Theology, religion and education doesn’t teach us God’s point of view but teaches us man’s point of view about God.
There are many highly decorated and academically credentialed and accomplished scholars of Christianity that are led by their trust and faith in their false gods – self and church. They hold man-made titles of excellence that are held in high esteem by those who are perishing and who have been deceived into believing the lie.
These poor lost souls have been indoctrinated by their religions to believe the doctrines of Satan that espouse the false assumption that God can be understood and His Word unraveled and rightly interpreted through academics and/or scholarly pursuits.
Likewise, the world has been deceived to believe that sinful and perverse mankind could somehow create an institution that would academically qualify someone to presume to serve FATHER YAHWEH.
Without realizing it, many have worshiped Father YAHWEH in vain by presuming to worship Him through the vehicles of religious traditions, denominations, denominational ministries, freelance ministries, none conventional churches and none denominational type churches as well as through a whole lot of religious activities that may appear holy but in fact have no basis in YAHWEH who is HOLY. (Matthew 7:21-23)
Many so-called Christians are great church folks but they are not saints of FATHER GOD. Their total focus and loyalty is to their particular “church” or denominational belief system, tradition, ritual and policy. They spend their entire life concerned with how they look to other lost souls instead of being concerned with how they look to GOD.
They presume to know who is called by God to serve as His Pastor or Minister in their churches by setting up man-made obstacles and prerequisites that have no basis in HOLY SCRIPTURE or The Apostolic Teachings of CHRIST but are deeply grounded in unrighteous politics and rooted in doctrines of demons as the scriptures foretold (1 Timothy 4:1).
They screen out any genuinely saved and sent Saint of God and choose for themselves those who will abandon THE TRUTH in exchange for a livelihood and accommodate and spread their ecclesiastical lies and practice their idolatrous traditions (2 Timothy 4:3). It is these persons who are held up to the world as “anointed” men and women of God who are qualified to speak on behalf of God. But, in fact, God has not sanctioned them to say anything on His behalf. (Ezekiel 13) They are all false prophets serving their false gods – their churches and themselves.
They are deceived by Satan and they continue to deceive themselves into believing that by serving and carrying out the edicts, theologies, traditions and politics of their particular “Christian” organization, that they also serve FATHER YAHWEH AND His KINGDOM.
Father Yahweh never gave us a command to serve Him through serving or becoming a member of any man-made “Christian” institution or “church.”
GOD never instructed His little children to trust in themselves or their intelligence or their academics or their degrees and credentials in order to serve Him. GOD never commanded us to trust in ourselves or our education and credentials in order to discover anything about HIM or CHRIST or SALVATION. (1 Corinthians 1:19-21)
It is the pride and arrogant ignorance of sinful man-kind that assumes to know anything about GOD without having first been born of God through obedient and submissive Repentance, Water Baptism In The name Of Christ and Being Gifted By God With His HOLY SPIRIT.
It is the willful pride of man that teaches their own religions as doctrines of Christ and His Apostles. (Matthew 7:21-23 and Mark 7:7) These false and perverse “Christian” religions are born out of the perverted and sinful intellect, imaginations, presumptions and speculations of fallen mankind and are oftentimes cloaked in credentials and man-made qualifiers and ecclesiastical licenses and ordinations in order to justify their brazen departure from the TRUTH and convince the unsuspecting believer of their authority to represent YAHWEH and CHRIST.
The Christian Faith and many of its various churches are jacked up and messed up from the floor up. From their very conception, they are in error. (Daniel 7:25 and Revelation 17:5) And if you begin in error you will end in error and be eternally lost.
Many believers, including myself at one time, are convinced that in order to know anything about God and Salvation that they must attend a “church” and become a member of a “church” and do what that church’s doctrines dictates as the will of God.
This is another deception of Satan.
SALVATION IS NOT FOUND IN a church BUT IN CHRIST.
YHWH and HIS SON YeHoWsHua never placed our salvation in the hands of organized Christian religions and churches. God doesn’t recognize any of the over 33,000 Christian denominations and their churches as being a part of His ONE TRUE CHURCH. And neither is GOD bound by any of their false doctrines.
Beware! Man-made churches do not have a Heaven to place you in but they can surely deceive you straight to hell and damnation with ecclesiastical grandeur, spiritual opulence and theological splendor. (2 Timothy 3:5) They have a pretense of divinity – a form of godliness – but no divine power or genuine validation from GOD.
I strongly recommend that we, who are actually seeking the ONE TRUE GOD of THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST, REPENT and abandon the erroneous ecclesiastical doctrines, fabricated morals, perverted gender roles, politics, rituals and worship practices and belief systems of the world’s churches and return to the pure and HOLY FAITH that is found only in Christ and the teachings and examples of HIS Genuine Apostles. (2 John 1:9-11)
And although education, academics, credentials and other contrived prerequisites have their uses and proper place in the world, they are not sanctioned by GOD as a qualifier for service in CHRIST’S ONE TRUE CHURCH. They are not substitutes for obedience to GOD’S Commandments and the Revelation and Divine knowledge that is arrived at only through the POWER of YAHWEH’S HOLY SPIRIT. Education, academics, credentials and church membership are not substitutes for being saved in accordance with GOD’S HOLY Commandment in HOLY SCRIPTURE. (John 3:3-7 and Acts 2:38)
Being a preacher-pastor or minister of GOD is not a matter of education, titles, credentials and human accolades but of divine choosing, sending, submission, humility, empowering, sacrifice and obedience.
People can serve in a church their whole life and still not serve GOD. They can attend a church and be called “Christian” their entire life and still not be a saint of FATHER Yahweh!!!
THE LORD NEVER COMMANDED US TO JOIN A church OR BUILD A church OR ORGANIZE A church OR PLANT A church. IN Matthew 16:18 CHRIST CLEARLY TOLD PETER THAT HE WOULD BUILD HIS OWN COMMUNITY OF CALLED OUT BELIEVERS. (Psalm 127:1 and Matthew 16:17-18)
AND HE INVITES US TO BECOME HIS EKKLESIA – not a place or building or organization of religious worship – BUT HIS VERY OWN CALLED OUT AND SEPARATED CONGREGATION OF FAITHFUL AND ASSEMBLED FOLLOWERS.
Obey ACTS 2:38 and KEEP ALL OF THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD. (Matthew 5:19, Revelation 14:12 and Revelation 22:14)
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