World Mission Society Church of God and Its Critics

“I just learned about the bible with the Church
of God, and I’m so happy. There are many things in the Bible that I didn’t know about. “This church is so amazing! I’m so excited” Do you have any questions?”
“No everything is great, everything you showed me was directly in the Bible. I can’t
wait to come back and learn more.” “Okay awesome! See you tomorrow for another
Bible Study!” “The Church of God was such a great place,
but I wonder, what do other people have to say about this church. Let me look it up online.” “Negative!” “Cult!” “Believe in a Man!” “Heretic!” “Hey Brother God Bless You!” “Hey did you know there are some negative
things being said about your church on the Internet! I don’t think I’m coming back” “Yes, I have seen those negative websites” “You guys know about that?” “Of course! It’s nothing to worry about!
I’m sorry you had to see that… Recently there’s been a group who campaigns against
our church, and you should understand why they do that before you make any rash conclusions.” “Okay, so why do they do that?” “As the Bible says in the book of Ecclesiastes,
‘what has been done will be done again’” “Let’s say you lived 2,000 years ago in
the time of Jesus, and you were to ask the Religious Leaders what they thought about
Jesus, what do you think they would say?” MATTHEW 9:3 “This fellow is blaspheming!” “Also many times they accused Jesus and tried
to stone him.” JOHN 10:31 Jesus: “Why do you stone me”
Pharisee: “Because you a mere man claim to be God!” “They even said that he was demon possessed!” MATTHEW 9:34 “It is by the prince of Demons
that he drives out demons.” “I can’t believe they would say those things
about Jesus Christ!” “Yes I know. They rejected Jesus because
they were influenced by the religious leaders. They were the ones who led Him to be crucified,
can you believe that?” “REALLY… but, how did they do that?” “They used false witnesses.” Matthew 26:59-60 The Chief priest and the
whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to
death. But they did not find any though many false witnesses came forward. “Can I ask you something, would you ask the
Pharisees about Christ?” “NOPE, not anymore” “Then, what do you think they would say about
the Church He established?” ACTS 24:5 NLT “He is a ringleader of the
cult known as the Nazarenes.” “What?! They called the Church Jesus established
a cult? No way!” “Yeah, in the same way people label our church,
that follows Jesus Christ’s teaching, as a cult.” “Wow” “Then, can we change our faith based on what
other people have to say?” “That’s true people always have opinions!” “Exactly! So, if the Pharisees who rejected
Jesus and his church had Internet, what do you think they would do?” Hey did you see my Instagram pic with my new
sandals? Stay focused we have to make people turn away
from the Church of God. “I get it! They would make a negative website!” “Yup! One method they used to turn people
away from Jesus was to make people focus on His physical aspects” “His Physical aspects?” “Yes, for example, they rejected Jesus because
he had a family” JOHN 6:41-44 “Is this not Jesus, the son
of Joseph, whose father and Mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” “They didn’t believe Jesus was God because
he had a family (like everyone else). So this aspect of Jesus’ life made them doubt his
divinity. They even rejected Jesus because he was a
carpenter’s son.” MATTHEW 13:54-58 “Coming to his hometown,
he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed… “Isn’t this the
carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James,
Joseph, Simon and Judas?…and they took offense at him.” “Even his own brothers did not believe in
him.” “CAN’T BE…NOPE… I DON’T BELIEVE!” “Wow, I’m astonished” “It’s understandable since they saw him
growing up. Now Imagine I said I was Jesus.” “Yeaahh, that’s weird!” “Let me ask you one more thing, do you think
being born into a poor family changes the fact That Jesus is God?” “That’s silly! Everyone knows Jesus came
as the savior.” “Yes! You see, the religious leaders focused
on Jesus’ physical aspects to cover up his divinity. But in the end, even if his own
brothers did not believe in him, is it a big deal?” “Not at all! now a days so many people know Jesus is
God nowadays! I can’t believe they viewed Jesus like that back then!” “One last thing, do you think God needs
a degree from a college to prove his knowledge?” “Of course not.” “The religious leaders also questioned Jesus
because he never studied, yet he was able to teach the truth of God.” JOHN 7:14 How did this man get such learning
without having studied? “You’re kidding me” “Even though Jesus did not study, it has
no bearing on the fact that he is God.” “Wow that makes so much sense! So then how
many people actually believed in Jesus? I thought everyone believed in him!” “That’s a huge misconception” “Many people turned away from Jesus because
they listened to the religious leaders. But can you guess how those who believed in him
2,000 years ago recognized him?” “How?” “Only through the Bible.” JOHN 1:44-45 Phillip, like Andrew and Peter,
was from the town of Bethsaida. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the
one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote- Jesus of Nazareth
the son of Joseph.” “wow! Those are the disciples!” “Yes! They were able to recognize Him through
the words of the Bible. That’s why it’s so important to study the bible in order to
recognize Christ who comes in the flesh for a second time.” “Jesus also stressed this fact to those
same religious leaders that doubted him.” JOHN 5:39-40 “You study the scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify
about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” “wow… that’s really interesting… They
didn’t believe in Jesus even though they knew the Bible.” “Yes! Today too, many people claim to know
the Bible, but still deny the truth of the Church of God. The group that says those negative
things about us online, are like the religious leaders in the time of Jesus Christ.” “Wow! Those people make you guys look like
some kind of underground mob! They even make it seem like no one likes your church!” “The truth is many people like us, and appreciate
the work that we do!” “The Kindness and compassion that the people
showed today from your church is really a wonderful sign for the future. Cause all you
hear about is “young people this and that. And you don’t hear about people who give
up themselves in service. Your group is emblematic of the best that
we would want in our youth today, coming out and helping people. That’s going to be able to help us and it
provides that brighter future for my children. And I want to thank you for that. And you people are wonderful people.
Thank God for people like you. World Mission Society Church of God, you lifted
my spirit. Because you’re already doing this already, volunteering.
Especially for the Church of God. No better organization to work for I would think. Thank
you. And I was so honored that you had come to
our shelter to help. I truly want to thank you for what you have
done for the fellow citizens for Bergen County. We are very grateful. Because you’re part of the team now, your
part of something that’s bigger than yourselves. You’re part of something that comes together
and grows and provides energy and love and hope to the people who really need it. Honest to God, you are like angels that walk
amongst us. You are like our spiritual first aid. If all the young people in the world were
like these Church of God volunteers, we would have no problems. Listen I want to say thank you to everybody
at the Church of God, for what they did for our entire state and all of our people during
Hurricane Sandy. They were here, they volunteered. They gave with their hearts and their prayers
and their love, and we appreciate it. “The Church has been recognized by many
governments and officials. In 2011, 2014 and 2015 the Church of God in the United States
was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Also The Korean Presidential Citation,
which is the most prestigious award never given to a religious organization was awarded
to the Church of God in 2015.” “Nice! I’m very impressed and relieved!
You guys have helped a lot of people! That’s definitely something to brag about!” “It’s all thanks to God. I hope that you
can see beyond the cloud of negativity some create around us. I’m glad you reached out
to me to clarify your questions. “You’re right, reading those websites
were a waste of time. I can’t wait to learn more! I’ll see you tomorrow for my next
study” “Please if you have any more questions do
not hesitate to ask. All the answers can be given through the Bible. The Bible is the
only book we can rely on for our salvation, not just the opinion of others. Regardless
what you do, people will always have something to say. Please trust the Bible when it comes
to your salvation.” See you Soon!

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