Churches are institutions that were created by men to control and manipulate people. The born again children of God do not belong to nor submit themselves to any church organization or it’s leadership. They belong to Jesus and they submit themselves to Him alone.
The true church, the Body of Christ is not an institution, neither will it ever be part of a worldly church organization. God does  not dwell in temples made of stone and mortar. The born again children of God  are the temple of the Holy Spirit, for Him to dwell  in. All God’s children are servants or the kingdom of God. There is no hierarchy, like they have in the worldly man made church organizations. Every member of the Body of Christ submits himself to the Head, Jesus  Christ. 
You can only be a child of God and be part of the true church,  the Body of Christ, if you are born again and have received the Holy Spirit. “Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the children of God.” Romans 8:14. Jesus said:”My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27. Jesus promised His Holy Spirit to dwell in every believer who accepts and obeys Him, repents and is baptized in water, and seeks to follow Him. Jesus  guides every born again believer by His Spirit. They are His sheep. “If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.”Romans 8:9.
Churches do not make disciples of Jesus. They make slaves and followers of the church and it’s leadership. They twist Bible verses to deceive people. They use one verse in particular to compel them to attend church. That is Hebrews 10:25 “not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” The writer of Hebrews was talking about the assembling of the born again saints to encourage each other in their walk with the Lord, not for a “service”,  a show,  an indoctrination session and a social meeting with sinners.
Churches do not preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, His words, as also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The words of Jesus are the words of eternal life, for those who obey Him.  Churches preach their own doctrines. Only the words of Jesus lead to salvation. Jesus said:” ‘BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME,  TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.’” Matthew 15:9.
Jesus commanded His  disciples: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.” He never commanded them to build churches. Neither did they build churches. They made disciples, baptized them and taught them to obey the teachings of Jesus. Those disciples received the baptism in the Holy Spirit  and followed the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They did not follow other disciples, they followed Jesus.
If you follow after men or women and churches, you will perish. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, we must follow Him. In all things we must seek and follow His guidance. If we need  wisdom or direction, we must ask Him. Many people seek guidance from the Bible and from other people. If we do not receive our guidance from Jesus, we cannot follow Him, we cannot be pleasing to Him and we are heading for destruction.
Jesus came, not only to save us, but He also gives His Spirit to be with  us and guide us into all truth.
Very few are following Jesus. Most professing Christians follow after churches. They do not know Jesus. They  are in darkness and they are heading for destruction. 
Do you know Jesus? Do you listen to His voice and follow Him? Are you one of His sheep?
May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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