The Church to fulfill God’s end-time purpose PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 July 2017 13:52

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, `Who do people say the Son of Man is?’…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Matthew 16:13, the Holy Bible).

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AND KNK: THE CHURCH TO FULFILL GOD’S END-TIME PURPOSE: The Anak Ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo (AND KNK, or the Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ) Church believes it is the “nation” called by God from the “east”, or the “far off land”, to fulfill His purpose for the end time. Now, some explanations are in order, to understand what the AND KNK means with this.

First, it has to be pointed out that God has a definite purpose as the world winds up towards its end. This is to proclaim, using Biblical proof, His truth—that Jesus is God and Savior, and is God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, to enable those who will believe this truth to be forgiven of their sins, and to be entitled to be in Paradise in eternity.

Second, this purpose is to be fulfilled by the “nation”—or His Church, in fact, consisting of His disciples who will be called His children, and who will be infused with the blood of Jesus as a sign of their forgiveness—that He has chosen and would send from the “east”, or “far-off land”, as He has in fact already chosen and sent them.

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JESUS HAS HIS OWN CHURCH: This is the reason why we have been dealing here, in this column, with the specific parts of the Bible where there is proof that shows Jesus is God and Savior, and is God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Today, we shall talk about the proof given by Peter that Jesus is God and Savior.

This particular proof can be found in Matthew 16. From a reading of this chapter, particularly its verses 1 to 20, we are told of the stories of Jesus encountering the unbelief of the Pharisees and the Sadducees who were testing Him and asking Him to give them a sign from heaven, and even of the unbelief of His own disciples, by them failing to understand who He really is.

These two stories of unbelief in Jesus would seem to provide the appropriate background for the ensuing dialogue between Jesus and His disciples, where important matters were clarified by Him, laying down the foundations, as it were, of the belief in Jesus as God and Savior, and of His own Church that Jesus said He will put up.

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PETER TO JESUS: “YOU ARE GOD AND SAVIOR”: In the dialogue, Jesus first asked His disciples who the people thought He was, and the disciples said the people thought He was just another prophet—and, therefore a man. Obviously not liking the answer, Jesus then asked His own disciples, who had been with Him for some time already, witnessing what He had been preaching and doing, who did they think He was.

Peter, evidently led by the Holy Spirit, answered Jesus. Many translations of the Bible now say that what Peter said was “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God”, but as far as the studies of the AND KNK are concerned, it would appear that what Peter really confessed was that, “You are our God and Savior.”

Hearing that, Jesus said Peter’s faith about who Jesus truly was represented a “rock of faith” which God the Father gave to Peter. Jesus then disclosed that, on the basis of this “rock of faith”, that is, that Jesus is God and Savior, He will build His Church, which will be the Church of Salvation because “the gates of hell will not prevail against it”. More of this next Saturday, God willing.

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