|What is Worship and what does it mean?|
|* 2 Corinthians 13:1 "This [is] the third [time] I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established."|
|* Patterns of Tens serving in a daily ministration through a common communion according to the thanksgiving of Christ.|
|* “Gospel of the kingdom” is that if you repent and seek the righteousness of God you can be ruled by God and be free of Benefactors who exercise authority.|
|: Besides forsaking the covetous practices of the world the people must come together to practice Pure Religion they do not have the works of faith found amongst the Eucharist of the early Church.|
|* "Central banking, usury, and debasing of coins were evidence of a problem that originated in the people." |
|"Praxis is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. "Praxis" may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, ..."|
|Trust and honor are the currency of a free society.|
|* What is worship?|
|* What is the Eucharist of Christ?|
|* Are there social contracts in the kingdom of God?|
|: How do you "lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven..."?|
|* What is Liturgy?|
|Answers and comments|
|Supreme court reference Not a party... “No private person has a right to complain, by suit in court, on the ground of a breach of Constitution. The constitution it is true, is a compact, but he is not a party to it. The states are party to it”.|
|Proverbs 1. Proverbs 23|
Worship Services of the People
The minister of the Church appointed by Christ is appointed as a steward of God. This is confirmed or established by two or three witnesses, by the people in congregation and by an ordained Minister. The people may withdraw their support and the overseer may withdraw his witness of the minister. All must remain virtuous to maintain a viable balance of right and responsibility as a community and kingdom of love and thanksgiving.
Ten overseers serving 100 ministers may serve 1000 elders and their families. Each is concerned with the needs of those connected by the bonds of love. Through the free communion of Christ in this sacred network a bond may grow that unites the whole Church as a virtual nation of charity, by hope and faith with fidelity to God. This is the kingdom of God in Spirit and in truth. It is the “Gospel of the kingdom”. It is the way by which men can be ruled by God as free souls,1 rather than the benefactors who exercise authority,2 make men merchandise and human resources.3
The called out men appointed by God to serve are recognized by the people who seek to righteously worship at the charitable altars of the God, instead of the gods of the world. Worship service should consist of actual public services4 by, of, and for the people. The society that had benefactors who exercised authority fell into corruption and suppressed the liberty on the land. The choice of the people was diminished and abated. Those who were the followers of Christ formed a repentant network of souls who loved God and Christ by loving one another in justice and mercy, in charity and hope.
This was the thanksgiving or Eucharist of Christ.5 That heavenly practice and practical participation formed the union of brotherhood that was the “pure religion” of the church. The people were bound together by love of God and one another. During the rise of the early Church governments were collapsing under the growing corruption that comes with power, economies staggered under spiraling inflation once the silver was removed from the coins of the empire, the families failed as they depended more on a central system of welfare rather than each other. There was a concentration of power and a decline of individual liberty. Depressions, famine, and war produced the devastated societies of the world.
The spirit of Christ living in the praxis of His Holy Eucharist, growing in the hearts and minds of those early Christians, sustained that society of free souls nurtured by the responsibility of liberty. The more the congregations of the Church were excluded and even persecuted by the jealousy, envy, and hate of the world the stronger they became in faith and those unbreakable bonds of love.
To assist the mutual service of worshiping God by obeying His commandment to love thy neighbor as thy self, Christ instituted the Church. Families and congregations seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness can be provided with a variety of services that contribute to that righteous search.
In Ancient times there were large gatherings at annual feasts where people renewed old friendship and affections and the young spawned new social bonds in friendship and Holy Matrimony. These domestic unions were essential to maintain the body. They nurtured the loyalty of love and a national brotherhood.
The treaties of that nation were made daily between families with intimate unions of fruit and love. The people could not be bound by clandestine meetings on foreign shores. A nation of liberty must be bound by faith, hope, and charity, which is love. This is the kingdom of Heaven at hand.
1Genesis 12:5, Ezekiel 13:18, 19 22:25, Revelation 18:13 Numbers 30:2 “If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.” [oath]
2Matthew 20:25, Mark 10:42, Luke 22:25. See also the Appendix 2.
32 Peter 2:3 “And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
4See The Liturgy of the Church in the book The Free Church Report.
5Eucharist means thankful for the opportunity of giving. The Communion in the Church often consisted of sacks of grain or bread not merely a crumb or wafer of bread. See Appendix 1.
The Free Church Report
The Free Church Report presents a unique path for the modern Church according the nature of the first century Church by explaining the duty and purposes of that institution appointed by Christ. While Rome declined under runaway inflation, corrupt government, martial law, and endless threats of war, the Christians found an alternative to the men who “called themselves benefactors but exercised authority one over the other.”
The early Christian knew rights and responsibilities were indivisible. They sought the right to be ruled by God by taking back their responsibility, through the service of “called out” ministers who lived in the world, but were not of it. Their government benefits came through a divine network instituted in their hearts and minds by faith, hope, and charity under the perfect law of liberty as their Qorban of the unrighteous mammon failed the Roman society. Order
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- "Anthony and Cleopatra had lowered the purity of their silver coins by 10%. Nero reduced the weight of the denarii from 3.5 grams to 3.36 and their fineness from 98% to 93.5% silver. Before the middle of the third century coins had become 40% silver and by its end was just .02% silver. Inflation continued from 600% to over 40,000%. The price of a modius of wheat went from 8 drachmas to 120,000. In the fourth century Diocletian attempted to enforce price controls with capital punishment. Society was crushed. A pound of gold came to cost 2.1 billion denarii." See Temple of Diana.
- Matthew 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
- Supreme Court of Georgia, Padelford, Fay ∓mp; Co. vs Mayor and Alderman, City of Savannah, 14 Ga. 438,520 (1854)