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Friday, June 10, 2022

1GOD Shocking Church Lies and more lies

 



NOT EVEN ONE VERSE?


Let's be honest.
If you never heard person tell you about the Bible and simply read it for yourself, the traditions of theologians often HAVE NOT A SINGLE VERSE stating plainly what  they want us to believe.

𝐈𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝟓𝟐:𝟏𝟒 𝐒𝐨 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐧 (𝐀𝐌𝐏)

 "add thou not to His Word that He not correct you and so you be found a liar"

  "that ..ye might learn not to go beyond the things which are written; ..." 1Cor 4:6


LIES MADE SIMPLE.  -or does it matter? 
How they hide God and Jesus behind the cover of  words never written in our Bibles:
I culled these from various writers. 

GOD:
"Blessed Trinity"
"consubstantial"
Divine Essence
“God did not die but he who died was God”
“God incarnate”.
"God the Son"
"God in three persons"
"Holy Trinity"
“hypostatic union”
"incarnation"
"MULTI-PERSONAL Divine Supreme Being/Father, Son, and Spirit in Essence Ousia Substance."
"One God who is three distinct persons co equal and co eternal "
"Three persons in One God"
"Three divine persons sharing the same nature"
“triune God”
"the Trinity"
"theophany"
"three in One"
"Triunity"


 Jesus:
"Deity of Christ"
“Divine Son”
“ dual nature”

"eternally begotten" 
"eternal son"
”fully God fully man”
“God robed in flesh”
"God in flesh"
"human and divine"
"is fully God"
"Jesus is Jehovah"
“God incarnate”
"God became a man",
"God the Son"
Jesus is God who came in the flesh being fully man
"Jesus is God". 
"Monophisitism- Adoptionism-Modalist Monarchianism"
"The SON is GOD"
Two natures in the person of Christ

-Justify as we may, the words above and charts below have been attached to Jesus not by God, but by man

Trinity Version:





Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Let US make man ? Us WHO? from the 1God Series

 



1GOD LET US MAKE MAN
rory moore

Who is US speaking way back in the beginning of creation?
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, Let US make man in OUR image

Without relying on programmed tradition and creeds, the question of WHO is "US" speaking way back in the beginning of creation? 


Before jumping into to what the enigmatic phrase "𝙇𝙚𝙩 𝙪𝙨" means, let us agree it is so ambiguous and vague that we should not read into it what it does not say.
Some say “us” is God and angels.
Some say it is God and Jesus back there.
Some say it is a trinity speaking.
Some say it was Jesus.
Some just say "God".

Can we be honest? No matter which you believe, it is prone to confusion. 
That is because you will encounter other scriptures that do not fit inside of that little box of church tradition
.

But the little “us” word gets whittled down as the very next verse says:
Gen. 1:27 So God created man in 𝐇𝐢𝐬 <singular> own image , in the image of God 𝑯𝑬 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 <singular> 𝒉𝒊𝒎 <i.e. Adam>;  male and female 𝑯𝑬 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 (GOD-singular)  𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎  (plural/ i.e. Adam and Eve)."

Gen. 1:27 So God created man in 𝐇𝐢𝐬 <singular> own image ,
in the image of God ð‘¯ð‘¬ 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 <singular> 𝒉𝒊𝒎 <i.e. Adam>;
male and female ð‘¯ð‘¬ 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 (GOD-singular) 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 (plural/ i.e. Adam and Eve)."

Genesis 2:7 completes the identification:
7 And 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙇𝙊𝙍𝘿 𝙂𝙤𝙙 formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.

The creation singularity of Genesis 1:27 is witnessed by passages such as Isa 44:24,
So says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the One who formed you from the womb,
 “I, YeHoVaH   (the LORD),  am the maker of all, Stretching out the heavens 𝒃𝒚 𝑴𝒚𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒆
again
Isaiah 45:12 I have made the earth and created man upon it; I, even My hands, have stretched out the heavens
and again,
Mal. 2:10 Have we not all one father? has not ONE God created us?

These "𝙄" "𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙚" "𝙃𝙚" references cannot contradict John 1, and John 1:1-3 does not put a second God-person into the creation.
Jn 1:1-3:
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 were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
(note: “things” is not in the actual text, and all saints are redeemed and re-created through Christ).

So there is error in projecting personhood into John 1 projecting the “Word” into meaning the person of Christ.

Consider God's WORD (that which HE spoke and said) was with GOD, and the WORD conceived and begot the MAN, and that God spoke words to create in Genesis, we have no contradiction or conflict.

𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞d 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐆𝐨𝐝, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 "𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦" -referring to Genesis 1:27.
Matthew 19:4 And he said to them, Have ye not read,
that HE ð™¬ð™ð™žð™˜ð™ 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 made ð™©ð™ð™šð™¢ 𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙚".

The simple truth is not the interpretation that "us" = a trinity of three God-persons.
The simple truth is Yahweh ("The LORD GOD" Gen 2:7) is speaking prophetically of the man Jesus Christ who would bring people into the righteous image of CHRIST by faith, as it is written  "ALL were made by <through> Him".
Christ, the Messiah, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, "the last Adam" -1Cor 15:45.

Gen. 2:27 NOG (Names of God version) says:
Then Yahweh Elohim formed the man from the dust of the earth and blew the breath of life into his nostrils. The man (Adam)  became a living being.

Romans 8:29   LET US EXPLAINED IN ONE VERSE !!

For whom He <God>  did foreknow, (~back before Genesis!~)
HE <GOD> also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of HIS SON, that he  <Christ> might be the firstborn among many brethren. 

The trinitarian attempt to reinterpret Gen. 1:26 "Let us", as with the oneness and their convoluted explanations, are flat wrong.
ONE is the Creator. "HE" is:
Applied pronouns:
ONE, Holy One, HE, Alone, By Myself, "I", "ME" "ONLY TRUE GOD".

He is THE God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 17: 3 And THIS is life eternal, that they should know YOU (not "us"), 
THE ONLY TRUE GOD.... 
and Jesus Messiah whom YOU have sent
.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

“a disannulling of a foregoing commandment" and the tithe.

 



Answering a pastor’s question  "Where does it say not to tithe?!"


He thought he had me, but lo and behold, God anticipated the straw man argument.

Let’s look at a passage used to teach tithing from the New Testament.
He quoted from the passage "indeed men here receive tithes". And then he shouted "Show me where they are taken out!" 

The answer was right there in the very passage he used.
It is in Hebrews 7, and the verse says:

 Heb. 7:18 For there is a disannulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and un-profitableness.
WHAT  WAS THE "FOREGOING COMMANDMENT” only a few verses before?

7:5  And they indeed of the sons of Levi that receive the priest's office have commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law

That was where tithes were zeroed out. And he never responded.

I went on to ask how many verses can prove that any of Christ's apostles ever commanded monetary tithes from income, wages, or sales?  Again, ZERO! 

This is why every pastor should repent of this false doctrine and teach people giving by the Holy Spirit and not a law.  ESPECIALLY to the needs of others.

Here is another truth: we are not to add, twist, or diminish from what the apostles wrote, as they delivered the New Covenant. 

A Covenant is a legal document, a contract, and contains the wishes and directives of the Testator. –That is His Will.

And regarding those monetary tithes, they are not established in either Testament as God's commandment, and they are not included in any form in Christ's Testament. If anyone here has a will, you know it gives your directives to those that will inherit your promises. It will stand in court if challenged as it has your expressed terms and conditions for your heirs because you are writing what you want done for your loved ones.

Heb. 9:15... And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament ..

As Testator, Christ never directed the apostles who wrote His Testament to take any form of tithes from anyone and never gave command for his apostles and ministers to take them.

Monetary tithes are therefore *illegal* when imposed on New Testament saints. The New Testament has NO WITNESSES for them. If tithing on income, sales, or wages was apostolic doctrine, has anyone considered none of the apostles commanded, taught, or testified of 10% tithes even once?

In Acts people worked, gave, sold property, and ministered. Where did the disciples in Acts tithe or get them from others?

Pastors are NOT Levite priests and pastors do not have any command to take a dime of tithes from anyone. When God wanted the Levites to get the tithes from the land, it was written for them to get them. But ministers do not have any scripture authority to take any form of tithes from anyone.

Does this resonate? Titus 1:11  Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Here is the percentage Jesus required, see if 10% was His standard:
Luke 14: 33 So therefore whosoever he be of you that does not renounce (i.e. disavows) *** all***  that he has, he cannot be my disciple. ..

There it is my brethren, disavowing ownership of 100% is the measure Jesus gave, and if we do not do THAT, (and it includes our mind and religion) we cannot be HIS disciple...
Let’s seek to be His disciple and no longer a follower of men, creeds, and "Doctrinal Statements of Faith".

The choice is yours. Renounce "all" and become HIS disciple and you won't be looking to man for teaching, you will become a steward of the Lord's goods when you give "ALL".

 Jesus is returning to his temple and chasing out the money changers. 
The changing of an Old Covenant agricultural law and a one time event from Abram’s life into New Testament doctrine is tantamount to "transubstantiation", the RCC doctrine that teaches the cracker and wine are changed into the literal body and blood of Christ in the Catholic Mass.

Changing the lawful tithe into a money tithe from income and calling it an act of worship is extortion when the tithe is subject to:

“a disannulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and un-profitableness. “


Saturday, May 7, 2022

The apostle Paul was a working minister as an example

 




Overlooked by aspiring ministers, was the example that Paul worked making tents as he ministered until he was older and imprisoned.



Some may be surprised to realize what he taught ministers to work and labor likewise.

God's word show us how the apostle Paul worked in Corinth, Ephesus, and Thessalonica and he told the Ephesian overseersit is more blessed to give than receivein regard to ministry.

Let's look at his teaching.
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Acts 18: 2 (Corinth Greece. And Paul found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, ..and he came to them 3 and because he (PAUL) was **of the same trade**, he stayed with them, **and they worked**,  for by their trade they were tentmakers.
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Acts 20: 29 Paul to the Ephesian pastors:
I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples <to follow> after them.

31 Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears. 32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

33 I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or clothes.

34 You yourselves know that these hands (PAUL'S HANDS)  ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me.

35 In everything I showed you that **by working** in this manner you (bishops) must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” ***
..............

2Corinthians 6:5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults,** in labors**, in sleepless nights, in fastings;

2Corinthians 11:27 in labor and travail, in sleepless nights often

..............

1thess. 2: 9
For ye remember, brethren, our labor and travail:
==> working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, <==
we preached to you the gospel of God.
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2thess 3: 7
For yourselves know how ye ought to **imitate us**: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
8 ==> neither did we eat bread for nothing at any man's hand
==> but in labor and travail, working night and day,
==> that we might not burden any of you:
9 not because we have not the right,
==> but to make ourselves an example to you,
that ye (ALL the men) should imitate us.
10 For even when we were with you,
==> this we commanded you,
==> If any will not work, neither let him eat.

...............

There you have it. Paul worked and instructed the bishops and men to work and be diligent.. 

He said to "imitate us" in this very thing.... And when you compare him to the glory-hounds and pulpit princes pulling for tithes and offerings... Well, you decide who to support...



Wednesday, April 20, 2022

WHO raised Jesus from the dead?

 How was Jesus raised from the dead?
compiled by rory moore




John 2:18 The Jews then said to Him, “What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 
20 The Jews then said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” 21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.

This will clear up the misconception whether Jesus as God raised his dead body from the grave, or Jesus as a man was raised by God the Father.

Is Jesus GOD and raised Himself from the dead?
It does sound like he did from his words in John 2.

But like other topics, a closer look at God's Word reveals the truth.

We find more in John 10:17 For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. 18 No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.” (NASB95)

Let's compare it in the Complete Jewish Bible:

No one takes it away from me; on the contrary, I lay it down of my own free will. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it up again. This is what my Father commanded me to do.”

In the Names of God version: 
No one takes my life from me. I give my life of my own free will. I have the authority to give my life, and I have the authority to take my life back again. This is what my Father ordered me to do.”

No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.” from the NLT.

How did Jesus raise himself according to this passage? As in all He did, it was in obedience to a command and at the direction of The Father.

Now to solidify this truth, we have the following list of scriptures that all say the same thing in giving God the Father the glory for raising Jesus Christ, and knowing He did so by giving that command to Jesus to speak prophetically over his death and resurrection. As it is written:

John 12:49 For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.

Now that we know how it came about for Christ to say he would raise himself from the dead, I will leave you with  20 verses stating GOD raised Christ from the dead:

Acts 2:32 This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. 

Acts 3:15 and killed the Prince of life; whom God raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

Acts 4:10 be it known to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even in him does this man stand here before you whole.

Acts 13:30 But God raised him from the dead:

Acts 13:34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he has spoken on this wise, I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.

Acts 17:31 inasmuch as he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness ***by the man whom HE has ordained***; whereof HE has given assurance to all men, in that HE has raised him <Christ> from the dead.

Romans 4:24 for our sake also, who believe on Him that raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,

Romans 6:4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.

Romans 6:9 knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more; death no more has dominion over him.

Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also were made dead to the law through the body of Christ; that ye should be joined to another, even to him who was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit to God.

Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead lives in you, HE that raised up Christ Jesus from the dead shall give life also to your mortal bodies through his Spirit that lives in you.

Romans 8:34 who is he that condemns? It is Christ Jesus that died, yea rather, that was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

Romans 10:9 because if you shall confess with the mouth Jesus as Lord, and shall believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved:

1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if Christ is preached that he has been raised from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

1 Corinthians 15:15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we witnessed of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead are not raised.

 Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle (not from men, neither through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead),

Ephesians 1:20 which he wrought in Christ, when HE raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,

Colossians 2:12 having been buried with him in baptism, wherein ye were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

1 Thessalonians 1:10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom HE raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Peter 1:21 who through him are believers in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Prophecy: What you once knew is passing away. update



"... and my sons and daughters shall prophesy..."


From time to time the Lord will give us prophetic utterance, something that is given in the New Testament.  Many of God's people would and could prophesy by the Holy Spirit if they simply would listen and hear the voice of Jesus who said in John 10, "My sheep hear My voice...".


Most prophesying is simply us giving utterance to what the Lord says. He is not chatty or trivial.
 He will reveal, warn, correct, build up in faith, encourage, strengthen, and speak through His vessels in what Paul said to the churches in 1Corinthians 14:39 (ASV) 
  Wherefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

This is from 10-1-13
What you once knew is passing away

"My covenant, my testament is only found among those of my people who believe the promises and live in them. Many profess to know Me but they do not, they know another god who is one of their own making and ideas. 

Because so many who are called by My great name have put their trust in the idols of this world, I am giving them over to their own deceptions. If I the Lord cannot reason with them through the words of My Covenant, how then can you?
My people are divided, so divided, and the division in the land is but a sign of what has happened in the kingdom of God. I am coming to prepare a place for those who will seek Me in the shelter of My ark, the ark of the Covenant.

Those will I hide as in a cleft in the Rock because they shelter in Me as they recognize the time and the season.
The separations are being made through the Sword of My Spirit but the sword of men will come also and make evident the sheep from the goats. Be not as one of them, hear ME oh My people, come out from them, come out of her, flee Babylon! 

Hear My voice, I am the True Shepherd of the sheep, the thief comes to kill and destroy, but he comes as an angel of light! I am grieved for those that must fall and take no pleasure from that, I am love and I am mercy and my arms have been outstretched to a gainsaying people.


What you once knew is passing away, all that pertains to life as you knew it as I prepare those for an entrance into My kingdom."
My people are divided, so divided, and the division in the land is but a sign of what has happened in the kingdom of God.

 I am coming to prepare a place for those who will seek Me in the shelter of My ark, the ark of the Covenant. (the Testament of Christ)

Those will I hide as in a cleft in the Rock because they shelter in Me as they recognize the time and the season.

The separations are being made through the Sword of My Spirit but the sword of men will come also and make evident the sheep from the goats. 
Do not be as one of them, hear ME oh My people, come out from them, come out of her lies, come out of *Babylon <*confusion and the propaganda narratives that are driving the public> ! 

Hear My voice, I am the True Shepherd of the sheep, the thief comes to kill and destroy, but he comes as an angel of light! I am grieved for those that must fall and take no pleasure from that, I am love and I am mercy and my arms have been outstretched to a gainsaying people. 


What you once knew is passing away, all that pertains to life as you knew it as I prepare those for an entrance into My kingdom."

In 2022 this word is bearing profound truth.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Tithing UNMASKED Hebrews 7

 



Tithing UNMASKED


 

In one of our many tithe discussions when the money tithe proponents are confronted with truth after truth why they are in error, the last stand some attempt to use is the reasoning "where did the apostles say 'do not tithe' ".

The Truth.

Here is the last place where tithing is mentioned in the Bible:

Heb. 7: 5 And they indeed of the sons of Levi that receive the priest's office have commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren.

7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there one, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.

...................

1. The Hebrews context refers to the lawful Old Testament tithes which were not from wages or income, they were agricultural.

2. The Levite priests had a written "commandment" to take tithes from God's people in the Old Covenant.

Now the answer to the "where does it say not to tithe? question.

3. vs.18 there is a **disannulling** >>> of the foregoing commandment <<< because of its weakness and unprofitableness

.................

What was the stated "'foregoing commandment"?

Ans.

It is "the sons of Levi that receive the priest's office have commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren."

So the money tithe doctrine is shown to be false, phony and wrong even when a "straw man" argument is used.

"disanulling": a continuing action of canceling.

disannulled:

DISANNULLED, . Annulled; vacated; made void.

DISANNULLING, Making void; depriving of authority or binding force.

DISANNULMENT, The act of making void; as the disannulment of a law or decree.

 


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Jesus. We were wrong The FACTS in ACTS! 1God series.

THE FACTS  ARE  IN  ACTS!

🔑

This post is about re-discovering the simple, but deeply profound message preached by Jesus' first disciples. How so many overlook this approach is astonishing no matter what sect of Christianity they come from.
Our brethren as the first disciples of Jesus Christ, living The Christian Faith, had the privilege and blessing to set the foundation for those that would believe on Jesus through their words.

It was after Jesus ascended to the Father, and understanding that it is in ACTS we found where the open preaching of the gospel began, so we should search to see what the apostles told the people who Jesus is.
By that, we will use the overlooked key 🔑to knowing which Jesus they proclaimed.
(Most of us never thought of that approach. I believe God gave me that instruction what to look for in examining their words). There were repeated plain, simple declarations to the people, Jews. pagans, rulers, and gentiles who Jesus is and about God.

The first proclamation about Jesus. So we start with Acts 2:22-36. Keep in mind Jesus praying for this in John 17:20, it is the key.

KJ21 “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also who shall believe in Me through their word, ASV Neither for these only do I pray, but for them also that believe on me through their word.

First there is Holy Spirit-filled Peter declaring to the crowd WHO Jesus is 📣Acts 2. He declares Christ again in Acts 3/4/5/10.
A converted Paul likewise preaches Christ in places like Acts 9, 13 and 17.
Apollos preached in Acts 18.
And when the risen Jesus Christ was asked "WHO ARE YOU?"
HIS answer in Acts 9, Acts 22, Acts 26? "I am Jesus ..... of Nazareth..."
A jail-keeper in Philippi asked in Acts 16:30 ...... Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and thy house
*Lord: ruler, master, king. Greek: kurios.
*Jesus: YHVH is salvation, Hebrew "Yeshua"
* Christ: anointed, messiah. Savior.
The same message as Peter in Acts 2:36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly, that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus ....

If you would like to read the 164 times the word "God" is used in Acts, see this link. It is eye-opening.

But there are some examples of words they never wrote or spoke: "Jesus is God". Deity of Christ, "dual nature", "God incarnate", "God became a man", "Christ is God", "fully God-fully man"..

But they DID write these in 1Cor 4:6 ….. Now these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes;   that in us ye might learn not to go beyond the things which are written.

If you care to see their preaching in their words, see  ðŸ‘‰ this LINK.

Friends, the wonderful FACTS are in Acts. Have a BLESSED day.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

What to Expect When You Leave “the church”

What to Expect When You Leave “the church”.




Psalm 62:5

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.



Let’s make a distinction regarding those that moved away, or walked away. You left behind the church, whether it was a traditional denomination or the local independent one on the corner of your city. You/ we were part of a Christian fellowship or group. And one day you decided not to go back.

First let me address those that left in anger, offence, or conflict with either the clergy or others there. The offence and grudges must be dealt with and 100% forgiveness given. We are to love even if we leave, and even if people say hurtful things. Jesus said to forgive or we are not forgiven, period. Even “church abuse” and that is very common.

Having that reminder, now let’s give both experience and wisdom to those the Lord has called out and/or forced out by using other people and circumstances. There are things we know from our own 24 years as  church loyalists.

-We know what we said and labeled those that left for various reasons and we know what the pastors and leaders said privately.
The labels included “Lone Ranger Christians”, “troubled”, “discord-sowers”, “trouble makers”, not “loyal”, even “traitors”.
Usually those labels were tossed about without care or knowledge why The Leavers left. 

-And once labeled, do not expect a show of care or concern in the form of calls or visits to find out why you left. It is part of the journey.

 

At that point, sadly, many quit God altogether. I write this in hope to rekindle your faith in the Lord and His love for you. Jesus suffered the same, in fact, his own hometown church tried to kill him early in his ministry! –Luke 4:16-29 Please read. Serious stuff.

Expect a feeling of withdrawal from friends you hoped you would keep and cared about. You may find you were not as cared about as you thought you were.

Expect the minister(s) to go silent and cold, no matter your level of involvement, what your record of giving was, or the countless hours you gave to the fellowship.

Expect confusion as you desire fellowship, corporate worship and prayer, but your own efforts to re-locate them end in frustration.

Expect your faith in a Church, faith in men, and faith in an institution to be broken, -really broken.

Expect your faith in the physical things of Christianity to be sifted.

Hebrews 13:13 Therefore let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.

Expect the Lord to begin speaking to you as the voices of religious people and tradition is quieted. He will speak to you in a still small voice heard in your mind and He may speak to you through dreams.

Expect Him to confirm the reality of why you left and His unique calling to you to come out from them.

Expect to realize you carry a ton of church baggage and error that is going to take the Lord time to cleanse from your spirit and mind. Jesus called it “leaven”.

Expect the Lord to love you and reveal more of Himself to you, be willing to repent of that which he shows you about both the church and yourself.  

Expect to have many new questions about EVERYTHING.

Expect to learn about patience from Him. He is not on your time schedule.

Expect to enjoy a new found joy in being set free from the bondages that religious Christianity have imposed upon the gospel of grace.

Expect to be thankful to be free of church politics, church expectations and conformity, position-seeking, attention seeking, and mans approval as you learn to seek God’s approval and knowing Jesus better as you learn the former religious habits were only a false substitute for Christ.

Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

Paul wrote from a place of isolation, cut off from his countrymen, cut off from the countless people he had ministered to, cut off from the fellowship of friends and even family.. yet he had done the Will of God.

Philippians 1:20

according to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

Finally, know

 that God told me to write this and He is the inspiration for all I have written here.