Monday, May 2, 2016

Forsake Not The Spiritual Laboratory

"God does not do collectives?"  Uh . . . ever heard of the "Chosen PEOPLE"? 

"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. "The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt"  --Deut. 7:6-8

I could provide numerous verses to show that God works collectively as well as individually.

God created nations.  (Gen. 10:1-11:26) 

But the point is kind of moot.  Jason didn't and does not say that God saves "Presbyterians" only.  That is not at all the point of the video. 

While I am not a "member" of a church currently I do agree with God that it is important not to  "neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near."  --Heb. 10:25

Being a follower of Christ is not wholly an individual affair.  We are to "doers" not just "hearers".  "But don't just listen to God's word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves."  --James 1:22  And sitting alone with your Bible under the tree does not provide much opportunity to put your belief into action.  It is when we are in relationships that we are tested and our professions challenged in action, not just in word.  We are to love God with all our hearts AND also one another.  Living alone, acting alone, retreated from others . . . is not what Jesus taught--this is what the Eastern religions teach. 

We are not to live in the abstract, but in the real world, in interaction, where our beliefs and faith can be put to use, honed, developed.  The visible "church" is a special, set apart gathering for this--a "spiritual laboratory", if you will, where we learn to love one another, bear each others' burdens, strengthen and encourage and check. . . .


1 comment:

Mark said...

Is ones "church" 501c3? If it is enslaved(under contract or in agreement)with Pharo for money in this world

Jerimiah 32:12
“And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine uncle's son, and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the court of the prison.”

Under a guberment created by Mormons and Masons the ones that where the aprons with the eye of Ra Pharos God of the all seeing eye.Yeah this goes way back.

If A church is 501c3 its in the "book of purchase" by being tax free.

My observation in the labrtory is truly seperation of church in state.

Remember deception/ is the liars game.....be careful thats all

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