Religious Fable: You Must “Go to Church”
Religious fables deceive, imprison, blind, maim, enslave, slay, manipulate, control and destroy, that is exactly what assembling in segregated denominated institutional buildings, called “churches” preaching religious rules and Law mixed with Grace accomplishes.
All believers need and should seek true fellowship. However to fellowship, where the fruit of that fellowship kills their spiritual love relationship with God, draws people’s focus away from Christ the Head and the teaching of God’s appointed Teacher...the Spirit...is not true fellowship. It may be fellowship with religion, but that is a relational fellowship with the walking dead for without the Spirit there is no life.
Denominations ascertain that unless Christians belong to some nominal denominated church organization, they will inevitably grow cold in their experience with God and backslide. It is taught they will fall prey to Satan, “who walks about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). However the truth is, for believers to fellowship religiously is partaking of the “tree of good and evil" is throwing their allegiance behind Satan, imitating an angle of light, and good people are deceive thereby. Doing religion is folly; it is playing into the hands of the devil and the deception that religious fellowship is godly fellowship, and the more spiritual he can make it look and feel, the easier is is for the people of God to be deceived.
The deception that religious people are in and do not realize is that religious buildings are performances houses entertaining some people who are perishing in their iniquities, whoredoms, pleasures, superstitions, idolatries while listening to man-made doctrines that binds them instead of freeing them. They are suffering spiritual from spiritual immaturity, destroyed because of a lack of Truth and because of the mixing of Grace and Law, spurning of God's Grace by the denominated seminarian and disobeying God’s Law of LOVE and doing what they deem to be right in their own eyes.
The disapproval of God is upon the religious system because of the many man-made rituals, practices, and man-invented doctrines that are attached to the Name of Jesus to give them validity. The scripture reveals that all false institutions are, in fact, the high places mentioned in the Old Testament. He said they were the gates of Hell of which He spoke, saying they would not prevail against the true Community of the Redeemed.
These religious edifices are nothing more than the works of men, and have nothing whatsoever to do with God, except that they take upon themselves His Name in vain, feigning relationship and worship. Religious entities exists is because of love of money, and acquire control of and power over people; they serve mammon (self). The true believers in Him involved this harlot religious system, are unable to receive from the Spirit of Truth regarding faithfulness, discipline, instruction, revelation, blessing, and glory, because of the deception they are in..
Religion teaches the unbiblical practice of formal “church membership” because they want you to bind you to a particular denomination. It is lust of the flesh” where numbers, impressive buildings, celebrity status and fame appeases the fleshly appetites. The spiritual elite of these denomination will drain you of dedication to Christ and enlist your services to build up their works for their fame, glory, wealth, and security. It is all lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. God is abused by them to give their deceptions validity...it is a misuse of His name.
What is felt as God's presence and spiritual euphoria is mere flesh euphoria brought on by entertainment, hyper emotionalism, and the effect of seducing spirits.
“But our Pa-Star preaches so powerfully, expressive and sincere,” you might hear. Powerful preaching and sincerity is not the earmark of genuineness or godliness. Neither do an impressive knowledge of the Scriptures, intriguing showmanship or oratory excellence. These things can be all tools in the hands of Satan, who comes as an angel of light, his servants as ministers of righteousness, to deceive and destroy.
John the Baptist was in the wilderness until his showing unto Israel. The apostle John would have perished on the Isle of Patmos, assuming he didn’t have others with him who believed. God took Saul of Tarsus (Paul the apostle) off to the side for many years (Galatians 1). Was Jesus a member of any denomination?
Hebrews 10:25 is misused and abused defend this evil doctrine of denominational segregation. The problem, as usual, is that it is misinterpreted and misapplied by men building their own kingdoms of money, prestige and power.
“And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever? And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you are the temple of the living God, as God has said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” “Therefore come out from among them and be separated,” says the Lord, “and do not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters,” says the Lord Almighty (2 Corinthians 6:15-18).
“Therefore Jesus also, so that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let us go forth to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come” (Hebrews 13:12-14).
Are religionist assembling for the wrong reasons...friendship, social benefits, sympathy, recognition and attention...none of which has anything to do with worshiping the Lord in spirit and truth. What would be the result of following the Lord outside the city of religion, without the denominational gates, away from the pernicious influence of men and their man-invented systems with their man-made doctrines and worshiped Him in spirit and in truth?