ere are some insights by read the book of mathew from overseas which I received a few days ago. The personal observations, experiences, and longings of a member of the Church.
Good morning Bro. William and brethren, Sunday morning here.
I would have gone to church this weekend but I was disgusted with the my last worship service. As I always believe, most bad circumstances has a blessings in disguise. I started writing down the verses they used in the worship service and read the bible about it when I got home. The last Wednesday lesson was about again one true church which many believe is the church we belong to. As many churches say the same thing, it is understandable. This is one of the verses they used to point out that the worship of others not in the true church is wasted. Matthew 7:13-23.
“13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because[a] narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. ( True, it is hard for many to follow God and Jesus commandments and so few will only enter the narrow gate, Jesus is the gate keeper)
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. ( True, we have church leaders now whose works are not to please and serve God but men, themselves. The outcome of their works are doubtful as regards with truth or quality)
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I WILL DECLARE TO THEM, ” I NEVER KNEW YOU; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS!” (Jesus is specifically speaking of those who do wicked things, the false prophets mentioned above verses. Nothing mentioned about church membership here, as simple as that!) Why do they misuse this to scare brethren that if you are not a member of the INC, your doomed. In fact the ones mentioned here who are doomed are the wicked church preachers who do lawlessness in the sight of Jesus. Also, mentioned Luke 13: 24-28 (It is high time to read the bible brethren, read them yourselves. There are many online access to different bible sites with easy translations) May emphasize Luke 13:27 “But he (Jesus) will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’ EVIL DOERS, JESUS DOES NOT WANT YOU TO CALL HIM LORD. FOR HE IS NOT THE LORD OF EVIL DOERS.
I cannot blame the brethren not going to church. Who should we blame, the wicked ministers? I give my heart for doxology hymn time because it is a true song of praises to God and Jesus. When I do that, I feel that I gave my best worship service under the unpleasant circumstance during the worship service. Last worship service, I was disappointed of how a minister could use the pulpit to spread a lie. The bad culture of church politics poisons us. I do not know whether he is instructed by the district or his own idea. False ministers, you may fool the naïve brethren but you cannot fool God of what wicked acts you do and what is in your hearts.
I somehow figured out this is the focus now because this is probably the present crisis. Many are probably not worshipping and many come out of no fear of being expelled anymore. I noticed their pattern of mentality. If the crisis is about money, the lessons are about offerings. If the crisis is about members questioning their decisions and actions, the lessons would be about complete submission to church administration. Misusing the verses to fulfill their wicked solution to the problem. So fool of them not to notice, they aggravated the problem. If they will just be true to their callings, they would not be in this predicaments and the church will be in peace.
If the church administration truly want to care for the flock, they would do everything to bring the holy spirit in the worship services. Big emptiness there. They should stop spinning things around for people to favor them and discredit others. Instead, bring the holy spirit in the church by bringing good news of Jesus Christ as lessons. Great lesson how good God is. Lesson that brethren should trust God and Jesus as a one big part of our faith. There are so many lessons to plan up for worship services aside from submission, propagation, offerings, and membership. Why is it so hard for them realized this? Why are they so afraid to create a lessons about love of the brethren, love of neighbors and love of enemy? Why are they not creating a lesson about forgiveness? It is noble to write a lesson of about peace and praying for peace which the church badly needs. Why the church has not centrally initiate any devotional prayers for peace? Also, ministers…do check your intentions when you plan these lessons for the worship services? Don’t be the stumbling block to have the holy spirit!
I had a talk with my elderly siblings and friends about the church situations ( in their 60’s or older). Only one is current and has still the ability to research online. I decided not to worry them anymore and let their faith not be bothered for I know they are pure in their hearts. For us who fight wickedness inside the church. We will not let the history of Catholic church repeats in our church because their priests’ abominable acts were not expose but hidden for centuries. NO! NO! NO! Let our faith moves the mountain. PRAY AND BELIEVE with all our might that GOD WILL REMOVE the false preachers/ ministers and their wicked conspirators inside our church. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
- read the book of mathew