Greetings in The Mighty Name of Jesus, The Christ!!!
This is the Second part of Christians In Chaos, as we continue to look at Why people are not coming to a church( Denomination) and that most are Seeking the True Church.
Matthew 5:13 KJV
"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."
7) The issue of clerical sexual abuse - The issue of clerical sexual abuse is a severe problem that has damaged the reputation of the Catholic Church and other Christian denominations. This issue makes it difficult for Christians to trust the church and its leaders.
This is has so many underlining issues that to get at the root would take a message in its self. But the First Issue as to the beginning of this cause is that Jesus did not Select most of these people who hold a Office, but were chosen by Man and Satan. The Second Issue is the Teachings, the Doctrine of these churches that Hold No One Accountable. The Offices that Jesus set, Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher would have taken care of Both of these issues.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 KJV
"13 For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
Ephesians 2:19-22 KJV
"19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone]; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit."
Ephesians 4:10-14 KJV
"10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;"
This issue runs far and deep, for when there is Not The Order Of Jesus, The Father, The Spirit, then Men and Satan will bring forth Illusions Of Greatness!!!
8) The issue of hypocrisy -- Many people see Christians as hypocrites because they often fail to live up to the standards that they preach. This hypocrisy makes it difficult for Christians to share their faith.
Once again, this is a Two Edge Sword. For we know that while we live on this Earth that Perfections Eludes us, for WE say no one is Perfect, but yet The Father says that we are to BE Perfect as He Is, so then, herein lies a problem, not with God, but with Man. When we do not Weigh Our Lives to God’s Standards, then Perfection can never be achieved. Man and Satan take advantage of this and will use every excuse under Heaven Not To Be Perfect. The other part of the Edge Of The Sword is this, that too many Claim Jesus as Savior, but not as Lord. Yes, they may say that Jesus is their Lord and Savior, but unless there are Changes from Ungodliness to Godliness, then Jesus cannot be Lord. Yes we are Save By Grace and that not of ourselves, but Jesus says that He took care of the Spiritually end of Sin making Him Savior, but to Prove that Jesus is Lord, we must deal with the Mind, Soul and Flesh. Many are Taught, even have Doctrine, saying all we have to do to be Saved, to Enter The Kingdom Of Heaven is to Confess With Our Mouths that Jesus is Lord and Savior. Though you can find a few Scriptures to back this, we are to Live By The Whole, Entire Scriptures.
Deuteronomy 18:13 KJV
“Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God."
Leviticus 20:7 KJV
“Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I [am] the LORD your God."
Matthew 5:48 KJV
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."
1 Peter 1:15 KJV
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;"
Another issue with this, is that the church (Denominations), teach you History instead of How To Live Godly. Most do it out of Fear Of Not Being Accepted so they are always trying to Prove They Are Right. In all of the churches that I have visited, NOT One Taught, How To Live, How To Make Jesus Lord Over My Life, NOT ONE!!!
9) The issue of intolerance -- Some Christians are intolerant of people who have different beliefs. This intolerance is making it difficult for Christians to build relationships with people who are not Christian.
Here’s the answer, WE THE Church (NO Denomination), are to be INTOLERANT of People who do not Serve The Jesus that Saved Us From Sin. Too many take “Love Your Neighbor” and have Morphed it into a Worldly Love, to be Acceptable Of All Men and Women NO Matter Who Is THEIR MASTER. I do Not Accept those who go Against The Word, Against The Holy Spirit, I do Not Tolerate Them, but tell them The Truth In Love, making it Their Choice to Accept Jesus or not. Then, for the most part, WALK Away, knowing they are My Enemy, they are Jesus Enemy!!! Didn’t Jesus tell the First Apostles likewise, that if the Gospel was Not Accepted, then to Leave and to shake the very dust from their feet, that Judgment would be more Tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha then for them…are we not to be likewise?
Matthew 10:11-15 KJV
"11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city."
The meaning of Intolerance today is Man Made, is The Will Of Satan, not Jesus, not The Father, not The Holy Spirit!
10) The issue of judgmentalism -- Some Christians judge people who do not live up to their standards. This judgment makes it difficult for people to feel welcome in the church.
We, The Church, are to Judge All Things, even All People. Too many of you Stand on this, “Judge not and you will not be Judged…”, but I tell you who do so, are Judged already. For the rest of that Scripture tells us to get Our Own Act Together before You Judge anyone else and here is where the False Teaching begins. We go back to the Hypocrisy, Not Living According To God’s Holy Word. The Scriptures tells us that we are to Judge that which is Right or Wrong, else why would there be God’s Word anyway? Also, why would Scripture’s tell us the Order Of Judgment Within The Church, if we are not to Judge? I will only give one set of Scriptures for this, you need to Study The Word to find the rest.
Matthew 7:1-5 KJV
"1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam [is] in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."
11) The issue of legalism -- Some Christians are legalistic, meaning they are focused on following rules and regulations rather than having a relationship with God. This legalism makes it difficult for people to experience the joy of the Christian life.
We, The Blood Bought, are to Follow Jesus Word To The Letter which means, we have to Follow Rules. In Following The Rules that Jesus has set and demands, within Following The Rules, we find Peace, we find Joy, we find Love that The World cannot have, nor can they truly experience it. In Order to Call Jesus Lord, not Savior, we MUST Follow His Rules!
Luke 6:46 KJV
“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?"
John 14:15 KJV
“If ye love me, keep my commandments."
12) The issue of materialism -- Some Christians have become materialistic, meaning they are more focused on material possessions than their relationship with God. This materialism makes it difficult for Christians to live a simple and humble life.
First off, Living The Life that Jesus Requires is Not Easy, in some cases it is very difficult, but, in doing so, it is a Humbling Experience. The World teaches Materialism, The Scriptures teaches Against Materialism. With that being said, that does not mean that a Blood Bought cannot have Riches, have Materials Of Comfort, but it is The Heart That Matters! Jesus said that Where Our Hearts Are, that Is Where Our Treasure Is. So then, if one is Focused on Worldly Possessions and not Focused on Heavenly Things, then this in it’s self is a Sin, making Jesus Not Lord Over Their Lives!!!
Matthew 6:21 KJV
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
Luke 12:21 KJV
“So [is] he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
We should be able to Lose everything in this World, knowing that we have Jesus, but if you Lose Jesus, then you have nothing!!!
These two messages are to Wake Up The Body Of Christ, The Blood Bought, The Church in seeing that these Denominations that call themselves The Church, are really Ministers Of Satan in disguise, manipulating you in a False Doctrine, keeping us Divided, keeping us from being The True Church that Jesus Died For.
There is only One Word, there is only One Jesus, there is only One Holy Spirit and All Three Agree with No Division Among Themselves, so, there cannot be Thousands of Churches, Thousands of Doctrine, Thousands of The Holy Spirit speaking different things, but only that in which Man and Satan has devised!
Hebrews 5:12 KJV
“For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which [be] the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat."
Amen and Amen!!!