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An Open Letter to Those Professing to Be "of Christ"

Updated on July 14, 2017

An Open Letter to ALL Professing Christians

Are you one who desires to know all the truths about the New Testament church? Are you like some that get born again and then decide to follow Christ at any cost . Or are you one of the masses that gets led to “church” and decides to go to church and follow men instead of being the church.? This letter is for those who have a desire to fully know and correctly understand God, His Son Jesus, God's Holy Spirit and Scripture.

If you have been truly born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit you have been equipped to study and learn scripture truths. If you have not been born again and baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit , you are not a Christian and will not be able to understand the things of God. . You need to be born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit before you can go any further.

John 3:5-8 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

1 Cor 1:18-19 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

John 14:26-27 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

Now that you are born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit and studying on your own with His help. Do you get discouraged by others when you see something different in the scriptures than they see? Esp those supposed “church leaders” who should be encouraging you. Did you expect this? Were you surprised by their attitude? Disheartening isn't it? See why scripture tells us, God's people, the brothers and sisters of Christ His son, to come out of her, the harlot church system?

At this point many folks just give up and stop studying, since they are convinced they cannot learn truth for themselves. Of course this is what the church system is designed to do, to protect itself from those that would bring truths that they do not desire, into their house. In several other articles we have explained the evil church system of man so will not go into that here.

There are two reasons people do not continue on and study for themselves. Well really only one.

There is a principle Jesus taught that gets very little teaching in the churches because it would mess up their income and their plans and they sure do not want to do that. That is, before doing ANYTHING we should understand and COUNT the cost and decide if we are willing to PAY it. Most people do not have any idea of the true cost of Following Christ even though He talked about it a lot.

The true cost is that you must give up you self life, let it die, if need be crucify your self life. You must allow the Spirit of God to overtake your self desires, plans, ideas, thought and all else that you would claim as your possessions, part of you, your personal self life.

Gal 5:24-26 And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Now let's look more at this cost.

Luke 14:25-34 Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, 26"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. 27And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it — 29lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.' 31Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. 33So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

John 6:45-46 It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.'*Therefore everyone who has heard and learned*from the Father comes to Me.

Is Jesus saying you must hate your natural family? No Of course not, but He is saying He must be first in your life. This is another mistranslation by the bible translators. The Greek word used here is

NT:3404 miseo (mis-eh'-o); from a primary misos (hatred); to detest (especially to persecute); by extension, to love less:

There is a big difference between hate and just being loved less. It means that your natural family is no longer your real family, unless they also are fully born again, and He must be most important in your life, . I know some will pick apart my statement “fully born again” because it is not found in scripture but the phrase is a correct statement. To be “born again” there many requirements, many of which are neglected and not considered needed by the people who have been taught in the seeker friendly “churches”. But nevertheless they are requirements according to scripture and cannot be ignored. All the requirements ARE required not just the ones we like. If you neglect any of the requirements you can not be truly (fully) born again. The following scriptures show us the most important yet most neglected one, considered unnecessary by many, requirements in becoming “born again”.

John 14:26-27 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

1 Cor 6:17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one Spirit with Him

Eph 4:4-6 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

1 Cor 12:13-14 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body — whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free — and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many.

Now to explain “not fully born again”. To be born again means to accept all requirements scripture sets as necessary. If you have not accepted and follow ALL of them you can not be truly born again. You are not born again, you have begun the process of being born again. Like being saved, you are not saved until your name is found in the book at the judgment. It is like being a baby stuck in the birth canal, something must be done soon to “unstick” and allow the baby to come forth out of the birth canal into the world. If nothing is done soon enough the baby will be dead when it has finished the process of being born. The same thing is true of being born again. If one has started but never finished the birth process and dies or the end of the age come and he has not yet finished the process, he is dead, his name cannot be written in the Lamb's Book of Life and instead of eternal life he is dead, will be sent to destruction in the lake of fire at the judgment. The something that must be done in this case is is to accept and follow that missing thing or things that have you stuck. The most important thing that is usually missing is the infilling (baptism) in the Holy Spirit, that Spirit that makes us one with God and His son Jesus. To become actually (fully) born again we must be born of the Spirit of God which makes us one with Him and His son and all others that are truly born again and a member of the family of God, eligible to enter eternity at the judgment.

There is a scripture that was popular many many years ago that is seldom mentioned today, yet is one of the most important in scripture. The last time I wrote about it I was attacked in a horrible manner by many professing to be followers of Christ that believe their sugar daddy false god would never use such a statement. You know the loving god of their fairy tale humanistic religion would never let anyone be destroyed, he will allow all to enter heaven. But the God that is the Creator of ALL things on heaven and earth tells a different story and HE is the one that made the decision of what happens at the judgment. He says that there is a book, kept by His Son, called the Lamb's Book of Life, in which He, Jesus, will write the names of those He has claimed as His because they have become of one Spirit with Him according to scripture. And if your name is not in the book when you die or when this age ends whichever comes first for you, YOU WILL NOT ENTER ETERNITY. There are no second chances at the throne as some teach and believe. Those who's names are not in the book will be cast into the lake of fire and destroyed. There will be no other spirit in Eternity, only those possessing the Spirit of God will be found there.

Matt 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

This scripture is real and it is true, it is correctly translated from the Greek. I recommend you file it in your spirit and always keep it in mind. A great percentage of those professing to be “of Christ” do not believe this, as evidenced by the masses following those traveling through the wide gate and on the broad and EASY path as they rush here and there looking for Christ, never realizing that He is right there at the door waiting for them to invite Him into their spirit. One of the big things they find on this easy path that helps them to follow the masses is the seeker friendly church system. These are the ones that cause others to fall away by their false doctrines and example that show little or no faith or understanding. The travelers that understand the scriptures and are walking through the narrow gate and are willing to walk the difficult path to salvation are looked down on by those on the easy way, but those on the wide and easy way are the ones to whom God will say “go away I never knew you, where are you from”?

Matt 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 23 And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

My beloved brothers and sisters please if you are not truly born again of the Spirit of God, do it now, become of one Spirit with God, His Son Jesus and all of His brothers and sisters that have become of ONE SPIRIT with God by being filled with His Holy Spirit. Stop playing the “church” games and start following The real Jesus Christ who is the Lord of this age and the only way to enter the kingdom of God. Get your name written in the Lamb's book of Life before it is too late. Having your name written on the roll of a “church” on earth has NO ETERNAL VALUE, it must be written in the Lamb's Book of Life if you are to enter eternity. Learn and follow all the requirements of being a son of the God who was and is to come, who will be all in all forevermore after the end of this age when Jesus returns all authority to Him.

After the judgment there will be a new heaven and earth and an instantaneous change from mortal to immortality for those who are left on the earth, from flesh to Spirit and there will be no more mankind. The righteous shall have inherited the earth as scripture tells us and Eternity will have arrived and will be forevermore.

Ps 37:9-10 For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth. 10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more.

Ps 37:22 For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off.

God bless you as you enter or continue on, growing in the family of God.

And as always, do not believe anything I or any other man (male or female) tries to teach you unless and until the Holy Spirit of God confirms it is of God.

Charles LaFoe

Copyright 6/2017


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  • celafoe profile imageAUTHOR


    8 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

    elijah a alexander, jr nothing you said in your comment is confirmed by scripture or the Holy Spirit. where do you get this stuff it sure is not from the Holy Spirit of the Living God. must be the adversary so you are an antichrist?

    sorry I cannot let your foolishness be exhibited here

  • celafoe profile imageAUTHOR


    12 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

    Betty- thank you it is always a pleasure to hear from one that actually understands there are requirement to being a disciple of Christ.

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    Betty A F 

    12 months ago from Florida

    Outstanding article and so true. God's word is always the foundation in which we build on. Jesus is the Chief cornerstone. Those whom God told to "write it in a book," are the same men Peter described:

    2 Peter 1:21

    Psalms 40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

    I completely enjoyed reading your article. Thank you.

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    16 months ago from those of the Ecclesia

    celafore- This is another great work you have written here. Every bit of it is true. I truely hope there will be those who will read this and take it to heart.

    Jesus said in Luke 9:62 (NKJV) But Jesus said to him; " No one, having put his hands to the plow, and look back, is fit for the Kingdom of God".

    The meaning behind this very is simple to understand. It mean, those who seek the Kingdom but are unwilling to let go of ALL worldly things are unfit to be citizens of a heavenly Kingdom.

    To be citizens of a heavenly Kingdom we must remain focused on the Kingdom ahead of us and not want or desire thing we left behind. We must give up all worldly desires and wants and ways of the carnal mind.

    This is what seperates us as disciples from those of the rest of the world.

    This explains what Jesus said to His DESCIPLES in John 15:19 (NKJV) 19 "If you were OF the world, the world would love it's own. Yet because you are not OF the world , but I chose you OUT OF THE WORLD, therefore the world hates you".

    If you are a true disciple of Christ the world will hate you. This is one reason very few agree with your message and will never agree with you because THEY are OF the world. Even most of those who call themselves "Christians". Sadly, most who call themselves "Christians they do not seek first the Kingdom of God. I hope your message will get through to as many as possible and if so they leave behind worldy things, set their hands to the plow, and remain focused on the Kingdom of God in front of them.

    We need the Holy Spirit to guide us in our studies as we remain focused on the Kingdom of God in front of us.

    Many blessing to you celafoe


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