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Leaving the Captivity of the Church System

Updated on December 19, 2018
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There is an increasing majority of people who are leaving the church system. They are compelled to leave because they can no longer conform to the popular accepted system. For some, they can no longer with good conscience accept the popular religious concepts and traditions they once held. There is something in them wanting to defy what it is to be a good church club member.

What is called 'Christianity' has become a place of tradition that holds precious memories for many. They grown up with their esteemed Pastor who is their head with the precious memories of the many who accepted his call to the altar. From that point, the indoctrination process began being seared with his denominational ideologies.

Many are perfectly content in a template of worship within religiously named buildings on prime pieces of real estate. They pay their clergy to plan every teaching, activity and events. You really don't have to do anything but say amen and fill the offering plates and they will do the rest.

Unfortunately, many are deceived into believing that this is God's plan for His people.

Fortunately, there are more and more who are heeding the call to come out of the church system and follow God's ways than having hirelings dictate their lives for them.

Listen and Obey

Following God's ways has nothing to do with a particular building, but has to with those who listen and obey.

Without obeying God the rule of the clergy will take over instead with their man-made ideologies and their hierarchical structures. Man's will will take precedence of God's will.

Do you conform to diversified doctrines and traditions that come from the pilpits or are you being guided by the Holy Spirit.

Do you partake of the doctrines, traditions and practices that are contrary to God's word?

Spiritual Babylon

Spiritual Babylon is being in the captivity of all the denominations and branches of organized religion with a hierarchical governance rooted in the traditions of man.

Mostly all of the elements of society is in control and power of man. When man uses the system of the world instead of God's ways it puts people into slavery. Many are deceived into believing that the glory of God manifests in expensive buildings where members attend and give their money to clergy who create programs fro them.

It is only by coming to the place by allowing God to pen our eyes are able to discern the religious worldly ideologies of Spiritual Babylon.

Can you tell the difference?
Can you tell the difference?

Captivity

Many believers will remain captive in Spiritual Babylon and die there because they never knew the difference between the genuine and the counterfeit. The majority of Christians are seduced by the church system because they have fallen for her charms.

The Holy Spirit is drawing more and more out of the traditional church system. They have heard God’s voice. They have heeded His call to come out of submission to the ways of the world.

It is important to examine what you truly love and the objects of your affection. The church system is equivalent to the great tower of Babylon where men want to make a name for themselves and act as if they are God.

Spiritual Babylon is the brainwashing of the corrupt traditions of man. The traditions and practices that many have accepted are rooted in the ideologies and religions of ancient Babylon. Many are ignorant to the truth because they have not compared, contrasted or questioned their beliefs.

You have to wonder why there is over 60,000 differing views of what it means to be a Christian. It cannot be denied that it is full of confusion for good reason. It is a religion that has rejected God's ways for man's ways. Maybe it is time to do an evaluation and seek God's truth with an open mind.

Do you attend the building called "Church" and follow the traditions within organized religion?

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      PETER 

      23 months ago

      The Church is an evil organisation set up by the Deceiver. It monitors your life and can brainwash you into believing a lie. Only by reading the Bible is the True God revealed and by understanding, reading and questioning you will discover the Truth.

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      Lori Colbo 

      6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I think I hear what you say the Church shouldn't be but is. I think there are some significant problems in the Church today. But I am not going to offer an opinion just yet either. I am just curious, in your own life, do you go to church? Do you engage in regular corporate worship? What do you see correct biblical corporate worship looking like?

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