While there are many Churches of God, there is only one truth! The statement of beliefs of the WWPOG is the bible itself, no other document is really necessary. Church tradition is just that, tradition, and we all have that in our groups, or back rounds within the wider Christian movement. I like what former Senator Bob Dole said “Just don’t do it!” If its in the bible do it; and if it’s not in the bible, then just don’t do it. We are to follow the Jew Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus starts his ministry off in Matt. 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the Kingdom of heaven, 6. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. 8. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. 9. Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called Son’s of God. Brethren we need to be peacemakers at the core of our beings as Christians we must become humble, helpful and insightful to those around us. Its not about you, or me, its about them, your enemies, your fellow brethren that are struggling with difficult trials, they need your prayers, your understanding, your ear, to listen and feel there pain. We have many sick people, many elderly people who need to know we care. We have younger people with ideas that we may not understand or agree with. Should we ignore them?Disfellowship them? No, unless they are unable to control themselves and are determined to cause division, or a schism, even if there understanding turns out to be right, they must show the fruits of the spirit by being patient, longsuffering, kind ect. Satan is behind brother against brother and group against group! Satan spends much time on those who are drawing close to our God and father in heaven trying to live by every word that proceeds from His mouth. We are called to be conformed to righteousness and to come out of this world, to live by the spirit and to overcome to the best of our knowledge and strength the ways of Satan’s world. We either follow the god of this world, or we follow the God Jesus followed and worshipped, our father and his father in heaven. When we look to Jesus God we stay on the path as he did! John 5:30I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.Matthew 24:45-47New King James Version (NKJV)
The Faithful Servant and the Evil Servant
45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. 47 Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.