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TO MARRY, OR NOT TO MARRY?
The topic of MDR (i.e. marriage/divorce/remarriage) remains one of the most controversial in Christianity. So much so merely quoting the verse could immediately make one recipient of persecution. It has been known to "fire" preachers. Break up, families. "Step down," elders. Cause "church-splits." All sorts of chaos and division. Therefore, a great number of believers will compromise their faith when it comes to such discussion and study. 
It can be understood why so many have an emotional investment reluctant to change for what is right. There is certainly a temptation to trust our feelings instead of Christ. When children, and many years of love toward another, are involved. The thought of separation threatens our way of life. Our perceived comforts. Deep-rooted in the family. And so, it is necessary to practice seasoned compassion when grace is administered to cure the soul of this damnable sin. The sin of adultery. 
Marriage, for a brief moment in our western world. Was for the most part respected and honored publicly. A blessing to warmly find contentment on this earth. And it served us well for the years we lived by its principle. Sadly how quick we lose focus. An untoward shift has since been allowed to corrupt this divine institution. We now demonize the idea of male and female becoming husband and wife "till death do us part." We scoff at the thought of faithfulness. And instead of repentance, it seems we embrace further descent into perverted madness. Nonetheless, the immovable word of God endures the test of time and prevails through mankind's attempts to deviate. 
Here is the very practical "matter of fact" teaching Christ has brought to our remembrance for the ages. Authorized by His name (Mt. 28:18).
Marriage was created at the beginning of time (Mt. 19:4). It is GOD who instituted union between two genders, male and female (Gen. 2:24). Lawfully, husband and wife. Organically harmonious. Biologically supportive. Naturally reciprocal. This is why we are not authorized to separate what "God has joined together" (Mt. 19:6). 
"Whosoever." Whether a believer or non-believer. No matter one's skin color. Language. Or geographical location. All who are accountable to God are accountable to His institution.
If any "divorces" (i.e. release. Send away. Depart from. Annul an existing bond) his or her spouse (Mk. 10:12). For any other reason than the sole exception to the law, "porneia" (i.e. physical sexual fornication with another other than your spouse). To therefore marry "another." Is guilty of adultery. And "whoso marrieth" the divorced wife is also guilty of adultery. 
The husband or wife who has been divorced for any other reason than "porneia." Has been made a "eunuch" (Mt. 19:12). He or she can never remarry (Luke 16:18). This is the law of Christ proclaimed from His gospel of the kingdom (Mt. 4:23). Applicable even to the heathen (Luke 3:19). And though one might be inclined to think it "unfair." One must remember that our free-will decision to marry the person came with eternal consequences. It's not "God's fault." It's the fornicator, adulterer's fault. So once again a sober reminder that we are to pay close attention to the person we chose to be within marriage. A faithful Christian is always the ideal "catch."
This doctrine will never change. It is unequivocal. Incontrovertible. No matter how strenuous critics try to twist simple and clear teaching. No matter how sorrowful a fellow saint may be in dealing with son or daughter. Congregation dealing with elder or deacon. The truth is the truth. And the truth is reality. 
No other verse in the Bible will contradict Matthew 19:9. No feeble experiment will suffice. No water can ever forgive an unrepentant sin. 
Be wise, friends. Learn to discern. This is a salvation issue. 
If you have any concerns. Questions. Or simply wish to discuss this topic further. Please don't hesitate to contact us. 
Thank you.
Your servant,
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SERMON SUNDAY
08/11/2020
TITLE: OBEY - ACTION - WOR
TEXT: 1 Peter 1:1-25
CONTEXT: Nero is falsely accusing and executing Christians. Many Christians are losing heart. Many are turning against God and their fellow saints. Cure? Obey, remain active, produce work. 
ILLUSTRATION: trials, temptation, and persecution causes the separation of those who are faithful from those who are not (Mt. 25:33). It continues to test our priority and loyalty (Mt. 6:33). Those who act on the word of Christ will not fall. Those who don’t act on His word, will (Mt. 7:24-27). 
BODY:
OBEY INCORRUPTIBLE (will never perish) SALVATION - CREATE UNDEFILED (clean) ACTION - PRODUCE UNFADING (timeless) WORK. 
This accomplished by the Grace of God in our reception of His Son’s freely given gospel. Through our obedience, action, and work of faith (James 2).
This understanding comes through THE WORD - “thy word is truth” - John 17:17 - (1:23, 2:2). It sets us “free” - John 8:31-32
COMMANDING US TO A NEW BIRTH - JOHN 3:3, 5 “OUT OF WATER (BAPTISM) AND THE SPIRIT (WORDS PREACHED AND OBEYED)” NEWNESS OF LIFE (ROM. 6:3-4).
CONCLUSION: humble to obedience - courage in action - dedication to the work. Perseverance (don’t give up). Don’t forsake the assembly. Evangelize. Practice benevolence. Grow in the word of your new birth. 
INVITATION: H.B.R.C.B.D
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Holy Father. Great "I AM." Most Powerful Creator. God of the 66 Books. He who governs the ages through the might of His will. The Intelligent Devine Design Who's breathe gave us life. To you, most heavenly strength belong. We thank you our Lord. Eternal existence. The forevermore who's hand formed the mountains and galaxies. The knowledge that surpasses all understanding. We recognize your comfort in allowing us a moment in your presence. That you may hear the prayer of your people before the formation of Adam and Eve. We who are now purchased by the blood of your Son. Blessed and beloved by your grace. Your wisdom and instruction guide our path. Your love teaches us discernment. Praise to you oh merciful and living God. Without you, we fail. Without you, we have no purpose, no hope of salvation. Your doctrine moves our actions. Glory to your name and authority. You who are most faithful. To our Savior and King, your Son. And for the Words of your Spirit. Everlasting to Everlasting. Amen.
Great God of Old. As you see fit may it be done. We humble ourselves to an urging request. Father of our foundation. We beg you. Please give us continued provision and security. Nourishment, shelter, and clothing. Defense. Freedom to live another hour as citizens of your Kingdom. Grant us talents for the further growth of your gospel. Give us the opportunity to share the Messiah in peace. Keep us in unity. Agape. Forgiveness. Family. And joy. Allow us repentance and perseverance.
Great Father of righteous judgment. We need your armor and courage this moment. So that the corrupt be exposed and brought to an honorable court. Those who high-handedly remain rebellious in their bloodlust toward our innocent. Who prey and pervert our children. Who invite and encourage foreign barbaric gods into our Nation. Who govern policies hostile to our Master Jesus Christ, your Son. Who make it difficult for many of our fellow saints to enter your rest. For many Christians have fallen victim to their deceit. Yes, our Father. Our enemies we pray for. That they repent or be removed.
Your Testament live within our minds to be productive in your sight. We trust in you who know all tomorrow. May we be pleasing to your nature. Again we praise you most powerful and living God. Make us ready for the Day of your return. Create us as servants to your Son and His church. Submissive and always learning. Amen.
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“All that will live godly
Persecution is a part of life for any faithful saint. And we’ve learned that through our Master Jesus Christ. We’ve learned that they’ve stoned the prophets. Beheaded the Baptist. Crucified the Christ. And martyred the Apostles. 
Christ spoke the truth (John 17:17). He rebuked and demanded repentance from believers. Jews. Those who should have recognized Him from the Scriptures and warmly embraced Him. Yet they rejected Him and He allowed them to bring Him to a Roman cross: 
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” - Mt. 23:37
This pattern we must follow. Telling believers they are lost. Will always make us the recipients of persecution. 
Paul was no different. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Tim. 3:12).
And here are three recorded cases to prove the point:
  1. Diotrephes (3 John 9-10)

9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church
Diotrephes loves the “preeminence” (i.e. “loves to first”). 
- “Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.” - Luke 11:43
- “he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.” - Luke 22:26
Diotrephes is guilty of practicing nonsensical gossip, idle talk, and empty charges and accusations against the faithful. He’s a bully. 
Diotrephes suppresses (i.e. “forcibly puts an end to”) Bible teaching that goes against what he wants the Scriptures to say. So not only does he reject receiving an inspired man (i.e. Paul, a walking Bible). He also rejects any in the church that would receive the Bible. And to further his delinquency he removes any who would receive the Bible. 
Diotrephes sadly represents many Christians today. And any eldership taking the side of the “Diotrephes” in the church, over the faithful, will be guilty on the Day of judgment. Only a stiff stubborn neck would remain in his pride instead of repenting. 
2. Hymenaeus & Alexander (1 Tim. 1:19-20)
19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
These Christians have since put away “faith and a good conscience.” Drifted away from the grace of God in order to find themselves at shore against the rock in a storm where their boat (i.e. “faith”) was crushed into pieces.
These Christians were delivered to Satan so that they might be pierced into guilt producing fruits of repentance. Returning to God and His local congregation. No longer practicing evil, abusive, and slanderous speech against God and His church. 
3. Phygellus and Hermogenes (2 Tim. 1:15)
“This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.” 
Take courage fellow Christians. Christ has told us,
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Matthew 5:10-12
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The betrayer felt remorse but does not produce fruits of repentance.
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TODAY'S LATEST PODVLOG. DO WE HAVE FREE-WILL? HAS GOD ALREADY DETERMINED OUR ETERNAL DESTINATION? DID HE NOT "HARDEN PHARAOH'S HEART?" IS CALVINISM TRUE?
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WARNING. PROCEED WITH CAUTION. YOU MAY BE OFFENDED BY THIS TRUTH. JUST BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE IN JESUS DOESN'T MAKE YOU SOMEONE HE WON'T DENY ON JUDGMENT DAY. LEARN TO DISCERN. JOURNEY WITH US IN THIS PODCAST (JOHN 12:40-43)
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IS JESUS INSTITUTING THE LORD'S SUPPER IN JOHN 6:53-58? AND IF SO IS IT THE LITERAL EATING OF HIS FLESH AND DRINKING OF HIS BLOOD? JOIN US IN TODAY'S PODCAST EPISODE. RECEIVE THE LESSON AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL. GOD BLESS. 
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When Paul exposed the wickedness of the Gentiles. Jews gave a hearty "amen!" When Paul exposed the wickedness of the Jews? They wanted to murder him. Why?
When faithful Christians expose the wickedness of unbelievers. Believers give a hearty "amen!" Not so much when the wickedness of believers is exposed. Why? For the same reason Jews had against prophets, John the immerser, Christ, and His apostles. 
They don't trust the Scriptures as a Book they can know. They refuse to repent from fornication. Adultery. Divorce. Gossip. Division. Unfruitful works of darkness. Self-righteous hypocrisy. Vain and idle endeavors. Substance abuse. Fellowship with the world. Cowardice. Strange worship. They pervert God's grace into a license to sin. And such likeness. 
When you tell Christians that most of them are spiritual lost, since drifted away from the truth we can know? Their hate will speak and practice all manners of persecution towards you. In whispers, and public outcry. They'll want to remove your online influence. Sow discord. Slander you with vilifying titles such as "legalist, Pharisee, alt-right, un-loving, un-Christ-like, cultish," and so on. They err not knowing the inspired text. If they can't have you murdered they'll run you out of town. 
This truth was very difficult for me to accept within my spiritual youth. Yet it remains and I've humbled myself to the fact. And so now I've become more effective in discernment. All thanks to His mercy and forgiveness.
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LATEST EPISODE. TAKE AN HOUR AND LEARN SOMETHING WITH ME. THERE IS SUBSTANCE IN THIS LESSON. THANK YOU. GOD BLESS.
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My thoughts,
Most unbelievers listening to our sermons, studies, and podcasts? Don't do so because we tell them "Jesus loves you." We indeed proclaim such. But they already know that. They listen because the Scriptures tell them they're currently eternally lost. Why else? 
Friends, pay attention. Christians can't compete with denominations. No compromise will suffice. They have the "bigger" everything. But what they lack? Is what gives us the upper hand. The truth. 
Seekers (Mt. 6:33) want the truth. It is what converted me. I already knew Jesus loved me. I needed to know I was rebellious and lost. That's what "triggered" me into opening my heart to reality. And further the purpose we have in Christ to now in turn tell them the truth. 
Dear listeners. Take your loved ones out of false Churches and beliefs. Take them away from the pain of this sinful life. Bring them to the church Jesus built back in Jerusalem. It can be spiritually found right here in the city of Moncton N.B. Canada. Riverview. The Riverview church of Christ. 
God bless.
Your servant,
SM
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My thoughts,
"Unto what is the kingdom of God like?"  
The kingdom of heaven is the church that belongs to Jesus. It was birth from the mind of God. Prophesied by His prophets of Old. Promised by Christ. Purchased by His blood. And must be practiced by our faith.
His church. Kingdom. Assembly. Congregation. Called out ones. Body of believers. Where the saved are gathered. Where the obedient are added. Was built in Jerusalem during the reign of the Roman empire. On the day of Pentecost recorded in Acts 1 - 2. With great outpouring power from the Holy Spirit. Upon chosen vessels (i.e. the apostles). To proclaim inspired truth regarding the Messiah. Fulfilling the prophets quoted. 
On that day the "keys" (i.e. conditions) were delivered to all accountable souls listening. So as to obey and qualify for the forgiveness of sins. Being immersed. Plunged. Dipped. Submerged. Baptizo. In water, as repentant believers. Confessing the Lord as their King and ruler. Buried with Him. Born out of water and the Spirit. Clothed. Operated. Calling on His name. 
This is the unique facts of Scriptural authority and reality. God breathed literature. The perfect law of liberty. The 66 Books of the Holy Bible. Every single soul teaching otherwise, is lying to us. 
Please come learn with us. We CANNOT obtain heaven within the false doctrines of men. We must open our spiritual eyes. Count the cost. Deny ourselves and every carnal thing we emotionally invest in. For the purpose of life and the reception of His grace far exceeds any natural realm. 
The Riverview church of Christ is the 1st-century church you can read of in the Bible. If you are in this Province. In this city. This area. "Seek ye first" (Mt. 6:33).
Your servant,
SM
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CALLED - CHOSEN - FAITHFUL: Victory in Christ 
In this age (2020 ff) many things seem uncertain. Our current government is hostile towards Christians. We are considered “terrorists.” Guilty of “hate speech” and breaking “community standards.” There are cases of fines and prison for those who dare expose wickedness in our Country. And if things continue to “progress” in a communist manner. They will drag us out and murder us once again. Riot. Division. Herd mentality and governing. Sorrow for the church. Yet there is always hope. Even on the brink of National chaos. There is hope. We need not fear as the world fears. We need not be deceived as the world is deceived. We can conquer any situation. History reveals that faithful Christians always find themselves victorious in Christ Jesus. 
During the 1st Century John received a revelation from Christ Jesus (Rev. 1:1-3). Regarding things to soon happen in their generation. This Revelation was delivered to the saints in the kingdom, the churches of Christ (Rom. 16:16). To remain faithful till the end. For the threat of the Roman Empire (and all her participants) was about to wage war on them. 
“Babylon,” long before its arrival on earth. Was prophesied by Isaias, that it would one day fall along “with the graven images of her gods” (Isa. 21:9). This same “Babylon,” symbolic of Rome “the great city” (Rev. 16:19) and all “the waters” (17:15) which symbolically represent her constituents (i.e. the apostate members of the church Paul the apostle had once prophesied coming - 1 Tim. 4:1ff). “These will wage war” against Christ and His obedient faithful. Throwing them into prison and testing them, even bringing them to death (2:10). And all this allowed by God’s providence which brought fulfillment of the Scriptures (17:17), the “perfect law of liberty” (James 1:25, 1 Cor. 13:10) . The faithful, called and chosen by God. Won the victory in Christ Jesus over His enemies. And we now this day, a “holy nation” (1 Pt. 2:9). Can receive this revelation and learn from it. Practice its principles. Apply its wisdom into our lives. 
With this reality we focus on the called, chosen by God, faithful till the end. Victorious in Christ Jesus. These had to endure every hostile element of the Roman Empire. Which indeed in the 1st Century was the known world. Persecution. Sickness. Loss of life. The Roman influence had even captured many saints and turned them into false teachers. Wolves in sheep’s clothing. Those who would conspire with Romans to create political power and oppression upon the faithful. Very tempting to compromise one’s faith to save his or her own life. 
Yet even through all they had to persevere, a remnant remained focused on the goal. The afterlife with God forever. Away from death and disease. Persecution and pain. The encouragement that the wicked would pay (“wages of death” - Rom. 6:23) for their evil deeds (2 Thess. 1:8-9). 
How? 
They received the accurate gospel call and accepted it. Embraced it. Lived by it. 
They recognized the chosen location for all who received the gospel and obeyed it, the kingdom of Heaven. The church (Mt. 16:18-19). 
And once ADDED to the congregation of Jesus Christ, they remained faithful in all things (i.e. the plan of salvation, the pattern of worship, the persistence of fellowship. Evangelizing. Practicing benevolence. Exposing evil. Teaching and preaching rightly handled Scripture. Never forsaking the assembly. Thinking right, living right, giving right). And this faith kept them alive in Christ. Conquering “Babylon,” Rome and all saints who had since fallen prey to her harlotry. 
Revelation 17:14
“These shall make war with the Lamb (i.e. the Roman Empire, Jewish leaders, and fallen saints), and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords (i.e. there is no higher office of respect and honour than Christ), and King of kings (i.e. there is no greater ruler, authority): and they (Christians) that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”
CALLED:
“Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” - 2 Thess. 2:14
To all who receive the gospel of Christ and live by its Testament law of grace. 
John 3:16 - Acts 4:12 - 1 Cor. 15:1-4 - Mk. 16:16
CHOSEN:
“just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,” - Eph. 1:4
The location of the saved is the body of Christ, His church (Eph. 1:22-23). 
And so they were called into the location where faithfulness had to be practiced. 
FAITHFUL:
In every test, trial, and temptation allowed against Job. Pain and sorrow. He “did not sin or charge God with wrong” - Job 1:22. Job was faithful. 
Those who “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” - Jude 3
We must remain faithful in the plan of salvation, the pattern of worship, the persistence of fellowship. Evangelizing. Practicing benevolence. Exposing evil. Teaching and preaching rightly handled Scripture. Never forsaking the assembly. Thinking right, living right, and giving right.
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RESCUED - TRANSFERRED - REDEEMED

October 14th, 1987. 30 years ago. An 18 month old baby girl accompanied by her mother, was playing in the backyard. The phone rang. Naturally her mother went inside the house to answer. Back then it was the old rotary phones, remember? And that slight minute is all it took for the world to soon be aware of Jessica McClure. Also known as “baby Jessica.”

Soon, first responders. And an ever growing audience of bystanders and participants were at the scene. Hearing cries from the well. Baby Jessica was caught in there in such a way that it was most difficult to rescue her. And from the rescue, transfer her to the location of medical attention and healing (i.e. the hospital, where trained and experienced physicians would be present). And this had to be done before it was too late (i.e. loss of her life would occur). A process which took 58 hours before deliverance. A 1 1/2 year old baby child, trapped in a deep dark well. No nourishment. No comfort. No security. And vulnerable to the hostile threats of the situation. Pending doom. And then hope came in the form of mankind’s compassion and care. Working together for the greater good. A path to safety had been opened. Perhaps by the providence of God? Perhaps.  

This event became an International prayer. Everyone felt like it was their child down there needing to be rescued. Buckets of donations, flowers, cards, everything imaginable came in from individuals around the world emotionally invested in her transfer to the location of healing. 

And when the moment came when baby Jessica was released from that deep dark hole? The world rejoiced. A child was lost. And had since been found. 

We can relate to this story in the Bible. 

The children of God, the Hebrews during the age of Egyptian bondage. These were caught up within a “well” of pagan slavery. A deep and dark bondage, 400 years in captivity. God heard their cries and chose Moses to lead them out of the well, and into the location designed for blessings. Nourishment. Security from their enemies. Family and Productivity. The land of milk and honey. They had been rescued, to be transferred into the land of promise. Redemption.

And what of our lives this day? This dying world is trapped in a deep and dark well. Is there no way out? Certainly. 

“For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” - Col. 1:13-14

RESCUED: DELIVER = “Lord deliver/rescue me out of my (personal) pains and bring me to you and for you.”

TRANSFERRED: CHANGE = “Remove me from the location of darkness, to the location of light. Change my location.”

REDEMPTION: “Buying back from, re-purchasing (winning back) what was previously forfeited (lost)” = a release effected by payment of ransom. 

Through Jesus Christ we have been rescued and transferred to the location of redemption. The “kingdom of His beloved Son” which is “the body, the church” (vs. 18). The designated station of forgiveness and healing. Spiritual nourishment. Purpose. Life. Love. Family. 

And so, how did baby Jessica come out of that deep dark hole? Mankind’s love for his neighbour. How did Israel come out of Egypt? Moses. How do we come out of the penalty of sin? (i.e. Romans 6:23). By God’s grace, through His Son the Christ (John 3:16, Eph. 2:8-9, Acts 4:12, Mark 16:16). 

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Greetings, friends.

We simply wish to send you a warm welcome and thanks for the monthly support some of you deliver through this platform. Because of your dedication to financially partake in this work, work continues. 

We have congregational Bible studies on Sundays and Wednesdays. We have private and personal studies on Saturdays. We deliver Sunday worship sermons. Monthly devotionals, socials, fellowship meals, sing-a-longs, benevolence and evangelistic efforts. We continue to produce daily gospel content for the online community in our Province. We have prayer and plans to build a Bible school in the next 3-5 years. We also wish to expand our library, faculty, class and studio resources. The church is also seeking to proclaim the gospel in the French language (assembly and schooling).

This land is untapped. Most have never heard the gospel in its Bible accuracy. Because of your faith this problem is patiently being resolved. 

All things through the grace of our Lord. Praise be His name. 

Thank you kindly.
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PRAYER

God has communicated to us once and for all in this age (Jude 3) through His Son (Heb. 1:2)

And so the complete tomb of inspired text. Holy literature. God breathed instruction. Perfect law of liberty. Is now in our hands. The 66 Books of the Bible. 

His answers to all our requests. Petitions. Fervencies. Are written in His Book. And His Book teaches us that His providence has operated His will through our prayers. 

“Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” - Mt. 6:8

- Food, clothing, shelter.

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” - 1 John 5:14

- You can know for certain. Without any doubt. That whatever you pray to Him according to the Words He wrote in the Bible, He hears us. 

“Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” - Luke 12:7

- God knows every intricate and elaborate detail which makes up our individual being.

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee;” - Jeremiah 1:5

- The power of God is so deep that before we ever even walked this earth, He knew of our coming existence.  

“Pray without ceasing” - 1 Thess. 5:17

- For each prayer you pray according to His Book, He’s heard and set the answer in motion from the very beginning.

“believe that you have received it,” - Mark 11:24

- How else could we believe that we’ve already received it if God only knows of it while you speak it? Truth is God has already heard your prayer and so that is why you can rest assured that you have received it. 

This is why it is most important to pray. For God already knows if you have or if you haven’t. 

It is a difficult concept to perceive. But from my honest studies it makes the most sense. I encourage you to due diligence and study this rightly handled text further. Therein you will grow in faith and strength in prayer life. 

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My thoughts,

When news broke regarding the coming dangers of "COVID." Christians were wise to side with caution and take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of the flock. History was uncertain. I stand by my initial decision to defend that path. However, many months have since passed. And now we have more information regarding this "virus" from China. A greater bulk of data and evidence allowing us to make an educated decision.

This "virus" apparently only attacks Christians and certain business owners. It does not affect protestors and rioters. Nor does this "virus" attack liquor stores, weed shops, and abortion clinics. And this "virus" has grown so intelligent that it now has given liberal governments full power to do what they so wish. Strange "bug" this "virus." It has even "evolved" into a "virus" which makes everyone who disagrees with it, "racist/phobic/bigoted." An infection that causes fear and division among saints over skin colour. It has twisted our minds against law and order. Against our police officers. It has turned brothers against brothers. It has highjacked our pulpits. 

In my limited observance I must say it is quite the sophisticated "germ." Do you not agree? 

It is my honest opinion that this virus has done much harm. Taken many lives. But at what cost? The culture chaos we currently experience is witness to the result. 

My dear friends, may we learn to discern. May our Lord give His servants the "heart to govern our people to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of ours?" 

GOD. GOD is the answer. Let us return to the Bible. 

SM

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My thoughts,

To share religious truth exposing socio and political wickedness on FB, or any other online platform. Takes a choice of dedication, perseverance, and courage. To become the recipient of intimidation and persecution at every corner. The Devil surely won't pass up the opportunity to pollute these venues. The faithful do their best each day to counter the effort. 

The police officer could easily say, "I see no change, not good is done, I quit!." 

A decade of experience, nothing much. And many times I thought of silencing my digital influence. What good I am doing? Have I helped create change for Jesus? Perhaps keeping my mouth shut and concealing the truth, would give the appearance of "maturity?" At the very least I wouldn't have to deal with the constant reminder that most Christians are completely blind to the spiritual war taking place. 

Yet here is reality. The amount of good for Christ that we have been given the honour to participate in, far outweighs the temptation to hinder our voices for His kingdom. Many souls have converted to Christ. Many have been renewed. The faithful reinforced. To have purpose in Christ is my blessing. How many would not have heard without my loyalty to His Majesty? I know not the answer to that this side of eternity. 

We will keep sharing the compassion of Christ. And expose evil in all its forms (i.e. religious, socio, and political). It matters not what you say, someone will be "offended." Keep going. Try again. 

If you seek cowardice in the middle of a war zone? Dig the hole deep enough and remove yourselves from the soldiers path. We have work to do here! 

"Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus." - Paul

Even when I depart this earth. The content created for my Master and all who seek Him, will be found. 

SM

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TITLE: “Believers and Governing authorities.”

TEXT: Romans 13

INTRODUCTION: 

The witnessed account of Joseph, sold into Egyptian bondage. Subject to Pagan rule. Mistreated. Falsely accused. Submissive to heathen authority. Yet faithfully persevered and preserved for God’s work and will. Rewarded. Set in an office of influence and responsibility. 

Joseph would have been a prime candidate for retaliation, anarchy, vengeance, and all other forms of rebellion towards his governing authorities. Authorities which he did not ask to be put subject under. Yet through the hardened hearts of his own kin, found himself a slave. 

How many other inspired recorded accounts do we have in the Scriptures, of believers being subject to governing authorities? 

And as God has given us instruction on how we are to judge others. So are we instructed on how we are to be subject to our governing authorities. 

BODY:

The author of Romans had the task of instruction. Teaching saints how to conduct themselves in faithful Christ-like behavior and obedience. Even though the governing rule of the day was a most evil man, Nero Caesar. 

And to be subject to governing authorities demands in us spiritual discernment. The ability to know when we obey or reject. “For the kingdom is the Lord’s: and He is the governor among the Nations” (Psalm 22:28). We the people cannot be forced to do what is morally wrong. No civil authority will remove us from our Christian faith. We must stand strong against any threat which would compromise and/or deviate from the authority of GOD, the great “I AM.” 

That said, there are many governing authorities in which we must obey and be subject too. The writer of Romans is going to reveal insight in such teachings. 

Romans 13:1-7 King James Version (KJV)

13 Let every soul be subject unto the governing authorities. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Every soul, believer and non believer. First and foremost must recognize the source of authority, God. It is God who demands our submission to the governing authorities. Even Pagan authorities. Not man. God demands. And God demands because God has established, placed, appointed governing authorities to administer His will in justice for mankind on this earth. And because the governing institutions where placed there by God, … 

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the authority, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.



This instruction, God breathed and authoritative, commands our subjection to the governing authorities. To deny or reject will result in eternal punishment. It is most certainly a matter of salvation. It was Joseph during the days of his Egyptian bondage. It was for Christians during the days of Nero. And it is for us this day during the age of the Western world. 

That is why we must take due diligence to rightly divide the Scripture and understand our obedience.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

Those who enforce the law are governed by the authorities to keep justice, order. And those of us who are law abiding citizens have no need to fear the enforcement. 

Only criminals live in fear of the law. For court, judgment, incarceration, and even capital punishment might be the consequence. And this is why law abiding citizens respect our governing authorities and their enforcers. For the one who seeks to destroy evil as a governing authority, ultimately works for God (whether he be a heathen or a believer). 

4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

This teaching and instruction was true even amidst a corrupt government like Nero’s. Where Christianity was to be removed from the face the earth. 

And so we must understand, as a matter of our eternal soul, that the office of governing authority is to be obeyed when justice against evil is administered. Capital punishment not withdrawn. 

5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

To have a good conscience towards God is to know you are being compliant to the governing authorities regarding proper moral justice and action. And being compliant does not inherently mean being complicit. Because during ages in which governing authorities are immoral, we must still pay our taxes, yet we do not participate in the evil they legalize (i.e. homosexuality and abortion). 

But to continue enforcement which brings justice for the innocent. To bring wickedness to judgment. To have murderers, and rapists, thieves, and all who would retaliate, take law in their own hands, participate in anarchy, to their commutable removal. 

6 For this cause pay ye tribute also (“taxes”): for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

When the stop sign says “stop.” You stop. When the light is green, you go. When there’s a worldwide pandemic which has created confusion and uncertainty. When our governing authorities mandate we practice social distancing. When our governing authorities mandate we worship God in our homes until this viral threat is removed. We do exactly that and utilize the wisdom and obedience God has commanded us to practice. And we do so even if we don’t yet fully understand what is taking place. And so,

7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

Believers did throughout the ages. Whether the Egyptians, Romans, Americans, Canadians, or Europeans. We pay our taxes and give respect to those who uphold law and justice. Even amidst corrupt and immoral governments. 

We pray for those in office, that they repent. That they govern our Nations with moral worth. That they allow us Christians to live in peace, to evangelize publicly. We don’t agree with their corruption or foolishness. Even Christ was recorded calling Herod a fox, and that no fox was going to stop Him from fulfilling the gospel. And so we today as followers of Christ can speak the same. The gospel will be preached. 


CONCLUSION:

The witnessed account of Joseph, sold into Egyptian bondage. Subject to Pagan rule. Mistreated. Falsely accused. Submissive to heathen authority. Yet faithfully persevered and preserved for God’s work and will. Rewarded. Set in an office of influence and responsibility. 

We today may have to worship in our homes, separated from the expediency of collectively meeting at the building. But we still “come together on the first day of week.” We do not “forsake the assembly.” We do not fear men more than God. In fact, we keep our souls in the grace of God by being subject to governing authorities. 

The gospel has not been made illegal. Mankind can still receive the message of the cross through this digital medium. And if any soul out there, wish to be saved by Jesus Christ, as a repentant believer qualifying to be immersed in water? Then no governing authority can stop us. For God is He who forgives. And no governing authority will hinder that gift. Even if the age of Nero were to return. 

INVITATION:

Through this New Testament age. To obey the instruction and command of God is of most importance in life. Even if we are currently living through a very strange time in our history, where a microscopic bug has highjacked our wellbeing, livelihood, and traditions. 

“Whoever believes and is immersed shall be saved.” - Jesus Christ

If you wish to be saved this day before it is too late, please contact us so we can serve you. 

We appreciate your kind attention to this Bible reality. 

Stay focused and stay positive. 

Till we meet again. May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. 

God bless. 
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Galatians. Some christians who had since converted to Christianity were trying to bind Judaism (i.e. “circumcision”) on their fellow saints. Out of fear Peter followed that bandwagon and found himself “condemned” for it (vs. 2:11) - “fallen from grace” is the result (vs. 5:4). And sadly the “rest of the Jews joined Peter in hypocrisy” (vs. 2:13). They were trying to bind the Old Law and tradition (“works”) upon their faith. That was a sin.

They were not to bind salvation with works of the Old Testament (Eph. 2:8-9), but rather “good works” in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:10). Which began at their moment of spiritual birth out of water (Gal. 3:26-27 - John 3:5 - Acts 8:36-39).

And so, Paul rebuked Peter to his face (vs. 2:11). The rebuke was designed to pierce Peter into repentance so as to renew his soul once again within the grace of God (Js. 5:20). Peter understood Paul’s reasoning for he himself had previously used it against a fallen brother (Acts 8:22-23).
The Christians in Galatia were under spiritual threat. They were giving their ears to a “different gospel.” Judaism had accomplished its purpose under the Old Covenant and was now done away with (Col. 2:14 - Heb. 9:16). Only the doctrine of the Christ would be authorized. Anything else was to be accursed (Rom. 16:16-17).

Now in principle and application. Today we have spiritual threats masquerading as “Christianity.” Similar to the Jew pushing Judaism into Christ. Some push denominational doctrines into the church. Ideas such as “meritorious salvation” (i.e. Catholicism, etc). Or the idea of “faith alone” (Protestantism). Both are to be accursed for they teach a different gospel (Gal. 1:6-10).

“What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?” James 2:14

Rhetorical. The answer is, “no.” Faith without works (i.e. “faith alone”) can’t save anyone. It never has. And it never will. For it is dead (Js. 2:17). That’s the point. Faith alone won’t receive the conditions of salvation. Nor will it produce righteous benevolence.

James 2 does not contradict Ephesians 2. Nor does the account of the thief on the cross contradict Acts 2:38. We must look at the chronological timeline. We must keep both in their proper context in order to understand the rightly divided teaching applicable for us this day.

Pay attention. Nowhere in the Bible will you ever find the modern denominational falsehood of “faith alone” being encouraged or commanded. It is foreign to the inspired text. You have to forcefully take out of context a verse and pervert it in order to achieve any denominational error. And as a Bible fact, the idea of “faith alone” is even rebuked. “Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith alone” (Js. 2:24). Within the context of benevolence and removal of favouritism James makes it clear that a dead faith won’t produce salvation (2:14), nor is it pleasing to God (Heb. 11).

Every single accountable human being who has ever wished to receive the grace of Christ has had to outwardly show faith (Jn. 14:15).
“When Jesus SAW their faith” (Luke 5:20). How could Jesus literally see their faith, if faith is “alone?” Impossible. Foolish.

The problem most have, is the willful lack of understanding true genuine Bible faith. Because of that they refuse what “works” means in its accurate context. Resulting in eternal separation from God. Sadly trusting in a heaven they will never have.

Would you like to learn how to study? Would you like to learn the Bible more accurately?

Contact us. Schedule time. We can call. Have a video chat. Meet with table and open Bible. We are here to evangelize this community.

Thank you.

Your servants,
The church that belongs to Christ in Riverview N.B. Canada. 
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Results of Full Conviction

TITLE: Results of Full Conviction

TEXT: 1 Thes. 1:1-10


CONTEXT:
Paul writing from Corinth during the middle century (50-51 A.D.) to a congregation he had planted during his 2nd missionary journey. Recorded in Acts 17:1-9. 

Paul wished to convey his encouragement by their show of faith. Even during times of great persecution from government, unbelievers, worldly-minded and Scripturally ignorant Christians among them (i.e. spiritual threats, false teachers, heretics, etc). 

Paul also addressed those who criticized his authenticity as a chosen apostles. He addressed those who might be trying to manipulate the minds of weak members.

ILLUSTRATION:

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?” - Luke 14:28

Not only should we be ready to build. But we need to set our minds towards the proper information necessary to build what God has commanded. In other words, you won’t build a tower for God if you’ve not been reading His instructions. Won’t a doctor become such through the studying of medical books? A dentist through dentistry? A mechanic through mechanics? How on earth do we think ourselves ready to build for God if we base our source of reading material on what is not inspired? Simply meaning, which man among us will build a house using a 2016 Dodge Caravan manual pamphlet? None. You can’t build a tower for God with anything else than His word. 

The faithful in Thessalonica were recognized by inspired men as Christians who were productive in building for God through the Word of God. 

BODY:

The Word is Confirmed (5)

  • by the outpouring power of the Holy Spirit, hence “in (location) power and in (location) the Holy Spirit. This miraculous power, the gift of the Holy Spirit, given to the apostles, as per the promise of Christ in John 14:16-17, 25; 16:7-15
  • The Word the apostles spoke was not subject to the philosophers of the day. The word the apostles spoke was inspired, directly operated on by the outpouring power of the Holy Spirit. And this was confirmed by their ability to perform supernatural moments in history. All for the purpose to confirm the word in which they spoke was from God and not man.

The Word is Received (6)

- This is the word all believers receive (Rom. 10:17). The word of Christ is an objective standard. It is reality. It has authority. It is not like the words of men. 

The Word is Proclaimed (8)

  • if the word of God, the Bible, is the only source of inspired information. And it is confirmed, proven as such. Then it must be the root source for any evangelistic effort. Nothing uninspired can convert souls to Christ. Only what is inspired. The Word of God. The Bible.
  • And it is through this objective reality, the authority of truth, that we have a “work of faith,” a “labor of love,” and a “steadfastness (keep at it, persevere) of hope.” 

Work of Faith (3)

- We evangelize. We bring people to the Bible. We outwardly show God our loyalty in action. Producing obedience. Our spiritual trust in Jesus is one that can be physically seen. Just as those who brought the lame man through the roof. We bring the lost and wayward to Christ. For faith without works is dead. It is necessary for our salvation, evangelism, and benevolence. Not to boast of our own meritorious acts. But our humble submission to God and His commands. 

Labor of Love (3)

- In order to bring the word of God to our communities, it demands in us a sacrifice. Not only do we evangelize because the Bible says so, we evangelize because we want to. We greatly desire to share Jesus with this dying world. That is the objective. And this calls for us to sacrifice our time, patience, money, belongings, wellbeing, safety, security, health, and a host of other secular barriers that might hinder us from being effective. Never for the sake of compromise, or at the hands of foolishness. 

Steadfastness of Hope (3)

  • We persevere through all the garbage this life has to throw at us (i.e. persecution from government, unbelievers, family, worldly-minded Christians among us) because we know that one Day soon enough we’ll be in heaven forever with our God, in peace and purpose.
  • And all who have been against Christ, and the faithful who love Christ, shall be eternally punished.

2 Thessalonians 1:6-9

6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

CONCLUSION:

If we learn to apply this doctrine in our lives, we too shall be reported in the Book of life on that coming judgment Day. Our reception and how we turned from idle, vain, scriptural ignorance, and all other forms of apathy and worldly influence. How we repented and became productive for Christ and His kingdom. 

  1. The Word is Confirmed: This commands our “work of faith.”
  2. The Word is Received: This commands our “labor of Love.”
  3. The Word is Proclaimed: This commands our “steadfastness of Hope.”

INVITATION:

If you have counted the cost of what it truly means to become a Christian? Born again within the body of Christ? Forgiven of sins to forever remain faithful to His kingdom? You’ve built it upon His Word, the Bible. For all else is sinking sand, “all other ground is sinking sand.” 

With the strength, courage, and authority of the Scriptures. We extend to you the invitation Christ revealed in His loving embrace. To be set free from the bondage of the world and its false religious practices and behaviors. The most simple and honest truth.

“Whoever believes and is immersed shall be saved. Whoever does not believe shall be damned.”

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TITLE: “a different gospel”

TEXT: Galatians 1:1-12

ILLUSTRATION:

I once briefly worked with a very kind brother in Christ, back in 2011-2012. 

This brother had a trade. He was a locksmith. He would bring me and teach me his occupation. It was amazing to me the intricate details that could be found within a key and lock. How each groove had a specific and precise purpose. And the slightest deviance would create complications and ultimately lead one away from the ability to open the door. Accuracy was most certainly “key” (pun intended). And one had to keep up, daily, with the work. 

This brother, member of the church for decades. Loved. Appreciated. Has since fallen away from the faith once delivered to the saints. Away from our common salvation (Jude 3). Fallen from grace (Gal. 5:4). He did not give the more earnest heed to the things which we have learned in the Bible (Heb. 2:1). And so he drifted away. Against all loving attempts from the faithful to reason with him. This brother slipped from his first love and brought his wife, children, and grandchildren with him. This delinquent proceeded to further try and recruit his own following, according to the error of his task masters no doubt, the ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing.

You see, brethren form the US had come to visit, worship, and fellowship with us. And unknown to us they became friendly to our weakest (worldly minded) and secretly presented material holding a different gospel. This corrupt seed germinated. Wrongly divided Scripture, false interpretation. And a few years later, this spiritual threat produced fruit. Strange questions began to rear itself in the assembly. And when it was addressed with the Bible, rejection and separation took place. Yet another discouragement to add to the pile. In a mission field already plagued with all sorts of Scriptural perversion and division. Time and time again, Satan’s influence causing damage. 

Friends, pay close attention. A different gospel will not open the door into Christ. A different gospel will remove you from the location of blessing, the church (which we ought to seek ye first - Mt. 6:33). Not only universally (Mt. 4:17), but locally (Rom. 16:16). Because a different gospel puts its source of authority in something that is not inspired, God breathed. 

INTRODUCTION:

Paul had similar situations to deal with in Galatia. Deviants would easily capture the minds of the weak and worldly among the fold. Delinquents that would influence the flock away from the doctrine of Christ.

John 10:9

“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

The sheered would have a secure location for the sheep. With but one way in or out. The shepherd cared for the sheep. Kept foreign threat away. The sheep had the blessing of security and nourishment while the shepherd was watching. And they could go in and out to return safely inside. And if one sheep were to go missing, the shepherd would rescue him and bring him back. 

The local church belongs to Christ, He is the door for entrance. Spiritual security and nourishment are found within. We go out and evangelize but we return to the pasture. 

A different gospel seeks to pervert this blessing. It will remove our security in the arms of the shepherd. 

Matthew 16:17-19

Christ speaking of His prophesied, promised, and purchased kingdom to be built in Jerusalem through the outpouring power of the Holy Spirit, during the reign of the Roman Empire on the day of Pentecost, Sunday. And how the confession Peter spoke, that Christ was the Son of God, would indeed be the foundation in which the church belonging to Christ would open its doors.

“Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven”

A “different gospel” perverts any of the founding tenants of doctrine. It changes the uniqueness of the kingdom/church. It changes the uniqueness of the plan of salvation. The mode of worship. Church autonomy and leadership. Fellowship. Evangelism. 

God is the source.
Paul was a chosen vessel to convey the source.
No other source is spiritually credible or justified. For no other source has the keys. The Scriptures. 

And so now Paul has to remind the Christians, members of the church Jesus built. Not to mess around with any teaching that does not come from the keys God delivered.

BODY:

GALATIANS 1:1-12

1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:

3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

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.

11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Brethren, friends, and visitors. A “different gospel” perverts any of the founding tenants of doctrine. It changes the uniqueness of the church. It changes the uniqueness of the plan of salvation. The mode of worship. Church autonomy and leadership. Fellowship. Behavior. Evangelism. It is to be accursed. It has been the reason behind thousands of souls falling away from the local congregation. It destroys unity. It removes us from God.

CONCLUSION:

ROMANS 16:16-18

16 Salute one another with an holy kiss (common greeting - “a hand shake, or hug” - whatever the decent customs of culture deems a warm welcoming). The churches of Christ salute you.

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

INVISATION

Perhaps yourself and loved ones, this day have been manipulated throughout the years within different churches built by different gospel by all sorts of different men? Perhaps you’ve never been set free from different gospels masquerading as angels of light? 

Christ once asked, “John’s baptism — was it from heaven, or of human origin?” (Luke 20:4)

Ask yourself, the current belief and church you attend. Is it from heaven, or of human origin? 

“Whoever believes and is baptized shall be saved. Whoever does not believe shall be damned.” - Christ (Mk. 16:16)

Any other gospel is from human origin and is to be accursed. Please don’t be accursed along with it.

If you are a repentant believer confessing Christ as your Lord and Master, denying yourself for the cause of His kingdom. You qualify to have your sins washed away this very day by the power of God. A spiritual operation taking place as you humble yourself and submit yourself to the will of the gospel. 
We are simple servants eagerly praying to help plunge you into the water. You will be born again out of water. Now a Christian added to His church, where He is head, and all spiritual blessings are found. 

Anyone telling you otherwise is lying and is accursed. 

Or perhaps this day, you are a fallen soul seeking renewal. Damaged by the separation caused by a different gospel? Contact us now, reach out, repent and be renewed while you still live.

Stay focused and stay positive. All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. 

Till next time. Lord willing. God bless.

SM
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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SPIRITUAL SIGN? Good. Here it is,

"Whoever believes and is immersed shall be saved. Whoever does not believe shall be damned." - Jesus Christ

For the one who does not "believe" will never have enough faith in Christ to be immersed in water for the forgiveness of sins by the will and might of our risen King. For an unbeliever only sees water and falsely attributes obedience to "works of merit." An unbeliever has misguided himself away from the proper mode and application of baptism. And so it is foolishness to him to be plunged in order to be made right with God.

Religious people pay close attention. "Baptism" is not sprinkling or pouring water on mankind at any stage of development. "Baptism" is not an "outward sign of inward salvation."

Truth. Being immersed in water individually accountable as repentant believers, qualify us to be saved by Jesus Christ. Born again out of water by the power of Christ' blood and resurrection. And to do so adds us to His kingdom and no other, for we are baptized into it.

Anyone telling us otherwise has been lying. Perhaps highhandedly. Or ignorantly.

Would you like to know more? Contact me for studies.

Your servant,
SM

(ref. John 3:3, 5, 1 Cor. 12:13, 1 Pt. 3:21, Acts 2:38, Mk. 16:16, Gal. 3:26-27, Col. 2:12, Rom. 6:3-4, Acts 8:36, Mt. 28:18-20, Acts 2:41-47).

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