A History of Governing Services
Basileia Ouranos. Latreia diakonia
Identifying members, constituents and the populous of governments and their institutions has been an essential element of all governments from their inception.
The government of Israel and the Church government have supplied the services relating to identifying documents and a chain of testimony for its people for centuries.
The Church is not a building. It is an international body of people dependent upon each other in the same fashion as any other government and has been defined internationally as:
In its most general sense, the religious society founded and established by Jesus Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate His doctrines and ordinances.
A body or community of Christians, united under one form of government by the profession of one faith, and the observance of the same rituals and ceremonies.
Chain of Authentication
The Chain of the authentication and authority of the Church stems back to the first apostles including Peter, James, John and the other apostles appointed by Christ. Christ's throne stems back to David, Israel and Moses and Abraham, Melchisedec and Noah.
Documenting the formation of that government is no different than any other government. The recording of births, baptisms, and marriages of families has always been the province of its body of ministers who serve its people and provides the benefits of that government.
That record of the Church government is established by the ministers and the people and helps to identify and protect the Church and those in congregation in the performance of its duty to God the Father and His people by identifying them and establishing the intent, obligations, rights, and responsibilities of all those who comprise the whole Church and the people in congregation as well as the authority by which the Church does act and the people live as free souls under God.
While the Church holds land under a number of titles and conditions throughout the world it remains a separate body from other governments. It is an institution of Christ. It is not a place here or there. It is composed of living souls who seek to do the will of Christ and the Father by governing themselves in righteousness. Its mission is imposed by Christ upon the hearts and minds of those who are faithful to His way in Spirit and in Truth.
Keeping that record is a true and accurate way of fulfilling their mission. This is done by not bearing false testimony and publishing of the record of the Kingdom of God. This has been a work in progress from generation to generation for thousands of years.
All the documents offered contribute to prima facia evidence of a separation from the ways of the world and our faith or fidelity in Christ's way. These rituals and ceremonies, rites and services, forms and protocols are for the purpose of keeping the Church from the domination by the world while remaining in the world.
Substantial and Essential Evidence
The purpose of these relationships, evidenced by this documentation, is to facilitate the individual in the performance of their religious duties, to provide immunity from political controversies where the Church has a presence, and assist the people in their search for the Kingdom and His righteousness. The change that comes from being Baptized in the spirit of Christ Jesus, as Lord of your life, is only visible to those who have eyes to see. The world, not seeing these things of the spirit, needs evidence that is visible to the people of the world. Each member of a congregation and minister must define their ministry according to the spirit of the Father in their heart and mind, but provide a record for the world to see and understand.