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The Bondage of Church Indoctrination

Updated on August 22, 2018
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PlanksandNails' goal is to be a catalyst in encouraging the followers of Christ to pursue Biblical truth for themselves.

Many who are indoctrinated are dependent upon a closed religious system called 'church.' They attend on a weekly basis, sit on pews and accept whatever their Pastor or other salaried religious official tells them. The mandated tithe is incorporated into the programming to finance the livelihood of the clergy. Once someone has sold their soul to cookie cutter religion, they become enslaved in the bondage of human works derived from human traditions. The ultimate goal is to convert others to conform to their brand of religion becoming a member to the institution. They are obligated to commit their time, finances and energy to the cause and leadership of the denominational constituencies of the institutional church system.

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

Every church member is to fit a denominational mold to on how they are supposed to worship. Many are coerced to conforming to the abolished tithe otherwise they are told that they will not receive blessing are 'robbing God.'

Many are coerced to conforming to the abolished tithe to receive “blessing;” otherwise they are "robbing God."

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

What many fail to realize is that Christ was a ransom to set us free, but the travesty that so many have put themselves into spiritual and financial bondage within the church system.

A true follower of Christ must abandon the traditions of man and cast aside the religious man-driven agendas and follow the way of Christ.

It is unfortunate that many are indoctrinated to believe that they are doing the work of God by making weekly payments into the coffers of temples built with man's hands.

For there is one God, and THERE IS ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS! - Timothy 3:5

Salaried church officials have their minions believe that they are their 'covering,' but really this is another word for bondage to keep them deceived and under their control. They will say, 'If you do not tithe, you will not receive blessing from God' and twist Scripture to promote their self-driven agendas.

Many of these false ministers will say that they had a dream, vision or they heard from God directly, but really they have made this stuff up from their vain imaginations. They have no understanding that careful study of God’s inspired word has revealed all the instruction there is to know for God’s people through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The kingdoms of men called 'church' is an attempt to imitate the abolished temple system of the Old Testament. What they call the 'house of God' is a physical building with a denominational agenda they have named for themselves. Their altar call is a stage with the pulpit upon it. They focus on the tithe with their own butchered version of mandating the fulfilled ceremonial law by what Christ has done.

They deem anyone who does not adhere to the ordinances of their temple system as being 'divisive' and you could be put on the chopping block at any time and no longer under the 'covering' of the Pastor. However, what many fail to understand is that these concepts are foreign to Scripture.

The self-appointed church hirelings will preach of what Christ has done, but in practice they put their members under the Mosaic law that was fulfilled and many others that suits their agenda. Within this religious system there can be no disciples of Christ because their rules, regulations, policies, doctrines, etc actually deny what Christ has done. Although they attempt to associate with Christ in their words, by their actions and behaviour follow after ecclesiastical men and their rules instead. They make the word of God of no effect.

Whenever man wants to be in charge, it is not the work of the Holy Spirit because Christ is not the Head, they are.

True followers of Christ have the freedom to think and study the word of God for themselves without salaried officials telling them what to believe or else. To continue in the carnal self-righteousness of man’s traditions is bondage that negating the love of the Father, life in Christ and the liberty through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

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The only way for someone to be indoctrinated with religious confusion is to enter through the doors of a denominational church system. Once you walk in through her doors, the indoctrination takes place with coercion, peer-pressure, and many different phycological tactics to create the desired effect of a new tithing member that has been created.

Churches don’t make disciples of Christ, but they create a Romanized, pagan, ritualistic, indoctrinated, pew warming minions who violate the purpose God intended for His people through Christ.

Those who know the word of God, already know God’s message and instructions for their life. Many rely on someone's subjective opinions and personal experiences and do not evaluate them with discernment. The fact is that that mostly everything within the harlot institutional church system is simply the practice of channeling religious spirits and using the carnal imaginations of men as their form of worship. Supposed spiritual truths are pawned from the imaginations of men that are far removed from the leading of the Holy Spirit. The epitome of the counterfeit church system is the sole reliance on false doctrines. and this is why God has sent them a strong delusion.

It is the personal responsibly of every follower of Christ to love the truth and allow the Holy Spirit to teach them the things of the way of Christ. Any other way by default is the wide road that leads to destruction.

The manifestation of a strong delusion are people who desire to make a name for themselves. The results are named religious buildings that that have become charities to serve the ambitions of men. All of their activities are validated on their own self-righteous efforts than that of Christ. Supposed good works are done at the expense of truth.

The striking dissimilarity between the institutional church system and the ekklesia of Christ can be found right on the pages of Scripture. It jumps right out, but most are too blind to see it.

The ekklesia who are built by Christ and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, not men.

And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And he said to it, “MAY NO ONE EVER EAT FRUIT FROM YOU AGAIN.” And his disciples heard it. – Mark 11:13-14

And Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! THE FIG TREE THAT YOU CURSED HAS WITHERED.” – Mark 11:21

And JESUS ENTERED THE TEMPLE AND DROVE OUT ALL WHO SOLD AND BOUGHT IN THE TEMPLE, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. – Matthew 21:12

Christ fulfilled the Temple system along with its priesthood. Pious religious men still want to build physical temples and create their own man-made systems to attain God.

Christ redefined the temple and he has become our High Priest.

This is why churches (phallic temples) are corrupt commercial corpses that are a blight upon the land. There will be no 'revival' in the 501(c)3 church-state system.

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

This will be a hard pill to swallow for the attending church member, but we are called to worship God in spirit and in truth. We are not to worship the way we want to or what other religious men want us to, but the way He wants us to. Any other way is in vain.

On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I NEVER KNEW YOU; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WORKERS OF LAWLESSNESS.’ – Matthew 7:22-23

Did you know that the the faith in the NT spread through a multitude of humble, ordinary believers whose names have been long forgotten, NOT through man-named church buildings?

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Do you believe the Ekklesia are the temples of the Holy Spirit, or is it a man-named building called Church?

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    • PlanksandNails profile imageAUTHOR

      PlanksandNails 

      4 years ago

      Rich,

      You are correct. The Church system creates converts, but the Gospel creates disciples. I have now put this caption under the picture that you referenced.

      Thank-you so much for commenting on the verses concerning the fig tree as they are very insightful. You additions to the theme are greatly appreciated.

      God Bless.

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      PlanksandNails 

      4 years ago

      Neil,

      If God has called you to spiritual Babylon to call these people to repentance, then I would take Jesus' advice.

      I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. - Matthew 10:16

      The Church system breeds wolves. Wolves travel in packs and gang up on innocent prey.

      The snakes on the other hand, are subtle and shrewd creatures that will blend in with their surroundings until the perfect opportunity arises.

      I would encourage you to seek God about the modus operandi, as many have run out too quickly before the Commander and Chief gives the thumbs up and a land mine takes their legs out.

      I am not saying that you are not prepared, but I myself have been pondering these things as well.

      I believe that taking on the kingdoms of men requires shrewdness with preparedness. Without God, we are weak and defenseless in our own strength, but in Him the possibilities are endless just as the lions mouths were shut with Daniel.

      Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. - Matthew 10:17-19

      The characteristics of the snake and dove are meant to keep those out of trouble while they are in the vulnerability of preaching truth in the world. When sheep walk towards wolves, it seems like a stupid thing to do; therefore, when they pounce with their accusations, we are to be as innocent as a doves so that they do not have anything that may ruin our reputations. Believe me they are relentless in this area as it is their specialty.

      "Snakes" know how to get out of the way and hide under the Rock (Jesus Christ) instead of facing unnecessary persecution.

      Here are some examples:

      When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and stayed in the land of Midian. And he sat down by a well. - Exodus 2:15

      By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. - Hebrews 11:27

      So Michal let David down through the window, and he fled away and escaped. - 1 Samuel 9:12

      But I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands. - 2 Corinthians 11:23

      And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me. - Acts 20:22-23

      If we are prepared as you say, by being able to adequately speak it and defend it, then we should heed the instructions of the Commander-in-Chief on what He wants us to do. I'm with you and hear you, we need to step up on the call of the Ekklesia to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom just as Stephen did.

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      PlanksandNails 

      4 years ago

      Faithful Daughter,

      You are right that many will not listen because the message of the Kingdom of God is offensive to the pious religious world that attend steepled man-made tombs.

      The Kingdom of God attracts the meek and humble.

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      PlanksandNails 

      4 years ago

      Graceinus,

      I no longer use the word church in a positive context anymore, and as you know already, it is a corrupt word. The word itself creates double-mindedness, that is why it is important to make clear distinction between the two.

      It is the same with the word Christian. The "Churchian" hijacks the word to make it mean a church attending member of a denomination.

      A Christian is a disciple of Jesus Christ who follow His leading.

      You can pound this home to an indoctrinated minion over and over again, but it seems they still cannot grasp the distinctions. All we are called to do is speak truth and let God do the rest because He is the only one that can remove the veil of deception from their eyes.

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      Rich Kelley 

      4 years ago from The Ekklesia

      A picture in this hub that says "false gospels create false converts".

      It should read "False gospels create converts". I say this because there is no mandate or guidance to go out and create converts. The example is to go, and as you go in the world, preach the gospel, make Disciples. Today the convert process is well underway on the mountain.

      So Jesus answered and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' it will be done.

      The Mountain, the tabernacle in the wilderness and then later the temple is where God would show up. Moses went and met God on the mountain. The Israel’s lived/encamped around the mountain. People would leave their homes and stand at the foot of the mountain. Moses was given the directions on how to build the tabernacle while on the mountain. Rahab told men she had helped to go hide on the mountain for three days. Elijah stood on the mountain before the Lord. The mountain like the temple is where God use to show up and would reside with His people.

      When Christ cursed the fig tree that is used as a symbol of Israel, He did it because God had chosen them to be a light to the world. God did many wonderful things with His people and yet when Christ looked at His people there was no fruit. The religious people of the time minus the costumes they wore looked exactly like the rest of the world. No fruit is not acceptable in the Kingdom of God when the primary purpose is to produce fruit for others to consume.

      Christ when He spoke with the “women at the well” was talking to the other denomination that existed at the time. Just like today, the custom then was you didn’t speak with the other denomination. Jesus broke the tradition of men and let the women from Samaria know that a time was coming when believers would have to worship in spirit and truth. Today there is no mountain, there is no temple however there are little temples all over the earth that people are convinced house the God they believe in. Jesus destroyed the temple will you by faith cast the mountain into the sea?

      John 4:21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.

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      Neil Braithwaite 

      4 years ago

      26 These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. 27 As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and YOU HAVE NO NEED FOR ANYONE TO TEACH YOU; but as HIS ANOINTING TEACHES YOU ABOUT ALL THINGS, and is TRUE and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.

      I am seriously considering going to a different "church" every Sunday morning with some signs saying, "Harlot Church," Hypocrites at Work," etc. I want to give out pamphlets with truths about the false church and the hypocrites that run them.

      I may even go inside the building before and after the services to confront the leadership about their false doctrines.

      Who thinks I'll be escorted out or have the police called?

      Isn't that what happened to Jesus and the Apostles when they taught in the Temple and Synagogs?

      Should we be as bold as our Savior and the Apostles, or do we sit by and watch as these false teachers continue to lead souls down the wide path of destruction?

      If we know the truth, and can adequately speak it and defend it, are we not obligated to speak out on behalf of Jesus as His ambassadors?

      Who will step up to defend those who are being deceived?

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      Evie Lopez 

      4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You speak a lot of truth my brother but many will not listen. They are blinded by twisted Bible verses taught by false greedy leaders whose pockets are their main concern. Many have led the sheep astray and they will answer to that. Great hub!

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      graceinus 

      4 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      PandN- Another great article here. I wonder if people understand the difference between a disciple of the ekklesia and a member of a church. I think this is a very important aspect between the ekklesia vs. church. Understanding what a true disciple of Jesus Christ is may be the key element in understanding the difference. You don't find disciples in churches. If people clearly understood what discipleship really means it may change their views of churches. If more people understood, then they could see the evidence that churches have never made disciples.

      God bless.

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