Church of God, New World Ministries

Monthly Letter - November 2008

30 November 08
Greetings Everyone,
By the time you receive this letter Thanksgiving will have past, hardly noticed, and the whole world will be caught up in the “Christmas Spirit.” The “Christmas Spirit” is not of God. Paul said, “if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel (message about Christ) which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him” (should be interpreted me, referring to himself.). (2 Cor. 11:4). The “Christmas Spirit” is a different spirit and a completely different gospel than that which Paul and the apostles preached. In verse two he was concerned that Satan’s subtleties could beguile the Corinthian Church members. There are many reading this letter that have been beguiled (deceived) into believing Christmas honors Christ. If you need further understanding of this subject send for our FREE DVD’s “A Look at Christmas”, “A Christmas Story”, and “The Origin of Christmas”, for further information. Also, you may visit our website and read the article by Mr. David Smith, “The Truth About Christmas”. The evidence is irrefutable, Christmas is of another gospel and from a different spirit.
I recently received an email from a long time member of God’s Church that asked me to take him off our mailing list. His reason was that he “learned that stuff” thirty years ago. At first I was dismayed and then it hit me. If he learned that stuff, meaning God’s Truth, thirty years ago that must mean we are still teaching the Truths we learned from the beginning. I removed him from our mailing list but was elated that we are still “contending for the faith that was once delivered.” (Jude 3).
The ministry of The Church of God New World Ministries fully comprehends Paul’s admonishment to Timothy to “study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Tim. 2:15). That is why we preach the word in season and out of season. Christ himself commanded his ministry “to feed my sheep.” (John 21:16). But, you must do your part. I wonder how many people are actually going to sit down with their Bible in hand and look up every scripture I am quoting in this letter? I wonder how many will respond to the DVD’s, CD’s, and articles that are offered each and every month? I wonder how many members of God’s Church are NOT enrolled in the Correspondence Course? This may come as a shock to you but the majority of requests we receive from the mail-in cards ARE NOT FROM CHURCH MEMBERS! Perhaps many have grown tired of the teachings as the gentleman quoted above. Perhaps many lay the letter aside and intend to send for the information later but get caught up in other activities and forget.
My friends, our eternal life is at stake. God cannot use lethargic, complacent “Christians” in His Kingdom. He needs those who have “put on the divine nature of God” (2 Peter 1:4), and are striving mightily to “be ye (become) perfect even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Mat. 5:48).
Next month you will be receiving our Church Newsletter, The New World News. I urge you to read the letter I have written in there. Many have asked “when is Christ coming?” I will provide valuable insight into this question.
For your Christian growth and development we are providing articles on the following subjects: “Does Christmas Celebrate Christ’s Birth?”, “How To Study The Bible”, “Why God Condemns Pork,” “Excommunication and Shunning,” “Read The Book,” as well as a Quiz on Correspondence Course Lessons 28-32.
This month we would like to share with you a CD delivered by Mr. Joe Shuster, “Where Have All The Blessings Gone?” This message was inspired after Mr. & Mrs. Shuster took a trip out West this year after the feast to visit their children. What they saw and learned inspired this message! Simply check the box on the enclosed card for your FREE CD.
Last month I mentioned the new series we are offering, “Traditional Christian Doctrines.” I originally intended to offer it only to those who had completed Lesson 32 of the Correspondence Course. However, many signed up for it anyway on the mail-in cards and orders started coming in thru the website, so, I am offering it to anyone who would like it. If you have signed up previously, you need not check the box, if you have not, simply check the box and we will enroll you.
During the feast I delivered a Bible Study titled “Games Christians Play.” Many have requested a copy of the study so I have decided to offer it via the mail-in request card. I think you will find it enlightening to say the least. As you listen to it, see how many of the games you have played or are now playing. Simply check the appropriate box on the card.
We are coming to the close of our second year. I mentioned in my letter last November that I was amazed at what God has been doing with such a “little flock.” Please read carefully the website report in the Newsletter by Mr. Brian Tinkler. I think you too will be amazed at some of the statistics.
God has blessed this Work, His Work, the past two years. Please review the financial report on the back of the Newsletter. Compare the income to the Work being done and you can certainly see God’s Hand at Work. Thank you all for your prayers and financial support. As we face another year we need to be WATCHING as prophecy continues to unfold. Pray for God’s Work! Pray for one another! Pray “thy Kingdom come!”
George Trent
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