A Believer.


A believer is aware that freedom comes from a relationship with God and is not to be controlled by  religious Do's, Don'ts, and the Should's and Could's of a religion.

A believer is required to follow only Jesus Christ the Shepard without the burdensome yoke of religious bondage by renouncing religion as the avenue of finding God and renouncing the lordship of professional denominated title holders that consider themselves the spiritual religious elite within institutional religion. 

A believer holds to the fact that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and there is no biblical mandate to maintain a religious relationship with an institution called "church" in order to gain or maintain a spiritual relationship with God. 

A believer is a God lover thus, is a people lover.
    
A believer proves all things by the Spirit to ensure the spirit of what is said is of God, and to discern false teachers who use the name of Jesus to validate their manipulative abuse and misuse of scripture and their greediness, through the witness of the Holy Spirit God's appointed Teacher. 

A believer is a follower of Jesus Christ therefore, can know and hear His voice and follow Him without the noise of religious interference due to man-made denominational creeds and man-made doctrines formulated by the denominational hierarchy.

A believer biblically declares that Jesus Christ is the sole Head of His Body, the community of the redeemed, which is a spiritual community living in the community of humanity that elevates no man appointed religious leader to an exalted position above the common body as the spiritual elite, for Jesus alone is the Head.

A believer knows that attending Sunday-go-meetings is not the determining factor that constitutes being a member of His body or for receiving or maintaining salvation. Neither is Church a programmed-event-driven meeting held in a building at predetermined times for the assembling of people. Rather, Church is a 24/7 life living relationship with the Divine by the community of the redeemed, in the community of humanity, experiencing His Life within and out-flowing through them as He does His work in meeting the needs of humanity.

A believer realizes that nowhere does the bible allude that following Christ cross is following  a religious institution in its doctrinal delusional confusion, man-made constitution, tradition, custom or practice.

A believer is accountable to God alone, and God alone is the Judge...not religious people because of their hierarchical position.

A believer is a witness of the fact that Jesus is the Light of the world, the Bread of life, the Manna from heaven, the Living waters, the Vine of which we are the branches, the Establisher of the the community of the redeemed, the Sustainer of His body and the only Master that believers have.

A believer recognizes that the “fivefold ministry” are not offices or positions filled by denominational-appointed paid professionals, but are leaders raised up by the Holy Spirit from among Jesus' body to point people to Jesus and not a religious institution.

A believer acknowledges that leaders within His body are not divinely entitled to use manipulative tactics by offering free gifts, God’s blessing, or the threat of curses by God to obtain tithes and offerings and enlistment of people to keep the religious wheel turning.

A believer realizes that religious institutions are built on man-made foundations primarily for the benefit of feeding the denominational self-important, power and prestige of the “spiritual elite” who manipulate the gullible to give of their, energy time and money.

A believer believes Jesus' words, "where two or three are gathered in My name, there Am I in the midst",  that does not warrant gathering in a building known as a church, neither does it require that a hireling or "professional" denominated clergy need be present as the spiritual pipeline from God to the people.

A believer acknowledges that the veil of the temple was rent from top to bottom, providing believers full access into God’s presence because of the finished and completed work of Jesus Christ on the cross, no longer needing a man- ordained-priest to enter God's presence for us. 

A believer asserts that Jesus Christ is our All-Sufficient One, and that people's dependency upon religion and professional clergy was made obsolete by the Priesthood of Jesus Christ and the Priesthood of all Believers.

A believer believes in the SUPREMACY, SUFFICIENCY and SUSTAINABILITY of Jesus Christ.

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