If ppl do think that, and I know some that do, they are very very wrong, as it doesnt line up with scripture. God tells us to not give up assembly together, and He sure has His reasons for that. WE are to be growing and learning together as the body of JESUS CHRIST. But, all denominations and even the non denoms and interdenoms are ALL offshoots off the oriiginal. IT isnt about religions of man. ITs is about the only pure and undeviled religion of God with the full teachings of Jesus Christ. Gods Holy Word tells us that. Salvation does depend on a personal reliationship with Jesus Christ. We must be in assembly together with a church that teaches ONLY the teachings of The HOly Bible, and to leave all of manmade religion out of it. So many churches hold on to the traditions of men, and they need to go. But, there are traditions that need to be held on to with all of our heart, because they were based on the word of God. all we need to learn is what God says in His precious Holy Bible, and we are to check all things against His word to KNOW if it is truth or not. Thats our only safenet, is to do ALL things based on Gods precious Holy WORD, THE BIBLE>
And, we must obey when we hear from God, all of it, not just the parts that are easy or we are just comfy with.
God says, IF YOU LOVE ME< OBEY ME> And, when we truly love Him and are born again, WE WILL OBEY. Otherwise we are only offering lip service to God and He will not recognize it. THose that worn truly be born again and have the nature of Christ and walk fully in the Spirit of God thru obedience, will not go home in the rapture. THe first rapture is only for the overcomers.
Listen to Perry STone on Christian TV, and see if this all doesnt line up with scripture. There are more than one rapture, and so few know that. Its truly last day mysteries of the Bible being revealed to us TODAY>
The key to all blessings is OBEDIENCE. And wouldnt you call going home with Jesus in the rapture a true BLESSING? I know I sure do. By the HOly Spirit , given to us thru the shed blood of Jesus Christ, we have the power to overcome all sin, once we are fully submitted to God in every area of our life.
Salvation is free, absolutely. But when we are born again, we repent and are free of sin. Remember? THen, we arent to run back to it and expect still to be saved. GOD FORBID was the response to that in scripture. REMEMBER?
Salvation is free, but obeying GOD allows you to hold on to that free gift, and it can be done, or God wouldnt COMMAND us to obey. IT is a requirement, and church denomination has nothing to do with it. Its only by personally knowing Jesus, liveing as He lives, having His nature, a new creation man, and not that of the old fallen sin nature we had before Jesus died for us on that cross.
No matter what church you are in, if you arent following the full teachings of Jesus and having His excellent character, you will not go on to Heaven. God doesnt toss us out, we toss ourselves out thru disobedience. Bible says disobedience leads to curse. That hasnt changed. Obedience stilll leads to blessing. That hasnt changed either. But having to do blood atonement for sins, that stopped. And now the power of the blood of Jesus had redeemed us and given us a new nature, that of Him, and when we are truly born again, sin will revile us just like it did HIm. Jesus remained in perfect obedience to the Father. This is our high calling as well Anything less is only loss. But, we arent to give up assembly together with the fellow saints of God. BE it in a big church building or beginning our own church. What matters is that we believe all of Gods truths and we live by them ALL>
God bless you sister for the question. May God bless you to overflow.
Remember that church is NOT the building. WE who are in Christ Jesus, are the church. Is Jesus in our Hearts? Are we filled with the Holy Spirit to overcome sin? And do we obey the things of GOD? THose things are what determine if you are truly a Christian or not. Christian means FOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST> FOLLOW MEANS PURSUING HIM AND BEING LIKE HIM. Each one of us must answer those questions to know if we are truly Christians or just wearing that name tag. LABEL< for convenient reasons.
ONce we do and we know we are truly born again, we have assurance of our salvation, IF we remain in that place. We can choose to stay with Jesus or walk away. Another free choice decision to make. Love ya in Jesus...
God , The HOly Bible , and the Holy Spirit
Jesus is Lord.