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SURVIVE AND THRIVE AS A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST

Copyright © 2014 B.L. Cocherell

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form, except as noted in the mission statement.

ISBN 978-0-9844608-6-1

Printed in the United States by Morris Publishing® 3212 East Highway 30

Kearney, NE. 68847 Telephone 1-800-650-7888

Book Number 15685


PREFACE

The Bible is unique. It is the only book that has the answers to the basic questions of life and claims to be written by the true God. This book tells humanity who its Creator is, why it was created, and its ultimate destiny.

Although the Bible reveals the awesome purpose for human existence, it does so in a carefully coded message. The studies that we present reveal much of what is contained in these messages that has not been taught or understood since the demise and disappear­ance of the early church as a powerful spirit filled entity.

OUR GOALS

Our primary goal is to share our knowledge and understanding of the Sovereign God’s plan and purpose for humanity with those who are interested in living their lives according to the law of God, not by the dictates and traditions of men. Our secondary goal is to proclaim the coming Kingdom of God as a warning and a witness to humanity before the Messiah returns to rule the earth.

We hope that you will find this study of God’s word intellec­tually challenging and spiritually enlightening and beneficial.

If you want to know more about us, the work we are doing, or how you can participate in our biblically based educational and research projects, contact us at: www.BibleResearch.org or www.Bible-Prophecy.net

Sincerely,

B. L.Cocherell


Table of Contents

Book Introduction
Extremely Dangerous Associations Chapter 1
Deception And Division  Chapter 2
Extreme Danger From The Spirit Realm Chapter 3
Testing The Spirits Chapter 4
Leadership And Organization Past, Present, And Future Chapter 5
Leadership of The Early Church Chapter 6
Leadership During This Age Chapter 7
Leadership Just Before Christ Returns Chapter 8
Women’s Role In The Church Chapter 9
Deacon And Deaconess Chapter 10
Problem Resolution Chapter 11
Heresy And The Heretic Chapter 12
Does It Matter Where You Worship The Father? Chapter 13
In The Name of Jesus Christ Chapter 14
Delegated Authority And Power  Chapter 15
The Apostle James’ Instructions For Healing Chapter 16
Discipleship And Stewardship Chapter 17
The Holy Ones And God’s Law Chapter 18

Personal And Collective Works

Mission Statement

Other Books – Book Orders – Donation Information


INTRODUCTION

With the death of the apostles and the disappearance of spiritual leadership rooted in the teachings of Christ and the apostles which governed the early church, the second part of the prophecy recorded by Zachariah quickly came to pass:

“Awake, O sword, against my shepherd [Jesus], and against the man that is my fellow, says the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep [the disciples] shall be scattered: and I will turn my hand upon [against] the little ones [the Father’s elect children]” (Zech.13:7 KJV). See also Matt.26:31: Acts 20:28-30.

The scattering of the elect brought an end to the central authority of the early church, which maintained doctrinal integrity. This scattering also resulted in a fulfillment of a famine of knowledge and understanding of God’s word among the elect as recorded by the prophet Amos (Am.8: 11-13), as well as the spiritual destruction of many, which was recorded by the prophet Hosea (Hos.4:6).

Today, we find great confusion and doctrinal chaos among the elect about many extremely important spiritual and organizational issues set forth in the biblical record. These are issues which are necessary to understand and practice in order to lead a righteous lifestyle and fulfill the purpose for one’s calling during this gospel age of salvation.

I do not have all the answers to every doctrinal, spiritual, organiza­tional issue, and problem within the body of Christ. But I do believe that I understand some of the major issues and problems which adversely impact many congregations of the elect and how to effectively deal with them through the application and practice of biblical concepts, princi­ples, and laws.

This book contains information that is vital in dealing with major issues concerning the Father’s earthly children and it provides insight into concepts, principles, and laws set forth in the biblical record for the elect to practice in order to live in harmony with their heavenly Father, their Savior, and each other.

I have compiled the information in this book in the hope that the experiences which I and others have had in dealing with major issues within the congregations of God will help my brothers and sisters in their pursuit of immortality and in the performance of the work each has been called to perform during this lifetime.

I sincerely hope you find this information enlightening and spiritually beneficial.

B. L. Cocherell b8w1a

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