Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Charles E. Newbold has written the quintessential book that identifies just who the harlot, apostate, organized religious counterfeit of Christianity really is, in his bold expose, "The Harlot Church System".
This is a MUST READ, for anyone who has struggled with spiritual abuse in the church, or clergy system.
I speak as one who has been through this soul shattering experience, and came out a survivor with a new depth of spiritual understanding and discernment, all by the grace and mercy of God.
How this came about is a testimony to the power of the Holy Spirit, teaching through the Word of God. A born again, blood bought child of God, truly seeking the TRUTH, who has been caught up unknowingly in the organized false religious system will inevitably arrive at the same conclusions as related in this powerful book.
I came across this after the LORD Himself graciously and mercifully pulled me out of "the church" by His Spirit.
The Harlot Church System: "Come out of her, My people"
The Harlot Church System shows how we have made idols out of the Things we call church and how idolatry is demon-driven, spiritual harlotry.
"Show the house to the house of Israel that they may be ashamed of their iniquities, and let them measure the pattern." Ezekiel 43:10
The trumpet of the Lord is sounding an alarm to God's holy remnant to "come out of her My people, that you be not partakers of her sins and that you receive not of her plagues." Revelation 18:4
Posted by Constance at 9:07 AM
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Darn it! I lost the LENGTHY post I've just made due to a sudden power outage, and I'm not in the mood to work another late night making another one. The link I've included, (click on title), says it all!
The point I'd like to make is this...this rape, and the sexual abuse and mistreatment of Tina Anderson was covered up by the very church she'd trusted to protect her.
As I've said before, collusion in churches these days has become rather the rule instead of the exception. I don't like it. And neither should you! It shouldn't happen but it does!
Also, if this one case stood alone, one might chalk it up to an exceptional and unfortunate episode, but no......if you google in "preacher rapes young teen", or "women in the church", or even "young boy", you'll end up with a long list of such heinous spiritual abuses.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
I suppose there are a lot of things I could say about this disgusting situation. Reading the comments under the article I posted, it has clearly been grist for the mill for the atheist bunch to come in with their version of the "truth" that religion is bad because of one fox in the hen house, (church).
I'm sad to say from the continuing headlines of some preacher at some church in America being accused of wrong doing, or downright evil, that it's not exactly conducive to giving unbelievers the desire to seek God, or to come rushing through the doors of their local church. On the contrary, who would want to if they believed this sort of thing was representative of Christianity?
It's sad, and almost discouraging to those of us who believe with our whole hearts that Jesus was and is the Way, the Truth and the Life to see this sort of evil being perpetrated in the household of God...those that go by the name of Christ, calling themselves Christians.
I truly wish better examples of the spiritfilled life were shining forth in America as the rule and not the exception. Sigh.
Nevertheless, what I wish to talk about on this post, is not the bad rap true believers and the Holy Name of Jesus are experiencing as a result of such wickedness but the COLLUSION that's been going on in so many churches when some evil begins to be exposed and made public. What I have been seeing is that instead of being shocked and disgusted by perverts and aberrants in the church, it's become almost norm for churches to collectively rush in to protect the accused and attempt to cover up the wicked behavior and make excuses, usually with the old "judge not" mantra. If you think this isn't so, just read this article, and see that almost no one was aware that this "preacher" was a bonefide wolf in sheep's clothing, operating right under their noses. I mean, where is the spiritual discernment? Eyes to see, ears to hear? Something is very wrong with this picture.
Again, I'm saying this has become the norm for these folks, not judging with righteous judgment. Saying things, like, "Well, he seems like such a nice guy"...or "He never did anything wrong to me"..etc, ad nauseum. In so many cases, the wolf culprit is welcomed back into the fold with open arms of forgiveness, (if he's not thrown in jail, or dead from an overdose" to step right back into the pulpit.
I wonder what the Apostle Paul would say? Maybe like he did in 1 Corinthians, Chapter 5, "to put that wicked out of the church", and thoroughly lambasting the church folks in Corinth for being puffed up, and non-discerning. He told them they should have been grieving for such things. That such wickedness was not to be tolerated in the household of God, and not to have fellowship or even eat with a brother who called himself Christian but was committing immoral sins. Were the rules changed to accommodate reprobates just because it's 2011? I think not.
If you've been following the previous two posts of mine on this blog about the new Jimmy Swaggart Ministries scandal, and perhaps read Mishel McCumber's website articles on Deception Bytes, you may have noticed as I did, that many of the Jimmy Swaggart groupies rushed in to defend Swaggart and his wife Frances, and instead leveled their verbal guns at Mishel and other employees who'd been spiritually used and abused by this so called ministry.
Like I said, this has become the new norm. And it's disgraceful that Christians can be so brain washed in an age where they have every spiritual opportunity to grow in the knowledge of the LORD and through the Spirit of the living God to discern such evil being perpetrated. Those defending such actions will be judged by God, right along with the perpetrators. I don't believe God is going to cut any slack on that.
However, I know many of you, as new Christians have been deceived and abused by such renegade ministries and preachers. I belong to that group myself. Getting OUT of it before such terrible damage is done to the spirit and soul only comes by knowing the TRUTH, and recognizing and discerning evil. And that is only possible by an earnest heartfelt dedication to seeking God's face daily, studying the bible for oneself, with the help of the Holy Spirit, and NOT by being slavishly spoonfed "doctrines" by a mere man, no matter how charismatic he may seem.
Truth comes from the word of God, just as Jesus said, "IF" you will continue in my word, THEN you will become my disciples indeed and THEN you will know the truth, and the TRUTH will set you free". A disciple is a learner and follower.......of HIM, not a man.
When a person starts looking up too much to a preacher, or a man, or a church, they are already in trouble. This is why I've been stressing as much as I have to avoid the doctrines and deeds of the Nicolaitans, the thing that Jesus said he HATED in the book of Revelation. Where the "clergy" lorded it over the "laity". This was NOT how Jesus set up his church in the beginning, but unfortunately almost all denominations follow the Nicolaitan pattern and system. Beware of this. This is the apostate church.
If I have ONE thing I would like to stress to those of you who've been spiritually abused by such apostate churches, please don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. You must have been looking for Jesus when you started. He's still there, and he is not an abuser, but a healer. Pick up where you started and begin fresh with him, your bible, and start over. Jesus will pour oil on those wounds and bind them up and heal all the broken pieces of your heart and soul.
And for those of you who may still be in a church setting you have misgiving about, such as feeling it may indeed be a Nicolaitan system masquerading as a bonifide church, you are probably correct if it fits the pattern I've described. Please pray and ask the LORD for discernment and guidance about what you should do. He will not fail when your heart is set on loving and serving him, and not on some man made system.