By Whom Man’s Outcome Is Decided
There is another most important thing, that is, your attitude toward God. This attitude is very important! This attitude decides whether you will eventually go to destruction or enter into the pleasant destination God has prepared for you. In the Age of the Kingdom, God has worked for more than twenty years. During these more than twenty years, in your hearts you all may be unclear about your manifestations, but in God’s heart he has been keeping a real, actual record for each one. From the time each one begins to follow him, hear his preachings, and understand more and more truths, to the time he performs his duty, God has a record of all his various manifestations of this period. During the course of his performing duty, when he encounters various circumstances and various trials, what his attitude is, what his various manifestations are, what he thinks of God in his heart, … of all these God has an account, a record. You may be very unclear about these things, but God is very clear about them, without any negligence. Because this matter has to do with each person’s outcome and has to do with each person’s destiny and future, and even more because all God’s painstaking effort and price are put in it, God dare not neglect in the least and does not allow any carelessness. God has been keeping such an account for man, an account of the course of man’s following God from beginning to end. What your attitude toward God is in this course will decide your destiny. Isn’t this very real? By now, don’t you think God is very righteous? Isn’t it very appropriate for God to do so? Do you still have any imagination about God? (No.) Then tell me, is man’s outcome decided by God or by man himself? (Decided by God.) By whom? (God.) You do not know again! The brothers and sisters from the church in Hong Kong answer first. By whom? (By man himself.) By man himself? So then, it has nothing to do with God? Someone from the church in South Korea, give your answer. (God decides man’s outcome according to his actions and behavior and according to the way he takes.) This word is very objective. Here is a fact I have to tell you: While God does the work of salvation, he sets a standard for man. This standard is that man can listen to God’s words and walk in God’s ways. By this standard man’s outcome is judged. If you practice according to this standard from God, then you will receive a good outcome; if you do not practice according to this standard, then you cannot receive a good outcome. So by whom do you say this outcome is decided? It is not decided by God alone, but by God and man together. Is that right? (Yes.) Why do I say so? Because God takes the initiative to do the work of saving man and prepare a pleasant destination for man, and man is the object of God’s work and this outcome or destination is prepared by God for man. Without the object of his work, God would not need to do this work. If God did not do this work, man would have no opportunity to be saved. Man is the object of salvation. The object of salvation is the passive party, but the attitude of this party decides whether God can fulfill his work of saving mankind. Without God’s guidance for you, you would not know the standard or have a goal. After you have the standard and goal, if you do not cooperate, not practicing or paying price, you still cannot receive it. So this outcome can neither do without God nor do without man. Now you know by whom man’s outcome is actually decided!
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.