#2 I will always seek the Lord for strength and direction and examine the scriptures with no biases or assumptions.
With rebuttal comments by Russell Earl Kelly.
When a “local institutional church” meets together,
what does that mean specifically?
Is a religious sociopath present in your church leadership?
Before you answer too soon, read this brief article first.
See where wickedshepherds.com reaches around the world.
Are you a wise woman?
"...She knows too much..."
The dynamics of deception in church leadership exposed...with
quotes from a typical message by spiritual abusers.
What are some of the "policies" that are put into practice
in these types of churches?
Few indeed who have repeated their vows and exchanged their rings
have even the slightest sense of the immensity of their actions.
A brief examination of ACTS 17:11
One of the most misinterpreted, prepackaged verses in the New Testament.
Why and how do professing Christians allow themselves to be put under bondage at their local institutional churches?
This brief article exposes a recent blog posting by a pastor who says that skipping church is a bad idea and spiritually dangerous.
Another "point of view" that we rarely hear about,
yet ought to receive our "Berean" consideration.
Using very select passages of the Bible to validate authoritarianism is a common practice in the world of churches.
Chapter 9 of "The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse" A Must Read.
Who is Jesus REALLY warning us about? Is anyone listening?
Which one is a Biblical servant: # 1 or # 2?
Read the article and answer the question for yourself.
There really is life after spiritual abuse.
A routine of pretty much the same food, the same taste.
Read how these serial killers of the soul operate each and every week.
Excerpts from, "The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse"
by David Johnson & Jeff VanVonderen.
See the words used by 'church leaders' as they interact with the membership.
Is it right to call names, to name names, and to expose false teachings?
"Pastors" today teach that they have the same authority and the same function like Moses had in the Old Covenant. Really?
Are you guilty of censoring God's Holy Word? Some people are!
Written in 1883, a short article by A.A.Phelps
As human beings, something in us draws us to the things we join.
Is churchmanship a biblical notion?
Genesis 3: The Serpent appears to have had "church."
Do you have the right to study the Bible for yourself?;
Do you really have the freedom to come to your own conclusions?
"..My proper name and title, by unanimous consent, is.."
"You have the right to remain stupid"
Are the Scriptures really your authority or the traditions of men?
"Sometimes its harder to 'unlearn' than it is to learn".
"Would you dress that way if you had a meeting with the President?"
Listen to the hot air from this week's pastor
Are you guilty of idolatry? Don't answer too soon.
"Going to church" might be just that!
The evils of a runaway "elder system."
Words from A.W. Tozer.
Are you expected to attend the stated meetings of the church
unless you are providentially hindered?
The truth about John Calvin.
A sad story about the destruction of a family.
Abusive church leaders and their tactics in bringing down church members
How are we to respond to these arrogant subverters of Truth?
The Scriptural answer is clear.
What happens under the spell of a master manipulator?
An article that your local church, your pastor, and all feminists will hate
but one that will be loved by those who are called according to His grace.
Being freed from church and free in Christ
Don't answer too soon.
An example of a follower who, "Obeys them that have the rule over her."
Popish demeanor reveals pride in the heart.
Jesus could not have been more clear on the issue of leadership;
but apparently, not clear enough for some people.
Check for these signs. Do they appear in your church?
The norm of most of history was that families would actually
spend their lives together, – all day. Not any more!
Does your spiritual life and walk with God
depend upon the acceptance of other Christians?
Paul told the Corinthians that when they came together it was not for the better, but for the worse.
An examination of the all-time favorite verses that church leaders love.
Why do other Christians see things differently than you do?
Printer Friendly page of, "Should Pastor's Be Cared For?"
Where did your theological mind-set come from?
Is there any room for change?
See which is the right candidate for your church.
Illustrating the lie and hypocrisy of the Pastoral Office
(with commentary at the end)
Did Paul confront the apostle Peter in Galatians 2?
This author says no.
Take another survey and find some answers
Who could this be?
Church leaders, as well as your so-called Christian friends will ruin
your marriage faster than the heathens down at the local tavern.
Does 1st Timothy 3 and Titus Chapter 1 list qualifications for the office
of elder? Many religious strongmen answer yes.
Many decades of service, "all for the love of his people."
Is the translators choice of "Rule" or "rule over them" correct?
Are they in your church? Are they in your leader? Are they in YOU?
Many "leaders" twist the symbolic nature of the shepherd-sheep analogy and apply it almost literally.
Binding the consciences of God's people? WARNING: Not for the timid.
A great article and book by Dr. Russell Kelly exposing this great Christian deception.
Again, Russell Kelly hits the nail right on the head.
Is your church a safe place? Take the survey and see.
How to start a church: "waiting on the Lord; signing a covenant; constituting ourselves;" This is very, very, mysterious.
It’s submission to a husband that is the sticking point.
...where the truth comes to life...
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!
Like a dead corpse rotting away...
THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: DISTORTED AND DEFORMED
THE "C-H-U-R-C-H" TAKES SHAPE
"C-H-U-R-C-H"..."C-H-U-R-C-H"... AND MORE "C-H-U-R-C-H"
AUTHORITY AND THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH
SATAN AND THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH
DIVISIONS AND THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH
MARRIAGE, THE FAMILY AND THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH
What is the worst enemy the church faces today?
Read what A.W. Tozer has to say.
God’s thoughts as to Divine order within the Church.
The code that needs to be inculcated early on in every church member's mind.
People always bring up the matter of the “early Church Fathers.”
Really? So what’s that supposed to mean?
Why a Christian should never do church in a church building.
What happens when you reject the teachings of Scripture and the example of the apostles?
Is delegated authority in the church biblical?
No, and this article will prove it to you.
"They shall become ONE flock, ONE Shepherd."
Are you like the "Good Samaritan" who Jesus pointed out
as the example to eternal life? Don't answer too soon!
Some thoughts on the Ten Commandments, the Sabbath, Covenants, and the current theological teachings in many local institutional churches.
The Church today doesn’t want the New Covenant to replace the Old.
Has God determined that false teachers are necessary
to catch and filter out those who pervert and abuse the truth?
Christ has given His people work to do, but as time passed, His people came up with a better idea.
Please read with a teachable spirit.
Where is the pastor found in the Bible? Nowhere!
It is a man-made, false position.
Among the world of Christians, there is a "Christian Dumbing Down."
By Frank Viola - An excerpt from the book "Pagan Christianity"
Then, “the pastor” (Pastor John) died and stood before God:
Words to live by from the Gospel of John Chapter 9
A specialist who issues forth a monologue Sunday after Sunday is not Biblical.
A short article on its origins and its purpose.
Many pastors today are just like the Wizard of Oz.
There is only ONE! Not two; not many, but one (Ephesians. 4:4).
It is no accident that God refers to people as sheep - probably not the highest compliment.
How the Institutional Church destroys families.
A revealing article by Ron Henzel that focuses on leaving
spiritually abusive church systems.
An examination of a typical tithing message entitled
"Tithing as an aid to giving" given by a typical tithing teacher.
Another favorite verse, turned into poison by many pastors/elders.
"Where should we worship?," "What church should we attend?," "What ministry should we submit to?"
Boiling it right down to its essence, this brief article will deal with what
exactly is wrong with today's "religious mind-set," giving you the "truth in a nutshell."
May some of you think long and hard about your
continued aggrandizement of carnal men.
An all time favorite verse for many churches. Read it and weep.
Are God's people "church members?"
Is it what we hear coming from the musty halls of Christendom? Really?
What did He say, and what would He say today if He were to return?
What else but gather together his ministers of righteousness for a time of instruction.
Where does God exalt the "Office of Preacher?"
The vicious preying continues ad nauseam.
"Not my church!" "Never!" An article by John G. Reisinger
What would it be like if there was no church to worship in?
Not from the Bible! Can we be open-minded enough
to ask questions about this subject?
Are you sure you have the Truth?
Virtually no one in the church knows how to stand on their own feet spiritually.
More info as to why the need for www.wickedshepherds.com
Let's bare the bones and expose this dreaded orthodox monster
This brief article will prove,
FROM THE BIBLE, why "going to church" is UNbiblical.
Some thoughts concerning legalism; "legalistic Christians" and organizations