These are those among men whom
are called by Christ to come to him and join 'His Church' as
defined on this page. These persons, too, are called from among
men off all sorts, of which many were of extreme evil (as were the
Apostles) but Satan did not prevail over them and they accepted Christ,
surrendered their lives to him, baptized into 'His Church', bear their
cross and followed him, walking in the 12 commandments for all their
days - They are 'Holiness in Jesus Christ'.
The book of acts describes in detail the Holy Church and the real,
original way of Christ's servants from the beginning. Disciples
are not per definition 'Christians' but surely by definition
'Believers': for only those repented and baptised are
following text is also a example of how the early church was on its way
to become crooked, even as many churches are today. On this occasion,
however, one of the Apostles, through the spirit of Christ, saves the
ACT 15: 4 And when
they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of
the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done
ACT 15: 5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the
Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise
them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.
ACT 15: 6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.
ACT 15: 7 And when there had been much
disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know
how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles
by my mouth should hear the word of the Gospel, and believe. ( 'my mouth' here
sounds very funny as there are 12 apostles and a further 40 sent to
preach the Gospel, and it is, no doubt, a mistranslation or
ACT 15: 8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
ACT 15: 9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
ACT 15: 10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke
upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were
able to bear?
ACT 15: 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
ACT 15: 12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave
audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God
had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
So, we here were saved from
what would have been a law of men to be circumcised as
Christians! But, oh! who can save us from the so-called
'Christian' fable-makers of today? It is the written Gospel of
Christ, which we all have access to, today! That is our saviour.
The law of circumcision is not in the new testament - the
Gospel, and so we would know it to be a 'law of men' as is the case
with all the other false teachings of both Protestants and Catholics.
Paul to the Christians (Those Repented & Baptised):
PE1 2: 5 Ye also,
as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to
offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
PE1 2: 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal
priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth
the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his
HEB 7: 24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
HEB 7: 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the
uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make
intercession for them.
I Timothy 2:5 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"