Guest Monday, Feb 28, 2022 @ 7:39 am
We all will answer, for what we do on this earth, even if we don’t accept Jesus as the Lord and Christ. The Maker of us all will ask of us all to be accountable.
From the Elder: The Old Church of God of the New Covenant 1 Cor. 1:2- Gal. 1:13- Eph. 2:15-21 Heb. 8:1-13 Jer. 31:31 Accountability for what we all do is ours to give at the Judgment day. We have been given Liberty and freedom from the lordship of a clergy, so we are now accountable for ourselves as to what we do as humans. If we let a man rule our salvation, we are given it away, and are saying no, to Heaven. Choice has already been given and the way is already Here for us all as John 3:16 tells us. Men will have you praying at God and not to Him. In our day we are seeing, and hearing things like this, that may sound like it is from God, but it is not. We hear some of the clergy saying that they were awakened from their sleep by God to pray for someone, they are saying that God has to have them before He can do anything, this is a false person, because God would already know that the person is in trouble and He is already God to us all.. Some are teaching that we are to hold God accountable for His word, or what He says in the Bible, but it is not God who does not understand it would be us who read it wrong, we are to pray to Him not at Him. pray that we can understand what He is telling us, not be stout against Him Malachi 3:13-18 John 15:22 shows that knowledge of the Word brings responsibility: "If I (Jesus) had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloake ('excuse', A.V. mg.) for their sin". Romans 1:20-21 likewise says that knowing God leaves men "without excuse". "Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father...I (Christ) will raise him up at the last day" (John 6:44, 45). God only "winks at" the actions of those who are genuinely ignorant of His ways. Those who know His ways, He watches and expects a response (Acts 17:30). In our world that we are in today even the saved people are not preaching this. People are responsible for their own sins God is not responsible for human sin Dt 24:16; Eze 18:4 See also Job 19:4; Ps 51:4–5; Je 31:30; Eze 18:20; Eze 33:1–20; Ro 6:23 Death is the result of sin Ro 5:12; Ro 6:23 See also Ge 3:1–7; Is 43:27; Eze 18:4; 1 Co 15:21–22 The law heightens human responsibility but we are not under the old Laws But they are in the saved persons heart as we read about in Heb. 8:1-13- and God told us would come to this earth Jer. 31:31. In the Bible, God outlines authority structures that provide direction for the family, church, workplace, and government, all of it for this Human time where we all can work out our salvation here below- Phi. 2:12-13. The Lordship clergy of our day hates this teaching. “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God” (Romans 13:1). Beware of where we stand before God and the host of Heaved! While He is indeed a free gift, there are some things that we need to consider that relate to how we respond to His presence. Along that line here are just a few thoughts to consider in getting us, as believers in Jesus Christ, on the right track concerning the presence of the Holy Spirit — His Spirit (Phil 1:19; Gal 4:6) — in our lives. This is not about money to someone who is living large on the saved people, it is each one of us standing before God, and answering for what we have not done, or done against what He calls His creed of Doctrines. the very reason many do not want Elders is because of what God calls them up to do and it is this** Elders are called to see SLICK * preachers, and call them out with God’s word. The primary guardians against false teaching and false teachers are the elders of the church. Their responsibility starts with the selection of elders who know the Word of God and are able to defend its truthfulness and confront those who teach error (1 Timothy 3:2; 5:17; Titus 1:9). And on the other side to help God’s people stay clean and clear of the Lordship clergy, who are only out for the self, is this **Scripture also teaches that the teacher himself or herself is held responsible for what he or she teaches (James 3:1). Each teacher is to ensure that he or she knows the Word of God (Hebrews 5:12) sufficiently so that they are not “untaught” and do not “distort” the Word of Truth (2 Peter 3:16). 2 Timothy 2:15 challenges teachers to study hard and be serious in his or her teaching. Individuals can take away the money, under the all Christian all New Covenant, and that will put a stop to the big Roosters who would take over the church people. Because it is God’s will that we are also responsible for what they accept as truth and the false teachers they support. Take away the support and the fake will go somewhere else. This passage teaches Christians that God wants them to evaluate the teachings and the lives of their teachers and pastors. You do not have a congregation that is God to all, if you don’t have a say. You would be just a customer. A Christian is not to blindly support whatever their pastor or teacher claims the Bible teaches. A television preacher once claimed that God was not a trinity. He said that God the Father had a body, soul and spirit. Jesus had a body, soul and a spirit and the Holy Spirit had a body, soul and spirit. Then added, “There are nine of them.” The congregation applauded and cheered at the wonderful new teaching. The congregation blindly followed their false teacher, who claimed that he revealed knowledge from the Holy Spirit, and not the Word of God. They were not good Bereans. It is important to note that 2 Peter 2 is a warning about false teachers. It is written to warn Christians to be on guard against false teachers. In Galatians 1:6-9 the apostle rebuked the Galatian Christians for believing error when he said, I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! Galatians 1:6-9 (NASB) These Christians had started to believe error. In Galatians 3:1 Paul exclaimed, “Who bewitched you? ” That was not good news for the Galatian Christians. They had believed errors taught by a pastor or some teacher. Then in Galatians 5:7-8 Paul declared, In Acts 17:11 we are told that God honored the Christians in the city of Berea for examining Scripture in order to determine if the apostle Paul was teaching truth. In sharp contrast, the Thessalonians were not as noble because they did not check out the apostle Paul. Keep this in your hearts **** Being Filled With His Presence Is a Continual Process and that process is us staying in obedience to what He says. Eph 5:18-21 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19. Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Accountability? The one, two, of God! Giving account to God will be the ultimate "moment of truth" because the God to whom we are accountable, is a God who sees all things as naked and open. Nothing can be hidden from him. (Matt 12:36-37, Romans 14:12, 1Pet 4:5, Hebrews 4:13). The saved soul has already given its answer to God. The body must also answer for what it does. We are all accountable to God, and the day we stand before Him is unavoidable. For the one who will not respond to God—and believe in Jesus Christ—he or she will stand one day before God’s Great White Throne and face eternal judgment. The Bible makes this clear in graphic detail (Revelation 20:11-15). For the person who believes that Jesus’ death on the cross paid for his or her sins, heaven is secure. But as Christians, we still face God’s temporal discipline—and if we remain unrepentant, we face premature death (Galatians 6:7-8; Hebrews 12:7-11). He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the Word of God and obey it.” (Luke 11:28) If we take a careful look at (Genesis 2:16-17), we can clearly see the first responsibility men had with respect to God’s commandments was to obey. Moreover, obedience is the first law of heaven. All throughout the Word of God obedience is also something that always plays a foremost role in people’s lives that are serving God sincerely. Therefore, obedience is an indispensable necessity as far as serving and seeking God are concerned. Obedience is the foundation of our responsibility to God; in other words, our obedience to God is the very thing that maintains and sustains our responsibilities as His children. We’re commanded to respond to God’s call and purpose for our lives obediently and diligently. Besides, all blessings are predicated upon obedience. As God’s people we’ve been entrusted with certain responsibilities that we have to exercise toward others, especially those in need. The most important responsibility that we have toward others is to share the gospel compassionately and lovingly with them. This is known as the great commission assigned to us by Christ before ascending to heaven (Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19). Although it's been greatly neglected by a huge segment of the body of Christ, we're responsible to go out there by faith, so that we can reach out to those who are lost with the truth. Not by force but by choice is God’s way. The human being's free will allows the self to choose between good and evil. Nobody is born with a bent, one way or the other, but neutral, able to listen equally to all the influences and voices around them, and to make a choice between them —between the voices and influences of Providence on one hand, and Darkness on the other. The teaching that is not well received today! Remember this when we think we are getting away with something. “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” Proverbs 15:3 “Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.” Ephesians 5:10 “For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 Perhaps the greatest restraint against acts of evil toward others is the knowledge that every person will one day give an account for their attitudes and actions to Almighty God. Unbelievers will stand before the Great White Throne Judgment (in Revelation 20). They will be judged based on whether their works measured up to God’s standard of righteousness. Believers (who are already righteous because of the new covenant) will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ (in 2 Corinthians 5). Every believer will stand before Christ to receive rewards based on their faithfulness during their lifetimes here on the earth. This will include what they did with their time, talent, and treasure to further the Kingdom of God and to encourage the Body of Christ. We are already told, because of what God teaches, that everyone is to answer for what they make the choice to do in this life. Matt. 12:36-37-Romans 3:19- Heb. 9:27. This is not to the children who do not understand. As humans who God made we need to understand that God in the scriptures tells us all that both the saved and the unsaved, are accountable to God at the end of this life. The Judgment seat of Jesus Christ as 2. Cor. 5:10 tells us, Romans 10:12 and there is 1 Cor. 3:12-15 to come, so we see that God will do this Rev. 20:11-15 Is this fair? God has revealed Himself to everyone in at least two ways. God is God and we should follow after Him and not men. First the natural world demands a Creator – complicated things, like animals and plants and people, don’t make themselves (Rom. 1:19-20). Second, we all have a conscience and so can instinctively know what is right and wrong and feel guilty when we do wrong (Rom. 2:14-15). If someone hasn’t heard about how God revealed Himself in history (in the Bible), then they are judged according to their response to these more general revelations of God. So God is fair and “people are without excuse” (Rom. 1:20). Until next time The elder. We all will be accountable for what we do, and say. Do not let men change this into a way to get what God has blessed you with in Money to them because it is not about money given to the clergy, it is about us doing God’s will even though we are just a human. Sometimes the only way a church people in our world can get away from a lordship clergy who is seeking to boss God’s people is to stop the money to them, we can always do what God tells us to do under the All Christian all New Covenant and that is for His people to start with their own homes first with their given of money 1 Timothy 5:5-8 is the beginning of this teaching so read it and seek the Holy Ghost as your helper to take you to all of what God tells us in the scriptures on this teaching. Pray to God and not at Him, Pray always and about everything. Reply