We've spoke before about most of today's church being apostate or having turned away from the truth of the Gospel (2 TH 2:3). The church indeed has joined the rest of GOD's enemies and is just another part of Babylon. Babylon consists of Political or governing authorities, financial or the rich men of the earth that oppress us, and military forces. Joining these is the religious component, the woman or whore who rides the beast. The apostate church has married the beast and it's definitely a match made in hell (REV 13:4)!
Now you might be asking yourself how we can make such a claim. If you read your Bible and follow what is going on in your church you should be able to see what we're going to tell you plainly, but then again, if you were reading your Bible and paying attention to what is going on you'd have already left the apostate church! The church quickly went astray as detailed by the Apostle Paul, attempting to earn their salvation through legal requirements like circumcision and diet (GAL 3). From there they joined with the world and tried to build a kingdom here on earth under the Catholic Church. During the many centuries which the Catholic Church claimed to be Christ's representatives there were always true men and women of GOD who wouldn't conform to the world dominated by the apostate Catholic Church and often paid for it with their lives. After the reformation started by Martin Luther began a new phase of apostasy, the denomination. In the days of Paul there was a church at Thessalonica, a church at Ephesus, in Rome, etc. The churches in these cities, even though they were known by their physical location, thought of themselves as the body of Christ, not as different denominations. One GOD, one Savior, one Holy Spirit, one doctrine. Anything else was of the spirit of the antichrist. After the reformation there were now different groups of people claiming to belong to Christ in the same city, but not meeting in His Name! Fast forward to today and there over 40,000 different denominations claiming to be Christians, but they meet not as the body of Christ, but as Lutherans or Catholics or Baptists, etc. Leaving aside all the false doctrines which were not corrected, but were perpetuated by the church dividing itself up like this, the biggest problem is that whether 2 or 3, or a thousand come together, they don't do this in Christ's Name but in their denomination's name (MAT 18:20)! As our LORD said a house divided cannot stand (MAT 12, MAR 3, LUK 11), and the many bodies indeed have not stood on the solid ground of scripture but have degenerated into worshipping man made traditions and not the GOD of the Holy Bible (MAT 15, MAR 7).
Above is a brief history of the church’s apostasy, it isn’t meant to be all inclusive or in great detail, let’s now move to the most common paths of error which have most directly led to the church’s being conformed to or married to the beast systems of this world. At the root of the apostasy, as always, is greed, or a way for the greedy to indulge their greed and still appear to be righteous, at least to themselves. From Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (MAT 5, LUK 7) to today’s perverted gospel which turns His precious teachings on their ear is the path to apostasy. We go from Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven to accursed are the poor because they don’t have any outward signs of GOD’s approval. From blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth to blessed are they with the mightiest armies for they shall kill and conquer to gain the earth (for Christ, of course). From blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of GOD to blessed are they that strike in preemptive fashion to destroy our perceived enemies. Those of you who deny this have you not nodded your head in approval when the pastor of your church calls upon the congregation to pray for “our” soldiers? Jesus Christ is known as the Prince of Peace to His true followers, but the apostate “Christians” that have advocated and cheered on the murderous wars of aggression of the American Empire have turned Christ’s peaceful gospel into a mockery among the non-believers in the world.
Many of the apostates’ glory in the verses “Mat 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Mat 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Mat 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” The apostate’s idea of persecution is not being able to put up a nativity scene at the city hall, or not being able to turn the local schools into another way to spread their false doctrine. Or, if people who are outside the church are not forced into adhering to Biblical commands, then the apostates’ feel persecuted, ignoring the words of the apostle Paul who said what have I to do with them (1 CO 5:12-13)? Just as they pay someone to teach them the gospel on Sundays, instead of studying the Word as they are commanded (2 TI 2:15), they want to hire a President who will enforce their ideas of Christianity on all, even those who reject Christ. Instead of going out house to house teaching the Gospel to those who don’t know it (MAT 10:6-14, MAR 6:10-11 LUK 9:4-5), again, as they are commanded to, they want to set up a worldly system to enforce their false doctrine.
The center of the apostate’s world is their church, the building, not the body. They gather there on Sundays, sometimes on Wednesdays too, but not on the Sabbath, the last day of the week, not the first, e.g. GOD rested on the seventh day, (from dusk Friday to dusk Saturday, for GOD sees the end of days and start of days at sunset e.g. Lev 23:32 It shall be to you a sabbath of rest, and you shall humble your souls. In the ninth of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall keep your Sabbath) as commanded to; you may argue whether we are still to observe the Sabbath or not (we believe we are, see EXO 31:16, LEV 16:31, but if you insist on placing GOD’s 10 Commandments in public buildings then you ought to at least obey them. They call there buildings the House of GOD, even though GOD has clearly said He doesn’t dwell in houses built by human hands any longer (ACT 7:48-9). The church building has become an idol to the apostates, they decorate them with all kinds of graven images and festoon them with American flags and build fancy altars to bow before and for their paid leaders to stand behind giving them an air of superiority before their congregations (EXO 20:4-6). Even though they claim their church buildings are the House of GOD, this doesn’t stop some of them from fleecing their congregations of money with false teachings on tithing and from peddling their books and tapes in their buildings (JOH 2:14-17). It seems when it comes to money all scripture has to take a back seat. For most of today’s “Christians” their church building has become an idol to them. They revere the building and the rest of their man made traditions more than the Word of GOD. They pay lip service to the Almighty and bow down and worship at their altars, the pastors stand behind them and the gullible believe everything they hear without reading their Bibles to see if it is true. Read Mat 15:2-9 to hear from Jesus’ mouth how today’s religious hypocrites have gone astray, just as the children of Israel did 2,000 years ago:
Mat 15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
Mat 15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
Mat 15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
Mat 15:5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
Mat 15:6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Mat 15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
Mat 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Mat 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Except two thousand years ago, the people Jesus’ spoke to believed He was a demon, or from the devil, nowadays the “church” claims to believe in Jesus, but acts just like the unbelieving majority of the children of Israel. Perhaps that’s why the vast majority of today’s “Christians” believe that the apostate Jews in Israel today are GOD’s chosen people, instead of a condemned people, abiding in disbelief and storing up the wrath of GOD against themselves.
Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Joh 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Joh 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Joh 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Today’s “church” has conformed to the world (ROM 12:2) and rejected the true Gospel (MAR 7:9) and in so doing they have acted like the foolish virgins Christ spoke of (MAT 25:1-13). They’ve tried to buy their salvation in tithes (ACT 8:20), they’ve stored up wealth in their bank accounts and 401k’s (MAT 6:19-21), they don’t have a love of the truth (2 TH 2:10-12), but have ears that only want to hear lies that perpetuate their delusions of raptures and once saved always saved and many other Biblically unsupported fantasies (2 TI 4:3). They gather in their idolatrous church buildings (EXO 20:4-5, ACT 17:29-30) and revel in their own glory (LUK 18:9-14): look at me I’m so holy and righteous; I am not like those that don’t go to church every Sunday. I give ten percent of everything to the Church, I sing in the choir, I know all the hymns, I voted for the guy who said he was against abortion and gay marriage, I prayed for our troops, our president, etc. Without a shred of humility they believe they are a blessing to GOD, convinced of their salvation and preeminence with GOD they pray for others to become like they are. Christ spoke of these hypocrites often in His teachings, but because of the strong delusion (2 TH 2:11) they are under they don’t get it:
By turning the Gospel of Christ into meaningless fables (to themselves anyways), by storing up their treasures on earth instead of in Heaven as commanded, by building up the kingdoms of the devil in participating in politics and military adventures they are no longer seeking the Kingdom of Heaven, but instead have married the beast systems of the evil one. In so doing they have endangered their salvation. I pray to the Almighty GOD that these apostates humble themselves and seek the true Kingdom before it’s too late. Seek the LORD while He can still be found and break from your conformity to the world; today is the day to repent and divorce yourselves from the beast and prepare yourselves to be the bride of Christ as you are intended to be.
Jas 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
Jas 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
Jas 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Jas 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Jas 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
Jas 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Jas 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Jas 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Jas 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.