Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Will Jesus be at your Feast site?

Last Monday was the day of atonement. Sadly, its full, spiritual meaning was never understood by the ministers in the former Worldwide Church of God. WCG ministers used to preach, and probably still do, that believers will be at one with Christ when he returns, and the devil will be bound for a thousand years. They failed to understand that believers are now at one with Christ, and that the devil has already been bound. However, it would take too long to explain the Christian unity with Christ, and how the the devil was bound.

Now, this coming Sabbath will be the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles. The divided church groups that came out of WCG will be meeting in various locations around the world. Their main purpose will be to collect offerings from their misguided followers, claiming that it is needed to preach the gospel. But in reality, the money will be used to pay themselves large salaries to keep them in a lifestyle of ease and luxury. Will people never learn?

However, God’s few faithful people will be celebrating the Feast in fellowship with God the father and Jesus Christ. The question is, will Jesus be attending your feast site?

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Blow the trumpet in Zion

The Chosen Vessel was inspired to write: “For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for the battle?”(1 Cor.14:8). Sadly, the trumpets that are being blown in the so-called churches of God in cog-land, are not only making an uncertain sound, they are making a cacophony of discordant noises. GCI, UCG, LCG, PCG, RCG, COG/Hulme and all the other divided COGs are in dispute over which note should be sounded to warn their members to prepare for the battle. In fact, most leaders of the various divided COGs don’t understand what battle is to be fought or who is the real enemy.

In contrast to the COGs leader’s abysmal ignorance, the genuine people of God understand that they do not wrestle against flesh and blood. For again, the Chosen Vessel was inspired to write: (Ephesians 6:12). So God’s faithful children are in the process of being clothed with the armour of righteousness thus: (Ephesians 6:11-18). They are sure of winning the battles to come, for they have been emphatically informed and assured by Jesus: “No man can pluck you out of my father’s hand.” 

So there are seven trumpets to be blown before the return of Christ, and they will all make a “certain sound.” But the question is, which one will be commented on in cog-land this coming Feast of Trumpets?

Friday, 4 September 2009

A Salutary Warning

The Apostle Paul was inspired to pen the following to genuine Christians thus: “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them that cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrines you have learned; and avoid them”(Romans.16:17).

Firstly, we must remind ourselves of the doctrines we have learned. We have learned that Christ is not divided . For Paul was inspired to write: “Now I beseech, you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and the same judgment”(1 Cor.1:10). So from this and other biblical texts, we learned that the genuine people of God are united in believing and teaching the same things. For Christ is not divided, nor is God the author of confusion.

Secondly, we must now put to ourselves the question, who have been causing divisions and offences contrary to the doctrines we have learned? Well, unless we have been afflicted with supernatural blindness, it should be evident that the leaders of GCI, LCG, UCG, PCG, RCG, COG/Hulme and all the other COG groups are divided on various doctrines, and certainly do not speak the same thing.

Now Paul goes on to say: “They that are such,” that is, those who cause divisions and offences contrary to unity, “serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own bellies; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple”(Romans.17:18). Please note that Paul was inspired to write, that those who cause divisions, "serve not our Lord Jesus Christ." This post will be much too long if I list all the examples and name all the men who have caused divisions, and went off and started their own churches to serve their own bellies.

However, genuine Christians are commanded to "avoid them." So there are no genuine Christians assembling with any of these groups, else they would be disobeying God's command to "avoid them." And one cannot be a Christian, if one is disobeying the teachings of Christ.

So it follows that the people assembling with these evil men are those that Paul described as "simple." These simple-minded people and the evil men who are making merchandise of them, will be hurled into the lake of fire, where their worm dies not. What a tragedy!