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Is the Church our Mother — and “outside her there is no Redemption, Salvation, or Blessing”?
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Let us cut straight to the chase. The declaration that “the church is my mother and outside her there is no redemption, salvation, or blessing,” is total blasphemy. Jesus declared that He is the Only Mediator or High Priest between man and God, and “no one comes to the Father except through Him,” (1 Tim. 2:5; Jn. 14:6.) The entire idolatrous church system is an imitation of Jesus’ blood-bought body of believers and their gathering the “ecclesia.” Nowhere in any part of Scripture will we find any contextual proof that either Roman Catholic or Protestant churches, or any other of their churches’ denominations and schisms, can be the “mother” of anyone who believes in, and sincerely accepted Jesus as his or her Lord, God, Redeemer, Savior, and Blessor. Although the Roman church made “Mary” into the so-called “mother of God,” and actually, the ‘holy spirit of their trinity,’ (the feminine side of god,) the God of the Bible has no mother. No father. No genealogy. Nor beginning of life nor ending of days. Jesus God is the Everlasting, Eternal Spirit and Creator of everything and He lives from all eternity to all eternity, (Heb. 1:1-14; 7:3; Col. 2:9-10.) Jesus God became a man to fully atone for our bondage, lostness, and cursedness. Then, He ascended into heaven from where He will return to take His bride that has readied herself to heaven, while He judges all the unbelievers and those rejected His Truth and did not obey His Gospel, in flame and fire, (2 Ths. 1:7-12; :7-12; 2 Pt. 3:10-14.)
Ž We can never be spiritually birthed (or Scripturally born again) by a ‘church,’ (which is a false replica of the body of Christ and His assemblies the ecclesia.) Churches can only use their false dogmas to make Christians or ‘little gods and christs’ for their manmade systems. It is Only “the Holy Spirit of the Bible that gives life; the flesh [or manmade dogmas] profit nothing. The words that I [Jesus] speak to you are spirit, and they are life,” (Jn. 6:62, KJV.) Unless they peach the contextual Truth of Scripture, they can never give anyone spiritual life now or eternal life in heaven. They can never redeem anyone from the devil. They can never give anyone a position of blessedness inside the Spiritual Kingdom of God. And they can never keep anyone in the Jesus’ born again redeemed, saved, and blessed position until He returns, (Mt. 24:11-14; Gal. 3:10-14.)
Therefore, to allege that “outside the church there is no redemption, salvation, or blessing are blasphemous assumptions to pull believers away from Jesus Himself and the Truth of His Word to make them slaves to their oppressing systems, (read Acts 7:47-50.) Some churches such as the Pentecostals do make ‘disciples for Jesus’ by preaching the core of His Gospel — just to lead them into the churchism of Christianity; not into the Truth of God’s Word that will eventually lead them to heaven.
When the Holy Spirit earnestly calls in Rev. 18:4, “Come out of her, My people, [referring to all true believers,] lest you share in her sins and receive of her plagues,” He does not merely refer to a mere exodus from Roman Catholic Church structures, but also to a great exodus from the church system as a whole: Protestant, Catholic, and all other soul and spirit destroying doctrines, church norms, and forms.
Ž To repent from false doctrine and “churchism” as far as possible, is not an option. Paul warned in 1 Ths. 1:7-10, “[At His return,] the Lord Jesus [will be] revealed in flaming fire with His mighty angels, taking vengeance on those who do not know God, [those who rejected Jesus,] and on those who do not obey the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, [disobedient church Christians.] These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in That [One] Day, to be glorified in His saints… because [His true Gospel] was not believed…”
Paul repeated this grave warning in 2 Ths. 2:9-10, “The coming of the lawless one, [through the church systems that make God’s Word into false church doctrines and the power of the Holy Spirit into lawless spiritual manifestations, Mt. 7:21-24,] is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders — and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”
The ingrained belief that the “church births” Christians or ‘little gods and christs’ is true. But it is totally impossible for the church to “birth” living disciple-children of the Most High God. Hence, it is not enough to expose the meaning of “church” opposed to Jesus’ true body of believers and His “ecclesia” or assembly of believers. Exposing the toxin of false church doctrine is also crucial to the redemption, salvation, blessing, and spiritual and emotional growth of the body of Christ. This is why Paul commanded in Eph. 5:6-11, “Let no one deceive you with empty words… Do not partakers with them… Have no fellowship with the [underhanded,] unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.”
Ž It profits nothing to leave the church, but to take the poisonous doctrines of Christianity wherever they go. This is what happened during the birth of Protestantism at the Reformation. Those leaders ‘reformed’ but never repented from the false dogmas, norms and forms of their spiritual “mother,” the Roman Catholic Church. That is why all churches remain part of, and under control of the universal religion of Catholic/Protestant Christianity; bringing millions of church members in bondage to their spiritual “mother,” the Roman Catholic Church.
The church, since the late first century A.D., deemed the preaching of Jesus’ true Gospel as unnecessary. Their agenda was (and still is) to supposedly “save” people by “converting” them to the church; (hence the word “conversion,”) not to bring them to the rebirth in Christ and the “transformation” of their minds or thoughts and beliefs. (Jn. 1:12-13; Rom. 1:1-3.)
Ž Through history, people searching for God either joined a church in the hope to find Him; were physically born into church religion, or the church made new members at the tips of the ruling monarchs’ swords while torturing their enemies to death for not joining them. Martin Luther and John Calvin, the ‘pope of Geneva,’ were also renowned for using political (and Roman Catholic) power to make war on the Baptists. True to his Roman Church Mother’s murderous methodology, John Calvin also tortured his enemies to death at the burning stake, like Michael Servetus, who was part of the Reformation at first, but refused to carry some of the dangerous core doctrines of Rome into Protestantism.
However, Jesus never commanded His disciples to murder people for rejecting Him or to torture their enemies to death. He said, “Go, make disciples from all the nations [by preaching My True Gospel to them. Do not ‘Christen’ or make them into church Christians, but] baptize [My willing disciples] in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; teaching [these disciples] everything I, [Jesus] has said. And behold, [because of your obedience,] I Am with you always, even to the end of the world.”
It is not the “dispensing of God’s grace” through an unscriptural hierarchy of church clergy that keeps believers in the Spiritual Kingdom of God. These eisegetes, (those who practice the church’s tunnel vision of the uncontextual interpretation of Scripture,) have absolutely nothing except bondage, spiritual death, and cursedness to bring the people.
Someone explained as follows, “Exegesis and eisegesis are two conflicting approaches in Bible study. Exegesis is the exposition or explanation of a text based on a careful, objective analysis. The word exegesis literally means “to lead out of.” That means that the interpreter is led to his conclusions by carefully following the text. The opposite approach to understanding Scripture is eisegesis, which is the interpretation of a passage based on a subjective, non-analytical reading. The word eisegesis literally means “to lead into,” which means the interpreter injects his own ideas into the text, making it mean whatever he wants.” All false doctrines are based on eisegesis, resulting in the proliferation of the countless false dogmas that burst the ‘church’ into the many denominations or church divisions of Roman Catholic and Protestant Christianity.
Everything believers receive from God, they receive through Jesus’ full atonement in their place, and by the grace, power, and revelation of the Holy Spirit, Who always glorifies Jesus and not people, (Jn. 16:14.) [This does not mean we must not respect people, their work, or anything good. We must “render to all their due… honor to whom honor…” (Rom. 13:7.)
Even churches that do preach Jesus to begin with, (and most churches preach a false Jesus because they preach another gospel and so, are steered by another spirit,) then add their deadly false doctrines of control to enslave His blood-bought believers to their systems, (2 Cor. 11:4.) Also seated in the mother-church fallacy, Evangelicals teach that as soon we do not attend church at least once a week, (and more so when we leave their churches,) we ‘backslide’ and are ‘eternally lost.’
Ž But this is a lie, for Paul explained in Eph. 4:11-18 that believers backslide and are lost when they reject the real Holy Spirit and His Scriptural Truth, through which He “equips the saints… [to renew their minds with real Godly knowledge, to understand and do the will of God, Rom. 12:1-3.]” So, Christians are “ever learning and never come to the knowledge of the Truth, (2 Tim. 3:7.) Thus, they never come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of Jesus… to the fullness of Christ that they should no longer be… carried about with every wind of doctrine and the trickery of men… Having their understanding darkened and alienated from the life of God because of the [religious church] ignorance that is in them..”
To enrich themselves continually, false church clergies also teach we must give our money to “the church” to be blessed. But as part of His full atonement for us, Jesus ‘became a curse’ in our place so that we could inherit a spiritual state of complete blessedness in Him, (Gal. 3:10-14.) He did not ‘become Satan’ on the cross as the Charismatic Movement blasphemously teaches. This means all of humanity’s bondage, sin, and cursedness were “imputed,” “transferred,” or “laid upon” Him, Who took our place on Golgotha, (Jn. 1:29.)
Even giving “as the Holy Spirit leads” will not bless us; it will only prove what is really in our hearts, (2 Cor. 9:7.) Giving on all levels of life will glorify the Name of Jesus but will not bring us out of the cursed state of darkness, which befell Adam and Eve and all their descendants since they disobeyed God in the Garden in Eden, (Rom. 5:12.)
On the subject of “deliverance,” churches teach that, when Jesus called Lazarus from the grave, and told His disciples, “Loosen him [from the burial wrappings,] and let him go,” He was saying “the church” must ‘deliver’ believers from bondage to Satan. Hence, all the terrible destructive practices of money-making ‘deliverance ministries.’ But the context of the entire New Testament clearly says that, just as salvation and blessing, redemption in Christ was already completed in our place at the cross. And all true believers, at their rebirth when they accepted Jesus, were fully “redeemed” from the kingdom of darkness as “they were called out of darkness [the “house of bondage”] into His [Kingdom] of marvelous Light!” (1 Pt. 2:9-10; Eph. 1:12-14.)
Ž There is not an arm-wrestling contest for souls going on between Jesus and Satan. Col. 2:11-15 declares, “[At the cross, Jesus] wiped out the handwriting of [Old Testament law] requirements… And He has taken [past tense] it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed [past tense, all] principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. Rev. 12:11, “And they [His true believers] overcame [past tense] him [the devil] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…” Their testimony is what Jesus has done in their place. Col. 1:13 says, “He has [past tense] delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed [or brought us into His spiritual] Kingdom... In Whom we have [present tense] the redemption through His blood, [seated in His] forgiveness of [all] sins.”
So, where does the notion come from that the “church is our ‘redeeming, saving, blessing’ mother? From the Roman Catholic Church’s veneration of the pagan goddess Sophia as ‘mother Mary,’ of course — the ‘feminine side of god,’ and the feminine ‘holy spirit’ of the trinity. During the Reformation, the Mary-worshipping masons Calvin, Luther, etcetera, supposedly ‘dropped’ Mary as the holy spirit — although they rejected (and still reject) the True Holy Spirit of the Bible because they might declare Him in dogma but they reject Him in practice. This is another serious reason why God commanded, “Come out of her, [the church system] My people [or true believers,] lest you receive of her plagues…” (Rev. 18:4.)