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Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:28

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…” (John 1:12, the Holy Bible).

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“STATEMENT OF FAITH” OF “CHILDREN OF GOD, BLOOD KIN OF THE CHRIST”: I am sharing with my readers here a piece entitled “Statement of Faith” from the “Children of God, Blood Kin of the Christ” Church. I am soliciting comments, and, perhaps, asking my readers here to answer this very important question: “are you a child of God, blood kin of the Christ”?

Here is the “Statement of Faith”: “I am a child of God, blood kin of the Christ. God chose me, I did not choose God. God chose me even before the creation of the world, to be one with Christ.

“I am sent by Jesus, as Jesus was sent by the Father in heaven. I will go and make all the nations His disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them all that He commanded us to do.

“I will proclaim the Word of God everywhere, all the time, even while I am lowly. I am a child of God, blood kin of the Christ, because I accepted and have faith in Jesus as my God and Savior.

“With my acceptance and faith in Jesus as my God and Savior, He redeemed and forgave me with His blood, He communed and united with me, and I became a new creation as part of his Holy Body. I believe that His blood of salvation now runs through my veins.

“I am a child of God, blood kin of the Christ, and I will be among those whom Jesus will bring up in the clouds at the end of time, and who will be with Him in Paradise in eternal life. Amen.”

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BIBLICAL BASES OF THE “STATEMENT OF FAITH”: It appears that the foregoing “Statement of Faith” is drawn from several passages of the Holy Bible. These are John 1:12, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 9:14, John 15:16, Ephesians 1:4, , John 20:21, Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Timothy 4:1-2, 1 Timothy 1:26-29, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 5:30, 1 John 1:7, 2 Thessalonians 4:13-17, and John 3:16.

It is in fact a statement of the foundational doctrines of “Children of God, Blood Kin of the Christ”—the very Biblical passages that gave birth to the group and which defines each and every member, as well as the calling that have been given to each of them.

This “Statement of Faith” in fact confirms to the members that they have been called, and are being sent, to proclaim the Word of God to the whole world, so that Jesus’ admonition in Matthew 24:14—that “this Gospel will be preached to all the nations and then the end shall come”—will somehow find fulfillment.

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