LEAVING “CHRIST” ALONE; THE ERROR.

John 
16:31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?  
16:32 Behold, THE HOUR COMETH, YEA, IS NOW COME, that YE SHALL BE SCATTERED, EVERY MAN TO HIS OWN, ‘AND SHALL LEAVE ME ALONE’: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.  
16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

CHRIST – THE WORD, already told the disciples (just like He told Peter that he would deny Him thrice) that they were going to LEAVE HIM{The WORD} ALONE…
…which they did; removing their focus from THE WORD to trivia matters, becoming more concerned about doctrines and traditions and activities. Galatians 2:11-13.

Along the line somewhere, They removed their gaze from “The Word”, THEY LEFT “CHRIST” ALONE…

(Which is why “The Word” had to raise “Paul” to help “Peter” ~ Acts 9:4-6, 15-16)
…And although “Saint Peter” repented {2 Peter 3:15-18},
THE “CATHOLICS & APOSTOLICS & A WHOLE LOT OF ‘MEN OF GOD'” PICKED UP “THE ERROR”; barring souls (with all their doctrines and traditions and activities) from having a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with CHRIST ~ “THE WORD”. 

Read below, what “Saint Paul” had to tell “Saint Peter”;
Galatians  

2:14 BUT WHEN I SAW THAT THEY WALKED NOT UPRIGHTLY ACCORDING TO THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL, I SAID UNTO PETER before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, WHY COMPELLEST THOU THE GENTILES TO LIVE AS DO THE JEWS?  
2:15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,  
2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.  
2:17 BUT IF, WHILE WE SEEK TO BE JUSTIFIED BY CHRIST, WE OURSELVES ALSO ARE FOUND SINNERS, IS THEREFORE CHRIST THE MINISTER OF SIN? God forbid.  
2:18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.  
2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.  
2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  
2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: FOR IF RIGHTEOUSNESS COME BY THE LAW, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN.

READ “GALATIANS 3” FOR MORE INFO.

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