- "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil." 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
At Pentecost everyone who got the Baptism of the Apostles professing Jesus as the Christ were cast out of the welfare system run by the Pharisees through the Temples and synagogues of Herod's government because Jesus said that system of sacrifice or Corban was making the word of God to none effect.
The people of Judea, like the people of Rome, had moved from being a Republic to an autocratic government which eventually oppressed the people, as 1 Samuel 8 predicted through their sloth and covetous practices, according to the prophets and Proverbs and even Polybius. The voice of the people had rejected God and through wantonness electing men who could exercise authority one over the other.
They had more and more slothfully neglected the personal responsibility in their mandated practice of "Pure Religion" through charity alone. The people have become dependent upon government welfare and benefits provided at the expense of their neighbor were snared and entangled again in a yoke of bondage.
Believers in Jesus, who was the Christ, and a different kind of King who taught a different kind of government, were doing something different than Rome and the Pharisees. The Modern Church today is not doing what that early Church did nor are they doing things the way the early Church did things. In many ways the the early Church was more like early Israel was meant to be. The Corban of the Pharisees was making the word of God to none effect and therefore not bearing the fruit God intended. The same could be said of the Modern Christian.
Those people who gather in patterns of Tens as Christ commanded expressed their faith by public Baptism and a daily ministration which provided all the social welfare benefits through charity. They were excluded from that public religion or welfare system and had no more access to their Temple treasury and its benefits. That welfare system of the world which had been created first by the Hasmoneans and then by Rome and Herod made the word of God to none effect.
All the Early Christians at Pentecost had to suddenly take care of all the needs of their society through charity alone with no forced government welfare or free bread from the Phariseeswho controlled the temple or Rome.
Because the ministers, who were appointed the Kingdom of God by Christ, were not allowed to be like the other governments of the world they could not exercise authority one over the other like the rulers of those other governments who were the fathers of the earth we were not to apply to any longer.
This practice of the real Religion of God brought those followers of Moses and Jesus, who had been called Jews and would be called Christians in Antioch, into conflict with people like the Pharisees who were engaged in the covetous practices of public religion through the temples of Herod and would eventually bring about a Christian conflict with Rome and its public religion and temples.
The Early Church was doing many things that the Modern Church does not do and the Modern Church does many things the Early Church refused to do which got Christians persecuted by different governments of the world from time to time. Still, Early Christians not only survived but they thrived during the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
We are told that “the primitive Christian demonstrated his faith by his virtues; and it was very justly supposed that the Divine persuasion, which enlightened or subdued the understanding, must at the same time purify the heart and direct the actions of the believer” 
The Modern Christian is often seen doing daily what those Early Christians were persecuted and even killed for not doing. We may use the same words but their meanings and usage have often changed over the years. Links are provided for your convenience and examination.
|Modern Christians vs.||Early Christians|
|Modern Christians practice a redefined Religion.||Early Christians practiced Pure Religion.|
|Modern Christians depend on civil administers who call themselves Benefactors but compel contributions.||Early Christians depend on ministers of Charity operating in a network of tens.|
|Modern Christians depend on men who exercise authority for their welfare entitlements.||Early Christians provided another type of social welfare through Charity and hope.|
|Modern Christians seek Benefits that are provided by the world.||Early Christians only receive benefits that are unspotted by the world.|
|Modern Christians eat at the tables of king of the world and the fathers of the earth with appetite.||Early Christians set the table of the Lord with charity and hope loving one another in a networking Kingdom of Love.|
|Modern Christians think that they are children of God because they say they love Christ.||Early Christians were the brethren of Christ because they were doers of the will of the Father.|
|Modern Christians think that they are forgiven because they say they believe in God and say they love Christ.||Early Christians knew Jesus died that they might be forgiven and they are only forgiven when they forgive others.|
|Modern Christians think they just have to say they believe to obtain Eternal life.||Early Christians believed they had to seek to keep the commandments to obtain Eternal life because Jesus said so.|
|Modern Christians think they do not need to do anything like Abraham, Moses and others, but claim they have faith because of what they say they believe.||Early Christians knew they had to strive to do the will of the Father if they truly believed.|
|Modern Christians make men of the earth their Father, despite what Jesus said, by praying to men who exercise authority to obtain benefits at the expense of others through what could be called Public religion.||Early Christians Did not call any man on earth their Father, but had their own Private welfare to provide a Daily ministration through charity, not Covetous Practices of the public welfare of Rome.|
|Modern Christians think that Communion of the Father who is in Heaven is eating a small wafer of bread. But they depend on the Fathers of the earth for their daily bread.||Early Christians knew that the ritual of the Lord's supper was just a symbol. The real Eucharist was thanksgiving which provided a Daily ministration .|
|Modern Christians think it is okay to covet benefits provided by men who take from their neighbor by exercise of authority.||Early Christians knew that they could not inherit the kingdom if they were covetous.|
|Modern Christians think the Kingdom of God was postponed, instead of appointed to the Apostles.||Early Christians knew the kingdom was at hand.|
|Modern Christians think they are saved no matter what they do.||Early Christians know they must seek the righteousness of God if they are to inherit His kingdom|
|Modern Christians think they are saved by what they think is true faith.||Early Christians know that faith with out works is not real faith, but is dead faith.|
|Modern Christians sign up for every socialist program from public education and Social Security to Food Stamps and healthcare which are all forms welfare provided by forced offerings of your neighbor despite Christ's warning about the Corban of the Pharisees.||Early Christians died rather than sign up for the public welfare programs of the governments of Rome and other countries which brought about the Christian conflict.|
|Modern Christians take oaths and swear binding themselves to the will of others often to obtain benefits provided at the expense of others.||Early Christians and for centuries Christians were persecuted and executed because they refused to take oaths or even affirm because Jesus and James said above all else stop the taking of oaths and swearing.|
|Modern Christians apply or pray to Benefactors who exercise authority one over the other||Early Christians knew Christ forbade that we be like the Benefactors who exercise authority one over the other.|
|Modern Christians elect rulers all the time and when they Cry out God will not not hear them because they would not hear their neighbor's cries.||Early Christians knew that in 1 Samuel 8, God warned that to elect rulers to take and take and take from their neighbors was a rejection of God.|
|Modern Christians think they do not have to be Doers of the Word, but all they have to do is say they believe.||Early Christians knew Jesus told them if they wanted Eternal life they needed to keep the commandments, which included not coveting what belongs to their neighbor.|
|Modern Christians love the benefits of Benefactors but who exercise authority.||Early Christians knew that in Proverbs 23 and Daniel 1, God warns through His prophets that you should not desire the benefits of these men who called themselves Benefactors but who exercise authority.|
|Modern Christians do not know what Peter meant about coveting or becoming Merchandise and curse our Children||Early Christians knew that Peter tells us that Covetous Practices those benefits will make us Merchandise and curse our Children with debt which is bondage.|
|Modern Christians have returned to the Bondage of Egypt by becoming employed by those rulers who exercise authority.||Early Christians knew God forbade us to ever return to the Bondage of Egypt by becoming employed by those rulers who exercise authority.|
|Modern Christians Want socialist benefits by everyone having One purse even if they are actually Biting one another.||Early Christians understood that the Corban of the Pharisees was a forbidden Welfare scheme of having One purse.|
|Modern Christians, like the Pharisees.]] have left what should have been their [[Thy first love|first love and concern.||Early Christians repented and attended to "the first work" which included a Daily ministration.|
|Modern Christians depend upon Public religion through the Temples of the state becoming snared as surety for debt.||Early Christians depended upon Private welfare through the Church and bore fruit with their love and daily ministration provided by charity and the perfect law of liberty.|
|Modern Christians think fellowship is the friendly association, especially with people who share one's interests while praying to Benefactors who exercise authority.||Early Christians knew that fellowship was the voluntary system of social welfare run according to the perfect law of liberty through charity.|
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- John 9:22 These [words] spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
- Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
- John 9:22 "These [words] spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man for Christians did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue."
- Edward Gibbon's "The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire" (Vol. 1 410-11)
- Matthew 7:21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
- : Matthew 6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
- Matthew 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
- Mark 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
- Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
- Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
- “When a symbol unmoors itself from what it symbolizes, it loses meaning. It becomes ineffective” Albert Einstein
- The more people unmoor the symbols of scripture from the intent of the author the more we become lost in the idolatry of our own imagination.
- 1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
- Luke 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
- 1 Corinthians 6:9 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,"
- James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
- Matthew 5:34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: ... Matthew 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
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