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Street Called Straight

Find the Street Called STRAIGHT.

Some of you have been traveling on the Roman road to Rome long enough.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cult?

The definition of cult depends upon who is making it up.The criteria of a cult and a cult leader is made up by those who are part of a cult but have excused themselves because they have made sure their list of markers will not implicate or target them.
I have read down the list to see how Jesus might be guilty of being labeled a cult:
1)–a small religious group that is not part of a larger and more accepted religion and that has beliefs regarded by many people as extreme or dangerous (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cult);
Jesus is guilty
2)– a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious; also: its body of adherents (ibid);
Jesus is guilty
3)–a group or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, ideal, etc.(http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cult);
Jesus is guilty
4)–Usually, though, a cult is more narrowly defined, and the word refers to an unorthodox sect whose members distort the original doctrines of the religion. In a Christian context, the definition of a cult is, specifically, “a religious group that denies one or more of the fundamentals of biblical truth.” A cult is a group that teaches doctrines that, if believed, will cause a person to remain unsaved. A cult claims to be part of a religion, yet it denies essential truth(s) of that religion. Therefore, a Christian cult will deny one or more of the fundamental truths of Christianity while still claiming to be Christian.
Jesus is guilty
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Catholics and Protestants claim anyone who denies the trinity has denied a fundamental biblical truth and therefore a cult.
Catholics and Protestants have excused themselves from any definition of a cult by the way they invented the criteria.
Who gave them this authority?
What is the source of this authority?
Who made them judges over all others?
If you check the list of criteria on what a cult is, you will find nothing that make satanism a cult.
You will find nothing that makes Freemasonry a cult.
You will find nothing that makes the Jesuits a cult.
You will find nothing that makes the Catholic church a cult.
You will find nothing that makes Protestant churches that dabble in witchcraft a cult.
All under the protective shield of the trinity doctrine.
But the trinitarian club can disagree on the confession booth, the rosary, use of the crucifix, celebration of the “host” (communion wafer), prayers to Mary as the mediatrix, purgatory and limbo, sprinkling and pouring baptisms, baptisms of infants, celebration of the mass, holy water, making the sign of the cross, the pope as the pontifex max, secret orders that have deadly blood oaths, salvation by faith and works, predestination, homosexual orientation, drinking alcohol, use of tobacco, idolatry, priestly garments, and Mary as the mother of God.
And they do not consider such who disagree a cult.
The accusation of “cult” is used to label churches and pastors who refuse to be forced to accept either the Catholic religion or one of the many Protestant religions.
The New Testament did not have a doctrine explicitly on cults.
The Jews in the Temple considered Jesus a cult leader and his followers as cult members.
Many today continue to view Jesus as a son of satan.
We do know that Jesus would have rejected the entire Catholic church and her Protestant daughters.
The Church of Matthew 16:18 is not the Catholic or Protestant churches. We know this because the gates of hell have prevailed within these two groups.
I am amazed how easily the accusation “cult” is used and thrown around to stop the success of Christians who want 100% restoration of the first Church.
If a person chooses not to accept anything that came from Rome and or her Protestant daughters, they are labeled a cult.
If a minister starts a pioneer work and preaches salvation by faith according to Acts 2:38 he is labeled a cult leader. Why? Because he has not accepted the works salvation tradition of Rome.
If this minister makes converts of souls who were lost in their sins, and he baptizes them according to Acts 2:38 he is labeled a cult leader. Why? Because he did not sprinkle or pour the water in the trinitarian formula “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.”
If the members of this congregation worship in Spirit and in Truth as preached by the Apostles, and reject Rome and her Protestant daughters they are now labeled a cult. Why? Because they are not a part of what the cult writers call “mainstream Christianity.”
Now exactly what is “mainstream Christianity?”
It is Rome and all of her perverted and corrupt traditions, adopted paganism, and invented doctrines. It is Protestantism with their separate perverted and corrupt traditions, adopted paganism, and invented doctrines.
WHat is amazing here, is that neither Jesus or first Christians were a part of this so-called “mainstream Christianity.” This means the so-called “mainstream Christianity” is nothing more than corruptstream false Christianity.
When I hear and read accusations of cult, used to judge and condemn those not Catholic or Protestant: I think of Jesus Christ. No wonder he is on the outside of the Laodicaea church. The Laodicaea church may have been either a Catholic or Protestant church. They put Jesus out, shut him out, closed and locked the door against him. Why else is he knocking unless they had latched it locked on the inside?
I no longer accept the Catholic and Protestant invented identity of what constitutes a cult.
I will consider all people as either believers or unbelievers. And this will be based upon compliance with the New Testament. I will not apply creeds, traditions, invented doctrines, or Catholic/Protestant as proofs of validity as a New Testament Church.
You can use the accusation “cult” against those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
You can use the slander “cult” against ministers and church members who openly refuse to be called Catholic or Protestant.
You can use the word “cult” against those you hate: but remember one thing. It is still a sin to bear false witnesses. If you tell this lie on a minister or a child of God who has been saved by grace through faith: you might as well hang a millstone around your neck because you will have offended a soul for whom Jesus loved and died.

If you must use the word “cult” against someone you hate, I urge you on your next trip to the church: check in your fanaticism at the door. Your lies and false witness will not be welcome in heaven before the throne of God.

Pentecostal

Pentecostal is not a religion.
Pentecost means 50th.
There is no religion called 50th in the Bible.

The original Church of Jesus Christ was birthed on the day of Pentecost according to the Jewish calendar. Pentecost Sunday.

Yes, the original true New Testament Church was born on a Sunday morning about 9am.

By born, I mean the 120 gathered in the upper room, were filled with the Holy Spirit and came spiritually alive within the Kingdom of God.

Yes, the "born again of water and Spirit" of John 3:5 was now fulfilled. Most if not all had already been baptized in water by Jesus himself. His Apostles up to this time had not baptized anyone because they had not been deputized or sent to baptize yet. They were commanded not to depart from Jerusalem until they had been "endued" with POWER FROM ON HIGH.

Wow!

The first Church did not bear the name Pentecostal. No one told someone else they belonged to the 50th Church.

You see, Pentecost is a name for a day. And it is also the name of the day on which the 120 came into the Kingdom of God.

Watch this:

The Kingdom was to come with power: Mark 9:1;
The Power was to come with the Holy Spirit baptism: Acts 1:8;
The Holy Spirit did not come upon them until the day of Pentecost: Acts 2:4.

Why is it that religions promote different forms of salvation procedures that do not include the salvation method of the 120 in the beginning?

Why is it so difficult to get distance between us and the Catholic/Protestant religious clubs and their membership entry applications?

Is it not reasonable that the first Church was not Catholic or Protestant?

Isn't it true that the trinity was not finalized and formalized until the Council of Nicaea? Isn't it true they had to invent and vote on the Nicene Creed that contained the trinitarian philosophy? If all of this new Neo-PLato terminology was also the fundamental belief of the first Church, why are they now inventing something never heard, saw, or written before?

I can assure you all the 120 in the upper room were Jews of the 12 tribes of Israel. And if they are not represented there in the upper room, they are surely represented in the 3,000 that believed, were baptized, and added to the Church (Acts 2:41). This is the true Israel of God. Get this.......

And I can assure you none of them were Catholic or Protestant.

I can assure you they all believed in one God who was not divided up into three compartments, three separate and distinct persons, or three co-eternal, co-existent, co-equal divine Spirits, each having his own body and being.

Being Pentecostal must mean first that you are a Christian with a Jewish foundation in your faith. You are saved by faith, not by logic or reason.

Being Pentecostal must mean second that you believe Jesus was both God and man.

Being Pentecostal must mean third that you accept Jesus as the God of the Old Testament who came to earth in the form of man, born of the virgin Mary, and manifest to Israel as both the Father (Spirit) and man (seed of Adam and David).

Being Pentecostal must mean fourth that you accept Jesus as he is described in Revelation 1:8.

Being Pentecostal must mean fifth that you have received the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other languages as the Spirit gives the utterance.

You have no right, and no authority to speak about Pentecost and those who have received the Pentecost baptism of the Holy Spirit, until you align yourself with the group of 120 Jewish men and women on the day of Pentecost.

You will not find there a single Catholic.
You will not find there a single Protestant.
You will not find there a single person who refused and rejected the new birth baptism of the Holy Spirit.
You will not find there any graduates of a theological school who paraded and promoted Catholic/Protestant traditions and beliefs.
You will not find there trouble makers judging one another and putting each other down because they wanted a more spiritual understanding and a close life with God.

Being Pentecostal is more than speaking in tongues. This is usually the surface religious group who puts more emphasis on emotionalism then on faith and practice.

If you want to to be a person who accepts the day of Pentecost identity, be prepared to step out like the 120 did and leave religion behind. No matter how big the temples of man; no matter how big the denomination; no matter how impressive religious leaders are; follow the Holy Spirit to your own upper room.

There become one with Jesus-God.
There become a temple of Christ-God.
There join with Brothers and Sisters around the world who have had their crossing mikvah baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38).

If you are not ready for this. You can never be a Pentecostal because you would not have qualified to be in the first upper room or among the 3,000 added that day.

Pentecost is not a religion.

It is a way of life. It is one day that is every day. Pentecost is not one day, it is now every day. Because the Holy Spirit is available every day of the year.

Pastor Reckart
A Man God Made, who is making you?

Friday, October 9, 2015

One God or Three Of Them?

The subject of God has consumed the lives of many thousands of men and women.

Ever since Moses wrote:

In the beginning God, men and women have either loved and reached for knowledge of this Being, or invented their own god or gods so they could control, manage, and interpret what a deity is.

Researchers have all concluded that men and women have venerated the sun, moon, stars, volcanos, mountains, and other natural things. They have also venerated man and woman and made them into gods and goddesses. Add a child or children into this new developed human-gods theory and instantly, as in the case of cosmic gods: there is a belief in the plurality of spiritual powers. Within this search for a deity that men and women could worship and give homage, came different animals. Perhaps the most widely animal of excitement and awe was the snake, the serpent. The serpent was seen as the benefactor of knowledge and wisdom. This belief came from the story of Adam, Eve, and the serpent. The serpent promised them gnosis or secret knowledge that God had withheld from them. The serpent figures in different civilizations and their religions. Other animals were added to increase the awe and veneration of men and women for the ones being promoted to have special spiritual powers and images such as the golden calf emerge. In all of these religions invented by men there is absolutely no objection to there being a plurality of gods.

There stood out one people, one lineage of men and women, that did not follow those who invented gods of their own making. We refer to these as the patriarchs of the pre-flood and post-flood eras. This genealogy of men and women are traced through the seed of Adam to Enoch to Noah to Abraham and then to the nation of Israel. While the world around them became deeply divided over which and whose god or goddesses was supreme, the lineage of Adam to Abraham held strictly to one God who was the Creator. This one God was one Being. He was alone and there was no God other than He. This God demanded worship and veneration be reserved only for Him. All other gods and goddesses were to be rejected. This was so important it was enshrined within the very first Commandment: "Thou shalt not have any other gods before me." This Commandment lays out the fact there is one God and not a plurality of Beings who separately can be venerated as a co-equal God to other Gods.

The trinity concept does not begin in the Bible.It begins outside of the Bible and apart from the Patriarchal lineage of monotheistic believers. Monotheism is defined as: mono = one and theism = God. Monotheism in its strict identity means One God and only One God. This is also referred to as the Monarchical faith. Monarchical is defined as mon or mono = one and archical = ruler. Thus in its strict identity means One Ruler. It is from this One Ruler we have the name Elohim or Lord. By one Monarchy we mean there is only one Lord. He alone is supreme because he is also the only true God.

Up to this point most scholars and people of common sense can agree. It is when we depart from the Bible and give philosophy, beliefs of men, and a merger of the plurality of pagan and heathen concepts of deity that a division comes into play. For the most part, the entire world was born and raised among religions that boast of a plurality of divine beings. For some it is their way to compartmentalize how their gods relate to one another and how they possess different powers to be called upon by men and women.

I met a Hindu on a flight from Frankfurt to Abu Dhabi back in 2003 on my way to Indonesia. He was sitting next to me with his wife in the window seat. He had a little prayer book he was reading. And I noticed on the pages images of the Hindu gods Shiva, Kali, and Vishnu. I asked him if he would explain to me his religion. He was so happy to share with me. According to him, each of the deities had different things they did for mankind. You pray and show veneration to the one who has control over that which you seek help. So you pray to and venerate which ever one you need help from. The other gods are not jealous of each other. They see themselves regulated to their own specific powers and so each god within his/her power would be co-eternal and co-existent in peace and love. The gods love each other and have eternal and internal relationship. He explained they have songs they sing to these deities. They have worship rituals and dances to them. I could then understand how many of the ancient Israelites could take God and add to Him other gods and goddesses until they also had a plurality of deities to whom they would sing, dance, and perform rituals. I also began to understand why God was jealous and angry against the Israelites for this idolatry.

Are you still with me?

Israel as a people were originally the seedline of the Patriarchal faith of monotheism and the diving monarchy. Within this faith of Abraham and his Elshaddai (God Almighty) there was no plurality of divine beings. In fact, when God himself changed the name of Jacob to Israel a divine revelation was placed upon the name of all the people of the twelve tribes. The name Israel contains the revelation and few even know it: Is-ra-el. Is is a contraction of Ishi which is defined as "prince"; ra is defined as "power" and el is defined as God. Take a look at this text:

Gen_32:28  And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

It is very obvious that God put within this new name his own name. Yes, in the ancient days of the Patriarchs God or El or Elohim was a name.  We know this because God said that Abraham knew him only by the name of Elshaddai Or God Almighty (see Exodus 7:4). We now know El = God and shaddai = almighty. God is the name and shaddai defines his awesome power as "almighty." do not let anyone tell you that God is not a name.

One God and his name one.

The paganistic and heathenistic world demands a plurality of gods and goddesses, each having their own names but they are co-equal, co-eternal, and co-existent. There is unity between them, They each have the same substance as their corporate existence: they are a spiritual power. They radiate a single spirit in the minds of the people, as a deity and therefore as a spirit that can be where ever the worshipper is. This concept of trinity goes all the way back to Babylon. And from this tower and the dispersion of the people, this trinitarian error was spread to all nations.

It is right here many run. Many will become angry. Many will begin to make false accusations. They will attack monotheism and the monarchy and claim there is not one God but three of them. Each being a separate person, a separate being, and each possessing its own spirit.The adoption of the plurality concepts of idolatrous religions is drafted over into and among the Israelites and their successors, the Christians.

While there are attempts to perform a marriage between monotheism and the monarchy with pagan religious concepts of deity, Jesus never once taught there were three of them who were separate, who were co-eternal, co-existent, and co-equal. There are several attempts to take different scriptures to prove there are three, upon close examination such wrestlings of scripture only produce confusion and contradiction.

Let's do a simple test here. Ar you trinitarian or oneness like the Jews.

Answer honestly please:

1) How many Gods are there?
2) How many diving Beings are there?
3) Hoe many divine Spirits are there?
4) How many Lords are there?
5) Did God ever say he was co-eternal, co-existent, and co-eternal with other Gods?

Before you can escape from humanitarian concepts of the pluralistic trinity, you must admit that Jesus was both God and man. He was divine and earthly. He was the divine Spirit in a human form. He was both Father and Son.

Jesus said to Philip: "when you have seen me you have seen the Father." He said: "I and my Father are one."

To many this revelation departs to far from the plurality concepts invented by man. Traditions kick in and men become lovers of themselves more than lovers of God. We cannot allow our minds to be tricked and controlled by concepts the Old Testament prophets knew nothing about, Jesus knew nothing about, and the apostles knew nothing about.

Anyone who uses any text or scripture in an attempt to prove there are three divine Beings, three divine Spirits, and three divine persons who are each a separate Lord: is being deceptive.

There is one God. Jesus is this one God manifested in the flesh )1Timothy 3:16).

Anyone who denies this confession of faith of the Father and the Son, is not a real Christian.

If you use up your life trying to prove there are three of them and not one, you will be trying to get to heaven with concepts not taught in your Bible.