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To Be Saved – Who Brings Us the Way of Eternal Life?

Question 2

The Bible is merely a record of the first two stages of God’s work. So if we only read the Bible, we cannot gain eternal life. The Bible can’t give eternal life. Of this, there is no doubt. But we believe, by following the Lord, we can achieve it. The Lord’s own words back this up. The Lord Jesus said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die” (John 11:25-26). “But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14). This passage is the Lord Jesus’ promise. The Lord Jesus can grant eternal life. His way is the way of eternal life. However, you testify that Christ of the last days brings us the way of eternal life. We are all followers of the Lord Jesus. Why is this not enough to gain the way of eternal life?

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The Lord Jesus is God become flesh, is God’s appearance. The Lord Jesus said, “And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.” “… the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” The Bible says, “He that believes on the Son has everlasting life.” All these words are truth. They are fact. Lord Jesus is God become flesh. He has God’s substance and identity. He Himself is the way of eternal life. All He says and does is a manifestation of God’s life. All He expresses is truth and what God is. So Lord Jesus Himself is eternal life and can grant the way of eternal life. He can bring the dead back to life. By believing in Lord Jesus, the one true God, we can receive eternal life. This is known fact. There is proof in the resurrection of Lazarus, proof that Lord Jesus can give us eternal life, and He has this authority. Then, why did Lord Jesus not grant way of eternal life in the Age of Grace? Because He had to be nailed to the cross to redeem mankind, not for the work of purification and salvation in the last days. The Lord Jesus’ work of redemption only pardoned man’s sins, but it did not rid man of his satanic nature and disposition. So, with belief man was pardoned for his sins, but his satanic nature was never cleansed. Man still sins in spite of himself and betrays God. Isn’t this undeniable? Having known this, let’s be clear on something. Lord Jesus’ work during the Age of Grace paved the way for the judgment of the last days so that after He completed the work of redemption, He promised He would come again. The Lord Jesus once said, “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come” (John 16:12-13). From the words of Lord Jesus, we can see only when the Lord comes again will He express all truth that saves man. Here, “the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.” These truths are exactly the truths that Almighty God of the last days expresses in purifying and saving mankind. They are the words the Holy Spirit says to the churches, also the way of eternal life which God in the last days gives to mankind. That is why the Lord’s followers were unable to obtain eternal life in the Age of Grace. The Lord Jesus said, “And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.” And the Bible also says, “He that believes on the Son has everlasting life.” However, the Lord said this to testify that He is God’s appearance, and only He can grant man eternal life. The Lord Jesus’ promise that those who believe in Him would never die is a testimony to God’s authority. God Himself is the way of eternal life, and He can grant us eternal life. That’s not to say man receives eternal life only upon accepting Lord’s work. But many religious people think that as long as their sins are forgiven, they’ll enter the kingdom of heaven. Is there basis for this found in the word of God? No. Lord Jesus never said anything like that. Why don’t we really think about it. According to our imagination, as long as our sins are forgiven, we can enter the kingdom of heaven. But why did Lord Jesus prophesy that He would come again? And why did He tell His disciples so many prophecies, so many parables? These are things He is going to accomplish when He returns. Can we believe in the Lord for years and still not know this? If man only accepts the Lord but not His return, that’s an issue. Isn’t this betraying the Lord? No wonder Lord Jesus said, “Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:21-23). And now, the Lord’s words come completely true. If people accept the Lord Jesus but don’t accept His return, do they really believe in the Son? This is betrayal of the Lord. True believers in the Son refer to those who not only believe in the Lord but accept His return, following Christ to the end. Only they can gain eternal life. Those who believe in Lord Jesus but reject Almighty God are people who betray Lord Jesus. They believe in the Lord but because they don’t follow God to the end, their belief is for nothing, and they fail. The Lord Jesus has determined that they are evildoers because they only acknowledge His name, but they don’t accept His return. He had said, “I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:23). Those people who are condemned and cast out by the Lord, those who only keep His name, how can they gain eternal life? It is known they’ll gain nothing. They will descend into hell and suffer. This is proof of God’s righteous, holy disposition.

We all know this fact that even though man accepted Lord’s redemption, and their sins were forgiven and they were given the right to pray to God and enjoy His grace and blessings, it can’t be denied that man is still being controlled by their nature of sinning. And they’re incapable of practicing Lord’s word, obeying and revering God. Man often still lies and deceives God, they seek fame and fortune, lust for wealth and follow worldly trends. Especially when the work of God is not in line with man’s notions, mankind blames, resists God, judges God. These people can’t even really repent. So can they obtain the Lord’s approval? Though many men are able to testify and be martyred for the Lord, and all have even truly repented, in all honesty, have they been cleansed so that they may attain holiness? Definitely not. So have they truly known the Lord? Are they rid of Satan’s influence and gained by God? They are not. This is known fact. This proves the work of Lord Jesus in the Age of Grace was for redemption, not salvation and perfection of the last days. The words of Lord Jesus in the Age of Grace were the way of repentance, not the way of eternal life. That’s why Lord Jesus said that He would come again. The returned Lord Jesus will express the truth and give man the way of eternal life. So then, they can break free from Satan’s influence and gain truth as life, and they become men who know God, obey God, and are compatible with Him. So they can enter the kingdom of heaven. Based on Lord Jesus’ redemption, Almighty God has commenced the work of judgment starting from God’s house and has expressed all truths to purify and save mankind. He has revealed God’s righteous, majestic, unoffendable disposition, judged and exposed man’s corruption by Satan. He has unearthed the root of man’s rebellion and told man all of God’s intentions and requirements. Also, He’s told mankind all truths we need to achieve salvation, including the inside story and essence of three stages of God’s work and the relationship of these stages, the difference between the work of God and the work of man, the truth of the Bible, the mystery of the judgment of the last days, the rapture of the wise virgins, perfecting people into overcomers before the disasters, and God becoming flesh, what is to truly believe in, obey, and love God, how to revere God and shun evil, be compatible with Christ, and how to live a life of meaning and so on. These truths are the way of eternal life and are all bestowed by God to mankind in the last days. So then, if we want to attain truth and life, salvation, and also be perfected, then we must accept and obey the words and work of Almighty God. This is the only way that man may attain truth and life. Let us look at the words of Almighty God.

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