The True Church

Spirit and Truth

 

Only a careful, prayerful search may reveal this, as the world is indeed being misled [deceived], by wicked forces spearheaded by a cherub angel who rebelled and made himself an Adversary or Resister [Satan], and Slanderer [Devil]. Matthew 7:7, 8; Revelation 12:9, 2 Cor. 4:3, 4.

Both Muslims and professed Christians [Islam and Christendom], teach the pagan-influenced fallacies of Immortality of the Soul, and Eternal Torment. Judaism does not accept Yahweh/ Jehovah's Messiah, Jesus the Christ.

Jesus the Christ is the Prophet like Moses [Deuteronomy 18:18, 19; Acts 2:22, 23; John 12:49, John 6:38]. His lifecourse was predicted [Isaiah 53, Isaiah 11], Jesus is the only means by which Jehovah can reconcile obedient members of mankind [1Corinthians 15:45, Romans 6:23, John 14:6; Ephesians 1:7-14.

Jesus Christ is the Priest to the order of Melchizedek [Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 6:20, Hebrews 8:1, 2]. True worshippers of Jehovah, MUST honor the Son, Jesus the Christ [John 5:22- 24; John 5:30, 39].

The TRUE RELIGION today, is the one that follows Jesus the Christ [ 1 Corinthians 11:3, John 3:36, and they constantly are being refined in beliefs and conduct [Proverbs 4:18, Daniel 12:4, 9, 10]. They seek to worship only Jehovah God, but NOT, Jesus the anointed One of God. [Matthew 4:10, 1 Peter 1:3]. They endeavor to worship God in spirit and truth [John 4:23, 24], they have love amongst themselves and are not popular with the world at large. [John 13:20, 34, 35; Acts 28:22, John 17:14] Unlike the others, those who worship the TRUE God, use His name [John 17:26], rendered as JEHOVAH, in English.

[John 14:16, 17 ].

Spiritual vs. Fleshly.

 

Firstly, Christ was sent as Propitiatory Sacrifice to reconcile mankind back to God.

 

Romans 6:23 (American Standard Version)

 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:45 (American Standard Version)

 45 So also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:28 (American Standard Version)

 28 And when all things have been subjected unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subjected to him that did subject all things unto him, that God may be all in all.

2. As Mediator of the New Covenant with Spiritual Israel/ New Jerusalem.

 

Hebrews 8:6-8 (American Standard Version)

 6 But now hath he obtained a ministry the more excellent, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which hath been enacted upon better promises.

 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second.

 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, That I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;

 

 

3.. Lay to rest Satan’s claim against man-[kind].

 

Job 2:4 (American Standard Version)

 4 And Satan answered Jehovah, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

  John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11.

 

John 16:33 (King James Version)

 33These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

New Covenant is with Spiritual Israel/ New Jerusalem.

Those who will be born again as immortal sprit beings, and rule as kings and priests with Christ, for a thousand years.

 

Revelation 20:6 (King James Version)

 6Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

1 Corinthians 15:50-55 (King James Version)

 50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

 51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

 52In 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.

 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

 54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

 55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

 

 

Matthew 22:29-30 (King James Version)

 29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

 30For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

 

 

Galatians 3:27-29 (King James Version)

 27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

 29And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

 

 

when Jesus Christ, the Messiah or anointed One was rejected by

the Jews, the NEW covenant fell on a NEW NATION, SPIRITUAL Israel. According to the Holy

Scriptures, the Bible, we read at Matthew 21: 43: This is why I say to you, The Kingdom of God

will be TAKEN from you and be GIVEN to a NATION producing its FRUITS; and at Matthew

23: 38 we read: Look! Your house is abandoned to you. Also, at Acts 15: 14 - 20: Symeon has

related thoroughly how God for the FIRST time turned his attention to the NATIONS to take out of THEM a PEOPLE for his NAME. And with this the words of PROPHETS agree, just as it is WRITTEN, 'After these things I shall RETURN and rebuild the booth of David that is fallen down;

and I shall REBUILD its ruins and erect it again, in order that those who REMAIN of the men may

EARNESTLY seek Jehovah, together with people of ALL the NATIONS, people who are

CALLED by my NAME, says Jehovah, who is doing these things, known from of old.

Please COMPARE Amos 9: 11, 12.

Acts 10: 34, 35 reads: At this Peter opened his mouth and said: "For a certainty I perceive that God

is NOT PARTIAL, but in EVERY NATION the man that fears him and works

RIGHTEOUSNESS is ACCEPTABLE to him. Please READ the FULL account.

 

 

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True Truthseeker 6 years ago Author

Praises be to God Almighty and the One whom he sent, Jesus Christ. As usual, using God’s thoughts as recorded in the Bible, a response follows.

You submitted:

Thank you for the explanation. So what exactly is false worship? Is there a true church? Should anyone be going to church services on Sunday?

Response

John 4: 23 reads: Nevertheless, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the TRUE WORSHIPERS will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for, indeed, the Father is looking for SUCHLIKE ones to worship him.

The Scripture above suggests that at the time of Jesus’ ministry, the established religion back then [Pharisees and Sadducees] were REALLY NOT worshiping God Almighty with SPIRIT and TRUTH. Indeed, both sects tried in vain to trap Jesus Christ with questions; on responding Jesus not only EXPOSED their FAULTY way of thinking but CONDEMNED them as hypocrites. Matthew 15: 4 – 9; John 8: 42 – 45.

Daniel 12: 9, 10 read: And he went on to say: “Go, Daniel, because the words are made secret and sealed up until the TIME of the END. Many will

CLEANSE themselves and will WHITEN themselves and will be REFINED. And the wicked ones will certainly act wickedly, and NO wicked one at all will UNDERSTAND; but the ones having insight will understand.

From the above Scriptures, the fact that a CLEANSING and WHITENING is mentioned suggests that there was an APOSTASY, or CONTAMINATION of true worship. This is supported by many Scriptures example; 1 Timothy 4: 1; 2 Timothy 4: 1-4; 2 Peter 2: 1- 3; 2 John 7 – 11;

2 Thessalonians 2: 1- 12.

1 Timothy 4: 1 reads: However, the inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and TEACHINGS of DEMONS.

2 Peter 2: 1 – 3 read: However, there also came to be FALSE PROPHETS among the people, as there will also be FALSE TEACHERS among you. These very ones will QUIETLY bring in DESTRUCTIVE SECTS and will disown even the OWNER that bought them, bringing speedy destruction among themselves. Furthermore, MANY will FOLLOW their acts of LOOSE CONDUCT, and account of these the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. Also, with covetousness they will EXPLOIT you with COUNTERFEIT WORDS. But as for them, the judgment from of old is not moving slowly, and the destruction of them is not slumbering.

So, then, there can be NO DOUBT that a FALL-AWAY from TRUE worship was PREDICTED and IS evident TODAY.

True Christians

Nevertheless, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshipers, will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for indeed, the Father is looking for suchlike ones to worship him. John 4:23

If you ask anything in my name, I will do it, "If you love me, you will observe my commandments; and I will request the Father and he will give you another helper to be with you forever, the spirit of the TRUTH, which the world cannot receive, because it neither beholds it nor knows it..... John 14:14-17.

He that has my commandments and observes them, that one is he who loves me. In turn he that loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and plainly show myself to him." John 14: 21.

Most truly I say to you. He that exercises faith in me, that one also will do the works that I do; ...... John 14:12.

They are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world.

Sanctify them by means of the truth; your word is truth. Just as you sent me forth into the world, I also sent them forth into the world. And I am sanctifying myself in their behalf, that they also may be sanctified by means of truth. "I make request, not these only, but also concerning those putting faith in me through their word; in order that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in union with me, and I am in union with you, that they also may be in union with us, in order that the world may believe that you sent me forth. John 17:16-21.

Righteous Father, the world has, indeed not come to know you, but I have come to know you, and these have come to know that you sent me forth. And I have made your NAME known to them and will make it known in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in union with them." John 17:25-26.

As for the believers from among the nations, we have sent out, rendering our decision that they should keep themselves from what is sacrificed to idols as well as from blood and what is strangled and from fornication. Acts 21:25.

see also Acts 15: 28, 29.

.......... the fruitageof the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23.

But we think it proper to hear from you what your thoughts are, for truly as regards this sect it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against. Acts 28:22

If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, on this account the world hates you. John 15:19. see also 1 Peter 4:4.

Subject yourselves, therefore to God, but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you. Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you indecisive ones. James 4:7-8.


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

"Immortality of the Soul, and Eternal Torment. "

Surely, most people know better, I hope. God is love. Love is big. The Word did say that the lost would be "ashes under the feet of the righteous." Ashes reflect that something has been consumed. If the lost will be destroyed on earth, they must be consumed, for the New Earth will be the habitation of the righteous.

"Unlike the others, those who worship the TRUE God, use His name [John 17:26], rendered as JEHOVAH, in English."

That's true, but we must be careful to not place unnecessary burdens of guilt on people. That Bible has been translated many times. The original name for "Jehovah" was YHWH, before YAWEH, if my memory serves me correctly. If we want to be politically correct, we should use the original spelling and pronunciation, but we accept "Jehovah" don't we? I say "God," "Lord," "Master," and others. He knows His name, and even the Bible calls him many names. They refer to the same Almighty. I call my mom "Madea," "Mom," "Mother," and "Albertine." She knows my voice and knows when I am talking to her. Jesus called His Father different names. Translations, translations, translations, or names meaning the same are ok. God is not as difficult as some of us think. He is a loving compassionate Father. Jehovah is His name, and I am not a Jehovah's Witness. I love them, though. My point is that other names, referring to the Almighty are ok.


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True Truthseeker 2 years ago Author

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. - See more at: http://dnkjb.net/1189chapters/OT02EXO03.htm#sthash...

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