Church of God, New World Ministries

Monthly Letter - May-June 2014

30 June 2014
 
Greetings Everyone,
 
Do you consider yourself to be a religious person? If that is the case, your religion should dictate how you live your life, shouldn’t it? After all, the Bible says we are to “live by every word of God” (Mat. 4:4). We read in the book of Acts that Christianity is “A Way” of life. Read it for yourself in Acts 18:25-26; Acts 19:9. Your religion should encompass every facet of your life. It should affect your family relations, your job, what you watch on TV and in the movies, the type of music you listen to, what you think and the way you act. Religion isn’t something you put on once a week for Church services. It isn’t something you argue about at the barber shop or your local restaurant. It isn’t something you can brag about because you know a few scriptures.
 
We live in a fast paced world today. People are busy with the pursuits of this world: family, jobs, hobbies, sports, investments, and a plethora of other earthly pursuits. We now have drive-in churches where people can stop in for a quick “spiritual” fix and dash off to fulfill their worldly pursuits. Some churches have now initiated “contemporary” services where you can “come as you are”, in cut-off jeans, shorts, blue jeans, low cut dresses, etc. People today have lost interest in religion. They say it is outdated! And why shouldn’t they have lost interest? Our schools have been indoctrinating them for decades with the concept of evolution. The truth is, many of today’s pastors do not really believe in God. So, they will try anything to get people into their congregations. It is their job. They have found religion to be a lucrative profession.
 
It is true that there are some large church congregations extant today. However, when you question their pastors they cannot give you the answers to life’s most perplexing questions. Why was I born? What happens to me after I die? Why are there so many problems in the world today? They cannot explain the prophecies of the Bible because they do not understand these prophecies themselves. They do not realize the U.S. and Britain are descendants of Jacob and many of the prophecies for Israel found in the Old Testament are actually for us today. They have rejected God’s Commandments and teach their congregations that they do NOT have to obey them. Many of the sermons are brief, “pull yourself up by the bootstrap”, inspirational type sermons. While many focus on God “showering you with blessings” if you only contribute a certain amount of money. My friends this is not true religion!
 
True religion is the gospel Christ taught and commanded his disciples to teach (Mark 1:14-15, Mat. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-18). The true gospel of Christ explains that God intends to bring many sons into glory (Heb. 2:10).That Christ is going to return to this earth to rule it with a rod of iron (Rev. 19:11-16). And, that those He is calling now, during this age, will rule with Him in that Kingdom for 1,000 years (Rev. 20:4) right here on the earth (Rev. 5:10).
 
True religion is that we MUST keep the commandments of God if we are to inherit eternal life (Mat. 19:17). Christ said few would choose this way of life (Mat. 7:13-14).
 
The Lord is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). But, do you know what true repentance is? The truth is the gospel of Christ is NOT for everyone (Mat. 13:11-23). In His parable of the sower Christ explains what happens when people hear the true gospel of Christ. You are hearing it as you read this letter! Will you accept what you hear and produce fruit or will you ignore it and let the seed fall by the wayside?
 
The Church of God New World Ministries preaches the same gospel Christ and the apostles preached. If God is calling you and you understand what I have just explained to you; you can learn more by receiving the materials provided to all those who request it. At the bottom of this page, you can send today for our FREE Mini-Correspondence Course, Traditional Christian Doctrine series, and our NEW series, God’s Master Plan of Salvation. Enroll in our DVD program. Visit our website, cognwm.org and begin reading the hundreds of articles that explain how you can make Christianity a “Way of Life” for you. If you are presently a part of this world’s religions Christ cries out in Rev. 18:4 “Come out of her my peopleā€¦” My friends, a truly religious person is one that follows in the footsteps of Jesus Christ (I Peter 2:21). One that truly lives by every word of God!
 
We are rapidly approaching the fall Holy Day season consisting of The Feast of Trumpets, Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles and The Last Great Day. The Church of God New World Ministries will be observing the Feast this year, 2014, in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Feast will be conducted at The Holiday Inn and Convention Center (1-800-782-3119). Following are a few other motels within close proximity to the Holiday Inn: River Lodge South (1-800-233-7581), Pigeon Forge Motel (1-800-257-0818), River Place Inn (l-800-428-5590), Vacation Lodge (1-800-468-1998), Riverside Tower (1-800-453-5540), Colonial House Motel (1-800-662-5444), Super 8 Motel (1-866-883-4547), Guest House International Inn (1-866-429-0150), Mountain Breeze Motel (1-888-453-2659), Maples Motor Inn (1-888-453-8883), Econo Lodge Parkway (1-800-748-3793), Park Tower Inn (1-800-453-8605), Pigeon Forge Inn & Suites (1-866-708-8610). For cabins and chalets call: Patriot Getaways (1-800-204-5169), American Mountain Rentals (1-800-508-6070), Cabin Fever (1-866-212-2246). There are many more. Visit this page for more information about the Feast.
 
My friends, Satan the Devil has deceived the whole world (Rev. 12:9). Christ has promised to return and restore all things (Acts 3:19). That time may be closer than you think!
 
The Church of God would like to thank all of you who faithfully support this work with their prayers, tithes and offerings. Without your support, we could not do God’s Work!
 
Sincerely,
George Trent
 
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