IS CHRISTIANITY AN IMPORTED RELIGION? (Part three)

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(Continued from part two)

At best defined religion is simply man’s own way of reaching out to God. You, an individual, will decide how best to stand in obeisance before the God of adoration. The first religious appropriation was the woman of Adam’s attempt when she uttered words of Genesis 3:3, “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die;” quite independent of divine protocol. Religion is always a total incongruity with God’s tenet. The woman began by quoting God well in that scripture only to perfect the deviation of religion by the addendum of her personal perceptive stance of “neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”

The acceptable Judaism which Jehovah allowed through Moses had, in the days of Jesus, been stained with religion, causing it to assume the four superstitious headed sects of the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes and the Zealots. Religion is an atypicality. It is a breeding sty of freethinkers. The seat of man’s thought becomes the architectural workshop of the construction of the relationship between God and mortal man. God has to put in place a most accepted relationship between an errant man and Himself. Christianity.

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Christianity is both correctional and salvational. “…Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” [John 1:29]. Only Christianity boasts of an inevitability of the blueprint of celestial citizenry. John 3:3, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” This is essentially categorical. Romans 10:9-10 teaches how to be part of God’s kingdom: 9) “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

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The word ‘confess’ or ‘confession’ is not devised to unearth your sinful acts by asking you to go into the verbal enumeration thereby throwing you into a public opprobrium. Not at all –as so many Church ministers demand before administering the sinners’ prayer. The Greek word is homologeō (hom-ol-og-eh’-o) Thayer Definition: ‘to say the same thing as another, i.e. to agree with, assent; to concede.’

Strong’s Definition: [From a compound of the base of homou (hom-oo’) ‘the same’ and logos (log’-os) ‘something said –including the thought’]; ‘to assent, that is, covenant, acknowledge.’

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This is what the winsomeness of Christianity is all about!

Homologeō, simply put, means to echo in agreement what the word of God says. And what sayeth the Word? 1. Believe in Jesus. 2. Believe that He died for your sin. 3. Believe that He rose from the dead –for your justification. 4. Declare His Lordship over your life (which is the same as “if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus”). It is most definitely all about Jesus and His finished work of salvation. Amen! A refusal to embrace this salvation by grace is an open declaration of war against God. No religion has any true provision for this biblical heavenly bliss.

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I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life, the Almighty!

It is clear who is behind Christianity and if the Personage happens to be the Lord of glory, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the One who was, is, and to come; and the Almighty, then this way of worship is not imported from Israeli’s Shem or from Europe of Japheth. It is providential: the only available avenue for relationship with the eternal Father of light, the One of the Kingdom of the celestial assizes. Amen!

Get born again to become a Christian. Say this prayer, meaning it: “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”  (Conclusion)

Read the 2nd part here.

I KNOW WHY THE CHURCH IS IN DISARRAY (part one)

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If you know or should be endowed with the flimsiest idea of the glorious splendour of God’s majestic enthronement and of the unfathomable power He wields; and an idea of the terribleness of His awesomeness, then you will understand the amazing effect of the astounding privilege involved in the fellowship with the High and Lofty One in the worship of Him! It is the rarest pleasure to stand before the thrice holy God in worship and to call His name. It is an affinity most overpowering. The first church was called out in heaven, in the presence of the Father, even in His celestial assizes. The head of praise and worship of the celestial church, no doubt, was Lucifer (Ezekiel 28:13, 14).

                                                                   

                                                             

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Lucifer, an angel of music.

Lucifer, in his own thinking (his fatal flaw), thought it not robbery to be equal with his God (an evil falsehood). At his creation, Lucifer was named by Christ, his LORD, and quite not unlike Adam, who came after him, and was instructed with, “….dress it and keep it” Genesis 2:15, so was Lucifer told by the same Christ to “cover”, Ezekiel 28:14. Lucifer is called the anointed cherub which made him the angelic being of the highest hierarchical order. As the anointed cherub he was appointed the protector of the throne room as the word ‘anointed’ in Hebrew mimshach: ‘expansion ; outspread i.e. with outstretched wings (from ‘rubbing with oil’ in the sense of spreading it)’ testify. The word ‘covereth’ sakak (saw-kak) means: ‘to entwine as a screen; by implication to fence in, cover over, (figuratively) protect.’ He was the head of the angels, the first born of all intelligent beings. His protective role probably gave him an ill-conceived impression of God’s likelihood weakness thus can be pressurized to cave in. The thought of expanding his sphere was Lucifer’s undoing. Lucifer fell! In Genesis 2:15, the word ‘dress’ is, abad {(aw-bad): ‘to work (in any sense); by implication to serve, till, (causatively) enslave}’; which by implication, makes Adam a priestly minister working in the LORD’s vineyard. Lucifer’s fall took place in the very courtroom of heaven. Judgment fell on him and his collaborating angels, sending them to hell. The church in heaven, at the demise of Lucifer, never came to a halt.

Adam sinned right there in the church: for Christ, the LORD God, communed with them every evening in line with Adam’s sacerdotal office. If Adam, like Lucifer, had committed his disobedient sin in God’s throne room physically we would probably not be here now. Maybe it is the reason why Christ did not show up while they were about to munch the destructive fruit (the same evil doctrinal fruit Satan continues to feed the misled church leaders). Adam received forgiveness, so the Church’s seed was kept alive and intact. The Church, if you ask me, is the first born to occupy God’s dream, kept a top, classified secret in the Father, Romans 16:25, Ephesians 3:3-6 & 9, Acts10:28, 1Corinthians 2:7-8 and Colossians 1:18, 25-27. In heaven, Lucifer worshipped freely as he saw fit; on earth God Himself was their covering in worship such that when they sinned He covered them, showing them how to escape the second death. This aided man, being God’s most treasured property. When God destroyed the earth in the great deluge He salvaged the Church in the ark. With eight souls HE saved the Church, eight being the number of new beginning. Tebah (tay-baw) is the Hebrew word for ark, meaning ‘a treasure box.’ Noah’s name means rest, a reminiscence of Sabbath.

The Devil, having lost, lived to his devilish billing in his resolve to destroy God’s church which he could no longer preside over again. He put wrong ideas in Adam. Lucifer was the first to receive wrong ideas inside him. Most definitely, God brought those probatory thoughts into Lucifer. The same evil thoughts Lucifer brought to scuttle Adam’s own probity. “Another first born should suffer abortion”, was Lucifer’s wicked intonation. Not wary of the serpent’s diabolical innuendos, another first born fell!

Today, the Church is fraught with wrong doctrinal dogmas based on mangled scriptures to entrench satanic hold on local assemblies, a very many of whom are directly working for the antichrist. It is for this reason we see the disarray in the Church of the Living God. My own Rev. Chris Okotie will say, “Some of these pastors are sincere, but they are sincerely wrong!” I agree absolutely. Do we not have God’s protocol, the holy writ called the Bible to guide us? Many Church leaders will rather seek dogmatic rules from logical phenomena. Before the time of the incarnation of Christ, the Jehovah inspired Mosaic form of Jewish worship of the true God, which had metamorphosed into a Kabbalistic Judaism, had left the apostate Jewry divided into an irreconcilable four: Pharisee, Sadducee, Essene and Zealot (4 is the number of creation, hence, this is a Jewish creation of religious vandalism).

God is never of confusion, 1Corrinthians 14:33. The legalistic Pharisee sounded the clarion call, “Let’s go back to the old order!” That being the period of legalistic constraints, with the laws staring harshly at all and sundry. “Let’s move forward to a new order,” was the dictate of the Sadducees, whose doctrines reject resurrection, the existence of angels and spirit. When you move without the leading of the Holy Spirit it turns out to be an aimless, unfruitful venture – bad business! “It’s a polluted world, in seclusion we should be,” was the spiritual agreement of the Essenes, hence, they began to live in ascetic monastery. They began a holier than thou religious movement which was so judgmental, seeing no good thing other than their perceptive understanding. The Zealots were very militant so, “Let’s war against Rome and reclaim our freedom!” Could God have drawn and played this religious game? If HE would not, then the identity of such a perpetrator cannot be a mystery. It is the very gate-crasher of Garden of Eden, who did it all over again, spreading doctrines of calumny.

Lucifer, knowing where the truth resides, did not waste time in his guileful conscription of Cerinthus, who got entangled in Docetic ideas hued in Gnosticism, in the Apostolic Era, drawing the ire of John who wrote in 1John 4:3, “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” Of them he also penned, “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds;” 2John 1:10-11. Cerinthus had taught that Christ was merely a consciousness, having no physical existence.

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