If you belong to a Christian denomination or a Christian Group or Christian movement no matter what it is called, you are found in the spirit of anti-Mashiach (anti-Christos). If a name is given to you other than the Christ’s, the Mashiach, this is contrary to the Mashiach. We are His and we belong to no other and this includes denominations, group names and movements of any kind. ” In Antioch they were first called Christians.” They were first called of Christ, of the Mashiach Yeshua. If you do not understand this, you have fallen from grace or grace was never given you by God. The assemblies of God (the ones Yeshua spoke of when He said the gates of sheol will not prevail againt them) are simply called the assembly of this place or that. There is no other witness in the writings of the apostolos of the assembly of God being called anything else. Now the common faith was called the Way as it was called heresy and sect by others. But the common faith being call the Way is not a Christian denomination or group or movement. The common faith is the faith that comes forth from the preaching of the one true gospel. And the one true gospel is the Mahsiach Yeshua died for our sins according to the Old Testament, He was buried and He rose again according to the Old Testament. If you call yourself Evangel Ministries, you are contrary to the Mashiach. This is a Christian group name. If you call yourself “The Well”, you are contrary to the Mashiach. If you call yourself the “Assembly of God” or “Church of Christ” denomination, you are contrary to the Mashiach. If you call yourself Roman Catholic, you are contrary to Christ. If you call yourself by your doctrine or any other name you are contrary to the Mashiach. If you call yourself a Calvinist, or Armenianist, or an Augustinian, or Reformed, or Lutheran or Apostolic, or Baptist or whatever name that can be invented, you are contrary to the Mashiach. If you say belong to the “home church” movement, you are in a spirit that is contrary to the Mashiach. If you say you belong to the “Messianic Hebrew” movement, this is contrary to the Mashiach. If you say your are a Messianic Gentile, you are contrary to the Mashiach. If you say you belong to the “Prophetic movement”, this is contrary to the Mashiach. The Mashiach, Yeshua, is the sum of all things. There is only Yeshua ha Mashiach and nothing else.
All that is needful to be said concerning the understanding of the Mashiach about this matter is what Paul writes in 1 Corinthians, “Now I beseech you, brethren (male and female), by the name of our Lord Yeshua ha Mashiach, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it has been declared unto me of your, brethren, by them of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you that saith, I am of Paul and I am of Apollos, and I am of Cephas (Peter) and I am of the Mashiach. Is the Mashiach divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized (dipped in water) in the name of Paul? I thank God I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius, lest any should say that I had baptized in my own name. And I baptized also the household of Stephen, besides that, I know of no others that I baptized. For the Mashiach sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of the Mashiach should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness, but unto us which are being saved, it is the power of God. For it is written, “I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND WILL BRING TO NOTHING THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRUDENT.” In Chapter 10 of Corinthians Paul writes, “For there must be HERESIAS (untranslated word meaning opinion, or private interpretation or contention) among you (the assemblies of God), that they which are approved (of God) may be manifest among you.”
Paul beseeches believers to speak the same thing, and the same things starts with the agreement on the one true gospel. I too beseech believers everywhere to speak the same thing, to declare and abide in the same one true gospel. I judge Paul’s words by the one true gospel, and by the grace given to me, I find them true. All “Christian denominations” and “group names” or “Christian movements” are contrary to the Mashiach, antichristos. They all divide and bring schism. Thus they are contrary to the Mashiach because Christ is not divided.
I mark this letter by the one true gospel I know I declare by the will and grace of God. The one true gospel is the Mashiach, Yeshua of Nazareth, died for our sins according to the Old Testament, He was buried and He rose again the third day according to the Old Testament (Tananch).