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Moses vs. Christ

The two governments may share the same territory, but they operate on very different principles. The State is founded upon the principles of Moses. The Church is founded upon the principles of Christ. The State is of the Old Covenant, the Church is of the New Covenant.22 Jeremiah 31:31-32 "Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah - not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them," says the LORD.

The State, being like Moses, controls its people by laws. They have a legislature that makes thousands of laws, just as Moses was involved in making laws to control the people. The State requires obedience to book after book of rules and regulations. If one of the State's children needs correction, the State uses threats, fines, jail and confiscation of property to coerce obedience.

The Embassy of Heaven Church, on the other hand, does not impose laws upon our people. Simply by loving God and loving neighbor, we fulfill all the law and the prophets.23 Matthew 22:40 "On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." We are self-regulating. Our intent is to love our neighbor. If you want to modify the behavior of one of our members, you remind them to love their neighbor as themselves, and they respond.

In the Embassy of Heaven Church, if someone refuses to treat his neighbor as he would like to be treated or continues receiving benefits and privileges of the world, he receives instructions from the word of God. If he fails to modify his behavior, he will be cast from the Church and sent back to the world for further instruction. Jesus Christ talks about the body and says if the eye offends you pluck it out, or if the hand offends you cut it off and cast it from you.24 Matthew 5:29-30 "And if your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell." Christ's body is the same way. If anyone refuses to remain in Christ and act in a Christlike manner, he shall be cut from the body and cast away.25 Matthew 18:15-17 "Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear you, take with you one or two more, that 'by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.' And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector." Most people desire the higher level of living and since they want to remain in the liberty of Christ's government, their actions are easily modified to a Christlike activity.26 James 1:25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. The Embassy of Heaven Church is an attempt to work toward the perfection of Christ and to be a light on a hill to the world.

If the Embassy of Heaven Church were part of the world, then we could not be a light to the world.27 Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden." We would blend with the darkness. Therefore, we must remain separate, shining our light into the dark places. One of those dark places is the State. The State, being of the Old Covenant, holds her children in bondage. The Church, being of the New Covenant, sets her people free. We are called to rescue the lost who are in bondage and bring them into freedom.28 Colossians 1:13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of His love. The State, being jealous of our liberty, persecutes the Church.29 Galatians 4:28-30 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now. Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? "Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. They cannot receive the Embassy of Heaven Church because they know it would signal their own doom. Jesus Christ is the end of the law for all those who believe.30 Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. If there is no more law, there is no more need for the State. For all three branches of government are complete in Christ. He is our Judge, Lawgiver and King.31 Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD is our Judge, The LORD is our Lawgiver, The LORD is our King; He will save us.

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