The Apostles and the First Christians

Published on 20 December 2020 at 02:31

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Lamentations for The Institutional Church!

Rev. 22:19

"If they do not heed the prophecy from scipture, their souls will no longer be found written in the Lambs book of life." (Quote used by Anthony Patch)

Nicolaitans and Bishops rule them, having constructed a physical building called "church". Christians went to that building on an appointed "holy day"(Romans 14:5-6b). And lived on their own. When, in remembrance of Jesus and His last supper, they had meals of communion together the rich would give the poor only the leftover scraps.

Jude 1:4

"For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation."

 1 Corinthians 11:21, Revelation 2:6,15

"For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. - I hate these deeds of the Nicolaitanes."

What Jesus Teachings are!

Revelation 14:12

"Here is the patience of saints. here are they that keep the commandments and the faith of Jesus."

Luke 16:13,18:22

"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me."

Mark 6:16-20

"And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:

But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place."

Matthew 10:23

“But when they persecute you in one town, flee to the next... verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.”

What Christ Jesus envisioned for His Congregation! (ἐκκλησία/ekklésia)

The First Christians obey Jesus teachings: selling their possessions, having everything in common and working for God out of love while refusing to work for Mammon. They touched each other during meetings at each others homes with greeting kisses and hugs, they touched the sick, layed hands upon them, they did not cover their faces.

Acts 2:44-46b

"And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house."

Acts 4:36-37

"And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet."

Hebrews 10:25

"Do not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."

2 Corinthians 13:12

“Greet one another with an holy kiss.”

Matthew 18:20

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

Mark 6:7-10

"And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:

But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place."

1 Timothy 4:14

"Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the elders."

Mark 16:17-19

"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he has been received up into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God."

Hebrews 6:1-3

"Do not leave the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go onto the utmost perfection; not laying again and again the foundation of repentance... these vain repetitions are nothing but dead works! However have faith towards God, practise the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit."


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