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Updated on July 26, 2011

Modern Day Pharisees Lead today's Church

The time has come for a reckoning within today's churches. The state of affairs there has become so corrupt and un-Christ-like, that it's absolutely disgusting. The problem is with the hierarchy, the church leadership; the wolves that lead today's congregations. The bible sets' forth requirements for those chosen to lead the Lord's sheep. Sadly, these guidelines are most often totally ignored when setting these positions within the church. What will follow now is not so much a critique as it is actually a proclamation. Judgement has been handed down from the Lord above and there is a reckoning about to take place such as has never been before!

What entitles me to make such a proclamation? I am but a humble yet ever-so willing servant of the Lord and He has placed it upon me to do so and to speak these words. You would do well to patiently read this article and take heed of the words within as these words are in deed and truth handed-down from above and inspired by GOD...Truth Is...

There are those who would say it is not proper to criticize priests, ministers, and pastors. But let us recall Jeremiah, and other prophets of God, and then even more so Jesus himself. The clergy of Jesus' day had left their purpose and had become more concerned with status and riches. The things they allowed in the temple(church) were far outside of true service to God; which is why Jesus turned-out the money-changers and merchants there. Look at the pastors and preachers as well as deacons within today's church; YOUR church even. For the most part, they dress flashily, drive expensive automobiles, and live in very well appointed homes. Yet, within their congregation(s), there are members who are being evicted from their homes or have no homes; members having utilities turned off and who have few clothes to wear. Behind these people's back these same men talk derisively about them and speak abusively. Some even claim these people are not within the will of God because they have fallen upon hard times. This is ridiculous! The bible tells us there will be "critical times hard to deal with...". Why is it that this is not being spoken of diligently from the pulpit instead of the rhetoric that "God wants us to be prosperous" and if you tithe well you'll gain riches?

I have often witnessed pastors preach to their congregation and reprimand them saying:" How many of you have extra rooms in your house or clothing that you don't wear any more, but don't open your home to someone in need of a place to stay or give that extra clothing or food to someone in need?" Then immediately after the service these very same men turn away someone who comes to them for assistance! Pastors, deacons, ministers, lead by example! 1Peter5:3.

In fact, let's stay within the true context of 1Peter 5..."Shepherd the flock of God in your care not under compulsion, but willingly, neither for love of dishonest gain, but eagerly, neither lording it over those who are God's inheritance, but becoming examples to the flock..."

This denotes that as ministers or shepherds we are to lead by example, which means don't tell the gongregation to do anything that we have not BEEN doing! Notice I said "been" doing. How often have you heard pastors quote verse 6 of 1 Peter chapter 5:"Humble yourself therefore under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time, while you throw all your anxiety upon him..." Well keeping within the TRUE context of this scripture, we see that this is actually instruction given to the leadership of the congregation! Pastors and deacons particularly are being spoken to here, not the flock itself. This is because when choosing to lead within the congregation we are choosing a very difficult calling. It is one requiring much patience and above all genuine love and compassion as well as a great deal of self sacrifice. That is why verse 2 says "...not under compulsion..." which means not doing it because you 'have to' or seeing it as a job; but because it is truly within your nature to do so. It is in no way easy dealing with the imperfection(s), weaknesses and needs of a group of others and having to deal with your own as well...Truth Is...

Pastors, why aren't you teaching and thus preparing your congregation that we are in fact living in the "last days"? Why are we clinging to that "old time religion" and telling our people that all we have to do is keep on praising God and we'll go to heaven? You know that isn't the truth according to God's word.

Many pastors are afraid to teach the true message that the bible hold because they fear rejection from the congregation. 2Timothy 4:3, and 4 speaks of this and shows the true wisdom off God in preparing us for it: "There will be a time when they will not put up with healthful teaching but according to their own desires will accumulate teachers for themselves to satisfy their itching ears..." This means people will dictate what they want to hear from the pulpit and won't accept anyone who doesn't teach them as they want to be taught. How ridiculous! You wouldn't allow that in school, so why does it occur within the church where our very salvation is at issue? Did Jesus or the prophets cater to what the people wanted to hear? Or rather, did they not BOLDLY deliver the true message from God?

Pastor(s), why is it that you will not teach the TRUTH in your church?

Examples of non-truths and deliberate omissions by preachers/pastors:

Christmas. It is no secret that Christmas has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus. He was NOT born on December 25, in fact the one born on that date was Nimrod who opposed God and began building the tower of Babel.

Easter: Easter is again associated to Nimrod and named after his mother who incidentally was also his wife! Esther. Easter is a celebration of Nimrod being reborn as a deity.This holiday was celebrated by pagans well before Jesus' arrival on Earth

The Trinity: see the two above. Again it was derived from revering and worship of Nimrod and his mother, with the reborn Nimrod as a God. This too was celebrated thousands of years BEFORE Christ walked the Earth.

Homosexuality: Why is it looked at as acceptable? There are more than enough scripture available to tell you how God feels about it; yet we insist on telling God what He will accept!

The biggest tragedy is that the church doesn't teach or usually down-plays the most critical issue of all, which is also the major thing that will bring us much closer to God: GOD'S name! There is no doubt that God has a name, and that name is indeed Jehovah. This is undeniable, yet repeatedly that name is suppressed and annexed within the teachings of the church. With the name ever-present at Psalms 83:18, Isaiah 12:2-4 and Exodus 6:3, there has been a concerted effort by modern printers of the bible to remove it even from those places as well. Originally the name Jehovah appeared over 6,000 times in the scriptures! Where is it? This is important as the VERY FIRST thing Jesus said to mention when we pray was "let your name be sanctified..."

NO, I AM NOT A JEHOVAH's WITNESS! I AM AS I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A TRUTH SEEKER, and this my brothers and sisters is the absolute TRUTH!

We now try to cover this by using terms such as Jehovah-Raffa, Jehovah Nicci, etc. But these are adjectives added to God's name to describe an event, a location, or an act by Jehovah himself. God's name is Jehovah...use it! In fact in the Spanish language there is only one word to describe almighty god: Jehova; and one word for Jesus: Jesu-Christo...think about that....

Now consider this: You feel you've been richly blessed. Just think how much more so you can and will be by addressing God by his true name when you talk to him! That's having/building a close and personal relationship for sure!

Pastors, shame on you for not promoting this to your congregation and thus shepherding them in a fine and loving way! If you loved them you'd teach them the things that God wants them to know and that will bring them closer to him. Could it be that you are afraid they will learn too much of the truth and abandon your ministry because it is not truly of God and his teaching(s)?Do you fear that by now teaching what the bible really says they will turn on you, not being open to a newly revealed truth? DO YOU TRUST GOD ? This is what you've told your congregation through the years, now it's time you apply it to yourself! Trust God to bless your ministry when you openly and with love reveal the truth to your congregation and tell them their salvation is much more important to you than their tithes and offerings. God will see that your ministry is sustained...if you trust him...Truth Is...

The people are tired of the madness, the corruption, the hypocrisy, and deceit prevalent in today's church. The USA Today and other local newspapers ran articles showing that there is a growing number who claim no religion at all. This is all scripturally foretold and it's time for the leadership of the church to make a stand for the TRUTH! To stop being overly concerned with financial gains and status; to actually LOVE those in your charge.

It is NOT an easy task to lead a congregation properly. Many are called but very few are truthfully worthy. You know if you are up to the task or not; but often human nature rules over spiritual acceptance. You know that you are not leading in a fine and un-blemished manner...step -down, sit in a pew and learn with the rest of us! Otherwise, get in line to have your millstone fitted.

Just because a certain teaching has been in place for hundreds of years does NOT make it the RIGHT teaching! Is it more important that you keep the church filled or that you teach the truth? Your answer begins your judgement!

That is the purpose of this writing and the ones to follow: To Pronounce God's JUDGEMENT! Judgement has now been handed-down and it is not coming, IT IS HERE!!! As judgement begins within the congregation, watch as one-by-one. two -by-two pastors, preachers, and deacons start to fall upon hardship and tragedy. Then you will know that Jehovah is God and his word is truth. That will be but your first warning to flee from Babylon: falsehood in teaching and living. Then throw yourself at the feet of God and seek his forgiveness and right the many wrongs you have wrought. Repent-repent-Repent!

I emailed a certain pastor in Charelston SC and talked about how the church hierarchy is wrongfully involved in politics and sexual promiscuity, as well as having obtained a dis-compassionate manner about them. He smugly disagreed with me. I may add that this particular pastor is deeply roiled in politics. He has a reckoning coming from God as does quite a few others in fact. The city of Charleston calls it'self the "Holy City"; but it is rife with un-holy acts by pastors and preachers Watch this city as it is under Judgement. NOW!!!

This is yet the beginning of the end; and yes, the beginning of a series on the "White-washed graves full of dead men's bones" that oversee today's churches. Truly today's clergy are nothing more than modern day pharisees...Truth Is...

More to come!



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    • daledad8 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from pittsburgh

      @Ambassador 1: I must correct your assumption as to GOD's name, as well as the knowledge of it and Jesus' use of it. If you read your Bible, at Exodus 6:3 when Moses asked GOD, HE told him EXACTLY what his name is and instructed him to use it. Further, at Isaiah 12:4 It says GOD's name, Jehovah and says to "call upon his name..." and then "Make mention that his name is exalted...". Also, the small square "box" the priesthood wore around their neck in ancient times contained the script:"YHWH" or Yahweh, of which in modern times translates to Jehovah. Additionally, Jesus said in what is now known as the "Lord's Prayer":" Let thy name be sanctified(exalted)", as the very FIRST concern in our prayers. Again, at John 17:26 Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane when praying said to his Father:" I have made your name known and will declare it..." Although each of these scriptures stress the importance that GOD's name be recognized as well as exalted, that name, Jehovah originally appeared over 3, 000 times in the scripture, but today can rarely be found in any bible, and if it is found it is only at Exodus 6:3, Isaiah 12:4, and Psalms 83:18 and even then it has been removed from most translations...

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      'The Ambassador'1 

      5 years ago

      Great article, but I would like to share some food for thought. Almighty God in heaven does in fact want us to know his name, however if you read closely enough you will find that Jesus himself didn't call His Father by his name, he only said "My Father" when he talked about God Almighty in heaven! In history and over time as the HOLY BIBLE was being printed, people of those times didn't know what to call Almighty God so they called him capitol "L"ORD not to take his name out of the bible or hide it, but to show respect to Him. Quick example: We as parents want our children to know our names, however when they call on us we consider it to be "VERY" disrespectful for our children to call us by our first names! (at least in most cultures) With that being said, if we as human beings demand that respect from our children we should think about showing the same respect to The One that created us, Almighty God in heaven!!!! Take care, be blessed and may God continue to bless the true seekers of His truth.

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      jasper mcmillan 

      6 years ago

      God have mercy on us all both Christian and non-Christian because we are all in this boat called America and America has rejected the God of the Bible. False teachers/Preachers are guilty of making merchandise of congregations while leading them down the pathway to Hell and destruction. It becomes more apparent daily that God is simply "tired" of our garbage. America, although deluged with massive problems of every sort, still refuses to acknowledge God and sadly, at some point, God will remove his spirit and allow this country to do as it will. Televangelists and Preachers everywhere daily sprout forth lies and deceptions as they twist the Word of God in order to acquire more riches while ignoring the enemy at the gates. They continually preach prosperity and good news to itching ears instead of telling the people the ugly truth! Instead of confronting sin regardless of where it found, Church leaders and "pew members" have instead chosen to run and hide inside their buildings shouting, praise dancing and singing, hoping all the while that the problems outside will just "go away"....and for this blatant dereliction of their duties as representatives of the Word, there is a price that will be paid! As Homosexuals intimidate and bully political leaders, judges and even preachers into acquiescing to their degenerate demands, this country continues to slide towards the Abyss. As our political leaders and Judges continually usurp Gods plan for this country, the clouds of destruction grow larger and larger. Society is crumbling and becoming more violent daily as horrific crimes of unimaginable proportions are reported nightly on the News. Time is short. The rumblings of the coming destruction can be heard clearly as one reads or listens to the television. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that America is in deep trouble, however, the enemy has so blinded many in this country to the point that they will refuse to see and accept the truth until its too late. If ever the men and women of God needed to rise up and proclaim the Word of God, it is now!

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      6 years ago

      Truth awaits all who truly seek [Matthew 7:7, 8; Proverbs 2:1-6; Acts 17:11]

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      6 years ago

      This is what the Church leadership of today needs to hear!! God bless you for speaking the truth. May your message reach the ears and eyes of the Pastors of England, who have become "the wolves". Amen

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      7 years ago


      Our family has been from church to church. We've seen this vile apostasy and more including "entertainment" churches, "feel-good" churches, hypnosis/meditation, spineless pastors, "church-growth" and pastors who buy sermons and marketing materials to fill their pockets and those in on their Ponzi scheme.

      Xmas is particularly irksome to us and we figured the truth is not told about this "holiday" since it would eliminate bonuses, gifts, and a large collection take on that day. Besides, it makes the people "feel good". It makes us sad to see graven images of Nativity scenes on church lawns complete with three wise man who were not there at the birth as we all know and no where in Scripture does it say there were three as we also know. We've also seen Easter renamed to "Resurrection Day" but "celebrated" in the same way.

      We've returned to fellowship meals and helping one another directly NOT "tithing" (Levitical priests still?) or "offerings" that go towards supporting a building or someone's salary.

      Thank you for your posts and please keep writing. Thank you for allowing me to share and vent.

    • daledad8 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from pittsburgh

      Tina A, sadly at this point in time you will be hard pressed to find ANY church that lines up fully with God's word and will as there is too much catering to the wishes of the people and self. This is literally the "Last days" in which we are living and the only comfort is knowing that God will extract his sheep from ALL churches, all mankind and all nations. That is the purpose for Truth Is...; it is my intent to give the opportunity to gain and nurture a close and personal relationship with our heavenly Father and stay close to his word, will, and way and thus gaining a better chancve at salvation. That is what HE is looking for: compliant,obedient and loving people seeking his truths and willing to submit to his will.

      I invite you to read more of my hubs and grow. B-Blessed!

      Truth Is...

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      Tina A 

      7 years ago

      All you said is true, but my question is where are the true places of worship? I'm based in London United Kingdom, and all the born again churches are the same! They seem to preach more about money and prosperity... Saying this I have also been very blessed and God does answer my prayers. So what are we meant to do with our Pastors that are not doing right and where do we go when

      there all the same?????

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      7 years ago

      If you truly follow Christ, you will suffer as He suffered some even to the point of death! I've been called the devil and my wife was pressured to divorce me by her parents, because what I read in the bible and what most Christian preachers teach

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      7 years ago

      what you wrote is true. Pharisees were more than a group of people but a spirit as well. The spirit is active in modern Pators, Bishops, Evangelists, Prophets etc but let me be quick not everyone with the above position is led by this spirit.

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      W Joe Baugh 

      7 years ago from Central Texas

      Wow! A man after my own heart! I've said (and am still saying) many of these same things. Keep on preaching, oh watchman on the wall.

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      7 years ago

      As much as you mentioned in your article - I am not here to promote the Jehovah Witness clan but always wondered what Jesus wanted us to do. For intance when his disciplies asked - teach us to started with "Our Father" and not "our Jesus" which only means that Jesus himself wanted us to revere God the Father.

      Being a Catholic I have been many times told since childhood that I should not talk ill about priests but I find so much contrary to what Jesus wanted us to do and what is being preached in the pulpit. For instance two weeks back, one of the priests was thundering in the sermon - it irked many a minds - and we saw a lady who stood and raised an objectio to which the lady was snubbed. The Priest arrogantly announced that this is a sacred activity and she should not interrupt. If interested will see her post mass. Would Jesus do it or would he wanted his disciplies to do the same. What a shame...As clearly said..we need to go up to God our Father, believe in the teachings of Jesus and seek the strength of the Holy Spirit...I hope people wake up.

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      valerie miller 

      8 years ago

      Amen, if you don't stand for something you'll faaaalll for anything let the Church say amen

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      Rev. Roger Vierra, Jr. 

      8 years ago from Coweta, OK. USA

      I am here to confirm this writing. As called into the fivefold office, I can assure that this is RIGHT ON TARGET!!! Many of God's chosen elect have been pulled out of "churches", seemingly to go it alone. WE are outcasts for the stand that we take. We cry out from the four corners of the city, warning of the wrath to come, yet we are spat upon and merely stoned for what we do! This road we tread is not easy, but the reward in the end is great. I stand with you on this matter, and may God have mercy upon their souls.

      Churches have become merely social clubs, using manipulative tactics and scripture twisting to obtain their own agendas, such as tithing and offerings.

      It is encouraging for me to see that you stand with us (God's elect) concerning this matter....

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      8 years ago

      Thank you for such a great article of the truth of what goes on in the average American church. A true Biblical church is very hard to find. God Bless You!!!!

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      9 years ago

      Well the problem is the listeners, they have a choice to follow God or Man, but in following man you will make the mistake, which should be your teacher itself dont follow man.

      Jesus Christ said the same thing.

      Rather obey God and have a relationship with him and learn from the Holy Spirit, indwelling, and not from the TV or Radio. Once this relationship of hearing him and how he speaks gets to be your desire daily, then you will evidence God for real, and very easily reject man.

      There is a difference between following Christ and walking in Christ..........rather walk in Christ and Christ will walk in you.

      Some very good leads how to.....

      Go well

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      9 years ago from where my laptop sits, that be where I am

      there is a lot of truth in what you wrote. however, I will not be so sweeping in my accusations. I do not believe there is such a thing as A church today, but there are churches, and there are denominations of churches. Many among these churches, and these denominations, fall into the category of what you pointed out, BUT, churches who hew close to the principles of what the Lord Jesus Christ started on the shores of Caesaria Philippi are found not only in the United States but everywhere around the world.

      There are many in the States who have gone astray, true, but there are equally as many who remain faithful to the word of God, especially among those in the ministry.

      I come from a third world country and have seen with my own eyes many ministers, not only from my previous denomination of Baptists, but also from other Christian denominations, who stay and stayed on to their posts and kept watch over God's peoples despite the poverty, hardships, and even dangers of their area of ministration. Some have been beheaded by extremists, executed by communists, and victimized as sources of "support" from the States and Western countries by unashamed Western "missionaries".

      But again I have also seen personally some preaching that they are servants of the One True God, who in human form stated that "foxes have holes, and the birds have their nests, but the Son of Man hath not a stone to lay his head on", while His "servants" of today glitter with gold rings, and gold tie pins, and expensive clothing.

      God bless.

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      9 years ago

      excellent writing very well presented and Trute!

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      9 years ago

      It is so sad that what you write here is true. Pray for the people.

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      9 years ago

      This is a well put and presented article and should be shared.

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      9 years ago

      DAMN!(sorry!) You have touched a serious nerve and are right on target too! There is no doubt in my mind and that of my friends that you truly are God-sent. God be with you and please continue to write.

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      9 years ago

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      9 years ago

      Truth Is is the TRUTH!

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      9 years ago

      As always you are not afraid to say what everyone else knows is true but are unwilling to admit openly. I applaud you truth!

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      9 years ago

      You are on to something here - Well said - Everyone need to read this - Bishop Lupoli


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