What is the purpose of the Church of Jesus? PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 October 2015 14:41

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… `She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.’ All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means `God with us’)…” (Matthew 1:21-23, the Holy Bible).

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AND KNK AND THE BODY OF CHRIST: Many groups which want to be called as “Christian churches” around the world are saying that each and every church that professes belief in Jesus Christ as God and Savior should be considered as part and parcel of the “body of Christ”.

With due respect, we at the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo (or AND KNK, Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ) Church believe otherwise. Our view is that the reference to the “body of Christ” in the Bible pertains to the Church that Jesus said He will build, in Matthew 16:18, and that is the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo Church.

Let me explain. In Matthew 16:18, we are told that Jesus is building His Church. This Church is the Church of salvation and power, both here on earth and in the life hereafter. The basis for this was given by Jesus Himself when He said that “the gates of hell will not prevail against” His Church.

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CHURCH OF JESUS IN THE PHILIPPINES: Yet, in Matthew 16 and in the other parts of the New Testament, there is no indication as to where that Church is going to be put up. Does that mean that the Church of Jesus—the Church of salvation and power—will be put up just anywhere in the world, or putting it differently, will be put up everywhere in the world?

If we are to listen to the other so-called Christian churches, they will say, yes, the Church of Jesus will be put up everywhere in the world, so that, each and every church that professes belief in Him is to be considered as part and parcel of His Church, or as part and parcel of His Body, anywhere they maybe.

But then, this kind of thought disregards the other parts of the Bible which indicate where and why this Church is going to be called. I am referring to Isaiah 46:11 in particular, where it was said that God is to call His “bird of prey” (which, to us at AND KNK means the “leader disciple”) and his “people” (which means His Church) from the “east” or the “far off land” (which we believe is the Philippines), to fulfill his end-time purpose or work (Matthew 24:14).

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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS? What is the “end-time purpose” or “work” that God wants His Church (the leader and the people He had called) from the “east, from the far off land” or the Philippines, to do? It is to preach, as Matthew 24:14 said, the Good News of the Gospel to all the nations, after which the end shall come.

What is this Good News? That Jesus is God and Savior, and that He is the only way to salvation in eternal life, and the Only One who gives power to those whom He called to perform His work here on earth. Now, based on this, what distinguishes the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo Church from the other so-called Christian churches worldwide?

It is the fact that it is the only Christian Church whose each and every member are called by the Holy Spirit to become disciples, not just ordinary believers, mandated to go, preach, and defend the truth that Jesus is God and Savior with Biblical proof, because this is the only truth that will set the people free from sin. In this context, it is clear that the AND KNK is the true “body of Christ”, and no other.

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