What we amuse ourselves with on campus.
Well, other than the street preachers, there are the guys handing out random fliers. This particular one, we had quite a bit of fun with at Bible study Wednesday night. (Compounded by the fact that there was Mountain Dew, and it was read aloud by one of the theatre students...). It seems to be written by a group that looks like a mixture of hyper-Calvinism and some dispensational group. At any rate, we all cracked up over this entry:
Should I attend a church?
Definitely NOT! The Bible tells us that for almost 2000 years after Jesus died on the cross those who believe in Jesus, if possible, were to be members of a church. But now we learn from the Bible that god is no longer saving people through the ministry of the churches. The Church age has come to an end.
Fact is God commmands in His Lawbook, the Bible, that the true believers are to leave their church. This is because God's righteous Judgment is upon all local congregations as God is preparing the world for Judgment Day which is almost here.
"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, whoso readeth, let him understand, Then let them which be in Judaea (the local churches) flee in the mountains:(to Christ)." - Matthew 24:15,16
"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God (the local churches): and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?" - 1 Peter 4:17
We must remember we cannot be saved by a church or by a Pastor or by a Priest, or by water baptism or by the Communion Service. Only the Lord Jesus Christ who is God Himself can save us. The Bible teaches that at this present time that it is outside the churches that God is saving a great multitude of people.
"After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;" - Revelation 7:9
Now, that is some rather interesting eisegesis...