Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Unfaithful Hirelings

The Chosen Vessel described Epaphras and Tychicus as faithful ministers of Christ (Col.1:7); Col. 4:7).  In another passage, he added: “Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.  Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful”(1 Cor.4:1-2).

Now, the question that immediately demands an answer is this, which of the former or current Worldwide Church of God “ministers” could add their names to the list that includes Paul, Epaphras and Tychicus, as faithful ministers of Christ?  How about these names, Frank Brown, Paul Suckling, Arthur Suckling, Melvin Rhodes, Peter Shenton, David Bedford, Robin Jones, Francis Bergin, David and Andrew Silcox, George Delap, John Jewell, David Mcgowan, Ed Smith, John Meakin, Jeremy Rapson, Paul Roberts, Ian Martin. etc., etc.  Can any of these men honestly say, that they are faithful ministers of Christ and stewards of the mysteries God?
 
In 20 years of attending services with The Worldwide Church of God, I have never heard a “minister” gave a sermon, where he began by saying: “This afternoon I want to explain one of the mysteries of God.”  These proud, pompous, selfish, evil men have no knowledge of any of the mysteries of God. 

Now contrast their ignorance with the wisdom of the Chosen Vessel, who was truly a faithful minister of Christ.  For he was inspired to write: “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry” (1 Tim.1:12).  Now the question that screams at us for an answer is this, how come these unfaithful men were ordained “ministers” of Christ?  That is a question, God willing, I will answer at a later date.

But for now let us returned to the wisdom of the Chosen Vessel.  In his epistle to the Ephesians he writes: If you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he he made know unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, whereby, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery Christ)” (Eph.3:2-4).  Can any of the men I mentioned above, who are now cocooned in GCI, UCG, COG/Hulme or some other divided splinter group, echo the words of the Chosen Vessel, when they speak or write to their respective, deluded congregations?  Not in a million years!  They are completely ignorant of the mysteries of God, but masters of speculations!

These evil, deceived men are all hirelings, who are motivated by self interest, money and power!  But they have got some surprises coming, and I can assure them, they won’t be pleasant!
To be continued

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