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Personal From Ministerial and Member Services: January 13, 2022

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Personal From Ministerial and Member Services

January 13, 2022

Having read the letter that Mr. Kubik has written all of us regarding the possible enactment and adoption of new laws that not only challenge, but serve to oppose and dismiss biblical authority regarding the sanctity of marriage and even the fundamental nature of God’s creation of human beings as man and woman, I, too, encourage all of us to take these issues very seriously.

Hopefully, we are all aware and have noticed the steady and accelerating decline we face in the United States and in many nations around the world in regard to the purity that God would have us seek in marriage, family, rearing godly offspring, and even our human bodies, designed to become the temple of God through the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit (Malachi 2:14-16 Malachi 2:14-16 [14] Yet you say, Why? Because the LORD has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously: yet is she your companion, and the wife of your covenant. [15] And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And why one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. [16] For the LORD, the God of Israel, said that he hates putting away: for one covers violence with his garment, said the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that you deal not treacherously.
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; 2 Corinthians 6:16-18 2 Corinthians 6:16-18 [16] And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. [17] Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. [18] And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty.
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I encourage all our ministers to speak on these very timely subjects as “meat in due season.”

We have been called out of a dying physical world that is descending into spiritual darkness at an increasingly alarming rate, and we are called to be beacons of light to point people to the better and only true way of life. And this is not an easy task, as we live in increasingly difficult and challenging times ourselves—and Satan is intent upon wearing down the saints of God.

As husbands and wives, as young men and women, as members of the household of faith, let us band together to support each other as the “signs of the times” become more real and threatening.

Paul admonished Timothy, a young minister, “to be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12 1 Timothy 4:12Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
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I beseech you, ministers and brethren, to turn to God as never before and to really seek the purity that God has designed us to strive and fight for as overcomers who have been called into God’s marvelous and pure spiritual light (1 Peter 2:9-12 1 Peter 2:9-12 [9] But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; [10] Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. [11] Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; [12] Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
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Wishing you all a very rewarding and inspiring Sabbath!