|When Did Jesus Instruct His
Disciples To Establish Brick and Mortar Churches?
To my knowledge He never
did. Jesus instructed His disciples to go
throughout the world, in pairs of two. He
instructed them to preach the gospel and baptize
those who heard the message and believed.
These evangelists were not
to worry about money or material possessions. His
instructions were to stay in the homes of those
who invited them and accept their charity... not
to amass fortunes as our preachers and
evangelists today do.
Paul established the
"brick and mortar churches" and that's
when all of the chaos began! Paul's letters to
the organized churches, that he had founded, were
usually meant to scold them and correct their
misguided ways. The old pagan beliefs began to
resurface within the organized churches and the
church members mixed those old pagan ways with
the gospel of Christ. The same goes on today!
Now the organized religions
and churches are money motivated businesses that
mix the new-age teaching of a materialistic Jesus
with the true, biblical teachings. The doctrine
that these "brick and mortar" clubs,
that call themselves Christian churches, in fact,
may be dens of thieves and business men and women
who chase a false Jesus and mixed doctrine from
The so-called Pastors and
Reverends turn their head and overlook evil that
their members practice because they don't want to
lose their tithe or decrease their membership
numbers. These preachers are simply businessmen
who answer to a board and/or a supervisor in the
hierarchy of their denomination. If they want to
advance and be promoted to larger, better paying
churches they have to satisfy their board members
refer to 1Cor 5:9 When I wrote to you before, I
told you not to associate with people who indulge
in sexual sin. 10 But I wasn't talking about
unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or who are
greedy or are swindlers or idol worshipers. You
would have to leave this world to avoid people
like that. 11 What I meant was that you are not
to associate with anyone who claims to be a
Christian yet indulges
in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols,
or is abusive, or a drunkard, or a swindler.
Don't even eat with such people. 12 It isn't my
responsibility to judge outsiders, but
it certainly is your job to judge those inside
the church who are
sinning in these ways. 13 God will judge those on
the outside; but as the Scriptures say, "You
must remove the evil person from among you."
Read the whole chapter from
your bible. Then ask yourself - "Is this the
way my church is run?"
Organized religion, ruled by
men who are more interested in money and numbers
are the tool of Satan.
Still your friend,