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THE PROMISE OF “TRUTH”
Many people have wondered what the word ‘TRUTH’
represents in The African Church of Truth!! It simply means the ‘Holy Spirit’. Jesus Christ
said that He will send someone to stay with us until the end, meaning the Holy Spirit. To verify if this
truth is the Holy Spirit, we need to look at the following Biblical explanations John16:8,
Romans8:16,26, 1John2:27, John7:38, Galatians5:22,23,26, Galatians5:17,17, and Acts2:17.
Once we’ve read the scriptures above
one can understand that the Truth lives forever, the Truth is alive, the Truth
follows a path, the Truth is only but the truth of what is and what has to come.
The Truth is not in the past tense nor is
it about history. It is not in the future but in the present. The Truth is now. The Truth
is what you feel; the Truth is like your intuition. The Truth only requires following, without
reasoning or questioning. The Truth will care for you as it has been ahead of you and knows your path. The
Truth will never leave you alone. The Truth is there in difficult times, in times that you
feel lonely, scared, fearful, worried and in pain.
Remember, in the beginning The Word was
God, and God sent His Son, and the Son loved us so dearly, and felt so deeply for us that His promise to send the Truth to
look after and to be with us until the end was fulfilled by sending the Holy Spirit.
We in The African Church of Truth acknowledge the promise and want to remind the world of the promise that is with us.
“Follow the Truth as the Truth will set you free”
TRUST IN GOD
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God
to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed
to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions. But then one day,
after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had
happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. "God, how could you do this to me?" he cried.
next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. "How
did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke
signal," they replied.
It is easy to
get discouraged when things are going bad. But we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst
of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground it just may be a smoke signal that summons
the grace of God.
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- A HOUSE CHURCH WITH A DIFFERENCE
TACOT is about establishing ‘house churches’
or ‘church cell groups’ as it was in Biblical times. The cell group will never be larger than 25 people, which
is the average size of a normal household party or get together. The cell group would consist of the same people at every
meeting, for life. Furthermore,
it would not be strange to have 5 or 6 cells in one suburb.
These cell members would all know each other; know each other’s needs,
ailments, sicknesses, fears, worries, would know their shortcomings. They would know when you’ve lost your job, or are
in financial difficulties. Based on the circumstances of this cell Church group, they would decide if there would be 3 or
4 cell meetings per week or month. These cell groups were taught how to read and write. Now, they could read their own Bibles
The interesting fact of our Church cell groups is that we never part with money for the house
of the Lord. What happens is that if the Church meets at your house, and everybody knows you, they would bring along
something which they feel you
are in need of. For example, groceries, warm clothing, petrol, school books for the kids, a carpet for your bedroom, a new
Bible, medicine, hot water bottle etc. etc. The Church does however accept donations. These donations are used to help communities
that had major losses like floods, fire and other nature destructions.
I basically want you to get the idea that these
Church cell groups are extended families, families and friends with the same aim serving the Lord. You see, Jesus Christ never set out to build Churches, but was operating from house to house. He was preaching in the
veld, in the valleys and from hilltops. The important thing is not the building in which you serve the Lord, but
the heart from which you serve the Lord. Our emphasis is to care for each other,
and in doing so to make our journey as believers and followers of Jesus Christ a little bit easier and more tolerable. In
such small cell groups, no-one can hide; no-one is left alone or left out. No-one is overlooked, and everybody is recognized. So, is Jesus restored as head of the Church. At this moment in time I would like you
to change the word Church for gathering, because then you will understand clearly
that we are a religious group, gathering at different cell houses.
Let me remind you that in the first 300 years
of existence of the Christian Church, Christians met in the homes of members and that as for assemblies of Christians in buildings that were purposely built
for Church gatherings, did not exist. A political drive has changed it with political
motivations in the year 313AD with the signing of the Edict of Milan. Constantine became Ceasar
of the Roman Empire in 306AD. He had a political move in place to bring all religions into
harmony in the Empire. He encouraged many beliefs and practices of pagan temple worship to be brought into Christianity. He
made a concerted effort to bring Christians together into purpose-built buildings wherein “Church” often became
the performance of rituals, similar to religious practices in pagan temples. We still live with some of this religious heritage
today. The first record of a building purposely built as a “Church dwelling” was in 323AD, three centuries after
the establishment of Christianity.
No Bible scholar questions the fact that Christians
originally met in the homes of the members when the Church was first established in the first century. In Jerusalem the gospel was first preached to non-believers in the Jewish Temple. From their, the believers continued their fellowship with
one another in their homes. (Acts 2:46)
Also, members like Aquila and Priscilla met
with others in their home in
the city of Rome (Romans 16: 3-5), as well as in their home when they lived in Ephesus (1 Corinthians 16:19). In Asia, Philemon met with
other Christians in his house (Philemon1, 2). The Saint assembled in the house of Nympha in Colosse (Colossians 4:15). The
Church in Corinth first met in the house of Titus Justus (1
Corinthians 16:7). Therefore, meeting in homes, although in small groups, it still remains one Church, in one country as a
In the work of evangelism and edification, the
early Christians went from house to house. Jesus went from house to house during his early ministry (Matthew 8: 14; 9:10,
23, 28; Luke 20:38; 14:1; 19:5). He also taught the disciples to teach from house to house (Matthew 10:12-14; Luke 10:1-7),
and, He instituted the Lord’s Supper in a house (Matthew 28:18-29). Out of necessity, the early Christians taught from house to house. (Acts 5:42; 20:20) They received people into their homes for teaching. (Acts10; 28:30, 31) When Saul
persecuted the Church, he went from house to house where Christians were meeting. (Acts8:3)
The point is that the activity of the early Christians was centered around their homes. It is right to meet in your
house to worship.
Our homes are where
we discover relationships, where lifetime friendships are built, and all of this is built on the foundation of love. This
is wherever you find people who seek to enhance their relationship with Jesus by serving God, being together and sharing,
bearing one another’s burdens, praying for one another, laying the hands on one another, praying for the sick, encouraging
each other, and understanding each other. You see, by doing all this we are an extended family, all in the name of the Lord.
We at The African Church of Truth (TACOT), have many small groups of Christians meeting
in many homes within our communities all over South Africa.
We encourage the mutual support of families who seek to carry out the mission of Jesus. Cell House Church
groups of Christians who are seeking to minister to the needs of others in the neighborhood. We seek to help our communities.
TACOT requires every member to fulfill his or her ministry to others, to spontaneously
participate with everyone, to be a servant to everyone in the cell, and to use the Bible as a guide to establish our relationship
TACOT wants our members to just be Christians, nothing more, nothing less. We do not have dress code, many doctrines, rules
or regulations. We do not believe in uniformity as identification, by wearing specific clothing. We don’t have secret
handshakes or ulterior motives. We don’t kick you out of the Church if you have made a mistake in life. We are servants
to support and uplift, even if you are on crutches from continuously failing to live up to the standards of Jesus Christ.
We do not tell you to stop doing a sin, as that is the Spirit of God’s
work. Our members are guided by the Holy Spirit that has been awaken within us. You too have the same Spirit; all it perhaps
needs is an acknowledgement and revival. Perhaps you just need to listen to it for a moment.
Our only requisition is that you read your Bible daily and pray to God as many times as you can afford, and assist, give consideration and care
for those in need in your community with true love. Be passionate about
Christianity, that’s all.
The African Church of Truth, is
building on the foundation that God is the Ultimate head of the Church and that whosoever believes
in Him must come through the Son, Jesus Christ. The Church believes in the workings of the Holy Spirit. The Church
believes that the Holy Bible is a guidance book to the workings of God and it forms the basis of the teachings
within the Church. We
do Baptising, Funerals, Blessings, Counselling, Marriage, Herbal and Spiritual healing, and Christening sermons form part
of the Church Activities.
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Church is headed by Reverend Daniel Brits and Reverend Mveleli Freeman Matandela. The Church Constitution is freely availabile on request. We are a registered
Non-Profit Organization. Donations are always welcome. CLICK HERE to get Donation
Details via email.
The Church guarantees that no part of any donation given will be
used for any purpose other than that intended. The Church does not take any admin fees or make any other deductions from such donations.
The Church regards donations as a “free will” gift. We provide no
donation list and we do not identify the donor. The Church regards all
donations as an action between you, the donor and God. On a monthly basis the Church visits charity organizations whom they
support to establish what their needs are. The Church generates via community support, whatever assistance the Church can
offer. Should you however, want to directly support a specific group, and feel that you want to deal with them directly, please
send us an e-mail by clicking HERE, and we will put you in direct
contact with them. Donations are applied to the following categories:
3. Soup Kitchens
First Step Programme
Winter: Food, clothing and shelter programme
By pledging a monthly donation
(or a once-off donation), such donation, if unidentified as to which category the donor wishes it to go to, it will be divided
amongst the abovementioned categories in order of need.
HOW DO I MAKE A
Once you have decided that
through the blessings of God you want to donate to the less fortunate, you can either select from the list of categories or
pledge a ‘general’ donation. All
you do is send us an e-mail and tell us which category. For any questions
or queries on Donations please feel free to contact us. Your donations will reach the heart of many less fortuned. It's by
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You are invited to acquaint yourself with our Church. Our Church has no limits. We are not bound by rules or tradition. What binds us is our need for a
better relationship with God and the faith to make a difference in our lives, and the lives of others.
Are you tired of the same old boring Church
services Sunday after Sunday? Do you even go to Church at all? Well here’s something very different! As it was years
ago, we’re here to break religious tradition! We’re tired of the double standards and hypocrisy we see in traditional
Churches across the country. We’re tired of the backbiting and judgemental attitudes that are so prevalent in some of
the Churches today. We’re not here to judge
each other but to serve each other, to be brothers and sisters of a very unique family on a journey and just passing by.
We make it our mission to assist each other in our Spiritual needs each and every day!
Our Church doesn't need your 'tenth' or any money at all. In fact, we've never had use for it in fifty years !!!
Our teachings will feed yous spirit, mind
and soul. Our Church is about freedom. It's about helping people! Our Church is wherever you are.
Call us to find out how you can start your own community family.
has commented so far that they find our teachings deeply thought provoking. We don’t promote anything other than the
TRUTH. We don’t ask you to alter your beliefs or your ideas,
just be open-minded. We don’t have all the answers, just the TRUTH. We do not bog you down with red tape and a lot of
rules, nor do we select you on your standard of education, status or position in the community. As a matter of fact we don't select you at all, "you select us".
We are not interested in what
you earn, where you stay or what language you speak. We do not judge your opinion or your ideas. We are simple people who
are only interested in the TRUTH. That is
all. We will be very happy if you can make an effort to find just one hour of your time for one
of our Reverends to visit you. We do not ask for any donations, nothing will make you uncomfortable. People
are searching for a more fulfilled and happy life! In our Church, you can, at
any time, ask any question you want, especially those questions that you believe are important to you, or, just ask if you don’t understand anything.
Actually, in our Church, questions are very important! The
TRUTH is already in you. It was there even before you were born.
The TRUTH is the Holy Spirit of God.
We know that God can help you overcome the daily battles and struggles you face.
We’ll assist you through them if you are willing to give our assistance a try. Our Church has no
boundaries. We want to create a God loving “family”
of like-minded serious people. Believers that will follow only the
BELIEVE, TRUST AND FOLLOW THE TRUTH FOR IT SHALL
He Can Provide
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