Monday, 6 August 2012
THE REVOLUTION IN THE SEARCH FOR THE SPIRIT OF GOD
After the Holy Spirit had wrought through Moses and other Prophets in the Old Testament came the custodians of the Holy religion centuries later, the Sadducees and Pharisees who practiced the religion as written and handed down to them by their fathers. Then came Jesus Christ with his disciples whom the Pharisees and Sadducees were not comfortable with for their fathers sharpened and taught them the things of Moses and all the Prophets in the Holy books and for that purpose they condemned and persecuted Jesus Christ and his message, because he did not follow in the steps of their fathers and in the ways of the official religion of God as being practiced by the Prophets in the lives of the chief priest.
After Jesus ascended to heaven, the apostles worked as the Spirit directed, until Peter left for Rome and became the first Pope. Fast forward to centuries later, the Jesus message had saturated the Pharisees and Sadducees territory and many pagans and followers of Moses had converted leaving the diehard conservative believers to hold onto their believe.
The Colonial and spiritual power of Rome that was the Pope, had a great influence in all the Holy Roman Empire, it was controlled by the religion and the religion was taught and spoken in the official language as directed by the Catholic Church throughout the world.
The Popish people thought of the religion handed to them by the Apostles as their birth right just like a succession to kingship and that the Catholic ideology was the only way to heaven, a vivid example of what the Sadducees and Pharisees established at the early stages of Christianity.
Then came the Lutheran revolution after his 95 thesis on October 31st, 1517, which gave rise to what is known as the Protestant church, the new church rejected the Holy Papal rule all over Europe and other Roman empires in the 16th century. The rise of the Evangelical church started gradually and they translated the Bible in to different national languages, but the Popish people believed and told the Protestants that they were un-sharpened instruments to translate the Bible for they do not have the knowledge of how the Spirit of God operates.
Fast forward again, to the latter end of the 20th century and early 21st century, and one will discover that in different Christian societies is the rise of a new generation of those that are hungry for the move of the Holy Spirit in union to settling their physical challenges which they have read in the book of Acts of the Apostles and the New Testament, which the archaic way of the Protestant church cannot offer them. They look tired spiritually following the same worship mode, having the fragile old preacher in every holy and religious gathering giving the sermon, having discovered that their grandfather and father’s church could not provide that desire in them; the youths in the Protestant churches began to jump out for safety into the rebellious fast growing New Generation churches.
Again, the elders and priest of the Evangelical churches and the Catholic Church wing that have been able to reform itself due to pressure, have developed doctrines over the years since their emancipation from the Pope. And they do have their official way of serving the Lord and engaging in marriage to non-denominational person, just like the Sadducees and Pharisees would not allow any who does not belong to the Jewish religion a convert.
It was a great debate 20 years ago, when the New Generation churches were fishing on members of the Protestant churches with the inspiring Word of the Bible and probably miracles. The New Generation church members are those who are sinners, heading toward hell and would not obey the laws of the New Testament and probably the Old for their female worship without covering their heads and put on trousers to the house of the Holy One, after all the road to perdition and hell was wider and free for many who do not believe in convention and doctrine were the comments made by the elders and diehard members of the Protestants church, a similar way the Moses law handlers and the Popish diehard members felt centuries ago.