Etymologically speaking, the word church means “house of the Lord.” The modern word church is a direct descendant of the Old English word cirice or circe. The first recorded use of the Old English word is from the thirteenth century, and it could refer to either a body of Christian believers or to the place where they gathered.
Christian believers, not anything other than that. Ones that are Christian understand that we are the church, the body of Christ.
We must be aware of false teachers and people that decorate themselves as a church or call themselves a church when they are far from God and the truth. A gathering of Christians, Christians meaning Christ-like and desiring confessing their sinners and repenting and turning to God. The thought or push to call oneself a church and be open to worshiping anything or anyone is demonic.
For Fully Devoted followers of Jesus Christ there is a connection and understanding we are sinners and need a Lord and Savior. In the Gospel of Mark chapter 2 verse 17 Jesus says, “When Jesus heard this, He told them, Healthy people don’t need a doctor – sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”
Until we have the understanding that we all have sinned and fallen short, and God sent His Son to die for our sins and raise Him again to wash our sin and give us that chance to repent. We wilk struggle in what truth is.
Truth is not the worldly things we desire they are given to us in the Bible the word of God. Jesus was the word, and He became flesh, and it is 100% truth and used to teach us what is wrong and right and to help us to do what is right.
2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.”
Without that belief there is no Christian term and then there truly is no church. If you want to be a group of people that make their own truth and just want to live with no boundaries will never be free. God set up everything we need to live truth and be a light in this temporary home as we look for the joy awaiting us who have accepted Jesus as Lord.
To think no boundaries or that we make our own truth is sadly leading people to a spiritual death. I pray for all people to die to themselves and choose Jesus and will always care enough to teach truth, but we have free will and God is not forcing anyone to have life, He gave it for the ones that willingly and sincerely seek Him. If He forced us to love Him it wouldn’t be real, it would be robotic and not sincere.
People can choose whatever they want, just don’t try, and use terms that have a meaning that you really don’t believe. There is a broad road and a narrow one, it is not God who wants the narrow road to be the one it is our selfishness and desire to make everything a god. We when stop making everything we desire the most important we can get back to the way we should live.
Read Psalm 36:5-7
“Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike. O Lord. How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadows of your wings.”
He is all that and has given us the only way to eternal life with the Father, it is through Jesus Christ our Lord. When this world forgets Him we get what we are experience right now, chaos.
We don’t know the basics of humanity and we fight to have the most ridiculous things happen. We can define a women, but we have medicine that is made only for a woman. We know genetically and biologically what the two genders are, but we want people to choose whatever they want. Before accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior of my life and moving into full time ministry I was a teacher for 18 years. I coached many sports from college football, high school football, high school girls basketball, jr high boys basketball, high school girls volleyball, high school wrestling, high school boys and girls tennis and high school baseball. While coaching all those sports one thing was the same, they had to know the rules and follow them and I coached all of them to understand the best technique and strategies so they could be successful. That is the case for all levels, so why in the world would we think taking away the values this country was set on and being afraid to tell people no, would make us successful?
We are so afraid to teach people the right way to do things that we let everyone do and say and live whatever way they want. It just doesn’t happen in any real job in this world. Could you imagine letting Doctors and Lawyers do whatever they want. Having no statutes or guidance. It would be crazy.
But we feel it is alright to let men say they want to be women and then play sports that they are physically stronger at. We shouldn’t make all our weird desires and fantasies be what drive a country.
Thank you God for showing us the way to live in this temporary home the correct way, honoring you not ourselves.