CHURCH OF GOD
The True and Faithful Church of God
|“||All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be perfect,
throughly furnished unto all good works. (2Tim. 3:16–17)
To any Bible–oriented person it is obvious we are living in the closing days of human civilization as we have known it. Jesus Christ will intervene soon! Will you be “ready”? History is filled with the arguments, conflicts, and destructive wars fought over which kingdom, government, and law is right for mankind. There is only ONE kingdom, government, and law that is righteous and good (Deut. 4:8; 32:4). What does God say about His holy government and laws? “There is ONE LAWGIVER, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?” (James 4:12). “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you,” (Deut. 4:2). “If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture,…ye do well,” (James 2:8).
For centuries, mankind has blindly and hopelessly fought for good government and laws apart from God (Eph. 2:12). God’s righteous government and laws must be divinely revealed and given to mankind by God. That righteous and just government with its laws will be established over all the earth (Isa. 2:2–4). Jesus Christ will intervene in the affairs of mankind and set up God’s government with its justice based on God’s royal law of love (Matt. 22:37–40; John 13:34; 1John 5:3; Rev. 11:15). Will you be ready to reign with Him (Rev. 19:6–7; 20:4–6)?
We are “ministers of Christ and stewards of the Mysteries of God…FOUND FAITHFUL,” (1Cor. 4:1–2). What is our goal? “Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy; for by faith [THE FAITH] you stand,” (2Cor. 1:24).
The divinely revealed foundational true values that were “once delivered to the saints” are published through this website. The true values remain a great mystery, “veiled” to all until revealed by God (Rom. 11:25; 2Cor. 3:14–16). They are revealed TO and THROUGH His human instrumentation the TRUE AND FAITHFUL Church of God and the power of the Holy Spirit (1Cor. 2:1–16).
These TRUE VALUES are “THE faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3), “THE common [published] faith” (Titus 1:4), “THE mutual faith” (Rom. 1:12), “THE same spirit [Christ’s] of faith” (2Cor. 4:13), the “obtained [a gift] like precious faith” (2Pet. 1:1). These true values are delivered once by divine revelation TO and THROUGH the True Church of God. These values will be kept by a FAITHFUL remnant of the Church at the time of Christ’s return (Rev. 12:17; 14:12).
The true values are “the faith once delivered to the saints” in our day (Jude 3). It is the faith (body of belief) in what was “received” (accepted) “not as the word of men but as it is in truth the word of God, which effectually works also in you that BELIEVE,” (1Thes. 2:13–14). That revealed Truth and the Faith in that Truth was rejected by the Church organization (the Worldwide Church of God headed by Herbert W. Armstrong) and the majority of the members in 1973–1974. This website explains that great apostasy that continues til this day.
We are of that faithful remnant that still believe what most have rejected. Probably, there are others like us (an “elect” “by grace”) that also remain faithful (Rom. 11:4–6). They, like us, will be found holding fast or will now return to the testimony and the faith of Jesus (Rev. 12:17; 14:12).
1Timothy 3:15: “…the house of God, which is THE CHURCH of the living God, the PILLAR AND GROUND of the truth.”
Revelation 12:17: “…THE WOMAN…THE REMNANT of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have THE TESTIMONY of Jesus Christ.”
Revelation 14:12: “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they THAT KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, and THE FAITH OF JESUS.”
Colossians 2:16–17: “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon [the sacred calendar], or of the sabbath…: which are a SHADOW [not the reality] of things to come: but THE BODY…of Christ.”
Colossians 1:18, 24 and Ephesians 1:22–23: “…And He [Christ] is the head of the body, THE CHURCH…His body’s sake, which is THE CHURCH:…THE CHURCH. Which is the body…
Matthew 28:20: “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you [His body, the Faithful True Church] ALWAY, even unto THE END of the world [Greek: age]. Amen.”
Matthew 16:19, Williams Translation (This is a much misunderstood text, but the meaning is made plain by this translation and agrees with the whole Bible context and teaching.): “And whatever you forbid on earth must be what is ALREADY FORBIDDEN in heaven: and whatever you permit on earth must be what is ALREADY PERMITTED in heaven.”
Isaiah 8:16, 20: “Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.…To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is NO LIGHT in them.”
Jeremiah 6:10, 16–17: “To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.…Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.”
1Thessalonians 2:13: “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received [heard] the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received [ACCEPTED] it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”
Jesus Christ, the Word personified, explained clearly what the eternal and right ways are! He quoted Deuteronomy 8:3, as it is noted in Matthew 4:4: “…IT IS WRITTEN, Man shall not live by bread alone [the physical; the material they can see], but by EVERY WORD [the whole and every part] that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
This same “Lord,” Jesus Christ the Word speaks to us in the Psalms: “THE LAW [teaching] of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul [our whole being]: THE TESTIMONY of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. THE STATUTES [especially the Holy Days] of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: THE COMMANDMENT of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. THE FEAR [respect for] of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: THE JUDGMENTS of the LORD are true and righteous altogether,” (Ps. 19:7–9).
“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto ACCORDING TO THY WORD.…For ever, O LORD, THY WORD is settled [fixed; established] in heaven.…Concerning THY TESTIMONIES, I have known OF OLD that thou hast FOUNDED them for ever.…My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are RIGHTEOUSNESS,” (Ps. 119:9, 89, 152, 172).
The foundation of all true knowledge is not just the “letter” of scripture AS WRITTEN. It is the revealed MEANING OF SCRIPTURE (i.e., the Spirit and intent of the Law and the Testimony) as delivered to and expounded by God’s faithful True Church (1Pet. 1:11–12; 2Pet. 1:20–21; 1Cor. 2:9–10, 13, 16).
Christ is the end of the Law, the perfect “image” and purpose of God. “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth” (Rom. 10:4).
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