Scripture is specific about matters pertaining to the Way Christians are required to follow.

“Because strait is the gate and narrow is the Way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Mat.7:14

“I AM the Way, the Truth and the Light” Jn.10:6

Through His Word God clarifies the fundamental requirements, establishes the basis of how Christians identify and interact with other Christians and how we encourage each other in the;

“Faith once delivered to the saints.” Jude 3.

“Enter in at the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction and many there be who go in that way.” Mt.7:13

Scripture helps us understand that the Way is specific, with narrow boundaries and is not as relaxed, casual, as many people professing Christianity appear to believe. Unfortunately, Lucifer, the master magician, the perverter of Truth, has managed, by use of God’s Word, to mislead, deceive, as he did Eve in the Garden, the vast majority of people who are professing Christianity, belief in God.

We could ask you to tell us Who you understand God is, but that is a matter you should clarify with yourself, to ensure that you know, have a true revelation of Who you are worshipping, His character and personality. As Christians we are instructed, in God’s Word, just how He wants us to relate to other people who claim to be of like Faith.

We are told, in Scripture, that we are to like minded, to have the same beliefs, revelations and understandings, for such are solely and souly the basis on which true fellowship can be established. “Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free.”Jn.8:32

As we progress we will consider more closely the Scriptures and encourage the reader to examine the references solely individually, but in context with the rest of the chapter or book from which they are extracted, so the reader gets a clear understanding of what the Word is describing. Remember, the beauty of the Bible is that IT all fits together, from Genesis to Revelation, and your responsibility to yourself, your Spiritual walk, is to do the study, the research, so you can see how IT fits together. Only God can show you, so we need approach Him, asking Him to open our eyes, that we may see.

Any single Scripture can be used to support any argument, we emphasize that all Scripture must be provable to inter-connect, from Genesis to Revelation, or there is error in your application. The original sin, contrary to many denominational teachings, took place when Lucifer, the chief musician, God’s closest likeness, was overcome by jealousy and wanted to take over Michael’s job. Next Eve listened to the serpent’s lie, instead of remaining subject to God’s Word, as provided through Adam.

The serpent is the beast, the devil and Satan, in flesh, Rev.20:2.

Lucifer lied to Eve, he being a liar, and the father of lies. Jn.8:44

God instructed Adam not to partake of the fruit of one specific tree in the Garden, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which was in the midst of the Garden, with a warning that should Adam do so he would surely die. Gen.2:16-17 Eve, who was not in the original creation, but is a by-product of Adam, was deceived, seduced by Lucifer, the beast, and partook of the fruit, leading to the death of the human race.Adam was not deceived, 1Tim.2:14, but sinned wilfully, he gave his life to save Eve’s life, typing the price our Lord would pay to save His bride.

A liar is a person who uses perversions of truth, private interpretations of truth, to deceive, to produce a false image, a fantasy, a charade, which he or she can use to his or her own advantage.

A lie is truth perverted; a lie cannot exist of itself, so we find Lucifer, the beast, Satan, changed God’s Word, telling Eve she would not die, if she partook of the fruit of this specific tree, contrary to what God told her previously.

You say there is no Scripture for that.

Eve was in Adam when he was instructed, by God, not to partake of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, so heard all that was said by God in Gen.2:17; Eve was part of Adam, the feminish attribute of his nature, and thus was to be subject to his headship, his decision making.

The Spiritual order of authority is God, the Lord Jesus, man, woman.

Eve was deceived, she listened to another voice rather than Adam’s, which, to her, was to be as God’s.

“And the serpent said unto the woman, ‘thou shalt not surely die.’ Gen.3:4, which was a blatant lie and direct contradiction of God’s instruction. Smart snake, he could reason and speak, funnily enough he is not extinct, but alive and well, practising his deceits in the most surprising places.

We know there is strong objection to and attacks upon the Biblical concept of masculine headship in the contemporary denominations, which is a sad reflection on the poor quality of teaching their ministers are providing. These men, and now, contrary to Scripture, women, pastors and priests, will be accountable to God for their failure to teach Truth.

We need remember that Scriptural headship is on Biblical matters and is not a tool by which any man may suppress or subjugate his wife. From this point forward, Adam and Eve are no longer of like mind; there has been a separation in the way they understand what is going on, one of them is deceived, and their like-mindedness is a thing of the past.

Let us further research the necessity for being of like mind:

“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus, that ye may, with one mind and one mouth, glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Rom.15: 5-6

You will agree this is a simple instruction which refutes room for any personal interpretation of Scripture. Yet, confusingly, all denominations are now doing just that, personally interpreting Scripture, contrary to 2 Pet.1:20, also adding and or deducting from the written Word of God, contrary to Rev.22:18-19.

“Now I beseech you brethren, by the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement.” 1 Cor.1:10;

“Finally brethren, farewell, Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind…” 2 Cor. 13:11;

“I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded:” Gal.5:10

What does being of one accord, like minded mean?

ACCORD: “be in harmony, consistent; (chiefly of things.); consent, mutual agreement, harmonious correspondence in colour, pitch, tone,” [1]

By what means are we to determine how like-mindedness applies to each of us, in our Spiritual walk?

We are told there is “one God, one Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, one faith, one baptism, one church”, Eph.4:4-6, yet we find there are few people professing Christianity who can agree on anything but the most fundamental doctrines of the Faith. Is this not strange? We have thousands of cults, sects, denominations claiming Christ as Lord, yet, how could there be such division if we enjoyed like-mindedness?

Roman Catholics, Anglican denominations, Pentecostals, Seventh Dayists, Mormons, etc., all claim they alone have the means of salvation, and none can be saved but through their religious system. This is blatantly incorrect, as there is only one Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, and He is the Word, which is not divided, denominated, but is One

Scripture provides a verse by which some denominations justify their division, Amos 3:3, “How can two walk together except they be agreed?” but the spiritual leaders of these groups fail to utilize the vast number of other Scriptures which instruct us to be of one mind.

Strange, isn’t it?

One wonders who introduced these divisions into the “Faith once delivered to the saints.” Jude 3

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[1] Oxford dictionary

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