Shincheonji Church of Jesus - 970 - The Knowledge and Understanding Gained from the Bible
The Knowledge and Understanding Gained from the Bible
The creator of heaven and earth and everything in it is God, who is the only God. One of His creations betrayed Him and deceived Adam, who had received everything as inheritance, in order to make it his possession. Thereupon, the devil, who is a created being, became the ruler of all creation and God left. Since then, there has been a war between God and the devil.
Therefore, God has been making known this fact to His creation, while the devil has been lying, saying that everything was his when it was not. This is the war and history of the Bible. So God prophesied future events through the prophets; and by fulfilling them, He made it known that He is alive and that He is the ruler of all things.
That is how the Bible and religion came to exist. When the devil saw this, he made false religions to make confusion, and this is the reason why there are hundreds of different religions.
God has been carrying out His work to recover what belongs to Him, whereas the devil has been working to not lose what he had made his possession with lies. However, in the Bible, the book of God, everything that happened is recorded. Therefore, the believers on the earth have to find the one scripture among all the scriptures that has truly reliable evidence, and base their life of faith on that scripture.
They have to distinguish the true words of God from the lies of the devil, because God has the power to create while the devil does not. The devil has neither prophecy nor fulfillment. God brought Adam’s world to an end and began the world of Noah, but they also sinned. When He put an end to Noah’s world and established Physical Israel, the world of Moses, sin entered again. What would the reason for that be? It is because the sin that could not be resolved caused the world of humanity to become a slave to the devil. Moreover, since the devil could not be eliminated, people were continuously deceived and committed sin.
There are two problems that must be resolved: getting rid of sin within people and getting rid of the devil. The material that can be used to get rid of sin is the seed of God and the blood of the righteous. What can capture and lock up the devil so that he cannot work is overcoming him with the blood of Jesus and the word of testimony (truth). That is how we can overcome both in the air and on the earth, and resolve the problem of sin and the devil.
Whether it be spirits or people, those who overcome can rule over everything. Those who lose are kicked out, and those who overcome create a new kingdom and reign. By overcoming, we can capture and lock up the dragon (Satan) so that he cannot deceive people again. The ruler of all things are people, and the one who governs people are the spirit that is with them. People carry out the work of the spirit that they belong to.
The Bible, which is the book of God, has detailed records of the actions of the true God and the Devil. In order to be re-created, one must ① be born of God’s seed, ② be freed from their sin by the blood of Jesus, ③ be sealed with God’s word of promise, ④ and belong to the 12 tribes of the kingdom of re-creation. This is the new creation in Jeremiah 31:22 and Revelation 21, and the promised new kingdom and new people in Revelation 7 and 14. This is where God and the kingdom of heaven in the spiritual realm come down and dwell forever.
What belongs to the previous era cannot be part of the re-creation. This is the new thing and the re-creation, and those who are re-created are those who are born of God’s seed and freed from their sins, and by overcoming and locking up the dragon, the eternal kingdom and people are created. This is the new kingdom of promise where heaven and earth become one. Those who are born of God’s seed and sealed will know this matter.