A Follower of Christ, or a Member of the Church System
There are many who want, or desire to become a follower of Christ reconciling with Yahweh (God) through Yahshua by becoming a student, or disciple allowing his spirit to lead them to truth. Unfortunately, many have a false understanding that if they become a church member, it equates to being a disciple of Christ. This is a false ideology and it is of utmost importance to discern the difference between the two.
The church system cannot create disciples of Christ period, but they instead create what are called "Christians" who conform to the worldly hierarchical religious structures of the world becoming slaves to the false gospel of works. Christendom is built on the foundation of man’s traditions that organizes people into identities within their own denominations, charities, seminaries, universities, books, DVD’s, music, TV shows, magazines, etc… Just like the world, they promote their celebrities by marketing and advertising the latest flavour and fad of "Christianity."
And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, “‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME; IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. ’You leave the commandment of God and hold to THE TRADITION OF MEN.” – Mark 7:6-8
The tragedy of many upon the moment they decide to live for Christ is that they are swept into the traditions of man, making the Gospel of no effect. The zeal of the "Christian" witness compels those who desire to follow Yahshua to fall into the trappings of organized religion turning into a cookie-cutter saint instead of a disciple of Christ. Unfortunately, they have been hoodwinked to accept a false gospel of converting to a man-made system instead of the Way of Christ.
The culture of the church system is identified by what they feed their members with. The masses are spoon fed their brand of indoctrination to promote the name of their church. They will tell you that participating in their brand of religion, filling the pews and attending their programs equates to having a relationship with Christ. This is not true doctrine as attested in Scripture. Religious men have butchered Scripture to promote the idolatry of false religious works.
Many fail to understand that there are many antichrists. These are the people who run the false counterfeit church system today.
For MANY WILL COME IN MY NAME, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. – Matthew 24:5
Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now MANY ANTICHRISTS have come. – 1 John 2:18
The clever deception of Satan has been to use men to usurp the role of Yahshua our Messiah as Head. These salaried religious celebrities parade upon their stages and draw attention to themselves and their opinions rather than pointing to Christ.
Who is Lord?
You will always find the one-man-show on the common church website who is prominently displayed in the photos. These “special” men are only the ones allowed to express what truth and error are without question. Anyone who disagrees with “His Majesty” are considered hostile and divisive.
You can always tell who runs the man-made kingdoms of church as the good cookie-cutter saint will say, “This is Pastor Tim’s Church.” Of course it is his church, as everyone who walks in the doors will gather at his feet as he stands upon his elevated podium where they tirelessly say "amen" to earn his approval. “Pastor Tim” has positioned himself to be the special guru in all the affairs of the church. "Do not touch God's anointed," as he is above any questioning or criticism.
The picture should be becoming clearer that those within the church system are not equally brethren in Christ, but rather mindless religious slaves who bow down to their dictator conforming to his agenda.
No matter how many try to defend the church system, it will always fail on hierarchy. The fact is that it cannot be reconciled with Scripture. All cults and churches are part of organizations that are set up on a hierarchical framework where there always is a prominent leader over the people. These elevated men believe that they are called like Moses justified to exercise authority and control over others.
The fact is that any man who presumes to take upon himself a role that God has not given him is in direct disobedience towards God. Yahweh gave unique authority to Moses as leader over Israel at that time, but Yahshua clearly gave instructions to his disciples not to be lords over their brothers and sisters in the New Testament.
And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. BUT IT SHALL NOT BE SO AMONG YOU. But WHOEVER WOULD BE GREAT AMONG YOU MUST BE YOUR SERVANT, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:42-45
The Ekklesia that Christ is building has no room for a personality who wants to be the center of attention. It is amazing how so many are duped into believing that this abominable pattern is acceptable
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under COMPULSION, but willingly, as God would have you; not for SHAMEFUL GAIN, but eagerly; not DOMINEERING over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the CHIEF SHEPHERD appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. – 1 Peter 5:1:4
If you walk into any church building, you will find all of these upper-cased words in the above verses in action taking place. All you have to do is ask, “Who is in charge here?” They will say, “Pastor Tim.” You see, "Pastor Tim" is the “Chief Shepherd” who wears his own crown of glory that the people have given him. The Christian pew warmers in their delusion failing to understand that Christ will not appear to them except when judgement comes.
Many still refuse to want to believe what is called church is a counterfeit repackaged version of the ekklesia that Satan calls "church." All "Christians" will say they believe the God's word to be infallible, but in action they are too obsessed with their own selves in the traditions of man to find truth. Everything is wrapped up in glossy religious activities that promote their self-righteousness. Their glossy religious advertisements are deemed as the road to “salvation.” They deny Christ by their actions nullifying the power to produce righteous and holy works that are acceptable and pleasing to God.
Thus MAKING VOID THE WORD OF GOD by your TRADITION that you have handed down. And many such things you do.” – Mark 7:13
The "Christian" in Action
The system of church today is in a world of confusion as they have become indistinguishable from the way of the world. If you walk into any Church/Christian bookstore, you will find it filled with mystical, ecumenical, eastern philosophical, universal, contemplative and meditative practices that all have their origins in idolatry.
The Church system is run by religious men who have yoked themselves with the traditions and practices that are syncretistic will all other world religions. The manipulation tactics of their religious propaganda creates an us versus them mentality, but the sad reality is that Satan controls both sides of the coin. Christianity is a polarized religion in synthesis with the ecumenical antichrist worldly agenda.
Christianity does not really refer to God’s Word for their world view, but instead follow the opinions and doctrines of those who parade themselves upon the pulpit. They have replaced Christ for the latest celebrity minister drawing attention and allegiance to himself.
The sad fact is, many do not want read the Bible for themselves, nor do they allow the Holy Spirit to lead them to the truth. When you have someone other than Yahshua leading you, you will never see the light. The harsh reality is that the Church system attempts to unite heaven and earth with their own mediators instead. They glorify themselves in their “do good” religion at the expense of truth.
The institutions of men does not create sincerity towards Christ and his brethren, but to a man-driven denominational agenda. Those within Churchianity have men ruling over them instead of Christ.
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, you and your son and your grandson also, for you have saved us from the hand of Midian.” Gideon said to them, “I WILL NOT RULE OVER YOU, AND MY SON WILL NOT RULE OVER YOU; THE LORD WILL RULE OVER YOU.” – Judges 8:22-23
Many throughout history have followed and bowed down to their false Christ’s happily drinking their flavour of Kool-Aid.
- Why are so many blind to all the warnings in Scripture and sit idly by in their pews allowing their fellowship to be built around someone other than Christ?
It is time to contend for the truth and pray that many will come to their senses and realize their vain idolatry of building their worship around the whims of religious self-titled me. T
A true disciple of Christ will not partake in a demonic religion that promotes the carnal desires of people who want power, prestige and accolades of men.
True freedom in Christ are all brethren (brothers and sisters). They are disciples who build up and encourage one another, rather than fawning after a particular religious pulpiteer and his brand of "Jesus."
The harsh reality is that those who are in the church system call themselves "Christians." They are antichrist. They have been prepped, indoctrinated and prepared to worship a counterfeit Christ paying their religious celebrities to guide their paths. These “elite” men will do whatever it takes to keep their power, and all those who get in their way are “assassinated” by the simple wave of their hand. Their loyal dogs will chase out any opposition. The church ruler is always above the law and above morality and ethics. In fact, they are always changing the rules to please men. They are demagogues pulling the heartstrings of the people appealing to their emotions in a premeditated environment for gain.
As disciples of Yahshua our Messiah, we are no longer part of the worldly entanglements and deceptions of the religious church system. The modern Christian cannot represent the true Messiah to the world because they do not know the truth. Their traditions have blinded them.
SEE TO IT that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to HUMAN TRADITION, according to the ELEMENTAL SPIRITS OF THE WORLD, and NOT ACCORDING TO CHRIST. – Colossians 2:8
A you a Christian, or a Disciple?See results without voting
- Are You a "Christian," or a Disciple?
The vast majority of people who associate with man-named buildings call themselves “Christians.” This is a religious label that defines whom their allegiance is to.
- In Whose Name Are You Sent?
Unfortunately, those in Church system defy the words of Jesus Christ because they are sent in the name of their pastor, Church and denominational name-brand instead of his name only.
- The Hierarchical Structure of the Modern Church
Many falsely assume that the government of God's people is to be run by the hierarchical structure of the priesthood class even though Jesus Christ eliminated it.
- Those Who Submit to the Church System
Church members are solely dependent upon their ordained ministers to hear from God for them. They sit, listen and nod their heads being spoon fed doctrine that fits to their denominational mould.
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