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Where Are Christian Churches

Where are the local churches that still seek solid bible
preaching/teaching, prayer, and a vision for souls? I am
a pastor seeking such a church to pastor and be a part of. That is my question and prayer.-Pastor Jerry

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There are many "churches" that are started for the simple reason they have split from another family ran "church" guided by appointed or elected group of "favorites". Most so called "New Testament churches" can't get out of Matt-John.
---michael_e on 1/18/12


There is many home churches that are started for the simple reason they want to deviate from the word of God. Charles T. Russell is one example. He gathered his group together because he rejected the Truth of Scripture. Unless a home church is guided by a church group, they can take any direction they want. Another one was David Karesh. He started his own and look what happened to them. There is many good churches out there where real Christians gather. With the spirit of discernment a believer can find one.
---Mark_V. on 1/18/12


Stay away from worldly denominational churches, they are the work of Satan.

They are cults in themselves each having their own rituals, traditions, ways of living and interpretations of the bible. There is no unity among the different christian denominations - more than 33,000 in the world. Jesus said, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation,.." (Matthew 12:25)

Also be aware that the governements now dictate what the churches teach and who presides over the congregations.

Start home churches where two or more are gathered. It is excellent for the home ridden. And as the end draws near, do meet daily for the world is full of evil and is easy to divert from the path to the Kingdom.
---Steveng on 1/16/12


Pastor Jerry,

Where are you, on the moon?

There is NO perfect church, just like there are no perfect people. If you really want a Bible preaching, praying church with a vision for people's souls, find one and start helping out.

It is not someone else's responsibility to start and provide a church for you, YOU and I are the church and it is OUR responsibilty to be the church, to preach, to teach, to pray, and to provide leadership.

Don't wait for someone else and stop shopping for churches. Find a church where you agree with their statement of faith, roll up your sleeves, and get busy.
---Mark_Eaton on 1/16/12


Paul came along in Acts 9, Cornelious was Acts 10.
---michael_e on 1/16/12

Peter's converting gentiles came FIRST before paul

Acts 15:7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men [and] brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
---francis on 1/16/12




Jerry, Start your own, or check your phone book under "Churches", for "Apostolic Assembly of the Faith (in Christ Jesus)", or "Assembly of God". However it depends upon the Pastor of these churches on how faithful they are to the New Testament Holy Scripture doctrines as to how holy the condition of their church is. Their SOFs can be found at,
1) www dot apostolicassembly dot org forward-slash aboutus underscore doctrine dot aspx
2) ag dot org forward-slash top forward-slash Beliefs forward-slash Statement underscore of underscore Fundamental underscore Truths forward-slash sft underscore short dot cfm
---Eloy on 1/16/12


michael_e //At pentecost some of those who believed were NOT hebrew. They were gentiles who had converted to Judaism.
---
It is somewhat true earliest believers did convert to Judaism.

However, the real rub came when Gentile believers were asked to become circumcised and observe the Mosaic law (Acts 15:5). The Jerusalem council had to make a decision on this issue.

In the meantime, the church needed to work out the full implications of its Easter experience and to a great extend continued to run on the well-worn grooves of the Jewish religion.

Adventism has yet to understand the early church was in transition from the obsolete Old Covenant to the New. They believe the New Covenant is simply the Old Covenant + Jesus.
---lee1538 on 1/16/12


//Can you give me scipture verse and Early Church Fathers that disagrees?//

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles, but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision. br>
---Rod4Him on 1/11/12

The fathers did not disagree. Peter (Cephas) was sinning by changing his performance (trying to suck up) when the Jews (people of circumcision) came to Antioch. This Paul's rebuke of Peter's behavior. Peter let go of this behavior by teaching in Rome and the new list of requirements created in the conference.
---Scott1 on 1/16/12


//At pentecost some of those who belived were NOT heabrew. They were gentiles who had converted to Judaism.//
Judiaism isn't Christianity.
//But before paul came to be a christain peter had already been to conelius a non-jew was already converted and been part fo the kingdom//
Paul came along in Acts 9, Cornelious was Acts 10.
How can the BoC have begin at Pentecost, when Pentecost was fulfilling prophecy and the BoC isn't mentioned until Paul
---michael_e on 1/16/12


The One God Jesus name Acts 2 v 38 Apostolic Church of The Living God, beginning with Apostle Peter delivering Acts 2 v 38 to the Jewish people First on the day of Pentecost. The Apostles taught the Very Same Gospel, from Apostle Peter, Andrew, Philip & the other Apostles.
---Lawrence on 1/16/12




//Guess Pastor Jerry doesn't know how to post on a question once he asked it//
---KarenD on 1/11/12

he said that he was a pastor seeking church...not a web site full of people who have nothing other to do than rattle old, worn-out bones.

but, my question is why do people keep directing questions that should be directed to nobody but the Lord.
---aka on 1/15/12


If you can't find any ,then you can start a homechurch or like another poster said ,rent out space on the weekends. Stick to sounddoctrine teachings yourself.
---candice on 1/13/12


---michael_e on 1/11/12
At pentecost some of those who belived were NOT heabrew. They were gentiles who had converted to Judaism.
Acts 2:10 proselytes,

But before paul came to be a christain peter had already been to conelius a non-jew was already converted and been part fo the kingdom.

The Ethipian treasure was already converted and been part of the kingdom
---francis on 1/13/12


How can the BoC have begin at Pentecost, when Pentecost was fulfilling prophecy and the BoC isn't mentioned until Paul. The Messianic kingdom was prophesied in the OT, it was proclaimed "at hand" during our Lord's earthly ministry and offered to Israel at Pentecost.
Where does the OT predict forming a joint Body of Jewish and Gentile believers with a position in the heavenlies? Where did Christ or His apostles mention it during His earthly ministry? Where is the term BoC found until Paul? What right,do we have to assume the BoC begin at Pentecost? The signs of Pentecost heralded the "last days" of prophecy, they didn't mark the first days of "the Church which is His Body."
---michael_e on 1/11/12


The real Church, the BoC had its beginning with Paul, before he wrote his first epistle.
It's evident it began with Paul, not Peter or before, from several facts:---michael_e on 1/11/12


Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

so the CHURCH existed BEFORE paul was converted

Acts 15:13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men [and] brethren, hearken unto me:

Acts 15:14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

Gentiles were converted LONG before Paul jointed the church
---francis on 1/11/12


Guess Pastor Jerry doesn't know how to post on a question once he asked it.
---KarenD on 1/11/12


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The real Church, the BoC had its beginning with Paul, before he wrote his first epistle.

It's evident it began with Paul, not Peter or before, from several facts:
the Body is not mentioned in the Scriptures until we come to the writings of Paul.

The BoC is a joint Body, composed of Jewish and Gentile believers, with no difference, positionally, between them.

(Eph. 3:6, I Cor. 12:13
Gal. 3:26-28.)

This is different from the prophecy program and the so-called "great commission" in which Israel is given precedence over the Gentiles (Isa. 60:1-3, Zech. 8:13,23, Luke 24:47, Acts 3:25,26).
---michael_e on 1/11/12


\\Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

REMOVE FROM CONSIDERATION ALL THAT DO NOT TEACH THE ALW AND TESTIMONY OF GOD\\

This means don't go to the SDA, because it's based on the ravings of a medium that peeped and muttered. (Isaiah 8:19)
---Cluny on 1/11/12


//Can you give me scipture verse and Early Church Fathers that disagrees?//

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles, but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision. The rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.

I thought St. Paul established many of the early churches.
---Rod4Him on 1/11/12


In one of London's parks a Marquee is put up on a weekend. It started with a few people a few years ago and now thousands
Who comes? Mainly Young people.
Some from the inner city, some from good homes, some from the streets and some needing something more than the material world offers. All walks of life. Many have found God for the first time. Many stand outside in wind rain or shine, the huge marquee packed.
They are not interested in money, its about taking the word out to the lost.


---chris on 1/11/12


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In my case, I would say it worked to first admit to God that I was not finding really Christian people because "it takes one to know one" (c: So, I understood, I needed to pray and offer myself to God to make me honest about myself with Him and obedient so I could connect with the leaders whom He trusts to lead us > Hebrews 13:17. And we have what qualifies a man just to be considered to be trusted by God to care for His people > 1 Timothy 3:1-10. Though I am not a pastor, such a man is my example of how God wants me to be, too (c: including, "nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3)
---Bill_willa6989 on 1/11/12


Pastor Jerry, If you are trying to find christians churches, may I suggest starting with the biblical discription:

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

REMOVE FROM CONSIDERATION ALL THAT DO NOT TEACH THE ALW AND TESTIMONY OF GOD

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

REMOVE FROM CONSIDERATION ALL THAT DO NOT KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND HAVE FAITH IN JESUS THE MESSIAH

WHAT ARE YOU NOW LEFT WITH?
---francis on 1/10/12


\\THERE AREN'T ANY!!!\\

In other words, John, the gates of hell DID prevail against the Church after all, and Jesus is proven a liar.

Do I understand you right?

THIS from the man who first said that Bachmann would be the next president, then said it would be Santorum.

Can anything you say be trusted, John?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/10/12


THERE AREN'T ANY!!!

You can read it here. ALL these so called "Christian Churches" are nothing more apostates defending their "traditions as doctrines of G-d."

From the Pagan Orthos/Rcc to the latest rock/roll fad. They ALL are pushing their Blasphemies/Heresies.

And they will defend them right up against The Face of G-d Himself.

Following the Evil days of Christmas/Easter in obedience to Pagan Emperor Constantine.

New Heretics who advocate Pre-Trib based on the Seance of a Witch named Margaret Mc Donald(Google it).

If you click my name you could see many of my comments(others have use the name/mine have CAPS)

I reccomend you check out Shuva Israel(Irvine,Ca.) website.
---John on 1/10/12


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Theodoret Bishop of Cyr [Cyrus] (396-466)

Philip Schaff, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume III, Theodoret, Epistle 146,

The divine writer recognises Christ as the foundation, and glories in this title..."

3) [Hilary of Poitiers (ca. 315-367/368) cont.

On The Trinity, Book II, 23). (Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Book VI.20]:

"Thus our one immovable foundation, our one blissful rock of faith, is the confession from Peter's mouth, Thou art the Son of the living God."


4) [Augustine of Hippo (354-430) (Philip Schaff, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1956), Volume VI, St. Augustin, Sermon XXVI, 1-3, pp. 340-341).]:
---Samuelbb7 on 1/10/12


As I've said repeatedly, the Orthodox Church is the only church started by Jesus Christ, to Whom be glory.
---Cluny on 1/9/12

Jesus said he will built his church on the Rock of Peter and gave Peter only the Keys to the kingdom of Heaven. All Church Fathers agree that Peter is the rock where Jesus built his Church! Can you give me scipture verse and Early Church Fathers that disagrees?
---Ruben on 1/10/12


A church follows the leadership of the pastor. The Bible says that leaders will be judged extra for the content spoken to the people put under their responsiblilty. (I think 1 Tim.) If you preach the word and do what God will tells you to do some will come to you but others will run away from you. You cannot be a good leader and not cause some resistance.
---Scott1 on 1/10/12


Jerry may have the same type of ordination as mine.
---John.usa on 1/9/12


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Pastor Jerry, I am concerned about the disabled who are forced to watch TV church and miss the fellowship. I wish you, and others, would consider starting a church that would provide transportation to and from services.
---Geraldine on 1/9/12


As I've said repeatedly, the Orthodox Church is the only church started by Jesus Christ, to Whom be glory.
---Cluny on 1/9/12


Many of the unaffliated non-denominational independent Bible churches at least make the claim that everything they believe is from the Bible and that they preach only from the Bible alone.

Howbeit, they do put their own interpretation twist to the Bible and much centers around the leadership.

I would suggest that you look into those area.
---lee1538 on 1/9/12


Jerry....What kind of credentials do you have? Are you ordained through a denomination?
---KarenD on 1/9/12


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