How do we handle the traditions of men? I prefer to follow the word of God. I went to a religious Institution for college and it was a Wesleyan Methodist University. Thus we studied about John Wesley and his interpretation of the Bible. When I study the Bible I prefer to study it under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. As such I rejected the traditional teachings of Wesley. The Holy Spirit teaches me comparing spiritual things with spiritual. By way of an illustration, the Holy Spirit will take me to an Old Testament reference and then compare it to a new testament text. Therefore I prefer the teaching of the Holy Spirit to any man-made Institution. Do I now seek to persuade men or God? That is a question from Galatians 1:10. If I still pleased men, I would not be a servant of Christ. That’s pretty clear-cut. Often times in church today we have the Pharisee type of religion.
Those that do such a thing follow the law of Moses to the letter. The New Testament teaches us that the letter kills but the spirit gives life. Which would you prefer? I shudder to think of how you might answer that question because some people are so used to the rules and regulations of their Church superseding scripture. That should not be so. Then there are those in church who are so tolerant of sin that it makes me sick. These are the affirming churches who will affirm nearly everything but the word of God which is often out of season in those churches. Paul said that that we are to preach the word both in season and out.
Are you a Pharisee of the false love that has invaded the church? Are you part of the solution or part of the problem? Until we get back to speaking the truth in love the church will flounder and be without any power whatsoever. There’s a caution flag here though because remember the seventy whom Jesus sent out.
They returned with great joy saying, even the demons are subject to us in your name. I can almost imagine how Jesus looked at them shaking his head. Do not rejoice in this that the spirits are subject to you but Rejoice because your names are written in heaven. Absolute power corrupts. They were more joyful in the power they were given then the fact that they were serving Jesus Christ. When one is given power they can become Power Mad which destroys the gift. Simon the Sorcerer was like that as he wanted the power to make himself look great. He even asked to buy this power. Your money perish with you because you thought you could buy the power of the spirit. You can’t. The power of the spirit in my life issues understanding and to know scripture better by the day. Sanctify them by your word. That is found in John 17:17 which means set them apart by Your Word. Your word is truth. To me that is the power of the Holy Spirit. When he the spirit of Truth has come he will guide you into all truth from John 16:13. Do I follow the tradition of men? Absolutely not because then, I would not be a servant of Christ.
The restored Church of God has their worship services on the Sabbath, that being Saturday. They Follow Jewish law in that regard. They also follow the ten commandments and the dietary laws. But do they meet in the prescribed place of worship that being the synagogue? NO! Why not since that is the prescribed place of worship on the Sabbath? Do they honor the Torah in their ceremonies? The Torah was Central to their worship on the Sabbath? If they do they would line up well with the Messianic Jews. Why not just combine with them? The Restored Church of God is a works based Church. Galatians 5:4 says, he who attempts to be justified by law, he has fallen from Grace. Wow! How do they get around that verse? If righteousness came by the law then Christ died in vain. Wow! How do they handle that verse? These are good questions for the Restored Church of God. They largely follow the gospel of Peter to the circumcised or the Jewish people. They also believe they are the only true church on the planet Earth. That by itself marks them out as a cult. Do you know they have three levels of tithing? Do you know they cannot question the leader of their Church, David C Pack? Those that disagree with him are shown the back door. The punishment of the prophet Shall be the same as the punishment of the one who inquired. That is from Ezekiel 14:10. You can’t pick and choose what elements of the Sabbath you’re going to honor or dishonor. Amen.
Is the body of Christ supposed to observe Jewish feasts? To the believer those feasts were a shadow of things to come.
There are four holidays in the spring and three in the fall and we are presently in the Autumn cycle.
Under Israel’s program four of the feasts are in times past. None of them are in but now however three of them will be in the ages to come. But how is the body of Christ supposed to relate to these feasts?
A great question is why continue in the feasts for Messianic believers when you have returned from being converted from it?
The feasts were under the category of legalism today. If you’re a Messianic believer and you are freed from the law, why return to the slavery of Mosaic law?
So what is wrong with religion? Do you have about a hundred hours? The Bible has nothing good to say about religion. Does that surprise you?
Are you surprised to find out that the root word for religion is bondage? Legalism is bondage and there’s plenty of that in the Church of today. Is going to church a duty for you? Or a grudging obligation? Then you are going for the wrong reasons. You go to church to worship God. He is the only one that can set you free from bondage.
How many works based churches do you know of? Judaism is the prime example. But there are many more including Mormonism. Mormons believe that you have been saved by grace through faith Plus all that you can do. I’ve got news for you! No one can do enough! For the body of Christ it is Grace plus nothing. By Grace you have been saved through faith it is a gift of God. NOT OF WORKS lest any man should boast and that is from Ephesians 2:8-9. Both Bible students and Christadelphians believe in a works salvation. Jesus said on the cross, it is finished. No one can earn their way to Eternity. That is a religious myth.
Jesus came to set us free from legalism and rules and regulations. That is what religion is all about. The Pharisees were very religious but is that what you want to be, a Pharisee? They were the ones that were always arguing with Jesus and trying to trip him up with his own words. Is that what you emulate? I will pick up there in part 2.
The heretic self-anointed Apostle David C Pack has sold out the Restored Church of God to be Part and portion of the Hebrew Roots Movement. The two are nearly inseparable not to mention insufferable. I have a video on this issue and more. Hebrew Roots movement I ask you to compare the platforms of the Restored Church of God and the Hebrew Roots Movement. They are almost exactly alike except for having the self-appointed apostle David C Pack as the resident wolf in sheep’s clothing.
It is true that the law is not based on faith. Those in either movement should seriously study the book of Galatians. The law was our Schoolmaster to bring us to Christ but after Christ has come we are no longer under the law. What can be clearer than that? You who attempt to be justified by law you fallen From Grace. You’re now on the outside looking in.
The Sabbath was made for the Jew but then these people believe they are the Jew. They should now read Romans 11 and study it carefully. This group is so far off base that it’s nearly unbelievable how anyone could fall for this! If righteousness came by the law, then Christ died in vain. What can be clearer than that?
The Restored Church of God weaves in and out of the Hebrew Roots movement and Messianic Judiasm.
The Restored Church of God adds so many things into the mix that the end result will be the loss of their eternal life. Pack has them believing they will be going through the Great Tribulation and according to Zachariah 13 two-thirds of humanity will perish in the time of Jacob’s trouble. Jacob refers to Judaism not the body of Christ. Pack has opened up a Pandora’s box of Doctrine full of the occult. I’m surprised that anyone with an ounce of intelligence can fall for this stuff?
The Apostle Paul asked The Galatians what I would pose to the Restored Church of God who are trying to act like the Judaizers. Who has Bewitched you? And the answer is simple. DAVID C PACK!
The body of Christ is dead to the law of Moses including the Ten Commandments and Sabbath observance.
I had a friend by the name of Jeannie who frustrates the grace of God. She belongs to the Restored Church of God who is led by a self-appointed apostle. David C Pack is an apostle that was removed from his previous Church leadership for spiritual abuse. The Global Church of God released him for spiritual abuse. According to 1st Timothy 3:7 he is not able to lead a Church because he doesn’t have a good testimony to those outside the church. He is not to Lord it over his flock.
According to this text the scripture everyone in David Packs Church is guilty of breaking the entire law of Moses.
Jeanne would rather believe a lie from her pastor’s pulpit than the truth of Jesus Christ.
How does she comprehend this text in Scripture?
How can you serve an old Covenant that has been made obsolete by Jesus Christ and is ready to vanish away only Jeanne won’t let it.
It would seem that Jeanne’s self-appointed apostle is more important than Jesus Christ.
Jeanne is led by a false apostle that transforms himself into an apostle of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of Light, therefore it is no great thing if he transforms his ministers. David Pack is a minister of Satan.
When will Jeanne come to her senses having been taken captive by Satan to do the will of Satan?
Jeanne is dead to the very law she so hard tries to keep.
Please pray for poor Jeanne.