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How has Denominationalism helped the Lord Jesus Christ

May 1, 2017

Reverence

Then the Lord said, Because they draw near with their words and honor Me with their lip service, but they remove their hearts far from Me, and their reverence for me consists of tradition learned by rote

 
How has Denominationalism helped the Lord Jesus Christ.       Article 17    April 31, 2017
What happens to Christianity when denominationalism is practiced on a large scale. The gospel is not given in the manner and tone that Christ gave it. The leadership of these denominations have a belief system that are separate and exclusive unto itself. They stake out a position and they have over the years refined it to a point that it sounds reasonable. Some of the rules and laws are directly opposed to the Bible. All of these denominations talk about Christ as being Savior, but when you start to dig into the meanings of what is published, it is lacking in content of what Christ taught and practiced. Man makes denominationalism, a front for man to make up its own laws and rules and view of God and beliefs for how they believe and how they see God and how their members should see Jesus, and what the people in the pew are supposed to think about Him. How have many of these denominations gotten a foot hold into the bible believing people? People have stopped reading their bible and therefore has looked at what the denomination say about God and Christ and say, that sounds good, I will believe that. Many of these denominations have said that if you believe in this denomination you are saved. Unfortunately people do not know their bible, because they do not read it, and then are led astray.
What are the basics that Christ taught. He was the Messiah that was taught and spoken about in the Old Testament. That John the Baptist would be His for runner. He was the Son of God, but also He was God that came down from heaven in the flesh (John 1-14). He came not to be served, but to serve. He came to save man from their sin. Jesus performed untold miracles to show the people that He was from God and that only God could do these miracles and forgive sin. It was Jesus’ will, to do the will of the Father. He said by faith in Him, confession of that sin, He would forgive them and they would have eternal life in Him. That the Father turned all authority and rule over to Him. Once people believed in Him nobody could be take them out of His hand. What was the sign that everything had been turned over to Jesus, He was obedient to the Father, and His betrayal by one of the disciple. The scourging, the crown of thorns, the mocking, and being nailed to the cross, His piled blood for you and me. But what sealed all of these signs, His resurrection from the dead. Another sign was His resurrection body, He could be seen in the body, then not seen at all. Then through the New Testament He tells His people how they should believe about Him, how they should act, what they should do, and in the end, how they will be taken up to Him in the end. That He would go and prepare a place for us, so we will be with Him for all eternity.
This is where Jesus ran into problems by the ruling class, the Scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, etc. This is the problem today with denominations today. They have the same problem, miracles, calling Himself God, being man and spirit. Healing, that there is an eternity. Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of My father who is in heaven. Mary will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name perform many miracles? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you, depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.” Lawlessness in this day and age could be denominations not acknowledging Jesus for who He is. These denominations are like the Scribes, Pharisees, and the ruling class of the Jews. Now some of these denominations are ruling over the church and leading the people astray.

Before I go any further, God was only too aware of what man could do when He took Israel out of the land of Egypt. God told the people He wanted them to be His people, He would watch out over them, guide them, protect them. They only had to take God at His Word. But what did they do the first chance they had, after a few days of Moses being gone, they had Aaron make a golden calf for them to worship and follow. God had a few simple rules, the 10 commandments. Instead they took those rules and turned them into rules and laws that God had never given them. They turned God into what they thought, they wanted God to be. God warned them over and over to follow Him only, and do His will, or He would send other nations to take them into captivity. God brought them out of Egypt in 1445 BC. The first captivity to Assyrians to the 10 Northern tribes of Israel happened in 859 B.C., when the tribe Judah became so corrupted God sent the Babylonians in 586/587 B.C.
This denomination has the following beliefs.
1.They do not believe in the Trinity. God is one single person. Jesus was created by God, and God created everything else.
Many people believe that a trinitarian verse does not exist. Does that necessarily make it true?because of the word trinity is not in front of the words, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The main focus should be God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit which Christ sent to all believers. God’s Word is true, complete, and is lacking nothing. God’s Word is the only Word that man needs. God does not need other translations of the bible. God’s will cannot be changed by another translation. The bible is the final Word on all matters, no matter what man prints about God, and Christ. Unfortunately, they do not believe God in Hebrews 9:27, “And inasmuch as it is appointed for man to die once, and then the judgment.” The judgment that Christ speaks about here is, are you a believer in Christ or not. If you are, your Spirit goes to be with the Lord.
1. You are my witnesses, declares the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen, In order that you may know and believe in Me, and understand that I am He. Before me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me. I, even I, am the Lord; and there is no Savior besides Me. 2. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 3. Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him. 4. And by common confession great is the mystery of godliness; He was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, beheld by Angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.
1. Isaiah 43:10-11, 2. John 1:1-3, 3. John 14:6-7 4. 1 Timothy 3:16
2. This denomination says they believe in the Bible, but they have their own translation. In the Bible, as an example, how they turn God on His head. 1. They say, In the beginning was The Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. They have separated the Word from God and made His Word a god all unto it self. Make no mistake, God is His Word and, His Word is God. By doing this they can change His Word in any direction or have it say anything they want it to say. If you say you believe in God, His Word is truth, His Bible has no misspoken words, describes God’s love, glory, and His miracles are for all times and seasons. His presence in our lives, His will for our lives, He is the bread of life, He is the Alpha and Omega. Yes, He is the beginning and the end. If a denomination rewrites His Word, it leads many people astray, and the penalty will be on them and the people who are mislead are left with no savior at all. You cannot pick and choose what you want to believe or not believe, because if you don’t believe it all, THEN YOU ARE WORKING AGAINST THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THE FATHER. 2. For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. 3. Every Word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him, do not add to His words least He reprove you, and you be proved a liar. 4. But Jesus answered and said to them, You are mistaken, nor understanding the scriptures, or the power of God. 5. For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. 6. And He said to them, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me. But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men. Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men. 7. I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book; if any takes one away or adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part of the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book. 8. Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do, you shall not add to nor take away from it.
1. John 1:1, 2. Hebrews 4:12, 3. Proverbs 30:5-6, 4. Matthew 22:29, 5. Matthew 24:24, 6. Mark 6:6-7, 7. Revelation 22:18-19, 8. Dueteronomy 12:32
3. This denomination says that Christ died on a stake, instead of a cross for the sins of mankind. Salvation is not through faith alone, but is earned by obedience to God’s commands.
After study of the stake or the cross, stake was the original term in the Bible. The cross did not come along till after the 3rd century. The main point being, His hands and feet were nailed into the wood on either one. The pierced hands and feet, along with the spear into His side is His proof of the crucifixion. That is what made the difference with Thomas.
1. For by grace are you saved through faith,; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. 2. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved. 3. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son , that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. 4. But what does it say? The word is near you in your mouth and in your heart-that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For scripture says, whoever believes in Him will not be dissappointed. 5. For whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved. 6. Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In my house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going. 7. Being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, that He might be just and justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
1. Ephesians 2:8-10, 2. Acts 4:12, 3. John 3:16, 4. Romans 10:8-11, 5. Romans 10:13, 6. John 14:1-4, 7.Romans 3:24-26
4. This organization does not believe in the existence of hell as a place of torment. They believe that man’s existence ends at death. They do acknowledge that God can remember the people on earth, and then be resurrected, but not because you believe in Christ, but all people are raised from the dead. All people will be resurrected at the beginning of the 1000 year reign of Christ. They also believe that Jesus’ body was not resurrected, but only His spirit.
1. The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and cast them into the furnace of fire; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 2. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth there when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves being cast out. 3. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. 4. And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was departing, behold, two men standing in white clothing stood beside them, and they also said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven. 5. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and His image, and whoever receives the mark of his name. 6. And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. 7. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 8. But the cowardly and the unbelieving and the abominable and the murders and the immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone which is the second death. Christ has a body and a Spirit. 9. And He said to them, Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts. See my hands and feet, that it is I myself; touch Me and see, for the spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have. 10. Because Thou wilt not abandon my soul to Hades, nor allow thy Holy One to undergo decay. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of gladness with Thy Presence. 11. And behold, the veil of the Temple was torn from top to bottom, and the earth shook; and the rocks were split, and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many. 12. Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies. 13. When she had said this, she turned around, and behold Jesus was standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking? Supposing Him to be the gardner, she said to Him, Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away. Jesus said to her, Mary! she turned and said to Him in Hebrew, Rabboni! Jesus said to her stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren, and say to them, I ascended to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God. Thomas, one of the 12 disciples, said that I will not believe until I put my finger into the nail holes in His hand and His pierced side, I will not believe. Later all the disciples were in the same room and Jesus called Thomas to come and see and feel His healed wounds. 14. Then He said to Thomas, reach here your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand, and put it into my side; and not unbelieving, but believing. Thomas answered and said to Him, My Lord and my God. 15. Two men on way to Emmaus. And they were conversing with each other about all the things which had taken place. And it came about that while they were conversing and discussing, Jesus Himself approached, and began traveling with them. But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him. And He said to them, What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you are walking? And they stood still, looking sad, 16. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead shall rise first.
Christ can come and go as He wishes. One minute He will be in the room wth the disciples, then gone. He will appear in body form and then disappear. Is God not able to manifest Himself anywhere any time He wants. If God holds all power, and if God has turned all power and authority over to Christ, does that not mean the Son can come and go as He please. According to the bible, they are one and the same.
1. Matthew 13:41-42, 2. Hebrews 4:12, 3. I Thessalonians 4:17, 4. Acts 9:11, 5. Revelation 14:11, 6.Revelation 19:20, 7. Revelation 20:13-14, 8. Revelation 21:8, 9. Luke 24:38-39, 10. Acts 2:27-28, 11.Matthew 27:51-53, 12. John 11:25, 13. John 20:14-17, 14. John 20:27-28, 15. Luke 13:14-19, 16.I Thessalonians, 4:16-17.
5. This denomination also believes the end times began in 1914, this period will end on judgement day. Judgement day begins with armegeddon, this denomination does not believe the bible means torment, but believes that judgment means hope and restoration. They believe that 144,000 of God are from this denomination only. The other part of this is, this denomination believes that the 144,000 will be the judges, along with God and Christ in the Kingdom of God. All other people will go to a place called Paradise. They must not be believe in the New Heaven and Earth.
But the bible says the 144,000 are from the 12 Tribes of Israel and there are 12,000 from each tribe. These 144,000 are sealed by Jesus for the purpose of evangelizing all the gentiles on the earth during the Great Tribulation. The rapture of the believers has taken place and the war between God and the nations will soon take place(Rev 7:1-8). Then, in chapter 14:1 we see Christ standing on Mt Zion and with Him are the 144,000 having Christ’s name and the name of His Father written on their forheads. And they sang a new song that nobody could learn, and these were the ones purchased, never having ever having been defiled by woman, and they follow the Lamb where ever He goes. No lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless. Standing before the throne of God was a great multitude of people who stood before the Throne of Christ and God. These were gentiles, that received Christ through the 144,000 Jews that brought them to Christ during the great tribulation(Rev 7:9-17). This is a far cry from what this denomination believes. After the resurrection of everybody, they will be kings along with God and Christ. This denomination say that only the 144,000 and Christ go into the Kingdom of God. When people die before the resurrection, they go to their place called Paradise. To them Paradise is the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve came into creation. No matter how long you have been dead or yet to die, this is the place you will go. Everybody goes there, believers in Christ, believers in satan, the lairs, immoral people, etc. To be a part of the 144,000, at sometime during ones life they must believe that they are a prophet, state to the denomination that you are a prophet and show them why and then they will validate you being a prophet. The 1914 date is arrived at by taking the date of the temple destruction by the Babylonians, and add 2520 years. They say the destruction of the temple of Jerusalem was in 607 BC, but the bible tells us that the temple was destroyed in 586 or 587 BC. They have missed the age of grace, the time that all peoples can come to Christ by faith. all these points they have missed Christ totally. Below you can read what happens after the age of grace.
Revelelation 20:1-15
And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who was the devil and satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; After these things he must be released for a short time. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark upon their for head and upon their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who had a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years. And when the thousand years are completed, satan will be released from his prison, and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore. And they came up on the broad plane of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; they will be tormented day and night for ever. And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great, and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged according to their deeds. And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire, this is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Believe Jesus when He says, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.”
This chapter is not a metaphor. Please take note, how exacting these words are, detailed to every letter what is going to happen and then the end.
Conclusion
Man is impatient with God because they think that God has given him some authority, wisdom and knowledge to improve upon what God has done. These self willed men will put themselves in God’s place and then build a new translation that rewrites what God is, and how lacking God is when it comes to the working of man. Their translation is not an improvement upon His Word and better reflects mans view on what God has said in His Word. Man can think they can refine it and make it easier to understand. In the process man changes the Word of God, and exalts man in his quest to be like God. If you have your own translation, man can say we do not like exactly like God’s way, our way is a better way.
This is what the what the bible really teaches. And over the years, they keep adding rules and regulation that do impact the relationship between man and God. They tell their converts that you have to do it this way because God has given us the authority to do this. In Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar said in his heart, because I have built this palace, I built this city, I have made it. He had a dream and Daniel told him. That God said this, Daniel 4:17 “This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers, and the decision is a command of the holy ones, in order that the living may know, that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, and bestows it on whom He wishes, and sets over it the lowliest of men.” This should be a reminder to man who thinks he can improve on God’s word and the timing of His events. It is Jesus who gave His blood for our salvation, It is Jesus that told man kind to come to me, have faith in me, I will heal you and give your soul rest. That healing may not be physical, but spiritually, peace in your soul, rest from people who do not like you. This is something no denomination cannot do. It is the personal attention that only Jesus can give. Man made translations have removed many jots and tittles from the bible. When people die, they do not die for a denomination or in a denomination. But at the end of life in Hebrews 9:27 it says, “And in as much as it is appointed for man to die once, and after this comes the judgment.” You have to believe in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. If you do not believe you are judged as a non believer, and your spirit goes to the appropriate place. This is what a denomination that has their own version of the bible, will not tell you. When we accept Him He places a new heart in us, one capable of confessing sin. We know that Christ is in us, and His way is the only way. It is JustJesusandYou. When you belong to Him you know you have a heart, healings, miracles in your life, and the love of God and His presence in your life. Don’t forget, several chapters a day in your bible today and start to learn and receive Him as your savior. Rely on Jesus

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