No Church schism; no being unequally yoked!

A True Church is a body or community of real people, not a building. “So that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.” -Philippians 2:15

“Jesus was Jewish. His disciples were Jewish. In the prevailing Christian view, the Bible was written by forty authors. Of these, thirty-nine were Jewish. The fortieth, Luke, was likely a convert to Judaism. None of the earliest Christians believed that they were starting a new religion. They merely sought to spread the news that Jewish prophecy had been fulfilled by the arrival of the Jewish Messiah.” –STANDING With ISRAEL, David Brog

“The Christian Church. The Church is the Body of Christ. Its members belong to Christ’s new humanity and are called and sent to live in the world in the power of the Spirit, worshipping God, confessing His truth, proclaiming the Good News of Christ, supporting one another in love, and giving themselves in sacrificial service to others, especially those in need. Its great mission is to make disciples of all nations and to equip the saints for service and good works.” -Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The Bible’s definition of Church
This is the deceived Church under control of the anti-Christ! “Fully 99% of Republicans in Congress identify as Christians.” This is appalling!!! Take NO OATHS!!! Holy Nation is Theocracy! Come out of the harlot! Come out of the world and be separate!

Differences which threaten church unity: (1) doctrinal differences. Sources claim there are thousands of denominations, thus severing Christian unity. This is a ploy of the evil one to cause much confusion about the Christian faith, especially to the lost and unbelieving. Woe! From Jesus’ eternal perspective there is only One Church! (2) personal differences (caused by personal wrongs); (3) personality differences; (4) methodological differences over how to do the Lord’s work. Be sure your personal faith aligns with Jesus- keep your eyes fixed upon Him- learn from Him! Do not be a deceived Church.

Commentary: IRS does not have Jesus’ eternal Kingdom in mind- be discerning! The 501(c)(3) tax status, which lured naïve church leaders into incorporating as a business (so parishioners could deduct their tithes and offerings), was the brainchild of a criminal U.S. senator from Texas by the name of Lyndon Baines Johnson. God’s People are a separate, different culture altogether. More on Money. “Congress has enacted special tax laws that apply to churches, religious organizations and ministers in recognition of their unique status in American society and of their rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Churches and religious organizations are generally exempt from income tax and receive other favorable treatment under the tax law; however, certain income of a church or religious organization may be subject to tax, such as income from an unrelated business.” -IRS Publication 1828

“Papal Supremacy” a lie from hell. Protestant

Christ Our Hope, page 10: “[The Pope] went on to praise the American innovation of the separation of church and state… and provide space for religious and moral viewpoints in political life.” Follow where this ideology leads, please!

“But that alliance was a poisoned chalice. It meant that from the very beginning the power of Western Christendom was based on hierarchical power in Roman style, with the pope substituting for Caesar, rather than on the covenantal style of biblical and Jewish politics.” ” … Catholicism has never done justice to the biblical and Jewish understanding of covenant…” -Taken from Impossible People by Os Guinness. Copyright (c) 2016 by Os Guinness. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL  60515-1426. www.ivpress.com ; page 159

Scripture vs. Tradition. “It is important to realize that most of the clergy and lay people that teach Roman Catholic doctrine are not deceiving people with malicious intent. They are simply passing on what has been taught to them, believing that it is the truth. Many Catholics have a zeal for God but it is not based on biblical knowledge.”
“If Jesus of Nazareth were to return to earth today, would he recognize the religion that is using his name? Not at all! Mankind has twisted Jesus Christ’s teachings so that the religion bearing His name has practically no relationship to what He and the Apostles actually lived and believed.” -Roderick C. Merideth

“A man named Constantine (AD 272–337) is often called a hero of the Christian faith because as the emperor of the Roman Empire, he legally banned the persecution of Christians. But he didn’t stop there. He also legalized a growing division between Jews and Christians that laid the foundation for nearly two millennia of anti-Semitism.” -Messianic Bibles

Finally, centuries of Jewish rejection of Yeshua and Christian rejection of Jews has produced a situation today in which it is commonly supposed that Christianity is Christianity, and Judaism is Judaism, and never the twain shall meet. Moreover, many Jews and Christians are satisfied with this arrangement. But it was not God’s will that there be two separate peoples of God. Gentile Christians who recognize that they have joined Israel, not replaced it, and Messianic Jews who identify fully with both the Jewish people and the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, must work together to heal the greatest schism in the history of the world, the split between the Church and the Jewish people. The Jewish New Testament has a part to play in this great task of bringing the two together in a way that preserves the identity of the Jewish people within the Messianic Community, as both Jews and Gentiles honor God and his Messiah according to the Tanakh and the New Testament. -Jewish New Testament, David H. Stern 

“The call of the Christian life is so at odds with the wider world that there will inevitably be clash of values, lifestyles, and allegiances. Indeed, cases in which the church seeks comfort or consolation from secular governments are usually cases in which the church has lost its purpose.” -The Unstoppable Church; Flethcher Tink; page 67

“As to this organization called the church, man has had nothing whatever to do in shaping it in any way. All man has ever had to do with it was to accept it as it was made by the Lord himself. This church is perfectly organized even to detail governing the actions of all its members. Its appointed seasons of worship are all appointed. The ministry with all other gifts needed in its government and service is all provided for. The mind that guides this organization and service is divine. It needs no constitution, or by-laws, that are not given in the Bible. It has no committees to nominate its officers or plan for its finances. The same laws that governed Adam and Eve govern each member today.” -The Remnant of Israel

Healing change in the Church, Restoring Faith Summit in Burlington, VT 10-10-23

“They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated… For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed.” -Isaiah 61:4a, 8-9

The Unstoppable Church

Come ALIVE Church!

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 Churches must be careful to have pastoral care that exalts Jesus as the Head and prepares the flock to stand on the day of evil! All too common is the Church that has made itself ineffective in the community as a mere social network; that is, faithful in attendance, but not fruitful. It is time for us to give the reigns of the Church back to the Lord of the Church and let Him build it His way. “But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the Living God.” -Hebrews 12:22
Learning about God, His Word, love for others, and creativity. One Hope- “Sharing Scripture with the next Generation changes everything.”
The Great Commission The flag is white (for purity and peace), with a blue field (faithfulness, truth, and sincerity) and a red cross (the sacrifice of Christ).
“Love to a thousand generations”

Christian Flag. “I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Saviour for whose kingdom it stands; one brotherhood, uniting all mankind in service and in love.”

“Over the years, churches and individuals tend to be more willing to go into prison to minister than to welcome a released prisoner into their church. But this must change if the Church is to truly be the Church. After all, are we not first and foremost a gathering place for the broken and those ‘being put back together.'” -Mark Early. The prodigal Son It makes it all worth the laying down of life when you see people’s lives turned around and seeing people staying in touch with the community of faith.”

Two veterans and a Pastor, 4th of July Parade

Jesus: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” -John 13:35 “That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.” 1 Corinthians 12:25 KJV Fall in Godly love with all people! Jesus: “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,” -Luke 6:27

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD, and do not loathe His rebuke; for the LORD disciplines the one He loves, as does a father the son in whom he delights.” -Proverbs 3:5-6, 11-12

Commentary: Jesus has much required of each person under grace who professes His name; Jesus empowers us all by way of His Holy Spirit to live victoriously! The Bible is clear that those who believe in Jesus will have positive changed lives as a result.

The Parable of the Sower

Jesus/Yeshua: “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” -Matthew 11:29

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” -Galatians 5:22-23

True Christianity is more than a label. 1John 2:4 declares “He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”

We will not Be Silenced, Erwin Lutzer Chapter 10: Wake up! Strengthen What Remains- “Our ability to discern what we can and cannot embrace is critical to the continuation of our witness as a church.” Stay with what “is written” forgetting your opinion/ interpretation.

Churches work in prisons

What is an underground Church?

“Secularism and religious orthodoxy exist side by side in Vermont [in VT government.]” This is being unequally yoked! Do Not Be Unequally Yoked (Note: VT least religious State in the Union)

Autopsy of a Deceased Church “A church without a gospel-centered purpose is no longer a church.” -pg 75

Be not ashamed of the name Jesus

IT DOES MATTER when the ungodly rule over the Godly! “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” – Proverbs 29:2

“…AS CHRIST IS HEAD OF THE CHURCH, HIS BODY, OF WHICH HE IS THE SAVIOR.”

-EPHESIANS 5:23

schism- “a division or separation in a church or denomination of christians, occasioned by diversity of opinions; breach of unity among people of the same religious faith.” -Webster Dictionary Commentary: Historically, doctrinal differences have caused many schisms and church splits. “Watch your life and doctrine closely.” -1 Timothy 4:16 “All of us who are mature should embrace this point of view. And if you think differently about some issue, God will reveal this to you as well. Nevertheless, we must live up to what we have already attained.” -Philippians 3:15-16

“The True Church cleaves to the absolute standards of Scripture and is infused with the work of the Holy Spirit to guide it.” –Against The Night- Living in the New Dark Ages, Chuck Colson

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” -2 Corinthians 6:14

The Church Deceived “Man was to take dominion over the planet but Satan has challenged mankind whenever he attempts to accomplish God’s plan. Our churches and our government are cooperating with Satan and his plan. If the Church teaches that we have a Caesar and government is a higher power, it is teaching Satanic Anti Christ doctrine. The Church was bribed by vote stealing politicians with a financial bonanza if they would cooperate with government. A Church that incorporates and accepts a tax exempt number will have accepted a bribe. Great sums of money pour into the coffers of the Church so that people can buy favors and have high standing in the Church. The tax deduction allows the giver to have his cake and eat it too. The Church and State now control most of the wealth in this world and that means they have dominion. In the United States of America the wealth of the yet unborn has already been spent!”

Today’s young generation is inheriting trillions of dollars of debt.” -Socialist Bernie Sanders at a live forum 12-6-08, held at the Otter Valley High School, Brandon, VT 

“Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “’Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;” -Revelation 18:4 “Therefore, ‘Come out from them and be separate, says the LORD. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.'” -2 Corinthians 6:17

Deceiving and being deceived: The Church “we have been deceived by evil men and impostors into believing we don’t need God.”

“Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: ‘Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!’? These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings.” -Colossians 2:20-23

Chart Comparing Christianity with Sects and Cults (Note True Christianity in first column on left!)

Learn Religions Ignorance of denominations

First Century Church “Christ’s Church is not a building with programs.”

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.” -Ephesians 5:25-27

A True Church: Christians and Jews United for Israel 
Rest in God’s Word!