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22 Lies of the Modern Day Christian “Church”

1). **The Church Is A Building And Not A Body Of Believers**

FALSE!

Around the time of 325A.D., Roman emperor Constantine decided that “Christians” should have a “church building” like the Pagans did and thus, attempted to change the meeting practices of ALL Christians within the Roman Empire and royally commissioned several church buildings to be built. In fact, he is considered the “father of church buildings”.

But we know from the bible that church buildings are NOT biblical! In other words, the TRUE “church” of Jesus Christ Almighty IS the body/assembly of believers THEMSELVES and NOT a “building”! Several bible passages in point:

 John 2:19Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up

**Mark 14:58** “We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands” 

Matthew 26:61And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days

[Note: The top 3 passages all talk about Jesus Christ speaking of HIS BODY, which had REPLACED the Jewish temple in significance and WOULD permanently replace the Jewish “temple” AT his death and resurrection, as recorded in Matthew 27:51 and Mark 15:38]

Matthew 27:51And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent

Mark 15:38And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom

Ephesians 2:19-22 states: “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 cornerstone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit

Acts 2:47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved

Acts 17:24God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth NOT in temples made with hands

2 Corinthians 5:1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens

Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us

Matthew 8:20 “Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head

Matthew 5:14-16Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven”

The whole entire CONCEPT of a “church building”, in and of itself, is a MANMADE INSTITUTION, by man, FOR man, ADMINISTERED by man and NOT for or by Jesus Christ Almighty (lets get real, here!) The modern day “church” operates LIKE A BUSINESS (money offering plates, “church budgets”, church real-estate, pastor salaries, etc.)

Not to mention that Jesus’s apostles and followers were more like a “traveling assembly of believers”. Jesus Christ carried no money or possessions with Him. In fact, the “assembly” of believers went OUT into the world (into the public square and market places to preach the Lord Jesus’s message of Salvation, they didn’t hide behind 4 walls one day a week!) Instead of trying to invite outsiders IN, they instead CHASED AFTER the “outsiders” to preach the message of Salvation. Where and when do you ever see that sort’ve thing happening today (outside of a few Jehovah’s Witnesses going door to door — but that’s a different post for a different day). 

Most “Christians” of today actually HIDE behind the 4 walls of the “church building” instead of BEING the church. Because remember that the TRUE “church” of Jesus Christ is the BODY OF BELIEVERS!

Now, does that mean that the “true church” (the body/assembly of believers themselves) CAN’T meet inside a building every week? No. Because people that meet in a building every week can still “BE” the church (attending to the poor and needy, etc.) all throughout the week if they TRULY desire to live by Jesus Christ’s holy commandments. But they can NOT (if they are to be 100% biblically accurate) call the “building” the “house of God”, say that “church buildings are biblical — historically speaking” or say they are “going to church“, for they must remember (biblically-speaking) that they ARE “the church”! 

2). The Sabbath Day and the Lord’s Day are one and the same.

FALSE!

The Sabbath is a day of rest/reflection/celebration each week (which is biblically on SATURDAY) while the Lord’s Day refers to the time of revelation and judgement. This is evidenced by Amos 5:20, Isaiah 8:22, Isaiah 13:10, Obadiah 1:15, and Zephaniah 1:15

3). The Sabbath is on Sunday and not Saturday.

FALSE!

Constantine CHANGED THE BIBLICAL 7th Day SABBATH from Saturday TO SUN-DAY, venerable worship day of the SUN! Therefore, modern day Christianity is more or less just ANCIENT BABYLONIAN SUN WORSHIP, REPACKAGED!

4). One must wait to be baptized.

FALSE!

During the time of Jesus and the apostles and the 1st century, “Christians” got baptized almost IMMEDIATELY upon believing upon the name of Jesus Christ, with little or no delay!

5). One must “tithe” in order to have financial favor from the Almighty.

NOT NECESSARILY!

There is NO actual biblical command to tithe 1/10th of one’s income! Just like there is NO biblical command to tithe to pay for “church building upgrades” or the “pastor’s new car”, etc. However, the bible DOES command that we “feed the hungry” and “help the poor”. So learn the “distinction”, folks! Not to mention that the bible hints that we must also support those who preach the gospel (but rather this means by prayer or money or both – and how much – is between you and Jesus!)

Although I WILL say that I am sick & saddened over how many of today’s “cash tithes” in churches (as a whole) have now become (in MY opinion, anyways) the “modern day Catholic-like indulgences“. But that’s a different post for a different day. It’s true though that if we honor Jesus with our money, Jesus will also honor US. So think very carefully on this, folks! Make sure that you’re TRULY honoring Jesus with your money, instead of trying to “buy” your way out of hell with “good works”, etc.

6). The Lord’s supper is supposed to be a SOLEMN assembly with a simple wafer cracker and shot glass of wine.

FALSE!

The Lord’s supper was/is supposed to be a FULL FESTIVE MEAL of HAPPY CELEBRATION with each partaker partaking of it EQUALLY! As in, it is NOT EVEN BIBLICAL to have one person “set above” another for the Lord’s supper since, according to the bible, ALL partakers of the Lord’s Supper are considered EQUAL and NO-ONE has the right, biblically speaking, to dress up in special garments and set up an “alter table” that only the priest/pastor is allowed to pray over!

During the time of the Last Supper, Jesus and his 12 apostles were partaking of the Last Supper during PASSOVER, when a Passover lamb was to be sacrificed/slaughtered.

And in ancient/current Jewish tradition, the PASSOVER was/is an ELABORATE meal.

So in other words, it was meant to be a FULL MEAL.

We find evidence of that in Acts 2: 46-47, Luke 14: 12-14, and 1 Corinthians 11:20. (Ofcourse, 1 Corinthians 11:20 is about Paul condemning the ones who PROFANED the Lord’s Supper by not waiting for all the poor people to come to the feast and these “rich folks” having eating/drinking early, leaving hardly anything left for the poor people when they [the poor people] finally arrived to the feast of the Passover/Lord’s Supper).

And not only that but ALOT of preparation went INTO the Lord’s Supper BY the disciples FOR the “Passover meal”. Why all that “prep” if there was only gonna be ONE tiny sip out of a cup of wine and one TINY little wafer cracker to eat? Think about it, folks!

The REASON so much “prep” was involved is because it was a “Passover meal”, which, in turn, was an ELABORATE/FULL MEAL!

7). The Lord is pleased by lavish churches/buildings.

FALSE!

If anything, NOTHING makes the Lord Almighty angrier than to have humans think that “the church building” is the church, when in all actuality, the TRUE CHURCH is the BODY OF BELIEVERS! The believers in Jesus Christ Almighty ARE themselves “the church”!

8). Sermons/pews/”dressing up for church”/tithing/paid pastors/choirs are biblical.

FALSE!

All of these things are rooted deeply in PAGAN TRADITION and have NO ROOTS IN THE BIBLE!

9). Only the PASTOR is qualified to read/know/study scripture.

FALSE!

According to the bible, we (ALL believers in Jesus Christ Almighty) are ALL considered “ministers” in God’s eyes, and are called to be so unto the “unbelieving world”, according to the bible!

10). Non-pastoral staff are not ALLOWED to preach about the bible or “be smart enough to do so” to others.

FALSE!

The bible calls us ALL “ministers” unto God and says in Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost“.

11). Going to “commercialized/institutionalized” church (as a whole) every week produces spiritual growth.

NOT NECESSARILY!

It actually can actually hinder spiritual growth, when one hears the sermon of ONE person (the paid pastor – who oftentimes WON’T preach about SIN and REPENTANCE OF SIN) while NOT getting to hear about OTHER PEOPLE’S experiences with God/Jesus Christ Almighty.

However, it all depends on the church and the pastor. If the pastor preaches about bible prophecy and how congregants need to REPENT of their sins and SPEAK OUTS against homosexuality/sodomy/etc but does so with love, then chances are that’s it’s a good “church” and that it WILL produce spiritual growth.

And there’s a few good “end times prophecy” churches out there today (Calvary Church-Kaneohe, http://www.openyoureyespeople.com/Evangelist Anita Fuentes), etc.

But today’s “commercialized” Christian churches (as a whole) are DEAD *because* of the fact that they (as a whole) do NOT teach bible prophecy or repentance of sins, etc. And it’s THOSE particular churches that I’m addressing, here (Hint: think about all the “politically correct” mega-churches out there, today and all those churches that ACCEPT open homosexuals among their ranks and that WON’T preach about sin)……

12). The “commercialized/institutionalized” church is a good place to meet other bible believing/bible-adhering Christians.

NOT NECESSARILY!

In a large church, it can honestly take well over a year to get to know each and every single member of a “church” and most people that go to a church are honestly more interested in their own lives, rather than in other people’s. Sad but true. Plus most Christians today that go to a “traditional/institutionalized” church will look at you funny if you tell them that you believe the bible is 100% LITERAL and that you think homosexuality’s a sin. I’M SERIOUS!

That is, UNLESS you can find a “church” that actually DOES teach and preach the bible 100%. And there’s a few good churches out there that DO just that, especially in the South (and ESPECIALLY small churches). But for the MOST PART, today’s Christian churches (as a whole) are SPIRITUALLY DEAD!  

13). Jesus Christ considers it a sin to not go to “institutionalized church” every Sunday (the “Catholic man-made Sabbath”).

FALSE!

Jesus Christ is actually GLORIFIED when a person forgoes “institutionalized man-made Sabbath/Sunday church” altogether in order to read/study the bible at home and ALSO when they celebrate the Lord’s TRUE, BIBLICAL 7th Day Sabbath (which is SATURDAY!) That way, the spiritual relationship one has with Jesus Christ is MUCH more personal and less “forced/commercialized”. In fact, I’ve learned FAR MORE about Jesus Christ & his gospel in my own PERSONAL study of the bible at home and by a couple of good “online/end times prophecy churches” [such as Calvary Chapel – Kaneohe and Evangelist Anita Fuentes] than by going to any “institutionalized modern-day church” (as a whole).  

14). A person must “go to church” in order to be/become a “true Christian”.

FALSE!

A “true Christian”, by Jesus Christ Almighty’s/the bible itself’s definition, is one who abides in truth and shares that truth with others. In other words, a Christian believer is supposed to BE “the church”, not “GO TO CHURCH”. 

So how does one do that? Simple. Read the bible, front to back, KING JAMES VERSION.

And then after one reads it, BELIEVE IT, 100%, every word, and then APPLY IT to one’s life. Learn it, live it, breath it, make it a part of your every breath in life. How? Easy. Forgive the people who’ve hurt you in your life. Preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and Salvation to others. Be slow to anger and quick to forgive. Don’t be jealous of what others have. Don’t bow down to statues or obsess over/worship celebrities. Make the 10 commandments an everyday part of your life. Generously/cheerfully give to others who are less fortunate than you, etc.

15). ALL “Christians” go to spend Eternity with Jesus Christ someday.

FALSE!

Matthew 7:13-14 states: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE, and FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT“.

Translation? VERY FEW “Christians” will eternally reside with Jesus Christ someday. VERY. FEW. And THE REASON why that is, is because of the “false biblical model” practiced in EVERY SINGLE CHRISTIAN “CHURCH” TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

And here’s what Jesus Christ has to say on such matters:

“Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye” — Mark 7:13

And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” — Luke 6:46

 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain” — Galatians 4:11

“I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies” — Amos 5:21

16). Christmas and Easter, and the celebration of them, thereof, are completely biblical and “please the Lord” in their observance(s).

FALSE!

Both are rooted in PAGAN TRADITION from the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, ANGER THE LORD **HIGHLY** and have ZERO ROOTS IN THE BIBLE! That’s right, you heard me. ZERO!

In fact, here is the Almighty’s view on “Christmas” and “Easter“:

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not – Jeremiah 10:3-4 [Note: please keep in mind that this was from the OLD TESTAMENT, long before the first “Christian christmas” was ever observed!!]

“They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD” — [Isaiah 66:17]

I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels” — [Isaiah 65: 2-4]

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” — [Matthew 5:17-18] (And we know from the bible that all won’t be fulfilled till the VERY END of Revelation, chapter 22 in the New Testament, think about it, folks!)

17). There are NO “Pagan elements” in the modern day Christian “religion”.

FALSE!

Every single thing ABOUT modern day Christianity are ROOTED IN PAGANISM! DO YOUR RESEARCH, FOLKS!

  • The sermon
  • Paid pastors
  • Tithing 10% of one’s income
  • Church buildings, in and of themselves
  • The church choir
  • Pews
  • Submissive participation in “the sermon”, instead of active participation
  • Idols
  • The burning of incense
  • Pagan holidays repackaged as “Christian holidays”
  • Waiting to be baptized
  • {If Catholic or Lutheran}: The worship of the VIRGIN MARY & “demons” (which they FALSELY claim are “saints”)
  • Etc.

PAGAN THEFT

18). All of the Lord’s holidays outlined in the Old Testament in Leviticus 23 are “Jewish holidays, ONLY” and “no longer apply to *Christians* today!”

FALSE!

Jesus Christ and the apostles celebrated all SEVEN of them, plus the 2 “Minor” feasts of the Lord (Chanukah and Purim). The ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (still in bed with their Pagan counterparts and Pagan tradition) created the FALSE CHRISTIAN/PAGAN HOLIDAYS that you see today, including Christmas, Halloween, Easter, St. Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Lent, Good Friday, etc.)

Truth is, there is NOTHING that the Lord God Almighty hates MORE than when seemingly “Christian” people take a PAGAN holiday (such as Christmas or Easter, for instance) and then try to stamp HIS Almighty name on it! He considers these “Pagan Christian” holidays A COMPLETE ABOMINATION! You want to know WHY? Because the eternal truth of Jesus Christ is NOWHERE in these “Pagan feasts of TRADITION!”

And all the 7 feasts of the Lord outlined in Leviticus 23?

  • Passover

  • Unleavened Bread

  • Firstfruits

  • Pentecost

  • Trumpets

  • Day of Atonement

  • Tabernacles

They’re just as applicable TODAY as they were in the times of the Old AND New Testaments, so don’t be fooled! And the REASON why these 7 feasts of the Lord ARE so significant and important to the Lord is because EACH individual feast of the Lord is either FULFILLED in Jesus Christ or is a foreshadowing of the fulfillment of Jesus Christ! For example: The Feast of Tabernacles will be fully revealed/fulfilled in Jesus Christ during the time of the 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ on the Earth (the Millennial Kingdom). Other feasts of the Lord have ALREADY been fulfilled in Jesus Christ Almighty.

Nevertheless, Jesus Christ HIMSELF still celebrated in all SEVEN of the feasts of the Lord, plus the 2 “Minor” Feasts, **EVEN** during the times recorded in the New Testament. Why? Because essentially, these 7 feasts of the Lord, including the 2 “Minor” Feasts (Chanukah and Purim), are a celebration of HIM and HIS Eternal Truth and Almighty Power and Glory! Because you have to remember is that he IS Almighty God in the Flesh! Not to mention he even MADE “spiritual appearances” throughout the Old Testament (this is what’s called a Christophany – look it up!)

Truth be told, we are NEVER told or commanded in the bible to paint Easter eggs, eat Easter ham, cut down or decorate Christmas trees, dress up in costumes and ask for presents/candy, etc. And quite honestly, what DO chocolate bunnies, hard-boiled eggs, Easter bunny, Santa Claus, Cupid, presents and Halloween costumes/candy have to do with the Holy Son of God, Jesus Christ Almighty? Answer: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! So there’s your answer, folks: our own “human Pagan traditions” are an ABOMINATION to the Lord God Almighty! Which is WHY we shouldn’t celebrate them!

Many people today blindly go through human “traditions” of “church” and “holidays” but never seem to stop to ask themselves WHY. They’re much too comfortable clinging to their own traditions, rather than clinging to the TRUE traditions of God. And believe me, UNTIL the Lord opened up my eyes, I used to be one of them!

Here, in the following article, this guy explains why we shouldn’t celebrate Christmas in further detail:

http://www.ucg.org/holidays-and-holy-days/top-10-reasons-why-i-dont-celebrate-christmas/

It’s funny how the Roman Catholic Church PAGANINZED “Christianity” and DID AWAY WITH **TRUE CHRISTIANITY** (Christianity that stays 100% true to Jesus Christ and HIS eternal truth/ways and HIS true JEWISH/BIBLICAL ROOTS of the bible!) Believe me, there is a REASON why Jesus Christ and his apostles still celebrated the 7 feasts of the Lord, that is because in the Lord’s eyes, they were REQUIRED FEASTS, not *optional*, as some modern-day Christians/Christian pastors would LOVE to have you believe!!!!!!!!!!!!

19). The book of Revelation is not literal and/or not important to Christians of today’s time.

FALSE!

The book of Revelation is actually IMPERATIVE to read, know and understand during today’s time. It is a LITERAL book of what is going to happen in the near future and also contains DIRE WARNINGS about what’s called “the mark of the beast” and all those who take it! (And trust me folks, it’s only a matter of time before they will attempt to FORCE microchip implants/some sort of marks into human beings……it will be a “new requirement” for “security purposes” in jobs, banking, etc……

And without this mark/implant, one will not be able to buy or sell……so they (the dark side) will make it a REQUIREMENT so one MUST get it in order to feed themselves and their families and do basic commerce. But I’ll tell ya right now: better to starve (if necessary and if it comes to that), rather than take the implant to feed oneself/one’s family. SERIOUSLY!)

Many people (especially in the churches) falsely believe that “Jesus Christ will understand someday if I need to get a mark/microchip implant someday in order to feed my family; he’ll forgive me”. But sadly, those poor folks are HIGHLY MISTAKEN! Because WHOEVER takes the mark or gets the implant or whatever will NOT BE FORGIVEN FOR **ALL** OF ETERNITY **AND** WILL BE THROWN INTO ETERNAL FLAMES OF TORMENT ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT!

So think about that for awhile. Think about that long and hard and ask yourself if it’s REALLY worth it, getting the mark for “temporarily security” in a world that’s soon going to pass away someday, when you gain ETERNAL SECURITY in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ Almighty if you’re willing to FORGO “temporarily security” by literally NOT taking the mark/implant or whatever when they (the dark side) start demanding it.

They (the dark side) will lie and try to say there’s “nothing sinister” about the mark/implant, that it’s “technologically safe” and so on and so forth but DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES! Cause remember: they WANT people to get this mark/implant! They know full darn well that whoever gets this mark/implant will be DAMNED FOR ETERNITY and so that’s exactly what they want! They know they themselves are damned already, so they want as many people as humanly possible to be damned right along WITH them! DON’T LISTEN TO THEM AT ANY PRICE! MARK  MY WORDS!

20). Bible prophecy, in and of itself, is not important or relevant to us, today (as Christians).

FALSE!

1/3 of the Bible itself, if not more, is DEDICATED to bible prophecy, as it’s the spirit of eternal truth/Jesus Christ Almighty, of what was, what is and what is to come. It’s actually the CENTRAL CONCLUSION of the bible. Jesus Christ is the Holy Son that was, that is, and that is to come:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” – Revelation 22:13 [Jesus Christ, speaking to John on island of Patmos, in a vision]

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” – John 1: 1-3

“And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” – Revelation 19:10

And not only that but bible prophecy is HOW the Lord God Almighty proves He is who he says HE is, and that the bible is what it says IT is (100% testimony of the Word of God and the Word of God IS Jesus Christ Almighty, HIMSELF!).

Not to mention that the Lord God Almighty uses bible prophecy to WARN PEOPLE, to ENLIGHTEN people and yes, sometimes to PUNISH PEOPLE/AN ENTIRE NATION, when they’ve done wrong! It is also the instrument by HOW He demonstrates to mankind that HE, and HE alone, is SUPREME and that NOTHING in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE can happen outside of his heavenly power! NOTHING!

He also uses bible prophecy as a means of spiritual/social/political decipherment so that WHEN certain things begin to come to pass, it won’t catch the Lord’s people unawares!

“And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe” – John 14:29 [Jesus Christ, speaking to his disciples]

In other words, Jesus Christ isn’t just EXPECTING you to “take His word for it” (of all things written in the bible), He’s given you bible prophecy to PROVE that every word of the bible is true!

21. Jesus’s birth is to be commemorated/celebrated!

FALSE!

NOWHERE in the bible does it say that we should celebrate Jesus’s birth! Only that we should celebrate his death, resurrection and ascension!

YES, the angels, shepherds, wise men, were ELATED at the birth of Christ and had EVERY single reason to be, but NOWHERE in the bible are we COMMANDED to celebrate Jesus’s birth. Plus notice the bible leaves out details of HOW we’re “supposedly” supposed to celebrate Jesus’s birth. And trust me, there’s a REASONING for that, people!

On other other hand, we’re told EXACTLY how to celebrate Jesus’s death, resurrection and ascension! And that is ofcourse, by partaking in what’s called “the Lord’s supper”.

Our first biblical example is provided in Luke 22:19-20 with Jesus Christ speaking to his 12 disciples during the Last Supper: “And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, ‘This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you”.

[[“But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!” – Luke 22:21-22]]

Acts 2: 46-47:And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved”.

Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just” – Luke 14: 12-14

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils” – 1 Corinthians 10:21

 “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come” – 1 Corinthians 11:26

22). “Church service”, in and of itself, is supposed to be a “Solemn Assembly”.

FALSE!

People that lived during the time of Jesus had several small “house churches” (who were all ONE CHURCH UNITED — as a whole — as they did NOT have “sects” and “denominations” back then). And each “small assembly” of believers had JOYOUS “meetings” (which were back then biblically called “love feasts”) in which they focused on the CELEBRATION of Jesus’s resurrection & consequent ascension up to heaven 40 days after the resurrection!

They invited the poor to these “feasts”. And they were elaborate meals (likely every Sabbath – SATURDAY). And they called them “love feasts” since these “feasts” were NOT ONLY meant to JOYOUSLY CELEBRATE Jesus’s triumph over death and hell, but because they were meant to illustrate Christ’s “unconditional love” towards mankind (in general) and also towards others less fortunate than them (the blind, the maimed, the poor, the sick, etc).

In other words, small “house churches” at the time of Jesus JOYOUSLY CELEBRATED HIM/his triumph over death and hell on the cross, they did NOT treat Jesus as though he were some “dead dude” in a “solemn-like funeral procession”, like alot of churches do, today!  

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Note: Don’t just take MY word or someone else’s word for it, DO THE RESEARCH FOR YOURSELVES!

HERE is a good place to start…………

PAGAN CHRISTIANITY

2008 Edition, Revised & Updated

How to Get Saved and STAY “Saved”…(UPDATED)

Someone once coined the phrase “once saved, always saved”. But we know from the word of God that that teaching is FALSE! Why? Lets examine the biblical evidence.

Jesus said in John 14:15 (New Testament, book of John, chapter 14, verse 15) “if you love me, keep my commandments”.

And that doesn’t JUST mean the 10 commandments in the bible. No, it goes much deeper than that. Jesus Christ was also talking about his teachings on the Sermon on the Mount (New Testament, book of Matthew, chapters 5-7), as well as several other New Testament teachings, along with all the “biblically sound” things the Holy Spirit tells you *specifically* to go do NOW in our lives, such as “donate all your leftover food/clothes to the poor”, “talk to your atheist friend about me”, “go witness to people on Youtube, WordPress, Facebook, etc. about me”, “get rid of all your books/movies/music that doesn’t glorify me, Jesus Christ Almighty”, etc.

In other words, the saying “once saved, always saved” is a lie from Satan! Cause lets not forget that Jesus ALSO said in Matthew 7:21 (New Testament, book of Matthew, chapter 7, verse 21) 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.

In other words, Jesus Christ was  more or less saying in the bible that not EVERY single person who cries out to him or that claims to believe in him or calls themselves Christian will enter through the gates of the city of New Jerusalem, someday. ONLY those people that believe in him AND do what he says (which is the will of the Father in heaven) shall enter through the gates of the heavenly city called New Jerusalem, which will be created and brought forth, down from heaven.

But lets go to the book of Matthew where Jesus talks about JUST how difficult it is to enter into eternal paradise with him.

“Enter ye in at the straight gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and there are many who go in by it”  Matthew 7:13 (Matthew, chapter 7, verse 13)

“Because strait is the gate , and narrow is the way , which leadeth unto life and there are few who find it” Matthew 7:14 (Matthew, chapter 7, verse 14)

So in other words, in today’s world and society, anyone that worships or believes in Jesus Christ is considered “uncool”. So because of this, very few people will decide to worship Jesus Christ & come to him for salvation/forgiveness of their sins. Most people will try to “fit in” and do what everyone else is doing……..to try to fit in with the world and the times of today. They will take the “broad path” in life and chase after unrighteous things such as money, fame, fortune, materialism, lust, greed, pride, ambition, humanism, consumerism, etc.

However, a few SELECT people will decide TO worship Jesus Christ and accept his free gifts of salvation & everlasting life. But since the world is so seemingly “anti-Christian” these days, it will be very hard for these people to follow the way of Jesus Christ. They will be laughed at, mocked, ridiculed, put down, and possibly persecuted for their faith. Their way to God’s “truth” will be seen as “uncommon” or “narrow-minded”. Not to mention that many will fall victim to false doctrines in the churches, etc. And because of this, many will abandon & fall away from the faith in the Last Days (which we are currently living in).

On the other hand, you will have many people proclaiming themselves to be “Christians”, but yet, still don’t TRULY accept the Lord Jesus’s/Yeshua’s eternal truth. They are the Christians who still **knowingly** (even after being shown “the truth”) worship on the FALSE *Catholic/man-made* SUN-DAY SABBATH instead of the TRUE, BIBLICAL SATURDAY SABBATH (Friday Sundown to Saturday Sundown). Please remember that a Jewish day begins at sundown the night before…Also please remember that the Lord not only CREATED the 7th-Day Sabbath as a day of rest from all activity but THAT the 7th-Day Sabbath was also used as a “sign” of the covenant between he and his people!

[Side note: will the Lord Jesus judge the people who adhered to the Sunday sabbath and man’s traditions, UNKNOWINGLY? Well, we know that the 7th day Sabbath & the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts (EVEN during Jesus’s time AND partaken of by Jesus & his disciples) ARE in the bible……so….? It’s not really something that I’d recommend that people be “taking chances” with, in regards to their eternal salvation….So please, people! Don’t take any chances, here! Do things the bible’s way and not by “tradition’s way”! [As for all the poor folks out there that adhere to mankind’s traditions “unknowingly”, I’ll let the Lord Jesus Christ be the judge!]

They are the Christians who seek to find “church” in a BUILDING [which is a FALSE, NON-BIBLICAL SYSTEM, by the way, for remember: “church” is NOT a building you GO TO, per say, for remember that each believer in Christ IS “the church”, according to the bible….although the bible DOES mention that we’re still supposed to assemble, as believers……so perhaps small “house churches” should start coming about, in these Last Days?], then forget God the rest of the week…..

They are the Christians who speak in Jesus’s name, then turn around and live in total and COMPLETE darkness, as if Jesus Christ didn’t truly mean anything to them/lukewarm Christians. They are the Christians who totally disregard the Old Testament altogether AS IF it doesn’t matter or doesn’t apply to us, TODAY (especially the 10 commandments). They are the Christians who say “who CARES about the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts or CELEBRATING THE 7TH-DAY SABBATH, those are JEWISH HOLIDAYS ONLY, and they don’t even apply to us anymore!”

But the brutal reality is that the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts + 7th-Day Sabbath apply JUST AS MUCH TODAY as they did during the times of the Old AND New Testaments! For Jesus and his apostles celebrated ALL SEVEN of them (all 7 of the Lord’s Annual Feasts, that is), INCLUDING the 2 “minor” Feasts, with Jesus teaching in the Synagogues on the 7th Day Sabbath as well. Cause the bible says Jesus taught on the Sabbath. Back in biblical times, the Sabbath was NOT on Sun-day! And in the bible, Jesus *specifically* instructs his apostles to follow what he had shown them.

{And please remember that UNTIL the Lord shed his COMPLETE eternal truth on me, I USED to be one of those “lukewarm Christians” who tried to find “church” in a BUILDING, instead of in a body of believers, whom previously followed mankind’s traditions (Easter, Halloween) instead of God’s biblical traditions (Passover, Tabernacles,etc.) and also of whom celebrated on the Sun-day Sabbath, instead of the Saturday Sabbath. Yes, I had had a N.D.E. when I was little where I met Jesus face to face but I was not raised in the Christian Church, nor did I have anything to go by but ONE children’s illustrated bible. When I was 15 and got ahold of an actual KJV bible (church-version/non-illustrated), I was left with more questions than answers. 

Why? Because no-one was ever really there in my life to teach me THE TRUTH about these things! The only so-called Christian friend I had growing up was, for the most part, Catholic (and the Catholic Church, as you all know, is NOT biblical!) My learning about the THE TRUTH about these things only came after MUCH prayer and YEARS of research and introspection and this deep feeling within the gut of my SOUL that something about “modern day Christianity” and the way it was practiced was WRONG and didn’t line up with the bible! So please believe me when I say my heart GRIEVES over those Christians who don’t yet know the COMPLETE TRUTH about these things! I pray that the Lord will be most merciful to them and give them another chance/more chances to learn THE TRUTH before it’s too late!}  

However, BECAUSE mainstream Christianity has strayed away from its Jewish heritage, there will be VERY FEW Christians who attempt to even learn about these 7 Annual Feasts and the TRUE, BIBLICAL 7TH-DAY SABBATH (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) and how and why to celebrate them. They’ll be too busy celebrating in the PAGAN-ORIGINATED holidays such as Christmas and Easter and won’t even blink or think twice about what the Word of God says, concerning holidays.

(And by the way, did you know that God’s people will STILL be celebrating his holy, divine Feasts in the Millennial Kingdom, specifically The Feast of Tabernacles? So why would he require the Jews to celebrate them in the Old Testament, then tell Christians they didn’t have to celebrate them in the New Testament [nevermind the fact that Jesus and his disciples celebrated all 7 of them, plus the two “minor” feasts], and then once again command ALL to celebrate them during the times of the Millennial Kingdom?

Answer: He wouldn’t. The problem isn’t that they are “Jewish feasts”, the problem is that they are “BIBLICAL FEASTS” and nearly every Christian here in America today has totally disregarded them & disqualified them from their lives! And while many of them don’t know any better, those that do and STILL continue to disregard them are gonna be victims of God’s Wrath!!)

Remember that Jesus said in Matthew 5:17-18 “Think not that I am come to destroy the Law or the prophets; I am not come to destroy the prophets but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, till heaven and Earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled”.

In other words, Jesus is saying in this passage that though all the “temple ordinances” and “animal sacrifices” no longer applied since Jesus Christ himself BECAME the temple, that the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts DO still apply (as Jesus Christ was “revealed” or “soon to be revealed” in EVERY ONE of these Feasts (which is WHY they still apply to us, today) and that the “law” of the 10 commandments won’t be abolished until ALL is fulfilled.

And the first heaven and Earth won’t pass away until around the time of Revelation, chapter 21:1-2! (And the REASON the “law” will be abolished around the time of Revelation 21-22 is because the law will no longer be needed, as all evil will be purged from the world. All that will be left is the saints of God/Jesus Christ, God/Jesus Christ, God the Heavenly Father, The Holy Spirit and his angels and heavenly hosts).

Therefore, Jesus Christ will test the hearts, the souls and the minds to see who really loves him and serves him and who doesn’t. That’s **WHY** the way to LIFE (which means, the way to Eternal Life & Salvation through Jesus Christ) is NARROW and HARD TO FIND and why there are FEW who find it. FEW.

“So how do I get saved?” one might ask. Simple. It is an 8-part process, as follows:

1. Believe in Jesus Christ and that he is the ONLY true son of God/God in the flesh and that he came and died on the cross for the free gift of salvation/forgiveness of mankind’s sins & everlasting life and also that he resurrected from the dead 3 days later and then ascended back to heaven 40 days later (Note: if you don’t believe in Jesus Christ already, you can always PRAY to believe. But you must mean the prayer with your heart, soul and mind…..otherwise, the Lord will not reveal himself to you).

2. Get baptized (FULL WATER IMMERSION) in the name of Jesus Christ IMMEDIATELY UPON VERY FIRST BELIEVING IN HIM! (Not only is baptism COMMANDED in the bible 7+ times, but it is supposed to represent the ceremonial “washing away of sins” and one way by which we receive the FREE GIFTS of the Holy Spirit & Everlasting Life; remember that the Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth and the very thing that’ll tell you “this is of God, this is NOT of God”, “Yeshua” (Jesus’s Hebrew/Aramaic name), etc. Also please remember that the early Christians in times of Jesus didn’t prolong baptism: they got baptized IMMEDIATELY upon believing in Him! (Which no doubt made their baptism(s) all the more powerful!) 

3. Accept Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior & thank him for giving his very LIFE during the crucifixion for forgiveness of your sins.

4. Acknowledge your sins and pray for forgiveness of your sins.

5. Repent of your sins. That means to give them up and stop doing them. Stop doing the things that are displeasing to God such as lying, stealing, drinking, gambling, having sex outside of marriage, participating in witchcraft, etc.

6. Continue to read the bible and pray and abide in the Lord’s ways. CONTINUE living a life that is PLEASING to be God by following the 10 commandments (as well as all other New Testament teachings given by Jesus, especially his teachings from Sermon the Mount in Matthew chapters5-7). Also pray a “sin check prayer” continually. “Lord, if there’s anything holding me back from you, please reveal it to me”. And then, if the Lord reveals sin to you, repent of it IMMEDIATELY! Don’t wait!

7. Go out and preach the gospel (the “good news”) to others. Remember that Jesus Christ commanded us in Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”

8. FORSAKE **ALL** THINGS PAGAN (INCLUDING PAGAN-ORIGINATED HOLIDAYS WHICH AREN’T EVEN MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE, BY THE WAY) AND START CELEBRATING THE TRUE, BIBLICAL 7TH DAY SABBATH AND 7 ANNUAL FEASTS OF THE LORD, OUTLINED IN LEVITICUS 23 IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND VARIOUS PASSAGES IN THE **NEW TESTAMENT**. REMEMBER THAT THE NEW TESTAMENT IS ACTUALLY A *CONTINUATION* OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, MINUS THE ANIMAL SACRIFICES/TEMPLE ORDINANCES SINCE JESUS *BECAME* THE SACRIFICE!

And once again, Matthew 5:17-18 states: “Think not that I am come to destroy the Law or the prophets; I am not come to destroy the prophets but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, till heaven and Earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled”. 

Some people might preach on a street corner, while others may preach through writing or Youtube videos. God gave each of us unique gifts in different ways. And we are to use those gifts to glorify the Lord God/Jesus Christ in the heavens!

And once we are at a time in our life where we are 100% “right with God/Jesus Christ”, we must CONTINUE serving Jesus Christ WITH ALL OUR MIGHT, until the day we die. That is the ONLY way we will have 100% assurance of salvation/entrance into eternal Paradise with Jesus Christ. For grace without works is dead, just as works without grace is dead, as well.

I pray that each and every soul who reads this will not only GET saved in the name of Jesus Christ but also STAY saved in the name of Jesus Christ/Yeshua. Amen.

How To “Get Saved” In the Name of Jesus Christ

With today’s world going down the gutter, now is a good of time as any to get “saved”.

What takes less than 15 minutes can seal your fate for eternity – for the good. All you have to do is believe in Jesus Christ, pray for forgiveness of your sins, get IMMEDIATELY baptized in the name of  Jesus Christ upon very first believing in him (1st Century Christians were ALWAYS baptized IMMEDIATELY upon believing in Jesus Christ or shortly thereafter), repent of your sins (that means give them up and STOP doing them), and CONTINUE to follow all of Jesus Christ’s commands in the bible [10 commandments + Sermon on the Mount teachings in Matthew chapter 5 to 7 + ALL new testament teachings in New Testament, (including 7th Day BIBLICAL Sabbath and 7 BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS) and you’re saved! That’s it!

“All those who believe and are baptized will be saved but those who do not believe will be condemned” – Mark 16:16

 

How? Simple.

1. Pray something along the lines of the following prayer down below at the bottom of this list. But make sure to pray the prayer in your OWN personal way. Don’t just repeat the words. Pray to Jesus in your OWN heart and with your OWN words/wording!  

2. Truly mean that prayer with all your heart, soul and MIND!

3. Get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (full water immersion baptism in a lake, river, bathtub full of water or swimming pool: “sprinkling baptisms” are NOT biblical)

4. Pray for forgiveness of ALL sins in your life

5. REPENT/give up your sins/sinful lifestyle(s) and OBEY Jesus’s teachings in the bible [10 commandments + ALL New Testament teachings) 

6. FORSAKE all things Pagan, such as the “non-biblical Sunday sabbath”, the modern day UNBIBLICAL “church building and services” (as biblically, the TRUE “church” is the BODY/ASSEMBLY OF BELIEVERS THEMSELVES, NOT A BUILDING!!!!) and PAGAN HOLIDAYS such as Easter, Christmas, Halloween, etc.

7. PARTAKE of the BIBLICAL, HOLY SANCTIFIED BY GOD/JESUS CHRIST 7th DAY SABBATH (Saturday) and the Lord’s 7 ANNUAL FEASTS outlined in Leviticus 23 (such as Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, etc.) Because remember that Jesus Christ and his disciples STILL celebrated them during the time(s) of the New Testament and (as far as my spiritual knowledge goes), possibly even IN the Millennial Kingdom (ie. Feast of Tabernacles) since the 7 BIBLICAL FEASTS celebrate HIM (Jesus Christ Almighty). Now tell me: what do Easter bunnies, painted eggs, Santa Claus, cooked hams and Halloween costumes have to do with Jesus? Answer: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! 

8. CONTINUE to have faith in Jesus Christ and to serve him to the best of your ability until the day you die and you’re saved for eternity and assured a one-way ticket to eternal paradise with Jesus Christ someday! It’s THAT simple!

“Jesus, please show me what’s true and what’s not true, when it comes to all biblical teaching, today. Please forgive me for all my sins and come into my mind, heart, body and spirit today. Thank-you for becoming a sacrifice for the forgiveness of my, as well as all of mankind’s sins. Please show me and lead me to ALL your divine truth(s) in the bible, help me to follow after you and to give up my old sinful lifestyle and help me to preach to others about the “good news” of Salvation as often as I’m able to. Amen”.

And then after you say that prayer and BELIEVE it in your heart to be true, get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ IMMEDIATELY or shortly thereafter (full water immersion baptism), repent of your sins/give up your old sinful lifestyle and obey Jesus’s teachings in the bible and take steps to do so, sit back and take note of God working in your life, for the better. Coming to Jesus Christ can release you from the sinful bondage you’ve been held under, up to this point in life.

It’s not something you’ll have to think about or question. It’s something you’ll know. You will KNOW with 100% conviction that you are “saved” and will go into eternity WITH Jesus & that all your sins are forgiven (provided that you REMAIN 100% right with Jesus Christ, ofcourse – as, you can’t get “saved” in the name of Jesus Christ today and decide tomorrow you want to forsake the bible altogether and still expect to get saved) and that you’re sealed in the name of God. And a great feeling of peace & joy will come over you and your spirit shall be satisfied.

“For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” – John 3:16

 

But beware: As soon as you become a “new Christian”, Satan will FIGHT LIKE *HECK* for your soul, and will try to spiritually attack you, right and left. And he will oftentimes do this through people that are close to you (friends, family members, peers, coworkers). He’ll try to sow the seed of “doubt” in your mind.

He’ll try to get you to lust, kill, steal, be envious, prideful, angry, bitter, resentful, & full of doubt, fear and hate. So be prepared for that. Read the bible and pray in Jesus’s name, daily. And then the Devil won’t be able to touch you, spiritually or otherwise. He might be able to TEMPT YOU but he won’t be able to win over you, so long as you CONTINUE to obey Jesus Christ all the days of your life and to TRUST Jesus Christ (that means, to have FAITH in him and faith IN the fact that he’s the ONLY one IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE who can save you & the ONLY one you can go to for Salvation!)

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” – Acts 4:12