The Only True Church

Is There Only One True Church Of Jesus?

Yes! One true church... The church which hosts the Holy Spirit. Many churches are purely humanist organizations that are more akin to a private country club or for families who are more interested in social functions and ski trips than for worshipping God and caring for the needy people who are deprived and hungry. Many thousands of unknowing people base their eternity on man-made religions who are private clubs with a religious twist. NOTHING MORE! Most churches will simply confuse you as they have their own purpose and agenda and that is to build their own clubs and convince the members to support their agenda. It's BIG BUSINESS! They tickle the member's ears with that which they want to hear. People demand a doctrine that gives them total freedom to live as they please yet be promised an eternal home in a make believe kingdom of joyful bliss and prosperity. A fairy tale where wealth and all of the material luxury is plentiful and common. Jesus promised that when two or more gather in his name that HE would be among them. Jesus did not say that when a hundred or more gather... In many towns there is not a hundred people who host the Spirit. Many, if not most church people have no idea what the Holy Spirit truly is. I hope you will look into this situation and earnestly pray for the Holy Spirit to come into your life.

What Happens If You Receive The Holy Spirit

If you are blessed and receive the Holy Spirit, it is up to you as to how seriously you treat this eternal, spiritual status. You now belong to the True Church of Jesus! At the moment you are Born of God, you will know it for certain because you will feel it and have a new understanding and outlook on God, mankind and every aspect of your life will be awakened. You can choke it out and cease to grow but it will be deadly to your eternal Spirit. Treat it as the finest, sweetest, gift that the Creator can give. Very few people are chosen. "The road is narrow and few will enter." (paraphrased)

Some people work and study for years to receive the blessing while it happens right away for many people. We're all different and the teaching from our parents and elders may have a tremendous bearing on our spiritual future. It usually does!

There are members of the True Church in every denomination and religions.

Man-made denominations and religions are of man. Members of various religions and denominations may be aware and feel that something is not right as they keep on church-surfing and looking for the truth. They know something isn't right but they can't identify the exact problem.... Others swear by their man-made religions and are simply not "chummed" by the Holy Spirit and will die in their man-made doctrine. If you're not led by the Spirit of God you will not know. You cannot argue religion and bring anyone into the True Church. The Spirit will lead them and you may be the instrument that the Spirit uses to enlighten someone but they must be led by The Holy Spirit of God. Therefore the old adage: "Never argue religion or politics" holds true. You can state the truth but never argue it or "badger" someone into seeing things your way.

A Word About Tongues

Many people are mistakenly taught that you must speak in tongues to be "saved." WRONG! I'm not sure that I have ever known a person who speaks in the true tongue that was spoken on the day of Pentecost, two thousand years ago. The unknown utterance that Paul introduced in the book of Acts and taught by the Pentecost Church of today is not to be confused with the true tongue. The "tongue" which was spoken by Peter that day, 2,000 years ago was understood by those who were intended to hear it without an interpreter... this is the exact opposite of the "utterance" introduced by Paul and practiced by the tongues speaking churches today, which require an interpreter to interpret the unknown utterance. The typical tongues-talker of today, has no knowledge of what they are saying or to whom they are speaking. There may be a few who claim they interpret their utterance but Paul did not trust them and required an interpreter to be present or the talker was instructed to sit down and be silent... NOTHING LIKE THE ORIGINAL TONGUE OF PETER'S DAY.

The purpose of this explanation is not to debate or argue whether "tongues" of today is a gift but to explain the difference... the simple truth. That's all!

Three thousand people were saved when Peter preached on the day of Pentecost and these people were filled with the Spirit... That was when the True Church was founded. Jesus promised it and it came to pass. Jesus built HIS church on Peter on that day we have come to know as the day of Pentecost. It has nothing to do with the Pentecost denomination. Read the first two chapters below carefully, you should be able to understand it.

If you host the Holy Spirit, you belong to the True Church. It's that simple... As long as you do not abuse it and are not a tremendous hypocrite (we're all hypocrites to some degree). Be sure to read the following two chapters carefully and slowly.

Chapters One and Two of The book of Acts
From The Living Bible

Acts 1

Dear friend who loves God:

In my first letter I told you about Jesus’ life and teachings and how he returned to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions from the Holy Spirit. 3 During the forty days after his crucifixion he appeared to the apostles from time to time, actually alive, and proved to them in many ways that it was really he himself they were seeing. And on these occasions he talked to them about the Kingdom of God.

4 In one of these meetings he told them not to leave Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit came upon them in fulfillment of the Father’s promise, a matter he had previously discussed with them.

5 “John baptized you with water,” he reminded them, “but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit* in just a few days.”

6 And another time when he appeared to them, they asked him, “Lord, are you going to free Israel from Rome now and restore us as an independent nation?”

7 “The Father sets those dates,” he replied, “and they are not for you to know. 8 But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power to testify about me with great effect, to the people in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth, about my death and resurrection.”

Acts 2

2 Seven weeks had gone by since Jesus’ death and resurrection, and the Day of Pentecost had now arrived. As the believers met together that day, 2 suddenly there was a sound like the roaring of a mighty windstorm in the skies above them and it filled the house where they were meeting. 3 Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on their heads. 4 And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in languages they didn’t know, for the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.

5 Many godly Jews were in Jerusalem that day for the religious celebrations, having arrived from many nations. 6 And when they heard the roaring in the sky above the house, crowds came running to see what it was all about, and were stunned to hear their own languages being spoken by the disciples.

7 “How can this be?” they exclaimed. “For these men are all from Galilee, 8 and yet we hear them speaking all the native languages of the lands where we were born! 9 Here we are—Parthians, Medes, Elamites, men from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia Minor, 10 Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the Cyrene language areas of Libya, visitors from Rome—both Jews and Jewish converts— 11 Cretans, and Arabians. And we all hear these men telling in our own languages about the mighty miracles of God!”

12 They stood there amazed and perplexed. “What can this mean?” they asked each other.

13 But others in the crowd were mocking. “They’re drunk, that’s all!” they said.

14 Then Peter stepped forward with the eleven apostles and shouted to the crowd, “Listen, all of you, visitors and residents of Jerusalem alike! 15 Some of you are saying these men are drunk! It isn’t true! It’s much too early for that! People don’t get drunk by 9:00 a.m.! 16 No! What you see this morning was predicted centuries ago by the prophet Joel— 17 ‘In the last days,’ God said, ‘I will pour out my Holy Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men dream dreams. 18 Yes, the Holy Spirit shall come upon all my servants, men and women alike, and they shall prophesy. 19 And I will cause strange demonstrations in the heavens and on the earth—blood and fire and clouds of smoke; 20 the sun shall turn black and the moon blood-red before that awesome Day of the Lord arrives. 21 But anyone who asks for mercy from the Lord shall have it and shall be saved.’

22 “O men of Israel, listen! God publicly endorsed Jesus of Nazareth by doing tremendous miracles through him, as you well know. 23 But God, following his prearranged plan, let you use the Roman government to nail him to the cross and murder him. 24 Then God released him from the horrors of death and brought him back to life again, for death could not keep this man within its grip.

25 “King David quoted Jesus as saying:

‘I know the Lord is always with me. He is helping me. God’s mighty power supports me.

26 ‘No wonder my heart is filled with joy and my tongue shouts his praises! For I know all will be well with me in death—

27 ‘You will not leave my soul in hell or let the body of your Holy Son decay.

28 ‘You will give me back my life and give me wonderful joy in your presence.’

29 “Dear brothers, think! David wasn’t referring to himself when he spoke these words I have quoted, for he died and was buried, and his tomb is still here among us. 30 But he was a prophet, and knew God had promised with an unbreakable oath that one of David’s own descendants would be the Messiah and sit on David’s throne. 31 David was looking far into the future and predicting the Messiah’s resurrection, and saying that the Messiah’s soul would not be left in hell and his body would not decay. 32 He was speaking of Jesus, and we all are witnesses that Jesus rose from the dead.

33 “And now he sits on the throne of highest honor in heaven, next to God. And just as promised, the Father gave him the authority to send the Holy Spirit—with the results you are seeing and hearing today.

34 “No, David was not speaking of himself in these words of his I have quoted, for he never ascended into the skies. Moreover, he further stated, ‘God spoke to my Lord, the Messiah, and said to him, Sit here in honor beside me 35 until I bring your enemies into complete subjection.’

36 “Therefore I clearly state to everyone in Israel that God has made this Jesus you crucified to be the Lord, the Messiah!”

37 These words of Peter’s moved them deeply, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”

38 And Peter replied, “Each one of you must turn from sin, return to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; then you also shall receive this gift, the Holy Spirit. 39 For Christ promised him to each one of you who has been called by the Lord our God, and to your children and even to those in distant lands!”

40 Then Peter preached a long sermon, telling about Jesus and strongly urging all his listeners to save themselves from the evils of their nation. 41 And those who believed Peter were baptized—about three thousand in all! 42 They joined with the other believers in regular attendance at the apostles’ teaching sessions and at the Communion services and prayer meetings.

43 A deep sense of awe was on them all, and the apostles did many miracles.

44 And all the believers met together constantly and shared everything with each other, 45 selling their possessions and dividing with those in need. 46 They worshiped together regularly at the Temple each day, met in small groups in homes for Communion, and shared their meals with great joy and thankfulness, 47 praising God. The whole city was favorable to them, and each day God added to them all who were being saved.

There! You have it straight from the word of God. Study it carefully and pray for direction.

Your friend,

John

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