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It is those who have no spiritual understanding that look down on the work of God with carnal or worldly considerations. We do not know of any Church denomination, we reiterate, that God Himself came down from heaven to establish on earth. The Roman Catholic Church cannot make such a claim. Even their claim that it was founded by St. Peter is scripturally unsustainable. Historically, the influence of pagan Rome on that Church is common knowledge. We need not go into details as to why people who had no spiritual light became "rulers of the Church from outside".
The Church of England split or sprang from the Roman Catholic Church. Under Henry VIII, the break with the papacy became complete.
The Lutherans started with Martin Luther and the Presbyterians with John Calvin. And was it not John Wesley, after graduation and ordination as a priest in the Church of England, that founded the Methodist Church? What about the Salvation Army? Was it not founded by William Booth, a Methodist minister, in the East End of London in 1865?
Are the Baptists not successors of the Anabaptists who seceded formally from the Church of England in 1633, and "among their early and most distinguished names are those of Milton and Bunyan"? (Vide Jack's Reference Book, Page 839).
The Adventists, of which the Seventh-Day Adventists is just a body, started in North America with William Miller, a Baptist minister.
What moral right, therefore, have the Watchtower witnesses to point accusing fingers at Brother G.M. Urhobo for parting company with Mr. Brown and the Watchtower Society on doctrinal grounds?
However, the point we are making in our reference to other religious bodies is that none of them is in a better position than the God's Kingdom Society to claim to be God's Organisation. But judged by the standard of morals, discipline and, above all, the preaching of the truth of God as contained in the Bible, we, like St. Paul, recommend the GKS to "every man's conscience in the sight of God." The GKS does not however, claim to be the only true Church organisation in the whole world. We say all this not out of ill-will or animosity but for the purpose of enlightenment.
The fact that Brother Gideon Urhobo was an African or a postal clerk was no reason why God would not use him to do His work. Late President Rutherford of the Watchtower Society stated in his booklet, Favoured People, that the blessings of God have no reference whatsoever to nationalities. He wrote: "The blackest man from Africa will have the same opportunity as the white man of America." - Page 7.
The early apostles of Jesus Christ were common men but it pleased God to make them His workmen. If God could choose a fisherman to be an apostle, is it a postal clerk He could not call to labour in the gospel? (Matthew 4:18-22; Acts 4:13) There is a popular hymn having this stanza:
Not many rich or noble called,This was drawn from the first epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians in which he made it clear that it is those the world regards as foolish and base God chooses to do His work. He wrote: "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in His presence." - 1st Corinthians 1:26-29.
Not many great or wise;
Those whom God makes His kings and priests
Are poor in human eyes.
We have published this in the interest of the readers who have been asking to know more about the God's Kingdom Society. Yes, the GKS is planted by God; it is not the work of man. Therefore, anyone persecuting her is "fighting against God". - Acts 5:29-42; Luke 10:16; Mark 9:41,42; Hebrews 10:31; 12:29.