I often read and hear people, “What would Jesus do?” They know the name of Jesus and they say they believe in him, but do they believe in his plan of salvation? Do they believe in those he sent into all the world to preach the gospel of Christ? Mt 28:18-20 If Jesus came back today, would the church you attend invite him in, or would they cast him out?
Would churches of the world want a man in their midst who taught scriptural adultery? Mt 19:9 Really? If Jesus told you that you were an adulterer, and showed you by the scripture, would you accept it and repent of your adultery and put away your adulterous marriage; or would you do what you do right now and rebel against such teaching?
Would churches take the Lord’s Word for truth or would they tell him he didn’t mean what he said? Would they use human reasoning on Jesus to justify adding to God’s Word? Col 2:8
Would they call Jesus a “Legalist” or a “Pharisee” because he spake and taught only what His heavenly Father commanded him to speak? Jn 12:49, 50 Would they tell Jesus that all scripture was not heavenly inspired of God? 2 Tim 3:16,17
Would they tell Jesus that immersion was just too burdensome, thus they added sprinkling or pouring? Would they tell Jesus that children are born into sin, thus they have need to be baptized? Would they tell Jesus that belief, confession, and repentance was not required prior to one being baptized?
Would they tell Jesus that he didn’t mean that salvation required belief and baptism? Mk 16:16 Would they tell our blessed Lord that his commission to his apostles was just a lie, because they didn’t believe faith and works equaled salvation? Would they tell Jesus that the thief on the cross nullified the gospel of Christ? Would they tell Jesus that the thief was their example for salvation? Seriously? Could they tell Jesus that after he died on the cross for their sins and that baptism was symbolic of his death, burial and resurrection? Rom 6:3,4 Could they tell Jesus that baptism wasn’t required for salvation after every Christian convert was baptized into the body, that is, the church of Christ? 1 Cor 12:13
Would they tell Jesus that they can worship God any way that they choose? Jn 4:23,24 Would they tell Jesus that instrumental music should have been commanded because they like the sound of it and that is keeps them in tune? Eph 5:19
Would they tell Jesus how they spend the money given to the church was spent according to the will of God? Would they justify giving most of their contribution to just one man to preach to them what they want to hear, as opposed to what they need to hear? 2 Tim 4:2-5
Do you think that they would tell Jesus that his apostles were not to be believed? Jn 17:8 Would they tell Jesus that the bible they have is not perfect and had need to be corrected? Ps 12:6
Would they tell Jesus that Christian women were equal to men and thus had the right to preach and teach the Word of God just like Christian men? 1 Cor 14:33-40 Would they tell Jesus that women had the right to speak and teach in the assembly if they were teaching children or other women?
Would they tell Jesus that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that a new revelation of the bible written by him was equal to God’s Word? Would they tell Jesus that the Catholics had their own bible which instructed them differently to the Holy Bible? Would the Baptist tell Jesus that the Baptist manual was equal in authority to the bible? Would the Adventist tell Jesus that he didn’t have the authority to end the law of Moses and institute the law of Christ?
I would be more than amazed that any denominational church in the world would invite Jesus Christ to their assembly. Why? Because they do not invite the servants of God into their midst. If they reject his messengers, they also reject him and his Word. If they reject the plan of Salvation, and his messengers which preach it, they also reject the one that sent them, that being, Jesus Christ. Jn 12:48 f; Jn 17:8