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Why You May Not Be Part of the Church of God?

Updated on November 6, 2017
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She's a kids' author who's grateful for many things. Only, Jesus is her ultimate love! She hopes the Lord is yours too!

Do You Use God's Name in Vain?

One day, I stumbled upon a minister while doing an online search regarding the instituting of a one-world government, after a friend on Facebook posted a link to a soon coming New World Order.

I had never heard of this and was curious. So, I clicked on my friend’s link. A huge can of worms opened up before me! I eventually reached the meaning of the Mark of the Beast and Who is the AntiChrist after doing an extensive amount of research on an impending one-world government and Sunday Law soon to come.

The Catholic Church has changed Bible Laws and time. The Pope and Bishops attempt to help ignorant people better comprehend their Bible. The Pope twists and adds his personal definition to the meaning of Jesus' simple teachings.

He's created a religious cult and desperately keeps his followers and audience in suspense. Though he does not make sense; he takes many key scriptures out of context and fools suspecting people.

  • Truth - Though there is no reference to a Christmas date of December 25 in the Bible, Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus died for you, during the Passover over 2000 years ago, so you could receive forgiveness for your sins. God loves you and desires to live in paradise with you once you believe Jesus is the Son of God and repent of your sins after receiving a baptism by immersion.
  • Truth- Nowhere in the Bible does it say to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Moreover, Christ was born during the summer, and not in the winter months. Aside from the antichrist doctrine of Santa Claus, Christmas is a wonderful time to share your faith with unbelievers.
  • Truth- The Bible commands God's children to partake of the Lord's Holy Supper during the Passover on the Sabbath, the day God sanctified and ordained as a time to rest. This day is Saturday, the 7th day of the week and not Sunday!
  • False Doctrine - The Catholic Church worships Jesus on Sundays and participates in a sacrificial crucifixion of the Lord every week with repetitious prayers like the Hail Mary which they say cleanses sins. Besides, their religion makes images of statues that are worshiped and adored which is idolatry.

This made me realize, how sad it is when vipers of the Bible fool people because they twist God's word to fit their lifestyle.

  • Truth - God said The Old Testament is for Bible teaching. And because Jesus died and rose on Sunday, all people are now tied to the New Testament and must receive The Lord's Supper on the Sabbath. Jesus and the Apostles worshipped God on Saturdays and refrained from buying and selling on the 7th day of the week.
  • Truth - The New Testament represents the novel covenant God has made with his children. However, this does not negate the original 10 commands. The Ten Commandments show God's heart and sin in your life. They must be followed to the best of your ability, so you can receive God's blessings in your life.
  • Truth - Jesus said if you love me keep my commandments.

There are no spiritual days, except, the 7th day of the week, Saturday. We are commanded to partake of the Lord's Supper to remember Jesus' Sacrifice.
There are no spiritual days, except, the 7th day of the week, Saturday. We are commanded to partake of the Lord's Supper to remember Jesus' Sacrifice. | Source

It's Useless to Do a Sunday Keeping

“Remembering to keep the Sabbath day holy," in the old covenant was for everyone living in the B.C. era and today, and it is absolutely applicable today! God never changes! He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Specifically, you should not waste your time in following a Sunday Rule; it offends God.

  • Truth - After Jesus resurrected from the dead, he instituted a new covenant with mankind, because now, forgiveness of sins and salvation can only come through Christ, who is the Lord of all.

Consequently, someone who doesn't understand the New Testament like the Pope would not endeavor to live by the old Mosaic Law. He erroneously believes Sunday is a holy day. However, the New Testament affirms Jesus Christ is our only hope for eternal life and the 7th day of the week is sanctified. It is the day God rested from His work of creation and God expects you to worship Him on the Sabbath.

The Ten Commandments was never canceled by God when Moses died. It is an eternal blueprint on how to live a Godly life. Moses was a mediator for the Jews back then and Jesus is our High Priest and mediator today! Jesus left a will and testament of God that must be observed for all time.

  • All must follow Jesus' Will and Testament to receive God's blessings. This is the reason why God's children live with grace today. When you love Christ and obey Jesus, you are forgiven once you ask God for forgiveness and mercy.

The day to reverence God is on the Sabbath. The day Jesus died and resurrected from the dead was on Sunday. The 1st day of the week was not ever celebrated. Jesus' dead, burial, and resurrection are represented by your baptism by immersion into the Kingdom of God.

The Meaning of Sunday Keeping

One should believe Sunday is a Holy Day. Friday, sundown to Saturday, sundown is the Sabbath of God, you should listen to God's laws for your own good and adhere to the fourth commandment.

This is what I realized when I consider the words of the New Testament with the help of mentors from the Church of Christ. I will always attend church services on Saturday and pay homage to God on this day. I will also receive the Lord's Supper to remember what Jesus did for me during Passover.

The sinister teachings of the Pope and ministers like him say this is “Sabbath Keeping," a terrible sin. These congregations don't share in remembering the suffering of Christ by breaking bread to remember His broken body. They also do not live under grace with the sacrificial cleansing provided by Jesus Christ who shed their sins on the cross.

The Catholic Church lives in falsehood and is offending God with popes claiming to be the vicar of Christ! The Pope is desperately attempting to make people believe every word he utters and has audaciously declared he is the modern-day Christ on Earth.

Do Not Be Deceived...Remember...

  • 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, For such, are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also are transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

There were only twelve apostles living in Jesus' time; that's it! There will not be any miraculous signs from this time forward because Jesus Christ finished everything when he died and resurrected during the Passover. This is the reason why you should study the Holy Bible, like the King James Version today to learn about Jesus and to understand what you must do to save you from being lost.

Take a look for yourself if you dare to listen to error and waste your time with the Pope. Be diligent! The Catholic Church has changed time and God's Laws over the centuries. Recall many Christians were martyred for following the Gospel of Jesus.

The Pope's and Bishop's rules and laws are fearful. Open your eyes! Realize there are a plethora of pastors, ministers, and priests teaching partial Bible truths and falsehoods about God like the Pope.

Many mislead and fool people to believe they're saved and doing the will of God, when they are, in fact, far from it. They're headed for a life of damnation because their lives are not right with Jesus in their hearts.

  • Don't innocently and simply adhere to believing a lie! Deceits will prevent you from doing the perfect will of God in your life! Instead, seek the Kingdom of God.

The traditional holiday of Christmas is simply a tradition. Therefore, no pagan holiday glorifies God Almighty! The 7th day or Sabbath is the only Holy Day of God.

  • Glorify God by worshipping him with all your heart, soul, and mind through a relationship with Jesus. You must read your Bible often, and pray on bended knees every day to God the Father in Jesus' name.
  • God is faithful and the good work He began in you, He will bring to completion, so you resemble and become as pure as His Son Jesus.

Jesus Was Not Born on Christmas Day

The origin of Christmas happening on December 25th is false and erroneous! Jesus came to the world during the summer months through reincarnation. Realize, he was already here, before time and he's the one who created the world and everything that is and was made.

In addition, the Bible doesn't ever celebrate December 25th as a holy day! So, why do so many denominational churches celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ during Christmas? Hopefully, people will share their faith during this time!

These churches created a date for their own admonition, and trick people into thinking Christ had a beginning! When Jesus was always eternal with Almighty God the Father.

December 25th is merely a day like any other, with the exception of the special Saturday Sabbath. There has absolutely nothing holy about Santa Claus.

Please, Open Your Eyes!

As I strive to please God in all, I do, I am not ever going to try to glorify God in any typical holiday. Holidays have their origins rooted in pagan customs that make God terribly angry.

  • Our God is a jealous God! Pagan symbols and customs infuriate Him, especially when his children worship statues as a holy provocation.

Open your eyes! It is important to understand when you're being taught half Bible truths and falsehoods. The only way to discover the narrow way to God's heart is to study the Holy Scriptures and find a Church lead by Christ. These churches teach the true gospel of Jesus and expect people to receive a proper baptism to be a child of God. They also help members to develop a relationship with Jesus.

My spiritual eyes opened while in a study, and when I ultimately found The Church of Christ. I was baptized by immersion right away because I believed and trust Jesus Christ is the only Son of God.

I repented of my sins to start anew! Now, I am included in God's plan of salvation, after years of searching for the truth.

  • Realize, what is modern is not true, and what is authentic is not new, in regard to Bible teaching?

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Come and Receive Jesus Christ in the Church of Christ Today?

God Died for the Ungodly!

False Doctrines Exposed!

© 2011 Sheila Craan

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    Shasta Matova 2 years ago from USA

    I've never heard of David C Pack, but I guess that is a good thing. I do think there is room in the world for thoughts that are different from mine.

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    Sheila Craan 3 years ago from Florida

    Adam,

    I contacted my church and received an additional answer to your pressing question. There are 3 places you know not of which prove Jesus rose on Sunday, John 2:19-21; Mathew 12:41 and Luke 24.

    In eastern lands a part stands for the whole day which would also include the night. Jesus was buried before the Sabbath on Friday. It was before the 6:00pm time of the Jewish separation of day and night. It was a "high" Sabbath and Christ had to be in the grave before the "high" Sabbath began. He was resurrected (by His won verbiage on the third day). If He was in the grave one moment of Sunday morning it would still count for the day. Count: Friday Saturday Sunday, The part stands for the whole (Esther 4:10) in eastern cultures. Jesus is God! He therefore cannot lie!

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    Sheila Craan 3 years ago from Florida

    Hello Anonymous, Here is your answer! I hope this helps!

    In John 21:1 the first day of the week "cometh." This is the word erchomai in the Greek which means "to come into being, to begin to be."

    This was the day Jesus arose, Peter and John went to the sepulcher, Mary Magdalene saw Jesus in the garden and did not recognize Him, and the day Jesus met His disciples assembled in Galilee where He gave them the Great Commission; Mark 16:16. Which of these do they want to deny? They all happened on the same day, Sunday, "In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week..." Matthew 28:1 This should be hard to miss!.

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    Anonymous 3 years ago

    How accurate are you that Jesus rose on a Sunday, may I please have a scripture that supports that?. I believe people must provide us with scriptures that support what they believe because David C Pack supports everything he says by scripture. One other thing, Matthew 7:1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. Instead of wasting one's time on what David C Pack teaches, we should look at the way we live before God coz we are going to be judged for what we do in our bodies.

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    Pixienot 6 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

    Dear Craan,

    I truly understand where you are coming from. I was a member and a fanatic, as taught by WWCG, with Herbert Armstrong for over 27 years. My husband and I raised our five children in the "church" proporting all that you have said above.

    It is important to remember Thes 5:21. Prove all things and hold true that which is right.

    If you research with an open mind and with the power of the Holy Spirit by your side, you will come to see what God has in mind for you. Let no man dictate to you. Do not take another's word.

    Your relationship with God is and should be personal. Between you and Him.

    Thank you for such a nice article. Good writing.

    Voted up.

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    drbillfannin 6 years ago from Atlanta

    I discovered this church when Herbert Armstrong was in charge. It has a very rocky history. I do agree with much of it's teachings though. Most pastors teach that Sunday is the Sabbath, but even they know that Caesar changed it from Saturday to Sunday. Then others say it really doesn't matter. If that were true, why is it so prominent in the Bible? The Sabbath is very important, and if we Christians choose to observer it, then we must choose Saturday. Christmas and Easter are pagan days. That should be obvious, but Christian churches still participate. Any wonder that Jesus warned us when he returns that almost all of the world will be deceived by a false Christianity?

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    Dave Sibole 6 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

    The reason most Christians worship on Sunday is because it is the first day of the week, the day of the resurrection when Mary Magdalene and the others were going to pay homage to Jesus (a form of worship) then in 1 Corinthians 16:2 the Apostle Paul instructs the Corinthians to bring their offerings on the fisrt day of the week implying that was the day the Christian church now worshipped.

    We should definitely try to live according to Scripture as much as possible but even at our best we cannot live to the letter of the law. If that were possible there would have been no need for Christ to come, suffer and die for us. The book of Romans is an excellent book to study on this matter. Thanks be to God for his grace that we are not held to the letter of the law or we would all be lost. The law was given to illuminate our weakness not to burden us. Our trust has to be in Him and Him alone.

    I voted up even though we disagree. Good Hub.