- Religion and Philosophy
How to Navigate through the Misuse of Religious Words - 1
One of the most important things in studying the Bible is learning the precise and accurate meanings of the words that are intended to convey a particular message. If a word is perceived to be something other than the intended definition, extreme error can result. There are thousands of religions that use Scripture as their authority, but each one has their own twist on a particular word that they base their doctrines upon.
It is of utmost importance to do a word study as it is quite common for people to use the same religious words, but they do not convey the meaning that God had inspired them to be. Many who are part of the Church system are conditioned to believe something other than the original intended meaning.
There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. - 2 Peter 3:16
Common Religious Words
For example, common religious words like “love” and “church” mean many different things to different people. It would be a misuse of the word to put it in a sentence being ignorant of the delineation from the source language in the context of its true form and meaning.
Most that have been indoctrinated their whole lives will have a hard time conceding that they have been hoodwinked into misusing language to support a corrupt religious system controlled by ecclesiastical men.
When we communicate, it is very important to convey the standard for the word meaning; otherwise, confusion will create an inaccurate understanding.
For example, the word “love” is a common biblical word used by many religious people, but they incorrectly use it in a sentence by saying, “You are not showing God’s love,” which in their context is a notion that what you are doing does not make them feel warm and fuzzy inside. What they fail to understand that there are four different kinds of love in Scripture, and agape love that is used predominantly throughout the New Testament has absolutely nothing to do with their personal feelings at all.
This should be a good example of a statement that means one thing to one person, but totally different to another who has studied the biblical standard the word “love” in the proper context to make the distinction between accuracy and deviation. Without a standard, words and their definitions can be twisted to mean just anything you want them to mean.
- The Ingredient Missing in the False Gospel of Love
It is true there are hundreds of Bible verses that stress the importance of love, but without the important ingredient that makes up genuine love, it is considered worthless to God.
- Ekklesia under the Microscope
The "church" and home "church" movements basically believe and define ekklesia the same way, but go about it different ways, but Scripture has something different to say about what many call “church.
- Ekklesia, or Church?
The word “church” is a very deceptive word that has corrupted the whole world and has been and continues to be the catalyst of perpetuating the dark agenda of Satan.
Another example is the word “church.” It is a term that has caused many religious to speak from both sides of their mouth. The real problem is that that word “church” has usurped the true intended meaning of “ekklesia” derived from the Greek. Confusion arises when a word is used, but it resembles and pertains to something completely foreign to the biblical standard. In this case, the word “church” was part of the agenda of organized religion to replace “ekklesia.” Many do not know that the word "church" is a mistranslated word.
Deeper study into this particular word can be found in the links to the articles on the right. Please peruse them for further clarification.
When corrupted words are exposed for what they are, people become infuriated because they want to protect their religious man-made system that proselytizes that the “Kingdom of God” is found in their religious buildings called “synagogue” and “church.” When a word is perceived in a particular way and pushed from a different angle, the true intention of words becomes misplaced, replaced, or covered up in a cloak of deception.
Men throughout religious history have been murdered for exposing the hoaxes that are implanted into translated words. The modern Church system is steeped in the trap of religious confusion because they love to use the word “church.” The fact is, “church” does not mean “ekklesia,” and “ekklesia” does not mean “church.” The indoctrinated religious Church minion will speak from both sides of their mouth in their double-mindedness by saying in one breath that church is not a building, but the people. Then, when you ask them what church they go to, they will point to the sign above the doors of their precious building.
- The Tabernacle, the Temple, the Synagogue and the Church
Is there any evidence in the Bible that man-made tabernacles, temples, synagogues and churches that are known as places of worship were actually used for the same purposes today?
In the New Testament, the Greek word “synagogue” is used many times. During that time in history, a synagogue was simply an assembly of Jewish people in a religious sense, or otherwise. Just like the word “church,” “synagogues” have become synonymous with a religious building.
The apostasy of modern day religion creates religious organizations that are patterned from the corrupt nature of the Jewish synagogues (churches).
Today, “synagogue” does not work for the modern pew-warmer because it refers to the Jewish establishment, and “ekklesia” does not work because it refers to Christ’s Kingdom. When man wants to be in charge, "church" (kurikos) is deemed the best definition in an attempt to usurp "ekklesia."
When we use words that mean something other than what God has meant them to mean, the language will then communicate and proselytize the principles of Satan that are based on the traditions of man.
Words have been twisted throughout history to promote a pagan and heathen concept called “Church.” The first century followers of Jesus Christ were not about building fancy structures called “synagogues” and “churches,” but about establishing a community of believers called the “ekklesia” where Jesus Christ was the Head, not to conforming to some religious bureaucratic hireling that demands blind obedience in a structured environment.
There is no command in Scripture to go out and build churches, attend them, form a hierarchical government, and support the entity in religious ritual.
- Corrupt Church Government
Submitting to God requires discernment and understanding. It is not about conforming to a religious institutionalized system of the modern “church” where you become a slave to the traditions of man.
The pew warming Christians will have a hard time grasping the true meanings of the words they love to use. They have been brainwashed in church propaganda rather than studying Kingdom principles.
Those bound to the slavery within spiritual Babylon are not able to move beyond the idea of not having a central government. If one type doesn’t work, they create another "prison" system to replace it. The whole concept needs to be cut out at the root. When people stop submitting to a slave system, the host will eventually die. When Christ returns, the indulgent church hirelings and their spoiled lemmings will be done away.
Slavery and freedom are two entirely different systems based on completely different principles.
A natural community is not about having "church" control, but about independence and freedom in Christ without human kings (pastors) trying to run everything themselves within an institutional corporate structure.
Many fail in their understanding of the difference between leading and ruling. One is about family, and the other is about control. One is about the government of the Kingdom of God manifested through Jesus Christ, and the other is the central religious government system of man through Satan.
- The "Beast" Religion
The modern apostate church has become a "beast" with an insatiable hunger. The nature of the "beast" requires compliance, sacrifice, and control over the masses to temporarily quench its appetite.
- The Antichrist Church that is Organized Religion
There is an increasing majority of people who are leaving the organized religion of attending “church.” They are compelled to leave because they can no longer conform to the popular accepted system.
- Escaping the Grip of Spiritual Babylon that is the Church System
God is calling His people to come out the "harlot daughters" that are denominations of the modern "church" and enter into the New Spiritual Jerusalem.
The Beast System
The system of Babylon is a corporate beast where the Great Harlot rules over the kings of the earth. In similar manner, the Church systems portrays itself to be of Christ, but in their actions are bound to the Beast system.
Jesus Christ said that he would build his Ekklesia.
What does this look like for someone coming out of the harlot church system?
It is simply de-institutionalizing and de-organizing from the program of being herded around by the whims of religious officials. It is no longer having a lemming mentality mindlessly nodding your head and saying amens as a good conforming slave should do. It is no longer about following the rules and regulations of ambitious hirelings that are only out to benefit themselves.
The message of the Kingdom of God and its application to the followers of Christ does not look like the way the world in doing things. The difference between the wheat and the tares is a difference of the Ekklesia and the Church. One group will enter the Kingdom of God and the other is simply storehouse for dead branches.
The opiate of the masses has glossed the eyes of the pew warmer swallowed up in the "synagogues" and "churches" of men.
Get out while you still can. Jesus Christ never mandated “churches,” nor does he want them. Jesus Christ came to give liberty, freedom and independence from them.
The products of Babylon have murdered many men of God for standing on the truth because they will not allow themselves to being brainwashed in their their system that demands a piece of land to erect a building to practice their idolatry where a master is appointed over the slaves demanding finances to keep his business going.
Those who are among the Ekklesia are well aware that "church" is a misnomer meant to confuse and neutralize people from using the gifts that God has given them. When Jesus told Peter that the gates of hell would not prevail against the Ekklesia, he was not lying. They are alive and well today, but you will not find them partaking in a religious system that taxes, controls and plunders people.
Those who do NOT partake in their religious rituals are hated by the religious officials and their lemmings because they walk a different path that does not conform to affiliating, supporting, listening to, depending upon the idolatrous practices of the "church."
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30
- The Organized Religion of Church versus The Spiritual Organism of the Ekklesia
The Early Ekklesia, as attested in the New Testament reveals how the body of Jesus Christ organized, which is strikingly different to the practiced counterfeit organized religion of the Church system.
The Jesus Christ of the New Testament had no temples, shrines or palaces, but went out and preached the words that his Father gave to him. The principles of the Kingdom of God put into action by the followers of Christ are considered “anarchy” by those in church government because it defies their coveted elevated hierarchical positions. These men will refuse to give them up and let Christ lead; they will fall when the Beast falls.
You see, true liberty in Christ is considered “anarchy” to those within the Church system because it points to giving up man’s control over others.
The gospel of the Kingdom is about declaring a different king and a different kind of government. The "Church" will call it “treason,” and history attests to those who have been persecuted, imprisoned, beaten and murdered for it. Anyone who stands in way of the religious elite pacifying their slaves with their propaganda are considered the enemy.
The mystery of the Gospel of the Kingdom is about finding liberty. The "Church" minion will have no concept of true liberty by playing the "church" game with their endless nonsensical routines in the agenda of the antichrist beast system.
True liberty is found in Jesus Christ and is awaiting all of those who would heed the call to come out of the harlot system.
Those among the Ekklesia be encouraged!
The “rock” on which God would build His Ekklesia is through Jesus Christ on the principle that he (NOT the organized system of Church) would teach us this directly with words that are not tampered with.
Please peruse Part 2 of this theme that continues to explore the religious words, terms and phrases that are used by many.