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Welcome to the homepage of the Church of God, Diaspora a web site dedicated to providing for the needs of the brethren of the Church of God who are dispersed around the world. This is not a separate church organization. There is only one Church of God, one body of Christ, which is dispersed the world over in the form of many individuals who may or may not associate with an organization.

 

On this Site there are written articles relating to the basic issues concerning salvation and there is the opportunity for you to ask questions on any Biblical matter, including the published articles. Your questions/comments will be addressed using the verifiable Word of God (not church dogma) and may result in the production of new articles for the benefit of other members of the Church of God. The approach taken on this Site is considerably different to that which is seen on many other Sites due to all research being fresh and founded on a strict Biblical approach. Here, the research is not encumbered by the dogma of a particular organization or adherence to incorrect assumptions carried over from past years.

 

Everything offered on this Site is free! You will never be solicited for funds or receive any unwanted correspondence or literature.

 

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Jesus' message was concerned with preaching the Gospel. The Gospel is a message about the coming Kingdom of God a Kingdom of spirit beings born into the family of God with converted humans governing that Kingdom in accordance with God's ways. The Holy Days and Commanded Assemblies of God set out the various stages showing how God is going to accomplish the plan contained in His Gospel message and therefore the primary articles on this site are concerned with providing the meanings of those days.

 

 

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         Murray Barker:   mlb@iinet.net.au

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Diaspora

 

The term Diaspora (literally: scattering or dispersion) normally refers to the movement of any population sharing common ethnic identity who were either forced to leave or voluntarily left their homeland and became residents in other countries. The last evidence of cultural affiliation in a Diaspora is commonly found in the perpetuation of religious practices. In the context of the Church, Diaspora refers to the movement of those members sharing common religious identity, who were either forced to leave or voluntarily left their church organization in order to maintain the true religion once delivered.

Jude 3

“…Dearly loved friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the truth of the Good News. God gave this unchanging truth once for all time to his holy people…” [NLT].

 

The Bible was not written for the whole of humanity at this time – the Bible was written for God’s people, who alone have the Spirit of God enabling  understanding of His Word. The rest of the world have their minds clouded to understanding the things of God and therefore are not expected to understand at this time. Bearing this in mind, God commands His people to come out of the Babylonish system that pretends to be His Church and to follow Him, not an organization – we are, in fact, commanded to become a Diaspora.

Rev 18:4-8

“…4 Then I heard another voice calling from heaven, ‘Come away from her, my people. Do not take part in her sins, or you will be punished with her. 5 For her sins are piled as high as heaven, and God is ready to judge her for her evil deeds. 6 Do to her as she has done to your people. Give her a double penalty for all her evil deeds. She brewed a cup of terror for others, so give her twice as much as she gave out. 7 She has lived in luxury and pleasure, so match it now with torments and sorrows. She boasts, ‘I am queen on my throne. I am no helpless widow. I will not experience sorrow.’ 8 Therefore, the sorrows of death and mourning and famine will overtake her in a single day. She will be utterly consumed by fire, for the Lord God who judges her is mighty.’…” [NLT].