Christianity Verses Disciples of Christ?

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Did you know that Jesus never referred to his disciples as Christian? Did you know that the word Christianity appears no where in Scripture? Did you know that the words Christian and Christians appear a total of two times in Scripture and Christian is the label outsiders gave them – not a title they gave themselves.

When Jesus was with his disciples, not once did he ever say that they were to be known as Christians. One would think that he would have told them so. In fact, what did Jesus say they were to be? At John 8:31-32 we read:

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

His disciples.

Followers of Christ are to be his disciples.

What is known as Christianity today is not of Scripture? Even the word does not appear in Scripture. It was created by men and it was a term that just caught on. It is a great assumption and a great deception.

Today, those who are truly Christs disciples and who hold to his teachings, will find themselves polar opposites with what is known today as Christianity. Why?

Because they will find themselves in a struggle between being loyal to Christs teachings and loyalty to the Christian religions.

For instance, the Christian religions teach that the wicked will be punished with eternal hellfire. Yet, Scripture at 2 Thessalonians 1:9 teaches that the wicked’s punishment will be everlasting destruction – not eternal hellfire. Punishment with in an eternal hellfire is not the same thing as eternal or everlasting destruction. Everlasting destruction means to be destroyed forever, never to exist again. Everlasting punishment is ongoing; there is no destruction implied.

So, those holding to Christs teachings, will automatically find themselves at odds with what is known as Christianity today. Those holding to Christs teachings – as Jesus says at John 8:31-32  – are really his disciples. Then, he said, his disciples would know the truth and the truth would set them free.

Today, millions are in captivity to the traditional teachings of men such as hellfire, rapture, and trinity. They are so shackled that when shown Scriptures that plainly show there error, they defend the error. They are loyal to another Master: Religion.

Jesus aptly said at Matthew 6:24:

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.

I personally have observed many who are loyal to their particular master – Christian religion – hate those who hold to Jesus’ teachings. They contend with almost everything written in Scripture.

As another instance concerning Christianity’s teaching of the trinity, 1 Corinthians 8:6 clearly states that there is but one God and He is the Father. Yet, Christianity is at odds with what is clearly stated. They say that there are three Gods.

Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

When adherents of Christianity are showed this Scripture, they pull the “taking out of context” line or they go in the attack mode and attack the person who presents such a Scripture and stands by it’s truthfulness. When the person is attacked, it distracts from having to deal with the Scripture. Again, they are loyal to their master – Christianity – rather than loyal to Christ.

As bold as this might sound, it is the truth.

Our loyalty should not be to what men established and gave a name – Christianity. Our loyalty should be to God and Christ – not religion. All true followers of Christ are not Christians,  they are his disciples.

It appears from Scripture that this anomaly called Christianity will wax from bad to worse. It also appears from Scripture that it will be the instrument – the religious system – that will incite persecution and tribulation upon Christs true disciples in the days ahead in the Great Tribulation.

R. Jerome Harris

A Disciple of Christ in the strictest sense. I belong to no religious organization. I view Christ as my only Head, Master, Teacher, Owner, and Lord. (John 8:31-32, 1Cor 11:3) His God is my God and I champion his teachings above anything issuing out of ANY religious organization.

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  1. REcognition’s REsponse: Your views about Christianity are merely misled…

     

    The Father is God:

    “Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.”

     

    The Lord is God:

    Isaiah 44:6

    King James Version (KJV)

    6 Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

     

    The Spirit is God:

    Acts 5:3-4

    King James Version (KJV)

    3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

    4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

     

    The Word of God NEVER contradicts itself, it is the everlasting Truth; you must compare scripture to scripture. You must conform your mind to the Word, not the other way around. These very verses clearly show that a trinity MUST exist. Not only must a Trinity exist, but the three persons MUST be housed in one, because the word tells us over and over that there IS only ONE God. ALL three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) exhibit characteristics of Perfection. Therefore, a Godhead MUST exist, because there can be only ONE Perfection in existence. The Lord told us about this Godhead in His word, and it is the same Godhead that many religions such as Jehovah’s Witness deny, yet claim that they follow the Word of God. Their very doctrine strikes the word Godhead out in every spot where the King James version records it accurately:

     

    Acts 17:28-30

    28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

    29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.

    30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

     

    Romans 1:19-21

    19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

    20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

    21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

     

    Colossians 2:8-10

    8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

    9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

    10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

     

    Also, Christianity IS NOT a religion, because the doctrine is based upon the Truth (Christ), who is the very foundation of Christianity, whereas religions are based upon beliefs that make up their doctrine, that can be proved or disproven; the Truth cannot be disproven or turned into a lie; Satan is the father of lies, it is made clear who Jesus’ Father is, and to say any different is to put Jesus in unrighteousness. As a disciple of Christ, I also had a hard time labeling myself as a Christian when I first started my studies, because I too thought of it as a religion, and as a prophetess, I cannot  identify myself with any religion. I am proud to be a Christian woman:

     

    Romans 1:16-19

    16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

    17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

    19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

     

    It took the Holy Spirit explaining to me the true meaning of Christianity in order for me to understand, and to accept, the fact that I am a Christian. I am a true worshipper of God, because I worship Yahweh in Spirit, and in Truth; I broadcast directly from the spiritual church body of Christ (the very same body Jehovah Witness, and Islam denies), which is the ONLY WAY to salvation:

     

    Romans 12:4-5

    4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

    5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

     

    1 Corinthians 12:13-22

    13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

    14 For the body is not one member, but many.

    15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

    16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

    17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

    18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

    19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?

    20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.

    21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

    22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

     

    Ephesians 4:11-13

    11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

    12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

    13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

     

    AS for the everlasting destruction described in 2 Thessalonians 1:9 that you have a hard time understanding the validity of:

    According to businessdictionary.com,

    Destruction- Condition of a thing in which it is rendered entirely unfit for its intended use, but is not necessarily demolished or obliterated.

     

    So, understanding  this definition supports Christianity’s claims of an existing hellfire, and an eternity of punishment. Also, Lord Jesus’ warnings of this place in His word makes it very clear. OF course Satan would deny the existence of Hell, because his goal is to fool people into a state of complacency, in which they would neglect their salvation in seeking out the Truth. Satan always wants to lead man away from finding out about the body of Christ, because it is the only way to salvation. This is from http://www.christianissues.biz/hell.html:

     

    For good reason hell is not a popular subject. It is ignored, disbelieved, scoffed at and denied but nothing will alter its reality. Jesus Christ spoke more about hell than about heaven and said that the majority of people are heading there. In Matthew 7.13-14, He said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

     

    The Bible describes hell as a place of eternal torment, forever separated from God. In Matthew 25:46, Jesus said that the unrighteous “will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” Clearly both life in heaven and punishment in hell are eternal.

     

    Jesus said that people “will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” and into “the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth,” (Matthew 8:12 and Matthew 13:42). In the verses Mark 9:42-48, Jesus said that if a hand, foot or an eye caused you to sin, it would be better to lose it and enter heaven maimed than to be tossed into hell. Jesus said that in hell the worm doesn’t die and the fire is never quenched. The fire represents external torment and the worm describes internal torment, neither of which ever end. There are many other verses which describe hell as a terrible, dark place of eternal, fearful punishment.

     

    Some argue that hell is not eternal but that the unrighteous will undergo annihilation. If something is annihilated, then it obviously has no feeling – it’s like a rock. The trouble with this argument is that to a rock the fire is quenched, the worm is dead and it knows nothing of the darkness and fire where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. A rock can’t suffer at all so for punishment to be eternal the victim must have life. Whatever hell is, it is certainly a place to fear because God is going to pour His anger out on those who reject His Son … for ever and ever. God allowed Jesus to suffer greatly on the cross to bring us to Himself. How much more is He going punish those who reject His offer of forgiveness?

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    While I do not have such strong claims as you to being educated (according to you, “By Profession, I am an Information Technology Specialist (Networks), Graphics Designer, Software Programmer, Web Designer and Technical Instructor and Course Developer (ISD) and I work full-time for a large U.S. firm”), my Father appointed the Holy Spirit as my personal Guardian who guides me in understanding of the word ; I am Salomi, a loyal disciple to my Big Brother, Christ. 😉

     

    John 4:23-26

    23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

    24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

    25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

    26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

     

    It is impossible to worship in Truth, and not believe that Jesus is the Christ he told us he is in line 26, or not believe in the body of Christ, or not believe that God has a Son, or not believe in the Resurrection, because they all point to the same entity: the Lord, our God. Christ is the Truth, and thus the spiritual church body in which we are to congregate as faithful members. Don’t allow Satan’s attempts to defile Christianity through denominations that create doctrine to suit their ways, and individuals who aren’t truly saved but sit in the church causing dissension, keep you away from the Truth.  Satan is known for twisting the word of God by removing phrases or words here and there, and the bible makes his work known so that we might avoid his misleading:

     

    Immediately following Jesus’ forty-day fast, Satan engaged him in a dialogue.  Each time Satan tried to tempt Jesus Christ, the Lord answered him by quoting His own words.  The Lord Jesus Christ said:

     

    Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

     

    In the next two verses Satan quoted Scripture to Jesus, boldly altering His words by omitting a key phrase.

     

    Matthew 4:5-6

    5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

    6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

     

    In this example Satan omitted the phrase, “to keep thee in all thy ways,” demonstrating that the devil is so audacious that he dares to subtract from God’s word when face to face with their author! Actual scripture in Psalm 91:

     

    11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

     

    The stumbling stone is what was being referred to in verse 12, and not a stone that would cause physical damage to one’s person, and thus Satan attempted to deceive the Lord. The stumbling stone in Sion is Christ:

     

    Romans 9:30-33

    30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

    31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.

    32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

    33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

     

    1 Peter 2:6-8

    6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

    7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

    8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

     

    Christ himself is the very stumbling stone that was rejected by the Jewish people that Jesus spoke of:

     

    Matthew 21:42-46

    42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

    43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

    44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

    45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

    46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

     

    Acts 2:22-36

    22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

    23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

    24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

    25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

    26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

    27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

    28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

    29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

    30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

    31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

    32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

    33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

    34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

    35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

    36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

     

    BOTH LORD AND CHRIST; the word implicitly states that Jesus of Nazareth is the manifestation of the Lord our God, and none can say that Jesus of Nazareth is Lord, but by the understanding revealed by the Spirit of God who molded the Son into flesh. Christianity is approved, and most definitely is mentioned more than once in the true word of God:

     

    Acts 11:25-27

    25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:

    26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

    27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.

     

    Acts 26:27-29

    27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.

    28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

    29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

     

    1 Peter 4:15-17

    15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.

    16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

    17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

     

    The King James Version is the complete, concise, preserved by its Author, English translation of the original compilation of the word of God: The Holy Bible. Many martyrs, Martin Luther being one, died so that the word would not only be available to all class of man, but also so that the word would retain its message of salvation through Christ.

     

    2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

     

    One should be  wary of “new world translations”, new findings on “long lost holy scrolls”, that stray from its teachings; look how long it was before the evolutionary theory reared its head and was accepted so readily, despite the fact that it clearly stands against the Word of God which told us the truth of Christ’s creation of all things, centuries before. The Anthropology course I chose to take in college (although quite fascinating) was not successful in convincing me of its validity over the work of creation that Yahweh declared to be good before HE rested.

     

    To keep the Sabbath Day holy is to remember that it was Yahweh, the one true God of Love, who “rested” after creation; it is not possible to rest after not doing any work. We are not bound to observe the Sabbath day as the Jewish people were once, because of the new covenant established in Christ; it’s impossible to REcognize the purpose of instituting a Sabbath Day, to keep it holy, and not be led to the Lord of the Sabbath. Jesus of Nazareth IS that Lord:

     

    Matthew 12:1-8

    1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.

    2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.

    3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;

    4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?

    5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

    6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.

    7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

    8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

     

    It is impossible to come to this conclusion without also REcognizing that Jesus is the incarnation of the Lord our God, the Resurrection, the Life, and the Word made manifest. The Son told us so himself…

     

    John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

     

    Those  who serve the one true God, Yahweh,  glorify and magnify the name of Jesus Christ; the Holy Spirit’s work of spreading the gospel is accomplished through those whom He in-dwells. Those who serve and worship the creature, do not recognize Jesus of Nazareth to be their personal Lord and Savior:

     

    Romans 1:21-26

    21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

    22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

     

    Scripture says to study the word in order to be approved. STUDY the word in order to establish a relationship with the Lord through the guidance and direction of the Spirit who knows Him best. STUDY the word because it is not possible to be misguided my Satan when you have the Word of God as your armor:

     

    Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

     

    Ephesians 6:10-18

    10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

    11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

    12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

    15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

    16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

    17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

    18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

     

    We will have no excuse for unbelief when Christ returns:

     

    Acts 17:10-31

    10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.

    11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

    13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people.

    14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.

    15 And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.

    16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

    17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

    18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.

    19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?

     

    20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

    21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

    22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.

    23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

    24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

    25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

    26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

    27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

    28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

    29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.

    30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

    31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

     

    -REcognition

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    • REcognition’s REsponse: Your views about Christianity are merely misled…

      I have no problem with your response. I expect them and such responses are not new.

      Yet, what I see in all of them is a defense for the “maintenance” of the teachings issuing out of “religious organizations.”

      That I do not subscribe to those teachings, the typical response would be “merely misled.”

      If what I am writing here is not the truth and NOT from God, it is God who will make it go away. And, I pray that if what I write is not from Him, vanish. Yet, if what I write is the truth, then their is nothing anyone can do to stop it. (Acts 5:33-40)

      A most curious thing about the religious system called Christianity is its “aggression” and desire to be right and unchallenged in all that it teaches. It does not like to be exposed and it has a way of lashing out without making it appear that “lashing out” is what it is doing.

      This “thing” (Christianity” really wants full control of the mind and ones thinking and reasoning ability. It wants to think for everyone else. There is a definite, “If you are not with us, you are against us mentality.”

      Christianity is the foretold impostor by Christ. (Matthew 24:4-5) And it is an enemy of God, Christ, and Gods creation: Mankind.

      If one looks at the harm this religious system has done to the human family in history, it is a wonder why people are unable to peel back the layers to see what this “thing” is.

      It is an entity that has come on the basis of Christs name, “truthfully” proclaiming (teaching) him to be the Messiah, but has misled many. 

      I am 61 years old. I have been involved with “Christianity” in all forms since I was 17 years old. Even as a Minister and teacher of the Bible. I know how most within the religious system think and why they believe as they do. I also know od the defense mechanisms that kick in when the religious system is not agreed with or obeyed.

      I know what “Christianity” really is. It is not of God and Christ. Why would a religious system want to bring people into itself (along with their fancy names and titles) rather than directing disciples to the “person” of Christ and discipleship ONLY to him? Because it is not of God? Only something of God would direct persons to Christ who is the only way to the Father. Not to funnel those persons “through” religious organizations and then supposedly to Christ and then to God. That is discipleship to religious organization and they are doing the directing and they are the ones being listened to.

      No, I refuse to be taken captive by this impostor called – by men – Christianity.

      It is funny how you say I am “merely misled.” My question to YOU is: Where is “Christianity” mentioned in the Bible and where is it written in the Bible that YOU are to be called a “Christian?” Did Jesus call himself by term, Christian? Did he call his disciples by that expression? Did his disciples call themselves by that expression? Talk about being misled?

      Many of you are very good at directing attention away from questions like this while pointing the finger at others as being misled.

      If neither God or Christ told you to be called a Christian,who did? That “Who” is your true master and is the one mis-directing you.

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