Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Xu Xin, can you bring over the bowl of water? Xu Xin! - Sister Xu! - Huh? - Goodness! - Oh my! - Come on, are you watering the plants or the ground? - Sorry. - The water bowl. - OK. What's bothering you? Whenever I think about how our meeting location was shut down by the government, and that now we can't meet, I get depressed. Things just seem to be getting worse. I really hope the Lord will return soon. Sure. Disasters these days are worse than before, and all the omens of the Lord's return have come to pass. Hey … do you think the Lord has already returned? Already returned? Oh, I remember. Eastern Lightning testifies that the Lord has already returned, and is called Almighty God. - Do you think that's possible? - No, not possible. Why would the Lord return under the name "Almighty God"? He'll definitely still be called Jesus. Look, it says so in the Bible. Then why do so many sincere people of faith believe in Eastern Lightning? Are they really unaware that we can't stray from His name in our belief in the Lord? I think there may very well be truth in what they preach. Hey, do you think we should investigate this more? Investigate? Aunt Xu, Uncle Liu. Hey Jing! You're back. Hi dear! I brought you some fruit. Jing … judging from your smile, it looks like you gained a lot from your meeting with your co-workers! Oh yes, did I ever! It was so incredible! - Look at you! - Get a load of her. I received the Lord! What? You received the Lord? Sure did! Tell me about it! What happened? Dear, have a seat! At the meeting, a brother testified that the Lord Jesus has already returned as incarnate! Wait, the Lord has returned? Well, where is He? He is Almighty God. Almighty God? Almighty God expresses the truth and does the work of judgment beginning with God's house— Jing, you went to hear Eastern Lightning sermons? Yes, I did. Oh my! How could you— Hey, calm down dear. Just calm down. Let's hear her out. How can I not be upset over something this serious? Just relax. Jing, you just said that you believe in Eastern Lightning. Have you really thought this through? Now, don't be angry. I've investigated thoroughly. I've read a lot of Almighty God's word, and I've realized it's all truth. Almighty God's word reveals many of the mysteries of the Bible, and resolves many of the questions I had about my faith and other religious notions. Listen, I'm sure that Almighty God's word is the voice of God. Now Jing, Eastern Lightning testifies that the Lord has returned and is called Almighty God, but that's impossible! What does it say in Acts 4:12? Recite it! - Almighty God's word is truly— - Now! Alright. What does that tell us? That the Lord Jesus' name will never change. When He returns, He'll be called Jesus. How could He go by the name Almighty God? Hold up Xu Xin, we can't jump to conclusions. - I mean, what if … - There are no "what ifs." We have to keep the Lord's name. And another thing, Jing, aren't you betraying the Lord Jesus by leaving His name and putting your faith in Almighty God? - Oh, Xu Xin, let's talk. - What is it? Can't you keep more of an open mind? Jing is a thoughtful person. She must have her reasons for accepting Almighty God. Let's listen to what they are. - Please, calm down. - Yes. Here, let's sit down and talk about it. You really just … - Sit. Calm down. - Let's have a seat. So … you believe that God's name will never change, right? Well then, do you remember that quote from Exodus 3:15? Oh, now she's testing me! What about in Isaiah 43:11? These two verses do clearly tell us that Jehovah is the only Savior, and that God's name will always be Jehovah. That's right! God's name was "Jehovah" in the Old Testament and "Jesus" in the New Testament, so hey, didn't God's name change? Yes, God's name did change. Then let me ask you, when the Lord Jesus came to do His work, why did the people of that time call Him the Savior? Why didn't they continue praying in Jehovah God's name? That's right, in these two verses, it says that God's name will be Jehovah forever, but then in Acts it says there is no other given name for God besides the Lord Jesus. It seems a little contradictory. Hey, Sister Xu, you know the Bible well, can you help clear this up for us? Yeah, please, go ahead, tell us. What's the rush? I can't just give you a careless answer. I've got to think this through. Alright, think it over. Go ahead. Okay. Hey, what are you two looking at? Will you let me think for a second? Hah, look at her! It's not like we're the ones acting like angry mules. What do you mean? You're being stubborn! Alright, alright, let's hear Jing out. Go ahead Jing. Aunt Xu, actually, when God spoke of "for ever" and "to all generations," what He meant is that God's name would not change within that age. What? "For ever" means "forever within that age"? That's right. Let's think about it. In the Age of Law, God's name was Jehovah, the Israelites honored the name Jehovah as holy, and all prayed using the name Jehovah. As long as God's work in the Age of Law persisted, man had to use the name of Jehovah. Only when God came with the name Jesus to do the work of redemption, initiating the Age of Grace and concluding the Age of Law, did the name of Jehovah stop being used. Only then, by accepting God's new work and praying in God's new name could we receive God's salvation. Isn't that right? Yes, that's right. Aunt Xu, would you really say that people who accepted the Lord Jesus betrayed Jehovah God? Well … - Well, isn't it obvious? Of course they did not, Jing! - Right. That's common knowledge. You don't need to race to answer first. - Hey! Can you believe her, Jing? - Uncle Liu … Aunt Xu, the Lord Jesus has returned in the last days under the name Almighty God to express the truth, do the work of judgment starting from the house of God, conclude the Age of Grace, and initiate the Age of Kingdom. So then, by welcoming God's new name and accepting Almighty God's appearance and work, we receive the Lord and are lifted up before the throne. How could this be construed as betraying the Lord? - That's right, it really couldn't be meant that way! - That's right. - Jing, - Yes? you just said that God's name changes as His work changes. The name of Jehovah changed to Jesus. That's a fact and I accept it, but I just can't understand why the Lord would change His name to Almighty God when He returns in the last days. Because it says in the Bible, Tell me. How do you explain that? Almighty God's word has a very clear explanation for this. Almighty God's word … - Let's read a passage of God's word together. - Alright, let's have a listen. "Immutable" does not refer to God's name, it means God's substance and disposition. This is certainly the first time I've heard that!