Pastoral 2013

Who Are Those To Be Avoided?

Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 10 February 2013

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The following list of people with bad behaviour and sinful practices are mentioned in the Bible as disorderly Christians. If anyone who professes to be a Christian is found behaving as such in the following biblical list, he warrants our withdrawal from him. “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you” (2 Thessalonians 3:6-7).

 

 

 

Emails Received

 

1. Silver Jubilee Greetings

 

Dear Rev Dr Prabhudas Koshy & Session of Gethsemane BPC,

Greetings in the blessed name of our risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

We are very glad and thankful to receive your letter of invitation to Gethsemane BPC’s Silver Jubilee Thanksgiving Service and Dinner.

Although we cannot join you on your special and joyous occasion due to our church activities during Easter, we rejoice with you and give thanks and praise to the Lord for His grace, strength, guidance and blessings upon you for the past 25 years despite a lot of challenges and difficulties. We are very much encouraged by your faithful and fruitful ministry.

May the Lord be with you and richly bless your 25th anniversary events in March 2013, namely the Gospel Rally, Public Lectures on “The Doctrine of the Church” and GBPC 25th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service & Dinner.

May the Lord continue to use you to shine for His Truth and to spread His Gospel far and wide in these last days of compromise, confusion, doubt, deception and apostasy.

Faithfully yours in Christ,
Hien Nguyen
On behalf of Brisbane BPC

 

Emails Received

 

2. In Appreciation for Bible Witness

 

The following email forwarded to us by an FEBC student, Jose, contains a note of thanksgiving from an American Baptist missionary in Japan, Robert Kluttz.

 

Dear Dr Koshy and Preacher Dennis,

Greetings! May this will be an encouragement to you from Rev Robert Kluttz (message below). He got the Bible Witness magazine through Bro Yamazaki who came here during the first week of FEBC classes. Thank you. Jose


 

Thanks for the publications that Yamazaki gave me yesterday... If you will check out these 3 articles in the Nov- Dec 2012 issue of Bible Witness, I think you will be blessed greatly and possibly helped in your quest for God’s perfect will in the days that lie ahead:

Unprofitability of the World (Koshy) p. 3
If the World Hate You (Koshy) p. 16
Nonconformity to the World (Kabingue) p. 20

Please tell these dear brethren that I really appreciate their strong and uncompromising message for this age of “flabby Christianity” in which we live, and MAY THEIR TRIBE INCREASE (!!!)

Joe, if I were in your shoes, I would count it an extreme privilege to be identified with such beloved brethren and stand together with them (2 Tim 2.7). God bless!
A bro in Christ, Kluttz.