Most of us understand the history of the true Church established by our saviour Jesus Christ in the first century, and later continued by his apostles until their demise. It was during this era that the Church slowly deviated from the fundamental teachings of Christ until it reached the status of one of the largest religions in the world, the Roman Catholic Church. As clearly explained to us during the era of Ka Erdy in a series of worship services, the “Roman Catholic Church” started as the true “Church of Christ” until it slowly grew in number and doctrines not taught by Christ were induced as dogma to be followed without question by its members. Those who refused were excommunicated and burned at the stake. Thus, the true Church ceased to exist. The Catholic Church introduced its own set of doctrines contradicting Christ. Every member was persuaded/forced to obey or face the ultimate consequence of torture and death. Am I just making this up?
Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inquisition) explains Inquisition as –
The Inquisition is a group of institutions within the judicial system of the Roman Catholic Church whose aim was to combat heresy (… the formal denial or doubt of a core doctrine …)”
And how was this aim to combat heresy implemented?
“When a suspect was convicted of unrepentant heresy, the inquisitorial tribunal was required by law to hand the person over to the secular authorities for final sentencing, at which point a magistrate would determine the penalty, which was usually burning at the stake although the penalty varied based on local law. The laws were inclusive of proscriptions against certain religious crimes (heresy, etc.), and the punishments included death by burning, although imprisonment for life or banishment would usually be used. Thus the inquisitors generally knew what would be the fate of anyone so remanded, and cannot be considered to have divorced the means of determining guilt from its effects.”
“The 1578 handbook for inquisitors spelled out the purpose of inquisitorial penalties:… for punishment does not take place primarily and per se for the correction and good of the person punished, but for the public good in order that others may become terrified and weaned away from the evils they would commit.”
Now, do we not see the similar pattern happening in our Church today? The express expulsions of whole families, the unexplained missing ministers and their families, unresolved issues on torture and illegal detention, etc., etc.? The only thing that they cannot do at this time and age is burning at the stake? or could they? If the grenade had exploded inside that car, I guess that would merit a “burning at the stake.”
Now if these are just hearsay, try explaining your way out of this –
I would like to cite something built during Ka Erdy’s time. The Tabernacle or Tabernakulo as we call it. But do we really understand why Ka Erdy called it Tabernakulo? Let’s see what Tabernacle actually means.
The tabernacle is a visual dwelling ( http://the-tabernacle-place.com/articles/what_is_the_tabernacle)
Tabernacle means “tent,” “place of dwelling” or “sanctuary.” It was a sacred place where God chose to meet His people, the Israelites, during the 40 years they wandered in the desert under Moses’ leadership. It was the place where the leaders and people came together to worship and offer sacrifices.
The tabernacle was first erected in the wilderness exactly one year after the Passover when the Israelites were freed from their Egyptian slavery (circa 1450 B.C.). It was a mobile tent with portable furniture that the people traveled with and set up wherever they pitched camp. The tabernacle would be in the center of the camp, and the 12 tribes of Israel would set up their tents around it according to tribe. The instruction on how to build the tabernacle was first given to Moses in the wilderness, who then gave the orders to the Israelites.
“…make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.” (Exodus 25:8)
“Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God. They will know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of Egypt so that I might dwell among them.” (Exodus 29:45-46)
I think there is no need to expound on that. Now, what blasphemy do you call this? Dancing to the tune of “We will rock you,” hip-hop, and what have you inside the Tabernacle by CEM (College of Evangelical Ministry) students. Our future pastors and ministers to lead the Church?
Now I ask you dear EVM, are you initiating your very own version of the Inquisition to erase the true Church of Christ and put up the Church of EVM? Still in denial? Then explain your right thumbprint of the OWE loyalty and the huge billboards of your portrait on every edifice related to the Church against this verse in the bible –
“International Standard Version
The second beast forces all people—important and unimportant, rich and poor, free and slaves—to be marked on their right hands or on their foreheads, (Revelations 13:16)”
And while you’re at it, you may find the following verse quite interesting –
But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.“
And what does it say about those who refused to accept the mark –
I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
Actually dear brethren and friends, I can go on and on, and cite all the differences now being practised by the current Church against those by the Sugo and Ka Erdy, but I guess you see my point. Are we heading in the right direction? That is a question which you and I need to ponder on and honestly answer, not tomorrow, but today. Not for us, but for the sake of our innocent children who know no difference. Shall we surrender and entrust their faith to them?
Here is how Hitler did it –