The Kingdoms of the Church Pastors

The modern Church system is a kingdom based on coercion and fear where people are taught to depend on a closed system where they cannot exchange truth, but are told what "truth" is from the salaried-to-serve clergy. In this system you are made to sit and listen, in other words, spoon fed man-made doctrine from the pastor-king, or his personal representatives. They mix truth with lies and absolutely require a tithing system to finance their ministry and expand their kingdoms. All those within this corrupt system are bound to their “covering,” which is a concocted umbrella of “protection” that the pastor-kings have over their minions. All those who question the ideologies within their cookie cutter religion will have a noose tightened around their neck until they conform.

Merchandise
Merchandise

Slaves to the System

In this slave system, the people are bound to traditions and works of their titled officials rather than Jesus Christ. True love and liberty are exchanged for the man-made tradition of converting others to membership to an institution bound to a life of giving their time, finances and abilities under the control of the pastor-kings.

And IN THEIR GREED they will exploit you with FALSE WORDS. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. – 2 Peter 2:3

The institutionalized church members are merchandise acquired by their pastor-king. They are told that they must “give to God,” which means offering to the idolatry of worshiping glass, brick, mortar and men. If the members do not make their sacrifices to the pastor-king, they are told that they will not receive blessing.

You were bought with a price; DO NOT BECOME BONDSERVANTS OF MEN. – 1 Corinthians 7:23

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and DO NOT SUBMIT AGAIN TO A YOKE OF SLAVERY. – Galatians 5:1

So if the Son sets you free, YOU WILL BE FREE INDEED. – John 8:36

Jesus Christ has set the Ekklesia free from the spiritual and financial bondage to the world system. Unfortunately, there is an epidemic of people willingly being drawn in by the pied pipers of organized religion into slavery and bondage to a pastor-king. They become part of the entourage of worshiping false teachers, apostles and prophets, or whatever other title they like to give themselves.

A true disciple of Jesus Christ is not a label (Christian) within the Church system. They will not follow, or give credence to any self-promoting loudmouth hypocrite who pretends to follow Jesus Christ. All those within the Church system are surrounded by false, glossy-eyed brothers and sisters who call themselves Christians, but have no clue what being disciple of Jesus Christ is. In fact, they have no understanding of the Kingdom of God.

The Man-Made Mediator

The pastor-king will console and give comfort with slick words to all those who make their weekly payments to their man-named building as insurance that they are “covered” by their man-made mediator who is called to be the voice between them and God, instead of Jesus Christ.

For there is one God, and THERE IS ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS – 1 Timothy 2:5

The pastor-king will tell you that the assembly of the ­­saints’ means going to a building, obeying your leaders and tithing, or you are rebelling against God. “Rebelling against God” will allow Satan to attack you and your family.

Organized Religion

The epitome of organized religion is a self-centered agenda that brings spiritual death and bondage to all those that accept her ways. They “re-write” Scripture and bastardize the Gospel by using coercion and fear tactics as a means of control. They call their man-made building a “house of God” and their stage “the altar.”

The gullible masses cannot make the distinction between the Old Testament and the New Testament by what Jesus Christ has done. They live in world of entertainment Christianity as admirers and followers of spiritual celebrity “powerhouses” and “super-prophets” in a fantasy land of illusion and pop-psychology.

In contrast, the Ekklesia are pupils of Jesus Christ and learn from him. They follow after and support the name of Jesus Christ and do things in his name instead of their own. Those who do otherwise make the Word of God of no effect living in their “Disney Land” of religious characters whom they follow after.

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Churches have taken onver the landscape.

The Christian blight has taken over the world with their hierarchical system of men full of unstated rules that are considered being above the precepts of Scripture. They use man-made symbols, religious words and ideologies that are foreign to the Kingdom of God. When they are confronted to explain their doctrine with Biblical precedence, they parrot what their pastor-king has told them without really understanding, or having any idea what exegesis or eisegesis means. The only game they play is “Simon Says.” They have taken the opiate of their religion that puts them in an altered spiritual state dependent upon their addiction to ear candy rather than being of sound mind.

The pied pipers of modern Christianity know that once they get someone in through their doors they can get them hooked on the same opiate by employing the usual psychological tactics of peer pressure, emotions and sensory overload to condition them to their denominational mould. The use of mood enhancers such mind altering music and lights bedazzles them to the point of emptying their minds and then their wallets to the sophistry of the pastor-king. The template of Church is about emotionally bonding through sensory stimulation under a religious spell. The core of the modern Church system is about abandoning Jesus Christ to become a member under the control of a self-appointed pastor-kings who rely on the gullible to expand their brand of religion.Those who are Biblically illiterate will conform to their authority, customs and traditions by becoming disciples to a pagan, Romanized model of religion that violates and defies the authority of God.

Attending Church

The only way to find the true Jesus Christ is to leave the Church system completely. It is the epitome of apostasy and spiritual abuse. You cannot seek truth nor will you find the true Gospel within her. Truth of the Gospel cannot be presented within a system of idolatry and harlotry that preaches “not forsaking the assembling together” to a man-made Church system.

  • How many have raised their hands and knelt down at the altars of men and said the “sinner’s prayer” only to become part of a cookie cutter religion in bondage to hirelings?

This is the life of a Christian who believes they are saved in the modern Church system and that is the way to “heaven.” They go to Bible school and go on mission trips under the banner and “covering” of their pastor-king.

  • How many times have you heard the testimony of a church minion who says that they went to Church their whole life and at one point they “backslid” by turning to the ways of the world, but then return back to the fold of their cookie cutter religion of attending Church?

The irony is that the Church system and the ways of the world are one and the same.

The only way to Jesus Christ is not by our way, or the Church’s way, but by his way only. It is not by being led by men, but by the Spirit of Christ, which leads to truth, freedom and liberty. We must seek Jesus Christ through the Word and prayer without the man-made pastor-king mediators getting in the way.

Get Out While You Can!

You will not be "born again" bowing before the pastor-king who stands over you upon his man-made altar. Being born again is about coming out of the darkness and into the light birthed into God’s Kingdom, not into a membership of a corporate entity. Only those who are born again can see the Kingdom of God, those who don’t will remain a false convert within the Church system. You will never hear the Gospel according to Scripture in the Church system, which is a cesspool of denominational propaganda.

The truth is, the reality of the Church sphere is a deception and counterfeits the true Body of Christ who are the Ekklesia. The Jesus of the Church system is NOT the same Jesus of the Ekklesia.

A false Gospel and a false Jesus leads to false conversions. If you are part of the Church system created by men, then this is epitome of who you are. You are deceived, not saved and don’t even know it. The Kingdom’s of men have absolutely no resemblance to the Kingdom of God. Get out while you still can!

“GO OUT OF THE MIDST OF HER, my people! Let every one save his life from the fierce anger of the LORD! – Jeremiah 51:45

“COME OUT OF HER, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues – Revelation 18:4

Self-Deception

The deception is so great in this day and age. The Church system has nothing to do with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Organized religion is a sham of what Jesus Christ paid for. The masses are deceived that going to Church is something they are required to do. This is the work of the enemy that deceives those into worshiping God via man-made doctrines and traditions.

Therefore be careful LEST THE LIGHT IN YOU BE DARKNESS. – Luke 11:35

Jesus Christ warned of the self-deception of those who would claim to hold the truth of the Gospel, but are actually deceived in their own man-made spiritual makeup. These people are not hungering and thirsting for righteousness because they do not have the truth which is in Jesus Christ. This is clearly evident in their actions and their pride.

Jesus Christ said he would build his Ekklesia and the gates of hell would not prevail against it. Jesus Christ and the Apostles set the model and Satan and his minions are not invited as part of it. The Ekklesia are a body of believers that bears absolutely no resemblance to the thousands of false church institutions built on the planet today.

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celafoe 22 months ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

And the anointing continues. Great job brother. God bless you


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Kathleen Cochran 22 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

You make some very good points. Which is why every time I hear about a famous preacher who has publicly fallen from grace for one character flaw or another, I'm reminded I'm an not to worship any other person - period.

Recently our pastor has been preaching strongly against being critical of our church, the staff, the programs. If we do these things, we are hurting the Gospel. I just have to ask: is there no accountability? Is our church flawless? Is there no room for improvement? If those of you in charge aren't willing to hear criticism, how are problems going to get fixed?

With a healthy, questioning mind, I participate in corporate worship in a church setting for how it helps me focus on Jesus for at least a little while without the world imposing on my thoughts. But long ago I learned pastors are people like me - flawed. There are many I admire. But like the angel in Revelation told John: Worship God.


graceinus 22 months ago from those of the Ekklesia

PandN- Another great article. And the two video's fit well with this article as if it was made for it. As the lady said in the video, you can not see the Kingdom of God unless one steps away from the church system. I strongly believe the job of the false church system is to keep people blind and to prevent anyone from seeking the Kingdom of God.


Neil Braithwaite 22 months ago

Ever wonder why it's so hard to get a face-to-face meeting with the pastor? Well there's a reason for that...

Unfortunately, the only time the majority of corporate church "members” even get to see their pastor is on Sunday morning. Notwithstanding this fact, man’s church is grounded on the hierarchical-spectator system which is specifically designed to elevate "highly educated and trained" leaders above (And away from) the uneducated masses.

These low-information Christians church members are not supposed to have unrestrained access to their leaders. The system is designed to create a safe distance between the clergy and laity. Meeting once a week for a couple of hours where the clergy is fully engaged in "performance mode” is one way that helps to keep the laity away. And having the clergy keep basically the same office hours during the day as the laity also helps keep the members away during the week.

The whole corporate hierarchical system is designed to keep the laity in the dark about the true Ekklesia Jesus is building. Unfortunately, man's church system seems to be working very well with the ignorant masses away from the truth.


Neil Braithwaite 22 months ago

Here is a great article. "Are you addicted to your pastor"

http://pimppreacher.com/post/104402653205/are-you-...

I just found this website and it has some pretty good stuff on it.


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Rich kelley 22 months ago from The Ekklesia

Aaron,

Tank you for the time and effort to present a different view of something most are custom to.

below is a finding of the word "leadership" when searching several versions of the bible, my conclusion is that leadership is not an item addressed by God the father, or His Son, having avoided the topic in many rather well known translations. Even when it is found in the scripture it is in reference to action not position or title. Leadership is a worldly fleshly thing that should not be understood by disciples of Christ. You can't follow Christ and be worried about leadership.

Leadership

Amplified bible (AMP) two times, Gen49:10 the scepter or leadership shall not depart from Judah, Num 33:1 under the leadership of Moses and Aaron.

American Standard Version (ASV) not mentioned

Bible in Basic English (BBE) not mentioned

Douay-Rheims bible (DRB) not mentioned

English Standard Version (ESV) once Num 33:1 under the leadership of Moses and Aaron

Geneva Bible not mentioned

King James Version (KJV) not mentioned

Lexham English Bible (LEB) not mentioned

New American Standard Bible (NASB) once Num 33:1 under the leadership of Moses and Aaron.

New International Version (NIV) four times, Num 27:18 a man whom is the spirit of leadership, Num 33:1 under the leadership of Moses and Aaron, Psa 109:8 may another take his place of leadership, Act 1:20 May another take his place of leadership.

New King James Version (NKJV) not mentioned

Revised standard (RV) not mentioned

Youngs literal Translation (YLT) not mentioned.

Rich


Neil Braithwaite 22 months ago

Paul's words to the elders at Ephesus in Acts 20 imply that he wanted them to be aware of the many trials and tribulations that lay ahead for them as ambassadors for Christ. Paul also wanted to leave no doubt in their minds that "leadership" positions, by any worldly standard or definition, do NOT exist within the Ekklesia - only positions of service, and that being a servant does NOT carry with it any formal title used to distinguish them as greater or above any other believer, but simply men who embrace service to the Ekklesia as a sacrificial gift to God.

It's clear from Paul's examples and teachings on the service of ministry that Jesus was his greatest influence. Speaking to His disciples on the issue of leadership, Jesus made it very clear that their ministries were NOT going to be like anything the world had ever seen before. In describing the worldly (Gentile) hierarchy model of leadership, Jesus said that while "great" men have positions as "rulers" and exercise "authority" over their subjects, it would NOT be this way among His disciples. Jesus' words imply that there will be NO ruling positions of authority among His disciples - only servants, and with that, those wishing to be "first" among them are to become a slave to ALL. Unfortunately, the position of vocational "pastor," within the corporate church system today is synonymous with the worldly hierarchy leadership model that Jesus described. And even more unfortunate, is that this worldly model is also widely accepted by a majority of Christians as a biblical standard. Today's hierarchical corporate church system is clearly at odds with the examples and teachings of both Jesus and Paul, and should be exposed as the unbiblical counterfeit system that it is.

Calling them to Himself, Jesus *said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them. BUT IT IS NOT THIS WAY AMONG YOU, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your SERVANT; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be SLAVE OF ALL. For even THE SON OF MAN DID NOT COME TO BE SERVED, but TO SERVE, and TO GIVE HIS LIFE a ransom for many.” Mark 10:42-45

"DO NOT BE CALLED LEADERS; for ONE IS YOUR LEADER, that is, CHRIST. But THE GREATEST AMONG YOU SHALL BE YOUR SERVANT. Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted." Matthew 23:10-12

(From my article: "The Apostle Paul on personal rights and the gospel")

http://honorgodsword.com/


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PlanksandNails 22 months ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Celafoe,

Thanks for reading and the encouragement. God Bless.


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PlanksandNails 22 months ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Kathleen Cochran,

It is good to question things, but it sounds like you associate with people who want to have titled pastor-king to control them. It sounds like he doesn't like critical thought and doesn't like anyone poking at the hierarchical structure that has been set in place.

The system of church that you are a part of as you mentioned has staff and programs. This is a hierarchical system that rules from the top down where professional hirelings are appointed positions to control the masses in special programs that they have created for them. It is deception to believe that the government of God's people is to be run by a hierarchical structure because Jesus Christ eliminated it by what he did on the cross. To continue in that system makes a mockery of the sacrifice he has made.

Any titled modern minister in the Church system will fail in proving that God requires men to be lords over the body of Christ. All they can do is twist Scripture and hope the gullible fall for it.

Jesus Christ laid out a different system and communicated who would have authority over the Ekklesia that he alone would build.

Pastor are not there to serve, but to rule. When anybody starts questioning their behaviors they will call their minions "divisive." They will twist Scripture and say, "Touch not God’s anointed.”

The top down hierarchical pyramid system creates segregation of people into religious categories.

The system that Jesus Christ created for those among the Ekklesia are to be servants period. The true Gospel cannot flourish under hierarchical conditions.

You said,

("I participate in corporate worship in a church setting")

We are to worship God in spirit and in truth. Jesus and the Apostles laid the foundation for the Ekklesia, NOT Constantine.

A Church setting is a counterfeit system run by workers of iniquity who have given themselves a man-made name, man-made titles, man-made programs, man-made buildings, etc... The fact is that it is all man-made and God does not dwell there ever.

Thank-you for sharing your thoughts. Keep questioning and allow the Spirit of Christ to guide your path.


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PlanksandNails 22 months ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Graceinus,

It only makes sense when you are surrounded in the Kingdoms of Men that the Kingdom of God will not be found. We MUST seek first the Kingdom of God, but many are not willing to do this. They are not willing to leave their "Churchianity" Christ that they worship.

To be part of the Kingdom of God is an area that is ruled by Jesus Christ, not the pastor-kings. It is about hearing Jesus' voice and being taught in his spirit that is one with the Father.

Jesus said to all those who were of the kingdoms of men,

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you,UNLESS ONE IS BORN AGAIN he cannot see the kingdom of God.” - John 3:3

Thank-you for your thoughts.


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PlanksandNails 22 months ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Neil,

It took me months to get a face to face meeting with a certain pastor. The reason I wanted to speak with him that he would not want to have a casual conversation with me, but would ask top make an appointment through his secretary first. I made the appointment and then he would cancel, but I continued to relentlessly hold him to the appointment. It is ironic that the reason I confronted him was that he was always being "friendly, but unapproachable."

This is the characteristic trait of the high and might pastor king who has an enormous ego who refuses to get off his platform. He is like any other CEO of a major corporation. Good luck getting his time of day unless you act like a honey badger in a house of bees.


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PlanksandNails 22 months ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Rich,

You make a great point. All of Christendom loves the word "leader" and "ministry." When you become a leader in the Church system, it equates to "ministry". Every Church building is built upon the ministry of men who aspire to work their way up the corporate ladder to achieve special status among men rather than the ministry of the Spirit of Christ which moves through humility.

In the Kingdom of God the greatest is the servant.

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, MY SERVANTS would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. - John 18:36

Jesus didn't say "My leaders" did he?

Men are fighting for special seating positions based on entitlements, but Jesus said that the greatest in His Kingdom was would that of a servant. The modern “church” is full of people consumed with positions of authority and greatness based on man’s recognition.

Church is Satan’s table where man is the one who prepares the food. On the Lord’s Table, Jesus Christ is the one who has already prepared the food, but we are the ones who are to serve it. Can you see the clear distinction? We are not to tamper with what has already been prepared by our Lord. We are not to knead our man-made traditions (leaven) into it, change the menu items, or try to sell it for a price. Jesus Christ has already paid the price.

Those who sit at Satan’s Table believe in another "Jesus" who is fashioned into the image of man. The desire for positions among men is not humility, but conformity to the hierarchical structure and system of the world.

Our modern minds want to borrow from the ideologies and philosophies from a materialistic point of reference. The traditional “worship,” habits, thoughts, motives and behaviors of organized religion all stem from them. God is not concerned with the pettiness of glossy outward behaviors, but the motive of our hearts. Truth is not about feeling comfortable in a template of religious behaviors. Truth is about being set free from them to be the person Jesus Christ has called ALL of us to be as servants in his kingdom. So many are striving for a special seat at Satan’s Table believing that it is the Lord’s.

God Bless.


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PlanksandNails 22 months ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Neil,

Thanks for an excerpt from your article as these are important points that I hope many more will come to understand. I hope all is well with you and your family. God Bless.


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Rich kelley 22 months ago from The Ekklesia

Aaron

You said

"Church is Satan’s table where man is the one who prepares the food. On the Lord’s Table, Jesus Christ is the one who has already prepared the food, but we are the ones who are to serve it."

Even Egyptians and pagans know whom to eat with.

Gen 43:32 So they set him a place by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves; because the Egyptians could not eat food with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians. (NKJV)

And later Christ was harassed about who he ate with. We do need to continue to ask for daily bread, but caution is needed in what we pick up to eat.


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PlanksandNails 22 months ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Rich,

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, DO NOT RECEIVE HIM INTO YOUR HOUSE OR GIVE HIM ANY GREETING, FOR WHOEVER GREETS HIM TAKES PART IN HIS WICKED WORKS. - 2 John 1:10-11

We should never add leaven to the bread of life. Unfortunately, the Church system wants to change the recipe that God has created to their own making, which they believe is more palatable. The masses gobble it up like cotton candy.

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