Revelations 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
In one city I had been to every church I went to was great, but in another city every church I went to was bad and why was that now?
As I have traveled from city to city, provinces to province, to the US as well I also have visited so called Christian, Evangelical visited churches and one thing that has clearly amazed me, disrobed me as well was how not only are too often the leadership of the church pretentious inadequate, including the pastors, elders, deacons, but also the fact that in each city the churches tend to very very similar, all mostly very bad.. I have often said that these churches have been unable to significantly change the surrounding characters of persons because they rather have been conformed to them, they now have watered down falsely their membership standards, mainly have conformed to the local ruling evil spirits.
(Romans 12:2 KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. :22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
(Eph 3:10 KJV) To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
(Eph 6:12 KJV) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
(Col 1:16 KJV) For by him ( Jesus Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
(Col 2:15 KJV) And having spoiled principalities and powers, he ( Jesus Christ) made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
(Titus 3:1 KJV) to be ready to every good work,
I have to say I have been amazed when I encounter various individuals who profess to be pastors, Christians, Priests, Catholics, evangelicals, Orthodox and who claim they are now good persons who are certainly going to heaven next. I know for a fact they are deceived. I do not know what standards they are following but it was, is certainly different from those set for by Jesus and the Apostles in the Bible. These clearly still bad people are still liars, thieves, con artists, cheats, unconsidered of others, unkind, unloving, selfish self centered.. they have nothing in common with God and his followers rather so why do they falsely think they are Christians or they are even going next to heaven still?
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