I have spoken with a number of people about sharing or defending what we believe with those who seem interested or who are trying to change what we believe to be true. Most seem to be unwilling to engage because they do not feel they know the scriptures well enough, or they engage without them and spend the time telling what is wrong without providing the background scriptures that prove the point.

We were told during the Philadelphian age of the church to hold fast to what we have been given so that no man can take our crown;

Rev 3:11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown

In an earlier post I showed that the underlying Greek translated “hold thou fast” means to become a master of…. well brethren if we cannot use the very scriptures that proved it to us, to begin with, to another, then we have not become master of what we have been told to hold on to. To that end I am going to begin a series of E-Courses based on the material that is our legacy, that spell out to us what we believe and why.

These courses will be free online E-Courses that will break the subject down into small pieces with tests related to each part so you know what you have learned and can continue through the course. The material will be taken from the correspondence courses and Booklets that we are all familiar with.

In addition to the free on-demand courses, we will provide addendums to the material showing the world’s view that is different and how to counter that view from the word of God. There will be Flash Cards available to help you memorize the important scriptures related to each of the courses.

What we are doing here is giving you enough framework for those who are serious about learning to make you able to actually teach the topic to others who show an interest in learning. There is a well-known adage that the teacher always learns more than the student and to that end, we want to make you able to teach/share each of the courses of instruction with those who show an interest to learn. So that we can indeed “master” that which we have been told to hold fast to.

The Bible tells us clearly how to approach those who ask why we believe as we do;

(1Pe 3:15 KJV)  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

I am a sales trainer by trade, I intend to offer up with each of these courses a live event class in our online meeting room to demonstrate how to talk to people about what you believe without causing stress or argument. Not trying to show you how to sell, that is God’s job but there are ways to deal with people is describing what you believe that does not set off alarms in their minds causing them to simply shut off what you are saying. I can show you how to approach people with the attitude of meekness and fear to help them understand. This will be part of the programs being made available to all who wish to continue their education.

I would be very interested in what you all think of this concept and whether you would be interested in utilizing the material when it is available. Please feel free to use the comment section below to let me know your thoughts pro or con. You can, of course, comment on Facebook as well since I will be posting it there also.

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We believe that the work that Christ is doing in this age of the Church, “The Knock to Laodicea” requires that we change the emphasis of the work that the church groups are doing to teach, training and preparing the people of God for what is coming next. We have reached out to the world now we need to prepare our people.

 

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