Monday, October 11, 2021

The Church Being The Pillar Of Truth

 Truth Endures Always

"if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15).

There can be no doubt that the Church, being the Bride of Christ should stand for the truth (John 14:6) and we know when the Lord gave Peter the keys of the Kingdom, which pillars and foundations are found on truth, it was the same key the Lord gave to all who would believe (Matthew 16:19). Similarly, the Lord declared that we shall know the truth and that the truth shall set us free (John 8:32) and such truth is that we know the Lord and that He is that Truth. 

Now, over the years that the Lord spoke to us, He repeatedly warned many of us to speak the truth and that liars will not inherit His kingdom which has truth as its foundation. Furthermore, this ministry through the Lord's guidance has exposed many false witnesses and ministers of the gospel for preaching lies in the name of the Lord. This is a true gospel fact, the Lord does not need any thread or shade of lie to promote the truthfulness of the gospel, however, some of us mix the truth of God's word with lies to convince people to act or believe, when we do so, are we not laying a false foundation which will be exposed by the fire of truth? (1 Corinthians 3:13). 

Being Pretentious Promotes Falsehood

Therefore, as disciples of Christ, we ought to strive to witness faithfully and in truth bearing in mind that falsehood would not stand up under the mighty weight of truth. The Lord thus forbid that we use lies or any form of falsehood to advance the gospel and some do so to promote themselves for popularity and money and those who practice such are trapped by the enemy (Luke 6:26). Also, if we imitate a man or woman of God by being impostors we would be acting out of falsehood for each man will receive a reward for the things he or she did in the body (Romans 2:6).

 We have had a very zealous brother (let's call him Jones) who fellowshipped with us for a short while and he asked us to inquire for him from the Lord if he could start a ministry and go house to house to preach 'repentance and holiness'. 

Upon His reply, the Lord is not weak in His reply nor does He holds back when He teaches us His truth. He told the brother that He did not call him (Brother Jones) to preach holiness and repentance and the brother thought that the Lord was restricting him and preventing him from doing what he wanted to do. Yes, the Lord did restrict him because when we serve Christ, He is the One mandating, calling, and baptizing us not any human being or ourselves (Acts 13:2; Matthew 3:11). As a result, we thus encourage you to stop your pretense and walk in truth, being honest in all you do in Jesus' name. 

It is a fact that some Christians easily abandon the truth when they are being tested or put under pressure (Luke 22:57), are we not acting falsely and denying the Lord by betraying Him and our values of truth? We say this because when the one world religion would be introduced to the world it would be based on falsehood and human philosophies where the scriptures would be used only when it does not contradicts its 'founding statement'. As Christians, we know all of the Scriptures are inspired by God and it is useful in training us into all godliness and godly living (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

In conclusion, as a ministry, we repeat that the things we wrote and testified about on this platform have NOT been fabricated nor did we ever promote lies here but only the truth as the Lord revealed for therein is our reward(s) secure. Let us thus live the truth and act in accordance with the truth that sets us free, it is what God expects of us anyway (John 8:32). 

Blessed Truth

Brother Glenn