NJ ACLC Biblcal Principles seminar
What does God want us to do?
Our October, Kingdom Building Seminar was held October 13 at the Berean Baptist Church, host pastor Dr. Wilson Tolbert.
Bishop Michael Sykes gave two presentations, The Human Fall and the Mission of Jesus, for the 25 participants. He emphasized that “This is not a time to continue in mourning but to finish the mission Rev. Moon has left for us to fulfill. He followed with a scripture from John 6:28-29 (NIV), “Then they asked him, what must we do to do the works God requires? Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent." Then Sykes explained that the leaders of the chosen people did not fulfill their responsibility and they rejected Jesus. Due to this Jesus had no choice but to go the way of the cross. They should have believed in Jesus and followed him. They rejected Jesus back then, and people are doing it again today.
Bishop Sykes shared that he had attended the Ascension Ceremony of Rev. Moon and it was only then that he realized the greatness of Rev. Moon. He witnessed that Rev. Moon brought people from every echelon of society; race, and culture, together to sit down in love. The Bishop testified that there were over 25,000 inside the stadium and another 25,000 people outside. Then he posed the question, “Why do we only realize the greatness of someone after they are gone?”
He proclaimed “We cannot continue church as usual. We can’t have a saved church and a lost community, or a saved community and a lost world. America will not be destroyed by bombs and bullets. It is too strong for that. It will be destroyed through immorality. We cannot depend on Barack Obama and politics to save America. We, the people of God, must do it!”
The seminar closed out with a prayer offered by Rev. Louise Wilson from The Worship Christian Center.
We thank the newly formed OSDP Band for their energetic music and familiar songs. Lady Tolbert, wife of Dr. Tolbert, asked if they would be willing to play for one of their church services.
Contributed by Rev. Kathaleen Sato