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FORTY FIVE YEARS for POLAND
 In the Fall of 2018 we were invited to thirty Polish Churches and in the Spring twenty seven. However, due to major illness,with Joe Losiak in the hospital all of March and April with infection in his hip replacment; our mission schedule will continue in the fall of this year 2019. Lord willing we will be back in Poland at the end of September with a first stop in London, until the middle of November in 2019. We ask for your prayers. For updates and our news letter, contact us at joelosiak@yahoo.com or losiakanna@gmail.com
 
    
 

 

APRIL

 

 

27. SATURDAY- LONDON  EALING    Polish Bible Seminar  Noon to 6pm - Contact: Elder Robert Jankowski

 

28. SUNDAY - LONDON KINGSTON   Polish Church Service 10:30am - Contact: Elder Robert Jankowski

 

 

30. TUESDAY – KRAKÓW  (Private meetings with Church and Ministry Pastors)

 

 

MAY

 

1. WEDNESDAY - JAWORZNO  Brethren Church Service - 5:30pm  Contact: Teaching  Church Elder Stanisław Siodlak

 

 

2. THURSDAY – PALOWICE   Brethren Church Service 6pm  Contact: Teaching  Church Elder Marian Pawlas

 

 

3. FRIDAY - TYCHY    Brethren Church  Service 5pm  Contact: Regional Overseeing Elder Marian Pawlas

 

 

5. SUNDAY -  ŁÓDŹ  Evangelical Christian Church Service  10am - Contact: Pastor Jarek Celebański

 

 

7. TUESDAY – NORTWEST POLAND  (Private meetings with Ministry and Church Pastors)

 

 

8. WEDNESDAY - KAMIEŃ POMORSKI   Pentecostal Church Service 6pm   Contact: Pastor Daniel Kowaliński 

 

 

9. THURSDAY – SZCZECIN  Evangelical Christian Church Service ‘Betel’ 5pm -  Contact: Pastor Leon Dziadkowiec

 

 

11. SATURDAY - NOWOGARD  Evangelical Christian Women  with Anna Łosiak 9:30 AM  'Upper Room Church’'. 

 

 

12. SUNDAY - NOWOGARD  Evangelical Christian Church Service - Contakt: Pastor & President Cezary Komisarz

 

 

14. TUESDAY – BIAŁA PODLASKA   Baptist Church Bible Teaching  5pm -  Contact: Pastor Gnel i Gosia Keworkyan

 

     

 

15. WEDNESDAY – LUBLIN  “Spriritual Reawakening 44 Year Reunion” Contact:  Ryszard H. Modrzejewski 

 

        

 

17. FRIDAY – KALISZ   Baptist Church  Service - 18:00 Kontakt: Tomasz Jeżyk

 

 

18. SATURDAY - WARSAW   Evangelical Faith Outreach Evangelistic Meeting  - Pastor Wojtek Leszczyński

 

 

19. SUNDAY – WARSAW   Evangelical Faith Church Service 10am  - Contact: Pastor Wojtek Leszczyński 

 

 

 

20. MONDAY – WARSAW (Private meetings with Church and Ministry Pastors)

 

 

 

21. TUESDAY – WARSAW (Private meetings with Church and Ministry Pastors)

 

 

 

22. LUBLIN - WEDNESDAY   Pentecostal Church Service  6pm  - Contact: Pastor Marek Wolkiewicz

 

 

 

25. SATURDAY - KOSAKOWO  (Christian Baptist Wedding for London ministry friends - Izabela i Simon Wesley)

 

 

26. SUNDAY  – OLSZTYŃ  Morning Baptist Church Service 10am  – Contact: Elder Mirek i Monika Wiereńko 

 

 

28. TUESDAY – WARSAW (Private meetings with Church and Ministry Pastors)

 

 

 

29. WEDNESDAY - OPOCZNO  Brethren  Bible Teaching Brethren Mission Church

 

 

JUNE 

 

 

                2. SUNDAY - WARSZAWA   Brethren Church  Service  10am  - Teaching Church Elder  Paweł Ratz 

 

 

4. TUESDAY - SZCZECIN   University Campus Evangelistic Meeting - Contact: Maciej Kieryk IFES (ChSA) Area Director

 

 

 

5. WEDNESDAY – SZCZECIN  Evangelical Faith ‘Immanuel’ Church Service 6pm -  Contact:Pastor Krzysztof Dziewięcki

 

 

 

6. THURSDAY – STARGARD  Evangelical Bible Church Service 5pm -  Contact: Pastor Edward Wraga

 

 

 

7. FRIDAY – POLICE  Pentecostal Church Service 5pm -  Contact: Bishop and  Pastor Mieczysław Czajko 

 

 

 

8. SATURDAY – GRYFINO  Open Meeting for Women w/ Anna Łosiak 9:30am  Contact:Woman’s pastor Lidia Wolek

       

 

9. SUNDAY – GRYFINO   Pentecostal Church Service 10am -  Contact: Woman's Pastor Zenon Wolek  

 

 

 

11. TUESDAY - KIELCE  Evangelical Christian Church  Bible Teaching  - 5:00pm  Contact: Pastor Leszek Masłowski 

 

 

13. THURSDAY - KRAKÓW  Pentecostal  Church Service ‘Betlejem’  7pm  Contact: Pastor Wiesiek Didoszak 

 

 

 

15. SATURDAY - KRAKÓW – Open Meeting for Women with Anna (Łosiak)  10am – 4pm  Contact: Dorota Sochacka 

 

        

 

   15. SATURDAY - KRAKÓW – Church of God Homeless Mission ‘Dom Łazarza’ 6pm Contact: Pastor Jurek Konieczny 

 

 

 

16. SUNDAY - KRAKÓW  Pentecostal Church Service 10am - Pastor Paweł Sochacki & Pastor Andrzej Sczyrba 

 

              16. SUNDAY - KRAKÓW  Independent  Bible Church Service 5pm  -  Contact: Pastor Jerzy Kłoda

 

 (FIVE TO EIGHT MORE CHURCH or OUTREACH MEETINGS and MANY PRIVATE MEETINGS WILL BE SCHEDULED IN FEB., MARCH & APRIL)

 

 

TEACHING TOPICS for the POLISH CHURCHES

 

1. DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST – According to the Prophets, John the Baptist, the Apostles, His Enemies  & Jesus.

                                                                                                                                                 

2. THE NEW BIRTH – According to Jesus and the examples He gave (Nicodemus, Samaritan woman, Leper, Paralyzed man, Publican tax collector, Thief on the Cross) the Gospels. 

                                                               

3. MINISTRY of the HOLY SPIRIT – Revival, Awakening and Victorious sin - less living come from the Holy Spirit who is also Christ in us to guide, protect and empower us daily. Acts 1:8; John 16; Galatians 5

                                     

4. JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST  - All we have done as believers in the power of God or in the power of the flesh – good and bad will be judged before Christ (1 Cor. 3:12-17; 2 Cor.5:9-21; Heb.11&12; Matt.6:20; 25; 1 Thess.2:19-20)                                                                                             


5. SECOND COMING OF CHRIST(Gospel of Matthew 24/25 Revelation & Over 1000 Old Testament prophecies)            


6. PREPARING for YOUR CALLING  Your Mission/Vocation, Preparation as a learner in God’s Word, Practical Training and Victorious living. (The Gospels & Letters to Timothy)                                                                                                                                   


7. WHAT IS THE CHURCH? Jesus gave the Church it’s name, it’s ordinances and its mission. The Apostles defined the offices of service and requirements. (Gospels & 1 Timothy)

                                                                                                                                                                     

8. THE WORLD, the FLESH and the DEVIL – It’s always good to know your enemy  and how to always resist him.  ( 1 John 2:15-17; 1 Peter  5:8-9; James  4; Matt. 4:1-11)                                                                  


9. HEALING – PHYSICAL & BONDAGE BREAKING w/ SIN Physical healing in the Church age and overcoming sin in our lives. (James 5:13-18; Galatians & Ephesians)                                               


10. PREDESTINATION is for the BELIEVER  "Whom He Fore KNEW He has predestinated and Elected" (Romans 8:28-39; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 Tim. 2:4; Matthew 7:21-23)                                                                                    


11. THE ROYAL PRIESTHOOD of all BELIEVERS Our mission is to the lost.(1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:5-6; Hebrews 10-12)                                                          


12. LETTER to the FIRST CHURCH  in  ROME (The Fall of man, Grace of God, Obedient Faith, Justification by faith, Sanctification, Predestination and our Mission)                                                                                                                               

13. THE RESURRECTION  of  JESUS CHRIST ( The Gospels, the Book of Acts & 1 Corinthians  15)                                                                         


14. HEBREWS STUDY (Participation with or without faith make all the difference in time and eternity) Hebrews 4:2; 11:6; 12:2            


15. GOD, FAMILY, CHURCH, MINISTRY, VOCATION - (Matthew 10:37; Ephesians 5:25; Colossians 3:23)


16. WOMEN’S MEETINGS with ANNA - (Renewing our minds as believers and homeschooling your children) Romans 12:2

 
 
 
FALL SCHEDULE HISTORY IN  2018  
 
 

Greater responsibility to bring the Gospel 
 
The Gospel is being repackaged by various unscriptural teachings to diminish its power alone to save us to the fullest. With each subsequent trip to Poland, Joe senses a greater responsibility to bring the Gospel message from the Word of God the people of Poland. Satan always sends diversions when the Gospel alone in all its grandeur is actually saving souls. Our mission is to present the Gospel of grace mightily from the Bible which fully encompasses the three aspects of salvation. The sword of the Holy Spirit is the Word of God and we know the Holy Spirit is present in our salvation from the very beginning. Besides building up believers in the faith to live by the power of God living in us, we have as our ultimate goal to see the Poles themselves reach all of Poland for Christ with the Gospel of grace.   
 
We are rejoicing that already 24 churches have invited us to speak and teach this fall, plus several inter-church meetings. Even while writing this newsletter 3 of those churches invited us. We anticipate a full schedule with evangelistic outreach meetings (concerts and private gatherings). We could not have come this far without your prayers and support as we start our fifteenth year full time in reaching Poland this fall. “For God, who said, "Let there be light in the darkness," has made us understand that it is the brightness of his glory that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. But this precious treasure—this light and power that now shine within us —is held in a perishable container, that is, in our weak bodies. Everyone can see that the glorious power within must be from God and is not our own.” 2 Cor. 4:6-7 
 
Women Advancing God’s Kingdom
 
Anna will also have a time of sharing with women in some churches. For the last five years, she has been having a ministry to the Polish women in Chicago which included organizing five major conferences, several evangelistic concerts and follow- up seminars. At the last conference this past April, Anna was one of the main speakers. God in His wisdom made women different and women have never been sent to the front lines to fight a battle. The Bible is clear, that married men are to take responsibility for shepherding and teaching in church. A good wife is strong in her knowledge of the Scriptures and is a sounding board and advisor to him. Married men are wiser because of their wives! An excellent wife directs a godly home and her husband trusts her with this important testimony in the Church. A thriving church has women (as well as men) fully involved in Sunday School, youth clubs, worship, personal evangelism, summer camps, school teaching, etc.   
 
                                    
In the Bible women were always part of the ministry of our Lord and in the early church. Mary Magdalene Suzanna and Joanna came from a prosperous background and helped to finance the “low budget” ministry of our Lord. The witness of the Samaritan woman was extremely significant as was the roll of teaching Timothy by Eunice and Lois. The loving care for the physical needs given by Dorcas, the hospitality of Lydia, Phoebe doing the hard work of traveling across the continent to deliver Paul’s letter, Priscilla risking her life with her husband is just as important as being a teacher in the Lord’s eyes. A woman’s teaching is in her godly actions and her example of the sorely needed practical side of theology.  “She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26 
 

PAŹDZIERNIK - OCTOBER  
           
06. SATURDAY Afternoon – MODLIBORZYCE (Evangelical Church Service) Contact: Pastor Jacek Duda
 
                                                                 
07. SUNDAY MORN. - WARSAW (Evangelical HQ Church Service) Contact: Pastor Sławomir Foks 
 
 
08 MONDAY - SIERPC - The Closistered Benedictine Monastary for Women Meeting with Anna
 
 
08 MONDAY - WARSAW (Meeting with The Voive of the Gospel Radio Director Henryk Dedo)
 

09 TUESDAY - WARSAW (Grabowscy Family Ministry - EnArche Foundation) 
                   

10. WEDNESDAY – OPOCZNO (Brethren Church Service) Contact: Governing Elder Paweł Ratz                                                                                                         
 
11. THURSDAY - WARSAW (Brethren Church Service) Contact: Governing Elder Paweł Ratz                                           
 
13. SATURDAY - WARSAW  The ARK Church (Inter-church Woman's Meeting on prayer w/ Anna Łosiak)                                                   
 
13. SATURDAY - WARSAW  The ARK Church (Inter-church Men's Meeting on walking by faith w/Joe Łosiak)                                       
 
14. SUNDAY MORN.- WARSAW (Evangelical Non Denominational  Service - ARK Church) Contact: Pastor Paweł Jarosz

14. SUNDAY EVENING - WARSAW (Christian Concert with Warsaw pastors and friends)
 
15. MONDAY - WARSAW (Lunch and Meeting with Catholic Layity & Priests)
 
16. TUESDAY - BIAŁA PODLASKA (Baptist mid-week Service) Contact: Pastor Gnel and Gosia Kevorkyan
 
17.WEDNESDAY - (Day of Rest)
 
18. THURSDAY - WARSAW (Mid week Brethren service ) Contact: Elder Paul Ratz                              
 
19. FRIDAY - GRUDZIĄDZ (Evangelical Church Service)  - Contact: Elder Rafał Kowalski
 
20. SATURDAY - OLSZTYN (Family Reunion with Mirek and Monika WIERENKO)                                          

 21. SUNDAY MORN MŁAWA (Brethren Ch. Service)Contact: Governing Elder Dariusz Laskowski

22  MONDAY - WARSAW - (Strategy meeting with Evangelist Singer Greg Kloc and his wife Olga)                                  

23. TUESDAY – KIELCE – (Evangelical Church Service) Contact: Pastor Leszek Masłowski

24. WEDNESDAY - KRAKÓW (Day of rest)
 
25. THURSDAY - PALOWICE (Brethren Church Bible Study and Planning) Contact: Presiding Elder Marian Pawłas   
 
26. FRIDAY LUBLIN - (Evangelistic Concert with Grzegorz and Olga KLOC)                                                                                                           
 
 27. SATURDAY - WARSAW (Inter-Church Senior Pastors & Elders Meeting) The ARK Non Denominational Church                                         

28. SUNDAY MORN - LUBLIN (Pentacostal Church Service) Contact: Pastor Marek Wołkiewicz   
                                     
 
28. SUNDAY EVE - LUBLIN (Married Couples Evangelistic Outreach Anna/Joe Łosiak at the  Rożek Family  HOME) 

29 MONDAY MORN. LUBLIN Private meeting with Roman Catholic Parish Priest ZBIGNIEW CZERWINSKI who is a legend in Poland and the founder of a major well known reform movement (neokatechumenat) within the Roman Catholic Church. We met twice in 1976/77. He wrote a book on the Gospel titled, “It’s Free, by Grace” which is out of print but I hope to get a downloaded copy from him soon. He says, he stayed in his church to reach more people with the Gospel .  He is now in a Senior retirement home but I am hopeful that the Lord will still use him to open many doors for the Gospel among Catholics. )
 

29. MONDAY AFTERNOON  - NEAR TARNÓW (Private meeting with the Władzia Główka , wife of Jurek Główka  to pray for her recovery)
 
30. KRAKÓW - day of family and rest
 
31. WEDNEDAY - SZCZECIN (Outdoor Singing and Preaching in the Towns Sq. ) - Contact: Elder Maks Pyra 
                               
LISTOPAD – NOVEMBER       
 
                                                                                       
 
1. THURSDAY - SZCZECIN (Evangelical Church Service)  Contact: Pastor Leon Dziadkowiec 
 
2. FRIDAY - POLICE  Pentecostal Church (Concert with Joe and Salvation Testimony) Contact: Bishop and Pastor Mieczysław Czajko                                    
 
4. SUNDAY MORN  KAMIEŃ POMORSKI(Evangelical Ch. Service)Contact:Pastor Daniel Kowaliński                                                                                               
 
5. MONDAY – SZCZECIN - Private meetings (Former Bishop of the Entire Pentecostal Church M.Czajko) 
 

6. TUESDAY - SWIDWIN - (Women's Meeting with Anna) Contact: Pastor Adam Ciućka     
                                 

 7. WEDNESDAY – GRYFINO – (Pentacostal Church Service) Contact: Pastor Zenon and Lidia Wolek                                                                                                                                           

8. THURSDAY - KRAKÓW (Bethlehem Pentecostal Ch. Service)  Contact: Pastor Wiesław Didoszak
 
 
10. SATURDAY - KRAKÓW  (Polish Women meet with Anna) Contact: Dorota Sochacka 
                               

10. SATURDAY Evening - KRAKÓW (Lazarus Homeless House Ch. of God Service)Contact: Pastor Jurek Konieczny     
                         

11. SUNDAY MORN - KRAKÓW (Nowa Huta Pentecostal Church Service) Contact: Pastor Paweł Sochacki     
                                                                   

11. SUNDAY EVE - KRAKÓW (Mercy Homeless House Non - Denominational Church  Service) Contact: Pastor Jurek Kłoda 
 
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13. TUESDAY - PALOWICE - (Private meeting with the President of all Brethren Churches in Poland - JERZY KARZEŁEK)
    
 
13. TUESDAY - KRAKÓW - (Private  dinner meeting with former Oasis leader and personal assistant 'DR. WOJCIECH ZAJĄC' to the late great founder RC Priest Franciszek Blachnickiof the Oasis Movement in the Roman  Catholic Church)                                                                                                                                                                             
14. WEDNESDAY- JAWORZNO (Brethren Church Service) Contact: Governing Elder Stanisław Siodlak 
 

16. FRIDAY - WARSAW (Pallotinium Roman Catholic Center) Private meeting with a teaching  representative 'Roman Catholic Priest ANDREW' of the "NEOKATECHUMENAT" movement of Poland begun by Priest Zbigniew Czerwinski
 

17. SATURDAY - MILANÓWEK ARK CAMP - (Saint Paul's Missionary School Conference) Contact: Pastor Robert Boryczka of MT28 and The Baptist Church        
18. SUNDAY MORN - KALISZ – (Baptist Church Service) Contact: Pastor Tomasz Jeżyk                                             

15. THURSDAY – BOŻA WOLA (near Warsaw) – (Brethren Church Service) Contact: Witold Szponder

When we come to a church or a fellowship of believers, we are immediately in ministry sharing and teaching until we leave. We will continue building relationships that began for both of us over 25 years ago in Poland and for me 44 years ago. The first pastor I contacted in 1974 who is still living is setting up one of our cities and churches. Even with all the many years of preparation, study, training, ministry and all of your encouragements, the Lord has given us both time this summer for us to pray, study and prepare afresh for thirty to forty meetings in Poland in around twenty cities. Every day we are in communications with the people preparing our time in Poland. Modern day communications allow us to save money by doing this preparation work from home as if we were in Poland. 
 
 
"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,  from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,  and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.  Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." Eph.3:14-21
 
"Nie chodzi mi przy tym o moje życie, zależy mi jedynie na dokończeniu mojego biegu i posługiwania, do którego zostałem powołany przez Pana Jezusa, i na tym, bym mógł dać świadectwo o Ewangelii zwiastującej łaskę Bożą."  Dz. Ap. 20:24  
 
"But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God." Acts 20:24 

 

 

1974 to 2018

 

   

When I first came to Poland in 1974, the evangelical church was infinitesimal in its size (.01%) and actually getting smaller year by year in the mid-seventies. Communism cut off any possible attempts at outreach and most Poles only knew a religion of salvation based on a life of good works and keeping church disciplines. This of course led most into a state of eternal uncertainty and conviction that God was continually being offended by us. His sacrifice on the Cross was not understood as a full payment for our guilt and shame; We would also have to pay and receive mercy from the Church itself to free us from the penalties we would have to pay ourselves in purgatory and possibly an eternal sentence to Hell. To this very day, people in Poland pay money to aid the dead and release them into eternal life. 

 

 

  

In the mid 1970’s a large group of missionaries was sent from Campus Crusade for Christ which bypassed the tiny mixed in doctrine evangelical community. This group of Campus Crusaders which probably numbered several hundred coming in for a time over the past 40 years was able to directly reach the unevangelized 99.99% religious lost to what some have estimated to be five million Poles out of 38 million. Some have said hundreds of thousands became born again Christians and because 99% of the Polish communities had not even one healthy Christ centered church, most Poles simply stayed in the Catholic Church. However, thousands of Catholics saved at this outreach did increase the evangelical churches four to tenfold, depending on the community. On my trips to Poland, I have spoken to both groups. This great evangelization of the 1970’s and 1980’s slowed down due to many political and spiritual movement changes began to take place in Poland. Many other ministries also began to develop and have some fruit in the 1980’s and 1990’s. This brings us to today.  There are now ten times more evangelical churches and fellowships. They are the hope and strategy to reach the entire nation of Poland with the Gospel. Most Poles living today were born after the seventies. Our mission is to work side by side with all of them to reach all of Poland with the "Good News". 

 

  The Lord Provides, Protects, Empowers, Transforms, Heals, Teaches and Guides


 In 1990, Joe and Anna met in Chicago and married. They now have three children - (Mary- 25, Lukas - 23 and Konrad - 21). A ministry of Christian radio, camps, concerts, festivals and  training conferences were held throughout the city of Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

In 2004, Joe and Anna  started MissionPoland full time. This ministry began with holding Bible conferences and evangelistic meetings in churches and family camps in Poland. We also continued ministry to Poles in America and the U.K.. Fruit from these earlier years still needs to be gathered, discipled and organized. We still have unique doors open for us and have been preparing for an even greater harvest in Poland. God has protected and provided for us and we trust Him to continue, as we keep His word, love the Lord, honor His name and have His purpose.

 

 

 

"Znam twoje czyny. Oto postawiłem jako dar przed tobą drzwi otwarte, których nikt nie może zamknąć, bo moc masz znikomą,  ale zachowałeś moje słowo i nie zaparłeś się mego imienia" Ap. 3:8  

 

 

Many associated with Christianity label themselves to identify their faith in Christ differently. Paul the Apostle dealt with this problem in Corinth with Followers of "Paul" or "Apollos", or "Cephas". There are literally thousands of variations now, many of which overlap. Variations of Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Independent, Fundamental, Reformed, Dissident, (most recently Secular), Latin, Greek,Jewish, Polish, Coptic, Followers of Waldo, Wycliffe, Hus, Luther, Calvin, Arminius, Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Church of ______, Bible, Disciples of _______, National Churches, etc. Some like to identify themselves with a movement, revival or a spiritual awakening. One Pastor told me his spiritual roots go back to 1906. Others can go back to 55 A.D., 318, 325, 1065, 1363, 1415, 1517, 1619 various councils of all types. So who is who? Then we have the Gnostics from the second century and many cults that followed. This may cause some to turn away from faith in Christ, until we learn that Jesus and the Apostles told us that this would happen. Many false movements claiming to be His were suppose to come. If they did not Christ would have been wrong. Even the first century churches before the 'Church Fathers' that followed the Apostles, had differences that were assessed critically by the Lord Himself in the last book of the New Testament. So who are you? Sorry if I did not mention your brand, but there are literally thousands of names.The Apostles whom Jesus chose, trained and commissioned before there even was any church did not know any of these brand names. It was just the Church and Jesus called it "My Church". Peter was clearly the leader among the Apostles and he wrote two books which we all can read in the New Testament where he describes his role in the Church and who was the Rock on which the Church was built. The Church Bishops that followed the Apostles often stated that they were themselves bound to the teachings of Christ and the chosen Apostles. Because the faith "once delivered" as Jude stated was in fact delivered to us by Jesus Christ Himself through those He personally chose, trained and commissioned. We all call the Bible "God's Word" which was all in tact and in use within the first century and agreed upon within the first Church councils when the Church was just the Church. The identifier adjective 'catholic' meant all the local churches worldwide or the 'entire Church'. Churches were at first known by their locations, not denominations and the overseerer (bishop) had to meet requirements clearly spelled out by the Apostles Peter and Paul, which remain binding today. The Bible is the only book in history to contain the authorized words of Christ, the Apostles and all the published Hebrew Prophets. C.S. Lewis was officially a member of the Anglican Church but called his faith "Mere Christianity". Jesus warned us that in the end many will come up to Him in Eternity and claim that they used His name and did great things using His name, but He will have to say to them, "Depart from Me, for I never knew you". The organizations, associations, movements all have structures to keep order and to avoid misrepresentations like we see in Acts 5 as "the love of money is the root of many evils" in the Church.These administrations should be used to guard the Church and churches from corruption. It was what Judas was all about and too many more like Judas throughout the ages. Eventually all those whose love is really riches, social, lordship, political, sensual, whatever else or personal prestige may very well hear those brutal words Jesus warned of. So who is right? I'm not saying all churches are wrong, Jesus didn't say that either. He gave two of seven His approval in the last book of the Bible, those who "Have kept my word and did not deny My name." Jesus also said good things about all of those churches, except for one. These were the words of Jesus and He's the only One we are all called to believe. The Church is not the one to believe in, it is the one who believes. Believers are the Church and we are certainly not going to be saved by believing in ourselves . I once attended at Church gathering where my guest from Europe was not comfortable in the building as it was more like a modern theater than a beautiful cathedral. I asked him if he knew what kind of temple Jesus really preferred, he ask me to explain and I pointed to his body. This my friend is where His Spirit resides today if you have come to Him by grace through faith for your personal salvation.

 

Joe Losiak

 

 

 

 

 

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