Originally posted by 547000
reply to post by NOTurTypical
That's really working out well, isn't it? 30,000+ denominations, each who believe they have the Holy Spirit guiding them because of their opinions
when reading the bible. Maybe the Catholic Church is correct when it suggests that the apostles and successors and the Church would be led by the Holy
Spirit into truth, since reality shows individuals are not.
If the Holy Spirit was guiding them they would not teach seperation, and if the Holy Spirit did guide them to seperate the church they started would
look nothing like todays church.
I do believe that the modern church is not the creation of God. The church does not look or feel anything like the church in the New Testament.
Jesus promises to give gifts of prophesy and healing to people. The New Testament church could be viewed more like an AA meeting than what we have
The church in the New Testament is more like a group of equals meeting to talk about all aspects of life, building each other up, holding each other
accountable. Developing a personal relationship with your brothers and sisters that are all part of one family. The church has destroyed this type
of relationship building.
The gifts of the New Testament were given to people based on their faith. If you don’t believe you can heal someone that you most certainly won’t
be able to you. If the church of the New Testament existed we would all be building each other’s faiths up, constantly encouraging each other,
sharing our homes and our possession as if we were caring for our nearest and dearest sibling. Maybe if we had churches that built every member faith
up we would still see these gifts today.
The church of today simply does not do this. People attend simply because they know god is real and they want to honor him. We do this because we
have faith. If we are honest with ourselves we know that we are at church to honor God and we are not there building a relationship with God through
our brothers and sisters the way we ought to be.
The church creates a hierarchy, hierarchy creates separation. It is this hierarchy that creates denominations. When you create a hierarchy you
create leaders, when you create leaders you create leadership. Once you create leadership you create a struggle for the leadership. This struggle to
In the Christian church there is one High Priest, One teacher, and only one leader. This is Christ. You go to church and you are lucky to hear just
one passage from the bible. I urge you listen to your bible on audio and compare it to the message you get at church. The message from the bible is
one of the most beautiful things to listen to.
The lack of the scripture being read at God’s church is also not God’s plans. God promises all believers the Holy Spirit. He also promises that
the Holy Spirit will interpret the word. It would be better to go to a church that read scripture for one hour a week, then what we do today.
We have prepared messages. When you have a prepared message you have written this. We should be reading scripture together letting the Holy Spirit
guide each of us. Each will hear a message from the Holy Spirit and each will add to the message. In this way we are all teachers, and we are all
Today’s church is the one that is being revealed as the anti-Christ in the Bible. Satan built it up and gave it a mouth to speak. It blasphemes
God. Keeping its members from building up faith through true fellowship.
Preparing messages that stifle the word of God and keep the Holy Spirit shut up inside each of us. We are in the those times. We are being called
to defend our Christ and his message. Sadly most of you will only believe that I am crazy because you have been deceived by the one who pretends to
be an angel of light.
Christians a house divided against itself cannot stand. We are divided and we shall fall.