The Church Of John One Twelve
John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
That church has not been officially recognized by many. You join it by receiving Jesus. If anyone tells you that you can join it in any other way, they are liars. If you have received Jesus you are a member. Whatever church you are a part of, if you are going to make it to Heaven, you need to be a member of this one. No other church you may have joined will do you a bit of good unless you have joined this one. There are some churches here on earth that believe all their members will go to Heaven and anyone who does not belong to their church will go to the Lake of Fire. They limit the number of members to a specific number. But their church is not the Church of John One Twelve. There is a limit to the number of members of the Church of John One Twelve too. But it is a much larger number. The number of its members is As many as received Him and them that believe on his name. The number of them that believe on His name is exactly the same number as as many as received Him. No man can know exactly what that number is but if he receives Jesus he can know that he is one of the number. There are many phrases and passages in the Bible that apply to every person in that number.
1 John 5:12: He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Romans 8:16: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
He can know that he is a member of that church for two reasons. He has the Son of God and the Holy Spirit has borne witness to him that he is a child of God. When I trusted Christ the Holy Spirit didn*t use those exact words to me but He made my spirit know that there was something drastically different in me that was never there before. That something was the Lord Jesus in the person of the Holy Spirit.
I understand there are between 6 and 7 billion people on earth. I don*t know where I heard the estimate that about 1 billion of them may be genuine believers. I have also heard that about half of the people who have ever lived on the earth are alive today. It is impossible to know these numbers exactly. If those estimates are close to correct, there are about 2 billion members of the Church of John One Twelve. Are you one of them?
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