Thread subject: maori.org.nz Papa Panui - Notices :: Biblical Fruit

Posted by Ngamotu34 on 19-12-2011 06:49
#16

I totally agree with you!

But hope & release from guilt & shame can't be attributed to will power.
The so-called churches who prosper & use their wealth to live sumptuously aren't following the example & words of Christ, they are the "Whore" or "harlot" of Revelations 17. She is also the "mother of harlots", which are those churches who were spawned by her.

The true Church is not an organisation, is invisible, is within us, & is only identified by the manifestation of the fruit of God's spirit, - "love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, & temperance. (Galatians 5:22).
These people are able to bear this fruit because they have accepted that Jesus Christ is the Messiah & saviour of humanity, that He was the Creator in the flesh, lived a perfect life so was qualified to be the scapegoat replacing animal sacrifices; rose from the dead; & gave us His Spirit to enable us to bear fruit.