I have been asked to demonstrate that being born again doesn’t imply one has to subscribe to a religion. Good enough question.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
This is how Jesus Himself said for us to know Him. He didn’t mention joining any particular church. He does mention that there are 7 churches. These are/were groups of believers along a trade rout. Me personally, I don’t know why he has these 7 churches. Ive been told that they were here for our edification. That we can see our self in each one or some of them. Let the Papist note that there isn’t one in Rome.
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.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Jesus says ye must be born again. Those who aren’t born again but assume they are because their costumed holyman told them they are, have a problem with me saying I can tell if someone doesn’t personally know Jesus. Too bad. Tell it to your costume.
Let us note that Jesus does not tell good brother Nicodemus to go join something. But lets note what He did say. Jesus said that the born again come and go and you don’t know where they came from or where they went. You could be on a train and someone next to you asks you if you would like to meet Jesus. Then he or she gets off and they are gone. No uniform, no flag, no costumed man calling himself by gods name Holy Father. Your lucky if they give you a card with a meeting place on it.
Now if the born again are like the wind that comes and goes, why would one expect a born again to have a religion with a headquarters and a flag and a jail and a bank replete with laundered drug money and costumed holymen parading around withtheir hands folded in phoney prayer.
Yes, deny not the gathering of the saints. I was led by the nose to a gathering of saints. Once one is born again, the holy spirit takes you to where some of them gather, locally. You get to know them and do things together. No central org. Its you and the holy spirit. Now these souls who have been duped into thinking that one has to go to some certain temple and in this temple one will find God, they don’t think God has any power outside the temple. Who knows what else they think. They tell me that…..”oh, the early church had elders and decons”. I wouldn’t worry bout that as much as you should worry about not being born again. Large groups were coming to the lord in Judea and they gathered. Someone had to be the big mouth and decons made sure there were enough chairs and maybe food and water and supervised those who performed these tasks. This is the Church. The body of the saints.
Catholics have been told that their org is Christs church. Jesus founded a church on a man. Silly ninneys…Jesus didnd found a church…he built on it what was already there, and he used the word build when he had his talk with good brother Peter.
He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
It should say that Jesus charged them that they should tell no man that Peter is the first Pope, the head of all believers. A sane and sober look at what just transpired with tell you this….good brother Peter said…..Thou art the the Christ. Jesus goes on to say…upon this rock will I build my church. He didn’t say that upon you Peter I will build my church. Only an idolatrous deceived religious devotee would think that Christs body is built on a man. Yeppers, and there are 1.2 billion of them, just as the Master said there would be. All thru the bible from cover to cover, Jesus is the Rock upon which his church is built on. Its not surprising that devotees stare at the 2nd command and look me straight in the face and tell me….God commands us to make images and to bow befor them. Its easy for them to believe salvation flows forth from a human being.
So in closing….one will not find Jesus recommending anyone to join some org. No set org is even mentioned in the NT. The religions of those days Jesus call horrible names. They earned it. What do you think Jesus would say if he examined the costumed holymen who inhabit the catholic religion? Viper would be too good a name. that would be an insult to all vipers in the world.So what do you want? A relationship with Christ or a cracker in a golden cage.
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