By the blood of Jesus, God has built one church–and the Holy Spirit will neither glorify another–nor inspire an imitation.
Here is the true tree (Revelation 22:2):
In the midst of the street of it, and on the other side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
However, another tree has sprouted from another seed [organized in and inspired by the heart of man]: this tree has an Orthodox trunk [Roman Catholicism] and many denominational offshoots. It is not that God has blessed this tree, but rather, that He has not yet destroyed it. Moreover, over the centuries, many sincere saints have offered their faith up to God within its branches.
Two truths seem clear, based upon the following verses:
- Unlike the perfect, eternal Tree, the Orthodox tree has always been deformed and decaying: “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death,” (Proverbs 16:25). [Notice, the word “ways” in this verse is plural, and this coincides with the many denominations–all different–and yet, all the same.]
- The time of the Orthodox tree is rapidly coming to an end: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap,” (Galatians 6:7).
The Lord our God is a jealous God, zealous for His children, and desirous that they worship in the better and more perfect way that He has proscribed [in Spirit and in truth].
Therefore, before His return, He will shake everything in this world: and everything that is not built upon faith in Christ alone will crumble; and the people of God will know one another by His Holy Name alone, and no other.