Saturday, 3 February 2018

Doctrine - An "aandag" foundation



This is an OAC document explaining the importance of “Aandag”. Aandag is an Afrikaans word which means attention. My comments are in blue font and verses from the Bible (KJV) are in purple font. – Ex-OAC

The Perfect Apostolic Day  .....

The Perfect Apostolic Day commences with Family Aandag and prayer in the morning (1 Chr 23:30 - to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord, and likewise at even).

Ex-OAC: The words “apostolic”, “family aandag” or “prayer” do not appear anywhere in the quoted passage or subsequent verses.

1 Chronicles 23:30-32 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even; And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD: And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the house of the LORD.

As part of Aandag (a short devoted service lasting at least 15 minutes) the recommended topic and Bible text for the day are read and discussed, with the head of the House Altar ensuring that every member of the household contributes towards and understands the meaning of the topic of the day. Aandag is the foundation for the building blocks of the day’s activities. Luke 6:48 - "He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock”.

Ex-OAC: This is taking the words spoken by Jesus completely out of context. Jesus did not say “Aandag” is the foundation for the building blocks of the day’s activities.

Luke 6:46-49 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it:
for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth;
against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell;
and the ruin of that house was great.

Jesus Christ is our spiritual Rock (Psalms 118:20-23, Isaiah 8:14-15, Isaiah 28:16, Matthew 7:24-27, Romans 9:30-33, 1 Corinthians 10:1-4, 1 Peter 2:1-12).

Sand vs Rock
During the day, meditating on the morning's discussions and the current teaching of the Apostle, meeting every challenge not by might nor by power but through the Holy Spirit (Zech. 4:6), thereby being the light of the World in the things said and done (Matt 5: 14-16);

Ex-OAC: The current teaching of the “Apostle” refers to the HTC (Home Tuition Calendar) and has a “teaching” for every day.

OAC Home Tuition Calendar (3 February 2018): “…Current Teaching: Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfil my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. [PHI 2:1-2] This is an outstanding example of True Holy Communion among the members. [JOH 6:51-55]…”

The cup of blessing is the communion of the blood of Christ and the bread which is broken is the communion of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 10:16-17).

According to Strong’s, the word “communion” is translated from the Greek word koinōnia and is defined as:
partnership, that is, (literally) participation, or (social) intercourse, or (pecuniary) benefaction: - (to) communicate (-ation), communion, (contri-), distribution, fellowship.

True communion is remembering the Lord Jesusphysical body which was broken for us, and the cup represents the new testament in His blood. As often as we eat this bread, and drink this cup, we show the Lord's death till he comes.

1 Corinthians 11:23-29 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

Remember our covenant with God: To love God above all and our neighbours as ourselves. Love the sinner but hate the sin.

Ex-OAC: A covenant is an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return. The new covenant was prophesied by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 31:31-34) and Jesus is the mediator of the new and better covenant established upon better promises (Hebrews 8:1-13, Hebrews 10:16-17, Hebrews 12:24). The law is no longer external, but a law written in the heart (2 Corinthians 3:1-18).

To love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and mind is not a covenant, but the first and great commandment in the law (Exodus 20:2-11, Deuteronomy 6:5, Deuteronomy 10:12, Deuteronomy 30:6, Matthew 22:36-38, Mark 12:29-30).
This first and great commandment is the last tenet and the second theme in the OAC Confession of Faith. Furthermore, this great commandment has been twisted so that OAC members love the words of God’s so-called “servants” more than God.

OAC Confession of Faith: Last Tenet: Second Theme:
Love “…To respect and have (good) fear not to do anything to disappoint God our Father; to always be obedient to His word that comes to us through His servants and to do His good will. [I JOH 5:2-3]…”
“Above All” “…The most important or first thing in my mind. Nothing must be more important than to be obedient to God’s word and to do His good will. Nothing should prevent me from being obedient to His word and to do His will. [DEU 6:4-5]…”
Serve Him in Submissiveness “…To display this love for God (i.e. to be obedient to His words and to do His good will) without questioning the word of instruction that comes to us through His servants. [HEB 13:7]…”
“…We are God’s children because we heard His call, promised to serve Him and became members of the Church. He is our Father and we are expected to do everything in our power to be obedient to His words that come through His servants and to do His good will; God above all. [DEU 4:5-9 & 39]…”
Honour “…To recognise and have respect for something or someone. Just as we are expected to honour God the Father, so too must we honour His Son, Jesus Christ the Church. [MAL 1:6 & JOH 5:23]…”
Summary (thus far) “…To “honour the brotherhood” is to recognise and have respect for the brotherhood of the Church; for both their person and office in the Church (as shepherds and teachers) and to regard them as God’s servants and children through whom He speaks and makes His will known unto us. [PSA 133:1-3]…”

To love our neighbor as ourselves is not a covenant, but one of the great commandments (Exodus 20:12-17, Leviticus 19:18, Matthew 22:39-40, Mark 12:31, Romans 13:9-10, Galatians 5:14, James 2:8).
This great commandment has been twisted to refer only to OAC members, former OAC members and potential converts to the OAC. Compare this to the parable of the good Samaritan as told by Jesus when a certain lawyer wanted to know who his neighbor was (Luke 10:25-29).

OAC Confession of Faith: Last Tenet: Second Theme:
Neighbour “…Someone that lives a similar life to mine or crosses my path from time to time. Our neighbours in the Church are those people that, like us, hear and do the will of God. [LUK 10:29–37]. Together we form the brotherhood in Christ…”
“…Our neighbour is not only the person that presently hear and do God’s will with us, but also those that used to do His will (who have left His ways and need to be recovered) and those that are still to hear His will to start doing it (those who are still to receive this gospel). [JOH 10:16 & MAT 9:37-38]…”
Love (for Neighbour) “…Like the love for God, so too must we respect our neighbour and fear to do anything to disappoint him/her. Because they are God’s children, we must always do good deeds to them – help, encourage, be friendly, lighten their burden and bring them back to Church.
[I JOH 4:20-21]…”

The two great commandments are a summary of all the commandments (Matthew 22:40, Romans 13:9) and love is the fulfilling of the law (Romans 13:8-10, 1 Corinthians 13:1-3).

Loving the sinner is neither a commandment nor a covenant (Romans 1:18-32, Romans 8:1-8, 1 John 5:1-5). It was the corrupt chief priests and elders that moved the people to love Barabbas more than Jesus (Matthew 27:15-26, Mark 15:6-15, Luke 23:18-25, John 18:35-40).

The Perfect Apostolic Day continues by the family bonding, having supper and sharing the challenges and achievements of the day with one another, also preparing to participate in the scheduled congregational activity for the evening, or where physically prevented to, uniting with the rest of the Church through focussed Bread-Breaking for the duration of the prescribed congregational activity. This association with the Body of Christ is the True Holy Communion and the sanctification and cleansing with the washing of water by the word. The day is ended with clean hands and a pure heart (Psalm 24:3 and 4).

Ex-OAC: Preparing for the scheduled congregational activity is the so-called one hour per day scheduled by the “apostle” for members to work for their soul-salvation. This one hour is also seen as a “tenth” of your time and forms part of your “tithes” which you “pay” to the OAC. The activities range from choir practice to “bread-breaking”. The statement “…the sanctification and cleansing with the washing of water by the word…” is taken completely out of context.

Ephesians 5:23-27 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

The word of Christ should dwell in us, not the words of church officers (Colossians 3:16-17, 2 Timothy 3:15-17). The words of church officers should be compared to scripture since they are prone to weakness and spoken by a tongue of flesh (1 Corinthians 13:1, Philippians 2:10-11, James 1:19-27, James 3:1-12).

The Perfect Apostolic Day reaches its climax when the family assembles at the end of the day in Aandag, expressing their gratefulness to our God for His mercy and grace in the things conquered and a prayer that through the gift of the Prophet the answer to unresolved issues will be revealed in dreams, visions and prophecies, to be adequately equipped and ready for the next day (Job 33:14 - 18).

Ex-OAC: A tree is known by its fruit, false prophets are known by their false prophecies. Not all dreams or visions are true simply because people claim their so-called “gifts” are from God (Jeremiah 23:31-32, Jeremiah 29:8-9, Zechariah 10:2).

Our God is greater than anything, for God created the Heaven and the Earth and everything therein. He also created and gave this day for you to enjoy in His name. 1 Tim 6:17-19 - Put your trust in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Do good, be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for yourselves a good foundation for the time to come, that you may lay hold on eternal life.

Ex-OAC: Interesting that this document will say that God is greater than anything, especially since the creation account is considered by OAC members to only be allegorical. The heaven and earth created by God have been consigned by OAC members to nothing more than allegories in their minds.

OAC GUIDELINES FOR TESTIMONY: “…1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
What is In the beginning:
In the beginning:  That is  the creation of the spiritual man in me…”

Ex-OAC: This is dangerous thinking as thoughts will perish (Psalms 146:1-10). There is only one way for salvation, by man comes death but by Jesus Christ comes life eternal (1 Corinthians 15:20-23). There is only one Jesus and He is the ONLY Messiah.

                                                                                                                    2003/07/11 - PAD_ApNFin2

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8 comments:

  1. In reference to the Constitution of the OAC, the Head of the Church is Jesus Christ, and it is also so referenced in the Confession of Faith. According to the belief of the OAC and in accordance with Scripture, Jesus Christ is the Corner Stone of the Church, and that the Church is also the body of Jesus Christ. Everything done in the OAC is done in the name of the Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit.

    The Morning Prayer is done to ask for the hand of protection of the Almighty and Most High God. Prayer is not the sand, you refer to, but Jesus Christ is the Rock on which all faith and deeds in the Church are based.

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    1. You and I both know that the Jesus Christ being referred to is not the same historical and Biblical Jesus Christ that Christians believe in. The OAC have a different version of Jesus Christ:
      http://oldapostolicchurchrevealed.blogspot.co.za/2017/06/doctrine-oacs-version-of-jesus.html

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  2. Just a reminder; keep your personal inventions about the OAC straight. It's going to cost you in the long-term. That also includes your support for other critics.

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    1. Read carefully, I used OAC documentation and OAC member comments and compared them with Scripture. By virtue of the fact that you didn’t deny my statements you’re actually endorsing the straightness of my “personal inventions”. Thanks for your support; I won’t tell your “owergestelde” that you’re commenting on this blog without his blessing :-)

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  3. Would you agree that the heavens is not eternal and Christ live in darkness?

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    1. The heavens will pass away, read the following verses: Isaiah 34:4, Isaiah 51:6, Isaiah 65:17, Matthew 5:18, Matthew 6:19-20, Matthew 24:35, 2 Peter 3:11-14, Revelation 21:1. In the second half of your question I assume you’re referring to Exodus 20:21, 2 Samuel 22:12, 1 Kings 8:12, 2 Chronicles 6:1, Psalms 18:11, Psalms 97:2? God rescues the weak and needy (Psalms 82:5) and those verses are not discussing God’s dwelling place in Heaven (1 John 1:5, Revelation 1:16-17, Revelation 22:5).

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  4. WOuld you agree that God is in hell?

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    1. I assume you’re referring to Psalms 139:7-12? Simply put, God is omnipresent and not confined by time, space or geography.

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