Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Will You Be In The Kingdom Heaven?

Jesus was asked by his disciples, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"(Matt.18:1). And he replied, "Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."

That reply means that 98.5% of all the people on earth will not be in God's kingdom. For in another text, Jesus was asked, "Lord, are there few that be saved?"(Luke 13:23). And he never said yes, or no. He replied, "Strive to enter in at the strait gate."(Luke 13:24). And we know, incidentally, the "we" refers to true Christians, that from the sermon on the mount, only a few will find the "strait gate."

This tragic reality was made manifest in the history of Israel and The Worldwide Church of God. Just over 1650 years after the creation of Adam, God destroyed humanity with a flood, and only 8 people were saved. Later God destroyed the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and only 3 people were saved. And 430 years after God confirmed the promised to Abraham, he led over 600,000 Israelis out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses, and only 2 people, Joshua and Caleb, entered the promised land. So there is a pattern of only a few being saved.

Sadly, the modern tragedy is, WCG at its zenith boasted to have had 96,000 baptised members, an annual income of around $220 million dollars and around 2,500 ministers, including local elders. Yet, if my former local congregation is a reflection of what has occurred in other congregations, then the number of people that were truly converted, with a child like attitude, is in a ratio of 3:250. For, apart from myself, there were only 2 people in that congregation that were truly converted: Mrs Quinn and Miss Thorpe. All the others were just attending services, and the most wicked of them were those who were ordained ministers of Christ, without the faintest idea of what it truly means to be a faithful minister Jesus Christ.

These hirelings, for that is what they were, will be the first to be thrown into the lake of fire. While the few, who are truly converted, with a child like attitude, will be ushered in the the kingdom of heaven to enjoy God's eternal glory.

Isn't that wonderful!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The Poisonous Malevolence of False Religion

When God led the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, he made a covenant with them, and led them forty years through the wilderness to teach them humility(Deut.8:3).  At the end of the forty years, Moses instructed Israel to destroy the seven nations that were in the promised land, and have no fellowship with them.  Then Moses added: "Neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give unto his son, nor his daughter shall you take unto your son.  For they will turn away your son from following me, that they may serve other gods"(Deut.7:3-4).

Now the seven nations that dwelt in the land of Canaan were steeped in witchcraft and devil worship, which led them to practise every perversion under heaven.  So God warned his people not to get involved with them, because as God says, "They will turn away your son from following me." God didn't say they may turn your son away, but they will turn him away.  So what is it that is so destructive and powerful about false religion, that it is capable of turning God's people away from him?  If you have never seen the destructive nature of the poison of of heresy, pray that you don't live to see it.  

Of course, we have experienced how the devil subtly deceived Joe Tkach senior into introducing false religion into The Worldwide Church of God, and its destructive effects on the lives of thousands, who have turned away from following God.  As a result of poisonous heresy, many are now dead, hundreds, if not thousands, have been divorced from wives, children, families and everyone is totally mad.

To be continued... 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Have God's Holy Days Been Abolished?

In the early 1990s, if reports are to be believed, Joe junior and his adopted brother, Mike Feazell, of whom Peter Shenton was terrified, visited Azuzu Pacific: a Protestant religious organisation based in California, where they were brainwashed into believing that the Ten Commandments, and God's Holy Days only applied to the old covenant.  So they in turn brainwashed their father Joe Tkach to adopt Azuzu's teaching and, by stealth, introduce it into the minds of the members of The Worldwide Church of God.

So over a period of about 3 years, to 1995, Joe senior, goaded by the devil, systematically began to drip feed the church members the spiritual poison.  He first began by introducing the celebration of birthdays for the elderly and children; then voting in political elections.  But the bombshells, which Satan goaded him to finally drop on the church were, the Ten Commandments, the Holy Days and above all, the Sabbath had been abolished by the implementation of the New Covenant.

Astonishingly, there were wild celebrations in the Birmingham, England, congregation.  Members who once said that they had proved the doctrines of the church, were now embracing the spiritual poison.  One man, who was never truly converted, told me: "We used to worship the Sabbath."  Against that mindset, it is not even wise to "Answer a fool according to his folly."

But greater shocks were to come!  The pastor, Peter Shenton, and  the local elder Ian Martin erected a wall of silence, even though they disagreed with the doctrinal changes.  Of course, they were not the only ones, the whole of the UK ministry adopted the same strategy, of lying to the brethren by omission.  But I managed to corner Peter Shenton, and asked where he stood on the changes?  He told me, and I quote him verbatim, "I disagree with the changes, but I need protection from Mike Feazell."  I wonder who is going to give him protection from the judgment of God?

I also confronted Ian Martin to find out where he stood, and his reply was, "I am being very guarded, but in this situation, every man for himself."  Quite frankly, I am surprised he is still alive, but his life must be with much suffering!

To be continued:

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The Divine Drama, Part 6. Where is The Ark of The Covanant?

We have had the movie with Harrison Ford looking for the ark of the covanant.  Others have seen, on the Discovery channel, groups of so-called experts setting out to locate the ark, and it is reported that a zealous group of religious Jews are planning to build a third temple, complete with the ark in the Holy of Holies.  Sadly, none of these people understand what the temple or the ark represented, or where it is today.

During Jesus' ministry he made a profoundly, revealing statement about the temple, which was misunderstood by those who heard him, and the religious people of today, including the so-called ministry of The Worldwide Church of God.  The Jews asked Jesus for  a sign, and he replied thus: "Destroy this temple, an in three days I will raise it up"(John 2:19).  Owing to lack of understanding, the Jewish people thought that he was talking about the second temple that took 46 years to build, but John confirmed: "But he spake of the temple of his body"(John 2:21).  So for the first time in human history, it was revealed that the Tabernacle which was built in the winderness, and the temple, that was subsequently built by Solomon, was an actual representation of the human body. 

But, what does it all mean? Moses was told to make the Tabernacle and all the others items "according to the fashion he had seen"(Acts 7:44).  So from that statement it is safe to say that God was the designer of the Tabernacle, and everything else associated with it.  

However, although it was built as a dwelling place for God, we are told: "Howbeit the most High dwells not in temples made with hands"Acts 7:48).  So it was a representation of where God actually dwells.  Well, where does he dwell?  Who better to answer that question than the Chosen Vessel thus: "Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you"(1 Cor.3:16); (1 Cor.6:19).

From Paul's exhotation and admonition, it would appear that the Corinthian Christians were ignorant of the transformation that had taken place in their lives as a result of genuine repentance, baptism and receipt of the Holy Spirit, and some were subjecting themselves to all forms of defilements.  So he added: "If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are"(1 Cor.3:17).

Now I know that there is a vast army of misguided, Worldwide Church of God members, who are now attending UCG, LCG, RCG, PCG, COG/Hulme and a cabal of other divided groups, that believe the spirit of God dwells in them.  But nothing could be further from the truth, as most of these people came to the church without repentance, especially the vast majority of those that were ordained ministers.  

Everyone of these young men matriculated to what is laughingly a tertiary education, because they had achieved the required grades at college.  And, of course, if they fathers were ministers, deacons or people of perceived high standing in the church, they were automatically acepted for Ambassador College, but experience has shown that 99% of them were not called by God.

They then spent three years listening to and regurgitating the biblical nosense taught by Dr Meredith, Dr Hoah, Raymond McNair and the members of the faculty, who are either dead or dying, without any true knowledge of the bible.

The young men in turn feigned humility by cleaning toilets and picking up rubbish, as though any such behaviour is a true sign of humility.  They also learn to speak in the graduate clubs, and those that didn't get into trouble were either ordained or sent out as a ministerial trainee, under the guidance of a pastor who suddenly felt threatened.  Can you believe it?

Where is the ark today?

To continued

Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Oppression of Children & The Rule of Women

Whenever I log into Facebook, I am asked, "What's on your mind?" I suspect if I were to say what is really on my mind, it won't be understood by anyone on Facebook, except, perhaps, my beloved sister But today, I thought It might be helpful to some of my readers, who are not solely motivated by emotion and sentimentality, especially when it comes to the wholesome teachings of bible, to comment on the momentous times in which we live.
The prophet Isaiah was inspired to write: "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them"(Isa.3:12). He wasn't inspired to write that as a blessing to the nation but a curse. Today, unless all people have been struck by supernatural blindness, they cannot fail to see that a generation of young people have arisen, who cannot keep their own property nor allow others to keep theirs, and who have abandon all sense of decency and good behaviour. So, children indeed have become the oppressors of the elderly, who are afraid to go out day or night.
The prophet goes on to say: "and women rule over them." That prophecy has also been fulfilled. For today, in almost every home on earth, women rule over men; and that is shockingly true even in so-called Christian homes, where the wife is commanded by God to be obedient to her husband. But when we turn to the media and politics, we see women dominating TV and radio, pontificating lots of vacuous opinions, and running for the high office of president and Prime Minister, Yet, the Apostle Paul, lovely called by his Lord and master, "A Chosen Vessel," was inspired to write:"I suffer not( that is, I permit not) a women to teach, nor usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence"(1 Tim.2:12). Then he added: "For Adam was first form, then Eve." The narrative continues thus: "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."
What does that mean? It means that women are more susceptible to deception than men, and therefore should not be in authority. Yet, In Pentecostal, Baptist and other false churches, women are permitted to teach and exercise authority over men, despite the fact that God forbids it. Now we have babes ruling countries or aspiring to high office. And God allowed this because the world has turned away from him.
So he says, "I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them"(Isa.3:4). In ancient times, before people were deceived by the delusion of democracy, princes were advisers to kings, who were rulers of countries. The princes were specially educated for the role of helping the kings to properly govern their respective countries. It was not an office given to children. For Paul was inspired to write about the immaturity of children thus: "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man , I put away childish things"(1Cor.13:11). Children are people who lack experience and understanding, and are often gullible, easily deceived and motivated by self interest. So they should not be advisers to rulers. The advisers to the governments of the world are called children by God.
The narrative continues, "and babes shall rule over them." Once again, the Chosen Vessel was inspired to teach, that immature Christians who lack understanding are "babes in Christ"(1 Cor.3:1). So God is saying to the nations, and Israel in particular, "I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them." Why? Because the whole world has rebelled against God. To be continued

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Why Suffering, Part 2

For those who are not hard of hearing, we learned that the Apostle Paul was a role model of suffering as a pattern for all those who subsequently believe on Jesus to life everlasting(1Tim.1:16).  We also learned that the vast majority of members and ministers, that were associated with The Worldwide Church of God, never suffered anything in defence of the gospel, which is a clear indication that they were not converted.

The vast majority of WCG members never took their children out of school or requested leave from work to keep the Holy Days or attend the Feast of Tabernacles. They requested permission from work or school to attend a conference, which indicated they were going to attend a regular event that is often held in the world.  They were ashamed of their association with Christ.  Yet Christ warns thus: "Whosoever shall be ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his father with the holy angels"(Mark 8:38).  That is a terrifying thought!  Yet, sadly, even Mr Armstrong in the 1980s, during his travels to various countries around the world, never stated that he was chosen by Jesus Christ to preach the gospel to the world.  In all the videos that I saw, I heard him saying, "I am an ambassador for peace, and a strong hand from some where will come to solve the problems of the world."  It is not for me to judge another man's servant, but that nonsense is not in the bible! 

If HWA had followed the pattern given to him by God via the Chosen Vessel, he might have been imprisoned in China or Japan for preaching salvation through Jesus Christ thus: "For there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved"(Acts 4:12), especially if he had added with emphasis, all other religions are of the devil(1 Cor.10:20).  

Furthermore,  if he and Les McCullough had not remained silent about the racial separation of churches in South Africa, they might have been sjambox or imprisoned on Robin Island, for defending the truth of the gospel.  But they would have been able to rejoice with the Chosen Vessel, by saying: "I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus"(Gal.6:17).  

So when I compare and contrast the Apostolic church with WCG, there is no comparison that can be made: and the contrast is even more astonishing!  In the midst of severe, brutal and savage persecutions, the Apostles did not fear to preach that Christ was risen from the dead.  They bore in mind the promise and warning of Jesus Christ, when he says: "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my father who is in heaven."  But, now comes the warning: "But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my father who is in heaven"(Matt.10:32-33).  As a consequence of former members and hireling ministers denying Jesus, by linguistic gymnastics or total silence, they are now facing denial before God!

In contrast, the Vessels of Mercy who have confessed Christ, have suffered persecutions by false brethren, family members, work colleagues, neighbours and character assassination by false ministers, who thought the church belong to them.  But the Vessels of Mercy were told: "In nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God"(Phil.1:28).  In his letter to the Thessalonians, the great Apostle told them, their persecutions and sufferings "Is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer(2 Thess.1:5).  And him to whom the keys of the kingdom were given, was inspired to write:"If you be reproached for the name of Christ happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you"(2 Pet.4:14). 

Finally, the paradox, which is a deep mystery, is that Christ, who did no sin nor was guile found in his mouth, learned obedience by  those things he suffered(Heb.5:8).  And though he was perfect, we are told that he was made perfect through sufferings(Heb.2:10). Now if Christ leaned obedience and was made perfect through sufferings, it logically follows that true Christians are also made perfect through sufferings.  

But most of the members of WCG never took up the cross of suffering to follow Christ into perfection.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

The Divine Drama Part 5, Why Suffering?

Sadly, most of the people that were members of The Worldwide Church of God, and are now in GCI, LCG, UCG, RCG, PCG, COG/Hulme or any of the hundreds of divided, spinters groups that were established since the break up of WCG, wanted to follow Jesus, without carrying a cross.  Yet, the Christian is commanded to take up his cross daily and follow Christ.

The cross, of course, is a symbol of suffering, but for true Christians it is also a reality that proves they truly belong to Christ.  Yet, the leaders of WCG feared persecution, and as a consequence, hid the cross behind The Plain Truth, Post Office Box 111, Pasadena California or Ambassador College.  And even if it was the Plain Truth, it would still have been wrong to hide the cross behind it, but it was far from the Plain Truth.

Now contrast the attitude and behaviour of the leaders of WCG with that of the Chosen Vessel. From the moment the great Apostle was called, he took up his cross.  In his Epistle to the Colossians, written from prison, he was inspired to write: "Who," or I, "now rojoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church"(Col.1:24).

Note the phrase, "fill up."  It means to complete or bring to fulfillment the balance of Christ's sufferings, which were left behind to be endured by his true followers, who take up their cross daily to follow him.  Also, in the great Apostle first Epistle to Timothy, note what this wonderful man wrote: "For this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them that should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting"(1 Tim.1:16).  

"In me first," means that Paul was a role model of suffering for Christ true followers: "for a pattern," is something to copy or to follow, in this case, as a way of life.  A perfect example of how to follow a pattern, was when God instructed Moses to build the tabernacle.  God admonished Moses thus: "for see, said he, that you make all things according to the pattern shown to you in the mount"(Heb.8:5).

Now, if Moses had deviated from the pattern God gave him, it would have been a grave act of rebellion.  Yet, the leaders of WCG ignored the pattern of suffering that God gave to his church.  In fact, I have reasons to believe they never knew of its existence, as most of them were and are completely ignorant of the wholesome teachings of the bible, but fully conversant with the intrigues of ambition, greed and the delusion power.

What sufferings did Christ leave behind for the Great Apostle to endure as a pattern to those, today, who daily take up their cross to follow Him into life everlasting?  Well, the best person to answer that question is the Great Apostle himself: "Are they ministers of Christ?  A question that all the ministers in all the divided churches ought to ask themselves. The narrative continues: (I speak as a fool) I am more.  How did the Chosen Vessel know that he was more of a minister than all those who were claiming to be ministers of Christ?

He knew it because he was able to say, "I bear in my body the marks of out the Lord Jesus"(Gal.6:17).  So he added: "in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often.  Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes except one.  Three times was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, three times I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep.

In journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of mine own countryman, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;

In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness(2 Cor.11:23-27).

These were the suffering that were left behind by Christ for Paul to endure as a pattern to true Christians, and faithful ministers.  For Jesus was never in prison, or stoned, or shipwreck, or repeatedly beaten with rod, though he was scourged before his crucifixion, or  fought with a lion, as Paul did at Ephesus.

Now, the love of Christ constrains me (2 Cor.5:14) to ask, how many "ministers" in The Worldwide Church of God, GCI, UCG, LCG, PCG, RCG, COG/Hulme and all the other divided groups can identify with any of the sufferings of Paul?  If they can't echo the words of the Chosen Vessel thus: "I bear in my body the marks of our Lord Jesus," then, they are not ministers of Christ.

If you are a minister of Christ, tell us when you were imprisoned or beaten for defending the gospel?  On the contrary, you had a house, a car, a salary, the best caravans or hotels at the Feast and an expense account, so that you could live a comfortable lifestyle, while hiding the cross of Christ, and preaching heresy to God's faithful flock.  Therefore, you were and are a hireling.  

You hirelings have got some surprises coming, "for we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he has done, whether good or bad.  Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men;" (2Cor. 5:10-11).  He persuaded men not to hide the cross, and to stop living lives of greed, duplicity and deceit.

To be continued...