Sunday, May 4, 2014

Beware the "Super Christian" With No Home Church

How do you justify denominations and a "home church"?
There is so much apostasy, and cultural paganism in the church?
Denominations are craziness!
Your response.

As a Christian, pastor,  Bible teacher and student I will answer this broad accusing statement. ( I narrowed down the rambling bitter question for some clarity)
Before reading my response please ask yourself  if you really want the answer or are you just spouting a unformed opinion?

First of all know Jesus Christ who was fully God and fully man died on the cross to pay for the sins of all who would turn (repent) of their sins and confess Him as Lord.  This gives all who believe pardon for sins, peace with God and eternal life with the Father in Heaven.

Ephesians 2:8-9
New International Version (NIV)
“8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.”

The world and times are diverse.  Form, culture and sociological customs vary from country to country and have changed over centuries.

What does matter is that in worship the Bible is preached, the Bible is prayed and  sung,  heard and seen in communion and baptism .

The purpose of the church is to worship, make disciples though missions and ministries, and evangelize the lost.

The church is and worship are of major importance  just as it was for Jesus and the Apostles.

Luke 4:16 New International Version (NIV)
“16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read,”

Hebrews 10:25
New International Version (NIV)
“25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

You must ask yourself and the Lord “Am I saved?” 
If so, serve your King and Heavenly Father with you brother and sisters.  If you are a child of God you are not an orphan.
Griping never helped the cause of Christ to my knowledge.
Though many keep griping and frustrate and discourage themselves and others.

Know you are saved and serve.

Have liberty in who and how you serve

2 Corinthians 3:17  New International Version (NIV)
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Do not curse yourself and be more religious than Jesus.

Christians are the family of God and not orphans.

Do not be the obnoxious "Lone Ranger" thinking you are the only one that has it right.

Craziness would be to not serve your Savior and King with the spirit of thankfulness. 

Find a church - get to work.

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