Here is the second and third of fourteen main doctrines that are taught by La Luz Del Mundo. When you see me post more than one doctrine it is because these doctrines are very similar in subject and therefore are covered by the same scripture references. After each doctrine(s), I have listed scripture verses that address the particular doctrine(s) in question. Please read the doctrine(s) and the verses with your Bible so that you my fully appreciate the the scripture in context, and read out loud even if you are by yourself.
(Romans 10:17) - "Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ."
For a full listing of all of the fourteen doctrines go to my posting "True Doctrines of La Luz Del Mundo" date August 13, 2009.
#2 - “The will of God is hidden. The door is closed to every body except “the man of God.”
#3 - “The world believes that the truth of God and the mystery is revealed to all man kind. The Light of the World does not believe that. We believe that the mysteries are revealed to “the man of God” and then to us.”
Romans 11:25 -I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
Romans 16:25 - Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages..
1 Corinthians 15:51 - Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—
Ephesians 1:9 - And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
Ephesians 3:3 - that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
Ephesians 3:4 - In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,
Ephesians 3:6 - This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 3:9 - and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
Ephesians 5:32 - This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
Ephesians 6:19 - Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
Colossians 1:26 - the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints.
Colossians 1:27 - To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Colossians 2:2 - My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
Colossians 4:3 - And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.
1 Timothy 3:16 - Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.
What other mysteries are there to be revealed regarding the perfect blood of Lord Jesus Christ and the power of His blood for the forgiveness of our sins so that we may receive freely the blessings of Grace from God the Father? After reading these passages how can anyone say that this is a mystery.
Yes, Paul does state of the "mysteries" revealed to him, but he goes on and says, "In reading this" he has written the will of Lord Jesus Christ down for all to read and study for the good work of salvation.
So the question is why do we need anyone to tell us what the mysteries are? That is unless they are telling those who follow them that they have new "mysteries" to tell. But that would not fly because to be a disciple of Jesus Christ means that you follow to the letter his teachings, and he has taught us in his Revelation to us through John -
Revelation 22:18 - I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.
Now on the other hand, if a person or leader of a congregation is not bringing new "mysteries", but is saying that the congregation is in need of an apostle for them to understand what is written in the Holy Bible, then that apostle is simple saying to their disciples that they are either to dumb and/or to illiterate to understand for themselves what is clearly written.
The pure, perfect, and simple message of salvation through Jesus Christ does not require the filling of the Holy Spirit, other wise no one would be able to come to Christ - this the "milk" of the word for salvation. Now, if one wants to understand the "meat" of the word, then yes, you are going to need the help of the Holy Spirit to understand.
I am of the opinion, that since we are told by the Lord Jesus Christ that we have everything we need for the forgiveness of sins, as found in the Holy Bible, we have no need of "modern day apostles" since there are no more mysteries to reveal to the body of Christ with regards to salvation from our sin state.
If you have not read Hebrews this would be a good time to do so, and remember to read it out loud, even to yourself.
Is there more mysteries to be reveled to us? Yes, but that will not happen until we of the faith are carried into heaven by our Lord Jesus Christ and taken to be with God the Father. It will be at that time that all of the mysteries of the Father will be known to us. But for now, while here on earth and living in the flesh, we have all that we need from the Holy Bible for our salvation and for the spreading of the Lord's gospel.
God's blessings through our Lord Jesus Christ as powered by the Holy Spirit, Amen.