First Lesson: John 16. 1- 33
T h e w o r d o f G o d is t h e o n ly sourc e o f s a lv a tio n f o r m a n kin d . It s a b s e n c e g iv e s ris e t o impatience, quarreling and other vices. One can only be steadfast in the Lord by adhering to the teachings of the Holy Spirit. There are many who are yet to hear these teachings because few preachers are available to teach them”.
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 2.8
“And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: where unto also th ey were appointed”.
MAN REQUIRES TEACHING
The need to teach mankind the word of God makes my assignment very daunting. It becomes more so as my teaching is predicated on practice and not theory. This approach is a departure from orthodox practices where the route to heaven is taught to depend on verbal affirmation of belief in Christ Jesus and an up-to-date payment of church dues. In some cases, such verbal affirmations are said to ensure salvation irrespective of such sins as fornication, adultery, occult practices and other vices that may be committed.
Such teaching are demonic. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge that our Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Little consideration is given to the implicit requirements of His exhortations and commandments. As a result, the churches neither practise His teachings nor encourage anyone else to do so.
“What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and hath not works? can faith save him?
If a brother or a sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone”.
When one professes to believe in our Lord Jesus Christ but does not practise His teachings, is he a believer? He is a liar. Anyone who professes faith in Him and does not practise His teachings is a deceiver. Faith without work is dead.
The devil also believes in the existence of God (James 2.I9). In spite of his belief, he steals, fornicates, commits adultery, and indulges in idolatry and all manners of sins with no thought of practising the word of God.
In my physical presence, some members of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star exhibit moral correctness but indulge in all manners of vices when they are elsewhere. Would such people claim they have faith in the Holy Father?
Matthew 7: 2I- 23
“Not every one that saith unto me. Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father – which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day. Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works?
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