IS CHRISTENDOM..... "WRETCHED, AND MISERABLE, AND POOR, AND BLIND, AND
NAKED?" AND..... WHY DON'T THEY KNOW IT?
JESUS DID NOT START AFTER
He did not hold an election or hold a business meeting.
2. He did not appoint a ways and means committee.
He did not publish a book of his "standards" on hair, tithing, hemlines,
and attendance at gatherings.
He did not claim that the only manifestation of his Blood in the future would
be called Baptist, Pentecostal, Reformed, Lutheran, or any other mongrel moniker.
He did not start making a list of "members" of his movement and make
them sign a covenant to file in a file cabinet in the Upper Room.
He did not have a door on a building which was a signal to gather, as in, "You
should be there every time the church house doors are open." Nor did he put
up a church sign with stupid clichés on it every week instead of Bible
7. He did not build a "world headquarters."
8. He did not start a seminary or Bible College, nor did he issue PhDs to the
we go on, look at what Jesus thought of those who obliterate the authority of
the Word of God by replacing it with man's traditions:
3:17 (KJV) Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have
need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor,
and blind, and naked:
7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites,
as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is
far from me. 7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines
the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold
the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like
things ye do. 9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment
of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 10 For Moses said, Honour thy
father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that
is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be
free. 12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye
have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
things Jesus did not do after his resurrection:
Jesus did not arrange for some disciple to always introduce him and brag on
his resurrection before he appeared to people.
hold please. No profanity, no cussing, no bashing the walls or busting your wife
pottery. Let me say this..... If this video reminds you of The Lord Jesus Christ
of Galilee, you are a two penny four flushing piece of horse manure from the stinking
end of the pasture my friend, and I say that, as always, in good Christian charity:
Jesus did not take an offering or hold a "faith promise" giving promotion.
He did not teach tithing, nor did the Apostles after him.
He did not send out the disciples as traveling evangelists, doing one night stands,
living off of the offering plates of local churches, selling his CDs, and leaving
their wives and babies at home half starved while they watched Greek peep shows
at the Three Taverns.
He did not make any rules about who could remember his death at the Lord's Supper
or who could hold the bread and drink the cup. Now did he designate which way
the leaders would face when praying, nor which way to walk around and around the
altar mumbling to themselves. Indeed, the early church had no altar at all.
He did not tell anyone on which day of the week to meet and remember him.
14. He did not organize a mission board or non-profit corporation.
15. He did not start a publishing house.
16. He did not start a Sunday School or buy 70 camels to bring kids into Jerusalem
He did not appoint a chairman, president, moderator, monsignor, cardinal, or Pope.
You see, there are no Robert's Rules of Order in the New Testament to take the
place of the Holy Ghost.
\18. He did not designate robes or ecclesiastical clothing for the apostles.
Ain't that bishop cute in his frock with his ladylike nanny
at his right hand?
19. He did not draw up a creed nor call a church council to rule on a doctrinal
statement. Nor did he write up a covenant that new church members had to sign.
HE was the New Covenant in person. A creed, added to the canon of Scripture, would
have implied that the Word of God is NOT sufficient, "that the man of God
may be throughly furnished unto all good works."
20. He did not call up an ordination committee to ordain the Apostles.
21. He did not hold a revival meeting "under the big tent in downtown Opandopolis."
He did not make a "Jesus Movie" or a "Passion" movie.
He did not appear on Trinity Broadcasting Network and sit and glow while Paulus
Crouchus schmoozed him and exalted him.
Jesus did not sell a big red book called "Basic Youth Conflicts," and
he did not run around promoting "Purpose Driven Synagogue."
Jesus did not buy a three piece robe set from Babylon, wear a ring from his synagogue
rabbinical school, or buy a two farthing mail order doctorate from a Greek in
Jerusalem based on his "work experience" serving Jehovah.
Jesus did not move his crucifixion from Wednesday evening to Friday evening to
accommodate the Roman Catholics and Fundamentalists. Nor did he move the Last
Supper to Thursday evening to accommodate the Lutherans (Maundy Thursday).
Jesus did not move Resurrection Sunday to Easter to accommodate the Roman Catholics
and the Fundamentalists.
Jesus did not invent church pews so that Bible believers for 2000 years would
have to look at the backs of one another's heads.
Jesus did not give one altar call, nor did Peter, Paul, or any other Apostle,
"with every eye closed and every head bowed, no one looking around please."
Jesus did not advertise in the Yellow Pages to convince all the religious losers
in Judea to believe his church "had something for everyone."
Jesus did not hang out in an office in the temple "getting my sermon ready"
while the disciples floundered spiritually and vocationally (fishing) out on the
lake. (POW !! Gotcha, slow belly!)
Jesus, before or after his resurrection, never gave any saint the TITLE Father,
or Reverend. These two are official titles of the Roman Whore and have been adapted
by Fundamental Bible believers. Jesus often rejected titles given him. No one
but God is to be called "Reverend." Psalm 111:9
Neither Jesus nor any of his Apostles had a deep need to start a ministry to troubled
women. Nor did they age grade ANY of their effort. They targeted the men in the
home, and the Moms and kids followed.
Jesus did not make one food law, nor did his Apostles
other than to forbid eating blood. That includes laws about wine. None! Solomon's
cautions still apply of course. Paul suggests people with stomach trouble take
a little wine, and that was alcoholic if it was going to work.
He did not, not even once, stand in front of his beloved friends, his sheep, and
yell, yea even scream, "GET RIGHT" or "YOU'RE WICKED"!
He did not say, "Jesus loves you" when he stepped through the wall to
first visit the disciples. He said, "Peace be unto you," and then he
showed them his hands. He wanted them, first and foremost, to see that the price
for their sins and condemnation had been paid. He was coming to collect what he
died for-- the disciples. ONLY AFTER THEY SAW THE PRICE HE PAID, did they fully
understand how much Jesus DID love them. (John 20:19-20)
Jesus, who, before his death and resurrection said," Matthew
5:11 (KJV) Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall
say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake," did not
change the message to, "Come to Jesus, and your life will be fulfilled, and
all your problems will be solved." Nor did he build a Crystal Cathedral and
stand up in a high pulpit, spread his arms, and, with a cute seductive grin, sweetly
coo, "You........ Have......... Possibilities. You must learn to love yourself
you have a "tradtion of men" to add-- one which Jesus did not do? SEND
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THE OTHER HAND, WHO DID JESUS TRUST TO GET IT RIGHT?
He gave them the New Testament which is all the standards you need.
Holy Ghost-- Jesus sent him to teach us all things.
He gave them to teach wives everything they need to know about Christian life.
Jesus gave kids Christian Moms to teach them all that Daddy found in the Bible.
Mike Pearl is NOT to be the standard for a Christian home, unless you want a Christless
loonie bin. Mike Pearl NEVER talks about how God trains his children-- it is all
about how the Amish train their kids and thier mules (which is why Amish mules
are so smart, and Amish kids are so stubborn). The Amish are more pagan than Hindus
and Ubangis. I know Amish people who had to literally flee from the nice people
the Pearls exalt in order to keep their sanity and faith in Christ.
Women-- Jesus gave the Church older women to teach the younger women. Any
church where the pastor teaches the younger women ANYTHING is a hell hole and
whore house. Pastors have wives and older woman to do that. A pastor with a "ministry
to women" is running a whore house.
Evangelists, and Teachers-- But, all they are authorized by him to do is minister
(that is "serve" in the original Greek), and edify the saints. None
of them were commissioned to rule anything or anyone. Jesus said he would do that
himself just fine.
did not need Bill Gothard, Rick Warren, nor Joel Ostee, he did not need Clyde
Narramore, Dr. Dobson, Purpose Driven Cheese, Emerging Blather, Promise Creepers,
Michael and Debby Pearl, Bible colleges and seminaries, nor any other late great
addition of human effort.
preacher, your standards be damned ! !
did not want them, and they are blasphemy of the Word of God himself, who is all
sufficient that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good
"Our Standards" or "Traditions of man"
the past 1900 years plus, all church movements have added "traditions of
man" to the truth found in the New Testament. The Acts and Epistles were
intended by God to be sufficient that the man of God might be "throughly
furnished unto all good works." (II Tim. 3:17)
the Pharisees added the Mishna-- modern church "standards," to Moses'
law, Catholics, Reformed churches, all the way to the most narrow Fundamental
King James Version ONLY Bible believers, have added and added and added. With
very few exceptions, they find ways, like the Pharisees, to claim their traditions
are planted solidly on the foundation of the Epistles. Yet all these modern traditions
do ONLY the following: Matthew 15:6 (KJV) 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.
making the Law of Moses "of none effect," every soul winner who actually
tries to win souls the way Jesus and Paul did, by first making them a sinner in
their own eyes, must start out with "God loves you." This means absolutely
nothing to unsaved men. Psalms
19:7 (KJV) The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony
of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
results in people betting "saved" for what THEY can get out of it, not
for what JESUS can get out of it, his reward for dying on the cross.
MODERN ECCLESIASTICAL SNOBS LIE.
live for their traditions, and they proclaim the New Testament in the context
of their traditions with tricks and twisting of the context to make the plan work.
The end of the Age of Grace will be marked by spiritual nakedness. But, by calling
men to their traditions.... Matthew 23:15 (KJV) Woe unto
you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one
proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than
am convinced that all of the "standards" preachers in this world are
damned to hell, especially if they refuse to preach book by book through the Bible.
A Pastor's Conference where the theme is "Baptist Standards," officially
or by content, is not a whit more useful than a devil dance in the Congo. In fact,
it is far more deadly, for the saint who can discern a devil centered event is
easily deceived into getting serious about an event where the Bible is waved around
while the real message is "standards."
ARE CHURCHES FULL AND GROWING WHILE, AT THE SAME TIME, THOUSANDS OF OTHER SAINTS
FLEE TO THEIR HOMES TO HIDE FROM "CHURCH?"
3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of
nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and
blind, and naked:
YOU a naked Christian keeping "standards" and traditions to give you
confidence? Or, in the Emergent Church, you have advanced to abandon "standards,"
and you now preach.....
of Rick Warren and the New Spirituality: "Exodus
32:3 (KJV) And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their
ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 4 And he received them at their hand, and
fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they
said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt."
again please. Revelation
3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of
nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and
blind, and naked:
preachers are the worst-- "knowest not..." That is your state. You do
not even know what an offense you are and how utterly naked you are in the light
of the doctrine of the Apostles. Let me be the brat kid who does the unspeakable,
that which you faithful dumb lambs will not do..........
king's got no clothes...."
TELLS IT LIKE IT IS
was my mechanic. He owned a small auto repair shop in Midtown, Tennessee, and
he also had a great zeal for the Lord. We were talking about the way the Lord's
Church has been affected much these days by evil. His analysis was bluntly simple:
are three things that are wrecking the Lord's Church-- Education, Traditions
of men, and fables."
one has ever said it any better.
us consider these deadly qualities of modern church:
went on to say that the kind of education he meant was the kind that made men
proud and eager to ignore the Word of God.
Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all
have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
does NOT promise edification. Indeed, the vast majority of the time, knowledge
leads men to hell. In
the 50s, it was just the Liberals who feasted their souls on education. Today,
it includes most Fundamentalists.
is the fetish of pagans who play church. They follow their college and seminary
PhDs like the Africans follow a little bird through the forest and make life decisions
based on the every move of the little bird. The American birds are just a lot
bigger and wear three piece suits.
accused the Pharisees of adding their traditions to the law of Moses.
7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye
may keep your own tradition.
was not talking to Philistines-- he was talking the the Fundamentalists of his
day, the Pharisees. Traditions are never made to stand alone. No one wants to
have to defend traditions alone. So, the traditions are founded on the Word of
God and are added to it. The Pharisees claimed to be defending Moses' law as they
added thousands of appendices from 2000 years of traditions. Believers today feel
intimidated by self-assured pastors who tell them that the traditions are not
there to replace the Word of God, they just make church life more orderly. That
is the very same logic the Pope uses, and the same game the Pharisees used.
Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which
ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
your ways and standards are not grounded on literal texts from the New Testament,
especially the Epistles, you are as wicked as the Pope. Let me illustrate with
a tradition which virtually ALL Fundamentalists teach and defend-- church membership
on a man's list. It is NOT found in the New Testament, and ANY way you defend
it is a pack of lies. You know it, you may even be self-conscious about it, but
you are a WIMP for not dealing with it. There are hundreds more traditions your
Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things,
as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your
2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the
tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
I suggest that we all boldly confront preachers to prove their traditions are
founded in Apostolic teaching from the Epistles? Let's start with tithing.
Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister
questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
Fundamental Bible believers guilty of teaching fables? One sex pervert from Hammond
said that every man of God needs a second woman in his life, and he had one. One
man in Texas says that the preacher should be consulted when a couple wants to
have another baby. A large group of Baptists tell us that they are the official
Bride, and anyone else will be their servant in heaven. How is this different
from the teaching that the righteous will have 70 virgins in Paradise, a la Mohammed?
There are other fables too-- these are the lies about how many souls got saved
and how many were baptized.
preacher told me that he was casting a devil out of someone, and the devil would
not talk. So, some unseen force started forcing the man to nod his head yes or
no to my friend's questions. He asked the person who was forcing his head to nod,
and the man said, "Michael." My friend went into fits of awe and asked
if he meant Michael the Archangel. The man said it was. My preacher friend, a
Fundamentalist, still believes he was visited by Michael the Archangel. How is
this different from Veronica Leukin, the diddle head Catholic mystic from Bayside,
NY, who claimed to see visions of "Our Aquamarine Boy" Michael and Mary?
are the Charismatic fables about Muslims having visions of Jesus appear to them,
gold dust falling from heaven, and Jesus taking the guru to heaven and having
a water fight with him in the River of Life. There has never been a time in Church
history, like now, when your could start a fable, take a patent out on it, and
have a following of thousands believe you. Sell the book rights to Zondervan,
and you can retire.
my friend, you have got it pretty much on target. Education, traditions, and fables.
And, what follows is a church that is poor and blind and naked-- the preacher
has no clothes.
3:14 (KJV) And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things
saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of
God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou
wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor
hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
I suggest you print this and hand it to your pastor next Sunday?