Re: Keeping silent....
- Dear Moderators/Dn George Mathew
I appreciate your wish for peace in the Malankara church.
As I mentioned earlier, problems can be solved by wisdom
from above. Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
(Ps 111:10/11) . Just prayer is not enough. Just turning
to God is not enough (Isa 28). A fear of God should be
created in the church. All people should be willing to
obey God's rules given in the Bible. Our scholars should
be educated about Church's vision and mission on earth
based on Bible/NT,
Vision: Convert all Indians
Church's first mission is to go and make disciples of all
nations (Mathew 28:19,20). It is a command from our captain
Jesus Chrsit. Our Malankara Church (MC= JOC+IOC) didn't bring
even 100 new people (converts) last year when other denominations
converted nearly 100,000 in India. We (MC) were listening to
satan and fighting each other. We spent millions of rupees for
the case which should have spent for the expansion of Go's Kingdowm
on earth. It is high time that we double up God's mission work on
earth since Jesus' second coming is near..
Church's next mission is to teach its people about God in order
to enrich their spiritual life. Think about it. 95% of people know
Ps 23 & 91 and a few other verses only. We (MC) must take a bold
step to distribute bibles to every member in the church. Our
sunday school teachers and priests should take the initiative.
Recently I read that RCC gives free ticket to Holy Land to the
winners who bought Bibles from RCC. RCC distributed more than
100000 bibles last year alone.
Jesus or apostles didn't teach about church ruling people sitting
on the thrones in the present world. It will happen only in the
millenium according Jesus (Mathew 19:28).We should take good tradional
teaching and discard destructive belief. Tradition should not over
rule God's commandments (Mathew 15:8,9).
Bottom line is that our church(both factions) is ruled by 90%
'knowledge only scholars' (rebels) and 10% wise people (God fearing).
God speaks to the Chruch daily, the 10% wise group hear and try
to do some changes in the Church, but 90% section (rebels) is against
a positve change (reformation). If we pray, Chruch will accpet Jesus
as the head and follow Him with full heart. Then there will be love,
joy and peace.
Quite often I pray to Holy Spirit, touch 40 bishops, synod , managing
committe members, 2000 priests, 100's of SS teachers, 4 million MC
members so that there will be peace in the Church. I believe Holy
Spirit will purify the church and bring a great revival soon.