By Min. Thomas J. Allen, Monday May, 27 2013
Since we are the temple of God, the church is not an actual building made by the hands of sinners, but all of us together anywhere on the "Lords day which is The Seventh Day" as a congregation (Matt. 12:8; Acts 13:42; 13:44; 15:21; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4)
Acts 17:24, "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands."
1 Cor. 3:16-17, "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."
1 Cor. 6:19, "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"
2 Cor. 6:16, "And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people."
Material Vs. Spiritual
We see millions around the world today looking at the world and its materialistic buildings as the true church. The sad part is, its not. When Jesus walked in the flesh he had issues with this same mind frame of the people whom he preached to. As the Son of the Living God stood before them explaining he would destroy His temple and in three days raise it up again, the pharisees turned their back on the Son of God to look at a physical building... Is this not what is also happening today?
John 2:19-21, "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."
The Result of Commandment Keepers
In the end, Rome and her Babylonian Daughters (Those who abide in her laws and doctrine) will come after the true saints of Christ as stated in Revelations.
Rev. 12:17, "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
But we hold true to the word of God and his law over any teacher or any doctrine that is outside the bible, no matter how hard they press the false doctrine of demons on us or try to guilt us to follow the herd. We stick with the Holy Bible as the only authoritative source of Christs words.
Isa. 8:20, "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."
1 John 2:4, "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."
Rev. 14:12, "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
A Final Warning to Babylon and Her Daughters
For those who are in Babylon and her Daughters which follow her laws and commandments, the Lord God of Israel has a message for you...
Rev. 18:4, "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
2 Pet. 2:1, "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction."
1 Tim. 4:2-4, "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
2 Cor. 11:3, "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."
2 Tim. 2:15, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
In sharp contrast to false doctrine, the Bible is upfront and brutally honest, which is why so many people are greatly offended by the Bible. God said what He meant and meant what He said. Jesus said, "If it were not so, I would have told you" - John 14:2.
Gal. 1:8, "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."
Titus 2:1, "But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine."
May God Bless you, your family, and keep you all safe from the coming storm.
You are all in my prayers daily.
Yours In Christ
Min. Thomas J. Allen