Shouldn't The Truth Be Told?
One of the most important questions that must be answered is why did Paul warn the believers “Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him. You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned” (Titus 3:10-11 NIV). The Greek meaning of the word divisive is “one who promotes a sect”. It was for this reason the religion of the Messiah/Christ can have no worldly name, and this is seen in the fact that it was called “The Way”.
To demonstrate Oneness, I usually portray the name of these teachings as TheWay. Further, it is perhaps even more important to recognize that Paul portrayed a person who promotes a sect as being "...warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.”So, the question then becomes this: Was Paul in error? Because if he is not, then the vast majority of people who call themselves saved, born again, and even Christians, are self-condemned counterfeit believers who have no salvation. No wonder the Churches ignore this warning of Paul.
Paul was so adamantly opposed to manmade schisms and carnal opinions that he chastised the believers at Corinith that they were not men of the spirit -- as was evidenced that they had divisions among them. He explained that the carnal, or “natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 KJV); and informs them that they are too “carnal, and walk as men” (1 Cor 3:3 KJV) to open the inner door of the mind and learn directly from the Lord via the spirit. From Paul's perspective, the very existence of these divisions was proof the believers at Corinth were too carnal to experience direct communication with the Lord -- which opening of the inner door to the spiritual reality of the Inner Kingdom, was the whole essence of New Covenant theology.
Writing about schisms and divisions, the Church Father Turtillian writes: “On this point, however, we dwell no longer, since it is the same Paul who, in his Epistle to the Galatians, counts 'heresies' among 'the sins of the flesh,' who also intimates to Titus, that 'a man who is a heretic' must be 'rejected after the first admonition,' on the ground that 'he that is such is perverted, and committeth sin, as a self-condemned man.' Indeed, in almost every epistle, when enjoining on us (the duty) of avoiding false doctrines, he sharply condemns heresies. Of these the practical effects are false doctrines, called in Greek heresies, a word used in the sense of that choice which a man makes when he either teaches them (to others) or takes up with them (for himself). For this reason it is that he calls the heretic self-condemned, because he has himself chosen that for which he is condemned”.
In the Gospel preached by Paul, heresy by virtue of an allegiance to manmade doctrinal divisions is considered a “sin of the flesh”, because schisms and differences are the result of natural man clinging to ideas of a carnal nature. Why are these baptized and committed Christians plagued by schisms and divisions? Because they only call upon the Lord with their lips, while failing to do as the Apostle states by following in TheWay and “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature” (Col 3:5 NIV). A true believer and follower must therefore turn from the understanding of the flesh, or in the words of the Apostle: “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Rom 8:6 KJV).
The key to understanding Paul's statements and warnings about believers who are in reality a heretic who has been turned out of TheWay, is found in Jesus' words: "But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have One Teacher, and you are all brethren" (Matt 23:8 RSV). And that the authentic believers who themselves sincerely and ardently follow in TheWay, are commanded to reject the factions and doctrines of men and seek out this One Teacher, is confirmed in Peter's words to his disciple Clement where he stated: “Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples” (Clementine Homilies). And if the believer asks where they can find this One Teacher? The quotation of Paul you supplied the readers of your invitation says it all -- i.e., that God is "...all pervading all and living in us all". Which is exactly what Peter further reveals to his disciple Clement where he states of the True Prophet/Son of God/Logos: "And therefore I advise not only wise men, but indeed all men who have a desire of knowing what is advantageous to them, that they seek after the true Prophet; for it is He alone who knoweth all things, and who knoweth what and how every man is seeking. For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth, and whose souls are not taken possession of by wickedness. For He is present with those who desire Him in the innocence of their spirits, who bear patiently, and draw sighs from the bottom of their hearts through love of the truth; but He deserts malevolent minds, because as a prophet He knows the thoughts of every one. And therefore let no one think that he can find Him by his own wisdom, unless, as we have said, he empty his mind of all wickedness, and conceive a pure and faithful desire to know Him. For when any one has so prepared himself, He Himself as a prophet, seeing a mind prepared for Him, of His own accord offers Himself to his knowledge”.
What Paul is actually stating in his admonition to “Warn a person who promotes a sect or doctrine of belief once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him. You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned” -- is that the only valid teaching from a New Covenant perspective, is how to live the Truth in your daily mindset and lifestyle, so that the inner "narrow gate" begins to open (see http://GateOfEden.com ), and you are able to enter the Kingdom within and learn directly in the Presence of the One Teacher. For someone who claims to believe and calls upon the Name of the Lord with their lips, while failing to live the necessary Consecrated Life in TheWay, by Paul's own admonition such a person is a counterfeit believer who is "...warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.” Thus, the statement by Jesus: “But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46 NKJ).
Unlike the modern believer who has been driven off the path of TheWay by the doctrines of men, everything that I personally know, has been revealed to me by virtue of my making the journey in TheWay and learning directly from the One Teacher (see Seeking The True Prophet/Son of God). According to the Gospel of John, the man Jesus was in every way our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV) -- and the Original New Testament was changed by the Pagan Church of Rome, in order to make Jesus the latest incarnation of the proverbial sun-god which the heathens of Rome worshiped, as demonstrated at Is Jesus God? And because the Church failed to heed the words of Jesus on this primary important teaching, it has not only continued to be turned out of TheWay -- causing the Church itself to be "...warped and sinful [and] ...self-condemned” (see The Apostate Church That Rejects God). And thus, all the countless sects, divisions and factions that have all rejected the warning of Paul, is the direct result of being "turned out of TheWay" in the fourth century by the Pagan Emperor Constantine who brought about Paul's prediction that the Christian world would not only abandon the core original teachings of Jesus, but that they would worship the AntiChrist as God (see http://Ebionite.com/AntiChrist.htm ) -- and because modern Christians continue to cling to these pagan beliefs that became infused in the Church, this grave factional sectarian error continues right up to this day. In fact, in the article http://TheTenWords.com , it is demonstrate that while proof exists, the Christian world continues to reject the very Words of God the Father spoken directly to man, while instead continuing to promote the words inserted into the Gospels by the Pagan Emperor of Rome.
While all the above Gospel and New Covenant teachings are represented in the Bible, they have no place presently on your web site. Shouldn't Christians be at least exposed to the above Gospel facts, so they will be able to find out for themselves if, in the process of rejecting the paganism of Rome, and returning to the original teachings of TheWay, and living the necessary Consecrated Life that transforms them into the required Final Temple, they will fulfill the requirement of Jesus that we are all brothers who must seek out the One Teacher? In view of the fact that Paul warns that those who profess to be believers and followers who "...promotes a sect or doctrine of belief ...is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned”, then what is presented in the above is the most important message that you can present to the congregation of believers.
GodSpeed in TheWay,