What has happened to the Church of God? Where is the Church of God? Has anyone seen her lately? It seems there is great confusion in the land about this very matter. We have a multiplicity of groups who all make claims or hold beliefs that their group is the exclusive remnant from the Church of God at its inception in the book of Acts. Sadly, scattered sheep all over the land live with the pain of heartbreak, bitterness, and despair. Somebody is to blame for this wreckage and it is not God. Jeremiah…Read more
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There is not a shortage of concern in terms of the conditions persisting among the Church of God circles today. I too find myself particularly burdened regarding the widespread confusion, division, and suffering. Simply, the reason for it is simple, Christ is on the outside of his church and knocking to gain entrance (Revelation 3:20). Christ agrees to come in if anyone will hear his voice. Who is actually hearing the message - the voice of Christ speaking to the Church? The message is not “unity at any…Read more
I have spent much of my life looking for the Church of God as described in the Bible and have yet to witness it. I know the Church of God in its fullness by revelation and theory only. Not that my experiences among the Church of God circles are without positives. I know many wonderful saints of God; I have held confidence in a few ministers, and I rejoice in the truth. Through my upbringing in the Church of God, I got the experience of salvation and partook of the heavenly gift. I fully acknowledge…Read more
On the night of April 14, 1912, twenty minutes before midnight, a ship carrying approximately 2200 passengers struck an iceberg on peaceful and quiet waters in the North Atlantic Ocean. This ship, the Titanic, was thought to be unsinkable. In 1911, the prominent shipping company that developed the Titanic stated in an advertising brochure that the ship was “designed to be unsinkable.” Despite the proposed unsinkability of the Titanic, the largest vessel of the time was below the surface of the ocean…Read more
Over the last year, the writer has written significantly of the evils of Church of God sectarianism and that its modern landscape resembles Protestantism more than any would likely desire to admit. Moving forward, the writer will continue to do so; however, this post will take a moment to speak from the heart with no ulterior motive, void of any attempt to persuade, and without the desire to present a justification for oneself - but only in the spirit of love and humility.
Consequential decisions should…Read more
If the Church of God fellowships today are the best for which we can hope, then we must arrive at grave conclusions. This means that we can only hope for results that are subpar and far below the Bible line. If we are honest, then we must realize that the current production among those who claim to be God’s exclusive people is minimal. Furthermore, with all that the False Church of God claims to possess, it is embarrassing that she is so blind. It is claimed that faith produces healing, yet when…Read more
The close of a year and the dawn of another cause pause as time is given to reflect on what is past and anticipate what is to come. The year 2019 was fraught with challenges, tests, and opposition, and it leaves no soul the same. The year 2020 will also present unique trials, but God is endeavoring to prepare his people for a particular moment and place in time. If we are honest, obedient, and courageous, we will take hold of God’s vision and walk accordingly irrespective of the required decisions…Read more
The time has come to label spirits by name and to cease the diplomatic posturing that only perpetuates problems instead of forming resolutions. For too long conditions around the church are allowed to linger because there is a gross lack of judgment in the camp. Understanding that judgment is necessary to the success of Zion is key because it is the ability to exercise judgment that will determine what is right or wrong. Assuredly, where proper judgment is not exercised there is an allowance…Read more
And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.
Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward,…Read more
Perhaps of late the Light of the Evening has aroused the attention of those who want to abide underneath the dense fog of a Babylonian atmosphere and would like to stand on the shaky scaffolds of their False Church of God structures. The pulpits of late are claiming that to look for the Church of God that rises to the apostolic standard is for those without a vision. It is being proclaimed that the end-time message is to somehow meet “fellowships” or “people” at their level, and then one day God…Read more
The following is a quote by Daniel S. Warner:
“If it were not such a solemn thing, it were really amusing to see how many are floundering about on the question of organized divisions in Christendom. They admit them evil, predict their downfall, and then, shrinking from the result of their own admissions, they fly to their protection and raise the hue and cry against those who bring the Gospel of God to bear upon these ramparts of sin” (Byers, Pg. 281).
Considering the conditions existing in Warner’s…Read more
“And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.
And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,
In that ye have brought into my sanctuary…
If anyone has truly located the Church of God in accordance with the standard of the Early Morning and Sixth Seal church ages, then they have located it in theory only. Although this is not to say manifestations of God have not been evident, it is to say that such production is not on the level of the apostolic standard. If the acclaimed Church of God were to actually be honest, she would see how precious little belongs to her. It is evident that there is one thing common to each “fellowship” of…Read more
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” -I Peter 4:17
Through the last two years, the writer has become increasingly burdened concerning the conditions existing throughout the Church of God-landscape. It seems as if many hold an accurate idea of what God’s church is to be in theory, but precious few know to be reality what they perceive in theory. Essentially much, if not all, that…Read more
The call out of False Church of God cannot be done without properly identifying it. There are specific characteristics that must be made evident in order to understand the seriousness of forsaking this Babylonian institution. In this final operation, God is endeavoring to manifest himself in a great way once again through his church. Ultimately, the true people of God must understand where the battle of our day lies and catch a vision of how to engage in this great conflict. The time has come (and…Read more
One of the most unpopular positions to hold is one that is to the exclusion of all that does not align to God’s Word, and this has been true in any time in the history of the world. Consequently, many are not really convinced that there is only one church, and there is an emphasis placed on personal understanding and belief rather than a quest to accept the truth of the Word. Simply put, there is one truth and one church; and any group that is not of the true church is of the false church…Read more
Time is swiftly coming to a close, and the dawning of eternity looms nearer. The satanic forces of hell’s citadel are ramping up for the final push as the lines are being drawn for the final conflict. Despite the fogs of confusion and the winds of ecumenism driven by doctrines subject to the interpretations of men, there are only two sides, and every soul will be found on one or the other. The powers of Gog and Magog surround the camp of the saints for the grand finale in the war of good versus…Read more
On June 27, 2018 Pastor Frank Hampton Jr. was called home. I was privileged beyond measure to sit under his ministry for nearly three full years. While I am quite certain there was much more I could have gained by sitting under it for more time, I will treasure the countless instruction he gave during my exposure to his influence. He was a man of God who refused to bow to the ecumenical and devilish spirits of our time. Certainly, he embodied the spirit of consecration and his life of devotion to God and…Read more
God has for centuries spoken to man through mediators; priest and prophets, teaching and instructing us to holiness, and further warning us of that great judgment day. But now, in this last day, God who spoke through the fathers of old in times past, has now spoken unto us by his Son Jesus Christ; whom He hath appointed to judge the world in righteousness. His grace hath appeared unto all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lust, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in…Read more
Apostasy rarely begins under the watch of those who fought for a full gospel. Those who have sacrificed, suffered, and stood for the sake of the truth are far less prone to bend their knee to a compromising spirit than those who inherit the benefits of the results for which their elders fought. Accordingly, throughout the history of the children of Israel, and among the circles claiming to be God’s people, there is a recurring cycle throughout the generations of a stand for truth, a falling away, a coming…Read more