by Benjamin Munsell on August 27, 2019
BE YE therefore PERFECT, even as your Father which is in heaven is Perfect. Matthew 5:48. But as He which hath called you is Holy, so BE YE HOLY in all manner of conversation, (all manner of life); Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am Holy. 1 Peter 1:15-16. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, BUT BY ME. John 14:6. In the Old Testament they knew Christ as God. In the New Testament we know God as Christ. Either way, both ways, all the Lord is looking for is a People who want Christ ABOVE ALL ELSE. Above family, friends and neighbors. With Christ First, then the Lord can give you everything else He has for you because your Life is now, In Order. To Truly Follow Christ is the hardest, and most rewarding Life you'll EVER know. But man, being man, goes looking for an easier way. Therefore, man comes up with his own ideas of how he wants to "worship" God and on what terms he will do so, and ends up seeking a Denomination as like minded as himself, and following IT, with its rules and regulations instead of just Following Christ. And once you find your denomination and how "like-minded" it is with you, it's hard to tell you otherwise. It is such a trap, and so deceptive, to follow a "God given" denomination, instead of THE God given Christ. (Please read carefully), TO STRICTLY FOLLOW A DENOMINATION ONLY, IS TO START TO FALL AWAY FROM CHRIST, and this can end in not Finishing The Race. Don't go down the "denominational road", it will ultimately end in death and destruction. Again, Christ said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN cometh unto the Father, BUT BY ME. John 14:6. Jesus also said, "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, AND FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT". Matthew 7:13-14. Find Christ, The Way, and, Be Blessed.