THE CHURCH

By Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin

What is The Church? Is it a natural building or is it a spiritual building? Let us see, what the Bible says. I Peter 2:5 "Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house." (this means the saints). Now, we can see here, that The Church is not a building of mortar and bricks, but that it is the body of Christ. Col. 1:24 "Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is The Church."

The body of Christ is The Church and it consists of baptized believers according to Acts 2:38. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

No one can get into The Church without the New Birth of the water and of the spirit as spoken by Jesus in St. John 3:5. "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you. Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God."

1 Cor. 12:12-14 "For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many are one body; so also is Christ. For by one spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentile, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one spirit. For the body is not one member, but many." 1 Cor. 12:27 "Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular."

Who is in The Church? Let us look at Eph. 2:19. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God, (household of God does not mean brick and mortar) and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone. (This stone means spirit, not brick and mortar or a natural stone building, but the spirit which is Christ.) In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord, In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

1Cor. 10:4 "And did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them and that rock was Christ." Matt. 16:18 Jesus said, Upon this rock, I will build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Dear reader, you see God's building is not a natural building of brick and mortar, but it is the believers that are baptized in his name and filled with his spirit. Notice the word growtheth unto an holy temple in the Lord. This is God's Church, the saints in Christ. Notice, in whom ye are builded together for an habitation of God through the spirit. This means God's spirit filled believers.

My dear reader, you can see, in order to get into God's Church, you must be born into it by water and spirit as Jesus told Nicodemus in St. John 3:5. "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." (And to stay in it, we must continue to build steadfastly in the doctrine of the apostles according to Acts 2:42.) And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and in fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

The doctrine puts us in the building and the doctrine keeps us in the building, and if we neglect to obey the doctrine, we are out of the building.

1 Cor. 3:9-11 "For we are labourers together with God; ye are God's husbandry; ye are God's building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon, but let every man take heed how he buildeth thereon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."

We can see from these scriptures, God's Church has but one foundation and that is Jesus Christ and our bodies are the members of Christ. I Cor. 6:15 "Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ?" Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you which ye have of God, therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Cor. 6:19.

Dear reader, you can see plainly that God's building in the New Testament is The Church, and is not a natural building of bricks, mortar, stone, and metal. We are being built upon none other than God himself. For God is a spirit and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24.

"If any man strive for the masteries, yet is not crowned, except he strive lawfully. The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits." (II Tim. 2:5) You see, dear reader, we must build according to the laws of God. The Bible speaks of some who concerning the truth have erred; nevertheless; the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal the Lord Knows them that are his. II Tim. 2:18-19.

The Apostle, Paul said in Col. 1:22-24, that the Lord would present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight if we continue in the faith, (not in some building of brick and mortar, but in the the faith) grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel. The apostle, Paul again speaks in II Tim. 3:13-14, But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived; But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; (the doctrine).

In my conclusion, I refer to the scriptures again spoken by the apostle, Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: (notice continue in the doctrine,) for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. Notice that, it is the doctrine that saves us and not some particular building of brick and mortar. So, the apostle said, Continue in the doctrine for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself and them that hear thee. I Tim. 4:16.

May the Lord bless you to consider what I say and he will give you understanding in all things. II Tim. 2:7.

Eph. 5:25-27 "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved The Church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish."

Dearly beloved, if you are not in Christ's Church you are laboring in vain and not going to be accepted when he comes for His Church without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that it should be holy.

In St. John 2:19, when Jesus told them, to destroy this temple and in three days, I will raise it up, right away the carnal mind took them to the building of brick and stone that was standing by, but he was talking about his body; his body was the temple spoken of. Now our bodies are the temple of God. (1 Cor. 3:16) and if any man defile the temple of God him shall God destroy.

There are many false churches in the world and many false prophets who are leading many to destruction. Matt. 7:15 "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."

Jesus said in Matt. 15:8-9 "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me; but in vain they do worship me, preaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

THE CHURCH By Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin

TITHES

By: Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin

Tithe paying started under the dispensation of Promise not under the law. Genesis chapter 14, verse 20. Our father Abraham paid tithes and we are the children of Abraham. (John chapter 8, verse 39) Jesus answered those Jews that proclaimed to be the children of Abraham: "If you were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham." Tithes paying is a work of faith and started by Abraham, the father of faith under the dispensation of Promise. In Galatians, chapter 3, verse 16, "Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ." (Verse 17) And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect."

Now, you see, since tithes paying started under Promise, the Law was not able to disannul it. Tithes paying came through the Law over into Grace which came by Jesus Christ. The Law was a schoolmaster, Galatians 3rd chapter, verse 24. "But before faith came, (verse 23) we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed." (verse 25) "But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster." Which is the law. But don't forget, we are still the children of Abraham by faith in Jesus Christ which was given under the dispensation of Promise under Abraham. Verse 29, "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."

Now you can read Hebrews, chapter 7, verses 4 through 10. You can see what I have explained and blended together with these scriptures. You can read also Malachi, chapter 3, verses 1 through 4, also read the 8th to the 10th verse.

Now read Matthew chapter 23, verse 23. Notice here Jesus told these scribes and Pharisees, "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone."

Notice here, Jesus told these Pharisees that they paid tithes of mint, anise and cummin. These you ought to have done. Which meant they ought to have paid tithes and not to leave the others undone, which was judgment, mercy and faith.

May God bless you and open your understanding to the Whole Bible Truth. Whosoever refuses to pay tithes is refusing the blessings promised to the human family by God himself and is bringing upon themselves a curse and cannot be saved by doing so.

I, Bishop Randolph Goodwin, am ready to face and stand before the whole religious world on this subject in defense of the Whole Bible Truth Gospel.

(Genesis 28:20) "And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, (verse 21) So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God: (verse 22) And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee."

God's house is now the church, read I Timothy chapter 3, verse 15. All God-fearing, honesthearted believers who want to be right in the eyes of God will pay tithes, a tenth of their gross earnings. (Psalms chapter 11 verses 2 through 7)

(PSALM 11:4) "The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lords throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. (verse 5) The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. (verse 6) Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. (verse 7) For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright."

TITHES By: Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin

Can A Woman Preach Or Teach The Gospel Of Christ

By: Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin

Concerning women preaching: It wouldn't be any conflict with me to ordain women to preach, if I had Bible qualifications for a woman to preach, I would be willing to ordain women. But I never read where Jesus ordained and sent a woman out to preach the gospel.

When Paul gave the qualifications in Titus 1:5, notice it applies to men: "For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: If any (6) be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly." So notice that the qualifications here for ordaining applies to a man.

A woman can not be a husband. The scripture says, "The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits." (II TIMOTHY 2:6) This could not be a woman.

The scripture also says in I Timothy 5:1, "Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father." A woman can not be intreated as a father. The seventeenth verse says, "let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine." This applies back to II Timothy 2:6, "the husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits." So, I hope you have gotten a little light on this subject. Remember Jesus ordained twelve apostles, and they were all men.

In I Peter the fifth chapter, Peter states, The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed." Peter, himself was ordained by Jesus Christ and was an elder. So, since he was an elder, likewise all the apostles that he ordained were also elders.

There is no Bible that stands behind a woman teaching or preaching or usurping authority over men or the church. (I TIMOTHY 2:11-12) "Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence."

I Peter 5:2, "Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind."

A woman can sing, praise God, clap her hands and dance a praise to God. But, when it comes to preaching and usurping authority over the man, that's when she is to keep silent.

"The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits." A woman can not be a husbandman.

She can do other works in the church, such as; praying, fasting, ministering to the sick, giving out literature and telling the people where to come and hear the word of God by the husbandman that preaches the gospel and labors in the word and in the doctrine.

Can A Woman Preach Or Teach The Gospel Of Christ

21 Burning Subjects Written

By: The Late Apostle Bishop S.C. Johnson


1. GODHEAD
2. NEW BIRTH
3. SPRINKLING, A FORM OF BAPTISM
4. HOLINESS
5. DIVINE HEALING
6. COMMUNION
7. FEET WASHING
8. TITHES PAYING
9. WOMEN PREACHERS
10. FORBIDDING TO MARRY
11. BREAKING BREAD
12. CAIN'S WIFE
13. DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE
14. HEAD COVERING
15. MUSIC
16. PRIDE
17. SABBATH DAY
18. SECRET SOCIETIES
19. THE THIEF ON THE CROSS
20. TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE
21. WOMEN WEARING MEN'S APPAREL

GODHEAD
Jesus Christ is God Almighty, for the bible says in Psalms 100:3, "Know ye that He is God ".  In John 20:28, Thomas answered Jesus and said; "My Lord and my God." There are not three distinct persons in the Godhead as it has been taught for many hundreds of years.  There is one, and that one is Jesus.  He was Father in Creation for he made all things before He put on a body. He was Son in Redemption when He put on a body. He is now Holy Ghost in the Church because His Spirit fills His people.  The Bible says there is one God and there is none other but he.  (Mark 12:32) We read in John 20:28 that Jesus is Lord and God.  So we see according to the scriptures that Jesus is Lord and God. The Bible says, Know ye that the Lord He is God."  (Psalms 100:3) "There is one God; and there is none other but He." (Mark 12:32)

There were three manifestations of this ONE GOD, but the preachers did not understand them. He was manifested as Father when He made everything.  Some say this is the first person in the Godhead, but this not so.  When He manifested in the flesh as the Son of God, men say this is the second person in the Godhead. When he manifested in the Church as the Holy Ghost, they say this is the third person in the Godhead.  There is no Bible to support this teaching.  It is absolutely unscriptural. In 1 Timothy 3:16 we read: " God was manifested in the flesh ...." Jesus was THAT GOD manifested in the flesh when He was here.  Jesus is the Almighty God, there is none other but He.

Some use the scripture in John:" No man hath seen God at any time." (John 1:8) but fail to understand it. Speaking of man in this scripture is referring to the natural carnal man that is not subject to the law of God, and neither indeed can be.  (Romans 8:7) Since the natural man is not subject to the law of God and is contrary to God's law or commandments, he cannot see God because God is a spirit and man is carnal. The Bible says in John 6:46, "Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Manoah said, "We shall surely die, because we have seen God. (Judges 13:22) Jacob said, "For I have seen God face to face and my life is preserved."  (Genesis 32:30) He meant he did not die. The preachers did not understand and don't understand the scripture because God did not send them. If they had been sent of God, then they would know who Jesus is.  Not being sent of God, the truth of the Bible was and is hidden from them.  Jesus said. "I thank thee, O father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast these things from the wise and prudent, and hath revealed them unto babes." (Matthew 11:25) I find in Luke that Jesus opened the understanding of his preachers that they might understand the scriptures. (Luke 24:45) Not one of them ever preached that there were three distinct persons in the Godhead.  Not one of them baptized anyone using the term, "In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost," because they knew the truth of it.  Jesus had opened there understanding therefore they preached the truth.

God said, "I have not seen these prophets, yet they ran..."  (Jer. 23:21) Again in Isaiah, "His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber." (Isaiah 56:10) Therefore I am warning you, take heed and stay away from the false prophets and their churches. May God open your understanding that you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ is my prayer for you.  Jesus Christ is God Almighty and beside Him there is no God." I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 1:8

NEW BIRTH
    There has not been one baptism preformed RIGHT for more than fifteen hundred years, unless it has been done according to Acts 2:38. No one has been filled with the Spirit or had the birth of the Spirit unless it was according to Acts 2:4.  Jesus said, "EXCEPT a man be born of the water and Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God." (John 3:5) Therefore this leaves the religious world out of the plan of salvation according to the words of Jesus. The modern way of today in converting men and women to Christ is unspiritual such as: Joining a church; raising the hand and accepting Christ as your personal Savior; bowing your head; slipping up a finger.  ACCEPTING Christ right where you are; THE HOUR OF DECISION, ect.is made man doctrine and not according to the word of God.  Every man or woman that has not been baptized according to Acts 2:38 and received the HOLY GHOST according to Acts 2:4, is still in their sins.     

John the Baptist preached water and Spirit. Matthew 3:11;Jesus preached water and Spirit, John 3:5;Paul preached water and Spirit, in Acts 2:38.  No one has the right baptism unless they are baptized by emersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, according to Acts 2:38 and no one has THE birth of the Spirit unless they have received the Holy Ghost according to Acts 2:4.     

There never have been but three water baptisms in all the world. The first baptism was Moses', (1st Corinthians 10:2) the second baptism was John's, (Matthew 3:11) John baptized unto repentance. The third baptism was Peter, which was water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, (John 3:22, Acts 2:38, Acts 8:16 and Acts 19:5) No one in the Bible times ever baptized anyone like the preachers have been baptizing for many hundred years, using the term, "I will therefore baptize you in the name of the

Father, and of the Son and the Holy Ghost."  Jesus said in Matthew 28:19, "Go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the NAME (singular) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."  These were the titles, but the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost is Jesus.  Therefore the Apostle Peter commanded everyone on the day of Pentecost to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. That is the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The preachers that were sent of God did not receive the revelation on Matthew 28:19 and failed to do

what Jesus said to do.  They call the titles when they baptize, Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Neither one of these titles is a name.  They baptize calling the titles and leave off the name, which is Jesus Christ.  Peter used the name of Jesus Christ, Acts 2:38; Paul used the name (Lord Jesus) in Acts 19:5. Philip used the name (Lord Jesus) in baptism, Acts 8:16. The modern way they baptize today such as: Calling the titles, Father, Son and Holy Ghost; sprinkling: pouring, ect., is not according to the word of God.     

There is a group that has erred from the truth and are deceived by the devil.  When we received the revelation that the baptism calling the titles, Father, Son and Holy Ghost was not right, the devil used another trick by telling the people to get baptized in the name of Jesus.     

The Apostles never said to anyone, repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus, because they knew by the Holy Ghost that there were three named Jesus in the Bible.  Jesus Christ, Jesus Justus and Bar-Jesus.  When you baptize saying, I will therefore baptized you in the name Jesus, some may say, which Jesus, because there are three. But when one is baptized in the name of Jesus Christ or Lord Jesus, then you know which one you were baptized in, because there is a distinction made.     

The devil has this group deceived.  There are no scriptures in the Bible where the Apostles baptized saying, in the name Jesus. They used the name Jesus Christ or Lord Jesus.  That was to make a distinction to let the world know which name Jesus they received their baptism.  If there were three Johns in a city, one a plumber, one a carpenter and one an electrician and one of them died, and it was said that John died last night, someone would say, which John? When they answer, John the plumber, his title would identify him. Jesus' title identifies him when it is used in baptism, Jesus Christ or Lord Jesus.     

I want to say to everyone that has followed that error and was baptized in the name Jesus and Lord or Christ was not used in the baptism, you have a false baptism and must be baptized again in the name of the Lord Jesus or in the name of Jesus Christ.     

Some say they would rather do what Peter said do.  I will not let them get by with that statement.  It displays the height of ignorance in everyone that makes this statement.  We must accept what Jesus endorsed.  In Matthew 16:19, Jesus said to Peter, "I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever thou shall blind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." In John 17:20, Jesus said, "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word."    

  Whosoever he or she may be that makes the statement, "I would rather do what Jesus said do than what Peter said do," is ignorant, blind and deceived by the devil.  If Jesus sent an angel from heaven and told Cornelius to send for Peter, gave Peter the keys of the kingdom of heaven when He was here and said He prayed for them that would believe on him through the words of the Apostles, then you know they who make such a statement are false men and women.


SPRINKLING, A FORM OF BAPTISM

Sprinkling babies and adults and such like is not according to the Bible. Jesus said he that believeth and is baptized and repent and be baptized.  A baby cannot believe neither can it repent. That is man-made doctrine and of the devil. Therefore they are making hypocrites from the womb.  Such doctrine will not stand the Bible test. Consider what I say and God will give you understanding in all things.

Now dear reader, if you have not been baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ and received the baptism of the Holy Ghost as afore stated, you have never experienced the new birth that Jesus preached to Nicodemus.  The Bible says in Colossians 3:17 "Whatsoever you do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus."  The scripture in Acts 4:12 says, "Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."  Even though you have received the baptism of the Holy Ghost speaking in other tongues, as the Spirit gives you utterance, you must get the water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

When Peter preached the gospel to the household of Cornelius, the Holy Ghost fell on all them that heard the word, (Acts 10:44) for they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. (Acts 10:46).  Then answered Peter, "Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord, and the Lord's name is Jesus. (Acts 10:47-48) Acts 9:5) So you see dear reader you must obey what Jesus said, "Except a man is born of water and Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God."  You cannot have the water and reject the Spirit. You must have both just as Jesus said. 

Whoever he be that preaches a gospel to the people and fails to preach the birth of the water and Spirit, like Jesus, Peter and Paul, he is a false prophet and he and all his followers are on their way to hell and everlasting destruction, because Jesus said in plain words, "Except a man is born of the water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."  Whosoever he be that tells you to come up to the alter and accept Christ as your personal Savior or raise your hand, he is a false prophet. His teaching is unscriptural and damnable. 

When you respond his call and go to the alter to accept Christ or be converted, you walk up a sinner and after you accept what he calls salvation, you walk away a sinner, without getting what Jesus said a man must get, that is the water and the Spirit. Acts 2:38 and Acts 2:4. Jesus, Peter and Paul did not preach the gospel without mentioning the baptism of the water and Spirit.  Paul said in Galatians 1:8-9, "Though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."  Beware dear reader. 

Jesus said the water and Spirit. No one has the water baptism or birth of the Spirit, unless they have been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ according to Acts 2:38 and receive the Holy Ghost like they did on the day of Pentecost. Acts 2:34.  If you did not receive the Holy Ghost like they did on the day of Pentecost you are still a sinner.  It does not matter how many times you claim to have been converted, shook hands with some false prophet or joined some false church, or say you are a christian, that is man-made and mouth salvation. Jesus said "He that believeth as the scripture hath said." The scripture says, "Except a man is born of the water and the Spirit, he cannot enter in to the kingdom of God." If you rather believe what some man said and not what Jesus and the scripture says, follow him to destruction, but if you believe what Jesus and the scripture says, then follow Jesus to eternal life. It has been said that,

"At the moment we repent of sin and turn by faith to Jesus Christ, we are born again."  This is not the truth, it is another lie preached by the devil.  For Bible proof, in Samaria men and women surrendered to the preaching of Philip and were baptized but they did not get the Spirit then. They didn't get the Spirit until Peter and John came down from Jerusalem and laid hands on them and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost. Acts 8:5-17.  So you see that is another lie preached by the devil and the false prophets. It has been said that, "There is nothing that you can do to obtain this new birth."  "Yea, let God be true and every man a liar." (Romans 3:4)

  On the day of Pentecost when the church first stared at Jerusalem and when Peter preached the gospel with the Holy Ghost send down from heaven, they said to Peter, "Men and brethren, what shell we do?" Acts 2:37.  Peter answered them by saying, "Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." So you see, Peter told them what to do and they did it, because there were about 3000 added to the church the same day.  The scripture says, "They that gladly received his word were baptized; and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls." (acts 2:38-41) So when it is preached that there is nothing that you can do to obtain the new birth, that is a lie preached by false prophets and the devil.  "YEA, LET GOD BE TRUE BUT EVERY MAN A LIAR." (Romans 3:4)   

HOLINESS
Some say no one holy in this world.  Jesus said; "He that believeth on me as the scripture hath said (John 7:38)  The scripture says, without holiness no man shall see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14)  The scripture says in Ephesians 1:4, "He hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without  blame before Him in Love."  Some will ask how can anyone live holy when they were born in sin ?  Jesus said men must get the birth of the Spirit .  (John 3:3) "Verily,

Verily, I say unto thee, Except a man is born of the Spirit, his nature is changed and and cannot see the kingdom of God." This birth of the Spirit enables one to live holy in this world . When one is born of the Spirit, his nature is changed and his affections are set on things above and not the things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2)  Without the new birth which consists of water and Spirit no one is born again, and can live a life for God. Jesus said you must be born again.  You must get the New Birth.  Without it your worship is in vain.  Read Matthew 15:8-9. "This people drawth nigh unto me, their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far me." But in vain they do worship men, teaching for doctrines  the commandments of men.

That is why I say I say to everyone, if you don't want it like the Bible outlines it, stay home and don't go to any of the false churches under the sun because it is all in vain.  Don't pay dues to go to hell, go free. You have to pay enough when you get there.  Every Pope, President, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher, and whosoever he or she may be, must be born again.  The new birth consists of the water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38) and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.  (Acts 2:4) Let me tell you in plain words, whosoever does not have it like this is lost and on his way to an everlasting lake of fire.  

Some try to condemn the signs that Jesus said would follow the believers saying you do not have to speak in tongues. This is another trick of the devil to offset the truth and cause men and women to be lost.  They say you have the Holy Ghost without speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.  There is no scripture that will support such teaching.  We must take what the Bible says: "These signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils.  They shall speak with tongues; (Mark 16:17) These are the words of Jesus. Every believer will speak with new tongues according to Mark 16:17, Acts 10:46, and Acts 19:6.  Whosoever he or she may be that says they have to say the Holy Ghost and never spoke in tongues, I will have to say to them,  "Let God be true, but every man a liar." Romans 3:4.     

If you are a believer then according to the words of Jesus you will speak in another language when the Holy Ghost is come upon you, just as others did when it came upon them.

DIVINE HEALING
    God is a healer and He promised to heal them that will believe on Him as the scripture hath said.  When He sent the disciples out in Matthew 10:8, He said unto them, "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give."  James 5:14 reads, Is any sick among you? Let them call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up. COMMUNION   

  Many have different viewpoints on communion and fail to follow the Word of God.  They err, not knowing the scriptures.  The Lord said He would not drink any more the fruit of the vine. Some use water, some use soda water and others take grape juice, but this thing was preached in Abraham, before the law when there were no priests or  preachers.  The Lord took the place of the congregation. The Lord met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him.  Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek and Melchizedek, the priest gave unto Abraham bread and wine, not bread and water, or bread and soda water, nor bread and grape juice.  The Bible says, "For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup and the wine is red." 

Some take communion, saying they communion in the Spirit. Paul did not say that in the 11th chapter of 1st Corinthians verses 29 and 30, but he said; "For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many are sleep." You do not get weak and sickly by communing in the Spirit.  Some say you should take communion every April.  That is another lie and it is not according to the Bible. Jesus said; "As often as you do it you shew forth His death and suffering until He comes." (1st Corinthians 11:26)

FEET WASHING
     Some do not believe that it is right to wash one another s feet.  In the thirteenth chapter of John, Jesus set forth a perfect example for us when He poured water in a basin and began to wash the disciples feet.  When He came to Peter, Peter said, Thou shalt never wash my feet."  Jesus said unto him, "If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me."  Peter seeing that he was going to hell if he did not submit to having his feet washed, said to Jesus, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head." After Jesus washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, "Know ye what I have done to you?"  Ye call me Master and Lord:  and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye ought to wash one another s feet. For I have done to you.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, the servant is not greater than his Lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. 

If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them."  So dear reader, if you do not believe in washing feet and don't submit to the same, you will not have a part with Jesus. (John 13:5-17)

TITHES PAYING
    Every God fearing individual should pay tithes.  Abraham paid tithes of Melchizedek who is God Almighty. (Gen. 14:20) Jacob made a vow saying, "Of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee."  (Genesis 28:22) In Mal. 3:8-10, we read:  "Will a man rob God?"  Yet ye have robbed me.  But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee?  In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse:  for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.  Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it."  Jesus said in Matthew 23:23 you ought to pay tithes. Paul said in Hebrews 7:5, "And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come  out of the loins of Abraham." Some say tithes are under the law.  Tithing came through the law and now is over in the dispensation of grace.  If you do not give God the tenth of all your income you will be cursed, according to Malachi 3:9.

WOMEN PREACHERS
    God has never called and sent a woman to preach the gospel and never will.  Every woman that says God called her to preach the gospel, is lying on God.  Read: 1st Timothy 2:11-12. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.  But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. (1st Corinthians 14:34-35) Let your women keep silence in the churches:  for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. Also read Numbers 13:1-16 and Isaiah 3:12.   

  Many believe a woman has a right to preach. They take Galatians 3:28 and say it justifies the woman and gives her as much right to preach the gospel as a man.  (There is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.)   That is erroneous teaching and belief.  This scripture has no reference to women preachers.  It is dealing with the privilege everyone has to come.  For it says, "In Christ there is neither male or female." That means God will receive the Gentile, Jew or anyone that will accept the plan of salvation.  They are put into the body by one Spirit.      

They also use the scripture  in Joel 2:28, Act 2:17, and Acts 21:09 to justify themselves, but it cannot be done, for the scripture does not contradict itself.  It tells us, "But I suffer not a woman to teach or to usurp authority over the man..." (1st Timothy 2:12) Joel 2:28 an Act 2:17 speaks of Prophesying.  That is a twofold prophecy spoken of in Joel. The prophecy pertaining to a woman is foretelling of coming events, such as: there is going to be a famine or a war or an earthquake.  This is the prophecy given a woman.  To preach, teach, and open up or interpret the scripture is not given a woman for it is continued in the scripture; "I suffer not a woman to teach or to usurp authority over the man."  He told His preachers (men) to teach all nations.  God told the old women to teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste keepers at home, good obedient to their own husbands that the Word of God be not blasphemed. (Titus 2:3-5) "The aged women likewise, that they  be in behavior as becometh to holiness, not false accusers, not given too much wine, teachers of good things."     

The Bible tells the younger women to marry and guide thehouse. "I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, and guide the house." (1st Timothy 5:14) Some women are so deceived of the devil they call themselves bishops.  The Bible says; "This is a true saying, If a MAN desire the office of a bishop, HE (Not She) desireth a good work.  A Bishop then must be blameless, the HUSBAND of one wife, (not the wife of one husband) (1st Timothy 3:1-2)  It says the husband of one wife not the wife of one husband.  You see how deceived they are and do not regard or respect the Word of God.  Therefore every woman preacher is lost and on her way to destruction because she is deceived of the devil and lied on God.  God has never called a woman to preach and never will.

FORBIDDING TO MARRY
There is a certain group that forbids a preacher (or Priest) to marry.  This is another error that comes from the pit of hell and is practiced by people that are deceived of the devil and led astray.

God gave the first man, Adam, a wife, Eve, Abraham. Moses. David. Jacob and Isaac had a wife.  Peter was married, also Mary, the mother of Jesus was married and had children.  There is no scripture in the Bible that forbids any man to have a wife as long as he gets her lawfully.  The Spirit saw this coming and said through the Apostle Paul in the fourth chapter of 1st Timothy; "Some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron: forbidding to marry......"(1st Timothy 4:1-3).  They are deluded and on the say to destruction saying, Mary went to heaven both soul and body and had no other children but Jesus, which are unscriptural statements. (Matthew 12:47)

The Bible says Joseph took Mary and knew her not until she brought forth her first born.  (Matthew 1:24 25)  We know what that means.  You will find that these teachings are doctrines of the devil because there is no Bible for such.

BREAKING BREAD
 Another mistake the Church of Christ makes along with many others is taking communion ever Sunday.  This is done because of their interpretation of the Bible.  They believe that each time the Bible speaks of breaking bread and eating meat it means taking communion.

If you notice in the scriptures you will see that Jesus was known by the disciples by breaking bread.  "And they told what things were done in the way and how He was known of them in breaking bread."  (Luke 24:35) The bread and meat in Acts 2:42 and 46 means a natural feast or meal and not communion. In Acts 20:7, it reads; "And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread...."  They have used their own interpretation saying this means taking communion the first day to the week, thus they serve communion every Sunday.  It is written that Paul broke bread on the first day to the week, it does not say he took communion or served wine or the Lord's cup. Jesus didn't say take communion every Sunday.  He said as often as you do this you show forth my death.  "For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till He come."  1st Corinthians 11:26.

CAIN'S WIFE
There has been a great question raised through the ages about the certainty of Cain's wife.  "Who was she and from where did he get her?"  Answer:  She was human being and was Cain's sister, the daughter of Eve and Adam.  Some say, Cain went into the land of Nod and Found a wife.  The Bible does not state that. It tells us that Cain went into the land of Nod and KNEW his wife. A man can get married in America and both of them board a plane for Germany immediately after the ceremony and he will not know his wife until they get to Germany.

The Bible says: "Adam was the first man."  (1st Corinthians 15:45) and "Eve was the mother of all living."  (Genesis 3:20). Cain married a human being. There were no other people on earth to produce human beings but Adam and Eve.  Thus, Cain married his sister and went into the land of Nod knew his wife and she conceived and bore Enoch.  (Genesis 4:16 17) In those days men married their sister, Example:  Abraham married his sister.  That was done on the natural side showing us today the we should marry our spiritual sisters as they married their natural sisters. I am ready to answer (any questions) on these statements I have made.

DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE
Jesus said, "Whosoever puts away his wife and marrieth another committeth adultery against her and whosoever marrieth her that is divorced from her husband, doth commit adultery." Many, not knowing the scriptures, go to the 19th chapter of Matthew and the 9th verse to justify themselves, saying Jesus said, "Whatsoever shall put away his wife or husband have committed the act, they say it is fornication, but it is not so. Fornication is committed between the unmarried and not the legal married.  Joseph thought that Mary had committed fornication and was minded to put her away privately because she was espoused to him, not legally married.  (Matt. 1:18)  In the 19th chapter of Matthew, Jesus was speaking of two wives, the espoused wife and the legal married wife.  When the espoused wife commits the act, it is fornication, but if the legally married wife commits the act, it is adultery.  Read the 10th chapter of Mark.

There is no Bible permitting one to put away his wife for committing adultery.  As I said before, if a woman is espoused to a man and he finds that she is unfaithful, he can put her away a Joseph thought to do Mary.  He does not have to marry her and she will have no power to make him marry her.  She cannot sue for breach of promise because she was unfaithful.  That is what Jesus meant in the 19th chapter of Matthew, when he said, "Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another committeth adultery; and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery."  Some say if you divorce your wife or husband before you are saved and marry again after you get saved, God blots out all of that sin, forgives you for it and you can remain with the second companion, while your first one is still living, saying that judgment begins at the house of God, not understanding the scriptures. They twist the scripture to their own destruction as Peter said. (2nd Peter 3:16)  I will admit that judgment begins at the house of God.  When one is out in the world and does not know God even though he or she is living in adultery, having two or three companions, the church has no right to judge them.  The scripture says, we judge them that are within, they that are without, God judges.  When they come and get the new birth and are in the church, that is when judgment will start.  We will judge them according to the 19th chapter of Matthew and the 10th chapter of Mark, where Jesus said, whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another committeth adultery.  The word, whosoever gets everyone. Dear reader, according to the scripture, a woman is bound by law to her husband as long as her husband liveth. (Romans the 7th chapter.)

HEAD COVERING
There has been much controversy about the head covering.  I have noticed nearly everywhere I go among Holiness people that the women are bare headed.  The preachers' and deacons' wives and daughters and the other women attended church without a head covering, even though the Bible clearly states that if a woman prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered she dishonoureth her head.

Some say the woman's hair is given for a covering and her hair is the covering the Bible speaks about.  What a mistake they have made. If the hair is the covering that the woman should have on her head and if that is what Paul meant when he spoke of a covering, there would be no reason to write anything, because we don't have to preach to women to keep their hair on, or put it on when they pray.  They keep that on all the time.  The Apostle Paul was speaking about a covering to be worn over the hair which gives or refers honor to the man.  God wouldn't have the woman to dishonour her head which is the man.  Therefore He said:  Every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head (which is the man). It is a shame for a woman to pray or prophesy with her head uncovered. It is even as if she were shaven.  If a woman's head was bald or shaven she would be terribly ashamed, so it is just as much a shame for her to have her head uncovered (no covering on her head) when she prays or prophesies because she dishonors her head which is the man.  1st Corinthians 11:3 16 states,  But would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man: and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.  But every woman that prayeth or prohesieth with her head uncovered, dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.  For if a woman be not covered, let her also be shorn:  but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.  For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God:  but the woman is the glory of the man.  For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.  Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man in the Lord.  For as the woman; but all things of God. Judge in yourselves, is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?  Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?  But if a woman have long hair, it a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.  But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

MUSIC
It is taught by a group of unbelievers that mechanical instruments are forbidden to be used in the New Testament Church. This is another lie to deceive the people.  I defy any to these preachers to give chapter and verse for such doctrine.  It is an error out of the pit of hell.  The apostles did not teach such damnable doctrine.  To justify themselves, they go to the book of Amos where God forbade hypocrites to play music because their hearts were not right.  God said to them, "Take away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols." (Amos 5:23)  God does not want hypocrites to play (instruments) or sing (songs). God did not forbid his people to play or sing, but forbade those hypocrites because He does not want a hypocrite to play or sing.  In Isaiah 1:15, God said, "When you spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you:  yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood." This group that is teaching against and forbidding the use of musical instruments in religious worship is deceived of the devil and does not know any thing about the truth.  They have a manmade doctrine of their own which is not according to the scripture. They teach that the Holy Ghost is not given today, the days of miracles are over and many other unscriptural doctrines. I defy and Church of Christ Evangelist to stand behind his doctrine with Bible.

We are exhorted to praise the Lord upon instruments and with our breath.  Psalms 150:3 6 reads, Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: Praise Him with the Psaltery and harp.  Praise Him with the timbrel and dance:  Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: Praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals.  Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.  Praise ye the Lord. When the Old Testament says a thing and the New Testament does not condemn it, that things remains perpetual and last as long as the world stands.  But when the Old Testament says a thing and the New Testament condemns it, that thing was just a shadow of the real thing which was to come.  You cannot find one scripture forbidding the use of mechanical instruments in religious in worship.  That is a lie from Hell.

PRIDE
Pride goeth before destruction and an haughty spirit before a fall.  Proverbs 16:18.  Can the people of God indulge in or endorse pride and be ready when the Lord Comes?  Jesus spoke of pride in Matthew, Chapter 15.  He said:  "Those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man."  (He was speaking of adultery and brought pride in with it, classing pride and adultery alike).  So we see that the Church cannot endorse pride and be ready when the Lord comes. Paul spoke against pride saying, "In like manner also that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array." 1st Timothy 2:9. Isaiah spoke against it in the 3rd chapter of Isaiah, verses 16 through 24.  Nylons, toes and heels out, painted lips, hair straightening, finger nails painted etc., is not after the Spirit.

John spoke against it in the 1st John 2:15-16 saying:  "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes. and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the World."  Whatever worldly and fleshly lusts we follow after, war against our soul.  The television serves the lust of the eyes. That is why the world has gone after it. They are deceived and blinded by the devil and do not know the Word of God is against it.  That is why almost everyone has a television, even the preachers (socalled).  If it wasn't contrary to the Bible, it would be hard to find a television.  It is not of God but of the world, therefore all have gone after it.  The so-called saints have televisions, watching everything that comes over it.  That is not of God. The Bible says, close your eyes from seeing of evil.  The preachers have televisions and watch them, but bear in mind that it is of the world.  The world passes away and the lust thereof, but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.

Whatever worldly and fleshly lusts we follow after, they war against our soul.  Therefore, Apostle Peter exhorted the church is abstain from fleshly lust, which was against our soul.  (1st Peter 2:11)

Dear reader, you cannot indulge in these things and be ready when the Lord comes.  We are told to offer our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:1-2 To the reader of this subject, I say again:  It is not of God, but of the world.

SABBATH DAY
No one was commanded to keep the sabbath day in this dispensation. The sabbath was only kept in one dispensation, which was the fifth.  Jesus did not preach to remember the sabbath day and keep it holy, neither did the apostles.  Jesus went into the corn field with his disciples on the sabbath day and they pulled corn which was contrary to the fifth dispensation, the dispensation of the law.  Jesus healed a man on the sabbath day.  Luke 6:9 10. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing:  Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?  And looking around about them all, He said unto the man, stretch forth thy hand. And he did so:  an his hand was restored whole as the other.  Neither Jesus or the apostles preached the sabbath day to be kept.  Paul did not preach it but said in Colossians 2:16-17, "Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days, which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ." He said "Sabbath Days", that included all of them. Some will try to tell you it did not mean the seventh day sabbath, but don't take their mouth for it.  He said sabbath days, and meant all of them.  The keeping of the sabbath day is an error from the devil.  I defy any sabbath day keeper to prove by the scripture that the sabbath day is to be kept in this dispensation. The devil told the sabbath day keepers another lie, when he told them not to eat certain meats.  The Bible tells us, "Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused if it be received with thanksgiving:  For it is sanctified by the Word of God and prayer.  If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained." (1st Timothy 4:4-6) Some will say if every creature is good then that means a cat and dog.  The Bible says, Whatsoever is sold in the shambles that eat, asking no questions for conscience sake. (1st Corinthians 10:25 27)  Shambles means markets and to my knowledge they don't sell cats and dogs in the markets.  Therefore we do not have to eat them.

SECRET SOCIETIES
Another one of the devil's tricks to deceive men and women is to tell them to join a secret order and make them think that it is of God and religious.  It is religious but not the religion that pertains to God.  It is a duty that men are bound to do one toward another.  It is contrary to the Word of God. In order to join a secret society or whatever it may be called, one is compelled to take an oath which is contrary to God's Word.  Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, "Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shall perform unto the Lord thine oaths:  But say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it is God's throne; nor by the earth; for it is His footstool:  neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.  Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst make one hair white or black."  Matthew 5:33 36.  You see that is contrary to the Word of God.  Jesus said, "In secret have I done nothing."  John 18:20.

THE THIEF ON THE CROSS
In as much as many have called my attention to the thief (who was crucified at the time Jesus was crucified) stating he was saved without water, therefore one can be saved today without water:  I would like to enlighten you on this subject.  The water and the Spirit had not come.  The thief was saved according to his faith.  He believed Jesus was able to save him, therefore he said to the other male factor, "We receive the due reward or our deeds:  but this man hath done nothing amiss." And he said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom." He believed that Jesus was able to save him so he was saved by his faith like they were saved in the Old Testament dispensation, because the church had not yet started.  Before the water and Spirit was administered, the people were saved by faith like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and others that did not have water and Spirit.  Since the church started on the Day of Pentecost, all men everywhere are commanded to obtain the New Birth as was preached by Jesus in John 3:5.

Jesus said, "Except a man be born of the water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." Everyone must be baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ and receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance or be lost.  No other way will save you.

TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE
Some fool has said there are thirty thousand mistakes in the Bible. How foolish, how blind, how ignorant. There are fools who say the Bible has been translated so many times until you cannot depend on what the scripture says.  Jesus said the scriptures cannot be broken.  That shows how ignorant they are. If it could not be broken, then no man was able to change it form it's originality and put something different to offset the people from the truth.

Jesus was responsible for that and He quoted this scripture and said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away."  (Luke 21:33) If it was so that some man could take the Bible and change it, taking out of the Bible what God had in it for our learning and now we do not have the right Bible or scriptures, that would make Jesus a liar.  The Bible says, let God be true but every man a liar.

The devil's purpose is to offset you from the truth of the Bible by telling you that men have changed it.  That is a lie. Men could not change it. God guarded and watched over His Word and kept it from passing away.  He said heaven and earth shall pass away but my Word shall not pass away.

Some fools will talk about the Greek, Hebrew, and Latin trying to give another meaning of the scripture either in Hebrew or Greek or Latin versions.  This is not the truth.  Whether it is Hebrew, Greek, or Latin, it has the same meaning because Jesus said, "What I say to you, I say to all, Watch."   (Mark 13:37) If you order a dog in the Greek language from a Greek, when it arrives it will not be a pig, but a dog.  If you order a dog in Hebrew, Latin or English, it will be the same species.  It is a dog when it arrives whether ordered in the Hebrew, Greek or Latin language.  This is often used by false prophets; (The Greek translation gives us a different meaning from that of the English).  You ought to know that this could not be the truth. The false prophets are used of the devil to pervert the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Paul took care of this in Galatians 1:8-9, saying, "But though we or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As se said before, so say I now again. If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." Consider what I say and God will give you understanding in all things.

WOMEN WEARING MEN'S APPAREL
Women adorning themselves in men's apparel is contrary to the Bible.  Women shall not wear that which pertaineth to a man neither shall a man wear that which pertaineth to a women, for it is an abomination.  Every woman that wears pants is going to hell for doing it.  Deut. 22:5 says, "The women shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment:  for all that do so are an abomination unto the Lord thy God.

Every woman wearing that which pertaineth to a man, such as pants, caps, etc; and every man that wears a woman's garment, is an abomination in the eyesight of God.  Some women try to make an excuse for wearing apparel pertaining to the man because of doing certain types of work, but the Bible kills all excuses in this scripture: (Deut 22:5)

21 Burning Subjects Written By: The Late Apostle Bishop S.C. Johnson

Being Born Again

By The Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin

This is a great thought that should come to the mind of every human being before passing this life "TO GO INTO ETERNITY WITHOUT BEING BORN AGAIN".

There are many people who have never stopped to think that eternity will never end, and that, once you die WITHOUT BEING BORN AGAIN, YOU ARE LOST FOR EVER AND EVER.

God is not going to change his plan or purpose because you let the devil blind you with the cares of this life and of this world, through lust being deceived of the devil and refusing to accept God's purpose toward the human family.

I would that, you consider yourself, that YOU, MUST SPEND ETERNITY SOMEWHERE EITHER IN GOD'S HEAVENLY KINGDOM OR IN HELL'S FIRE that burneth with fire and brimstone, read Revelation 20th chapter verses 10 through 15.

Now the way God has prepared, for us to escape this damnation or destruction is by, BEING BORN AGAIN not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever, read I Peter chapter I verses 22, 23, 24, & 25.

You can see that the Apostle, Peter here preached the same gospel that Jesus preached in St. John 3rd chapter, read verses 1 Through 7. You will see here that WITHOUT BEING BORN AGAIN, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

Dear reader, through the first birth, we came into the world in sin. Psalms 51:5, Romans chapter 3 verses 20 through verse 26. You can see here, that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. You see, dear reader, that through Adam's disobedience, we all became sinners. So, read Romans chapter 5 verse 19 through verse 21.

In order that we be delivered from this sinful life, WE MUST BE BORN AGAIN of the water and spirit (the water birth) being buried with him by baptism unto death. Romans chapter 6 verses 3 and 4. Acts chapter 2 verse 38 declares this baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, is for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

This is the only way out of sin, you must OBEY FROM THE HEART THIS FORM OF DOCTRINE. Read again Romans chapter 6 verses 17 and 18. This gives you to understand that ONE MUST BE BORN AGAIN in order to live a life that will be pleasing in the sight of God; the natural man can not do it; therefore, HE MUST BE BORN AGAIN. This natural man will please himself, not God. He will go after the pleasures and cares of this life, such as drinking strong drinks, smoking, committing adultery, stealing, fornication, murder, gambling, and all kinds of sports trying to satisfy himself and not seeking to please God, this he can not do except he BE BORN AGAIN.

We, ourselves once, did the same things but after BEING BORN AGAIN, we became a NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST JESUS. II Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17, Titus chapter 3 through verse 7.

"Being Born Again" By Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin

God's True Plan Of Salvation

By Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin

My dear readers, there is but one plan of salvation handed down from God to the human family and this plan is recorded in the Bible which is the word of God.

Now let us go to the Bible in St. John 7:37-38. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried saying, "if any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive; for the Holy Ghost was not yet given, because that Jesus was not yet glorified.

Now then, if we are to believe on Jesus as the scripture hath said in order to obtain God's True Plan of Salvation, then we must get it like the Bible says.

Now let us look at the Bible again in St John 3:1-7. When a ruler of the Jews approached Jesus, here's what he said. Jesus answered and said unto him, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God". Nicodemus replied, "How can a man be born when he is old?" "Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?"

Now dear reader, you can see here very plainly that the carnal mind was taking this man backward, because he was leaning to his own understanding.

Now we can see here from this scripture one cannot get the knowledge of God by using his own understanding. Nicodemus was far off from what Jesus meant, using his own understanding concerning the New Birth. The carnal mind took him back to his mother's womb.

Notice what Jesus told him in St. John 3:5-6. Jesus answered, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit." Verse 7 "Marvel not that I said unto thee; ye must be born again."

Now let us look at the Bible again, after Jesus was risen from the dead in St. John 20:22, he breathed on the disciples and said unto them, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost."

Now he had already baptized them in water, see John 3:22. After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea and there he tarried with them and baptized. Now we can see here, dear reader, that the New Birth consists of Water and Spirit.

Now Jesus spoke to the Apostles the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God in Acts 1:3, and he told them to tarry until they be endued with power from on high, Luke 24:49. He also had opened their understanding that they might understand the scriptures, Luke 24:45.

He also told them that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations beginning at Jerusalem, Luke 24:47.

Now let us notice how they obeyed him in Acts 1:12-14, all the apostles, Mary the mother of Jesus, and the women with his brethren. In Acts 2:1-4, notice here how they received or were filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now dear reader, this is what the New Birth consists of: Water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and receiving or being filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost. Let us notice Peter and the rest of the apostles who were with him when he was here in the flesh according to I Tim. 3:16. He had commanded them to preach repentance and remission of sins in his name beginning at Jerusalem among all nations, Luke 24:47. Notice how they obeyed him in Acts 2:38 after they had heard Peter preach the gospel with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven. They were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" Notice here now the question, "What shall we do?" The answer: "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."

Now you see the apostles didn't tell the people to join the church, raise their hands, and bow their heads, and accept Christ as their personal Saviour, nor to make an hour of decision, and go to any church of their choice. Nothing like this is in the Bible. So, they following Jesus' instructions; they believed on him as the scripture hath said, St. John 7:38.

Notice they didn't tell the people to repent and be baptized in the titles, Father - Son- Holy Ghost, but they left off the titles and said to them, "Repent and be baptized in the NAME of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." Notice Acts 4:12, Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Now the name of the Father - Son- Holy Ghost is JESUS CHRIST. Let us look at Matt. 28:19, go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the NAME (singular) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Now question, what is the name of the Father? What is the name of the Son? What is the name of the Holy Ghost? Now let us go to the Bible, Matt. 1:21 and she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Now in St. John 5:43 Jesus speaks, "I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not; if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive." Now you see that the name of the Father and Son is the same. The name of the Father is not father, and the name of the Son, is not son, but JESUS CHRIST is the name.

Now the name of the Holy Ghost. In St. John 14:26 Jesus said, "But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name."

Now you can see here plainly that the apostles have obeyed Jesus according to the scriptures; and that the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost is JESUS CHRIST as is stated in Acts 2:38 by Peter and the rest of the apostles. No one can be saved without using the name JESUS CHRIST in water baptism, see Acts 4:12.

Concerning Jesus being God Almighty. Read Isa. 9:6. If you don't believe the prophets then Jesus called you a fool, Luke 24:25. See Isa. 44-24, 43:10 and Rev. 1:8. If Jesus is not God, then tell me, when did God purchase the church with his blood as stated in Acts 20:28? When did God have blood and where did he get if from?

Let us go to the Bible again, Heb. 2:10 "For it became him (God) for whom are all things, and by whom are all things in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings."

Now dear reader, God is a Spirit, St. John 4:24. He could not suffer being a Spirit, and he had no blood to purchase the church with, as stated in Acts 20:28, and the Bible says, without the shedding of blood is no remission, Heb. 9:22. Matt. 26:28, For this is my blood of the New Testament which is shed for many for remission of sins. So God had to get some flesh and blood before he could save us from our sins. How was this done? Alright, let us go to the Bible in Heb 2:14. Forasmuch then as the children were partakers of flesh and blood, he himself (God) likewise took part of the same that through death he might destory him that had the power of death, that is the devil.

Now this flesh and blood is the temple, was taken from Mary's womb and was called the Son of God, Luke 1:35. So you see dear reader, the son of God was God manifested in the flesh, I Tim. 3:16, when he was put to death in the flesh on the cross at Calvary, this is when he got blood to purchase the church according to Acts 20:28. Jesus said, in St. John 8:24, "For if ye believe not that I am he (God) ye shall die in your sins."

Now I am ready to answer anybody concerning this pamphlet. If you desire to be saved, you must be born again according to the words of Jesus and the apostles stated in this pamphlet. Notice Romans 6:3-4, you must be buried with him by baptism unto death and rise to walk in newness of this life, then receive or be filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. If you get it like it is stated here, you will have it right; then continue in the doctrine of the Apostles according to Acts 2:42 like all the believers did after they got it on and after the day of Pentecost.

Now may the Lord open your understanding that you may understand our knowledge in the mystery of Christ, and get God's True Plan of Salvation according to the scriptures, and be saved from the wrath of God that is coming on the children of disobedience, Col. 3:6

"God's True Plan Of Salvation" By Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin

False Lent And Pagan Festivals

By Late Apostle Bishop S. C. Johnson

Lent

Among the many errors which crept in after the Apostles died was Lent and its false connection with the sufferings and crucifixion of Christ. It is supposed to represent the forty days of fasting of Christ in the wilderness. However, the people do not fast as Christ did but they only give up one or several things which they like, or sometimes do not like. If they really wanted to commemorate the death and suffering of Christ they would fast the entire forty days. Christ nowhere in the Bible tells us to commemorate the forty days of fasting as an annual church festival.

In earlier times it was only adhered to by the Catholic Church and those churches that were closely connected to it in religious form. However, the celebration has reached such popularity until now even some of those who claim Pentecostal ties announce their holy week services. Lent could not even begin to compare with those forty terrible days which God spent proving that He could live without yielding to temptation, because in most cases those who keep it, when tempted hard enough, will quickly get what they want. But we find, Jesus, when the devil came to tempt Him again and again, He would rebuke him. We find on one occasion when He had become hungered, the devil came to Him and showed Him the stones, which were in Jerusalem and closely resembled bread. The devil boldly told him "If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread." Matthew 4:3.

Jesus answered him saying "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4.

The devil showed the Lord the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, but He would not lower His testimony to the children of men for worldly goods and a morel of food. The Bible does not at all endorse Lent, it is only a tradition devised out of carnal intentions of men. It has no place in the Church of God.

Lent was established at the council of the Catholic Church at Nicaea, 325 A.D. but was not well instituted until the middle of the fourth century. It was near this time that the birth of Jesus was celebrated on December 25, first in Rome, and before the end of the centrury, it was celebrated in the East also. The actual meaning of the word Lent, comes from the Latin lengthen, lencten, meaning spring. It denotes the spring period of fasting in preparation for Easter; in the Western Catholic Church, a penitential period extending from Ash Wednesday to Easter. Some writers associate it to the middle ages.

Palm Sunday

Toward the end of this vain worship is a week known as Holy Week, which lasts from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

Palm Sunday is usually distinguished by the wearing of palm. They say this is derived from the time when Jesus entered into Jerusalem, the people spread their garments in the way and others cut down branches of the trees and strewed them in the way. They went before Him and followed Him crying, "Hosanna; Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord:" Mark 11:8-9.

To show how quickly people can be persuaded to change their minds, some of these people were with the mob, who a few days later cried out, "Crucify Him, crucify Him!" Yet the people are so deceived as to commemorate something done by murderers of Christ by pinning on palms.

But the Spirit tells us not the outward man but the hidden man of the heart. To those who were baptized in Jesus' name and have the Holy Ghost, palm is not necessary for us to cry Hosanna to the Lord. But the Holy Ghost which is in our souls is crying a constant Hosanna, not only on one Sunday of the year.

Good Friday

One of the earliest references to Friday's being a holiday is found in the Mithraism cult, an off shoot of Zoroastrianism. In Persia, during the sixth century, this day was called Black Friday and the story goes that Mithras slew a bull one Friday. Subsequently, the bull laid in a tomb for three days and supposedly arose on the third day.

The Mithras cult believed that from the blood of this bull sprang forth all life. It was this same pagan cult that was very powerful in Rome before and after the rise of the Catholic organization. The influence of Friday was so strongly felt until the Catholic Church associated it with the death and resurrection of Christ. So then, five days after this day they call Palm Sunday, comes a day which the people refer to as "Good Friday."

However, the Bible tells us everything the Lord made was very good and Paul, speaking in Colossians, blasts out against keeping of holy days. The world ignored these scriptures and claims the Friday before Easter to be a holy day because they believe Christ was crucified on that day. They say Christ was hung on the cross from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 P.M. and was taken down, buried and arose the third day which they call Easter Sunday.

Have you ever stopped to count the days from Friday to Sunday? Let us count: A part of Friday, one day; Friday night, one night; Saturday, two days; Saturday night, two nights. Now, even if we counted Sunday morning as a day, it would still only be three days and two nights.

But, we hear Jesus speaking from Matthew 12:40, "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."

This means then that Christ had to be crucified on Thursday to have been in the earth three days and three nights.

It is no use of the world trying to get around it, there is absolutely no other way for Him to have been in the grave three days and nights unless He was placed in the grave on a Thursday.

The thing that confuses the people, is the Scripture says the day on which Jesus was crucified was the preparation for the sabbath because it was the day before the sabbath. Nevertheless, we must remember Paul speaks of sabbath days. There was the seventh day sabbath and there were other days of rest, observed under the Law, which did not occur on the seventh day and they were called high sabbaths. It was for one of these such days that the Jews were preparing.

Easter

The Bible nowhere states that the day Christ arose was Easter. Have you ever considered that Easter comes at a different time each year? Then how could He be crucified on one date one year and on another date another year? That does not make good sense!

Herod planned to bring Peter before the council after Easter, but it does not say that Jesus arose this day. Herod and the Jews were not interested in the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus. The very reason the people wanted to kill Peter and the Apostles was that they were preaching the power of the resurrection. It was through the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus that the power of hell and sin was broken.

Jesus died a natural body but arose a spiritual body and told the Apostles "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15.

The name Easter is traced back to the old German word, Eastre, (plural) Eastron, from the name of the old Teutonic "goddess of spring," who was called - Eastra. NOTE THIS CAREFULLY: Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon that falls on or the next after the vernal equinox (March 21 in the Gregorian calendar); if the full moon happens on Sunday, Easter is celebrated one week later.

We do not find the actual festival or Easter associated with the resurrection of Christ until the year 300 A.D. It was then looked upon as a joyous festival and sermons were preached on it.

So then, Easter was simply a spring festival to the goddess, Easter which came around the time of the Jewish Passover and was later incorporated in the backslidden church.

Dear reader, be not deceived and carried away by the customs of this world, for the people's customs are vain. The Pope, himself, cannot prove Lent and all it stands for to be sanctioned by the scriptures, nor can anyone else.

Jesus Christ wants us to be baptized in His name and to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost speaking in other tongues according to Acts 2:38. He wants us to be holy and serve Him, not only on certain days and seasons of the year, but to live holy every day of our lives. Read Luke 1:73-75.

"False Lent And Pagan Festivals" By Late Apostle Bishop S. C. Johnson

The Christmas Spirit Is A False Spirit

By Late Apostle Bishop S. C. Johnson

There is a devil inspired spirit which grips the people around December 1st and lasts until the New Year celebrations are ended. This is known as the Christmas or holiday spirit. One of the most outstanding characteristics of this season is giving. Some people who would not give a person money for a sandwich any other time of the year will reach in their pockets and pull out money, saying Merry Christmas. You see, it is the same devil who controls the people and their money all through the year. So then, during the Christmas season, he tells the people to give.

GOD'S PEOPLE SHOULD NEITHER RECEIVE NOR GIVE CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Since the giving during the Christmas season is prompted by the devil, the people of God should not have anything to do with it whatsoever. The Bible tells us to give to those who ask of us, also, to give to those who have need. I know from the many people who have come to me during the years of my ministry, that people ask and need help other than at the time called Christmas. Another reason why saints should not be involved with Christmas giving is, most people give Christmas gifts to those who are able to give them one in return.

What is the difference between giving prompted by the Lord and that which is prompted by the devil? Holy giving is when we give and expect nothing in return, and do not glorify ourselves publicly when giving, while devil-inspired giving is when we give and expect something in return. Devil-inspired giving also is the type which indulges in public display.

THE CHRISTMAS TREE IS A HEATHEN CUSTOM (JEREMIAH 10:1-9)
"Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities. Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder; blue and purple is their clothing; they are all the work of cunning men."

Didn't Jeremiah foresee the people of today in his prophetic mind? How they will hammer the tree to the stand so it will not fall; they will deck it and stand back and admire it and then will call their neighbors to help them admire it. The Bible calls those who participate in this type of decoration, "heathens." So, if you hang up any Christmas decorations whatsoever, I will have to call you what the Bible calls you-a heathen. God, speaking here through the prophet is telling His people to learn not the way of the heathen.

THE BIBLE DOES NOT TELL THE DATE NOR DOES IT TELL US TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST
In none of the announcements of the birth of Christ in the Gospels, or anywhere else in the Bible does it give the date when Jesus was born. The Bible tells us that He was born of a virgin; that He was laid in a manger since there was no room in the inn. It says He was God with us but nowhere does it say that Jesus was born on the 25th day of December as the world is saying today.

WHERE DID THE CHRISTMAS LIE START? One of the earliest references we find for elevating the 25th of December as a holiday was in the sixth century B.C. by followers of a pagan religious sect called Zoroastrians. This pagan cult was founded by Zoroaster about 500 B.C. in the Medes and Persians Empire. They celebrated the 25th of December by a ceremony of washing themselves with supposed holy water, burning of incense and chanting what they termed sacred music. This was in adoration of the sun. They approximated the date of the winter solstice marking the return of the sun from his long journey south of the equator, believing it to be, somewhat the birthday of the sun and thought this day signified the revival of the sun's lifegiving benefits to man. We find this celebration carried over hundreds of years afterwards in the late Roman Empire since the sun worshippers of Rome conducted ceremonies to the sun called Brumalia following the Saturnalia (December 17th to 24th) celebrating the shortest day in the year and the new sun or the beginning of the lengthening days. It can plainly be seen that there is no scriptural reference to this date or season since it finds its roots in pagan sun worship; thus clearly showing, the celebration of the 25th day of December was practiced at least 500 years before Christ was born. Therefore, we see that Christ's birth had nothing to do with this date.

This sun worship was too deeply entrenched in the custom of the people to be set aside by the weak backsliding Christians of the Catholic church.

They united the birth of Jesus with the celebration of the sun. The pagan festival to the sun during the late Roman Empire, with its riot and merry making, was so popular that so-called Christians were glad of an opportunity to indulge in it without change of spirit and manner. This festival took great hold of the people and in the 16th century when the so-called Protestant revolution or reformation was at its climax, while denouncing some of the Catholic practices, they yet clung closely to this pagan festival. Here again is the influence of the heathens or pagans and Jeremiah warned God's people to "Learn not the way of the heathen." You must remember that the Christmas Festival was not celebrated until all of the apostles died and error crept into the church. Now, in 300 A.D. we found an organization weak and backslidden from the truth, and as pagan as pagans themselves.

They tried to combine Zacharias' statement of the month or the day of the event with the "sixth month" mentioned in connection with the annunciation to Mary. This has given no assured results. Hoppolytus seems to have been the first to fix Christ's birth on December 25th by calculating nine months from the annunciation or conception, he arrived at December 25th as the birthday of the Lord Jesus Christ.

There is no evidence that our Lord's birth was celebrated during the Apostolic Age or early Apostolic times. An uncertainty existed at the beginning of the third century. Hippolytus and others favored January 2nd and, Clement of Alexandria, May 20th, while others, according to Clement, fixed the date on April 18th or 19th and March 28th, thus proving that no Christmas festival had been established much before the middle of the century. The earliest records of the recognition of December 25th as a church festival is 336 A.D. in Rome.

Chrysostom states that the celebration of the birth of Christ "according to the flesh" was not inaugurated at Antioch until about 376 A.D. that this festival, approved by himself, was opposed by many. It was celebrated in Alexandria as early as 432 A.D.; in the Jerusalem church it was celebrated January 6th.

The uncertainty of all dates discredits the computation set at December 25th. Also, we should remember that Constantine, the pagan Emperor of Rome had declared himself ruler both of the Roman Empire and head of the so-called church; and eleven years after he had declared and organized the Catholic church, one of the biggest errors hatched out of those liars mouths was the Christmas celebration. Another thing to remember is that before Constantine's reported conversion, he was a member of this same sun worshippers' cult, and he did everything he could to unite his pagan and so-called Christian subjects.

STOP LYING TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT SANTA CLAUS
Santa Claus came from the German pagan "good elf" of the forest who was said to give gifts. He is associated with Saint Nicholas, a Catholic Bishop who dressed in a long robe, had a white beard, and gave gifts to the children in his parish who had been good. We get the name from the Dutch settlers in America when trying to pronounce Saint Nicholas in English. So you see, the entire Christmas festival has derived from either the pagan or Catholic worship; both are one and the same. It cannot be found anywhere in the Bible and anyone is a liar if he says it can be found. I defy any preacher anywhere in the world to prove by the Scriptures that it is right for God's church to celebrate Christmas. Being persuaded to say along with Jeremiah, "Learn not the way of the heathen...for the customs of the people are vain."

The Christmas Spirit Is A False Spirit By Late Apostle Bishop S. C. Johnson

JEHOVAH GOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT IS JESUS CHRIST OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

By Late Apostle Bishop S. C. Johnson

STATEMENTS
Jesus Christ is Father, Son and Holy Ghost and beside Him there is no other God. The scriptures given below will prove Him to be so. Also, note statements 34 and 35 and read the scriptures given.


1. Gen. 1:1-In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth.
2. 1Cor. 10:4-Jesus was the Rock.
3. Psalms 18:31-And The Rock was God.
4. 2 Cor. 11:2-Jesus was the One Husband.
5. Jer. 31:32-And the One Husband was God.
6. Matt. 23:8-Jesus was the One Master.
7. Mal. 1:6-And the Master was God.
8. John 10:14-Jesus was the One Shepherd.
9. Isa. 40:11-And the Shepherd was God.
10. Acts 4:12-Jesus was the One Saviour.
11. Isa. 45:21-And the One Saviour was God.
12. Luke 1:68-Jesus was the One Redeemer.
13. Isa. 41:14-And the One Redeemer was God.
14. Rev. 19:13-Jesus was the Word of God.
15. John 1:1-The Word was God.
16. Rev. 19:16-Jesus was the Lord of Lords.
17. Deut. 10:17-And the Lord of Lords was God.
18. 1 Cor. 2:8-Jesus was the Lord of Glory.
19. Zech. 14:9-Jesus is the Lord all over the whole earth.

(One Name)
20. Acts 4:12-There is no other name given among men whereby you must be saved. (Jesus)
21. Phil. 2:10-Every knee must bow to Jesus.
22. Isa. 45:23-Every knee must bow to God.
23. John 1:3, 10-Jesus was the One Creator.
24. Heb. 3:3, 4-And the One Creator was God.
25. Col. 1:18-Jesus is the One Head.
26. 1 Chron. 29:11-And the One Head was God.
27. John 1:49-Jesus was the King of Israel.
28. Isa. 44:6-And the King of Israel was God.
29. John 8:58-Jesus was the Great I Am.
30. Exod. 30:14-And the I Am was God.
31. John 8:24-Jesus was the I Am He.
32. Deut. 32:39-And the I Am He was God.
33. Isa. 9:6-For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
34. If Jesus Christ is not God, then we must say that He is not good. (Matt. 19:17 & John 10:11)
35. If Jesus Christ is not God, He is not Lord, for the Lord is the true God. (Jer. 10:10)

QUESTIONS
1. If Jesus Christ is not God, when shall God come? (Isa. 35:4-6)
2. If Jesus Christ is not God, who did the work of God? (Matt. 11:5)
3. If Jesus Christ is not God, when did God visit and redeem His people? (Luke 1:68)
4. If Jesus Christ is not God, when was God who made the world in the world? (John 1:10)
5. If God and the Holy Ghost are two separate people, which one is the Father of Jesus? (For the scriptures say, God is His Father and also the Holy Ghost is His Father. Did He have two fathers?) (Matt. 1:20 & Luke 1:35)
6. If Jesus Christ is not God, when will Isaiah's prophecy be fulfilled? (Isa. 7:14)
7. If Jesus Christ is not God, when was God with us? (Matt. 1:23)
8. If Jesus Christ is not God, then why did He tell Philip, "He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father."? (John 14:9)
9. If Jesus Christ is not God, why did Thomas call Him, "My Lord and my God"? (John 20:28)
10. If Jesus Christ is not God, when did God lay down His life? (1 John 3:16 & St. John 3:16)
11. If Jesus Christ is not God, why did Jesus say to the devil when the devil tempted Him, "It is written, thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God."? (Matt. 4:7)
12. If Jesus Christ is not God, who should we worship-Jesus or God? (Remember, we can only worship one.) (Matt. 4:10)
13. If Jesus Christ is not God, who was Paul looking for to appear-Jesus or God? (Titus 2:13)
14. If Jesus Christ is not God, then who stretched forth the Heavens alone and spreadeth abroad the earth? (Isa. 44:24)
15. If Jesus Christ is not God, then who is written about in Luke 2:11? (Isa. 44:24)
16. If Jesus Christ is not God, why did He say to John, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which was, and is, and is to come, the Almighty."?
17. If Jesus Christ is not God, then who purchased the church with their own blood? (Acts 20:28)
18. If Jesus Christ is not God, then tell us, when was God manifested in the flesh? (1 Tim. 3:16)
19. If Jesus Christ is not God, when did He preach to the gentiles? (1 Tim. 3:16)
20. If Jesus Christ is not God, when was God received up into glory? (1 Tim. 3:16)

A warning to everyone who reads this pamphlet... Remember the words Jesus spoke to the unbelieving Jews when they would not believe that He was God that should come (Isa. 35:4). If ye believe not that I am He (God that should come) ye shall die in your sins.

So, dear reader, if you do not believe that Jesus is God you shall die in your sins. (John 8:24)

JEHOVAH GOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT IS JESUS CHRIST OF THE NEW TESTAMENT By Late Apostle Bishop S. C. Johnson

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