These are the charges that have been brought against the modern church.
Written by traveler
The church has been entrusted with the word of God and the commands that our Lord Jesus gave to us. Each member has been given their gifts and ministries even if just in the area of helps but what has happened?
Eze 20:24 Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers’ idols.
The church has just repeated the exact same thing that the nation of Israel did in the past. Gods statutes were replaced by worldly wisdom. The worthless shepherds desired to please men and modified their preaching to gain numbers and secure the tithing rather than please God and trust God to meet their needs.
Jesus also had to confront this kind of issue and he gave us the example to follow, look at what happened here.
Joh 6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
Joh 6:57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
Joh 6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
Joh 6:59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
Joh 6:60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
Jesus only taught that which his Father God told him to speak so automatically you know that this was something that God told him to say and the reaction was of course quite predictable as the people equated this with cannibalism instead of staying around to get the spiritual significance of what was being taught. So the end result was this
Joh 6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
Joh 6:67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
Joh 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
Joh 6:69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
Joh 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
Now Jesus had just fed the five thousand, his popularity rating was at an all time high. Did he try to retain the pleasure of men? Or did he continue to seek the will of God despite the rejection of men?
If Jesus your Lord did not seek to secure his own position and reputation in the eyes of men then why are his shepherds striving to do so? Does not Gods word supercede the approval of fallen men? God will look after his own Kingdom and Christ will look after his own bride, as a servant of Christ your job is to be obedient to your own Lord without regard for your own reputations in the eyes of an already fallen world.
But what has developed is that the church is now littered with wolves and false apostles that are using the name of Jesus to build up their own ministries in their own names. They move in packs and coerce their own doctrines and excommunicate those that resist or take a stand for truth! They praise and exalt those that play their games and join in their deceptions and shred to pieces those that speak out. The wolf is always the first to cry blasphemy! And the flock isolated from the truth less the idol of mammon and social control be offended!
Woe to you worthless shepherds for hire, your end is the same as that of old.
Eze 20:25 Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live;
Eze 20:26 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the LORD.
The flocks and the nations that you were given to protect and guide and shepherd will be given over to the delusions you authored and proclaimed in your arrogance and pride. As you compromised Gods council and rewrote the instruction of your Lord his Son, so you opened the door to the doctrines of devils and demons and now it is they that will rule over you. You will become their servant and they will destroy you with their own doctrines and counterfeit wonders until you are broken to repentance. Did you really think that if you did not repent at Gods warnings that he would not follow though with his judgments?
This not only happened in the old testament but is also recorded in the new as well. Here have a look at to days headlines and see what happens when you stand up and pretend to proclaim the whole council of God while twisting and rejecting the better half of it.
Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
This is where it is all headed and this is all just around the corner, The delusion is now firmly settling in place and as the judgments start to bite and the people turn to the deceptions you have wrought to find comfort this is what they are going to find. The shepherds have become the wolves and now the flocks can’t even tell the difference between God and Jesus their Lord anymore! Because the actual Gospel and full council of God was not taught how is the flock and the nations they belong to going to find their way out of this mess. Of what value is the security of your OWN ministries when God asks for an accounting of HIS flocks. Do you think that he will be holding your denominational doctrines above his own council and commandments?