Everyday you wake up, perhaps you pray. Before you go to work perhaps you pray. After work perhaps you go straight to the chapel, you pray and do your office work or other church duties. Perhaps if you have children they will not see you until the next morning if they are lucky. The next day you will likely do the same thing. Good thing there is no devotional prayers this week, but if there is, you might wake up early and go to the chapel before going to work, or perhaps since you are going to the chapel at night anyway you better attend the night devotional prayers. You save little but very precious moment of your life. Do you think your effort pleases God or man?
There is no denial many times you feel the holy spirit in your prayers but admit it or not, many times you don’t. Despite of your everyday efforts you do not feel the peace of mind. Ask yourself, do you hear the gospel of peace in the worship service? Perhaps the answer is yes, but possibly your answer is no.
What Could Be The Reason One May Not Be At Peace?
Possibly the Minister is not preaching the gospel of peace.
According to Romans 10:15, true preachers teach the gospel of peace. You know when INC Ministers read Romans 10:15, he reads half of the verse only (“And how they shall preach unless they are sent?“). The Ministers use this verse to inculcate that if you read the scriptures yourself, you will end up to your self-destruction – which is one reason why we are not receiving the gospel of peace but the gospel of fear. This is actually the first verse I looked for theory of equivocation as I was skeptical hearing only half of the verse every time this is read in the worship service or bible study.
The Church lessons always have the same pattern:
- Using current events to start a point
- The homily topics
- Those who do not follow will go to the lake of fire.
- Those who follow are blessed.
Lately, lessons always emphasis on why members should follow the Church Administration. Do you think this is teaching of the gospel of peace?
The Gospel Of Peace
The gospel of peace is the peace with God
and the peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Now that we know what is the gospel of peace. Christ has the invitation to those who are heavily laden.
Let us read the same verse from Easy-to-Read version (ERV)
The invitation of Lord Jesus Christ is to come to Him. It is addressed to those who are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry. Why did Christ says the load given to us to carry is light? It is because by grace we have been saved, not of your own effort so that no one can say “Lord I have done so much work in the Church” to claim your reward in heaven.
I hope you learn something here.