Monday, May 23, 2016

Religion is what you do in the church on Sundays. Worship is what you practice outside the church during the weekdays to expand the kingdom.

        1. Sunday: is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible. Emperor Constantine of Rome, a hybrid sun and Jesus worshipper, started the Sunday service in A.D. 322
        2. Church Building: Again Constantine was the first one to build a cathedral in Rome. The Scripture says, “God does not live in houses made with human hands… He lives in houses made with his own hands (human heart)” Acts 7:48,49; 2 Cor. 6:16
        3. Pastor in Charge: There is no provision for a pastor to be in charge of a congregation. Yeshiya (Jesus) gave fivefold ministry gifted elders like the apostles, prophets, evangelists and teachers to equip the saints to be workplace ministers to edify the Body of Christ. Eph. 4:11,12
        4. Pulpit: There is no provision for a pulpit in the NT ecclesia. Yeshiya used the pulpit (Bima for keeping the heavy scroll) at the synagogue in Nazareth only once and gave the shortest one-line sermon, (“Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your ears.”) That sermon was so power packed that it nearly got him lynched. Luke 4:18-29
        5. Tithe: There is no provision for tithing for church maintenance in the NT. We are to give freewill offering specifically for reaping the harvest and to take care of the needy. 2Cor.9:6,7; Acts 20:34,35
        6. The church: You go to is probably a den of thieves because Yeshiya defined his ecclesia as, “A house of prayer for all nations.” Your real church is where you work because many nations are represented there and you are accountable for them. Mark 11:17; Ezekiel 3:18