KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Most important work for Christians PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 13:16

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…In the presence of God and of Jesus Christ…I give you this charge: preach the Word, whether in or out of season…” (2 Timothy 4:1-2, the Holy Bible).

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MOST IMPORTANT WORK OF A CHRISTIAN: On July 26, 2014, after the regular Saturday Gathering for Praise, Worship and Thanksgiving of the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo (Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ) Church, I was asked about what I consider to be the most important work of a Christian, or someone who professes to be a follower or disciple of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior during these times.

I answered, a true Christian should both be a “witness” and a “preacher” for Jesus, testifying about Him and His work, and preaching His teachings to all the world. This is based on Acts 1:8 and Matthew 28:19-20 of the Bible. Acts 1:8 says: “… and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, the whole of Judea and Samaria, and in the whole world…”

Matthew 28:19-20 on the other hand says: “Go to all the nations and make the peoples my disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, ang teaching them everything I commanded you to do…”

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YARDSTICKS FOR TRUE CHRISTIANS: It is against these Biblical yardsticks that each and every Christian—and the churches where they belong—should try to measure themselves with. One who considers himself a true Christian is one who, in his life, makes Jesus known to everyone, and who shares what He endeavored to teach.

If a Christian or his church does not witness for Jesus, or does not preach His teachings, he or she is not a true Christian. As Jesus and Isaiah would say, that kind of a believer honors Jesus only with his lips, but his heart is far away from Him. These “Christians” are to be considered as “liars”, and are still destined to go to hell, where they will be burned and eaten by worms forever.

Verily, the duty to witness and to preach devolves to all Christians, not just to their priests, ministers, or pastors, considering the directive of Jesus to preach His Gospel to all the nations. This is in consideration of the fact that events leading to the end of this world, as graphically described by Jesus in Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13, are now happening with scary precision.

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THE DUTY TO WITNESS FOR JESUS: The Biblical fact is that, this duty to witness for Jesus and to preach the Gospel is no longer limited to religious or spiritual leaders of the churches who profess to be Christians. It has become the duty of every believer, even if they are mere ordinary church members, to go out and be a witness for Jesus, and to preach His Word.

In 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, the Bible says: “Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong…”

This is the reason why at the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo Church, the consuming objective is to train each and every “Kadugo”, the name by which every member is called, to read, meditate on, and obey the Bible at all times, so they could also start witnessing and preaching for Jesus. If you, our readers here, are desirous to preach, too, join us, by calling me at 0917 984 24 68.

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REMINDERS: Please tune in: “Tambalang Batas at Somintac”, at 1062 kHz on the AM band, Mondays to Fridays, at 6 a.m., simulcast, real time, over 1080 kHz in Dagupan City, 711 kHz in Naga City, 1260 kHz in Lucena City, 1224 kHz in Davao City, and worldwide, at www.eaglenews.ph;  “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas”, at 103.7 mHz in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, Mondays to Fridays, at 7 a.m.; and “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas” at 801 kHz on the AM band (Panay Island), Mondays to Fridays, at 10 a.m.