The Church


Introduction

We will attempt to discuss what the church is and is not. Our main focus is on a Christ-centered church, not a man-centered denomination, and how denominationalism has put the church in danger and its possible demise.

  • Is the church property such as a building or land?
  • Does the church have a single human leader on Earth?
  • Does the church have the authority to make an individual a saint?
  • Should the church have communion with those that are living in continual unconfessed sin and refuse to atone?
  • Who is the leader, founder, and owner of the church?
  • Why did Jesus Christ die upon cross for the church?
  • Is the church people or a structure?
  • Why is Christianity the only true denominational choice?

The Church is NOT Our Church

For far too many year’s individuals in the Church have bickered back-and-forth that the church belongs to them. This concept is indicated by the many denominations that exist today. So the obvious question then to ask is, who is the true owner of the church?

The Word of God is extremely clear on this issue tells us that it is not our church and that it belongs to Jesus Christ as indicated in Scripture. Jesus asked Simon Peter a question, and this was his response.

In Matthew 16:16-18, it says,

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

It was the statement about Jesus, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Peter is not the cornerstone of the Church; as the Catholic Church would have one to believe, but it was his statement about Jesus. Jesus is the one true cornerstone. Jesus thus followed this statement with, “upon this rock. I will build My church.”

Jesus is saying the church is mine, and one must need to understand this. If one does not understand the true ownership of the church, there will always always be turmoil. Therefore, the church must be one in unity as the scripture teach.

In Acts 4:32, it says,

32 And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.

Jesus wanted this type unity displayed to the world today.

In John 13:34-35, it says,

34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

The Church is NOT a Denomination

The Church of Jesus Christ is not and never has been a denomination as some would have one to believe. The Church is people for there can only exist a fellowship between people. Denominationalism is a wall that simply separates this union among believers.

Thus, denominationalism is a curse on Christendom, producing over 35,000 denominations in 238 countries throughout the world. All these denominations have one thing in common, their different views as to the truth of Holy Scripture.

Paul, the apostle, tried to eradicate denominationalism in the first century, but it failed. Satan, now filled with happiness because now he had a ready-made tool to cause turmoil in the Church. Thus, men in their infinite lack of knowledge and wisdom have produced 35,000 individual embarrassments in the Church of Jesus Christ with the aid of Satan.

Here is what Paul attempted concerning denominationalism.

In 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, it says,

10 Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe’s people, that there are quarrels among you. 12 Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, “I am of Paul,” and “I of Apollos,” and “I of Cephas,” and “I of Christ.” 13 Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

Paul did not want a division in the Church, and he certainly did not desire to see 35,000 denominations, showing a significant division among the people of God. If one looks carefully, one can see many of these religious groups seem fixed on their human founder’s teachings.

Each denomination has its statement of faith that everyone must abide by to be a member of that particular fellowship in good standing. Therefore, the problem is whatever happened to, following the Holy Scriptures. Why cannot a statement of faith be simple, “we believe in the word of God from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21,” and leave it at that? No complication and no problems, if a problem does arises, see what the scriptures say, not man. The major problem in truly understanding the Scriptures is the elders of the fellowship will spend very little time in the Word of God; their excuse is because we live in a fast world, on time.

The Church is NOT Land or Buildings

The Church is not a building; it is the people inside this edifice that is the Church. Jesus Christ did not die for, a senseless and soulless structure. Christ came to die for people, and God’s people make the church of Jesus Christ.

The destruction of the Jerusalem temple by the Romans in AD 70 shows no structure is needed to praise God. The Prophets were the first preachers, and they did not always teach in a building, but outside, why? The answer is, the church is people, not a building.

Jesus did the same in the sermon on the mount by teaching out in the open.

Sermon on the Mount

In Matthew 5:3-12, it says,

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for, in the same way, they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

The desire of Satan is not to overthrow a senseless building. Satan’s mission is the destruction of God’s people the Church. Christians need to have a clear understanding of this; the Church is people. Even so, Satan is using property as a weapon against God’s people, so be on guard.

God does not require His Church to have a building to praise Him. If the Church decided to have a building, it should be at a minimum cost. The Church must keep in mind that there are many people in need throughout the community. The Church should never have millions in the bank for where is their faith, in the money or the Lord. Mother Teresa has given the Church the true example of love. Mother Teresa was truly out there to alleviate pain and suffering in her country.

A question must be asked, where is the Christian love in America placed today?

The sad thing is that a large bank account for the Church is standard procedure in America today.

The Church uses the excuse the money is for our Church property maintenance, what happen to the caring of people. Individuals will shun the Lord if neglected by the prosperous. The truth is today in America the focus is on a building that is large and beautiful instead of people.

The Church needs to learn these next few verses and apply them to their heart before it is too late.

In Matthew 6:25-34, it says,

25 “For this reason, I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 “And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28 “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31 “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32 “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow, will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Should the Church ever own property? Maybe if it is to serve the homeless with shelter. A building could be used to feed the hungry with a soup kitchen. There are always needy individuals within the community that a fellowship should help.

People should come first, to care for the widow, the orphan, and the sick, but somehow forgotten in wealthy America. Let the social programs care for them were too busy to help. How many billions of dollars are spent on buildings by the Church while people need help?

In Acts 6:1, it says,

1 Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.

The early Christian church neglected the needy. However, the leadership within the church quickly resolved this problem. Today the Church with all its social activities; meaning parties and such has, little concern for the needy. So, the question is why?

The Church has NO Human Leader on Earth

There is only one leader of the Church, Jesus Christ. The Roman Catholic Church, however, expresses the idea the Pope is the Vicar of Christ on earth.

That the Pope is the so-called Spiritual Leader of the entire Catholic Church and believed by them to be the true church of Christ. That is to say, that the Pope is the representative of Christ on earth with so-called identical powers.

Question, if the Pope has all this power, then why has he not commanded peace on earth or heal the sick? However, there is killing all over the globe and people dying from strange maladies. Conclusion, the Pope, is a fraud.

To reiterate Jesus Christ is the only true leader of the Church, He founded it, He died for it, and He rose from the dead for it, and one-day return for it.

Yes, there are elders who help in, the interpretation of Scripture and give guidance to the Saints, these are men who are wise in their counsel and in the knowledge of God’s Word. Sad to say that many elders today only become elders because of power in the Fellowship and nothing more, as they prefer their “comfort zone.”

Even though we understand this intellectually, our ego gets in the way of God’s communion with us. Could this how denominationalism comes into perspective with its damaging effects on the true church?

In Acts 17:10-11, it says,

10 The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

Christians have the responsibility to seek the truth. However, this seeking is many times, left, to the Pastor or a Bible teacher on Sunday. So many Christians lack a true desire to understand the Word of God. Hence, one is left empty and with no desire to know God and help others. Many will often say, “I have no time to study,” but they have time for anything that will distract them. There is a time; it is a matter of setting priorities to accomplish this goal to study.

The Church CANNOT make a Saint

The Roman Catholic Church has an exceptionally long and complicated process, in the selection of an individual to be a Saint. This process can often be centuries in the making. The truth is one becomes a Saint the moment he or she comes to Jesus Christ through their salvation.

According to the Word of God, at the moment of sanctification in Christ Jesus, one is a saint.

In 1 Corinthians 1:2-3, it says,

2 to the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place claim the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours. 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Sanctification in Jesus Christ through His blood is what makes us a saint. Sainthood does not come through the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope or anything else.

The Church CANNOT have fellowship with willfully Sinners

Is there room in heaven for a willful sinner? All individuals who continue to abide in sin after they claim to have had a salvation experience may have a rude awakening on, the day of judgment.

Could these individuals be the “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” that are working for Satan by trying to convince others that “once saved always saved?”

In John 10:12, it says,

12 “He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.

Heaven is there to all admitting their sin and seeks the mercy of God through Jesus Christ. Everyone who wishes eternal life in Christ must go through this process; there are no exceptions. There must be a turning away from this sinful life to a sacrificed one through Jesus Christ as their strength.

In 1 Corinthians 5:5-7, it says,

5 I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord Jesus. 6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? 7 Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are, in fact, unleavened. For Christ, our Passover also has been sacrificed.

Paul is saying any individual living in willful sin, must be handled according to the scripture’s teaching. Paul’s actions were swift on the accused, and this is lacking in most Fellowships throughout America today.

The Church today lacks the courage to implement such action for fear, they are judging the individual. There seems there is more trepidation for a man than for what God can do if they continue to act cowardly.

There was an incident while attending a Christian college involving an individual caught in adultery, and where she was, in fact, almost indulged. There was little punishment brought to her for this crime against her husband. God is shamed through willful sin in the Fellowship by actions such as these.

In Hebrews 10:31, it says,

31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

In 1 Corinthians 5:9-13, it says,

9 I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; 10 I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. 11 But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13 But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.

We have been commanded to judge the Church, the actions of our fellow believer. However, we must be careful with our judgment as we could fall into the same sin.

In Galatians 6: 1-2, it says,

1 Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one is looking for yourself so that you too will not be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.

In 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, it says,

9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

In 1 John 1:9, it says,

9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Willful Sin is like cancer if not tended to as it will eat the foundation and eventually cause a collapse. Satan’s goal is to destroy the foundation and watch the collapse.

Jesus Christ is the HEAD of the Church

Jesus Christ is the beginning and ending of the Church. Jesus founded the Church; Jesus suffered for the Church; Jesus died for the Church. Jesus rose from the dead to save the Church and without His resurrection, there would be no Church. Jesus Christ is the head of the Church as stated in the Scripture.

In Ephesians 5:23, it says,

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.

In Matthew 16:18, it says,

18 I (Jesus Christ) will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

The salvation call goes to all mankind; however, many refused to accept and choose an eternity in Hell. Only individuals who have chosen Jesus Christ will enter eternal life.

In Matthew 22:14, it says,

14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”

The decisions of Christ are final; there is no United States Supreme Court for one to appeal, his or her case and their eternal destination. The last word will come from the Lord Himself. When we all stand before Jesus Christ on Judgment Day, God will show everyone when and where they had the opportunity to accept the truth or reject His gift of eternal life in glory.

Jesus Christ OWNS the Church

The owner of the Church is Jesus Christ, so it is not “our church,” or “my church.” Jesus Christ owns the church for it was His blood spilled for the redemption of the human race. Until the return of Jesus Christ, the Church will survive through persecutions as it has for centuries.

In Matthew 16:16-18, it says,

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

Jesus says He will build His Church. So, in the end, the Church will win and be victorious over the evil on Earth. At the coming of Christ, He will take His Church into glory where the Church will live eternally. Jesus does not need us, but we need Him, and at our death, we enter eternity with the Lord.

Jesus Christ DIED for the Church

Jesus Christ’s death on Calvary was not for some inanimate object; as a building, it was for mankind. The death of Jesus was not a random act but preordained before time as we know it was.

The death of Jesus was to bring life to the Church. However, many ignore this reality when problems emerge in the Fellowship. Believers rarely articulate the problem, and a split occurs. The written word of God gives total wisdom and counsel. Nevertheless, this wonderful book is closed when issues arise in the Fellowship, and counsel is sought in the secular world.

Why is the Word of God ignored in the fellowship of believers when a problem rears its ugly head? Does one ignore the Word because of fear one will discover the correct answer for the problem, and not like this solution? There is something that keeps believers from the Word.

Christ shed his blood for unity, not division. However, with over 35,000 denominations throughout the world, one sees a great division within the body of believers. This division is the greatest tool used by Satan to keep the Church in an anemic state. Denominationalism is the cause of division and is destroying the Church from within. This division has almost caused the death of Jesus Christ to be a moot point today.

In 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, it says,

10 Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe’s people, that there are quarrels among you. 12 Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, “I am of Paul,” and “I of Apollos,” and “I of Cephas,” and “I of Christ.” 13 Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

We along with the Roman Soldier though not there in the body, but in spirit thrust that spear in the side of Jesus on the Cross. We are the ones that are spilling the blood of Jesus every day because of a lack of trust. It was our sins that executed Jesus Christ on the Cross 2,000 years ago, let us keep in mind that Jesus died for the Church. It was not us, and when we use the word church, let us remember it is the people, not a building or denomination.

The Church IS people

The Church is PEOPLE saved by grace through the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. The Church is not and never has been, a building or inanimate property.

One question comes to mind is why the fuss on paying one’s fair share of taxes. Remember buildings are not the Church it is people, and we pay taxes all the time. Jesus even paid His taxes, according to the scriptures.

One could assume that the Church wants all this money that would go to paying taxes left in the bank for a rainy day. Hogwash, there are hundreds of people in every single community that the Church could and should help, but neglect them, why?

All these Fellowship halls should pay taxes, which helps the very community this building is in. Fire, Police, and Ambulance services are costly today and Christians should see to it that they are paying their fair share.

So, the Church must pay its property taxes as it helps the community. The Church needs to stop being selfish and start caring for others. The tax that one pays will return, NOT hundreds but thousands of good will comments by the community. However, the question is, does the Church want this goodwill or the money?

In Matthew 17:25-27, it says,

25 He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?” 26 When Peter said, “From strangers,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are exempt. 27 “However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me.”

God’s people must set the example by paying their taxes to the ruling authorities. That is to say; the Church should pay their property taxes on all the buildings owned if they choose to have property. There are many who oppose the Church because of not paying their share of the tax load. By the Church paying their tax load, they render to Caesar the thing that is his.

In Matthew 22:19-21, it says,

19 “Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax.” And they brought Him a denarius. 20 And He said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” 21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.”

If the fellowship had a true understanding of what is the Church, they would see that they are paying taxes on their personal income. If the fellowship saw the building for what it is and paid their taxes, eventually, this would silence the complainers, concerning this tax issue.

Remember these taxes pay for fire, police and ambulance protection. Why should this building that is NOT the Church receive these services for free while others pay for this protection? Not Paying one’s taxes is a major hindrance to the ministry of the Gospel message.

The Church is people, not a building; buildings will not enter heaven only people will walk through the gates of Heaven.

The Only Denomination is Christianity

The name Christian, first given to believers in Antioch, and it has been with the followers of Jesus Christ ever since. Using the title, Christian one is saying that we belong to Jesus and are not frightened to speak out in His name.

In Acts 11:26, it says,

26 … The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

The only title we should concern ourselves with is being called a Christian, taking the name of our savior. Christians around the world need to return to their roots and throw off these human-made titles. When done, maybe one will be able to see clearly and see no color or sex. Then we truly are equal according to the Scripture in the order of creation.

There are over 35,000 denominations worldwide with most putting their name first, is truly sad. Here is a list of the 15 largest Protestant Denomination in the United States alone. This information comes from, The Christian Post.

  1. Southern Baptist Convention: 16.2 million members
  2. The United Methodist Church: 7.8 million members
  3. The Church of God in Christ: 5.5 million members
  4. National Baptist Convention: 5.0 million members
  5. Evangelical Lutheran Church, U.S.A.: 4.5 million members
  6. National Baptist Convention of America: 3.5 million members
  7. Assemblies of God: 2.9 million members
  8. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): 2.8 million members
  9. African Methodist Episcopal Church: 2.5 million members
  10. National Missionary Baptist Convention of America: 2.5 million members
  11. The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS): 2.3 million members
  12. The Episcopal Church: 2.0 million members
  13. Churches of Christ: 1.6 million members
  14. Pentecostal Assemblies of the World: 1.5 million members
  15. The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church: 1.4 million members

Few use the name Christ or Christian in its organizational name, leaving a sad commentary for the world.

An Individual Becomes a Saint when He or She Believes

There is no individual on this earth that can make someone a Saint. One is a Saint at the moment of his or her conversion experience in the Lord Jesus Christ.

In Romans 1:7, it says,

7 to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Paul is referring to all the believers, not just in Rome as saints, no mention of an individual making them a Saint. We are Saints because of believing in the Lord Jesus Christ and His redemptive work on the Cross.

In Acts 9:13, it says,

13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem; 14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.”

Ananias says Paul was persecuting the saints at Jerusalem, again, no mention of an individual making them a Saint.

In Acts 26:10, it says,

10 “And this is just what I did in Jerusalem; not only did I lock up many of the saints in prisons, having received authority from the chief priests, but also when they were being put to death I cast my vote against them.

Here Paul is talking about how he locked up the saints in Jerusalem, again, still no mention of an individual making them a Saint.

In Romans 15:25, it says,

25 but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints.

Now, Paul is talking about serving the saints, no mention of an individual making them a Saint.

In Acts 9:32, it says,

32 Now as Peter was traveling through all those regions, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.

Peter indicates that all believers living in Lydda were saints, once again, no mention of an individual making them a Saint.

It is the blood of Jesus Christ that makes one a saint, not a denomination and not the Catholic Pope.

The Church is the Moral Compass of a Nation

The rejection of Jesus Christ has done excessive damage to the moral compass of the United States of America. The decay of the moral compass has led to crime, homosexuality, family violence and other problems throughout America. The United States Government’s removal of Jesus Christ from all areas in our life, we have once known has been the major culprit in the degradation of society.

This ethical decay has left the country opened to almost total control by Satan. The cause may be because the Church is content in their comfort zone. If there is any moral fight, the Church just passes-the-buck to a cooperative program of their particular denomination and says they will handle the problem as we do not have time. We as individuals each one of us has a moral obligation and duty to stop or slow this spread of an immoral society for the sake of future generations and their souls.

The Church must shout loud and clear concerning the moral decay happening in America today. That means every Christian has the responsibility to speak out or face Jesus Christ on this issue on the Judgment Day.

The law may protect the homosexual agenda, which has done the greatest damage to the American society than any single sin. The homosexual can say all they wish that it is their Constitutional right to be queer, but it is God’s Word that says they are sinning and bound for Hell.

It would be hard to believe the founding fathers intended for this to happen, to a nation that once believed, “In God, We Trust.”

In Matthew 7:13-14, it says,

13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 “For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

For the Church to remain in silence only demonstrates its apathy toward sin. Thus, it gives credence to the rule of Satan, declaring Satan’s power is greater than God so why even try.

Is this what the Church has become in America today, lacking the endurance to fight the enemy of God? All Christians have the Power of Heaven at their beckoning, yet; we cringe at the sign of hostilities, why?

There is still a chance for the Church to stand up and do the right thing. Trust Jesus Christ, and He will give you a battle cry straight from Heaven, and life will change for the better.

In Matthew 12:25, it says,

25 And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and any city or house divided against itself will not stand.

The Church needs to have a new awakening, and if not, the results will only bring disaster. The Church is quiet on morality issues in America, and this may be their desire to stay in their “Comfort Zone.”

A fat bank account and a big beautiful building will not impress the Lord Jesus Christ when He returns, but faithfulness will.

Conclusion

The Church belongs to Jesus Christ as He is the founder of it. Denominationalism has caused far too many problems in the Church today causing a division. The Church is People, not an inanimate object. The one true leader is Jesus Christ for the worldwide Church. One becomes a Saint at the very moment of conversion no human person can make one a Saint that includes the Pope. The Church cannot have fellowship with an individual in willful sin. Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead for the Church and will return to claim His Church. The Church should be the moral compass of the nation it resides in.

Remember the Church is individual people, not a building.

Sola Scriptura– By Scripture alone

Sola Fide– By Faith alone

Sola Gratia– By Grace alone

Solus Christus– By Christ alone

Soli Deo Gloria– Glory to God alone

Copyright Dr. George L Gallant, ©2016

All quotes are from the: New American Standard Bible, ©1995.

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About Dr. George Gallant

I have had the opportunity to work in many fields in my life, and excelled in all of them. I started as a mechanic in the Army then went to the Infantry in Vietnam. After returning to America, I worked as a mechanic for a few more years off and on until I found a position as a Dialysis Technician until I became a Chief specialist in a major Boston hospital. In 1981, I became a Police Office in a small town in Northeast Georgia and continued to work with law-enforcement for seven years. I also preached the Word of God in the Toccoa community and wished that I could have found a church that would have taken me on to preach every week. In 1993, I became a computer programmer for many years and loved that job much. In 2003, my wife came down with the worst breast cancer one could get, so I retired and took care of her until her passing in 2006. Then in 2007, I moved to China and started teaching both verbal English and American History to high-school students; this by far was the best job I ever had. Sola Scriptura– By Scripture alone Sola Fide– By Faith alone Sola Gratia– By Grace alone Solus Christus– By Christ alone Soli Deo Gloria– Glory to God alone
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4 Responses to The Church

  1. Christ purchased us with his blood not only for Himself but into His church.

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    • That is true, though the Church is people and always has been but many think the Church is a building, and that is what is sad. To enter this Church one must give their lives to Christ. — Thank you for your comment

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  2. Kristen says:

    I will immediately snatch your RSS as I can not find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly let me recognize so that I could subscribe.
    Thanks.

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