THE SERVANT GENERAL
OUR THEME FOR 2020
FOUNDATION OF TRUTH
September 18, 2019
1 Timothy 3:14-16
We must know who we are and what we are called to be. Our
very first Core Value is Centered on Christ. As we center
our lives on Christ, then we are building on Rock.
we are built on the Rock that is Christ, then we become “the
household of God, which is the church of the living God”
(1 Tm 3:15b). If we are founded on the living stone that is
Christ, then we become the living stones of his holy Church.
“Come to him, a living stone, …. and, like living
stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to
be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable
to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Pt 2:4-5). Wow. What
a calling! A spiritual house, a holy priesthood, offering
the Church, which is the body of Christ on earth, is “the
pillar and foundation of truth.” (I Tm 3:15c). Jesus
himself is the way and the truth and the life. But today,
even among many Christians, they are not living the truth.
Catholics routinely claim to be devout while supporting abortion
and LGBT. The truth is that abortion is murder of the innocent
unborn, while LGBT is celebration of what is unnatural, intrinsically
disordered, and even diabolical. We must know the truth, as
it is what sets us free.
within our Church, the truth is also being distorted. There
are divisions within our Church, at the highest levels, between
those in diametrically opposed theological and moral positions.
“They are like children who sit in the marketplace,”
with two groups proposing different types of entertainment
to the other but both groups not agreeing to either proposal
(Lk 7:32). There are those who fail in orthodoxy and have
even fallen into heterodoxy and heresy, like God’s people
then whoat one time criticized John the Baptist for not eating
and drinking, but at another time, criticized Jesus for eating
and drinking (Lk 7:33-34).
there can only be one truth. Truth can only be founded on
the Rock that is Christ. And we must know our faith. We need
to study authentic Church teachings and study the Bible. “Great
are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.”
(Ps 111:2). The Bible is the word of God and it helps us be
founded on the Word of God. Then “wisdom is vindicated
by all her children.” (Lk 7:35).
then is this Christ? He is “the mystery of devotion”
(1 Tm 3:16a). He is God who became man, borne witness to by
the Holy Spirit, revealed to the angels, announced to the
Gentiles, accepted in faith to the ends of the earth, ascended
to great glory (1 Tm 3:16b).
members of CFC-FFL and the authentic Church of God, “you
should know how to behave in the household of God” (1
Tm 3:15a). Be built on Rock.