WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY??
Did I hear you say that “YOU” are the church? “You” are wrong my friend. You are not the church unless you are a part of the gathering of the “We”; the “ecclesia” a multiple gathering, an assembly. This is an antinomian (anti-law) Gnostic teaching that’s infiltrated American Christianity. You cannot live and do as you please. If “you” live as you please; then you are your own god.
In Christ’s message to the SEVEN CHURCHES (plural churches, not singular because each one has different issues and He addresses each according to how He views them collectively) He says, “The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels (pastors or messengers) of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.” Revelation 1:20 Interesting. No mention of YOU, only the “we” as it pertains to the “we” gathering and working together to fulfill the law of Christ.
The Lord looks down from His throne and does not see a company of separate individuals, but views each local church as one massive foundation-pillar: to the church of Ephesus, to the church of Smyrna, to the church of Pergamum…. written to the pastor to read to a congregation. There’s only a mention of you as to how you live and work within a local assembly of believers. I framed houses with my stepdad for a season, and one 2×4 does not a house make. It’s the enemy’s tactic to pick you off from the assembly and make you believe you are safe; then he devours the sheep that wander away from the herd. You’re in danger of being led astray by the great delusion, which even the very elect can be deceived. #runyourrace
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