PSALM 140, Deliver Me. O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the the violent man; which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war. They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah. Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set nets for me. Selah. I said unto the Lord, thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.
Psalm 140, continued, O God the Lord, The strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah. As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not again.Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the affliced, and the right of the poor. Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
PLEASE DON'T LET THE TIME RUN OUT ON YOU, GET RIGHT!
The churches of Christ salute you, Romans 16:16.
. BEFORE MAN IS LIFE AND DEATH, GOOD AND EVIL, THAT WHICH HE SHALL CHOOSE SHALL BE GIVEN HIM.
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Dear Brothers, the apostle Peter whom Jesus the Christ gave the keys of the Kingdom of heaven to; Matthew 16:17:19, which is the Church, said; 2 Peter,1:12; "Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present Truth. The Truth of our Christian faith which can be found in the Holy Bible. To understand the Truth you have to be looking for it (recorded in Proverbs 2 Solomon taught the rewards of searching for the truth ) and you have to be reasonable cause many times the Truth that comes from God's Word is not what we been taught from our youth. Also feelings past or present does not change the Truth. Jesus praying to His Father God recorded in (John 17:17) said sanctify them through the Truth, Your Word is Truth. This Word, God who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in times past unto the Fathers hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom also He made the Worlds, (Hebrews 1:1-2). This Word Jesus also said; recorded in (John 17:20) Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their Word. To us of the Living, all other words are the imagination of someone's mind. Believing in the true faith from the Bible, we will not follow them. Jesus said my sheep hear my voice and they will hear no other (John 10:1-6). In (1 Peter 4:11) If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles (or actual Words) of God. In (2 Corinthians 13:5-6), Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the Faith, prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
So dear brother you can see if you can't pick up the Bible and show in the Bible how you got in a saved condition. And how you are working out your salvation with trembling and fear. Then you must be outside the Body of the saved and we want to help you get it right so that you also will live forever. Before man is life and death good and evil what he choose will be given him.
It is impossible to be saved out of the church of Christ, because it is impossible to be saved without being delivered out of the power of darkness: " Who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love" (Col. 1:13). Those in the kingdom-and the kingdom is the church of Christ(Matt.16:18,19)-have been delivered out of the power of darkness. Hence, those not in the kingdom have not been delievered out of the power of darkness. Persons out of the kingdom which is the church of Christ are in need of having their eyes opened "that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me" (Acts 26:18).
The church is what Jesus built. Jesus did not say to Peter, "I will build your church". He said, "I will build my church". It is not "the church of Saint Peter". It is the church of Christ. Jesus is the true rock, and the church has "no other foundation" and no other founder. (1Co 3:11). Many denominations exist, all built and founded by someone other than Jesus. The church is not one of these. The church of Christ existed before any of these denominations. It did not arise out of them, and they did not arise out of it. They are separate "buildings" which the Lord did not build.
HERE IS THE ROOT OF OUR PROBLEM; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churches_of_Christ A division occurred between those who used musical instruments in worship (known as the Christian Church) and those who chose to sing a cappella because the use of instruments in Christian worship is not mentioned in the New Testament. The congregations in the a cappella tradition are the subject of this article. While the most visible distinction between the two groups was the rejection of musical instruments in the Churches of Christ, other issues also contributed to the separation. One was a disagreement over the appropriateness of organizational structures above the congregational level such as missionary societies. Another was a difference in the underlying approach to Biblical interpretation. For the Churches of Christ, practices not present in accounts of New Testament worship were not permissible in the church, and they could find no New Testament documentation of the use of instrumental music in worship. For the Christian Churches, any practices not expressly forbidden could be considered.:242–247 Though officially recognized as distinct movements from 1906, the actual separation of the Churches of Christ from the Christian Churches had already been taking place gradually for decades. NOW CERTAIN CHURCH BODIES HAVE ADDED CHURCH OF CHRIST TO THEMSELVES BUT WHEN A PREACHER FROM THE CHURCH OF CHRIST COMES IN TO THE BUILDING THEY HATE HIM BECAUSE THEY ARE THE LIBERALS WHO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT AND I AM ONE OF THE CONSERVATIVES WHO HOLD TO THE WORD OF GOD. /
We the church of Christ have become the true children of God, Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise, not the Jews in the world today ( Galatians 3:26-29). Consequently the Living God will bless them that bless us and will curse those that curse us ( Genesis 12:3) . We have the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations but now is made manifest to his Saints who we are (Colssians 1:26). Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD. And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HELPING US IN OUR NEEDS AROUND THE WORLD AND THE FALSE TEACHERS AROUND THE WORLD. Jesus told Peter, "I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18). Soon after he died and arose from the dead, he did exactly that —He built his church, and he has been building it ever since. Jesus built his church not of wood and stone, but of people. All who make Christ the foundation of their lives, and obey him in faith, become stones in the temple of God. All those people are the church of Christ (1 Peter 2:4-8). The holy scriptures say; "You also as living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ" (1 Peter 2:5). Jesus Christ is "the chief corner stone", and by him was laid "the foundation of the apostles and prophets", then all other Christians, on that foundation, "are being built together" (Ephesians 2:19-22). Jesus is the true rock, and the church has "no other foundation" and no other founder (1 Corinthians 3:11). Many denominations exist, all built and founded by someone other than Jesus. The church is not one of these. They are separate "buildings" which the Lord did not build. Only the church that Jesus built was "purchased with his own blood" (Acts 20:28). Jesus gave his blood as a “bride price” to make the church his "bride" whom he loves (Ephesians 5:25). "Christ loved the church and gave himself for her... that he might present her to himself a glorious church... holy and without blemish" (Ephesians 5:25-28 ). Christ doesn't have a harem. He doesn't have several different brides. He did not purchase any denomination with his blood, nor take any denomination as his bride. The church is "one body" (Ephesians 4:4). This body has "many members" (1Corinthians 12:12). And most importantly, Christ is "the head of the body, the church..." (Colossians 1:18). "For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body..." (1Corinthians 12:12-13). As Paul states above, when a person is baptized in Christ’s name, that person is baptized into the church which is the body of Christ. So one has not, thereby, become a member of any denominational body. Now there are about 2,000,000 people in the Church of Christ in this country (USA) maybe 14,000 some congregations and we are around the world. WE HAVE NEEDS AROUND THE WORLD. As for a few; in Samburu County Kenya, where about 1000 people are suffering from starvation due from drought. There are four congregation of the Church of Christ there; about 160 members. I am working with Samuel Kipsang Towei, the minister of Mafuta Church of Christ, P.O. Box 140, Moiben 30104, Kenya.to keep the church members my brothers and sisters through the blood of Jesus the Christ alive with food for four months when it looks like their harvest will be in
We the church of Christ believe and teach that there is only one church we should belong to and
that is the one Jesus built, and which he purchased with his blood. we
believe there is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved than
the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore the name Christian is the
only religious name we should wear. We believe nobody is a Christian
unless they have heard, believed, repented, confessed Christ, and been
baptized. We believe that they sin if they join a denomination, and unless
they repent and get out of that denomination they face the fiery judgment.
I have not quoted the scriptures for these teachings because you are a man
of the word and ought to know where they are. I cannot see anything in my
belief that is false teaching or that is not according to
the oracles of God.
The truth on baptism; can one's baptism be invalid? To answer this question let's turn to Acts 19:1-5. Paul found some disciples in Ephesus who had "not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost." When Paul asked them unto what were they baptized they responded, "Unto John's baptism." Paul explains to them the purpose of John's baptism in verse 4. Notice the response of these disciples as recorded in verse 5: they were "baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus" upon hearing Paul's words. In these verses we see that one may be baptized, and have their baptism be invalid. These disciples saw the need to be baptized again once they had learned the truth. John's baptism ceased to be in effect once Christ died on the cross and the church was instituted. Just as these people needed baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus once they heard the truth, people today who are baptized in response to false teaching need to submit to baptism in the name of Jesus to have their sins washed away. If one hears and believes error, they will not be baptized for the right reasons. Once they hear and believe the truth, they must repent of sins, confess the name of Jesus before men, and be baptized for the remission of sins in order to enter a saved state
1)WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED? (1) The Question Analyzed http://www.saviorleadme.com/Saved.html
Ronny Wade, member of the Church of Christ explains why we should follow the Bible only.