Worldwide Church of God All Over Once more?

Worldwide Church of God All Over Once more?

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Worldwide Church of God All Over Once more?

When Herbert W. Armstrong died, Dr. Herman Hoeh declared that the seventh candlestick had been lit. Which means Laodicea formally started instantly.

Almost 4 years later, Malachi’s Message to God’s Church Right now started to sound the alarm: one thing wasn’t kosher within the Church of God! It uncovered a corrupt ministry intent on destroying the foundational doctrines of the Worldwide Church of God, and urged the brethren to hold on for pricey life to what God had given us by means of His end-time Elijah. We have been inspired to get a grip, whereas others have been dropping it (Revelation 3:11).

Those that have been of God heard what the Spirit stated to the Church buildings by means of Malachi’s Message. Those that weren’t of God shortly misplaced it (God’s reality) and slipped additional and additional into darkness. That darkness was disguised as a “new mild of understanding” (2 Corinthians 11:14). The true members of the Church of God responded to His name and got here out of that decadent group. Those that remained behind turned the SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN.

They have been not God’s Church! You’ll be able to’t reject God’s reality for demonic doctrines with out turning into part of “Thriller Babylon” (1 Corinthians 10:21; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18). All this has been fairly revealing (I Corinthians 11:19).

Realizing the Reality

God is aware of the tip from the start (Acts 15:18). He prophesied an important falling away that would go away few standing. The BIG ONE has hit and shaken the Church of God to its core! However is not it potential to know the reality with out realizing the Reality (2 Timothy 3:7).

God’s calling us to a deeper love and conversion (I John 3:18). Is not God’s reality a way to an finish? Did not Herbert W. Armstrong worry some simply “DON’T GET IT?” That too many have been solely transformed to our doctrines? The doctrines are supposed to assist convey us nearer to God by having a greater understanding of His Will, however solely a private relationship with Jesus Christ will save us! We want Christ’s teachings, however we’d like God the Father and Jesus Christ much more! Solely they will set up us and safe our salvation (2 Thessalonians 2:13-17). You’ll be able to have all of the understanding on this planet and nonetheless fall quick (I Corinthians 13:2).

Bear in mind Solomon? Simply because you already know God’s reality, doesn’t suggest you already know Him! (Job 42:5; I John 2:4) You are not going to be judged by how a lot you already know, however by HOW MUCH YOU GROW! By how a lot you apply what you already know, turning into extra Christ-like, extra Godly, extra consultant of the Kingdom of God, right here and now (James 1:22; John 13:35). A system cannot prevent and ritual isn’t any substitute for a relationship! (2 Timothy 3:5).

Malachi’s Message Nonetheless Applies!

Whereas the Worldwide Church of God was bodily wealthy, aren’t we in peril of feeling spiritually wealthy and self-complacent (Amos 6:1)? Historic Israel had God’s holy days; did not eat pork, and so on. Nevertheless it did not preserve them from going into captivity! (Amos 5:21). It wasn’t sufficient! Worldwide would not really feel adequate, they really feel so impoverished they go to Babylon for assist! We are the ones who really feel protected and safe! Who stated we will let our guard down? We’re commanded to REMAIN ON HIGH ALERT till Christ comes! (Luke 21:34) But some are failing to proceed to use Malachi’s Message (Romans 2:17-21). God’s refining course of is not over! (Daniel 12:10; Isaiah 48:10).

Let’s examine to it that Philadelphia Church of God (Judah) would not go the best way of the Worldwide Church of God (Israel)! These biblical rules nonetheless apply: do not put undue belief in males; work out your personal salvation, it isn’t a gaggle affair; beware the scholarly strategy that calls for you depend on males – not God’s Spirit or private Bible examine. And God assist us to look previous Petra (although it is necessary), to give attention to His Kingdom (Luke 21:36; Isaiah 33:17). To outlive the Holocaust is one factor, to enter the Kingdom of God is the whole lot! (2 Peter 1:10-11).

Watch out for Emperor Worship!

What is the best false doctrine to return out of Babylon? The nefarious thought of a DIVINE EMPEROR! Nimrod had put himself in God’s place! He had folks relying on him for all their solutions and safety. Right now, we now have such MEN “taking part in God” within the Church! (Nahum 1:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:3). There’s nothing new below the solar. In contrast to Moses, who wished that each one God’s folks have been prophets (Numbers 11:29), Nimrod felt threatened by any “competitors.” He dealt cruelly, in a jealous rage, with those that opposed his haughty place. God used Shem to place him again in his place! Leaders are ordained of God; they do have a particular place, however it’s NOT within the Holy of Holies (II Chronicles 26:18)! They’re intruding in God’s enterprise, and trespassing on His sacred floor, once they get out of line and overstep their bounds (Zephaniah1:9; Exodus 19:12; Colossians 2:18). Away with emperor worship! It is quickly to brush Europe, however we do not want it within the Church of God. Not if we wish to stay the Church of God!

Did not Gerald Flurry warn that we have been slipping right into a Laodicean angle when he had his unlucky incident with alcohol? Did not he say, after prayerfully wracking his brains to grasp why God had allowed that to occur, that we now have to watch out to not get proud because of our abundance of revelation (2 Corinthians 12:6-7)? Have we realized that lesson? Has he? Together with his preoccupation with all his spiritual titles and self-promotion, we actually must surprise and be most involved!

Holy, righteous CHARACTER is extra necessary to God than all of the revelation on this planet! We undoubtedly want the items of the Holy Spirit, however God says we must always need the FRUITS of his Holy Spirit much more! GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT! (1 Corinthians 14:1) I am satisfied God’s about to empower His folks like by no means earlier than, however needs us to be spiritually prepared (having realized from the Corinthians’ errors), and our ministers mature sufficient to not get in the best way! (Joel 2:28; 1 Thessalonians 5:19).

So far as revelations go, God can encourage unconverted males like Caiphas and communicate by means of donkeys! All reality is from and belongs to God, so why ought to some turn out to be overrated with satisfaction that they are one thing particular slightly than simply an instrument serving God’s goal? And why get bloated with self-importance when God can shortly pop that balloon? (I Corinthians 4:6-7).

Warnings from Historical past

If what occurred within the Church in the course of the 70’s was a warning of what might occur within the 80’s what concerning the 90’s? Having survived our Worldwide ordeal, are we now dwelling protected (Jude 5)? Allow us to pray and look at ourselves this new century: Can we love God or worry males (Acts 5:29)?

God has an ordained authorities for His Church, however it may possibly progressively fall to Devil – revamped in some man’s picture – if we blindly observe it and neglect that it is also a way to an finish, and never and finish in itself! Is not that how the Church of God obtained off observe? The Mom spoon fed the brain-dead! We want the Father! When Church authorities stops directing us to God and substitutes doctrines or a character cult as a substitute (III John 9), and refuses correction, God’s glory has left such a bankrupt administration! Will God destroy the very authorities He is put in as a result of we have failed to make use of it correctly? Some are literally worshipping the federal government slightly than the Governor!

Did not God stage His Temple, cease the sacrifices, and disband the priesthood? Did not he empty the Home of Israel and scatter Judah? Wasn’t Jerusalem-headquarters forcibly shut down? Even Hezekiah needed to destroy the brass serpent God advised Moses to make, as a result of that they had perverted its goal (2 Kings 18:4).

Too typically, that which God had meant to turn out to be a blessing, turned a curse! Such historic warnings do not curry favor with “the highest brass, ” however it’s evident God would slightly work by means of a really devoted few than let many misrepresent Him! (Jeremiah 26:18; Ezekiel 5:3-4).

What have we realized from our WCG expertise? Have not some since scrambled for positions of energy, whereas others declare we’re all equal? (Numbers 16:3; 1 Timothy 1:7; James 3:1) God is not an anarchist, and neither ought to we be. We mustn’t throw out the infant with the bathwater, simply due to abuses of energy! Correct management encourages us to “be all we may be,” inside God’s legislation; it encourages us to assume and turn out to be like our leaders, and capable of educate what we have been taught–after all we’re PRIEST-KINGS IN TRAINING. (Matthew 10:25; Hebrews 5:12; 2 Timothy 2:2, 15).

The right use of God’s authorities by no means performs politics or acts jealous, however actually has everyones’ finest pursuits at coronary heart. (I Cor. 14:26) We’re all members of God’s Royal Household, due to this fact we should respect every others’ half in God’s plan and place in God’s Church. (I Corinthians 12:18).

I really consider in GOVERNMENT FROM THE TOP DOWN — and it begins with GOD THE FATHER! That is why we should all the time OBEY GOD, even when it means we should disobey males. Wasn’t it ministers who advised you to throw Malachi’s Message away? Wasn’t it Church leaders who threw out the devoted? Did not we simply take their phrase for it, slightly than try what GOD needed to say? Do not be fooled once more! Do you now CONSULT CHRIST, or are you continue to taking part in “observe the chief”? Which is really studying observe God’s authorities? Have you ever lastly realized this lesson? Or did you ask your minister for permission to learn Past Babylon? Worldwide over again? Not if you happen to proceed to learn and apply Malachi’s Message to your self. That is the one solution to stop a “repeat efficiency”. Hopefully, as soon as was sufficient.