We must ask, rightly, what is the church? The best thing that could happen is that these corporations toss their mortgage company the keys, bankrupt the BUSINESS and then; with prayer and fasting come to repentance from having 3 masters (incorporation under the IRS, debt to a bankster, and holy God) then open up Matthew 28, get down on their knees, and read those last several verses from the Ancient of Days. And then, go make disciples of all Nations (ethnos), which being rightly understood is much more than simply seeing individuals to be converted by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, although certainly this is where we start with an individual.
The command is to be literally taken that we, true followers of the way, are commanded to take over every aspect of society including recreation, social, corporate, government; taking by the will of Holy God, Peoples, Nations, Countries, and Kingdoms making them all, every last one, disciples of Jesus Christ. The sole purpose would be that every peoples be MADE free by God. This is the greatness of the great commission. The Great commission is not a pretty good commission to see individual souls saved, although it is, no, it is truly great. Read “make disciples of all nations” in the Greek. The American Church is failed.
Jesus Christ, having been resurrected; defeating sin and death and hell told 500 men to conquer the world. That’s the mission of Christ. You might say that I’m not properly a Christian Reconstructionist, but a Christian Constructionist, as this work is ongoing. We had come quite far from those early days 2000 years ago, having more or less conquered two continents, three if you count Australia, and dozens of other countries on every continent. But the Churches took new Masters, and have forsaken the work, will, and the way as given in the Commandments of the only true Master.
This is why your country is dying. So I ask, as I often do; was a Christian America, a Christian West really that bad? Or, was it the primary mission of the converted to see all the world be free in Christ Jesus?
Sadly the American Church has no answer to anything about the times in which we live, and that’s why the young, already converted and believing, don’t go. They see the Churches, rightly in the great majority of cases, as nothing but extensions of what they see everywhere else. Or full of ritual that has little to do with what their heart tells them is the mission of Christ. Converted and lost in a sea time wasters, because nobody will show them the way of the Master. I know, I talk to them every day. Churches offer no starkly bold line from which to make obvious conclusions about the Holy Commands of our God. The stats are awful and it reflects in the congregants. Abortion rates, little helper pills, seeking “counseling” from witch doctor psychiatrists, and the congregants like dutiful little brainwashed idiots parrot fox news talking points when asked about current events. Or worse, they say it’s all going to wax worse and worse and there’s nothing we can do about it, when OBVIOUSLY our King Christ Jesus told us to conquer the world before His return, the which no man knows the date.
CEDING GROUND through submission to a fate religion by the surrendering of this primary mission of Christ, thereby giving in to the workers of iniquity is a grave wickedness, and every preacher, pastor, leader, and believer will be held to account for this moronic submission to the works of the devil.
Why would believers continue in this wickedness? It’s a fatalistic giving up, and indeed, if you give up, evil will become more pervasive.
We are not to be snatching brands from the fire when we make believers; we are supposed to be making a new soldier to conquer Christ’s Domain, all power and authority having been given to Jesus Christ on earth for the discipleship of all Nations.
Gentry: “As the numbers of converts increase, this providentially leads to the subsuming under the authority of Christ whole institutions, cultures, societies, and governments.”
Matthew Henry: “Christianity should be twisted in with national constitutions…the kingdoms of the world should become Christ’s kingdoms, and their kings the church’s nursing fathers…do your utmost to make the nations Christian nations…Christ the Mediator is setting up a kingdom in the world, bring the nations to be His subjects.”
Both hand typed, any error is mine. I would have worded it differently than Matthew Henry but the point is well made so I don’t disagree in any regard.
I cannot tell you how sick and tired I am of the negative world view of believers. It’s stupid to give up to the devil as we are to resist that lying liar which is a fraud of God.
Kingdom come on earth as in heaven!
The government will be on his shoulders!
Witnesses to all nations!
Disciple all nations!
Saviour of the world!
All men should come to repentance!
Work out your salvation (not work for, that’s retarding) but work it out into every aspect of all that we do.
Prove what is the perfect will of God!
Expose the works of darkness!
Fight spiritual wickedness in high places
Lord of all!
Every knee will bow!
Occupy ‘til he comes
We are more than conquerors
Good soldier of Jesus Christ
The ideas behind these verses, paraphrased here, should mean something. They are the word of God, not a self-help pep talk. On and on the New Testament proclaims the power of Christ Jesus and the work of His people, The King and His subjects in service of Him.
Christians are a bunch of losers and that’s why the muz see their religion as stronger, (I know, I talk to them often.) and it probably is, but that’s nobody’s fault but ours. How can I look a muz right in the eye and proclaim that my God is stronger when Christians don’t even believe that He’s stronger than the supposed immanent arrival of the age of evil under the rule of the devil?
I was only sort-of delivered from the power darkness, except the devil controls everything? What a stupid, lazy, backwards religion.
A terrible thing I see every day is that believers have to be asked 2, 3, and even 4 times how it is that know they have eternal life in heaven. I have to drag it out them with open ended questions; why, how, upon what basis, how can you be sure, etc? Look, be ready at all times to proclaim the basis for the foundation of your hope.
As an example; Jesus Christ died on the cross to save my soul, I believe it, and I’m saved. See, how easy is that? You work it out with fear and trembling what our Lord would have you, but be ready.
Be ready at all times to proclaim His name. And set aside specific time(s) every week to testify of Him to the lost, and go and make disciples. Duh!
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” 1 Peter 3:15
Disciples being taught all things which Jesus Commanded, and since Jesus is God, and the entirety of scripture is there for our education and reproof, searching the entirety of the Scriptures must be part of the life’s work of any believer. How can you know, if you don’t know His Word, which also, as prophesied of old came in the flesh.
Read the entire New Testament from Matthew 1 through to Revelation 22. Read a couple chapters a day. Then read the entire thing again. Then, start in Genesis and read it whole bible cover to cover for the rest of your life. Do this on top of any study of a specific book(s), or topic studies etc.
And seek men fruitful in the works of God, which will meet with you to pour over the Holy Bible together. Perhaps start by writing what God reveals to you verse by verse on the entire book of John, and share it with this man or men as you go. When you are done, you will laugh, giving thanks to the Father, at the simple mindedness and spiritual shallowness of your work on the early chapters. God is the Master instructor.
Strengthened with ALL MIGHT!
“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” Colossians 1:10-14
This is the Gospel of Jesus Christ: He was born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life. He died on the cross, was buried, and rose from the dead on the third day defeating sin and death and hell for you that if you believe, you too can overcome the world and the grave being given eternal life in Christ Jesus. Ok? It’s simple!
The work of God is to first believe on Him which sent His son to die for you. (John 6:28-29) Then, and only then, are your works for Him righteous in the building of His Kingdom, the Kingdom of God.
This is not a formula. The Holy Spirit of God saves souls by faith in Christ Jesus. An example of some verses to share as you talk with the lost Sinner:
- The lost Sinner must know that He is a lost Sinner: Romans 3:10-12, 23
- The lost Sinner must know that the price on their sin is judgement/wrath/death/Hell: Romans 6:23 (Note: stark choice that must be made) and Revelation 20:14
- The lost Sinner must know that salvation is not of works (Not religion/not church/not baptism/not being a good person/etc.): Ephesians 2:8-9 (Note: Gift Approach from Romans 6:23 above.)
- The lost Sinner must know that Jesus already paid the Sinner’s debt / Jesus can save them: Romans 5:8
- The Sinner must receive Christ by Faith: Romans 10:9-10, 13