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We have nothing for sale. We do not pay the Clergy, We do not pay tithe, we are all Christian and all New Covenant as a church people. We have no such thing as clergy who has more than one living mate.
Any human may have had more than one mate in this life and still be saved, marriage has nothing to do with salvation, any person can repent of any sin as long as they are in the flesh as a human, but no clergy can stay the clergy when they take a new, honey, no clergy can have more than one living mate, this is the rule for the clergy from God and the church has to obey.
Old Church of God clergy will help with any wedding, but the cost is on those who are getting married, sometimes the Elder will give the payment for what He does to those who are joining together, it is up to that or any Elder as to their time we do not pay them and or tell them who they can charge for this work, most of them have a set price in our day because of the many different marriages in our world
that price is (10 million dollars )--for the cheap one, or where the price will start, they have nothing to do with the world setting a same-sex union
But they do not have to do such a thing for free, so if one wants such a thing Just pay for what you want. This is the church Elders' answer to the governments, of this world. we will not fight with people, we will not play your games. God gives all who serve Him a choice.
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CoviD-19 has changed the Clergy or should have. we need a change in church clergy!!!!!!!
We should not as a people have any such thing as a Lordship clergy, in the all Christian all New Covenant church.
Anyone can be the church, and anyone can be the People of God.
All humans are the Who-so-ever of God! John 3:15-17. Anyone can have church anywhere Matthew 18:20 there are things we will not know without the clergy, to be clear one has God keeping us clean, but Men do have the calling from God to Jer. 15-17 and Rom. 10 14-16 so God's saved will be schooled in what He calls His creed of Doctrines. And God is calling those who He calls, Jer. 3:15-17- Romans 10:14-16 so we can have more of through Romans 10:17 it is His choice to do this His way.
From the Old Church of God of the New Covenant- Elder: 1 Cor. 1:2-Gal. 1:13-Heb. 8:1-13- Jer. 31:31. This is to all clergy, us as well as the others! To any and all churches under the cross of Jesus Christ our Savior!! We all need to be very careful
How we return to church. God is looking to see what His people are and how they do live after this.
And we do need to look at the men and women who are the clergy at church.
God will not be mocked, and the clergy has to do as God says and ask for. it must begin with the clergy.
The clergy has caused God to turn His head in the time of corvid-19.
It has happened again-----Jeremiah 11:1-23 and God is doing the same thing as in Jeremiah 12;1-17 God has called an end to the way humans keep His all Christian all New Covenant, as the church, we let the clergy be God and moved away from what God tells us the church is. So God as we see it is returning the world to Rev. 18:1-4 in our day and time. Humans do not care anymore, their God is a money God, lust is called the truth, humans obey not what God calls truth, their truth is what their flavor of what God is. They have sin upon sin in their life and it is in the clergy they have gone back to the sinful ways, so God has given this world what we have in covid-19 as just one of the seven to come on this earth.
Just because the old church of God has always stayed with what God first gave this world as the all Christian all New Covenant, and as stated the church that we see in the Bible the scriptures and is what He God will call all of the saved back to in the last days, Rev. 18:1-4 His People as He says in verse 4 as He gets ready for the rapture, it does not mean that God has not had many works on the earth under the work of Jesus as savior. But in our day men have become God in the eyes of the people and many do act as if they are God or John, Matthew, Luke, and so as if they are Jesus,
They do not have a mask on their face because they think that they are better than God’s work, above the other humans on this earth, preachers open up the church, as if they have power over this virus, and people not stopping to say if you have power over this , why do you not stop it. God does say test the Spirit to see if it is God. 1 John 4:1 Go back to the church when they clean it up and God will bless you for it.
As this world gets worse with this virus, men boast of how their church has God and you will be safe with them, only to have many sick in just a few days after they go back to church. Men playing God in this world is not a Godly thing. We now have more different flavors of what God is, more than we have cities as a nation. God will not be mocked, He will bring just what He has done, doom, we as a nation need to return to God and first clean up the clergy from our churches. Just as they did in the last great awakening at Cane Ridge Kentucky.
That was the first thing God had them do. Remember all churches under the cross are His people, this teaching from the bible has always caused trouble because it is saying that God has church His way with His people, and will have mercy on whom He has mercy on and does not ask men who He can have it on.
The humans are under Jesus as the savior and men or church can’t save anyone. One of the most subtle and therefore dangerous temptations in the Christian life is to judge for oneself who God has chosen to be a vehicle for His truth or His goodness. Jesus is alive and the Head of His church, and no one man or college, church, pastor, Priest, Pope, or any other has the only way God has that way in Jesus only.
All Elder is to call out sin and that is if it is in the Clergy so be it. We have to call it out in ourselves just as well because we are just human and when God calls sin to us we speak out. For any human to say that they are the chosen and the only way is false, Jesus is the Savior, and salvation is in no other.
Acts 4:12 even to judge who God has chosen, not just as a vehicle for His truth or goodness, can be false thinking, but who God has chosen to be one of His own is between that person and Godmen were never to police salvation. oversee the church and to be salvation police, was not the work of God, God would forgive all who would come as whosoever to His son Jesus as the savior. For John 3:16 people are always the same, they make the free will choice to receive what God has for the salvation of this world.. Passages in Scripture, known to all, seem to present us with a true answer that does allow for an easy answer to these questions. Jesus is the savior, Jesus is the Lord not some human man with a church. God will have His people His way, His church His way with only Jesus as the Head.
For example, in Matthew 7:21-23, Jesus tells us in no uncertain terms that there are many who think they are God’s servants in this life based on their good works, but who God knows are not, and who consequently will be cast from His eternal presence. Further along in Matthew’s gospel, we find the parable of the weeds, where Jesus explains to His disciples that only at the end of days will it be revealed who was of God, and who of the evil one (see Matt 13:24-30). In this parable, the implication is clear, the disciples, nor by extension, their successors, are not in a position to know who is a true follower of Christ and who is not. Those who are His He will come for.
That knowledge is reserved for the divine Mind only. It may very well turn out we find ourselves quite surprised (pleasantly we can say we don’t know who God will call back and get ready in the last days) or about who we may bump into in the Almighty’s new creation. We do know this that in this CoviD 19 Pandemic Clergy have been made a Liar as having any power over this Virus Priest, Pastors, Elders, large numbers of churchgoers as well as all other in this world have been taken, God has not placed off-limits, on the Clergy for this pandemic, or has He said no to the saved people of this world. Is God, about to Rev. 18:1-4 in our day here in 20/20, is this Virus the first of the last seven to come as the scriptures tell us of?
Has God had enough of what we call the church in His name? DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE SEVEN LAST DAY PANDEMICS? Do you know that one of the things that will be on that day is the clergy living large on the church people's money. As we look back from 20/20 what do we see in the clergy? Luke 14:13 But when you host a banquet, invite the poor. But what has happened is, it's for sale.
The clergy have turned the church kitchens into a place to sell food to the poor-- We have church colleges and the Bible does not have such a thing. God says He would call His Jer. 3:15-16- Rom. 10:14-16, no one human was to teach their flavor of what God is.
The clergy have abused children, and are still called the clergy, they have more than one living wife and are let be the clergy, people act as if it is what God calls for, to let such a clergy be anything because He is above God in their eyes.
The good --Samaritans- where are they? Luke 10:25-27 are not in the Hospital When one gets the bill, we do see that to have Saint on the walls is as nothing in our day and world. The clergy have placed a price on Healing because they do not have the power from God to heal anyone. Do you know why the clergy did not say anything when our nation let same-sex unions become legal? it is because of 501-3 tax, without this, they could not put money away for themselves, in the banks in this country alone money in the Trillanes of dollars are in Pastors care, none of it taken out for food in this pandemic to help the poor and those in need.
This is only part of what God is mad at in our day. But God always has a change in the saved people or for them. God will not let things go on and on without check. The time of Check is Here we all must change the way we live, and the way we have church.
We had an awakening in this place we now know as Kentucky in the year of 1801 at Red River, Cain Ridge, and we needed another, it came because people begin to pray, and people cleaned out the clergy, and God returned to the church., it was not just one church but all of them who cleaned up the clergy. We can not have a camp meeting without having all the churches in it. And having them take away all clergy who have more than one living wife, it is a sin before God and is not what He says Church clergy are. Any clergy who is an abuser of children or any person should be told you are out.
They should be told to repent and return to God, but God has no way of you as the clergy anymore, you can go to heaven if you seek God’s forgiveness., and He forgives. How can this be so in God? we should return to a place where we all make it clear that some are not there just yet. However, on the other side of any attempt to discern spiritual good from evil, Christ does tell us there are some things we can know about people and their relationship to God. In Mark 9:38-41, Jesus tells the disciples that anyone who is not against Jesus is for Him and that anyone who does mighty works in His name cannot afterward “speak evil of [Him].”
So people who are not against Him, but maybe are not yet fully on board with Him, could yet be His in some way (a few very thoughtful atheists and agnostics, fallen Clergy, fallen Humans, who are saved but can fall into sins, and who defend Christianity come to my mind right away). Also, in a passage highly favored by Christians skeptical of our current world leaders, Jesus tells us straightforwardly that a tree is known by its fruit, just because someone has a bible does not make them a Christian, see Matthew 7:15-20.
Passages like these seem to give us some criteria by which we can judge the moral and spiritual character of others. If people cast out demons in Jesus’ name, then maybe they are or soon will come to be His.
If there is the fruit of good works in the life of a professed believer, then maybe they are also truly His. If the moral character of someone seems rotten, however, then maybe we can rightly criticize them, or at least distance ourselves from these bad apples, even if we can not with certainty know the status of their salvation. God has always had the say when, and who is in His clergy, no person can change such rules as to what God says one has to be, to become the clergy, or stay as the clergy-God calls for this a church where the clergy is not what God calls as the clergy the people should clean it up, cast out the sinner clergy. But it will only be done if that church is under God and Jesus as Lord and Savior.
This task of spiritual discernment can only be if that church is in it for God and not in it for other reasons, will be an easy one, if God is there. After all, what is “good” fruit and what is “bad” fruit may not always be clear? To have some type of movement of new flavor maybe what that church wants such as to control state, or city, or county, The control of the community by clergy is the work of the devil. And, as is often the case, our own sin will inevitably prevent us from discerning correctly this moral and spiritual fruit of which Jesus speaks.
This is why Jesus also gives us another command, one often taken too literally by the Christian antinomian: “judge not, lest you be judged yourself.” So, the hard question of “can we know who belongs to Jesus?” is only partially answered for us. Ultimately we cannot know, but in the meantime, we seem to be called to try and discern the best we can, and that based on the fruit of someone’s labors, which will potentially show their moral character, and maybe give us a glimpse of their spiritual estate.
We do know that any clergy who is not under the rules for the clergy in the Bible is not of God, they would know that God does not let them do as they please as the clergy, when they took the new honey they should remove themselves from the clergy, so to show that God’s way does work and that the church will stay clean before Heaven with a clean Clergy. Spiritual & Moral Judgment in Our Popular Culture Today it is fashionable to judge people based solely on their public persona.
A persona we receive through the various and manifold filters of social media. Very few of us have in fact any personal connection to the people whose moral and spiritual status we claim to know, and in knowing, claim to be able to properly judge. We receive minuscule amounts of data about all kinds of people: athletes, movie stars, epidemiologists, and yes, presidents, and are quick to ascertain not just their beliefs about God, but also their moral and spiritual standing before Him. We fool ourselves into thinking we know them, perhaps even know them better than they themselves, or their close companions. With regard to spiritual discernment, while in some cases it is clear that a person just is not a believer in Jesus (or not yet), and therefore needs to receive the Gospel, in other cases it is obscure.
These cases, which would apply to men and women who profess Christ and perhaps even lead some part of His Church, demand, therefore, that much more discernment, if the church will not stop a bad clergy you should just go to another church, but not without that much more prayer, for that person. And with that much more careful and reflective thought before adjudication is made about whether or not to trust them at the new church. see if it has a clean clergy before going. When you are not the Accuser, is when you see the clergy with that new wife. And then you are telling the truth.
But before hardly enough evidence has been collected or prayers offered. As such we have devolved into a church of satan, where satan is understood as what his Hebrew name means: “the accuser.” we should return to only what the bible says the rules for the clergy are because this would be what God requires. If the saved do not see the church as clean it most likely is not clean. But then there is also the broader cultural problem of moral discernment. This is between that person and God, God has no such thing as cultural police in people.
This, on the one hand, is categorically easier than spiritual discernment that the church must do, since it relates only to the “moral” fruit of a person’s life, and has that person's place before God, and is a great necessity to walk with one’s spiritual status before their Creator. However, confusion can arise when Christians, who are interested in both the spiritual and the moral, begin to conflate the two, expecting that for any given Christian, there you will find a very moral person. This is a common error to all of us, and one rooted in a deep theological enigma: we do fall down all have to repent when we have sinned, the fact of salvation vs. the reality of sanctification.
Sanctification does not make the human who is a God or who can’t sin. All humans can and do come short of what God requires of them, but as long as we are in this body of flesh we can repent. This is God’s way out for the Human Race.
However, it is not just that Christians can have expectations too high when it comes to the process of moral cleansing and perfection in this life. Rather, it is also the case that we have seen too many examples of Christians who on the outside have appeared to be quite moral indeed, only later to be revealed as something entirely different.
Sin comes when we humans make a bad choice, sin is the choice we fall down in. It is in this sense that Christians must exercise caution and wisdom when trying to discern “fruit.” For moral rottenness does not necessarily translate into spiritual rottenness, as moral excellence, or the appearance of it, does not necessarily translate into spiritual purity.
This is to all Humans and God had rules for the clergy to stay clean. Who God Chooses is Not Who You Would Choose It simply is not the case that every good person will simply look or act like a clergy. This would be simplistic and reductionist discernment. It would also be foolish and naive.
In the end, there will be many who display all forms of moral failure, yet whose heart and will is more aligned with God’s heart and will than those whose outward personality seems pure and untainted. The Human can Repent but God has rules for the clergy that take us, humans, out of the clergy, and keeps us out, His Rules not the church rules. Appearances, and even good works of a tremendous kind and variety, simply will not be sufficient for us to know with any certainty the heart of another. This tragic reality became very real for many fans of the late Catholic missionary, Jean Vanier, whose life looked about as close to that of Mother Theresa, or John Paul II, or Jesus, as one could imagine. Yet this founder of L’arche, a ministry dedicated to the most vulnerable among us, was simply not what he seemed to be.
How many have had to backtrack and distance themselves from someone whose inner life was deeply disturbing and whose covert actions may have been more damaging to the witness of the Gospel than even all of his good works combined? While it is difficult to come to a final conclusion about such things, what is not difficult is to know that the entire legacy of Vanier and his ministry is now tainted and that with a very dark tint indeed. It is often those who are most difficult to accept that God will have to act on His behalf. The converse of course is to be careful of those whose character does seem quite palatable to us, but who God does not know because their hearts are far from Him. In the clergy, we do not have to accept what God has no rules for.
When we become Christian we are a member of Christ and His church.
Just a little more about it! Is there time to go to another church?
Yes! When a man calls you out on things that God has fulfilled it’s time to seek another church.
Any church that is under the cross is God’s work Men want money and power, money by saying that the tithe is now money, but the tithe was always just food to keep a priest, food in the storehouse, men change it to money, so they could live large in the world, men want the power so they make people think that they are John, Peter, Matthew, or Paul their story is just like them as they seek to deceive, they come with a sabbath, a Holy day, new moon, some old feast day, or even a new one if you will believe them they seek you to look to them taking you from the savior, they do sell salvation and their flavor of what God is, God did not tell men to have a school or take over the children.
But God did let humans have church the way they wanted it, with Him calling them back to Him or those who John 3:16 their way to Him before the end Rev. 18:1-4 He did not tell them to have, or start a college, but many did so, they could have their flower and flavor of what God is.
DEFINITION: The New Testament, New Covenant church defines the Church as the physical manifestation of Christ, and that the church is the bride, also called His Body and as the Bride, the people are who He will return for, they are the all Christian all New Covenant people of Christ. People can be the church anywhere. Matthew 18:20 because the church is in the people.
And for one person to have the only way is a sin to those who say and have such a teaching. God has at this time of salvation to any who John 3:16 having church under many names but all of them under the cross. One day He will call all of His people back out of all the churches under the cross, Rev. 18:1-4 The word actually means “the called-out ones” or “dedicated to the Lord.”
The church is the spiritual body through which Christ works in the world. No man has the power to keep what Jesus paid for or to take them from Him.
FACTS ABOUT CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: God places a human into His book of Life and only God and Heaven can take us out. The church itself can't save. the Pastors can’t save, only Jesus can.
Becoming a church member does not save you, John 3:16 will start you on the way to be saved.. Salvation only comes through confessing, repenting, and accepting Jesus Christ as Savior (John 3:16; Romans 10:9). Doctrinal Truths of the Old Church of God of the New Covenant Hebrews 8:1-13-1 Cor. 1:2! Repentance. Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19 this will happen when one John 3:16, The Holy Ghost will see to it. Justification. Rom. 5:1; Titus 3:7 because of Faith, and faith is what we can’t see but we still believe that is we John 3:16 alone with the love He powered to us through Jesus.
New birth. John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9 forgiveness makes us new. Regeneration. Titus 3:5 is the work of God in the world. Sanctification Is what God does so the human can know they are forgiven for the sins they have done.----- Rom. 5:2; 1 Cor. 1:30; 1 Thess. 4:3; Heb. 13:12 Holiness.
Holy Living can be what the saved person can do.
The saved person still has to repent and will want to once God frogives.
This Is what the human can do and live after they are forgiven. Luke 1:75; 1 Thess. 4:7; Heb. 12:14
Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to cleansing; the endowment of power for service. Matt. 3:11; Luke 24:49, 53; Acts 1:4-8
Water baptism. Matt. 28:19; Mark 1:9,10; John 3:22,23; Acts 8:36,38
Speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance as the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. John 15:26; Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:1-7 this is in other tongues, not some noise
Spiritual gifts. 1 Cor. 12:1, 7, 10, 28, 31; 1 Cor. 14:1 they will begin to show up in our life.
Signs following believers. Mark 16:17-20; Rom. 15:18,19; Heb. 2:4 Fruit of the Spirit. Rom. 6:22; Gal. 5:22, 23; Eph. 5:9; Phil. 1:11, If the spirit is there it will show.
Divine healing provided for all in the atonement. Psa. 103:3; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; Jas. 5:14-16; 1 Pet. 2:24
The Lord’s Supper. Luke 22:17-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26 the all Christian all New Covenant way in the Lord.
Washing of the saints’ feet. John 13:4-17; 1 Tim. 5:9,10 Under the all Christian all-new Covenant walk the person must begin with 1 Timothy 5:7-8 as the first thing with money under the all-new covenant walk. all other things.
Tithing was an old covenant way but not under the all Christian all New Covenant because we have no such thing as a High priest in a man, so Alms and giving. Gen. 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Food as the Tithe and not as Money under the Old Covenant! Mal. 3:10; Luke 11:42; 1 Cor. 9:6-9; 16:2; Heb. 7:1-21 in today's way for the saved.
The old covenant Tithe was just food, not money food for the Levites Deut. 14:22-26 and they did put it in a storehouse. For the entirety of the great tribulation period, Will be after the return of Jesus, to get His church people. He is good for His word.
Money for salvation is the work of the Beast the Antichrist, those who call for a tithe are not of Christ Jesus but of the devil and out for self. God has nothing for sale.
The Beast (Antichrist) has broadcast an endless stream of deceptions (Revelation 13:5 - 6). His subtle lies, coupled with the performance of evil supernatural wonders, have led the world to worship him as both god and savior (Matthew 24:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:1 - 4). But the John 3:16 people are in the work that God has for the world and will see a fake, this is why they go door to door with their Jesus or their God, to keep the human from doing the Repent that a who-so-ever will do when they John 3:16 and the Holy Ghost take them over because they did it God's way.
His" the Devil satan has authority over the fakes of this world, it is absolute and no one dares challenge him militarily (Revelation 13:4, 7).
The Antichrist is aware that his authoritarian and violent rule over the earth will be interrupted by the return of Jesus (Revelation 12:12). Satan, however, is forever the optimist when it comes to pursuing evil. The devil has never let his perfect record of defeats, or prophecies guaranteeing his future What is one of the primary deceptions they will promote before the return of Christ?
Men will not receive sound Doctrine there are already some who say that God has no doctrine and the church will not have such a thing.
What is the false Christ? False Christs are usually those who appropriate Jesus' name for credibility's sake yet promote lies (Matthew 24:5). The Apostle Paul (1 Timothy 1:7, 2 Timothy 4:3), Peter (2 Peter 2:1), John (1 John 4:1), and others have warned Christians about false teachers. Our responsibility is to "test the spirits" (1 John 4:1) to determine if what is stated is the truth.
The chaos caused by false Christs and their clever deceptions is real. One day the disciples questioned Jesus regarding when they would know his return was imminent. The first words out of his mouth were, "Be on guard so that no one deceives you" (Matthew 24:3, throughout). Later he stated, "For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets . . ." (Matthew 24:24). failures (Revelation 19:20 - 20:3, 7 - 10), stand in his way. He believes he can repel the return of The truth of the last days! The phrase "the last days," as it relates to prophesy, occurs exactly seven times in the King James Bible.
It occurs in Isaiah 2:2, Micah 4:1, Acts 2:17, 2Timothy 3:1, Hebrews 1:2, James 5:3, and 2Peter 3:3. Jesus directly discusses the last days and the events that both lead up to it and are in it in Matthew 24 and Mark 13. The last days (also referred to as the End Time or the Great Tribulation) is a period of roughly 3 1/2 years or 42 months (Revelation 11:2 - 3) that will shortly come upon the entire earth. It will be a time, just after Jesus' Second Coming, when the Beast and the False Prophet will rule the world through their counterfeit version of God's kingdom.
The 42 months (1,260 days, see Revelation 11:3, 12:6) of the last or final period before Jesus' return can further be divided into two relatively distinct pieces. The first piece is about two years (24 months) in length. The second or last piece, Biblically called "the day of the Lord" (Isaiah 2:12, Joel 2:11, 2Peter 3:10), is about 18 months in duration. This second part of the great tribulation represents God's direct punishment of unrepentant humanity. Matthew 24:36 - But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 1 Corinthians 15:52 -
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. Matthew 25:13 - Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Matthew 24:27 - For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Hebrews 9:28 - So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many, and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Matthew 24:44 - Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Revelation 20:4 - And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Jesus and maintain his earthly reign.
No longer a taker!
Restitution where possible. Matt. 3:8; Luke 19:8,9 saved people will not be taker anymore. The premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the dead saints and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. 1 Cor. 15:52; 1 Thess. 4:15-17; 2 Thess. 2:1.
Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years. Zech. 14:4; 1 Thess. 4:14:2; 2 Thess. 1:7-10; Jude 14:15; Rev. 5:10; 19:11-21; 20:4-6 While Christians agree on certain points of doctrine such as the Trinity and the divinity of Christ, they are far from united where the end times are concerned. End times beliefs vary from one group to the next and even differ within a single denomination.
Many have to do with the "Kingdom of God," believed by some groups to be a literal 1,000-year reign of Christ on earth. Christians are divided into premillennial, postmillennial, and amillennial groups. What is the truth? The truth all of them will come to pass, men only want the one that agrees with them but God holds all truths and will have His People His way.
The Millennium and Christ's Return The book of Revelation describes a period of 1,000 years during which God binds Satan and Jesus Christ rules over the earth. While this 1,000-year "millennium" reign is mentioned only once, some groups of end-times scholars believe that other biblical passages referring to the "Kingdom of God," such as those found in Mark 24 and scattered throughout the rest of the Gospels, also apply to this millennium.
Views on the end times tend to revolve around this concept and its relationship to Christ's return. Historic Premillennial Beliefs Historic premillennialists believe that Jesus will return at the end of this age and institute a 1,000-year earthly kingdom. Some believe that Jesus could return at any moment, while others believe a 7-year "Tribulation Period" will occur before Christ returns. During this Tribulation, the Antichrist will rise and take over the world.
Early Christian writers such as Papias, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus seemed to hold to this belief. More recent advocates of historic premillennialism include Walter Martin, John Warwick Montgomery, and Theodore Zahn. Dispensationalist Premillennial Beliefs Other Christians believe that Jesus Christ will return and take away or "rapture" believers from the earth prior to the 7-year
The Antichrist will rise during this time, only to be defeated by Christ and the armies of heaven when Christ returns at the end of the Tribulation. Immediately following this return, Christ will set up the millennial kingdom and rule the earth for 1,000 years. This view of the end times is known as "dispensationalism," and divides history into several specific epochs during which God deals with human beings differently. (See Ref 4) For example, God dealt with people differently during the "Dispensation of Law" (the time of Moses) than God deals with people today during the "Dispensation of Grace." This view began with John Nelson Darby in the mid-1800s, and popular advocates today include Tim LaHaye, author of the "Left Behind" series. (See Ref 1 and Ref 4) Postmillennial Beliefs Postmillennialists believe that the Kingdom of God will one day take over the earth.
They believe Christianity will grow and spread, gradually expanding to cover the entire planet and its inhabitants. Once that happens, the world will experience 1,000 years of peace - the millennium. It's only after this millennium that Christ will return and judge the living and the dead. Postmillennialism was a favorite belief of some of the Protestant Reformers, including John Calvin. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, was also a postmillennialist, as were several Reformed theologians around the turn of the 20th century such as B.B. Warfield. R.J. Rushdoony is the leading modern postmillennialist thinker. (See Ref 4) Amillennial Beliefs There is another group of Christians that believe the Kingdom of God isn't a future occurrence. They believe it is something that is happening now in the hearts and minds of Christians both dead and living. They view Revelation's prophecy as allegorical, referring to the Kingdom of God initiated by Jesus Christ at his resurrection. For these Christians, there is no rapture and no tribulation period. The only end-times event to occur is the second coming of Christ.
They believe the second coming could occur at any moment and will be immediately followed by the judgment of all humanity and then the end of time. The Roman Catholic Church holds amillennial views. Resurrection. John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Rev. 20:5,6 Eternal life for the righteous. Matt. 25:46; Luke 18:30; John 10:28; Rom. 6:22; 1 John 5:11-13 Eternal punishment for the wicked. No liberation nor annihilation. Matt. 25:41-46; Mark 3:29; 2 Thess. 1:8,9; Rev. 20:10-15; 21:8
There is only one dimension of the Church. The universal Church and the local Church are as one, because they are all Christian and all New Covenant in their walk, and each place was to govern the self there was never to be a big headquarters for God on earth. there was to be no such thing as a man as boss over salvation. Jesus is the savior and Jesus is the head of the church people. -
The universal Church is just another group of local churches and is composed of all true believers in Christ–those now living and those who have preceded us in death. This is any church that is under the cross and that person has John 3:16 their way to Jesus. -The local Church is composed of a local congregation living in a specific area and meeting together regularly, whether it be in a church sanctuary, a home, or even outside under a tree! One of the greatest things one could do in our day is to buy a boat and go to the lake on Sunday and have a church with the family before God and be a true servant of the Lord. Many because they can read that the tithe was only food now see they can just go to the lake and worship for the same money they once gave a church pastor.
All born-again believers are automatically members of the universal Church. Believers become part of a local church through meeting together with them and/or a formal process of joining the local congregation. Various groups of churches have organized into what is called “denominations”. Although this was not done in New Testament times, modern churches have opted to do this for purposes of administration and organization. The Body of Christ and the Bride of Christ are other names used in the Bible for true believers who are part of the universal Church. Jesus Christ is the head of the Church. “And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way” (Ephesians 1:22-23).
Jesus loved the church and gave His life for it (Ephesians 5:25). The Church fulfills Christ’s mission to the world. The book of Acts and the epistles record how God worked through members of the First Church to extend the Gospel around the world. Christians are directed to assemble with other members of the Body of Christ. The Bible warns: “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). Which local congregation one should be a part of is between you and God.
The question is where does He want you–both for your spiritual benefit and for the benefit of others? This may change from time to time. You may fulfill your purpose in one church and move on.
When you leave one congregation for another, however, it should be because of the direction of God and for accomplishing His purposes in and through you. Always leave a church right–that is with a good reputation and without making accusatory statements regarding the congregation from which you are departing. There is no perfect church. If you are looking for a perfect church, you will not find one. The church is composed of men and women just like you–people who are imperfect. The “perfect” church is one where believers are following the mandates of God’s Word, seeking to mature spiritually, and fulfilling the Great Commission to the world. Chastening means to discipline in order to correct errors or faults.
FACTS ABOUT CHASTENING AND DISCIPLINE:
This is not because one is great but that one has sinned in their life. Reasons for chastening and discipline. It is the nature of sin to rebel against authority. This is what caused the original sin of Lucifer (Satan) and of man (Adam and Eve). Because of this basic sin nature, we all rebel and need correction at times. Pastors or spiritual leaders have the authority for discipline within a church or ministry because they have the responsibility for the spiritual welfare of followers (Hebrews 13:7).
You are to respond positively to your spiritual leaders so it will be a joy for them to lead you. God expects parents to discipline their children. The Bible says that a person without discipline will die without instruction–spiritual death for sure, and maybe even physical death (Proverbs 5:23). Proverbs 23:13 says “do not withhold discipline from a child.” Moses commanded Israel to teach their children to observe all of God’s words (Deuteronomy 32:46). The Bible says: “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4,
. God disciplines believers through His Word, trials of faith, and adverse circumstances. The purposes of chastening and discipline. It leads you to repentance and corrects sin (1 Corinthians 8:9; 2 Corinthians 7:9). It keeps you humble (2 Corinthians 12:7-9). It teaches you spiritual discernment (1 Corinthians 11:31-32) and to obey God’s Word (Psalm 119:67). It encourages you to be faithful (1 Corinthians 5:6-7); protects the testimony of the church (1 Timothy 3:7); and is restorative (Galatians 6:1; Matthew 6:14-15). Chastening and discipline confirm God’s love for you.
It confirms that you are a child of God and that He cares about you (Hebrews 12:8, Psalms 94:12; Proverbs 3:11-12).
DEALING WITH CHASTENING AND DISCIPLINE: GOD
Will not let His saved do as they please! Consider chastening a reason to examine your life. Like the Apostle, Paul admonished, “…let a man examine himself…” (1 Corinthians 11:28). Examine your life for sins of commission (things you should not do) and sins of omission (things you should have done but didn’t). Confess any known sin. Chastening sometimes occurs because of sin, so confess any known sin. When you do, God will cleanse you from all unrighteousness, meaning even sins of which you are not aware (1 John 1:8-9).
Pray the prayer of David: “Cleanse me from secret faults” (Psalm 19:12). Do not be discouraged by discipline. Know that through chastening, God confirms His love for you (Hebrews 12:7-11). You are actually blessed when you are disciplined by God (Psalm 94:12) Remember what has been called the “golden rule” if you deal with situations that require discipline: “Whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them” (Matthew 7:12, ).
Always ask yourself: -What does God’s Word say about this? -How would Jesus handle this? -How would I want to be treated in this situation if our positions were reversed and I was him and he was me?” Use these biblical guidelines for discipline: -Go first to the erring brother and solve the matter individually and personally if possible. If the erring believer will not listen to you and repent, go again with witnesses. If he still refuses to hear you, take the matter before the entire Church (Matthew 18:15-17). -Discipline should be with a proper spirit. Spiritually mature believers are to first judge themselves and then deal with offenders in a spirit of meekness, love, and helpfulness (Matthew 7:1-5; Romans 15:1-2; 2 Corinthians 2:6-8, and Galatians 6:1-4). -Correction should be done with the purpose of restoring the offender who has been taken captive by Satan (2 Timothy 2:24-26). -Opportunity should be given for the erring brother to respond.
If one repents, the leader can restore him to fellowship and ministry.
If the offense is serious, the offender may need to be removed from active ministry until he sets his own life and home in order. If he is rebellious and does not repent, he must be removed from leadership and possibly, the church fellowship. -Private problems and public sins should be handled differently (Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 5; Galatians 2:1-14; 1 Timothy 5:20). In the passage from Matthew, it seems the problem was between two individuals. It was to be dealt with by enlisting the aid of other believers and, if the offender would not listen, by excluding him from fellowship.
In the other passages, the problems were matters of public record so they were dealt with publicly. -Exercise discipline only on the basis of factual knowledge. “Hearsay” evidence is not sufficient, and there must also be two or three witnesses to an offense (Matthew 18:15-18; 1 Corinthians 5:1 and 1 Timothy 5:1,9). -If a correction is totally refused, discipline may include exclusion from the fellowship. One of the greatest gifts God has given believers in fellowship with other believers. One of the most severe punishments is withholding such fellowship (Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 5; 2 Thessalonians 3:14; 2 John 7-11; and 3 John 9-11). WHAT GOD’S WORD SAYS ABOUT CHASTENING AND DISCIPLINE: Blessed is the man you discipline, Oh Lord, the man you teach from your law. (Psalms 94:12) Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. (Psalm 119:67) My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. (Proverbs 3:11-12) But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment.
When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned by the world. (1 Corinthians 11:31-32) To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:7-10) Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it.
How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:7-11) Responsibilities of church membership include faithful attendance, service for God, and financial support.
Each member of the Church has a specific purpose to fulfill (1 Corinthians 12). God sets the leadership in the church. Apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelists, teachers, and those with various other spiritual gifts are set in the church by God (1 Corinthians 12:27-28). God’s purpose for the church is that “…through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Ephesians 3:10-11). The church of God is the pillar and ground of the truth. That is why it is so important to be part of a Bible-believing church (1 Timothy 3:15).
DEALING WITH CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:
Do not remain in a church where scripture is being violated. If the teaching or leadership of a local congregation do not line up with the truth of God’s Word, find a new church. Recognize the importance of attending church. Hebrews 10:25 warns about abandoning meetings together, especially in the end-times. The church is important to your spiritual growth and development and provides a place where you can serve God with your talents and gifts. It is also the foundation of truth that will keep you from deception (1 Timothy 3:15). Find a church. Become part of a Bible-believing, Spirit-filled, proof-producing church. Pray and ask God to guide your decision. Your choice of a local church is not about your preferences. Rather, it is about the best church for you to attend where you can grow spiritually and your gifts and abilities can be effectively used to bless others.
If you believe God is calling you to start a new church, do so without causing disruption in the church you are presently attending. God is not pleased with those who cause division among His people.
WHAT GOD’S WORD SAYS ABOUT CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:
Read through the book of Acts and mark each time the word “church” is used. You will note that the church was the agency through which the Great Commission to reach the world is fulfilled. The epistles are letters written to the church under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and provide guidelines for it in faith and practice. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. (Acts 2:47) Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so, in Christ, we who are many forms one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (Romans 12:4-5) The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body–whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free–and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. (1 Corinthians 12:13) Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
And in the church, God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. (1 Corinthians 12:27-28) And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (Ephesians 1:22-23) His (God’s) intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Ephesians 3:10-11)
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21) For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together.
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (Colossians 1:16-20) … you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. (1 Timothy 3:15) Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25) But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. (Hebrews 12:22-24) Member When we become Christian we are a member of Christ and His church.
The saved is the church, Forgiveness from God makes the human under the new covenant the church and we can have church anywhere Matthew 18:20. Becoming a member of an Old Church of God of the New Covenant? Many churches teach that to be a member of something is wrong, but we do not have a doctrine of such : Why? To be a member of the local church body does this for you, and will identify all with you and with us. Identifies you as a believer (see Ephesians 2:19, Romans 12:5).
Together, not separated, we are His body (1 Corinthians 12:27). Provides a spiritual family to support and encourage you in your walk with Christ (Galatians 6:1-2, Hebrews 10:24-25). Gives you a place to discover and use your gifts (1 Corinthians 4:7). Place you under the spiritual protection and guidance of its leaders (Hebrews 13:17, Acts 20:28-29, 1 Peter 5:1-4). Involves you in the lives of others and provides accountability (Ephesians 5:21, James 5:19).
There are four ways to join The old Church of God of the new Covenant! Remember we all need fellowship. The Local church is there for all in fellowship. How to join? All humans are, to begin with, John 3:16! Affirmation of Faith: will be a part of you when you John 3:15-17-Rom. 10:9-13. This is the decision to publicly profess one's faith in Christ; it is available to those who have not previously joined a church or made a profession of faith. Baptism is what God requires of a saved person, this will be a work in you after you have been saved from the sins of the past. Baptism is required, in water, and the very will of God for the saved person. prior to or at the time of membership.
This is for the newcomer and all who-so-ever John 3:16. Reaffirmation of Faith: This will also happen when one has fallen away. This is the means available to those who have baptized Christians and/or have held previous membership in a church under the cross, and have been inactive for a number of years, in their own life, and want to return to the Lord, or whose church will not grant a letter of transfer. Note most churches will not say go, so it is on your word that we hear you are saved. so you are to just say here is where I want to be.
Transfer of Membership: from an Old church of God to another, or, from any church that is Christian.
For those who presently have an active membership in a church that will grant a letter of transfer that is great but it also is for those who just need a church and are already saved. It is up to you! Just tell the church what you are going to do. Associate Membership: This is available to those who desire to continue their membership in a home church and also wish to become a member of our church. What we offer you on your journey: The old church of God of the new Covenant operates as a family. This means that we operate on the basis of relationships rather than rules. And we do see God and Jesus as the savior, not churches or pastors and preachers. You will find spiritual brothers and sisters here.
If you hurt we will hurt! The old church of God operates as a fellowship. We are diverse, but united because the same Spirit has given the grace to the whole. You will find people who support one another and who will support you. Our go is to love as He loves. The Old Church of God operates as a body. As different parts of the body of Christ, we are different from one another, yet we each contribute what no other could to the united whole. What we ask our members, and ourselves, to pledge:
Your actions: to live Christian lives, if God said it we are to believe it, and God does not say you have to be at church every week but that, He will see to it that you do attend regular church worship at home or with one another, or with us, and celebrate the Lord's Supper, the washing of feet even if it is just with your own family. As it is called the communion, with the washing of the saint's feet. Remember Matt 18:20 about the church and where Jesus is. Your gifts are to be for all you should have God place in front of you. This is your things, your words, your love, your help, your courage.
To share in the life and work of the Church, because you are the church, and to contribute regularly to the needs, of all and any human you see in need. support and the benevolences God will place in front of you. Do the work of God, but remember your giving just as Jesus has said 1 Timothy 5:6-8 before you do give. Your gifts are to serve others, it may just be a song, a good word in a time of need, and then you can give an offering to help the church with the needs of the church, and with the food bank. Your service: to diligently pursue the spiritual well-being of the community, when you see a need it is God who is showing you the need so do as He asks to give to the needs you see, you don’t need a pastor to do your giving for you..
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The saved is the church, Forgiveness from God makes the human under the new covenant the church and we can have church anywhere Matthew 18:20. Becoming a member of an Old Church of God of the New Covenant?
Many churches teach that to be a member of something is wrong, but we do not have a doctrine of such : Why? To be a member of the local church body does this for you, and will identify all with you and with us. Identifies you as a believer (see Ephesians 2:19, Romans 12:5). Together, not separated, we are His body (1 Corinthians 12:27).
Provides a spiritual family to support and encourage you in your walk with Christ (Galatians 6:1-2, Hebrews 10:24-25). Gives you a place to discover and use your gifts (1 Corinthians 4:7). Place you under the spiritual protection and guidance of its leaders (Hebrews 13:17, Acts 20:28-29, 1 Peter 5:1-4). Involves you in the lives of others and provides accountability (Ephesians 5:21, James 5:19). There are four ways to join The old Church of God of the new Covenant! Remember we all need fellowship.
The Local church is there for all in fellowship. How to join? All humans are, to begin with, John 3:16! Affirmation of Faith: will be a part of you when you John 3:15-17-Rom. 10:9-13. This is the decision to publicly profess one's faith in Christ; it is available to those who have not previously joined a church or made a profession of faith.
Baptism is what God requires of a saved person, this will be a work in you after you have been saved from the sins of the past.
Baptism is required, in water, and the very will of God for the saved person. prior to or at the time of membership. This is for the newcomer and all who-so-ever John 3:16. Reaffirmation of Faith:
This will also happen when one has fallen away. This is the means available to those, who are now baptized Christians, and/or have held previous membership in a church under the cross, and have been inactive for a number of years, in their own life, and want to return to the Lord, or whose church will not grant a letter of transfer. Note most churches will not say go, so it is on your word that we hear you are saved. so you are to just say here is where I want to be. Transfer of Membership: from an Old church of God to another, or, from any church that is Christian. For those who presently have an active membership in a church that will grant a letter of transfer that is great but it also is for those who just need a church and are already saved. It is up to you! Just tell the church what you are going to do. Associate Membership: This is available to those who desire to continue their membership in a home church and also wish to become a member of our church.
What we offer you on your journey: The old church of God of the new Covenant operates as a family. This means that we operate on the basis of relationships rather than rules. And we do see God and Jesus as the savior, not churches or pastors and preachers. You will find spiritual brothers and sisters here. If you hurt we will hurt! The old church of God operates as a fellowship. We are diverse, but united because the same Spirit has given the grace to the whole person. You will find people who support one another and who will support you. Our go is to love as He loves.
The Old Church of God operates as a body. As different parts of the body of Christ, we are different from one another, yet we each contribute what no other could to the united whole.
What we ask our members, and ourselves, to pledge: Your actions: to live Christian lives, if God said it we are to believe it, and God does not say you have to be at church every week but that, He will see to it that you do attend regular church worship at home or with one another, or with us, and celebrate the Lord's Supper, the washing of feet even if it is just with your own family. As it is called the communion, with the washing of the saint's feet. Remember Matt 18:20 about the church and where Jesus is. Your gifts are to be for all you should have God place in front of you. This is your things, your words, your love, your help, your courage.
To share in the life and work of the Church, because you are the church, and to contribute regularly to the needs, of all and any human you see in need. support and the benevolences God will place in front of you. Do the work of God, but remember your giving just as Jesus has said 1 Timothy 5:6-8 before you do give. Your gifts are to serve others, it may just be a song, a good word in the time of need, and then you can give an offering to help the church with the needs of the church, and with the food bank. Your service: to diligently pursue the spiritual well-being of the community, when you see a need it is God who is showing you the need to do as He asks to give to the needs you see, you don’t need a pastor to do your giving for you..
From the Elder:: Jesus is alive! He is the Head of the church people.
From the Elder: Anyone can use this site for any reason just as it is. don.t add to it or take anything out of it, post or teach it as it is, and it is for free. We have nothing for sale.
What does it take for the human to come to Jesus? John 3:16 says who-so-ever, Faith that He is the way and that He is the Choice for Savior. So after one John 3:16 what will happen to the human? when any human comes to the savior He will see to it that the person does Romans 10:9-13 next.
One thing that is for sure is that there are a lot of Jesus sold in our world.
The Jesus of the scriptures is the savior, and the person we are teaching about!
When a human comes to this Jesus, they will admit they are a sinner (have disobeyed God), this is where one does start John 3:16. Why did God do this? Sin separates man from God. Imperfect man cannot come into the presence of a perfect God. "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:8 Repent (be sorry for and turn from your sins to a new life in Christ). "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out." -Acts 3:19, so we see that it is God's way that He brings us to Him through Jesus, the savior. No man can sell this way to God, but men have many ways that they do sell to humans, it is strange but true, they will say just send seed money, put your hand on the TV. buy their next book, or you can save the people of another nation with your money to them.
Salvation is available only through Jesus Christ. "Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." -1 Timothy 2:5 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other, the name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." -Acts 4:12 Accept the free gift of eternal life through Christ.
You cannot earn salvation through your own efforts. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23 "For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." -Ephesians 2:8,9 "That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart, man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation." -Romans 10: 9,10 We say Do it now. Go to Him Jesus He is the Savior.
The Church Clergy or Pastor can’t save you , only Jesus can, Salvation is Only Found in Jesus Christ Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
This is the stone which was set at nothing by your builders, which has become the head of the corner. When Jesus came He redeemed all of mankind from the sins of Adam, A human now under the All Christian all New Covenant has to repent of only what they have done in sin, Ezek. 18:1-32. all of salvation is completed at the death of the person.
NEITHER IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby WE MUST BE SAVED (Acts 4:10-12). Salvation can only be found in the name of Jesus Christ. You CANNOT find salvation in the name of anyone other than this Sunday Jesus.
You CANNOT find salvation in the name of the Pastor, Elder, . or church You CANNOT find salvation in the name of Church. You CANNOT find salvation in the name of a religion or a denomination. You CANNOT find salvation in the name of an evangelist. You can only find salvation in the person of Jesus Christ. This is God’s plan. The very purpose! For human life. Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place CALL UPON THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST our Lord, both theirs and ours” (1st Corinthians 1:2).
We must call upon the name of Jesus to be saved... “For whosoever shall call upon THE NAME OF THE LORD shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
The word “call” here means “to believe.” The Scriptures are very clear that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven. We must believe this and personally make the decision to rely 100% upon Christ for salvation. We do this because of the blood sacrifice of Christ. He has paid for our iniquities that we might be saved.
We must trust Jesus because He is the ONLY One Who qualified to pay for our sins. And thankfully He did! When we come to the Easter Jesus we will confess our guilty condition before God and believe in Jesus Christ to forgive our sins. Christ's work of redemption includes ALL the necessary things required to make our salvation possible—Christ’s virgin birth, His deity, sinless life, death, burial, bodily resurrection, blood applied, . All these precious items were necessary for our redemption to occur.
Thank God for giving us a second chance through His Son Jesus Christ. Redeemed already? But from what? The Past sin that was from Adam to us as Humans, This Jesus the Gift from God Luke 2:1-52 The Blood of Jesus has that covered, and so much more. God says He will save His people.
The person who then comes to this Christmas Gift from God, Luke 2:1-24- Now after He has given His blood for the sins of the world ,( That is Jesus redeemed all humans from the sins of Adam up until us, and those who John 3:16 are saved from the sins they have in the human world in their time in the flesh, their past sins, and those who will repent when they fall down will leave this world saved. with a daily Repent of any sins we leave the world saved.
Jesus has not returned yet, and the full and final redemption of our bodies has not yet happened, let us, in the meantime, look at those areas of redemption, which He wants to accomplish before He returns. Redeemed from the Now sins – Is what salvation offers. Daily Repentance is offered to humans so they can live free from and leave this earth free from sin. 1 Peter 1:17-19: “And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”
The “fear” Peter refers to here is the godly fear of the Lord. This is the good fear that most do not preach on. One must be acknowledging that the Lord wants to deliver us from the ungodly conduct of our past life, John 3:15-17, and that the Lord shed His precious blood in order to bring us to a new place in our lives. You know that Jesus has redeemed your past when he begins to take those things that the enemy meant for your destruction and now, somehow uses them for your good, and/or for the good of others. He does this in order to give others hope that He can and will do the same for them—as you share your testimony of what God has done for you and what He has graciously brought you out of. 2 Cor. 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.”
This does not happen overnight. It is a process that the Lord wants to take us through—until every area of our life is restored and renewed in Him. As we go through that process, the works of the enemy are completely dismantled so that we can be rooted and built up in Christlikeness. This should be preached all over the world. Not only does God want to redeem our past, but He also desires that we be completely healed and set free from the effects of emotional pain, trauma, injustice, and the abuse, which we may have suffered in the past. If, however, by our own choice, we hold onto bitterness and do not allow this emotional healing to be completed, then we have not yet been fully redeemed from our past.
The Sunday Easter Jesus can and will make us more that where we have been, Make us more than what we have done, More than what done to others, more than what others have done to us. Our prayers for us all in these days should be is that we will allow the spotlight of the Holy Spirit to shine into any areas of our past from which you have not yet been healed, forgive all who have wronged you or sinned against you, and allow the healing balm of the Lord to be poured out on you. He wants you healed and whole, with no emotional pain still attached to the memory of that abuse or injustice. Us to forgiveness is the way out of this pain we must forgive others for what they have done to us. He wants you to share your healing testimony with others so that they, too, can have hope and know that Jesus alone is the one who redeems us from our past.
Our friends can’t do it for us; our spouses can’t do it; nor can our pastor do it. Although godly ministers can help us get there, Jesus is the only one who can redeem us, heal us, and free us completely from those things of our past! Redeemed out of the world – is to walk in the world but be living Holy. But when you make the choice to Go with Jesus the world will not be your friend .
You can’t go back to what the world offers!! Jesus tells us in John 5:19 that we are “not of this world,” but that He chose us “out of the world,” and he goes on to say that that is why the world hates us. 1 Cor. 2:12 has this to say:
“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” James 4:4 tells us that: “Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” The apostle Paul unquestionably makes it clear in 2 Cor. 6: 14 & 17 where he says, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? ‘Therefore, come out from among them and be separate,’ says the Lord. ‘Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.’ “ How do we bring that down to “where the humans receive Jesus and God?” What does this mean in your own Christian walk?
It may mean choosing different friends, severing some unholy alliances, or breaking some ungodly soul ties (which may have been formed through either controlling relationships or ungodly sexual relationships). It means, as believers, we should adopt a “biblical worldview,” rather than the prevailing humanistic worldly way of perceiving everything that we see going on in our world today. We must see through God’s open world to us! Many things today that appear to be good, at first glance, actually have a distorted and deceptive motivation behind them.
The enemy is an expert at masking his evil intent until it is too late! Recently, we have been praying and asking God to help us see all things through His eyes. That is we should always seek more of Him and less of us. We urge you to do the same because His insight and wisdom will help us to see things way beyond what they appear to be on the surface. Redeemed from sin – Can we really be “redeemed from sin?” Heb. 10:4 gives us a very important clue as it tells us, “It is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.” So that means it was not possible for those under the Old Covenant to ever be redeemed from sin. Once a year their sins were to be “atoned for.”
They had to keep Sabbath days, Holy days, Feast days, look for new moons, and place animals on the alter for sin so they could be forgiven. But, the shed blood of the perfect sinless son of God is powerful enough to take away our sins! And the old covenant ways. In fact, Jesus appeared on the scene to do just that, according to 1 John 3:5-6 “And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. Jesus came and laid down His very life, not only to forgive us for our past sins, but He came to give us the power to die to sin, so that we no longer make a habit of sinning. We know that Jesus also took on Himself the guilt of our sin…but how can we possibly be free from the guilt of sin…if indeed we keep on sinning?
Daily Repentance of sin is one of the New Covenant ways of life. The answer lies in Romans 6:5: “For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.” In other words, the “body of sin”—the embodiment of sin, the tendency to sin, our old Adamic nature—must be done away with—must be put off!
This is as we are human. If we’re justified by faith and forgiven all our sins—past, present, and future—then why is it necessary to continue seeking forgiveness? Aren’t our sins of the past gone? Yes! But we are humans. It is a dangerous place to be where humans think they are a God, and can’t sin. The same thing happens when we have a human who wants to take away the free will that choice God gave us. The Saved are Both Saint and Sinner !!
There are at least three biblical truths that must be kept together simultaneously. First, for those who have repented of sin and trusted in Christ as Lord and Savior, God declares them right before him on the basis of Christ’s righteousness and substitutionary death (Rom. 3:21–26; 5:1; 8:1, 30, 33–34). As a declarative act of God and not a process by which we are infused with righteousness, justification takes place in the believer once for all time (Rom. 5:12–21; Phil. 3:8–9; 2 Cor. 5:19–21). Although everyone will stand before Christ’s judgment seat and hear the public verdict of whether or not we are in him (2 Cor. 5:10), for believers this end-time verdict has now been brought into the present. We have already crossed from death to life (John 5:24; Rom. 8:1).
Justification once received cannot be lost. This does not say that humans can’t fall down in sins, and this does not say that He will let us God, because He will not let God of His. Second, God commands us to confess our sins as we sin (1 John 1:9). This command not only applies to our initial justification, but, as the context of 1 John makes clear, confession is ongoing for Christians: The Truth is if the saved do not repent He will call them out in this human time, one has not seen trouble like that where God calls you out. No human will make God a liar and go free…. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves if we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar . . . but if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins (1 John 1:8–10). Third, God not only commands us to confess our sins, but also promises to forgive us in the future and, in a real sense, hinges our forgiveness on whether we forgive others, after we have presumably been justified (Matt. 6:14; 18:15–35; 1 John 1:9; James 5:15).
God says when we are anointed as sick folk we are Forgiven. James 5:13-20 Look at what God has Given us when we John 3:16 and let Jesus take us all of the way to Romans 10:9-13. But how do we make theological sense of these truths without minimizing any of them? Here are three Great truths. First, from God’s viewpoint there is no problem with saying that when he declares us just, he forgives our future sins—as well as our past and present sins—since our future lies before him as an open book. Yet from our point of view, it’s best to think of our justification as the forgiveness of all our past and present sins, and as the judicial ground for the forgiveness of future sins. As we live our lives and unfortunately sin, we need to return to God in repentance and faith and seek his forgiveness. Yet we do so on the basis of Christ’s work applied to us in our justification.
Such an experience is not a new justification but a renewed application of our justification.
When we have Revival it is us returning to God, it is Us taking time to repent. We return to Him. When we sin, we lose our consciousness of forgiveness and our sense of peace with God. So when we confess our sins, by the work of the Spirit, we are reawakened to what Christ has done for us, and God revives our security in him and assurance of our salvation.
Believers, then, continue to pray daily for forgiveness—not with the despair of one who thinks he is lost, but in the confidence of justified and adopted children approaching a heavenly Father who has declared them just in Jesus Christ. Jesus linked repentance with salvation (Matthew 4:17; Luke 13:3; 17:3). In Acts 2:38, the term repentance includes the element of faith. Paul in Ephesus preached turning “to God in repentance” and “faith in our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). Repentance is an ingredient of faith. It is a change of mind that involves both a negative aspect (a turning from sin) and a positive one (a turning to God). On Mars Hill, Paul declared that God “commands all people everywhere to repent, because He has fixed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a Man whom He has appointed; and of this He has given assurance to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31
To all believers, we know that Jesus calls people who have yet to believe in Him (Matthew 4:17) and that He brings them through what is call John 3:16 but given them a choice as God wants, and then helps Christians to repent when they have fallen away from Him (Revelation 2:5; 2:16; 2:21; 3:3; 3:19). So they can return to Him in the flesh and that after this we cannot repent that is after death it is too late to repent. And yet, repentance seems like a rather unpleasant thing that we have to coerce ourselves to do. It’s like taking bitter medicine when we are sick. We don’t want to take it but force it down our throats anyway, because we know it’s supposed to be good for us. This kind of work is from the devil and not what God give to the human Race through Choice. We should not think of repentance in this way, until We all realize what repentance really is. In a nutshell, it involves these things: Recognition of our sin, renunciation of our sin and returning to God.
The Sunday Jesus came with the same choice we were given in the garden, the Choice to live for God or self, Sin is a choice, and when we came to understand what repentance really is, the more we should realize that it is, in fact, a wonderful gift by God to us. Here are some reasons why. Repentance lets God restore, forgive and purify us what a great gift to this world. The saved humans do feel unworthy of God’s forgiveness when they have fallen into sin. All who see what God has done think, How can we receive this forgiveness, but that is why the blood of Jesus has such power, in His blood we are not what we think we are , We are what God says we are. “I’m already a Christian and yet I’m still disappointing and failing God in this way. How can I still expect Him to forgive me?” This is just human thinking. How big is your God?-1 John 1:9 is this big enough for you? Thankfully, God assured us by reminding us of this truth:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Since God is God , We must make it a point to confess our sins before God no matter how “unworthy” or “unclean” we might feel, knowing that He will forgive me and all of us our sins, and purify us , so that we will be righteous before Him again. This is what He is doing on this earth , God is getting us ready to be with Him forever.
Just as God reached out to us before we came to know Him, He is still reaching out to us and calling us to return to Him today if we’ve fallen in sin: “Return to Me, and I will return to you” (Zechariah 1:3, Malachi 3:7). God promises to restore us when we repent of our sins (Jeremiah 15:19). . Repentance helps us to be humble, it cleans us as humans so we can leave this world saved and clean. We all will find that when we have trouble repenting, it’s often because we have pride issues in our life. Pride is spiritual blindness that causes us to think our standards are better than God’s standards. The opposite of pride is humility, and one definition of it, which I really like, says, “Humility means agreeing with the truth.”
Perhaps that is why Paul says that repentance leads us to know the truth so that we can come to our senses (2 Timothy 2:25-26). When we repent and learn to agree with the truth of God’s standards of righteousness and sin, we are growing in humility. That is how it is done! Humility is our job to seek and produce. God values humility; He shows favor to those who are humble, but He opposes and mocks those who are proud (Proverbs 3:34, James 4:6). So let’s be quick to repent, so that we may grow in humility and receive and enjoy God’s favor. Repentance drives the devil away from us. While willfully disobeying God, humans have found it so much harder to believe God’s truths. Instead, the voices of guilt, doubt, fear and condemnation would ring a lot louder in our hearts.
Thoughts like, “God doesn’t love you anymore,” “You’ve really blown it this time. God won’t give you a second chance,” and “God has given up on you now” would keep harassing us , giving us no peace. But when we have repented and returned to God, these deceptive whispers of the enemy would start to fade and we will be more able to perceive and receive the truths of God again. Do you want the Devil off your back? The Bible tells us, “Submit yourselves . . . to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). In this verse, submission to God means washing our hands and purifying our hearts from sin and double-mindedness (James 4:8). When we sin, we’re actually giving the devil permission to draw near to us, for “the one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning” (1 John 3:8).
The enemy is close to those who do what he does (John 8:44). And when he is near us, he “comes only to steal and kill and destroy” (John 10:10). When we submit to God by repenting, we’re proclaiming that we belong to God and we can fight against the devil and his evil influences in our lives. Repentance frees us from the torment of sin, Jesus condemns sin in us so we don’t do sin very well after we are saved. Our Consciences gets is the way of sins. I’ve found this to be true in the life of all saved people . When we insisted on our own sinful ways, the one who suffered the most was the person who went their own way. Although sin may feel good, it ultimately hurts more than it seems to promise.
But when the Bible says when people weren't willing to confess their sins to God and others due to pride and shame, They found themself continuing in their sins because the devil had gained a foothold in the life of the person, to ensnare them in the darkness. It’s only when they brought these sins into the light by confessing them to God that they trusted, that those sins started to lose their power to further deceive and hurt them . We should be thankful that God gives us confession and repentance as the means by which we can receive His mercy. Because Jesus is our great high priest who is always interceding for us before God (Hebrews 4:14; 7:25), we can “approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
The Bible gives us this promise: “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord” (Acts 3:19).
If we do not repent, we will not be able to receive help and relief from the torment of sin. . Repentance leads us to fullness of life with Jesus Once saved from the past is true but the sins after that we must repent of. Sin will lead to spiritual death. God’s Word tells us plainly that “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23) and Jesus said, “unless you repent, you too will all perish” (Luke 13:3). On the contrary, repentance leads to life (Acts 11:18) and salvation (2 Corinthians 7:10). John 3:16 starts this and us-Daily repenting keeps us there. Ultimately, when we repent, we are inviting Jesus to have fellowship with us. After urging Christians to “be earnest and repent,” Jesus said, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they will be with Me” (Revelation 3:19-20).
The immeasurable joy of having intimate fellowship with God is what Jesus won for us through His death and resurrection, so that we “may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). It certainly beats the deceptive and fleeting “joy” of any kind of sin by any measure! Eternity doesn’t start when we are saved from the past, but at the end of this life, and then we go to heaven. Salvation started when Jesus came with the New Covenant way. Salvation , It starts right now with having fullness of life with God, and repentance allows us to have that new Covenant way.. Jesus purchased us as slaves of sin, with a view for our freedom. He’s already paid for our release.
“Redeemed” means that He paid the ransom price (with His own blood) in order to set souls free from the slavery and bondage of sin. In order to be set free and stay free, however, we must make a habit of dying to the things that our (sinful) flesh might prompt us to do. We must do our part—which is “choose” to die to sin—because Jesus has already done His part at the cross. Remember how Jesus told the woman caught in adultery, “Go and sin no more”? (John 8:11) And how He told the man He healed at the pool of Bethesda,
“Sin no more lest a worse thing come upon you.” (John 5:14) One of the dangers of our time is where people think and preach that when they are sick in the church it is just God getting them ready, or that it is a sin in that person. Only the person can know if God is correcting them, or that they are outside the will of God. The sickness can be anointed and there is Forgiveness in it. . Even so We, too, must make a quality decision to “go and sin no more!” Yet our determination and willpower alone is not enough. It is accomplished through the power of His shed blood, leaning on His grace (Him the Holy Spirit), and applying His Word to our lives, that we are able to die to sin. If our “self-will” is so prideful, stubborn, and determined that we constantly reject the will of God and the Word of God, chances are we will never be completely free.
We must choose to die to our fleshly ideas and desires, and submit our will to His in order to be redeemed from sin. Having done all that, if we happen to inadvertently sin, we must do what the Bible tells us in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Redeemed from , and we have no such thing as the enemy who has power over Jesus. – . According to Luke 4:18, Jesus came to “set the captives free.” Who are the captives? Those who are in bondage to the enemy of their soul, and no matter how much they come to the altar and repent, it seems they simply cannot get free (or stay free). Yet 1 John 3:8 tells us that, “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the enemy.” He wants to annihilate, tear down, destroy completely the works of the enemy in your life and mine! Col. 1:13-14 puts it like this: “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood…” Then why isn’t every single believer walking in total freedom from the enemy the devil? Why are some still struggling with fear, anger, pride, greed, sexual sins, or addictions?
Why isn’t every single person who comes to know the Lord instantly set free? We Preach and Teach the answer is three-fold, yet fairly simple. Because many don’t realize there is a greater level of freedom (than what they have already experienced) that is available in Christ. He is the Lord. Because we cannot evict the enemy through the front door if we keep letting him in the back door of our life at the same time. We are to seek Him to do away with anything Evil. We can’t expect him to just leave on his own accord because Jesus told us we would need to “cast him out.” We need Jesus to do this through the Holy Ghost the other Him in the life of the saved person. When we first commit to follow Jesus is when those evil spirits should be dealt with, not 20 or 30 years later! Jesus cast seven demons out of Mary Magdalene and she then became one of His most devoted followers. Mark 16:9.) We have been delivered from the “power” of evil (unless we are giving the enemy access to our lives), but no one has been delivered from the “presence” of evil. There is evil all around us in our world today!
(And it is definitely increasing!) So even after we get free, we must continue to obey God and resist the devil, according to James 4:7, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” When we have submitted to God and we use the name of Jesus and command the enemy to go, he must flee! This must be done in Jesus name not our name. Because Jesus has already defeated every enemy at the cross, when we use His name, we, too, can put the enemy under our feet each day! When we bind the power of the enemy in Jesus name, he is bound. To bind means “to forbid” and when we bind, he is forbidden to operate in our lives.
But we must keep that door closed . if your words and anger bring him in stop the words and anger. Whatever it is, stop it. We have also been given the power and the authority of God in Jesus’ name to set others free from the chains of the enemy—if they want to be free! Pray for your loved ones. Pray for those who you see in trouble. It is a glorious freedom that Jesus came to give us, and as we get set free and stay free, we can live and move and walk in that freedom, never again to be entangled in a yoke of bondage! The other area of our lives that must be fully redeemed—if we want to live in the glorious freedom that Christ came to give us and that is: Redeemed from legalism – and looking to what others are doing to see if they are Christian The all New Covenant takes us from what others are doing and makes us seek what God is given to all humans.
Grace is to all and for all and God gives it to all and does not need a human to give it out , but we must have grace on others. There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about the difference between the Old Covenant (living under the Law) versus the New Covenant, living under grace. There are some who try to mix the two and do both at the same time. Gal. 3:13 tells us that “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law…” That means He redeemed us from living under the law into a new and better way—a New Covenant, ratified and put into place with the shedding of Jesus’ blood at the cross. Gal. 2:16 says, “A man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ…” this is the work of Jesus and He has that job. We cannot put do, and don’ts, on people. Gal. 5:4 says that “We are estranged from Christ” and that we have actually “fallen from grace” if we attempt to be justified by the law. We simply cannot live under the law and under grace at the same time. Those who attempt to do so are constantly striving and always feeling condemned because they don’t ever feel they are good enough to be accepted by Christ.
Does that mean that God wants us to sin and not be concerned about it (since we no longer live under the law)? No! The apostle Paul made it clear that we are not to sin just so that grace will abound. Rom. 8:3-4 also clarifies: “For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteousness requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” (Rom. 8:3-4) The need to repent of our sins is a central belief in Christianity. Accepting Jesus Christ into our life and asking Him to cleanse us of our sins is the only true way to live an eternal life in heaven. True repentance leads a person to say “I have sinned” in an honest, regretful acknowledgement of the sin with a commitment to change.
The Bible teaches us how to ask for forgiveness of our sins and the importance of doing so. God wanted to give us clear instructions on what we need to do when asking His Forgiveness through repentance.
These Going back to the Bible for helpful understanding when teaching others about repentance or for understanding it yourself on a deeper level. Matthew 4:17
From that time Jesus began to preach his message: “Turn away from your sins, because the Kingdom of heaven is near!” Proverbs 28:13 You will never succeed in life if you try to hide your sins. Confess them and give them up; then God will show mercy to you. Acts 8:22 Repent, then, of this evil plan of yours, and pray to the Lord that He will forgive you for thinking such a thing as this. Luke 15:10 In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents. Matthew 3:8 Do those things that will show that you have turned from your sins. Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that He will forgive your sins. Luke 17:3
So watch what you do! “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him." 2 Chronicles 7:14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
2 Timothy 2:24-25 As the Lord’s servant, you must not quarrel. You must be kind toward all, a good and patient teacher, who is gentle as you correct your opponents, for it may be that God will give them the opportunity to repent and come to know the truth. Mark 6:12 The apostles left and started telling everyone to turn to God. Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, “Each one of you must turn away from your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven; and you will receive God’s gift, the Holy Spirit. Psalm 38:18 I told you my sins, and I am sorry for them.
Matthew 3:2 Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Isaiah 30:15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it." Luke 5:31-32 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” 2 Corinthians 7:9 Yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance.
For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. In other words, “Christ is the end of the Law [the limit at which it ceases to be, for the Law leads up to Him Who is the righteous fulfillment of its types, and in Him the purpose which it was designed to accomplish is fulfilled.
That is, the purpose of the Law is fulfilled in Him] as the means of righteousness (right relationship to God) for everyone who trusts in and adheres to and relies on Him.” (Rom. 10:4 ) The Lord wants to work in us His righteousness, but the way we attain it is different under the New Covenant (under grace). It is no longer about striving to obey a set of written rules and regulations; we can’t do it in our own ability! We do it by putting on the “gift of righteousness” that Christ has freely given us, and choosing to walk in it.
Our willpower alone is not enough to radically and permanently transform us. But when our will comes into agreement with God’s will, His power comes on the scene to change us to be like Christ. Our lives are transformed as we yield to the power and influence of the Holy Spirit, who has come to live inside us. God expects obedience—and it is our choice whether we walk each day prompted and led by His Holy Spirit! If we miss the mark and inadvertently sin, it is imperative that we quickly repent, receive God’s forgiveness, and get back on track. An Un- repented sin will hold a person back and keep them in a place where God’s blessings are withheld. Redeemed from deception – Deception and error are rampant today, as never before.
Many are falling away from the truth – even the “elect.” People everywhere seem to know when they are “in sin,” but when they are in deception, they think they are okay—even when they are not. Luke 4:18 tells us that Jesus came to “restore sight to the blind.” I believe this means not only the physically blind, but also those who are spiritually blind. One of the enemy’s greatest goals is to bring the people of God into deception. He tells us lies—hoping we’ll believe at least one of them. If we do not have a guardrail of truth (the Word of God) firmly in place in our lives, we are quite vulnerable to being deceived especially in these days of great apostasy! Contrary to what some may think, or teach .
God has promised to protect us from deception. This is done through us having a daily repent of our sins. He has promised to give us the truth, but it is entirely up to us whether we receive the truth—or choose to believe a lie! God gave Adam and Eve truth, He gave them boundaries, and He gave them free will. If it was up to Him to protect them there in the Garden of Eden, He could have built a brick wall around the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but He didn’t. The tree was accessible – it was Eve’s choice, and Adam’s as well. Many Christian churches and denominations have different views on free will. ... The Bible tells us that Free will and Choice with that freedom and Liberty will show us that we have the ability to choose and have faith in God, being secure in our eternal life in heaven, or we can choose to turn from God and live apart from Him. Man has Free will to receive or not, God will not make humans, sin free as humans, and God has made the way for humans to leave this world Sinner free, all they have to do is Repent .
Free will is the mind choosing to obey or not. Men love to make fun of what God has given to the human world, the free choice takes them out of what God has given, they want to be that choice for you so they can sell it to you Money is their choice. Danger is in the person who would have you think that God only let them show others the way to Him. They are out for power, over others and sell God to others. Here are several variations of free will discussed in theological debates. Here is a brief rundown of information regarding free will: Free will is God’s choice to humans. Beware: We Preach of Humans who take your choice away from you. God gave free will, Liberty, Freedom to all He made.
God will not make a human love Him and obey Him, He asks, and does give us the choice of Him and His ways. To those who want to boss the people of this world, to be the big Rooster over the saved , have to take away your choice first, because when you John 3:16, you are His and you have made the choice to be His, and they can’t have after that. What is this will, He gave to us? Our “will” is the function of our choosing.
Essentially, how we make choices. How these acts are determined can be looked at either by Determinism or Indeterminism. This, combined with viewing God’s Sovereignty as either Specific or General will determine what type of Free Will viewpoint you adhere to. God gave us Free will. Indeterminism means free acts are not determined.
This is Free Choice. Determinism says that everything has been determined. All things but Choice. God’s General Sovereignty says that God is in charge of everything but does not control everything. That is He will let us have a voice, and a choice , and those who do make the choice of what He has asks for the eternity with Him He will Give, He also says He will call an end to the time of Human life. And the Choice of Him will come to an end. God’s Specific Sovereignty says that He not only has ordained everything, but He also controls everything.
This is where He can make the end come .
The Big Roosters hate the choice, just as the Devil hates the choice. Compatibilism Free Will is one side of the debate that says that determinism and human free will are compatible. In this side of the debate, our free will is entirely corrupt by our fallen human nature and man cannot choose contrary to his nature. But they say this because they do not understand that the blood of Jesus has already redeemed the world from the fall of man. Simply, that Providence and God’s Sovereignty is completely compatible with man's voluntary choices. Our choices are not coerced.
Jesus came with forgiveness for the past sin of the world Just as the bible says, Luke 2:1-50 Libertarian Free Will is the other side of the debate, it says that our free will is affection by our fallen human nature, but man still has the ability to choose contrary to his fallen nature, and He does because Of the work on the cross. Free will a concept where secular humanism has not , completely undermined the biblical teaching on the doctrine of man, it makes it stronger . Our God in the Bible teaches that man is able to make any choice, but it is not without the effects of sin and says that our will is neither good nor evil, but a neutral. What we make as the Choice is the bad or Good.
The image of someone with an angel on one shoulder and a demon on the other where the man has to choose which side to listen to, from the vantage of his neutral will. Has a place in the mind of the saved person because choice is ours to make. Bad choice is sin. Sin is a bad choice. But the Bible does clearly teach that the whole of man was marred by the effects of the fall., God so loves humans that He made the choice of Jesus to be in the human flesh and pay for the sins of the world.
But God made a way for them in the Old Covenant church, they had old laws and Holy days, sabbath Feast days to pay for the sin in animals blood with the new covenant on the way. Man’s soul, body, mind was what God wants, and with free will to be saved is what God wants and HE IS GOD.. His People His way. Sin has ravaged us completely and utterly. Our entire being bears the scars of this sin profoundly. We still have death because of it. We did need a savior and the Christmas Gift was given for the sins of the world. The Bible repeatedly says that we are in bondage to sin in the flesh .
But this is before we were given Jesus as the savior, this is what He is saving us from. Today is the day of salvation. The Bible also teaches that man is culpable for his choices. Man has a responsibility to make wise choices and works with God in the process of sanctification. This is where we know we have been forgiven for the sins we have committed in our time on earth not for the sins of Adam, Jesus already came for that. What Jesus came and done for the world:: What Man’s Responsibility and Culpability were and are:
What God did for the sinner, How the New Covenant let the sinner be the sinner, and not place the sins on others as it was under the old covenant , Sin was on the next generation under the old Covenant . The new covenant promises, we now have in Jesus as Christ. Ezekiel 18:20 “The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.” Free choice to each person!! Matthew 12:37 “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” John 9:41 “Jesus said to them, ‘If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.’” The term “Free will” is not found anywhere in scripture.
But we can see verses that describe the very heart of man, the core of his will. We understand that man’s will is limited by his nature. Man’s nature Some of the Elders of the early church described the state of man in relation to the state of his will: 1) Pre-Fall: Man was “able to sin” and “able not to sin” (posse peccare, posse non peccare) He had a choice, and made the wrong choice this is the fall. When Jesus came with forgiveness He did not take away the choice of free will. But gave His blood for that fall of the past, open the humans to John 3:16, as the way to forgiveness for what the person had done in sin. And Gave a choice for the sins we may have after that Daily Repent. 2)
Post-Fall: Man is “still able to sin and not to sin” (non posse non peccare) 3) Regenerated: Man is “able not to sin” but can repent when He does. (posse non peccare) 4) Glorified: Man will be “unable to sin” (non posse peccare) This is when we Get to the end of this life, salvation is completed at the end. The Bible is clear that man, in his natural state, is utterly and completely depraved, before Jesus came if He did not become a Jew, and do those things of the Old Covenant, that was the salvation then. . At the Fall of Man, man’s nature became fully and totally corrupt. Man is completely depraved with that choice but was given free will and there were many who came to God.
When John went to Nineveh they were not Jews they were Gentiles. And God hears them . They made a choice to call on God. . There is no good in man for sure, but there is a choice of free will. Whatever one is, makes the choice.. So, by nature, man can choose to do anything completely good or bad . A man can do something nice – like taking care of an elderly can make the choice to John 3:16 Go a different way in life. This is His free will under liberty to do so. It may look like He is doing it for selfish reasons to those who hate love, . Because It makes him feel good about himself. This is Good and God’s will for him to do good. It makes Elderly think well of him. And if He doesn’t do it for the only truly GOOD reason, which is to bring Glory to Christ, it still is His beginning to be good. The Bible does make it clear that Man, in his Post-Fall state is not free He sinned and it is one all humans for it. . He was a slave to sin.
Man’s will in and of itself can not be free. It took a Savior for that . This unregenerate man’s will be longs to his master, Satan. And when a Man has been Regenerated, he belongs to Christ. He is under a new owner. So even now, man’s will is entirely free in the same regard as the secular humanists use the term. Men want to sin it is the easy way out. John 3:19
“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.” Corinthians 2:14 “But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolish to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.” Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is more deceitful than all else, and is desperately sick; who can understand it?” Mark 7:21-23 “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.” The savior makes the way back: Romans 3:10-11 “as it is written, ‘There is no righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God.” Romans 6:14-20 “For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness? But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh.
For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.” Would we choose God apart from God intervening? Sin was the choice that the humans made man did fall, but God has many in the Bible who made the choice to serve Him and were in His favor for that choice, the fall did not take away the choice, the fall took away God from them and life as they could have had in Him. We see humans who repent all the way through the Bible before God. so humans still had a choice of free will. Humans were and still are in evil and do love (Mark 7:21-23), loves darkness (John 3:19), unable to understand spiritual things because of evil they choose to do, their choice is what makes them love darkness. (1 Cor 2:14) a slave to sin (Rom 6:14-20), with a heart that is desperately sick (Jer 17:9) and is completely dead to sin (Eph 2:1) – They can choose God, but they want. God, by His grace and mercy, chose the way for all of us all the humans has to do is make that choice to go to John 3:16 way.. Genesis 6:5 “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Man had a choice and He went the way of that choice, and God could see it .
Seeking God is God’s way. Romans 3:10-19 “As it is written, ‘here is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one. Their throat is an open grave, with their tongues they keep deceiving, the poison of asps is under their lips whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness, their feet are swift to shed blood, destruction and misery are in their paths, and the path of peace they have not known.
There is no fear of God before their eyes.
In that they understand what God is doing so the fear the others have they do not have. all saved people do fear not doing what God says is to obey.
Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed, and all the world may become accountable to God” John 6:44 “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.” the Sunday Jesus is the savior not a pastor or church people. Romans 9:16 “So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.” the Fall of Man God forgave us of. 1 Corinthians 2:14 “But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolish to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.” If one does not John 3:15-17 first one can’t come to Jesus and does not understand. Angels too, had a choice and they are able to make decisions that are free from coercion, but they are also bound by their nature. The Bible calls them Good angels because they made good choices, bad angels where the one who went with Lucifer the Devil and will make bad choices because they were cast out .
In Revelation 12 we read about when Satan and his angels fell from heaven from their choice to rebel.
All sin is a choice.
They made a choice that was consistent with their character. God was not surprised at their choice because God knows all things. Who is this God who sees all? He gave the choice and will see those who do not choose Him and His way. Job 36:23 “Who has prescribed for him his way, or who can say, ‘You have done wrong’?” Titus 1:2 “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.” 1 Timothy 5:2 “I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.”
In the New Testament, all throughout, we are told: “Do not be deceived.” The responsibility is on us! God Himself may warn us; He may send other people to warn us;
He gives us the gift of “discerning of spirits,” what some call discernment; He tells us to judge all things (not people, but “things”). He tells us not to believe every spirit, but to “test the spirits,” but if we ignore all of those things—it’s on us. Unfortunately, these days, we are seeing even those who were strong in the Lord fall into deception. Because many Christians choose not to exercise the discernment God has given them, the enemy sees that as a weak spot in their armor and capitalizes on it. He is a master of deception. He doesn’t have to invent anything new, because the old lies he has used since the Garden of Eden are still working. He has many “spirits of error” at work to try and bring the people of God into the bondage of deception. We must be lovers of truth in order to be saved from deception.
To allow deception in our lives is to either refuse the truth of God, or to turn away from it! Jesus said in Matt. 7:14 that it is a narrow gate and a difficult path that leads to eternal life. I saw a vision of this path. On one side was a big ditch called “sin.” On the other side was also a big ditch and this one was called “deception.” The enemy is hard at work to get us to fall into either ditch, hoping that if we do, we will not be able to get back out
. Are there any areas in your life where you have believed a lie—rather than God’s truth? If you ask Him, He will show you! There is supposed to exist here on earth a fully redeemed people – a people of purity, love, and truth—so that the world can see what it means to be redeemed—a people who can sing from their hearts: “I’ve been redeemed, by the blood of the Lamb…” Can you honestly say that you have been fully redeemed? ****---------- ------********** "...behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." -II Corinthians 6:2 (Jesus said) "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20 Receive Christ as your Lord and Saviour By going to Jesus in the way God said John 3:15-17
After one goes to this Sunday Jesus , one can see what He has for us, and an open mind, and open heart lets us understand . The Bible is the Word of God. "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." - John 17:17 No Creed but God words of Doctrine in Christ as the creed of God No Book but the Bible for all things of God. No Headquarters but Heaven, no such thing as a general office they are the same thing as a Headquarters. In Christ at the Cross all saved people have Unity unity is not in man but in Christ. When you visit us, we trust you will find us to be:
A joyful church. God has done great things for us, and we are glad! Because we trust in Christ who died and rose again to save us from God’s just wrath for our sins, we now “rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory” (1 Peter 1:8). We may sing , dance, lift up our hands, and shout. A serious church. Scripture says, “Rejoice with trembling” (Psalm 2:11), and the gospel makes this possible.
We take the worship of God seriously, with careful attention given to the reading and preaching of Scripture, and we may have two or three Preach, children can stay in the church services, You will see children singing . and the expression of our dependence on the Holy Spirit through prayer. We do have a time of anointing with the oil. You will see A loving church family. God’s love has been lavished on us in Jesus Christ, and through His Holy Spirit, God’s love is poured out in our hearts toward one another. We want you to experience the love of Christ among us, so welcome! Come as you are. You’ll notice some folks who like to dress up for church and others who don’t. Feel free to wear what’s comfortable for you, and you’ll fit right in. A church that is centered on the gospel. Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead so that we can be justified (declared righteous) in the presence of a holy God. This is the gospel, that Jesus is the savior and Lord, and has come to save the world . As a church, we will never move on from this glorious gospel - only into a deeper and more profound understanding of it. So the songs we sing are focused on the gospel; the sermons we preach are all intended to take us deeper into the gospel; and the new life we live is motivated by the gospel. We live in and under the all Christian all New covenant .
In Opinions Liberty In All Things Charity Along with !! The functional centrality of the gospel The great commandment of wholehearted love for God and fellow humans. The pursuit of holiness motivated by grace The priority and profitability of sound doctrine, we seek the very Creed of God as His doctrine. The active presence and ministry of the Holy Spirit He the Holy Ghost we seek. The expression of our dependence on God through prayer The eager cultivation of relationships marked by honesty, humility and joyful servanthood The proclamation of the gospel to our families, community and the world The demonstration of God’s redemptive mercy through compassion to our community We see the Bible as our only source for God to talk to us today.. We Teach that the saved person has God put their name in the book of life and only He can take it out. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" -II Timothy 3:16 The nature of God is One God in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: and lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." -Matthew 3:16,17 We will seek this time of baptizing . "Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:" -Matthew 28:19 The Deity of Christ.
The human flesh of Jesus. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." -John 1:1,14 "For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." -Colossians 2:9 The Virgin Birth. "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit." -Matthew 1:18 "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." -Matthew 1:23 (Isaiah 7:14)
Sin separates man from God. Sin was a choice the we all have made a bad one, a sinful one. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Roman 3:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23 The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ. "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures;" -I Corinthians 15:3,4 "Knowing that he who raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise us up also by Jesus, shall present us with you." -II Corinthians 4:14 "So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God." -Mark 16:19 Salvation by God's Grace Through Faith in Christ. Us as humans going all the way until the end of this human life. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." -Ephesians 2:8,9 and the saved have work in them. "And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise, grace is no more grace.
But if it be of works, then is it no more grace:" -Romans 11:6 Salvation only through Christ. "Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." -Acts 4:12 The New Birth. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." -John 3:6,7 "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever." -1 Peter 1:23 Assurance of Salvation from the past sin of Adam to us, and us if we John 3:16, through Christ's shed blood. "But God commends his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." -Romans 5:8,9 "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin." -1 John 1:7 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." -John 3:16 "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." -I John 5:13 God wants you to be saved Now. "Wherefore (as the Holy Spirit says,
Today if you will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts," -Hebrews 3:7,8 "(For he says, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I scoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)" -II Corinthians 6:2 The Second Coming of Christ. He is good for His word.
The Rapture will come, even if humans don't want it to, it is God who will send Jesus , man has nothing to do with it, other than the preaching of the Gospel and that is over 99& done in this world.
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." -I Thessalonians 4:16,17 "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory...
But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." -Matthew 24:30,36 The Immortality of the Soul and Eternal Judgment. "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:" -Hebrews 9:27 "When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: ...Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: ...Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: ...And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal." -Matthew (1.) The Bible is the Word of God, Inerrant in the original autographs.
Pure truth! The Truth that only a Christian will receive. Others make Him and His Doctrine into something else. There is only One God, Creator of all creation: three Persons in Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God became flesh in Christ Jesus; born of a Virgin, conceived of the Holy Spirit. Christ atoned for our sins through His death and shed blood on the cross. Christ rose bodily from the grave and ascended into Heaven; conquering death and proving that He is God. Salvation is only through Christ; available now to all through repentance, faith towards God, and being born again as a new creation in Christ. Christ shall return, there will be a final judgment of eternal reward and eternal punishment. We are to believe in one God, and all now under the new covenant do know Him- Hebrews 8:1-13. "I am the Lord thy God, which has brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me." -Exodus 20:2,3 "And Jesus answered him,
The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment." -Mark 12:29-31 Our Father Almighty, "One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." -Ephesians 4:6 "Have we not all one father? Hath not one God created us?" -Malachi 2:10 "And God said unto him, I am God Almighty:" -Genesis 35:11 Maker of heaven and earth, "In the beginning God created heaven and the earth." -Genesis 1:1 "Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD, that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; -Isaiah 44:24 and of all things seen and unseen.
"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him:" -Colossians 1:16 "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:" -Romans 1:20 And in one Lord Jesus Christ, God only has one Jesus the Christmas Jesus all others are man made. "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;" -2 Corinthians 1:3 "Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ." -I Thessalonians 1:1 "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof." -Romans 13:14 the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages; " For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life." -John 3:16 "And again, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith,
And let all the angels of God worship him." -Hebrews 1:6 "Then they that were in the ship came and worshiped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God." -Matthew 14:33 "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." -Revelation 1:8 God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God; begotten, not made, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God." -John 1:1 "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." -I John 1:5 "Then spake Jesus again unto them saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." -John 8:12 "And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God." -John 20:28 " And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ.
This is the true God and eternal life." -I John 5:20 " I will tell you of the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You are my son, today I have begotten you." -Psalms 2:7 "For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day I have begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?" -Hebrews 1:5 "He who has seen me has seen the Father." -John 14:9 being of one substance with the Father; "I and my Father are one." -John 10:30 "Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God." -Isaiah 44:6 "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." -Revelation 1:8 "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:" -Philippians 2:6 "But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him." -John 10:38 "For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." -Colossians 2:9 by whom all things were made. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him there was not anything made that was made. ...He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. ...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." -John 1:1-3,10,14 "And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ." -Ephesians 3:9 "But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him." -I Corinthians 8:6 "Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." -Colossians 1:15-17 Who, for us all for our salvation, came down from heaven, "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ," -I Thessalonians 5:9 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." -Acts 4:12 "And that from a child, thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus." -II Timothy 3:15 "I am the living bread which came down from heaven:
if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world." -John 6:51 "For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me." -John 6:38 and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost." -Matthew 1:18 "To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. ...And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." -Luke 1:27,35 "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:" -Philippians 2:6,7 Who is this Christmas Gift from above that Easter Sunday Jesus? "Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;" -Romans 1:3 and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ." -Acts 2:36 "And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. ...Then released the Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified." -Matthew 27:2,26 "And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified." -Mark 15:15 He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, in accordance with the Scriptures;
" From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day." -Matthew 16:21 "And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen shroud, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock; and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre." -Mark 15:46 "And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spoke unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again." -Luke 24:5-7 "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures:
And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures;" -I Corinthians 15:3-4 and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; "Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God." -John 20:17 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached to the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -I Timothy 3:16 " ...by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.” -I Peter 3:21,22 "And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight." -Acts 1:9 "So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God." -Mark 16:19 and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. "And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." -Acts 1:10,11 "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.
Even so, Amen." -Revelation 1:7 "For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:" -John 5:22 "And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be judge of quick and dead." -Acts 10:42 "And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end." -Luke 1:33 And we are to believe in the Holy Spirit, and the Lord and Giver of Life; Who is this Holy Ghost? Him as a Person !! "Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." -John 14:17 "Now the Lord is that Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." -II Corinthians 3:17 "Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?
Didn't it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God." -Acts 5:3,4 "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." -John 3:5 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;" -Titus 3:5 who proceeds from the Father; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:" -John 15:26 "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" -Luke 11:13 "Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" -Matthew 28:19
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." -II Peter 1:21 And we are to believe in one holy universal all Christian all New Covenant Church that was under the Old Covenant and was given the apostles and that was an apostolic Church, the Old Church of God of the New Covenant and we now are still this church built upon the foundation Eph. 2:15-21, But have no such thing as someone who has been with Jesus and so we can’t have an Apostle today..
The Church does pray for all saved people in all churches. The church goes on. "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me." -John 17:20-23 "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism; One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." -Ephesians 4:1-6 "And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence." -Colossians 1:18 "To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven," -Hebrews 12:23 "...they are written in the Lamb's book of life."
These will be Rapture. -Revelation 21:27 "...and with other my fellow labourers, whose names are in the book of life." -Philippians 4:3 "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." -Matthew 18:20 "And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in thy house:" -Philemon 1:2 "Likewise greet the church that is in their house." -Romans 16:5 "But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth." -I Timothy 3:15 "And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone;" -Ephesians 2:20 "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." -Acts 2:42 I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; "And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and on earth.
Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" -Matthew 28:18,19 "One Lord, one faith, one baptism," -Ephesians 4:5 "For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ." -Galatians 3:27 "For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." -Matthew 26:28 "And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." -Luke 24;47 "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." -Acts 2:38 “The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:” -I Peter 3:21 "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." -Romans 6:3,4 and we are to look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
"Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?" -1 Corinthians 15:12 "For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." -1 Corinthians 15:21,22 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." -John 3:16 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." -1 Corinthians 2:9 "For him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be the glory forever. ." -Romans 11:36 Priesthood of the Believer (Direct access to God through Christ Our Only Mediator: "Sola Christus")
The third great principle of the Reformation was that of "the priesthood of all believers" (it is understood in accompaniment to the Biblical teaching of "Sola Christus": "Christ Alone"; Christ Our High Priest, Christ Our Only Mediator). The Scriptures teach that Christians are a "holy priesthood," (1 Peter 2:5). All believers are priests before God through our great high priest Jesus Christ. All people are to be what God is. Both the Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Communions also say that they believe in "the priesthood of all believers", for it is clearly taught in Holy Scripture, but Protestants see this doctrine as having many ramifications in Church practice not accepted by the Orthodox and Roman Catholic hierarchies. "Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ." -I Peter 2:5.
There is no such thing as a human as the head of God’s people. The Choice of God this Jesus is that head, and all humans who are His have equal standing in Him. Regarding the priesthood of all believers, The Reformers taught that all Christians have direct access to God through Christ; that there then is no necessity for an earthly mediator. This is true and a return to what God did under the New Covenant.
There is no big Rooster over the church in a human. "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus;" -I Timothy 2:5. The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox concept of the priesthood was seen by the Reformers as not warranted in Scripture, and viewed as a mis-application of the Old Testament Aaronic or Levitical priesthood. They taught that this was clearly fulfilled in Christ and done away with in the New Testament. With the bringing of all Christian all New Covenant . Sola Christus (Christ alone). Protestants characterize the dogma concerning the Pope as Christ's representative head of the Church on earth, the concept of meritorious works, and the Roman Catholic idea of a treasury of the merits of saints, as a denial that Christ is the only mediator between God and man.
On the basis of these doctrinal teachings from Holy Scripture; "the priesthood of all believers" (I Peter 2:5) and the clear teaching that Christ is the one (only) Mediator between the believer and God (I Timothy 2:5); the Reformers rejected: and the Old Church of God of the New Covenant was already saying this for over a thousand years .
Eph. 3:8 what Paul was in the Bible as an Apostle.
He had no such thing as a Pope title. Men make the authority of the Pope, He is not Jesus, and not Peter if He was one of Peter's ancestors He would be a Jew. a D&A test would show this. We teach that the Peter of the Bible never went to Rome. There is the merit of good works, as obedances of what God says, but we do and are teaching that God’s people have a great work in them and will do it. It does not give forgiveness, or save one from sins. indulgences, that is forgiveness for sale is not God’s way, no money is needed to repent. the mediation of Mary and the Saints, no Saint worship is in the bible. the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (not to be confused with the Virgin Birth, it instead refers to the Roman Catholic dogma that Mary herself was conceived without original sin), She was the choice of God for this Jesus to be born to but just one who was favored. the doctrine of transubstantiation,
The Communion is not the real blood but just reacents it as the He Jesus says in the John 13:1-17 the mass as a sacrifice, there is nothing one can do but Repent and let God forgive. the existence of purgatory, the Purgatory is not in the Bible Hell is. prayers for the dead, confessions to a priest, no Human can forgive the sins against God, and we are to have no such thing as a Priest. They did this to Get the money of the saved people of God. required celibacy for priests. They can do this because God has only one Priest and that is Jesus. We don't and the Protestants don't pray to Christians souls now in Heaven --- the Saints, including Mary --- or even ask them to intercede on their behalf.) This was a fake work of a Pope.
The Old Church of God of the New Covenant has also called them out on and have been in rejection of what they are doing, it was not how they started out.: they were once a part of the Church of God. The Bible speaks for itself! the authority of the Pope, Not in the Bible. Indulgences, no human can sell forgiveness for sins. All of these we have Rejected as false Doctrine. the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the existence of purgatory, required celibacy for Priests, and to have a Priest in today's church is not in the Bible __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ _____ the doctrine of transubstantiation, that Christ was sacrificed more than once for the sins of the world. Adoration of the Host (Communion Bread). Private Eucharists (a Priest may not celebrate Eucharist by himself). Limiting Eucharist for the people to one kind (Host/Bread) Knowing That You Are Saved is when God set His person aside. Another important belief for Evangelicals, whether Protestant or otherwise, is in believing that you can absolutely know that you are saved. This is true God does show us when He Forgives us. "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." -I John 5:13 The Christmas, Sunday Jesus. "We have learned the plan of our salvation, from the beginning , and that it was God who made the choice that Jesus is the savior. This truth has come From no one else other than from those through whom the gospel has come down to us. For they did at one time proclaim the gospel in public. And at a later period, by the will of God, they handed the gospel down to us in the Scriptures --- to be ' the ground and pillar of our faith.' " Eph 2:15-21.
That time when we had Apostles . Apostolic Era: (4 B.C. - 100 A.D.) This is the world of History telling us when or the Era of when , But we say and Teach and Preach that the time of Apostles started when Jesus called the first one, not when men say it was. They came to an end when John died. And the book of Revelation was completed . What is the real History of the Time, as the Old Church of God of the New Covenant saw it? What the Old Church of God says about the History of the Church. And why we say the Catholic account is not all truth. The catholic church made thing to make them look good.
And all of it is not true. 4 B.C. - 30 A.D. Incarnation of Christ the Choice of Heaven came as the Christmas Gift Luke 2- He was just a baby in those days. Came in the flesh as a human. Jesus Christ, the Word of God, who from all eternity was with God and was God (John 1:1-4), God the Son, is born as a human being, lives, ministers, is crucified, and dies, paying the penalty Himself for the sins of the entire world. He is buried, and rises from the dead on the third day, providing Salvation for any who will receive Him as their Lord and Saviour. Reconciling those who receive Him, with God the Father, through the forgiveness of their sins, by the offering of His shed Blood the sins of Adam and for their redemption in the days of their life as a human.
What did they, the Apostles do in their time on Earth? 30 -70 A.D. they were not a Pope! Apostles' Missionary Journeys This Saul who became Paul was now all Christian, all New Covenant and did not keep any of the things of Moses, who He once had the Christians killed for . He now had this Sunday Jesus as His Lord. Missionary Journeys of Paul and the other Apostles. Paul preaches in Turkey, Greece, and Rome; Thomas preaches in India; Mark in Northern Africa; Peter in Jerusalem . First to preach the Gospel to all the world . 69-70 -73 A.D. Matthew 24:14- comes true. Destruction of the Temple / Beginning of Jewish Diaspora Jesus had told them this was coming as the Bible had said and He was telling them it was soon to come Mark 13:1-9 in their lifetime. DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM FORETOLD. MATT. 24:1-28; MARK 13:1-23; LUKE 21:5-24. The Roman General Titus captures Jerusalem and destroys the Jewish Temple (70 A.D.) and forbids Jews to live in Jerusalem, renaming Judea, "Syria Palestine." Many Jews are enslaved and sold in Egypt. Many more are forced to move to different areas throughout the Roman Empire (in 73 A.D. Roman Army ends the last remnant of Jewish resistance by capturing the fortress of Masada). 90-100- A.D. Last Book of the Bible Written The Apostle John receives and writes down the last of the New Testament Scripture, The Book of Revelation, on the Greek Isle of Patmos off what is now modern-day Turkey. 33? - 200? A.D.
What would happen in this world before Jesus would Rapture His and start the beginning of the End? First the world should not let men tell them when the end is. And that a war is not what we look for. Matthew 24 1-56 Jesus describes general world conditions during the period between His Ascension and the time immediately preceding His Second Coming. He will come for His and Rapture them out before the Great Tribulations. The saved will not have to go through them. And Jesus, answering them, began to say: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many. But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows.” Take heed that no one deceives you:
Jesus warns of the danger of false messiahs who come in His name. They will pretend to be Jesus or representatives of Jesus, but they will not be true representatives of Jesus. Wars and rumors of wars: Jesus reminded us that before He returned there would be many wars and threats of war on the earth. In troubled times, many people assume that the end of the age is near, but Jesus said that wars and rumors of wars are not signs of the end. “Our Lord’s outlook upon this age was not that of one in which there should be a gradual cessation of strife between the nations, by the victory of the preaching of His Gospel, until the whole earth should be reduced by that preaching to a condition of peace.” He wanted to save all humans. Such things must happen, but the end is not yet: Things such as false messiahs, wars, famines and earthquakes have certainly marked man’s history since the time of Jesus’ Ascension. In effect, Jesus said, “Catastrophes will happen, but these do not signal the end.” Man has often thought that such things would signal the end, but Jesus would point to a more specific sign to watch for The Destruction of the Temple Foretold.
The great falling away would come. Rev 18:1-4 would take place. Beware of the End time Preacher Boogeyman Clergy , who do not Have God telling them when it is Coming or of the day it is coming!! Do we watch ? YES! These are the beginning of sorrows: Jesus said these calamities were not specific signs of the end, but were the beginning of sorrows, which is literally the beginning of labor pains. The idea is both of giving birth to a new age, and perhaps implying an increase of intensity and frequency in these calamities. Matthew 13:(9-13) Jesus describes what His disciples must expect during the time between His Ascension and Second Coming. “But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them. And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
Now brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” Salvation will come at the end of life. Watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils: Jesus told His disciples to be prepared for the persecution that would come against them before the end. This persecution was not the sign of the end, but simply should be expected. The gospel must first be preached to all the nations: Jesus also promised that before the end the gospel must go out to the whole world. The presence of persecution does not relieve the Church of this responsibility. .
A powerful example of this principle is found in Acts 4:1-22, where Peter and the other disciples made a dramatic proclamation of Jesus before the hostile Sanhedrin. Brother will betray brother to death: The followers of Jesus should expect the most painful kinds of rejection and betrayal as they sought to stand strong for Jesus. In the British Islands the Christian forgot this and was burned at the stake for not calling the Pope God. It is easy for us to underestimate how difficult a time of persecution can be. While few Christians in the Western world face persecution, Christians in other parts of the world often face these trials. · If you came from a strict Muslim family, you might be rejected by your family and be literally killed for choosing Jesus. · If you came from a Hindu family in India, you could be rejected and martyred for choosing Jesus. · In China, I would be allowed to practice Christianity only in the state-sponsored church – or be persecuted. My church might be one of the 1,500 destroyed or shut down since November of 2000. · In Sudan, I might be killed or literally enslaved by a Muslim army. · In Indonesia, you might be given a choice by Muslims: convert to Islam or die, or I might have my church bombed during a worship service. · In Pakistan, you might be jailed by Muslim government officials. .
He who endures to the end shall be saved: Endures is translated from the ancient Greek word hupomeno, which literally means to “remain under.” When trials and persecution swirl about, we can’t be so desperate for an escape that we will compromise. Instead, we must remain under. The sign of His coming and the end of the age. Revelation 18:1-4 God will do first and Get His saved People ready for the Rapture. Then will come The sign: The abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel. “So when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not” (let the reader understand), We are standing on the word!! This has already come this is what Jesus said to them and it did happen 70 AD.
When you see the ‘abomination of desolation’: This mention of the abomination of desolation is taken from Daniel 11:31: They shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation. This described a complete desecration of the temple, prefigured or just like it was by Antiochus Epiphanes in the time between the Old and New Testaments. This Antiochus desecrated the temple in Jerusalem in a horrible way. “He desecrated the Temple by offering swine’s flesh on the great altar and by setting up public brothels in the sacred courts. Before the very Holy Place itself he set up a great statue of the Olympian Zeus and ordered the Jews to worship it.” As bad as this was, it did not fulfill the abomination of desolation, because Jesus said these words long after Antiochus did this.
This time Jesus said it would come. And it did. The Hebrew word translated abomination in Daniel 11:31 is shikkoots. It appears in the Old Testament 29 times, and it has the idea of a filthy, disgusting idol. However, this is more than just an idol. First, it is an idol set in the holy place of the temple in Jerusalem – standing where it ought not, and as Matthew puts it, standing in the holy place (Matthew 24:15). Second, this is a filthy, disgusting idol that brings desolation – the complete and devastating judgment of God. It is important to point out that this is not merely an idol set up in the Jewish temple. Passages like Jeremiah 7:30, Jeremiah 32:34, and Ezekiel 5:11 describe abominable idols in the temple – but they were not the abomination that brings desolation. Something nearly like this happened in 40 A.D. when Caligula was the Emperor of Rome. He was a madman and decided to set up a statue of himself in the holy place of the temple in Jerusalem. He sent the statue by ship on its way down to Jerusalem, but he died before it arrived, and they never set it up.
When you see the ‘abomination of desolation’: Essentially, the abomination of desolation speaks of the ultimate desecration of a Jewish temple, an idolatrous image in the holy place itself, which will inevitably result in the judgment of God. It is the abomination that brings desolation. The abomination of desolation is “the object of religious nausea and loathing who has to do with desolation.” (Wuest) “The Semitic expression used in Daniel describes an abomination so detestable it causes the Temple to be abandoned by the people of God and provokes desolation. . . '' Jesus' use of this distinctive expression, however, indicates that the prophecy was not ultimately fulfilled by the events of the Maccabean period.” Paul elaborated on the future fulfillment of this in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4: That day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Daniel 12:11 gives additional insight: And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be 1,290 days (until the end). When this sign is set up, the end can be determined – almost three and one-half years to go before the triumphant return of Jesus to this earth. This is not a new understanding of the abomination of desolation. An early Christian writer named Irenaeus wrote this in the late second century:
“But when this Antichrist shall have devastated all things in this world, he will reign for three years and six months, and sit in the temple at Jerusalem; and then the Lord will come from heaven in the clouds, in the glory of the Father, sending this man and those who follow him into the lake of fire; but bringing in for the righteous the times of the kingdom.” This was His words not what God had said, It was close to what the Bible said.. We know that that was not there and is not there today. When you see the ‘abomination of desolation’: When Jesus described the abomination of desolation, there was the presupposition of an operating temple in Jerusalem. You can’t have the abomination of desolation without a temple. So that time will come to this world but those who are saved will already be Rapture out this will be on all of the humans who will not receive Jesus now .. For centuries, there was only a small Jewish presence in Judea and Jerusalem. Their presence in the region was definite and continuous, but small. It was unthinkable that this weak Jewish presence could rebuild a temple. Therefore, the fulfillment of this prophecy was highly unlikely until Israel was gathered as a nation again in 1948. The restoration of a nation that the world had not seen for more than 2,000 years was a remarkable event in the fulfillment and future fulfillment of prophecy.
One of the more fascinating developments in recent history is the focus of Jewish and Arab conflict over the temple mount, where a rebuilt temple must stand. There is a small but dedicated group of Jews who are passionately committed to rebuilding the temple. Today you can visit the Temple Institute in the Jewish Quarter of the old city in Jerusalem. There, a group of Jews absolutely dedicated to rebuilding the temple attempt to educate the public and raise awareness for a new temple. They are trying to replicate everything they can for a new temple, down to the specific pots and pans used for sacrifice. It is important to understand that most Jews – religious or secular – do not care one bit about building a temple. And if one were rebuilt, sacrifice would be difficult in a day of aggressive animal rights activists!
Yet, there is a small, strong, highly dedicated group who live to see a rebuilt temple – a temple that will fulfill prophecy. They want to make God send Jesus back and we have always said that will not happen God will send Jesus at His time. Rightly, Christians get excited when they see efforts to rebuild the temple. At the same time, we should understand that the basic impulse behind rebuilding the temple is not of God at all – the desire to have a place to sacrifice for sin. Christians believe that all sacrifice for sin was finished at the cross, and any further sacrifice for sin is an offense to God, because it denies the finished work of Jesus on the cross. And this is true . But they will rebuild it after the saved people are Rapture out.. Spoken of by Daniel the prophet: In a sense, Jesus told us nothing new here. He simply called us back to what was prophesied in Daniel. The comment let the reader understand could have been said by Jesus Himself and not written by Mark, and we still would have His word because He is the Christ the Son , the person of John 1:1-4.
Let the reader understand: Some do say that the abomination of desolation was fulfilled in A.D. 70 when Jerusalem was destroyed, and that this ties in with the destruction of the temple promised in Mark 13:2. This is not an interpretation that must spiritualize Mark 13:19-27, which says that Jesus would return in glory soon after the abomination of desolation. This is the next time that the Temple is destroyed. We should always remember that to God there is no such thing as time. “While Josephus mentions the sacrifices offered by the victorious Romans to their legionary standards in the Temple court, he does not describe this action as an abomination, whatever he may have thought privately.” it was. Jesus warns of what to do when the abomination of desolation appears the first time.
“Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! And pray that your flight may not be in winter.” and they did in 70 AD the old church of God went out of the city just before that happened and went back to the British Islands. And to the American world in the 1700th Let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains: Jesus directed this warning to the Jewish people. This is evident in His specific mention of Judea and of the housetop (a common feature of architecture in both ancient and modern Judea). To the citizens of Judea, Jesus said: “When you see the abomination of desolation established, flee because trouble is coming.” The Roman Emperor wanted the Gold and Silver in the Temple, to build the Colosseum, where the Gladiators would fight , and Kill for sport. So the Emperor sent the army to take and kill.
These words of Jesus have led some to believe that everything Jesus spoke of here was fulfilled in the first century, in the Roman destruction of Jerusalem. It is true that this exhortation by Jesus was taken literally by Christians in A.D. 66 when Roman armies first came to Jerusalem. The old Church of God of the New Covenant was there and very much troubled . At that time, Christians fled to the mountains and were spared the great destruction of A.D. 70 However, Jesus also said that these events would bring in a Great Tribulation the next time it happened. (Mark 13:19),
He never said that the first one of this was the last one as John says in Revelation. Rev. 13:7 Rev 7:14 that this is the last one., and that those days would culminate in the triumphant after the return of Jesus (Mark 13:26-27). Since we’re still here 2,000 years later, we know that the abomination of desolation of that temple was fulfilled in the first century. Saved by the Rapture? These words of Jesus have led some to believe that all Christians – the church as a whole – will go through this time known as the Great Tribulation, and that this warning must be for us. The saved who are already His will have God get them Rapture ready. However, Jesus promised to catch His people up from the earth and meet them in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). He also told us to pray that we would be counted worthy to escape this time (Luke 21:36) and promised to keep His faithful from the time of judgment that would come upon the earth (Revelation 3:10). Jesus gave this warning primarily as a specific, amazing prophecy of events thousands of years before they happened so that the Jewish people during the days of the abomination of desolation would have a unique witness to Jesus and His Word. Let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes: This shows the urgency of the warning.
This is consistent with other passages of Scripture that promise great persecution against the Jewish people, and the Gentile during the Great Tribulation (Revelation 12:13-17). . (19-23) Coming after the abomination of desolation: great tribulation. “For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be ( The last one). And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.” Tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation… nor ever shall be: Jesus said that this will be the most awful time in all of human history. When we consider the massive calamities humanity has suffered through the centuries, this is a terribly sobering statement. The Book of Revelation describes this terrible time when God pours out His wrath on a God-rejecting world. In 1343 bubonic plague started to sweep across Europe. Over eight years, two-thirds of the population of Europe was afflicted with the plague, and half of those afflicted died – an incredible total of 25 million people. This coming time of tribulation will be worse. With the Plague it can come anytime, and it does. And there are other things that take humans out . “Lives deliberately extinguished by politically motivated carnage” at between 167 million and 175 million. Most other statisticians have roughly the same estimates. Yet,
Jesus said that this time of tribulation will be worse. Unless the Lord had shortened those days: If the terrors of the great tribulation were to continue indefinitely, mankind could not survive. Therefore, for the elect’s sake, the days will be limited. Then if anyone says to you, “Look, here is Christ!” or, “Look, He is there!” do not believe it: No one should be deceived about the nature of Jesus’ coming. It will not be secret or private, and it won’t be a “different” Jesus. In the midst of such tribulation, men will be tempted to follow after false messiahs. They already are in many forms. But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand: Jesus told this to His followers as a warning so that they would take heed. It wasn’t just for those who come to faith in Jesus during the Great Tribulation. It wasn’t just for those who live at the end of the age. It is for everyone to take heed. We live in a cynical age when people are naturally distrustful and pessimistic when it comes to promises.
Among Christians in the 1970’s, there was great emphasis on the return of Jesus and being ready for His return. In this humans took money for the end of time it was a big money scam. It is easy in our cynical age to think, “I’ve been waiting for 30 years and Jesus still hasn’t come. I don’t need to be so ready and so worked up over something that might not happen for another 30 or 300 years.” The truth is God will get His ready. Rev. 18:1-4 says He -God will call all of His back from the other churches. It is easy to sympathize with that way of thinking that God has told someone the time. – but Jesus told us take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.
He has reasons why He wants you to take heed, anticipating and being ready for His soon return: Doing things God’s way does have us looking at His way of doing!! · It has a purifying effect in our lives. · It gives us a sense of urgency. · It makes us bold in speaking to the lost. · It helps us keep a light touch on the things of this world. . It helps us stay ready, it helps us see things the way God sees them. Think of it this way: if a person woke every morning and said, “Jesus is coming soon and I have to live like He is coming soon,” would it make their life better or worse? We should also remember that God has a reason for the time He has established. If Jesus had caught up His church in 1978, how many would have missed the rapture? If He returned in glory seven years later in 1985, how many of us would have gone through the Great Tribulation?
We can all see the time is close; any extended time is pure grace to allow more people to come in before the horrific events Jesus described in the Great Tribulation. On the heels of great tribulation: the return of Jesus Christ. “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.” There will be humans in space, in the Cosmic space of the heavens. In those days, after that tribulation: Jesus said that the cosmic catastrophes He described here would happen in those days, the days connected with that tribulation. This is not the Second Return but the last return. The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars of heaven will fall: Immediately before the return of Jesus, before His coming in the clouds with great power and glory, the world will be wracked by cosmic catastrophes. In a sense, this will be the groaning of all creation (Romans 8:22) and it will come to one last crescendo before the return of Jesus. This kind of cosmic calamity is described in many Old Testament passages such as Isaiah 13:9-11, Ezekiel 32:7-9, Joel 2:30-31, Amos 8:9-10, and Zephaniah 1:14-15. He will send His angels, and gather together His elect:
When Jesus returns to this earth after that tribulation, He will come with the saints in heaven and to gather those who have come to Jesus during the tribulation and have survived. The word that the Us and Them Christian people do not want to hear! Jesus speaks more regarding the timing of these events. “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near; at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. This is just as Daniel prophesied in Daniel 12:11: the end will come 1,290 days after the abomination of desolation. In this, Jesus assured that the agonies of the great tribulation would not continue indefinitely; they will have an end. Song of Solomon 2:11-13 also mentions the idea that the blossoming of the fig tree shows winter is past and summer is near.
“In contrast to most of the trees of Palestine… the fig loses its leaves in the winter, and in contrast to the almond, which blossoms very early in the spring, the fig tree shows signs of life only later.” This was the perfect illustration at this time and place. Jesus taught this on the Mount of Olives, and “The Mount of Olives was famous for its fig trees, which sometimes attained a height of 20 or 30 feet.” It was also the perfect time, because Jesus taught this right before Passover, when fig trees were in the condition described in the parable – branches tender, leaves sprouting.
This generation will be no means pass away till all these things take place: What generation did Jesus refer to? “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming; in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning; lest, coming suddenly, he finds you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” Take heed, watch: We must watch. Anyone who watches is not caught by surprise. People are not ready because they fail to watch. The emphasis couldn’t be clearer: ·
Of that day and hour no one knows (Mark 13:32). · You do not know when the time is (Mark 13:33). · You do not know when the master of the house is coming (Mark 13:35). When Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 A.D., those who listened to and obeyed Jesus escaped the horrible destruction that came upon the city. When it comes to the far greater destruction that will come upon the whole earth, those who listen to and obey Jesus can escape the horrible destruction that will come. · His house: The church belongs to Jesus, but He entrusts it to each one of us. · His authority: We are to live and serve in the authority of Jesus, and responsibility is always coupled with authority. · His work: Each servant has his work to do. We aren’t responsible for someone else’s work, but we certainly are responsible for ours.
Christians: It is known for certain when Christianity first arrived in the British Isles. It was just as the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD And it was long before the Catholic came with the death to all who would not say the Pope was a God.
They put saved Christian to death because they said Jesus is their Lord, and Savior.. We do know that the Galatians were Celts, and that Paul showed them the way to Jesus.. These may have spread the faith to their brethren in Britain while the Apostle Paul was still completing his missionary journeys in the Mediterranean. Ante-Nicene Era: (100 A.D.-325 A.D.)_The old Church of God would not send an Elder to the Nicen power take over because of the Pope.
Saying that there was no such thing as a Pope in the bible. 100-150 A.D.: Polycarp the Catholic and church want to be , writes his Letter to the Philippians, But He was not an Elder to the Old Church of God of the New Covenant. It was refused to be put in the Christian Bible. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, of the Pope, and was Catholic and was trying to sway the Old Church of God of the New Covenant to the Pope. He does occupy an important place in the history of the Christian time of the Church.
Because it does show that there was a true Church other than the Catholic church, and they knew it , and that they were trying to get them to move over to them. He is among the earliest Christians whose writings survive. It is probable that he knew John the Apostle. He was bishop of Smyrna. He died a martyr. Irenaeus remembered Polycarp from his youth. He was trying to convince them that He was with Paul and He was with them. Polycarp's sole surviving work is his Letter to the Philippians, a mosaic of references to the New Testament. But not a Bible letter,
Paul's letter to the Philippines is in the Bible. 150 A.D. Justin Martyr writes "First Apology" Justin Martyr's "First Apology" is the oldest (non-New Testament) record we have of how early Christian worship was conducted (Liturgy). It was as He said !But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits; then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of these good things. our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead. The new covenant way was with Jesus not Moses. Ca. 200 A.D.
Tertullian writes "On Prayer" Tertullian was an early Church person who was Catholic, the first to write in Latin. In his writing he often took stands against different heresies. However, later in life he converted to a sect (or cult) known as the "Montanists' ' which had three new "prophets" (one man and two women) considered to be equal to Scripture, and who also rejected the Trinity. His writings from when he was still an orthodox Christian are useful historical sources on Christian practice in his era (155-230 A.D.). Beginning of Christian Monasticism (Eremetics: Hermits) 250 A.D. Paul of Thebes / Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage 250 A.D. Paul of Thebes retreats to a cave in the Egyptian desert in 250 A.D. to avoid the persecution initiated by Decius. Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, goes into hiding in the same year and for the same reason at the other end of the north African coast. Many Christians follow and are soon living as religious "hermits" ( but not monks) in the deserts of Egypt (desert areas of Nitria and Scete), Israel, and Syria. 271 or 272 A.D. Antony - Inspiration for European Monasticism Antony (or Anthony) (251 or 252-356 or 357) is converted to Christ at age 20 (271 or 272 A.D.) and moves into the Egyptian Desert as a religious hermit after hearing the words: "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell all that thou hast." His desire is to live like Christ and the Apostles.
He is often spoken of as the "Father of Christian Monasticism" and "the first Christian Monk". Antony was the first to go to the desert intentionally to live the solitary life devoted to God, and not because he was fleeing persecution. Antony's own story (by Athanasius) says that there were hundreds of others (who had fled persecution) already living in the Egyptian desert when Antony first arrived. Ca. 312-348 A.D. Pachomius (Ca. 292-348), a contemporary of Anthony, formed the first organized monastic community (cenobitic). There had previously existed monastic communities not formally organized made up of individual hermit-type (eremitic) monks who of their own accord would meet together weekly for religious services including Communion.
Pachomius also built a convent (the first organized women's community) in which a number of religious women lived with his sister October 27, 312 A.D. Constantine defeated Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge "under the sign of the Cross" on the Tiber River near Rome. Probably Before 313 A.D. Athanasius writes "On the Incarnation" 313 A.D. Co-Emperors Constantine and Licinius Legalize Christianity Emperor Constantine the Great Emperor of the West (274 A.D. through 288-May 22, 336 A.D.), and Lucinius Augustus, Emperor of the East, in the Edict of Milan declare Christianity a legal religion, ending official government persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.
What God had given to this world was that all humans are Equal and can be saved through Sunday Jesus. "This was the first proclamation of the great principle that every man had a right to choose his religion according to the dictates of his own conscience and honest conviction , without compulsion and interference of the government." 320 A.D. First History of the Church Written since New Testament did not know about the church in the British Islands Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea A.D. 260-339), a learned scholar who lived most of his life in Caesarea (in what was at that time part of the Roman Province of Syria-Palestine...now modern-day Israel), breaks new ground by writing The History of the Church (the history of Christianity from Christ to Constantine); providing a model for all later ecclesiastical historians. He extensively quotes sources; including Jewish and Roman Historians such as Josephus,
Tacitus, early Church Fathers all who were Catholic, like Polycarp, Irenaus; and many others. What is most amazing about this book is the picture it paints of the entire history of the Early Church during the 230 years from the ending of the Book of Acts until 320. A.D., just before the meeting of the Council of Nicaea (325 A.D.). Perhaps what is most startling to today's readers is what is missing. The Bishop of Rome has no authority over any other Christians living outside of the City of Rome (and has not even claimed such). There are no Icons in use by Christians at any time during this period. There are no prayers to Mary or prayers to the Saints offered by any Christian during this entire period.
Post-Nicene Era: (325 A.D.-750 A.D.) 325 A.D. Nicene Creed / Canon of Scripture Officially Recognized Council of Nicaea, a general council of all the Bishops in the Christian church, publishes The Nicene Creed as a united statement against the Arian heresy (which rejects the Deity of Christ). We were for this but that was not all they wanted. They also affirm which books have since their writing been recognized by Christians as being divinely inspired (the Canon of Scripture of the New Testament). Athanasius; as Bishop of Alexandria, in Egypt; is present. ********** *****
The Eastern Orthodox Communions sometimes refer to this a "the birth of Orthodoxy". In the East, the Orthodox Church now begins developing out of the Early Church. 330-335 A.D. Beginning of Christian Monastic Communities Athanasius writes "The Life of St. Antony" Pachomius (292-346) founds the first organized monastic community in the deserts of Egypt. Basil the Great (329-379), succeeded Eusebius as bishop of Ceasarea. Influenced by Pachomius, he founded monasteries in Cappadocia (eastern Asia Minor; modern-day Turkey).
He writes his own monastic Rule, which greatly influenced the later Rule of St. Benedict. He was the brother of Gregory of Nyssa (330-395 A.D.) and the friend of Gregory of Nazianzus (329-389 A.D.). John Chrysostom (349-Ca. 407 A.D.), was the archbishop of Constantinople. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, and his denunciation of abuse of authority by ecclesiastical and political leaders. The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, used by the Eastern Orthodox Churches in its present form since the 7th Century, is named after him. After his death, John was given the Greek surname chrysostomos, "golden mouthed", rendered in English as Chrysostom. 357 A.D. Athanasian Creed / Europe Adopts Monasticism Athanasius (296 through 298-373) The author of the Athanasian Creed. Also wrote: A Life of St. Antony (357 A.D.) which causes thousands in Europe to adopt the monastic lifestyle, both as religious hermits (eremitic), and in communities (cenobitic). Before 373 A.D. Athanasius writes:
"Praying the Psalms". Ca. 373 A.D.: Athanasius composes the: Athanasian Creed. 374 A.D. / 388 A.D. St. Augustine - Writes / Founds Monastic Order Augustine of Hippo (Nov. 13, 354-Aug. 28, 430) is converted to Christianity in 374 A.D. While the Servei Dei (Servants of God) Lay Religious Order of the fourth and fifth centuries did not occupy official positions, the Church recognized and honored these Laymen who pursued a monastic life of contemplation and prayer. Augustine accepted Christ. Then he joined the Servei Dei. In 388 A.D. Augustine and a few Christian friends founded the Augustinian Order, the oldest Monastic Fraternity in the West. Eventually Augustine would be made Bishop of the town of Hippo, where he established a monastery that functioned as a Seminary, training young monks to be Bishops in all of the towns of North Africa. He would write 93 books that would influence the Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox Churches." Ca. 390 A.D. Augustine writes
"The Confessions". 403 A.D. St. Patrick Converts Ireland to Christianity / His Church Model is Monastic St. Patrick (387-Mar.17, 461-464) was captured at age sixteen by Irish slave raiders and enslaved for six years in Ireland. During this time he became a Christian (he had been raised in a Christian home, but had not been given his life to Christ). He escaped Ireland, studied in a monastery in France (at Lerins, and probably also at Auxerre), and was sent (by God through means of a dream) as a missionary Bishop to the Irish people (432 A.D.?), who converted from Druidism to Christianity. The best telling of the story of St. Patrick is found in the book: How the Irish Saved Civilization (Book Review). Read Patrick's own words in his Confession, in his Letter to Coroticus, and in his "Breastplate" Prayer St. Patrick, a Missionary Bishop and Monk, establishes Monasteries everywhere. There are at this time no cities in Ireland. Celtic Christianity is organized along Monastic lines (each monastery group being independent), as opposed to the Roman model of central universal control organized through Bishop/City based political hierarchies. A Possible Timeline that fits all of the known dates (including the founding dates of Lerins and Auxerre Monasteries):
Born 390; Enslaved 406; Escaped and returned to Britain 412; In France at Lerins monastery (founded 410) from 412 to 422 (10 years; or a later start date if he remained in Britain longer); at Auxerre monastery (founded 422) from 422 to 432 (10 years). Is called by God in a dream and returns to Ireland in 432. Converts the Irish people to Christianity. Died March 17, 461-464. Ca. 404 A.D. Jerome Translates Pachomius' "Rule" St. Jerome translates The Rule of Pachomius into Latin. 429 A.D. Monk Telemachus' Martyrdom Ends Coliseum Games Telemachus (?-400 through 429 A.D.)
The Monk responsible for ending the Coliseum Games. While visiting Rome from somewhere in the East, Telemachus places himself between two gladiators in the Roman Coliseum during the Games. The crowd, enraged at having their "entertainment" interrupted, stone him to death. The Emperor Honorius declares Telemachus to be a victorious martyr, and proclaims the Gladiatorial and Coliseum Games to be henceforth illegal and ended. 440–461 A.D. Leo I ("Leo the Great"), Bishop of Rome, Claims Authority/Primacy over all Christians Certain of the distinctive teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, such as that of the primacy of the Bishop of Rome over all Christians, first begin to be taught at this time. From 440-600 A.D., in the West, the local Church of the City of Rome now begins developing out of the Early Church into what is known today as the Roman Catholic Church. Leo I "The Great" (400?–461 A.D.), was Bishop of Rome from 440–461 A.D. He was the first Bishop of Rome to claim primacy/authority over all other Christians (at that time Europe had been overrun by the Huns, and had become largely barbarian and pagan again). The claim was largely ignored for the next 200 years by other Christians, including the Celtic Church, and the four other Apostolic Sees of the East; particularly by the Patriarch of Constantinople.
Up until this time all Christians had considered themselves to be both of orthodox (with a small "o", meaning "right belief") faith, and members of the catholic (with a small "c", meaning "universal") church, (the universal "Body of Christ"). The various Orthodox churches to this day have no single organizational structure or single "head". The claim of Leo I of Rome's supremacy would ultimately affect monasticism by leading to the Great Schism between the Eastern and Roman Churches in 1054 A.D., and resulting in the end of independent Celtic monasticism in 1172 A.D. at the Synod of Cashel. At that time the Irish Celtic Christians finally came under the authority of the Roman Catholic Church which then disbanded the Celtic Monastic Orders that had existed in Ireland for nearly 700 years previously.
By about 600-650 A.D. The Roman Popes (Bishops of Rome) had established their doctrine of Papal Supremacy in their city of Rome, and begun slowly extending control of the Roman Church over other Christians across Europe. This Papal claim would ultimately affect monasticism by causing the Great Schism between the Eastern and Roman Churches in 1054 A.D., and ending independent Celtic monasticism in Great Britain at the Synod of Whitby (ca. 664 A.D.) and in Ireland at the Synod of Cashel in 1172 A.D. Note: the term "Pope" is an equivalent term to the Eastern Orthodox term "Patriarch" (of an Apostolic "See"), and in early times was given to both the Bishop of Rome and the Bishop of Alexandria, who is to this day still referred to as "Pope" (Patriarch), but none of whom have ever claimed jurisdiction over any of the other "Sees". The original "Sees" were/are in order of their founding as Churches by the Apostles: Jerusalem (all Apostles), Antioch (Peter), Rome (Paul, Peter), and Alexandria (Mark). Constantinople (the founding of the Church there in the earlier City of Byzantium is attributed to the Apostle Andrew) was added as the fifth Apostolic "See" when the Emperor Constantine made it the new Capitol of the Roman Empire. Note: The Churches (and "Sees") of Jerusalem and Antioch (founded by the Apostle Peter) both outdate Rome. The first Church Council, was held in Jerusalem (Book of Acts), and though the Apostle Peter was present, was presided over, not by the Apostle Peter, but by the Apostle James. 500's A.D. Irish Missionary Monks Convert Pagan Europe to Christianity Irish Monks travel as missionaries to bring Christianity to pagan Europe, founding monasteries all over the continent, re-introducing (or introducing for the first time in many northern European areas) literacy, the Bible, and preserved classical literature and knowledge (some consider this to be the second attempt to preach the Gospel worldwide).
The story of the missionary Irish Monks is found in the 2nd half of the book: How the Irish Saved Civilization. Columban (Columbanus), missionary to Europe, founded a Celtic Christian monastery at Bobbio in Italy. At this time Europe, including Italy, had been overrun by the barbarian Huns and was largely pagan in religion. 510 A.D. Monk Benedict Founds Monte Cassino Monastery Benedict of Nursia (480-547) writes The Rule of St. Benedict, after living as a hermit for three years in a cave in near Subiaco, Italy, and founds the oldest continuous monastic community in Europe, Monte Cassino, where he lives until his death. 514 A.D.
Monk Brendan - Sailor / Explorer Brendan the Navigator (484-577), also known as Brendan of Clon fort, sails the North Atlantic for seven years, including discovering Iceland (he also may have sailed to America). Before Ca. 550 A.D. Monk Dionysius Exiquus Creates Our Modern Calendar Dionysius Exiquus (d. ca. 550), a Monk in Rome, invents the modern Calendar and system of dating. It establishes the birth of Christ as the central point of all of history. Everything before is B.C. (Before Christ). Everything after is Anno Domini ("in the year of our Lord"). Monk Dionysius was off by a few years as to precisely when the birth of Christ occurred. According to internal evidence in the Gospels mentioning the Census of Augustus, and Quirinius being Governor of Syria, both of which dates are known from Roman sources, Christ's birth had to have occurred between 4 and 6 B.C.). 565 A.D.
Irish Monk Columcille (Columba) Converts Northern Scots Columcille (also called Columba) (521-597) leaves Ireland and founds a monastery on the island of Iona (565) on the coast of Scotland (here the Book of Kells will be created). He is the first missionary to the Picts, one of the peoples living in what is now Scotland, converting them to Christianity. 573 A.D. Monk Columbanus - Missionary to Continental Europe Columbanus (also called Columban) (543-Nov. 21, 615) was an Irish monk who, with 12 monks who recognized him as their leader, went to France to preach the gospel, then to Germany, and finally to northern Italy, where he founded the monastery at Bobbio near Milan. 588 A.D. Monk Fiónan Founds Monastery On "Skellig Michael" Fiónan (a disciple of Brendan) founds a monastery on Skellig Michael. It will be continuously inhabited by monks for the next 634 years (588-1222). 597 A.D. Monk Augustine Converts Southern England Augustine of Canterbury sent as missionary by Pope Gregory the Great to the English (Angles) in the south of England. 635 A.D. Monk Aidan (Lindisfarne) Converts Northern England Aidan (ca. 600-651) Became a monk of Iona in 630, and in 635 was sent out to found the monastery on Lindisfarne (Holy Island). He is the missionary to the English people in the north of England (to Northumbria: at this time they were still the Angles; we get our word "English" from the word "Angle-ish"). 651 A.D. Monk Cuthbert Evangelizes Northern England Cuthbert (ca. 635-Mar. 20, 687) becomes a monk, after seeing a vision at the time of Aidan's death.
After living as a Hermit Monk, he is ordained a Bishop. In the Monastic Celtic Church, this means a ministry as a Missionary / Evangelist, and he evangelizes Northern England, before retiring again to his Farne Island hermitage near Lindisfarne (Holy Island). 664 A.D. Roman Catholic Church Takes Control of Northern England Synod of Whitby (the Celtic Church in northern England joins the Roman Catholic Church, thus ending its independent Celtic Christian history;
The Celtic Irish missionary Monks in its jurisdiction return to Ireland. Lindisfarne and Iona hold out much longer. The Celtic Church continues distinct in many areas through the 1200's. In some parts of Scotland the Celtic Church remains until the Protestant Reformation, when it becomes Protestant). 731 A.D. Monk Bede Writes History of England's Conversion to Christianity The Venerable Bede (672 or 673-735), at the age of seven was taken to the monastery where he would spend the next rest of his life (most of it as a monk), and become the first English Historian by writing his book, "Ecclesiastical History of the English People" (see also: Venerable Bede (Painting). 732 A.D. Charles Martel Stops Islamic attempt to invade France from Spain and Conquer Europe Medieval Era: (750 A.D.-1517 A.D.)__________ _______ 963 A.D. Monk Athanasios Founds First Monastery On Mt. Athos Athanasios the Athonite, an Eastern Orthodox Monk, builds the Monastery of the Great Lavra on Mount Athos, in what is now the Greek part of Macedonia (on the peninsula of Chalkidiki). Mt. Athos officially became a Monastic Republic, the oldest in existence. Women are not allowed to even enter the entire area.
Hermit Monks (eremitic anchorites) had already been living in the area since the mid-ninth century. There are 21 separate monasteries and numerous affiliated hermitages in the Mt. Athos region. 988 A.D. Conversion of the Slavic People to Christianity 1054 A.D. Orthodox Churches Reject Claims of Roman Catholic Church The Great Schism. In 1053 the Patriarch of Constantinople closed the Latin (Roman Catholic) churches in his jurisdiction. In response, in 1054 A.D., the Bishop of Rome excommunicated the Patriarch of Constantinople, who was the head of the Orthodox portion of the church ("Eastern Orthodox" includes: Greek, Armenian, Coptic, Russian, Serbian, and so forth). The Orthodox portion of the Church rejected the claim of the Bishop of Rome to have authority/primacy over all Christians since first put forward by Leo I ("Leo the Great"), Bishop of Rome from 440–461 A.D.
"Faith in the Byzantine World"). 1157-1172 A.D. Roman Catholic Church Takes Control of and ends the independent Irish Celtic Church Irish National Synod near Cashel (1172). Roman Catholic Church achieves control of the Celtic Christian Church in Ireland. Mellifont Abby founded by Cistercians in Ireland (1157). Dominicans, and later Franciscans are introduced into Ireland. This is the end of the Celtic Church monastic period. 1184 A.D. Waldensians Preach the Doctrines of the Protestant Reformation 300 Years Before Luther Waldensians condemned as heretics by Pope Lucius III. (also known as: Waldenses, Vaudois, "Poor Men of Lyon"). Founded by Peter Waldo (Valdes), they were sort of "pre-franciscans" and "pre-Protestants" who practiced poverty and equality. They criss-crossed Europe preaching against the laxity of the clergy and taught the Bible to the people in the vernacular. They rejected as unscriptural: purgatory, indulgences, and the veneration of saints. 1208 A.D. St. Francis Founds Franciscan Order Francis of Assisi (1181 or 1182-Oct.3, 1226 A.D.) dons a raggedy Habit (Monk Robe) tied with a piece of rope, and commits to follow Jesus and the Bible as literally as possible. He is soon joined by others. In 1211 the Benedictines give his Order a little Chapel called "The Portiuncula." Building a few small wattle, straw, and mud huts (cells), and surrounding all with a hedge, it becomes the first Franciscan monastery (St. Francis didn't use that term, calling it a "Convent."
They are also called "Friaries"). Wanting to take the Gospel to the world, St. Francis preached the Gospel to the Saracens (Moslems) in Egypt, and attempted to take the Gospel to Morocco, but was stopped in Spain by sickness. Some of his followers took up his mission and preached the Good News in Morocco. They were executed by beheading; becoming the first Franciscan martyrs. 1382 A.D. John Wycliffe Translates Bible Into English / Founds Lollard Monastic Order of Preachers - They Taught All of the Doctrines of the Protestant Reformation 150 Years Before Martin Luther John Wycliffe (1330-1384), 150 years before the Protestant Reformation, came to the same conclusions from reading the Bible that Luther would arrive at later. Wycliffe translated the Bible into English (1382). It was the first European translation done in over 1,000 years.
He criticized abuses and scriptural error in the teaching of the (Roman Catholic) Church. He sent itinerant preachers (called the Lollards) throughout England. Some of his students were from Bohemia, and took his teachings back to Bohemia and Moravia (later Czechoslovakia). Wycliffe's writings later converted John Huss and the Moravian Brethren. 1382-1414 A.D. John Huss, Inspired by Wycliffe, Taught All of the Doctrines of the Protestant Reformation 100 Years Before Luther John Hus (1369-1414 A.D.), a Roman Catholic Priest from Bohemia, while translating some sermons of John Wycliffe, became convinced of the universal priesthood of all believers; that Christ, not Peter, was the foundation of the Church, and that only Christ is the head of the Church. He became one of the influences for the Protestant Reformation. He was granted a safe conduct to defend his views, but was instead imprisoned and burned at the stake. He was a "Protestant" 100 years before Luther. His witness influenced the later founding of the Moravian Brethren (Bohemian Brethren, Unitas Fratrum) in 1457. Ca. 1427 Thomas á Kempis Writes
"The Imitation of Christ" Thomas à Kempis (1379 or 1380-1471), writes The Imitation of Christ (ca. 1427). It is the most popular and printed Christian Book after the Bible. He was a German Monk, a member of the Brethren of the Common Life (also called The Brothers and Sisters of the Common Life). They took no vows, but lived a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience, as far as was compatible with their state. Some lived in their own homes. Others, especially clergy, lived in community. All were expected to earn their living by the labor of their hands. All earnings were held in common.
The ambition of all was to emulate the life and virtues of the first Christians; their love for God and neighbor, simplicity, humility, and devotion. 1453 Fall of Constantinople to Islamic Armies 1457 Moravian Brethren Church Officially Founded Moravian Brethren (Bohemian Brethren, Unitas Fratrum) founded in 1457, and still active today (the movement was renewed by Count Zinzendorf in 1727, becoming a force for World Missions). Influenced by the writings of John Wycliffe (some of his students had been from Bohemia), they stressed the love of Christ and the need for a personal relationship through regeneration (being born-again), justification by faith alone being the means.
They stressed grace, and prayer, seeing Baptism and the Lord's Supper as the only two sacraments. They had a great influence throughout the world on many other Christian groups which were inspired to deeper prayer lives and missionary outreach. Modern Era: (1517 A.D. to Today)__________ _______ 1517 A.D. Martin Luther Begins the Protestant Reformation Martin Luther (1483-1546), an ordained Roman Catholic Priest and an Augustinian Monk, on Oct. 31, 1517 nails his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenburg Cathedral in an attempt to reform abuses in the Roman Catholic Church, and without intending to, begins the Protestant Reformation. 1525 A.D. Tyndale Translates the Bible Into English William Tyndale (ca. 1494-1536) translates the Bible into English and begins smuggling copies into England (where it is illegal to possess a copy) from Continental Europe.
Tyndale gave us the Bible in English (Wycliffe had translated it into English 200 years before, but the Roman Catholic Hierarchy of the time had successfully suppressed it, though it inspired the Moravian Revival through Wycliffe's Moravian students). Tyndale's New Testament translation was taken almost word for word into the Authorized Version of 1611 (our King James Bible), as was much of his Old Testament. In Tyndale's time, not only the Bible in English, but even prayers in English were against the law. Fathers who taught their children The Lord's Prayer in English were burned at the stake (the Church Hierarchy allowed the mother to live, so that there would be someone to take care of the children). William Tyndale had to flee England and print his Bibles on the Continent, and then smuggle them into England.
The world before the old church of God came to the now United states, was a time of great evil!
In the name of God the Catholic church killed any human that would not call them God or see them as the only way to forgiveness of sins.
A -LITTLE HISTORY!
The Bibles were hunted down and confiscated and burned; anyone possessing an English Bible was burnt as a heretic. Agents of the Rome hunted Tyndale down and executed him by public strangling and burning at the stake outside Brussels, Belgium, in 1536. Only one year later King Henry VIII declared the Bible legal to be read and possessed in English, and that the Roman Catholic Church was outlawed in England. William Tyndale's smuggled Bibles had sparked and fueled the English Protestant Reformation. 1500's Anabaptist Movement / Calvin / Arminius / Church of England
The Anabaptists reject the idea of State Churches (they believe that Church membership should be voluntary and limited to the regenerate; those who have had a conversion experience and are truly believers). They reject infant baptism (they teach that baptism should follow a personal conversion experience). They refuse to serve in the military because they are opposed to taking the life of another human being. 1539: Menno Simons teaches "The New Birth" Menno Simons (1492-1559), a Roman Catholic Priest, founds (organizes) the Mennonites (they came out of the Anabaptists movement).
In 1539 he writes "The New Birth", explaining that to actually become a Christian, a person must be transformed by Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. They must be "born again". John Calvin (1509-1564): his "Calvinist" theology stressed God's sovereignty. John Knox (1513-1572), in 1546 becomes the leader in Scotland of the newly formed Presbyterian Church. Jacob Arminius (1560-1609): his "Arminian" theology stressed free will. Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556), influenced by Martin Luther, recommends that England reject the authority of the Pope. King Henry VIII agrees because he wants to divorce his current wife and marry again in hope of obtaining a male heir. Parliament takes up the issue and gradually passes various religious legislation over a seven year period.
The Church of England becomes Protestant (1531). Cranmer writes The Book of Common Prayer. He did not participate in Henry VIII's attempt to raise money by the dissolution of England's monasteries in order to confiscate their property. 1600's Baptists Founded / Brother Lawrence / Quakers Founded John Smythe (ca.1554-1612): beginning of the Baptists in England (1609). Roger Williams (1603-1684) founds Rhode Island, the first government allowing total freedom of religion to others of differing beliefs. Brother Lawrence (1611-1691), a Carmelite Monk, teaches The Practice of the Presence of God. George Fox (1624-1691), founds (organizes) The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). In common with the Anabaptists, Mennonites, Amish, and some other groups, they are one of the historic "peace churches," refusing military service in the practice of "non-resistance." 1670 Philip Spener Founds Pietist Movement (Teaches "New Birth") Philip Jacob Spener (1635-1705), Father of Pietism. A Lutheran Clergyman, in 1670 begins teaching the necessity of the Christian life beginning with a conscious new birth. He began holding home Bible studies ("conventicles") for prayer, Bible reading, .
These home Bible studies were called collegia pietatis ("associations of piety"). Thus was founded the German Pietist movement (He may have been godfather to Count Zinzendorf). 1600's -1700's Worldwide Protestant Missions Movement Begins: (August Francke, Count Zinzendorf, David Brainerd, William Carey) 1692 August Francke (Halle, Germany) August Hermann Francke (1663-1677) became a Pietist, traveled to the University of Halle (in Germany; founded in 1691) in 1692, and founded a ("born-again") Christian College as part of it. For doing this, he was thrown out of the University and town, met Philip Jacob Spener (founder of the Pietist movement) in person, returned to Halle and founded Christian schools and orphanages, "living on faith" (praying for needs and funds and asking only God, instead of asking people for them). Francke popularized Pietism, more than Spener himself had, making Halle the center of the movement. Francke's life of faith and Christian orphanage would inspire George Müller to likewise "live by faith" and found a Christian orphanage, some 200 years later.
Francke also began sending missionaries out, even as far away as India. 1727 Count Zinzendorf and the Moravians / Worldwide Protestant Missions Count Zinzendorf (1700-1760) in 1727 brought about a renewal of the Moravian Brethren (Moravians, Moravian Church, Bohemian Brethren, Unitas Fratrum: originally founded in 1457). The Unitas Fratrum had been influenced by the writings of John Wycliffe in the 1300's (some of his students had been from Bohemia). The renewed Moravian Brethren under Count Zinzendorf (who was raised in the Lutheran German Pietist movement) stressed the love of Christ and the need for a personal relationship through regeneration (Pietists taught the need to be "born-again"), justification by faith alone being the means. The Moravians stressed grace, and prayer, seeing Baptism and the Lord's Supper as the only two sacraments. and that is not what the scriptures say.
They had a great influence throughout the world on many other Christian groups which were inspired to deeper prayer lives and missionary outreach. They (a Christian community of 600 persons) sent missionaries all over the world, including to slaves in the Caribbean. In 1731, two young Moravians, Leonard Dober and David Nitchmann went to St. Thomas to begin work as missionaries among the slave population (their story is told in the Movie:
First Fruits: Count Zinzendorf and the Moravians). This was soon followed by the Moravians sending missionaries to the indigenous peoples of Greenland, Southern Africa, and both North and South America.
They were the inspiration (along with David Brainerd's mission to the Native American Indians of North America) that led William Carey to go to India in 1793, kicking off the modern foreign-mission movement. At a meeting that the Moravians were holding at Aldersgate in London, a young man named John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, was "born again" while listening to a reading of Martin Luther's "Preface to the Book of Romans." 1700's John Wesley Founds Methodists / Whitefield & the" Great Awakening" John Wesley (1703-1791) founds the Methodists. Criss-crossed England on horseback, often preaching three times a day. His message: the necessity for "the new birth" experience (John Wesley had learned about the "new birth" from the Moravians when he received Christ at a Moravian meeting at Aldersgate. The Moravian Church had been renewed under Count Zinzendorf, who taught them the necessity of being "born again." Zinzendorf had learned this truth through being raised as a German Pietist, a movement founded by Philip Jacob Spener (1635-1705), a Lutheran Clergyman known as the Father of Pietism. Spener had begun teaching in 1670 about the "new birth": the need to consciously receive Christ (and not just intellectually assent to the truths of Lutheranism and the Protestant Reformation). For a more in-depth explanation of how you can personally receive Christ and be "born again," see our page: Plan of Salvation).
George Whitefield (1714-1770) With John Wesley, he was one of the three great evangelists of his era. An Englishman, his preaching, along with that of Jonathan Edwards', was instrumental in igniting the revival called The Great Awakening in early Colonial America (the third great Evangelist of this era was John Wesley, preaching in England). David Brainerd (1718-1747) preaches to the North American Indians, living a life of prayer, and dying at age 29, in the home of Jonathan Edwards. A great outpouring of the Holy Spirit occurred among the native American people. Brainerd's life profoundly affected Edwards, whose preaching, along with George Whitfield's, would be instrumental in Colonial America's great revival,
The Great Awakening. 1793 William Carey Begins Modern Era of Foreign Missions William Carey goes to India as a missionary in 1793, beginning the modern foreign-mission movement. After six hard years without a convert, he begins Bible translations and completes more translations than had been made in the entire history of Christianity up to that time. He founded Universities in India, and working with native Indians, was responsible for the outlawing of the practice of "suttee", in which the wife of a man who died was burned to death on her husband's funeral pyre. His life and work sparked the modern missions movement of the 1800's, which continues through today. Carey's inspiration for foreign missions was the earlier mission work of David Brainerd (1718-1747) to the North American Indians, and the worldwide mission work (especially to indigenous peoples) of Count Zinzendorf (1700-1760) and the Moravians, who in turn had been inspired by the missionaries sent out by August Hermann Francke (1663-1677) from Halle, Germany 100 years before (Francke had even sent missionaries to India). 1800's Worldwide Missionary Movement / Great Men of Prayer
The 2nd Worldwide Missionary Movement since the time of the Apostles (though some count the missionary movement and evangelism of pagan Europe by Irish Celtic Monks over 1,200 years earlier). J. Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) founds the China Inland Mission (1865). An Englishman, he was the first missionary to the interior of China. He spent 5 years translating the Bible into Chinese (Ningpo dialect). When he died, he left behind 849 missionaries at 205 stations, and 125,00 Chinese Christian in the Inland China Mission. His philosophy was: "He must move men through God--by prayer." George Müller (1805-1898) founds and runs an orphanage on faith and prayer. Supported totally by free-will contributions, Müller has a policy of never asking for money, or even letting his needs be known, but only asking God in prayer (in all these things, Müller was following the example of August Hermann Francke (1663-1677), a German Pietist who had lived 200 years earlier). Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) was one of the greatest preachers in all of church history. He baptized over 10,000 persons, founded an orphanage for 500 children, established a pastor's college, fostered hundreds of churches, operated 21 city missions halls, and gathered 6,000 hearers twice each Sunday for 40 years in the London Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle.
Sometimes preaching twelve times a week and working 18 hours a day, Spurgeon authored 135 books, and edited 28 others. His 4,000 published sermons (which sold up to 25,000 copies per week and reached into 40 languages) remain in print today reputedly as the greatest body of evangelical literature by any author in the English-speaking world. They are still in great demand. E. M. Bounds (1835-1913) writes on Prayer. The books of E. M. Bounds and the life of prayer of Welshman Rees Howells (he was himself inspired by the life of prayer of George Müller) inspired Monk Preston to dedicate his own life to prayer, and to co-found with Monk Linda The Prayer Foundation™. The early Irish Celtic Monks and Francis of Assisi inspired the form it would take, as the Knights of Prayer ™ Monastic Order. Rees Howells (Oct. 10, 1879-Feb. 13, 1950) was a Welshman who dedicated his life to prayer (he was himself inspired by the life of prayer of George Müller). The books of E. M. Bounds and the life of prayer of Welshman Rees Howells inspired the creation of The Prayer Foundation™ (see above entry on E. M. Bounds). David Livingstone (1813-1873), a Scot, leaves as a missionary to Africa (1841). He is the first to take the Gospel into the African interior, crossing the continent on a 4,300 mile journey which he wrote about in his book, Missionary Travels.
The book was an instant best-seller and inspired a multitude of Christians to dedicate their lives to preaching the Gospel to the people of Africa. He died in 1873. His heart was buried under a tree in Africa, where he died. The rest of his body was given a hero's internment in Westminster Abby in London, England after a National Day of Mourning. Andrew Murray (1828-1917) Author of over 250 books (including: With Christ In the School of Prayer) was the minister of the Dutch Reformed Church of Wellington (South Africa) from 1871 to 1906, and lived there until his death in 1917. His vision for winning Africa for Christ, led him to organize the sending of missionaries into the heart of Africa. He also was a proponent and at the forefront in founding schools both of education for girls, and of Higher Education for women. 1865 William & Catherine Booth Found the Salvation Army / D. L. Moody General William Booth (1829-1912) is chosen as leader of a band of evangelists, and the Salvation Army is born (1865), although the name itself wasn't chosen until 1878. Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899). Evangelist who preached the love of Christ rather than the terrors of Hell. Founded Moody Bible Institute in Chicago in 1886.
Its first President was R. A. Torrey, who later succeeded to Moody's worldwide Evangelism Ministry. 1901-1906 Beginning of the Pentecostal Movement The Pentecostal Movement begins at a prayer meeting at Bethel Bible College in Topeka, Kansas (January 1, 1901). In 1906, the Asusa Street Revival brings knowledge of the Pentecostal movement to the world. The Assemblies of God Denomination was founded in 1914. The Foursquare Church was founded in 1923 by Aimee Semple McPherson. 1948 Israel Recognized by the U.N. / Jewish Return Escalates Israel becomes a Nation (May 14, 1948) for the first time since the destruction of the Temple and the Nation by the Roman General Titus (later Emperor) in 70 A.D. The return of the Jewish people to Israel, begun in the early 1900's, escalates. 1950 Billy Graham Begins His Worldwide Evangelism Ministry Billy Graham (b. Nov. 7, 1918) founds the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and over the next 50 years, preaches the Gospel in person to more people than any other man in the history of the world.
Monk Preston believes that his receiving Christ at age nineteen has it's roots in his mother's own acceptance of the Lord ten years earlier through the ministry of Billy Graham. 1955 Francis and Edith Schaeffer Found L'Abri Fellowship International Francis and Edith Schaeffer left a Presbyterian Pastorate in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., and founded L'Abri Fellowship in French Switzerland, a Christian Apologetics teaching and witnessing Community supported by "living by prayer" (they did not ask people for funding, but only prayed to God). Francis and Edith Schaeffer wrote many excellent Christian books.
There are currently several L'Abri Study Centers located in different countries around the world. 1965 R. A. Torrey III Founds Jesus Abbey in Korea Jesus Abbey founded in Korea by R. A. ("Archer")Torrey III, grandson of R. A. Torrey. The group allows marriage and do not call themselves "monks," but observe three daily times of prayer and refer to new potential members as "Novices." It is a born-again evangelistic missionary community, affiliated with the Episcopal (Anglican) Church In their own words: "Jesus Abbey is a house primarily dedicated to intercessory prayer (for revival in the church in Korea, for the Korean nation, and for world peace, and for world evangelism). A small farm, dairy and orchard help to support this work in a remote mountain valley near the East Coast of Korea." R. A. Torrey was himself a Congregationalist, and the first President of the Moody Bible Institute who later replaced Dwight L. Moody (upon Moody's death) in D. L. Moody's worldwide Evangelism ministry.
1967 Ancient City of Jerusalem Regained by the Jewish People As a result of (Israel's) Six-Day War, Jerusalem (the Old City) is in the hands of the Jewish people for the first time since 70 A.D. 1969 Beginning of Charismatic Movement / Jesus Movement (Youth) Charismatic Movement begins in mainstream (Liberal) Denominations with Episcopal priest Dennis Bennett; Catholic Pentecostal Movement in the Roman Catholic Church; Jesus Movement among young people. The Calvary Chapel Denomination was founded in 1965 by Chuck Smith. 1970 (to the Present) Era of Bible Translation / Evangelism
(The Great Commission) Translation of the Bible into the major languages of the peoples of the Earth, and the 3rd (or 4th) great preaching of the Gospel worldwide. September, 1973 Moishe Rosen Founds Jews For Jesus ® Moishe Rosen founds Jews for Jesus ® (or re-founds it; some claim it was actually founded ca. 32 A.D.!). July 19, 1999 Preston & Linda Found The Prayer Foundation ™ Monk Preston & Monk Linda co-found The Prayer Foundation ™. Its purpose: "To promote prayer among all Christians, and proclaim Jesus Christ to the World ." This also included the Knights of Prayer ™ Monastic Order, an International, Interdenominational Monastic Order, the first 100% Born-again Monastic Order in the history of Christianity, reviving what was best and scriptural in Celtic Monasticism, in the light of the Protestant Reformation, and in the spirit of St. Francis. Monk Linda becomes the first female Monk in the history of Christianity. __________ __________ __________ __________ __ The above is of course only a brief timeline, with much of importance necessarily but regrettably left out. In our present time (right now) the Lord is doing so much. What seems to be happening is that the Gospel is being preached to the whole world as never before, aided by the "new" media of Radio, Television, and the Internet. We feel that the History of Christianity is a great symphony, of which our lives and ministry will be but one note. God grant us in His Son, Jesus Christ, by the power of The Holy Spirit, that we may sound that one note correctly and in "tune," as God desires us to. "Only one life, will soon be passed; only what's done for Christ will last."
Our small work (The Prayer Foundation as they called themselves. and also the Knights of Prayer Monastic Order) is only what we see God doing in our lives, because they are our lives. How wonderful that all other Christians now living also have this same experience, and that God is working now throughout the Earth in the lives of all of his believers! How wonderful to serve the One True Living God! __________ __________ __________ __________ I.—RULE OF FAITH AND PRACTICE. The Divine Inspiration and Authority of the Canonical Scriptures in matters of faith and morals. (Against Rationalism.) __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ II.—THEOLOGY. 1. The Unity of the Divine essence. (Against Atheism, Dualism, Polytheism.) 2. The Trinity of the Divine Persons. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the Maker, Redeemer, and Sanctifier. (Against Arianism, Socinianism, Unitarianism.) 3. The Divine perfections. Omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, wisdom, holiness, justice, love, and mercy. 4. Creation of the world by the will of God out of nothing for his glory and the happiness of his creatures. (Against Materialism, Pantheism, Atheism.) 5. Government of the world by Divine Providence. __________ __________ __________ __________ ________ III.—ANTHROPOLOGY. 1. Original innocence. Man made in the image of God, with reason and freedom, pure and holy; yet needing probation, and liable to fall. 2. Fall: sin and death. Natural depravity and guilt; necessity and possibility of salvation. (Against Pelagianism and Manichæism.) 3. Redemption by Christ. __________ __________ __________ __________ ________ IV.—CHRISTOLOGY. 1. The Incarnation of the eternal Logos or second Person in the Holy Trinity. 2. The Divine-human constitution of the Person of Christ. 3. The life of Christ. His superhuman conception; his sinless perfection; his crucifixion, death, and burial; resurrection and ascension; sitting at the right hand of God; return to judgment. 4. Christ our Prophet, Priest, and King forever. 5. The mediatorial work of Christ, or the atonement. "He died for our sins, and rose for our justification." V.—PNEUMATOLOGY. 1. The Divine Personality of the Holy Spirit. 2. His eternal Procession (εκπόρευσις, processio) from the Father, and his historic Mission (πέμψις, missio) by the Father and the Son. 3. His Divine work of regeneration and sanctification. __________ __________ __________ __________ ________ VI.—SOTERIOLOGY. 1. Eternal predestination or election of believers to salvation. 2. Call by the gospel. 3. Regeneration and conversion. Necessity of repentance and faith. 4. Justification and sanctification. Forgiveness of sins and necessity of a holy life. 5. Glorification of believers. __________ __________ __________ __________ ________ VII.—ECCLESIOLOGY AND SACRAMENTOLOGY. 1. Divine origin and constitution of the catholic Church of Christ. 2. The essential attributes of the Church universal. Unity, catholicity, holiness, and indestructibility of the Church. Church militant and Church triumphant. 3. The ministry of the gospel. 4. The preaching of the gospel. 5. Sacraments: visible signs, seals, and means of grace. 6. Baptism for the remission of sins. 7. The Lord's Supper for the commemoration of the atoning death of Christ. __________ __________ __________ __________ ________ ESCHATOLOGY. 1. Death in consequence of sin. 2. Immortality of the soul. 3. The final coming of Christ. 4. General resurrection. 5. Judgment of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ. 6. Heaven and Hell. The eternal blessedness of saints, and the eternal punishment of the wicked. 7. God all in all (I Corinthians 15:28). "The renewal of the Church will come from a new type of monasticism which only has in common with the old an uncompromising allegiance to the Sermon on the Mount. It is high time men and women banded together to do this." end of the history.
The human must have a power to be different from other humans because we were forgiven not made a God who cannot sin.
Where does the human get the power to do what God calls Good? One must receive this Holy Ghost and let Him have power over us. Through the Holy Spirit, we have power over our flesh.
The Spirit through the revealed word can show our new man how we should interact in the world. Our fallen nature desires to fulfill the lusts of the flesh, the Bible however is the light in the darkness, to overcome the fallen nature. So what did God say to the humans about the flesh? Why did God let so many Translations of His word come into this world? Why did He let so many Church be under the cross?
NEW:: For 20/20/ The Holy Ghost what does He do for the Humans?
What Does’ HE” the Holy Ghost the Holy Spirit do in the humans time as saved people of God in the human world? Jesus is the savior. God is the Father.
The Holy Ghost is He the power and sources of power to the humans , He is the Teacher of all things . without Him there will be no fruit of Him in the human walk . Pastors , Churches, or any human can replace the Holy Ghost.
What He does in the lives of those who have Him?
1. He leads and directs. (Matthew 4:1; Mark 1:12; Luke 2:27; 4:1; Acts 8:29; Romans 8:14)
2. The Holy Spirit speaks – in, to and through. (Matthew 10:20; Acts 1:16; 2:4; 13:2; 28:25; Hebrews 3:7)
3. He gives power to cast out devils. (Matthew 12:28)
4. He releases power. (Luke 4:14)
5. The Holy Spirit anoints. (Luke 4:18; Acts 10:38)
6. The Holy Spirit “comes upon” or “falls on”. (Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 2:25; 3:22; 4:18; John 1:32,33; Acts 10:44; 11:15)
7. He baptizes and fills. (Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 1:15,41,67; 3:16, 4:1; John 1:33; Acts 1:4-5; 2:4; 4:8,31; 6:3,5; 7:55; 10:47; 11:24; 13:9,52; 1 Corinthians 12:12)
8. He gives new birth. (John 3:5,8)
9. He leads into worship. (John 4:23)
10. He flows like a river from the spirit man. (John 7:38-39)
11. He ministers truth. (John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13)
12. He dwells in people. (John 14:17; Romans 8:9,11; 1 Corinthians 3:16)
13. The Holy Spirit gives comfort, health, and strength. (John 15:26; Acts 9:31)
14. He proceeds from the Father. (John 15:26)
15. He shows us things to come. (John 16:13)
16. He gives the gift of tongues. (Acts 2:4)
17. He releases prophecy, dreams and visions. (Acts 2:17,18; 11:28)
18. He can transport people physically. (Acts 8:39)
19. The Holy Spirit brings direction and guidance. (Mark 13:36; 13:11; Acts 10:19; 11:12; 21:11; 1 Timothy 4:1
20. He is Holiness. (Romans 1:4)
21. He is the Spirit of life and gives life. (Romans 8:1,10)
22. The Holy Spirit invites us to walk with Him. (Romans 8:4-5)
23. He groans, prays and intercedes. (Romans 8:26-27)
24. He is a Sword. (Ephesians 6:17)
25. The Holy Spirit produces fruit in our lives. (Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:9)
26. He helps us in our weakness. (Romans 8:26)
27. He bears witness. (Acts 5:32 15:28; 20:23; Romans 8:15-16; Hebrews 10:15; 1 John 4:13; 5:6-8)
28. He is the Spirit of Adoption. (Romans 8:15) How is this so? He is there or He is not.
29. He gives power to mortify the deeds of the flesh. (Romans 8:13) Are you the same thing you were before ? He shows us if we are forgiven with the power to mortify the deeds of the flesh.
30. He provides power for signs, wonders and preaching. (Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:4)
31. He ministers love. (Romans 15:30)
32. He searches the deep things of God. (1 Corinthians 2:10)
33. He quickens the mortal body. (Romans 8:13)
34. He brings revelation. (Luke 2:25; 1 Corinthians 2:10,12; Ephesians 1:17-19; 3:5)
35. The Holy Spirit reveals to us what has been given by God. (1 Corinthians 2:12)
36. He washes, sanctifies, purifies and justifies. (Romans 15;16, 1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:2,22)
37. He gives gifts. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Hebrews 2:4) 38. He seals us. (2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 4:30)
39. He is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
40. He changes us into the image of Christ. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
41. He is the promise of the blessing of Abraham. (Galatians 3:14)
42. He releases a cry to the Father. (Galatians 4:6)
43. He gives access to the Father. (Ephesians 2:18)
44. The Holy Spirit builds us together for a house for God. (Ephesians 2:22)
45. He strengthens us with might. (Ephesians 3:16)
46. He is unity. (Ephesians 4:3-4)
47. He is wine. (Ephesians 5:18)
48. He supplies. (Philippians 1:19)
49. He is fellowship. (2 Corinthians 13;14; Philippians 2:1)
50. He is grace. (Hebrews 10:29)
51. He is glory. (1 Peter 4:14)
52. The Holy Spirit speaks to the churches. (Revelation 2:11,17,29; 3:6,13,22)
53. He calls for the Bridegroom. (Revelation 22:17)
54. The Holy Spirit has the power of conception and anointing for God’s purposes. (Matthew 1:18,20; Luke 1:35)
55. He teaches. (Luke 12:12; John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 1 John 2:27)
56. He gives commandments. (Acts 1:2)
57. He provides power to be a witness. (Acts 1:8)
58. He provides boldness. (Acts 4:31)
59. He gives sight. (Acts 9:17)
60. He commissions. (Acts 13:4)
61. He restrains. (Acts 16:6)
62. He appoints ministries and gives them authority. (Acts 20:28)
63. He releases love. (Romans 5:5)
64. He is righteousness, peace and joy. (Romans 14:17; 15:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:6)
65. He confesses Christ’s Lordship. (1 Corinthians 12:3)
66. The Holy Spirit brings the gospel. (1 Thessalonians 1:5-6)
67. He is keeping power. (2 Timothy 1:14)
68. He brings renewal. (Titus 3:5)
69. He moves on believers. (2 Peter 1:21)
70. He convicts the world. (John 16:8)
Many big dog pastors, who like to rooster, the people will have you use the Bible of their choice the one they can fool you with. Why? so many churches? So God can stay in charge of the human salvation. Me are not the boss over salvation Jesus is. One day God will call all of His people back out of the many churches- Rev 18:1-4 He said His people. So what Bible should we use?
The one we can understand the best for all of them say the very same thing! When one takes a different translation of the Bible one can understand what God is saying better, this puts the fake devil pastors who love to be Jesus on the run. Why is this ? Answer is they can’t fake the Holy Ghost, so they can’t do anything but the works of the flesh, they seek money , power, rule, when others are not looking there is Adultery, Fornication, Hate, and all of the works of the flesh --Why because of the fakeness there is no Fruits of the Spirit.
With the Holy Ghost one has power over the two Natures! The contrast between these two natures is best pictured in the fruits of the spirit and the works of the flesh, our job is to learn, through the Spirit to master our weakness. However when the person has not John 3:16 and not returned to their old ways, but continued with Jesus one has been given the power over the flesh. Many Pastors do not have the Holy Ghost anymore because of ADULTERY::::: When they took the new honey Jesus said it is over Matt. 19:1-12 Marriage is what God has joined, and the person said I DO not until one gets sick. What are the Fruits? What are the works of the flesh? fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5;22-23) works of the flesh (Gal. 5:19-21) love joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, Without the Holy Ghost the world and the fake Preacher will attack the very Bible you can have and use.
Because the saved person can see that God said the human does not know the end of time, has no insight into what God is doing, and is not called of God, Colleges can make fake preachers, school can teach one to use the Bible if one only used one Bible, But the called Preacher is God called under the New Covenant -Jer. 3:15-16-Rom. 10:14-17 and God said He would do the calling not the church , not the church school, or college. Why the world, and Churches , attacks the Bible of Your choice? The Bible today is a very controversial book in the eyes of the world, and fake Pastors, and many who want to police the people of God. Just its possession in some countries could mean a death sentence.
While that is not the case in the United States, still the presence of a Bible causes an uneasy feeling for some. Why is this so? Because if God said it, it should be good enough for us. And when we use different translation we learn more about what God is saying, and see men as what they are, and not what they say they are. Because, God, is not dead and Just one man to copied out the word is not given in the Bible, but to have 66 books is given. The one Bible thinking is a work of the flesh and not God.
The Bible opposes and exposes the works of the flesh; the works of the flesh operate in darkness, while the word of God is light. Those who love the darkness, hate the light, because the Bible exposes the deeds of flesh. "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.20 "For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 "But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." John 3:19-20 One problem Fake Pastors, have with the Bible is it says actions are right or wrong.
And the difference between the Bibles is only the word made more clear but not changed as they will say. The Bible also claims there are eternal consequences for our actions, of changing the word , and beliefs. All Person who copied out know this because of the word, this is what they are coping. The flesh is at war with the Spirit; therefore, the Bible is at war with the works of the flesh. Two ways the world tries to subdue the power of God’s word is by diminishing it’s authority. One is to deny its authorship, declaring the Bible is a book written by man alone. Or not true, or some other one,
The second is to misinterpret the words in the Bible. Answers to the charges of skeptics, is dealt with in the field of apologetics, there is, a tremendous amount of evidence for those who want evidence. The other issue is Bible interpretation or hermeneutics, the Greek word for interpretation. Does the Bible mean what it says? Most who hate the choice God, gave the humans, want to take away the choice of humans. How many times have you heard the phrase, “that is your interpretation”? Since the Bible tears down the strongholds of the flesh, the flesh tries to tear down the Bible. When the Bible confronts issues in our life, or in the world, the world tries to diminish its authority by attributing the issue as a matter of interpretation. In this way, the issue is glazed over. A popular issue today is Homosexuality, is it right or is it wrong?
Well saying it’s a sin, can get you the title Homophobe in many circles.
The Bible clearly states it’s a sin, so the Bible is at odds with the world. If its a sin, then why do many churches support homosexuality and gay marriage? Money is why , not some good better Christian , but the money that the human will bring because of the sins., God’s people repent and come out of sin, and if they don’t God will remove them until they do repent for He has said Sin will not go to Heaven. So they respond , its how you interpret the scriptures. While not outright denying the Bible, they claim to accept the Bible while at the same time denying the authority of its words.
They have fallen to the deception of the enemy, Satan who has the goal of subverting God’s authority, causing people to enter a Christ-less eternity. To grow in the Spirit, we need to submit our lives to the words of the Spirit, the Word of God. Unless we submit, we put a roadblock in the way of the Spirit. So what is the Difference between the Bibles?? More than 60 English-language versions are available.
We can divide them into three broad types: word-for-word, meaning-to-meaning (also called thought-for-thought) and paraphrased. Usually a particular Bible version will explain, on its introductory pages, which approach was used in preparing it. In short is is there to help you. The new Bibles are merely in different styles of writing; that they are simply easier to read than the KJV; God has said that He lets men do this and that nothing is being removed or changed in God's word.
The Very gates of hell can’t bring down His work. The old church of God of the new Covenant was there when the King James Bible was under translation as most of us are of a Celtic background and came from the brit.ish Islands to the United State’s. Languages of the Bible, is the best way to understand how they are all the same Bible, and we Should use what every Bible we can understand the best!!! All Bible say the same thing!! Some just make it more clear to those who can read is a better language. Did God know we would need all of these Bibles? Yes and He let other men do the same as others.
Obviously, the Bible was not originally written in English, Italian or any modern language. The Old Testament was written primarily in Hebrew with small parts being written in Aramaic. However, while Jesus most likely spoke Aramaic, and does understand all words from the humans, the New Testament was originally written in Greek. Thus, all modern Bibles are translations of the original languages. Methods of Translation Literal translation. Attempts to keep the exact words and phrases of the original. It is faithful to the original text, but sometimes hard to understand. Keeps a constant historical distance. Examples: King James Version (KJV), New American Standard Bible (NASB). Dynamic equivalent (thought for thought) translation. Attempts to keep a constant historical distance with regard to history and facts, but updates the writing style and grammar.
Examples: New International Version (NIV), Revised English Bible (REB). Free translation (paraphrase). Translates the ideas from the original text but without being constrained by the original words or language. Seeks to eliminate historical distance. Readable, but possibly just as precise, as any other. Examples: The Living Bible (TLB),
The Message. Types of Bibles Most translations are available in several different types of Bible. Here are just a few of the many different kinds of Bibles. Traditional. Text only. Minimal footnotes. Study Bible. Such Bibles usually have extensive footnotes and explanatory notes next to the columns of text. They may also have extensive cross references, a narrative commentary, and maps. (Some also have a cyclopedic index and/or a concordance—see Reference Bible.) Reference Bible. Usually has a cyclopedic index (like an encyclopedia with a reference to the verse where the word or thought is used), a concordance (like a dictionary of common words with examples of their usage and verse references for each example), and maps. "Place in Life" Bible. Has meditations and thoughts about issues of concern to people at a particular stage in life.
There are versions of these Bibles aimed at men, women, sports players, recovering addicts, new believers, converted Jews, small group members, and many others. One-Year Bibles. Divided into 365 readings for each day of the year, usually with each having a portion of the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. Chronological Bible. Entire Bible in one continuous story with narration to cover gaps and make everything flow.
The four gospels are harmonized into one, for example, and the writings of the prophets are placed in the proper historical place in the books of history. Pastor's Bible. Includes protocol outlines and recommended verses for hospital visits, weddings, funerals, and other events.
Often has answers to frequently asked questions. Children's Bible. Usually includes color drawings, maps, and simplified stories. Parallel Bible. Has from two to eight translations side by side. Other Specialty Bibles. The Serendipity Bible, The Quest, Key Word Bible, Leadership Bible, Hebrew-Greek Keyword Bible, "Here's Hope" Bible, Serenity Bible, and many others. All can be used as one needs to understand. Let know one take your choice from you.
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What We Believe about the different in Humans, and that there are but only one human race, of people is that all are now called to the Lord through Jesus , and any can be saved, and that God has all of us coming from one human race, with different color.
Your Question on Racial Hate? The Old Church of God of the New Covenant : has always taken a stand .
We have always taken a stand on this Hate. Racial Hate is Just another Evil, and it is an evil anyone can see.
The evil of racial hate tell the person that they are better than the other human, even if we all came from one man and one woman, and was made by one God. it tells them they are the good one, in this human race..
So racial hate is the evil of self love, it helps the person be better that anyone else, so it will not stop at just color, nations who have this self love, will turn on other nations and try to police them, the police person who has this evil will not stop at one color, the will turn on their same color just as soon as one of them says no to them.
This is why God calls it sin Hate of the heart. The Lord mentions hatred in the Sermon on the Mount: “But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment” (Matthew 5:22). The Lord commands that not only should we be reconciled with our brother before we go before the Lord, but also that we do it quickly (Matthew 5:23-26). The act of murder itself was certainly condemned, but hatred is a “heart” sin, and any hateful thought or act is an act of murder in God’s eyes for which justice will be demanded, possibly not in this life but at the judgment.
So heinous is the position of hate before God that a man who hates is said to be walking in darkness, as opposed to the light (1 John 2:9, 11). The worst situation is that of a man who continues professing religion that they are better than the other person who came to God, but remains at enmity with his brother. The Scriptures declare that such a person is a liar (1 John 4:20), and he may fool men, but not God. Because God made different colors, but one race the human race. How many believers live for years pretending that all is well, putting on a front, only to be found finally wanting because they have harbored enmity (hatred) against a fellow believer, a fellow Human?
Hatred is a poison that destroys us from within, producing bitterness that eats away at our hearts and minds. This is why the Scriptures tell us not to let a “root of bitterness” spring up in our hearts (Hebrews 12:15). Hatred also destroys the personal witness of a Christian because it removes him from fellowship with the Lord and other believers. Let us be careful to do as the Lord advised and keep short accounts with everyone about everything, no matter how small, and the Lord will be faithful to forgive, as He has promised (1 John 1:9; 2:1). We are living in the days of salvation open to all humans. It is an evil that takes over mankind, and takes over any color of humans..
God wanted the humans to have different looks, and He made them in different colors. Just a human Race, is what God made with different colors. All Just the Family Of God, All His made. God made what He wanted and that is different flavors, but all from one male and one female. Adam -Eve God never ask you if He could make different colors He just did it. Racial Hate is the one thing that a country or religion can use to control others, because it cuts the person off from God!! The Made Human is not always good to its own, and it will use that hate of race to get what it wants, as we see in our day and in the past. In fact, the historical record is a grievous attestation to its place in our world. One Nation of people called Germany is but one example, of what humans can and will do when a *US and *Them gets its start in the human world, and the heart.
One person saying it is better than the other , the so called *A “superior race” wants to cleanse itself of a “degenerate race.” Others think in terms of white and black races, . in this hate get a restart in the human heart!! This country called Germany was not just one person doing this it was many who came together as one to do this, we have nations doing this today, it can start as a church, or Religion doing this , to nations doing it. But, did you know that when it comes to race, all roads lead to Adam? Yes, it is true–we are all one family.
We came from one man and one woman, and are all of one blood. This truth is not only biblically founded, but also scientifically proven. Scientists today admit that humans are biologically only one race. So Evil is getting us to hate ourselves. God “hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth.” Acts 17:26. While there are many nations, ethnicities, and cultures, we are all of but one single race–homo sapiens. Yes that one you hate is you. This being the case, the term racism is a misnomer, a evil take over of the heart. One race better than another? A superior group of people? There is no genetic basis for it, yet people have long been conditioned to make divisions according to skin color, ethnicity, or culture. These divisions have bred deeply-rooted hatred and prejudices.
Consequently, untold millions have suffered grievously at the hands of their fellow human beings. What have we done when we hate , we have killed Love. And, let it be known that, despite common usage, skin color is not race. There is no black race, white race, yellow or red race. There may be countless shades of skin color, but that is simply because we have varying measures of melanin pigment in the epidermal layer of our skin. This outward difference by no means expresses an inward difference. Genetically speaking, we are all the same.
Under the skin, we are the same. So is it not amazing that skin color–which is about the thickness of a piece of paper–has been, and continues to be today, the cause of bitter prejudices, division, and violence? The Us and Them of one people over another was helped along by Evil Love killers the so called Better than other, philosophy. Think themselves, or letting others take from them what we should be, and that is of sound truth and sound science, even if one is evolutionists denied there ever was a real Adam and Eve–the first man and woman. In the evolutionary the blood does not lie.
Those who see God see this father and mother of humankind as existed and made, as evolutionists imagine life began with slime from which, over long ages, higher life forms evolved can see one human race in the blood. What Hate will do to the human heart!! Hitler spread his beliefs in racial “purity” and in the superiority of the “Germanic race”–what he called an Aryan “master race.” He pronounced that his race must remain pure in order to one day take over the world. For Hitler, the ideal “Aryan” was blond, blue-eyed, and tall. When Hitler and the Nazis came to power, these beliefs became the government ideology and were spread in publicly displayed posters, on the radio, in movies, in classrooms, and in newspapers.
The Nazis began to put their ideology into practice with the support of German scientists who believed that the human race could be improved by limiting the reproduction of people considered “inferior.” Beginning in 1933, German physicians were allowed to perform forced sterilizations, operations making it impossible for the victims to have children. Among the targets of this public program were Roma (Gypsies), an ethnic minority numbering about 30,000 in Germany, and handicapped individuals, including the mentally ill and people born deaf and blind. Race is a social construct derived mainly from perceptions conditioned by events of recorded history, and it has no basic biological reality. “More and more scientists find that the differences that set us apart are cultural, not racial. Some even say that the word race should be abandoned because it’s meaningless.”
The article further said that “we accept the idea of race because it’s a convenient way of putting people into broad categories, frequently to suppress them– the most hideous example was provided by Hitler’s Germany. O vain man, what makes you think yourself superior to another? O that people would allow the deeply-grooved ruts of prejudice to be filled with the healing love of God! May the espousing of discriminatory hatred and bigotry cease! We all have red blood. We all share the same human needs and face the same challenges and troubles. We are all passing through a brief life, as human, on our way to eternity. What human being, of whatever color skin, does not experience fear, worry, sorrow, we all are the same?
Who should we be as a human?
We are to seek to turn , all men of like passions. And because what human being does not long to be loved and cared for? We all need a helping of Love. Let us keep that love and set it free on others, we are to love even if we are not loved back for our love to others.
So who are the saved humans of this new covenant time? What are they to be doing?
“be engaged in mutual affection and assistance, as fellow-creatures and brethren.” Treat your fellow man as you would have him treat you, and it will be easier for all of us to make it through this life. Jesus gave His life as a sacrifice that all nations–all people–might come unto Him and be saved from sin. He paid the price for our salvation, and out of all nations, He has built His one glorious church– and that church is the people, of the human race, for we are all who John 3:16 brethren! But even here the devil has worked to divide mankind, separating Christian from Christian with his black church, white church, Asian church, German church, and so on.
Shame on any professing Christian who would support such carnal division!
Is there any such thing in God's eyes as Interracial of color ?
And interracial marriage? What is that? There is but a single race of humans. Being of one race, we are all equal and worthy of mutual respect. Look around and behold your brothers and your sisters! All are precious in the sight of God, and all are souls for whom He died. Love like He Loves you. Your servant: the Elder
WHO's the boss over salvation?
There is no such thing as a church or preacher who is the police over salvation, Jesus the savior has that job. No human has the charge of looking over others to see who the Lord saves, all humans already are God;s who-so-ever John 3;16 this God open to all not just some big church Rooster.
The 0ld Church of God exists to see people of all cultures changed forever by the gospel of Jesus Christ, united by the love of the Father, and empowered by the Holy Spirit to find their place in the family of God and their purpose in the world.
God made Jesus the choice for salvation in the new covenant .
Some of our Values: Love. God is Love.
And we believe that God is not mad at us; He is mad about us; He is madly in love with people and we want the world to know (John 16:27, Jer. 31:3, Deut.7:6) God's Word.
We live by faith and the complete integrity of God's Word. (2 Cor 5:6, Hebrews 11:6; 6:19) Local Church.
The Church is the family of God and Christ¹s body in the earth, we honor it. (Matthew 16:18, 1 Timothy 3:7) Community.
The believers were continually devoted to the Word, prayer, fellowship and the breaking of bread with one another.
That's community & family. (Acts 2:42-47)
Generosity. Our life is to give, not to take. We are blessed in life to be a blessing. (2 Cor. 8:3-5, 2 Cor. 9:5-11) Covenant Relationships.
We are committed to loving one another as Christ loved us. (1 Sam.18:1-5, John 13:34-35) Servant-hood.
We are created to serve and minister to others resulting in lives that are changed forever. (Matt. 20:28) Character.
Our character will determine our destiny. (2 Peter 1:1,Romans 1:1)
Having a humble heart and teachable spirit will exalt us and enable us to teach others. (Prov. 4:1-2, 5-9 & 9:9) Selflessness.
We honor one another by putting one another first.
The way we treat others is the truest barometer of our relationship with God. (1 John 4:20)
Our Beliefs are that to"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth."for we are in , an all Christian, all new Covenant church way of life in today’s world.
We see the new covenant as the only way for our day, and see many who like to mix the two covenants into a church. 2 Timothy 2:15.
We believe in one God, as three persons, revealed as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (1 John 5:7-8)
We believe in the absolute inspiration and authority of the Holy Scripture, given by the Holy Spirit. (2 Timothy 3:15-16)
We believe man was made in the image of God and is the crown of His creation. Man is, prior to salvation, by reason of Adam's sin, spiritually dead and alienated from his Creator. (Genesis 1:26; Romans 5:18-19) but has been redeemed through the very blood of Jesus the Christ.
We believe that salvation and justification is by grace through faith in our Lord's blood sacrifice on the Cross at Calvary. (Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8)
We believe God calls every Christian to be a member of a local church. Psalms 92:13 says, those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish.
And Jesus said, in Matthew 16:18, the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church.
So it has never been lost. Being a part of the physical expression of God¹s Church is vital for a victorious walk with God.
We believe that water baptism is an outward sign of an inward change and identifies each believer with Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. (Romans 6:3-6)
We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to all believers, empowering them for evangelism and equipping them for personal edification; and the edifying of the church. (Acts 1:5-8; 1 Corinthians 12, 14)
We believe in the priesthood of the believer; that all Christians have equal status and direct access to God and the throne of His grace. (1 Peter 2:5, Hebrews 4:16) We believe God is on your side. We believe you can make it! (Romans 8:31)
We believe God is not Mad at you but He is Mad about you! (John 3:16-17) SCRIPTURAL TRUTHS:::
The New Covenant Church , Jesus Organized It Matthew 16:18 Christ And we have always been around, Came to this country in early 1700 -from the British Island ,
This Is the Foundation Ephesians 2:20; I Corinthians 3:11 Christ Governs, and is boss Ephesians 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6 God Admits the Members, and all saved people are His. I Corinthians 12:13-18 Sin Puts You Out of It Romans 11:22; Exodus 32:33
Only the Saved Are Members John 15:2-6 Membership Is Offered to All Revelation 22:17 Final Rewards Revelation 20:12-15; 21:3-4; 22:14 Bible Name of the Church Acts 20:28; Galatians 1:13; John 17:11 We are the same Church of God but of the New Covenant " and Church can be anywhere Matt 18:20.
Because God calls His people . Exodus 19:5, 6; Psalm 22:22; Matthew 16:13-19; 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; 2:42-47; 7:38; 20:28; Romans 8:14-17: 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17; 12:12-31; 2 Corinthians 6:6-18; Ephesians 2:19-22; 3:9, 21; Philippians 3:10; Hebrews 2:12; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:6, 7; Revelation 21:2, 9; 22:17.
What do we Teach as Doctrine? Below are just a few doctrines we teach.
Repentance. Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19. is what Jesus does when we come as God calls in John 3:16
Justification. Romans 5:1; Titus 3:7. Is what Jesus has done fro us all. Job 25:4. Acts 13:39.-Romans 3:24-28.-Acts 5:1-9-Acts 8:30.-Gal. 2:16.-1 Cor. 6:11.
Regeneration. Titus 3:5.
New birth. John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9.
Sanctification subsequent to justification. Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:12.
Holiness. Luke 1:75; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Hebrews 12:14.
Water baptism. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9, 10; John 3:22, 23; Acts 8:36, 38.
Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to cleansing; the given of power for service. Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49, 53; Acts 1:4-8.
The speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance or as He needs, and as the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost. John 15:26; Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:1-7., if one is saved one will be show as to it as the truth.
The Church. Exodus 19:5, 6; Psalm 22:22; Matthew 16:13-19; 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; 2:42-47; 7:38; 20:28; Romans 8:14-17: 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17; 12:12-31; 2 Corinthians 6:6-18; Ephesians 2:19-22; 3:9, 21; Philippians 3:10; Hebrews 2:12; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:6, 7; Revelation 21:2, 9; 22:17.
Spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:1, 7, 10, 28, 31; 1 Corinthians 14:1. Signs following believers. Mark 16:17-20; Romans 15:18, 19; Hebrews 2:4.
Fruit of the Spirit. Romans 6:22; Galatians 5:22, 23; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11.
Divine healing provided for all in the Atonement. Psalm 103:3; Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24.
The Lord's Supper. Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11 : 2 3 - 2 6.
Washing the saints' feet. John 13:4-17; 1 Timothy 5:9, 10.
But NO TITHING FOR THE NEW COVENANT PEOPLE!! giving of an offering only
. Genesis 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Malachi 3:10; Luke 11:42 ; 1 Corinthians 16:2 ; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 ; Hebrews 7:1-21.
Restitution where possible. Matthew 3:8; Luke 19:8, 9.
Premillennial second coming of Jesus.
First, to resurrect the dead saints and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1.
Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years. where the old earth was. Zechariah 14:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Jude 14, 15; Revelation 5:10; 19:11-21; 20:4-6. Resurrection. John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:5, 6.
Eternal life for the righteous. Matthew 25:46; Luke 18:30; John 10:28; Romans 6:22; 1 John 5:11-13.
Eternal punishment for the wicked. No liberation nor annihilation. Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 3:29; 2 Thessalonians 1: 8, 9; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two