(ThyBlackMan.com) This text is designed to make you suppose, take into consideration what you do and why. What you consider and why. Who you take heed to and why. I’m extra concerned with these targets than I’m in merely getting you to agree with me. In order I stay up for saying in my 2024 podcast, let’s go down the rabbit gap.
I assume earlier than we get to the problem of the church and whether or not or not the “church” follows the reality, we have to ask the query “what church”? Whose church? Clearly God didn’t arrange denominations. Clearly the Catholic Church just isn’t even talked about within the Bible, but thousands and thousands upon thousands and thousands of individuals or extra bow right down to the pope, name him “holy father” and kiss his hand as if he walks on water. Actually?
If you recognize something about historical past, you recognize that the Lutheran and Presbyterian Church are offshoots of the Catholic Church by way of Martin Luther and John Calvin. That goes into the protestant reformation, however since I’m not so positive it reformed the whole lot it wanted to, I received’t go down that rabbit gap. Not as we speak, however for an additional time positively. Rewind from the Catholic Church and you’ve got the Roman Catholic Church. Rewind once more and you’ve got the Romans and paganism. However don’t rewind anymore, since you actually received’t like what you see.
My intention is to not insult any church, group or perception system. Whether or not mosque or synagogue, black church, or Baptist Affiliation, Jehovah’s Witness, sure, or Mormons. However clearly, if all these teams say, they’re positively following God, and listening to from God, there’s a large drawback, as a result of they differ a lot. Any individual is improper, probably virtually all of them. And in case you are offended, the reality does have a tendency to try this when it hits the nail on the pinnacle.
In fact, then we now have faith using on the again of denominations. Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, AME, CME, Church of Christ, Seventh-day Adventist, and the checklist goes on and on with offshoots of the above after which some. To not neglect, Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses, beliefs of a special type. So you need to ask how so many of those teams can say they’re following the identical “God”, guide or books, however go off in so many alternative instructions.
Then we come to the self-seeking, self-promoting, money-grabbing, of the world pastors and “earnings” whose names are on the buses and the vans and the buildings and the billboards. Give it some thought this fashion, McDonald’s has golden arches as a result of it’s selling McDonald’s. UPS and Amazon, Polo and Coach, Mercedes and Zales have their names and logos on the vans, buildings and shops as a result of that’s who they’re selling. So if you see pastors with their names and faces throughout the whole lot, guess what? My level is straightforward. Lots of the church buildings as we speak have turn out to be in regards to the pastor, the church and its agenda, leaving the unique mission that Christ laid out sorely behind. Since that is the case, how can they promote the reality on the similar time? Particularly after they received’t even inform you the reality about their agenda.
Don’t get me improper, I’m not stereotyping all church buildings, mosques, synagogues, and locations of worship. Nor am I stereotyping all leaders therein. However the majority of them, I undergo you, usually are not even strictly following the books, the beliefs, and the God they are saying they characterize. So I ask you, how can they promote the reality? And perhaps, simply perhaps, that’s the reason this query irritates so many individuals. As a result of they know they aren’t in regards to the fact, they’re about their agendas.
So on this article, as a result of I’m restricted in area and time, I’m going to deal with the “Christian” church. Earlier than I do, I ought to inform you that I’m not an atheist, nor an agnostic, nor a Hebrew Israelite in disguise. I’m what and who God says I’m. I’m what the Bible says I’m. I’m a baby of God. I’m a son of the Most Excessive. I’m the pinnacle and never the tail. I’m a part of the bride of Christ. I’m a believer. And I’m the whole lot else that the New Covenant says I’m. I simply wanted to get that out-of-the approach upfront earlier than a lot of you wish to name me one thing else, although you’re in all probability going to take action anyway after you end studying this text. If you happen to dare end.
Right here is the reality. Christ was unlikely born in December. Right here is the reality, the title of the Messiah was not Jesus, and His title just isn’t Jesus. Right here is the reality, irrespective of how a lot He has been white-washed, Yeshua didn’t appear like an Anglo-Saxon European. Right here is the reality, God didn’t arrange denominations. Man did. Right here is the reality. The true church belongs to the Messiah, to not man’s (nor lady’s) needs, lusts and hidden agendas. Right here is the reality. Abortion is totally inconsistent with the Bible and Christianity. God is about relationship, not man’s faith. An important many individuals who attend church are deceived by the leaders of these very church buildings. And plenty of of them, leaders included, are going to bust hell huge open on the entrance of the road.
Right here is the reality. There are a number of methods to speak with God, with out having to undergo the pastor or the clergy, or the priest, or no matter different labels and channels man retains selling. I’m not saying stroll away from the worship heart. I’m saying that a lot of it’s worthwhile to cease letting man be a mediator between you and your God. No man on this earth as we speak ought to maintain that place, no man nor lady.
God known as many church leaders. However a few of these folks known as themselves and answered. A few of them simply went to cemetery, I’m sorry I meant seminary. And realized about theology and all the opposite “ologies” of man’s Pharisee-type faith that can take you straight to hell in an specific elevator. That’s the fact.
It’s laborious to consider that persons are nonetheless sending out free packets of miracle “holy” water. It’s laborious to consider that tons of of hundreds of you, if not thousands and thousands of you, needed to attend a TD Jakes convention or camp assembly as a way to get free or “loosed”, and paid out your cash to take action. Discuss in regards to the cash changers? Particularly when the Messiah had freed you earlier than TD Jakes even existed. It’s laborious to consider that a lot of you’ll take the cash it’s worthwhile to pay payments and as an alternative give it to some church buildings, solely to seek out that when you find yourself in want, you need to go to them and beg or wait or apply for a mortgage or all the above. And sure, I can title names as to which church buildings that refers to. So I ask you, the place the place is the reality in all of this?
This text ought to stir one thing in you, even when it upsets you. Why? As a result of it’s not simply time to feed the sheep, it’s time to wake the opposite lions. The shortage of accountability and fact within the church buildings and church leaders of as we speak shouldn’t be the essence of your vulnerability, subjugation and blind belief as we speak and tomorrow.
I do know a lot of you could have been instructed to not query “the person of God”, or contact not God’s “anointed”, however who mentioned the charlatans are God’s anointed? If that’s what they instructed you, echoed by the cronies round them, did you count on any totally different reply? It’s a must to suppose. And the extra you suppose, the extra you’ll get up to the deception. A lot of what occurs within the church buildings as we speak from the pulpit on down would make Devil blush. Or get discouraged and give up, as a result of many church leaders are doing his work for him.
I lately attended a homecoming ceremony for a senior citizen. For sure, I used to be shocked after I came upon the pastor’s eulogy was a reworded model of what he heard on TikTok. Why ought to I be shocked? I keep in mind Juanita Bynum getting up on stage yr after yr as a “prophetess”. Extra like a “profit-ess” mess. Satirically, I listened intently to her over two dozen occasions. Every time, ready for actual prophecy to come back via. Sure, folks there’s a distinction between those that prophesy and people who profit-lie.
I might go down the checklist even additional, however there simply isn’t time on this article. Nonetheless, you get the purpose. Or you must. Don’t query the pastor or the church chief? Give me a break. Accountability ought to begin with the management. And plenty of of it’s worthwhile to cease letting them off the hook whereas they’re placing you on one other hook.
So whereas so many individuals stroll round and talks about being woke, I’m saying get up. For actual. Not only a cliché and never simply because all people needs to say they’re “woke” when a lot of them are quick asleep and don’t even comprehend it. A few of you wish to say amen however you’re afraid to. A few of you’re mad at this text. Are you mad sufficient to get up? A few of you don’t care. That may be a huge drawback and a few of you wouldn’t have a clue about what you simply learn. That may be a disgrace. Get up!
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