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by Benjamin Munsell on August 19, 2017
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The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: FEED THE FLOCK OF GOD WHICH IS AMONG YOU, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but WILLINGLY; not for filthy lucre, but OF A READY MIND; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but BEING EXAMPLES TO THE FLOCK. 1 Peter 5:1-3. As an (fairly accurate) illustration, let's put in some numbers to the claim that the small group of "20" hard core Christ Following Believers ARE THEMSELVES the Church, the Body of Jesus Christ, and that the overall congregation of "200" total people coming on Sunday morning, ARE NOT THE CHURCH. Most of the "180" are goats with a few as still lost sheep who have yet to meet Christ and join the "20". This is a hard claim to make as it flies in the face of the "180" who want to feel good about their sinning as they like to come together to try to bolster each other up with the lie, "I'm a christian because the preacher told me so and I do lots of good works, that, will get me into heaven". Most of those "180" will hear, "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels": Matthew 25:41. "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? And then will I profess unto them, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, ye that work iniquity". Matthew 7:22-23. I ask you, when was the last  time you heard anyone Preach On the subject of The Goats in the church? "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobate"? 2 Corinthians 13:5. Examine yourselves, talk to the Lord, Biblically Prove you ARE one of His, OR REPENT, and, Be Blessed.
 
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