Is Your Church a Biblical Church?
BY JACOB MICHAEL
To all Protestants and other non-Catholics claiming to be followers of Christ:
Take this simple test to see if your church is truly a biblical church!
(1) "And they shall bring all your brethren out of all nations for a gift to the Lord, upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and on mules, and in coaches, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, as if the children of Israel should bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord. And I will take of them to be priests, and Levites,
saith the Lord." (Isaias 66:20-21)
The Old Testament prophesies that in the New Covenant, there will be a ministerial priesthood. Does your church have a ministerial priesthood? (2) "And in those days cometh John the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea. And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." (St. Matthew 3:1-2) The bible describes the Church as a kingdom, a monarchy. Does your church resemble a monarchy? A democracy? Anarchy? (3) "For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, my name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to my name a clean oblation: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts." (Malachias 1:11) The Old Testament prophesies that in the New Covenant, a "clean" (pure) oblation and sacrifice will be offered up from East to West. Does your church offer up a spotless sacrifice and oblation when it meets? (4) "And when thy days shall be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will raise up thy seed after thee... He shall build a house to my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom fore ever." (2 Kings [2 Samuel] 7:12-13)
"And my servant David shall be king over them, and they shall have one shepherd." (Ezechiel 37:24)
"Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus... And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father." (St. Luke 1:31-32)
"But you are come to mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels." (Hebrews 12:22)
The Bible teaches that Jesus came to restore the Davidic Kingdom, and to elevate it to a heavenly plane. Does your church manifest this restoration of the Davidic Kingdom? (5) "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliacim the son of Helcias, and I will clothe him with thy robe, and will strengthen him with thy girdle, and will give thy power into his hand: and he shall be as a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Juda. And I will lay the key of the house of David upon his shoulder: and he shall open, and none shall shut: and he shall shut, and none shall open." (Isaias 22:20-22) The Bible teaches that the Davidic Kingdom which Jesus restored includes a Prime Minister, one who holds "the key of the house of David," who is given "power," who is "as a father" to the citizens of the kingdom. Does your church acknowledge such a Prime Minister, and the authority of the keys? (6) "And Jesus said to them: Amen I say to you, that you who have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit on the seat of his majesty, you also shall sit on twelve seats judging the twelve tribes of Israel." (St. Matthew 19:28) The Bible teaches that this restored Davidic Kingdom has princes that rule over the kingdom. Does your church acknowledge these princes? (7) "Then Bethsabee came to king Solomon, to speak to him for Adonias: and the king arose to meet her, and bowed to her, and sat down upon his throne: and a throne was set for the king's mother, and she sat on his right hand.
And she said to him: I desire one small petition of thee; do not put me to confusion. And the king said to her: My mother ask, for I must not turn away thy face." (3 Kings [1 Kings] 2:19-20)
"And Roboam, the son of Solomon, reigned in Juda... And his mother's name was Naama, an Ammonitess." (3 Kings [1 Kings] 14:21)
"Now in the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam, the son of Nabat, Abiam reigned over Juda... the name of his mother was Maacha, the daughter of Abessalom." (3 Kings [1 Kings] 15:1-2)
"So in the twentieth year of Jeroboam, king of Israel, reigned Asa, king of Juda... His mother's name was Maacha, the daughter of Abessalom." (3 Kings [1 Kings] 15:9-10)
The Bible teaches that the Davidic Kingdom includes the office of the Queen Mother. Does your church
acknowledge the Queenship of the Mother of the King?
(8) "But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth." (1 Timothy 3:15) The Bible teaches that the Church is the "pillar and ground of the truth." Does your church teach this elevated authority of herself? (9) "Therefore, brethren, stand fast: and hold the traditions, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle." (2 Thessalonians 2:14) The Bible teaches that apostolic tradition is to be held to, whether it comes by "epistle," or by "word." Does your church hold to both written as well as oral traditions? (10) "And Mary said... for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed." (St. Luke 1:46, 48) The Bible teaches that all generations will call Mary "blessed." Does your church encourage you to bless the Mother of God?
If your answer to any of these questions is NO, then you better become Catholic now!