Here is the eighth 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.
#8 - “It is Samuel Joaquin who only knows the true will of God. If man wants salvation he must know and believe in the one that has been chosen for salvation, through choosing “the man of God, Samuel Joaquin.”
2 John 1:7-11
7Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 9Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. 11Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
1 Cor 2:10-13
10but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.
"Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.
This doctrine is again sums it all up for LLDM. So in other words - the world needs an apostle, and at this moment LLDM has Samuel Joaquin, to provide to mankind the only way to salvation and that only he knows the will of God and the truth of salvation.
Oh, by the way, he is not the only one saying that he is an apostle and the only way to God, i.e. Roman Catholic Church, Mormons, Jehovah Witness's, just to name a few. They all say that they have the only true apostle(s) for salvation through them alone.
Just as my Lord Jesus Christ likes to talk in parables, I would like to tell one myself. So bear with me for a moment.
Imagine there are thousands of people wondering in the mountains. They are very thirsty and are looking into many different places for a pure supply of water. Many find little pockets of water on the ground that is not pure and go dry in just a few moments. Many die from the impure water.
In the background everyone hears a voice calling out, saying "Follow my voice and it will lead you to all of the pure refreshing water that you will ever need for life and live forever." Many say to themselves why follow him, I find little pocket of water, but many do follow the voice and arrive to the top of a mountain and see a huge beautiful lake, so big that you can even see the other side of it, even from the top of the mountain!
At the top of this mountain is the beginning of a path with many signs telling everyone how to get down the mountain safely to the lake. They all have the same warning on them that reads, "This path is very narrow. Do Not get off of this path or you will DIE!" Sadly many do get off of the path going down to the lake even though they knew it would lead to death! They thought that they could get there faster going their own ways only to become lost, confused and die.
Those who do follow the path arrive to the edge of the forest just before the lake and see one last sign, "The voice of the man whom you have been hearing is calling you to the edge of the lake. Drink freely of the lake's pure water for it will give life forever to those who have believed. Warning - Only Drink from the water of the Lake. All Other Water will lead to DEATH!"
With great excitement those who believed in the voice and the signs run to the lake and drink freely of it's pure water for life, but just before getting to the lakes edge to drink freely of it's pure water, some of the people run into a long high wall that does not go around the lake but does extend to the left and to the right. There are people there directing those coming to the lake to go towards the middle of the wall. When they get to the middle of the wall they see a door.
At this door are more people are saying, "You must go through this door before you can drink of the lake's pure water for live". Many of the people remember what the last sign said and how they were already free to drink of the lakes water, so they started to walk along the wall to the left and to the right. When they get to the ends they see that the wall makes a sharp turn to the lakes edge and then turns again and goes back to were the door is.
Others who had walked the other way can now see each other and realize that this it is a very large walled in area along the lakes edge, but does not goin to the lake. Since they are not in the walled in area and are at the edge of the lake already, they freely begin to drink of it's pure refreshing water for eternal life.
Those who believed what was beginning told to them about how they needed to go through the door in the walled area in order to receive the pure water of the lake, they walk through the door. Once inside they are a amazed by how beautiful and peaceful it is inside, but what they do not realize is that they are in a very large area that has been walled in so that no one can get to the edge of the lake to freely drink of it's pure water.
Once inside they do not get the water from the lake, but from a man telling them that he is bringing to them water that will make them feel alive and wonderful, but "before I can bless you with this water you must work for it." They do not question him and go about working for the water, but more importantly they do not question why are they having to work for something that is free and from where is this wonderful water come from. They assume that he is bringing to them from the lake.
What they do not realize is that the man has many others going back to the mountain and wondering through the forest searching for water, but never going to the lake. They bring this impure water back into the walled area, giving it to the man which he in turn gives out to the people saying to them, "For those who have earned the right to drink, drink of my water that only comes through me and it will keep you alive."
The people drink of his water and soon stop hearing the true voice calling them to the true pure water that is being given freely through faith in the voice of him called them to the lake, and this is not the only walled in area. There are many such closed off places all around the lake with people saying the same thing, "Listen only to us, come into our beautiful place, work and you will be given water to keep you alive, water that can come only for us."
I hope that this parable is of benefit for someone to understand that it is only through the one and only True Word of Lord Jesus Christ that we will receive the blessings of the true water of life in the Grace freely given from the Father.
God's blessings through our Lord Jesus Christ as powered by the Holy Spirit, Amen.