Friday, April 17, 2009

The Law of God in Church of God World Mission Society

Before coming to the Church of God World Mission Society I didn't realize really what was right or wrong in God's eyes. I used to feel like i could do anything, just as long as I prayed and believed in Christ. However, it doesn't work that way. Actually, in the Bible there's something called the sinful nature.

Gal. 5:19 'The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like...'

Written here in the Bible, it seems so bad. However, this is the life, personality and being of every person - with or without them knowing so.

When I went to other churches, I didn't even know this existed. However, The Bible teaches that this kind of thing is exposed only when keeping the law of God.

Rom. 7:7 'What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, "Do not covet." 8 But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from law, sin is dead. 9Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. 10I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. 11For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death. 12So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good. 13Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! But in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful. 14We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.'

Through the law, we can recognize what is sinful. So without keeping the law we think anything is okay. This explains why I felt that all the other churches were hypocrites; they did whatever they wanted throughout the week, showed up on sunday and thought everything was fine. It doesn't work so easily. God told us that those who live according to the sinful nature cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. But how can you know what is sinful without keeping the law of God?

Sunday worship is not in the Bible, therefore, it is not God's commandment. The Sabbath Day is God's commandment (Exo. 20:8-11); communion is not in the Bible, but Passover of the New Covenant is the way Jesus promised His body and blood (Luke 22:15-20); therefore through keeping this we can recognize what is right or wrong.

Christ Ahnsahnghong established the Church of God World Mission Society, which is the only church that keeps God's commandments 100%. Only when I came to to this church was I able to recognize what was sinful in God's eyes and have true hope for the Kingdom of Heaven.