Clearly depicted in our SEC registration, is the classification of our church, mcgi, as restorationism. It denotes that our church is the restoration of something, and being that, suggests as a restoration of something that was in past times was dead–logically, the dead church!
Therefore, mcgi believes, our group is the restored version of the old church, in modern times, that suffered death from specific points in the early christian dispensation.
Indeed, the church died!
Died in terms of physical existence. Meaning, there was no christian then. There was no physical member of the church then, thus, the church was dead.
How did it die?!
Understanding of the bible was dead, either progressively or instantly, who knows? But the fact was, understanding was dead, bec the words of the bible were sealed. Resultantly, famine of god’words was a durable phase throughout all the world.
It was so as prophesied!
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
We believe the sealed book was the bible as evident by how there was a worldwide famine of god’s words, wherein, believers were seeking god’s words from sea to sea, implying, these believers spoken of were scattered worldwide.
The bible was sealed during Daniel’s time even without yet the complete bible by the principle that, god can make something inexistent as though it is existent, as it say,
and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Therefore, even with an inexistent complete bible, it was as though the bible was existent thus the possibility for Daniel to seal its words which its efficacy realized when the church died bec there was no more understanding of it.
It was famine of truth, and it was worldwide.
Catholic objection of this on the death of the church were expressed in terms of the “famine” as pre-christian incident. They say, this sealing of the book and famine of god’s words were pre-christian in nature. Others say, its a dual application during pre-christian time and the tribulation as it say,
Logically, its a failed argument to say, the “famine” was pre-christian concerning Israel as nowhere in history was Israel scattered worldwide before Christian era. Israel was dispersed twice before Christ, and it never was to the extent of a worldwide phenomena.
It was only after the initial 70 AD destruction of Jerusalem that Israel became scattered worldwide as it say,
Logically, for the Amos prophesy to be true, it must have happened during when israel was scattered worldwide, so as fulfillment that they seek divine truth from sea to sea, from the Mediterranean sea to the Atlantic to the pacific even to the Philippine sea…etc…and nowhere in time was that possible but during their last diaspora, and it was during christian era. Therefore, there have to be a time in the Christian era wherein there was “famine of divine truth” worldwide. It could only suggest an inevitable reality, the church must have been dead for the divine truth to be unsearchable worldwide as it say,
they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
Undeniably, it is conclusive to say, indeed the church died.
Secondly, the second application of the “famine” as they claim is futuristic, which event is a reality in the tribulation, as punishment for Israel’s sins, so as they say is unlikely as the prophecy of Amos indicated Israel as seekers of truth, believers, therefore, by being believers, it is improper for god to use it as platform to punish israel!
Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
By these reality, the Catholic’s failed arguments, and the context of worldwide seeking of the truth, it is easily deductible how such reality could only refer to the death of the church, wherein, afterwards it would be restored to its former glory, yet in modern times. It is realized when the church of god, emerges again through the instrumentality of our pioneers, the predecessors of bro eli soriano, being men of god were messengers to this very purpose of restoration!
A humble servant