Eastern Lightning | The Church of Almighty God came into being because of the work of the returned Lord Jesus—the end-time Christ, “Almighty God”—in China, and it isn’t established by any person. Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. After reading God’s word, you will see that God has appeared.
Almighty God says, “When Jesus came among men, he did many works. But he only accomplished the work of redeeming all mankind and was only man’s sin offering, and he did not rid men of all their corrupt disposition. To completely save men from satan’s power, it not only requires Jesus to be the sin offering to bear men’s sins, but also requires God to do a greater work to completely rid men of their disposition corrupted by satan. So, after men’s sins were forgiven, God has again returned in the flesh to lead men into the new age and begin the work of chastisement and judgment. This work has brought mankind into a higher state. All those who submit under his authority will enjoy higher truth, receive greater blessings, truly live in the light, and receive the truth, the way, and the life.”
Almighty God says, “The perfected ones can not only become obedient after being conquered but also have knowledge, be transformed in their disposition, have some knowledge of God, experience the way of loving God, be full of the truth, know how to experience God’s work, suffer for God, and have their own resolutions. The perfected ones are the ones who have a practical knowledge of the truth through experiencing it. The conquered ones are the ones who know the truth but do not understand the true meaning of it. Although they become obedient after being conquered, such obedience is altogether the result achieved through judgment, and they do not understand the true meaning of many truths at all. Although they acknowledge the truth with their mouth, they have not entered into it. They only understand the truth but have no experience of it. As for the works done on those to be perfected, there are also chastisement and judgment, but there is also the supply of life accompanying them. Those who pay attention to entering into the truth are the ones to be perfected. The difference between the ones to be perfected and the conquered ones lies in whether they enter into the truth. Those who understand the truth, enter into the truth, and live out the truth are the perfected ones. Those who do not understand the truth or enter into the truth, that is, those who fail to live out the truth, are the ones who cannot be perfected. If such ones can become completely obedient now, they are the conquered ones. If the conquered ones do not seek the truth, follow but fail to live out the truth, and only see and hear the truth but pay no attention to living out the truth, they cannot be perfected. Those to be perfected practice the truths according to the way of being perfected, that is, practice the truths which are in the way of being perfected, thereby satisfying God’s heart’s desire and being perfected. All those who follow to the end before the conquering work ends are the ones conquered, but they cannot be said to be the ones perfected. The perfected ones are the ones who can pursue the truth and are gained by God after the conquering work ends. They are the ones who stand and live out the truth in the tribulations after the conquering work ends.”