“But Jesus called them and said, You know that the rulers of the nations exercise dominion over them, and they who are great exercise authority over them. However, it shall not be so among you…”
Most Christian churches are hiding places for unclean spirits. They tolerate sin. They even preach that you can’t live without it—but you’re saved anyway!
One thing is for certain. If you diligently conform to true biblical teachings, the world will hate you, even those who call themselves Christian. If you conform to the world’s standards, you will be accepted by society, but you will be conforming to the ways of “the god of this world.” The corollary is if you conform to church culture you will still get man’s approval but miss God’s approval.
There are so many denominations which means so much division as well as corruption. This is not of Jesus. I firmly believe that MANY people could not survive if they could not practice their normal Institutional Church life if it were taken away from them. They would be lost and confused because Jesus was not enough to begin with. The wheat and the tares will become obvious. I believe in my spirit that God is beginning to tear down this system by calling His people out, and all celebrity preachers are heading for destruction as well. As one sister has well stated:
“I have learned that if we try the spirits and mark the FALSE denominations (as scripture says we must) we are accused of hating ALL churches. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am thankful that there are faithful gatherings of God’s people. Yet, even when I speak this last statement, I am accused of being a hater.
Love does not rejoice in iniquity and to sit in a church pew/support a minister/financially support its teachings/buildings would be SIN if they are not teaching the truth of the Word of God. Are we to support the father of lies and his methods of deception? Are we to fall asleep and ignore the cry of the Spirit that shows us error? God forbid we should ever quench His Holy Spirit.
The entirety of scripture teaches us to SEPARATE from ungodliness and false doctrine is exactly that. When we do obey our Lord’s directives, we are then falsely accused of hating. How grievous this is! God’s people have always experienced this kind of persecution, indeed Jesus said that even those of their OWN HOUSE would turn against them.
When does exposing false doctrine in churches equal “you hate all the churches?” Could it be that there are errors in our own denominations that we are covering with a covering not of His Spirit and would rather not deal with the heretical teachings perhaps in our own denominations? I will, rather, obey the Spirit of God that says to come out and be separate and touch not the unclean thing.
Churchianity is in a downward spiral. If you passively sit by, if you are content with a costless, carnal-friendly “Christianity,” then you have already made your decision. You are compromising with the truth of God. Christians who compromise with the truth will eventually be overcome by false doctrines; they will fall into complete apostasy. If you do not rouse yourself from spiritual apathy, you may have to face Jesus and hear Him say, “I do not know you” (Matt. 25:1-12).
Will you choose to be faithful to the teachings of Christ, even if it means you must stand alone?