False Worship in Church
The Church of Man
The modern “church” has become a media driven entity meant to stimulate and entertain the masses. To focus on one particular thing is almost impossible as people's attention spans are often short lived, desiring different type of feel-goods on a constant basis. The sophists sell their wares, which consist of their special ministries of healing, prophecy, miracles, self-help, money management, word-faith etc… Most people believe that truth comes from their latest books, or sermon. Most do not even search the Scriptures to see if it is true.
Have you ever wondered if maybe all that you have been accepting as truth is wrong and misleading?
Most people rely on man to give them understanding, enlightenment and revelation. Most rely on their “church” leaders to fill their hearts and minds with God’s Word. The problem is that the modern “church” is filled with people with notions and preconceived ideas that do not come from God’s Word. They have closed their hearts and minds to the working of the Holy Spirit. The modern “church” is a bombardment of people with so many conflicting and contradictory ideas.
Many do not realize that we are in an age of deception that will lead to serious consequences for those who have been lulled into complacency. Many are content with the way things are going and believe the “truth” as they see it. The biggest deception is the way the modern “church” presents the "gospel" message with additions that include "church" membership, different forms of baptism and other doctrinal statements pertaining to a particular denomination. After they go through their institutional rites and rituals, they are then considered to be a “Christian.” The sole purpose of the modern “church” is to create members who believe that they are obligated to come to a certain building once or twice a week and listen to someone tell you that worship is putting money into the offering basket. They will tell you directly, or indirectly that your relationship with God is proportional to the membership status you have within the building.
True salvation consists of none of these above things. Salvation is the process of being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit that strips away our fleshly nature and brings forth repentance and humility.
The state of the modern “church” is in a dire condition. Most of what is taught about salvation has to do with man’s own ideas, not what the Word says. Forget about what your pastor says, forget what the books that are sold in the “church” bookstore. Throw it all out and simply read the Word of God for yourself and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the real and genuine truth.
Why is it that so many have it backwards?
They believe that whatever they decide to do God will bless them.
What happened to letting go of our own plans and desires and accepting what God wants?
Most people run away when things start getting uncomfortable; they believe that Jesus is supposed to give them all the comforts of life. Jesus never talked about material gain and physical comforts, but something that was spiritual and eternal.
And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” – Mark 8:34-38
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. – Matthew 6:24
Any leader in the "church" who is salaried is serving two masters. Salaried to serve is an oxymoron. Unfortunately, unless the leaders in the modern “church” repent, they will not enter into the Kingdom of God because they have replaced it with their own kingdom instead.The majority of “church” goers believe that God wants them to pay, or be employees of the Gospel who are doing a blessed work. How can you call yourself a servant when you require payment to do so?
There is a lot of wealth in the modern “church” and there is an insatiable hunger for more. To be blunt, the modern “church’s” goal is the accumulation of the monetary; that is their main focus of their existence. Most are blind to the idolatry and rebellion that insists that their wealth is “blessing” from God. There are many wealthy people in the modern “church;" the pastor’s job is to keep them happy so he can maintain his position, authority and salary. They spend their lives trying to accumulate wealth for themselves and their investors that they miss being rich in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
So many are caught up in their own plans and what the world has to offer. The true walk of salvation is doing the opposite of everything the world says is right. It is submitting and giving God control with a desire to want what He wants. It requires taking up the cross and following the Word. Jesus did not promise that we would not suffer and life would be pain and trouble free.
Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. – Luke 14:27
Jesus never said that salvation was about being healthy, wealthy and everything will be just wonderful in life now.
Can you see the heresy?
The traditions of man have replaced God’s rules to a crafted religion of sophistry that tickles people’s ears, caters to their desires, and offers quick fixes. Those who promote the carnality of “revival” have no idea what sacrifice, obedience and commitment are about.
The time is urgent to truly give God glory by worshiping Him with Biblical truth. This means putting away the false worship that man is promoting in the modern “church.” We must separate and contend against the false doctrines and new-age teachings spewed upon the pulpits. God requires that we worship Him in spirit and truth. God rejected Cain’s offering because his sacrifice was convenient and felt good for him, but it was not what God commanded. The modern “church” is doing the same by offering worship to God in a manner that He will not accept. God is calling those to come out of the modern “church” and come to repentance and obedience. It is time to return to the true worship of our Creator and to throw out our selfish desires, demands and actions.
Those who are the modern “church,” come out of her, repent and be obedient to the truth that is in God’s Word. Jesus is coming for His Bride who will be without spot or blemish. It is time to wake up and recognize that the modern “church” system is the bride of Satan.
Jesus Paid the Price, it is a Free Gift.
Did Jesus get paid to preach the Gospel of salvation?
Do we need to pay the price when someone has already paid for it?
Do you believe someone should be payed a salary to dispense the Gospel of salvation?
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