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Spiritual Babylon – Man-Made Organized Religion

Updated on February 18, 2018
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When one follows the truth outlined in Scripture concerning the way of Christ, it should become abundantly clear that organized religion and their man-made traditions and doctrines are leading the masses down the broad road to destruction.

From the ancient tower of Babylon to the church buildings of today, religious men have strived to attain God by their own fleshly and carnal means giving themselves their own vain-glory instead giving all glory to God. Today, man's carnal religious endeavours have brought confusion and an adulterated Gospel message.

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and LET US MAKE A NAME FOR OURSELVES, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” – Genesis 11:4

Spiritual Babylon
Spiritual Babylon

In all the confusion of organized religion today, it is clear men no longer fear God, nor give Him glory through His Son , but revel in the false assurance that they have boughten into. Their idolatrous forms of worship are on display for all to see in manufactured environments environments called, 'church.'

When Christ walked the earth, his focus and message was the Gospel of the Kingdom given to him from his Father. It was a message that would go against the religious mainstream of that day. He would come to build temples that were not made of stone, but 'living stones.'

Today the man-driven church system is still in deviance of the way of Christ and the apostles as they promote spiritual Babylon that is religious government system where ecclesiastical men are employed to control and direct the masses under a denominational template where the Gospel has been adulterated to run as a business.

Babylon

Spiritual Babylon is a religious system that is attractive to many where they can be comfortable and assured masses in practicing sin in their lives as the 'grace' that is sold from the pulpits does not require shedding the 'old man' The 'Gospel' that they peddle is the opiate of the masses appealing to the flesh. Through gloss, entertainment and 'feel-goods' no can see the lies they have boughten into.

Spiritual Babylon or 'church' can be likened to a harlot that claims to be married to someone, but all-the-while is in bed with someone else.

“FALLEN, FALLEN IS BABYLON THE GREAT, she who made all nations drink the WINE OF THE PASSION OF HER SEXUAL IMMORALITY.” – Revelation 4:8

Those within the man-driven church system drink the 'wine of immorality' as they worship the image of beast based in their self-promoting, self-righteous religious endevours. The mainstream religion called 'Christianity' is co-mingled with the ways of the world where men with religious titles are control rather than Christ.

To the contrary, those who are the true followers of Christ, the called out ones have come out of the bondage of Spiritual Babylonian system and do not conform to the system or the doctrines of the harlot church system.

The great abomination of the mainstream church system is that they accommodate sin. This is the wine that she serves to her minions as they move father and farther away from the way of Christ. Those who love sin will love church doctrines as their version of 'grace' is a licence to sin. All their sins are covered under the gloss of self-righteous works. As they pat themselves on their backs they marketing mantra is, 'look at me, look at us, look at my Pastor, look at our named building.' Christ is sidelined for mammon.

Her priests have done violence to my law and have profaned my holy things. They HAVE MADE NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE HOLY AND THE COMMON, neither have they taught THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE UNCLEAN AND THE CLEAN, and they have disregarded my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. – Ezekiel 22:26

There are many 'forms of godliness' out their.
There are many 'forms of godliness' out their.

The many forms of godliness, but the religious facades of the pious elite do not fool God. The truth is that there can be no victory to be found in the church system because people remain in their sin because they have made void any victory they could attain for a 'Gospel' of defeat.

History Will Repeat Itself

The book of Daniel attests to the destruction of Babylon by those who took what was holy to God by filling their vessels with the wine of the flesh, thereby defiling them.

King Belshezzar put on a great worldly feast for his lords, wives and concubines. He took vessels that were sanctified to God and poured wine into them and brought them into an immoral and sinful environment.

THEN THEY BROUGHT IN THE GOLDEN VESSELS THAT HAD BEEN TAKEN OUT OF THE TEMPLE, THE HOUSE OF GOD IN JERUSALEM, and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines drank from them. THEY DRANK WINE AND PRAISED THE GODS of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone. – Daniel 5:3-4

These golden vessels were an allegory of the true treasures of God, but Belshazzar defiled and plundered them in honour of his carnal ways. Today, the same things are happening in a spiritual sense within the church system. The vessels of God are being fed false doctrines (wine) and in their drunkenness their souls are being taken captive by Spiritual Babylon.

When Belshazzar served the wine, a vision from God appeared before him that foretold judgment that would swiftly come upon him and his kingdom.

“Then from his presence the hand was sent, and this writing was inscribed. And this is the writing that was inscribed: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, and PARSIN. This is the interpretation of the matter: MENE, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; TEKEL, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting; PERES, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” – Daniel 5:24-28

God’s judgement was swift and the king was soon killed as an invading army overcame the kingdom of Babylon.

What is interesting is that in the book of Revelation there are references to Babylon falling. History in a sense will repeating itself.

The abominable spiritual religious state of organized religion is waxing worse as wolves in sheep's clothing accommodate the sins of the masses. The result is that people no longer fear God, but are beguiled by the assurances they are given in Spiritual Babylon.

Another angel, a second, followed, saying, “FALLEN, FALLEN is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality.” – Revelation 14:8

“FALLEN, FALLEN is Babylon the great!

She has become a dwelling place for demons,

a haunt for every unclean spirit,

a haunt for every unclean bird,

a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast. – Revelation 18:2

Spiritual Babylon is a religious system that mixes with the ways of the world instead of abiding walking in the principles of the Kingdom of God. Counterfeit Christianity abides in the principles of the way of the world rather than the narrow way.

A true follower of Christ is a vessels sanctified to our Father by what Christ has done. They are not spoiled and defiled by drinking the wines (false doctrines) of Babylon.

“Enter by the narrow gate. FOR THE GATE IS WIDE AND THE WAY IS EASY THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. – Matthew 7:13-14

CAPTIVE- ated by Babylon

Those who truly desire to remain faithful to the way of Christ will remain faithful to principles of the Kingdom of God without compromise. There is only one true Shepherd who is Christ our Saviour.

The Old Testament is full of stories of kings who no longer remained faithful to God. They let idolatry creep in because of the attractive ways of the worldly nations. Once sin became rooted in the hearts, the principles of Babylon took precedence over God’s laws. The result was defeat and captivity. It is no different within Spiritual Babylon where no victory can be found because the work of Christ has been rejected form man's vain works.

The kings of the earth did not believe,

nor any of the inhabitants of the world,

THAT FOE OR ENEMY COULD ENTER

THE GATES OF JERUSALEM.

This was for the sins of her prophets

and the iniquities of her priests,

who shed in the midst of her

the blood of the righteous. – Lamentations 4:12-13

And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their BREACH OF FAITH. – 1 Chronicles 9:1

Weighing and testing what is happening within the church system today would reveal the same compromises of God’s people in the Old Testament. They attempted to eat from both the table of God and the table of demons. This obviously is self-defeating.

Supping from the table of demons will lead to despising, hating, scoffing and mocking the genuine Gospel message of what Christ has done. The biggest crime against the Gospel is never purging sin from your life through the power of the Holy Spirit and being set free from its captivity. The false Gospel's message is that God’s grace only covers sin rather than allowing God through Christ to purge sin from your life by the power of the Holy Spirit.

BUT THEY KEPT MOCKING THE MESSENGERS OF GOD, DESPISING HIS WORDS AND SCOFFING at his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD rose against his people, until there was no remedy. – 2 Chronicles 36:16

People who are held captive in Spiritual Babylon have baggage that they carry that needs to be purged. A vessel of God is not filled with the poisonous wine that the harlot sells to them.

Christ came to set us free from being in religious and worldly bondage. If we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we will have the strength and the ability to resist and overcome the way of the flesh.

The ways of Spiritual Babylon mixes the holy and profane. Those who are friends of the world are an enemy of God.

And the king of Egypt did not come again out of his land, FOR THE KING OF BABYLON HAD TAKEN ALL THAT BELONGED TO THE KING OF EGYPT from the Brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates. – 2 Kings 24:7

Moreover, I will give all the wealth of the city, all its gains, all its prized belongings, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah into the hand of their enemies, WHO SHALL PLUNDER THEM AND SEIZE THEM AND CARRY THEM TO BABYLON. – Jeremiah 20:5

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him TWICE AS MUCH A CHILD OF HELL as yourselves. - Matthew 23:15

God’s Wrath Against Babylon

We are warned to flee from 'Babylon' so that we will not partake in the plagues that will come and destroy her. These religious demons will come like locusts with the sole purpose of defiling the vessels of God. The fulfillment of this prophecy is happening right in front of our eyes as the Babylonian church system has destroyed genuine Gospel.

We must ask God to take the the scales off of your eyes to see the abomination that it is. Do not drink the wine a harlot offers you, but drink the 'living water' that Christ is offering.

“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE,

lest you take part in her sins,

lest you share in her plagues;

for her sins are heaped high as heaven,

and God has remembered her iniquities. – Revelation 18:4-5

We can no longer turn a blind eye to sin, nor fellowship with others who claim to follow Christ who are living in a lifestyle of sin. We are not to sup with those who promote the false gospel of Babylon, but expose them.

The true followers of Christ are vessels of the Holy Spirit, not defiled vessels of the Great Whore and her harlot daughters.

Take heed before it is to late. The wrath upon Babylon is coming.

YOUR NAKEDNESS SHALL BE UNCOVERED,

AND YOUR DISGRACE SHALL BE SEEN.

I will take vengeance,

and I will spare no one. – Isaiah 47:3

Slaves of Babylon

Scripture describes Babylon as the 'Mother of Harlots.' The mother produces children of the flesh. These children are slaves to sin and are under the control of demons.

God is calling them to come out so they may have freedom in Christ. May we send them an urgent message.

Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, BEARING CHILDREN FOR SLAVERY; she is Hagar. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above IS FREE, and she is our mother. – Galatians 4:24-26

The false security in what is called 'Christianity' is boasting in their self-exaltation. All her followers have committed spiritual adultery. They will one day be shocked when the hear the words of the King of kings and Lord of lords.

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

Religious men throughout history have gone out on their own strength in an attempt to attain God. They have created for themselves their own buildings, religions, liturgies, gospels, creeds, rites, doctrines, etc, all in an attempt to make a name for themselves. Pride is their downfall because it leads to defeat. The principle of the Kingdom of God is about being humble servant of Christ. The principle of Spiritual Babylon is religious pride that is of the flesh (old man) in the idolatry of worship that creates self-seeking and self-serving religious people.

This is the EXULTANT city

that lived securely,

that said in her heart,

“I AM, AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE.”

What a desolation she has become,

a lair for wild beasts!

Everyone who passes by her

hisses and shakes his fist. – Zephaniah 2:15

And the king answered and said, “Is not this great Babylon, which I HAVE BUILT BY MY MIGHTY POWER as a royal residence and for the GLORY OF MY MAJESTY?” – Daniel 4:30

As she GLORIFIED HERSELF and lived in luxury,

so give her a like measure of torment and mourning,

since in her heart she says,

‘I SIT AS A QUEEN,

I am no widow,

and mourning I shall never see.’ – Revelation 18:7

These preceding verses reveal pride?

Are you a part of the 'Babylonian' religious system that is a dwelling place of demons where an antichrist spirit is worshipped?

Churches are buildings that people go inside to worship the image of the beast that maded to be as God. They drink Babylonian wine and fill their vessels with it. As they drink they will say there is no judgement for their sins. The lawless slaves of Babylon with no fear of God.

The characteristics of 'Babylonian' slaves is that their motivation and zeal for self-esteem, approval and financial gain based on doing things their own way where man is in control instead of Christ.

TO THE DEGREE THAT SHE HAS GLORIFIED HERSELF AND LIVED IN LUXURY, inflict on her that much torment and misery. – Revelation 18:7, Berean Study Bible

The Kingdom of God contains the true 'called out' ekklesia of Christ. The kingdom of Babylon contains those who are called into religious system of men. This is a storehouse for tares.

Unfortunately, there seems to be few who desire to walk the narrow path with the fear of God and walking His commandments. Many prefer to drink the wine of Babylon.

The False Christ’s of Babylon and the Christian Church

Many claim to follow Christ, but they are still in the flesh. Their flesh desires to worship 'another Jesus' that Paul the apostle warned about in the New Testament. The 'Jesus' they follow is a seducing spirit, an antichrist created from their own carnal minds.

I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s craftiness, YOUR MINDS WILL BE LED ASTRAY FROM YOUR SIMPLE AND PURE DEVOTION TO CHRIST. For if someone comes and proclaims A JESUS OTHER THAN THE ONE WE PROCLAIMED, or if you receive a DIFFERENT SPIRIT than the One you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it way too easily. - 2 Corinthians 11:3-4

The counterfeit of the way of Christ is antichrist that replaces pure devotion to Christ for the doctrines of men.


I have written to the ekklesia about this, but Diotrephes, who LOVES TO BE FIRST, will not accept our instruction. – 1 John 1:9

I know that after my departure, ferocious wolves will come in among you and WILL NOT SPARE THE FLOCK. – Acts 20:29

You are aware that ALL WHO ARE IN ASIA turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. – 2 Timothy 1:15

Many believe the great falling away is some future event, but fail to understand that it is the manifestation of who they are. The have poisoned the well of the water of life. Truth has been leavened with lies.

The principles of the Kingdom of God are not practiced among people with carnal eyes and lazy spirits.

It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is TO SEARCH THINGS OUT. – Proverbs 25:2

His disciples remembered that it was written, “ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME.” – John 2:17

Those in Spiritual Babylon become still-born instead of born again.

The SUM of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. – Psalm 119:160

Those among the ekklesia have Christ as their Head. They have no desire to be esteemed among men, but give gOd all the glory through Christ.

Anyone who desires a following and drawing of religious crowds unto themselves are self-serving elitists. Those who are in Christ are humble servants.

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces HE WAS DESPISED, and WE ESTEEMED HIM NOT. – Isaiah 53:3

But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; GOD CHOSE WHAT IS WEAK IN THE WORLD TO SHAME THE STRONG – 1 Corinthians 1:27

Who is your Head?

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Every church denomination has a different man's name as their head, but the Kingdom of God has only one name who is the Head. That is the distinction between those who are captive to Babylon or the followers of Christ.

Who is your head?

Whoever is head is whom your allegiance to.

Unfortunately, for many it is not Christ who is their head, but someone else.

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      PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      Graceinus,

      But SEEK FIRST the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. - Matthew 6:33

      Coming out and abandoning the worldly system and following the narrow path will put our priorities in direct opposition to Babylon. We no longer put ourselves under the rulership of human government that is apart from the rule of God.

      All the way back in the Old Testament we can see the result man's rulership versus God's.

      There is a way that SEEMS RIGHT TO MAN, but its end is the way to death. - Proverbs 14:12

      I know, O LORD, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is NOT IN MAN who walks to direct his steps. - Jeremiah 10:23

      Those who are part of man's religious system ruled by men cannot enter the Kingdom of God unless they come out of the harlot system.

      The door is through Jesus Christ that requires belief, repentance and obedience to the principles of the Kingdom by serving God according to His rule, not man's. We must seek after the righteousness of God that brought Jesus Christ to the cross and rose him from the grave.

      The Kingdom of God exists where sin is recognized, hated and done away with through the spirit of Christ. To leave Babylon requires a hatred of the mixing of what is holy and profane.

      Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and LOOKS BACK is fit for the kingdom of God.” - Luke 9:62

      This is the epitome of spiritual Babylon. Those within the Church system puts their hands to the plow, then look back to the ways and systems of the world to get things done; this is the broad road to destruction. The church system creates religious tares who are unfit for the Kingdom of God. That is why Jesus said,

      “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, but THE ONE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER who is in heaven. 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 7:21-23

      That is why it is so imperative to come out of the harlot system before it is too late.

      The religious system of man, which you gave some examples of are ALL under the rulership of ecclesiastical men instead of Jesus Christ. They are all build upon self seeking and self serving men who oppose Mathew 6:33 by their actions.

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      graceinus 2 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      PandN- Even though I left the church system many years ago and had enouugh understanding to realize it was part of the harlot system it still took a lot more personal study of God's word before I began to realize and understand the gospel of the Kingdom of God. Most if not all churches fail to teach the gospel of the Kingdom, which was Jesus Christ main focus throughout His entire ministry. Over 90 times throughout the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John Jesus mentions the Kingdom of God (heaven) and yet, most often, you never hear the clergy mention it in churchers. The few times you may hear it in a church setting it is twisted or out of context. The chatolic church is one good example, because they claim to be God's Kingdom on earth. How can any church who claim to be the Kingdom of God on earth pray to the "Mother Mary" be anything be satanic. Knowing full well that nothing in the bible require a follower of Jesus to pray to Mary. Or, in the case of the Mormons who claim that Jesus and satan are brothers. Again, NOTHING in the bible would even implies, suggest or state that that is true. Their " book of mormons" make no referrence to Jesus teaching of the Kingdom of God like it does in the Holy Bible. Then you have the JW who have a so called Holy Scripture (Bible) where the word grace can not be found within it's pages. So, how can they even begin to learn about Grace through Faith? Which without the knowledge of His grace makes it even more difficult to understand the Kingdom of God. They do mention the Kingdom inn sermons but hey have such a skewed understanding of it true nature. SDA have baptiamal vows which contain 14 conditions a person must agree with before baptism INTO their church. Tithing to help finance their church is one of the conditions contain in the baptismal vows of their church. Where in the bible is there a requirement for a individual to agree to tithe as a condition to be baptized. These 14 points within the baptismal vows must be agreed upon by the individual or the person will not be baptized. Jesus never set that kind of standard for baptism. And yet, the SDA require it to "join" their church. You will hardly hear any mention of the Kingdom of God in their teaching and what little you might hear is way out of context. And each of these churches I've mentioned so far are 501 c3 Tax status. And there are many more out their that are just like em. This is just a small example of the harlot systems of churches. Greed is their main focus. In 2012 the catholic church received 80 BILLION dollars. 30 BILLION of that is profits from business investments. And the mormon church is almost as bad. But their profits are also in the BILLIONS. Their making a profit off of God's word. They sell the word of God for a price. And their members are too blind to see the greed of their own church leaders and clergies.

      There is NOTHING holy about a church building. Nothing. Man has corrupted everything he has touched.

      I hope many will come out of the harlot system and see it for what she really is. I hope they will seek the Kingdom of God like Jesus instructs us to do in Matthew 6:33. Become a disciple of Jesus Christ and receive the blessings of His Kingdom.

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      PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      Rich,

      There is really nothing new under the sun is there?

      Man has continued in their rebellion against God wanting to do things their own way. The Old Testament is there for us to read for a reason as history attests to those who partook of the systems of Egypt and Babylon.

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      PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      Neil,

      I believe that a Church minion will not see the deception of the Trinity doctrine unless they come out of the harlot church system. Many, if not most of the doctrine of demons piggy back off of the false Trinity doctrine. As you know, I used to be a staunch Trinitarian until God purged the doctrine that was etched into my mind.

      The Trinitarian mind is proud one and must be broken by the Holy Spirit before it can see the light.

      What we do may fall on many deaf ears, but it is still worth it if even only one comes to the truth.

      I can attest that God used those among the Ekklesia as causal agents in encouraging me to seek the truth for myself and allow the spirit of Christ to show me the deception that is tied to the belief of the Trinity.

      The harlot system will never change, but there is still hope for those to heed the call to come out of her.

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      PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      Graceinus,

      The real deception of the harlot system is that they mix the holy and profane. They love to call it "christian," which is label for redeeming something that is profane. They will take something that is of pagan origin and "take it back for Jesus." The irony in all of it is, how can you take back something for God when it was ever of Him in the first place?

      The Church system must oppose the principles of the Kingdom of God for it to operate. Ask someone who is part of the church system what the principles of the Kingdom of God are and I'll bet they will not have a clue what you are talking about. Their "Jesus" is their esteemed pastor.

      My Jesus has said who the greatest in the Kingdom would be; therefore, I desire to follow his principles rather than the Church system.

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      Neil Braithwaite 2 years ago

      @Rich Kelley -

      You are so right!

      The majority of those who blog or write books about "corporate church" and its not being scriptural still cling to false doctrines and traditions.

      I'm now finding quite a few men that are still in the profession of paid pastor who are preaching "concern" for a "corporate church" model.

      These men are trying to play both sides in an effort to promote their brand of corporate "lite" church in an effort to hold on to those who are beginning to see the truth and are trying to leave.

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      Rich Kelley 2 years ago from The Ekklesia

      Neil

      When you think about it there is no where today that you can go and speak as a disciple of Christ. A true student of the cross will be shown many things that professing Christians don't want to hear. As our former doctrines and religion is replaced with the light of God's word we see things differently. God has turned them over to do what they want to do.

      I was them, I no more deserve to be shown His light than anyone else but He has chosen to call and I/we have decided to listen and follow. Time has shown me that we are sheep and need to talk to sheep. The gifts He gives us to build up the body are for sheep, not goats/tares. We need to quit going back into Babylon, and just be ready when a stray sheep wanders out because they are beginning to hear His voice calling them.

      Very few of the people saying that the institutional church is wrong actually believe it. Follow them and you will see they have left nothing of Babylon behind. Leaving the building is the first of hundreds of steps on the narrow path. The religious blogs are full of shadows everywhere because of all the worldly religious thing that block the actual light. Some are darker than others. In Him there is no darkness.

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      Neil Braithwaite 2 years ago

      Aaron,

      I was just booted off another blog for bringing up the trinity in my comment. I had brought it up before on that blog and evidently, the blogger had had enough. In his note telling me he would not post any more of my comments he said that he "cherished the trinity because he believed it was true."

      The corporate church will not allow their empires to be challenged. I have been kicked off of many blogs for speaking the truth against the harlot church and false doctrines.

      Think about it, after Jesus made his famous "hypocrite" speech in the Temple, what affect has it had on the Jewish church? None! They still don't get it.

      The same will happen with the harlot church today and in the future, they will cling to their power and lies until Jesus returns and exposes them for what they are.

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      Rich Kelley 2 years ago from The Ekklesia

      Aaron

      You have stated very well what was, what is, and what is to come. Most everyone will not deny the past. When showing people that they are on the same broad path to destruction as those in the past, that is when the rationalization begins. How can so many smart educated people be wrong? Answer: The same way they were in the past and will be in the future. This Hub covers all the bases, good job.

      Rich

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      graceinus 2 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      PandN- Great article that get right to the point. All churches need to do is read Revelation chapter 18 to get a good look at themselves. However, churches don't see themselves as the harlot, nor do they accept the idea that they are part of the Babelon system. I was once.many years ago, caught up within that system until I began to to realize just who corrupted the church system is and who power hungery the clergy can be. What change me is my desire to understand God's true word so I began to really study for myself with an open heart. This lead me to realize just how wrong the churches (harlot) system is. Not just one or two different denominations ,but ALL of them. This inclues the non-denominational and ministries. And I believe the worst of the bunch are TV ministries. Now the harlot system can come into your livingroom. I am very happy with my relationship with our Father in heaven and our Lord Jesus Christ. My focus in study is the Kingdom of God just as Jesus instrucked us to do in Matthew 6:33. I hope many other will read this fine article your have here and let the words really sink in.

      God Bless.

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