Sunday, 22 March 2009

A Time For Growth

Spring is here! It is a time of and for growth(Song 2:11-13). But growth is not automatic. The farmer understands that seeds grow better in good ground, that has been well prepared. He also appreciates the need to regularly water his fields. But after carry out these tasks, he remains helpless! For only God is able to give the increase. 1 Cor.3:6). The farmer just has to wait to see whether he will have a bumper harvest, or whether Joel 1:4.

Similarly, spiritual growth is not automatic. For just as in the physical world, the ground must be good and well prepared, so that the seed of the word may germinate deep roots. Else when the sun gets hot, in the form of persecution, the plants will wither and die(Mark 4:16-17), as we have sadly witnessed in the fields of WCG, UCG, PCG RCG, LCG, COGHulme, and all the divided groups in cog-land.

Still, God has provided faithful ministers to feed his people with knowledge and understanding(Jer. 3:15; Eph. 4:11-14). Their role is to edify the body Christ, and bring its members into the UNITY of the faith.

And of course, I am not referring to any of the men that were ordained "ministers" in WCG, who are actually hirelings. These evil men have divided the church and exploited the brethren for the sake "filthy lucre ." These charlatans are not able to feed anyone with knowledge and understanding, as they are completely ignorant of and disobedient to the teachings of the bible.

But those who truly love God, and desire to see him glorified, will heed the warnings of Jesus and
Peter thus: John 15:5-6; 2 Pet. 3:17-18, and will continue to produce good fruit.

Monday, 9 March 2009

The Hireling flees, because he is a Hireling.

On reflection it is quite shocking to realise that most of the men that were ordained ministers in WCG were actually hirelings. But before their hireling status was revealed, they were sometimes able to conceal their devious character under the guise of a true minister of Christ. I said sometimes, for ever so often their malevolant character did coming shining through. But it would be tidious to go through all the instances when my local pastors and visiting hirelings revealed that they were ministers of Satan. And on reflection, their behaviour is not all that surprising, for Paul was inspired to write in 2 Corinthians 11:14-15.

In view of Paul's inspired comments, these evil me were "transformed as the ministers of righteousness," but in reality they were and are the ministers of Satan. And please note Paul's inspired final phrase: "whose end shall be according to their works."

So let us briefly examine their works, so that we can determine their end. Many of them were drunkards, adulterers, liars, covetous and skilled in the art of duplicity and intrigue. But the act that finally exposed their hireling nature was the abandonment of God's elect when the wolf pack attacked the flock. Their works are evil, so their end will be the lake of fire, where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched(Mark 9:44).

So if we contrast the behaviour of the good shepherd with that of the hireling, the malevolence of the hireling's works is clearly manifest. For the words of Jesus are these: John 10:11. A minister that possesses the character of Christ will behave as Christ behaved, and lay down his life for the flock, not run away and leave them to be scattered by the wolves.

Now let us examine how the WCG's hirelings behaved when the flock was under attack? Jesus goes on to say: John 10:12-13. Please note the salient phrase: "The hireling flees BECAUSE he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep." If WCG's ministers were not hirelings, they would not have fled; but would have laid down their lives for the flock.

Now the question that needs to be answered is this: How did the "ministers" that are now operating in UCG, LCG, PCG, RSG, COGHulme and all the other divided groups in cog-land behave when the flock was under attack from the wolf pack, which was led by Tkach senior? If people are willing to honestly answer this question, they will be driven to the inescapable conclusion that all these men are hirelings.