Gospel Christianity / Jesus’ Christianity — Christianity as Preached And Practiced By Our Lord Jesus Christ, And Recorded In Matthew, Mark, Luke, And John.
Church Christianity — Christianity As Taught By Catholic, Protestant, And Evangelical Churches, And Recorded In Their Separate Catechisms.
Jesus did not found or institute or build The Church. The Apostles did that. Circa AD 35 [Reese p1423]. Please see Acts 6:2-4 .
The reason Jesus did not found The Church is because The Church resolves into an Organization. With a Hierarchy. With Superior and Subordinate relationships. With Inequality at its core.
Which directly militates against the Equality [John 13:34-35] that He Preached, and Practice, throughout His Ministry.
Secondly, The Church, as an Organization, has a Mission. A Mission that, in the final analysis, is Selfish. The Church functions to Serve itself. Acquire wealth. Acquire more buildings.
Such Clerical greed directly militates against the Selflessness embodied in the Ministry of Jesus. Wherein is Preached Gospel Love [John 13:34-35]. And, not just Preached, but, Practiced — in Gospel Community / Gospel Equality [Acts 2:41-46, Acts 4:32-37].
The issue that confronted Jesus was — how to advance Gospel Love.
A Selfish Church would, by its very nature, Jesus knew, not advance Love, and Love’s asseveration of Equality.
So, Jesus rejected The Church as the vehicle for His Ministry. Deliberately did not found or institute or build The Church.
Whom, then, did He choose to promulgate the Gospel of Love?
 Acts 6:2-4 — 2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
 John 13:34-35 — 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
 Acts 2:41-46 – 41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
 Acts 4:32-37 — 32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,
37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
Reese, Edward. The Reese Chronological Bible. Minnesota. Bethany House. 1977. Print.
Egbert F “Burt” Bhatty has worked 30 years as an Analyst at the American Embassy, New Delhi, and at British [Dunlop] and American [Chase Manhattan] multinationals. He is a Certified Catechist. Holds a 3-year [part time] Certificate in Foundations For Christian Ministry.
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