I certainly understand the dismay at some in finding us. The widespread spiritual abuse and unbiblical authoritarianism that is occurring in church after church is spreading like a wildfire! One area where this abuse and authoritarianism plants its poisonous fangs is in the marriage institution. Many marriages are being destroyed by these wicked shepherds, even as we speak.
And what is the primary reason for this destruction of the marriage?
One spouse has begun to question the "pastor" and his policies and so, "in order for the church to fear and learn, we'll fix em' good."
We believe it is our duty as Christians to proclaim THE TRUTH! We realize that some articles will offend some people - that is what the truth usually does! We realize also that some might not even believe the things that they are reading. They will chafe; they will mock; they will not heed the warnings and thereby say, “who is this, that we should believe him!” This too is to be expected.
"It is the SPIRIT that gives life; the flesh profits nothing!"
“…But we did not receive the spirit of the age, but the spirit
which is from God, that we might know the things that were
freely given to us of God. Which things we also speak, not
in words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Spirit
If we know of abusive practices, and those who engage in them, how can we fail to warn the people of these "ravening wolves?" All through the Bible we find proof that they should be identified and exposed.
"When a 'church leader' has deep insecurities coupled with a licentious lust for control over others, layered thick with deep welling pride, then a wolf, an abusive and divisive leader, emerges. Like a vortex that begins swirling and sucking everything into themselves, they become incrementally worse and worse, sucking people inward and downward."
Paul warned about those who preached "another Jesus ... another spirit ... or another gospel" - 2 Corth. 11:4. How can we identify them unless we judge their Jesus, their spirit, and their gospel by the Word of God?
Paul goes on to call such teachers, false apostles who transform themselves into apostles of Christ. He also says who their master is and refers to Satan himself as an 'Angel of Light'.
There are people being taught in the church today the unbiblical notion that it's not their place to question or (horror of horrors) go against "the elders” decisions. Nothing could be further from the truth.
There are many, many churches today along with those in so-called church leadership positions called "elders” or “the eldership” or “pastors” or “overseers” or “spiritual counselors exercising the oversight”, etc., etc., who in the course of time have demonstrated the unmitigated gall of perverting the Scriptures over and over again until they have contrived to make it exactly the opposite of what it is in the New Testament. People in the pew have become numb through the deadly morphine of "authority gone wild."
In many situations, these “church leaders” are ascribing and assuming to themselves "authority" that even the Apostles would not dream of doing!
The truth is that most church members do not think for themselves and those in "positions of church leadership" know that (for the most part) the typical church member will blindly submit to their so-called "authority" and would not dare make a spectacle of themselves by going against the common consensus of the church.
John the Baptist stood alone in the wilderness for God, because no one wanted to stand with him.
Daniel ended up in the lion's den alone, because he was the only one who cared enough about God to pray.
Joseph was left in prison for years.
It is your responsibility and mine to expose the evils of unbiblical authoritarianism and spiritual abuse in the church.
Anyone with "their thinking cap on" knows that for an “elder” or for some other "church official" to “counsel” someone to separate or divorce from their spouse for the sole reason being that one of them (either the husband or wife) has questioned the “pastor” and his “authority” or who has now arrived at a different doctrinal position of the church, is evil beyond words! Read the article, "A Word To The Wives."
And this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Since the truth makes most people uncomfortable, they don't want anything to do with the truth. The Apostle Paul said in Galatians 4:16, "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"
It is rare to find a brother or sister who is zealous about the truth nowadays, especially when it comes to mischievous practices from those in “church leadership.”
Remember the opening Scripture of the article? "Who will rise up; who will stand up against these workers of iniquity?" The same Psalm declares, "Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with You; which frames mischief by statute?"
There are very few indeed who are willing to brave the disapproval of their brothers, or the censure of their family, or the wrath of man, for the cause of truth and righteousness.
Moral courage today is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle. When in “exposing those who contradict,” (Titus 1:9) it is sometimes hard to find those who will stand with you, shoulder to shoulder and together, fight for the truth, fight for the survival of the family, and contend for the faith.
Yet, moral courage is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to expose and change a man-made “church system” that is bent on the destruction of the marriage institution and anyone or anything else which gets in their way.
I can honestly say with the Apostle Paul, "For a door opened to me, great and effective; and there are many adversaries." I Corth. 16.9
Oh how we need Christians today who will contend for the faith. I am not advocating being unkind or rude to people. I am saying that we need to stand for the truth, and let the chips fall where they may.
Our goal is NOT to attack people, but rather to expose the lies and true nature of those imposters (in our opinion) who fraudulently claim to be men of God.
So please don't confuse our mission of "exposing" as an "attack" on the character of a person who contradicts God's Word.
We do NOT attack people; we attack and expose false religions, false teachings, scandals, cover-ups, false ideas, trickery, and heresies which blind the masses from THE TRUTH.
Yes, people will be offended, because the truth is usually offensive.
"And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he threw them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables" - John 2:15
'Can you imagine? Is this our Precious Savior acting like a mad man? Yes, it most certainly is. Jesus was very angry to put it mildly. What do you think would happen to someone who did today exactly what Jesus did back then in the temple that day?
The person would immediately be arrested and charged with creating a public disturbance, assault with a deadly weapon, trespassing, vandalism of public (private) property, etc. The judge would force the person into mandatory psychiatric counseling.
If an undercover police officer were present at the time of the violent incident, the person would probably have been killed on the spot.'
So don't let anyone make suggestions of "vengeance", or "being unfruitful", or "unloving."
Remember, Jesus was more loving than any person who ever lived, but He also hated sin like no other...especially hypocrisy and destructively false teachings inside the church!
When Jesus called them a "den of thieves" and overthrew their tables, do any of you actually think that He was enjoying Himself?
It's time for many to break the chains that have bound them for years and start to think! (Some perhaps, for the first time).
Having an “installation service” and having a dozen hands laid upon someone, or being “voted in 'unanimously' at a business meeting” are no guarantees that someone has been “called by God,” or
“ordained to the ministry,” let alone one is hearing the "Spirit of God." Be sure to check out the very interesting article, "Authority In Church Government."
Every time someone exposes darkness and subversion inside the Christian establishment, the hounds of hell come against that person. We know that.
Every time someone unmasks Satan's deceptive ministers of unrighteousness within the local church--men who so cleverly disguise themselves as "Angels of Light" but, inside, are ravening wolves--the hounds will be sent out. We know that.
They will show their ferocious mouths, and lust and tear and pry and prowl - anything to shut out the Truth!
Remember the disciples in Luke 9 who wanted to call down fire from heaven?
Jesus turned and rebuked them and said, "You do not know what manner of spirit you are of, for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them."
I am afraid Jesus would have to repeat these words to a lot of "church going" people today, especially those in “church leadership” positions, because this spirit, the spirit of trying to silence (even to the point of death) anyone who would dare to oppose or expose them, that same spirit is still very much alive in many churches today.
Let me say it again. I can tell you from experience, that although the modern church lacks the authority to put people to death, the spirit that led to the deaths of so many faithful believers in times past who stood up and exposed the heretics, the blasphemers, the perverters of the Word, that same spirit is still in existence today.
Make no mistake about it! I am very well aware of this.
So let the hounds come. We’ll be ready.
As has been said on the opening page, www.wickedshepherds.com is here to equip Christians to discern spiritually abusive practices; to warn them of their dangers; and to help them avoid becoming either victims or perpetrators of spiritual abuse.
The "TRUMPET" of Isaiah 58:1 is being sounded on wickedshepherds.com
and there are some who don’t like it. Do you have "ears to hear?"
We’re not here to make friends; we’re here to get the truth out.
Remember, Ephesians 5:11 commands, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." We are supposed to "reprove" (Greek: elencho, which means "to expose") all works of darkness.
Just like as abortion is a work of darkness, and pornography is a work of darkness, and idolatry is a work of darkness, even so, spiritual abuse; unbiblical authoritarianism; a so-called “eldership” that culminates in the destruction of the marriage institution, are works of darkness, with families left in ruins.
Jesus spoke of the 99 sheep, but one of them went astray, and eventually was found.
If one person in a hundred is helped through this website, it has all been worth it!
If one marriage is saved because couples were scouring through this website, it has all been worth it!
Every single “church” which practices these abominations; every single “pastor/elder” who engages in these diabolical schemes that are highlighted throughout this website should know that there is a fighting group of Christians who are exposing them.
Perhaps, the reader already knows the names of these churches and pastors. Is your church one of them? Is your pastor one of them? Are YOU one of them?
“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.