All Wrong

They are doing it, and don’t even realize it!

Bloggers, news reports, church denominations, individuals, and worse is the pastor’s proclamation of the ‘Church’ losing numbers that has assumed it to be true.

What is it? It is the fact that when they,or whomever talk about the ‘Church’ losing people, young or old. They are insinuating that to be the ‘Church’ you have to be ‘in’ the ‘church’ building to be counted as one of the ‘Church’. (When I use the church designation, I will us the small ‘c’ as the local church, and the large ‘C’ as the Church as a whole. This always needs to be distinguished in any article or discussion.)

As a point of reference, when talking to people about “church” always start with the Corporate Church,(this is why I like using the word ‘body’) using the corporate body as the example dictates what the local body is in definition. Not the other way around.

The mentality of our understanding of the ‘Church’ by being in ‘church’ and using our influence of what we think and do to be the church is absurd.This is not the tail wagging the dog thing!

We sometimes think that because a few things are working, or you are doing your part in the church that it is the way it is supposed to be, but this is so far from the truth that it doesn’t make sense. It is like you can’t see the forrest because of the trees!

What needs to be discussed first is the actually the meaning of the word “church”. What has happened over the centuries we have lost the meaning of God’s People. We have boxed the meaning of it, literally!! Get it! LOL God’s people have never been designed to be in one location on a certain day of the week. Unless you mean Adam and Eve as the first ‘church’. Worship was not intended to be what it is today by along shot, it was ‘God and his creation communing together in the world that He created’. How this is changed!!

If this sounds familiar, it is because this is the Garden  of Eden story and also(Good News) this is what is in the end also. Revelation 21-22! Humanity has hijacked God’s world and along with the ‘christians’ have gone their own way to further their own destruction. But it is the resurrection of Jesus that has begun the ‘New Creation’ of God’s world and His government that we will again commune with Him, all of us.

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Outside Sources

Question. Who uses outside sources in their biblical studies, either at church,home or just personally use things. Things like theology based research on a topic, or summary of a theme in the bible, that you needed clarification or just insight on. This is also a very hot topic with me the last few months, it is the rare occasion that when a ‘christian’ does read a topic it is a very superficial subject  of the human condition, that it is trying to make everything alright with you if you will just buckle down and do this and that and that is what is the problem with ‘their christianity’ in the church’s.

This is something that is a major concern in my opinion to  ‘christianity’ is the emphasis on the ‘singleness’ of the body, and not the body itself. The body of Christ has no idea what it is,what it is supposed to do, and when! So how do you expect the parts to be what they are if they don’t know what the body is? One Body, One Spirit, One God.

But I digress, O.T. and N.T. both need help(not the bible itself) in ‘our eyes’ because of the way we have looked at it the 500 years. We have either taken things literal or have taken things out of context, even worse, we have looked at the bible thru our 2018 glasses and seen something that is not there, when we should of looked at the bible with our 1st Century glasses and seen and heard a totally different story. It’s there, just be ready for it.

Other than Theology(people that study a subject or a person for years to know all they can know) books there are other avenues to use such as video’s,audio, blogs, speakers, Theology papers, Old manuscripts, archaeological news, Apocrypha,  Pseudepigraha and their are others beyond this.

The bible was not written to us, but for us.  Let this sink in.

We must not duplicate it, but learn from it. Know what it is, and why.

Learn, Learn, and Learn some more.

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Garden of Eden

I am curious why the “Gospel” is never traced back to the Garden of Eden as reference?

Seems logical to me. But never is!

Anyone….

Anyone….

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I hate to do it.

I hate to do it, but I feel I must.

I have to steal a saying in our society that is very prevalent in the news,heck it is the news. What is worse, is that I must mix it with religion.

Yes, IS there FAKE NEWS IN CHURCH?

Yes I said it.

I want to come at this from two angles, there should’t be one angle,let alone two, which is sad.

The first one is ‘Do Pastors or clergy make up things,or points in their sermons to prove a point? What!? How could this be? Why, would a clergy do this? About what would he use ‘fake news’ to make a point?

Let’s go to the second angle, How would the ‘church’ know? This is so hard to tell which one of these is the worst, but I lean towards the second. (Maybe this is the reason ‘we’, the ‘church’ are where we are at now)

Does anyone every study the bible, let alone read it anymore? My observations have led me down the path that says  reading is down, and studying is way down. Now, you should notice that if you correct the second, it will fix the first in time.

God’s people must know him in an intimate way as to not see when something is said or done that is not of God. That is our DNA to be of God and his word.

God’s people for to long have just taking their teaspoon of the ‘message’ on sunday morning and assumed it would get them bye, let alone they thought it might be wrong. God is holding us accountable to know his word and what it means. I challenge you today to know God’s word and hold it close to your heart to know that it is good, and not Fake News.

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Old Covenant-New Covenant

Christianity thru the denominations are sending a mixed message to the world that is hampering the gospel.

Denominations thru their church’s are living thru the old covenant with the hint of the new covenant coming. This is the issue that is holding back the body of Jesus from being what it was meant to be.

If you are in the ‘church'(building) of any denomination, you are emphasizing the old covenant’s structure and God’s intentions of his keeping the body of God together with the ‘law’ to restrain the ability of idolatry to have any more affect on his people. It is this inability to succeed in the ‘law’ that was used in with the body of God of Israel that should show us that it doesn’t work, it only brings it out more of our inability to do it within these parameters, that there is a much better way of being Christ like,as in the new covenant.

The new covenant reiterates that we(christians/believers) are of the New Temple, Christ was much greater than of the old one. Matthew 12.6 tells us that something greater than the temple is now here! Christ.

The ‘church’ (christianity,denominations) are portraying that we are still slaves to the old covenant, with its ritualistic practices of the days of Israel, keeps us from the freedom of the shackles. This is the old covenant’s definition. God’s new covenant is the reality of us being free, free from the constraints of being in sin,which was what the ‘law’ was, we are now free from this by being in ‘Grace’ of the Lord. Galatians 3.23 speaks of this as we were imprisoned and guarded until faith was revealed to us, which is of the new covenant.

The emphasis that should mainly pointed out is that the practices,traditions of old are not what God’s desires are for us since we are of the ‘New Creation’ now. We are to ‘be’ of this new creation in a different way. So set down your old ways ‘christianity’ and be wholly of the New Covenant!

This will be a big paradigm shift for a lot of people, but if we understand what the purpose of God’s new covenant’s design we will be rewarded with God’s presence.

 

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God

The scriptures are ‘God’s story’ of himself,his people and his world/kingdom. All things mentioned in the scriptures are from God’s desires and creation of his kingdom. God’s perspective of his people being of his creation are of his plan to be in and of  His creation.

This is very important to remember in our reading and understanding the theme of the bible, the whole bible, not books,not verses, not testament’s but the ‘whole storyline’. To many times we use a phrase, a verse, a story to dictate the whole bible’s meaning. This is a very bad mistake that people make, it let’s them to fill in everything around this verse or story to make their whole storyline of the bible. Wrong!

The ‘Storyline’, or ‘Theme’ or ‘Paradigm’ of the Bible is only ‘seen’ if we take into account the whole bible and it’s flow of God’s direction of message to his people.  There are multiple stories, passages and topics that have made the ‘whole’ bible’s intent, when we use it as a subplot, or at the most an incident!  It will be a “OMG” moment when you take inconsideration the whole message of the bible and it’s connection of all the things that God has placed in the scriptures together that have made up the script of God and his people and his circumstances that has given us the real ‘true’ storyline.

Read larger chunk’s of the bible at a time starting with ‘the beginning’ of the story so your understanding will not be subverted on something small, that you make big. Reading 1 or 2 chapters at a time will allow you to see a bigger picture, then piecing the next 1 or 2 chapters to continuing this plan.

Go now and ‘SEE’ the big picture of God!

 

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Kingdom Theology

Is this what has been missing in the theme(paradigm) of understanding the scriptures of Christianity?

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