This site is dedicated to all those who have suffered and continue to suffer the abuse of evil tyrants “in the church.”
It is dedicated to those who have stood against and exposed the worldly, anti-scriptural invention of organized/institutional sheep pens;
- to those of whom the world is not worthy, who laid down their very lives to unmask the treacherousness that lurks within the churchly, institutional walls;
- to those who long to see Christ's True Ecclesia brought back to its original simplicity and beauty.
No. The Reformation has never ended. In fact, it is just begun.
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The erroneous teaching of “eldership rule” (under its' many shapes, stripes and pretensions) along with its’ diabolical fruits, is heavily exposed on this site; an “eldership rule” that has, and will continue to (among other atrocities) destroy marriage after marriage, leaving many families wounded and disillusioned.
“What God has joined together, let not man put asunder,” has been totally perverted by those in “church leadership.”
We believe it is our duty as Christians to proclaim THE TRUTH!
We realize that some articles on this site will offend some people - that is what the truth usually does! In our opinion, most people are woefully ignorant of the truth. In our opinion, there are many deceptions in the church. We believe we are responsible to the Living God to expose these lies and deceptions.
Many coweringly refuse to “get involve” or refuse to be associated
with sites such as this…….calling it unfruitful or vengeful....fearing
that they might be associated with the term "rebel."
All of these kinds of responses are expected.
Yet when one hears of and sees for example, marriage after marriage being destroyed by these “men” and their false teaching and nothing is done, something has terribly gone wrong!
There will be others as well, that assume that since we write about and expose the evils of spiritual abuse in the “church” as well as the abuse of authority, that we are not at all concerned with "authority"; that we are "anti-authority";
.....that we have an "undercurrent of rebellion of authority in our own hearts".
We believe that what we do have is a rebellion against unbiblical authority!
That is our rebellion! That is what we hate. That is what we fight against. That is what we speak out against!
Some may be asking as to why there is not a place for "positive church experiences."
This site is about unbiblical authoritarianism
and spiritual abuse.
THERE ARE NO "POSITIVE" EXAMPLES OF ANY FORM OF ABUSE !
Perhaps, at this point, there might be some who are new to this term:
"SPIRITUAL ABUSE." What is it?
Let’s nail it right down to its bare bones.
1) When the church "leadership" falsely assumes to themselves a position and power that never did belong to them in the first place; when they demand obedience based upon that falsehood; when they begin to foster loyalty to themselves and to their church using implied or overt scare tactics and threats:
This is spiritual abuse! ◄
2) Instead of church "elders" being there for the true care and true concern of the church member, the church member is there for the care and well being of the "elder!" In other words, the "pastor/elder" will do whatever is necessary to USE YOU to make himself look good:
This is spiritual abuse! ◄
3) Instead of "the elders" using their knowledge and "supposed authority" unto the work of ministering; unto the building up of the body of Christ, they use those qualities to insure their own power, control, and recognition:
This is spiritual abuse! ◄
Isn't it just like wolves? (Matt. 7:15-16; Acts 20:29; John 10:12; Ezek. 22:27) Remember that wolves do not hate sheep. They just need to consume them to satisfy their own hungers.
It is the unsatisfied hungers - egos - carnal cravings - the need for recognition - the need for control - that causes many "pastor/elders" to devour the simple-minded.
So, the people follow; the people trust; and the people say "...Peace, Peace...," when there really is no peace. It is a disgusting, damnable thing what many so-called "pastors" are doing to well-meaning people who think they are following the Lord and "obeying their rulers."
And what is worse, many of these sincere and well-meaning people will often think, speak, and act like........you guessed it, just like their leaders. They will defend the evil and defend the heresy with every ounce of their being.
This is not Biblical Christianity. This is not Christianity. This is not the teaching of Jesus Christ. This is not a "goodly heritage." This teaching and counsel from the "pastor" and his "cronies" is a "goodly heritage" that comes right from the pit of hell itself!
THIS IS SPIRITUAL ABUSE! ◄
The kind of abuse that Jesus condemned over and over again in the strongest ways possible!
"Authentic Christian Evangelism is telling people something that the ‘church’ doesn't want them to know."
There are many churches across this land and abroad that are engaging in these dastardly deeds. A typical "church" with this controlling view will be perpetually spreading their evil through the establishment of "sister" churches and individuals of "like-mindedness," thereby promulgating this disease.
As a result, many of these diabolical practices and policies are being copied and carried out to their same destructive ends, perhaps right in your own neighborhood.
So again, at the risk of sounding repetitive, many, many churches of all different stripes will fit these ugly, unbiblical practices that will be exposed on this site.....................
Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Reformed, Lutheran, Methodist, WWCG, JW, Mormons, Evangelical, etc., etc.......it doesn't matter!
All are equally susceptible and most are equally guilty of this corrupt kind of "leadership."
For a majority of people, it would be safe to assume that church is a place where we can bring ourselves and our families to; a place that is safe and where the spiritual leaders can help us and equip us for the work of service; for building each other up in the body.
Well, perhaps this was true at one point in time, but certainly not anymore!
Increasingly, “churches” today are no longer a “SAFE PLACE” to bring ourselves and our families to.
Today, we have churches where the "leaders" are using their so-called "spiritual authority" and their so-called "office" to bully and manipulate others; to deliberately break up marriages and divide families; attempting to meet their own sick needs of importance, power, or some other fleshly indulgence.
As one aptly said, "Many, many people have suffered more from the hands of the church leaders than from the hands of the world."
In these dark days, "church members" seriously need to wake up and see the horror staring them in the face.
The works of darkness are very real in these authoritarian – spiritual abusing systems where "Wicked Shepherds" are reigning unquestioned and without restriction.
What are some of the results of this perverted mind-set:
1) Husbands and wives (wives especially) being morphed into mindless and spineless mush…….submitting to the beck and call of “their overseers” to separate and even divorce if necessary from their spouse, all because one of them has begun to “step on the pastor’s toes.”
2) Husbands no longer being able to exercise their spiritual leadership in the home; his God-given authority and headship now being dethroned and commandeered by Wicked Shepherds who call themselves "church overseers; pastors; elders; the leadership; the eldership."
3) Individuals and whole families bound in chains to a
man-made system of authority;
4) Individuals and families disfigured and shamed into behaviors that ensnares in begrudging service;
It is sad, but thank GOD many are now being shown the TRUTH!
The monsters masks are being taken off and we see the sickening, grotesque, and putrefying horror that's behind them.
The "duly-authorized pastors" aren't. The so-called
"sacred men in the pulpit" are liars.
“Now the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually examined. But he that is spiritual examines all things, and he himself is examined of no man.”
1 Corinthians 2:14-15
The importance of this verse in arriving at truth and understanding God’s Word cannot be overestimated. As you scour this site, hopefully, there will be some of you who will gain a little knowledge and understanding as to how wicked shepherds have corrupted, contaminated, and disfigured the church; turning it into an enslaving institutional system, which was not founded by Jesus Christ, but by men who love to feed upon and control other human beings.
Remember though, as you read and study, pray for the ability to see and hear the deep truths presented throughout. Without God's Spirit, all the time in the world will not bring one to the knowledge of the Truth. The Spirit of God is not something that I, or any man, can give to you.
May you find the faith and courage to do what God would have you to do, because doing it will bring you the peace, joy, and freedom that Jesus died to provide.
Yes, the price of belonging to a church today is high, and appears to be
getting even higher.
It will be quite evident after viewing this site that a “major asset” to those engaged in unbiblical authoritarianism and spiritual abuse in many churches today is the marriage institution.
Also, on another section of this site: the horrors of ABORTION – the Great American Holocaust,
will be explored and exposed utilizing many articles, links, photos, videos, statistics, etc., relating to this American tragedy.
“America will not reject abortion until America sees abortion.”
THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE WILL CONTAIN GRAPHIC PHOTOS!
Please use great discretion in viewing! To explore this section,
Just dare to stand on Christ's Words, and you will soon come to know the meaning of this verse of scripture:
"If ye were of the world, the world would love its own: but because ye are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you."
If Jesus were to return today, you and I both know that there is not one church on the face of the earth who would dare hire Him to be their “Pastor”. Not one!
Be not deceived. The church that killed Christ two thousand years ago is the same church today, with the same type of leadership, that would without delay, kill Christ all over again if He were here today teaching us:
“…YET IT WILL NOT BE SO AMONG YOU; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant…”
Being faithful to Him and to His Word should be our first priority. At this site, you will be provided with the occasion to see the Lord Jesus in ways perhaps you have never seen Him before, along with verses of Scripture and examples that are certainly NOT going to be pointed out to you in the churches of Babylon.
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THIS WEEK’S CHURCH
1) Faithful adherence to “church leaders” and their cause, no matter what!
“My first priority in life is loyalty to attend the church worship services!”
When you are DOWN to nothing...
God is UP to something.
THIS WEEK'S BIBLE VERSE
(Wherefore God gave them up) …For that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
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"The Pastoral Office"
Are you violating Scripture and “stealing from God” when you do not give one-tenth of your gross income to the local church?
It is so, SO easy to fall into the trap of thinking our righteousness is based on and maintained by works and things like church attendance, whether “Online Church” or physical attendance.
Organized religion is so dangerously deceptive. The same was true in the first century. Paul was stunned that believers who had experienced such great freedom and joy in Christ, were now turning back to religious rituals, forms, and practices. They still wanted to follow God and believe in Jesus, but they had allowed themselves to move away from the simplicity of their devotion to Christ and were replacing it, little by little, with religious observations, rituals, and the demands of men. (Gal. 3)
LIE OF THE WEEK
“The church is God’s kingdom and dominion of rule over us.”
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