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Biblical Definition of the Term
It Is Time to Call a Spade, SPADE
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It is not only time to call a Spade,
SPADE; it is time to Biblically define the term!
The purpose of this document is to
illustrate to the misEvangelized faithful what is the true and only definition of the
word "church". The sooner the Elect fully understands and accepts this reality,
the less suffering they will have to endure (Pain is the megaphone that God uses for
the deaf to hear Him) when the final deception - the
manifestation of the falsified Christ/Messiah - is sprung upon
The power brokers at the Vatican have
been manipulating the term "Church" as a means to subjugate further -
not Evangelize as they were suppose to - the Faithful who have been
entrapped by their snares.
The most heard and dangerous Vatican mantra is "Mother Church this
wants this" or "Mother Church
Even the valiant act by Paul VI - an act not supported by many of the
purpled clerics - of officially proclaiming the Virgin Mary the Mother
of the Church, did not stop them from referring to the Church as the
Mother of the Faithful.
For all Christians the Church is the Mystical Body of Christ.
Christians are those who
strive to live what Jesus Christ taught and not those who "signed up"
in Christianity because it was "the thing to do". A movement which
started when Constantine made Christianity the official faith of the
Roman Empire. Most, if not all, of those who "signed up"
"converted") to Christianity at that time did so as a matter of being
part of the "in crowd"; i.e. "the thing to do".
In time, those hollow Christians overpowered the true Christians who
proved - to the extent of giving up their lives - to be worthy
disciples of Christ. Therefore, most of today's Christians are
descendants of those "Christians by convenience" just like the Jews at
the time of Jesus were "Jews by convenience". For more on "the Jews at
the time of Jesus were 'Jews by convenience'" visit our document (1) wherein we explain why
the Passover celebration of Jesus and His Apostles di not coincide with
the official Passover as dictated by the Temple Masters. Those Temple
Masters were the
equivalent of today's Roman Catholic Administrators. - The
The final arbiter of any matter
associated with God and religion are the Holy Scriptures and not an
institution. An institution is set up to help man to understand
the extent he/she is able to - God and what God expects of him/her.
However, whichever is the institution and/or its leadership, its
is to serve man by assisting him/her in his/her journey in Time and not
to supplant God.
Just as Jesus said: The sabbath was
made for man, and not man for the sabbath. [Mark 2:27], a religious
institution was made for man, and not man for the religious
institution; man was made for God, and only God.
As we have also explained elsewhere (2), there is Salvation
outside the Roman Catholic Church, although we have also clearly stated
(3) that the
Catholic Faith is the faith which contains the greatest number of
revealed truths. This concentration of truths and the Sacraments
associated with them contribute, when not infected with
institutionalized lies, to a smoother journey through Time.
Unfortunately, most of those who have placed the Roman Catholic Church
institution and its man-made traditions over the clear teachings of the
only Word of God - Jesus
instead of using it as a source of enriching Sacraments, will
constitute the bulk of those who will be ensnared by the falsification
of the Second Coming of Christ.
we have done is a computerized search of an on-line Bible (4) - searching for verses
which contained the word "church", then we have analyzed each
church-containing verse to determine what the word "church" meant,
i.e., the context in which it was being used.
In most cases the context were: "the faithful", "the congregation",
"the people of God" and the like. Following the reader will be able to
review all the quotes
which we gathered through the computerized search. Where the usage may
appear to have indicated an institution, we will comment upon it using bold
If any man be not
expiated after this rite, his soul shall perish out of the midst of the
church: because he hath profaned the sanctuary of the Lord, and
sprinkled with the water of purification.
Why have you
brought out the church of the Lord into the wilderness, that
and our cattle should die?
eunuch, whose testicles are broken or cut away, or yard cut off, shall
not enter into the church of the Lord.
A mamzer, that is
to say, one born of a prostitute, shall not enter into the church
the Lord, until the tenth generation.
The Ammonite and
the Moabite, even after the tenth generation shall not enter into the
church of the Lord for ever:
that are born of them, in the third generation shall enter into the
church of the Lord.
2 Esdras (Nehemiah) 13:1
And on that day
they read in the book of Moses in the hearing of the people: and
therein was found written, that the Ammonites and the Moabites should
not come in to the church of God for ever:
afterwards all the people were called together, and they prayed all the
night long within the church, desiring help of the God of
I will declare thy
name to my brethren: in the midst of the church will I praise
With thee is my
praise in a great church: I will pay my vows in the sight of
will give thanks to thee in a great church; I will praise thee
I have declared thy
justice in a great church, lo, I will not restrain my lips: O
thou knowest it.
The heavens shall
confess thy wonders, O Lord: and thy truth in the church of the
And let them exalt
him in the church of the people: and praise him in the chair of
Sing ye to the Lord
a new canticle: let his praise be in the church of the saints.
I have almost been
in all evil, in the midst of the church and of the congregation.
here the Jewsih Tanakh clarifies for us that "the church and of the
congregation" means "an assembly of the faithful".
sons of wisdom are the church of the just: and their
obedience and love.
And in the midst of
the church she shall open his mouth, and shall fill him with
of wisdom and understanding, and shall clothe him with a robe of glory.
mouth of the prudent is sought after in the church, and they
upon his words in their hearts.
Therefore are his
goods established in the Lord, and all the church of the saints
declare his alms.
Hear me, ye great
men, and all ye people, and hearken with your ears, ye rulers of the
In This verse of
the Old Testament a clear difference is made from the gathering of the
faithful - the church - and its rulers - what we call Administrators.
declare his wisdom, and the church shall shew forth his praise.
Let the people shew
forth their wisdom, and the church declare their praise.
The enemy hath put out his hand to all her desirable things: for she
hath seen the Gentiles enter into her sanctuary, of whom thou gavest
commandment that they should not enter into thy church.
In this case "thy church" means community
and not institution as clearly defined by the Jewish Tanakh
Gather together the
people, sanctify the church, assemble the ancients, gather
little ones, and them that suck at the breasts: let the bridegroom go
forth from his bed, and the bride out of her bride chamber.
1 Machabees 4:59
And Judas, and his
brethren, and all the church of Israel decreed, that the day of
dedication of the altar should be kept in its season from year to year
for eight days, from the five and twentieth day of the month of Casleu,
with joy and gladness.
And I say to thee:
That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church,
gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
And if he will not
hear them: tell the church. And if he will not hear the church,
be to thee as the heathen and publican.
Acts Of Apostles 5:11
And there came
great fear upon the whole church, and upon all that heard these
Acts Of Apostles 7:38
This is he that was
in the church in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to
mount Sina, and with our fathers; who received the words of life to
give unto us.
Acts Of Apostles 8:1
at that time there was raised a great persecution against the church
which was at Jerusalem; and they were all dispersed through the
countries of Judea, and Samaria, except the apostles.
Acts Of Apostles 8:3
But Saul made
havock of the church, entering in from house to house, and
away men and women, committed them to prison.
Acts Of Apostles 9:31
Now the church
peace throughout all Judea, and Galilee, and Samaria; and was edified,
walking in the fear of the Lord, and was filled with the consolation of
the Holy Ghost.
Acts Of Apostles 11:22
And the tidings
came to the ears of the church that was at Jerusalem, touching
things: and they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch.
Acts Of Apostles 11:26
And they conversed
there in the church a whole year; and they taught a great
that at Antioch the disciples were first named Christians.
here in the church" means interacted with the local faithful.
Acts Of Apostles 12:1
at the same time, Herod the king stretched forth his hands, to afflict
some of the church.
Acts Of Apostles 12:5
Peter therefore was
kept in prison. But prayer was made without ceasing by the church
God for him.
Acts Of Apostles 13:1
Now there were in
the church which was at Antioch, prophets and doctors, among
Barnabas, and Simon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and
Manahen, who was the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Acts Of Apostles 14:22
And when they had
ordained to them priests in every church, and had prayed with
they commended them to the Lord, in whom they believed.
Acts Of Apostles 14:26
when they were come, and had assembled the church, they related
great things God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of
faith to the Gentiles.
Acts Of Apostles 15:3
being brought on their way by the church, passed through
Samaria, relating the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great
joy to all the brethren.
on their way by the church" means "sent on their way by the local
Acts Of Apostles 15:4
And when they were
come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church, and by the
apostles and ancients, declaring how great things God had done with
Acts Of Apostles 15:22
it pleased the apostles and ancients, with the whole church, to
men of their own company, and to send to Antioch, with Paul and
Barnabas, namely, Judas, who was surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief
men among the brethren.
we see the clear distinction between the Administration (apostles and
ancients) and the faithful (the whole church).
Acts Of Apostles 18:22
And going down to
Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem, and saluted the church, and
down to Antioch.
Acts Of Apostles 20:17
And sending from
Miletus to Ephesus, he called the ancients of the church.
Acts Of Apostles 20:28
Take heed to
yourselves, and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed
you bishops, to rule the church of God, which he hath purchased
his own blood.
we see the clear distinction between the Administration (bishops) and
the faithful (the church of God).
And I commend to
you Phebe, our sister, who is in the ministry of the church,
that is in
And the church
which is in their house. Salute Epenetus, my beloved: who is the
firstfruits of Asia in Christ.
Caius, my host, and
the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus, the treasurer of the
saluteth you, and Quartus, a brother.
1 Corinthians 1:2
To the church
God that is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus,
called to be saints, with all that invoke the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ, in every place of theirs and ours.
1 Corinthians 4:17
this cause have I sent to you Timothy, who is my dearest son and
faithful in the Lord; who will put you in mind of my ways, which are in
Christ Jesus; as I teach everywhere in every church.
1 Corinthians 6:4
If therefore you
have judgments of things pertaining to this world, set them to judge,
who are the most despised in the church.
1 Corinthians 10:32
Be without offence
to the Jews, and to the Gentiles, and to the church of God:
Here the "church
of God" means the faithful of that particular location.
1 Corinthians 11:16
But if any man seem
to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor the church of
correct translation is "...nor the churches of God" - plural, not
1 Corinthians 11:18
For first of all I
hear that when you come together in the church, there are
you; and in part I believe it.
in the church," means "a gathering of the faithful".
1 Corinthians 11:22
have you not houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church
God; and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? Do I
praise you? In this I praise you not.
1 Corinthians 12:28
And God indeed hath
set some in the church; first apostles, secondly prophets,
doctors; after that miracles; then the graces of healing, helps,
governments, kinds of tongues, interpretations of speeches.
1 Corinthians 14:4
He that speaketh in
a tongue, edifieth himself: but he that prophesieth, edifieth the
1 Corinthians 14:5
And I would have
you all to speak with tongues, but rather to prophesy. For greater is
he that prophesieth, than he that speaketh with tongues: unless perhaps
he interpret, that the church may receive edification.
1 Corinthians 14:12
So you also,
forasmuch as you are zealous of spirits, seek to abound unto the
edifying of the church.
1 Corinthians 14:19
in the church I had rather speak five words with my
I may instruct others also; than ten thousand words in a tongue.
1 Corinthians 14:23
If therefore the
whole church come together into one place, and all speak with
and there come in unlearned persons or infidels, will they not say that
you are mad?
1 Corinthians 14:28
But if there be no
interpreter, let him hold his peace in the church, and speak to
and to God.
peace in the church," refers to "...hold his peace when gathered with
the rest of the faithful..."
1 Corinthians 14:35
But if they would
learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is a shame
for a woman to speak in the church.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least
of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I
persecuted the church of God.
1 Corinthians 16:19
Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with
the church that is in their house, with whom I also lodge.
2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of
Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother: to the church
of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints that are in all Achaia:
you have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion:
how that, beyond measure, I persecuted the church of God, and
And he hath
subjected all things under his feet, and hath made him head over all
the church, which is
his body, and the fulness of him who is filled all in all.
crystal clear statement that Jesus Christ is the Head of all of the
faithful (the church) which constitutes His Body.
That the manifold
wisdom of God may be made known to the principalities and powers in
heavenly places through the church,
To him be glory in
the church, and in Christ Jesus unto all generations, world
Because the husband
is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church.
He is the
saviour of his body.
Therefore as the
church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their
in all things.
Husbands, love your
wives, as Christ also loved the church, and delivered himself
up for it:
the church" means "...loved the faithful" present and future.
That he might
present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or
any such thing; but that it should be holy, and without blemish.
For no man ever
hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ
doth the church:
This is a great
sacrament; but I speak in Christ and in the church.
According to zeal,
persecuting the church of God; according to the justice that is
law, conversing without blame.
And you also know,
O Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed
from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning
receiving, but you only:
And he is the head
of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn
dead; that in all things he may hold the primacy:
Who now rejoice in
my sufferings for you, and fill up those things that are wanting of the
sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for his body, which is the church:
Salute the brethren
who are at Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church that is in his
And when this
epistle shall have been read with you, cause that it be read also in
the church of the Laodiceans: and that you read that which is
1 Thessalonians 1:1
Paul and Sylvanus
and Timothy: to the church of the Thessalonians, in God the
in the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 1:1
Paul, and Sylvanus,
and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God our
the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 3:5
But if a man know
not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church
"...take care of
the church of God" refers to "the faithful under his particular care"
1 Timothy 3:15
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
ground of the truth.
thyself in the
house of God, which is the church
of the living God" means "...behave thyself when the faithful of the
living God are gathered (in prayer, etc.)"
1 Timothy 5:16
If any of the
faithful have widows, let him minister to them, and let not the church
be charged: that there may be sufficient for them that are widows
let not the church
be charged" refers to that particular congregation of the
And to Appia, our
dearest sister, and to Archippus, our fellow soldier, and to the church
which is in thy house:
which is in thy house" refers to the group of faithful who regularly
gather "in thy house"
I will declare thy
name to my brethren; in the midst of the church will I praise
And to the
church of the firstborn, who are written in the heavens, and to
judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect,
Is any man sick
among you? Let him bring in the priests of the church, and let
pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
1 Peter 5:13
church that is in Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth
so doth my son Mark.
3 John 1:6
Who have given
testimony to thy charity in the sight of the church: whom thou
well to bring forward on their way in a manner worthy of God.
3 John 1:9
I had written
perhaps to the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the
pre-eminence among them, doth not receive us.
3 John 1:10
For this cause, if
I come, I will advertise his works which he doth, with malicious words
prating against us. And as if these things were not enough for him,
neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and them that do receive
them he forbiddeth, and casteth out of the church.
Apocalypse (Revelation) 2:1
Unto the angel of
the church of Ephesus write: These things saith he, who holdeth
seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven
Apocalypse (Revelation) 2:8
And to the angel of
the church of Smyrna write: These things saith the First and
who was dead, and is alive:
Apocalypse (Revelation) 2:12
to the angel of the church of Pergamus write: These things,
that hath the sharp two edged sword:
Apocalypse (Revelation) 2:18
And to the angel of
the church of Thyatira write: These things saith the Son of
hath his eyes like to a flame of fire, and his feet like to fine brass.
Apocalypse (Revelation) 3:1
to the angel of the church of Sardis, write: These things saith
that hath the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars: I know thy
works, that thou hast the name of being alive: and thou art dead.
Apocalypse (Revelation) 3:7
And to the angel of
the church of Philadelphia, write: These things saith the Holy
the true one, he that hath the key of David; he that openeth, and no
man shutteth; shutteth, and no man openeth:
Apocalypse (Revelation) 3:14
And to the angel of
the church of Laodicea, write: These things saith the Amen, the
faithful and true witness, who is the beginning of the creation of God:
It does not matter what the
Vatican may claim with the intent of manipulate the masses - They are
not the Church. The Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, is composed by
the souls who strive to do the Will of God.
And, the only spiritual Mother that we have is Mary, period!
When Jesus said that the "gates of
hell shall not prevail against
" His church (5)
He meant that the gates
of hell shall not prevail against those who strive to do the Will of
- those composing the Mystical Body of Christ: He was
NOT referring to any Christian faith institution,
whether Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, a variety of Protestant
Jesus' Last Passover Meal
outside the Roman Catholic Church
Faith is the
most complete of all faiths available to man
The Gates of
Published on July 13th, 2013 - In honor of Mary, Mystical
Rose (Rosa Mystica) and Revelation of the
Secret of Fátima
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