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  • Wow, what a great song!

  • It sings our heart out.

  • Thank the Lord.

  • Such good words!

  • The lyrics are from the heart.

  • It's true that I don't feel the Lord's presence.

  • I look forward to Him, saving us from darkness.

  • Yes.

  • Everything we've heard so far from pastors and elders has been Bible knowledge.

  • We haven't received the true supply of life.

  • We've fallen into darkness.

  • And it's all because of the Pharisees controlling the church, right? (Yes.)

  • Where's this song from?

  • Pastor Huang!

  • I learned it from a sister.

  • I found it edifying, so I taught it to everyone. (Yeah.)

  • But you sang "O Lord, Where Are You?"

  • Do you not know this?

  • The Lord is in our church. (Amen!)

  • Who says He isn't? (Yeah.)

  • Don't sing this anymore!

  • Our church has the blessing of the Lord!

  • This song speaks to our heart.

  • Why won't he let us sing it?

  • This song reveals the church has no good shepherds or the presence of the Lord.

  • No wonder they don't like the song. (Yeah.)

  • Everyone, peace be with you!

  • Amen!

  • Today, I have something important to say.

  • Something important?

  • For the development of the church and to restore everyone's faith,

  • recently, I've been speaking with pastors of various places,

  • we've found a way to achieve this.

  • The church will open a factory.

  • A factory?

  • Can a church do that?

  • This will bring glory to God and benefit people as well.

  • Right.

  • First, it keeps people in the church.

  • Then, we won't keep losing believers.

  • Yes.

  • Second, our co-workers will have secure income,

  • and we can all work for the Lord in peace.

  • Third, we can use this opportunity

  • to spread the gospel, bring more people to the Lord. (Yeah.)

  • Yes, makes sense. That's a great idea.

  • Lastly, we can use the factory's profits for our ministry.

  • That's great.

  • So the church plans to open a daily-use chemical plant.

  • Opening a factory while attending church regularly

  • is in line with the Lord's will.

  • Yes.

  • Everyone, what do you all think?

  • Pastor Huang is thoughtful!

  • Thank the Lord!

  • If we open a factory, the church will have funds.

  • And our way of life will get better. (That's right.)

  • We won't have to go other places to find jobs anymore.

  • A great idea!

  • Thank the Lord!

  • My son has been looking for a job.

  • And now, we have an answer! (Yeah! Yes!)

  • But is running a factory in line with God's will?

  • As a whole our faith isn't very strong.

  • If the church opens a factory, and we all participate,

  • won't believers receive even less supply?

  • Right.

  • I don't think this is the way to revive the church.

  • Yeah, that's not a good idea.

  • Can opening a factory really do anything to revive the church?

  • I'm apprehensive.

  • A great church means everyone is able to expend for the Lord

  • and spread the gospel,

  • communicate the truth, meet normally,

  • to practice the Lord's word,

  • receive the work of the Holy Spirit, and have true faith in the Lord.

  • That way, when the trial comes,

  • everyone will stand their ground.

  • That kind of church is the true kind of church.

  • Amen. Yeah.

  • If we want to revive the church,

  • we must exalt the Lord and witness Him in everything,

  • lead brothers and sisters in carrying out His word, understanding the truth,

  • knowing the Lord Jesus is the only true God. (Amen.)

  • That way, the faith of everyone, I know, will certainly recover.

  • That's right.

  • If the church opens a factory,

  • pastors, elders, and others will be busy managing it.

  • We'll be too busy with the factory.

  • How can we fulfill the responsibility of shepherding the church

  • entrusted by the Lord? (That's true.)

  • We'd be serving the Lord, but also serving money.

  • How is that in line with the Lord's will? (Clearly it's not. It isn't.)

  • It's not up to us whether running a factory is in line with the Lord's will.

  • The church wouldn't open a factory to pursue wealth.

  • It would do it to stop losing believers, (That's right.)

  • and to help our brothers and sisters with living problems.

  • It's the best of both worlds, it's great!

  • What does he mean?

  • I'm not so sure about this.

  • Pastor Huang's idea is for the sake of the church

  • and for our brothers and sisters. (Yeah.)

  • That's right.

  • We should all get behind Pastor Huang's idea.

  • But this method is deceiving our brothers and sisters.

  • Pastor Huang, Brother Hou, we all serve the Lord.

  • That should be our focus.

  • Yes.

  • For the church to keep believers,

  • we should put more of our effort into explaining the Bible, (Right.)

  • so everyone can understand.

  • That's what's important here.

  • Since we all believe in the Lord,

  • we must believe in the Bible. (Amen.)

  • If they understand the Bible,

  • all believers will naturally have faith and love. (Right!)

  • Opening a factory is not the way to fix things.

  • Isn't that just like making the church a business, like a marketplace? (Yeah.)

  • That sounds like the same path

  • as the chief priests, the Pharisees, and the scribes walked.

  • They made the temple into a marketplace, a den of thieves.

  • And really, if we do this now,

  • won't we be like the Pharisees?

  • Yeah!

  • Just how can this be the Lord's will?

  • Do you see what I mean? (Yes! True!)

  • Elder Gu makes a point.

  • If we really want to revive the church,

  • then we need to read the Bible and hold fast to what it says.

  • That is the Lord's will. (Yeah!)

  • Pastor Huang,

  • we should rely on the Lord, carry out and experience His word.

  • So we can receive the Holy Spirit's work.

  • We can recover our faith and love if the church has the Holy Spirit's work.

  • Yes.

  • Without the Holy Spirit's work,

  • our faith and love won't be able to recover. (Yeah.)

  • Therefore, we should communicate the Lord's word more often,

  • lead everyone to understand His will,

  • and have knowledge of the Lord.

  • That's how we can bring the faith and love of our brothers and sisters back.

  • But running a factory?

  • How is building wealth like this any different from the corporations of today?

  • She's right! True!

  • You see, though it might make the church look busy,

  • does it reflect the Holy Spirit's work or the church's revival?

  • Is this witnessing the Lord?

  • The way I see it, this won't work.

  • It's not in line with the Lord's will. (Yeah. Yes.)

  • How could it not work?

  • Everyone, you've all made good points.

  • But if believers leave, who will we preach to? (True.)

  • Whose faith and love will we recover?

  • Yeah!

  • I believe it's the most practical to solve co-workers' livelihood,

  • ensure the church has money,

  • and that it stays open. (Yes.)

  • If the people all leave, how can a church exist?

  • It's a real problem.

  • I'm doing this for the sake of the church.

  • You should all be supporting me!

  • Why don't you understand me?

  • We need to figure this out.

  • He's right.

  • If all of our believers go back to the world,

  • who can we preach to?

  • Yeah!

  • The way I see it, this isn't a bad idea.

  • I think it's our only choice now.

  • Yeah! She's right!

  • Who's Pastor Huang doing this for?

  • We should all support him.

  • Right. I agree. I just don't think so.

  • What's wrong with profit?

  • It glorifies God. It's good for people.