Corrupt Church Government

The Church of Babylon
The Church of Babylon


There are a lot of "Christians" who have taken on the worldly structures and authority ideologies that comes from the rule of Satan. By embracing these concepts, they are considered unacceptable for God’s Kingdom. Anytime there is rule over others by enforcement through decision, opinion, subservience and obedience without question, it is a satanic deception. Many out of fear that they might not be pleasing God will submit to a salaried ordained ministers. They are taught not to question their authority, even when their demands are ungodly and unbiblical. They think that they are pleasing God by submitting to man. Blind submission to unquestioned obedience is a hindrance to spiritual growth and advancement into God’s Kingdom.

The government of the Kingdom of God has no worldly leaders in it that demand submission.


Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves,you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. – Romans 6:16-18


Submission to the right authority is good, but the wrong kind is foolishness. Submitting to God requires discernment and understanding that Jesus Christ takes precedence over everything. It is not about conforming to a religious institutionalized system of the modern “church” where you become a slave to the traditions of man in a worldly hierarchical system that is about business, domination and coercion.

The Kingdom of God does not have any of the concepts and principles of the world in it; therefore, its function and nature is in opposition to Satan’s kingdom (Babylon). Anything that is called “church” that does not produce, or represent peace and joy that comes from the Holy Spirit should be scrutinized. Many are held captive in religious bondage in the spiritual kingdom of Babylon who are spiritually corrupted. They cannot mature and are often in constant conflict between the Holy Spirit disagreeing with the religious system of the world. There will always be conflict with the authority structures under man.

Why do think there is so many religious denominations and belief systems?

Man-made authority structure.
Man-made authority structure.

The Nature of the Kingdoms


And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 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 your slave,even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Matthew 20:24-28


Expanding the Kingdom of God is having victory over the kingdoms of the world, but this will not happen until more people listen and obey Jesus Christ. If our King says it in His Word, then it should be settled. The false counterfeit Antichrist "church" will use Scripture verses to contradict what Jesus Christ has said because they are bound to worldly concepts. They do not understand that those who lead among the ekklesia are not lords over others, but servants. Jesus Christ never coerced or forced submission; He gave instructions, but gave His disciples the free will to follow, or disobey them.

The nature of the Kingdom of Babylon and the Kingdom of God are in direct opposition to each other in both authority and spirit. The Gospel of the Kingdom of God is to boldly proclaim the Good News, but never to enforce and coerce those to follow it. Spiritual authority is not about controlling other people. Those who enter into God’s Kingdom are those who voluntarily submit to God’s will with reverence, love and respect.

Godly spiritual authority does not behave like the worldly authorities. Many people’s spiritual lives are destroyed because they are ignorant of this. They do not understand that there is no such thing as clergy and laity in God’s Kingdom. All of God’s children who are priests have direct access to God and do not need professional ministers to approach God for them. It is the pagan and heathen that need priests to approach their gods. The Church of Babylon divides and separates people into different classes of people. They believe that the titles of prophet, apostle, healer, miracle worker, pastor, teacher, etc… can be manufactured just like any other profession.

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Reconciling Spiritual Authority with the Mind of Jesus Christ


The natural mind cannot reconcile being in a position of authority without being able to exercise the authority over others. It is only by having a renewed mind that this makes sense in God’s Kingdom. Jesus Christ is the perfect example of Kingdom authority who exercises His love for others whether they were in opposition to Him or not.

True spiritual authority comes from the manifestation and objective demonstration of the nature of Jesus Christ. Any title that has been bestowed on someone by other men comes from the system of Babylon. Those in God’s Kingdom are recognized by their humility and service to others. A pastor in Satan’s kingdom requires support for His preaching and livelihood. "Attendance" means that you support his theology and concepts. Corrupt religious leaders have no desire to be corrected, or rebuked from other disciples in God’s Kingdom because they cannot be discipled themselves; therefore, they are practitioners in the kingdom of Babylon.

True submission is about being transformed and conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. It is the process of renewing our minds into mature spiritual men/women who are no longer babes, but know how to be led by the Holy Spirit.

Spiritual manipulation.
Spiritual manipulation.

Levels of Authority


There are different levels of authority that take precedence over others. By understanding the right order will give freedom with the ability to submit to authority in a wise way.

First, God is first and foremost of importance to submit to. He is the King of His Kingdom; therefore, what He says is paramount. Second, the Word of God is the standard that we use to weigh and test our walk and relationship with Him. Third, is our understanding of what Scripture says. Fourth, is our conscience under God. Lastly, it is other Christians and secular authorities.

Our own conscience under God is more important than the demands from a clergy member.This means that any government authority, husband, pastor, Pope, etc.., are below the authority scale of your conscience under God. Our faith is about believing something in our heart; therefore, it is not about someone telling you what you should believe. When we go against the convictions that God has given us we are in sin.

Don't be afraid to come out.
Don't be afraid to come out.

I believe God is disturbing the hearts of the “church members” who are in spiritual Babylon to come out of the worldly religious system into the freedom that is in the spiritual New Jerusalem. The inadequacy in bondage will urge those to move out of their demonized deception amongst the unruly masses into truth. Often the transition will manifest in manipulation, rejection, persuasion, coercion and a maligning spirit as Satan does not want to lose ground. The professional pastor who has made kingdom for himself in the “church” building will go into protection mode to deter others so they will not see the light too. Although the rejection may be rough, obeying the Lord over the traditions of man and their concepts will bring you out of spiritual blindness that will open your eyes to the true grace of Jesus Christ that will bring knowledge, understanding, wisdom, peace and joy.

It is important to love and pray for those who are in spiritual captivity and not forget them. Although they will oppose, slander and pray soulish prayers out of their spiritually blind carnal mindset, we must pray God’s blessing in their lives that they too will come out of the corrupt religious bondage of Babylon.

This article is an expansion from the article, The Antichrist Church. Additionally, the next in the series is, Escaping the Grip of Spiritual Babylon that will further clarify the subject. God Bless.

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graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

PandN- Another outstanding Hub. I hope many will take it to heart and let it sink in.

God bless you again.


Neil Braithwaite 3 years ago

Our rights end where the gospel of Christ begins. This implies that every believer is to become a servant. No one knew this or communicated it better than the Apostle Paul:

"It's clear that Jesus' words and examples had a profound impact on Paul's ministry, specifically regarding one's personal rights. In the following passage, Paul exemplifies clear spiritual insight and understanding of the personal rights issue that he learned from the life and teachings of Jesus. Understanding that Jesus "emptied Himself" of His divine prerogatives for the sake of the gospel, as an example for His followers to be willing to empty themselves of their earthly rights for the sake of the gospel - regardless of how it affects their personal circumstances and welfare."

"Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." Philippians 2:5-8

"As a follower and imitator of Jesus, the Apostle Paul's ministry began on the road to Damascus, but tragically ended the same way Jesus' did - martyred. In fact, New Testament and credible historical records show that most, if not all, of the Apostles' ministries ended in the same manor. It can be safely assumed that these men never put their personal rights or considerations ahead of the gospel of Christ - and as history shows, not even ahead of their lives. Paul, and the other apostles, literally emptied themselves of everything to become bond-servants of Christ - humbling themselves in total obedience to the gospel to the point of death."

Excerpt from: "The Apostle Paul on Personal Rights and the Gospel" http://honorgodsword.com/


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PlanksandNails 3 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Neil Braithwaite,

What a fantastic article that you have eloquently written that is provided in your link. I concur and encourage all readers here to read the article, "The Apostle Paul on Personal Rights and the Gospel," as it dispels any notion of hirelings within the Church.

God Bless


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justthemessenger 3 years ago from The Great Midwest

You are correct when you state that we should obey our conscience under God over the dictates of other people. And, yes perhaps the church body has gone overboard with hierarchy and divisions of labor. However, I don't think we can be "lone ranger" followers of Christ. The Church for all its flaws which are a product of human shortcomings is still an effective way to fellowship with like minded disciples of Jesus Christ.


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PlanksandNails 3 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Justthemessenger,

You are engaging in conjecture if you are implying that I am a "lone ranger" follower of Christ. The theme of this article has nothing to do with that, so I must assume that you must be referring to the writer. If you disagree with any of the content of the article please quote it and provide Biblical support to the contrary and we can discuss it.

("The Church for all its flaws which are a product of human shortcomings is still an effective way to fellowship with like minded disciples of Jesus Christ.")

Could you please elaborate on what you mean by your statement and give some Biblical examples in support so that we can elaborate and discuss it further.


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justthemessenger 3 years ago from The Great Midwest

The emphasis on my "lone ranger" comment was based upon making sure that interpretation of Scripture doesn't become such a personal thing that the Bible says whatever an individual believer wants it to say. Also, I wasn't accusing you of being a lone ranger follower of Jesus Christ. I said the church's flaws are a product of human shortcomings.Keep in mind the church membership includes us flawed human beings. We who belong to Jesus are still flawed (forgiven yes but yet still flawed) and even those organizations which we put together for fellowship in and furthering of the gospel will not escape those shortcomings. As for a biblical example, just look at Acts 15th chapter whereby two early church disciples, the Apostle Paul and Barnabas split up following an acrimonious dispute. Undoubtedly, these are two good men of God, yet they fell short in this instance.


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PlanksandNails 3 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

I agree the Bible is not open to private interpretation. Biblical Church doctrine is emphasized many times in the New Testament over and over. When the Church starts participating in a lifestyle of sin, which includes the traditions of man, it will become apostate. This is a result of refusing to repent when confronted with truth. God has grace for His people and desires for them to come to repentance after coming to the knowledge of the truth.

Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. - Revelation 2:5

Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. - Revelation 2:16

Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. - Revelation 3:3

Part of maturing of the Church is learning from mistakes , but to use those mistakes to justify compromise and human shortcomings is not the correct approach. Jesus Christ is the perfect Head of the Church and His ways are perfect, although those within it are fallible in nature. The only way the Church can grow and expand the Kingdom of God is by listening and obeying what He says even in rebuke. When man attempts to improve on God's perfect ways, they are saying that they can do it better. The traditions of man are an attempt to make God fit into the image of carnal man rather than conforming to His.

Although Paul a Barnabas had a sharp disagreement, it was in no way about compromising the doctrine and principles of the Gospel.

The purpose of the article was to make distinctions between the authority that comes from God versus that of the world.

A have several articles here among many others concerning that tradition of man in the modern "churches" that delve deeper into the subject if you are interested:

http://hub.me/afuLw , http://hub.me/acQLH , http://hub.me/aeNYy , http://hub.me/afaL1

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