When we fellowship about the subject of knowing God, have you found a fact? Have you found that God now has a change in his attitude? Is God’s attitude toward mankind unchanging? Will God be patient like this forever and keep giving all his love and his mercy to man timelessly? This thing has to do with God’s substance again. Let’s come back to the question raised just now about the so-called prodigal sons’ return. After I asked that question, your answers are not very definite, which shows that you do not quite know the will of God. Once man knows that God loves him, he circumscribes God as the symbol of love: No matter what man does, no matter how man behaves, no matter how man treats God, and no matter how man disobeys, it does not matter, because God has love and God’s love is infinite and measureless; God has love, so he can bear with man; God has love, so he can have mercy on man, having mercy on man for his immaturity, for his ignorance, and for his disobedience. Is this really true? When having experienced God’s patience once or several times, some people take that as their capital of knowing God and think that God will be patient with them and have mercy on them forever. And in their whole life, they regard God’s patience with them as the standard for God’s treatment of them. Some others, after having received God’s tolerance for them once, circumscribe God as tolerance forever, which is timeless and unconditional and is even based on no principle at all. Are these views correct? Whenever you are asked about God’s substance and God’s disposition, you are at a loss. Seeing you are like this, I am really worried. You have heard much about the truth concerning God’s substance and much about the subject concerning God’s disposition, but in your mind these things, the truths of these aspects, are only theories and memories in letter. No one has ever realized or seen what God’s disposition is like in real life. So you all believe in a muddled way and believe blindly, and you even have a disdainful and disregarding attitude toward God. What does your such attitude toward God cause? It causes you to always circumscribe God. Once you know a little, you feel very content and feel that you have gained God’s everything, and then you circumscribe God and do not allow God to move. Once God does a new thing, you refuse to acknowledge that he is God. Consequently, when one day God says, “I no longer love man, I no longer have mercy on man, I no longer show any tolerance and patience to man, and I extremely loathe and detest man,” man resists such words from his heart, and some people even say, “You are no longer my God, and you are no longer the God I am to follow. Since you say such words, you are unqualified to be my God, and it is not necessary for me to follow you anymore. If you do not have mercy on me, give me love, or show me tolerance, I will not follow you any further. Only if you tolerate me timelessly and are patient with me all the time for me to see that you are love, you are patience, and you are tolerance, will I follow you and have faith to follow to the end. This is because only if you show patience and mercy to me can my disobedience and my transgression be forgiven and pardoned timelessly, and can I sin anytime and anywhere, confess my sin and be forgiven anytime and anywhere, and infuriate you anytime and anywhere, while you should not have any critical view or conclusion about me.” Although in everyone’s heart, you may not subjectively and consciously give such thoughts to this issue, yet when you treat God as a tool through which you can be forgiven of sins and as an object you can use to gain a pleasant destination, you already place the living God in opposition to yourself and treat him as your enemy unconsciously. This is what my eyes have seen. Although you repeatedly say, “I believe in God,” “I pursue the truth,” “I want to be transformed in my disposition,” “I want to break away from the powers of darkness,” “I want to satisfy God,” “I want to obey God,” “I want to be faithful to God and perform my duty well,”… no matter how pleasant to the ear your words are, how many theories you have, and how magnificent and high-sounding they are, actually many of you, following to this day, have learned to circumscribe God with the regulations, doctrines, and theories you have grasped, and have naturally placed God in opposition to yourselves. You have grasped the letters and grasped the doctrines, but you have not truly entered into the reality of the truth, so it is very hard for you to draw near to God, know God, and understand God. This is a very sad thing! Continue reading
by Shi Zai
(from South Korea)
The “May 28” Zhaoyuan Murder aroused strong indignation of the people in Mainland China and became the focus of attention. Zhaoyuan authority didn’t publicize the incident until three days after it happened, alleging that the suspect Zhang Lidong was a member of the Church of Almighty God. However, the public doubted about it and criticized that the CCP officials were distorting the fact and intentionally shielding the murderers. Though it has been weeks since the incident happened, the murderers who created the incident still go unpunished. Who is the real prime criminal? Is it truly the Church of Almighty God the CCP’s official media alleged?
From the authenticity and credibility of the media, the mouthpiece of the CCP, in reporting incidents all the time, people can’t help but doubt the CCP’s shifting the blame of the murder to the Church of Almighty God. In the whole “May 28” murder, we haven’t seen the position of the CCP authorities in handling the suspect. When the authorities couldn’t give the public an explanation, it threw out a lie that could silence the doubting public. Immediately after that, it kept practicing network supervision and control, deleting all remarks against the authorities. The related online postings with hundreds of thousands of or even millions of hits are forcibly deleted by the CCP authority, and all major forums of the websites in Mainland China are forbidden to talk about it. Then, the CCP’s media played it up by saying that the CCP would attack, condemn, and suppress the Church of Almighty God which has nothing to do with the case in the name of cracking down on the cult. The CCP didn’t make known to the public how the suspect was judged according to the state law, but instead it openly carried out a severe crackdown and suppression on the Church of Almighty God. From the CCP’s perfunctory attitude toward the murder, the CCP doesn’t intend to return justice to the victim, but instead it directs the spearhead at the Church of Almighty God through this incident, and then intentionally guides the people in Mainland China to denounce the Church of Almighty God. Only at this moment do we see clearly the truth behind the whole incident, and the sinister intention of the CCP is also thoroughly exposed. Just as the Bible says, “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.” (Luke 12: 2-3) Next, let’s dissect who the real prime criminal of Zhaoyuan case is.
In the “May 28” murder, what the CCP cracked down on was not the real criminals, but it painstakingly arranged a crackdown action with ulterior motives, which was directed at the Church of Almighty God. The crime scene is very close to Zhaoyuan Municipal Public Security Bureau. When the murderers Zhang Lidong and the others did violence to the victim Wu, the witness called the police in time. If the policemen arrived on the scene in four minutes as what they said, then there would be time for the victim to be rescued. However, when the policemen arrived, the victim Wu was already dead. So, judging from the time when the policemen arrived, the suspicion of stalling for time can’t be excluded. Moreover, viewing from its attitude toward the case after that, the CCP intentionally shielded the criminals and purposely concealed the details of the case, and even changed the nature of the case, putting the blame on the Church of Almighty God. It’s not hard to see that the CCP arranged and planned it purposely and deliberately. But by whatever means the CCP does things, its sinister intention will be exposed in the end.
In the Zhaoyuan incident, the CCP is dead against the Church of Almighty God even at the cost of the life of an innocent ordinary person, and it is nothing surprising. In the history of the CCP, the CCP’s means of framing at any cost is a matter known to all. It always plays the trick of a thief crying “Stop thief.” It did so in the “June Fourth” Students’ Strike, in the “Tibetan Incident,” and even more in the “Xinjiang Incident of Violence” and the “Tiananmen Incident.” We must see clearly this habitual means of the CCP. As long as one dissects every incident created by the CCP, he will discover its sinister intention. The CCP has persecuted the Church of Almighty God for over twenty years, and there have been nearly twenty thousand cases of the Christians in the Church of Almighty God being cruelly persecuted by the CCP. In these cases, some are cruelly persecuted to death or disability by the CCP, some are watched by the CCP for a long time and are deprived of freedom, and even more some are persecuted by the CCP so that they become homeless.
Then why does the CCP frenziedly suppress and persecute the Church of Almighty God? Here we have to mention the origin of the CCP. In the beginning of The Manifesto of the Communist Party, it says, “A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism.” Marx, the founder of the Communist Party, was a believer in Satanism. He claimed that the Communist Party was an evil spirit. This evil spirit once wandered in Europe and started the evil theory of Communism, bringing disasters to many countries in Europe and Asia, and it expressed atheism that cruelly corrupted mankind to the apex of evil. The CCP is the worshiper and follower of Marxism, and it advocates winning power by violence and is lawless. So it simply doesn’t care about humanity, and has no morality at all. The CCP’s history is a history of constant slaughters, and such examples are too numerous to record, which is decided by its evil and reactionary substance. Therefore, when God is incarnated in the end time and comes to the nest of the great red dragon—China, the strong bastion of atheism, in order to hinder God’s chosen people from coming before God and control people under its power and continue its dictatorial rule, China’s ruling party, the CCP, frenziedly resists and cruelly persecutes the Church of Almighty God. The CCP held many emergency meetings to discuss how to abolish the Church of Almighty God, made and issued many secret documents, and carried out various base and diabolic schemes and plots, bringing great hindrance to Almighty God’s work and the church work.
But no matter how severe the CCP’s persecution is, followers of Almighty God are increasing constantly. There are members of the Church of Almighty God everywhere in China, and the gospel of Almighty God has been spread to numerous households and made known to every family and everyone. Now overseas, Christians in all countries who come to the Church of Almighty God to seek the truth increase with each passing day. Almighty God’s end-time gospel is being spread to the whole world with lightning speed. If the rumors fabricated by the CCP are true, the Christians in the Church of Almighty God should be fewer and fewer. How can it be so flourishing? The facts are sufficient to prove this: All that from God will thrive, and all that from satan will perish. This is because Almighty God is the Lord who created the heavens and the earth and all things, and is precisely the returned Lord Jesus in the prophecy of the Bible. The CCP attempts to make mischief and fabricate a charge against the Church of Almighty God through this criminal case, so that it can frenziedly persecute and condemn the true God and hinder God’s gospel work in Mainland China. The CCP’s sinister intention is so malicious!
Hence, the real prime criminal who created the “May 28” Zhaoyuan murder is the CCP. Incidents of violence created by the CCP are on show in Mainland China every day. What the CCP brings to the people is violence and slaughter, is lies and deception, is that “those who obey survive and those who disobey perish,” and is terror and despair. The Zhaoyuan murder is just a tip of the iceberg in the CCP’s history of crimes. But it attempts to seize the opportunity to defame the Church of Almighty God and resist the true God, which means that it is bringing destruction upon itself, because God’s righteous disposition doesn’t tolerate the offense of anyone! Those who resist the true God will surely incur the wrath of Heaven!