This is a carry over from my last blog yesterday. Where the headlines stated that a mega-church suggested we throw out parts of the Bible specifically all commandments of the Old Testament and just follow one ; Jn. 13: 34;
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Stanley, a pastor at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, opened the commentary discussing the controversies over public displays of the Ten Commandments. He said, “But how many times have you seen Christians trying to post the text of the sermon on the mount in a public place? Or the all-encompassing command Jesus gave us? “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” –John 13:34.”
Then you have this commandment from the New Testament; Mt. 22: 37 – 40;
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. to
So according to Stanley the first commandment is not in play only the second commandment. The first and greatest commandment is to Love your God, if you love the pastor and the church you just goofed up. If you want to know who is the antichrist or you want to define satan this is an example. Someone who deceives you about the Word of God. To those who do not judge then you are left to your own devices.
The Word of God is clear man muddies up the waters. What does the Word say about things like this?
Blessings and a Curse are set before the people; Deut. 11: 26 -29
Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day:
And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out-of-the-way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.
And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.
When the Israelites conquered central Israel Joshua carried out a directive to place half the tribes on Mount Gerizim and the other half on Mount Ebal. When the Assyrians captured the Northern Kingdom the mixed race of people started pagan worship and the worship of God. Ebal and Gerizim are the mounts which form the sides of the fertile valley in which lies modern-day Nablus , Ebal on the north and Gerizim on the south. They are nearly in the centre of the country of Samaria, about eight hundred feet above Nablus in the valley; and they are so near that all the vast body of the people could hear the words read from either mountain.
Mount Gerizim in the hebrew means; Does God like making you suffer
Mount Ebal means; curse, if you disobeyed the commandments, The modern name of Ebal is Sitti Salamiyah , from a Mohammedan female saint, whose tomb is standing on the eastern part of the ridge, a little before the highest point is reached. The city of Nablus is predominantly Muslim at the present time.
Mt. 24: 4 – 5;
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
So in retrospect if you follow a church that decides to change the commandments or if you follow a church that tells you that Christ ordained them to be the only church in the world. Show me anywhere in the Bible where it states we follow the church to reach the heavens, show me where you can change the commandments? We so not follow man who deceived the church in the Garden, the serpent. If you follow such things then you sit on Mount Ebal and your prayers are none existent, you have been deceived but it is your fault because you did not sit with the Lord on Mount Gerizim and be taught by the Word of Christ.
To those in the Islam religion , show me where it states that the virgin Mary ever ascended to the heavens and how she should be venerated.
In the spirit the virgin Mary is any woman who has not been impregnated by the words of man’s truth as to who Christ is. Christ born in the womb is a literary device that means that the woman births Christ in her heart, that’s you, from reading the Words of God and not from the altars of man. It also means that Christ was part of you when you were born in your mother’s womb. You lost your way when you were born into sin. To reclaim your inheritance baptize yourself in the living waters of the Word. Religious Symbolism will always die on the vine, your body, your heart, and mind. You will pass between the two mountains to get to the New Jerusalem it is just a matter of which mount, belief, that you sit on. The Living Word or the lies of man who deceived you in the garden.
Me I will sit on Mount Gerizim for a while before going on to the New Jerusalem and listen to the Words of Christ through the Holy Spirit. Pick up your Bible and immerse yourself in the Living waters of the Word. For Christ lives within you while you were still in the womb.
Shalom from the darkness of America