Saturday, 23 April 2011

The Subtlety of Heresy

For 36 years I have been singing the hymn, Not many wise men now are called, but it was only while singing it at services this afternoon, that I realised the word “now,” inserted in the tittle, perpetuates a subtle heresy.  You see, for years the leadership of The Worldwide Church of God believed and taught that God will call everyone, it was only a matter of timing.  So though he is not now calling many wise men, he will no doubt do so in the future.  It is therefore logical to believe that it was this heretical opinion, which led Dwight Armstrong, if he were responsible for adapting the words of the hymn, to insert the word “now” in the title.

However, the word “now” does not appear in the biblical text.  Paul’s inspired words are (1 Cor. 1:26-27).  And they do not imply that many wise men will be called at a later date.  The text explicitly states, without qualification or equivocation, that God is mainly calling the foolish people of the world, to confound the people of the world who think they are wise.  An example of God confounding the so-called wise of the world, is demonstrated by Peter on the day of Pentecost thus: (Acts 2:4-6).  Please note the phrase: “the multitude came together, and were confounded.”

This heretical teaching may appear insignificant to some people, but it is a classic case of “a little leaven leavening the whole lump”(1 Cor. 5:6).  For all of the divided splinter groups, that came out of WCG, still believe in the false doctrine that “everyone will have a chance for salvation.”   This false opinion is a clear denial of the sound doctrine of predestination.  But I don’t have the time or inclination to expose that fallacy at this point in time!

Monday, 4 April 2011

The Passover or a Travesty?

As we are two weeks away from Passover, the hirelings who were called ministers in The Worldwide Church of God, and who are now fighting over the tithes and offerings of some very deluded people, will be preparing to eat bread and drink wine, believing that they are taking the Passover.  Well, Judas ate bread and drank wine with Jesus and his faithful disciples, but will anyone be so mad as to believe that Judas took the Passover, when Jesus says: “Give not that which is holy unto dogs”(Matt.7:6)?
Similarly, can anyone in his right mind believe that the men who now tacitly accept that Christ is divided and God is author of confusion will be used by God to officiate at the Passover?  The so-called leaders of UCG, LCG, PCG, RCG, COG/Hulme and the latest concoction of WCG, believed to be the brain child of Jim Franks, have all betrayed God’s people for a financial package, just as Judas betrayed Christ for a paltry 30 pieces of silver.
And even though Judas regretted his treachery, it was too late for repentance!  But the evil men now operating in cog-land, making merchandise of some of God’s flock, have never shown the slightest signs of regret for their failure to speak out against the poison that Tkach was feeding the church.  However, their fate will be the same as Judas.  For Jesus spoke of Judas thus: Mark 14:21, the same may be said of these evil hirelings!