We are in the midst of a fierce and continous struggle between two opposing powers: The powers of good (Christ) and the powers of evil (Lucifer). This conflict goes all the way back to ancient times prior to the creation of man. Let us read Revelation 12:7 on this respect:
“And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war.”
Some call this struggle: “The Conflict of the Times”. According to Paul’s writings, our worst and most formidable enemy in this conflict is the devil with his legions of powers and principalities. It is written on Ephesians 6:12:
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
Notice the way Paul captures our attention to this notable fact: Such forces belong to this evil age-for bear in mind that Satan is the prince of this world (John 14:30) who dwells in this planet fighting against God’s intended work of evangelism.
This prince Lucifer has historically been known for pretending to plot against God and His purpose by acting ahead of time to God’s determined agenda for the End Times. We will prove conclusively with qualified biblical evidence that the Bible has a high concept of what a true commune is. As a preamble we have uncovered the way Satan has pretended to mischaracterize this biblical concept in order to usher the ill-informed crowds into bias and prejudiced against this type of community.
Mass tragedies as those of Jim Jones and the People’s Temple, David Koresh and the Davidians and others are Satan’s moves to obscure and undermine the Bible’s conception and correct image of the glorious reality of a true commune. Satan defiantly opposes God’s final purpose that includes the ulterior and eschatological need of gathering His people in an exemplary communal way of living. Satan has been somewhat successful through a misuse of the method of association by applying a specific connotation to any given word, thus perverting and establishing a wrong idea of such concept. This is the way it is: Satan has been able to place the wrong idea on people’s minds by making them believe that a commune is synonym to mass suicides and immorality! How far can this be from the truth! Imagine this, dear readers: Being able to choose who your neighbors will be in any given place, to have the opportunity to be selective and be capable of choosing the best citizens for your neighborhood in order to attain the most peaceful environment possible free of crime. That is what we call happiness!
The term commune is a synonym to municipality or townhood but in these days this term is used despectively to allude such groups of religious fanatics full of evil intentions. In the United States, as well as in Puerto Rico, there are towns or municipalities under the administration of a mayor. In such towns, good and bad live together. There is not even one town without criminals. Drugs, robbery, prostitution, violent crimes and murders are “the daily bread” of every town in existence. The larger the town, the greater number of crimes. However, we, that intend to live together in peace, in a common faith and with biblical principles of high standards, are the object of vicious slanderous attacks.
We, the enrolled members of this final movement (The Voice of the Third Angel), have been living this way in the small borough of Angeles (to be specific, on Santa Isabel, Sector II) of the municipality of Utuado in Puerto Rico for about seven years. Interesting fact is that not even one of our members has ever been accused of being a drug addict or alcoholic or murderer or pervert-we are just responsible Christian citizens who comply with the laws of the State. We have the right to possess a distinctive creed of faith and to sustain a set of particular biblical teachings, and this does not make of us immorals or murderers. We are peaceful people (as we have always been and will continue to be) with the Bible as our foundation.
The fact that we believe in some concepts that belong to the coming New Age, such as Marital Pluralism, does not make of us perverts or immorals. In fact, I myself am married monogamically, that is, married to my one and only wife as the law establishes. And all of our members live here in a lawful manner, that is, in monogamy. The pluralist marital institution will be the one that will prevail in the coming New Age, as it is declared in Scripture.
Through us, the Lord will vindicate the sublime communal concept He has programmed for the coming New Age. During the first stages of Christianity, believers used to live in communes that were characterized by their highly suitable social Christian-like environment. On Acts 2:44-47 it is written:
“And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;
and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all,
as anyone might have need. Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple,
and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together
with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.
And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.”
Dear readers, pay attention to this, and see how beautiful are these biblical passages! See how exquisitely benignant were their activities, all of this within an environment of a community of believers. Is this sin, to be set apart from this world’s corruption by God’s will? Of course not! It all boils down to a cunning act of satanic prejudice-provoked by insane leaders under suchnames like Jim Jones, David Koresh, Heaven’s Gate and others. Let us continue reading more biblical evidence, as written in Acts 4:32-35:
“And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul;
and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own,
but all things were common property to them.
And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,
and abundant grace was upon them all.
For there was not a needy person among them,
for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales
and lay them at the apostles’ feet,
and they would be distributed to each as any had need.”
The Bible is more than clear in favor of God’s divine disposition, that is, it is imperative for all believers to be set apart for a life of faith-we must abandon the world and join the Church.
The term “ekklesia” really means to abandon the world and gather together or assemble under the guidance of the Spirit in one faith, one Lord, and free to worship. The word used to connote Israel was “gahal” , which has the same definition as “ekklesia” .
There is freedom of worship-a separation of Church and State. It is our intention, by God’s will, to vindicate this biblical concept, and through our silent testimony we will teach everyone what is a true community of believers lead by God not men, for it is better to “obey God rather than man . ” In short time you will be able to visit us and see with your own eyes our way of living.