The Church and Organized Religion
 

Jesus Commissions HIS Disciples,
HE had been resurrected and about to ascend into heaven

Matthew Chapter 28: 16 Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him - - but some of them still doubted!

18 Jesus came and told his disciples, "I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

 
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 hell.

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 and supervisors.

I 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,

John

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