The Church of Almighty God came into being because of the appearance and work of Almighty God—the returned Lord Jesus—Christ of the last days, and also under His righteous judgment and chastisement. The church is comprised of all those who truly accept Almighty God’s work of the last days and are conquered and saved by God’s word. It was entirely founded by Almighty God personally, and is personally led and shepherded by Him, and it was by no means set up by any man. This is a fact acknowledged by all the chosen people in the Church of Almighty God. Whoever is used by God incarnate is predestined by God, and personally appointed and testified to by God, just as Jesus personally chose and appointed the twelve disciples. Those who are used by God only cooperate with His work, and cannot do God’s work in His stead. The church was not founded by those who are used by God, nor do God’s chosen people believe in or follow them. The churches of the Age of Grace were not set up by Paul and other apostles, but were the product of the work of the Lord Jesus and founded by the Lord Jesus Himself. Likewise, the Church of Almighty God in the last days has not been established by those used by God, but is the product of the work of Almighty God. The people who are used by God only water, supply, and lead the churches, performing the duty of man. Although God’s chosen people are led, watered, and supplied by those who are used by God, they believe in and follow none other than Almighty God, and accept and obey His words and work. This is a fact that no one can deny. Because of the appearance and work of God incarnate, many true believers of the Lord in all religious denominations and sects have finally heard the voice of God, have seen that the Lord Jesus has already come and carried out the work of judgment in the last days, and they have all confirmed that Almighty God is the returned Lord Jesus—and as a result, they have accepted His work of the last days. All those who are conquered by the word of Almighty God become subject to His name. Therefore, all the chosen people of the Church of Almighty God pray to Almighty God, and follow, obey and worship Him. Having experienced God’s work of judgment and chastisement, the chosen people in China have come to appreciate His righteous disposition, and have seen His majesty and wrath, and so they have been completely conquered by God’s word and have fallen down before Almighty God, and are willing to obey and accept the judgment and chastisement of God’s word. Thus, they have gained God’s salvation.
In the Age of the Grace, the Lord Jesus once promised, “I will come again.” In the end time, keeping the Lord Jesus’ promise “I will come again,” God is incarnated once again and decends in China, carrying out a work of judgment and chastisement and conquering and salvation with the word. This has fully fulfilled the prophecies in the Bible, “Judgment begins with God’s household,” and “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” God’s end-time work ends the Age of the Grace and opens the Age of the Kingdom. Almighty God’s end-time work spreads quickly in China, so the Church of Almighty God comes into being. Facts prove that the Church of Almighty God comes into being completely due to God’s end-time work and it isn’t established by any person. God’s chosen people of the Church of Almighty God pray in Almighty God’s name, accept all the truths expressed by Almighty God, and obey Almighty God’s work. Therefore, the One that God’s chosen people of the Church of Almighty God believe in is the Christ who is incarnated in the end time, the practical God who is God’s Spirit realized in the flesh, not a person.
In 1991, the end-time Christ—Almighty God, who is incarnated, began to formally perform his ministry in China. He has expressed millions of words and started the work of judgment before the great white throne in the end time. Just as Almighty God says, “The work of judgment is God’s own work. Of course, it has to be done by God personally. This work cannot be done by man instead. Because judgment is to conquer mankind with the truth, it is unquestionable that God still appears among men in his incarnate image to do this work. That is to say, the end-time Christ will teach people of every place with the truth and speak all the truths to them. This is God’s work of judgment.” (from “Christ Does the Work of Judgment with the Truth” in The Word Appears in the Flesh) “God does the work of the word in the end time, and this word is the word of the Holy Spirit. This is because God is the Holy Spirit and God can also be incarnated. So, the word of the Holy Spirit, which was spoken of before, is the word of the incarnated God of today. … For God to do his work by speaking and uttering his voice, he has to be incarnated. Otherwise, his work cannot achieve its purpose.” (from “How Could Those Who Circumscribe God Within Their ‘Notions’ Receive God’s ‘Revelation’?” in The Word Appears in the Flesh) Because the end-time Christ appears and utters his voice and speaks, more and more people who thirst for and seek the truth are conquered and purified by Almighty God’s word, seeing God’s appearing in God’s judgment and chastisement and seeing the returning of the Redeemer. Continue reading