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Monthly Letter - December 2012-January 2013

January 31, 2013
Greetings Everyone,
I often wonder, after writing this letter, having it edited, having it printed and then stuffed into an envelope, how many of you actually read it! You all signed up for, and requested to be on our mailing list, therefore you are sent this letter every two months. But do you really read it? Do you prayerfully look up the scriptures listed and meditate on the message being conveyed to you? I realize that there are just so many hours in the day and we are all so busy with life that we sometimes may not take the time to sit down with our Bibles and read a two page letter. I also realize that not all of you are members of the Church of God. This information may be new to you and contrary to some of your traditional beliefs ó but that should stimulate you even more to look up the scriptures and prove us wrong if you do not believe what I am telling you. You may not realize that you have come into the knowledge of the truth. God may be calling you and is waiting to see how you respond to the information He sends you.
So, I am talking to two groups of people here. Those who know the truth and have been baptized into Godís True Church, and those who may be being called and have an opportunity to be baptized into Godís True Church. Regardless of which group you fall into you need to take heed to what I am going to tell you in the rest of this letter.
There is a prevailing mood that has taken over our country. That mood is lethargy. Yes, we as a nation have become lethargic. Regardless of what happens, we donít seem to get motivated to do anything about it. People have become lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. Is that not a perfect description of our once great country, our society today? If you donít see it, you are truly blind and can not see what is taking place right before your eyes.
Believe it or not this is a prophecy for our time. Paul described these conditions to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:1-4. Look it up in your own Bible and then sit down and watch a good news program or read a good daily newspaper. Do you see any similarities? Of course you do, these conditions extant in our society today are evident to those who have eyes to see. Now, you need to be aware of some other prophecies that will be fulfilled at exactly the same time the conditions listed above are manifested. Turn in your Bible and read Matthew 24, verses 8-12. Christ himself said that our society would become so lawless and sinful that even Church members would be offended (fall away) and would actually betray one another. Yes, Church members would become caught up in the culture of this society and become just like those Paul portrayed to Timothy. Once again, Christ sent a message to His Church through the apostle John. In Revelation 2:1-5, He said, ďthou hast left thy first loveÖĒ Yes, many have become lethargic and stopped doing the work they were called to do. Stopped praying, studying, tithing, attending Church services. Stopped overcoming their human natures and slipped back into their old ways. He told them to repent! Again, in Rev. 3:14-22, He admonishes Church goers to wake up and repent of their lethargic condition else they will be tried with fire. (No doubt have to go through the tribulation).
Unfortunately few will heed these warnings and continue down the path that leads to destruction. (Mat. 7:13-14). In the parable of the ten virgins Christ prophesied that at least one half of the Church would not wake up and they would miss out on Godís soon coming Kingdom. (Mat. 25:1-12. This warning is grave! It frightens me to think that one half of Godís Church will become assimilated with this world and will not repent of it! And, for those not yet in Godís Church, that they would ignore such warnings and continue with their vain traditions. Traditions such as Christmas, Easter, Mardi Gras, Halloween, New Yearís Day, etc. Christ said, ďFull well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own traditionsĒ (Mark 7:6-9). Read Jeremiah 10. Jeremiah was inspired to write, ďLearn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven...For the customs of the people are vainÖĒ Read the entire chapter. Did you put up a Christmas tree this year? If so why? How does the tree worship your savior?
My friends, prophecies are being fulfilled right now as we write this letter. The Pope has called for a One World Government. Of course the Catholic Church will lead it. Groundwork is being laid for a United States of Europe with Germany at its head. The Confederation of Arab nations is forming in the Middle East. Our nation is on the brink of financial collapse and we just keep spending and borrowing. And while all this is taking place Godís Church has fallen asleep! How many will take heed to Christís warning to the Churches in Ephesus and Laodicea and repent and be zealous? (Rev. 3:19). Do not be like those in Ezekiel 33:31. “...They sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them?”
I do not know how many of you actually read these letters. I pray that all on our mailing list do. I would appreciate it if you would take the time to write us an e-mail and let us know if you read the letters or not, or if you do not wish to continue receiving them ask us to remove your names.
On behalf of God’s Church, I would like to thank all of you who contribute to this work via prayers and/or tithes and offerings. With your help, we will continue to warn this world of the impending crisis ahead. And perhaps, with Godís grace and mercy, some will listen!
George Trent
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