Church of God, New World Ministries

Bi-Monthly Letter - July-August 2014

31 August 2014
 
Greetings Everyone,
 
Do you have any idea what the odds are for winning the lottery? I did not know until I needed the information for this letter. You are probably wondering what winning the lottery has to do with the Church of God New World Ministries. I will explain in a moment but first, let me explain a few other statistics. There is over seven billion people on this earth today. The majority of those people adhere to some religious belief, none of which are patterned after the religion taught by Christ and the apostles.
 
Now, the odds of winning the lottery are 1 in 175,223,570. Those are not very good odds are they? Nevertheless, some few have won! Now, think about this for a moment, the Bible says “Satan the Devil has deceived the whole world” (Rev. 12:9). Does this statement correlate with the statement I made previously that of the “over seven billion people” who adhere to some religious belief; none of them follow the religious teachings of Christ and the apostles? Of course it does!
 
I realize that is a shocking statement but you must admit John was inspired to write, “the whole world.” If you believe the Bible is the word of God, and it was inspired by him, and it was (II Tim. 3:16) you must admit the statement is true. A brief history of the Catholic and Protestant Churches proves the statement to be true. We do not have space here to prove the deception of these major church organizations but have a thorough explanation on our website in several articles outlining The Protestant Reformation. I encourage you to visit our site, cognwm.org, and read these eye-opening articles.
 
“But”, you may say, “what about all the other religions of the world”—Buddhists, Muslims, Shintoists, atheists, etc.? No, they do not adhere to Christ’s teachings either. In Mark the 7th chapter Christ described most of the religions of the world; including the major religion of His day. Read verses 6-9, He said, “Full well ye reject the commandment of God that ye may keep your own tradition” (vs. 9). Most religions today have changed God’s Word to suit their own needs, desires and traditions. However, there is still one church that follows Christ’s example (I Peter 2:21). That Church is The Church of God.
 
Now, let me explain why I mentioned the odds of winning the lottery. Christ said in Matthew 16:18, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Many religions teach that Christ built His church upon Peter. That is not true at all. Christ said He would build His Church on this rock. The rock was NOT Peter but was Christ (I Cor. 10:4). Christ said His Church would follow Him.
 
Paul wrote that those who are baptized are baptized into ONE body (I Cor. 12:13). Yes, there is only ONE True Church of God. But, I want you to understand very clearly that you cannot join that Church. You must be called (John 6:44; I Cor. 1:24-29)! If you accept that calling you must “Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission (forgiveness) of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Spirit) (Acts 2:38). You are baptized (put into) the body of Christ (the Church of God) upon receipt of the Holy Spirit.
 
If the whole world has been deceived into believing a false religion what do you think the odds are of you being called by God to become a member of His True Church? I am sorry but I do not have the statistics on this. But I can tell you, if you are reading our materials, listening to our DVD’s and understanding what you are reading and hearing; there is a strong possibility that God is calling you. Many who read our materials ask to be removed from our mailing list because our teachings, the same teachings Christ and the apostles taught, do not comply with the traditions they have learned in their present religious affiliation. They reject their calling!
 
Christ observed the seventh day Sabbath (Luke 4:16) and so did all the apostles. He observed the seven annual Holy Days (Lev. 23) and so did the apostles. Christ kept the commandments and taught men to do so (Matthew 19:17). He observed the law of God and raised it to a higher level (Mat. 5:17). Christ observed the dietary laws found in Deut. 14 and Leviticus 11. So did the apostles (Acts 10:14). This is what Christ believed and taught. Christ said the gates of hell would not prevail against His Church meaning that nothing shall destroy it. He said He would be with His Church, “even unto the end of the world” (age) (Mat. 28:20.
 
Yes, God’s True Church still exists today; though it is a very small flock (Luke 12:32). There are many branches of God’s True Church scattered throughout the world (Mat. 5:13). God has commissioned that Church to preach the gospel (the good news of the Kingdom of God—Mark 1:14-15) to the whole world (Mat. 28:19). Is God calling you to be a part of this great end time work? What are the odds that you will accept this calling and reject the traditions of men? According to Christ the odds are not too good for He said, “Many are called but few are chosen” (Mat. 22:14). But, remember, the odds of winning the lottery aren’t too good either, but some few have won! If you do accept this calling and follow in Christ’s footsteps you are promised a position in the soon coming government of God (Rev. 3:21).
 
The Church of God will be observing the Fall Holy Days very soon. We will be observing The Feast of Trumpets September 25th in London, KY, the Day of Atonement Oct. 4th in London, KY, the Feast of Tabernacles and The Last Great Day in Pigeon Forge, TN Oct. 9th-16th. Will you be there?
 
On behalf of God’s Church I wish to thank all of you who support this Work by prayer, tithes and offerings.
 
Sincerely,
George Trent
 
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