Thursday, October 15, 2009

MM Book 1 Chapter 4-25

The Gospel is NOT a product, it is a way of life; the ekklesia, the church, is NOT a corporate structure, it is a social organism, a community of thought guided by God; we have been enslaved by a system, a category of thought (the hierarchical), the false way, the wrong (with its apparent evils all around us) vs. the true, the right, the community-congregation [our inherent right]; a simple, earnest, free Christianity based on *equality* [neither Jew nor Greek, neither bond nor free, neither male nor female - *all one* in Christ Jesus], eldership (servant example), personal zeal (sincerity), the teachings of Christ and the gifts of God [Galatians 4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the *free*; 1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as *good stewards* of the manifold grace of God].

A strong appeal to the religious conscience of the individual enlightened by scripture; an exalted conscience and the Bible at the expense of clerical intercession [secular and religious; man in the way of God]; truth, love, and conduct; God's continuing creativity in our thoughts and deeds; God is the author of our salvation and of creation NOT man and his structures- the ekklesia strives to be worthy of the family name [for this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom *the whole family* in heaven and earth *is named*]; belief on His name carries with it all of the responsibilities and privileges of what His name(s) imply; we partake of the name(s), *they are our own* - the ekklesia is open and free, with a pure as crystal transparency that allows the Holy Spirit to shine through.

Mammon or Messiah Book 1 (complete) or MM 04 (individual chapter)


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