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Thursday, May 26 2016
John 16: Why Was Jesus Christ Put Out Of Their Christian Churches?
"Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? And in Thy Name have cast out devils? and in Thy Name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity"
As is so common still today, the true followers of the Messiah (see Strait And Straight and Which Way Is Right And Left?; also The Bride Of Christ and The Great Harlots and The Servants Of Corruption Promise Liberty) were put out of the congregations that were hijacked by aggressive, self-righteous people who merely claim to be followers of the Messiah - but were in fact just followers of themselves and their man-made, corporate and nationalistic "churches" (see Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say? and Follow Not That Which Is Evil, But That Which Is Good).
"7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition ... 7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye." (Mark 7:9,13 KJV)
The Messiah warned His true followers that they would be "put out" of the churches ("church" means people, not a building or corporate entity - the definition applies to long before the "New" Testament i.e. "7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us" Acts 7:38 KJV; see also What's The Expiration Date Of The Church?) - an experience that the Messiah Himself was subjected to when He was violently rejected from His hometown congregation at Nazareth (see Why Did The Messiah Leave Nazareth? and Why Were The First Apostles Fishermen Instead Of Carpenters?).
"4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way, 4:31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days." (Luke 4:28-31 KJV)
But the Messiah also had a prophetic warning to those who use His Name for their religions. A day of reckoning is coming for all of those who don't repent of that iniquity (see the Fact Finder question below to understand what "iniquity" means).
"7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:21-23 KJV)
Throughout human history, and with the Messiah's own assassination by the religious "authorities" as the prime example, iniquity can become so delusional "that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service."
"16:1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 16:3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
The Messiah warned His true followers, of all time, that a storm of tribulation will come upon them - but that a sure, great Day of Salvation will follow for those who stand true with the LORD (see The Identity Of The LORD God and The LORD God Our Saviour).
"16:5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? 16:6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
"16:17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? 16:18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.
Fact Finder: What is "iniquity"? How does iniquity cause people to create delusional religions of themselves? How does iniquity cause people to mix their religions with their worldly politics?
This Day In History, May 26
47 BC: Julius Caesar was welcomed at Tarsus (a city in southern Turkey that was the birthplace of the apostle Paul; see also Paul The Roman Citizen) while on his journey to Pontus. There he met more supporters, although among them were some of those who would eventually assassinate him (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars).
17: The Roman general Germanicus made his triumphant return to Rome after victories over some of the German tribes (that would soon change; see Hermann and The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
735: The English historian and monk known as the Venerable Bede died.
946: King Edmund I of England was assassinated by Leofa, an exiled thief.
1135: Alfonso VII of Leon and Castile was crowned the Imperator Totius Hispaniae ("Emperor of all of Spain").
1232: Pope Gregory IX sent the first Inquisition "investigators" to Aragon in Spain. Their "conversion" tactics involved many forms of intimidation and torture - including the torture known today as "water boarding" (although those who practice it typically deny that it's torture if "we" do it, but always torture if "they" do it).
1293: An earthquake in Japan killed about 30,000 people.
1328: William of Ockham was forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII.
1521: The Edict of Worms (i.e. Worms is the English rendering of Vorms, a city in Germany) banned Martin Luther following his Papal excommunication in April.
1647: Alse Young was hanged in Hartford, Connecticut; she was the first woman to be executed for being a witch in the "new world" (most of those accused were innocent; see also What Is Sorcery?).
1670: A treaty was signed in secret in Dover, England, between Charles II and Louis XIV ending the hostilities between them.
1691: Jacob Leiser, leader of the popular uprising in support of William and Mary's accession to the throne, was executed for treason.
1805: Napoleon Bonaparte was declared the King of Italy.
1879: Britain and Russia signed the Treaty of Gandamak; it established Afghanistan as an "independent" state (Russia invaded Afghanistan in the 1980s, Britain took part in the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001).
1896: The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, was crowned.
1940: During the Second World War (1939-1945), the 10-day evacuation of Dunkirk began. It saved 300,000 allied soldiers from the German advance.
1970: The Russian Tupolev Tu-144 became the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound).
1983: A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Japan; a tsunami followed, killing over 100 people and injuring thousands.
1986: The European Community adopted the European flag (gold stars on a blue background).
2004: U.S. Army veteran Terry Nichols was found guilty for his part of the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City that killed 161 people (it was the deadliest act of terrorism in the U.S. prior to the 9-11 attacks in New York and Washington).