FROM THE DESK OF THE PATRIARCH AND PRESIDING PRELATE
HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
To my Lord Patriarch and Bishop of Starlight of Israel, Matriarch Hon. Janet McClean, Archbishop Adrian Toussaint, our Cardinal Sir Eric Alleyne, Clergy, brothers, sisters, friends and well-wishers greetings. Join me and read the word of God.
“Come out from among them and be ye separate” (2 Corinthians 6:17)
Today there is so much of the world in the church that it seems hard to tell them apart. You can look at anyone on the street who comes to church and usually they don’t look any different than the folks at church. It is true, God knows your heart, but men don’t. Men see the fruit that it bears. Men only see what you are on the outside. That is why it is so important that we maintain the best testimony that we can. People will form an opinion of you, your home, your church, your leader, and your God when they look at you. James said, “Show me thy faith without thy works and I will show you my faith by my works.” This makes it important that we live what we preach. We should look like Christians, dress like Christians, and talk like Christians because that is how people will know us to be Christians.
But we have gotten so mixed up on this point that most church people don’t look like they are right with God. The sad truth is that most church members have never been genuinely saved. Jesus said, “Straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leadeth to everlasting life, and few there be that find it.” (Notice the word “few”) The people who go to church believe something, but are they believing the word to save them from the wrath of God?
This lack of separation is why many of the different denominations are able to yoke up with one another today. There really is no difference among most professing Christianity. That is why they can all get together. They are not willing to stand on the truth that is set down for us in the word of God. A Spiritual Baptist has nothing in common with anyone who does not believe in old-time scriptural salvation together with the rituals of our ancestral parents. A child of God has no right to yoke up with anyone who thinks that salvation comes through infant baptism with later confirmation. Nor to yoke up with anyone who will bow to a statue and call it the mother of God. And obviously, we can not fellowship with a church or a religion that will allow anything other than the word of God to be preached. There is a time to say “NO” to fellowship. Why do believers want to shack up with others knowing what the Bible says about that life? There is a line not to be crossed. Sin is sin and I really don’t care what it is or who is guilty. The Bible tells us that the price of sin is death. The reason why so many dead people are in church is simply that they are paying the price already for their sins. They are dead in sin and trespasses.
“Hear this word that the Lord hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. Can two walk together except they are agreed?”
To walk together is to be in agreement. There are those we ought to refuse. We are to “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” My brothers and sisters of this Worthy and Noble Mystical Order and Starlight of Israel now is the time for us to look into ourselves and make amends. This is the day when the church will not endure sound doctrine. The people have itching ears and lean to their own understanding. The Bible tells us to walk in the vocations where we are called. Hallelujah.
I trust that you will take these words and look to God the Author and finisher of our faith. I love you and God bless.