Church is a game, just like government and business. It is managed and controlled by those who are in power. Churches are not operated by the rules of God. They are operated by the rules of men. Neither do they submit to God. They all have their own rules and teachings.
Only the words and commandments of Jesus lead to eternal life, for those who obey them. Jesus said: “BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME,TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.’” John 15:9. Jesus commanded His disciples to: 19“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;” John 28:19,20. He did not tell them to go make and preach their own commandments. Many Christians rather quote and obey Paul and others, than Jesus, and that is why they will perish, if they do not repent and obey Jesus.
The words of Jesus, as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, are the words of eternal life, not the Bible, or what others wrote. The words of Jesus are pure, but they have been perverted by men. That is why Jesus gives the Holy Spirit to guide those who wish to follow Him, into the whole truth. Every church has it’s own twisted version of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
It is only through obedience to the words and commandments of Jesus that we can come into communion with Jesus. He reveals Himself to those who love Him, those who obey His commandments, who seek His will and DO it. He speaks to them, teaches them His ways, the ways of the kingdom of God.
We must follow Jesus all the way. We cannot deviate from Him, then we are lost. Jesus is the WAY, the LIFE and the TRUTH. He is Lord. He Himself is the Good Shepherd. His sheep listen to His voice and they follow Him. Either you walk with Jesus, or you are lost. Obey His words, His commandments as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Repent, be baptized in waters as Jesus commanded. Live holy, stop sinning. Seek Him. He will give His Spirit in you, the Holy Spirit. He will put His mind and thoughts in you. HE will guide you.
Note, I am pointing you to Jesus, not to the Bible. Jesus is the WAY, not the Bible; Him, His words, His Spirit. I follow Jesus because I know Him. He speaks to me. He reveals Himself to me. I talk about Jesus from experience, not from what I have read or what others have told me. I have a testimony. You don’t need to believe me, but if you take my advice, seek Jesus, obey Him, then He will reveal Himself to you. You will experience Him and have your own testimony of Jesus.
You will only have eternal life if you know and follow Jesus, and if He knows you. Jesus has done His part to save you. He sacrificed Himself and paid the price for the sins of all who would receive Him. He freely gives eternal life to them who accept, receive, follow and obey Him, but those who reject and disobey Him, will perish.
Do you want LIFE? Then you need Jesus. Have you accepted, received Him into your life. Do you embrace Him and His words, His commandments? Have you repented of sin, been baptized in water as Jesus commanded and do you OBSERVE, live in obedience to His words? Have you received His Holy Spirit that He gives in those who seek Him? Do you follow and obey the guidance of the Holy Spirit? Are you walking with Jesus?
May Jesus bless you.