People are always asking me what Church do I go too, almost every time that I witness to them. When I tell them I am not a member of any Church or denomination, but I am a Missionary, and I am non denominational, and I just follow the Lord as he leads me according to my faith, they seem surprised and somewhat taken back. What Church was Paul and Peter and the disciples a member of? What Church was Martin Luther a member of? What Church was Jesus a member of? He is the Leader, and King of Kings of his own Church. Almost every so called Church or denomination thinks that their particular organization is the right one, and that everyone else is tripped off and following a false doctrine and false teaching, if they are not with them. One day John the disciple saw someone casting out devils in the name of Jesus, and he forbade him, because he did not follow with their group, and Jesus said to him “Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.”(Luke 9:49,50). The disciples even asked Jesus if he wanted them to call down fire from heaven upon them. But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.(Luke 9:55-56a).The Catholics use the scripture passage where Jesus asked the disciples “Who do you say that I am? They answered him saying some say Elijah the prophet or John the Baptist, or Jeremiah the Prophet come back from the dead. Only Peter said “you are the Christ, the Son of the Living God”. Jesus told him “upon this rock, I will build my Church;”.(Matthew 16:13-19 ). He was talking about what Peter said, and not Peter himself. The Catholics claim Peter as the first Pope, so therefore they say their Church must be the true Church, and everyone who is not a member of their Church and following their Pope is wrong and not following the truth. The truth is Peter was already crucified and dead when they claimed him as their first Pope. Jesus warned us to beware, because there are many false teachers and false Christ’s and false Prophets out there just waiting to gobble you up into their little box that they have put God into.( Matthew 24:4,11,24). Especially new babes who have just recently gotten saved and born again, and are not strong in the Word. I once tried to start a Church because I couldn’t find one that I could totally agree with, but it didn’t work out. So the Lord led me to just be a Missionary, and follow Jesus and share the good news which is the Gospel to anyone who would listen. It is such a blessing to just be free to follow Jesus wherever he leads, and according to your faith. The Bible says, to “forsake not the assembling of yourselves together.” (Hebrews 10:25). We do fellowship with other Christian believers, and Missionaries, and go to different churches at times when the Lord leads, but I will not let them reign in on me, and put me into bondage of their organization or false doctrines. You can read about our beliefs in our “Statement of Faith” in the web site www.answersintheword.com. In fact these Priceless basic truths of the Bible about Salvation, The Holy Spirit, Living for Jesus, End Time Bible Prophecy, Prayer, Faith and Healing. And so much more are put together and written out for you in an easy format to help you understand and get a good solid foundation in all these basic truths that you so desperately need to know. It is a lifetime of learning, studying, and lessons, if you want it. In fact if you can’t find something life changing, and at least inspiring everyday from reading this web site, then God help you. “whosoever will, let him drink of the water of life freely.” (Revelation 21:6 & 22:17). “Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled”. (Matthew 5:6).”Ye shall know the truth and the Truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32.). Don’t let the devil or any of his wolves bring you into bondage or condemnation. Be free to follow Jesus as he leads you according to his Word. AMEN?You who are believers are the church. The word “Church “, comes from the Greek word “Ecclesia”which means the called out ones, the separated ones. The church is not the building, but the people of God. The early Christians met outdoors, or by the river, or in homes. “The Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands.” ( Acts 7:48). Your body is the temple of God, and our own hearts are our temple of worship with God where he dwells within us.“Ye are God’s building.”(1 Corinthians 3:9b). “ Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you. If any man defile the temple of God him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is Holy, which temple ye are.” ( I Corinthians 3:16,17). “Jesus said, “ For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” ( Matthew 18:20). The true church is built with living stones.” Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” (l Peter 2:5). “Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body.” ( John 2:19-21). “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit, and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit : and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” ( John 4:23,24). Most every so called church and denomination claim that they have the corner market on God,and that their group has the truth, and all other denominations are false. “The Kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here ! Or ,lo there! For , behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” ( Luke 17: 20b,21). The fact is that all born again Christian Believers are the Church of Jesus Christ ! The world probably would have been evangelized and won to Christ by now if the church hadn’t gotten side tracked by the devil into building great buildings, and denominations and concentrated on winning the lost, and every christian believer would become a missionary as God intended. Instead of just paying their preacher to do it. After you are saved, your primary job in this life is to witness and reach the lost, which includes teaching our children about the ways of the Lord. If we are not doing that we might as well just go to Heaven as soon as we get saved.“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” ( Hebrews 10:25). All Christians need to fellowship and pray and encourage one another. You are either a missionary or a mission field, Which are you?
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.