Sunday, March 25, 2012
Jesus warned about the "synagogues" [churches]
If you notice Jesus Christ did not just warn of governmental authorities oppressing a Christian, but also RELIGIOUS ONES. The word SYNAGOGUE, these verses translates as
Mark 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
Luke 12 11And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
12For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
This was something I was pondering sometime ago. Jesus Christ himself warned of persecution at the hand of the "churches", not just governmental authorities. Of course this has applied historically to the Catholic church as well as others, but here in Mark 13 Jesus Christ, He is speaking of the last days, referring to the publishing of the gospel to all nations right within that same chapter, and the beginning of sorrows in Mark 13:8. What about the daughters of Rome?
Just something I've been thinking about.