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THE CHURCH ON WHEELS

When we think of a Church title, The Church on Wheels, we would usually have a good laugh, or we would think of a large bus like vehicle going from house to house to offer some kind of worship to some god. However, this is nothing to laugh about, neither is it a large vehicle carrying some kind of religious doctrine to people who missed church today.

You will notice on page one the diagram of a normal Church with wheels on it, and you will notice stick men which represents members of this Church, some pushing in one direction, at the other end they are pushing against those who are pushing in their direction.

This represents problems inside, among the congregation. Jesus said, “Let your light so shine that those around you may see your good deeds, and glorify God.” But in this Church the light has gone out! The people outside sitting on the bench are watching the members of this Church; they see no light at all. Christ has left them, the Holy Spirit no longer dwells in their temple; they are wretched and lost. There is no longer total commitment, no longer an interest in faithfulness. God said, “Your sins have withheld good things from you,” Jer. 5:25. Paul said, “if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,” Heb. 10:26. And so, in this Church, everyone has his own Doctrine. So what is the real problem? There are four things, which cause this kind of problems, INDIFFERENCE, INCONSISTENCY, THEOLOGY and PHILOSOPHY.

Indifference in Doctrines, which is clearly stated, or prophesied of, causes Church Division! Inconsistency also causes Church Division! You may say, well how do you know? Because the Holy Spirit informed the Apostle what to say in regards to these problems, “For there must also be factions among you, in order that those who are approved may have become evident among you,” 1 Cor. 11:19.

We now want to look at some Church Doctrines, which are clearly taught, and which cannot be misunderstood.

BAPTISM, is there a pattern for baptism, is there a type? God did not write His plan without types and patterns. When the earth was flooded, and only 8 people were saved, what saved them? Every living creature upon the face of the earth was destroyed by water. So, water saved Noah and his family. Someone may say well, that does not mean anything. Well look then at 1 Cor. 10:2, “And all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. These types and patterns were foretold in advance of Christ. John the forerunner for Christ, then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea, and all the districts around the Jordan, and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins,” Matt. 3:5-6.

Jesus came to John to be baptized by Him in the Jordan, and as a result the Spirit of God descended upon Him as a dove. Jesus was immersed, buried under the water. In Acts 2:38, Peter had taken his turn preaching to the Jews, remembering our Lord’s Words in Matt. 16:19, “I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven; and whatever you shall bind upon earth it shall be bound in Heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth it shall be loosed in Heaven,” so as Peter preached, and convicted the Jews of crucifying Christ; they cried out and said, “brethren what shall we do,” Acts 2:37, and Peter answered and said, “Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,” Acts 2:38. Peter bound this baptism on earth, it was bound in Heaven, and no one can change that. Mark 16:16,” He that is baptized shall be saved; but he who believes not shall be condemned. There cannot be any indifference in the mode of baptism. O, but there is.

1. There is that objection that baptism is not essential to ones salvation! I question that objection, simply put, how can one be saved without baptism? Can one be saved and retain his sins? Well if baptism is not essential to salvation, how else would one rid himself of his sins?

Peter bound baptism for the forgiveness of sins, upon earth, and it was bound in Heaven. Not only this but we must keep in mind that the Holy Spirit gave Peter utterances to speak, so in actuality the Holy Spirit said that being baptized was the only way to rid oneself of sin. To speak differently is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit, which there is no recovery. In Acts chapter 9, Saul after our Lord appeared to him, did not eat, did not sleep, but for three days and nights prayed, Well I suppose if one could pray through and be forgiven, and receive the Holy Spirit, Saul could have, But he was told to arise and be baptized; and then call upon the name of the Lord, Acts 22:16.

2. Then there is the popular teaching; we will baptize you so that you may be a member of this Church. Where is the Scripture that teaches this kind of doctrine?

3. There is hundreds of denominations that teach all a convert must do to receive Christ is to believe and say the sinners prayer, if this is Scriptural then Ananias must have been misled by God, or better yet Ananias misunderstood God. To say the least it is not Scriptural.

4. Then there is sprinkling the person for forgiveness and salvation. Well at any rate you can teach anything in the church on wheels; but I ask the question, what is our reply to Matt. 5:13-14? “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing any more, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Where is the light that men are to let shine, in order for God to be praised for our good works? That light has gone out. Someone forgot to pay the light bill last month, there is no light coming through the glass windows! We check the oil in our car; why not check our faith to see if we are in the faith, 2 Cor. 13:5-6.        Let me say, he that only samples the Word of God never acquires much of a taste for it.

Isn’t it amazing, we call Sunday the Lord’s day and then use it as our own?

5. Now hear this, there is this church on T. V. which offers baptism by mail order, you send a certain amount of money, and they will send you a baptism kit, when you are finished you return a post paid form for membership, does that make you happy, or sad?

THE BENEFITS OF PROPER BAPTISM.

Most of our denominational friends and neighbors downplay the significance of baptism. This is not to say that they place no emphasis at all on the act. They say that it’s important that Christ commands it, and that it is symbolically related to one’s relationship with God.  Still, they stress that baptism is not essential to salvation. The Bible however lists several spiritual benefits of baptism, all of which points to the act’s being necessary for salvation. Some of these benefits follow. And they are not supported by Theology, nor Philosophy.

BAPTISM SAVES:

1 Peter 3:21 plainly states, “The like figure whereunto even baptism does now also save us not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” Again Jesus said, “He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned”, Mark 16:16.

BAPTISM WASHES AWAY SIN:

I ask you to turn to Acts 22:16, notice what the newly converted Saul was told after he had been praying for three days and nights, Acts 9:8-11, 22:16, “And now why tarry thou? Arise, and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” Since the blood of Christ is the cleansing agent, Rev. 1:5, it seems to me that it becomes obvious that one contacts His blood in the watery grave of baptism, Rom. 6:3-6.

BAPTISM REMITS SIN:

On the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon the 12 disciples, and in Acts 2:4 the Holy Spirit gave the apostles utterances to speak, when Peter’s turn came to preach, he informed the Jews that they were guilty of crucifying the Lord Jesus Christ; they responded and said, “Men and brethren what shall we do,” Acts 2:37. Peter replies, “Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,” Acts 2:38. This forgiveness, or remission of sins is a release, or dismissal from the debt into which sin places every guilty soul, Rom. 3:23, 6:23.

BAPTISM PUTS ONE INTO CHRIST:

Take note of two passages: {1} Rom. 6:3-4, “know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?” {2} Gal. 3:27, “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Keep in mind that all spiritual blessings are in Christ, Eph. 1:3, including salvation, see 2 Tim. 2:10.

BAPTISM STANDS AS THE DOOR INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST:

1 Pet. 3:21, and Mark 16:16, John 10:1-9.

I REPUDIATE HUMAN TRADITION AND PHILOSOPHY:

Human tradition has no place in our faith, worship, or morality; because we think that we have discovered that all the divisions in our Christendom, that all the partyism, vain jangling, and heresies which have disgraced the Christian profession, have emanated from human philosophy; but philosophy and tradition that have alienated and estranged Christians, and have prevented the conversion of he world… It requires but little reflection to discover that the fiercest disputes about religion, are about what the Bible does not say, rather than about what it does say, about words and phrases coined in the mint of speculative theology… Men are neither wiser, more intelligent, nor better, after, than before.

ONE CHURCH IS AS GOOD AS ANOTHER!

It follows that the Church is so engaged in the Doctrines of Baptism’s, that it should be discussed as the Second Doctrine; which follows.

1. I believe that if we are serious about our salvation, we will investigate the provisions given by God, and compare them with the denominations, which teach contrary to God’s Word, Make a list of what God teaches on becoming a Christian. Understand what God is teaching in Rom. 10:13, “Whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” But do not stop there read Rom. 10:14-17, will be saved.” But do not stop there read Rom. 10:14-17, you find instructions that you must follow in regards to Rom. 10:13, now how can you call upon Him whom you have not believed? And how shall you believe in Him whom you have not heard, and how shall you hear without a preacher?... Rom. 8:8-11, now when you have done this, turn to Acts 2:37-38, Repentance and Baptism for the forgiveness of sins. There is no other plan given in the Bible by God, whereby we must be saved. No single act will save you, to obey God; all these acts must be completed as directed by the Holy Spirit.

2. When you compare these rules and regulations with the denominations which exist in the united states, which is over 1200, you will find that the rules and regulations of God is left out of their creeds, and manuals; they teach the New Age Gospel, which is no Gospel at all. Have you not heard people make the statement, that, one church is as good as the other? But now to be truthful, Let us ask these people where is this idea taught in the Bible? Then you hear some one say, O, well there’s nothing in a name. Just use some common sense, and illustrate this point…Suppose I tell you I will give you a job working in my fields, and I tell you that I will give you $25.00 per hour, 10 hours a day, seven days a week, and I will pay you at the end of the week…. The week is up and you come to receive your pay, I give you a Check on my Bank, but I sign George Bush, as the signature, you take it, you look at it, then you will tell me this is no good, and I inform you that you told me that one name was as good as another. Now I ask is one name as good as another?  Would you allow your wife to wear the name of Clinton? No you would not! Because there is no such thing as one name being as good as another!

3. If I have your attention, let us consider the following… In the beginning, Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created Heaven and earth.” Now when you follow related scripture you find that God created Heaven, and in Heaven was the Son, and the Holy Spirit, it was in Heaven that God created angels to worship Him. As time passed by some of the angels rebelled against God’s rule and instructions, we find in Jude 6, and 2 Pet. 2:4, that these angels which sinned was cast out of Heaven, If there were not an established system of worship, with laws, with rules and regulations, how could God, cast these angels out of Heaven?  And if God did not finish all His plans for creation before the foundation of the world why did He say that He had? Heb.  4:3. I suggest that the Lord’s Church began in Heaven as a Spiritual entity, that Adam And Eve rejected that spiritual plan, and sinned against God, further, that Christ established the church in Heaven, as is told by the Holy Spirit to the Apostle Paul in Col. 1:13-19, and the Apostle said, “For He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son. In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins and He is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all the creation. For in Him all things were created, both in the Heavens and on earth, visible, and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-----all things have been created through Him and for Him.” {Take note, the scripture clearly states for in Him all things were created. I say this hoping that you will not become confused. God was the designer of all creation, but it was The Son who was the workman, the creator of God’s plans, so here it was Christ who done the creation in Heaven and on earth, it was Christ who created the first Assembly, or Church}  {Read Also Proverbs 8:22—30} “And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also the head of the body, the Church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him.”

4. Gal. 3:8,” The Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the Gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE BLESSED IN YOU.” This began early in the Book of Genesis chapter 12 ff. And so we must ask the question after reading that God made a personal Covenant with Abraham…Were the Gentiles left out of this Covenant? Genesis 15:1-21, indicates that the Covenant included Abraham, and his descendants. Eph. 2:11, speaks directly to Circumcision which began with Abraham. Verse 11, also addresses the Gentiles as the Uncircumcision, therefore, the Gentiles were separate from Christ, and excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the Covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world, Eph. 2:12, and remained without God until the death of Christ, when Christ, and the blood of Christ broke down the Covenant which was becoming obsolete Heb. 2:14, and under the New Spiritual Covenant brought both nations into one, and reconciled Jew and Gentile into One body to God. Eph. 2:13-16. Therefore, there is not recorded Biblically, that God authorized any Assembly to worship Him, other than the promise to Abraham and His descendants. Likewise, there is no record Biblically that God, or Christ authorized any other Assembly other than that which is spoken of in Col. 1:13:19, therefore the 1200, or so which exist, is doing so in defiance to God, and Christ, this is proven by Acts 4:12, ”And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under Heaven that has been GIVEN AMONG MEN BY WHICH WE MUST BE SAVED.” So then, One Church is not as good as another. That is; not according to Inspired Scripture, Eph. 4:4-5, “There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling.” Notice that in Col. 1: 13-19, Christ was the Head of the Body the Church. So the Body in Eph. 4:4 is the Church. Eph. 4:5, ”One Lord, one faith, one baptism.” But in the Church on Wheels, anything goes, instruments of music, entertainment, baseball clubs, and indoor basketball courts, entertainment centers. One to 8 day tours for the Elderly, buses owned by the Church. Minister is called the Pastor; the Pastor leads the government of the Church. Elders who are elected not on the basis of Knowledge but because he is a popular person and supports the pastor!

5. THE APOSTLE PAUL WRITES: Heb. 10:19-26. “Not forsaking our own assembling together, as the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near,” Verse 25. This statement renders some far-reaching ramifications, which need careful considerations. First, it is argued that this statement by Paul was directed to Jews only, and does not pertain to the Church today! When you confront those who argue this point, you get the reply that this letter was written to the Jews just prior to their final destruction, and this was given them at Jerusalem where no Gentiles were present as a personal encouragement…. I can agree with the latter part of this statement, however, I cannot agree with the idea that since there were no Gentiles in this Church that it pertained to Jews only, and did not effect the Church today.   

I REPUDIATE THIS HUMAN TRADITION AND PHILOSOPHY on the following grounds: The scriptures leading up to this statement speaks in regards to the passing away of the Old Covenant, and Christ ratifying the Spiritual Covenant which brings about the forgiveness of sins, now I would ask the question, if Heb. 10:22-26, and if Verse 25 does not apply to Gentiles also not forsaking the Assembly, neither does the spiritual covenant apply, for they are all in the same context, and applies to all who would seek Christ in obedience unto salvation. Then by such opinions verse 24, would not apply to the Gentiles!

Further, I submit to those who hold this opinion that this letter was among the last letters that Paul wrote     long after the death of Christ. Well you say what has the death of Christ to do with this?….  It has everything, look closely at Eph. 2:11-16, More than 30 years before the Hebrew letter was written, the same Apostle said that the Gentiles were once separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the Covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were afar off have been brought near by the blood of Christ, And Christ has reconciled them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.

The grafting in of the Gentiles that the Apostle speaks of in Rom. 11:13-21, had already taken place before the Apostle wrote the Hebrew letter, and besides all this Christ informed the Jews that He would take the kingdom away from them and give it to a nation which would bear fruit Matt. 21:43. So, after the death of Christ anything that was written to the Jews would have an effect on the Gentiles, when I say anything I refer to the concepts of Christianity. Not the destruction of the Jews.            

If the statement in regards to Heb. 10:25, ”not to forsake the assembling of yourselves together as the manner of some is,” would this not under mind the Gospel itself? If we were not compelled to come together on the first day of the week, for fellowship, study, and observe the Lord’s Supper?

There is a difference between having a God authorized reason for not assembling, and that of an excuse. Jesus speaks to the point of excuses in Matt. 8:18-22, ”And another of the disciples said to Him, Lord permit me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said to him, Follow Me; and allow the dead to bury their dead.” True this was one of the Jewish traditions that Jesus condemned.

Mark 7:6-9, “And He said to them, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written. This people honors Me with their lips, but their hearts is far away from me. Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men. Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the traditions of men. He was also saying to them, you nicely set aside the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men!”

I read in a Book published by Lynn Anderson, “Navigating the Winds of Change,” who fights for change in the Lord’s Church, as if he was on a sinking boat 10 miles off shore, he is a noted agent of change, he writes on page 40 of his book, “if the cultural language of our assemblies is somewhat befuddling and uncomfortable to young people in the Church imagine how little sense it makes to non-church members and visitors! Music, vocabulary, design, and style must be updated so that we connect with the minds and hearts of today’s seekers.... Our very structure needs to be constantly reevaluated and adjusted, revamped or replaced as the need may be.” Well that tells you what some people want to do to the Assembly on the Lord’s Day. It is suggested that once daily would give the members more time for themselves; they could get things done around the house that needs their attention!!! The Lord promised to be in the midst of two, or three meeting in His name, Matt. 18:20. When a member is not present at the Assembly, he misses being with His Lord, he misses the fellowship with other saints, and Christ, and the Holy Spirit. His light needs recharging, Matt. 5:16.

Besides all the change in worship services reduces the spiritual needs of the Church, and its members, the fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Instead it places emphasis upon attracting the young people that is vulnerable at an early age in life, but when they find satisfaction in entertainment without knowing the difference, which they have no choice, for the true gospel is not taught. Rather the cultural leaders convince especially those in College, and the universities that the Churches who do not allow change are dangerous and obnoxious. When you see and hear these expressions made, you will find universalism, and humanism. I believe such action is in violation of ones volition. It seems to me that the cultural leaders are nothing more, or less than “Wags.” In the 2006 issue of the Stone Campbell Journal {pages 187-202} Mark Hamilton, a Bible teacher at Abilene Christian University, revealed that several men at ACU and Pepperdine have embraced higher criticism and are teaching it!

The Church of Christ, as well as denominations are being invaded by a group of pernicious people, who are out to destroy Spiritual worship to God. For the most part Churches of Christ and denominations, if asked whether they believe in Premillennialism or Dispensationalism, will tell you quickly NO, And yet turn around and openly teach the doctrines of both, that is, future coming of Christ, future resurrection, judgment, and the end of the world. Where did God say he would ever destroy the world again? Well I am,  what I am, I believe in fulfilled prophecy. Matt. 5:17, “I did not come to abolish but fulfill.” Jesus said it, I believe it.

I call for you to remember with me, Carl Ketcherside, and Leroy Garrett, in 1960 began a movement contrary to Biblical Doctrines, this was a silent movement for many years, suddenly they sprang into action, it really began to blossom in 1980! Then suddenly we realize that people to whom we had given respect to had betrayed us…. Among Churches of Christ the principle engines driving the movement are Abilene Christian University, Pepperdine University and David Lipscomb University. Administrators in several other schools are testing the water in view of taking up the call for changing the Church. The major organ of communications is the “Christian chronicle.” Among the leading spokesmen for the movement are Max Lucado, Rubel Shelly, Rick Atchley, Mike Cope, Lynn Anderson and Douglas Foster.

The Richland Hills Church of Christ in Texas has announced it is adding a Saturday night worship service with communion and instrumental music. Rick Atchley is the minister of this progressive Church. By way of “Christianity Then and Now.” John Waddey, Editor.

As a young preacher some 50 years ago, I was instructed in the teaching and beliefs of the Church of Christ, I was much confused, as my thoughts carried me back to the days when my parents would hitch up the horse to the wagon on Sunday morning, and away we went with our sack lunch, for this was an all day fellowship, there was no set time for the preacher to close his Sermon, after lunch we went back for more preaching, before sun down, all services were closed for they did not believe in night services; they were Hard Shell Baptist, I never heard a lesson on the second coming of Christ, neither did I ever hear a lesson on the end of the world; but when I was converted to the Church of Christ, some where in the lessons you would hear about the second coming, or the end of the world. As I began to learn and study for self, I became so confused that for years I did entertain the idea of leaving the Church, not because of what they taught in regards to the above mentioned subjects; but the way in which they were presented.

EXAMPLE: “Today we are going to study about the second coming of Christ, from Matt. 24: beginning with verse one.” He would go through all the questions asked by the Apostles, then he would relate them to the present day THEN, by the time he got to verse 25, he was wiping sweat from his face and hands, by the time he got to verse 29, he was really preaching a hell fire Sermon, he made it seem so hot, as to smell cloth burning. He would wind up his Sermon with verse 31, and he had proven the second coming of Christ, I am following him scripturally. The time came when I began to question myself, finally I decided that the whole of Matt. 24, was written in one context, that the subject beginning in verse 1, did not end at verse 31, there were other lessons in which different preachers used to set forth a scary situation. I was concerned as to why preachers would skip over particular Scriptures that was in the context of their lesson. I wondered why that they would not use Matt. 24:32-34. Finally it dawned on me that if they read, and talked about Matt. 24:32-34, it would destroy his belief, for these verses informs the reader, or teacher that His coming would be during His own generation, When Christ said, “Truly I say to you, THIS generation will not pass away until all these things take place.”

Well, I settled that issue with myself, but there was another issue that I questioned. Was it right while preaching, or teaching to skip over Scriptures that was within the context of the lesson, which I did not believe! So finally I found Rev. 22:18-19, verse 19, “And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy City, which are written in this book.”

Then I read in Deut. 4:2, “You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” Then in study I found in 1 Cor. 4:6, where Paul said, “Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to exceed what is written, in order that no one of you might become arrogant in behalf of one against another.” I am almost there. Still I ask myself is it sinful to choose Scriptures for a lesson, and during the course of that lesson leave out 2 or 3 verses which is in the context of the lesson, simply because I do not believe what those Scriptures teach? Then I read 2 Tim. 3:16, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.” So I had my answer. It is a sin to skip over Scriptures that will reveal the truth in regards to the lesson being used. The Apostle said,  “Whatever is not of faith is sin.” Rom. 14:23. By using every Scripture, which is inspired, I do not leave out, or skip over scriptures which will reveal the truth, whether I believe it or not. If I do not believe certain scriptures, I have sinned again. By this method for 40 years I have come to believe the truth about total fulfilled prophecy.

Yet in spite of these wonderful achievements, we have sorely failed in our responsibility to instill in many of our children a love for the principles of New Testament Christianity, for the church of Christ and a sense of loyalty to Christ, in that He was sent by the Father to fulfill all prophecy, and to ratify the New Covenant. We have failed to teach them the sinfulness of denominationalism. We have especially failed to instill these essential truths in the hearts of the young men preparing to preach the Gospel. For that failure we may even lose our own soul!

In the last 10 years we have seen several of our Christian schools drift away from their commitment to the restoration of first century Christianity, and of the ancient faith. Scores of young preachers have repudiated, the old paths of the Ancient order, and they have rushed to embrace untrue Doctrines.

Think for a moment. Was not Israel playing the same games, that are being played today with God’s Word? But did they prosper? Even in the days of Christ the situation was the same as today, and Christ said of such in Matt. 7:22-23, “any will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name perform many miracles. And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice Lawlessness.” What Jesus is here saying is that every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruit. It is those who are not bearing Godly fruit that Jesus will say, “Depart from Me” You have not taught the whole Gospel! You have failed to teach all of My Inspired Word! You have picked out what you liked, and discarded what you did not agree with! You have deceived people into believing a lie! You have not been faithful to the Church! You have not supported the Church with your presence! The next time you teach my second coming from Matt. 24:1-31, just remember that verse 34 tells you when I was to come!

CONCLUSIONS:

On the title page I set forth a provoking illustration of the Church on Wheels. One group pushing the Church in one direction, at the other end of the Church you have those who are trying to destroy Ancient teaching, and worship by pushing against God’s Will. The faithful cannot wait to see what happens; they must act before the Church is divided. Preachers must remain faithful to the Gospel of Christ, without change. Elders must prove themselves to be qualified as Teachers of every Scripture. “Apt to Teach” 2 Tim. 3:16,” Every scripture is inspired by God, and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.” Just because you don’t like the subject of fulfilled prophecy, that does not excuse you from teaching it, or discussing it, to fail to do so, is sin. Did you ever consider that to excuse yourself from teaching or discussing any Scripture in the Bible could cause you to blaspheme the Holy Spirit?

I have served both as Elder and Minister in two Congregations, I was told by senior Elders that I must prepare myself to teach, or discuss any Scripture in the Bible; they made sure that I did. So I know first hand what qualifies an Elder… Knowledge. And I know why preachers like to be called Pastor!

Like the Apostle Paul, I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation Rom. 1:16. And like Paul, and Christ I am not afraid to teach the written Word without change. You may not agree with me; but can you prove me wrong?

The Church represented on the title page could carry any name. The idea is to get people to see the mistake of not studying, and being regular in Church attendance; this weakens the Church, and allows for unwarranted doctrines to come into the Church, and so you have this tug of war, which results in the Church on wheels becoming a reality. How about the Church you attend, does it have an unmovable foundation, or can it be pushed back and too by various people?

 

JESSIE E. MILLS, Ph.D., GSRE


 

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