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Entering the Church

The word church means assembly Jesus made the statement to Peter in Matt 16:18 "upon this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" you notice he said church and not churches, look at Eph 4, it tells us that there is ONE body, Eph 1:22-23 "and hath put all things under his feet and hath given him to be the head over all things to the CHURCH which is his BODY, the fullness of him that filleth all in all" When Paul in Rom 16:16 says "the churches of Christ salute you" he was not talking about all the different churches or religions in the world, he was talking about all the different congregations of his church over the world.  If there is more than one church and each one has a different name and different belief, then Christ has become the author of confussion.1 Cor 14:33 He has been the author of devision,  Rom 16:17; 1 Cor 1:10 he has become the author of a lie.John 14:6 "I am the truth"

To enter  before a person can enter into Christ's church, he has to get rid of the old way of life, the old way of sin, Jesus in John 3:3 to Nicodemas, " except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" and in verse 5 "except a man is born of WATER and of the SPIRIT, he cannot enter into the kingdom" to be born again, is destroying the old man of sin through, hearing the word of God, Rom 10:17; Matt 17:1-5; you must believe the word of God,Heb 11:6; Rom 10:17; John 8:24; you must repent, Luck 13:3, Acts 2:38 and 3:19; a man cannot and again I repeat cannot enter into or be part of the kingdon of God before he is baptized, Acts 2:38;Gal 3:27; Baptism is not having water sprinkled over us or poured over us but it is a burial, Rom6:1-8; for the remission of our past sins Acts 2:38 "repent and be baptized for the remission of your sins"
Inside the Kingdom: living the new life Rev 2:10; Gal 2:20; Jesus has promised to his saints John 14:1-4 only if we obey according to his will. If a man promotes the word of God falsely, God will condemn him Gal 1:8-9

Let us do God's will according to his will and not our own 2 Tim 1:9; Matt 7:21; John 14:15 

To enter into is to go inside, many try to enter into his body or kingdom, not by Jesus's way but by their own way.  Listen to Solomon Prov 14:12 "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, BUT, the end thereof are the ways of DEATH. Jesus is the only way to heaven John 14:6, notice what he tells us for encouragement John 14:1-4

Enter in at the strait gate, for wide is the gate and narrow is the way that leadeth to destruction, for strait is the gate and narrow is the way that leadeath to life, and few there be which enter in thereat  Matt 7:13-14

 
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