Due to the overwhelming and positive response from the previous Bible Seminar, a similar presentation themed “Heavenly Family and Earthly Family” was held on Nov 12, 2017. The main focus of the seminar was to share about how we can be a part of the heavenly family.
After a brief introduction of the World Mission Society Church of God, the presentation started off with a Bible passage that the earthly system is a copy and shadow of the heavenly system (Hebrews 8:5). One of them is the family system.
A family unit consists of a father, mother, and children. A man receives the title father on the condition that he has children. Through Jesus’ words, we can confirm that just as we have our physical fathers on this earth, we have the ‘Father of our spirits’ (Hebrews 12:9) whom we should call Heavenly Father. The Bible reaffirms that the earthly family system is a copy and shadow of the heavenly family system.
Through the existence of father and children, we naturally understand that there must be a woman who gives life to the children. In a family, the mother plays an important role in giving life and bringing the family together. The love a mother has towards her family is altruistic and cannot be described with words.
Galatians 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
Most people have heard of Heavenly Father, but not Heavenly Mother. However, the Bible teaches us that just as we have mothers on this earth, we have our Heavenly Mother as well. We can be part of the heavenly family by inheriting God’s blood through the Passover of the New Covenant, making us heirs of the kingdom of heaven (Romans 8:16).
Luke 22:20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you
“Since young, I’ve always known that Christians call God as Father. However, I was curious as to why do we have to address Him as our Father just because he is our creator. It is amazing that we have this Bible Seminar to explain about the heavenly family system that most people are unaware of. Since God created everything with a purpose, the heavenly family system is truly an amazing secret hidden in plain sight. God is sending us a loud and clear message behind His creation. The existence of the heavenly family and Heavenly Mother has cleared my doubts I had for many years,” said Yuan Jun, 27.
“This is a very meaningful Bible Seminar. I have always known that God is our Father. However, today I came to know about God the Mother,” added Ken, 32, an invited guest of the Bible Seminar.
The Church of God invites all mankind to keep the Passover of the New Covenant and become the children of God the Father and Mother. As God’s children, we can return to the kingdom of heaven that contains the everlasting love of Heavenly Father and Mother.