June, 2006
A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
The  Voice  of  Jesus
This is my Son, my Chosen; Listen to Him!

False Doctrines of Christendom
#24 - The Place of Worship
The False Teaching

Southern Baptist: You cannot consecrate a building in the light of Christianity. You can dedicate the building.  You can set it apart to be used only for the worship of God. But you cannot make the house a holy house. Such is an idea foreign to the intense spirituality that Jesus has taught us belongs to the Christian idea of worship. Why then should we have houses of worship? Because they make it easier by force of association and of beneficent habit for us to have holy thoughts and to pay holy worship in the place where we have often paid it before. So we can see why it is fit to set apart places of worship, house of worship for God, though they be not in themselves holy, though spiritual worship is independent of locality.
Church of the Nazarene: Of great assistance to the pastor priest in creating an atmosphere of worship is a building of conducive design and construction.
Exposing the Error
Most Christians will affirm that the church is the people, not the building. They will also state the need of a place of worship. Do you know of a church without a building that does not intend to have one asap? Having led churches in building programs that built places of worship, I can speak from experience. The building becomes a treasure on this earth to both pastor and people. It is a star in his crown and a witness to his success. It makes a statement to the community and all passers by. And what is inside those places?  A shepherd (pastor) without authority, claiming to serve one who states that there is but one shepherd. He leads public prayers that the Lord forbids. He preaches a false gospel - of an atoning sacrifice that saves no one!   The sign outside identifies it as one of many flocks but the Lord has only one flock! If your church disposed of its buildings, would the church continue? You know!
Declaring the Truth

Jn.4:19 FNT The woman says to him: Lord, I perceive that you are [a] prophet. 20 Our fathers worshipped in these mountains, and you [people] say that in Jerusalem is the place where [one] must be worshipping. 21  Jesus says to her: Be believing me, lady, that [an] hour comes when neither in these mountains nor in Jerusalem will you  worship the father.  22 You worship what you do not know, we worship what we do know, because salvation is from the Jews. 23 But an hour comes and now is when the true worshippers will worship the father in spirit and truth, for indeed the father seeks such [to be] his worshipping [ones]. 24 God is spirit, and worshipping [ones] must be worshipping in spirit and truth. 
How does one worship in Truth?
Make them holy in the truth; your word is truth. (Jn.17:17)
And In
Spiri? The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are zoe-life. (Jn.6:63) And through abiding: If you abide in my word . . .  you will know the truth. . .. (Jn.8:31,32)