Editor’s Note: The Lord Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). God is the truth, the way and the life, and only God’s words can show us the way forward and allow us to see things clearly. And yet there are many brothers and sisters who do not investigate the true way in the light of God’s words, but rather they investigate it in the light of commentaries they see online. Some then don’t dare to continue investigating it because of the negative reports they read online, and some become so deceived by the lies that they almost miss God’s salvation of the last days…. Sister Xiao Ling was one of these people, but through seeking and fellowship, she came to have discernment of the lies on the Internet, and she welcomed the Lord’s return. Would you like to know about her experience? Then read on …
I was born into a Catholic family. Although many of us in the local area followed God, many still smoked, drank alcohol, and worshiped idols, and there were even some in our church congregation who committed adultery. I knew nothing about the Bible back then, and when I saw the church leaders and my fellow believers living in such a way, I blindly followed suit and smoke and drank as well. One day in 2011, several brothers who believed in the Lord Jesus came to our village to preach the gospel. While I listened to their sermon, my heart was stirred by several passages from the Bible: “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). Although I wasn’t entirely clear what the Lord Jesus meant when He said these things, I knew that God possessed the truth, that He could bestow life upon us, and that if we believed in God then we had to listen to His words, for only by doing this would God be pleased. Only then did I begin to reflect, and I thought: “I believe in God and yet I’m living a life of smoking and drinking, and this makes me no different from those who don’t believe in God. This doesn’t accord with the truth. As a believer who follows God, I should stop living this degenerate life, and instead I must focus on living according to God’s words, seek to know God and gain the truth.” I then began to focus on reading the Bible, and I began to attend meetings with the preacher brothers to study.
The Bible is generally enshrined as the canon of Christianity, and many people believe that all of it came from God, that believing in the Bible is equivalent to believing in the Lord. But is that really true? How does the Lord want us to approach the Bible? Do you know the real story behind the Bible? Check out this article, Knock, and the Door Shall Be Opened. It’s certain to open a door for you.
Almighty God says, “For many years, people’s traditional means of belief (that of Christianity, one of the world’s three major religions) has been to read the Bible; departure from the Bible is not a belief in the Lord, departure from the Bible is heterodoxy and heresy, and even when people read other books, the foundation of these books must be the explanation of the Bible. Which is to say, if you believe in the Lord, then you must read the Bible, and outside the Bible you must not worship any book that does not involve the Bible. If you do, then you are betraying God. From the time when there was the Bible, people’s belief in the Lord has been the belief in the Bible. Instead of saying people believe in the Lord, it is better to say they believe in the Bible; rather than saying they have begun reading the Bible, it is better to say they have begun believing in the Bible; and rather than saying they have returned before the Lord, it would be better to say they have returned before the Bible. In this way, people worship the Bible as if it were God, as if it were their lifeblood, and losing it would be the same as losing their life. People see the Bible as being as high as God, and there are even those who see it as higher than God. If people are without the work of the Holy Spirit, if they cannot feel God, they can carry on living—but as soon as they lose the Bible, or lose the famous chapters and sayings from the Bible, then it is as if they have lost their life. … The Bible has become an idol in people’s minds, it has become a puzzle in their brains, and they are simply incapable of believing that God can work outside of the Bible, they are incapable of believing that people can find God outside of the Bible, much less are they able to believe that God could depart from the Bible during the final work and start anew. This is unthinkable to people; they cannot believe it, and neither can they imagine it. The Bible has become a great obstacle to people’s acceptance of God’s new work, and a difficulty to God’s broadening this new work” (The Word Appears in the Flesh). Almighty God’s words expose our previous state of faith in the Lord. When I was in religion before, I thought that faith in the Bible was faith in God. I even saw the Bible as higher than God. Some classic Bible verses were more important to me than anything, and I clung to the Bible without listening for God’s voice especially on the matter of welcoming the Lord. I heard someone testify that the Lord Jesus had returned as Almighty God and was expressing truths to do the judgment work of the last days, but I didn’t seek it. I nearly missed my chance to welcome the Lord. God’s wondrous guidance allowed me to greet the Lord and accept Almighty God’s work of the last days.
I’m a beautician and my husband is a farmer; we met in Malaysia at an orange throwing event, a traditional activity for women trying to find love. Our wedding, witnessed by a pastor, was held in a church a year later. I was very deeply moved by the pastor’s prayer for our marriage and though I wasn’t religious, I silently implored God: “May this man unswervingly cherish and care for me, and be my companion throughout the rest of my life.”Read More »
The pandemic has continued to spread over recent months and the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths are growing ever higher. Disasters are rife across the world, such as swarms of insects, floods, and fires, and the threat of war looms. Many Christians have become aware that the Lord has returned already and are now seeking His appearance. Nowadays, only The Church of Almighty God is testifying that the Lord has returned, and many are now seeking and investigating the appearance and work of Almighty God. More and more people become certain that they are the voice of God after hearing Almighty God’s words, and then accept Almighty God’s work in the last days. Yet there are some people who, when they see Almighty God’s work being slandered and condemned by the CCP government and the pastors and elders of the religious world, decide to follow them. They do not believe that this is the true way and dare not seek or investigate it. While we should be cautious when investigating the true way, is it in line with the truth to hold up the words of the CCP government and the pastors and elders as the standard for determining whether something is the true way or a false way? Who exactly should we be listening to when looking into the true way so that we can welcome the Lord’s return? We will fellowship and explore these issues here.Read More »
Editor’s Note: In recent years lots of brothers and sisters who are genuine believers in the Lord have very clearly felt that their churches have become more and more desolate, and that their pastors are always preaching about the same old things that can’t resolve people’s practical difficulties. Brothers and sisters are becoming weak and negative, and living in sin; they can’t feel the presence of the Lord, and thus quite a few of them wish to seek out a church with the work of the Holy Spirit. So then, what kind of church really does possess the Holy Spirit’s work, and how can we find one? I believe that Sister Li Yinghua’s experience can show us the way.Read More »
I used to be a believer in the Three-Self Church in China. When I first started participating in gatherings, the pastors would often say to us, “Brothers and sisters, it is recorded in the Bible that, ‘For with the heart man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made to salvation’ (Romans 10:10). We’ve been justified due to our faith, and since we believe in Jesus, we have been saved. If we believed in anything else, then we wouldn’t be saved….” I kept these words spoken by the pastors always in mind. They spurred me on as I ardently engaged in pursuit and actively attended gatherings, waiting for the Lord to come and receive me into the kingdom of heaven. Later, a series of unlawful deeds were committed in the church, and as a result I began to weary of the gatherings there. Read More »
My parents are both Christians and from an early age I started going with them to church to attend services. At the age of 12 I attended a grand Christian camp in Myanmar, and while I was there a pastor told me: “The only way to avoid death and enter the kingdom of heaven is to be baptized.” And so in order to enter the kingdom of heaven I decided to get baptized while I was at the camp. From that time on, I became a genuine Christian.Read More »
Jesus return movie | Gospel Movie Clip “Knocking at the Door” (1) – What Is the Most Important Practice to Welcome the Coming of the Lord?
The Lord Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (Jhn 10:27). It is also prophesied many times in Revelation, “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” The voice and words of the Spirit are the voice of the Lord, and it is God’s sheep who will recognize God’s voice. What practice, then, is most important for Christians as they welcome the coming of the Lord?