A Strange Ministry Among NON-CHRISTIANS
Jesus Christ had a Strange Ministry after he had finished his ministry for the Jews. Jesus first preached to the Jews and was rejected by the Jews and then went and preached to the disobedient souls that were in prison (I Peter 3: 18-20). According to Prophet William Branham that same ministry would have to repeat again in these last days. After the Westerners had returned to their respective countries, a great change started taking place in the ministry of Bro. Lawrie. The Christians of all denominations were jealous of the Revelations of Bro. Lawrie and hated him just as the Jews hated Jesus. They wanted to see him go off the scene.
This forced Bro. Lawrie to go to the Non-Christians. Bro. Lawrie began to have invitations to speak to Hindu groups and they began to seek him out. Up to this time he had preached only to Christian groups and most of his devotees had Christian backgrounds. They believed that he fulfilled the Scriptural account of the Second Coming of Jesus. But when many people started coming from the various Non-Christian groups to speak with Bro. Lawrie, it was a surprise to his Christian followers that people of other religions could recognize that God had come into Bro. Lawrie. God is not a respecter of persons and within every religion He had His true people and devotees (Acts 10: 34-35).
Bro. Lawrie started to conduct more and more public meetings among the Hindu centres and villages. Fame of him began to spread abroad. During this new move public meetings were again held with healing prayers and many were healed and received peace when he touched them. During these meetings for the Non-Christians, Manujothi Ashram International Orchestra later known as “Soundarya Lahari Orchestra” directed by Devadayavu the youngest son of Bro. Lawrie played an important role. In fact the orchestra was so good that they became famous and they were called to many villages to perform. Devadayavu himself could play eight musical instruments.
Bro. Lawrie always spoke for about 30 minutes during the program and prayed for the sick afterward. The orchestra was used to play concerts in the villages and this started bringing the crowds. The door was opened for the message to be taken throughout many parts of the country. Conferences were arranged once a year for people of all religions at the Ashram. There were leaders of Christian, Muslim and Hindu Religion with their different sects who were attending such conferences. They used to speak about what their religions said about the end-time and about the incarnation that should appear in these last days.
There was a Muslim singer called Nagoor Hanifa who sang and spoke in the conference. There was a famous Hindu leader and orator called Thirumuruga Kirubanandha Variar who spoke in one of those conferences. After his speech he wanted Bro. Lawrie to pray for him and bless him. Bro. Lawrie was also led of the Lord to meet a great poet and Hindu philosopher called Kavignar Kannadason on invitation at his home at Chennai. He was accompanied by his son Deva-Evu. Now that the period of the Bride ministry was almost over, Bro. Lawrie was giving out a different message to the Non-Christians. It was not one of conversion from one religion to another but a Universal Gospel calling the people to Fear God and believe Him who created the heavens and the earth (Revelation 14:6-8). According to the Bible, this happens before the fall of Modern Babylon.
Because Bro. Lawrie was making great strides among the non-Christians, again much opposition rose against him. The Christians called him a Hindu, Hindu leaders in some places accused him of being a Christian, but Bro. Lawrie claimed “I am neither a Christian nor a Hindu, but a follower of that One Great God and Creator of all who called me” (I Corinthians 9: 19-22). Hatred is of the devil. It is the denominational spirit that brings hatred. The worst kind of hatred of all is the religious hatred and the first ever murder was religious murder. Therefore Bro. Lawrie taught his followers to love people of all religions and be tolerant toward them just as the Almighty God tolerates and loves them all (Matthew 5: 43-48). Even in the millennium we find that religious tolerance prevails (Micah 4: 5).
This move among the Non-Christians angered the Christians so much that they hired thugs to disrupt the meetings; but in each case God wonderfully saved the day by bringing the victory to Bro. Lawrie and sending those who came to break up the meetings away in shame. Many people warned Bro. Lawrie that he should be careful about eating and drinking in public places as many in India were after his life. One day he was about to drink a glass of cold drink offered to him. Suddenly and mysteriously the round bottom of the glass broke away and all the drink spilt down, while the upper part of the glass was still in his hand. It was later found out that poison was put in the drink.
All the Christians were averse to this ministry among the Non-Christians and openly showed their dislike. But the Scriptures have to be fulfilled. In the Bible, we find a perfect Type in David. David was a great warrior. He caused the greatest revival in his crusade against the Philistines when he killed Goliath. Thereafter he was all the time fighting the Philistines in the wars of the Lord. But the Anti-Christ spirit came upon King Saul who was always after David’s life. Even the Israelites for whom David was fighting rejected David and always tried to betray him into the hands of King Saul. Therefore David had to seek refuge among the very Philistines whom he was fighting against. Saul stopped chasing him and no one cared about him thinking he had become a Philistine.
But inwardly David was an Israelite at heart. Even among the Philistines, when he was ministering, he was destroying the Philistine allies only. Outwardly David made his people Israel utterly to abhor him (I Samuel 27: 12). We do not have to worry about what man thinks, but we have to please God alone (Acts 5: 29). The Christians think there is no hope for the Non-Christians unless they turn to Christianity. But God is not a respecter of persons. Even though the Birthright is given to the seed of Abraham, He gives the others too their due share. We read in the Bible (II Kings 5: 1) about Naaman, the commander of the Syrian army. By him the Lord had given deliverance (salvation from enemy) to the Syrians. But the Jews think there is no salvation or deliverance to the Syrians and others.
The Birthright goes to the seed of Abraham. They have the land flowing with milk and honey. The True Seed of Abraham have the Name above all names, the Book above all books, and also the better resurrection (I Resurrection) and Redemption of the body. The others nations have their God-given lands, their respective names revealed to them for worship and also the Second resurrection. Hagar had the revelation of the name Lahai Roi which was different from what was revealed to Abraham. In the days of Sodom, the Lord God told Abraham that He would not destroy Sodom if ten righteous people were found there (Genesis 18: 26-33).
This peculiar special ministry of Bro. Lawrie to the Non-Christians was in accordance to the prophecy of Bro. Branham that there would be a ministry similar to the one Jesus had when he went to preach to the Lost Souls in Prison (I Peter 3: 18-20).
The Three Stages Of His Ministry
There were Three Major Stages in the ministry of Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie after he met Bro. Branham. Bro. Lawrie became known as the most powerful and popular preacher known among the people of India. There were numerous miracles and wonders and healings beyond count. Millions were brought to the Lord Jesus Christ. That was the First Stage of the mighty ministry he had. Subsequently Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie started preaching and teaching the Whole Truth of the Word and many thousands and thousands came out of Jezebel Religion back to the Word of God leaving their denominations. He introduced them all to the messages of Prophet Branham. In 1967 during his visit to the USA many ways were opened out among the followers of the Branham Message.
On the First moon-landing day in (July 21, 1969 – IST) The Lord Jesus Christ gave Paulaseer Lawrie the revelation required for the Coming of Christ and came down into him at Chicago, U.S.A. This was the Word becoming Flesh for the Second Coming of Christ. A few days earlier a Mount of Transfiguration incident was reported. When Bro. Lawrie was preaching on the 23rd Psalm, flames of fire went forth from his eyes and he was transfigured.
Great Revelations concerning the Plan of Redemption, The Preparation of the Bride of Christ, The Son of David, The Seven Unwritten Thunders, New Name and many other things hitherto unknown were revealed by Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie for the preparation of the Bride of Christ. (Revelation 19: 7-9, Romans 8: 19-24, II Corinthians 5: 1-10, I Corinthians 15: 35-55, II Samuel 7: 12-19, I Chronicles 17: 11-17, Psalm 89: 3-4, 19-20, 26-37, Revelation 5:5, 10: 1-7, 19: 11-16, 22: 6-9, 16,17,20). He was always condemning the organized religion on one side calling the people out of the denominational system back to the Word of God. At the same time he was teaching the believers, the deep consecration messages meant for the Bride of Christ. That was the Second Stage of his ministry.
The Third Stage
The Third Stage of his ministry started when Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie was involved in this unusually strange ministry to the Non-Christians. Many different sects of Hindus came in flocks and approached him. Some unseen force was driving them towards Bro. Lawrie. Many people of other religions had Visions and Dreams of Bro. Lawrie and came to him. It was a surprise to his followers that people of other religions could recognize that God had come into Bro. Lawrie the same way they had understood. “God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him” (Acts 10: 34-35). In every age He had never left Himself without witnesses. Within every religion He could accept those who worked righteousness.
They brought their books with them. It was found that no religious book taught the people to be unjust, dishonest and immoral or to do undesirable things. Those original books are opposed to Idol Worship. There were references to Jesus Christ, End Time, End Time Incarnation of God, Millennium, Destruction, Judgments and etc. which lined up with the Bible. There were many other references pointing to the End-time Manifestation of Christ which they call as Kalki Avatar in Sanskrit. The ministry, since the Moon-landing in 1969, had gathered believers of the Bible to Bro. Lawrie so far. They recognized that he fulfilled the scriptural account of the Second Coming of Jesus. But people from other religions also were expecting that someone was to come in this age, as foretold in their books and prophecies.
The Hindus were expecting the Kalki Avatar, the Muslims the coming of Imam Mahadi, Buddhists expected Maithereya Amitaba, the Jews were expecting the Messiah, and the Christians Christ Jesus, the Son of David. Each religion is expecting someone. Will several appear on the scene, or will it be one person, who perfectly fits all the prophecies in all the Books in the different religions that foretell of a coming chosen man into whom the Lord would embody Himself? Those Non-Christians even could show references about the Ruler in the Millennium which they call as Dharma Yug meaning Age of Truth and Justice. In the Millennium, the King of Kings is a Ruler for the people of all religions even though they do not know him as Son of David or Christ the Bridegroom (Micah 4: 1-5 – Verse 5 especially). Anything that agrees with the Holy Bible should be agreeable to us.
When the three Hebrew Children Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were cast into the fire, the pagan king Nebuchadnezzar saw four men walking in the midst of the fire. Nebuchadnezzar could recognize the form of the fourth man to be the Son of God (Daniel 3: 20-26). This only goes to prove that there was this concept of the Son of God even in a religion outside Judaism. When the Syrophenician (Canaanite) woman called Jesus as Son of David and asked Him for her daughter’s deliverance, Jesus did not oblige her. He only said, “It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and cast it unto the dogs” (Matthew 15: 22-28, Mark 7: 25-29). She had no claim on Jesus as Son of David. Only when she resorted to her faith that Jesus made her daughter whole.
Similarly these Hindus do not have claims on Christ as Son of David or the Bridegroom. According to their books, the Avatar (incarnation of God) would come when man gets to (understand) know the moon. It was even mentioned which local community He would hail from and also about His whereabouts during the period of His incarnation. These Hindus worshipped God in different Names. These religions are religions of Works whereas True Christianity is a religion of Grace by Faith in Christ Jesus, Our Lord. The people of Islam are waiting for the Day of Judgment according to the Quran. The Hindus talk about Karma (Works). God is a God of Justice and He judges them for their Works in the Second Resurrection. They are judged out of those things which was written in their books according to their works (Revelation 20: 12).
So this is a different group of people other than the Bride of Christ to whom Bro. Lawrie had to minister just as Jesus Christ ministered to the Lost Souls in Prison. A Hindu or a Muslim cannot be judged by the Bible. You cannot judge an Indian in India by the American Law and vice versa. Bro. Lawrie was teaching them to come out of idolatry and organized religions and follow God according to the Bible. They have their own books and they are judged accordingly. Some people took to the Bible. Many others left off idolatry and their religions which were holding them and started looking to God in their respective books. For their sake Vegetarianism was encouraged (Romans 14: 21). This ministry was thrust upon Bro. Lawrie in the final stage of his ministry since the people were led by an unseen force to come to him. Now his earthly ministry is over.
For Your Kind Attention Please
The full name of Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie is R. Paulaseer Lawrie Muthukrishna. Mr. Deva Rasiah, the father of Paulaseer Lawrie was under the aegis of a famous man called Lawrie Muthukrishna of Colombo, Sri Lanka who was also his mentor. When Paulaseer was born, his parents named him as Paulaseer Lawrie Muthukrishna. In his native town Nazareth, his family members called him “Paul” and his folks call him as “Paulaseer”. Among the Christian believers all over the world, he is well known as “Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie” or “Bro. Lawrie”. People of other religions, mostly the Hindus call him as “Lawrie Muthu Krishna alias Lahari Krishna”. There is no need for any confusion when he is referred to in one of these names. He is one and the same person.
Bro. R. Paulaseer Lawrie was known as Bro. Lawrie among the Christians when he gained popularity. In that name only he gave the Bride Messages. In about 1983 some Brahmin brethren suggested that since the name Lawrie sounded like a Western name, they could use a similar sounding name Lahari in order to minister among the Hindus. The Non-Christians called him Lahari which sounded similar to his original name Lawrie and he allowed it. The name Lawrie means – One crowned with Laurels (Revelation 19: 12). The name Lahari means – Sound Waves. The Non-Christians believe that Sound Waves created the heaven and the earth whereas the Christians believe that the Word of God created them. (The Scientists say that the Big Bang caused the creation of the universe).
According to the books of Hinduism the Unstrung Sound emanating from the heavens created the heavens and the earth. These sound waves are said to harmonize into the sound Aum which was the beginning of God’s creation according to them. According to the Bible, Aumen (Word) was the beginning of God’s creation (Revelation 3: 14). In India there are those who address him by the title “Ayyah” which means ‘Sir’. It is also used to address a Respectable Fatherly Person. There are those who object to addressing this Great Person as Brother Lawrie. The Son of God was meant to be the First Born (Elder Brother) among many brethren (Romans 8: 29). Therefore it would not be improper to use the term Brother Lawrie to address him since he is mostly known as Brother Lawrie.
After the period of Noah, God revealed himself to Abraham by the name “God Almighty”. Moses had the revelation of the name “Jehovah” hundreds of years later (Exodus 6: 2-3). Even the bond woman Hagar had the revelation of another name “Lahai Roi” (Genesis 16: 13-14). But Hagar had no claim on God through the name “Jehovah” When Jesus came to the Jews, He came in the Name of the unseen God the Father – Jehovah (John 5: 43, 10: 25). He was preaching and doing ministry in the name of Jehovah (Father). Preaching Jehovah gave him access to the Temple and the Jewish Synagogues. Subsequently Jesus started teaching them that He and His Father were one (John 10: 30). In other words He said he was the same Jehovah whom the Jews were worshipping. He was rejected by the Jews.
When His ministry to the Jews was over it took an unusually strange turn. He went to preach to the Lost Souls in prison who were a different group of people altogether (I Peter 3: 18-22). They were NOT from the organized or denominational Jewish Church. What name would he have used to identify Himself to them? He would not have preached to them using the name Jehovah because God was not known to them in the name Jehovah. In the days of Noah, people were worshipping God in some name other than the names we see in the Bible. Therefore when Jesus went to the disobedient souls in the days of Noah, He would have surely used the name they had used for worship. Then He would have told them that He was the same person.
Bro. Branham strongly preached that there would be a similar ministry in the last days to the Totally Lost just as Jesus was preaching to the souls in prison. He said, “(I) Wonder if His ministry climbs out the same way in the last days”. This was fulfilled in the ministry of Bro. Lawrie. When Bro. Lawrie started the ministry, he came to the Christians in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus, he could have access to the Churches and in the Christian Society. After the Moon-landing message of God Coming Down arrived, he started telling the people that Jesus was united in Him bodily. Then the Christians rejected him in toto.
Then came this strange ministry among the Non-Christians. Bro. Lawrie did not approach them using the name of Jesus. He had to refer to their books to teach them. He was accepted in the name Lahari and not in the name Lawrie. Bro. Lawrie was giving out a different message to the Non-Christians. It was not the Bride Message since they were a different group of people altogether. It was not one of conversion from one religion to another but a Universal Gospel calling the people to Fear God and believe Him who created the heavens and the earth (Revelation 14: 6-8). According to the Bible, this happens before the fall of Modern Babylon. Now His ministry is over. The next event is the resurrection of the dead in Christ when he is expected to bring them back to earth with him.
Paul’s Method Utilized
Apostle Paul’s Jewish name was Saul. Even though he was a Jew of Tarsus, he was a Roman Citizen by birth. It was a privilege those days to be a Roman Citizen. It made them Free Citizens (Acts 22: 27-28). By virtue of his Roman Citizenship, he had the Roman name called Paul which he used when he went to the Gentiles. (Paulus means “Little” in the Roman language). Apostle Paul also claims that he became a servant to all, as a Jew unto the Jews, as one under the law to those under the law, as one without law to those without law, as a weak one to the weak and became all things to all men that he might by all means save some. (I Corinthians 9: 19-22).
Paul wanted to show to the Jews that he was orderly and was keeping the Law of Moses. Therefore Paul, together with another four men shaved their heads and observed the rites of purification required of them for purification for seven days as instructed by James and other elders (Acts 21: 18-27). With the Gentiles Paul acted in a different manner. The Apostles and the Elders of Jerusalem agreed with Paul that the Gentiles needed no such purification and circumcision too. They were to abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled and from fornication (Acts 15: 19, 24, 29, 21: 25). Paul even accused Peter of double standards in this matter and reprimanded him (Galatians 2: 11-14).
Apostle Paul had to act according to the groups he came into contact with. If all the things mentioned above were right for Paul, it should be right for us too now. But the Christians are prejudiced when they see the ministry of Bro. Lawrie among the various sects of Non-Christians. When we read of what Apostle Paul did and said we find them interesting. But when it comes to the present day when similar things take place in the ministry of Bro. Lawrie, people are unable to swallow. It is too bitter for them to receive it. They become angry and act like the Pharisees of the days of Jesus.
When Apostle Paul was preaching on the Mars’ Hill, at Athens, he was preaching to the Greek philosophers of the Epicureans and Stoicks about “The Unknown God” whom they were ignorantly worshipping. He was quoting their own poets to teach them (Acts 17: 22-30 esp. verse 28). It might seem to be an accent of the regional culture dressed in local national fashion. But it was not a distortion of the message as some Christians may think. If it was right for Apostle Paul, it should be now for us too.
In the days of Noah there was a ministry when Noah and Family were safely tucked away in the ark and the door was closed so that no one could open. From inside he was ministering to those outside who were doomed and could not be saved. Many would have mocked him. If some who were convinced wanted to get in, they could not because God had closed the door. In the days of Sodom & Gomorrah too there was a Bride Ministry for Abraham’s Group in which the Lord God Himself visited Abraham and dined with him and transformed the bodies of Abraham and Sarah to be fit for childbirth. Then there was a ministry to the Foolish Virgins for the Group of Righteous Lot. Then finally there was a Blinding Ministry for the Sodomites who were Totally Lost and were meant for Destruction.
Testimony At The RSS Meeting
In March 1986 meetings were conducted in a city called Jaipur, Rajasthan in North India for about eight days. It was mostly meant for the Hindus. It so happened one evening when Bro. Lawrie was preaching, an RSS leader came into the meeting. He was impressed by the way Bro. Lawrie was preaching to this Hindu audience calling the people to unite under one True God and work towards a strong, free and united India. At the end of the meeting, when Bro. Lawrie was praying for the sick, this gentleman too stood in the prayer line and he found Peace in his heart.
He invited Bro. Lawrie to come and speak in an RSS conference meeting the next day. The RSS (Rashtriya Suyam-Sevak Samaj) is the religious and cultural wing of the main Hindu Organization. Their political wing is said to be the BJP (Bharathiya Janatha Party) which is presently the main opposition party in India. Bro. Lawrie agreed to attend this meeting. The next day Bro. Lawrie took Bro. V.E. Rajkumar, Bro. M.V. Desikan and also his son Deva-Evu to the RSS meeting. Many belonging to the RSS cadre were gathered. There were also many of the BJP Parliamentarians (M.P.) and Legislators (MLA) of Rajasthan Assembly present. There Bro. Lawrie was asked to speak to them for sometime.
In his speech Bro. Lawrie stressed the need for the people of India to unite under the One True God to build a Strong, Powerful and Free India without being a slave nation to the Western powers that be. He said he was fighting the British under Mahatma Gandhi for the freedom of India and in the process sacrificed his University Studies and career when he was young. He mentioned that even after he became a Christian Preacher, he never became a slave of any Western Church denominations and organizations. He emphasized that he was doing his work independently as a true patriotic Indian. He testified to the fact that he had found the True Light and Peace through the Lord Jesus Christ.
He further went on to say that he had no objection if the Hindu people could attain that same Light and Peace through Shri Ram or Shri Krishna. In closing he said, “In this great country we could live as brothers in peace without any religious hatred”. The RSS people found nothing offensive in his speech and on the other hand, they really appreciated it and applauded him. In reply to his speech, the RSS speakers spoke and one of them rose up and said, “Mr. Lawrie, we have no hatred against Jesus Christ. In fact we appreciate His teachings and service to mankind.”
“We consider him to be an Avatar (Incarnation of God) too. What we stand against is the influence of Western culture which creates moral destruction and havoc among Indians in the name of Christianity. We see that you are a true and patriotic Indian and therefore we will not stand against you”. Thus the meeting ended on a cordial and peaceful note after which many of the MPs, MLAs and others of RSS Cadre came to Bro. Lawrie to be blessed by him. The Lord had taken Bro. Lawrie through many citadels of Hinduism and its sub-sects. This indeed was an unexpectedly High Citadel.
It is evident that God has placed His Truth in a manner to be clearly seen and understood by the people of all religions. Therefore there is no excuse for anyone of any religion (Romans 1: 18-32). This ministry of Bro. Lawrie among the Non-Christians fulfilled the prophecy of Bro. William Branham.
Prophecy Of William Branham
Bro. William Branham had strongly preached about such a ministry for the Totally Lost for (Now) today. They had to recognize Christ to be what He was because God made Him go and preach there. Let us see what Bro. Branham says about this ministry. I give below a few quotations of Bro.Branham concerning this.
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32-7 There’ll be a ministry that’ll show great wonders (Joel said so), but there’ll be no time for redemption. It’s all over. The Lamb’s done took His Book, and redeemed is over. As Jesus first preached and was rejected and then went and haunted those that were in there, preached to them that were in prison and could not repent, no time for salvation, that same ministry will have to repeat again. What if that could be the Third Pull to the eternal lost? What if it is there? I hope it’s not. What if it is? Think of it just a minute now. God forbid, I got children. See? But it sure looks pretty close here.
42-1 Jesus’ ministry, when He was healing the sick, He was so wonderful.
42-3 And notice, when the Third Pull of His ministry come, the First was healing the sick, the Second was rebuking their organizations and prophesying what they had done, what they were, and what was coming: what is, what is–will come, what was–what is and will come. That’s what He done. Is that right? But His Third Pull was when He preached to the lost that couldn’t be saved no more. They were down there where them big painted eyes was. Preached to the souls in hell that did not accept mercy, but were eternally separated from the Presence of God; yet they had to recognize it; what He was, because God made Him there. Wonder if His ministry climbs out the same way in the last days. As it was, “As the Father sent Me, so send I you. The works that I do shall you also.”
42-4 Lost, could never be saved, they had rejected mercy. That was His Third Pull. Now, is there any question? His First Pull, He healed the sick. Is that right? His Second Ministry, He was prophesying. His Third Ministry was preaching to the eternal lost. The three mountains and so forth–the lost, eternal.
- Noah had Three Pulls, and his third was to the lost after the door was shut. For God let him set right there where nobody could enter or go out. They were inside for… On the seventh mountain, the highest mountain, that’s where He settled the ark, mountain. See? That right?
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13 And the last name goes on that Book, or, the last name that’s redeemed, that was put on that Book, that settles it. He comes to claim what He redeemed. And it might be a strange time. Did you ever think: people will go right on preaching, the church will go right on even thinking they’re getting people saved. It’s too late then, it’s all over (See?), and the Message will go to the totally lost, just like it did in the days of Noah, seven days in the ark. It did in the days of Sodom. Jesus Himself, His–His third stage of His ministry, He went and preached to souls that were eternally lost, that were in prison, that repented not, long-suffering in the days of Noah. And we don’t know what time these things might happen.
And let’s be warned. Don’t just stand around; let’s do something about it. If we’re not right with God, let’s get right with God. See?
Quotes From Bro. Lawrie
Let us see what Bro. Lawrie says about touching other religions and their books. Given below is a quote from one of his messages.
Thunder Series Part 2, dated 16.07.1988 Page 6
“Opening the door of the Tree of Life and telling the secrets is the THUNDER MESSAGE. Many may tell that Thunder messages are finished, and may tell many other things as they like. But you read the Bible and see (check up). If these things … (if even) what I am telling are against the Word of God, don’t take it.
I have told many things from many Scriptures, but that is not for the real seed. Others will take it and they don’t trouble us. But for the real seed, I am telling from the Word of God. The uneducated people….. If you listen to what all I say, glorification will come automatically. Hear the tape and do accordingly; then glorification will surely come to you.”
If the Prophets tell anything which is not in the scriptures, we need not be afraid of it, nor need we be afraid of that person who is telling it. But we have to fear God and His Word. Only His Word is life to us. His Word….. The written Word which was spoken by Him in the beginning. If a Father tells that he will give some property…. He will say, I will give this house for you, that house for your brother, etc. But before his death he may change it. But if he leaves a will and dies, no one can change it. Similarly The Lord is unchanging Lord because of two things. He spoke the Word and gave it in writing also. In the Bible itself, it is written like that.
Door Closing Messages
Instead of the usual Gospel message of Jesus Christ, Bro. Lawrie was giving out a different message to the Non-Christians. It was not one of conversion from one religion to another but a Universal Gospel calling the people to Fear God and believe Him who created the heavens and the earth (Revelation 14: 6-8). According to the Bible, this happens before the fall of Modern Babylon.
To give a finishing touch to the ministry among the Non-Christians, door closing messages were given to blind the people just as the Sodomites were blinded. The different messages to Abraham, Lot and the Sodomites respectively were from the same source after all.
The True Believers of the Word know the door through which they came in. Jesus Christ and the message of Salvation through the blood shed by Him on the cross is the door through which we came in. But those who are outside are given messages, which make it appear as though there is no door at all there (Like the Judas doctrine of the Ahmadiyyas), so that they cannot enter.