth, and his believing in God is believing with his lips. It shows that he is one who does not love the truth in the slightest.
Some people ask, “Why cannot I love God?” Actually, to love God is by no means a simple thing. Mankind has been corrupted by satan deeply, and they all have satanic nature, so they cannot love the positive things of the truth. Even though one sincerely believes in God, he cannot truly love God. Only after he is conquered by God’s word and can truly love the truth and has some true knowledge of God can he have a heart to love God. This requires many processes and cannot be achieved without several years of experience and suffering. None of those who have believed in God for several years but have not experienced judgment and chastisement and trials and refinings can truly love God. This is an objective fact. They have to experience judgment and chastisement, trials and refinings, and prunings and dealings for several years before they can have a change, can truly love the truth, and can truly love God in their heart.
Some people ask, “Why is it that I always pursue position and fame and gain and cannot give them up?” Pursuing position and hankering after vainglory are produced by the corrupt satanic nature. If one does not pursue the truth, he cannot have the true knowledge of God, and thus it will not be easy for him to give up his fleshly preferences and extravagant desires. It is by no means easy for a person who does not have the truth to give up his fleshly pursuit. So, it is not easy to forsake the flesh or to give up the pursuit of the things that have nothing to do with the truth. To resolve this problem, one must pursue the truth for several years, and only then can the result be achieved.
Some people ask, “Why don’t I have love for the brothers and sisters?” True love is produced because of understanding the truth and being transformed in life disposition. One’s love out of the flesh is too limited; with it, one can only love those who are useful to him and whom he likes, and he can never be fair to everyone. To have love for the brothers and sisters, one must be able to love the truth and love God in his heart and be able to practice the truth. Only such love is true and reliable. Therefore, only those who can practice the truth can be fair to everyone.
Some people ask, “Why will I suppress others, frame others, and do all kinds of evil for my position and fame?” Men who have been deeply corrupted by satan are all selfish and base, so they will suppress and frame others for their position and fame. This is a natural thing. Without experiencing God’s judgment and chastisement and prunings and dealings, everyone will suppress others and frame others. The difference is only in degree. Therefore, to thoroughly resolve the problem of suppressing and framing others for his position and fame, one has to accept God’s judgment and chastisement and prunings and dealings and then experience trials and refinings, and only thus can the result be achieved gradually. No matter what duty one performs, he has to undergo prunings and dealings, judgment and chastisement, and trials and refinings before he can practice the truth and begin to be transformed in his life disposition.
Some people ask, “Why am I unwilling to obey the work arrangements from the above?” Not obeying the work arrangements from the above is also derived from the satanic nature. Those who do not love the truth and do not practice the truth only want others to obey them. All those who cannot obey God are certainly unwilling to obey the work arrangements from the above. None of those who have satanic nature is willing to obey the truth, and they only like others to obey them. Only those who love the truth can obey God and are willing to practice the truth. Now, most of God’s chosen people can accept and obey the work arrangements from the above and are willing to listen to the preachings and fellowships of the above. This is the result achieved because of their being able to love the truth and pursue the truth. Those false leaders and antichrists do not obey any of the work arrangements from the above, nor are they willing to listen to the preachings and fellowships of the above. These reveal their satanic nature the best. Antichrists only like to deceive people and control people and have all people believe and obey them, so they are very hostile to and particularly hate the man used by the Holy Spirit. This is also determined by their satanic nature. Whether one can obey the work arrangements from the above best reveals whether he is a person who truly obeys God’s work. That the man used by the Holy Spirit works to lead God’s chosen people has revealed all kinds of antichrists.
God’s work is done altogether by God Godself, and man only cooperates in it. All in all, it is still that the Holy Spirit accomplishes everything and God’s word accomplishes everything. Whether or not one can be saved depends crucially on whether he can love the truth and pursue the truth. If one understands the truth, he should practice the truth. Only such a person can receive the working of the Holy Spirit and enter into the reality of the truth. If one only acknowledges the truth but does not accept the truth at all, much less practice the truth, such a person is one who does not love the truth and is an unbelieving one, and he cannot be saved. The Holy Spirit does not work on man forcibly, and God will only wait in expectation for those who do not love the truth or practice the truth. So, whether or not one can be saved depends crucially on whether he can accept the truth, practice the truth, pursue the truth, and gain the truth.
These one hundred truths and forty discernments are the truths that God’s chosen people must practice and enter into in real life. If one can practice and enter into all of them, he can certainly be saved and perfected. Regardless of the depth of one’s entering into them and whether he has fully gained them, at least he should be able to practice and enter into most of them to some extent, and at least he should not resist the truth or be hostile to God in what he does. To put it in a common way, one should at least not commit sins, which is the lowest standard. A good person in man’s eyes should at least be one who does not resist God or oppose God. If such a person can fulfill his duty, he will be left alive. This is the condition and basis for a service-doer to be left alive. If one has possessed the truth and gained life, he is up to the standard of being God’s people. Although the service-doers also can be left alive, they do not have the reality of the truth, and they are only good people, who can fulfill their duty. To be left alive as God’s people, one has to gain the truth and life and to have a good testimony in performing his duty. This is different from the standard of being left alive as service-doers. If a person is a perfected one, he is one who has the true knowledge of God, who can lead God’s chosen people to enter the right track of believing in God, and who can carry out God’s will. It thus can be seen that there are different standards for the perfected ones, the people of God, and the service-doers. But the lowest standard is that one should at least be a good person and not do evil, and even if he is not a person who has truly understood the truth and gained the truth, he should be a person who is willing to perform his duty and has some humanity, and should at least not be a wicked person. A wicked person, if he has done all kinds of evil, can only end up being punished and will by no means be left alive. So, God’s chosen people must be able to see clearly and have discernment of these several kinds of people and know whom they should associate with and get close to, whom they should sustain and help, and whom they should reject and curse. Practicing this is very beneficial to our pursuing the truth and being saved.
To be saved, one must enter into the reality of these one hundred truths and forty discernments. Regardless of the depth of his entering into it, at least he has to truly understand them and enter into it to some extent. If one cannot understand these one hundred truths and forty discernments, he will easily be deceived, be restrained, and go astray. Only if one has practice and entering in in these one hundred truths and forty discernments is he a person who has entered into the reality of the truth. If a person has believed in God for many years but still has not understood the truth and entered into reality, he cannot perform his duty well, and he has no testimony. So, if one does not pursue the truth or enter into reality, he is indebted to God and cannot satisfy God. If one has no reality of the truth, he is not a truly saved one. This is beyond doubt. The future trials will be greater and greater; if one does not have the truth, it will be hard for him to stand. Those who do not have the truth are all tares and chaff and can only be deceived, restrained, and controlled by men, being tossed to and fro as the playthings of satan. All those who pursue the truth should reach the point where they truly understand these one hundred truths and forty discernments and enter into the reality of them. Only at that point will they have truly entered the right track of believing in God and got on the way of being saved and perfected.
December 1, 2011
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