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The word “c-h-u-r-c-h” has affected our whole approach to the meaning of the body of Christ.
Search out this article and see why.
Is your church a safe place? Take the survey and see.
An examination of the all-time favorite verses that church leaders love.
Is delegated authority in the church biblical? "NO",
and using the scriptures, this article will prove it to you.
Is it right to call names, to name names,
and to expose false teachings?
"Binding the consciences of God's people"?
WARNING: Not for the timid.
Who is Jesus REALLY warning us about? Is anyone listening?
What happens when you reject the teachings of Scripture and the example of the apostles?
Read how these serial killers of the soul operate
each and every week.
Exposing one of the single most powerful delusions
on the market.
The dynamics of deception in church leadership exposed;
with quotes from a typical message by
Is a religious sociopath present in your church leadership? Before you answer too soon, read this brief article first.
Let's bare the bones and expose this dreaded orthodox monster.
It is no accident that God refers to people as sheep - probably not the highest compliment.
Not from the Bible! Can we be open-minded enough
to ask questions about this subject?
Are God's people "church members?"
Are you expected to attend the stated meetings of the church unless you are providentially hindered?
Check for these signs. Do they appear in your church?
Where does God exalt the "Office of Preacher?"
Another favorite verse, turned into poison by many pastors/elders. Includes a personal testimony too.
Is it what we hear coming from the musty halls
of Christendom? Really?
Many decades of service, "all for the love of his people."
Many "leaders" twist the symbolic nature of the
shepherd-sheep analogy and apply it almost literally.
What are some of the "policies" that are put into practice in these types of churches?
See the twisted meaning of words used by "church leaders;" causing the people to live in fear.
Let's look at one example of this false teaching, using
some comments from a church leader's series of messages
on "Tithing as an aid to giving."
"Not my church!" "Never!" An article by John G. Reisinger
Christ has given His people work to do, but as time passed,
His people came up with a better idea.
With rebuttal comments by Russell Earl Kelly.
A great article and book by Dr. Russell Kelly exposing the
great Christian deception about tithes and offerings.
Is it in your church? Is it in your leader? Is it in YOU?
Jesus could not have been more clear on the issue of leadership;
but apparently, not clear enough for some people.
A revealing article by Ron Henzel that focuses on leaving
spiritually abusive church systems.
Chapter 9 of "The Subtle Power
of Spiritual Abuse"
Please read with a teachable spirit.
Illustrating the lie and hypocrisy of the Pastoral Office
(with commentary at the end)
"...She knows too much..."
What is the worst enemy the church faces today?
Read what A.W. Tozer has to say.
Are you absolutely sure that what you have been taught
is the clear teaching of scripture?
May some of you think long and hard about your continued aggrandizement of carnal men.
An article that your pastor and all feminists will hate but one
that will be loved by those who are called according to His grace.
Does 1st Timothy 3 and Titus Chapter 1 list qualifications for the office of elder? Many religious strongmen answer "yes."
How are we to respond to these blasphemous, home-wrecking, pompous, arrogant subverters of Truth? The Scriptural
answer is clear.
Why do other Christians see things differently than you do?
Again, Russell Kelly hits the nail right on the head.
Few indeed who have repeated their vows and exchanged their rings have even the slightest sense of the
immensity of their actions.
A sad story about the destruction of a family.
Does your spiritual life and walk with God depend upon the
acceptance of other Christians?
Church leaders, as well as your so-called Christian friends will ruin your marriage faster than the heathens down
at the local tavern.
"They shall become ONE flock, ONE Shepherd."
Which one is a Biblical servant: # 1 or # 2? Read the
brief article and answer the question for yourself.
Genesis 3: The Serpent appears to have had "church."
The Church today doesn’t want the New Covenant to
replace the Old.
How to start a church: "waiting on the Lord; signing a covenant; constituting ourselves;"
This is very, very, mysterious.
What else but gather together his ministers of righteousness
for a time of instruction.
Another "point of view" that we rarely hear about, yet ought to receive our "Berean" consideration.
"Would you dress that way if you had a meeting
with the President?"
Why a Christian should never do church in a church building.
The truth about John Calvin.
Are you guilty of censoring God's Holy Word? Some people are!
Are the Scriptures really your authority or the traditions of men?
Some thoughts concerning legalism; "legalistic Christians"; legalistic organizations.
Excerpts from two other articles: Is the translators choice of "Rule" or "rule over them" correct?
Among the world of Christians, there is a
"Christian Dumbing Down."
Virtually no one in the church knows how to stand
on their own feet spiritually.
Written in 1883, a short article by A.A.Phelps
There really is life after spiritual abuse.
Did Paul confront the apostle Peter in Galatians 2?
This author says no.
"Sometimes its harder to 'unlearn'
than it is to learn".
Many pastors today are just like the Wizard of Oz.
An all time favorite verse for many churches.
Read it and weep.
An example of a follower who,
"Obeys them that have the rule over her."
A short article on its origins and its purpose.
The evils of a runaway "elder system."
How the Institutional Church destroys families.
Excerpts from, "The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse"
by David Johnson & Jeff VanVonderen.
What would it be like if there was no church to worship in?
"Where should we worship?," "What church should
we attend?," "What ministry should we submit to?"
"..My proper name and title, by unanimous consent, is.."
Popish demeanor reveals
pride in the heart.
Do you have the right to study the Bible for yourself? Do you
really have the freedom to come to your own conclusions?
God’s thoughts as to Divine order within the Church.
The vicious preying continues ad nauseam.
There is only ONE! Not two; not many, but one (Ephesians. 4:4).
The code that needs to be inculcated early on in every church member's mind.
See which is the right candidate for your church.
..A routine of pretty much the same food, the same taste..
More info as to why the need for www.wickedshepherds.com
Read a sampling of cases where
"authority gone wild" in the church has been manifested.
Some Things That You Can Do To Make A Difference
Top questions, (with their answers)
Read a sampling of what the visitors are saying
Why have a site like this and what is it about
For an alphabetical listing of articles
Why and how do professing Christians allow themselves to be put under bondage at their local institutional churches?
Abusive church leaders and their shameful and godless
tactics in bringing down church members.
Is skipping church meetings dangerous to your health? This article exposes the unbiblical nonsense,
pulling no punches.
How did "the pastor" become such a powerful position? Answer: "The Pastorate" is a man-made tradition!
Are you guilty of idolatry? Don't answer too soon.
"Going to church" might be just that!
A brief examination of ACTS 17:11; One of the most misinterpreted, prepackaged verses in the New Testament.
Anyone manifesting these marks should be resisted
even to the disruption of the body.
Then, “the pastor” (Pastor John) died
and stood before God, and God said:
"Pastors" today teach that they have the same authority and the same function like Moses had
in the Old Covenant. Really?
As human beings, something in us draws us to the things we join. Is churchmanship a biblical notion?
Jesus never held regularly scheduled meetings.
So when a “local institutional church” meets together,
what does that mean specifically?
Paul told the Corinthians that when they came together
it was not for the better, but for the worse.
People always bring up the matter of the “early Church Fathers.” Really? So what’s that supposed to mean?
Using very select passages of the Bible to validate
authoritarianism is a common practice in the world of churches.
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The Reformation has never ended. It is just beginning.
When your neighbors and friends speak to you about “how great their church” is, how are we to respond?
By telling them the "Truth In A Nutshell."
There is absolutely nothing whatsoever revealed in God's Word about the primacy and exaltation of a specialist who issues forth a monologue Sunday after Sunday, notwithstanding the literally myriads of messages
to the contrary.
See and learn from the Scriptures the Truth.
"...They insist that anybody close to them be submissive and will lie and cheat to protect themselves and their empire, all the while posing as a righteous hero..."
Where did your theological mind-set come from?
Is there any room for change?
"The norm of most of history was that families would actually spend their lives together, – all day."
Not any more!
HOW and WHY do people who profess to be Christians get
"going to church" from the Bible?
What are your thoughts and actions towards people who are not like you? Are they like the "Good Samaritan" that Jesus pointed to?
Don't answer too fast before you read this brief article.
"Submission" - What does it mean? It’s submission to a husband that is the sticking point.
The man born blind in John Chapter 9
was about to discover that eyesight comes
at a heavy personal cost.
Being freed from church
and free in Christ
By Frank Viola - An excerpt from the book
Some thoughts on the Ten Commandments, the Sabbath, Covenants, and the current theological teachings in many local institutional churches.
Are you able to RE-THINK what you have been taught?
"EAR'S TO HEAR!"
..How much more absurd can it get..
Click the speaker button below and listen to a short audio and/or video feed illustrating the utterly absurd and preposterous statements made in the course of a sermon by this week’s clergyman.
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THIS WEEK'S PICTURE VERSE
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WORD OF ADMONITION:
The apostles and early disciples never preached "the Church" to anyone. They never built a church or serve and worship God AT a church. They were the church - the ecclesia of God, His people, the Body of Christ, the “called-out” ones. Many professing Christians need to START following Scripture and STOP following men!
THIS WEEK’S CHURCH
1) A tool used to bring fear that a believers salvation is at risk if they don’t “join up for church membership;” 2) A great fraud cast upon God’s people by leaders of the institutional/organized church.
Pastor: “My sheep need to hear more sermons about biblical churchmanship!”
It takes nothing to join in with “the majority” and attend your Sunday church services; but yet on the other hand, it takes everything to stand alone for the Truth.
THIS WEEK'S BIBLE VERSE
But the Spirit saith expressly, that in later times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons.
1 Timothy 4:1
See the truth come to life!
"The Pastoral Office"
If, upon studying the Scriptures, some of your cherished beliefs are called into question, are you willing to reform, no matter how painful it is?
LIE OF THE WEEK
“Jesus expects you to submit to the authority of your pastors.”
Let’s face it.
Much of the lingering root behind the sustained push for giving 10% or more of your income in the modern church is to support “the pastor’s” salary and the many perks that go along with it (free housing, medical benefits, transportation, pension, etc.)
Tithing, or giving back to God 10% of your income every week is a false teaching used by the church, independent cults, and charlatans of every description, as a club to beat and threaten church members into surrendering ten percent of their salaries in obedience to some phantom law. Many churches even require this for church membership.
Be not deceived.