Conservapedia:150 Million Souls for Christ the King
The Bible says, "In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince" [Prov 14:28]. It is therefore a Great Glorious Honor of Our Lord Jesus Christ to have a multitude of people from every nation who serve, adore and worship Him [see Dan 7:14] and His Kingdom will never be destroyed. This Bible Prophesy is marvelously fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Let us win a multitude more to Him, so that His Glory and Honor may redound everywhere.
Dan 7:14 "And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." Christ's Kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom.
The Bible also tells us Christians, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise." [Prov 11:30]. Are you the fruit of the righteous? Do you desire to be wise with the Wisdom of the Lord? Then, how many souls are you winning for Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
- 1 Two Possible Paths to 150 Million
- 2 How you can participate
- 3 Conservapedia's Christianity Counter
- 4 See Also
- 5 References
Two Possible Paths to 150 Million
A possible path to 150 Million by 2035 can be:
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A quicker path to reach 150 Million by 2030 is:
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The Project Page is meant to help fulfill the Great Commission in response to the calling of Our divine King, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
How you can participate
To participate, simply sign up on Conservapedia and share your testimony for Christ the King on this page. Tell others how you have enthroned Jesus Christ as King and Lord and God and Savior in your life and invite others to come do the same before it is too late. Please also invite your friends to join Conservapedia for the same purpose of sharing their testimony. The first aim of this project is for at least 1500 people to give their testimony for Jesus Christ by 2025. Anyone can share their testimony including Conservapedia editors.
I. My Testimony - Nishant Xavier
To get others started, I want to briefly give my testimony. I suffered from depression and sadness and contemplated suicide. I was worried about my future, lacking confidence in myself, fearful of so many things. But the Good Lord Jesus delivered me from sadness and filled me with His Joy and Peace, Fruits of His Holy Spirit. When I completely surrendered my life to Him, He took away all my worry and replaced it with trust in His unfailing Providence. His Providence has never failed to provide for my material (I was born in a historically poor family) and spiritual needs, and He has uplifted and raised me, in my college education, in my work environment (working for Bank of New York Mellon), and in my career and life more than I could have ever thought possible. And the Good News, dear friends, is He can and will do the same for you; and even more if only you trust in Him. He took away all my fear and filled me with faith. Now, I feel like the happiest person in the world rejoicing in His Goodness and thanking Him for all He does. I wish most ardently and desire most deeply that the same blessedness I feel should permeate every person on earth and then in heaven for all eternity. This is my prayer for everyone. In Jesus' Name. Amen. NX.
Now, I am in Seminary, studying to be His Priest, desirous only of working for the expansion of His Kingdom. I desire that all souls come to Him and experience His Matchless Love.
If you wish to be saved and give your life to the Lord Jesus right now, please say a simple prayer like this from the bottom of your heart: "Father God, I'm so sorry for all my sins against You. I believe Your Only Begotten Son died on the Cross and paid the price for my sins. I believe He gloriously rose again from the dead and now lives forevermore to save all who come to God through Him. I believe He sends the Spirit of Truth from You, the Father, to all who ask You in His Name. I receive Your forgiveness, Lord Jesus, at the Price of Your Precious Blood. I thank you for my salvation. I accept the free gift of Your Holy Spirit as the seal and pledge of my salvation. I want to belong to Your Holy Church. I want to work for Your Kingdom. Lord Jesus, come into my heart by your Holy Spirit and deign to abide with me forever. Amen. Father, I ask this in Jesus' Name. Amen."
And then if you have not been baptized, you should be Baptized in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, as Our Lord Jesus commanded (Mat 28:19). And if already baptized, confess your sins and come forward to receive the Body and Blood of the Savior with Holy Communion in Christ's Catholic Church. Commit to live a holy life in obedience to God's Commandments, to love God with all your heart, and your neighbor as yourself. And you will be blessed in all you do and the Holy Trinity will be with you!
Waiting to hear from all of you. Our Lord said, "Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven." (Mat 10:32). Please take this opportunity to confess Him before men, so that He may as He said confess you before His Father in Heaven. Please put II or III etc respectively before your testimony and then begin it. You can be as brief or as lengthy as you wish, it's your choice! Come now - step up, and give glory to your King, Who redeemed you in His own Blood!
My story may be an interesting one for some. I grew up as an atheist, raised as such. I remember the times when I was young and hanging out with my best friend, who was a Christian; and while their family invited me to go their church with them once and I was eager, my parents wouldn't let me (that was around elementary school). Fast forward to 9th grade, where I had accumulated quite a lot of personal problems in life because I refused to accept the norm that I had viewed as being for immoral lowlifes, I found a good friend who was a Catholic; one day I noticed the cross he was wearing while preparing for class, and that's when I slowly became more interested and wanted to understand more. Only when I had realized that Christianity was the only way to be saved and gave some critical thought, I recognized the beauty and reasoning that gave a case for it.
Realizing that prior to that, in all my life before where almost all of my moral values I recognized pretty much on my own were really what the Bible had commanded, I then realized that the whole notion of moral absolutes only has any objective sense and actual meaning if God exists. Despite meaningless objections to this argument from liberal atheists over and over, it made perfect sense: if there supposedly was no God, then why would morality even have any meaning? If the physical world was the only objective reality, then that would conclude that all else are merely perceived notions confined to individuals' neurons beaming around! After all, for something to truly be objective, it must, by definition, be objective regardless of personal opinions or thoughts. Since most liberal atheists do indeed make judgments of things as right or wrong in the sense that there has to be some objectivity in applying to others, they are affirming the existence of God despite their obvious denial!
At that point, I slowly began to have more and more faith in God over time. Because I was just a teenager, I had particularly impulsive thoughts that lead to sin; realizing that Christianity was the way out of it, I made improvements over time. So for others who may read this, the important thing to remember is that logic and reason does guide one to faith in Christianity (despite atheist denialism), and that being a devout Christian is truly the best way to live life as free from self-guilt, unhappiness, and loneliness as can be. —LiberaltearsMay Dataclarifier be well! 12:22, 15 July 2020 (EDT)
Dataclarifier's witness and testimony: from darkness into glorious light
I was raised a Baptist. I know the Bible. It's the divinely inspired infallible word of God. I am 73 years old and I have read it cover to cover 82 times in the King James Version and in other versions and translations since before the age of 12 when I finally "went forward and accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior" and was baptized by full immersion at Grace Baptist Church (Conservative Baptist) in Des Moines, Iowa, in the spring of 1959. Shortly afterward I was appointed by the pastor as one of the "youth conversion counsellors" of newly baptized young teen converts and made one of the leaders of our Youth Group, and actively joined Billy Graham's "Youth for Christ", attending several conferences and avidly watching him on television. Years later, as an adult, by fervent prayer, and by my knowledge of scripture and history and finding out by careful investigation what Catholicism and Orthodoxy actually teaches (which is not what I had been told they teach), and having read and compared the writings of the Early Church Fathers, at age 33 the Lord Jesus led me to embrace the Catholic Church as the most biblically faithful Church on the face of the earth. I held to three fundamental scripture passages:
I looked for a church that did not come out of another church and teach a doctrine different from the church it came out of. Only one church qualified historically and scripturally. When some of my long time friends heard that I had become Catholic they were shocked (some of them were witches and new age sorcerers, others were Christian fundamentalists, Evangelicals, Lutherans, Baptists, Anglicans and Methodists, including the AME pastors I had known and had shared unofficial pastoral ministry with). People asked me, "How can you do that?" I said, "Because I believe the Bible. Let me show you." I stand on the firm foundation of the doctrine of the Bible which includes all "authority established by God" (Romans 13:1-10; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 2:13-17). The established Church has "the mind of Christ".
I was once asked innocently enough, "What were you before your conversion." I said, "I was evil." They thought I was joking. I wasn't. I had for years violated eight of the Ten Commandments. Outwardly I never violated two of them: physically I never actively murdered anyone or conspired to kill anyone, and I physically never committed adultery with a married woman. Jesus brought me from profound darkness into his own "marvelous light".
From the Bible itself we see that the Bible must be "rightly divided" and interpreted by the "leaders" and "guardians of the flock" so that we are not "carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles". In my youth ages 8-14 I sometimes asked my Baptist pastor to confirm what I thought I understood from my Bible reading, because what I found in reading it surprised me, and I wanted to check my conclusions from my reading of the Bible alone, and he corrected my errors of understanding, because there were other parts of the Bible I either hadn't read or had forgotten and had failed to take into account. More than the Bible alone was needed. That's why we have Sunday school teachers to guide and interpret the Bible for the children. From age 15-17 my teacher was Pastor Archie Veltman, Southtown Baptist, Des Moines. Even sola scriptura Christians need more than the Bible alone. That's why pastoral guardians of the congregation are needed and appointed to preach doctrine to their flocks, ostensibly so they won't go astray as a result of their personal reading of the Bible. Paul's listings of what God has provided in Christ for the firm establishment of the Church in Ephesians and 1 Corinthians do not mention the Bible as necessary for the upbuilding of the body of Christ. That's why we have need of "Bible lesson" materials, and seminaries of pastoral Bible training for future pastors and Christian educators. The overwhelming multitude of online Bible commentary sites and Christian apologetics sites by sola scriptura Bible Christians is proof that even they acknowledge that the Bible itself, by itself, is not solely authoritative. Still, the scriptures can be twisted (KJV "wrested") by unprincipled men to their destruction and the destruction of those who follow them 1 Pt 3:15-18.
The Bible, or Word of God, is authoritative, even according to Catholic doctrine, but not by itself alone (The Cathechism of the Catholic Church CCC numbers 74 through 141). Whether Independent, Protestant, Orthodox or Catholic, the Bible is always interpreted by the differing Christian groups according to particular doctrinal principles not written in the Bible. For example, no text of the Bible says, "The Bible (Scripture) is the sole rule of faith for the man of God." It says rather that "the scriptures are useful / profitable". 2 Timothy 3:13-17
- "while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work."
It does not say "the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith alone".
It does not say "All scripture is inspired by God as the sole rule of faith".
It does not say that faith alone is enough, but it says that the scriptures make us "equipped for every good work". "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10.
The apostle James says "You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone." James 2:24.
Martin Luther contradicted this doctrine. He said James is a "strawy epistle" and that he found nothing of the Gospel in it, and removed it to an appendix of uninspired writings in his German Bible.
The Bible is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, but works are necessary, since a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. The Bible is authoritative, but not by itself alone.
I have been repeatedly asked to answer the question, "What is salvation?" I consistently gave and still give my answer from the Bible. The Bible answer to the question "What is salvation?" is set forth fully in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a reiteration of all that the Bible says. The Catechism defines salvation from scripture alone, using abundant citations and quotations from scripture, with literal conclusions from scripture, drawn from the common understanding of the Church Fathers east and west, who based all they said on the literal sense of scripture, the sensus fidelium, sensus plenior and sensus Christianorum of Christianity, faithfully expressing "the mind of Christ", so that what many have rejected as "traditions of men" is in fact the teaching of scripture, "and the scripture cannot be broken" (John 10:35; Mark 12:24; 1 Corinthians 15:34).
I can say this because I am primarily and fundamentally a Bible apologist, who just happens to be Catholic.
Rejection of scripture written by men who were sent by the Lord, is rejection of the word of the Lord who was sent by the Father, and rejection of the word of the Lord who was sent by God is rejection of the Lord who sent Him (Luke 10:16; Matthew 10:40; Luke 9:48; John 13:20; 12:48). The full context of the teaching of the Bible itself according to the whole of the first sixteen centuries of consistent Christian understanding of salvation through the blood of Christ alone, poured out by the Holy Spirit of Christ (Romans 8:9-11) in baptism with water (1 John 5:6; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Revelation 1:5), was the reason the whole Christian Church, Catholic, Orthodox and mainstream Protestant together, guided by the Holy Spirit (John 14:16 and 26; 16:13-14; Matthew 28:19-20), condemned the credobaptism doctrine of the Anabaptists and Baptists as a doctrine of Satan himself, depriving souls of salvation "by water and the Spirit". What they say I say with them. I am responsible for the initial and subsequent development of the historically-based Conservapedia article discussing Infant baptism.
For the benefit of other readers here, it is evident that the Catechism of the Catholic Church affirms that "Baptism is of the spirit, not of the flesh" (1213-1284 and 1987-2029).
It's pretty simple. Baptism saves the soul (1 Peter 3:21). A child can understand that. Look at Ephesians 5:25-27 "by water with the word" and Titus 3:5 "saved us by the washing of regeneration" (the Greek word means washing with water—for regeneration "by water and the Spirit", John 3:5).
As for my participation in Christian community in Church. Perhaps you're familiar with Christ Renews His Parish CRHP Catholic Christian weekend retreats. About five years into the Catholic Church, at the beginning of the early 1980s establishment of that program of spiritual renewal (a kind of Catholic 2-day "revival" weekend retreat with testimony, Bible, prayer and meal-time fellowship) I attended the one for men somewhat reluctantly, and to my great surprise and relief was tremendously edified to discover that there is such a thing as Christian male community, a renewal better than I had ever found in any of the "men's fellowships" I had previously experienced in other churches. I afterward enthusiastically joined the next men's formation team for the following CRHP men's weekend retreat scheduled to occur 6 months later to help other Catholic men commit to rededicating themselves anew to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Part of that formation was what is called "history and faith sharing" in which one by one we each were invited to tell our faith-journey, as much or as little as we wished, with the strict condition that nothing we heard shared with us was to be repeated outside to anyone else. When each of the guys finished his "testimony" and sat down we each responded with personal comments of support and appreciation for what they had said and what God had done in their lives and prayed with them briefly. However, when I gave my faith and history story and sat down, there was stunned silence. One of the men, studying for the diaconate, leaned forward with a shocked expression on his face and said, "Please don't misunderstand me, but why aren't you insane or dead?" I had been honest, and as my fellow Christian Catholic brothers they still accepted me. Reliving the details of what I had experienced and how Christ had saved me was a shattering experience. My hands trembled all the next day. But a week later, when we met again, one of the men told me that he'd had nightmares for 3 nights because of what I had said. A few years before my CRHP weekend I had been told by my spiritual director in private spiritual direction, "Mike, please do yourself and other people a favor: DO NOT give the details of your past. Most priests I know can't handle what you know. And I believe you." I promised I wouldn't. But I had been persuaded to disobey him when I told my story confidentially to these men with complete trust in the formation team for CRHP. I have firmly decided to never do that again. There is such a thing as "toxic knowledge" that once you have come to know it you wish to God with all your heart that you had never been exposed to that knowledge or experience. Abbreviated parts of my conversion experience I've posted in pieces on several Conservapedia talk pages as relevant to the discussions there. Please understand that each time I posted parts of my story I left out a lot, especially my participation in and embracing of non-Christian religions and practices. Posting parts of my witness was a spontaneous act. I could not actually sit down and compose my conversion story in response to a request. What I have posted here I have adapted from what posts I have previously contributed on article talk pages and from my own talk page. I have also outside of Conservapedia also told only some of it one-on-one during friendly conversations over coffee and donuts in the church hall and sometimes with friends in a restaurant. But as welcome as the invitation from NishantXavier to me to give on this page a witness and testimony to salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is, please understand that I would rather not reveal more detail. Believe me, it just simply would not be a good idea. At first, I declined. As I said, I was once asked innocently "What were you before your conversion." And I said, "I was evil." They thought I was joking. I wasn't. (I will only say that as "far gone" as I was, I had never participated at any time in any human sacrifice, or in any form of abortion—that at least I did not do.) I realized that I could combine what I'd already written, and adapt it as my testimony and witness here to others.
In 1978, by a sudden and vivid spiritual experience that was utterly unexpected and profoundly shaking, which raised the hairs on my head and arms and made me immediately stop in my tracks, Jesus brought me from profound darkness into his own "marvelous light". I did not understand at the time why it made me think of the Catholic Church (I now know it was the Sacred Heart of Jesus). I contacted a priest and was assigned to take private instruction in catechism ("be catechized") by a Deacon of the church, Rev. Loren Ritz. (He said afterward that some of the things I confided to him about my past, "were some of the strangest things I've ever heard—no wonder Father said not to put you in a class together with others"—I had even offered to teach him how to psychically see through a wall!) Afterward, and during the period of my catechism, I willingly renounced all my psychic powers, and when that influence was removed, I could "breathe again", and sobbed for several minutes in gratitude!
That will have to be enough, along with what you can glean of my Christian understanding and historical scholarship from my contributions to my own and other article talk pages (most of which I have repeated here).
Jesus is Lord, and he commands us to obey him. I had kept coming across passages in the Bible about the authority of the Church. —if he refuses to listen even to the CHURCH—He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the CHURCHES. (Revelation 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22). And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (Luke 6:46). He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day (John 12:48). Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. (John 8:43).
For this reason alone, if you believe in the Bible as the word of God, I beg you, for the sake of your soul, to obey Jesus' word, and do what he says, to listen to the Church and hear what the Spirit says to the Churches.
Little groups of "two or three" that get together to decide for themselves what the Bible means, if they are gathered together in the name of the Lord, Jesus is there in their midst, true, but if they refuse to hear his word to hear what the Spirit says to the Churches, the word that he himself has spoken, the same shall judge them in the last day. The Spirit said through Saint Peter, "no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation" (2 Peter 1:20). He also warns against those who "wrest" or twist the scriptures to their own destruction and draw others to fall from their stability in the Lord. Every group that separated from the authority of those who were over them in the church and went out and formed another church during the first 8 centuries of Christianity all died out and became extinct. Some groups, sects and churches today have been founded on those previously extinct teachings, but only after centuries of historical discontinuity. The only continuous church that has remained from the time of the apostles is the orthodox catholic Christian church.
I had read the Bible several times in the decades from age 8 to 30 before I was led to look at the Catholic Church, which I had been taught as a youngster is "the whore of Babylon". There are several irrefutable passages about established authority from God which I found impossible to ignore, if I was to be "honest to God". Jesus told his faithful followers that they had from him his own divine authority to preach and teach his doctrine of salvation in him alone: "And if any one will not receive you (plural) or listen to your (plural) words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. Truly, I say to you (plural), it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrhah than for that town." Matthew 10:14-15
Jesus: "And I tell you, you are Peter (Petros = rock/stone), and on this rock I will build my CHURCH, and the powers of death / gates of hades shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Matthew 16:18-19
Jesus: (said to his Jewish disciples) "if he refuses to listen even to the CHURCH, let him be to you (plural) as a Gentile and a tax collector (to the Jews a Godless pagan and a traitor to the people of God). Truly I say to you (plural), whatever you (plural) bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you (plural) loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Matthew 18:17b-18
Jesus: "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you (plural); and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age ("aeonos" = millions of years)." Matthew 28:19b-20
Jesus: "Truly, truly, I say to you (plural), unless one is born anew / from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3. "Truly, truly, I say to you (plural), unless one is born / regenerated by water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." John 3:5
Jesus: "And I will pray the Father, and he will give you (plural) another Counselor, to be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you (plural) know him, for he dwells with you (plural), and will be in you (plural)." John 14:16-17. Jesus: "If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned." John 15:6. Jesus: "I have yet many things to say to you (plural), but you (plural) cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you (plural) into all the truth" John 16:12-13a
"Jesus said to them again, 'Peace be with you (plural). As the Father has sent me, even so I send you (plural).' And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit. If you (plural) forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you (plural) retain the sins of any, they are retained." John 20:21-23
"So those who received his word were baptized...And they devoted themselves to the apostles' (oral) teaching and fellowship, and to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Acts 2:41-42 (the New Testament had not been written)
"But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brethren, 'Unless you are circumsised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved' (based on their sola scriptura reading of Moses). And when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders about this question. So being sent on their way by the CHURCH...When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the CHURCH and the apostles and elders." Acts 15:1-2,4a "Then it seemed good to the apostles and elders, with the whole CHURCH to choose men from among them and send them...'it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us' (the meaning of magisterium)...and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter. And when they read it, they rejoiced at the exhortation." Acts 15:22,28,30b-31 (this has been called the Council of Jerusalem—the New Testament had not been written)
Paul: "Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you guardians, to feed the CHURCH of the Lord which he obtained with his own blood." Acts 20:28
Paul: "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore he who resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment." Romans 13:1-2
Paul: "I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given to me by God to be a minister / official ambassador of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:15-16
Paul: "For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slave or free" 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 "Now you (plural) are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the CHURCH first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators..." 1 Corinthians 12:27-28
Paul: "I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I have delivered them to you." 1 Corinthians 11:2
Paul: "So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God." 2 Corinthians 5:20
Paul: "As we have said before, so now I say again, If any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to to that which you received, let him be accursed." Galatians 1:9
Paul: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10
Paul: "So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy TEMPLE in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit." Ephesians 2:19-21
Paul: "to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; that through the CHURCH the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known..." Ephesians 3:9-10
Paul: "He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the CHURCH; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell" Colossians 1:18-19 "holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God." Colossians 2:19
Paul: "So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter." 2 Thessalonians 2:15. "Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is living in idleness and not in accord with the traditions that you received from us." 2 Thessalonians 3:6
Paul: "know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the CHURCH of the living God, the pillar and bulwark / foundation / ground of the truth." 1 Timothy 3:15
Paul: "and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:2
Paul: "exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you." Titus 2:15 (written to the bishop of Crete). "avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law / Old Testament, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious / an heretick, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful: he is self-condemned." Titus 3:9-11
Hebrews: "A man who has violated the law of Moses dies without mercy at the testimony of two or three witnesses (see Matthew 18:16). How much worse punishment do you think will be deserved by the man who has spurned the Son of God, and profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and outraged the Spirit of grace?" Hebrews 10:28-29
Hebrews: "We have an altar from which those who serve the tent / tabernacle have no right to eat." Hebrews 13:10
Hebrews: "Obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account. Let them do this joyfully, and not sadly, for that would be of no advantage to you." Hebrews 13:17
James: "You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone." James 2:24
James: "Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders (presbyteroi = "priests") of the CHURCH, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven." James 5:14-15
Peter: "Like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 2:5.
Peter: "Be subject for the Lord's sake to every HUMAN INSTITUTION, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right. For it is God's will that by doing right you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men." 1 Peter 2:13-15
Peter: "be subject to the elders (presbyteroi = "priests"). Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for 'God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.' Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you." 1 Peter 5:5-6
Peter: "His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE." 2 Peter 1:3-4 (Eucharist, the promise of eternal life in John 6:53-58)
John: "Children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it is the last hour. They WENT OUT FROM US, but they were not of us; but they went out, that it might be plain that they all are not of us." 1 John 2:18-19
John: "And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God." 1 John 4:14-15 (the Catholic Church confesses that Jesus is the Son of God in the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed and in the Cathechism of the Catholic Church. John 20:21 testifies that as the Father sent Jesus as Savior of the world He sent the apostles as Savior of the world in His Body the Church).
John: "Any one who goes ahead and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God; he who abides in the doctrine has both the Father and the Son. If any one comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into the house or give him any greeting; for he who greets him shares his wicked work." 2 John 9-11 (this includes the doctrine of Christ that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the Church that Jesus built on a rock)
John: "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the CHURCHES." Revelation 2:7,11,17,29 3:6,13,22
Any child aged 8-12 can understand the plain and simple clear meaning of these scriptures without interpretive explanations and commentaries. They don't need commentaries. They can see for themselves that they actually mean what they say. It is Jesus Himself Who said, "Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and not do what I say?" "If any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day."
I beg you to do what Jesus says and listen to the Church. "Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls" (Hebrews 13:17)—"submit yourselves unto the Elder" (in context of 1 Peter 5:1-9, the "shepherds" of the Church), and look at the warning in Acts 20:28 "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood".
His yoke is easy and his burden is light, and you will find in the Church rest for your souls in being united to Jesus in Baptism and Eucharist and being absolved of sins by the ministry of the Church in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit One God alone.
Little groups of two or three gathered in the name of the Lord are not the Overseers of all the flock which is the Church of God. The Shepherds, the Elders, are, "who have the rule over you".
When there was a debate over doctrine the issue was submitted to the elders of the church in Jerusalem and they made a decision binding on the church—they didn't say "Go and read the Bible and decide for yourselves."
I pray for you who read this. I beg you to "listen to what the Spirit says to the CHURCHES" as Jesus said, because the Lord Jesus said, "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day". "Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. He who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." (Revelation 3:20-22)
As for me, let it be enough here that I have confessed Him before men, privately, and publicly at least twice before large groups of people. After retirement I found a venue for historical and biblical articles on Wikipedia until they blocked me indefinitely. After I found Conservapedia I gratefully used this ministry as my venue for confessing the Lord of Life and Salvation and Head of His Body the One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. I did this primarily by notes and articles on Christianity and the Bible and religious groups and heresies (such as Philosophical naturalism) linking irrefutable verifiable sources of accurate historical facts and documentation of history, including the sharp contrast between the interpretive doctrines of the Church which glorifies Jesus and the Bible, and the interpretive doctrines of Protestants and Fundamentalists which, by their misusing of the Bible (Cafeteria Christianity), claim biblical authority to damn the Church as the mouthpiece of Satan.
It is enough that I have repeatedly said the truth so plainly set forth in the scriptures about the CHURCH and testify to my own salvation by the mercy of God in Jesus Christ alone personally present in empowering the sacraments of his Church sent as Jesus was sent by the Father, as the Savior of the world. I will let the Holy Spirit have his work and deal with your soul and your conscience. It may be that what I have said here will bring back one who has wandered from the truth of the CHURCH the Body of Christ, for "if any one among you wanders from the truth and some one brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins." May God open your heart to the plain meaning of these scriptures. Lord have mercy. May God be with you. Semper Fi! --Dataclarifier (talk) 04:29, 17 July 2020 (EDT)
User: Conservative's testimony
Although I read the Bible as a result of my religious education as a child, I rebelled when asked to memorize the Bible because the Bible was very convicting.
Later, as a teenager, I met a weight room instructor who was a veteran and had a 4.0 GPA in the challenging major of physical therapy at a major university. He reversed my attitude that Bible believers were ignorant and not very bright (I was educated in a public school which instilled in me this false stereotype of Bible believers).
At my university alma mater, as a freshman, my teaching assistants in mathematics and economics were both Christians. My mathematics teaching assistant introduced me to some Christian apologetics. My economics teaching assistant invited me to her Bible-believing church. My alma mater is a very secular university (at least by American standards).
After going to that Bible-believing church for a year, I came across a book table set up in a busy dormitory hallway set up by the Bible-believing church I was attending (the one my economics teaching assistant invited me to). On the book table was the 1972 edition of an introductory Christian apologetics book written by Josh McDowell called Evidence that Demands a Verdict: Historical Evidence for the Christian Faith, which I picked up from the book table and read. The material in the book that dealt with the work of Dr. Peter Stone on prophetic accuracy was especially compelling to me at the time, but the entire book had a lot of excellent information (See: Science speaks - Prophetic accuracy by Dr. Peter Stoner). I became a Christian after reading this book and repenting. I was baptized that summer in a pool.
The Bible says many were called, but few are chosen. I was not looking for God as a senior in high school or as a freshman in my university, but God kept having Christians come across my path.
Later, I supplemented by university studies with some additional college (I studied computer information systems). I had an English professor attack the Bible in my Bible/Greek literature class. The teacher had a list of about 300 so-called "apparent Bible contradictions". I was able to solve all but two of these "apparent Bible contradictions" to my satisfaction. As a result, I went through a period of partial doubt about the Bible due to those two unresolved Bible difficulties. Later, I was able to solve the remaining two Bible difficulties to my satisfaction via some additional research. In addition, I studied Bible apologetics material plus researched the topics of atheism/agnosticism and published some of this information at Conservapedia.
At this time, I have no doubts about the Bible or the Christian faith. I also clearly see how foolish atheism/agnosticism are.
(There is a second editor of the User: Conservative who is a Catholic. He contributed some of the material about atheism at Conservapedia)
User: LawfulLibertarian's testimony
My testimony is relatively short. This is intentional, because I don't care to share the entire details of it yet. As a result of my upbringing, I was a hateful, misogynistic and liberal young adult- it turns out you really can imprint pretty much anything you want onto your children. Because I was a child of divorce, I had the good fortune of occasionally being able to go to church, so I understood the basic tenants of Christianity but never did really pay them much mind- until I actually tried reading the Bible. That changed my life, obviously for the better. As they say, the rest is history.
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