Haven’t we learned anything of this? Haven’t we yet read enough of our Bible to discern this for ourselves?
Even in Jesus’ times with all He went through, we, after so many years later divide ourselves into different faiths, with differing names and ideas, hence all of the various denominations and confusion of creeds.
Simply, and above all, let us be Christians. Let us, in all ways, be followers of Christ. Let us not be divided in to all of the diverse religions.
Clearly the Bible states, repeatedly, in fact, that we should be followers of Christ and have belief and faith in Jesus’ teachings. Let us put our faith in the fact that He was here and is soon to come again and that He is, in fact, God’s only begotten Son.
Jesus came here to be sacrificed for all and not just for those of one particular denomination or color.
His disciples taught for many years not only the Jews, His own people, whom for the most part denied Him, but the Romans, Egyptians, Samaritans, the Gentiles and all who would listen. This was the beginning of one belief not many religions.
The disciples taught Christianity in its truest , purest form so, shouldn’t we? After all this time and much more wisdom, we should be doing the same.
Jesus Himself said that He came not to change “one jot nor one tittle”, (these were forms of punctuation), of the law but to bring two new laws which were to love the Lord your God with all your heart and to love your neighbor as yourself.
So, in effect, there are the original Ten Commandments from God, hewn out of a rock tablet with His finger so as never to be destroyed and two more added by Jesus. The Ceremonial laws were put away upon Jesus’ sacrifice for He was the only sacrifice needed for our salvation.
So many burdens have resulted and so many liberties have been taken from this division of faith. We have made worshiping our Lord such a complicated thing. We should not believe that we are the chosen church as though it were some kind of contest and that everyone else is wrong and we are right because we belong to this denomination or that one.
Let us be Christians, for I believe Christians are the chosen people and Christians are what we should all endeavor to be.
Let us simply obey the Ten commandments and also the two that Jesus added while He was here on earth.
And let us understand that if you break one commandment, you have broken them all.
The commandment that I see broken the most is the fourth which seems to be broken more than any other.
Let us pray.
“Sweet Father of Heaven and Earth. We come to you in earnest prayer that you will bless us with wisdom and love that we should see our division and realize it does harm to not only those who do believe but to those would but can only see fighting and back-stabbing from those whom would have them to believe upon Jesus.
Father, please let your blessings fall swiftly upon us that we shall be simply Christians, followers of Christ and believers of your Word. In Jesus Holy Name, Amen.”
Where in the Bible have you found all of these different teachings? I have found none and the stories and the books repeat themselves over and over again. Do you suppose that the hand of the fallen angel has anything to do with the division of faiths and that there might be some kind of false pride within ?
Then let us take away all of the confusion that has blurred the vision of many so that we may see again clearly that which is of most importance. We here in the United States don’t squabble like our brothers and sisters in the Middle East but just because we don’t fight and war as they do does not mean all is well.
We should worship only one God and one Christ. Let it be that we do this of one accord.
Jerry Grable – December 2006
Speaking of Saul,
“And when he had found him, he brought him back to Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.”
I Peter 4:16
“Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.”
This is the fourth Commandment, The Lord has created Sabbath for us not us for the Sabbath. This is the day given us for Worship and Rest, the seventh day. For information on this click on Sabbath at the top right hand corner of this page.....May God bless you in all your efforts.
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