The Spirit of God has taught me many things in the last 49 years. There are three major teachings of Jesus Christ within western Christianity that have been largely ignored throughout its history. Teachings which were not ignored in the beginning of Christianity.
1) “You can not serve both God and mammon.”
2) “You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy, but I say unto you, You shall love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be the children of your Father in heaven.“ (This is the only teaching of Jesus that guarantees us to be children of God our Father if we obey this teaching) Notice what Jesus says next. “For He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends his rain on the just and the unjust.” Jesus then concludes by saying, ‘Therefore be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.” What is it to be perfect? It is to love both the just and the unjust, even as our Father in heaven. Jesus was the perfect example of this teaching. Jesus died for all of us sinners, and prayed to his Father, to forgive those who were his enemies while yet suffering on the cross.
3) “Judge not, less you be judged” How does St. Paul explain this teaching? For what have I to do to judge them that are without? Do not you judge them that are within? For them that are without, God will judge. Put away the evil one from among your selves.”
Why is it, that Christians focus more on those outside the church, rather on ourselves within the church?
A good examination of the conscience would also include the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit and contrast them with the attitudes of our hearts which hinder, or even quench these nine fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, and temperance. (Gal.5:22-23)
49 years ago, God gave me a gift, and it continues to this day. I am now sharing with you this gift. I do not want to be accused by our Lord Jesus Christ of burying this one talent. I started writing this in 2018 by the grace of God, and His Holy Spirit continues to teach me. I am not saying what is written is infallible, only to say that this writing is the documented words of the first one hundred years of Christianity. These are not my words, but the words of Holy Scriptures, the disciples of the Apostles, and the Jewish writings within the first one hundred years of Christianity. I am not asking you to read this writing, as I know your time and energy belongs to God our Father.
sincerely in our Lord Jesus Christ,
michael thiel/plymouth, mn.