29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
Is modern-day institutionalised Christianity Israel? The answer is obvious, but they conveniently disregard verse 29 and take the rest for themselves. So Mark 12 is what they believe for their salvation – which is actually probation, which is dependent on their own “good works” – they are their own saviours, so they tie up Mark 12 to Romans 12:1 – you have to worship God with your body which includes dancing to modern heavy metal music, jumping up and down, shouting and………….. trying to impress God………. when in reality Christ already did all the work on Calvary’s cross to save your eternal soul. It’s what He did – not what you still can do to save yourself. You cannot buy or work yourself into heaven period. We are saved by faith alone – Ephesians 2:8-9 and not works as per James 2:24. So we cannot boast by being good in this current dispensation.
Take a look at the NIV (Not Inspired Version) of Romans 12:1 :
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
That’s right – they tie themselves down, as well as others in “proper worship” because they believe that if they don’t, they won’t see or enter the Kingdom of God. The deceived at the top of the “food chain” who so happen to be standing behind the pulpits deceive those who populate the pews of modern-day so-called churches. Deceived and being deceived. Put on a show not only to try and impress God but others as well – make them feel incompetent because they cannot dance as well as you, don’t have as much energy as you, nor can they shout as hard as you. So what do the disabled do who are unable to use their bodies for “true and proper worship”? My guess is that they won’t see the Kingdom of God. Tragic – The belief in this current dispensation, not the disabled person.
Donkey doctrine for donkeys. Or if you’re American : Ass doctrine for Asses. Six of one and half a dozen of the other.
Same so-called preachers are actually Satan’s ministers of righteousness (2 Corinthians 11:15) – clothed in their own righteousness, not having Christ’s imputed righteousness because they don’t believe Christ’s death for their sins, His burial and resurrection FOR THEIR SALVATION
Whereas the true Word of God, the Authorised King James Bible clearly states this in Romans 12:1 :
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.