You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free
“Come Out of Her My People!” (Rev. 18:4.) This is God, talking to all His sincere believers!
[With acknowledgement to the person who published this image]
Image Above: This is a depiction of “Babylon, Mystery Religion,” the Christian church system, (Rev. 17 & 18.)
Ž There is only one thing seriously wrong with this image of Roman Catholic Christianity and her many Christian denominations, or divisions. On the Roman Catholic Church as the foundation of all denominations, should have been all the churches of the Protestant Reformation — especially the churches of the masonic, human-sacrificing John Calvin, the ‘pope of Geneva,’ (Calvinism or the Dutch and other Reformed Churches) and their sister churches such as those who adhere to Lutherism, etcetera.
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My prayer is that this article will help believers to decide what they must do with the challenges they face in church.
· We really have to leave, but when is the right time to ‘go it alone?’
· Originally, Christianity, ‘church,’ and hierarchical posts did not exist among Jesus’ ‘Followers of The Way’
· Why aren’t Jesus’ believers ‘of one heart and soul,’ sharing their possessions like in Acts? (Acts 2:32-35.)
· Is the Cell-church system ‘the home gatherings’ of the Book of Acts?
· Do not neglect salvation — following Christ to the end is our personal responsibility
· “Work out your own salvation in fear and trembling” - What does it mean?
· ‘Unchurched’ — What now?
WE REALLY HAVE TO LEAVE, BUT WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO ‘GO IT ALONE?’
Believers from all over the world write to ask, “It is unbearable to go to church because of all the false teaching, lack of truth, real Holy Spirit power, and all the strange spiritual manifestations. We really have to leave, but how will we remain in Christ without the support of a church, seeing that we are part of Jesus’ body, and were not made to worship and follow Him ‘all alone?’”
I understand the concern of Jesus’ end-time believers; I am one of them. However, no matter what the enemy uses to scare us into submitting to evil, we can never be alone as long as we remain in Jesus! The temple of the Holy Spirit, the Scripturally born again believers of Jesus, can never be empty. The Holy Spirit constantly indwells them, “even to the end of the world,” (Mt. 28:19-20; 1 Jn. 2:20, 27; Rom. 8:9; Gal. 4:6-7, 1 Cor. 3:16.)
Still, I am very concerned about those passionate souls, who, once freed from the yoke of dead church religion, think they may set up their own type of ‘salvation;’ slowly falling into the acceptance and ways of the world. Then, there are those who leave ‘church’ without leaving her diseased doctrines behind. Wherever we take those stinking doctrines, we take Church: the false spirit of Christian [meaning ‘little christs’] religion.
Paul warned about submitting to sin when he wrote, “Reckon yourselves dead to sin but alive unto Christ... Sin has no dominion over you [except what you allow it to have,] for you are not under [church or temple laws] but under grace [in Christ.] Shall we sin because we are not under law...? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether by [gradual sliding away from Christ into] sin leading to death, or of [constant] obedience leading to [eternal] life? [The former we were all once enslaved to, but now we have chosen to follow Christ,] by obeying from the heart the [Scriptural truth through which] we were [completely] delivered. And having been set free [past tense] form the [spiritual position of] sin without God, we became [willing] slaves of righteousness... For the wages, which sin pays is [eternal] death, but the [free] gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus...” (Rom. 6:11-23.)
Jesus keeps His children from harm and other evil by calling them to remain in Him, Who Is The Truth, (Jn. 14:6.) However, just as salvation, perseverance “until the end” remains a personal choice. Jesus warned in Mt. 24:11-24, “Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. But he who endures to the end shall be saved… And false prophets and christs shall show great signs and wonders to deceive... even [truly born again disciples.]”
Ž To remain part of that system and reach heaven, we will have to annul all Jesus’ warnings concerning the end-time, which we are now experiencing, (read Mt. 24.) John commanded in 2 John 9-12, “Whoever does not abide in the [truth of] Christ does not have God. He who abides in the [truth of God’s Word] has God. If anyone does not bring this [truth,] do not receive him nor greet him; [as a brother,] for [then you] share in his evil deeds.” This does not mean we can shirk our responsibility to warn others of their error and God’s judgment for unrepentance. It means we cannot fellowship with those who cleave unrepentantly to false teachers, false doctrines, church systems, or any form of sin.
Many believers say they stay in church to make a “difference” there. But we cannot change unrepentant people; they will eventually change us. Why? Because repentance too, is a personal choice. If that person refuses to listen to the Holy
Ž Jesus Himself, when the Hebrew leaders would not accept His truth, said, “’Fill up, then, the measure of your guilt…’ Then He went out and departed from the temple…” (Mt. 23-24:1.) Paul and the other disciples did the same, (Acts 19:8-10.) The bad choices of people make it impossible to remain among them. Once we have done what we can and do not find fruit there, it is time to flee before they convert us to their deceptions and other sins, (Rom. 12:1-3.)
Ž God commanded us to flee from unrepentant people as far as possible. Ps. 37, “Depart from evil and do good; and live forevermore...” Rev. 18:4, “Come out of her, My people, lest you share in her sins, and receive of her plagues…”
Jesus warned, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter... heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in That Day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name, cast out demons, and done many wonders in Your Name?’ Then I will say to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
The entire church system was built on lawlessness. The building itself, the hierarchy of deceived clergy, and all its false dogmas are all imitations of Jesus’ True Spiritual Kingdom, His body of believers, and the Real Truth of His Word, (Mt. 7:21-25.)
‘CHRISTIANITY,’ ‘CHURCH,’ AND HIERARCHICAL POSTS DID NOT EXIST AMONG ‘FOLLOWERS OF THE WAY’
The Followers of The Way were the first believers of Jesus after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, (Acts 9:2; 19:23; 22:4; 24:14.) They could not be decimated by persecution, but spread God’s Redemption as far as they fled. So, Satan coaxed them into Church Christianity, where they fell victim to comfort zones, blatant idolatry, and the control of destructive ‘wolves in sheep’s clothes.’
Protestant churches, the divisions that sprang from them, and the divisions that split from them, are all unscriptural institutions of Catholic Christian religion. Now, in the end of end-times, those divisions are all returning to Rome, which is forming the one-world church that tolerates every other religion and everything Christian, no matter how they make God’s Word into a lie — or how much they counterfeit the Holy Spirit Himself, as well as His Scriptural gifts and miraculous work.
Ž The words “church,” ‘Christian,’ and everything they stand for are imitations of Jesus’ spiritual body and bride. The church system is secretly based on the doctrines of masonic teachers. One finds masonry and the Vatican behind all false teaching. Demons control this entire system, which they call “the house of god,” because the true God does not dwell in temples made with hands, (Acts 7:48; 17:24.) During their sermons, they call up and worship demons in church while believers think those prophets, preachers, and teachers are speaking with the Holy-Spirit’s gift of tongues. Every other satanic manifestation is also attributed to the work of the Holy Spirit of the Bible. How blasphemous is that?
WHY AREN’T JESUS’ BELIEVERS “OF ONE HEART AND SOUL,” SHARING THEIR POSSESSIONS AS IN ACTS 4:32-35?
Peter preached the true Gospel at Pentecost, not denominational church doctrines. That Day, the Holy Spirit came to indwell all Jesus’ blood-bought disciples “to the end of this world,” (Jn. 1:12-13, 1 Jn. 2:27, Gal. 4:6-7, Rom. 8:9.)
Filled with the Spirit, Peter commanded in Acts 2:38-47, “[Accept Jesus,] repent [from all your religious mindsets and personal sin] and be baptized in water… [according to the example and commandment of Jesus, Mt. 3:11-17; 28:19-20.] And those who gladly received this Word were baptized... and they continued steadfastly in [Jesus’ Word...] Then fear [or true commitment] fell upon every soul and many signs and wonders were done... Now all who [followed Jesus or The Way,] were together, and had all things in common. They [sold their excess] possessions and divided them among all, as anyone had need [not greed…] And those who believed were of one heart and one soul. Neither did anyone say that his possessions were his own, [as everything was dedicated to God,] but they had all things in common... So there was no one among them who lacked...”
Ž This is not the false Prosperity doctrine or the so-called “seed faith” deception, which enriches the pastors at the top of their paying pyramid. Neither did anyone take more than their genuine needs. Nor did they distribute anything to the lazy, greedy, and manipulators. No one dared to exploit the disciples’ obedience to God. They were so committed to the Truth of the Gospel and God’s Moral Law that sin was not tolerated. False preaching, prophecy, and ‘signs and miracles’ did not exist. Disobedience to the Truth was dealt with according to Jesus’ own teachings, (Mt. 18:15-20.) Expensive lifestyles and shrines such as churches were not kept with this money. Everyone willingly shared what they had, (their goods, gifts of the Spirit, and the Truth of Jesus’ own Words,) to uplift the entire body of Christ!
This selfless sharing between believers is compared to political socialism and communism. Yet, it is clear that this ‘giving’ had nothing to do with the oppression of political dictators, who decimate the impoverished masses of the world to enrich only 1%-3% elitists at the top. Socialism reduces hordes of already dispossessed people to slaves, while the hard-working middle classes are devoured by bribery, corruption, political oppression and constant socialist chaos. Communism has only two classes: the super-rich on top, just like the ‘god clergies’ of the church system, and the dreadfully poor at the bottom.
Ž Communism, like the Prosperity, Seed-faith gospel, is not about bringing ‘power to the people.’ Political-religious systems are taking everything the masses could have under real God-led leadership, while stuffing billions into their own, already overflowing pockets. Hence, the blueprint of Jesus’ original gathering of truly born again, obedient disciples will not work in our time, which is currently still ruled by the self-enriching Catholic/Protestant church system.
IS THE CELL-CHURCH SYSTEM THE HOME GATHERINGS OF THE BOOK OF ACTS?
The many masonic orders and other subversive movements, which govern politics and religion, are all under control of the super powerful, superrich Jewish Cabalists; the ‘cap stone’ on the world pyramid of masonic and other secret societies.
The underground world of secret societies closely resemble an ant’s nest with its countless secretive channels that all lead from a central ‘command centre’ to the chambers in the nest, called “cells.” Each ‘cell’ is under the control of its own hierarchy of leaders, who receive their instructions from the command centre. All other religions and secret societies are based on this ‘ant nest’ pattern of masonic orders. Now we know where Yonggi Cho, founder of the mega South Korean Yoido Full Gospel Church, found his ‘home cell’ franchise, which, among others, structures the churches of the Pentecostal-Charismatic Movement. Cho never really repented from Buddhism. Through Cho, many occult practices such as visualization were incorporated into the ‘miracles,’ strange manifestations, and false doctrines of the Pentecostal-Charismatic Movement.
[Acknowledgement to the person who compiled and published this image]
Yonggi Cho is the Buddhist-Christian father of the cell-church system. He embezzled $12 million in church funds.
This proves that the ant-nest church system of Cho is not the gathering of Jesus' believers in homes, as described in the Book of Acts. True believers must "abstain from every form of evil," and flee from all such idolatry, (1 Ths. 5:21-22.)
DO NOT NEGLECT SALVATION — FOLLOWING CHRIST TO THE END IS OUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Jesus did not suffer, die, and was risen from the grave to redeem fallen angels. Jesus did it for we humans, (Jn. 3:16-17.) So, redemption, salvation, and blessing can only be found in personal acceptance of Jesus. It can only be maintained by steadfastly following Him until the end of our lives here on earth, (Mt. 24:11-14; 1 Jn. 2:4-5.) This is why Scripture warns in Heb. 2:1-4, "We must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, [the Truth of Scripture,] least we drift away… How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation…” We are in danger of being deceived when we decide to disobey Jesus. When we compromise His truth and make excuses for sin, we are also in danger of becoming lukewarm and apathetic towards the Word, Spirit, and body of Christ, (Rom. 1:32.) Thus, we can ‘drift away’ into selfishness and the allurements of the world — may God have mercy on all our souls! In addition, when we start placing people and things above God, and neglect obey His Moral-Law commandments, we are 'drifting away.' 'Drifting away' speaks of a slow process, whereby we lose interest in Jesus, His calling on our lives, the salvation and care of others, (Mt. 28:18-20,) constant prayer and praise, personal Bible study, seeking His face in everything that touch our lives, and remaining totally dependent upon Him.
The answer on how to remain steadfast in Christ is in Heb. 12:12, “Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down and the feeble knees, [by a stern decision to constantly seek God's Face and to remain in His will, following through by making time for Jesus every day, and by obeying His Word and Spirit.] Make straight paths for your feet, [turn away from everything that hinders your relationship with Christ,] so that which is lame may… be healed. [Actively] pursue peace with all people [through obeying the truth of Jesus in the leading of Spirit,] and holiness, [by rejecting all sin and disobedience,] without which no one will see God.” Do not believe we can play with people and with God — and flirt with the tempter! We will not have God when it pleases us but when He calls us. He commands, “Today, if you hear My voice, do not harden your hearts…” (Heb. 5:15.) Let us always live on a 'cash-basis' with God and one another, confessing and repenting from sin as soon as it rears its head.
“WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING” – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? (Phil. 2:12.)
This does not mean we must search for extra-Scriptural revelations or run after man-made prophesies and teaching to understand God’s will and truth to find the real power of the Holy Spirit, (1 Jn. 20, 27.) We already have all of God’s necessities from the moment we are truly born again in Christ. We have the protection of His angels, and the indwelling power and gifts of the Holy Spirit. It’s all there already; inside all true believers. Only remember this: while we serve one another in truth and deed, let us constantly “renew” our minds with God’s Scriptural truth to know and do His will, (Rom. 12:1-2.)
Phil. 2:13 stated, “It is God Who works in you both to will, and to obey for His good pleasure...” We ‘work out our own salvation’ by not believing “every wind of doctrine” but instead, “test” all teaching and spiritual manifestations against the Truth of the Word, to “see whether these things are from God. Many deceivers have gone out into the world… walking about as roaring [lions,] to see whom [they] can devour,” (1 Ths. 5:21; 1 Jn. 1:1-4.)
People were conditioned to think God will keep them safe while they sin unrepentantly. However, the ‘once saved always saved’ doctrine is a myth. The Calvinist, (Dutch and other Reformed) dogmas of predestination and sanctification, which produce “the perseverance of the saints,” were derived from the abuse of Scripture. Yes, God keeps us safe in a million ways, but neglecting our personal responsibility is a great deception. God will speak, teach, lead, call... but He will not prevent us from carrying out our bad decisions. He is not a slave master. He does not force us to bow down. He does not grab sin from our hands. He calls us to submit to Him in all things, and to follow His Truth and Moral commandments in Godly love.
Because our spiritual life is our personal responsibility, we must be on our guard against everything. Eph. 5:15-20, “Walk circumspectly. Not as fools but as wise…” We are in a world that is “in the power of the evil one” until Jesus returns on the clouds to take us home, (1 Jn. 5:19.) We are in danger everywhere we go. Of course God will do everything supernatural, (sending His angels to guard us, allowing the Spirit to lead and teach us, etcetera,) but we must take responsibility for obediently following Jesus. Jude verse 20, “Build yourselves up in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit…”
God treats His disciples as grown-up, spiritual people, who must manage their own lives according to the truth of His Word. Yes, He always gives us His grace to obey as soon as we decide to obey, but do not think God will do it all for us. God has given us everything we need to follow Him “to the end,” (Mt. 24:13.) This is why we are more than conquerors in Christ: He has already given us the victory, authority, and power to do whatever He has commanded us to do, (Col. 2:9-15.) We are stronger in Him than we can ever think. On the other hand, we will never be able to do it on our own, which is why we must always depend on Him in everything. God is the Perfect Parent. Thus, He will not treat us as babies all our lives.
‘UNCHURCED,’ WHAT NOW?
Naturally, everyone wants a place to fellowship. Some people have asked me to start a church — and I immediately state that we have enough of those, thank you! Most of us have tried home fellowships, but mostly, they don’t work either.
I think it is because the believers of Acts lived in the beginning of Jesus’ ministry to the Gentile nations; we live in the end of His ministry to all the people of the world. Our world is so much more corrupt, loveless, and deceitful than the world they knew — although it was also incredibly bad back then, (Mt. 24:1-31.)
Someone once asked, “How long, do you think, after you start fellowships like in Acts, before it will become just another church system? As soon as people know they are really free to follow only the Word and Spirit, why should they heed Jesus’ spiritual leaders like those in Acts did? [Eph. 4:11.] Then, you will have to make rules to keep people ‘in fellowship’ and… where will it end?”
We will never find a ‘spiritual home’ on earth. Actually, we are just like Old Abraham, the father of faith, who also “waited for the city which has [heavenly] foundations, whose Builder and Maker is God… For those who say [they are seeking a spiritual home] declare plainly that they seek [an eternal] homeland… Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared an [eternal] city for them,” (Heb. 11:13-40.)
All those who have followed Jesus to this place where we wait on His leading now, have continued to make disciples wherever He gave us the privilege. We have warned, encouraged, prayed, and wrestled long and hard. Some, at their own request, we have baptized in water. Some, we have taught what Jesus said in His Word. And all the while, we are waiting on the Holy Spirit to show us how to move forward. I am convinced that He will never leave us nor forsake us, just as He promised in His Word. Maybe, at this stage, He is just testing our patience and endurance before He brings His true disciples together again. Maybe, He chooses to return on the clouds before then. Come what may, we know our God will always be in control!