THE REIGN OF THE
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WHICH ONE IS
THE TRUE GOSPEL?
Genesis begins with the fall of man. Revelation concludes with the restoration
of man. In Genesis the curse falls on man. In Revelation the curse is “no more.”
In Genesis are the promises that the “seed of the woman” and the seed of Abraham
will destroy the enemy and bless all of the families of the earth. In
Revelation, that seed (the Lamb and 144,000), destroys the enemy and blesses all
of the families of the earth. This is the kernel of the Gospel — (Gen. 3; Gen.
28:14; Rev. 22:1-3; 20:14; 21:4).
In another sense Jesus (the “Lamb” of Revelation) is also the kernel
of the Gospel. Many fail to see or to acknowledge the Substitutionary sacrifice
He made. The Scriptures abound with information which demonstrates that “the man
Christ Jesus ... gave himself a ransom [a corresponding price] for
all, to be testified in due time.” (I Timothy 2:5, 6) It was Adam who
sinned, and in him died the entire race. It was Jesus, the “lamb of God,”
who took away that one original sin (singular — John 1:29; 1 Corinthians
15:21,22; Romans 5:12,19). This fulfilled the standard stated in God’s
law: A LIFE FOR A LIFE. The death of “the man Christ Jesus” guaranteed the
release of Adam (and all in him) from death so that they will be granted
a NEW TRIAL. Some obtain that release early — now in the Christian
Age. (Romans 8:1) Most of mankind will obtain that release when the KINGDOM
COMES (Matthew 6:10) when they will be judged as their work “shall be” —
Revelation 22:12. (Isaiah 26:9 — “With my soul have I desired you in the night;
yea, with my spirit within me I seek you early: for when your judgments
are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world
will learn Righteousness.”)
Now to the sincere and honest
heart, the next genuine questions will arise: (1) Why did God create the earth
and mankind? (2) What is God doing in the earth today? (3) What is the Gospel?
(4) Who is the Church? (5) What is the ultimate purpose of the Church? (6) Are
all outside the Church forever lost? (7) What about the Jew?
Answers to these questions suggest that what we regularly hear
preached as the Gospel is incomplete — and this is, indeed, the case. An
examination of the Scriptural definition of the Gospel will prove that the
Gospel is actually “good news” in a fuller sense than most Christians have ever
dreamed. In Galatians 3:8 the Apostle Paul makes an interesting statement. He
claims that the Gospel was preached to Abraham. This is a concept not generally
appreciated — that the Gospel is also in the Old Testament. Abraham and his
descendants believed God and His promises, and their belief, the core of
traditional Judaism, is based upon the Gospel which God preached to Abraham.
What is this belief? It is basically this: Messiah will come and bless everyone
on earth through the agency of Abraham’s
children (or seed). This blessing will include resurrecting those who died. (It
was because of Abraham’s faith in the resurrection that he was willing to offer
his son, Isaac, as a sacrifice to God. Hebrews 11:17-19). Paul summed up all of
this belief in the words spoken to Abraham, “In thee shall all nations be
blessed.” Remember, Paul called this very promise “the Gospel.” It is a
beautiful Gospel, too. It promises that ALL mankind will be blessed. (See the
original promise in Genesis 22:15-18.)
Christianity generally does not define the Gospel in quite the same
manner. The teaching of Christendom (various Christian denominations)
about the Gospel has been basically this: Faithful believers in Christ will go
to heaven when they die. A chart to compare these two versions of the Gospel
might be helpful:
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO:
Messiah will bless all on earth through Abraham’s
seed and will even raise those who have died to enjoy the blessings.
Faithful Christians go to heaven after death.
On the surface Judaism seems better, doesn’t
it? After all, it includes all men in the blessing, whereas Christendom
excludes all except Christians. But our examination of the matter is not
complete. As we look into it more, remember that we cannot immediately judge
either of these definitions of the Gospel as being wrong. Judaism got its belief
from God’s own prophets; we would, indeed, be presumptuous to ignore that
testimony. And Jesus, who was a Jew, never disputed the Gospel as preached to
Abraham. But we must acknowledge that the Bible also teaches that faithful
Christians will go to heaven. These two versions of the Gospel are not
inharmonious. By accepting them both, we learn the full Gospel.
The Gospel is summarized in God’s promise to Abraham, “In thy seed shall all
nations be blessed.” What does this mean? Notice that it involves two distinct
and separate parts:
1 . Abraham’s seed
2. All nations (or families) of earth.
Abraham’s seed is not totally as Abraham might have expected, for the
Apostle informs us in Galatians 3:29 that “If you be Christ’s,
then are you Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.” This is a key
to our understanding. It says that faithful Christians are counted by God as
being Abraham’s seed or children. It also
says that because of this they become “heirs” according to the “promise.”
What promise? The promise was that the seed would bless everyone else (all
the families of the earth). Now we are at the crux of the matter. If
true Christians are the seed, we see God’s
eventual purpose for them: the blessing of all the nations of the earth, and the
resurrecting of all those who have died so that they, too, could be blessed. Now
our chart is harmonious. Those who go to heaven will be part of the great
Messiah which will bless those here on earth. (Obadiah 21; Rev. 5:9-10).
THE CORRECTED GOSPEL ACCORDING TO:
Messiah will bless all on earth through Abraham’s
seed and will even raise those who have died to enjoy the blessings.
Gen. 49:10; Dan. 9:25-26.
Faithful Christians go to heaven after death AND will be part of the
promised Messiah, which will raise and bless all families of the earth.
Galatians 4:28; Jude 14-15; Rev. 5:9-10; Acts 24:15.
But the chart is harmonious only if we retain the “other half of the
Gospel” — the part Judaism believes. And that part is, not only will the “seed”
be saved, but so will the rest of mankind! It is actually saying that there are
two Salvations. First, the seed (true Christians) are saved; and
secondly, they (the seed) save and bless everyone else. Yes, the complete Gospel
really is GOOD NEWS! (Romans
11:28-32; 1 Timothy 4:10)
The New Testament informs us that there will be two types of
resurrections, one in heaven for the true seed (the “first
resurrection”), and one on earth for all the rest of mankind. This is the
whole Gospel. Christendom and Judaism both have been incomplete in
themselves. Each had one half of the Gospel. But now we see that those who will
go to heaven in the first resurrection will not go to float on clouds and play
harps, but rather to participate with Christ in the rulership of his Kingdom
which will bless all the families here on earth (Rev. 20:6; 5:9-10; Psalm
2:7-8). Christ’s Kingdom will have two
parts: heavenly and earthly. If this were not so, how could the Lord have taught
the disciples to pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth”? (Matthew
6:10) Or how could the angels have predicted “Peace on earth, good
will toward men”? (Luke 2:12-14) Or how would it be a blessing for the
meek to “inherit the earth”? (Matthew 5:5).
Paul also mentions these two salvations in I Timothy 4:10 where
he says, “We trust in the living God who is the Savior of all men, specially of
those that believe.” It is clear that Paul still had in mind the seed and
all men as being the two parts of the Gospel because he says that
salvation is: (1) for all men and (2) specially for those that believe.
The “special” salvation is, of course, the salvation of the “first resurrection”
(the heavenly resurrection — Rev. 20:6). It is the salvation of true Christians,
those whom God recognizes as His own true Church — “the seed of Abraham.”
Understanding the two salvations, the earthly and the heavenly (or the
two parts of the Gospel), answers many questions about certain scriptures. For
instance, consider Matthew 11:11: “Verily I say unto you, Among them that are
born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist:
notwithstanding he that is least in the Kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”
This tells us what a great man John the Baptist was. Yet in the same verse we
have our Lord’s own words that John will not be
a part of the heavenly resurrection! John instead will be a part of all the
nations of the earth who will be raised and blessed right here on the earth by
“the seed” — the Church raised to heavenly glory (Hebrews 11:39-40). So
then, in short, the Gospel is the beautiful promise that all men will be raised
and be given an opportunity to have a perfect, everlasting life on the earth (1
Tim. 2:3-6). The exception to this is those who faithfully serve the Lord
during this present life since Jesus’ first
advent. They will live in heaven as spirit beings, and their job will be to
bless the race of man on earth. The true Gospel is a combination of the
best basic traditional expectations of both Jews and Christians.
At the beginning, we listed seven questions that are basic to an
understanding of God’s plan. A brief answer to
these questions will begin to open up an understanding concerning God’s
good purposes toward mankind that He has revealed to us in the bible.
Why did God create the earth and mankind?
He created because love is one of His primary attributes, and true love must
give. Therefore, He formed the earth “to be inhabited” (Isaiah 45:18) by a
perfect race of people who will love and serve Him freely and to whom He will
freely give blessings and life. This creation is “not in vain.” (Isaiah
45:17, 18; Psalm 104:5)
What is God doing in the earth today?
He is doing several things so that His purpose as stated above is being
accomplished — so that His word will “not return unto Him void but it shall
accomplish that which He pleases, and it shall prosper in the thing whereunto He
sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11) The Lord is permitting evil to have full sway in
the earth so that man will be able fully to see its results. (Ecclesiastes
1:13; 3:10). Therefore, in the Kingdom reign of righteousness, mankind will
be able to make a free and intelligent choice between good and evil after having
experienced both. But God is doing more. He is choosing “a people for His name”
(Acts 15:14), which we will discuss in a coming question.
What is the Gospel?
As we have just seen, the Gospel is God’s good
news to man that His original plan has not failed — that man will be made alive
and receive God’s blessings eternally on a
perfected earth. This is all to be done by a promised “seed.” HALLELUJAH! — Yes,
Isaiah 11:6-11: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall
lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
and a little child shall lead them. ..... And the sucking child shall play on
the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’
den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth
shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. .....
And it shall come to pass in that day, that
the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of
his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from
Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and
from the islands of the sea.” Oh, in the blessed Kingdom of God here on earth
Even, the Lions, Snakes, Cows have never been promised (in the whole Bible) to
go to heaven, BUT it is very clear that in the original purpose of God
they will be in His Kingdom! (Gen.1 & 2;
Therefore, shall the Messiah have his Kingdom stretched abroad even in the whole
shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of
& 5. What is the Church?
What is the ultimate purpose for the
The true Church of the Bible is that promised seed just mentioned, and its
ultimate purpose is, by God’s grace, to
participate in God’s own work of accomplishing
His original design for the earth and its inhabitants. One of the main things
that God is doing in the earth today is choosing that Church — one member here,
one there. As Acts 15:14 declares, God, having found too few Jews faithful at
the first advent to constitute this Church, is also “visiting the Gentiles” —
not to bless or save them now, but to take out from their midst “a people
for His name. ” This “people for His name" are those who are being called of God
and who are faithfully suffering with Christ. The Greek word for “Church” (ekklesia)
literally means “a calling out.” These called-out ones are the true Church.
They will receive the first or heavenly resurrection. Then they will be “priests
of God and of Christ and shall reign with Him a thousand years.” (Rev. 20:6;
5:9-10) They will reign to bless all the nations of the earth. What a
prospect! This is the very reason that James says God is taking a people for His
Name: that “after this ... the residue of men might seek after the Lord.” (Acts
Are all outside the Church forever lost?
Of course not! The absurdity of this position should now be clear to us all. The
whole purpose of the Church is to bless all those who are outside of the Church.
God is not dealing with the world in general now. He is merely choosing out from
among them those who will become members of the Church. After the Church is
completely chosen and she becomes the bride of Christ at his second advent, then
“the Spirit (Christ) and the bride (the Church) say, Come; and whosoever will,
let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17). — Acts
15:14-17: “Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to
take out of them a people for his name. And to this agree the words of the
prophets; as it is written, After this I will return, and will build again the
tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins
thereof, and I will set it up: That the residue of men might seek after the
Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who
doeth all these things.”
What about the Jew
Although Israel (as a nation) has lost the exclusive opportunity of becoming the
Church (Romans 11:25), Israel, too, shall be saved (Romans 11:26). It is through
the natural seed of Abraham, the Jew, that God promises to give His New Covenant
to all mankind (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Isaiah 60:5). Israel is now reestablished as
a nation. God put her there. She will be the nation from whom the blessings will
flow to all the world, for it is written, “Many nations shall come and say,
Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord and to the house of the God
of Jacob, and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths, for
the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” (Micah
4:2-4) Likewise it is said, "Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to
seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem and to pray before the Lord. Thus saith the
Lord of hosts- In those days it shall come to pass that ten men shall take hold
of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you, for we have
heard that God is with you.” (Zechariah 8:22, 23)
Many reading this Newsletter might consider themselves “New Testament
Christians,” and it might be noticed that we are using Old Testament texts as
liberally as New Testament texts. It is, therefore, timely to point out from the
New Testament that the Old Testament is as valid to us as the New, and that
anyone rejecting its testimony cannot hope to understand what the Lord is doing.
The Old Testament is not yet fulfilled entirely, and many of its prophecies are
finding their fulfillment before our eyes today. First, note the following New
Testament texts which commend the study of the “Scriptures” and remember
that the only Scriptures then in existence to study were the books of the Old
Testament prophets: Acts 17:2, 3; Acts 17:10-13; Acts 18:24-28; Romans 1:1, 2;
Romans 16:25-27; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 3:15-18; Matthew 22:28-30; Galatians
3:8; Galatians 4:28-31; 1 Timothy 5:18; James 2:8; James 4:5; 1 Peter 2:5, 6.
Additionally, we have the strong testimony of Paul (Romans 15:4) that
the Old Testament is for “our learning.” And Peter twice supports this view. In
1 Peter 1:10-12 he explains that the prophets did not minister to
themselves, but to us, Christians. In 2 Peter 1:16-21 he points out that
the Old Testament prophecies are a “more sure” authority to us than was
Peter’s own experience on the mount of
transfiguration. And he says we should listen to these prophecies “until the day
dawn” — that is, they are valuable to us even up into the time of the Lord’s
second coming. If, therefore, we accept the authority of the Apostles (the New
Testament), we cannot reject the Old Testament’s
testimony and authority. Amen.
LUGANDA TRANSLATION in
ENJIRI EY’AMAZIMA, Yeeruwa?
Okuva mu kitabo eky’Olubereberye,
kitandika n’obujeemu era okugwa kw’omuntu. Okubikurirwa kumaliriza
n’okuzzibwawo kw’omuntu atukiridde. Mu Olubereberye ekikolimo kituuka ku muntu,
mu Okubikulirwa ekikolimo kiggyibwaawo. Mu Olubereberye mwe muli ekisuubizo nti
“Ezzadde ly’omukazi wamu n’ezzadde lya Ibulayimu” bya kusaanyawo omulabe era
kufa omukisa gw’obulamu amawanga gonna ag’omunsi. Eno y’ensibuko y’Enjiri —
(Olub.3; Olub.28:14; Okubbik.22:1-3; 20:14; 21:4).
Tukiraba nti mu ngeri yeemu,
Yesu Kristo y’ensibuko y’Enjiri, olw’Omutango gwe yawaayo nga Ssadaaka. Wano
ebyawandikibwa nebitegeza “... Kubanga waliwo Katonda omu, era omutabaganya wa
Katonda nabantu omu, Omuntu Kristo Yesu, eyewaayo abe omutango olwa bonna;
Okuteegeza kulibawo mu ntuuko zakwo”. Adamu ye yayonoona era n’okufa ne kujja
olw’ekibi kye; Yesu ye yasasula omutango olw’ekibi kya Adamu (Abarrumi 5:12,19;
1 Cor. 15:21-22). Kino kyamatiza etteeka lya Katonda ely’obwenkanya (Obulamu
busasulira bulamu). Okufa kw’omuntu Yesu Kristo kwanunula Adamu n’Abaanabe bonna,
era bonna bakuva mu maanyi g’okufa — nga bazuukira (Ebikk. 24:15) era baweebwe
omukisa gw’okugezesebwa (Olunaku olw’omusango). Abamu bafuna ekirabo ky’okuva mu
kufa kati (Ekkanisa — Abarrumi 8:1); Abalala bonna bakufuna omukisa guno mu
Bwakabaka bwa Katonda nga buzze ku nsi (Mat. 6:10; Okubikk. 5:9-10; Isaiah 26:9;
Zabbuli 2:7-8; Isaaya 11).
Tulaba mu Bagalatiya 3:8, Omutume Paulo
ayogera ku Enjiri bwe yabuulirwa Abulahamu. Kino kikakasa nti n’enjiri mu
ndagaano enkadde mweeri. Era enzikiriza y’Abayudaya enyweerera ku kukkiriza kwa
Aburahamu ku bisuubizo bya Katonda — Nti “Masiya (ekitegeeza Kristo) wakujja awe
omukisa n’obulamu abantu bonna mu nsi nga ayita mu Zzadde lya Ibulayimu”. Kino
kiteegeza nti abafu bonna bakuzuukira basobole okuweebwa omukisa. Olub.22:15-18
“Era mu Zzadde lyo amawanga gonna ag’omu nsi mwe galiweerwa omukisa” — kino
Paulo kyayita Enjiri (Abebulaniya 11:17-19).
Tulaba nga Abakristayo bawukana n’Abayudaya
mu kukkiriza so nga bonna bakozesa baibuli. Engyigiriza y’amadiini g’ekikristayo
gagamba nti “Abakkiriza Kristo bwe bafa bagenda mu Ggulu”. Katutunulire engeri
ENJIRI NGA BW’ETEGEZEBWA
AMADINI GE KIKRISTO
(Kristo) wa kuwa omukisa n’obulamu abantu bonna ku nsi, ngayita mu
zzadde lya Ibulayimu, era wa kuzuukiza n’abafu bafune omukisa guno (Olub.
49:10; Dan. 9:25-26).
Abakkiriza Kristo nga besigwa okutuusa okufa, ba kugenda mu Ggulu nga
Tulaba nga Enjiri
eyogerwako nti yabuulirwa Ibulayimu ye “Mu gwe ne mu zzadde lyo amawanga gonna
agomu nsi, mwe galiwerwa omukisa”. Kino kiraga ebintu bibiri — Ezzade, n’Abantu
bonna abalala abomu nsi. Naye tulaba nti Ezzadde lya Ibulayimu si lya musaayi
lyokka: Abagalatiya 3:29 — “Era mmwe bwe muli zzadde lya Ibulayimu, era muli
basika ng’okusuubiza bwe kwaali”. Kino kiteegeza nti abakkiriza ba kristo bonna
nsigo/Zzade lya Ibulayimu era banna ba busika bw’ekisuubizo kye. Kino kilaga nti
Ekkanisa/abakkiriza bano bakuwa omukisa abantu abalala/ amawanga gonna agomu nsi!
Kino kyongera okutegeeza nti abo abagenda mu Ggulu (Ekkanisa entufu) ba kuba ne
Mukama waabwe, nga omubiri ogumu ogwa Masiya (Kristo) era bakufuga naye wano ku
nsi (Okub. 20:6; 5:9-10; Obadiya 21).
ENJIRI ENTUUFU NGA BW’ETEGEZEBWA
ENJIRI EY’AMAZIMA/ eya Kristo
Masiya (Kristo) wa kuwa omukisa n’obulamu abantu bonna ku nsi, ngayita
mu zzadde lya Ibulayimu, era wa kuzuukiza n’abafu bafune omukisa guno
Abakkiriza Kristo nga besigwa okutuusa okufa, ba kugenda mu Ggulu nga
bafudde era bakuba kitundu eky’omubiri gwa Masiya, okuzukiza abafu bonna
okuweebwa omukisa ku nsi (Abag. 4:28; Yuda 14-15; Okubbik. 5:9-10; 20:6;
Kino kiraga nti omukisa gw’obulokozi gwa
emirundi ebiri — obulokozi bw’Ekkanisa n’obulokozi bw’abantu abalala. Ekkanisa
bwemala okulokolebwa olwo amawanga gonna agomu nsi (abantu) ne balokolebwa nga
bayita mu kkanisa (Ezzade lya Ibulayimu). Kino abatume kyebasimbako essira mu
Ebik.15:14-17, so nga ne ba nabbi bategeeza ekyo — Isaaya 11:11. Okutegeera
obulokozi obwo mu Ggulu n’obwo ku nsi kikulu nyo era nebyawandiikibwa bingi
bitegerekeka gamba Mukama waffe yategeeza mu Matayo 11:11 “Ddala mbagamba nti
Tevanga mu abo abazaalibwa abakazi omuntu asinga Yokaana Omubatiza: Naye omuto
mu bwakabaka obw’omu ggulu amusinga ye”. Kino kitegeeza nti Yokaana si wakuba mu
bwakabaka obw’omu ggulu, wabula obwa wano ku nsi! Kino kikakasa nti Abantu bonna
bakuweebwa omukisa nga bazuukira, bayige amazima n’obutuukirivu okufuna obulamu
obutaggwaawo (1 Tim. 2:3-6).
Tulina okwetegereza ensonga nga tukozesa ebibuuzo, ebiyamba omutu
omwesimbu mu mutima, okutegeera enteekateeka ya Katonda, era nga olw’ekisa kye
gy’atulaga mu byawandiikibwa:
Lwaki Katonda yatonda Ensi n’Abantu?
Katonda yatonda olw’okwagala kwe okunene so nga n’okwagala kugaba. Nolw’ekyo
yatonda ensi okubeeramu abantu (Isaaya 45:18) abatuukiridde, abanamuwereza
n’okumusinzanga nga baagala era naye abawenga omukisa n’obulamu obutaggwaawo.
Kino kya kutuukirira, kuba ye Mukama Katonda (Isaaya 45:17-18; Zabbuli 104:5).
Katonda akola kyi mu nsi kati?
Mukama akola ebintu bingi okutuukiriza ebigendererwabye wagulu. Ekigambo kye
kireme okudirayo awo wabula nga kikoze ekyo ekyakitumwa era kinafunanga omukisa
mu mulimo gwakyo (Isaaya 55:11). Katonda aleka amaanyi g’ekibi okwerisa enkuli
ku nsi, abantube bayige empeera y’obugyeemu (Omuburizi 1:13; 3:10). Olwo mu
bwakabaka obw’obutuukirivu (Kristo afuga) abantu babe n’omukisa okweronderako ku
butuukirivu n’obubi nga byombi bamaze okubiraba. Era Mukama akola n’ekirala,
“Yelondera mu nsi Abalondebe olw’erinya lye” (Ebik.15:14).
Nga bwe tulabye wagulu, Enjiri ge mawulire amalungi eri omuntu nti enteekateeka
ya Katonda ey’olubereberye yakutuukirira — nti omuntu wa kubeera mulamu wano ku
nsi era aweebwe omukisa nga ekirayiro kya Katonda bwekiri mu Isaaya 45:18. Kino
kya kutuukirira nga kiyita mu kisuubizo kye Zzadde lya Ibulayimu (Esingo).
“N’omusege gunasulanga wamu n’omwaana
enegalamiranga wamu n’omwana
omuto alizikantiriza. .... n’empologoma
erirya omuddo ng’ente.
ayonka alizannyira ku kinnya ky’enswera,
eyakava ku mabeere aliteeka omukono gwe ku mpampagama yessalambwa. Tebaliruma n’ewakubadde
okuzikiriza ku lusozi (obwakabaka) lwange olutukuvu lwonna” — Isaaya 11:6-9.
Kino kyongera okakasa Obwakabaka bwa Kristo wano ku nsi; kuba empologoma,
emisege, ssalambwa, engo, embuzi n’enswera
tebisuubizibwanga ku gedda mu Ggulu, n’obwokebera
baibuli yonna! Laba ate n’empologoma
erirya omuddo ng’ente!
Kale enjiri evaawa nti abantu
bonna bagenda mu Ggulu oba Geyenna, olwo ensi esigale matongo?
Obwakabaka bwa Kristo kye buliva bufuga “Okuva ku nnyanja okutuuka ku nnyanja,
era okuva ku Mugga okutuuka ku nkomerero z’ensi”
4. Ekkanisa kye ki?
Era Ekigendererwa kye Kkanisa ki?
Ekkanisa entuufu y’essingo
era ezzadde lya Iburayimu nga bwe tulabye; Era ekigendererwa kyayo kwe kwetaba
mu ntekateeka ya Katonda ey’olubereberye
nabagitulamu. Kati kye kiseera Katonda bwe yelonderamu abantu abatono olw’erinnya
lye (Ekkanisa) okuva mu mawanga gonna ag’omu
nsi (Ebik.15:14-17). Bano abatono, abolubatu, be bayite era abalondemu era
Ekkanisa. Bano nga bawangudde, bakufuna omugabo mu kuzuukira okw’olubereberye
era bakufuga ne Kristo okumala emyaka lukumi wano ku nsi (Okubik.20:6; 5:9-10).
Ssiba bakufuga miti oba bisolo byoka ku nsi wabula bonna abantu abalizuukira
5. Bonna abatali
mu Kkanisa oba abatakkiriza kati bakufiirwa?
Engyigiriza erangirira nti abantu bonna abataweredwa mukisa kuba mu Kkanisa nti
bagenda mu geyeena kufa, eyo nkyaamu nnyo. Tukirabye nti ekigendererwa ky’Ekkanisa
kwe kuzzaawo n’okuwa
obulamu abantu bonna ab’omu
nsi okuva ku Aberi, omuntu eyasooka okufa! Kino kyongerwa okukakasibwa mu
Ebik.15:14-17 era ne mu Okubik. 22:17
— Awo Omwoyo n’omugole
ne bayita nti jjangu, ...., ayagala atwale amazzi ag'obulamu buwa! Olwo bonna
abaafiikkawo neba namawanga (abatamanyi Katonda) basobole okunoonya Mukama.
Wetegereze obulokozi buno obw’okubiri
mu Isaaya 11:11, 15.
6. Ate Abayudaya
Wewaawo Abayudaya ng’egwanga
bafirwa omukisa okufuuka ekitundu ekijjuvu eky’Ekkanisa
ya Kristo, naye bonna bakulokolebwa (Abarrumi 11:26). Okuyita mu nsingo ya
era Abayudaya, Katonda mwasubiziza okuyisa Endaagano ye empya eri abantu bonna
(Yeremiya 31:31-34). Isirayiri nga egwanga kati weriri era lya kuberawo. Era
lino eggwanga mwe munasinzira obwakabaka bwa Kristo okubuna ensi yonna. Era
ebyawandiikibwa bya kutuukirira nti “Era amawanga mangi agaligenda, ne googera
nti mujje twambuke eri olusozi lwa Mukama, n’eri
ennyumba ya Katonda wa Yakobo; naye alituyigiriza eby’enguudo
ze, naffe tulitambulira mu makubo ge; Kubanga mu Sayuuni mwe muliva amateeka n’ekigambo
kya Mukama mu Yerusaalemi
— Mikka 4:2-4. Yee, abantu mu nsi zzona balyeyunira omuyudaya era baligendanga
mu Israyiri okumanya n’okusinza
Mukama Katonda wa Isirayiri
— Zakaliya 8:22-23.
Tukiraba nti Endagaano zombi
eza Bayibuli zikozesebwa olw’okuteegeza
Enjiri eye kitiibwa. Kale kyetuva tutegeezebwa nti “Ebyawandiikibwa byonna
birina okulungamizibwa kwa Katonda, era bigasa eri obutuukirivu, .... Omuntu wa
Katonda aleme okubulwako kyonna kyonna mu butuukirivu
— 2 Tim. 3:16-17.
THE DIVINE PLAN OF AGES
“A Plan of Ages, which he formed for the
ANOINTED Jesus our Lord”
— Eph. 3:11, Emp. Diag.
“Write down the Vision and make it plain upon tables that every
one may read it fluently.”
— Hab. 2:2-3 L.T.
The 3 Worlds
— 2 Peter 3:5-13
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to All Christians from all
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FIND THE TRUTH ! … John 17:17
Math.25:6: “Behold the Bridegroom …”
SOME BIBLE TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
(EGIMU KU MITWE EGIYIGIBWA)
Why does God permit Evil/ Satan to do
(Lwaki Katonda owekisa aleka Satan okukola
The Most Holy Faith — the Faith which was
delivered to all Saints.
(Okukkiriza okutukuvu enyo - Okwaweebwa
abatukuvu ba Katonda.)
The study of Bible Covenants.
(Okuyiga Endagaano Za Katonda mu baibuli)
Church History— The Seven Churches and
Seven Angels; Rev. 2
(Ekanisa Omusanvu ne
Bamalayika baazo Musanvu
The Armageddon & The End of the World.
(Olutalo ddekabusa era
Tongues, Miracles, Visions and Prophesying.
(Ebyamagero, Okulabikirwa, Okwogera mu nnimi
The TRUE Christian Baptism!
And many others (Nebirala)!!!!
(Okubatizibwa okuli mu byawandikibwa, okw’amazima.)
DESIRING GOD’S GREAT BLESSING!
Desiring to obtain God’s blessing but indifferent in doing His will results in
failure. Serving and improving the life conditions of your fellow men towards
God, is one source of God’s blessing. Therefore, desiring to spread God’s
Message of life but thinking you are too busy with work of whatever sort, poor
to give financial support as you may not have enough for food, or you are not
talented to speak, or feeling bodily imperfection that a person may ask you what
you can not explain; yes in whatever form of constraint: We advise you to
consider the many and varied opportunities the LORD of heaven has placed before
you to serve your fellow men and women; Example, obtain copies of this monthly
Newsletter — look at People interested in God’s word around you; at work place,
home, neighbors, at your church, sending a copy to mother, father, friends &
relatives in different places of the Country. Those who could promote this work
in other right way, the opportunity stands. Yes, how refreshing and motivating
you may contribute to changing Peoples lives, and yourself be God’s righteous
Servant in the belief of Christ and the TRUTH.
GROWING IN FAITH
Growth in faith is
a desired state of Christian for desired fruitage of Christ likeness; But this
must be in line with the will of God as expressed in 1 Thess. 5:21 KJV — “Prove
all things; hold fast that which is good.” In line with this exhortation we
advise all who are earnest students of Scriptures and our Newsletter, to prove
all our studies with the only standard given by God (Isaiah 34:16) and please
communicate to us! It is also, our privilege to share the message of God’s love
with others; hence we advise those who received the first publications to share
them with God’s People.
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