Why a lesson like this? If you were looking to explore the Christian faith, where would you start? I speak as a Christian and my understanding is that being a Christian means being Christlike, as he lived his life so must we in obedience to the word of God.
1 Corinthians 1:10
Everyone is to be speaking the same thing and there is to be no division among the believers.
1 Corinthians 14:33
God is not the author of confusion
What is your religion?
Pure religion is to help those who it is in our power /keep from corrupt and evil things in the world. I am religious but haven’t got a religion. True Christians have a way of life laid down by the God of this Bible. Let us have a look at the marriage of the wife/bride of Christ
The bride has made herself ready by being righteous, therefore she is clothed symbolically with white linen-let us look at the whole duty of mankind
Fear God and keep his commandments
Genesis 6:5-9, 22
Noah was a just man and perfect in his generation because he obeyed God fully
Zacharias and Elizabeth were declared righteous because they kept all the commandments of God blamelessly
The saints are those who keep the commandments of God and have faith in Jesus Christ, faith in Jesus doesn’t mean throwing away the laws of God
The city of the bride’s wife is new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven, it comes to us, we don’t go to heaven. It had twelve gates with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel because Israel is the church. Acts 7:38 Let us see the qualifications for entering this city.
They that do the commandments of God.
Deuteronomy 27:1, 11-15, 26
God lays down the law through Moses, he divided the tribes in two and pronounced blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience for those who don’t keep the laws. We see the commandments clearly coming forth.
Deuteronomy 8:3 and Matthew 4:4
Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God
Jesus tells the man for him to become an immortal in the right side of the kingdom he must keep the commandments.
Matthew 5:19 / Hebrews 10 Law of animal sacrifice
We must keep the commandments and teach them.
1 John 3:4, 8
Sin is breaking God’s laws and those who keep on sinning is following the Devil who sinned from the beginning.
1 John 2:3-4
The love of God is not some fleshy mind feelings or saying I love you Lord, it is action, keeping God’s laws. Sabbath day, Feast Days, sexual laws, Dietary laws,
If we say we know God/saying, we are Christians and don’t keep God’s laws we are liars and the truth is not in us.
1 John 5:3
God’s commandments are not grievous / ministers tell people they are too hard, and we can’t keep them. So you are declaring God unjust because he gave us laws we can’t keep and made his people call down curses on themselves for breaking laws he gave which he knew they can’t keep! Let’s go and have a look at an institution which calls herself the mother church and what God says concerning her.
Revelation 17:1-6, 9
This institution is a whore that presides over many nations, peoples, and languages. She interacts with all the world leaders and has made the peoples of the earth drunk with her doctrines. She is very rich and parades a golden cup in her congregation full of false doctrines. She has a name on her Mystery Babylon and as a mother, she has children who are trained by her and are also prostitutes. Her geographical location is given as she is seated on seven hills. This is Rome
Babylon the great is full of devils and every foul spirit and everything unclean, which she has given the nations in strong measures to drink. The Lord had given the rundown of the empires that would rise and fall in order before he returns and take this world down by force. Babylon, Medio Persia, Greece and Rome-let us see where they got their power from
Satan the devil gave them his power and his seat with great authority-of all these empires Rome is the worse, she destroys you physically and spiritually.
She is called Mystery Babylon so let us see why-gods of Babylon-in Genesis 10:1, 6, 8-10
Babylon or Babel/confusion was built by Nimrod the son of Cush/Ethiopia whose father is Ham-the father of all the African nations but not the Negroes who are the true Hebrews.
Nimrod had a wife called Semiramis who gave birth to Tammuz-They were deified and Nimrod was worshipped as the sun God, when he died his wife Semiramis declared that Tammuz was Nimrod reborn and his birthday was the 25th of December. Semiramis was also called the queen of heaven, she is also known as Isis, Ishtar, Astarte where we get our word Easter from and was the goddess of fertility. In most of our homes globally we have grown up with a picture on our living room walls with this woman and child. (black Madonna) Rome embraced all these pagan gods and simply switched their title to Jesus and Mary-Rome took the truth of the word of God off the table and filled the world with the devil’s doctrine. So, her children are those from the reformation movement. Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, New Testament Church of God, Church of God, evangelical whatever you call yourself, you came out of Rome, they call you separated bredrin, which is why you worship on Sundays the day of the sun god, celebrate Christmas and Easter, don’t keep the commandments of God and tell people they don’t have to keep any laws.
Tradition -Mark 7:9, 13 People reject the law of God to keep tradition.
Jeremiah 7:1-4, 8-10, 12-15,18-19, 21-23, 24