Looking to the Future
The purpose of this series of articles is to introduce you to the true Good News as taught by Jesus – his actual, authentic, plain and open teachings – and to enhance and clarify fundamental Bible truths. The great hope for the modern world is a new revelation of Jesus with a new and enlarged presentation of his saving message which would spiritually unite in loving service, the numerous families of his present-day followers.
The call to the adventure of building a new and transformed human society by means of the spiritual rebirth of the Good News of the Kingdom should thrill all who believe in him. If only our churches and religious institutions would dare to espouse the Master’s original teachings, thousands of apparently indifferent youths would rush forward to enlist in such a spiritual undertaking, and they would not hesitate to go all the way through with this great adventure.
We also hope that this series will aid you in keeping your mind on spiritual things as the Apostle Paul counseled:
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
– Colossians 3:1-4
Our goal, as earthly sons and daughters of the Father in the heavens, should be spiritual, not physical. The only realities worth striving for are divine, spiritual, and eternal. As Jesus said:
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
– Matthew 6:19-21
While we are certainly entitled to the enjoyment of physical pleasures, the satisfaction of human affections, and the loyalty to human associations and institutions, these are not the eternal foundations upon which to build a personality of survival potential.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
– Matthew 7:24-27
We are to build ourselves upon the teachings of Jesus, the rock mass of salvation.
“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets. But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
– Matthew 16:13-18
The true Good News of sonship with God and the brotherhood of man should be heralded by all who have come to appreciate it. We are doing our part by publishing this Good News to the best of our ability on this website.
We believe no one should be deprived of the opportunity to experience the full joy the Father has in store for us in the Kingdom of the Heavens. (1 Corinthians 2:9) This is the only message that will reconcile mankind to God and cause God’s will to be done all across our planet so that the earth will be worthy of being inherited. (Matthew 5:5) And this is the only message that will bring an end to sorrow, suffering, error and confusion (Matthew 24:14) so that we, earthling man, can take our proper and peaceful place in God’s universal organization until we arrive at our heavenly destination. We invite you to share in this most important work.