Church of God, New World Ministries

Monthly Letter - December 2008

31 December 08
 
Greetings Everyone,
 
For the past two years I have been writing a letter to those on our mailing list similar to this one. I think I missed one month during the Feast of Tabernacles that I did not write. The letter consists of two pages, front and back. Why do I write these letters? The answer is obvious to those who know the truth of God. When Christ admonished Peter, and all the other apostles, to “Feed My Sheep” (John 21: 15-17) they took it seriously. Peter passed that message on to the elders he was serving with, and the younger ministers coming along. (I Peter 5: 1-5). My friends, it is the “work of the ministry…” (Eph. 5:12) to feed the sheep (God’s Church) and help in perfecting them for the Kingdom of God.
 
Some are shocked to believe that God is feeding His sheep through the “foolishness of preaching.” (I Cor. 1:21). Some simply cannot accept the fact that God has chosen (called) certain men into the ministry to prepare a people for the Kingdom yet to come. They choose to work out their own salvation on their own. They choose to reject guidance and instruction from God’s Ministry and interpret for themselves what the scriptures say. Peter was quick to point out the error in this type of thinking. (2 Peter 3:16). It can be deadly to those who choose this course. (Proverbs 14:12). The Ethiopian eunuch realized he needed help in understanding the scriptures. And God provided that assistance. (Acts 8: 26-40). The eunuch’s willingness to be taught led to his subsequent baptism and conversion.
 
Christ said there would be many false Christ’s in the last days. He admonished that we “take heed that no man deceive you.” (Mat. 24:4). We read in 2 John verse 10 “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine (the truth of God), receive him not into your house (via personal visit, television, internet access, email, literature, etc.), neither bid him God speed:” Paul said that any who brought a “different gospel” would be cursed. (Gal. 1: 6-12). He further stated that the truth comes, not through the wisdom of men, but by revelation from Christ through God’s Holy Spirit. (verse 12; Eph 3: 5). You will know God’s Ministers by their fruits. (Mat. 7: 15-16).
 
It has been the goal of The Church of God New World Ministries from its inception to preach the gospel as delivered by Christ to His true ministers. Not all have the truth of God. God has not given men the prerogative to “put themselves into the ministry”. On the contrary, they must be called and ordained into the office. And, one must even be careful listening to those who have been ordained into the ministry of Christ. Some have been overcome with pride and vanity and sought to teach “their own understanding” of the scriptures. Some are introducing twists on the true doctrines taught from the beginning. Those called by God should be spiritually mature enough to discern the right from the wrong. (Heb. 5: 12-14). Unfortunately, that is just not the case for many. Are you studying God’s Word every day? Are you praying fervently and diligently on a daily basis? Are you taking heed to the content of the messages you are receiving on the DVD’s and CD’s and making necessary changes in your life? Where do you stand in your conversion process? Have you enrolled in our Mini-Correspondence Course, our Traditional Christian Doctrine series? Do you send for the materials offered every month for your edification? Are you honoring God’s Holy Sabbath each week? Are you faithfully tithing as God instructs you to? Can you say you observed all of God’s annual Holy Days last year? Did the Passover have any effect on you? My friends, these are all serious questions. Do you realize your eternal life depends upon the correct answers to these questions?
 
We are here to help you, but you MUST help yourselves. If you answered NO to any of the above questions you may seriously consider doing something about it. This month we would like to offer two very inspiring CD’s for your edification. Mr. Joe Shuster delivered a sermon some time back titled “What’s in the Barn?” Mr. Shuster has a very unique way of motivating you to consider “where your treasure is.” Simply click the button below to receive your copy. Secondly, it is evident that this world is a sea of confusion. Why is that? Why are so many people frustrated and troubled with their present lives, even members of God’s Church? Send for our FREE CD delivered by Mr. David Smith, “Are You Frustrated?’ Click the button below to receive your copy.
 
For the past several years, many people have found materials on our website that caught their attention. However, after receiving and reviewing the materials, they found that they were not interested in pursuing more materials. They simply receive the materials requested, do not utilize them, but toss them into the garbage. If you are one of those people, we would appreciate it if you would send the enclosed card back and ask to be removed from our mailing list.
 
We certainly will provide materials as long as there is an interest, but, unfortunately our materials are NOT FOR EVERYONE. So, to help us save money by not sending materials that won’t be used, we would appreciate it if you would please take the time to let us know. We will remove you from our list and not bother you anymore.
 
Finally, I would like to thank all of you who have faithfully contributed financially to this Work. Many have received materials absolutely FREE because you have willingly and of your own free will contributed to support this Work. Frankly, we don’t solicit money or charge for any of our materials. Without your support we could not go on. But, as long as we preach God’s Truth He has promised to Bless our Work. “If God be for us who can be against us?” Thank you all so very much. Until next time, study, pray, and draw even closer to God. The times are evil and Satan is very deceptive. “Prove all things, hold fast to that which is good.”
 
Sincerely,
George Trent
 
To request the material(s) mentioned in this month’s letter:
 
  Mini-Correspondence Course Request the FREE materials online by clicking here
  Traditional Christian Doctrines Request the FREE materials online by clicking here
  What’s In The Barn? Request the FREE materials online by clicking here
  Are You Frustrated? Request the FREE materials online by clicking here
 
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