15 May 2018
May 15, 2018
An Outline of RENEW-GATHER-BUILD’s
“WORD Meditation Education System” (WMES)
The entire “WORD Meditation Education System” owes its existence to my 44 years of sacrificial obedience to God’s calling, a calling that was given to me by an angel of God when I was miraculously transported to heaven seven months after I accepted Christ as Savior.
A major part of that obedience happened soon after my Heavenly sojourn, when God asked me to give up my desire to follow the traditional path of theological instruction and be taught directly by God.
Another major part of my obedience to God was the abandonment of the eastern religious method of meditation I was practicing when I was born-again. However, knowing the Bible commands us to meditate upon God’s Word, I subsequently prayed that I might discover the best possible Christian meditation method. That 10 long year prayer came to fruition when I was humbled by homelessness and totally dependent on God.
The “WORD Meditation Education System” will include future related courses, including a course on universal priesthood and the practical aspects of becoming the best possible Priest of the Lord. My struggles and eventual victory in overcoming my own indoctrination and brainwashing by Christianity, along with the great amount of wisdom I’ve gleaned from my daily meditation times with God — these are my treasure-gifts to you and future generations. It is my firm belief that those who embrace these truths will want to read my BLOG and visit our Facebook page to better understand what God is seeking to accomplish.
If you wish to follow us and grow spiritually, please watch our video and take advantage of our once-in-a-lifetime offer! Those who watch to the end and follow through on our call-to-action, will receive a full year of FREE access to our mobile-enabled, virtual church community, school and collaborative project clearinghouse, RENEW-GATHER-BUILD.
Our video is available at: https://leroyegrey.com/principles and it is our sincere hope you’ll become an active participant in helping us build both our online virtual community and, eventually, one of our real-world 3Circles Church Communities!
BELOW IS AN OUTLINE OF WHAT THE “WORD Meditation Education System” IS ALL ABOUT:
04 Aug 2017
August 4, 2017
No Church Buildings Built During 1st Three Centuries Because God Calls Christians to Build 24/7 Church Communities, NOT Rarely Used Church Buildings (2 of 25)
Have you ever wondered about why no archeologist ever unearthed a church building prior to the 4th century?
Some say it’s because the church was being persecuted and this prevented Christians from building church buildings. But history reveals the gospel was preached in many countries and in some of those regions there was no persecution.
Googling for “oldest church building” provides a lot of archeological expertise, but the experts agree, prior to 300 A.D. no dedicated church buildings have been unearthed in the middle east, the area where Christianity was birthed.
However, I remember a documentary from years ago, in which conclusive evidence was provided for the missionary work of the Apostle Thomas in India. He was one of the original 12 Apostles (the one famous for his doubts). I figured that since the Catholic Church made him a saint and claimed him as one of their own, he would have had a different mind-set then the other Apostles and probably built a church or two.
It turns out, Thomas built seven church buildings in India, beginning in 52 A.D. However, this was the exception in early Christianity, not the rule, and has more to do with Catholicism’s desire to transform Christ’s Spirit-centered teachings into their religion with all the outer pomp for outshining the competition.
Understanding why early Christians chose not to erect buildings dedicated specifically to church services requires a clarification of the word “church”.
I usually use the more specific term “church building” when I’m referring to churches. That’s because people tend to use the word “church” when referring to church buildings but a church is NOT the building, it is God’s people gathered together in one place. Believers gathered in a field are still the church. The building houses the church, but it is not the church.
The word “church” in Greek (the language of our most ancient bibles) is “ekklesia” and means “a gathering” of those “called out”. But “called out” and “gathered” in what way? Gathered into a church building for a one-hour worship service each week? Is this consistent with the historical church of the first three centuries of Christianity?
The question modern Christians should be asking is, “Can we be a functioning church, as in ‘the body of Christ, which is the church’ (Colossians 1:24), if everyone is scattered to the four winds for all but a few hours, one or two days a week?” In other words, we are the arms, legs, hands and ears of Christ’s body, and if we’re scattered to the four winds 98% of our time, how can we claim to be a healthy, functioning body of Christ?
The answer is obvious, we’re NOT! And this is at the heart of religion’s inherent hypocrisy: we claim to be a community but we rarely interact with all but a few others, and then for very limited time periods; we claim to be the “Body of Christ” but being scattered geographically makes that impossible; we claim to obey Christ’s call to “Love one another as I have loved you” and yet we fail to follow Christ’s example of living and working together as a community.
28 Jul 2017
July 28, 2017