True Church? Religion?

Religion is basically a bonding mechanism or method between man and God.

The man’s method or approach cannot reach or make a contact with God for there is no way for man to reach God which is in heaven.

The Romans 3:10 said, “There is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God”.

So, no man can make or build a true religion as there is no way for man to reach God.

So, God came down from heaven to earth by putting flesh on His very own word.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:24 NJKV

We all know that it is Jesus Christ who came down to earth and made contact with man. He even offered His life for full ransom and redemption of man.

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.” – 1 Timothy 2:5 NJKV

Therefore, only Jesus Christ is the true religion or church or temple.

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” – James 1:27 NKJV

Only Jesus can make a true bonding between God and man. He is the only “pure and undefiled” and “unspotted from the world as all men are sinners.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23 NKJV

So, any religious group that will claim as true church or religion is a FALSE Religion.

They are claiming the part that belongs to Jesus Christ alone, they will end-up counterfeit or fake religions.

So, beware! Look unto Jesus Christ only.

Behold, God is my Salvation!

Isaiah 12 (ESV)

1You will say in that day:
“I will give thanks to you, O Lord,
for though you were angry with me,
your anger turned away,
that you might comfort me.

“Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.”

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

And you will say in that day:

“Give thanks to the Lord,
call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples,
proclaim that his name is exalted.

“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
let this be made known in all the earth.

Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

Tither & Righteous

Malachi 3:6-18 NLT

“I, the Lord, never change. That is why you descendants of Jacob haven’t been destroyed yet.

Since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my laws and have not followed them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Armies. “But you ask, ‘How can we return?’

“Can a person cheat God? Yet, you are cheating me! “But you ask, ‘How are we cheating you?’ “When you don’t bring a tenth of your income and other contributions.

So a curse is on you because the whole nation is cheating me!

10 “Bring one-tenth of your income into the storehouse so that there may be food in my house. Test me in this way,” says the Lord of Armies. “See if I won’t open the windows of heaven for you and flood you with blessings.

11 Then, for your sake, I will stop insects from eating your crops. They will not destroy the produce of your land. The vines in your fields will not lose their unripened grapes,” says the Lord of Armies.

12 “All nations will call you blessed because you will be a delightful land,” says the Lord of Armies.

13 “You have used harsh words against me,” says the Lord. “You ask, ‘How have we spoken against you?’

14 “You have said, ‘It’s pointless to serve God. What do we gain if we meet his standards or if we walk around feeling sorry for what we’ve done?

15 So now we call arrogant people blessed. Not only are evildoers encouraged, they even test God and get away with it.’”

16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord paid attention and listened. A book was written in his presence to be a reminder to those who feared the Lord and respected his name.

17 “They will be mine,” says the Lord of Armies. “On that day I will make them my special possession. I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.

18 Then you will again see the difference between righteous people and wicked people, between the one who serves God and the one who doesn’t serve him.

The verse 18 concludes between the righteous people and wicked people, and between the one who serves God and the one who doesn’t serve God. Here, the tither is considered righteous and is serving God.

The faithfulness of bringing back the tithes and offering unto God is the acknowledgement that all the blessings are from God. We can do nothing without Him thus we must honor Him with the tithes and offering. And in these, God will continue to bless us and protect us.

But those who don’t bring back the tithes and offering are thieves and wicked people though they claimed they are Christians, they are actually counterfeit whom also called pretenders.

God bless!

Boy Bautista