Friday, December 26, 2008

My Early Days in the Church of God World Mission Society

Finally, I was able to see what made Church of God so different than all other churches. It would also explain why the people were so kind. The people in Church of God World Mission Society reflect their teaching, which is only in the Bible.

It started with my entering a study room. It was a one-on-one study where the main theme of the lesson was eternal life. I was shown two main verses of the subject:

John 6:53 "Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."

Matt. 26:17 "On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?"
18He replied, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, 'The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.' " 19So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover...26While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." 27Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. 28This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

If I were to see nothing else, these vereses would be enough. However, I was still shown so many verses that taught me the way to salavtion. I must say that I have never seen the way to have eternal life until I came to this church. And who knew, Passover is not Jewish but actually Christian! According to the same verse in Luke 22:7-20, Jesus Christ's Passover is the New Covenant. I guess what makes this church different from others is that it acually reads the Bible. (LOL!)

Early Days in Church of God World Mission Society

Looking back to when I first visited Church of God World Mission Society, I remember my first impression from when I first walked through the doors. Everyone smiled so broadly, and their hospitality was genuine. The atmosphere, the people, the treatment - I realized that God had to be in this place, and I hadn't even studied the Bible yet!

I've been to many churches and even after studying the Bible in those places, I didn't feel like God was truly there. Don't get me wrong, the people were nice and the building was beautiful, but there was just something missing from those churches.

After coming to Church of God World Mission Society, I saw and felt the difference. The members truly respected eachother, I felt like I knew everyone for so long. I was seated in a hall way and actually asked what I WANTED to know about in the Bible. No church has EVER done that! In the other churches, I wasn't allowed to even ask questions, let alone asked to ask questions! This was so different...I liked it.