Man’s True Condition of Being Corrupted by Satan
1. For so many years, the thought man lives by has corrupted man’s heart, man’s heart. So man becomes crafty, cowardly, and base. Man has no perseverance or resolution, and is greedy and frail and willful. He does not have the will to transcend himself at all, much less have any courage to break away from the bondage of the influence of darkness.
2. Man has a depraved mind and leads a depraved life. Man’s viewpoint of believing in God is still awful, and it is even intolerable to the ear, intolerable to the ear once it is spoken of. All men are cowardly, powerless, base, and fragile. They do not feel loathing for the force of darkness, and do not love the light and the truth, but they do their possible to drive them out.
from “Why Are You Not Willing to Be a Setoff?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh
Almighty God says, ”Some men have a penchant for drawing attention to themselves. In the presence of his brothers and sisters, he says he is indebted to God, but behind their backs, he does not practice the truth and does entirely otherwise. Is this not as those religious Pharisees? A man who truly loves God and has the truth is one who is loyal to God, but does not outwardly reveal so. He is willing to practice the truth when matters arise and does not speak or act against his conscience. He demonstrates wisdom when matters arise and is principled in his deeds, no matter the circumstances. A man such as this is one who truly serves.”
The Lord Jesus also wanted man to know that living in this world man was not isolated, man had God’s concern and God’s presence, God was man’s permanent support, God was the dear one of every man who followed him, with him as the support man would no longer be alone and no longer be helpless, and those who accepted him as the sin offering would no longer be bound by sin.
In God’s heart, the mankind he aims to manage and save is most important, and he considers such a mankind to be more important than anything else. Although he has paid a lot of price for such a mankind and although he has been constantly hurt and rebelled against by such a mankind, he has no complaint or regret and never leaves or forsakes man, but keeps doing his work without stopping, for he knows that one day sooner or later man will be awoken by the calling of his word, will be moved by his word, and will recognize that he is the Creator, thereby returning to him. …
from God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Godself (3)
in A Continuation of the Word Appears in the Flesh—The Way to Know God I
God Is in Heaven and Also on Earth
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1. When on earth, God is the practical God Himself in men’s heart; when in heaven, God is the Ruler of all things. God once traveled over mountains and waters, God once traveled over mountains and waters, and He once driftingly walked among men. Who dare resist “the practical God Himself” openly? Who dare break away from the sovereignty of the Almighty? Who dare say that God is definitely, definitely in heaven? And who dare say that God is absolutely on earth? Among men, no one can clearly tell where God is, clearly tell where God is.
2. When God is in heaven, is He just the supernatural God Himself? When God is on earth, is He just the practical God Himself? Can it decide whether God is the practical God Himself that He is the Ruler of all things or He tastes the sufferings of the world? God is in heaven and also on earth. God is among all things and also, also among all men. Men can, can contact God every day and can also see, see God every day.
from “The Fifteenth Piece of Word” of God’s Utterance to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh
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 expression, you will see that God has appeared.