As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.
Most of you have no comprehension of the outward signs which prove you are a Christian. Being a Christian is not sitting a pew. It is not wearing crosses. It is not putting fish symbol bumper stickers on your car.
God set down 3 physical mandates and 1 Spiritual mandate to prove you are God's and they are still in effect.
The first is to remember the Sabbath or the Last Day of the week to be set aside for your time with God. Jeroboam broke that for our ancestors and we have been 8th day or Sunday adherents ever since. This was a physical sign and action which set people apart. It was outward training for the inward discipline all Christians must live by.
The 3rd sign, and I know I have skipped #2, but will address that is for you to love, have mercy, CARE about others. God demands that we HEAR and OBEY HIM. What were we told? God places more value on people who follow His rules or Commandments. That is what He demands and the fulfillment is to Love God and to Love man or Do not Steal from God and do not Steal from mankind.
The first 4 Commandments are about not stealing from God, in His Position, His Name, His Sabbath and His representatives in parents being shown respect, even when they are horrid.
The last 6 Commandments are about not stealing from each other, because no nation can survive if it is perverted in sex, stealing from marriage as God established, stealing life, property or people's reputations by lying about them, or making other things to worship, which again is stealing from God on a national scale.
We are to care for others, in outward works. The Good Samaritan did not put throw coin at a charity and say there was a guy on the side of the road. The Good Samaritan was active in caring about that injured person. That is what love and caring is. Love and caring is not messing up the shelves in a super market as you pick up items, and expect others to clean up your mess, because they are paid. You are responsible for not taxing other people's time in you SERVE on this planet every moment God gives you life here.
The Parable of the (). 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" (26 "What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?" 27 He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind .
Lastly and actually the first mark established is circumcision when the Covenant was made with Abraham and the tithe offerings of 10% God has given you is enjoyed and remembered before Him in thanksgiving.
Some have said that the New Testament orders you to have God circumcise your hearts, Yes as Martin Luther was Inspired by the Holy Ghost, Baptism is not water only. So circumcision is not just cutting away the foreskin as intimate proof you are a Christian. To circumcise the heart, we are to cut away our fleshly lusts, to bear us bare before God in presenting a Spiritual Heart for the Holy Ghost to enter and make you from a living
soul to a Spiritual child of Light.
Cutting off a foreskin is of no value, if one does not confess Christ as your only Savior. Even in that, professing that you believe, have been Baptized is of no worth, unless there are works in obeying God's Commandments. As St. Paul Inspired teaches, Faith without works is dead faith. Good works alone do not open the gates of Heaven to you, for they are only good works, and still filth compared to the Purity of God.
Each of us must change ourselves physically in discipline upon hearing the Instruction of the Word of God, and then be washed in Baptism to cleanse us for the entering of the Holy Ghost, and once changed and disciplined, looking to the Spiritual alone, we keep the Laws of God, which are the Sabbath, Circumcision and Caring for others.
Anyone can say anything, to claiming to be a Natural Born Citizen, to saying you are married, to saying you paid a bill. You must have proof, and proof is in actions on the outward in marks and in the inside in training your heart to be Spiritual with the Holy Ghost.
God does recognize His own, and desires those who come to worship and commune with Him in Spirit and in Truth.
This is what the Book of Life and the Books of Judgement are. They contain either your name in the Spiritual Contract with the Father by Christ with your sins erased, and the good things which God worked through you, or the Books of Judgment record all of your sin, rebellion, breaking all the Laws of God and those gods you cherish and made time for, instead of God, and every opportunity you had to do good, and instead chose to walk on by.
None of the Old Testament mandates have ever been rescinded. Jesus the Christ fulfilled all the Law and expanded God's Law to the Gospel, the Good News of the Kingdom of God, which is adoption by His death to the family of God, for all those who will enter into the Agreement with God and then discipline themselves to keep that Agreement every day of the lives God gave them as proof they are growing in perfection.
What are the signs that you are a Christian? God has them all recorded. Few will be saved as most chose to not be saved, and their lives are recorded in the Books of Judgment which Christ will open at the Final Judgment in all the evidence as what will speak for you as your advocate.
Would you want your life to be the evidence on what Christ decides? Based not on what you think is the way to act, but the rules God Judges by?
I rely on Christ and work hard to fulfill the requirements the Father mandates, all of them. I want the outward signs proving I'm Christs as much as I want the inward signs proving I'm the Father's
This is another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.