HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

Principal Commander

The first Christian brotherhood, the early church, prayed without ceasing, fasted, confessed their sins, kept watch and lived as though they were foreigners and strangers in this world.

They placed the teachings of Jesus Christ before all else and put their faith into practice.  They were unrelenting and uncompromising in their struggle against the world, ready to die for their faith and their beloved Saviour.

There was nothing worldly about the first followers of Jesus.  They did not compromise the truth of Christ for the sake of monetary gain or social prestige.  They were men and women who turned the world upside down (Acts 17:6).

Jesus Christ preached a radically simple message of obedience to the Word of God and living a holy way of life.

His disciples met in private homes and not in cathedrals or auditoriums.  They accepted as fellow believers only those who would follow Christ in both word and deed.

They believed that those who truly seek God cannot live to gain wealth and material possessions but must accept Christ’s teachings for a simple, humble and natural lifestyle.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1John 2:15).

Today, the love of many has grown cold (Matthew 24:12) and what is popularly thought of as religious, spiritual or even “Christian” is like salt that has lost its savour.  It is a dull imitation and counterfeit of the original.

Many have lost their zeal for the truth of God.  The traditions of men have become more important to them than the commandments of God.

“We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).

Jesus Christ gave us a Faith that would move the world, not follow after the world.

In an age when even the churches of God are polluted with the spirit of this world, the Christian Brotherhood takes a bold stand for the faith and teachings of Jesus Christ, without any apologies or compromise.

The Christian Brotherhood draws a line in the sand against hypocritical, worldly pseudo-religion and their watered-down, sugar-coated philosophies.

The Christian Brotherhood proclaims a Christianity of the Cross and of sacrifice.  You are either with Christ or you are against Him (Matthew 12:30, Luke 11:23, Revelation 3:15-16).

We count this world as nothing.  Only the kingdom of heaven is of any real value.

“Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world … They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world” (John 18:36, 17:16).

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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