- Religion and Philosophy
The Deception of the Respecter of Persons within the Church System
There is deception within the institutional church system that is accepted by everyone within her ranks. It is giving respect to people based upon their status within their professional and religious social circles. These people love to be respected and constantly receive the accolades of man. Those who rise up within the corrupt religious hierarchical system receive the most honourable and respected positions within their places of worship. The sin of pride is welcomed and openly manifest as the respecters of persons stroke the egos of those who lust for the acknowledgement of man instead of God's truth.
My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of PERSONAL FAVORITISM. – James 2:1
The False Claim
How can a group of people claim to be followers of Christ when they show personal favouritism towards one another?
Many fail to understand that the apostles and the early ekklesia did not use titles of any kind making others more prominent among each other. There was no flattery and exaltation among them. They understood that being a respecter of persons was the sin of not loving your neighbour as yourself.
You shall love your neighbor AS YOURSELF – Matthew 22:39
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor AS YOURSELF,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. – James 2:8-9
Those who are givers and receivers of favouritism do not have the fear of God within them because they give more credence to man’s traditions than the moral commands of God.
So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows NO PARTIALITY, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. – Acts 10:34-35
For God shows NO PARTIALITY. – Romans 2:11
Twisting and Deceiving
Those within the church system worship God in vain because they give respect to men who desire special ranking and social status within the marketplaces and their places of worship more than loving the truth. The ultimate Pharisee religion, Churchianity, is the zealous observance of man’s traditions elevating men based on their personage. The people love to give adoration to those who prance upon the church stages and podiums. They give them entitlements such as special seating arrangements, parking spaces, perks and benefits all in the name of 'honour.'
The people twist Scripture to justify their sinful behaviours by quoting this following verse,
Render therefore to ALL THEIR DUES: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. – Romans 13:7
A proper exegesis of this verse would reveal the deception of those who allow partiality to run rampant among them. The above verse is not referring to hireling Pastors and self-titled ministers, but to leaders who are in government such as judges who have the authority to punish those who commit evil.
And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an ABOMINATION in the sight of God. – Luke 16:15
The Demands of the Respecter of Persons
I have come across many on the Internet who want to know who I am, my education, status and rank. They will not accept that my sole desire is to follow the teachings of Christ and the apostles, but insist that I must appeal to some man-made institutional authority. They believe that if I do not fit into man’s way of doing things, then I am deemed to be part of a cult because I am not in compliance with their institutional rules that requires giving allegiance to someone who is considered certified professional among their ranks. When they cannot attack the truth of God's word, they resort to trying to assassinate my character by playing the cult card. They contradict themselves by claiming that I am part of a cult when they are the ones pushing the agenda of being respecter of persons. They do not realize that this is one of the main factors in identifying a cult.
The respecter of persons will never be able to fully think for themselves or allow the spirit of Christ to teach them because they want to go their esteemed men and do it their way to receive their accolades and credits. They want and desire to rely on the supposed infallible opinions of their professional clergy for 'truth' rather than the teachings of Christ and the apostles.
The results are the worship and fear of man instead of God. The revered religious men become rich and famous and are deemed as Prophets, Preachers and Evangelists living of the accolades of others who bilking them of their time and money as they gain fame and fortune in their lucrative businesses called church.
Those who are partakers of this vile system choke out the word of God and make merchandise out of their followers.
And in their GREED they will exploit you with false words. – 2 Peter 2:3
The Laodicean System
The brainwashing and deception has become so rampant within the lukewarm Laodicean church system that the masses demand to have someone to rule over them. They want to be held captive to being a respecter of persons the same way the Pharisees demanded the same respect in the New Testament. They ignore the clear warnings of Christ and the apostles.
Then they understood that he did not tell them to BEWARE OF THE LEAVEN of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. – Matthew 16:12
It doesn’t matter what church building you may attend because the main purpose of all of these humanly devised meetings are about making a show and a spectacle of men and collecting their money. The pews and their stages are built in the same way as the local entertainment facilities that are specifically designed for staged performances.
How many times have you seen a pastor pea-cocking himself upon the stages of men showing off with a long prayer as the congregation shouts out their Hallelujahs! and Amens?
This is what the modern pastors ego feeds off of as they go off into a frenzy of making religious spectacles of themselves so to glorify and promote their ministries built upon their names.
“Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and LOVE GREETINGS in the marketplaces and the BEST SEATS in the synagogues and the PLACES OF HONOR at feasts, who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.” – Matthew 20:46-47
When a group of people fear men more than God and pay no attention to God’s word, the result is the idolatry of relying on and giving tribute to entitled religious hirelings.
Here is some wisdom.
To show PARTIALITY is not good, but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong. – Proverbs 28:21
The FEAR OF MAN lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe. – Proverbs 29:25
They Defend Each Other at all Costs
The reason that religious men are allowed to make spectacles of themselves is that their minions willingly allow it. They are as much to blame of being givers and receivers of partiality. They elevate men so high that they are beyond being corrected and rebuked for their idolatrous carnal sinful behaviours. The modern day Christian respects people based on their personage and believe that they are to dare not touch ‘God’s anointed.’ Additionally, the risk of being shunned from their religious elite denominational social club would be too much to bear and too big of a risk of forfeiting their membership perks by daring to upset their prestigious upper class Pastor who lords over them.
PARTIALITY in judging is not good. – Proverbs 24:23
I will not show PARTIALITY to any man, or use flattery toward any person. – Job 32:31
The clear evidence of how the pew-warming minions and their leaders behave among each other reveals their fleshly corruption. What they believe in their hearts manifests in their outward actions towards others through the sin of respecting persons.
It doesn’t matter whether you are or if you know the likes of an institutional Pastor, Sunday School teacher, or a seminary professor. If anyone is promoting their denominational brand of Christianity they are guilty of being a religious respecters of persons. Acknowledging any professional hierarchical title in the context of the body of Christ is appealing to special men as the authority of truth rather than being able to discuss openly the clear facts of Scripture.
The result is that men with titles take precedence over God and His truth.
The idolatry of treating ordained pastors as ‘holy’ and ‘revered’ is an epidemic today. The modern Christian accepts this outright sin as normal by giving them more respect than others that are around them.
The leaven that is manifest within the 501(c)(3) corrupt church system is the pastoral license that is thrown in the faces of others. These so called ‘men of God’ deem themselves as entitled to take from others with their special discounts and freebies they think they deserve. Instead of being a servant, they believe everyone is in service to them.
But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles LORD IT OVER THEM, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave – Matthew 20:25-27
Don't Play Favorites
Being a respecter of persons is treating others with higher esteem than those who do not have the same station. The world does it with their movie stars, musicians and their religious leaders just to name a few. This is simply idolatry by respecting a person by their looks, dress, abilities, title, education, wealth, etc.
In our society this is a common occurrence, but in the context of the body of Christ, truth is not determined by man’s traditions, but on the knowledge of the truth. The principles of the Kingdom of God are inherent in His word.
Giving someone respect based on their personage places a cloak of ‘infallibility’ on them, or group of people allowing for an arrogant spirit to take hold. This is the main cause of the thousands of harlot denominations within the corrupt church system today.
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “GOD OPPOSES THE PROUD, but gives grace to the humble.” – James 4:6
Pride goes before destruction, and a HAUGHTY SPIRIT before a fall. – Proverbs 16:18
If you cannot see the epidemic of church-goers who respect persons within their man-made buildings, then you are blinded in idolatry. The indoctrinated man-made Pastor is not the final authority in all matters. The fact is, we are not to respect the person of the poor, nor the person of wealth, but treat all equally as brothers and sisters in Christ. We are to judge in righteousness, not in the unrighteousness of the world's system.
We should be on guard against those who are prideful and arrogant in their hearts glorifying men instead of God. We must be vigilant in adhering to the principles of the Kingdom of God as taught by Christ and the apostles.
So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and show NO PARTILALITY, but truly teach the way of God. – Luke 20:21
And from those who seemed to be influential (WHAT THEY WERE MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO ME; GOD SHOWS NO PARTIALITY)—those, I say, who seemed influential added nothing to me. – Galatians 2:6
Do you partake in a religion system where its foundation are built upon the respecters of men?
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- The Kingdom of the Pastors
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- The Pastor and the Moses Complex
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- The Hierarchical Structure within the Corrupt Modern Church System
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