The State is a bad mother; she is cruel and she does not love you. Likewise,
The Church (or The Caliphate or The Lubavitch Chabad, etc) is a bad mother; she is cruel and she does not love you. These mothers most definitely will not protect you.
Oh Jerusalem Jerusalem, how Jesus longs to gather you under His wings, but you are not willing. Unlike those other ladies (actually they are impersonal corporations), He is, nurturing, warm, compassionate, faithful and loving to the little chicks. Are you still over there trying to get love from those substitute mothers? They will betray you before long, lead you astray and hurt you. Those women don’t care about you! Little chicks, Jesus longs to gather all of you, His children, under the loving protection of his wings.
“our only Master and Lord,
Jesus Christ” Jude 1:4
Caesars required their subjects make allegiance to only themselves, and to “the gods of Rome”. Christians who made allegiance to Christ alone, were eliminated.
Popes required their subjects to make allegiance only to them, and to “The (State)Church”. Christians who made allegiance to Christ alone, were eliminated.
Hitler required his subjects to make allegiance only to him and to “the Fatherland”. Christians who made allegiance to Christ alone, were eliminated.
Choose your Kingdom. Choose your Master. Choose your allegiance.
..even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forebearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Rom.3:22-26
That which is most important.
In his final talk on Saturday at Legacy (this 7 part video), Washer reviewed “that which is most important”: the heart of the true Gospel, which is Justification and the Atonement.
He stressed that regeneration is a supernatural work of the Holy Spirit, and went on to teach why the carnal methods and traditions of Decisionism, Easy-Believism, and manipulation are unbiblical and unnecessary. He deconstructed the modern methods of evangelism, even going through all the common verses (John1:12, Rom.10:9, Rev.3:20) used in tracts to get someone to “repeat this prayer after me”, teaching what the verses really mean.
Washer defined and gave examples of true conversion and exhorted the flock to PREACH like Ezekiel, delivering God’s Word to dead bones; understanding and trusting that only God can make them live. We must understand what conversion actually is.
He also mentioned how we must understand what The CHURCH really is. It is not the institution of “Evangelicalism”. It is not beautiful buildings full of people, many of whom are not converted. The church is the Bride of Christ; the sheep, who love and follow Jesus, and go on in sanctification in Him. He finished by encouraging us to go deep into the Gospel and to cultivate a close love relationship with our Lord and Savior.