For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free

By | September 30, 2015
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“If you or I oppose a pastor and six people leave due to conflict we will be labeled divisive. If the pastor drives off half the congregation he is a leader taking a stand.”
-Bill M, commenter on The Wartburg Watch.

 


 

 

“The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

 

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” -Coco Chanel

 

“What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tax? From their sons or from others?” And when he said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free.” -Matthew 17:25-26

 

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” -Galatians 5:1

 

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Where do you encounter God?  Must it be in a conference with hundreds of others who have all paid the required temple tax?

 

How do you hear from God?  Must it primarily be through the conferences, sermons and books of a few elite speakers you idolize?

 

With whom do you choose to gather with on a weekly basis? Must it be with a local church whose leaders chiefly emphasize the necessity of submitting to them; who skillfully twist any Biblical text into a plea for the necessity of becoming a member of their church; who demonstrate their loving concern for you by requiring you to sign a contract which they then use as a tool to control  you?

 

Is this really the freedom Christ envisioned for his children?

 

The leaders you are submitting to will undoubtedly warn you about people like me.  You will be told I am divisive, harming the cause of Christ; I lack the training to correctly interpret the Scriptures, and I am attempting to lead you astray.

 

I would simply ask you to think about what this freedom Christ spoke of actually encompasses.

 

I have no agenda, my livelihood is not dependent on keeping “giving units” firmly ensconced within the four walls of a church building.

 

I am merely hoping you will think deeply about Christ, his kingdom, and freedom. Perhaps you will conclude that the path you are following is not the path of Christ.

 

Thinking is hard work, but you will be rewarded if you engage in it.

 
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“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Søren Kierkegaard

 

“The last desire that hinders us from putting on the mind of Jesus Christ is the lust for power. In his ministry, Jesus rejected any display of power except the power of the Holy Spirit. Unlike “the kings of the Gentiles [who] lord it over them” (Luke 22:25), the disciples were not to exercise authority. The Lord himself performed the menial service of the slave at the door by washing the dusty feet of his disciples, then required them to do the same. “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” (John 13:14-15).” -The Importance of Being Foolish by Brennan Manning, page 49
 

 

From a friend of mine:

“The ‘ long term’  access to the New Calvinist 501(c)3 religious community is by contractual obligation(s), created by a hired legal service(s). This means ‘lawyers’, not ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What?

This really smells. Good thing that The Wartburg Watch (and other Berean blogs) are putting out the word & warning.

This questionable organization (9 Marks) a like 501(c)3 religious groups Dr. Albert Mohler is involved in, are indoctrinating hundreds of 20 something’s; creating an army of new impressionable would be religious leaders who would plant T.U.L.I.P.’ ™  501(c)3 religious organized churches here in North America, and infiltrate other as well.

Please get yourself a good lawyer before signing anything from these type of ‘T.U.L.I.P.’ ™ 501(c)3 religious establishments.

Better yet, run don’t walk to the nearest exit.

ATB

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From a Reformed Pastor:

“As someone who was in the Reformed camp for many years, I’ll give you some free advice, which you can take or reject at your leisure – specific theological systems are not as important as devotion to Christ (Christ, as defined by the catholic creeds is quite sufficient), and conforming our character to His. I had to make many painful mistakes and damage a lot of relationships to learn that lesson. I hope your path is easier.”

 

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A. Amos Love

Hi Todd

I’ve been reading. Just NOT commenting.
Lots of good stuff here. Keep going… One Whack-A- Mole at a time… 😉

Glad to see ya still playing Whack-A Mole with these… Errr…
“gifted church leaders” as they come out of there dark, dark, holes…
to spread their… Errr… Rumors… That WE, His Sheep, are to be in Bondage…
And submit… To these… Errr…. “godly, gracious, gifted, church leaders”
And their… Errr… Strange B. S.

After all, they know whats best for WE, Jesus’ Disciples… Just ask them… 😉

Just, Pay, Pray, Stay, and Obey, and these “Titled” pastor/leaders…
Will give you their “Seal of Approval.”

Just, NEVER, challenge their Power, and Authority…
Or, ask questions… Or, dis-agree…
———–

Good catch @ September 27, 2015, Where Have We Seen This Tactic Before?
And saying, “congrats on embracing egalitarianism” on Twitter…
What a great line. I’m sure these guys were glad for your help. 😉
And, what a fast change… I’m sure these guys were glad for your help. 😉

Yeah, Why follow Jesus?
When WE, can follow these guys who “Know it All.”
And call themselves shepherds… And leaders…

Even though, in the Bible…
NOT one of His Disciples, called themselves shepherd, or leader.
But, then, why read the Bible, when 9 marx, and boys, gots-it-all-figured-out?
——–

Todd playing Whack-A Mole with, 9 marx, TGC, T4G, Acts 29, guys… 😉

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMFxqKAIm7U
———-

P.S.
“Strange B. S.” stands for, Strange Belief Systems… 😉

lydia

Brilliant!

A. Amos Love

Todd

“**The leaders** you are submitting to
will undoubtedly warn you about people like me.”

In the Bible…
NOT one of His Disciples called themselves leader. Or pastor.
NOT one of His Disciples had the Title/Position, leader. Or pastor.

“Pastor/Leaders”????
AAAARRRRGGGHHHH… 🙂

“Church Leaders”???? “Christian Leaders”???? “Spiritual Leaders”????
AAAARRRRGGGHHHH… 🙂

“Disciples/Sevants”???
YEEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!

In the Bible…
All His Disciples called themselves “Servants.”

Jesus, as man, humbled Himself, made Himself of NO reputation…
And took on the form of a “Servant.” Phil 2:7-8.

Yes – When Brendon Manning, says, in your post…
“Jesus rejected any display of power except the power of the Holy Spirit.”
“…the disciples were NOT to exercise authority.”
———

Jer 50:6
“My people” hath been “lost sheep:”
**THEIR shepherds** have caused them to *go astray,*

1 Pet 2:25
For ye were as *sheep going astray;*
BUT are now returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

{{{{{{ Jesus }}}}}}

A. Amos Love

Todd

Love the cartoons pointing out, “Higher-Archy” is un-scriptural.

I’m-a-thinkin, Jesus, taught His Disciples to desire, “Lower-Archy.” 😉

“Higher-Archy”????
AAAARRRRGGGHHHH… 🙂

“Lower-Archy”
YEEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!

Zec 9:9
…behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just,
and having salvation; “LOWLY,” and riding upon an ass,

Php 2:3
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory;
**but in “LOWLINESS” of mind**
let each esteem other better than themselves.
———–

“Leader-ship”????
AAAARRRRGGGHHHH… 🙂

“Servant-ship”???
YEEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!

Ga 5:13 …but by love “SERVE” one another.