Secure in Jesus? Part 3

Does the word ‘Christian’ (a public declaration that you belong to Christ) still have a Biblical meaning?  Can Jo Clifford, who impersonates Jesus as the transgender Queen of Heaven when He returns to earth, call him-/herself a Christian?  Where did the title of ‘Christian’ originate? 

‘The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch’  Acts 11:26c

What were those ‘Christians’ like? 

‘They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.’  Acts 2:42

Applied to us it means to study the Word, pray and take communion.  Christians are people who responded to the Gospel call, 

‘Repent, and be baptised, every one of you, in the Name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.  And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’  Acts 2:38

Without the Holy Spirit the name ‘Christian’ has no meaning. 

‘And if anyone does not have the Spirit of God, he does not belong to Christ.’ Romans 8:9

The Holy Spirit is our Teacher, 

‘But when He, the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you in all truth.’  John 16:13

Conclusion 

  • The Holy Spirit as our Teacher will never teach anything contrary to the Bible.  
  • Nowhere in Scripture do we read that Jesus is the Queen of Heaven.  
  • So the Holy Spirit will never teach about Jesus Queen of Heaven.  
  • Real Christians are filled with love, respect and gratitude towards Jesus the Messiah. 

Author: Gerard and Alida

As you can see in the photo, there are two of us. We live and work together 24/7, studying and enjoying our grandchildren. Our passion is to know and understand what will happen after death. Is there a way to provide for and invest in that?

2 thoughts on “Secure in Jesus? Part 3”

  1. The world and all the fake news around today has clearly blurred the lines of what is truth, and what is lies.
    In the last days men will call good evil and evil good. False prophets and christs, with miracles will be found. Even the demons will believe and shudder at the name of Jesus.
    The vast majority of main stream Church today today attend Church are in it for selfish reasons, for what they can get out of God. The vision of becoming Sons of God has seemingly been lost, the core message of ‘becoming’ has been replaced by ‘getting’.
    The message of sacrificing ones life with Christ on the cross, dying to self, giving up a self centered life, with a mindset of putting others before one’s self, has all but ceased to be taught.
    So then, God created man in His own image and likeness. Jesus said “If you have seen me you have seen the Father”, He fufilled the righteous requirements of the law where no other man ever could or ever will, because self centered flesh is to strong. He showed man how to overcome the power of sin and death. He is the way the truth and the life, He said “FOLLOW ME”
    Oh my goodness, it’s that simple. Christians will be known by their fruit, they will be known by their love for each other. That can only be accomplished by their willingness to ‘die to self’ and ‘follow Jesus’.

    Blessings
    Patrick

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