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The Christian Church Rev 9 July 2009

What really is the Christian Church? The definition differs within the
members of the Church itself while the non-Christians view the Church as
the followers of Jesus Christ. For the Catholics, the second Vatican council
defines the Church as the body of people who have the Pope as their head
who is the successor of Peter. The Protestants obviously do not hold this
view. So presented for your consideration, in my humble opinion, is what I
believe to be the Church.

Legend: My words are in bold blue, [my entries], Christ' words are in red, Words in
black are text lifted from reference material. Caps, boldfaced type and/or underlining
are my personal added emphasis. Numbers preceded with the letters "H" or "G"
represent the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance reference numbers.

On this Rock

Mat 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi,
he asked his disciples, saying, "Whom do men say that I the Son of
man am"?

And further down Jesus says,

Mat 16:18 "and upon this rock, I will build my church".

Whatever that "Rock" was or is, Christ built his Church on it. The way I see
it, there are three possibilities for being that rock. Peter, God, or the answer
to the question asked by Jesus "Whom do men say that I the Son of man
am?

1. The RCC has chosen "Peter" as their "Rock"


2. God is Known as the 'Rock" in the Bible as in the following two
verses.

Isa 44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that
time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a
God ('elowahh:H433) beside me? yea, there is no God/rock
(tsuwr:H6697 in the Strongs concordance); I know not any.

Psa 89:26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and
the rock (tsuwr:H6697) of my salvation.
3. Or the answer to the question: "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living
God."

For me, it is this third choice. The proof to this assertion is evident in that
"True Christians" can be found in the Eastern Orthodox & Protestant
denominations as well as the Catholic group. Furthermore, the Baptismal
prerequisite in the beginning of the Church was precisely this as indicated
by the following verses:

Acts 8:36-38 And as they went on their way, they came unto a
certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth
hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all
thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to
stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and
the eunuch; and he baptized him.

On the other hand, The Catholic Church defines the Church as that body of
believers that follow the successor of Peter and not necessarily those who
have Christ as their head. But Scripture reads:

Eph 5:23-24 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ
is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be
to their own husbands in every thing.

1 Cor 11:3 (KJV) But I would have you know, that the head of every
man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head
of Christ is God.

There is surely room for argument about this subject, but I see things this
way. The foundation of the Church is made of stones. All of the Prophets
and apostles are these stones with Jesus as the chief Corner Stone. This
foundation is built on a Rock for stability.

John 1:42 "And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld
him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called
Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone".

And a stone is a piece of a rock.

Eph 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

The foundation of the Church is built on a rock to give it stability as in:


Mat 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and
doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was
founded upon a rock.

Isa 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion
for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a
sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners,


but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And
are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus
Christ himself being the chief corner stone; [It is not likely that
Peter would be classified as a rock when Jesus is classified as
a stone.]

If Peter's name were "Pietra" it would make better sense since the word
"Rock" in this passage is feminine in gender. Whereas the "Church" has
always been seen as a motherly figure. Only later with the evolution of
Christianity, did the name Peter get Petri-fied. The dictionary also says for
petrified: to replace the normal cells of (organic matter) with silica or other
mineral deposits; re-form as a stony substance.

The word for rock is "petra(f.)" in the Greek language, "Petros/Patrus for
Peter”. Pietro(m.), in Latin, from Pieros (m.)Greek). The word for Peter is a
play on words maybe, where “Kephas”, is a surname for Peter, which is
also a term for the word “stone”. see John 1:42 above.

Peter is a key man and one of those that make up the foundation. The
foundation of a building is that part of the structure that gives support to
the wall etc. but it can itself be anchored to a rock for stability.

Here are some key verses that I anchor my argument to.

Luke 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep,
and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the
stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it:
for it was founded upon a rock.

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the
flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to
feed the church of God, which he [JC verse 24] hath purchased
with his own blood.
1 Cor 1:2 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:

Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his [Jesus'] feet, and gave
him to be the head over all things to the church,

Col 1:18 He (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church; he is the
beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he (Jesus) might
come to have first place in everything.

Heb 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn,


which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the
spirits of just men made perfect,

This Church that Jesus Christ founded is still in existence and the gates of
hell have not prevailed against it. The truth is that this true church has
been hidden from most so-called Christians and the concept for being
united in brotherhood, with God as Father, and as one, is ignored by most.

However, this above information does not tell the whole story. There are
those definitions of the Church members, that renders it still a bit different.
Obviously, the various definitions would depend on the spiritual strength of
each individual member. For example, a common Sunday morning church
goer may qualify as part of the church, where another strict follower must
adhere to, by necessity, all of the words found in their Bible, and nothing
can be left out, to be qualified. Obviously there is a lot of room between
the two extremes. The Catholics claim that the Protestants are not part of
the Church while the Protestants say the Catholics are not part of the real
church. The JW’s claim their church to be the only true church, claiming
that the original church was somehow lost, while each of the
denominational churches hold their church as the closest to the truth of
the matter. And this argument goes on, and on, and on. In that the
membership of the true Church is a very personal relationship between
Jesus and the individual (Eph 4:7), only their Maker can decipher who is
and who is not, part of that church. It all depends on the sincerity and
humble state of the ones attending the church or the church’s service. It
could very well be that a newcomer to Christianity is a better Christian than
another person that has been preaching most of his lifetime. When one
hears the message of eternal life through The Christ, and wants to be part
of His Church, demonstrated by their willingness to undergo baptism, then
are they real Christians. There is however, a requirement for each member
to keep the commandments to Love neighbor and God, while holding to the
faith till the end. Here is what Paul has to say:
Eph 4:1 - 7 (KJV) 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; Endeavoring 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. But unto every one of us is given
grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Plus:

Eph 4:20 - 24 (KJV) But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that


ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is
in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the
old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be
renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new
man, which after God is created in righteousness and true
holiness.

When one understands Rev 7, and recognizes that the 144000


ambassadors of the Eternal Church will all come from the twelve tribes of
Israel, which will be part of the Nation of Priests that God promised to
Abraham and his seed, there doesn’t leave much room for the leaders of
the present day so-called Christian Church.

Ex 19:5 - 6 (KJV) Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed,


and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto
me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be
unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the
words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

The true Christian Church that Christ founded nearly 2000 years ago, was
practically abandoned, and its leaders, for all practically purposes,
divorced from becoming members of that future organization of Priests,
when the Church abandoned the God of Abraham and adopted simply
another “god/elohiym/H430” with their triune god, back in the 4th century.
They simply invented another elohiym (translated often as “false God”) and
all of the Church leaders from the bottom up, have practiced a form of
hypocrisy, or apathy that made them more loyal to their particular church
group than to God’s words that Jesus Christ spoke.

John 20:28 (KJV) And Thomas answered and said unto him, My
Lord and my God. [It was this type of translation error that
aided in creating the triune God concept for the present
church. Where it remains true that Jesus qualifies for the
title “elohiym” translated to “God” in error but the
Father is “elohiym of elohiym”. See the document titled
“God” under the comments menu, for clarification of this
matter.]

Almost all of the church leaders since the time shortly after the beginning,
have constantly ignored information found in the bible that give testimony
to this Fact. Apathy is the key word for humanity and the Church. The
scriptures that state that Jesus has a God, or that there is only one true
God, witnesses to the false or weak nature of mankind in general. OTOH,
YHWH God saw in Abraham, someone special before making him the
promise. Here is where the saying comes true: the first will be last, and the
last will be first. In the case of the children of Israel, they have always been
persecuted by all other nations at one time or another, even while some
still held on to the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. It’s true that since the
second or third century, most Jews have refused Christianity and have
therefore a price to pay. Part of that price was the Gas chambers during
WWII, IMHO. But they refused the Christian concept of the Trinity, which is
not the same God of the Jews. The “Christians” leaders, on the other
hand, have carried on church activity, much like any church of any other
nation, in there attempt at satisfying the religious or spiritual voids of their
people, while, at the same time, using the congregation to supplying the
churches needs. There is however a difference between the true Christian
Church and all the others in that the Christians have God’s firstborn as its
head. So, the “kings in disguise” lived in their “castles in disguise”, while
the subjects received some semblance of peace and order in exchange. Of
course, many of these subjects found salvation through this system in
spite of their apparent spiritual strength, but not necessarily from their
intellectual activities.

In summation, the "Church" The “true Christian Church” is that organism*


where God lives with his people. So that all believers in Jesus Christ, as
“The Son of the living God” are part of that "Church" regardless of which
denominational group they may belong to.

* An organism is defined as anything resembling a living thing in its


complexity of structure or functions.

Here is what Jesus said to the Samaritan woman: John 4:22 - 26


(KJV) Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we
worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh,
and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the
Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to
worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him
must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith
unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called
Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus
saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. [However, in
the Church of today, most of the Christian churches start their first
day of the week off with a profession of faith that often goes like this:
“We believe in, God The Father, creator of Heaven and Earth etc.”
and then spend the rest of the week contradicting this teaching with
words aimed at convincing everyone that Jesus, as “The Word”, was
the creator: Thus ending up with confusion and a mute God.]

The doctrine of the Trinity does not admit to a concept of clear


distinction between Father and Son. It says that all three person of
the triune God are all “co-equal” etc.

IMHO (in my humble opinion), two of the traits of a true Christian would be
patients and humility. However, when so-called Christians discuss Christianity,
these two traits seem to quickly disappear into thin air when Christians of different
denominational Christian groups attempt to communicate. This is basically caused
by the attitudes of the representatives of these particular groups, regarding who has
the truth. Obviously, each group is claiming that their particular group has a
monopoly on the truth, even though they are not stating this outright. It surely is
implied. But in reality, the topic is not so simple. Quite often, the differences arise
from the different bibles each group uses. Again, "theirs" is the most correct
translation, etc. However, much more importantly is the demonstration on both
sides of the fence that testifies against themselves regarding this following verse:

1 Cor 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but
that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Therefore, it appears obvious to me that these two traits are self evident and witness
otherwise. This particular characteristic didn't just happen in our time, but rather
has been going on from the very earliest day of Christianity. It is my guess that this
was happening during the original eyewitnesses to Jesus and his works; before they
had passed away. In my way of thinking, I see the exact same thing here as that
which happened to the children of Israel shortly after Yahshua/Joshua/H3091
passed away. In other words, the followers no longer retained that strength of the
spirit that guided them. When we look back towards the end of the first century of
the Christian era, we begin to see signs of this waning of the spirit as it accompanies
the arguments within the Church at that time. The major arguments of those times
were those regarding the nature of Christ, which eventually evolved into the
"Doctrine of the Holy Trinity". After the Church councils of the fourth and fifth
centuries, these very often heated debates were eventually quieted to some degree,
even though they did not put an end to these differences, the Church did
consequently experienced a relative calm. However, the debates regarding the
absolute supremacy of the Father as being God, continued in some Christian groups
even to this day. So, I guess that some would conclude that this new doctrine was
effective and therefore beneficial for the church. The only objections that I would
like to present regarding this doctrine would be that it not only contradicts scripture
as I know it, and the spirit of Christ as Yahovah/Yahuah/Jehovah/Yah God's
firstborn son, but contributes heavily towards all the confusion that results in
further separation, of the Holy Spirit from God, and the "Christians". When we
Christians wake up to this fact, only then will we begin to break down the barriers
of division within the Church that Jesus Christ founded on the precept that he, as
the "Son of Man" is the Son of the living God, that we may be "perfectly joined
together in the same mind and in the same judgment".

Our Christian Church has undergone many changes in it's roughly 2000 year
history and I want to list some of them for you; not for my personal interests but for
the purpose of edifying the Church that Jesus Christ built. IMHO, revival is
required to get the Church back to where it is supposed to be for the preparation of
the seventh and final millennium. If the leaders of all Christian groups continue to
ignore Satan's hand in this matter, then be advised that you as an individual leaders
are part of the problem and the corruption leading your particular group towards
ruination. This refusal to work towards Christian unity with the task of eliminating
these problems and reuniting under the Church that Christ built will result in the
further degradation of our Church. And as surely as death exists, your group will
also die because of the corruption that you are propagating.
Therefore, listed for your consideration are a few Items of the Church that must be
addressed and corrected. There is no need to point out what is right in the Church
for it is equally evident. After reading this document, If you don't personally do
something to change our image, know that you are part of the problem and not part
of the solution.

These represent my choice of the main topics that have changed:

God: With the believing Jews of the OT, there was only one being,
YHWH/Yahweh was and is his name, who occupied his throne in Heaven. He
was responsible for all of creation and the source of the power behind everything
there was in Heaven and on Earth. In the beginning of the Christian Church it
was the same. This "God" is no longer seen in the same light. God has been
split up into three pieces and his Son is now thought, by many Christians, to be
the person that did all the talking and the Father just did all the work. The
Glory no longer belongs to The One and Only God who created everything, but
has been taken away and given to a man that was made by God's hands. It's not
that God has changed, it's only that the Church has changed the definition for
God. And besides that, teaching people his name would conflict with the
Doctrine of the Trinity; and we don't want that; do we?

Jesus Christ: In the beginning of the Church, the man Jesus, that was made both
Lord and Christ, and who is seated at the right hand of God, is now seen as God
too. In some Christian churches that adhere to the Trinity, God the Father
(Yahweh) has all but been eliminated or replaced by Jesus Christ as Creator and
sustainer of life.
The Holy Spirit: This too changed in definition, for it used to be though of as
that force contained in God's words and actions, that urges righteousness,
justice, compassion or Brotherly Love, purity, obedience, patience, repentance
and all of God's goodness: That creating force that was with God in the
beginning, before this world existed. Now, it's some Ghost/phantasma that
disguises himself as God too. You know, the same guy that got Mary in trouble
and almost broke up the relationship between her and Joseph, until an angel
intervened and talked Joseph out of it. :-) Ref: Mat 1:20

Prayer: In the beginning of the Church, as it is written: Luke 11:1 "And it


came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of
his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his
disciples". So Jesus taught them how to pray with "The Lord's Prayer". Very
simple, straightforward instructions and a painted picture by Jesus on the
subject through verse 13 (see Matt 6:6-6:16). Now days, it is said by the RCC
that our work is prayer also. They also pray to the "Queen of Heaven" and
Saints.

The Sabbath: In Acts 13:14 we read about Saul going to church on the Sabbath.
"But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into
the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down." So we can know by this that the
Christians keep the Sabbath at least up to this time. The keeping of the first day
as the Sabbath by Christians can be traced to Constantine, a sun-worshipping
emperor of Rome, who gave an edict that changed the Sabbath to "SUNday". It
is not likely that the early Christians (before 2nd century CE) would have
disobeyed the Lords commandment as Exo 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to
keep it holy.

Faith: In the beginning, believing in what was preached using the Old testament
scriptures as the standard was considered sufficient. Now in our day and age, we
are expected to accept the philosophical traditions passed down by corrupted
leaders that got us into this mess that we find ourselves in. The fact that some of
our modern Christian teachings contradict scripture, doesn't seem to bother the
leaders of the modern Christian Churches.

Mary: She used to be called blessed by all Christians of that era. The mother of
Jesus is now seen as the Queen of Heaven and she shares the position as co-
redeemer and mediator to God. It has recently been discovered that she had
been the source of Wisdom that was with God in the beginning. Over here in
Italy they call her "The Madonna", God's mother.
The Immaculate Conception: This was thought to be when the Angle spoke to
the Virgin Mary announcing the birth of Jesus. But now, it is understood to
be her conception and not Jesus' and In 1854 Pope Pius IX issued a solemn
decree defining the Immaculate Conception for all Roman Catholics.
Mal 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances,
and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD
of hosts. [For some have forsaken The Father’s commands regarding idolatry
and have brought back the Queen of Heaven that He so strongly warned your
predecessor about through His prophet Jeremiah.” Ref: Jer 44]

The Church: It was that group of believers in Jesus Christ that believed him to be
the Son of God; who also was raised from the dead, etc. Today this no longer
counts. What matters today, according to the majority of so called Christians, is
whether they will submit to the leader of their group or not.

Baptism: In the beginning those who wanted to become Christians could be


baptized and made members of the Church. Now, the majority are forcefully
brought into and registered members with no choice in the matter. But it really
doesn't matter because I hear the Priests say: "I'm OK and you’re OK for we are all
God's children."

Baptism of the Holy Spirit: The Baptizing in the HS has been replaced by child
confirmation or Quaressima in the RCC, with not much noticeable change in the
participants comportment after the ceremony. The Protestants are still called
"mad" by outsiders that enter into their meetings and hear all this chatter.

The Ten commandments. In the beginning, Idols were thought to present a danger
to God's people. Now it's not only allowed, but the majority of Priests teach the
"Rosary" making sure that God hears the prayers by having the participants repeat
over and over again “Hail Mary”, in fact, 150 times with 15 interspersed Our
Fathers; Ref: Matt 6:7 (KJV) “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions,
as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their
much speaking.” The priest even demonstrate how one must bow down to
images, pray to them, touch them, kiss them, and those who shed tears for them
might be considered almost saints. No other Gods: now some Christians have Jesus
as their God. And as to God's name, most do not even know it.

The Sabbath: how many really observe it and keep it Holy, other than the fanatics
and the fundamentalist?

The Priesthood: At one time, in the beginning, priests were allowed to marry. Not
now. In spite of the fact that God had said, "It is not good for man to be alone etc."
and Paul says only one wife for priests. Now, the priesthood has become a safe
haven for many homosexuals. With homosexual priests having become acceptable,
some Protestants have decided to allow it too. And it seems only natural that if
homosexual priests are accepted, why not allow homosexuals to marry and in the
Church also? Maybe even performed by a woman priest/preacher.

Saints: In the beginning, all true members were called Saints. Now this title is
reserved for the Popes and only the few that the Pope chooses.
Miracles: There used to be miracles and signs demonstrated by the believers, now,
Paris, Lourdes, Knock, Fatima and Medjugorje are where it's at. At Lourdes,
millions visit there every year and there have been reported something like a total
of 78 miracles and 2600 healings registered there before the year 2000. IMHO, the
placebo in medicine demonstrates a better track record. Or maybe the sweat
words from the pulpit are the church placebos.
Church Control: In the beginning, Jerusalem was the controlling office for
direction, today many church groups pay little or no heed to the Pope. Examples:
Medjugorje, the latest Roman Catholic embarrassment and the other half of the
Christian population.
Bible Translation: In the beginning it was understood that human languages were
difficult to translate from one language to another and that there is always a
danger of something getting lost in the translation especially when working with
letters as in writing. Today, few seem to understand how to interpret scripture
and far to many ignore this next important reference: 2 Cor 3:6 “for the letter
killeth, but the spirit giveth life”. The very words in our Bibles have been changed
to reflect the philosophical changes, in man's and the church's thinking. Key
words such as: God, soul, heart, spirit and life are rarely understood by the
members of our Church. And: never mind the contradictions, We (the leaders of
each denominational group) will tell you how the bible is to be interpreted!
The Church Buildings: At first, they were the private houses of the members or
synagogues, then they grew and grew and grew. The wealth that decorates these
buildings can surely be justified by some but no by me. They have become castles in
disguise for their Kings in disguise; dressed in fine clothing.

The Christian: In today's churches, for the most part, all you have to do is register
in someway and you become a Christian. No other requirements necessary. The
true Christians are those that fellowship with Jesus Christ in the service of God's
plan for Salvation. If they are not fellow servants, engaged in some way to help
Jesus in his church, they may not even be Christians. A true Christian is someone
who wants to be a Christian.

The fear of God: After what God did to the Hebrews who did not fear him and walk
in his ways (OT), after they had experienced God's presence among them, the
Christians are no longer taught to fear The Lord God. Now, they are taught to
"reverence him" and not fear him, for God is love so how could he have anybody
killed?

John 3:35 - 36 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the
Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
1 Cor 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but
that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

The Church Creed: "We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of
heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen". If we believe that The Christ as
the "Word", was the spokesman for God during the creation, then everyone who
repeats the Creed is being hypocritical (as in “in-sin-cere”) for it states that God the
Father created everything.

In conclusion, the Spirit of the church has shifted from the leaders serving the
church (feeding the flock) to having the church (the flock) serve the leaders as in
these present times.

I'm sure that much of what I have written here is very upsetting to many Christians
who read it and many are not pleased to hear this type of criticism regarding the
Church for it surely offends many. But none-the-less, all of the above comments are
IMHO true even if they seem to over exaggerate a bit. The point is that Satan has
been active in trying to destroy the Church from the beginning and these changes in
the Church are evidence to his activities. Therefore, all Christians should wake up
and take notice to the condition of our Church and put on their armor and rejoin
the battle under the Captain of our Salvation to regain our rightful position in this
world.

IMHO, to fully understand the “true” Christian church, it would be helpful to


understand the following points.

1. Only the “Humble” or “Humbled” belong to this church. Those who think
that they understand and then act contrary to true Christian concepts are
false or pretending Christians. The same applies to those who pretend to be
true believers, yet contradict scripture or simply take Christianity too lightly.
The “educated” are not necessarily the same as the “believers”. The haughty
are not really true followers of Jesus Christ as the son of the living God, but
rather followers of their own understanding, which may not be IAW all of
scripture.
2. Jesus is the "Son of Man" also, meaning that he was born from mankind, as
a human being, male person. One should not allow themselves to be confused
thinking that his body is the same thing as his soul, but rather, one should
understand that He, as a spirit, was the first of every creature and pre-
existed physical creation. Ref: Col 1:15 (KJV) “Who is the image of the
invisible God, the firstborn of every creature”. The real individual,
the invisible being, pre-exists becoming a soul when it is given a body of sorts,
where that soul now temporarily resides. This soul is the "hidden man of the
heart", for the humans, so-to-speak. This soul contains a remembrance of
the housing in which it lived. A kind of DNA for future reference at the
resurrection.
3. As the "Firstborn" (and “born again”), this man was manifested as the
anointed of prophecy and was manifested to the world by YHWH, his Father,
and His God, at His baptism.
4. This Jesus was predestined to become Lord and High Priest and mediator
between God and mankind of the future eternal kingdom that The Father
"YHWH" had designed from the very beginning. Jesus was proclaimed Lord
and Savior by his death and resurrection from the dead.
5. All those who choose to believe in Him, and are willing to make the sacrifices,
will be part of that Kingdom, if they hold out this belief to the end.
6. Only a few people within today’s church are sincere enough about their belief
in the Son of God to place the proper attention to everything He said or did.
7. Jesus Christ has a God in His Father. Ref: John 20:17 - 18 (KJV) 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.
8. John 17:3 - 4 (KJV) And this is life eternal, that they might know
thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4I
have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which
thou gavest me to do.

I want to state that IMHO, there have been many individuals that have heard
the Word, made the conversion and held on to the Faith to their end, and
therefore true Christians. However, these come by and large from the humble or
humbled classes. Remember:

1 Corinthians 6:13 ( KJV ) 13Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats:
but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for
fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

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