“…I have come in My Father’s name, and you have not received Me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will receive him. How can you believe if you accept glory from one another, yet do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, in whom you have put your hope…”
God wrote the Eternal Ten Commandments but Moses was the writers of all of the ceremonial laws that were read to the people and enforced by the priests out of Holy Scripture.
Moses’ Law was very religious, visual, traditional and required a lot of conscious human compliance and effort, dos and don’ts, ceremonies and rituals which no one can perfectly keep. It was intended to be temporary and show men their transgressions and weaknesses and innate inability to save themselves. Christ came to deliver us from the curse of the LAW. And we are not to return to it.
But this is exactly what most Christians have fallen back into practicing except they are being governed by their own twisted theologies and philosophies of religions that cannot save. They have created God in their image and have mistranslated GOD’S HOLY SCRIPTURES to accommodate their human and wicked morals and pagan traditions.
They acknowledge each other’s version of Christianity and religious practices – suggesting that there are many ways to holiness and eternal salvation – implying that there isn’t ONE ETERNAL DIVINE TRUTH but many gods.
Most Christians acknowledge and honor the false gods and rituals of pagans and have exchanged God’s Seventh Day Sabbath for the first day of the week – Sun-god day – brazenly disobeying the eternal fourth commandment and rewriting GOD’S Eternal Moral Codes.
Most Contemporary Christians idolize and glorify each other’s fabricated Faiths as well as validate and ordain their own shepherds/pastors absent of them having repented and absent of them having been chosen by God, baptized by burial into water in His name, gifted by GOD with His Holy Spirit as evidenced through the speaking in tongue and absent of them being anointed and appointed as God’s Messenger.
Many of today’s Pastors and Preachers are humanly called and not chosen by God although many claim to be chosen. And some men, more honorable than myself, have willingly and sacrificially pursued the Pastoral Office Honorably. May God Help Them and May God Be Praised.
Those who are chosen through human agencies and selfish ambition, subscribe to the credentialing religious system and have their credentials along with their ministerial calling awarded to them through men and mankind’s institutions of Christian religions and/or academic institutions. They learn how to preach according to their particular denominational/cultural traditions. They learn how to baptize and receive members into their organized religions and churches in accordance with their church’s doctrines and traditional beliefs. The actual Commandments, Laws and Practices of Christ and His authentic Apostles are not central to most Modern Day Christian sects. Most Contemporary Christian Congregations are more concerned with being faithful to their belief systems and traditions than they are in keeping the Eternal Commandments of YHVH and entering into the ONE TRUE Ekklesia of Christ as instructed by Christ and His Apostle (Acts 2:38). Most of today’s Christians are more concerned with a Pastor’s academic pedigree, political correctness, denominational loyalty, political party allegiance, church growth and prospering ability than they are about his salvation being genuine and in accordance with scripture and his calling being divine and sanctioned by GOD Himself. Most contemporary Christians as well as traditional Protestants and Catholics, are hell-bent on perpetuating their institutional distinction, theology, policy, tradition and religion. They are not interested in Surrendering unto YHVH, Obeying and Submitting to GOD’S Commandments, REPENTING and being BAPTIZED in the name of CHRIST the LORD and receiving the promised gift and sign of adoption evidenced through the sign of speaking in tongue. They seem to be only interested in how they compare to each other with regards to status and wealth.
Most of today’s preachers are from men and so is their glory, whereas God’s Holy Men are from the Kingdom of God, chosen by FATHER GOD and sent by FATHER GOD in CHRIST. And, despite the feminist movement, all of GOD’S Chosen and Sent Pastors and shepherds have always been men. (1 Timothy 2:12) Any deviation from this principle of leadership in the body of Christ is perverted and of Satan.
In the Book of Romans, Paul greets us and introduces himself as, “A SLAVE OF CHRIST JESUS, CALLED AS AN APOSTLE AND SINGLED OUT FOR GOD’S GOOD NEWS— which He promised long ago through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures— concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was a descendant of David according to the flesh …” (Romans 1)
And again in 1 Timothy 1:1 Paul introduces himself as, “AN APOSTLE OF CHRIST JESUS BY THE COMMAND OF GOD OUR SAVIOR AND OF CHRIST JESUS OUR HOPE.”
Please notice that the Apostle Paul did not try to qualify himself other than to say that he was a “Slave of Christ” and “An Apostle of Christ Jesus by the Command of God.”
But in today formal Contemporary Christianity, the Pastor’s or Preacher’s introduction may read like this:
Reverend Doctor so-and-so received a BA from Western University in 1973. She received her Masters of Divinity from Trinity University in 1978. She attended the University of Glory Theological Seminary, receiving her Doctorate of Divinity in 1981. While attending seminary, she was appointed as pastor of Freewill Fire Baptized Methodist Church, Happy Town, USA where she served 10 years before becoming the Pastor of World International Christian Center, Inclusion, USA.
It is rare if ever that a Pastor’s introduction includes his or her conversion and salvation experience and is expressed in terms of being saved according to the commands of CHRIST and the Teachings of His Apostles, i.e. obedience to John 3:3-7 and Acts 2:38.
Nowadays, it seems to all be about Credentials, Charisma and Cash. (The Holy Trinity of the contemporary Christian church)
As our Scripture text indicates, “How can we believe if we accept glory from one another, yet do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?”
It stands to reason that we don’t believe GOD’S WORD and TRUST and OBEY HIS Commandments when we glory in one another (The Flesh and the wisdom of mankind) and are therefore lost because we have glorified each other and each other’s version of salvation instead of seeking for the One True Glory of Salvation that comes only from the One TRUE GOD of GLORY.
I am afraid that what most of us call Christianity has nothing to do with the authentic message of Salvation in CHRIST.
How do we convince contemporary Christians that their Christianity is wrong and that they need genuine salvation? How do we convince believers to return to the authentic Faith of Christ and His Apostles?
WE DO NOT!
Jesus replied. “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.” (John 6:44)
“This promise belongs to you and to your children and to all who are far off, to all whom the Lord our God will call to Himself.” (Acts 2:39)
Unless The Father Draws us, we can’t come to know Him or know the TRUTH of genuine Salvation.
I pray that YHVH draws us out of the dark deceptions of Satan and pseudo-Christianity into His Marvelous Light of Truth and Eternal Salvation. Amen.
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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!