How Does the Church Speak the Same Thing? Official Doctrine on Doctrinal Committee

http://sermons.wwcg-archives.com/1980-07-20%20-%201Cor%27ns%201-2%20-%20HWA.mp3 [Begin quote] “Finally, by 1946 I came to see that we had to have a college. But I didn’t have any money to start a college with. I knew God wanted a college and I prayed about it and told God that I would have to rely on Him and we would have to start it in faith. Every dime of money coming was already obligated for broadcasting and getting out The Plain Truth, such as it was in those days. It didn’t cost much then because it was pretty small. But there was nothing for a college. And that first year was a hell on earth, believe me. We almost went under. No one gave me any encouragement. Everyone was talking about when this thing folds up, speaking contemptuously of it. But I didn’t quit. I didn’t give up. So we started out with four students. And I had to hire 12 professors. I think 2 or 3 had PhD’s, 2 or 3 had Masters and the rest had Bachelor’s degrees. But by the end of that year, we were (even) beginning to get behind in paying their salaries. But I didn’t quit. And by the end of the second year, all of a sudden God sent enough money, which paid for everything. And we saved the property that we almost lost and somehow the college was saved. But it took resourcefulness, it took faith, it took sticking with it, when everybody else said it was lost and gone. It took determination. It took suffering, persecution and opposition. Did I make myself the leader? Did I make myself an apostle? Never! Verse 11: “For it has been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.” Verse 12: “Now this I say, that everyone of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas, and I of Christ.” – I’m just loner, that I worship Christ all by myself. Verse 13: “Is Christ divided?” Christ is not divided. There is only one church. That one church must all speak the same thing, that there be no divisions. That church can’t be divided. God only had one ancient nation, Israel, a type of the New Testament Church. It got divided into two nations, one called Israel and one Called Judah (Because of Solomon’s sins). They departed from God. Israel departed first and then later Judah departed. When others try to go out and start another church and divide the church that is not of God. If it is the true church, then any other is not. If this was the true church when those ministers who have gone out left, it is still the true church. Christ said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. He hasn’t left or forsaken this church. We still speak the same thing we spoke then. What do they speak? They want to speak something different. Is Christ divided? Do they all speak the same thing? “No, they don’t. No two of them speak the same thing! Christ wants us all to speak the same thing. Let me ask you now… How are we all going to speak the same thing? If you Doc Kessler make up in your mind what you want to speak and you speak that, and you Mr. Tkach make up your mind what you want, but that is a little different than Doc Kessler, and you speak that, and you Mr. Dean you’ve got something else in your mind that you want to speak, then we already have quite a division. I don’t need to go on to the rest of you. We are all divided and that is not the Church of God. The Church of God is not divided. The minute you get into that, it is no longer the Church of God. We’ve (all) got to speak the same thing. How can it be? How did the early Church all speak the same thing? They did at first. God blessed it and it grew and multiplied for a little while. (But) not very long. Persecution was too rampant. It spoke the same thing because it spoke what Christ gave it. Christ didn’t tell it to each individual. How did they get it from Christ? They got it from Peter and the other apostles. How did they get it? Christ taught them. They put it in the church. What they believed came by apostles, but it came from Christ. Now what are the fruits of today’s church? It has survived all the opposition. If this is the Church of God, is Satan going to honor and bless it, or is he going to destroy it? How does Satan do it? He’ll bore within – using fifth column tactics. He has done it, and we have had to put some out. Once they get out they fight, but they don’t get anywhere any longer. The only way we can speak the same thing is if we speak what Christ put into the Church through an apostle. That’s the way he did it to start. Does Christ change? He is the same yesterday, today and forever. If we are to speak the same thing then the only way we can do it is to speak what Christ put into the church through his chosen apostle. Now if I’m not that chosen apostle, you go find the one who is. And then follow what he says. I invite you to do that. So you see there is only the one way we can all speak the same thing. They tried having a doctrinal committee and each man on it saw things a different way. They were all divided. Finally, I just abolished the whole thing except the doctrine which Christ gave me. And that is the official doctrine of the church today. ” [End quote]]]>