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  • Hey, Ming'en,

  • help me clean the vegetables.

  • Brother Zhao will be here for a meeting soon.

  • Oh.

  • There's no one outside, right?

  • No.

  • The CCP

  • keeps changing its methods to eliminate religious faith and watch over us Christians.

  • Spying on us, questioning us,

  • it's really just despicable!

  • Oh.

  • We have to make sure the area's safe,

  • so the brothers and sisters can meet without worrying.

  • Oh.

  • Hey, this is a serious topic,

  • can you stop answering me in monosyllables?

  • Oh.

  • Hey!

  • Oh.

  • What's on your mind?

  • Oh, nothing.

  • Nothing?

  • Your face is as long as a horse's.

  • Something's on your mind.

  • Oh, well, it's the church election. (Yes?)

  • Sister Chen and Brother Wang were elected as a church leader and deacon,

  • and Sister Zhao was elected as a group leader,

  • but me?

  • They've left me at home doing hosting duty.

  • So what?

  • You think hosting is a waste of your talent?

  • Well, I was thinking about it,

  • and when I believed in the Lord, I was a church worker and gave sermons.

  • Now, I've accepted God's work of the last days for almost a year.

  • So in the church I at least ought to be in a leadership position, right?

  • Oh!

  • No wonder I've seen you looking upset the last few days.

  • You want to be a leader, and you're not happy with hosting duty?

  • Well, listen, here's what I see:

  • There's so much work in the church to do right now,

  • and they need people to help.

  • Me wanting to be a leader should be in accord with God's will, right?

  • Alright, (Yes?)

  • it's good to want to be a leader and care for God's will,

  • but do you have the realities of truth now?

  • Can you use the truth to resolve our brothers' and sisters' difficulties and problems?

  • Who says I can't?

  • Can you lead the brothers and sisters in practicing

  • and experiencing God's words? (I am entirely—)

  • Without the realities of truth, how can we lead other people?

  • Do you think this is the same as being a preacher in religion,

  • where you only had to talk about biblical knowledge, theology,

  • and give testimony of enjoying God's grace,

  • working, and suffering? (Oh, never mind.)

  • Ming'en, look at yourself!

  • Since you believed in the Lord,

  • you have done some work and suffered, that's true,

  • but now you can't even be obedient about hosting duty!

  • That means you haven't changed.

  • This isn't sincere repentance!

  • Excuse me!

  • How haven't I achieved real repentance and change?

  • Yeah, I do have some opinions about being on hosting duty,

  • but I still accepted and obeyed, didn't I?

  • Also, in the past, I never submitted to anyone,

  • but now I can accept whatever people tell me,

  • and I'm happy to be the humblest of all.

  • That's repentance and change, isn't it?

  • That's outward obedience, not obedience in your heart.

  • How could you call that genuine repentance?

  • Fine, then you tell me,

  • if this isn't genuine repentance, what is?

  • That

  • Yeah?

  • I can't explain it. Ask Brother Zhao in a bit.

  • All that arguing and you don't know anything about it! (Yes, I do.)

  • You're wrong about that.

  • Forget it. I'll go open the door.

  • It's you. Come in.

  • OK.

  • Hi, Brother Zhao. (Sister Li.)

  • I'll go get the book.

  • Okay.

  • Brother Zhao, it's good you're here.

  • There's a question I'm confused about. I wanted to ask you.

  • What question?

  • It's this,

  • when I believed in the Lord, I always thought,

  • since I had believed for a long time,

  • forsaken everything to work and preach,

  • traveled long distances, and suffered much,

  • that I was quite an impressive person,

  • and that I was better than the others, so I looked down on them.

  • In the year since accepting Almighty God's work of the last days,

  • I've understood some truth,

  • then achieved some change.

  • I can seriously listen to what young brothers and sisters like you say,

  • and I can accept what accords with the truth.

  • I'm not as arrogant as I was in the past.

  • Also, I can obediently submit to whatever duties the church arranges for me.

  • So, wouldn't you say that's sincere repentance and change?

  • But she insists that I haven't changed.

  • I can't get through to her.

  • Maybe you can fellowship, so she'll understand! (Hey, hey!)

  • What are you doing, putting it all on my head?

  • I'm just telling him the truth! (As if you are!)

  • That's not the truth at all!

  • Sister Li, Brother Zhang, listen, let's all sit down.

  • Let's hear what Brother Zhao has to say. (Yeah, let's sit down.)

  • You don't know what you're talking about. (I deal with this every day.)

  • Brother Zhang, (Yes.)

  • after we accept Almighty God's work of the last days,

  • we do indeed achieve some change,

  • and we show some real faith in God.

  • But, these are just changes in our behaviors.

  • We only become a bit more reasonable in our words and actions,

  • and gain more of the decency of the saints.

  • But, if we haven't resolved the corruptions within us,

  • we can't call it true repentance and change.

  • What?

  • This is just behavioral change, not true repentance and change? (Yeah.)

  • Brother Zhao, give us the detailed version.

  • First, let's read two passages of Almighty God's words,

  • and we'll understand

  • why behavioral change is different from dispositional change.

  • Oh, okay.

  • Here, Brother Zhang, you read.

  • Alright, I'll read.

  • I need to put on my glasses.

  • The next part is good too. I'll read it.

  • Yes. OK.

  • Wow! God's words really are practical! (Yeah.)

  • In the past, that's exactly what I thought.

  • If I don't strike others, curse others, or take advantage of others,

  • forsake, expend, labor, work, and do whatever the church arranges for me,

  • that is genuine repentance and true change.

  • But if I compare that to God's word,

  • I don't think I'm understanding it right!

  • God's word says it very clearly.

  • After we believe in God, even though we achieve some change,

  • such as not being as arrogant as before,

  • being more humble and tolerant in our interactions,

  • being able to continue spreading the gospel and performing our duties in adverse environments,

  • and even being able to not deny God

  • when we are arrested and imprisoned by the CCP, (Right.)

  • these things are just outward behavioral changes,

  • and they don't mean we have genuinely repented,

  • or that we have achieved a change in our life disposition.

  • Behavioral change comes from the work of the Holy Spirit,

  • or from enthusiasm,

  • or from maintaining self-control and abiding by rules.

  • These changes aren't long-lasting and don't stand up to testing.

  • The satanic nature of resisting God within us and our satanic dispositions haven't been resolved,

  • so the moment God's work doesn't accord with our notions,

  • our satanic nature of resisting God will be exposed,

  • and we can rebel against God, resist God, or even deny and betray God.

  • It sounds very dangerous if we don't change our life disposition! (Yeah.)

  • The difference between behavioral change and dispositional change is pretty big.

  • Yeah. Yes.

  • It's just like the Jewish Pharisees.

  • They traveled to all corners of the earth to spread their faith,

  • interpreted the Scriptures for people, and taught others to keep the laws.

  • Others saw them as very spiritual and very pious.

  • They seemed to be very obedient to God.

  • From their behavior, you can't see any problems, can you? (Yeah.)

  • Then why did they nail the Lord Jesus to the cross?

  • Because by their nature,

  • they were arrogant, self-righteous, hated God, and hated the truth.

  • So, even though they clearly knew that what the Lord Jesus expressed was the way of truth,

  • they didn't seek or investigate,

  • and they strove to resist and condemn the Lord Jesus.

  • What does this prove?

  • It proves that all their good deeds were hypocritical.

  • They were done to deceive people.

  • Right!

  • If people only have good behavior without changing their satanic nature,

  • they can still resist God.

  • When you put it like that,

  • it reminds me of Pastor Wu from my old church.

  • He was outwardly humble and kind,

  • and was usually loving to others.

  • When he prayed, he was so repentant he would weep.

  • He looked very pious.

  • But when he heard about Almighty God's work of the last days,

  • his demeanor immediately changed, his eyes went red,

  • and he wantonly judged, condemned, slandered, and blasphemed Almighty God.

  • He also insulted and beat brothers and sisters who witnessed God's last-days work. (That's right.)

  • He even incited us to call the police on them!

  • All the venom and rage in him showed right through.

  • You have no idea, Brother Zhao.

  • It was incredible to me.

  • How could Pastor Wu, who normally seemed so humble and kind,

  • become so vicious in the blink of an eye? (Yeah.)

  • How is he any different than the Pharisees?

  • There's no difference at all!

  • Right.

  • The example of the Pharisees and the pastors and elders makes the problem very clear. (Exactly.)

  • No matter how many good deeds a person does,

  • it's not genuine repentance and change.

  • You know,

  • without this fellowship, I wouldn't see it so clearly.

  • Thanks be to God!

  • So, Ming'en, now you'll admit I'm right?

  • Look at you, you always rub my nose in it!

  • I don't understand the truth,

  • so I'm seeking it, aren't I?

  • Right, you're seeking, you're seeking.

  • Yes.

  • The more we discuss and fellowship on the truth,

  • the more clear it becomes. (Yes.)

  • Absolutely!

  • Hey, Brother Zhao, (Yes?)

  • let's fellowship more on what genuine repentance is.

  • Genuine repentance means change in a person's disposition,

  • genuine obedience of God, and being able to do God's will.

  • If we read Almighty God's word, we'll understand even more clearly. (Alright.)

  • Hey, I'll read it. (Okay.)

  • Here, it's this one.

  • Oh, 'kay.

  • So dispositional change refers to a change in our natures?

  • Dispositional change doesn't refer to being able to labor, work, forsake, and expend for God,

  • and it doesn't mean outwardly appearing to be pious or doing good deeds.

  • It means experiencing God's work, understanding the truth,

  • coming to know the truth of our own corruption by Satan,

  • seeing how ugly and despicable we are when we live by our corrupt dispositions,

  • and developing genuine loathing of our satanic natures.

  • That gives us true repentance,

  • which makes us willing to pursue the truth and live by God's words,

  • which in turn produces a change in our views,

  • makes us able to resolve our satanic dispositions and natures which resist God,

  • and allows us to fear God and shun evil,

  • so that we never again rebel against or resist God in any situation,

  • so that we can obey God and be compatible with God,

  • and we can do God's will.

  • This is what dispositional change means,

  • and what genuine repentance means.

  • Now I understand.

  • The point of genuine repentance

  • is primarily to change the satanic natures within us that resist God,

  • so that we can be truly obedient to God and change our life disposition.

  • But, Brother Zhao, (Yes?)

  • then what does satanic nature refer to?

  • Right.

  • A satanic nature is made up of all variety of satanic toxins and dispositions.

  • For thousands of years,

  • Satan has used the fallacious theories and lies of great men and kings of devils

  • to deceive and corrupt people.

  • Ideas such as "There has never been any Savior,"

  • "One's destiny is in his own hand,"