Buddhists and Taoists have religious practices wherein they separate themselves from worldly affairs and practice asceticism, can that achieve salvation?

 

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“Why should the heathen say, Where is now their God? But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like to them; Continue reading “Buddhists and Taoists have religious practices wherein they separate themselves from worldly affairs and practice asceticism, can that achieve salvation?”

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Almighty God | God’s Utterance “God Himself, the Unique I God’s Authority (I)” (Part Four)

       God’s words in this video are from the book “Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh”.
The content of this video:
The Creator’s Authority Is Not Constrained by Time, Space, or Geography, and the Creator’s Authority Is Inestimable
The Fact of the Creator’s Control and Dominion Over All Things and Living Beings Speaks of the True Existence of the Creator’s Authority
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God’s Utterance “God Himself, the Unique (II) God’s Righteous Disposition” (Part Four)

God’s words in this video are from the book “Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh”.

The content of this video:

The True Repentance in the Ninevites’ Hearts Wins Them God’s Mercy and Changes Their Own Ends God’s Mercy and Tolerance Are Not Rare—Man’s True Repentance Is The Creator’s Righteous Disposition Is Real and Vivid The Creator’s Sincere Feelings Toward Mankind The Creator Expresses His True Feelings for Humanity

from “God Himself, the Unique (II)
in Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh 

Eastern LightningThe Church of Almighty God was created because of the appearance and work of Almighty God, the second coming of the Lord JesusChrist of the last days. It is made up of all those who accept Almighty God’s work in the last days and are conquered and saved by His words. It was entirely founded by Almighty God personally and is led by Him as the Shepherd. It was definitely not created by a person. Christ is the truth, the way, and the life. God’s sheep hear God’s voice. As long as you read the words of Almighty God, you will see God has appeared.

 

Eastern Lightning | Almighty God’s Word “The Age of Kingdom Is the Age of Word”



Almighty God says, “God created the world with the word, leads men throughout the universe with the word, conquers and saves them with the word. Finally, He shall use the word to bring the entire world of old to an end. Continue reading “Eastern Lightning | Almighty God’s Word “The Age of Kingdom Is the Age of Word””

Christ’s word God Created Eve

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(Gen 2:18-20) And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them: and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

(Gen 2:22-23) And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her to the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

There is a key sentence in the verses concerning “God created Eve,” and you may underline it: and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. Who was the one that gave names to every living creature? It was Adam rather than God. This word tells man a fact: When God created man, He gave him wisdom. That is to say, man’s wisdom was from God. This is beyond doubt. Why? Since God created Adam, had Adam ever been to school? Could he read? After God created all the living creatures, did Adam know them when seeing them? Had God told him what their names were? God certainly had not taught him how to give names to every living creature either. This was a fact! Then how did he know how to give names to these living creatures and what names he should give to them? This had to do with such an issue as what God added to Adam when he was created. The fact proves that when God created man, He added His wisdom to man. This is a key point. You all shall hear it clearly! There is another key point that you should be clear about: After Adam gave names to these living creatures, to God the names of these living creatures were decided. Why do I say so? There was also God’s disposition here, and I have to explain it.

God created man, and He gave man His breath and also gave man some of His wisdom, of His power, and of what He has and is. After God gave man these, man could do something independently and think something independently. If what man thought out or what he did was good in God’s eyes, God would accept it and not interfere in it, and as for the right things man did, God would let them be so. Therefore, what does the word “and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof” mean? It means that God did not make any alteration to the name of each living creature and that whatever Adam called it, God said, “Yes,” and God decided what that thing was called. Did God have any objection? No. This is certain! What have you seen here? God has given man wisdom, and man does things with the wisdom given by God; if what man does is a positive thing in God’s eyes, it is approved, acknowledged, and accepted by God, and God does not pass any judgment or make any criticism on it. This is something no human being or evil spirit or Satan can do. Have you seen the expression of God’s disposition here? With a man, a corrupt man, or Satan, would he allow someone else to do something on his behalf under his eyes? Certainly not! Would he contend for this position with another man or another force different from him? Definitely! At that time, if a corrupt man or Satan had been with Adam, he would definitely have denied what Adam did. In order to prove that he had independent thinking ability and had his original views, he would have denied all that Adam did, “You say it will be called this, and I will simply not call it this but call it that. You say it will be called Zhang San, and I will simply call it Li Si. I will show you my brilliance.” What nature is this? Isn’t it arrogance? But in God, is there such disposition? Did God have any abnormal and opposing actions toward the thing Adam did? Certainly not! In the expression of God’s disposition, there is not any trace of argument, arrogance, or self-rightness. This was manifested very clearly here. Although it was a very small thing, if you cannot know God’s substance and if in your heart you do not ponder how God did it and what God’s attitude was, then you will fail to know God’s disposition or see the expression or manifestation of God’s disposition. Isn’t that so? Then, do you agree with the explanations I gave just now? With regard to the thing done by Adam, although God did not say to him such words as these in a big way, “You have done a good job and done it rightly. I agree to it!”, He accepted it in His heart, and He highly appreciated and approved it. It was the first thing mankind did for God as God commanded since the creation of the world, and it was done in God’s stead and done on God’s behalf. In God’s eyes, it was out of the wisdom God had bestowed to man. It was good and was positive in the sight of God. What Adam at that time did was the first manifestation of God’s wisdom in mankind, and this manifestation was good in God’s eyes. Here I want to tell you: The reason why God added part of what He has and is and of His wisdom to man is that He wants man to become a living being manifesting Him; it is exactly what He has long expected that such a living being can do things on His behalf.

from “God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Godself (1)”

in A Continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh

 

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Why is the world dark and evil? Is it that mankind should be destroyed when they have been corrupted to the utmost?

所多玛城的邪恶(街道大全景) The evil of Sodom

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The answer from God’s word:

“After men were corrupted by satan, they lost their heart of fearing God and lost their rightful function as a created being, becoming enemies that disobey God. They all live under satan’s domain and are manipulated by satan. So, God has no way to work among created beings, much less can he receive their fear. Man is created by God and should worship God, but he runs counter to God and worships satan. Satan has become an idol in his heart. Thus, God has lost his place in man’s heart, that is, the meaning of his creating man is lost.

from “God and Man Will Enter Into Rest Together” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

“Having been corrupted for thousands of years, men have all become numb and obtuse and become devils that resist God. Thus the history of their disobeying God has been recorded in ‘Historical Records,’ and even they themselves cannot tell all their disobedient acts. For they have been corrupted by satan too deeply and have been so beguiled by satan that they have lost direction. Even today men are still rebelling against God. They rebel against God when seeing God, and also rebel against God when not seeing God; some even still rebel against God after they have seen God’s curse and God’s fierce anger. So I say that men’s sense has lost its original function and their conscience has also lost its original function. … People who live in so filthy a land have been badly contaminated by the society and influenced by feudal ethics and have been educated in the ‘institutions of higher learning.’ Backward thoughts, corrupt morals, low outlook on life, contemptible philosophies of life, worthless existence, and debased customs and life, these things all have been seriously harassing their heart and seriously damaging and attacking their conscience. Consequently, they become further and further from God and increasingly resist God. Their disposition becomes more and more diabolic day by day. There is no one at all who willingly gives up anything for God and no one who willingly obeys God; much less is there anyone who willingly seeks God’s appearing. Instead, they seek pleasures and make merry indulgently under the domain of satan and corrupt their flesh indulgently in the land of mire.”

from “Not Transformed in Disposition One Is Against God”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh

“No one takes the initiative to seek God’s footsteps and God’s appearing, and no one is willing to live under God’s care and keeping. Rather, man is willing to rely on the corroding of satan and the evil one to adjust to this world and adjust to this evil mankind’s laws of living. At this point, man’s heart and man’s spirit have become the tribute man offers to satan, become satan’s food, and even more become satan’s long-dwelling place and satan’s natural place of amusement. Therefore, man unconsciously no longer understands the truths about being a man and no longer understands the value and the meaning of man’s existence, God’s laws and God’s covenant with man gradually become dim in man’s heart, and man no longer seeks after God and no longer pays attention to God. As time goes by, no one understands the meaning of God’s creating man any longer, or understands the words of God’s mouth, or understands anything from God. Thus man begins to resist the laws and statutes from God, and man’s heart and man’s spirit become numb.”

from “God Is the Source of Man’s Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

“Since mankind had social science, science and knowledge have occupied mankind’s heart. Then science and knowledge become tools to rule mankind, so that mankind does not have enough space to worship God and does not have more favorable conditions to worship God, and God’s position in the heart of the whole mankind drops increasingly. The world in mankind’s heart where there is no God’s position is dark, hopeless, and empty. Subsequently, many social scientists, historians, and politicians rise up to express their views, such as the theories of social sciences, the theory of evolution of man, and so on, which are contrary to the truth that God created man, to fill man’s mind and heart. Thus, fewer and fewer people believe that God created all things, while more and more people believe the theory of evolution. More and more people treat the records of God’s work and the words of God in the Old Testament age as myths. God’s dignity and God’s greatness have become dim in people’s heart, the belief in God’s existence and God’s ruling over all things has become dim in people’s heart, and the survival and extinction of mankind and the destinies of the nations and races have become unimportant to people. All mankind are living in an empty world of eating and drinking and making merry…. Few people take the initiative to seek where God is working today and how God rules over and arranges mankind’s destination. Thus, unknowingly human civilization becomes less and less desirable to people. Many people even feel that, living in such a world, they are not as happy as those who are dead, and even people of the formerly highly-civilized nations also complain like this. For without God’s leading, even if rulers or sociologists all rack their brains to maintain human civilization, it is to no avail. No human being can fill the emptiness in man’s heart, because no human being can be man’s life, and no social views can free man from being harassed by emptiness. Science, knowledge, freedom, democracy, pleasure, and ease only bring man temporary comfort. With these things, mankind are still inevitably committing sins and complaining that the society is unjust. With these things, mankind still cannot restrain their hunger and desire to explore. This is because man was created by God, and mankind’s meaningless sacrifices and explorations can only bring them more and more miseries, causing them to live in constant fear, not knowing how to face mankind’s future and how to face the future way, and they even dread science, dread knowledge, and much more dread the sense of emptiness. In this world, no matter whether you are in a free country or in a country without human rights, you can in no way escape from mankind’s destiny; no matter whether you are a ruler or a ruled one, you can in no way free yourself from the desire to explore mankind’s destiny, mysteries, and destination, much less free yourself from the inexplicable sense of emptiness. These phenomena common to mankind are called by sociologists social phenomena, but no great man can come forth to solve such problems. Man is man after all. God’s place and God’s life cannot be replaced by any man. What mankind needs is not only a just society where they have enough to fill their stomach and everyone is equal and free. What they need is God’s salvation and God’s life supply for them. Only thus can their needs, their desire to explore, and the emptiness in their heart be solved. If the people of a nation or race cannot receive God’s salvation or God’s care, then this nation or race will head for decline and darkness and end up being destroyed by God.”

from “God Is Sovereign over the Destiny of All Mankind”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh

“people in the age of Noah indulged in eating and drinking and marrying and giving in marriage to the extent that God could not bear to look at it, and God destroyed all of them by a flood, leaving only Noah’s household of eight and all kinds of animals and birds. However, in the end time the ones God will leave are all those who are faithful to God to the end. Both are extremely corrupt ages God cannot bear to look at, and both are corrupt mankind who do not acknowledge God as the Lord, but God destroyed all the people in the age of Noah. Both cause God to be extremely grieved, but God has endured the end-time people to this day. Why is this? Have you never thought about it? If you really do not know, I will tell you: God can grant mercy to the end-time people not because the end-time people are less corrupt than the people in the age of Noah, not because the end-time people have the intention of repenting to God, much less because the science and technology of the end time are advanced and God is unwilling to destroy them, but because God wants to do a work on a group of end-time people. God wants to be incarnated to personally do this work, and God wants to choose some from this group of people to be the objects of his salvation and the crystallization of his management plan and will bring these people into the next age.”

from “Do You Know? God Has Done a Very Great Thing Among Men”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh

“God is sighing over the future of mankind, grieving over the fall of mankind, and sorrowing over mankind’s heading toward decline and toward a path of no return step by step. No one has ever thought: Where will such a mankind who has broken God’s heart and has forsaken God and turned to the evil one head toward? For this reason, no one tries to feel God’s anger, no one tries to seek the way to please God, and no one tries to come close to God, much less does anyone try to sense God’s grief and God’s sorrow. All men, after hearing God’s voice, still go their own way, still leave God, avoid God’s grace and care, and shun God’s truth, and would rather sell themselves to satan which is against God. Who has ever thought: If men always persist in their mistaken ways like this, how will God treat them who have no regard for him? No one knows that God warns and exhorts mankind again and again because in his hand is prepared an unprecedented disaster. This disaster is unbearable to man’s flesh and man’s soul, and it is not merely to punish man’s flesh but aimed at man’s soul. You should know: When God’s plan falls through and when God’s warnings and exhortations are not repaid, what anger will he unleash? This has never been tasted or heard of by any created being. So I say that this disaster has never occurred before and will never occur again in the future. This is because God’s plan is that he would only create mankind once and only save mankind once. This is the first time and also the last time.”

from “God Is the Source of Man’s Life” in The Word Appears in the Flesh