In this section of our website there are several teachings and exhortations God has enabled me to write by His grace for the edification of His Church; therefore their aim is to edify the brotherhood.

I know that many will say that some of the exhortations (as well as some of the teachings) I wrote are not for their edification. There is nothing to be surprised at, because among the Church of God many don’t endure sound doctrine, but according to their own lusts, because they have itching ears, they have heaped up for themselves teachers who say what their itching ears want to hear and who understand neither what they say nor what they affirm (1 Timothy 1:7), and they have turned their ears away from the truth and have been turned aside to fables. These so called teachers and their followers say: “This man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt”, the same words the rebels spoke against the prophet Jeremiah, who was a holy man of God who spoke from God (Jeremiah 38:4). However, as far as I am concerned, I will continue to say that I speak for the profit of the saints (1 Corinthians 7:35), because the authority the Lord gave me is for their edification, and not for their destruction (2 Corinthians 10:8). Let the rebels continue to slander, let these arrogant people resist the truth; but let them know that the day is coming when their folly will be manifest to all men, as the folly of Jannes and Jambres, who resisted Moses, was manifest to all men. I would like the rebels, who harden their hearts, to come to their senses and recognize the truth and do works worthy of repentance! I would like all those who are my enemies (because of the truth I speak to them) to become my friends! But their conversion depends on the will of God and not on my will. For I know it is God who grants repentance that leads to the knowledge of the truth. Therefore I pray God that He may grant them repentance.

I know also that many will be spiritually edified and they will rejoice in the Lord at all the things they will read (so they will rejoice even at those exhortations which make the rebels gnash at me with their teeth), for they love the truth which has set them free from sin and from this evil world. These people are the humble in heart, as it is written: “The humble shall hear thereof, and be glad” (Psalm 34:2); they have found wisdom and they strive always to live honestly before God and before men, so that they may keep their conscience clear toward God and men. May God guard them from the evil one and confirm them to the end, that they may obtain the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.


The grace of the Lord be with all the saints


Giacinto Butindaro



Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. Scripture quotations marked (NKJV) are taken from the New King James Version; those marked (NIV) are taken from the New International Version; those marked (NASB) are taken from the New American Standard Bible; those marked (IBRV) are taken from the Italian Bible, Riveduta Version; and those marked (IBDV) are taken from the Italian Bible, Diodati Version.



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