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According to the fourth commandment in the Decalogue, the seventh day of the week, Saturday, is Lord's day. This day was distinguished in the creation of the world by God and is a memorial of it. God rested on the seventh day, blessed him and made him holy. The Lord Jesus confirmed the holiness of the Lord's Day, showed its proper meaning and magnificence. Our Savior said that "a sabbath is made for man." He confirmed this truth with his own life. The disciples of the Lord Jesus were faithful to the Truth, and their disciples kept Saturday as the Lord's Day throughout the ages. God, foreseeing that this commandment would be repeatedly broken and finally changed, gave it the significant word "REMEMBER"!

This day was and is a sign between God and his people.

Saturday - Begins Friday evening after sunset and continues until Saturday evening (sunset). Enjoy the blessing God gives his people.

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WHY SATURDAY

WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

 

 

The Scriptures are undoubtedly the best "Principles of Faith", they can be treated as a letter written with a human hand, but under Divine inspiration. However, since the volume of the Bible is large and it takes a long time to read it, we decided to briefly present our beliefs based on the biblical texts. These few sentences of each point are, as it were, the essence of what we profess. Each point is justified by several passages from the Holy Scriptures. (Is 43: 5-7; Eph 3: 14-15; Acts 20:28; 1 ​​Cor 1: 2; 11:22; 15.9; 2 Cor 1: 1; 1 Tim 3:15).

It is our heartfelt wish that every Christian, while reading the content of the "Articles of Faith", could carefully analyze and examine them. We also wish to encourage everyone not to just read them, but to begin systematically studying all of the Scriptures. The Bible should become the daily reading of every Christian, because the teaching it contains motivates to lead a moral life, and thus, a Christian life. The "Articles of Faith" given to you are short written statements which the Church believes and accepts, considering them to be in accordance with the Holy Scriptures. We find that if we receive a better understanding, we are ready to improve, amend or supplement it. What never changes is only the Holy Bible.

 

 

 

 

STUDY ABOUT THE BIBLE

 

The Holy Bible is a collection of 66 books. It consists of the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament (39 books) covers the history of mankind, especially Israel, and the teachings given to God's people before the birth of Jesus Christ. The New Testament (27 books) gives the history of Jesus Christ and the Apostles as well as God's saving teaching for mankind. The Holy Scriptures were written by God's holy people under the inspiration of God's Spirit, and therefore the Holy Scriptures are sufficient to know God, His Will, and to obtain salvation by grace. Treating human tradition and other books as sources of faith is wrong and harmful to salvation. We treat apocryphal books as non-canonical, but historical. Texts: 2 Tim 3:16; 2Peter 1.20; Ga 1.11; Hebrews 1: 1-2; 2Sam 23,1-2; Mt 24.35; Rev 22, 18-19

 

GOD-FATHER BLUE

 

One Most High God and Lord of All Things. Father of the Lord Jesus Christ and humanity. Creator of all beings in heaven and on earth. He is a spiritual being. God the Father is revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and His Power and Greatness also in the works of nature and in human consciences. It will be fully known only by the saved in eternity. God forbade the making of His image in any form. He is an omniscient being, full of love and justice. Texts: Gen 1, 1; 1Sam 2.3 (BT); Isaiah 40:26; Mt 6,9; John 3:16; 4.24; 20.17; Acts 17: 24-31; Rome 1.20; 1 Corinthians 13: 12-13; 1Tym 1.17; Eph 4: 6; 1 John 4.8

 

JESUS CHRYSTUS

 

Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of God and the Savior of the World. Through Him and for Him, God created all things. He is a spiritual being - born by the Father, he inherits God's nature, therefore he is called God. Subordinate to the Father, to whom he is subjected forever. By the Father's Will, he came to earth in the form of a human being with his Sacrifice to satisfy God's Justice, redeem people from eternal death and reconcile man with God - the Father. After his resurrection, he sat down at the right hand of the Father, assuming kingship. He serves the Church of God (the Spiritual Temple) as High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. Texts: Jan 1, 1-3; 3,16,18; 20.17, Hebrews 1: 8-9; 4-14-16; 8.12; Rome 6.23; 5,10-11; 1 Corinthians 15:28; Col 1: 15-16; 1Peter 2.24; Mt 28,18; Dan 7.13

 

 

HOLY SPIRIT

 

The Holy Spirit is the Power of the Most High. It flows from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit took place on the day of Pentecost. Throughout the ages of human existence, God and Christ have been in contact with people primarily through the Holy Spirit. Through this Spirit, God supports and develops His Work, teaches His People and breaks away from temptations. God seals His People with the Holy Spirit, therefore to sin against the Holy Spirit is to sin to death. All the terms of the Holy Spirit in the Bible - God's, Lord's, Christ's, Holy, Father's - refer to the same Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit, God sends the Church great and saving gifts. These gifts are used to build up the Church of God. The believer is the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, and his Christianity is revealed through the "fruits of the Holy Spirit". A Christian who does not benefit from the gifts of the Holy Spirit and does not bear the "fruits of the Holy Spirit" does not grow spiritually and does not contribute to the building up of God's Church. Texts: Is 63: 7-14; Luke 24:49; John 14: 16-17: 26; 15.26; 16.7-13; Acts 1,8; 2.1-4; Rome 8.9; 12 years; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 12; 2 Corinthians 3: 17-18; Eph 1:13; 4.7.14.30; Gaul 5,22-23; 2Peter 1.21; 1Tes 4.8; 5.19

 

GOD'S LOVE

 

Love is an essential feature of God's character, it is the knowledge of God, and it is the basis of God's plan of salvation. It is the greatest commandment, hence the biblical way of life now and forever (in this life and in eternity) is and will be based on God's principle of love. The proof of love for God is, among others love for one's neighbor. It results in the principle of equality and freedom of all people, regardless of their social or national origin. An example of God's love for man is the life, service and sacrifice of the Son of God. By following Jesus Christ, the believer understands that God's Love is an action and a service for the good of others. Love is the hallmark of the disciples of Jesus Christ, it is a summary of God's Law (Law), it also includes strangers and enemies. Texts: Mt 5,43-48; 22.34.40; John 3:16; 13.35; 15.12; Acts 17:26; Rome 13: 8-10; 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8; Gaul 3.28; 1 John 4, 8-10

 

GOD'S GRACE

 

All God's action in relation to man is based on grace. Grace is a sign of love shown to an unworthy being. She pities those who deserve anger and punishment. God's grace is revealed in Jesus Christ for all people. A man without God's grace is a sinful rebel against God's holy law, because he lives according to the lusts of the flesh. God's grace offers man forgiveness of sins, justification, reconciliation with God, salvation and the power to live a faith. Thanks to God's grace, a sinner can become a child of God. God's grace teaches you to renounce all evil, change your life, obey, and zealously follow good deeds. A person who consciously rejects God's Grace closes the Kingdom of God to himself. Texts: Mt 18,21-27; John 1:12; Rome 3,22-23; Eph 1: 3-4, 6-8; 2.8-10; Ga 5: 19-21; Col 1: 20-22; Titanium 2,11-14; 3.7; Hebrews 10: 26-31

 

 

BELIEF

 

Faith is the certainty of what is expected, it is the belief in the real existence of what is not seen. Faith is a great privilege of the Children of God, a basic condition for coming to God, justifying and pleasing God. The world's disbelief and false teaching strike and experience the faith of the Child of God. The victorious in this experience is the Christian whose faith is based on the steadfast foundation of God's infallible Word. A truly perfect faith of the Children of God must be alive, that is, effective through love, manifested in observance of God's Law and in good deeds - it must grow and develop through: God's Word, prayer and experiences, through active service in the Church. In the end times some will fall away from the faith; their pleasure in the world will be their undoing. Texts: Hebrews 11; 12.2; 10.22; 1Kor 2.5; 13.13; 1John 5,4; Gaul 5.6; 1Tim 3,9; 4.3-1; 1Peter 1,3-9; Like 2: 19-29, Luke 17: 5; Rome 10.17

 

OBEDIENCE TO GOD

 

Obedience to God is the basic condition for a harmonious and happy existence not only of man, but of the entire universe. The cause of mankind's tragedy and misfortunes lies in its disobedience to God's Law. Disobedience is rebellion and sin against the Creator and leads to temporal and eternal destruction. Jesus Christ is the perfect example of obedience to God unto death. He is for all those who obey Him, "the author of eternal salvation". The Scriptures show many examples of obedience and the results that result from it. Without obedience it is impossible to repent and convert, to live holy and salvation. No human sacrifice can replace obedience. Texts: Gen 26,5; 1Sam 15.22; Ps 119: 89-91; Rome 5.19; Fil 2.5-9; Hebrews 5: 5-9; 1Peter 1: 13-16

 

 

GOD'S LAW (ORDER)

 

Righteous governance on earth is based on just laws. The first legislator is God. His will was expressed in the commandments, regulations and laws regulating man's relationship to God and to his neighbor. The law of God, which is the fundamental rule of the believer's life, is holy, just and good at all times. The biblical term "God's Law" (Zakon-Torra, Nomos) refers to both the moral Law of God (mainly the Decalogue - God's Ten Commandments) and the Rite Law. The law is essentially unchanging. By dying on the cross as the perfect Sacrifice, Jesus Christ fulfilled the symbolic Rite Law, while the Moral Law remained the basic rule of life and piety for Christians. The Moral Law includes: The Two Commandments of Love (God and Man), The Ten Commandments of God (the Decalogue) and other commandments concerning morality. The Moral Law has no power of justification, but the believer knows sin through it, feels the need for repentance, the great need for grace, and by obeying it, he shows obedience and love to God. Throughout the history of mankind, God's law has been the target of a special hatred and attacks by Satan, his followers and servants. Satan (also known as the devil) is an opponent of God and God's people. He is the tempter with the ability to be transformed into an angel of light; he was a murderer and a liar from the very beginning. God's people must oppose him. In the end he will be killed in the "lake of fire". Texts: Ps 111; 19.8-9; My 20, 1-17; Hebrews 7: 15-19; 9,1-10, 10,1-20; Mt 5: 17-19, 21-22, 27-28; 13.38-39; 19: 16-19; Rome 7: 7, 12; Like 2, 10-12; 4.7; 1John 2,3-7; 3.4; Eph 2: 14-15; 6.11; Col 2: 13-17; 1 Corinthians 7.19; 2 Corinthians 11.14; 1Peter 5.8; John 8.44; Rev 12: 9.17; 14.12; 20,2.10

 

 

LORD'S DAY - SATURDAY

 

According to the fourth commandment of the Holy Decalogue, the Lord's Day is the seventh day of the week - Saturday. It was established at the creation of the world and is a memorial of creation. God Himself rested on the seventh day, blessed him and made him holy. Jesus confirmed the holiness of the Lord's Day, showed its proper meaning and splendor by the fulfillment of the fourth commandment and his own declaration that "a Sabbath is made for man." He documented this truth with his own daily life. Throughout the ages, the true children of God have kept Saturday as the Lord's Day. The omniscient God, foreseeing that this commandment would be repeatedly broken and finally changed, provided it with the significant word "REMEMBER"! This day was and is a sign between God and his people. Lord's Day - Saturday - runs from Friday evening (sunset) until Saturday evening (sunset). Texts: Genesis 2: 1-3; 2M 16: 14-30; 20.8-11; My 3rd 23.32; Isaiah 58: 13-14; Luke 4: 16-19; 23.50-56; Mt 24:20; Mr 2.27-28; Hebrew 4.9 (BT); Acts 13: 13-14: 42.44; 16,12-15; Rev 1.10; Like 2, 10-12

 

 

CONVERSION

 

Conversion - also known as rebirth - is a profound and complete change that God makes in the heart and life of man. It is a one-off act, groundbreaking for human life. They are preceded by a longer or shorter preparation period. This transformation is made by God through the Holy Spirit, with the conscious and voluntary participation of man. It is the result of God's grace. Conversion involves a complete change in the way you think, speak and act up to now. It includes the whole person, his spirit, soul and body. A significant sign of conversion is repentance and confession of sins and the decision to lead a just life, in accordance with God's Will. The external sign of conversion is baptism. A converted person, caring for the perfection and holiness of his Christian life, must overcome sin every day. The Bible calls it "day-to-day rebirth." Texts: Is 55.7; Joel 2, 12-13; John 3: 1-6; Acts 2.38; 2 Corinthians 4.16; 7.10; Eph 4: 13-15, 22-33; 1 Jan 1.9

 

 

EXTERNAL FEATURES OF A CHRISTIAN

 

A Christian is clearly distinguished from his surroundings by many distinctive external features. By his behavior and outward appearance, he presents the highest degree of biblical culture and morality. His features include modesty, humility, equanimity, meekness, goodness and chastity. These qualities are also manifested through speech, the ability to listen, visible patience, proper dressing, hairdos, and covering their heads for prayer. A Christian strives for inner beauty, recognizes natural beauty, and is against artificial beautification. He is against such companionship and such forms of entertainment that do not respect the high standards of Scripture and are saturated with indecency, uncleanness and debauchery. The Scriptures recommend the proper use of God's gifts as. contact with nature, sun, air and water, enjoying good music, singing and literature that build us up, enjoying the meetings (agape) of the People of God. The Church recommends its members to avoid anything "that may even appear to be evil." Texts: Eph 5: 3-4; 1Tim 2.8-9; 2Tim 2.22; Titles 2: 1-5; Like 3, 1-12; 1Kor 6, 9-10; 11: 6, 14-15; 1 Thes 5: 12-23; 1Peter 3: 1-5; 1 John 2: 15-17

 

 

HUMAN HEALTH

 

The best physician of man is God. In the Holy Scriptures, He contains important commands concerning our mental and bodily health. To maintain good mental health, it is essential to adopt and cultivate a proper biblical worldview, so it is extremely important to eliminate sin and fight its causes. To maintain bodily health, you should take care of body hygiene (cleanliness, exercise, rest, contact with nature), refrain from unclean foods (e.g. pork), eat properly (avoid gluttony), avoid addictions, alcoholism, do not use nicotine or drugs. Texts: 1 Thess 5:23; My 2:26; 20.8-11, Myi 11.1-47; Luke 21:34; Ps 103: 3; 127.2; Isaiah 66: 15-17; Mt 11: 28-30; Acts 15:29; 1 Tim 4.12; 2Tym 1.7-12; 1 Corinthians 6.10; 10.31; 1Peter 4.3

 

 

DAILY WITNESS OF FAITH

 

The task of the Church of God is to bear witness to God's Truth and Salvation in Jesus Christ. Each member of the congregation, as he has the gift of the Holy Spirit, feels responsible for the world that is going to destruction. This responsibility manifests itself mainly in joining the missionary work of the Church. Witnessing truth and salvation is possible in various ways: orally, through the Bible, mission letters, Church literature, and daily Christian life. Oral preaching is making missionary contacts with people, keeping in touch with them, and inviting them to listen to the Word of God. We also preach by spreading the Scriptures, by sending out mission letters for the interest of people, by church literature for the conversion of people. An important part of bearing witness is the proper conduct of the Christian life through which many can come to know the Truth. To be effective, the testimony of words must be backed by a testimony of life. Texts: Mt 5,16; 24.24; Prov 24.11; Acts 8.4; 1Kor 5.9; 2Kor 3.2; 5.11; Col 4:16; 2 Tim 2: 5,15; 1Peter 2.12; 2Peter 3.6

 
 
PRAYER

 

Prayer is a direct and reliable connection with God. According to the command of the Holy Scriptures, the Church of God needs persistent and humble prayer as the greatest inner need of God's children. The Church and every member of the Church prays in the Name of Jesus Christ. The effect of prayer depends on faith, patience, obedience, and the Will of God. We distinguish the following types of prayer: praise, thanksgiving, expressing requests and prayers, penance, public in the congregation, and personal. We pray in all circumstances and times of the day, such as church services, greetings, farewells, meals, sickness, grief, dangers, mission work, morning and evening. God's people pray in various places, e.g. in the assembly hall, in private homes, in nature, on the road. In special circumstances, God's Word recommends prayer combined with fasting. A child of God should be inwardly (spiritually) properly disposed to pray. We recognize all biblical forms of prayer. Texts: PrzSal 28.9; Mt 6.6; 26.41; Arch 1.10; 18.1; John 14:13; Acts 1:14; 20.36; 28.8; Rome 15.30; Eph 5:20; Col 1,3; 1 Thes 5,17,18; 1Tym 2,1; Hebrews 10:25; Like 5, 13, 16

 

 

 

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

 

Marriage and the family are institutions established by God. Marriage as a monogamous, lifelong and permanent relationship is a close spiritual and body community. Love and fidelity are essential qualities for the longevity of a marriage and family. Husband and wife love each other. but the husband is the head of the relationship, and the wife submits to her husband. Marital separation may or may not be due to fornication. The Scriptures warn against the association of believers with unbelievers. The primary purpose of marriage is to love each other. It is the duty of parents to educate their children comprehensively, with particular emphasis on Christian values, which is manifested in teaching the principles of the Holy Scriptures, especially obedience achieved through the use of a prudent system of exhortations and punishments. Parents should also consider the material needs of their children. The value of a Christian family is also determined by the obedience of children and the honor shown to their parents throughout their lives. A marriage and family built on proper Christian principles become a strong support of God's Church and a convincing testimony of faith. Texts: Gen 2: 19-23; Mt 19.5-6; Prov 5: 15-20; 19.18; 29.15; KazSal 9.9; Eph 5:22, 23; 1 Corinthians 7:10, 11; 1Tes 4.3-5; 5M 5: 6-8; 6,6.7; Prov 1,8.9; 2 Corinthians 6: 14-16; 1 Corinthians 11: 3-16; 1Tym 5: 4,14; Eph 6: 1-4

 

BIBLE RITES

 

The external profession of faith is baptism by total immersion. It can occur at the age of complete mental maturity. The Church of God performs baptism at the express and direct command of Jesus Christ. Baptism must be preceded by repentance, conversion, faith and a passionate desire. Then it is a sign of burying the previous life, forgiveness of sins and rising to a new life in God. After baptism, church elders make the biblical laying on of hands, which is usually associated with being filled with the Holy Spirit. Because of the great need for the influence of the Holy Spirit for the Church to live and develop, the laying on of the hands of the newly baptized is of great importance. Laying on the hands can have other meanings as well. We distinguish between laying on hands for healing, for blessing and for sacrifice in the Lord's work, e.g. as a deacon. The second laying on of hands is also intended to: ordinate the elders of the congregation, bishops according to biblical recommendations. At the request of parents, their children are blessed by laying hands on them, and this is also for the growth of the congregation. Another important rite in Christian life is the Lord's Supper (breaking bread), preceded by the rite of humility - washing the feet. The Lord's Supper is a memorial of the death and shedding of the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Bread is a symbol of the body and wine is a symbol of blood. To participate in the Lord's Supper, the Child of God must approach God and people with dignity, with a clear conscience. In the Scriptures, we also see the rite of anointing with oil a sick person (on request) along with a prayer for their healing. Christian women follow the biblical custom of covering their heads in prayer and prophecy. The Church also practices the wedding blessing at the personal request of the newlyweds. The Church also grants a personal favor - by organizing a funeral to its members and friends, it comforts the families of the deceased with the Word of God. Texts: Mt 28, 19.20; Mr 16.16; Acts 2:38, 39; Hebrews 6: 1-3; Acts 8: 14-17; 9.17; 13,2.3; 2Tim 1, 6, 7; Mr 16,17.18; Mt 19, 13-15; 1 My 48, 13.14; Mt 26,26-29; 1 Corinthians 11: 23-29; John 13: 3-17; Like 5,14,15; 1 Corinthians 11: 1-16

 

 

HUMAN

 

 

God made a good and perfect man. He became sinful and mortal by sin. Man is spirit, soul and body. Neither spirit, soul nor body separate personality and cannot exist consciously. The human soul is mortal. Man will receive immortality (by God's grace through Jesus Christ and through submission to God's Will) on the day of the resurrection of the righteous. The teachings about "immortal soul", the afterlife, and purgatory are inconsistent with the Scriptures. The Scriptures warn people against invoking spirits and spiritism. Texts: Gen.131; Leviticus 20: 6,27; 5My 18,9-12; Job 7: 8-10; Ps 146.4; Eccl. 7:29; 9.5-6.10; Isaiah 8: 19-20; Ezch 18: 4; Mt 10,28; John 11:11; Rome 5.12; 6.23; 1 Thes 4,13-17; 5.23; 1Tym 1.17; 6.16; 2Tym 4.8

 

 

TEMPLE OF GOD

 

Świątynia Boża była, jest i będzie jedynym ośrodkiem Służby Bożej. W Starym Testamencie materialna Świątynia Boża była miejscem spotkania ludzi z Bogiem. Składała się z miejsca świętego i najświętszego. Określona była różnymi nazwami: "przybytek i namiot zgromadzenia", "namiot świadectwa", "kościół", "Dom Boży". Służba Boża w tej świątyni polegała przede wszystkim na składaniu ofiar. Świątynia ta i jej służba była niedoskonała i była symbolem oraz obrazem Świątyni Duchowej i jej służby. Z chwilą śmierci Jezusa Chrystusa starotestamentowa świątynia straciła swoje znaczenie. Powstała nowa Duchowa Świątynia, której budowniczym jest sam Pan. Ta nowa Duchowa Świątynia, zwana Niebieską, powstała przez połączenie w Chrystusie rodziny Bożej na ziemi z rodziną Niebieską. W tej Świątyni odbywa się doskonała, zbawienna Służba Boża. Jedynym Najwyższym Kapłanem Niebieskiej Świątyni jest Jezus Chrystus, który jest jednocześnie Opoką, Kamieniem Węgielnym, Fundamentem, Sługą i Panem w tej Świątyni. Służba ta polega na głoszeniu Słowa Zbawienia i Pojednania, na powszechnym kapłaństwie, na składaniu duchowych ofiar, na szafarstwie dóbr i łask Bożych. Lud Boży widząc, że jest Świątynią Bożą, dba o jej czystość i świętość. Teksty: 2Moj 25,8; 4Moj 9,15; DzAp 7,44.47.48; Mt 27,51; 1Tym 3,15; Hebr 8,1.2; Zach 6,12.13; 1Ptr 2,5-9; Ef 2,6.19-22; Jan 2,19-22; 14,23; 1Kor 3,16.17; Ef 5,27; Hebr 3,6 (BG); Jan 15,19; 17,14; Ef 1,10; Hebr 12,22-24; Ef 3,14-15 

 

ORDEAL

 

According to God's Will and His just Law, a person who wants to live forever should follow the rules given by the Creator. Disobedience causes a person to be guilty of a crime and subject to trial. The wages of sin is death. God is an infallible Being, and therefore His decisions made in court are infallible and just. All people have to account for their lives. The Bible distinguishes between several types of judgment. Man who wants to avoid the punishment of God's judgment must obey God's Laws. The Judgment of the Gospel is of particular importance for the salvation of man in the time of Grace. By this we understand the possibility given by God to accept or reject the Gospel. Man is the one who judges himself voluntarily - be to eternal life or to damnation. There is no salvation from the condemnation at the Last Judgment. Texts: Deuteronomy 5:29; Mt 19, 16-19; Rome 5.12; 6.23; Rev 19, 1-3; KazSal 12: 13-14; 2 Corinthians 5:10; John 5:24; Mt 25, 31-45

 

 

HOPE

 

Hope is a joyful expectation of the desired good, expectation, trust and encouragement, it is a certain certainty of something that is to be shared by a human being. One of the three essential values ​​of the Christian life is God's hope. It concerns two realities: present and future. We speak of hope now as we place our lives now in the hands of the Lord, with the confidence that He will guide us. We speak of future hope as we joyfully, patiently, and confidently await the fulfillment of God's blessed promises. It enables us to have a perfect, permanent and continuous communion with God, Jesus Christ and the People of God in one Spiritual Church. God's hope is the only important and fundamental value for the life of the People of God. Without it, despite having various human hopes, human life is worthless to God - man lives without hope. Texts: Rome 8,24,25; Eph 4: 4; Rome 5.5; Ps 14: 7; 1Cor 15:19; Col 1.5; Eph 2:12

 

 

SECOND COMING OF JESUS ​​CHRIST

 

The basis of the faith and hope of Christians is the famous coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. It will be the greatest event of the future and the cause of the greatest joy for God's children. The promise of the second coming of the Lord Jesus was known and preached in the Old Testament. Christians attach all their eternal hopes to this event. With the coming of Jesus, there will be a resurrection, transformation, and the taking of the righteous to the "Father's House." The day of Jesus' coming is a mystery to all people. However, God calls for vigilance, careful observation of the signs of the times, and prepare for this great day. The coming of Jesus Christ will be a visible event. He will come in the Glory of the Father with the holy angels. It will be a tragic moment for some and joyful for others. In the coming of Jesus Christ, the eternal future of the just and the unjust will be definitively settled. Texts: Mt 24, 27-30, 32-36; John 14: 1-3; Acts 1: 10-11; 1 Corinthians 15.50-54; 1 Thes 4,16-17; Phil 3: 20-21; Titles 2: 11-14, Jude 14; Rev 22.12

 

 

HUMAN FREEDOM, MILITARY SERVICE AND RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY

 

God has endowed everyone with free will. From this follows the elementary, personal right to freedom of conscience and religion as the basis for the functioning of any free society. A Christian is to show love and strive for the salvation of all mankind. The enemies are also included in this, and that is why the Child of God will not contribute in military service or warfare. A Christian is a free man, but under the guise of freedom you cannot praise and do evil. Everyone has the right to live according to his conscience. This elementary rule implies a person's personal responsibility before God. All people are equal to God and the People of God, regardless of their social and national origin. Secular authority comes from God. Its aim should always be to defend people's personal, religious, social and civil rights, to maintain order and to care for the whole of society. The Holy Scriptures command respect for secular authority, taking into account the principle "obey God more than men" (Acts 4:19; 5:29), which results in honor, respect, obedience, fear, financial benefits and prayers for our peaceful life. Texts: Deuteronomy 10,17; 30.19; Dan 2: 20-22; Mt 22,21; Acts 4:19, 5:29; Rome 12: 1-2; 13,1-4; 1 Corinthians 2:12