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The New Testament, the Guidebook for the True Followers of Christ
The New Testament is The Guidebook for True Followers of Christ
In the new testament, which is the Guidebook for the followers of Christ there is no such thing as a pastor. There is no such thing as a building called a church. The church of Jesus Christ is made up of living stones, a building made without hands, bodies of people that have committed their lives to Jesus Christ and His way of life.
1 Peter 2:4-5 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
His home is in His people, not in a building. All those that have been born again and baptized in water and The Holy Spirit are part of that church, no membership cards, no man made requirement can be added. To truly follow Him we must become Spiritual people by crucifying the flesh man within.
John 3:5-7 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.
They have no need to go anywhere to worship or speak to Him as He goes with them wherever they are. They worship Him in Spirit and truth because they have become of one Spirit with Him and His Father by allowing the Holy Spirit to fill them.
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.
There are NO rulers, No Leaders in His church, all are equal but some have more responsibilities than others to lay down their lives for the benefit of His saints. The only men involved are SPECIAL Servants that He has appointed to help the other saints to learn by their help and example how to do the work of the ministry and to become mature in Christ.
Matt 20:25-27 "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. 26 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. 27 And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave —
Anyone anointed by Christ, filled with His Spirit, understands his but those anointed by men corrupt this and appoint rulers in their churches.
That false thing called a church that belongs to the church system of man is not found in the new testament and has no part in the Church of Jesus Christ. There is no such thing as a building called a “church” in the new testament.
The church system of men ,by men and for men, has no part in God's plan for this final age of man. It is an attempt by apostate men to regain power over the people that was taken from men on the Cross. In this age All power and authority of God belongs to Jesus. Do not let men deceive you, they desire to bring you into bondage greater than what Jesus delivered us from. Do not fall for their tricks, lies and false application of scripture. The priesthood was done away with at the cross and the only person over ANY man is Jesus Christ. He and He alone is the only way to God in this age.
Col 2:8-10 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
There is No clergy and no laity in the church of Jesus Christ ALL are equal. There is only ONE who has been sent to teach us ALL truth, the Holy Spirit. No man is over another man, Jesus Christ is the head of EVERY man and the head of every woman is her husband or if not married,her father.
1 Cor 11:3-4 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
At the cross Jesus fulfilled the Law that was given to Moses as a temporary manager until Christ would come and FULFILL the Law which no other man had been able to do. This made Him eligible to restore what Adam had lost in the Garden, the special relationship of man with God and the opportunity to live in eternity. Because of this He has been Given all authority on heaven and earth and closed the previous age.
The new testament is a brand new covenant (agreement) given to Abraham and fulfilled by Jesus. This new age is the final age of man and will end at the great white throne judgment where Jesus will return all authority to God and sit down at His right in subjection to God, His Father for eternity.
1 Cor 15:22-28 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27 For "He has put all things under His feet." But when He says "all things are put under Him," it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. 28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
Those that truly belong to Christ will be allowed entry to eternity, all others will join satan and his demons in the lake of fire for destruction.
That will end this age and begin eternity. Then the old heaven and earth will pass away and the new heaven and earth will appear and all that have been granted entry into the Kingdom of God will be changed in an instant into spiritual bodies and that will be the end of mankind.
Rev 21:1-3 heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:6-8 And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
These same men that have established the “church system” are the ones that want you to believe that Jesus is not the son of God but that He is God. Scripture clearly shows us that Jesus is the Son of God.
God is the father and creator of ALL things in heaven and on earth. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. Jesus Christ is a man, born the only way a man can be brought forth on the earth after God finished His creative week, through the womb of a woman. He is not God. He is the Son of God. He was born with the same kind of spirit as we are because of his mother, but He was of one SPIRIT with His father so He was born with the Holy Spirit in Him also. But since he was a man He had to make the same decision as we do on which Spirit to follow, His or God's unlike Adam He chose to follow the Spirit of God. And has redeemed us from the curse of the law.
Mark 1:1-2 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
John 3:18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 10:36-39 do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'? 37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him."
It is time to start following scripture and the Holy Spirit that can assure you entry into eternity instead of men who will lead you to destruction. The false church system of men has been usurping the Place of Christ and the Holy Spirit for too long and is an abomination in God's eyes. All involved in spreading it are those that scripture says will be told “ go away I never knew you”.
Come out of her My people is God's cry to His people.
Stop following men that are putting you back into bondage that Christ delivered you from.
WE ARE TOLD TO FOLLOW CHRIST ALONE AS HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO THE FATHER.
We are to HONOR CHRIST ALONE. NO OTHER MAN IS WORTHY OF HIS HONOR.