“What is the… ‘Church’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Romans 8:9) But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit; if the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone = has ‘Not’ the Spirit of Christ; = he is ‘None’ of His.
*** (Luke 17:21) Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, Behold; = the kingdom of God is = ‘within’ you.
In the Bible… the Term: “Church” = is ‘NOT’ a Bible term of a ‘Building’ or a ‘Church Denomination’…! There are… “Many False Claims”… by some denominations; that “Their Church” is the One True Church; started by Christ! Anyone who has… ‘Read & Studied’… the Holy Word of God; knows that… ‘The Church’… is ‘Only’ those who are “Truly Born Again by God’s Holy Spirit”… And “NOT”–A CHURCH ‘DENOMINATION’ –OR– A ‘CHURCH’ BUILDING…! Religions, will always make up their own… ‘Rules & Teachings’… replacing the Holy Word of God…! They will also make up… ‘Religious’ sounding words… that ‘cannot’ be found in God’s only point of reference; The Bible…! What else does the Bible say about the ‘Church’…?
*** (Hebrews 12:23-24) to the general assembly and ‘church’ of the first-born; who are written in Heaven; and to God the judge of all; and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
(Heb 12:24) and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant; and to blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
*** (Philemon 1:1-2) From Paul, a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy--- To our friend and fellow worker Philemon,
(Phil 1:2) and the ‘church’ that meets in your house; and our sister Apphia, and our fellow soldier Archippus:
*** (Matthew 18:20) For where two or three are gathered together in My name; = there I [Jesus] am = in their midst.
*** (Hebrews 9:11) But when Christ had become a high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building
*** (Acts 7:47-to50) but Solomon built Him a house.
(Acts 7:48) But, the Most High does ‘Not’ dwell in temples [churches] made with hands; as the prophet says,
(Acts 7:49) “Heaven is My throne and earth is My footstool. What house [church] will you build Me; says the Lord; or what is the place of My rest?
(Acts 7:50) Has not My hand made all these things?”
“Christian or ‘Born Again’ – 101”…Blog.
Do ‘ANY’ of the Bible Verses posted here… mention anything about a ‘Church’ denomination or a ‘Church’ building…? I have been to both the… “Notre Dame Cathedral” in Paris France; and “Westminster Cathedral” in London UK… and God was ‘Not’ dwelling there…! The NT was written in Greek and the word for “Church” means the… “Called Out ONES!” Called out from ‘Where to What’…? And… ‘Who’… are the ‘Ones’ called ‘Out’…? Remember, “Religions”… will ‘always’ make up religious sounding ‘Things’… that are “NOT” in the Bible! When God, the God of the Bible speaks… He uses His Holy Word…! Why…? His Word is “Eternal”… and “Does Not Change”… with the winds of political correctness. Religious people ‘Hate’… God’s’ Holy Word… and its… “Eternal Authority” throughout the ages!
*** (Matthew 24:35) The heaven and the earth shall pass away: but My Words shall ‘not’ pass away.
*** (Psalms 119:89) LAMED: ‘Forever’, O Jehovah [Lord]; Your Word is settled in the heavens.
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them ‘through’ Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of Jehovah was to them; precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they might go, = and fall backward, = and be broken = and snared = and taken.
*** (Colossians 1:12-to-15) giving thanks to the Father [God]; Who has made us meet to be ‘partakers’ of the inheritance; of the saints in light.
(Col 1:13) For He has ‘delivered’ us; from the power of darkness; and has ‘translated’ us into the kingdom of His dear Son;
(Col 1:14) in Whom [Jesus] we have ‘redemption’ through His blood; the remission of sins.
(Col 1:15) Who is the ‘image’ of the invisible God; the First-born of all creation.
*** (John 6:44) No one can come to Me [Jesus]; unless the Father [God]; Who has sent Me [Jesus]; draw [compel] him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
*** (John 10:16) And I [Jesus] have ‘other’ sheep; who are ‘not’ of this fold. I must also lead those; and they shall ‘hear’ My voice [Word]; and there shall be ‘one’ flock; ‘one’ Shepherd.
*** (John 12:48-49-50) He who ‘rejects’ Me [Jesus]; and ‘does not’ receive My Words; has one who ‘judges’ him; the Word that I have spoken; the same shall ‘judge’ him in the last day.
(John 12:49) For I [Jesus] have ‘not’ spoken of Myself; but the Father, Who sent Me; gave Me a command; ‘what’ I should say; and ‘what’ I should speak.
(John 12:50) And I know that His command is life everlasting. Therefore whatever I speak; even as the Father said to Me; so I speak.
Can you find ‘Anywhere’ in the Bible… where a Church denomination is found…? Well, where then did they come about…? You can see the ‘False Religious’ agenda; in both the “OT & NT!” The NT Jews; who always had a ‘contention’ with: Christ Jesus…! Christ Jesus ‘healed’ on the Sabbath… and ‘exposed’ that they put forth; their… ‘Traditions of the Elders’… “Before” the Holy Word of God! They had their ‘own’ traditions and wrong applications; of the Holy Word of God! So today; denominations are ‘always’ in conflict; with ‘other’ denominations! “IF”… Christ Jesus was really the… “LORD [Boss]”… in their denominations… “THEN”… His Holy Word would ‘denominate’ over their ‘differences’. Have you ever seen the words… ‘Full Gospel’… on a church sign? What it is really saying; is that… the ‘other’ denominations… are only giving you; a ‘Partial Gospel’… and they are the ‘only ones’… who have ‘all’ the Truth! That is a Lie… right from Satan!
*** (Exodus 20:19-20) And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will hear. But let not God speak with us; lest we die. [Will you really die IF you hear God and Obey Him?]
(Exodus 20:20) And Moses said to the people; Do not fear; for God has come to ‘test’ you; and so that His fear; may be before your faces; so that you may ‘not’ sin.
*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God, and keep His commandments. For this is the whole duty of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For God shall bring ‘every’ work into judgment; with every secret thing; whether it is ‘good’; or whether ‘evil’.
The Fear of God – 101 Blog [1/3]
*** (Matthew 15:7-8-9) Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
(Matt 15:8) “This people draws near to Me [God] with their mouth; and honors Me with their lips; = but their ‘heart’ is far from Me.
(Matt 15:9) But in vain they ‘worship’ Me; teaching for doctrines = the ‘commandments’ of men.”
*** (Luke 6:26) Woe to you when all men ‘shall speak’ well of you! For so their ‘fathers’ did; to the ‘false prophets’.
*** (Luke 13:10-to-17) And He [Jesus] was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
(Luke 13:11) And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and she was bowed together and was not able to be completely erect.
(Luke 13:12) And when Jesus saw her, He called and said to her, Woman, you are delivered from your infirmity.
(Luke 13:13) And He [Jesus] laid His hands on her. And instantly she was made erect, and she glorified God.
(Luke 13:14) And answering, the synagogue ruler, being angry because Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, said to the crowd, There are six days in which it is right to work. Therefore in them come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
(Luke 13:15) And the Lord answered him and said, Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the sabbath loosen his ox or ass from the stall and lead it away, to give it drink?
(Luke 13:16) And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham whom Satan has bound, lo these eighteen years, be loosened from this bond on the Sabbath day?
(Luke 13:17) And when He had said these things, all His adversaries were ashamed. And all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, the days come, says the Lord Jehovah; that I will send a ‘famine’ in the land; not a famine of bread nor a thirst for water, but of ‘hearing’ the Words of Jehovah.
Anytime a “Church or Denomination”… puts their Teaching above the Holy Word of God: “They are Wrong”… And… “You are Wrong”… to follow their “Wrong Teaching”…! The early Jerusalem Church had the same problem with the Gnostics. They falsely claimed to have… revelations… that superseded the Holy Word of God. But those Bereans in “Acts 17:11”… Searched the Word… Daily… “To TEST”… if those things were True! The NT Bible was not yet written… so what did they Use…? Simply, those things already written in the OT! The OT validated the NT… and the NT validates the OT. The Passover celebration, the spotless lamb… sacrificed was a Word Picture of Christ Jesus in… “1Corinthains 5:7”… “Christ our Passover!”
“Give them A ‘Warning’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Thessaloninans 5:21) Prove all things, hold fast to the good.
*** (Acts 17:11) And these were more noble = than those of Thessalonica, = in that they received = the Word = with all readiness of mind = and = searched the Scriptures daily to see if those things were so [or Not].
*** (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and to the testimony! = If = they do NOT speak according TO this Word, = it is because NO light = is in them.
*** (Luke 16:31) And he said to him, If they = do NOT = hear Moses and the Prophets, = they will NOT = be persuaded, = even though one rose from the dead.
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you according to the wisdom given to him
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things hard to be understood, = which the unlearned and unstable = pervert, = as also they do the rest of the Scriptures, = to their own destruction.
What will Christ Jesus use… to test our ‘works’ done for Him…? What your Church ‘teaches’… Or His HOLY WORD…?
Love; in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.