APOSTOLIC DOCTRINE

 

 

Ephesians 2:19&20, Galatians 1: 8&9

 

 

We are happy to extend greeting to all sons and daughters of God who listen to our radio program. Many are confused about doctrines though they believe in Jesus Christ because of the difference between what they are taught and what is biblical. In this track we attempt to answer vital questions asked concerning:-

 

 

1. Modest Apparel
2. Women Preachers-Are they scriptural or unscriptural
3. Water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ
4. The Trinity
5. Who is William Branham

 

 

Modest Apparel: Clothes and make up make a woman appear to be beautiful and attractive. All women like to look beautiful.That is her nature, but they should not make use of the latest styles, designs, patterns, cosmetics etc.for lustful appearances.

 

 

1Timmothy 2:9 In like manner also that women adorn themselves in modest apparel with shamefacedness and sobriety not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly array.

 

 

1Peter 3:3-4 Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

 

 

Modest means to be dignified and decent in manner and conduct according to the English Dictionary.
Many say that wearing slits, shorts, skin fits, bikini, tube tops and such like are decent but are they really?

 

 

Matthew 5:28 Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

 

 

Exodus 20:14 "Thou shalt not commit adultery" – This is God’s Law

 

 

Romans 1:32 Adultery is worthy of death-Punishment

 

 

Galations 5:21 An adulterer shall not inherit the kingdom of God

 

 

What causes a man to Lust after a woman? Isn’t it exposure and attraction – your presentation before the male? A woman’s presentation comes by the kind of clothes they wear before men. When men see your shape, form and nakedness, they lust. They are attracted to you.
Any style, design that will cause a man to be sexually motivated and to lust is ungodly and immodest.Modest apparel will cover the shape, form and nakedness of women to prevent a man from looking on her and lusting.

 

 

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good and perfect will of God.
To conform to pattern in the same way as the world. All women wearing immodest apparel which causes man to lust will have to answer for adultery on the day of judgement. Many men can lose their souls and go to hell because of one woman immodestly dressed .

 

 

Deuteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.
No woman in her right thinking will want to be an abomination. A woman’s body is made different from that of a man and she must be dressed decently.

 

 

Why should I not wear high-heeled shoes? High heeled shoes deforms the natural shape of your hips and calves and makes them look unusual and sexy and cause you to walk with mincing steps. Isaiah 3

 

 

How do you look at the beauty pageants when attractive women, half-naked or more parading before men. Are not all these to incite man to lust after them and there by commit adultery with them in his heart and lose his soul?

 

 

Women Preachers: Women are accepted as preachers by many denominational churches. Is this practice scriptural or unscriptural? To support their claims to permit women as preachers/deaconesses they refer to: -

 

 

1. Deborah was a prophetess. Judges Ch. 5
2. Phillip’s daughters were prophetesses Acts
3. Jesus sent Mary with a message – “Go tell my disciples”
4. Do not muzzle the oxen that treads the corn
5. If a woman is called to preach let her preach. Women are fiery preachers.

 

 

1Tim 2:12-14 "12. But I suffer not a woman to teach nor to usurp authority over the man but to be in silence.
13. For Adam was first formed and then Eve.
14. And Adam was not deceived but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."

 

 

1Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silent in the churches for it is not permitted unto them to speak but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

 

 

Now under the law no woman was ordained a priestess, Jesus chose twelve apostles and all were men. All ministry offices of Ephesians 4:11 are given to men.

 

 

Women preachers break scripture. They are unscriptural and out of place though they can be fiery and eloquent. One part of the curse placed upon the woman in Eden for being deceived by the serpent is that the man shall rule over the woman. A woman on the pulpit rules over man. She also usurps authority and teaches. A man is subjected to the woman that is on the pulpit. A dominating female is a great curse in the world.
God cannot break his word. Women were created the weaker sex. They are not supposed to have an iron disposition. They are to possess a meek and quiet spirit and be submissive to the male. The curse in Eden placed her under his rulership. She has to remain that way until she is totally redeemed. A true woman will want to be under the authority of the male.
Deborah was a judge, not a priestess. Mary was to take a simple message to the apostles not to preach unto them. To prophesy is to foretell an event and to preach is to expound the scriptures. Deborah and Phillip’s daughters cannot be used as examples as Preachers.

 

 

Water Baptism

 

 

Mark 16:16 Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved but he that believeth not shall be damned.

 

 

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Ghost.

 

 

Acts 2:38- Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

 

 

Acts 19:5 When they heard this they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Water baptism is an ordinance performed by all believers in Jesus Christ. It must be done scripturally in the Name of the ‘father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Not Titles of but NAME. A singular name. There is a singular name to the titles of father, son and Holy Ghost.

 

 

Examine these questions: -
What is the name of the father? – Jehovah?
What is the name of the son? – Jesus?
What is the name of the Holy Ghost? ……..?

 

 

No one can be baptized in this manner for the name of the Holy Ghost is not known and cannot be called. This falls short of a name.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost are not names of Jehovah God but titles of the One God called Jehovah in the Old Testament. No one in the Bible was ever baptized in the titles of Father, son and Holy Ghost. Those baptized in the titles of father, son and holy ghost is baptized into Rome. You can be a father, a son and a husband. Those are your titles not your name. Those titles have a singular name.

 

 

Matthew.1:21-25 - "She shall bring forth a son and thou shalt call his name Jesus."
The son – Emmanuel/God with us who was given the name Jesus. Luke 2:21

 

 

John 5:43I am come in my Father’s name.
(The Father’s name is Jesus)

 

 

John 14:26But the comforter which is the Holy Ghost whom the father will send in my name.
(The name of the Holy Ghost is Jesus)

 

 

Father, Son and Holy Ghost has the singular name – Jesus.When Jehovah of the Old Testament became man, savior redeemer he was given the name Jesus.
Peter who had the keys to the kingdom of heaven had a revelation of the name of the father, son and Holy Ghost, that’s the reason why he said in Acts 2:38 "Repent and be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ." All baptism that was done in scripture was done in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 10:49, Acts 19:5 "In all you do in word or deed do all in the name of Jesus Christ", Water Baptism is a deed.

 

 

One God/Trinity

 

 

Trinitarians believe and teach that the Father, Son and Holy Ghost are three distinct separate gods or that the Godhead consists of three persons having equal power. The Bible does not support the theory of three gods Trinitarians put forth their arguments as:- Who was he speaking to when he said, “Our Father which art in heaven”, and "My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?” These they use in isolation of other scriptures. “The Father dwelleth in me” “I am in the Father” “I and the Father are one” The scripture is not understood my intellectualism but by revelation. The letter killeth but the spirit giveth life. The Bible teaches One God. The trinity was introduced into the Roman Catholic Church in 325AD and other denominational churches accepted and based their foundations on it.

 

 

When the word which is God (John.1:1), became man (John.1:14), were there two Gods or was there still one
God?. John 4:24"God is a spirit"
Revelations 4:2 "A throne was set in heaven and ONE sat on the throne"
Revelations 5:1"In the right hand of him that sat on the throne"
Ephesians 4:6"There is one spirit, one lord, One God and Father of all"
1Timmothy 2:5"For there is One God"
Deuteronomy 6:4"Hear O’ Israel the Lord our God is one Lord"

 

 

The One God is the Holy Spirit Trinity is not biblical. There is One God in three offices. God first appeared to man as a Pillar of Fire – that was Christ, the angel of the covenant. Jesus said, “Before Abraham was I”. He was the I Am – God. God that was the Pillar of Fire became flesh through his son and dwelt in a body called the Lord Jesus Christ. When Paul met the Pillar of Fire, it said, “I Am Jesus”. In him dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

 

 

 

 

1 Timmothy 3:6 Without controversy, Great is the mystery of Godliness – God was manifest in flesh
John 14:6 When you see me you see the father – God was in Christ.

 

 

God cannot be three people/gods. Matthew 16, “Who is Jesus”, “Thou art the Christ the son of the living God”. Isaiah 9:6 – speaks of the messiah. The messiah is God. Jesus in the New Testament is the messiah. There is only one messiah. Who is the father of Jesus, God or the Holy Spirit? He was conceived of the Holy Ghost. God the father and the Holy Ghost is the same one spirit One God.

 

 

Malachi 4:5&6 - Elijah the Prophet

 

 

Malachi:4:5&6 - Behold the day cometh that shall burn as an oven and all the proud and all that do wickedly shall be stubble… Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Matthew 17:10,11,12.Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come. Elias truly shall first come and restore all things. But I say unto you that Elias is already come and they knew him not…
Revelations. 10:7but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel when he shall begin to sound the mystery of God should be finished as he hath revealed to his servants the prophets.

 

 

When will this Elijah appear?

 

 

1.   Before the great and dreadful day of the Lord
2.   Before the burning
3.   Before Jesus returns
He will appear at the end of the Laodicean Church Age.

 

 

What is his work?

 

 

1.   He will prepare the hearts of the children to welcome Jesus when he returns. Malachi.4&6
2.   He will reveal the mysteries declared unto the prophets. Revelations 10:7
3.   He comes for a work of restoration. Joel 2:25, Matthew 17:11

 

 

Two Elijahs are mentioned in Matthew 17:11-12 Jesus speaking said, “One Elijah will come to restore” – this is future. “One Elijah came already” – past. The one that came already fulfilled Luke 3:2-5. He came to prepare the way before the Lord. Malachi 4:5&6 – One Elijah will turn the hearts of the children to the Fathers and one the hearts of the fathers to the children. The Elijah to prepare the way was identified in John the Baptist who fulfilled Malachi.3:1 and Luke 3:25 When John came all things were not restored as prophesied in Matthew 17:11, the earth was not smitten with a curse and there was no burning up of the earth with the proud and the wicked.

 

 

Who then is this Elijah?

 

 

To come?
To restore all things?
To reveal the mysteries?
To turn the hearts of the children back to the fathers?

 

 

He definitely is not John the Baptist who prepared the way before the Lord. The Elijah to come has already came and fulfilled his ministry. The Elijah who fulfills Revelations 10:7 is the angel of Revelations 3:14 (the messenger to the Laodicean age). Since it is his ministry to reveal mysteries he will fulfil the office of a prophet. Amos 3:7 says that God will do nothing until he reveals his secrets unto his servants the prophets.

 

 

The Elijah of Malachi 4:5&6 that is to come before the great and dreadful day to restore all things(Matthew 17:11) and to reveal the mysteries (Revelations 10:7) was identified in William Branham, God’s servant and prophet fulfilling Revelations 3:14-21, who at his birth in 1909 the Pillar of Fire was present. This same Pillar of Fire in 1933 appeared while he was conducting a Baptismal service in the Ohio River and a voice spoke and said, “As John the Baptist forerun my first coming, your message will forerun my second coming”. William Branham went around the world demonstrating the gospel of Jesus Christ with signs and wonders.

 

 

The Elijah of Malachi 4:5&6 was identified in William M.Branham, a man sent from God.

 

 

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