How many times has God’s Messiah been crucified? The answer might surprise you. Hopefully it will radically change your life. Let me begin to answer the question by reminding the reader that EVERYTHING written in the Holy Bible was written to those who call themselves by His name. His Old Testament Israelites were called “the church (egglesia–congregation) in the wilderness” which was led by the “Angel” who had appeared to Moses in the burning bush and gave him the Ten Commandments from atop Mt. Sinai (Acts 7:35-38). This was the Rock Who had brought them out of Egyptian slavery (1 Cor. 10:4). This was the same Rock/Angel/Word (Jn. 1:1-4,14) Who would come to earth as a man to establish the New Testament Church that would serve as His Father’s light in an ever-darkening world. This man would suffer incredible agony and die on a cross so that true God seekers could one day join Him in paradise where they would rule and reign with Him on earth forever (Rev. 5:10; 22:5). After her establishment in 31 A.D. it was to this congregation/church that the apostles spoke and wrote.
What most church people do not realize is that the subject about which the apostles continuously spoke and wrote was SIN. Why did they repeatedly warn the church about sin? Because their preaching was not embraced by everyone. Over the centuries fewer and fewer church people choose to believe God. Most now use church doctrine as the standard of right and wrong. Church doctrine is what man wishes God had said. For this reason modern church people are shocked to learn that their sins nullify the effect of Christ’s crucifixion in their lives. Churchman’s sins “MAKE THE CROSS OF CHRIST OF NONE EFFECT AND PUT HIM TO AN OPEN SHAME” (1 Cor. 1:17). Through Isaiah God tells us that our sins separate us from Him (59:2) which causes Him turn His face away from us and to ignore our prayers. This explains why 99% of all church prayers go unanswered. GOD DOES NOT HEAR THE PRAYERS OF SO-CALLED SINNERS SAVED BY GRACE, NOR DOES HE LOOK AT THEM FOR THEIR SINS HAVE SEPARATED THEM FROM HIM. It is to church sinners that Christ will say on Judgment Day: ” I never knew you, depart from me ye who work iniquity” (Mat. 7:23). “Iniquity” is translated “Lawless.” Sinners break God’s Ten Commandment Law–the same Law the church nailed to the cross and blamed God for doing it.
What the apostles wrote to and about the early church was recorded and preserved for the sake of future generations: “Now all these things happened to them (Israel) as examples, and they were written for OUR ADMONITION (instruction) upon whom the end of the age has come”– the modern day church (1 Cor. 10:11). Paul wrote to Timothy the evangelist that “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16). Sin is the breaking of God’s Law (1 Jn. 3:4). Righteousness is the absence of sin. Sin nullifies Christ’s sacrifice and condemns the sinner. Being a church member does not affect this rule. All of the apostles’ warnings about the effects of sin were written to church people. The wages of their sin is death. The gift of God is eternal life. To receive the gift one must qualify by removing sin from one’s life. This is possible only through the power of the Holy Spirit which resides within truly converted saints. God warned in Matthew 7:13,14 that true saints, called His Very Elect, would be few in number. Because of her addiction to sin, the Institutional Church (Catholicism/Protestantism) rejects everything written above. For this reason her parishioners have formulated numerous excuses for their sins. Satan, the god of the church, has aided his people in figuring out ways to legitimize sin. One set of Truths Satan has hidden from his church system is the fact that Christ has been killed many times, why and by whom. L.J.