If your “gut feeling” tells you that traditional Christianity must be wrong and is grossly unfair and unreasonably cruel in its teaching that EVERYONE who is not saved will go to Hell immediately after their first physical death and consciously suffer intensely FOREVER, then your “gut feeling” is quite correct. Therefore it should not be too surprising to you that mainstream Christians also have some other flagrantly unBiblical doctrines that are easy targets for ridicule such as
1) MAN CONCOCTED, DECEPTION AND IDOLATRY DRENCHED SUNDAY,
2) CHRISTMAS, AND
3) EASTER OBSERVANCE, AND
4) OFTEN UNHEALTHY, SOMETIMES EVEN DANGEROUS, FORBIDDEN FOOD CONSUMPTION. THE FORBIDDEN MEAT OF SCAVENGER ANIMALS IS USUALLY MORE TOXIC THAN “CLEAN” MEATS AND SOMETIMES INFESTED WITH PARASITES OR OTHER HIDEOUS PATHOGENS.
5) THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER, NONE AT ALL, THAT JESUS WAS RESURRECTED AFTER SATURDAY SUNSET THE WEEK HE WAS CRUCIFIED, WHICH IMMEDIATELY COLLAPSES ANY SUPPORT FOR SUNDAY REST AND WORSHIP.
6) THEY PICK AND CHOOSE ONLY THE FIRST, REGULAR TITHE TO PAY, WHICH ORIGINATED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, WHILE ILLOGICALLY IGNORING THE OTHER WELL DOCUMENTED FESTIVAL AND THIRD YEAR ASSISTANCE TITHES THAT ALSO ORIGINATED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
7) INCREDIBLY, MAINSTREAMERS ALSO REFUSE TO BELIEVE AN ENTIRE CHAPTER CONTAINING 58 VERSES, CHAPTER 15, IN 1 CORINTHIANS PLAINLY EXPLAINING THAT DEAD, BURIED CHRISTIANS WILL BECOME ALIVE AGAIN IN A LATER RESURRECTION. SIMILAR RESURRECTION VERSES ARE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BIBLE. INSTEAD, THEY INSIST ON TWISTING A HANDFUL OF VERSES (LUKE 23:43, JOHN 11:26, 2 KINGS 2:11, 2 CORINTHIANS 5:8, HEBREWS 9:27) OUT OF CONTEXT CLAIMING THAT THEY PROVE CHRISTIANS WILL CONSCIOUSLY ASCEND TO HEAVEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER DEATH. THE PAGE MORE SOLID EVIDENCE OF MAINSTREAMERS’ MISINTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE , HOWEVER, EASILY AND CORRECTLY EXPLAINS THOSE 5 VERSES.
8) IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, THEY REPEATEDLY TWIST OUT OF CONTEXT THE INTERPRETATION OF MANY OLD TESTAMENT LAW KEEPING VERSES EVEN COMPLETELY IGNORING SOME CRITICALLY IMPORTANT GREEK WORD DEFINITIONS, AND SIMPLY JUST IGNORE OTHER VERY PLAIN, OLD TESTAMENT LAW KEEPING VERSES. THE LONGER YOU READ THE VERSES THAT MAINSTREAMERS USE TO TRY TO SUPPORT THEIR ANTI-LAW POSITION, THE MORE YOU WILL REALIZE THAT THEY CONSISTENTLY INTERPRET THOSE VERSES IN A SHALLOW AND VERY MUCH OUT OF CONTEXT WAY.
9) MAINSTREAMERS CLAIM THAT THE ONLY THING YOU NEED TO DO TO ACQUIRE SALVATION, ACCORDING TO JOHN 3:15 AND SIMILAR VERSES, IS TO “BELIEVE IN JESUS, THEN YOU WILL BE SAVED.” JOHN 3:15: “THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.” MAINSTREAMERS, THOUGH, WILL NOT TELL YOU THAT THE DEFINITION OF THE GREEK FOR “BELIEVES” CONCLUDES BY SAYING “CONJOINED WITH OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST.” MOST POPULAR CHURCHES ALSO WILL NOT READ TO YOU JOHN 3:36 COMPLETELY WHICH SAYS “HE WHO BELIEVES IN THE SON HAS EVERLASTING LIFE; AND HE WHO DISOBEYS THE SON SHALL NOT SEE LIFE, BUT THE WRATH OF GOD ABIDES ON HIM.” 1 CORINTHIANS 9:27 REVEALS THAT EVEN PAUL COULD HAVE LOST HIS SALVATION IF HE HAD DELIBERATELY COMMITTED SINS WITHOUT REPENTING OF THEM LATER. SO THIS DEMONSTRATES FURTHER THAT SOME OF THE TEACHINGS OF MAINSTREAM CHRISTIANITY ARE DEFINITELY FLAWED AND QUITE MISLEADING.
Even the average 15 year old teenage kid in the United States has enough common sense to tell you that you CANNOT, one more time, you CANNOT take half or a complete Biblical verse, when it seems to directly contradict the last part of the verse or the next verse, and isolate it claiming the last part of the verse or the next verse is not relevant or valid. That is exactly what mainstreamers have done, however, with Romans 6:14 (you are not under law but under grace) and John 3:36 (believe Jesus and you will be saved, obedience not required) and other law keeping verses. Mainstreamers just totally ignore Romans 6:15 and the last half of John 3:36.
People who observe Christmas do not realize just how massive an insult that is to God. Read THE POTENTIALLY LETHAL SIN OF CHRISTMAS to understand better how sinful Christmas really is, by Biblical standards.
The vast majority of what this site teaches is taken directly from the intensely researched teachings of some of the largest remnant churches of the former Worldwide Church of God, such as the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, The United Church of God, an International Association, and the Living Church of God. Joseph Tkach, the pastor general of WCG after the 1986 death of Herbert W. Armstrong, the church’s founder, radically changed major doctrines. Within about a year from those official changes, Tkach was dead. He died suddenly from what was probably a very painful death. Bone cancer caused some of his bones to start growing again. A substantial number of former WCG members suspect that his death, not too surprisingly, was divine punishment for distorting life saving, Biblical truth. Tkach’s son assumed leadership and renamed the now much smaller church, preserving the antinomian changes. While some considered WCG a “cult,” remember that when the original Saturday Sabbath keeping, festival and food law observing New Testament church was being formed after the death of Jesus, that church, too, was also described as a “cult” by many during that time.
To better understand fast moving events in the Middle East, which for now is mostly and literally the Devil’s playground infested with hordes of religious savages, subscribe to at least one and preferably all three free glossy page magazines from ultraconservative, prophesy studying churches. Call 1 513 576 9796 to receive the free magazine BEYOND TODAY from the United Church of God, an International Association. TOMORROW’S WORLD is another free magazine from a great like minded sister church, the Living Church of God. The latter sponsors the most extensive television ministry, by far, of any of these remnant churches. In 2013 LCG broadcasting began in Russia, a country that certainly needs to finally hear the truth. The Living Church of God is also broadcasting in China and India, the world’s most populated countries. Call 1 800 737 0766 for your subscription to TOMORROW’S WORLD. An excellent bimonthly publication called DISCERN is also available and free from the Church of God, a Worldwide Association by calling 1 972 521 7777 for either a paper copy or digital online subscription.
This website was not intended to try to win any awards in professional website design, but rather to “go all out” to convince and persuade hard core, “die hard” traditional, mainstream Christians that certain “abolished” laws are not really abolished at all. The main purpose of this unofficial site is to introduce you to the three righteous, safe haven churches mentioned on this page, and their teachings. The second purpose is to encourage you to actually start attending one of their local, friendly congregations to more fully understand why they teach what they teach or to at least start attending the annual festivals (especially the always high spirited, delightful, 7 day eat, drink, and be merry Feast of Tabernacles [drunkenness not allowed]) if you live too far away from where church services are regularly held. Typically about 250 to 1,800 members attend this festival, depending on the popularity of the feast site. This year the Feast of Tabernacles will begin on October 5, 2017. Sites in Florida seem to be the most popular each year. The United Church of God, an International Association, offers a glossy page brochure on the feast, listing approved, nice motels/houses/condominiums where the rental rates have been negotiated lower than usual. If you think you might want to attend the feast call 1 513 576 9796 to receive the brochure for more information on their feast sites. The other 2 churches provide detailed feast information online. Many current members left other denominations after realizing that what they taught was not really Biblical at all. You will discover that these church members truly are Christians of the highest caliber, actually practicing everything that Jesus instructed them to do. During the 2016 feast in Galveston, Texas I remember meeting a lady who had not been in the UCGIA very long. She owned a 200 acre farm near Victoria, Texas. I asked her what motivated her to join. She said that her former church (Methodist or Lutheran, I think) introduced a new minister to the congregation. When it was announced that he was a homosexual, her exact or almost exact words were, in disgust, “That’s it. I’m out of here.” She had previously been aware of UCGIA for years because someone that she knew well was a member of the church.
GracePlusLawKeepingSave.Us not only brings out Biblical verses usually never mentioned in mainstream churches, but also provides seldom read but still very reputable translations of those verses giving more accurate or slightly clearer, more insightful understanding of the Scriptures.
If you love God and want obey Him fully, you should, eventually of course, be granted immortal life in a wonder land of eternal pleasures. Your concern, however, should be WHEN. The Bible quite clearly mentions the FIRST resurrection which OBVIOUSLY implies a SECOND resurrection (Revelation 20:1-7). The first will precede the 1,000 year Christian millennium in which only a relatively small number of people, the soon to be immortal Christian “saints,” will be resurrected to help Jesus teach and rule on the earth (Revelation 20:6). The second resurrection will occur after the Christian millennium in which the majority of humanity that has ever lived will mercifully come to life again (Revelation 20:5). As the Bible says, the second resurrection will be a final time of judgment to determine who lives forever, and who will not (Revelation 20:11-15). Those in the second resurrection will be without excuse if they choose not to obey the Lord since they will have the preceding millennium, in which Jesus taught and ruled for A THOUSAND LONG YEARS, to teach them how to properly think and act. Since the very first day that Jesus returns to the earth, a small army of multi-national television crews probably will be recording 24 hours a day every single word and movement of our precious Savior, Jesus Christ. Hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps even millions, who need healing will also probably be camped out as close as possible to where Jesus will be staying. Jesus will still be on the earth answering any questions while the people from the second resurrection live out their lives, estimated to be around a hundred years long according to Isaiah 65:20, speculating. The second resurrection people, though, will still have to discern good from evil and truth from lies since Satan will be temporarily released to deceive again (Revelation 20:1-3). Assuming you will be saved, will you be in the first resurrection, or will you “blow” a thousand years of incredibly pleasant living, and wind up in the SECOND RESURRECTION?
The Church of God, a Worldwide Association, the United Church of God, an International Association, the Living Church of God, and dozens of smaller, similar Saturday Sabbath splinter churches are ultraconservative, first century like, Biblicaly restored churches teaching what Jesus and the Apostles taught and actually practiced according to what the New Testament says literally in the ORIGINAL GREEK, not the sometimes less accurate and occasionally even misleading English translations. How many mainstream churches can make a claim like that? Answer: none, not even one. Most popular churches seem to insist on using the English translations and the English translations ONLY to support their doctrines without an exhaustive analysis of the original Greek or Hebrew in some controversial verses. As a result some of their doctrines are quite inconsistent with what the original languages say.
The members of the righteous churches mentioned above, it seems, will not be condemned for anomia because they obey many still valid OT laws as well as the newer NT laws, giving them a high margin of priceless safety mainstream Christians simply do not have. No human really knows just how severe the judgment will be in Matthew 7:23. Even in the basically impossible event these New and Old Testament observing churches are wrong, all of their members should still make it into God’s kingdom since over-righteousness is rarely if ever sinful, but under-righteousness is ALWAYS DANGEROUSLY sinful.
If mainstreamers can interpret in such a shallow and incompetent way the 7 verses on the 7 VERSES MAINSTREAMERS CLAIM ABOLISH THE FOOD LAWS page, and if they cannot even correctly interpret the 5 verses on the MORE EVIDENCE OF MAINSTREAMERS’ MISINTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE page, I ask you, how in the world can you attach any credibility to their claim that most Old Testament laws have been annulled?
Not enough evidence exists to decisively conclude that Jesus really was resurrected anytime on a Sunday, a critically important doctrine of mainstream Christianity, which means that there is no potentially tempting justification to switch to Sunday rest, to “honor Jesus by resting on Sundays.” The 3 DAY 3 NIGHT PROPHECY OF JESUS that He would be in the tomb 3 days and 3 nights (Matthew 12:40) more than likely means that He was buried late on a Wednesday evening and resurrected on a Saturday shortly before sunset, instantly collapsing any support for Sunday rest, including man concocted Easter. Study which day Jesus was resurrected on, concentrating on Jesus’ all important, make or break 3 day, 3 night prophecy, a relatively easy task now with the information rich internet. Click SATURDAY RESURRECTION to read about Jesus’ statement that He would be in the tomb THREE FULL DAYS AND THREE FULL NIGHTS before He was resurrected, which would exclude a full Saturday night since He was resurrected before the sun rose on Sunday. So IF He was buried on a Friday He would have risen after sunrise Monday morning! Even if Jesus’ prediction that He would be in the tomb 3 nights is off by an entire night due to figure of speech, translation or other errors, He still could not have been buried on a Friday afternoon since He would have had to have spent all of Friday night and all of Saturday night in the tomb. He most definitely was not in the tomb all of Saturday night according to John 20:1.
It is hoped that the reader will search the online literature of the righteous churches mentioned on this site to answer any question. Do not hesitate to send email questions to the letter answering departments of the churches listed on this site.
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Matthew 12:30: “He that is not with Me is against me; and he that GATHERETH NOT WITH ME scattereth abroad” (King James Version),
Acts 8:3-4: ” …….. 4 …….. they (Christian church members themselves) that were scattered (by Saul’s persecutions) abroad went everywhere preaching the word,”
James 5:20: ” …….. be sure of this: any man who brings a sinner back from his crooked ways will be rescuing his soul from death and cancelling innumerable sins,”
Jude 22-23: “And convince some, who doubt; 23 save some, by snatching them out of the fire,”
1 Timothy 4:16: “Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you” — NKJV,
2 Timothy 4:2: “Preach the word! …….. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching” — NKJV, and
Daniel 12:3: “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever” (NKJV), that you, the reader, will ultimately be blessed for promoting this site since you will be helping Jesus “to gather others” for eventual entrance into God’s eternal, fabulously glorious kingdom.
The much better New Covenant now makes available
1) complete forgiveness of sins,
2) the Holy Spirit, and
through the gift of the sacrificial death of Jesus, which WERE NOT available in the Old Covenant. The Old Covenant (which does not mean ALL the Old Testament laws), now abolished, promised ONLY physical blessings and ONLY physical protection for obedience to God’s laws. When the Old Testament laws (excluding the sacrifice, circumcision, Levitical priesthood, and the general law of sin and death [Romans 8:2] laws) are acknowledged as still valid, both the New and Old Testaments then finally become more harmonious, as of course they should be, instead of frequently self contradictory, and Jesus’ dire warning in Matthew 7:21-23, using the anomia word, about living apart from the Mosaic laws, becomes more understandable.
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