Why are Believers and pastors
leaving their Churches.
AN OPEN LETTER TO CHURCHES,
PASTORS, AND CONGREGATIONS.
The condition of modern man line Christian Denominations claiming to be Christian.
Some have have lost their faith or have been overcome but remain as leaders, minsters, teachers, for financial or other reasons, God knows.
Some are those who have secretly entered the church who lie, deceive, teach false doctrine, and dishonor Christ seeking to destroy that which God has ordained.
Some are sincere, Born Again, and walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ knowing they are sinners and trust their salvation to Jesus Christ alone but remain in mans churches.
When looking at what now is accepted as the Christian Church we as Believers
must ask ourselves; is this really GODS PATTERN FOR HIS TRUE CHURCH?
False teachers and heresies started in the early Church.
"But there were false prophets (teachers) also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who secretly shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their evil ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time will soon come, and their damnation sleeps not. 2nd Peter Chapter 2 KJV
False teachers and heresies would be more prevalent as we come to the end of the age.
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankfull, unholy, Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despises of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2nd Timothy 3 KJV
WHEN LOOKING AT WHAT IS ACCEPTED AS THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH WE AS BELIEVERS MUST ASK OURSELVES: IS THIS REALLY GOD'S PATTERN AND DESIRE FOR HIS CHURCH?
THE INFILTRATED CHURCH:
The modern mainline Christian Church has been infiltrated by usurpers, false leaders, false teachers, and false believers. Thereby corrupting Gods Word and Message Of Salvation deliberately promoting disunity, confusion, encouraging denominational-ism paring Believers on against another. Believers are now openly being attacked by secular tyrants, activist, Atheist, governments, news media, businesses, educational system, entertainment industry, and society in general.
THE COMPROMISED CHURCH:
Compromised and fake Christian Churches along with Theologians, Seminaries, Christian Leaders, and Believers have deliberately altered the meaning and intent of Gods Word and openly teach false doctrine. Churches and Believers are being caught up in all manner evil, false teachings, and shameful perversions which are paraded before the world. All of which we have been forewarned would occur prior to the return of Messiah.
From Revelation Chapters 3-4 (KJV)
•Man’s Churches have forsaken their first love.
They have turned away from Jesus Christ the author of their salivation.
•Man’s Churches follow the ways of Balaam and the Nicolaitans.
They tolerate the immorality, perversion, and idolatry of Jezebel.
They have embraced the ways of the world; have become compromised with worldly morality and pagan doctrines, idol worship,
intermarriage with non-believers, false prophets, and sexual immorality.
•Man’s Churches are dead because they are without true faith.
They proclaim they follow Jesus Christ but are without the Holy Spirit and blind.
•Man’s Churches are lukewarm, wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.
They are without conviction, have itchy ears, spiritually shallow, and will not repent.
Scriptures have warned and commanded that in the latter days when these thing shall come to pass Christians are to "come out of Babylon”, including the Babylon Church, mans philosophies and mans
self imagined spiritual faiths.
NOTE: Does this mean that sincere committed Believers who have truly repented and accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour (God knows them) who are now in various denominational churches are not saved?
God forbid. If you attend such a Church which truly teaches Gods Word book by book, chapter by chapter, line by line, precept by precept and holds true to the defining principals of the Christian Faith, they do well. Nonetheless be not deceived. Such Christians, their Pastor/Priest/Leaders, and Denominations need to come out of man’s fallen churches returning to Gods True Pattern For His Church.
MANS CHURCHES ARE NOT GODS CHURCHES:
So why do we not follow “God's pattern for His Church?” Because historically what we now accept as "Church" was inherited from man's altering of Gods true pattern centuries ago which has continued to this day. It was referred to as the Dark Ages which continued until the darkness was penetrated by the Reformation 1517-1648. It was then that the supremacy of God’s Word was declared, ending the spiritual domination of mans religion over Believers. Notwithstanding the importance of the Reformation emphasizing the supremacy of God’s word there was another significant position that was not emphasize. The need for Reformation is not over. Given the fallen condition of the modern industrial/socialized/business Christian Church, it needs to be revisited.
GODS PATTERN FOR HIS CHURCH:
Rather than follow the Creators pattern men took upon themselves to establish “Mans Religion/Churches”. Within mans “redefined” Church men “endow themselves” with Divine Authority establishing “men’s priesthoods” from which came various “denominations” that also claimed authority with “their priesthood’s” asserting “their Divine calling and Authority” including saving or damning souls in the eternity to come. By which they held the souls of humble earnest Believers spiritually captive by their lies, deceptions, and false teachings. It is with great sadness to acknowledge that there was a time when Scriptures containing the teachings of Jesus Christ, were deliberately withheld from the eyes of the people. If a common man or woman were found reading or possessing a Bible they were severely punished and subject to being executed. One must wonder why?
Ponder this: Why was the message of Jesus Christs Redemption and Salvation of mankind deliberately withheld from those who Christ died by man’s corrupt Christian church? It was taught Salvation was through men’s churches, doing good deeds, men’s priesthood’s, men’s traditions and “they (mens church)” were the only way to salvation. This man church and its offspring denominations thereby exercised supposed authority to save or eternally damn others if they did not comply with there heresies, their laws, there demands for money and resources, and there false teachings which regrettably continues today.
From ancient times to this present age Kings, Tyrants, Governments, Elites, Spiritual deceivers and those in league with them, together in-spite of their differences joined with men’s Churches to reign over mankind.
Together they dominated and used men’s bodies (labor/energy) and men’s souls (spirit/mind) acquiring to themselves great power and wealth.
GOD DID NOT LEAVE US WE HAVE LEFT GOD:
God from the beginning in His infinite wisdom and mercy interceded using those whom He chose throughout the generations of mankind, to witness of Him. These are they who truly sought Him and believed in their hearts. These are they whom God as He pleased, used to make known His Eternal Wisdom, Grace, Power, and Glory even in times of spiritual darkness. Which is to say that True Believers in Jesus Christ and all those who earnestly and truly seek God from Genesis to Revelations (God knows their mind/heart/spirit) are not cast aside. God will do what is right. For as by one man Adam came sin and death into the world so by one, Jesus Christ came salvation. God will do what is right. Nonetheless those who reject Gods plan of salvation cannot dwell in the presence of God in the world to come. These are they who by their own choosing will dwell without God, an emptiness and suffering beyond our ability to comprehend.
APPROACHING THE END OF DAYS:
The modern Church has now entered into the period of time referred in Scriptures as The Great Falling Away. Departing from the plain teaching of Jesus Christ mans churches have embraced the world. They knowingly reject Jesus Christ and His message of repentance/salvation, and God’s Written Word. They openly teach false doctrines deceiving those earnestly seek God for which they shall be judged.
In order to maintain followers and gain great wealth they did not teach those who came to Christ that they “Believers”, have a Royal Priesthood and are themselves “The Church Of God”. And, as it is written all may commune with God through Jesus Christ without the need of an intermediary (priest) as was practiced under the Old Covenant.
TO BE CONTINUED:
What then shall we do?
What is the church and how does it function?