Hello everyone! I’m finally back. I haven’t blogged in about 2 years, and unfortunately I’m stepping back on the scene with a rant. That’s right, a rant. So for those of you who were waiting on a theologically “deep” article, I’m so sorry and I apologize beforehand, but I need to get some things off my chest.

Be forewarned that this will probably be one of my most blunt and straight-forward blogs ever. I’m not holding anything back or sugar-coating my thoughts. So if you’re a part of the “politically-correct” crowd or if you believe that Christians should always be “nice” “agreeable” and say “sweet things” then you’re about to be greatly offended and disappointed.

First of all, I don’t watch TV regularly anymore because most of it is antichrist garbage, and I’m not entertained or captivated by programs that promote sin, stupidity, and run counter to Jesus Christ and the Gospel. I mean sure, there are a *few* decent shows on TV, but they are far few and in between. Most of it is Satanic social-engineering, mind control, and strategic dumbing-down on a mass scale.

There use to be a time when you could turn on the TV and select from an array of family-oriented programs with basic values being promoted such as love, respect, honesty, forgiveness, and integrity. But those days are gone. Nowadays, most TV programs are anti-family, anti-God, and anti-common sense for that matter. Basic values are rarely promoted. Unhealthy marriages, dysfunctional families, whores, pimps, perverts, idiots, the insane, and the demon-possessed are glorified, celebrated, glamorized, and exalted as “the cool crowd” and examples that we should imitate and praise. In short, TV programming has gone to the dogs. It went from enjoyable, to okay, to being dominated by mental pollution and spiritual sewage.

Much of today’s “family TV” is a joke. And I can’t think of a better example at the moment than Dancing With the Stars. Just in case you aren’t familiar with this program, Dancing With the Stars is an American “reality” show where a celebrity is paired with a professional dancer. Each dancing duo must learn and perform various dance routines and compete against other duos for judges’ points and audience votes. The duo with the lowest combined total of judges points and audience votes is eliminated from the show until the champion dancing duo remains.

I’m not a fan of Dancing With the Stars [which from here forward will be abbreviated as DWTS]. I’ve never watched this show on my own and of my own choosing. But while visiting a relative I was forced to watch enough episodes to grasp the overall concept of the show. I already wasn’t crazy about DWTS in the first place because it’s suppose to be a “family show”, yet some of the competitor’s outfits are inappropriate and sensual, the lyrics in some of the songs are risque, as well as some of the comments made by the judges. But just when I concluded that DWTS was mildly inappropriate as a so-called “family show” they LEAPED off the cliff of mild inappropriateness into the abyss of depravity and lunacy by jumping on the perverted, insane, and immoral pro-homosexual bandwagon. . . what a way to backhand the majority of their viewers in the face. . . . what a travesty to “family TV.”

Where are my sharp comments coming from you ask? Well, just recently, DWTS decided to cast Sonny Bono and Cher’s daughter “Chastity Bono” on their show. And what’s wrong with that? Chastity is a homosexual who believes that “she’s actually a man trapped in a woman’s body”, so she had her body mutilated (her breasts removed) through surgery in order to “become a man.” The obvious common sense problem with this is that Chastity has two-X chromosomes. . . . meaning that genetically, she’s a female plain and simple. She was born a female, she’s still a female right now (even with her breasts removed, the hormone treatments, and all the wanna-be false masculinity play-acting), and she will die a female. And no amount of surgery, hormone treatments, and warped pro-homosexual pseudo-science & pseudo-psychology will turn her into a male. Chastity’s own DNA refutes her delusional and spiritually-sick beliefs that she is now a male. So if you come on my blog trying to argue that Chastity (or any other female) is really a man trapped in a female’s body, you can save your arguments. . . go and argue with her DNA. Go and debate with her XX chromosome combination and try to convince her genetics that she’s really a male.

Chastity Bono looks like an overweight female with short hair in men’s clothing, because she is by nature a FEMALE. Yet she will be on DWTS sashaying across the dance floor with a FEMALE professional dancer as if she’s a man. And viewers are suppose to abandon their common sense and go along with this perverted insanity? This is a sick mind game and a mockery. Practically everyone who watches DWTS understands that a man is suppose to be paired up with a woman and vice versa. And many viewers are smart enough to understand that Chastity is still a female, not a male – no matter how much she mutilates and distorts her physical image. Yet contrary to the natural heterosexual man-woman dancing combination, Chastity will be paired up with another female. This is unnatural. It’s unseemly. It’s perverted. It’s distorted. It’s disgusting. It’s wretched. And somehow I feel that none of these adjectives fully describe how warped and crazy this is. This distorted image of a fake “man” dancing with a woman will not and cannot be passed off as the authentic real thing to most DWTS viewers (i.e. a REAL male dancing with a REAL female). If you read through the comments on articles about this issue, most DWTS viewers just are not falling for it and they will not accept it, hence their promise not to watch DWTS this season.

Not to mention, Chastity isn’t even a celebrity, so what is she doing on the show in the first place? I thought that the concept of this show was to watch STARS dance? Or does DWTS believe that their viewers will be satisfied watching people who are merely CONNECTED with the stars? Sonny and Cher are superstars, but that doesn’t automatically make Chastity a celebrity. It’s not like she’s the child of a celebrity who eventually became a star in her own right, like Miley Cyrus (the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus) or Willow Smith (the daughter of Will Smith). The fact that DWTS is casting Chastity as some sort of “celebrity” shows that they’ve reached a point of utter desperation. I’m not even a fan of DWTS and I’m disappointed with this selection. I can’t imagine the disappointment of their regular viewers.

I don’t have anything against people who are overweight, but when I saw the photo of Cher and Chastity, I thought that Chastity was wearing some sort of overweight costume (kind of like Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor). I had no idea that Chastity gained that much weight. She is dangerously obese and her loved ones should be concerned for her health. DWTS requires a lot of rigorous dance training and dramatic physical movements across a large dance floor. Knowing this, why did DWTS select someone in Chastity’s health condition and size? Of course, because they don’t care. Reality shows are known for exploiting people, and that’s what they’re doing here. It’s all about creating a buzz and controversy, even if it’s potentially harmful to their cast.

Now let me address the “self-victimization” of homosexuals, because some of them (mostly the activist types) intentionally do things that are perverted, immoral, and indecent – then turn around and play the “noble victim” when decent people respond with common sense and truth. Cher and the pro-homosexual media are trying to portray Chastity as some sort of “persecuted martyr” who is being “attacked” with “hateful bullying messages from stupid bigots.” This “self-victimization” tactic is predictable and typical of the homosexual movement, of which Chastity is an activist and her mom is obviously a passionate sympathizer and supporter. Well, Chastity is not a “noble victim” or “persecuted martyr”, and I don’t feel sorry or guilty for one word that I’ve typed here. No one should feel bad or ashamed of using common sense, telling the truth, and calling a spade a spade. I’ll verbally ‘stand’ on the roof top of cyberspace and say it loud and clear: Chastity isn’t a “man trapped in a woman’s body.” She’s a female. And because her mind is depraved, twisted, and dead in sin – she mutilated her body to become someone that she’s not and will never be, a man. And it’s sinful, immoral, unnatural, perverted, and wicked of her to pretend to be a “male” and pair up with another woman and dance on a show where the routines are often sensual, romantic, and flirty. Most people know this, and this is why many DWTS viewers are upset and will not watch DWTS anymore.

I’m tired of the political correctness being shoved down everyone’s throat from the homosexual movement. I’m tired of the self-victimization of homosexuals. I’m tired of the demonization and criminalization of decent Americans who still use common sense and truth. I’m tired of the homosexual movement trying to politicize every nook and cranny of society, including reality shows about dancing celebrities. How ridiculous. People watch DWTS to see celebrities DANCE – not to be subtly propagandized, indoctrinated, and forcefed the distorted image of a fake “man” (who is actually a woman) dance with another woman. How vile. A show that is suppose to be about dancing is now being used as a vehicle to garner homosexual acceptance and support. Homosexual activism on the dance floor? That’s not “progressive.” That’s degenerate and detestable. Someone pass Cher the memo.

Cher said that the DWTS viewers who rightly judged this dancing travesty are “stupid bigots”, but the only stupid bigot I see is Cher. Yeah, that’s right. I called her a stupid bigot. And I’m not saying that to be mean. I’m saying that because it’s true. She’s obviously bigoted against those who disapprove of homosexuality and Chastity’s delusional tranny beliefs. And she’s stupid because she approves of, supports, and celebrates the very sin that is destroying her own daughter’s soul. A real mother would realize that Chastity is spiritually sick and would have put her in counseling many years ago, not applaud her “trapped in the wrong body” deception and steer her further down the road to destruction. Cher is more concerned with celebrating homosexuality than she is with the spiritual condition of Chastity’s soul. “Stupid” is a very gentle word to use for her lack of motherly love and parenting skills. However, I’m not surprised by Cher’s reaction. I mean, this is a woman who wears so much make up, has so much plastic surgery, and often dresses so flamboyantly that she looks like a drag queen. Considering the way Cher distorts her physical image, is it any wonder that Chastity does the same by distorting her physical image and dressing up like a man? It looks to me like the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Not to mention all of the flaming homosexual male dancers who twirl, swirl, and sashay across the stage at Cher’s concerts, which in my opinion is one of the ways Cher supports the homosexual movement and gives them a platform to parade themselves.

It would be nice if DWTS realized that casting Chastity was a very bad decision which offended many of their devoted viewers, and WILL cost them a significant loss in support from a large segment of their audience. But sadly DWTS will probably go through with this perverted mockery no matter how wrong it is on a million levels, because they don’t want to receive flack or even a lawsuit from a politically and economically powerful extremist fringe group. They’re obviously more devoted to the homosexual movement than they are to the bulk of their viewers. I expect them to brush this issue under the rug with the typical pro-homosexual cliches and buzz terms about “equality” “diversity” and “tolerance.” As if any of these buzz terms can excuse or explain away the glaringly distorted image of a dangerously overweight lesbian transvestite dancing across the stage with another woman. When you see a perverted unnatural image on the TV screen, no amount of pro-homosexual platitudes can ‘normalize’ the visual image or explain away the feeling you get in your ‘gut’ that something is seriously wrong.

I won’t even begin to dig into the mental, emotional, and spiritual confusion of a female believing that she’s a “man trapped in a woman’s body”, having her body mutilated to “become a man”, and then having a relationship with a lesbian. I mean, if Chastity truly believes that she’s really a man (which would make “Chaz” a heterosexual), then wouldn’t “Chaz” be in a relationship with a heterosexual woman? Heterosexual men do not have relationships with lesbians. They have relationships with heterosexual women. And if she’s suppose to be a so-called “man” now, then how is her lesbian partner attracted to her? I thought that lesbians were attracted to WOMEN, not men. Folks, this is pure insanity and utter wickedness, yet the homosexual movement views it as perfectly normal and celebrates it. DWTS clearly embraces it and promotes it as “family programming”? No way. It’s anti-family, antichrist, and anti anything else that is good, decent, and appropriate. Thank you DWTS for showing so clearly why I don’t watch TV regularly anymore.

THE ‘CHURCH’ IS A HOSPITAL???

Posted: September 7, 2009 in Uncategorized

There’s this cliche (popular saying) in the organized church that “the church is a hospital”, but I’ve been thinking about this cliche lately. I wonder if it’s true. Is it Biblical? God symbolizes His ppl in many ways in Scripture, such as a flock of sheep, a Body, a Temple, a House, a Bride, a Vineyard, & an army. But did He ever symbolize us as a hospital??

People in the organized church say that “the church is a hospital” because it’s a place where the sick can come & be healed. Well…sorry to say, but I don’t see sick ppl coming into the organized church & being healed of sin. I see sick ppl TAKING OVER the pews & the pulpit, & spreading their sickness everywhere. I see sheep trying to get well, only to be led BACK INTO their sickness by sick shepherds & sick goats. I see ppl getting sicker than they were when they came. Is the church a hospital?? If so…I would have to liken the organized church to a hospital that practices conventional medicine, & here is why…

The ‘conventional’ medicine industry is controlled by the ruling elites. Therefore, it is the predominant (most popular) medical industry. Many ppl assume that conventional medicine is the best option because it’s popular…but it’s only popular because it has a powerful propaganda machine behind it that is fueled by the richest families in the world. Their goal is to use human beings as cash cows, encourage sickness, KEEP ppl sick, & reduce the population (especially unwanted groups such as minorities, poor whites, the mentally ill, the elderly, & the disabled) thru sickness & poisonous ‘treatments’ that create additional health problems.

Most hospitals practice ‘conventional’ medicine. Not because it’s the most effective, but because many years ago, the Rockefellers punked Western medical schools & hospitals from teaching & practicing natural medicine. The Rockefellers threatened to take away their license, fine them, shut them down, & imprison them if need be. So medical schools & hospitals quickly succumbed to the Rockefellers, who controlled the ‘conventional’ medicine industry at that time, & did not want any sort of competition.

Once again, the goal of the ‘conventional’ medicine industry is to use human beings as cash cows, encourage sickness, KEEP ppl sick, & reduce the population thru sickness & poisonous ‘treatments’ that create additional health problems or flat-out kill ppl. There are a # of ways that this is accomplished…

They do not treat the ROOT CAUSE of sickness, they only treat the symptoms. They claim that they do not know the root cause of sickness, in order to justify why they haven’t discovered or created a cure yet. This conditions the sick not to expect a cure…but to be a repeat patient. They keep coming back to the hospital for pills, surgery, chemotherapy, & radiology to treat their symptoms. For this reason, hospitals are not full of ppl who are healed. They are full of repeat patients that are not being healed. Their symptoms temporarily disappear then return, just like a weed temporarily disappears when its branches are trimmed…but eventually grows back because it wasn’t pulled up by its roots. Even many of the nurses & doctors are sick, but ppl trust them with their lives because they have been indoctrinated at “medical schools” to practice ‘conventional’ medicine. Their patients provide a residual income for the ‘conventional’ medicine industry.

This reminds me of the organized church. The root cause of sin (a sinful heart) is not being treated. People are only dealing with the symptoms. This is why there are so many books, tapes, & dvd’s on the 7-laws of this & the 5 steps to that. People want a quick fix that can trim the branches of their sins, but it’s only behavior modification. Behavior modification sounds & looks nice OUTWARDLY…but it’s only for a season. Since the sinful heart is not being dealt with by the Holy Spirit, ppl eventually return to their vomit. This reveals that they only had a FORM of godliness, but denied the power that could make them godly on the inside.

Just like ppl in hospitals say that they’re “waiting on a cure”, ppl in the organized church say “I’m waiting on God to deliver me from that” or “God hasn’t delivered me from that yet”, but the problem isn’t that God hasn’t arrived to deliver folks from sin yet. IF God is in you, then He is ever-present to deliver. The problem is a lack of repentance & a lack of perseverance/endurance. How dare we return to our vomit & then blame it on God by saying that He hasn’t delivered us from that yet. Freedom from sin is always available IF we abide in Christ’s Word…but do we want to??

The Word says that by Jesus’ stripes we are healed from our sins, but many ppl only misuse that verse to name & claim physical healing. They don’t apply it to being healed from sin (which is the proper context of it). The organized church is not full of ppl who are healed. It’s full of ppl who are groveling in their vomit & making up excuses why they commit adultery against God. Instead of abiding in God’s Word to be set free from sin, they misuse His Word as a sin-crutch…to coddle themselves in their sins & make themselves feel comfortable living in darkness. Are ppl profiting from misusing the Scriptures in that manner?? 2 Tim 3:16 says that the Scriptures are “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,” *reads it again* NOPE, I don’t see anything in this verse that says the Scriptures are profitable to coddle us in our sins.

There are SO many cliches in the organized church that condition ppl NOT to expect a cure for their sin. They are programmed to DIS-believe God’s promise to heal us & set us free from sin. They say “we’re all just sinners, no one’s perfect, we’ve all fallen short of God’s glory, God knows my heart, you can’t judge me, God looks past my faults & sees my need, etc.” All of these cliches that ppl use to condition themselves to REMAIN in sin & live below God’s New Covenant standard make me want to scream. I am tired of hearing them. I am tired of the “woe is me. I’ll never be set free from sin, so I might as well get comfortable in my vomit” mentality. I am tired of the “I’m glad that God’s grace covers my sins, because I’ll never overcome them” mindset. Is that what being a Christian is about? Being saved from hell, but not saved from sin??? Being forgiven, but not being delivered?? Being translated into the Kingdom of God, but not being transformed by the renewing of our mind?? Did Jesus call us out of the world, to add us to a so-called “hospital” that doesn’t heal folks?? I think I’m going to create some cliches about deliverance from sin & living holy! Will they catch on like wildfire?? Probably not…

People ignore the parts of the Bible that talk about deliverance from sin, then they cling to the parts of the Bible where God promised material prosperity to His Old Covenant ppl, even though that promise was NOT made to the New Covenant saints. Is that what being a Christian has been reduced to?? Getting rich, but not getting well??

False shepherds in the organized church have a lot of explaining to do, because they are not being healed either. They spread their sickness across the congregation by committing adultery, watching porno, financially soliciting the poor, lording it over the sheep, stealing, teaching doctrines of demons & false traditions, binding heavy requirements on men’s shoulders, making disciples that are twice the sons of hell as themselves, & doing everything else that Jesus forbid in Matthew 23. Peter wrote about these false shepherds in 2 Peter 2: ” 17 These people are as useless as dried-up springs or as mist blown away by the wind. They are doomed to blackest darkness. 18 They brag about themselves with empty, foolish boasting. With an appeal to twisted sexual desires, THEY LURE BACK INTO SIN THOSE WHO HAVE BARELY ESCAPED FROM A LIFESTYLE OF DECEPTION. 19 They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you. 20 And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. 21 It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life. 22 They prove the truth of this proverb: “A dog returns to its vomit.” And another says, “A washed pig returns to the mud.” Godly elders are supposed to train up the saints in righteousness…not lead them back to their vomit. It’s almost like ppl are being saved out of the world by Jesus, only for some false shepherd to lead them right back into the world.

These false shepherds are exact opposite of God’s standard for elders in Titus 1:6-9, yet ppl trust them with their soul. How can they teach anyone how to live holy, when they themselves are unholy? How can someone who is unclean teach others how to be clean??? Romans 2:21-24 – “Well then, if you teach others, why don’t you teach yourself? You tell others not to steal, but do you steal? You say it is wrong to commit adultery, but do you commit adultery? You condemn idolatry, but do you use items stolen from pagan temples? You are so proud of knowing the law, but you dishonor God by breaking it. No wonder the Scriptures say, “The Gentiles blaspheme the name of God because of you.” & in another place it says “Many will follow their evil teaching & shameful immorality. And BECAUSE OF THESE TEACHERS, THE WAY OF TRUTH WILL BE SLANDERED.” (2 Pet 2:2)

Jesus said that He came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Those who are well do not need a doctor, but those who are sick. But no one who comes to Christ for healing/salvation from sin STAYS sick. The Gospels show that when ppl sought Jesus for healing, they were made every whit WHOLE, they were HEALED. The ppl that Peter shared the Gospel with in Acts 2 didn’t stay the same, they experienced a CONVERSION/CHANGE of heart. Their fellowship was truly unleavened (pure & healthy). This is the way that the Body of Christ should be. So how do we deal with those who are sick? We share the Gospel with them, we lovingly rebuke them, and correct them…but if they are unrepentant they do not belong in fellowship with the saints. “Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old “yeast” by removing this wicked person from among you. Then you will be like a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us. So let us celebrate the festival, not with the old bread of wickedness and evil, but with the new bread of sincerity and truth.
When I wrote to you before, I told you not to associate with people who indulge in sexual sin. But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid people like that. I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people. It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, “You must remove the evil person from among you.” (1 Cor 5:6-13)

Apparently, Paul didn’t view the Body of Christ as a hospital full of sick ppl. He viewed us as a fresh batch of dough made without yeast (unleavened bread). The Body of Christ should be an assembly of saints who are living in the experience of healing from sin…not dwelling in sickness. The nature of sin is that it spreads…it is unwise to let strangers in the sanctuary, or tolerate ppl who call themselves Believers that are living in sin. Their sins will spread like a plague among those who have just escaped from the pollutions of the world. They will lay stumbling blocks before those who are striving to walk upright in the Spirit. Jesus said “But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.” (Matthew 18:6)

I truly believe that the organized church operates much like modern-day hospitals that practice ‘conventional’ medicine. They talk about deliverance, freedom, & healing, but they’re not really interested in ppl being set free from sin, because that’s not in their best interest. If ppl begin abiding in Christ’s Word, they will become HIS disciples, & then they will KNOW THE TRUTH, & the Truth WILL SET THEM FREE. The organized church wants ppl to be disciples of their organizations & false shepherds. They want ppl to abide in their word & false traditions. The organized church want ppl to stay bound in sin, so that they will continue seeking “a word from the Lord” thru the false shepherds who themselves are bound in sin. The more repeat patients the organized church has, the more ppl there are in the pews, putting their money in the collection plate to fund salaries & more buildings to house MORE repeat patients. & the vicious cycle continues…

The Pharisees operated the same way in the Gospels. They burdened ppl who were already in sin, by laying false traditions and man-made teachings on their shoulders. This kept the ppl bound in sin, so they had to keep coming to the Jewish Temple to buy expensive animal sacrifices which were offered up for their sins & ceremonial cleansing. These expensive sacrifices NEVER made them CLEAN/HEALED. It only put money in the pockets of those who sold the animal sacrifices, & the Pharisees who ran the Temple. Jesus messed up the Pharisee’s cash flow & corrupt religious system, because He taught the TRUE WORD of GOD with authority from the Father & told ppl to FOLLOW HIM. As ppl began following Christ, they were set free, & the Pharisees began to lose control of the ppl.

Today, I see the Bride of Christ waking up & beginning to follow her True Shepherd–Jesus Christ. She is leaving the false shepherds who tried to make merchandise of Her & burden her with man-made rules, & she is rejoicing in her blood-bought freedom & the healing hand of the Master’s touch. I believe that this passage is prophetic of the Church in this hour: “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity! & He laid His hands on her, & immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.” (Luke 13:12-13). God is loosing us from our infirmities & making our crooked places straight. We are leaving the way that seems right to man, and following the way of Christ. Since the false shepherds did not have a heart to strengthen the weak, heal the sick, bind up the broken, bring back what was driven away, nor seek what was lost…God Himself is delivering His flock from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day. He is breaking the bands of Babylon’s yoke from the necks of His sheep and delivering them from the hand of those who enslaved them. Modern-day John the Baptists see the Bride of Christ awakening & preparing to receive her Bridegroom, & rejoice: “He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:29-30) But the modern-day Pharisees are angry, embittered, & threatened: “The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, “You see that you are accomplishing nothing. Look, the world has gone after Him!” (John 12:19)

The Pharisee’s livelihood depended on sick, repeat patients…& so does the organized church. I don’t think this will change because of what I see in Revelations 17-18. Nor am I interested in trying to reform a Babylonian Harlot that is hell-bent on sleeping with every Tom, Dick, & Harry, & silencing anyone who speaks against her abominations. In Revelations 18, God said to come out of Babylon…He didn’t say to reform her. If you’re in a Babylonian ‘church’ where ppl are sick & folks aren’t being healed from sin, get out of there & follow Jesus. Fellowship with like-minded Christians who are being healed & set free from sin. You will know them by their good fruit (love). Beware of folks who say that “the church is a hospital” but they’re not getting well or being made whole. Paul warned us about these impostors in 2 Timothy 3:1-9.

-In Christ

Evelyn

1. cliche: God helps those who help themselves.

The Bible:

“not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration & renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:5-7)

“Lord, because I am poor & helpless, please remember me. You are my helper & savior. My God, do not wait.” (Psalm 40:17)

“Give us help from trouble, For the help of man is useless.” (Psalm 60:11)

“for He makes His sun rise on the evil & on the good, & sends rain on the just & on the unjust.” (Matthew 5:45b)

“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED, freely give.” (Matthew 10:8)

“Being justified FREELY BY HIS GRACE through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” (Romans 3:24)

2. cliche: Don’t be so heavenly-minded that you’re no earthly good.

The Bible:

“& do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good & acceptable & perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)

“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the MIND OF CHRIST.” (1 Corinthians 2:16)

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” (Philippians 2:5)

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue & if there is anything praiseworthy—think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

“Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, & IN HIS LAW HE MEDITATES DAY & NIGHT.” (Psalm 1:1-2)

“Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.” (1 Timothy 4:15)

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:1-2)

“& to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, & with all the strength, & to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” (Mark 12:33)

3. cliche: God don’t bless no mess!

The Bible:

“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:7-8)

“When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out & saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” & when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. & Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” & their eyes were opened.” (Matthew 9:27-30a)

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, EVEN WHEN WE WERE DEAD IN TRESPASSES, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), & raised us up together, & made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, & that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:4-9)

“This is a faithful saying & worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.” (1 Timothy 1:15-16)

“When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. & behold, a leper came & worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus put out His hand & touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” (Matthew 8:1-3)

4. cliche: No one’s perfect!

The Bible:

“This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6:9)

“God is my strength & power, & He makes my way perfect.” (2 Samuel 22:33)

“But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.” (1 King 15:14)

“Then the people rejoiced, for they had offered willingly, because with a perfect heart they had offered willingly to the LORD; & King David also rejoiced greatly.” (1 Chronicles 29:9)

“There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; & that man was perfect & upright, & one that feared God, & eschewed evil.” (Job 1:1)

“The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.” (Luke 6:40)

“For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, & able also to bridle the whole body.” (James 3:2)

“Therefore let us, as many as are perfec, have this mind; & if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.” (Philippians 3:15)

5. cliche: Don’t judge!

The Bible:

“& this I pray, that your love may abound yet more & more in knowledge & in all judgment;” (Philippians 1:9)

“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, & that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind & in the same judgment.” (1 Corinthians 1:10)

“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” (John 7:24)

“Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.” (1 Corinthians 14:29)

“I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say.” (1 Corinthians 10:15)

“Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? & if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?” (1 Corinthians 6:2-5)

“It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.” (1 Corinthians 5:12)

In my Christian experience (& perhaps yours as well), it seems as if the theology of many professing Christians (especially in America) has been reduced to cliches (popular slogans). While some of these cliches are true, many of them are false…& as many of us know, false beliefs leads to ungodly behavior, because what we believe affects how we behave.

There’s a saying that if you repeat something long enough, eventually people will think it’s true…& this statement couldn’t ring truer among professing Christians today. Many unbiblical cliches have been drilled into the minds of professing Christians for so long, that they actually think they’re true. It’s time for us to stop parroting unbiblical mantras as if they’re the Word of God, & actually seek God for wisdom & study the Scriptures to grow in grace & knowledge of Christ.

In this age of religious deception, there’s a great need for us to roll up our sleeves & dialogue from Scripture to resolve critical spiritual matters, but unfortunately many of us simply toss out cliches then “run off” to avoid investing time, energy, & deep-serious thought to reason from God’s Word. This indicates a lack of knowledge of God, Biblical illiteracy, laziness, indifference, & an unwillingness to reprove, rebuke, & exhort with all long-suffering. Do we see Mormons, Watchtower followers, Muslims, or Scientologists engaging people with cliches? Nope. They’re well-versed & confident. They know what they believe, why they believe it, how to explain their beliefs, & make disciples of their false religion. Meanwhile many professing Christians are trying to glide through life playing church, & glossing over spiritual matters with cliches.

In Scripture, do we see the prophets, Jesus, or the apostles parroting cliches at Believers & unbelievers like robots? Absolutely not. They knew & understood God & the Scriptures, & they were well-equipped to share the truth with both Believers & unbelievers. As Christians, we should operate in the same excellence.

There are better ways to share our faith with outsiders & engage spiritual matters in the Church than using cliches. I wonder if people even think before they utter some of these cliches. For example, there is a cliche that says “God helps those who help themselves.” Well, is this true? Nope. Jesus helps those who canNOT help themselves, namely the spiritually sick, blind, deaf, & dead: You have been saved by GRACE through faith; & that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” (Ephesians 2:8).  God gives grace to the humble, but He resists the proud. Why? Because the proud think they can help themselves, while the humble realize they can do nothing without God: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)

Some cliches are true, but they’re used so often that the truths expressed within them become meaningless, common, & insignificant. It’s almost as if people parrot these cliches without considering the spiritual meaning behind them, or how to apply them in their spiritual walk. For example, many professing Christians say to “seek God’s face, not His hands.” Amen, we should love & follow Jesus for who He is, & not what He can give us.  In the Gospels, we see that many people followed Jesus for the bread, fish & miracles, instead of who He was…& how many of us fall into this category today? Many. but how easily this same crowd parrots “seek God’s face & not His hands!”…do they even meditate on what this means & examine themselves to see if they obey it? Or are they just trying to be seen saying the right cliche at the right time? *shrugs*

Some of us use cliches as a cop-out, to APPEAR holy while not having to lift a finger & sacrifice for God’s people. For example, many Christians today are struggling financially, physically, emotionally, & spiritually. But instead of investing time, energy, & resources to help them, some of us say “I’ll pray for you” & run off. This “I’ll pray for you” cliche allows us APPEAR holy & loving…while keeping God’s people at a distance & continuing in our own life without making any sort of sacrifice. As brother James wrote “Faith without works is dead”…vain, empty religion: Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes & daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm & well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” (James 2:15-17) Prayer is powerful, but Jesus didn’t tell people “I’ll pray for you” then walk away. He clothed the naked, fed the hungry, comforted the weary, & visited the sick. “Pure & undefiled religion before God & the Father is this: to visit orphans & widows in their trouble, & to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27)

At any rate, please don’t think that I’m taking some dogmatic position that all cliches are evil, or that we should never use cliches, because that isn’t my point. In some situations, Biblical cliches are very useful to get a point across quickly. I’m merely stating that the post-modern plague of bumper sticker theology represents a deeper issue among professing Christians….that some of us would rather build our spiritual lives on a shaky foundation of cute cliches, instead of building our House on the full Scriptural counsel of God…because well, it takes time to learn from Christ & search the Scriptures to seek after the pure milk & meat of the Word, that we might grow thereby & have a Word to minister in due season.


Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15)

“& this I pray, that your love may abound still more & more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere & without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory & praise of God.” (Philippians 1:9-11)

One of the most misused & abused Scriptures in the Bible is “Touch not mine anointed, & do my prophets no harm (1 Chronicles 16:22 & Psalm 105:15).

Religious leaders cherry-pluck this Scripture out of context & quote it at anyone who questions them and holds them accountable to God’s Word for how they live and what they teach.

To make matters worse, religious leaders have drilled this misuse of Scripture into the minds of their followers, so now there are millions of people parroting it at anyone who rebukes & exposes their favorite religious leader. Well, let’s leave the Scripture-twisting to Satan & his minions, & put “Touch not Mine anointed” back in its proper context.

“Touch not Mine anointed” is part of a thanksgiving song that king David wrote while reflecting on God’s Divine protection of Israel as they traveled from nation to nation, kingdom to kingdom.

Some people claim that the word “touch” in this passage has a metaphorical meaning…that we shouldn’t “verbally touch” “put our mouth on” or “speak negatively” of corrupt religious leaders, but these individuals are adding to God’s Word by injecting their own metaphorical meaning into the text, which is a big no-no. Proverbs 30:6 says “Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.”

Strong’s Concordance shows that the Hebrew term “naga” translated as “touch” means to physically harm or strike someone. More evidence that the term “touch/naga” is referring to physical harm is the historical context surrounding this passage. David wrote “Touch not Mine anointed ones” right after Israel won a war against the Philistines, because God protected them from being killed [physically harmed] by their enemies.

So, both the Strong’s definition of “touch/naga” & the historical context (physical war) shows that “Touch not Mine anointed” is referring to physical harm. It is a warning to those who would dare inflict physical violence upon God’s people. The text is not forbidding Believers from questioning religious leaders and holding them accountable to God’s Word for what they teach and how they live (God actually expects us to do so).

Does anyone ever wonder…if these so-called “anointed ones” have such “deep revelation knowledge” as they claim, then why do they become so defensive when Christians question their teachings, traditions, & conduct? When they’re held accountable to God’s Word for what they say & do, all of a sudden their “deep revelation knowledge” disappears, they become hot with wrath, & they want folks to shut up. Is that the ‘anointing’ being demonstrated? If they can’t answer basic questions regarding their doctrines, traditions, & conduct, then they aren’t qualified to teach, because a part of teaching is answering questions.

Why are these so-called “anointed ones” irritated by Christians who test their fruit as commanded in Matthew 7:15-20? Would a true servant of God be irritated that someone is testing or discerning their fruit? If their fruit is good, then they don’t have anything to worry about right? Or are these so-called “anointed ones” worried because their fruit is bad and it will be exposed by the light?

If they are so “anointed” & “full of the Holy Spirit” then why do they become paranoid & hostile when Christians test their spirit as commanded in 1 John 4:1? Would someone who is truly filled with the Holy Spirit be afraid of someone testing their spirit? I thought that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a Spirit of love, power, & a sound mind. Or do these so-called “anointed men & women of God” today have another spirit?

Someone who is truly anointed & full of the Holy Spirit will encourage you to test all things & use discernment. They will welcome any questions that you have and receive valid correction with humility. They won’t discourage you from using discernment & get irritated, angry, paranoid, & defensive when you question their teachings, traditions, & conduct.

Luke spoke highly of Believers in a city called “Berea” and called them “noble,” because they searched the Scriptures daily to see if the apostles were telling them the truth (Acts 17:11). In Revelations 2:2 Christ commended Believers in Ephesus for testing leaders who claimed to be apostles & found out that they were false apostles. In Galatians 1, Paul saw that Peter was being hypocritical, so he publicly rebuked Peter, and Peter received it in humility…he didn’t say “Hey Paul! I’ve been saved longer than you have! So you better not touch God’s anointed!!”

Beware of religious leaders who forbid or discourage you from testing all things, using discernment, & holding them accountable to God’s Word. For such are false christs (false anointed ones), false prophets, false apostles, & ministers of unrighteousness.

Be as wise as serpents, because in this age of widespread deception you are like sheep in the midst of wolves. 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 says to “test all things, hold onto the good & avoid every kind of evil.” The Greek word translated as “test” in this text means to discern, to prove, to examine, and to scrutinize.

1 John 4:1 says “do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

Ezekiel 44:23 calls us to discern between the holy & the unholy, the clean & the unclean.

Malachi 3:18 says to discern between the righteous & the wicked, between one who serves God & one who does not serve Him.

In 1 John 3:4-15, John stressed the importance of discerning between children of God & children of the devil, because antichrists in sheep’s clothing were infiltrating their fellowships and bringing in damnable doctrines.

There are a boatload of Scriptures that command us to discern false prophets and be on guard against them (Matthew 7:15-20; 24:4-5, 11, & 24; Acts 20:26-28, Jude, 2 Peter 2, 2 Timothy 3:1-9, 1 Timothy 4:1-3, 2 Corinthians 11, & Galatians 1:6-9). Children of God MUST use discernment and be bold enough to call a spade a spade, and don’t let anyone punk you out of doing so. It is a sign of spiritual maturity to discern between good & evil (Hebrews 5:14).

Religious leaders who cry “Touch not God’s anointed!!” commit the same sin as the pope. They think that they’re infallible high priests, and that they cannot be questioned or held accountable by anyone for what they teach and how they live. They think that they’re ABOVE the law. However, the only infallible one is GOD. Everyone else is capable of sin & error, & therefore must be questioned, tested, and held accountable to the Word of God.

It is imperative for Christians to hold one another accountable to God’s Word (1 Jn. 3:17; Gal. 6:2; Tit. 1:9; 1 Tim. 1:3,4; 4:16; II Tim. 4:2; Matt. 18:15-16). Accountability brings attention to sins, errors, and impostors that should be purged from among us, so that we can be holy as God is holy.

False shepherds have no problem standing in the pulpit and trying to hold everyone else accountable, yet they want people to give them special treatment and turn a blind eye to their sins.

In essence, what they are asking Christians to do is commit idolatry, by putting them above God & His Holy Word. They are asking us to idolize them & give them preferential treatment simply because they have a title & a high-ranking position in a religious institution. This preferential treatment of religious leaders is an abomination in the sight of God. 1 Timothy 5:21 says “I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.” James 3:17 says “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, & easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” 

Many people who show favoritism towards religious leaders and defend their sins believe that they’re showing love, grace, and mercy to “God’s anointed”…but they’re actually perverting God’s grace and turning it into a license to sin.

They’re deceived and blinded by their emotional attachment to religious personalities, and their emotional attachment to men has caused them to be a man-pleaser, a defender of the wicked, and an enabler of false shepherds.

Defending false shepherds protects their platform, & enables them to continue leading souls astray, misrepresenting Christ, preaching false doctrines, and giving the world ammunition to speak evil of God, the saints, the Bible, and the faith.

Christ and the apostles were not emotionally attached to any of the leading personalities of their day. They weren’t man-pleasers, defenders of the wicked, and enablers of false shepherds. They told everyone who was in sin (whether they were a leader or not) to repent and believe the Gospel. Whether someone was a poor leper, a religious leader, a prostitute, or a king – Christ & the apostles had the same message “Repent of your sins & be converted!”

As the “touch not God’s anointed” crowd turns their back on God’s Word to defend their beloved pulpit personalities, they exchange God’s standard for elders for no standard at all. & when you have no standard for elders, your ‘churches’ become over-run with wolves & hirelings. The most vile and depraved men feel comfortable aspiring to leadership positions. Even homosexuals feel like they have a ‘right’ to become ordained pastors. & why wouldn’t they? Every other type of sin is allowed in the pulpit…why not homosexuality as well? & this is what happens when there is little to no accountability in leadership – any & everybody feels qualified to be a pastor.

Elders are entrusted to shepherd God’s precious flock – therefore, they have a greater responsibility & a greater accountability to God & His people, because to whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48).

Considering this great trust that elders have, & the great responsibility & accountability that comes with it – the standard for elders should be upheld, not lowered.

Just take a look at God’s standard for elders in Titus 1:6-9, can you not see how high this standard is? Do we really think that God is playing games when it comes to who is qualified to serve His people? Do we really think that God turns a blind eye to those who claim to be elders & lead souls astray with lies, error, & sinful conduct? This is no small matter to Him, so why is this such a small matter to many who profess Christ? A simple reading of Ezekiel 34 and Matthew 23 should be enough to convince any Christian that wicked shepherds who destroy God’s flock are a serious matter. God is indignant towards any religious leader who misleads, deceives, abuses, exploits, and scatters His sheep.

Why do so many people say that we should just “keep quiet and pray about it”?? The Scriptures do not show servants of God “keeping quiet and just praying about” wicked shepherds. But instead, the Bible shows servants of God publically exposing, rebuking, & refuting wicked leaders who harmed God’s anointed flock. Religious leaders should be appreciative when concerned Believers admonish them, because they are being given the opportunity to repent and escape a more severe consequence from the hand of the Almighty (James 3:1). As Peter wrote “it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God.”

& who is “God’s anointed” anyway? Just because someone has a title, a high-ranking position in a religious institution, & hoops & hollers in the pulpit on Sunday doesn’t mean they’re “God’s anointed.” Not even if they perform signs & wonders does that mean that they’re “God’s anointed,” because many false prophets are empowered by Satan to perform lying signs & wonders to deceive if possible — God’s elect (Matthew 24:24, 2 Thessalonians 2:9).

The only way to know if someone is truly God’s anointed is by their fruit (godly character & sound doctrine). Do they demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit as described in Galatians 5:22-23? Or do they demonstrate the works of the flesh? 

Those who demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit are God’s anointed, because their godly lifestyle, character, and doctrine testify that they follow the Anointed One (Christ). But if someone consistently demonstrates works of the flesh, there is no reason to believe that person is “God’s anointed.” As Christ said “a bad tree bears bad fruit” & “a good tree cannot bear bad fruit.” John wrote “when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil.” (1 John 3:8) If a religious leader claims to be “God’s anointed,” then his fruit ought to bear witness of the anointing. But if it doesn’t, then he isn’t God’s anointed no matter how many followers he has, how many titles he has, how many books he’s sold, how good he makes you feel, how talented & eloquent he is, and how good he hoops and hollers. & no Christian should be afraid to speak against his evil deeds. Ephesians 5:11 says to “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”

Not to mention, all of this boasting in religious leaders as “God’s anointed” is idolatry. “My pastor is highly anointed by God!” “Prophetess such & such has a heavy anointing!” “The Bishop has a powerful anointing!” — The only Anointed One that we should boast in is Christ, because He alone has the Holy Spirit or anointing without measure. Colossians 2:9 says “For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” Hebrews 1:9 says that the Father has anointed Him with the oil of gladness more than His brethren.

& how did Christ demonstrate His anointing? How did people know that He was the Anointed One? Did He walk around saying “Touch not God’s anointed!”? Did He tell His Disciples “You need to submit to my authority so that you can receive this heavy anointing!”? Did Jesus walk around bragging about how anointed He is? No. Christ said “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, & recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” Christ demonstrated His anointing by serving others in love & humility, healing them & setting them free from sin. The Anointed One “made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:7-8)

The Anointed One took our sins upon Him & laid down His life to reconcile us to the Father and set us free from sin: “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11).

Christ is the only Anointed Shepherd that we should exalt & boast in, not mere religious leaders. “My soul will boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and rejoice.” (Psalm 34:2)

Christ didn’t boast in His anointing & call down fire from Heaven on anyone who questioned Him…not even on His enemies. But instead, He let them question Him, kick Him out of synagogues, spit on Him, slap Him in the face, scourge Him, taunt Him, & crucify Him. Where is this attitude of humility among religious leaders today who claim to be anointed?? They behave more like Jezebel, Diotrephes, & the wicked Pharisees & scribes who conspired against Christ.

Many people believe that religious leaders have a “special anointing” that places them in an elite category of “highly anointed ones.” But the truth is that all Believers have been anointed by God (1 John 2:27, 2 Corinthians 1:21). There aren’t any “highly anointed ones” with special status in the body of Christ. Jesus is the only one who is anointed above all, & the rest of us are equally anointed as brethren.

Please understand this prophetic type. . . During the Old Covenant, Moses poured anointing oil upon the head of Aaron who was the high priest, and this anointing oil dripped down Aaron’s beard over his body (see Psalm 133). This act was prophetic of the Father anointing the Head of the Church who is Christ – our High Priest in the New Covenant. And the anointing oil represented the Holy Spirit who flows from the Head (Jesus) over His body (the saints). Many religious leaders do not have a solid understanding of Old Covenant Christ-types. They cannot see that Aaron was a shadow of Christ. They erroneously believe that Aaron was a shadow of modern-day church leaders. So they mistakenly apply Aaron’s prophetic type to themselves, by making themselves the “high priest” or “head” of the body.” However, Aaron’s high priesthood pointed prophetically to Jesus Christ as the High Priest in the New Covenant.

The idea that religious leaders are some type of “Aaronic high priests” with a “special anointing”  over the body of Christ is false. Christ is the Anointed High Priest over the House of God, and all of the members of His body are equally anointed in Him. It is through our Savior (and not religious leaders), that we all receive the same anointing or Holy Spirit.

To elevate certain men and women above the body as if they have a special anointing is idolatry and a work of the spirit of antichrist. The Spirit of Christ glorifies Jesus and lifts Him up, but the spirit of antichrist tries to supplant and undermine Christ by glorifying man and exalting man to the place of Christ. Indeed one of the definitions of the term “antichrist” is “to stand in the place of Christ.” Is this not what the pope is doing? Yet many ‘Protestant’ leaders are guilty of the same. The only difference is they exalt themselves in a more subtle manner through the misuse of Scriptures such as “Touch not God’s anointed.”

Instead of twisting Scripture to exalt and defend wicked shepherds who come to steal, kill, destroy, & lord it over God’s flock…we should be exalting Christ and upholding His Word to purify His Bride from sin, error, and evil-doers.

If we want to apply “Touch not Mine anointed” to today’s church, then this Scripture is directed to false shepherds who touch God’s anointed flock by exercising authority over them, ruling over them with cruelty, manipulating them, abusing them, burdening them, scattering them, exploiting their gifts and talents, and fleecing them.

Christians who hold leaders accountable aren’t “touching God’s anointed.” It is the modern-day Ahabs, Jezebels, Pharisees & scribes who are touching God’s anointed. It is they who are doing harm to God’s prophets. It is they who are cursed with a curse because they have robbed God by extorting ‘tithes’ and offerings from His people.

How dare these antichrists exalt themselves as little popes over God’s heritage, and profane the sons of God as if we were a common thing. When they profane us, they are in fact profaning Jesus Himself, because whatever they do unto the least of His brethren, they are doing unto the Lord Himself (Matthew 25:31-46).

If Christ were here today preaching the Word of God, these same wicked shepherds who cry “Touch not God’s anointed” would conspire against Him and team up with the government to have Him locked up at the very least, and put to death if the law of the land allowed it.

I’m afraid that on Judgment Day these exalted “untouchable” ones will be touched by the most terrifying rebuke of all “Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:” (Matthew 25:41)


Jesus died for His bride, and He is strongly against wicked shepherds who dare inflict any harm on her…& His attitude has not changed, because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. So I advise that these so-called “anointed ones” stop twisting Scripture to threaten God’s flock and repent, and humble themselves under the almighty hand of Him who is truly anointed above all. Amen

-In Christ

Exit Churchianity

Since the beginning of time, God has desired a personal relationship with His ppl.

In the Garden of Eden, Adam & Eve were in relationship with God UNTIL Adam sinned against God, breaking fellowship & causing separation. Genesis 3:8-10 says “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and THEY HID FROM THE LORD GOD among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” Adam & Eve heard the Lord walking in the garden & had the opportunity to go to Him for mercy & repentance. But Adam’s sin led him to be afraid of God because he was naked (unclothed by God’s righteousness)…so he & his wife HID behind trees in the garden from the presence of the Lord.

Fast-forward….

In the book of Exodus, God sent Moses & Aaron into Egypt to deliver the Israelites from enslavement to Pharaoh, that they might obey His voice, keep covenant with Him, & be a kingdom of priests & a holy nation. (Exodus 19:1-6). In Exodus 19-20, the Israelites consecrated themselves, washed their clothes & prepared to hear from God. God descended upon a mountain & spoke to Moses & the Israelites, but “When the people saw the thunder & lightning & heard the trumpet & saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance & said to Moses, “SPEAK TO US YOURSELF & we will listen. But DO NOT HAVE GOD SPEAK TO US or we will die.” (Exodus 20:18-19)

The Israelites’ clothing was clean, but their hearts were not clean…as indicated by their response to God’s voice. Just as Adam & Eve hid behind the trees from God’s voice…the Israelites hid behind Moses to avoid hearing from God for themselves because they were afraid. They didn’t want to hear from God for themselves…they preferred hearing from a man (Moses). They told Moses “speak to us & we’ll listen! But don’t have God speak to us!” They wanted to have a man represent them before the Lord, hear from God for them & give them with a word from God. This wasn’t God’s perfect will for them…but He gave them what they wanted, & from this point on (with a few exceptions) God didn’t speak directly to His ppl anymore…He spoke to them thru prophets & priests, who stood between Him & the ppl.

Fast-forward…

In 1 Samuel 8, the prophet Samuel led the Israelites, along with his sons who were judges. But Samuel’s sons were wicked. They loved money, took bribes, & perverted justice. So the elders of Israel came to Samuel & said “You are old, & your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.” (Verse 5). This displeased Samuel. so he prayed to the LORD. “& the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but THEY HAVE REJECTED ME AS THEIR KING. As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, FORSAKING ME & SERVING FALSE gods, so they are doing to you. Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly & LET THEM KNOW WHAT THE KING WHO WILL REIGN OVER THEM WILL DO.” (Verses 6-9)

God is the King of kings, yet His ppl didn’t want Him to be their King. They (once again) wanted A MAN to rule over them as their king & go before them in battle (like “all the other nations”). Their request was terrible & greatly displeasing to the Lord…yet the Lord gave them what they asked for & had Samuel warn them of the consequence. Samuel said, “11 This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons & make them serve with his chariots and horses, & they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands & commanders of fifties, & others to plow his ground & reap his harvest, & still others to make weapons of war & equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.”

This human king would not allow their children the freedom to serve the King of kings, but instead he would cause their children to serve his agenda & prosper himself. Let’s continue…

“14 He will take the best of your fields & vineyards & olive groves & give them to his attendants.” During the Old Covenant, the best of the crops should’ve been offered up to God…but this human king would cause the ppl to give the best of their crops to himself, then he would give it to his officials.

“15 He will take TEN PERCENT of your grain & of your vintage & give it to his officials & attendants.” The term “tithe” means “the tenth” or 10%. During the Old Covenant, a portion of the tithe (which was NEVER money, even though they had money) was to be given to the poor, widows, & strangers. But instead, this human king would take 10% of their produce & use it to pay the salary of his officials. Does this sound familiar to anyone?? It does to me (i.e., the false teaching that Christians must give 10% of their income to a building every week or “be cursed with a curse!!”) Moving on…

“16 Your menservants & maidservants & the best of your cattle & donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take TEN PERCENT of your flocks, & you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, & the LORD will not answer you in that day.” This human king would take, take, take from the ppl & use their increase to further his own will (which of course he will always say is “GOD’S will”). The ppl will become his servants, instead of servants of God. “18 & you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, & the LORD will not hear you in that day. 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us & to go out before us and fight our battles.” 21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. 22 The LORD answered, “Listen to them & give them a king. Then Samuel said to the men of Israel, “Everyone go back to his town.”

Fast-forward…

As king Solomon said…”there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9b) Just as the children of Israel traveled in circles in the wilderness, it appears that professing Christians are traveling in circles as well. Many professing Christians stand far-off from God while they rely on a “pastor, priest, or bishop” to represent them before God, hear from God for them, & bring them a word from Heaven. Jesus said “my sheep hear My Voice & follow Me.” But many who claim to know Jesus today would rather hear from a man, than hear from Jesus. & the result of this is that they become slaves to the religious agendas of king Saul’s who are not men after God’s own heart. Many professing Christians are spiritual infants who have been feeding on watery milk & stale bread, & “doing church” for years & years. At some point, as Christians we have to GROW UP & minister the spiritual gift that God has given us. Elders are supposed to equip Christians for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12), not sit over us as little popes & feed us sermonettes for the rest of our life while our spiritual gift collects dust. Jesus trusted the Holy Spirit so much that He taught His Disciples for 3 years & returned to the Father. The Disciples later received the Holy Spirit to remind them of Christ’s Word, show them things to come, & empower them for the work of ministry. The apostles didn’t plant churches, set themselves over the assembly as a  “spiritual covering” “spiritual father” or “senior pastor” & bottlefeed Believers milk for the rest of their lives. Following in the footsteps of Jesus, the apostles went forth & preached the Gospel, & as Jesus built His Church they edified & equipped the saints for a season & moved on, trusting the Holy Spirit to continue leading them into all truth.

Many Christians travel from assembly to assembly, revival to revival, preacher to preacher, conference to conference. They purchase books on the 5-steps to this & the 8 laws of that. They have not, lack, & want because the LORD is not their Shepherd (the term “pastor” means shepherd by the way)…a man is their shepherd/pastor. They’re trying to be spiritually satisfied & fulfilled by receiving a word from Heaven thru men (many of whom are not sent by God in the first place). If only they would realize that in the New Covenant, there is no need to seek God thru a man. There is no need to wait on a man to climb “Mount Horeb” to “get a word from the Lord” & bring it back down to you. “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days HE HAS SPOKEN TO US BY HIS SON, whom he appointed heir of all things, & through whom he made the universe.” (Hebrews 1:1-2). Yes, God can & does speak to us thru other Believers, but if you are one of God’s sheep, you should be hearing His voice for yourself & you should want to hear His voice for yourself. Christ’s redemptive work on The Cross has made it possible for you to boldly approach the throne of grace to find mercy in the time of need.  Are you waiting for a man to “go beyond the veil” for you? Jesus has already done that! Stop looking to men as your personal prophet, mediator, priest, pastor/shepherd, spiritual covering, & holy father…& go directly to God!

Ah…but it”s safer & more convenient to let a leader be the “spiritual expert.” It’s easier to rely on leaders to study the Bible for us & tell us what God says…we don’t have the time for all that, right? It’s quicker to just listen to a sermon, instead of spending time seeking the will & heart of the Lord in prayer. If we listen to Jesus, He might say something we don’t want to hear. He might ask us to give up something we don’t want to sacrifice. We appreciate the fact that Jesus called us out of the world, but we just don’t feel like listening to Him & following Him down the narrow path, because that might take us out of our “comfort zone” into new territory…& well…that would require FAITH.

The recent election of Barack Obama demonstrated to me just how many professing Christians are still looking for a man to be their king & rule over them. They are still placing hope in men who place NO hope in Christ. They are still expecting sinful leaders who are enemies of God & have no peace with God to bring peace to a world that is full of war. The Bible makes it clear that things will get worse & worse until THE King of kings & Prince of Peace returns to bring righteous change…yet many professing Christians deny the Word of God by thinking Obama will bring some type of righteous change, when he himself is unrighteous & unchanged by God within. America’s back was turned staunchly against Jesus this past election, as they cried out to the government “GIVE US A KING!” So God gave them what they asked for. YES, Obama was appointed by God…but for blessing or judgment?? Judgment indeed: “For he is God’s servant to do you good. BUT IF YOU DO EVIL, BE AFRAID, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, AN AGENT OF WRATH TO BRING PUNISHMENT ON HIM WHO PRACTICES EVIL.” (Romans 13:4). God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, that shall he reap. & when the American ppl cry out as a result of the terrible choice they made…God will not hear them. They made their bed, & they’re going to have to sleep in it.

In this abomination-exalting, man-centered, depraved, apostate age…I strongly encourage Christians everywhere to look to God alone as your Shepherd/Pastor, King, Spiritual Covering, & Holy Father. Pray, study your Bible, & get to know God for yourself, instead of trying to get to know Him thru the tinted spectacles of a human leader. Stop looking to man…they will not bring spiritual or political reform. Have we not learned from king Saul? King Herod? Constantine? Hitler? The atrocities of Roman Catholic leadership & so on??

THE Antichrist will appear soon & I’m afraid that many ppl who call themselves “Christians” are setting themselves up to take the mark of the beast. If they think The Antichrist is going to send soldiers to their house, dragging them off in the middle of the night forcing them to take a stamp on their forehead & right hand they have another thing coming. Revelations 13:16 says “& he CAUSETH all, both small & great, rich & poor, free & bond, to RECEIVE a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:” People think The Antichrist is going to FORCE ppl to receive the mark, but the Word says that he will “CAUSE” ppl to RECEIVE the mark. To “CAUSE” someone to RECEIVE something & to FORCE something UPON someone are 2 different things. For example, false prophets don’t FORCE their delusions UPON professing Christians. They don’t force professing Christians to listen to their lies & give them money. It is through their form of godliness, Scripture-twisting, & flattering words that they deceive professing Christians who lack knowledge & discernment, & are loaded down with sins & led away by various lusts. False prophets CAUSE professing Christians to RECEIVE their delusions. In the same manner, The Antichrist will cause ppl to receive the mark. This is simply a matter of sowing & reaping. If ppl do not receive a love of the truth that they might be saved, but instead love unrighteous deceptions, they will reap strong delusion: “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, & lying wonders,  & with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. & for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)

If professing Christians weren’t discerning enough to see thru Obama’s form of godliness & they gleefully drank from his wine of fornication…how will they see thru the Antichrist’s lamb-like appearance & discern that he is speaking like a dragon? He will be even more deceptive & alluring than Obama. When The Antichrist appears he will promise economic prosperity & peace to a money-loving world that is looking for a false messiah. Will professing Christians (once again) put money (the economy) before the Word of God? & if so…is God their King after all? Or those who promise to prosper them financially? (corrupt politicians & preachers)??

-In Christ

ExitChurchianity

As many of you know, I post videos on youtube, & every now & then someone will leave a comment with false assumptions about “church-leavers.” The funny thing is, I doubt that any of them have taken the time out to ask us exactly why we left institutional churches…yet they’re so confident in their baseless opinions about why we did so. I myself find their comments to be unbiblical, ungodly, careless, accusatory & insulting.

Here are a few of the false assumptions that I’ve heard about “church-leavers”:

1)”Church-leavers are not commited to God.”

Weekly attendance at an institutional church isn’t necessarily a sign of commitment to God. Nor is leaving an institutional church necessarily a sign of a lack of commitment to God.

Many “church-leavers” are committed Christians who used to be in “leadership positions” at institutional churches. Such individuals have invested a significant amount of time, energy, & money in theological study, ministerial training, & service at institutional churches. So to assume that all “church-leavers” are “uncommitted” “lazy” ppl who don’t want to serve God is false.

May I frankly state the obvious? Many institutional churches are not committed to our Father’s will, but are committed to their own will…& those of us who ARE serious about doing our Father’s will, will not remain at institutions that are hell-bent on doing man’s/satan’s will.

It’s also worth noting that the  pulpit/pew division in many institutional churches encourage Christians to be inactive spectators while the leadership runs the “service.” Praise God for the assemblies that build up the faith & character of Christians, but many institutional churches bottle feed Christians who should be on meat by now. This keeps Christians in the spiritual infant stage for 5, 9, 15 years depending on “pastor” to climb Mount Horeb to get a word from the Lord for them. So how on earth can it be said that “church-leavers” are uncommitted to God, when many institutional churches are full of uncommitted spiritual infants? Shall we (church-leavers) abandon active fellowship in small circles, to join the inactive bottle-fed masses in the pew? No thanks…I refuse to have my fellowship life minimized to a Sunday-social club or a religious spectator sport.

2) “Church-leavers are backsliders.”

Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ keeps us grounded in the faith…not sitting in a pew week after week. Vibrant personal relationships with Jesus Christ create healthy assemblies. & on the other hand, Believers who neglect their relationship with Jesus Christ create unhealthy assemblies. As ppl fall away or backslide from Christ in their personal life, the assembly (corporate life) becomes backslidden. Anyone who thinks that there aren’t backsliders in the pew or the pulpit simply aren’t being observant, honest, or using discernment.

Some “church-leavers” may backslide, but from what I’ve seen many more backsliders continue “playing church” to maintain a form of godliness. Today, it’s quite common to find that an assembly is full of backsliders & unsaved degenerates who claim to be Christians. With so many children of the devil being transported to the pews (& the pulpit), is it any wonder why some children of God are leaving the institutional church?

At any rate…not all “church-leavers” are backsliders. Many of us left institutional churches because THEY backslid into apostasy.

3) “Church-leavers are looking for a perfect church.”

I can’t speak for anyone else…but during my “church-hopping” days I wasn’t looking for a “perfect church.” I was looking for an assembly that was serious about glorifying Jesus Christ, but I left because I saw the same serious problems manifesting over & over again: 1) heresy & false traditions that go against the Word of God 2) rejection of clear Biblical doctrine 3) Exaltation of leadership 4) demotion of Jesus Christ & the written Word 5) Inactivity of the congregation & lack of fellowship/love among congregants outside of “service.” 6) spiritually-dead/stagnant (lack of genuine church growth) 7) either legalism or toleration of serious sin among congregants [lack of accountability]. 8) toleration of disqualified-illegitimate ppl ministering as elders.

4) “Church-leavers are hurting.”

While some “church-leavers” might have left an institutional church because of spiritual abuse, harm & hurt…not all “church-leavers” left an institutional church because they were “hurting.” The reasons why ppl leave the institutional church vary from individual to individual, just as the reasons why ppl attend institutional churches vary from individual to individual.

Speaking for myself…I’m not hurting…but I am mourning & grieving over the Christ-dishonoring institutional churches that are backsliding into apostasy & robbing Christians of their freedom in Jesus Christ.

5) “Church-leavers don’t want to submit to authority.”

I can’t speak for anyone else, but the “church-leavers” I fellowship with are very serious about submitting to the authority of Jesus Christ, the written Word, & the Holy Spirit as He speaks thru Believers. But we are not interested in submitting to conceited-confused religious leaders who wish to exercise authority over ppl. In Matthew 20:20-28, Jesus Christ spoke against Believers exercising authority over one another, as worldly rulers do. But unfortunately, false authority pervades the institutional church…& the pulpit/pew division along with its titles, offices, position, status, rank, & hierarchy seems to encourage even the most well-intentioned Believers to “lord it over” the flock, because it props them up on pedestals as “lords” over the flock. Is it any wonder why so many fall?

There are many examples in Scripture & Church history, that demonstrate the truth that submitting to the authority of Christ & the written Word automatically pits you against illegitimate leaders who want you to submit to their false authority. In the Old Testament, we see Moses vs the Egyptian pharaoh, Elijah vs Jezebel, & Shadrach/Meshach/& Abednego vs Nebuchadnezzar. In the New Testament, we see John the Baptist vs Herodias, Jesus vs the religious establishment, & the apostles vs the religious establishment (& the state in some cases). The most notable example I can give outside of Scripture is Martin Luther vs the Roman Catholic institution.

The interesting thing in all of these examples is, the enemies of God believed that the ppl of God “didn’t want to submit authority.” But in reality, the ppl of God were simply submitted to the authority of God & the written Word…& submission to the authority of God & the written Word will often put us in conflict with those who defy the authority of God & the written Word. The issue isn’t that we refuse to submit to true spiritual authority. The issue is that we refuse to submit to those who misuse the Bible to beat unsuspecting souls into submission to their false authority.

I could post many more false assumptions about “church-leavers” but I’ll end here for now. What are your thoughts? & what false assumptions have you heard about “church-leavers”?