The Twelve Tribes invite people to visit their communities to be convinced firsthand that they are God’s Kingdom come to men on earth. They believe the only possible correct conclusion you can make after visiting them in person is that surely they are the people of God, and unless you join them, you are missing God’s Kingdom and have no hope of being fulfilled in Him.
This conversation takes place between Nadiv, acting as a spokesperson for this belief, and those already in the Kingdom of God who can plainly see that Nadiv and the Tribes are not members of Christ’s Body on earth, but have made a god in their own image, an idol of the heart that must be destroyed.
A man tries to find God in community; we tell him the truth that community is in God. The Twelve Tribes puts the cart in front of the horse, though deceitful because of the appearance of going somewhere. It has no traction in the Kingdom of God, however. Allured by an illusion of Heaven and promises of earthly security, many are left shipwrecked.
Jesus said that if you only love those who love you, you are no different than other sinners. If you lay down your life to get, you are not laying down your life as He did, and as He requires of those who follow Him. A woman from the Twelve Tribes asks us for whom we are laying down our lives. This correspondence gives the answer to this critical question, not only for us, dear reader, but for the questioner, the Twelve Tribes, and even for you.
Honcho David Derush is called in by Diane to prove that we are wrong – the Twelve Tribes are God’s salvation on earth, contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We answer the arguments David presents to prove the Tribes’ divine mission, with Scriptural specifics that prove the opposite is true. The Twelve Tribes is a man-made invention – idolaters and promoters of the false religion they see in everyone else. That makes them hypocrites, too.
Some cults have pet, false doctrines on which they justify their existence. “Pastor John's House” has an obsession with “the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues,” which we address (theirs is a false baptism and experience). We also deal with Satan and his subtleties, cloaked by an appearance of graciousness that deceives the simple. It does not take long, however, before he bares his fangs.
Tony is ready to light up the faggots when he hears us say there is only One God, and not three persons. This is vintage John Calvin, who is rebuked for his spirit that the Light has come to reveal and do away with.
Jesus Christ, by living in complete submission to God, which could only come by a pureness of heart in a spirit untainted by sin, served as a conduit of Light that fully illuminated the Being of God. We do not know the great honor of God, until we see Him honored by Christ. We do not know the great glory of God, until we see Him glorified by Christ. We do not know the great power of God, until we see His power in Christ. We do not know Him by faith, until we come into the faith of Christ. Jesus Christ, His life wholly subsumed by God, is the very expression of God, and is the only Way that all men can know Him.