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The Apostles Were Looking for Something More Permanent Than What They Were Building

The apostles of Jesus Christ built up the church in New Testament days.  However, they were doing so anticipating the arrival of something more permanent very soon. The letter to the Hebrews only counseled assembling together (that is, church) in … Continue reading

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Why the Church Disappoints

The church disappoints because it only pays lip service to Christ.  Meanwhile, its actual purpose is to preserve itself and grow.  When people come to church to find God, they are eventually disappointed as they realize the church’s actual purpose. … Continue reading

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Maybe There’s a Way to Follow Christ Without Being a Christian

“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle.  That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.”  – Brennan Manning (a Christian) … Continue reading

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Why Have the Saints of Jesus Turned Away from Him and toward Each Other?

Those who would follow Christ are now following each other.  And it is leading them in circles – which is the same pattern that the ancient Israelites followed as they wandered through the desert having put off living in the … Continue reading

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Have You Accepted the Church as Your Corporate Lord and Savior?

Have you accepted the church as your corporate Lord and Savior?  I hope not.  Rather, I hope you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. The evangelical movement began in Jesus but has devolved into church.  Read … Continue reading

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The Evangelical Movement Has Forgotten About Jesus

I am a child of the evangelical movement.  I believed in Jesus after someone confessed to me, “I have accepted Jesus Christ has my personal Lord and Savior.”  I examined the claims reading the Bible and acknowledged Him myself. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Faith in Christ Is Preferable to Christianity

Faith is Christ in preferable to any religion (even Christianity).  If you trust Christ, He will know it.  If you find that you need affirmation from any other human being that you have successfully trusted Christ, you have not yet … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Church?

Jesus preached “the kingdom of God,” but today’s church practices “the kingdom of church.” If the church is seeking the kingdom of God, why does it practice the kingdom of church? Look at all the money and time that people … Continue reading

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There Are Seekers of Christ Today Who Know that Church Is Not the Answer

For proof that there are seekers of Christ today who know that church is not the answer, see this post, The Church of Many Buildings, from the Till He Comes blog by Jeremy Myers.  Be sure also to see the … Continue reading

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“In Christ Alone” – Christian Song

If the battle cry is “In Christ Alone” why do Christians practice “In Christ plus Church” instead?  In fact, many of them seem to practice “In Church Alone.”  Nevertheless, the truth is…”In Christ Alone!” And when we fall away from … Continue reading

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