religions have always been associated with their temples and buildings. Got allowed
Israel to have a tabernacle, and later, a temple. But the Church Age has been
distinguished from the Age of Law, among other distinctions, as the age when God
dwells in the believer, not a building. As we progress through the Laodicean Age
of Church history, as many as 95% of all Christians identify themselves with buildings.
It is ironic that some Baptists call their buildings "Temple Baptist Church".
emphasis of the building, the stone house, the cathedral is paramount to modern
Christians of all denominations. The Body of Christ is officially the people,
but in fact, the edifice, the gathering place, is ornamented far more than the
Gospel preached (IF it is preached).
is your pride for your glorious building any different than Islam's pride over
the Kaaba? Are YOU obsessed with your building, your "church"? If so,
you are blaspheming God who taught us:
14:58 (KJV) We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands,
and within three days I will build another made without hands.
Corinthians 4:6 (KJV) For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of
God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
20:18 (KJV) And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the
first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all
seasons, 19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears,
and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews: 20 And
how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and
have taught you publickly, and from house to house, 21 Testifying both to
the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our
Lord Jesus Christ.
early Church met in homes. The end times Church will return to homes, as is happening
right now all over the world. The virgins without oil in their lamps, the ones
left behind at the Rapture of the Church, will be meeting in big beautiful pagan
temples, like the freak at the left. Are YOU one of them?
me, do you trust only in religious entities which are incorporated, organized,
documented in the files
of some government department, and listed in the Yellow Pages? If so, you are
dead meat for a Satanic attack. The vultures are gathering to the carcass, YOUR
carcass, for a feast.
man will certainly show you how to get comfortable while devils feast on your
mind and soul. Why, how could anyone be dangerous who shows so many teeth when
is hot, Honey.
LAPIDUM" is Latin for Stone Pile
we still believe the local church is the hope of the world?"
see, many Christians might look at that question and not realize they'e been subjected
to a dialectic question designed to alter their spiritual priorities and get them
onboard an alternative agenda. This is what trained facilitators do under the
radar in many churches today.
I would ask: Is that where your hope lies-- in the local church? Do you believe
your church can save the world?
it save you?
are a lot of misguided Christians today who have a misplaced faith and hope in
their church. This makes them easy targets for church growth consultants who know
all too well how to play on the egos, ambitions and insecurities of both laymen
and staff wanting their church to be bigger and better than the one across town.
the Church cannot save. The Church is the saved. Paul
section of the journal consists of examples to man's clever and perverse way of
raising monuments to himself in the form of piles of stone.
piles he then calls "church."
Anabaptists of the days of Menno Simons, who were attacked on two fronts-- by
the Roman Whore and by the Reformers, took an oath of dedication. In this oath,
kam steinhaufen mer ze geen."-- Never
to enter a house of stone.
is a landmark of Ladicean peril that about 95% of all Baptist pastors CRAVE a
house of stone.
is the end of the age for sure, for the Lord's Church is right back where it started--
In the homes of the people.
"Step right up to the altar and give the deacon your faith promise brother.
to build a stone pile next year with a 200 foot platform and a $3,000,000 chandelier.
Praise God, are we not the greatest?"
TAKE THE GRAND TOUR OF STONE PILES
OF THE WORLD:
of these links is to show the pile of stone. Try not to get lost in each
site-- Keep moving to get the point. Dead links rescued courtesy of The
FEATURE PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE Piled Higher and Deeper
world class building" they tell us in their propaganda..... WORTHY OF
A JEZEBEL !!
Very worldly! But, they are the greatest. Queen Elizabeth, eat your heart out.
have been told the 30 foot chandelier in the atrium cost $3 million.
course, all of this is in honor of the lowly Carpenter of Nazareth, of whom it
8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air
have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
5:8 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there
be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
of this landmark facility was originally a monument to the living. It is a wicked
thing that so many Baptists allow men around them to memorialize them before they
die, as Jack Hyles did to himself. What is even more grievous is to see a woman
enshrined (Beka Horton) before she passes on into the Glory (IF that is her destiny).
This raises said woman above the men who exalt her, which violates the Apostle
Paul's teaching. We are reminded of Mother Teresa and the Hindu
30 foot chandelier cost them 3 million dollars. When we left Kenya in 1976, a
bush church could be built for $2500. So, with inflation, we must figure the same
bush church would now cost $5000. So, if they had deferred the cost of the chandelier
they would have been able to build 600 churches in Africa. Never mind, the chandelier
must make the hosts of heaven stand in awe and shout........................ er.......................
folks at PCC, look up at that deco rubbish next time you enter the temple of Mulloch,
and meditate........ 600 local church houses in Kenya that never happened!
after the Rapture of the Church. This building will be a great Florida headquarters
for Antichrist's man in the USA. Or, it will be a high end whore house with dollies
standing on all the stairs instead of gullible children. You saints at PCC have
built your buildings for Satan to use very shortly. May God send you a 300 mile
per hour hurricane, or an 8 point earthquake.
I say this-- PCC's Crown Center looks like an outhouse compared to the mansion
in heaven which Jesus is preparing for me. Thus, I will just be content with our
little church fellowship here in Texas.
is urgent to understand what these monolithic stone piles do..... As the Vatican
presents a massive and pontifical front behind which pedophiles and sodomites
hide and play.... Even so, this Crown Center is a glittering and mind numbing
front behind which the leaders may indulge in virtually any vice and appetite
without being examined. Asking questions of Protestant Poplettes is tantamount
to blasphemy. It will soon be a landmark year in Pensacola, for wicked Baptists,
as the rats run and the truth comes forth.
a carpenter I know very well, the following...
12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's
life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Summer of 2003: Bible believers run for cover.
We are told that "Dell Johnson, Dean of the Seminary at PCC, left at the
end of the semester, and three others went with him. The seminary has lost half
the staff it had at the beginning of the semester. There is the possibility that
one or two more might still leave. As it is, they only have ONE earned doctor
of theology still on staff. At least three of the pastors of the Campus Church
are going. Jim Schettler, the main pastor, and the face of the Rejoice Broadcast
Network, is also strongly rumored to be leaving." A war over doctrine
is rumored to be brewing, and the Popess is prevailing.
I think they have an abundance of PhDs-- Pile Higher and Deeper.
are we featuring PCC?
Answer: Virtually no Fundamental Baptist organization has ever surpassed the grandiose
and gaudy abuse of the giving of God's people like this group. The whole thing
smells of Post-Millennial notions that the Lord's Church is to build a physical
kingdom on earth. The vision of these piles of stone obliterate the simple Christlike
and Pauline model of the local church presented in the book of Acts and over the
past 1700 years, and model is still found in a thousand little places back up
country roads in Kansas, Kenya, and Katmandu. This grand display in Pensacola
is wicked in the extreme, for it sidelines the giving resources of God's people
into monuments and away from soul winning and church planting.
18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously
with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke
of her burning, 10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying,
Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy
judgment come. 11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over
her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning,
and your joy to heaviness. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and he shall lift you up.
power and the glory, yes, but whose? We have a report that a memorial to "great
preachers" is planned, and Jack
Hyles, Hindu vegetarian, Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, and other men who
crave glory, will be included. Why do Fundamental Baptists lust for, and pass
around, the glory instead of giving it to Jesus? Let us hear no more lies about
Crown being KJV Only! http://www.templebaptistchurch.com/
little prayer wheel's turning..." A
la Buddha !!!! Little fires burning, and little prayer wheels turning, are
not New Testament notions. They are 100% Buddhist. The Dalai Lama could sing
this one with zeal.
cathedral, or stone pile, is the heart of the church. Every image, brick,
and icon is sacred, while the average follower is incidental and only
invited to mumble a handful of words on cue. Bells and chanting
are the guide to response, not the heart of the follower under the leading
of the Holy Spirit.
Church is a Mother, NOT a body of believers.
Mother Church is holy, so the follower can live like the devil. Sin is
NEVER mastered. There is no need for anything like zeal to be found in
the heart of the follower. Just hit the kneelers on cue.
hierarchy rules every aspect of the follower's life.
is certain, and the follower is a full participant in saving his own
soul since Jesus could not finish the work on the Cross. This also
results in full treasuries, for the follower must buy off God by filling
the hands of the Pope and his priests with cash.
higher up the hierarchy, the more powerful and immune the minister
is from examination. Thus, Mother is very hard on little boys and
Word is preached while tradition was still very much present, though not
as final. The sacraments are administered with less superstition.
of stone are not the church per se, but the body of Christ dare not
meet in smaller places for fear of falling into private religion, which
is cursed and denies holy cow universality. True worship can only be
achieved by an "Order of Worship" in the rear of the hymn
book. Only the bells are missing.
hierarchy is more based in zeal than in "Mother."
from sin has never been very important. God is stuck with us, according
to Calvin and Luther.
discipline is enforced by the sword of the burgermeister (1500) and
the church fathers and consistory (now).
tolerance for those who descent or refuse to live by the creed. Scholarship
is the measure of all things.
is not a choice --
It is inherited and administered as a rite of passage.
holy living is optional. Cigars and whiskey are often on the church
budget. "Given to hospitality" means a good variety of booze
on a shelf out of reach of the children.
was vastly a great improvement over the Whore of Rome, but the Reformers
never finished the job in 500 years and never will. True reformation
does NOT include revival of the followers.
church is a lantern of righteousness in which the light of grace is held
before the world, that people may also learn to see and know the
way of life.
Church meets in homes. weaver's caves, and barns, and vows never to enter
a "stone house." Worship is a product of the heart, and not
reaching the goal of true worship will result in a week of "revival
who are truly regenerate will leave their sin, and when they backslide,
they are disciplined briskly in love.
Simons, True Signs of the Church:
Pure doctrine from God's Word alone.
Scriptural and symbolic use of only two ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper.
Obedience to the Word by acts of change in daily life.
Unfeigned brotherly love while allowing the unconverted to reject the Gospel without
retaliation by the saints.
Bold confession of God in Christ in public.
Oppression and tribulation are accepted for the sake of the Word and the Gospel.
Separation of the true Body of Christ from Caesar's authority and participation.
here in closing.... is a real church--
they in a Cumulus Lapidum (pile of stone)? You better believe it.
we want to pastor this church? Not if the Lord doesn't tell us to.
Do we rejoice in the Lord's Church here? Absolutely, my friend, and in every
small gathering of the saints in any home, prison, break room, and cafe where
two or three gather together in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
see, the modern Cumulus Lapidum has people in it who are born again Bible believers. Sadly,
they thing that the circus atmosphere is exactly what the Apostle Paul did in
Ephesus. So, we do not curse the sheep who have gone astray, but we call them
out to BE the Church.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST IS PEOPLE, NOT JUNK PILES OF ROCKS.
is over in the corner telling little Bobby how they used to sing to the old pump
organ when they had Sunday meetings at the Van County School House in Oklahoma.
Brother Fred is checking his notes for the Bible lesson later. Mary and Monica
are in the kitchen getting the coffee maker ready to turn on as soon as the message
is over. Last Sunday they turned it on too soon and drove everyone crazy with
the aroma. Jack says he actually made something for the church dinner later, and
everyone is amazed the old bachelor even tried.
better eat a little so as not to hurt his feelings. Brother Miller made one of
his famous Chocolate cakes with mayonnaise in it. Later, we will be going home
with the Hendrys to watch a video of the Marshall family singing. Brother Bill
just put another log on the fire. It has been three months now since we escaped
from the stone pile church we were going to, and we feel so much at home-- Just
like the Apostle Paul said we would.
Acts 20:18 And when they were come to him, he said unto
them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner
I have been with you at all seasons, 19 Serving the Lord with all humility
of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying
in wait of the Jews: 20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto
you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to
does the world see the mega church? Check out the video at the right. They
would never make mockery of a house church..... They wouldn't even know
they existed >>>>>
you trapped in a Cumulus Lapidum-- A Stone Pile?
not find an exit, and head for a local house church in your area?
yet, START a House Church Youself as the Lord may so lead.
Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in
the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness
and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favour with all the
people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach
and preach Jesus Christ.
Acts 16:32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were
in his house.
Philemon 1:2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to
the church in thy house:
Romans 16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved
Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
1 Corinthians 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute
you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
Colossians 4:15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the
church which is in his house.
almost 1700 years the true local church met in homes. Even the Reformers failed
to leave the Stone Piles. Let us return to the homes of the believers where the
Holy Ghost started the Lord's Church long ago.
song-- Appalachian Regular Baptist old time Gospel song--
Came to Me" Deacons in the corner thumping time with their
boots, song leader totally distracted and singing his head off, piano hasn't been
tuned in ten years, there is no distracting tongues speaking going on, coal oil
fumes in the air from the Aladdin lamps, sister Jenkins is mostly deaf, but little
Billy sings real loud right there next to her, and she loves it,the old school
house is warm and ringing with the songs of Zion, kids singing like they won't
ever get to sing again in their life, and the Holy Ghost is very much at home
was there-- 1949-- Briartown, Oklahoma.
Quartz Hill Community church-- 1953. Brother Miller jumped the altar rail and
hit half way down the aisle shouting GLORY as Tony Pellerin went forward to get
was there-- Circa 1957-- My Dad visited a bush church in a mud church. For my
Dad's visit they put fresh cow dung plaster on the church, inside and out, even
the floor. It looked very neat and presentable, smelt like down on the farm, and
when we had the Lord's Supper at the end, I never felt the presence of the Lord
any more than that Sunday morning.
Kenya-- mud walled church with a grass roof. Sang for a solid hour before the
California-- Clap board hotel which was a railroad red light house that was moved
across the tracks to become a church-- 1929--
was there in 1979-- The founding pastor was there to do his chalk art sermons
was also in Westminster Abby once on a Sunday morning--
LORD HAVE MERCY ! It smelled like a morgue and felt like it too. I was a
teen ager, and I thought it was cool to stand on David Livingston's grave in church. Along
the walls were ancient knights' in armor standing there ready to massacre us.
CREEPY-- The singing disappeared into the ceiling. It was cold! Dark ! Dull
! DEAD ! Give me that Briartown, Oklahoma church meeting in the school house any day
over that Pile of Stone.