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ex cathedra

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a important message to christians
« on: Tue May 25, 2010 - 00:12:03 »
  you think its wrong to have denominations huh?

perhaps you should listen to the pod cast


Jesus prays  for the  church

you dont have to down load it
just clik it and it will come from Sure foundation web site.




http://www.sure-foundation.org/site/audiodownloads.asp?sec_id=180004353

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Re: a important message to christians
« Reply #1 on: Tue May 25, 2010 - 02:07:08 »

I think it is wrong to have divisions in the body of Christ. As said, we should all be working together for the one body of Christ. Wouldn't you agree?

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« Reply #2 on: Tue May 25, 2010 - 17:46:25 »

Every Christian should agree that the splintering of the church into warring factions is not the Lord's idea. How can it be stopped? How can it be reversed?

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Re: a important message to christians
« Reply #3 on: Tue Oct 05, 2010 - 13:08:40 »

Every Christian should agree that the splintering of the church into warring factions is not the Lord's idea. How can it be stopped? How can it be reversed?

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Return to the Church Jesus started and we will be one!

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« Reply #4 on: Tue Oct 05, 2010 - 14:29:39 »
One must really question anyone who promotes division-denominations... 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Ephesians 2:11-22 ... In him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 Are all Apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? What then causes divisions among the ignorant? Verse 4 There are different kinds of gifts but the same Spirit. Verse 5 There are different kinds of gifts but the same Lord. Verse 6 There are different kinds of working but the same God works all of them in all men.  Verse 7 The manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. Verse 11 ...he gives them to each one just as he determines! Verse 13 ...we were all given one Spirit to drink.

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Re: a important message to christians
« Reply #5 on: Tue Dec 14, 2010 - 14:25:05 »

Every Christian should agree that the splintering of the church into warring factions is not the Lord's idea. How can it be stopped? How can it be reversed?

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      http://www.grace-els.org/confirmation/interpretation/node1.html


Return to the Church Jesus started and we will be one!


I have noticed on many forums that some Christians will favor the thought of getting back to unity of the "one body in Christ",  but then they stop short of the scriptural  directions and insist on keeping their sectarian spirit with their innovations.   The usual response I hear is:  God wants me to go to the "church of my choice", because He told me to, etc.  We will all be held responsible for at least seeking earnestly "unity of the faith", as God said.

I believe (and many/most will say I am wrong, no doubt) that God's revival of church truth in the early 1800's AD, was a recovery of His testimony after the tyranny and oppression of the "Dark (middle) Ages".  I recommend one visit that web site at www.biblecounsel.homestead.com each month for sound ministry on what God intended in Acts 2 and the Epistles.  I expect a loud protest over this as usual, but that is what I have appreciated, and I have seen nothing more true to the Word of God in Christendom.  See what you think there, and may God help us all to be serious seekers.

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Re: a important message to christians
« Reply #6 on: Mon Jan 03, 2011 - 14:24:34 »

Every Christian should agree that the splintering of the church into warring factions is not the Lord's idea. How can it be stopped? How can it be reversed?

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      http://www.grace-els.org/confirmation/interpretation/node1.html


Return to the Church Jesus started and we will be one!


I have noticed on many forums that some Christians will favor the thought of getting back to unity of the "one body in Christ",  but then they stop short of the scriptural  directions and insist on keeping their sectarian spirit with their innovations.   The usual response I hear is:  God wants me to go to the "church of my choice", because He told me to, etc.  We will all be held responsible for at least seeking earnestly "unity of the faith", as God said.

I believe (and many/most will say I am wrong, no doubt) that God's revival of church truth in the early 1800's AD, was a recovery of His testimony after the tyranny and oppression of the "Dark (middle) Ages".  I recommend one visit that web site at www.biblecounsel.homestead.com each month for sound ministry on what God intended in Acts 2 and the Epistles.  I expect a loud protest over this as usual, but that is what I have appreciated, and I have seen nothing more true to the Word of God in Christendom.  See what you think there, and may God help us all to be serious seekers.

- Seriousseeker



Jesus said he would never leave his Church and that the gates of hell would not prevail against it.

What do you think Jesus was doing before the 1800s?

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« Reply #7 on: Thu Jan 06, 2011 - 21:57:02 »
Chesterton, the church has existed since founded in Acts 2 and guided and instructed in the Epistles.  After the apostolic time it was scattered as a testimony.  After the tyranny of the Papacy in the Dark Ages (500-1500 AD) the saints of God got access to the Scripture through the beginning of printing as a tool, and the Reformation began.  Have you ever heard of this?   You surely did not think church history began in 1800, did you?

In the early 1800's there was a revival and recovery of church truth out of the various Christian denoms. and sects.   An unbiased history of God's testimony is worth looking in to.  We are now able to embrace church truth in its simplicity and truth as God intended in the beginning, apart from denoms. and various ideologies.  I am thankful to have found out about church history.  You can read about it more through Bible Truth Publishers, and at the site: www.biblecounsel.homestead.com if you should be interested.

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« Reply #8 on: Fri Jan 07, 2011 - 07:17:28 »
What do you think Jesus was doing before the 1800s?

The same thing God was doing in the OT all the times that Israel turned its back on him - waiting anxiously for the time when men would come to their senses and come back to him.

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« Reply #9 on: Wed Jan 12, 2011 - 22:23:01 »

Every Christian should agree that the splintering of the church into warring factions is not the Lord's idea. How can it be stopped? How can it be reversed?

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      http://www.grace-els.org/confirmation/interpretation/node1.html
Warring factions, yes. Differing practices for "church?" They're OK.

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Re: a important message to christians
« Reply #10 on: Thu Jan 27, 2011 - 13:44:49 »

I think it is wrong to have divisions in the body of Christ. As said, we should all be working together for the one body of Christ. Wouldn't you agree?


1.  I don't believe there are any divisions in the body of Christ.  I believe it was/is/ever will be ONE, holy, catholic communion of saints. 


2.  I think that community is a GOOD thing (although not mandated) - thus I gather with other Christians in a given place in what is technically regarded as a "congregation."  There are several of these mentioned in the Bible, there are millions of them today.  People - usually Christian people - congregating for the purposes of worship, mutual edification, cooperating, support, accountability, etc.  I think this is good (but I don't condemn that Christain who chooses to live out his faith in isolation as a noncongregatinal Christian.  In the same way, there are congregations that choose to be in community with other congregations in what is technically called a denomination.  They do so for the purposes of mutual cooperation, support and accountability.  I think it good.  I don't think it is required, I don't condemn the nondenominational congregation that insists on being in complete isolation from all others, but I personally regard a denominational one as having a blessing. 


3.  Should ALL Christians fully agree in ALL matters of faith, life and practice?  Probably..... It's never been the case and I doubt ever will be - but it seems like a nice goal.  I just don't see this as the same issue as our institutions. 



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Re: a important message to christians
« Reply #11 on: Wed Feb 02, 2011 - 19:02:13 »

Every Christian should agree that the splintering of the church into warring factions is not the Lord's idea. How can it be stopped? How can it be reversed?

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      http://www.grace-els.org/confirmation/interpretation/node1.html


Return to the Church Jesus started and we will be one!
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If we did return to the true church Jesus started we would be one and united in faith and there would be no RCC to make a claim of being the true church. We all would then be the church as Christ founded it

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Re: a important message to christians
« Reply #12 on: Sat Feb 05, 2011 - 18:33:09 »

Every Christian should agree that the splintering of the church into warring factions is not the Lord's idea. How can it be stopped? How can it be reversed?

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Return to the Church Jesus started and we will be one!
Which one is that? Roman Catholicism, Greek Orthodoxy, or Coptic?

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Re: a important message to christians
« Reply #13 on: Mon Feb 07, 2011 - 16:18:15 »

I think it is wrong to have divisions in the body of Christ. As said, we should all be working together for the one body of Christ. Wouldn't you agree?


1.  I don't believe there are any divisions in the body of Christ.  I believe it was/is/ever will be ONE, holy, catholic communion of saints. 


2.  I think that community is a GOOD thing (although not mandated) - thus I gather with other Christians in a given place in what is technically regarded as a "congregation."  There are several of these mentioned in the Bible, there are millions of them today.  People - usually Christian people - congregating for the purposes of worship, mutual edification, cooperating, support, accountability, etc.  I think this is good (but I don't condemn that Christain who chooses to live out his faith in isolation as a noncongregatinal Christian.  In the same way, there are congregations that choose to be in community with other congregations in what is technically called a denomination.  They do so for the purposes of mutual cooperation, support and accountability.  I think it good.  I don't think it is required, I don't condemn the nondenominational congregation that insists on being in complete isolation from all others, but I personally regard a denominational one as having a blessing. 


3.  Should ALL Christians fully agree in ALL matters of faith, life and practice?  Probably..... It's never been the case and I doubt ever will be - but it seems like a nice goal.  I just don't see this as the same issue as our institutions. 



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Josiah,

I've read a number of your postings and you have a great spirit about you and I agree with the above posting.  All born again Christians are indwelt with the Holy Spirit, so I ask can the Holy Spirit be divided?  Sure we may not agree on lots of things but who does?  I have five brothers and sisters in my family and we are as diverse as if were were not even related.

Ben




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