He Who Dwells In The Holiest Of All, Now, And, Forever
God Says It Is So!
We're asked again and again how We can possibly think that We can go against the established churches and change everything that they so firmly believe in. Well, it's been done several times before! Remember some guys named Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? Remember a guy named Martin Luthor? How about that feller called Muhammed? Then there was this guy called Moses. He really took on the establishment! Throughout history God has sent men to correct the people when they had gone astray, when they are lost in materialism, and made God into something to fit their lust and greed. It's too bad we've had to do it so many times! Man just doesn't seem to get the idea! We get rid of the false teachings and after a couple of generations they're put right back into the new churches. It is so easy to corrupt! It is so hard to correct! Any sick man can start a false teaching, like it glorifies young women and makes them pure to circumsize them, to undo God's perfection. How anybody can believe something as sick as that we cannot comprehend! Celibacy is something that we can't imagine how it ever got started. Well, actually, we can. Some man didn't want women around the boys he was teaching because he wanted to teach them other things. So he invented celibacy, and had the men separate from the women. One lunatic, one pervert messes up things for centuries, causes untold harm!
What amazes us is many accept these false teachings readily, time and time again, absolute nonsense, completely unBiblical! A celibate man cannot be fruitful and multiply. If he's doing that he's not celibate and living a lie. There are dozens of examples! But the thing is we believe in The Truth, and we believe the truth is best, and if God says eventually the truth will out, eventually what you say will be heard. We know it will be, because He's God, He's always right! Sometimes it takes a little time to prove He's right, but it always happens! And that's why we believe, eventually, some way, some how people will rally to us, no matter how much we're told the homosexuals are too entrenched the anti abortioinst too believed, we can't make people understand the truth, we know somehow, some way, we will! Sooner or later we'll hit the right vehicle, the right person will hear and start supporting us and it will grow because God says it is so!
When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.
( Abraham Lincoln )