Why Do We Have Divisions?

“For other foundation can no
  Man lay than that is laid, which is
  Jesus Christ.
  Now if any man build upon this
  Foundation gold, silver, precious
  Stones, wood hay, stubble;
  Every man’s work, shall be
  Made manifest: for the day shall
  Declare it, because it shall be revealed
  By fire, and the fire shall try every
  Man’s work of what sort it is.”
  I Corinthians 3:11-13.

The Church of Jesus Christ has been divided for so long that now it seems normal. There is no desire to see it otherwise. Yet this is contrary to what the Holy Scripture teaches us to do.  As Christians,  it is accepted by most of those who say they are Christians that no one ever questions the wisdom of the division of the Church.


The fact is – we are not paying attention to the effect that this is having on the Body of the Church.

 

In any congregation, it is hard to retain the purity as it was in the inception. This is true of any organization. The fact is the United States is not the same as it was when the Constitution was adopted by the Founding Fathers.

In its inception, there was no income tax –  now we have a large income tax. In the beginning, men could move about freely but now you cannot. In the beginning, there was no government handouts –  but now there is. In the beginning the muslims did not try to come to America.  Now they come in vast numbers. In the beginning, Christianity was a huge and powerful force but not now in America.

 

THE ELECTION OF 2016

The United States as a nation has left its language, borders, and culture.  Thus, when a man came along and was willing to openly bring this to the American people, he was told every reason why we should never serve as President of these United States.

Now we are told by the Democrats and the media that President Trump has a mental disorder. Personally, that seems to be a jealous reaction to a man who is successful in business. Then to his glory – his children are not socialists, muslims, crack heads, or drunks who bring dishonor on their father or mother. He also takes care of his female offspring. There was a day when these three points alone would be positive points for any politician.

Not in this country today!

 

When you analyze these points, and then listen to the crazies like Hillary, Bill, Pelosi, Holder, Comely, and Obama; it leads one to say, “Praise God that President Trump was elected.”

It is a change from evil to a Godly form of ideas. This is an attempt to once again be a Republican form of government. The shift will not be easy because the Democrats AND the Republicans will fight him all the way.


This nation has been controlled by communist ideas, socialist thinking and bureaucratic ideas for too long!

 

Moses in Deuteronomy 30:15, set out the concept.

“See I have set before thee this day: Life and Good, and Death and Evil.”

Then in Deuteronomy 30:17-18,  Moses said to beware. 

“But if thine heart turn away, so
That thou wilt not hear, but shalt be
Drawn away, and worship other
Gods, and serve them;
I denounce unto you this day,
That ye shall surely perish, and that
Ye shall not prolong your days 
The land, wither thou passest
Jordan to go to possess it.”

 

What we in the United States are going through – this has happened before.

 

CHURCH SPLINTERS

Through the ages the process has become worse and worse. The split happened. It was when Martin Luther wrote on the wall of a church 95 reasons why the Roman Catholic Church was wrong. The event was the beginning of Protestantism.

What Made the Churches Divide?

CREDIT: Patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2017/02/tale-two-catholic-churches.html

The Romanist’s brought all of this on themselves. The situation was much like it is today- immoral. You should beware what has been happening the “sexual parties” in the Vatican in the last few weeks. If it is true then it is degrading to that church. These sinful men brought all of this on themselves.

The Church is having its’ breakup again. The modern day Methodist Church grew out of Wesley speaking out against the Church of England – or as some call it the Anglican Church. Then, the Presbyterian Church split because John Knox cried out, “Scotland or I die”.  From reading about him he was a fire eater who took the Movement to northern Great Britain.

In the United States, there have been several groups who said we want to be pure.  But, this cannot happen – from the position we’re now at.  One example is the Church of God. It is my understanding they also are split. One is in Indiana and another is in Tennessee but I can not tell the difference.

Each group has one side that states they want purity and where they are now it cannot be found.

The opening chapter in Nehemiah 1:6-7,  shows there was much sin.

“Let thine ear now be attentive,
 And thine eyes open, that thou mayest
 Hear the prayer of thy servant,
 Which I pray before thee now, day
 And night, for the children of Israel.
 Thy servants, and confess the sins
 The children of Israel, which
 Have sinned against thee: both I and
 My father’s house have sinned.
 We have dealt very corrupt
 Against thee, and have not kept the
 Commandments, nor the statutes,
  Nor the judgments, which thou
 Commandest thy servant Moses.”

The Builders could see that evil was a way of life. The Jews had to return to Jerusalem. They built a wall which was made so they would have a place to live safely. Some of the Jews were left in Babylon. It was those who sought purity that left.


This pattern is the same as what I had analyzed for us.

 

IT HAPPENED AGAIN

In 2017, you can go to the mainline Church, and it’s quite noticeable that the people in the pews are one of the following:

  • ·       Crippled
  • ·       White headed,
  • ·       Overweight,
  • ·       Using a cane, or
  • ·       Aged.

The reason for this is easy to explain is the liberal teachers have preached and the resurrection was never mentioned.  Plus, these groups accepted the idea that the Church’s only task was to feed the poor and supply shelter.

Now if this is the gospel of Christ, then in I Corinthians 15:1-4, is carried:

“Moreover brethren, I declare
  Unto you the gospel which I
  Preached unto you, which also ye
  Have received, and wherein ye stand;
  By which also ye are saved, if ye
  Keep in memory what I preached
  Unto you, unless ye have believed in
  Vain.
  For I delivered unto you first of
  All that which I also received, how
  That Christ died for our sins according
  To the scriptures:
  And that he was buried, and that
  He rose again the third day
  According to the scriptures.”


Then in Matthew 28:19-20, we are told what to do.

 

"Go ye therefore, and teach all
  Nations, baptizing them in the name
  Of the Father, and of the Son, and of
  The Holy Ghost
  Teaching them to observe all
  Things whatsoever I have commanded
  You: and, lo, I am with you
  Always, even unto the end of the
  World. Amen.”

 

In the Odessa American for July 8, 2017, there was an article by a Disciples of Christ minister. The following – although in the religion section did not mention any of the following in the list below:

  • ·       Old Testament,
  • ·       New Testament,
  • ·       God the Creator,
  • ·       Jesus Christ his Son,
  • ·       Paul the Apostle,
  • ·       Prophets, or
  • ·       Apostles

 

There was only one place where “Theo” (God) was mentioned.

This was a quote from a Baptist writer. There is no way for me to know the restrictions placed on the authors by the Odessa American publishing company. The Disciples of Christ are losing numbers and whole Churches to this era – because they are incapable of a solution.

The reason for all divisions in the body of Christ is the basic reason it is that men will not follow what the New Testament sets out for them do in every given situation.

 

ANSWERS

In I Corinthians 3:11, Christ is referred as an Architectural Term. He is the basic structure for the rest of the building. There is no way to reach God other than through Jesus Christ. We must never forget that Christianity is a system of truth.

Christ is essential. He is the way, the life, and the truth.

When I hear Liberals say anything – they never use those words.

“For other foundation can no  Man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

 

The socialist fascist Bible-hating, seminar-hating only believes in works such as feeding the poor and giving shelter to the mentally depressed. There is hope of glory as told to us in Colossians  1:27.

This division started centuries ago, in the place called Corinth. You can see the beginning as told to Paul in I Corinthians 1:11-12.

To whom God would make
 Known what is the riches of the glory
 Of this mystery among the gentiles
 Which is Christ in you, the
 Hope of glory.”

There is no other hope. The muslims, Hindu and Jews are without hope. Tell me this – that with the exception of the Psalms, there is no other has music like we Christians have.

The Governments only have “Marching music” so that the military can be paraded off to be killed.

The Church itself is not frail or yielding in its truest form.

You see people are confused and you can read, Psalm 82:5.

“They know not, neither will they
  Understand: they walk on in darkness
  All of the foundations of the earth
  Are out of the course.”

Then read Psalm 11:3.

“If the foundations be destroyed,
  What can the righteous do?”

We must understand that our foundation in Jesus gives truth and security.

The sinner can be satisfied with the solution He brought to our attention. It is here the sinner has been told the good news and there is life after death. At no time do we ever cease to exist. We live forever.

Last week a man came to my office. He was perplexed that I mentioned going to church. His eyes were glossy. His lips lightened up when I told him both of us were going to die. He tried to give me an excuse for his non-church attendance – but it was muddled. Two days later, I learned he was in jail.

It is folly when we depend upon government, churches, people, politics or education to save our eternal souls. Do not allow ignorance, folly or secular wisdom to even interfere with our quest for life after death.

Only a babbling fool ever does this.


CONCLUSION

1. Remember Christ is our Foundation,
2. Christ upholds us,
3. Never depend upon churches, and people or earthly concepts, and
4. Our motto must be “Jesus only”.

 

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

ROCK OF AGES

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,

Save from wrath and make me pure.
Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow.

All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.
Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress.

Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Savior, or I die.
While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyes shall close in death.

When I rise to worlds unknown,
And behold Thee on Thy throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.”

 

 

GERALD K. FUGIT
July 9, 2017
DiggingOldWells.com

 

 

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