The ‘illusive Christian’ often comes to the surface, for example when a parent’s children are abused by a church official. Most of these people having nothing more than an association with the place called ‘church’, will now question if they should still be Christian? Can you imagine this? Well, it is true. These people were never true Christians, perhaps not even believers, but mere ‘church members’, like members of a sect: for these can then cut off the sect and proceed with life, as a sect is but a bunch of people with some general purpose.
But the Christian Church is a gathering place of those who have surrendered their lives to Christ, next to those who just have an affiliation or an interest in Christianity.
So when members from Satan’s house in the gathering place (as is the church building/organization) abuse you, you just cut it off and leave. But how can you leave the church of Christ if you’ve surrendered to Christ? No, they’ve never surrendered to Christ but to their church, as do sectist to their sects. Especially when the priest is caught, they would praise the Lord to have exposed him, for surely he does try our patience with these demons. They would not despair but thank God and become more devout to him and love him and pray with even more love to him. If you are one of these, then re-examine your position for, surely, you are not yet a Christian. And if you believe to be baptized, open your eyes and read: for you were never cleansed off your sins, but merely took a dip in the water, because you had no sound understanding of the baptism – but the bright side of the matter is that you now can still repent and truly baptize: and this is the first and true meaning of ‘Anna baptism’: the properly baptizing, through faith and repentance, by those who at some stage realized that they were never baptized.
MAT 22: 14 “For many are called but few are chosen” – Jesus of Nazareth.
Know ye therefore that there are three steps to becoming a Christian:
a) Reading the Gospel believing it (you now are a believer)
b) Feeling repentance and repenting (you feel regret for your past sins and disposing of everything God disapproves of and embracing all that God approves of)
c) Baptizing (you surrender to Christ, washing away your past sins to never sin again (to consciously violate against the Gospel’s teachings, which are the commandments of God, manifest through the Gospel).
Do not mistake: Baptism is an agreement between you and God,
whereby you agree to follow the doctrine of Jesus and the 12 commandments. And, do you believe this to be possible, even though you are told it is not so, any transgression you henceforth commit must be accidental; not premeditated sins like fornication or murder or orchestrated deceit – for then you receive death.