Church of God, New World Ministries

A Firm Foundation

As I look around the Churches of God today, and particularly the Church of God New World Ministries, I see a common trend among all of the Churches. We are an older Church. A majority of our members are senior citizens. They have been around for a long, long time. Why is that? I am sure there are various reasons. But think about it. To have survived the numerous splits and divisions that have taken place since the implosion of the Worldwide Church of God is miraculous. As miraculous as it is, it is not by accident. Paul wrote to the saints in Ephesus and reminded them of their calling. He reminded them that they were once blinded by the prince of the power of the air and walked according to the course of this world. Since they were gentiles he reminded them that they were once without Christ, were aliens from the Commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.

Does the aforementioned paragraph sound familiar? Certainly it does. It sounds like us prior to our calling and conversion, doesn’t it? But, Paul goes on in Ephesians chapter two and explains that the Jews and Gentiles alike have access to the Father by one Spirit. He proceeded on in verses nineteen and twenty to say, “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone…”

Christ said, “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. (Christ is the Rock.) There, you have the answer! It is evident that the members of God’s Church (the House) who survived the hurricane like winds and torrential rain of turmoil, splits, divisions, and floods of false doctrines survived because they had built their house on a firm foundation — Jesus Christ.

I can’t tell you the number of people I have talked to; in virtually every church and fellowship group I visit, that tell me in the course of our conversation that they loved the Old Ambassador College Bible Correspondence Courses. Many meticulously searched every scripture, wrote them down, and memorized them. They did not take the writer’s word for anything. They proved what they were reading was from the Word of God—the Holy Bible. They learned the doctrines of the Church, they understood the magnificent Plan of God, and they looked forward to the wonderful New World to come. In short, they built their foundation on the “sayings of mine,” and lived by them. Just as Christ said, those who built their house on the Rock, would not be washed away by the trials and tribulations of life. The old Correspondence Course helped our members lay a solid foundation. And I believe that is why many of them are STILL here today.

For this reason the Church of God New World Ministries developed a Mini-Correspondence Course – to help you lay a firm spiritual foundation. The Course covers most of the doctrines of the Church of God New World Ministries. Taken directly from the pages of the Bible are scriptures that help you understand about God, The Bible, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, Man’s purpose for being on this earth, Baptisms, Resurrections, The Ten Commandments, and much, much more. All told, there are thirty-two Lessons, each explaining a different Biblical principle.

The future doesn’t look very bright for the world we live in. In fact, the Bible predicts many trials of earthquakes in different places, famines, pestilence and diseases, economic distress, immorality, crime, a rejection from the God that created us. Will your spiritual foundation be firm? Will you be able to endure the trials just ahead of us? You need the valuable information included in this Correspondence Course. Enroll today! It is FREE, as with all the materials on our site.

 
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