The word Christ means anointed. This is what Israel did to their kings.
They anointed kings.
King David was also a Messiah, a Christ, an anointed king.
Who is the real Jesus?
Did He die for your sins?
We are told in the Gospel of John that God sent His son that we might be saved.
Jesus told us many things that we might be saved.
Jesus makes it clear that "many" will think they love Him but have been deceived into believing in a false image of Jesus. These self deceived people will be told that they should get away from Him because he never knew them except as workers of iniquity.
How do we know that we are not one of those "many"?
He also told us that if we did not forgive then His Father would not forgive us.
So it is not automatic that we are forgiven nor saved.
Jesus also told us to seek the Righteousness of God and that many would think they came in His name but would be told to get away from Him because they were in fact Workers of Iniquity and not Doers of the Word. Like the Pharisees before them they will be under the delusion that they have their eyes on Jesus but in truth they do not even know him. We know this because they are not bearing Fruit worthy of those who truly repent.
- He said their Corban made the word of God to none effect.
- He told them to call no man father upon the earth.
- He told them to attend to the Weightier matters.
Yet, most Modern Christians cannot even tell you what Corban is nor how it causes the word of God to be of no effect.
They cannot tell you who the Fathers of the earth were or are.
Neither do they know nor can tell you of Christ's checklist as to what the Weightier matters were and are.
Many of our Modern Christians not only do not have their eyes on the real Jesus, they actually do not want to even hear what He said nor keep His commandments even though He said that is the way to Eternal life.
What they are doing is keeping their eyes on a constructed Jesus built in their minds by false teachers. This of course is Idolatry.To see if people really have fruits worthy of Repentance we may ask:
- Where do you find the Daily ministration of the early Church, the Pure Religion of James and the Corban of Jesus?
- Are you following The Way through Love of one another or the way of the world and the Fathers of the earth?
- Do you seek the benefits of bankrupt nations, or do you forgive and seek the benefits of Christ's appointed Kingdom?
- Do you only gather for the comfort it gives you, or do you gather to benefit others?
- Christ came to serve, not be served. Do you desire to be served or are you coming in His name and according to His character to serve others?
If we do not Repent of our Covetous Practices and are not diligently gathering together in Free Assemblies of Love for all to provide for one another in Charity according to the Perfect law of liberty then we have nothing according to Paul. According to Luke 6:32 if we only love those who love us there is no "Grace". Christ also said if you do not Forgive neither will the Father forgive you.
It is not enough to hate the deeds of the workers of iniquity, but we must return to Thy first love and thy first work. To break the yoke we need to return to the ways of righteousness spoken of in Isaiah 58 which are the ways of Christ and the early Church. And His yoke is light for it is carried by our love of one another.
Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist and Christ all created Networks of charity to care for the true needy of society without force which is how they were able to help set people free. Do you gather with His Church to attend to the Weightier matters as Christ said?
- Are you gathering in a Network of righteousness?
- Do you come to love others or just be loved?
- Are your Congregations' gatherings fruitful enough so that no one has to pray to Benefactors who exercise authority one over the other?
- Does anyone in your Free Assemblies have to apply to the Fathers of the earth, or seek their many benefits?
Early Christians found themselves in conflict with these systems of social welfare because they made the word of God to none effect. Christians had repented of their covetous nature when they received the Baptism of Christ. They heard and became Doers of the word not hearers only.
We know that liberty under God is not for the covetous who are Biting one another but it is also not for the slothful. If we are not congregating together in free assemblies bound together in a broad network by faith, hope, and charity alone according to the perfect law of liberty then we are not truly seeking the Kingdom of God nor His righteousness.
Are the Modern Christians being like the Pharisees before them and failing to attend to those same Weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith which include caring for the needs of our neighbors, the widows and orphans of our society through Pure Religion in matters of health, education, and welfare. We are NOT to do so by the Covetous Practices of modern governments.
The Way of Christ was not like the way of the world, nor the governments of the gentiles who depend on benefactors who exercise authority. Christ's ministers and true Christians do not depend upon systems of social welfare that force the contributions of the people like the corban of the Pharisees which made the word of God to none effect. Many people have been deceived to go the way of Balaam and the Nicolaitan and out of The Way of Christ.
The Christian conflict of the first century Church appointed by Christ was because they would not apply to the fathers of the earth for benefits but instead relied upon a voluntary network providing a daily ministration to the needy of society through Faith, Hope, and Charity by way of freewill offerings of the people, for the people, and by the people through the perfect law of liberty in Free Assemblies according to the ancient pattern of Tuns or Tens.
"Follow me!" —Jesus the Christ.
- One of the most important things to do is to become involved in a network of Charitable Practices. Everyone should want to join a Living Network of Love and Charity.
- If you think you have a calling to be a Minister of God or you might want to dedicate your life to Christ as an Ordained Minister of His Holy Church then contact us to start the process of discipleship and become the benefactors who exercise only love, NOT authority.
There are a few quotes in Mark 3:30-35 that some interpret as a rift between Jesus and his family.
According to the Talmud, Joseph of Arimathea was the younger brother of Joachim the father of Mary and therefore Jesus' Great uncle. Joseph was one of His disciples. And as one of the richest men in the Roman Empire, he supported the ministry of Christ. He was bold in his support of Jesus.  And he believed the kingdom at hand message.
James was his brother and never gave any sign of rejecting Jesus. He served in Jerusalem, suffering death at the hands of the murderous Pharisees. He was doing his job as minister of the Kingdom of God on earth.
Joses, Simon, and Jude who were also his brothers "according to the flesh" accepted Jesus and worked diligently for the early Church in those days providing guidance through a daily ministration rightly dividing bread from house to house while others who did not follow The Way continued to eat of the Corban of the Pharisees and the free bread of Rome.
Jesus' mother never "rejected" him, but she feared his going to Jerusalem.
The problem with these interpretations of Mark is because people do not understand what the Church was doing and how it was organized. The Church was an appointed Kingdom of God or government of God on earth. It was not like other governments of the world who exercised authority one over the other.
It was a voluntary government that functioned by way of the perfect law of liberty through the exercise of real faith, together with the hope of salvation through the charity living in the hearts and minds of other Christians in a broad community network of fellowship.
There were many requirements laid on those who would become his student ministers or disciples. These same restrictions had been laid upon the Levites centuries before, although many did not understand those requirements because of the teachings and sophistry of the Pharisees. His disciples could not own property in their own name, and they would have to give up what they already owned. Like the Levites who could not be a part of the walled camp and were called out as the Church in the Wilderness, if Jesus' disciples — who were called out of the world — were not willing to leave their family, they could not be one of His disciples.
Of course Jesus was not talking about abandoning our responsibilities to our young children or aging parents, but he encouraged prioritizing the commitment to be ministers of His Church. The commitment to be the ministers of His appointed kingdom included the responsibility of a daily ministration for believers who shared his Eucharist and communion in the network of the early Church all over the Roman Empire.
Christians did not eat at the table of kings or the Imperial Cult of Rome. They did not apply for the Corban of the Pharisees nor of Rome nor of any government that exercises authority one over the other like Modern Christians do. Early Christians knew that what those governments offered as welfare was actually a snare. To covet their benefits would entangle them again in the yoke of bondage and the elements of the world.
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- ↑ John 3:17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
- ↑ John 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.
- ↑ Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
- 1 Thessalonians 2:16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
- ↑ Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
- Matthew 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
- Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
- Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
- ↑ Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
- ↑ 2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
- ↑ Matthew 6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
Matthew 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Mark 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
- ↑ Matthew 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
- ↑ Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
Mark 10:42-43 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
Luke 22:25-26 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
- ↑ Son of Matthat Son of Levi ben Melchi and Esthra / Estha
- Husband of Anna bar Simon, of Arimathea and Alyuba bar Eléazar
- Father of <private> bet Joseph
- Brother of Saint Joachim and Bianca
- Half brother of JoAnna of Arimathea; Heli ben Matat and Gjora
- ↑ George F. Jowett, "The Drama of the Lost Disciples", (p.18). The "Harlein Manuscripts" (38-59f, 1936) appears to support these claims.
- ↑ Matthew 27:57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:
- ↑ Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
John 19:38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
- ↑ Luke 23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the Kingdom of God.
- ↑ Luke 7:20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
- ↑ Eusebius of Caesarea, Historia Ecclesiae, 1:7:11-14
- ↑ Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
- ↑ Luke 14:26 If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.