26 July 2021
Someone was puzzled somewhere, about how praise and worship is done in the Gospel of God Church – which inspired this explanation. In this service, notice that nobody is putting on shoes, but that is not really strange to those who have read why Moses and Joshua were told to remove their shoes (Exodus 3:5, Joshua 5:15). The reason being that they were standing on holy ground - rather made holy by the presence of the LORD God. All the women are wearing headscarves as articulated in 1 Corinthians 11. The fact that someone worships differently from you does not make what you are doing superior or another system inferior.
This photograph taken in one of the Sabbath services - demonstrates and explains a little more. It may even be stranger than what someone was critiquing. Sitting arrangement is on the floor – not on benches or chairs. The three men barely visible in front of the gathering are pastors (PURPLE ARROW) – supporting each other with translations or readings. The lady standing at the center is one of the many prophets (1 Corinthians 14:30) – which explains that two or three who are given God’s message should speak – while others listen and digest. But if someone who is sitting - like the madam now standing (GREEN ARROW) is given God’s message, the others should stop and allow them to relay the message one by one …
Of course depending on how one has previously been taught, one can question how the madam is speaking (or more correctly appears to be speaking) against Paul’s teachings that women should not speak in Church (1 Corinthians 14:34). Well to understand that, one should remember that the Bible (our common denominator) is full of women who were prophets. The evangelist Philip alone had four such daughters (Acts 20:9). However, the correct wording among the enlightened whenever a prophet speaks is: “The Holy Spirit has said …” – not Jack or Jill has spoken for they were not narrating their opinions but relaying a message that has come to them from God at that very moment.
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