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Things that are never mentioned in religious churches

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H. Richard

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i'd like to suggest that we abandon this idea, as it is not Scriptural imo, and no congregation can be described as "where two or three have gathered" by any stretch of the imagination, even if the passage is abused for this concept.

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No we will not!

 

I do not believe that Jesus Christ came to set up just another new and improved physical organized religion run by men who can deceive themselves?  I, personally, don't think so since he said that the time will come, after his death, when man will not say, let us go here, or there, to worship God, for man will worship God from within his/her heart, in other words, a personal worship of God whose spirit will be living within the hearts of those who love him. The following scriptures support my conclusions. Notice, in verse 28 below, how the verse acknowledges that men are weak and that the Son has been perfected forever. He did not leave us in the hands of weak human (leaders and priests). He has become our "high priest" and we need no other.
 
Heb 7:25-28
25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;
27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
28 For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.
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Therefore, the Church is a spiritual entity, made by the will of God and built without human hands of flesh, and the head of the Church is Jesus Christ who gave his life for it.  I, personally feel that no man is to be considered as head of the Church.  The Church's visibility in the world is shown through Christians that profess that faith in Jesusā€˜ work on the cross has saved them, individually and as groups.  It is not a religious organization, or building, or certain place. Read LUKE, 17:20 "The Kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, here it is, or there it is, because the kingdom of God "is" within you.
 

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