Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Perfect Church Will Be Slandered With Lies

The Bible says that satan is the Father of lies.

John 8:44 "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies."

Even 2000 years ago the true and perfect church was slandered with lies, hindering the Gospel work.

Acts 4:17 "But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn these men to speak no longer to anyone in this name." 18Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19But Peter and John replied, "Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God. 20For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."

So now, in many ways the Gospel preaching of the Church of God World Mission Society is hindered. Also, many lies are spread among the people about this church. This is no different than 2000 years ago.

Matt. 28:10 Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."
The Guards' Report 11While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. 12When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, 13telling them, "You are to say, 'His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.' 14If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble." 15So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.

Although lies were spread and believed 2000 years ago about the church, it didn't stop the church from growing to the worldwide belief of Christianity it is today. Likewise, Church of God World Mission Society may be the 'talk-of-the-town' in negative ways, but we continue to grow and move closer to the completion of the Gospel work.