The Good News!
Are you sick of all the BAD NEWS? Do you need some GOOD NEWS?
by Tara Lang Chapman
The Kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel [good news]! ~Mark 1:15
I want to share some good news of a better kingdom than all of man's current governments. It's called the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, and it's the same good news Jesus the Christ taught. I grew up a mainstream Christian all my life, but I discovered the true gospel of the Kingdom of God in late 2003 and was baptized in the spring of 2004. I keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. I don't believe the enemy's lie that God's law has been "done away." Jesus died in vain, if the law was done away, b/c where there is no law there is no transgression (Romans 4:15), so if there is no sin, then none of us are sinners and don't need a Savior. But, the law has NOT been done away and can NOT be "done away," and that is why we needed a Messiah. Christ was the perfect sacrifice to shed his blood for our sins so that we can have the option to live. All have sinned (Romans 3:23), and so all deserve death (Rom. 6:23). However, just as a criminal under man's various governments can be shown grace, but he's expected NOT to break those laws again (otherwise grace will probably not be given again), God has given us grace but expects that we REPENT and follow His ways. He gave the promise of the Holy Spirit upon baptism and the laying on of hands so that no one can say they can't keep the law. We are given a Helper--God's Spirit, with which He begets us. It's the same Spirit the Father and the Son possess. I don't believe in a trinity, which is a heathen doctrine. I believe God is a family, made up in heaven of the Father and the Son, and made up of begotten (but not fully born) sons and daughters on earth (Ephesians 3:14, 15) , who will be born at the first resurrection as FIRSTfruits to God (not the only fruits). I believe there are only a small number of people drawn by the Father at this time, relatively speaking. However, the number of those who go on to accept His calling and then remain faithful is small compared to all he calls. "Many are called, but few are chosen" (Matt. 22:14).
The truth is, not many choose God's ways. They don't want to give up the worldy way of living, and they want to be accepted. They don't want to be "strange" or "weird," and they don't want to be persecuted. Jesus/Yahshua taught repentance. Those who are called, chosen, and faithful during THIS time will be resurrected at Jesus' return and will become full-born children of God with immortal Spirit bodies and will share in their brother's (Christ) inheritance from the Heavenly Father. Jesus will inherit the Kingdom, and the saints will be co-inheritors, and they will rule the world for 1,000 years. Yes, there will be WORLD government, but it will be under the reign of Christ and His saints. The earthly rulers now WANT a world government, but they don't want to do it the right way, and their way will NEVER bring peace. Daniel and Revelation (books of the bible) talk about the four major empires that have ruled a certain part of the world--Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Greek, and Roman. This fourth government--or "beast," as prophecy calls it--has one more resurrection (it's had many, symbolized in prophecy as heads and horns) where it will again be a church-state run government. It will conquer Israel (America and British-descended peoples) and Judah (Jews, what is called "Israel" today) and take their peoples into captivity. This government will be politically Assyrian (German) and religiously Babylonian (Roman Catholic Church). The Assyrians are the ones who took Israel into captivity in the past, and the Babylonians are the ones who took Judah into captivity in the past. The most horrible time of tribulation is to come in the near future upon the whole world, but mainly upon the tribes of Israel (this is you, America, Britain, and British ("brit" Hebrew for covenant and "ish" hebrew for man) descended peoples (including Canada, Australia, Scandinavian nations) and Judah (the Jewish people).
God's true people will either have to escape to the wilderness or be martyred, b/c they will not choose the law of Rome. The majority have been deceived into following a FALSE christ. The true Christ has a seventh-day sabbath, feasts and holy days (Passover, Pentecost, Trumpets, Tabernacles, etc.) outlining the true plan of salvation in its entirety, His new moons (months), and all the true doctrines and laws that go with it. There is a FALSE Christ (Satan) who has done a clever job of making his religion look like the real deal with his own weekly day (Sunday), feasts and holy days (Christmas, Easter, Jan. 1, Halloween, etc.), his new months (which aren't when the moon is really new), and his false doctrines that were adopted from heathen religions. Mystery Babylon the Great. That kingdom (beast) will have its own "mark." What most people ignore is that God has a mark, too. Do you have God's mark, or are you bearing the mark of disobedience? Compare Deut. 11:18 and Revelation 13:16. See that God has a mark Revelation chapter 14. Do you give your loyalty to Rome (Catholics and Protestants, this is you), or do you give it to God? Whose law do you follow? Daniel prophesied that Rome would change God's laws and times (Dan. 7:25) and also that it would murder the true saints. Rome put to death many "heretics" in the past, and it will happen again. It's prophesied. It WILL come to pass. They changed the 10 commandments--changed the 4th one to a different day, deleted the 2nd commandment, and split the 10th one into two. They also did away with many of the statutes that follow under the 10 commandments. There is a different calendar, and nearly the whole world follows Rome's "Christian' calendar. It's a purely solar calendar, and it has the false christ's holy days on it (Christmas, Easter, Lent, Halloween, Jan. 1, etc.), whereas God's calendar is luni-solar, the most accurate calendar there is in the world, and it is used to figure HIS feasts and holy days.
Whose kingdom do you want to live under now? If you decide to follow the truth NOW, then you can help Christ rule when He established His Kingdom. You can help teach those who are left from the tribulation and their posterity the TRUE way to live. HIS law. They will worship God on HIS sabbaths and new moons during the millenial reign of Christ and the saints (Isaiah 66:24) and keep his feasts, like the feast of tabernacles (Zechariah 14:16-18). Wouldn't you rather come to know and love his feasts NOW and love HIS way, rather than Satan's way, so that YOU can be one of the ELECT for God's government to help teach others the TRUE way?
The apostles warned in the bible that people would creep in and teach that God's grace was a license to sin...that it "does away" with the law (Jude 4), and it was warned that trampling on God's grace is a dangerous deed indeed (Hebrews 10:26-39). It was warned that people would TWIST Paul's words, because many of the things he wrote about are not understood properly by those who are unlearned and unstable (2 Peter 3:16-18) but that we should grow in grace and knowledge. It's easy to do a bible search and find out how people obtained grace and knowledge. Will YOU be willing to search out the truth, to prove all things (I Thess. 5:21)?
It is my hope that you will want to join me and others in the world to help teach the truth and to ready ourselves to rule in God's Kingdom so that there will be TRUTH and PEACE throughout the world.