An open letter to all Christian Denominations, Pastors, Priest, Seminaries, Church Leaders, other Religions, spiritual organizations, and philosophies and non-believers.
As foretold the uniting of mans religions into a One World Religion - HAS BEGUN.
The falling away of Christian Churches is undeniable to Believers and non-believers. Returning to God's Pattern for His Church and Family is the last hope for mankind second only to the Return Of Messiah.
What is written is not saying churches cannot be used of God. "NO". God can and will use whom He chooses (individually or collectively) to accomplish His purposes as attested in word and deeds in both old and new testament wirings.
THAT SAID, WHAT WE CALL CHURCHES HAVE TRAGICALLY FAILED BECAUSE THEY CHOOSE NOT FOLLOW "GOD'S PATTERN FOR HIS CHURCH AND THE FAMILY" WHICH HAS GIVEN RISE TO BELIEVERS BEING DIVIDE ONE AGAINST ANOTHER (DENOMINATIONS) THEREBY PREVENTING BELIEVERS FROM COMING TOGETHER AS ONE ASSEMBLY (BODY) AND (FAMILY) IN CHRIST, OF WHICH WE HAVE BEEN WARNED IN SCRIPTURE. DO NOT BE DECEIVED THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD WILL USE SPIRITUAL DISUNITY AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE FAMILY TO ESTABLISH THE COMING END TIME GODLESS WORLD RELIGION OF WHICH WE HAVE BEEN FOREWARNED.
EACH DENOMINATION HAS IT"S OWN "ASSUMED" MAN ORDAINED PRIESTHOOD (AUTHORITY), DISTINGUISHING DOCTRINES, AND TRADITIONS. ALL OF WHICH IS IN DIRECT VIOLATION TO CHRIST COMMANDMENT AND TEACHINGS ADMONISHING CHRISTIANS TO BE AS ONE, AS HE (CHRIST) IS ONE, WITH THE FATHER.
I ADMONISH ALL TO TRULY AND PRAYERFULLY SEEK THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OUR TRUE GUIDE, OUR TRUE TEACHER, OUR TRUE COMFORTER, ALONG WITH GOD'S WRITTEN WORD SO THAT YOU MAY "KNOW FOR YOURSELF" REGARDING WHAT HAS WRITTEN HERE.
THESE THINGS ARE NOT HIDDEN AND CLEARLY FOUND IN GOD'S WORD. IT'S ALL THERE JUST AS SALVATION BY GRACE WAS CLEARLY GIVEN. BUT BECAUSE OF THE HARDNESS OF THEIR HEARTS, PRIDE, GREED, MEN'S DESIRE FOR PRIESTHOODS AND POWER OVER OTHERS, IT TOOK OVER ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED YEARS TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS FOR GOD'S GRACE AND FORGIVENESS OF SIN (NOT BY WORKS, RITUALS, OR PRIEST) TO BE FULLY UNDERSTOOD, AND ACCEPTED. Unbelievable!
RETURNING TO GOD'S PATTERN FOR HIS CHURCH AND PATTERN FOR FAMILIES ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PAGES ON THIS WEBSITE.
These things have been upon my spirit, mind, and heart. This is my stand against the Prince of this world and his followers, I have no "degrees", and not skilled in the art of writing. But if "you dear Reader" having grater abilities, find yourself fully persuaded of these matters I encourage you to share them with others. You are free (in context) to use anything on this site and improve upon what I have tried to share.
What is written is for Believers, Evangelist, Christian Leaders, Seminaries, Pastors, Elders, Teachers, and non-Christian. To awaken us as to the seriousness of what is now happening in the world and our need to return to God's ways not man's.
The Message Of God's Plan of Salvation is being redefined by false teachings within man's Churches by those seeking to re-image God and the world, after their own making. What then shall we do as Christians, Parents, Church Members, Pastors, and Church Leaders?
We must return to God's pattern for His Church which is - Jesus Christ and Born Again Believers having the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Our True Teacher, Our True Guide, Our True Comforter, along with God's Written Word and the testimony of Creation. This is The Church and Kingdom Of God on earth.
This is the order of the Church and how Believers participate in sharing God's word: First our relationship with God, Second our Family, Third our extended Families, then Neighbors, Community, Nation and the World. This then is God's plan for us (individually and collectively) to take part in the Great Commission.
Ponder this carefully to truly understand and apprehend the wisdom in Gods Pattern. How it endows men and women with the knowledge, testimony, spiritual understanding, and boldness to share the message of salvation "BECAUSE IT WAS LIVED INTO THEM."
Mans Churches failed the family. They appropriated to themselves what God foreordained were the responsibilities of the Father as (the spiritual leader and teacher) and Wife as Mother (and first counselor) in the home.
God's Church is the Body of Believers (Families in Christ) the Living Breathing Church of God.
"BUT YE ARE A CHOSEN GENERATION, A ROYALL PRIESTHOOD, AND HOLY NATION, A PECULIAR PEOPLE; THAT YE SHOULD SHEW FORTH THE PRAISE OF HIM WHO CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT".
1 PETER 2:9 K.J.V.
But in the world mans churches continually beckon to us: "Come, follow us. We will teach you our ways."
Man's end time Churches, Religions, and spiritual philosophies, are filled with Pride, lust for Power, False Teachings, False Worship, Idolatry, all manner of Blasphemy, and grievous perverted sins of the flesh, of which we have been forewarned.
Again, what is the Biblical definition of the Church of God?
The Church is: Jesus Christ and Born Again Believers having the indwelling of the Holy Spirit , Our True Guide, Our True Teacher, Our True Comforter, having God's Written Word and the Testimony of Creation.
It is not about mans religions, mans self defined spirituality or ornate buildings to worship in. Christ did not say build wood and stone buildings to worship in, construct meeting halls, basketball courts, set up special events and soul winning programs designed after man's ways. Have Christian rock music festivals, promote superstar pastors, conferences, establishing and organizing so many programs that they detract from our first responsibility, our family. Such "programs and formulas" are man's ways shadows and substitutes for what God truly desires.
Which is? That we abide in Him and He in us, that we may be one. Jesus Christ did not come to establish a Religion He openly taught against Religion. The Church is defined in Scripture as Individual Believers having a committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ the head of the Church who fellowship with one another. The Church today would do well to consider the early Church grounded in Jesus Christ, keeping His commandments, based on the family (ordained by God) with the Husband as the spiritual leader with his Wife at his side. Together as one, instructing their sons and daughters, their extended family, sharing the Good News with others and fellowshipping together. "For we are laborers together with God. You are God's husbandry, you are God's building (His Church)." Please read I Corinthians 3:4-11 and know for yourself.
"We must have a new reformation. There must come a violent break with that irresponsible, amusement-mad, pagan type of pseudo-religion which passes today for the faith of Christ and which is being spread all over the world by spiritual men employing un-scriptural methods to achieve their ends." "A Church fed on excitement is no New Testament Church at all. The desire for surface stimulation is a sure mark of our fallen nature, the very thing Christ died to deliver us from."
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Jesus Christ is the Church and all who truly believe and follow Him are it's members.
History reveals to us that from the beginning (and now) evil men (children of the Prince of this fallen world) seek to compromise and destroy Christianity causing terrible spiritual and physical suffering by deliberately withholding God's plan of reconciliation, peace, and redemption through Jesus Christ. Truly this is not what God intended or what true Believers should do.
Wolves have entered the Church, Seminaries, Bible Colleges, and Christian Organizations thereby leading many astray. I do not write these thing to be unnecessarily negative or discourage you but to awaken you, to the seriousness of the spiritual warfare which is now being waged for men's souls, minds, and bodies.
Do not be deceived by those who deliberately teach false doctrines openly rejecting the plain teachings of Jesus Christ. They seek to establish "there religions", priesthoods, philosophies, spiritual organizations and governments. They "knowingly" reject truth then using deception and flattery deceive even the elect of which we have been forewarned. If you find yourself in such an organization, which after being shown their errors will not repent, humbly bear witness of man's Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and that we are to keep His commandments. Not that we are saved by good works for we are saved by the Grace of God which now by our good works bear testimony of our new life in Christ. For those good works we now do come freely from our Love of God, not by fear of the need to follow the Law. Consider this carefully. Pray for Church leaders, it's members, and depart in peace.
Are we saying not to join a church? We are saying before joining any church, religious organization, or following a spiritual philosophy, pray, search the scriptures, understand the principles of salvation and seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Carefully research their fundamental beliefs. Do they follow the teachings of Christ? Is the Bible used as the final authority for sermons and other instruction? Is the Bible being taught book by book, chapter by chapter, line upon line, precept upon precept? Do they modify or reject the clear teaching of Scriptures in order to be more accepted by the world? Is there a sense of reverence, order, love, and a passion for the truths of God's Word?
Do they acknowledge the fundamental principles of the Gospel: The Deity of Jesus Christ; The Virgin Birth; Christ Atoning Sacrifice for our sins; Christ Bodily Resurrection and His returning to establish the Kingdom of God? The gift of the Holy Spirit, in-errancy of Scriptures; that we are to keep God's commandments (knowing that all will fall short and rely upon God's plan of salvation), the need to be Born Again, the Resurrection, and that each of us will stand in judgment before God to give account of our life upon the earth?
Trust your eternal destiny only to God, not churches, spiritual organizations, pastors, priest, spiritual leaders, philosophy, astrology, reincarnation, emotions, works, occult teachings or power, traditions, man's writings, signs, wonders, spirits, secular leaders, or mans so called science. No, none of them! ONLY GOD.
And most importantly do they teach the Priesthood of Believers, that Fathers are the Spiritual Leader of the Family, that fathers should council, teach, baptize family members, bless members of their family, pray for those who are sick by the laying on of hands, and other fundamental truths regarding God's pattern for the Christian family which are not taught in mans churches, of which you will become aware as you explore this site.
If they do not and will not, does this mean God cannot use them? God forbid.
God in His infinite wisdom can and does further His plan of Salvation despite man's corruption and open defiance. Nevertheless they have taken upon themselves a calling and responsibilities that God ordained fathers (and their Wives) are ordained by God to do, thereby preventing God's Pattern for Christian Families from being established.
Do not be deceived. If Christians (and non-Christians) do not stand against the organized promotion of evil, deception, corruption and death that is now spreading throughout the world, they like first century Christians will need to leave man's fallen churches and establish Home Churches. Then as persecution increases they will be forced to Assemble secretly (Underground Churches) to fellowship with other True Believers (risking imprisonment or death) which is happening now and will increase.
Returning to the original pattern of the Gods Church and Families will be the Last Revival and Reformation before the return of Messiah.
IT HAS BEGUN!
Those who teach all religions lead to the same God serve the Prince of this world. Such teachings are derived from feelings or by design leading to a misdirected desire for a new-age-humanistic "oneness." Is it any wonder the world is spiritually destitute and plunging into moral oblivion?
Nonetheless it was agreed by those in positions of influence not to hurt anyone’s "feelings". They have been very careful not to define what "is" actually “is”, or what is real or what is an allusion, what is true or what is not true, or what is right or wrong.
We have been taught truth is relevant. My truth is not necessarily your truth therefore we must be tolerant regardless of how many truths are found, or how we feel about them, whatever they may be?
The Prince of this world and his followers teach if you do not “feel” or “believe” something is true than for you it’s not true. It is your right to define truth as you think, believe, or feel it is, and it is your right to define, teach, and defend your truth regardless of the same self-reasoned truths of others because each is as valid as yours and everyone else's.
There now. We can all safely go back to our self-defined comfortable deceptions and everything will take care of itself. Everything will be just roses and we will all be happy? Of course we all know “it's” not true? Don’t we?
Sadly many go through life believing truth is relevant never asking the question: Is that true? The statement that truth is relevant declares itself as relevant, therefore has no validity.
THE FOLLOWING POEM WRITTEN IN -1936
(Note: If this was happening then just consider what is happening now.)
“The Church and the World walked far apart; On the changing shores of time, The World was singing a giddy song, And the Church a hymn sublime. “Come, give me your hand,” said the merry World, “And walk with me this way!” But the faithful Church hid her gentle hands And solemnly answered “Nay! I will not give you my hand at all, And I will not walk with you; Your way is the way that leads to death; Your words are all untrue.”
“Nay, walk with me but a little space,” Said the World with a kindly air; “The road I walk is a pleasant road, And the sun shines always there. Your path is thorny and rough and rude, But mine is broad and plain; My way is paved with flowers and dew, And yours with tears and pain. The sky to me is always blue, No want, no toil I know; The sky above you is always dark, Your lot is a log of woe. There's room enough for you and me to travel side by side."
Half shyly the Church approached the World And gave him her hand of snow; And the old World grasped it and walked along, Saying, in accents low: “Your dress is too simple to please my taste; I will give you pearls to wear, Rich velvet's and silks for your graceful form, And diamonds to deck your hair.”
The Church looked down at her plain white robes, And then at the dazzling World, And blushed as she saw his handsome lip With a smile contemptuous curled. “I will change my dress for a costlier one,” Said the Church, with a smile of grace; Then her pure white garments drifted away, And the World gave, in their place, Beautiful satins and shining silks, Roses and gems and costly pearls; While over her forehead her bright hair fell Crisped in a thousand curls. “Your house is too plain,” said the proud old World, “I’ll build you one like mine; With walls of marble and towers of gold, And furniture ever so fine.”
So he built her a costly and beautiful house; Most splendid it was to behold; Her sons and her beautiful daughters dwelt there Gleaming in purple and gold. Rich fairs and shows in the halls were held, And the World and his children were there. Laughter and music and feasts were heard In the place that was meant for prayer. There-were cushioned seats for the rich and the gay, To sit in their pomp and pride; But the poor who were clad in shabby array, Sat meekly down outside.
“You give too much to the poor,” said the World. “Far more than you ought to do If they are in need of shelter and food, Why need it trouble you? Go, take your money and buy rich robes, Buy horses and carriages fine; Buy pearls and jewels and dainty food, Buy the rarest and costliest wine. My children, they dote on all these things, And if you their love would win You must do as they do, and walk in the ways That they are walking in.” So the poor were turned from her door in scorn, And she heard not the orphan’s cry; But she drew her beautiful robes aside, As the widows went weeping by.
Then the sons of the World and the Sons of the Church walked closely hand and heart, And only the Master, who knows all, Could tell the two apart. Then the Church sat down at her ease, and said, “I am rich and my goods increase; I have need of nothing, or aught to do, But to laugh, and dance, and feast.”The sly World heard, and he laughed in his sleeve, And mockingly said, aside: “The Church is fallen, the beautiful Church; And her shame is her boast and her pride.”
The angel drew near to the mercy seat, And whispered in sighs her name; Then the loud anthems of rapture were hushed, And heads were covered with shame. And a voice was heard at last by the Church From Him who sat on the throne: “I know thy works, and how thou hast said, ‘I am rich, and hast not known That thou art naked, poor and blind, And wretched before my face;’ Therefore from my presence cast I thee out, And blot thy name from its place.”
Matilda C. Edwards Best Loved Poems (Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing, 1936), pages 345-347. Not listed among those that required reprint permission.