Tuesday, January 8, 2013

"Church" As Defined In The Bible

I just realized for the first time that the word church was used before Christ died on the cross. For those of you, who don't get the significance of this: this means that the word, church, as used in the Bible, also included Old Testament believers. Before Christ died, everybody lived under the Old Testament laws. After he died, we lived under New Testament laws. The word, church however, stayed the same.

This is significant for studying theology of the end times, and theology of the church.

It makes sense, too, because not all of Israel believed, yet there was a community of believers. These small communities became more visible during the exile, because they created synagogues.


  1. So true... there is a continuity of believers across all time. Thanks and praise to God!

  2. pg 1 I am a witness! the mark of the beast is spiritual and YES it can be spiritually removed. therefore it is not a physical appearance. I have seen the beast, the mark, the image and the name. this was shown to me by the true Spirit of God! the holy Spirit of truth.
    the mark of the beast is located on the spiritual body of a person’s forehead or their right hand that goes to a man made church which worships the creature, “MAN”…. their god is their belly-flesh. these churches around the world feed on huge gatherings to control people and money. these churches support the secular systems of the world-media, education, business, trade, and a lot more if looked closer. this is where in revelation it says they could neither buy or sell less they have the mark… meaning they believe they can worship God and be saved and live like the rest of the people in the world…have the fame, money, possessions, big tv networks, radio stations, etc…. just like the world..
    the devil is mindful of the things of man not of God. the devil deceives man into believing he can worship God in buildings and proclaim a gospel, ” A Doctrine” that saves but denies Christ came in the flesh. Teaching that the devil as one thing for man that he can’t escape-the mark. Now where is the hope of God’s Salvation? I Corinthians 15: 32-33! In revelation the men still did not repent. Meaning God is waiting for man to stop what he is doing and seek God for the truth in prayer!

  3. pg 2Isn’t the true doctrine of Christ proclaiming “Repentance and Salvation which is the power of God thru the death of Christ’s body nailed to the tree”…have we forgotten how the gospel started??? John proclaiming repentance…God sent his son to save men’s LIVES not destroy them. meaning a pastor, a so called proclaiming man of God, who’s son kills himself??? this is not from the true living God! this pastor must stop what he is doing and seek God for the truth and ask God forgiveness of his sins…pray to God for the truth..Acts 17:27
    Sin and iniquity destroys man! the devil sins from the beginning for this purpose the son of God was manifested to destroy the works of the devil!
    Christ holds the keys to death, hell and the grave amen. the mark of the beast can be removed. this is something the one true God can do. A carnal mind can not understand this nor discern spiritually, because man’s mind is set on the earthly things. He has to see it, handle it, etc.
    Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. God’s righteousness is thru Christ, the holy one of Israel. Christ declares God in his bosom(breastplate of righteous) John 1:18
    Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes romans 10:4
    What does man need to believe? Well what is man’s greatest fear? Death…the unknown of what will happen when one dies…. Believe God sent his son and raised him from the dead on the third day. Seek God in prayer and ask for the truth.. I did…hear my testimony just google “Christ testimony of the churches around the world”.
    the mark of the beast can be spiritually removed by the power of God. I am a witness Revelation 15:2! Again God sent his son and raised him from the dead on the third day. these churches are filled with anti christ spirits from the pulpit to the pews to the parking lots to their homes and inside the people’s bodies in these churches around the world. these people are believing a great lie….and the rest of the world suffers while they rejoice in their man made buildings that worship the image and do theses powers (which is sorcery revelation 18:23) … read matthew 7:22. In this scripture these are the leaders and the people from inside these churches.. where are they getting this spiritual power that is not of the true Christ?
    Any person or organization that supports these churches with money, prayer, belief, communicating, trade, volunteer, even if they agree with what these churches do and teach…they are spiritually connected….again please hear my testimony just google “Christ testimony of the churches around the world” there are two identical jesus Christ revelation 17:8
    What does God say about worship in a building?
    But Solomon built him an house.
    How be it the most High dwells not in temples made with hands; as says the prophet,
    Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? says the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Has not my hand made all these things?