Autopsy Of A Dead Church
By David J. Stewart | July 2014 | Updated March 2016
Revelation 3:1, “And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.”
Most churches in 2014 are spiritually dead... DEAD, DEAD, DEAD! It is nauseating to visit the average church today. Don't expect to hear anyone shout “Amen!,” because you won't find anything to shout Amen about. On average you can expect to see nearly all the women wearing sexy pants. You can expect to find a first-class music program, but second-class preaching. In most cases you won't even hear any preaching. It is apostasy! We're just not hearing enough preaching about Hell these days in church pulpits. How can we expect lost sinners to come to Jesus Christ if we don't warn them about eternal punishment? The New Testament mentions hell 162 times, 70 of which came directly from the mouth of the Lord.
It was Evangelist Billy Sunday (1862-1935) who warned us 100-years ago that the Church was going apostate...
“It would be a godsend if the Church would suffer persecution today; she hasn't suffered it for hundreds of years. She is growing rich and lagging behind. Going back.” —Billy Sunday, “The Need for Revivals,” From "Billy Sunday: The Man and His Message,” by William T. Ellis, Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1914
Billy Sunday had no idea how much of a prophet he was! Brother Sunday was right—the Church is growing rich, lagging behind and going backwards!!! I was listening recently to some old-fashioned, red-hot, Christ-honoring, Bible-preaching by Evangelist Phil Kidd.
There are many pastors who are respectable in their particular ecumenical circles, good men of character, excellent orators, decent men, and likable in personality; yet they are not doing their duty when they are silent about eternal punishment and the fires of Hell. Effectively, a Baptist pastor who doesn't mention “Hell” from the pulpit is no better than a Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA's) minister who doesn't believe in eternal punishment in a fiery Hell. SDA's teach that the unsaved will be annihilated, ceasing to be conscious for all eternity. That is not what the holy Bible teaches. God says in His Word that Hell is a literal PLACE, that burns with literal FIRE, and lasts literally for all ETERNITY. The Bible teaches that Hell lasts forever! By the way, there is not a more dangerous cult than Seventh-Day Adventism, and they detest Baptists. SDA think that everyone who worships on Sunday are antichrists.
Attend the average church these days and you can expect to hear a sermonette from some Casper Milquetoast minister who couldn't preach his way out of a wet paper-bag. It's sad and a shame. The great need of the hour is PREACHING PREACHERS!!! I did not write this article to be unkind. Nor am I trying to convince Christian believers to quit their churches. MAKE YOUR CHURCH BETTER! Pray for your pastor and ask God to work in his heart. Remember, there are no perfect pastors, Christians or churches. I'm not trying to stir-up trouble; but rather, I'm trying to prepare believers for the time when you must stand face-to-face with your dear Savior. God didn't save you to BE GOOD, He saved you to DO GOOD. What are you doing for God?
I will say this though... If your church is teaching the heresy of Lordship Salvation, or are using the modern corrupted Bible versions, GET OUT IMMEDIATELY!!! You are being poisoned with the satanic new Bible versions. These are the two deal-breakers! I wouldn't step foot into any church that doesn't use ONLY the trustworthy King James Bible!!! Nor would I stay 5 minutes in any hellhole so-called “church” that teaches a person must turn away from sinful living as a requirement to be saved. That is not what repentance means in the Bible. Other false prophets teach that you're not saved unless your life has changed, which is another Gospel (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4).
Here is an excellent quote from the mighty man of God, Pastor Lee Roberson (1909-2007), concerning eternal punishment . . .
“Somebody says, 'The thought of Hell is so horrible.' Well, my friend, so is cancer, so is tuberculosis, so is the grave. Someone said, 'I believe sin ought to be punished, but not for eternity.' That's your view, not God's.
Again another says, 'I don't believe in the wrath of God.' Then you don't believe your Bible. The Bible says the wrath of God abideth on the one who doesn't believe in Jesus Christ. He is lost forever.
Now, these things come to us out of the Word of God. The teaching of eternal punishment should give us a hatred for sin. We ought to hate sin. The reason we have changed so much in this day in all of our churches is that we are not hearing much on this subject. Therefore, we endorse sin. We engage in sin. We camouflage the sin in our lives and allow things to go by, instead of hating sin as God wants us to hate sin . . .
The teaching of eternal punishment should give us a passion for the souls of men.”[emphasis added]
SOURCE: Dr. Lee Roberson, from the book, Disturbing Questions... Solid Answers, chapter 16, pgs. 196-198; copyright, Sword of the Lord publishers, 1978.
America's Churches Are Ignorantly Supporting The New World Order
A sure sign of death in our churches today is the Christian evangelical support of Godless U.S. Presidents who are known occult members, homosexuals, liars, fraudsters, boozers, drug-traffickers, draft-dodgers, traitors, adulterers and deceivers. Why Do America's Churches Support Tyranny? The following true words are from Dr. Texe Marrs' excellent book, “CONSPIRACY WORLD: A TRUTHTELLER'S COMPENDIUM OF EYE-OPENING REVELATIONS AND FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE” ...
Many insiders snicker and laugh ha, ha, ha, at brain-dead Christian evangelicals who actually believe that George W. [Bush] is a God-fearing heterosexual, Born-again Christian. As David Kuo, former top White House adviser in the Bush Administration, reveals in his new book, “Tempting Fate,” the Bush White House team sneers and jokes about the evangelicals so easily deceived by the President. Kuo presents evidence that the Bush people view Christian evangelical leaders and their flocks as ridiculous, silly, nuts, even insane. To the Bush people, Christianity is a farce and Christians are easily duped idiots.
SOURCE: Dr. Texe Marrs, “CONSPIRACY WORLD: A TRUTHTELLER'S COMPENDIUM OF EYE-OPENING REVELATIONS AND FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE” (Volume 1, Page 147; copyright 2010).
The reason why most Christian evangelicals are so easily deceived is because they blindly follow an apostate pastor, instead of seeking the truth for themselves. Most pastors share the woeful and harmful arrogance of doctors. You can't tell them anything and they greatly resent being directed on how to do their job. They literally think they know-it-all compared to those who trust them. My advice is to do your own homework and research the New World Order. Listen to Infowars.com and other alternative news sources. Good luck finding any Christian news sources that expose the New World Order (NWO), which includes NWO stooges like Billy Graham, Joel Osteen and Rick Warren. If your church supports these apostates, your church is dead!
Is the occult in your church? The whole reason why the Southern Baptist Convention is dead is because 37% of the U.S. Freemasonry membership are Southern Baptists. In Freemasonry, lodges strictly prohibit praying “in Jesus' name.” Freemasonry is a sex-perverted phallic-worshipping, Luciferian-worshipping cult!
AUTOPSY: An examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease.
What is causing our churches to die? There are many things that are ruining our churches: corrupt Bible versions like the New International Version (NIV), ecumenism which seeks to unite by error instead of dividing over truth, hen-pecked ministers who allow committees to censor their preaching, covetous pastors who prioritize financial security over speaking the truth, worldliness in the Church, the satanic doctrine of Zionism which worships the Jews and Israel, backslidden pastors who don't teach Biblical doctrine, pastors who prioritize music programs over preaching the Word of God, Christian schools elevated above the church, soul-winning is not taught and done, feminism in our churches which influences women to wear pants and divorce, formalism, failure to pray and rely upon the Holy Spirit to build the Church, et cetera.
Our churches are dying because our pastors are dying! Ministers are dime-a-dozen these days, but genuine men of God who PREACH are hard to find. God give us some John the Baptists, Billy Sundays and Jack Hyles' who were willing to fight until the utmost for their cause!
“It is not persecution of the church in China that I fear. The church has always been able to weather persecution. My fear is love of money in the church.” —Chinese pastor
Is Your Church Growing In Grace Or Swelling From Rot?
Today I listened to Brother Kidd's awesome MP3 sermon titled, “IN THE LAST DAYS.” In the preceding sermon, Brother Kidd shares that he had begun working as a mortician in 1974. Dr. Kidd explains that anything dead “swells” (as it rots from the inside out). He points out that most of our large churches today aren't growing; but rather, they are rotting, swelling, dead corpses! That's exactly what Billy Sunday warned us about! Our churches have rigor mortis, rotting from the inside out!
In the old days of America, Church was the most important thing, and everyone centered their life around the Church. But today church is only a part of what we do, a side-attraction, take-it-or-leave-it, a novelty. Our Bible-preaching churches are dying. The parking-lots are empty. Sadly, the rotting corpses of DEAD churches are swelling, packing the house with apostates. Big mega-churches like Hillsong are nothing but worldly Rock music concerts. There is no preaching. Some sad excuse for a minister gets up, looking like Shirley Temple, delivering his sermonette that has no substance, nothing for the listener to grab onto, a dead message of love without hate, truth without exposing heresy, unity without separation, and cooperation without standards.
Our Mixed Up Fundamental Christianity (MP3 sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles)
Increasing attendance is not a sign of spiritual groweth in a church. Is your church growing or swelling? Today's churches are filled with liberals who don't believe that the Bible is the Word of God. They claim that only the originals are inspired and without error. They criticize the holy King James Bible, while praising the unholy homosexual-produced New International Version (NIV). Our churches are filled with corruption, a bunch of shameful liberals who won't take a stand or preach against sin. Today's churches are mere social clubs. These monstrosities are swelling! The great need of the hour is PREACHING PREACHERS! God save us from these retarded inter-denominational churches with “his” and “her” pastors.
There's nothing worse than hearing a pastor say that he doesn't know how to preach! Well learn! Get mad about something! Blurt it out if you have to, stutter it if you must, BUT PREACH!!! Good night man, people need to hear the truth! Our church congregations are starving! I spoke with a church deacon about his salvation and could tell he had issues with it. I expounded him with the Scriptures and my own personal testimony. He was delighted and asked, “Why don't they teach those things from the pulpit?” The sad truth is that church leaders just don't care. Pastors find their comfort zone and live there, failing to discern the needs of their congregation. You can't just preach your favorite part of the Bible and neglect the rest of God's Word.
3,000 Converts Baptized In One Day!
(beware of anyone who criticizes easy-believism and immediate baptism)
A Dead Church Has A Dead Pastor
A genuine man of God will NOT “go along to get along” in an apostate situation. He will not preach without proclaiming the truth! Too many pastors know the truth, but are afraid to speak it for fear of losing financial support. Perhaps more people have gone to Hell, and churches have died, because of the love of money (or fear of losing it, which effectively has the same consequences on a ministry) than anything else.
Jesus asked the apostle Peter three times if he loved (Greek: agape) Him. Three times Peter answered “Yes, I do love (Greek: phileo) You.” Jesus was asking if Peter unconditionally loved Him, but Peter kept responding that he was fond of the Lord. John 21:17, “He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” Do you think that the Lord wants Christian leaders today in 2014 to continue feeding His sheep (i.e., believers in the faith)? Yes, yes, yes, of course! This is part of The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), that is, to mentor new converts in the Lord, literally indoctrinating them with the things of Jesus Christ.
So why aren't most pastors feeding the Lord's flock. I oftentimes refer to a pastor's congregation as his “flock,” but in actuality IT IS THE LORD'S FLOCK if they are born-again Christians. Pastors have a duty to feed God's children, pointing them continually to the Word of God. The greatest thing that a pastor can ever do for his congregation is to continually uplift the deity of Jesus Christ and the inspiration of the King James Bible. If your people aren't leaving church with a burning desire to get into the holy Bible, then you aren't uplifting the Word of God as you should. Young people should be taught to sing Bible verse songs. The King James Bible should be quoted, preached, memorized, and the importance of abiding in the Word should continually be emphasized (John 15:1-5). In a dead church, the Word of God is passively present, but it is not praised and practiced as it should. Do you realize Psalms 138:2 says that God magnifies His Word above all His name? It's true!
And by the way, again, a sure sign of a dead church is that you'll never hear any preaching about Hell. It is a pastor's duty to warn his flock about the literal place called Hell, that burns with literal fire, and lasts for a literal eternity. It is every minister's duty to teach his flock to warn others that Hell burns with fire. If you truly love others, and Jesus Christ above all else, then you will be compelled to preach the truth about Hell. All Christ-rejecting sinners will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire being punished by God (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8). Do we really believe in a literal, burning, Hell? You wouldn't think so from visiting most churches today. A USA TODAY article reveals that only 59% of Americans believe in a literal Hell; even worse, much worse, two large groups of pastors at a recent BEESON PASTOR'S SCHOOL acknowledged that NOT ONE OF THEM had preached a sermon on Hell to their congregations. It is a shame and a sin!!! Every Christian believer ought to warn lost sinners of the wrath to come in Hell (Romans 5:9). Luke 3:7b, “O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”
The Bible has more to say about Hell than Heaven; yet ironically, according to the USA TODAY poll I just shared with you, 74% of Americans believe in Heaven, but only 59% believe in Hell. You can choose to believe that 2 + 2 = 5 if you want, but you'd be WRONG! There is a literal place called Hell that burns with fire and brimstone, where all Christ-rejecting sinners who die in their unbelief will spend eternity in loneliness, regret, weeping, pain and torment. Is that where you want to spend eternity? Shame on today's pastors who remain eerily silent on the matter of Hell. This article is meant to afflict the comfortable. You proud pastors remain silent, wanting to avoid offending anyone, letting the unsaved world go to Hell forever. Oh, how the tears will flow at The Judgment Seat Of Christ, when believers are held accountable, facing the terror of the Lord (2nd Corinthians 5:11).
Christian men are always preaching... by holy sermons in the pulpit, and by holy lives out of it!
The Pulpit Of This Day Is Weak In Praying
You'll seldom hear mention of the need for Holy Spirit power in today's apostate churches. It appears that most churches have abandoned the Biblical truth of the reality, need and importance of the power of the Holy Spirit in all that we do. Jesus plainly said in John 15:5 that without Him “YE CAN DO NOTHING”! You may accomplish great things in the eyes of man and the world, but it won't matter one hill of beans to Heaven's view unless the Holy Spirit is working THROUGH YOU!!! (Galatians 2:20; Zechariah 4:6). Please read the excellent life-changing book by Dr. Jack Hyles titled, “MEET THE HOLY SPIRIT”
The following excellent words are by E.M. Bounds from his timeless book, “POWER THROUGH PRAYER” ...
The sermon cannot rise in its life-giving forces above the man. Dead men give out dead sermons, and dead sermons kill. Everything depends on the spiritual character of the preacher. ...
The preacher's sharpest and strongest preaching should be to himself. His most difficult, delicate, laborious, and thorough work must be with himself. The training of the twelve was the great, difficult, and enduring work of Christ. Preachers are not sermon makers, but men makers and saint makers, and he only is well-trained for this business who has made himself a man and a saint. It is not great talents nor great learning nor great preachers that God needs, but men great in holiness, great in faith, great in love, great in fidelity, great for God -- men always preaching by holy sermons in the pulpit, by holy lives out of it. These can mold a generation for God.
After this order, the early Christians were formed. Men they were of solid mold, preachers after the heavenly type -- heroic, stalwart, soldierly, saintly. Preaching with them meant self-denying, self-crucifying, serious, toilsome, martyr business. They applied themselves to it in a way that told on their generation, and formed in its womb a generation yet unborn for God. The preaching man is to be the praying man. Prayer is the preacher's mightiest weapon. An almighty force in itself, it gives life and force to all.
The real sermon is made in the closet. The man -- God's man -- is made in the closet. His life and his profoundest convictions were born in his secret communion with God. The burdened and tearful agony of his spirit, his weightiest and sweetest messages were got when alone with God. Prayer makes the man; prayer makes the preacher; prayer makes the pastor.
The pulpit of this day is weak in praying. The pride of learning is against the dependent humility of prayer. Prayer is with the pulpit too often only official -- a performance for the routine of service. Prayer is not to the modern pulpit the mighty force it was in Paul's life or Paul's ministry. Every preacher who does not make prayer a mighty factor in his own life and ministry is weak as a factor in God's work and is powerless to project God's cause in this world.
SOURCE: Power Through Prayer text by E.M. Bounds
What a great truth! ... “Prayer makes the man; prayer makes the preacher; prayer makes the pastor.”
We Are Soldiers For Christ, And Soldiers Fight!
A preacher should preach and teach about all spiritual subjects, including the New World Order. If you don't, your church congregation will be spiritually hungry, frustrated, confused and dead. It seems that today's churches are more interested in paint ball games, fireworks, jet skis and big inflatable toys than they are indoctrinating our youth with the inerrant, perfect, infallible, preserved, inspired, Words of God. We have that Book in the KING JAMES BIBLE!!! The last I checked, the Bible teaches that WE ARE AT WAR AS SOLDIERS FOR CHRIST. 2nd Timothy 2:3, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”
Soldiers fight. That's what they are trained to do. How are we training our youth today? I see Independent Baptist churches where the teenagers are frustrated, starving for something real, hungry for a challenge. Teenagers love to have the truth! Youth are extremely impressionable and vulnerable to either good and evil. Tragically, our youth are surrounded by evil, perversion and falsehoods everywhere they turn. I read something many years ago that stuck in my mind, from the book “POWER THROUGH PRAYER” by E.M. Bounds, that is, “A church congregation cannot rise above the spirituality of the clergy.”
IN THE LAST DAYS (MP3 sermon by Evangelist Phil Kidd)
Let's continue with an autopsy of a dead church. We find that cantatas and orchestras replace Bible-preaching. What a sad thing! I'll never understand why any so-called “man of God,” who is responsible for a church congregation, will prioritize a singing cantata over the preaching of God's Word. As a young boy, Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001) recalls the only time that his unsaved father came to church. Instead of preaching, the church had a Christmas cantata. No Gospel was preached. In 1950 Jack Hyles' father died in his sins and went to Hell. Pastor Hyles vowed to God that he would NEVER fail to give an invitation to receive Jesus Christ at any public church service. You never know who's listening.
"The world's greatest need is preaching preachers. The Gospel is our emancipation proclamation: let's take it to the slaves of sin." —Evangelist Lester Roloff
An autopsy of a dead church reveals cancelled church services on Christmas. They cancel the evening service for New Years Eve. They also cancel church for Easter. In fact, the dead church cancels church on a whim, removing the church services on all holidays, music specials and school functions. Of course, preaching is cancelled for the Lord's Supper. The dead church functions as a Christian school with a church, instead of a church with a Christian school. I agree with Dr. Hyles... I'd rather have one church than seven Christian schools! Jesus promised divine perpetuity to THE CHURCH, not to the Christian school (Matthew 16:18). And by the way, Jesus is the only FOUNDATION (1st Corinthians 3:11), not Peter, upon which the Church is built. So that means the Roman Catholic Church is of the Devil, because they choose Peter as their foundation instead of Jesus Christ. Peter is nothing!!!
When a church turns against truth, God leaves that church and it is DEAD. It becomes nothing but a cemetery. Today's preacher's seminaries are actually preacher's cemeteries! Jude called them “TWICE DEAD, PLUCKED UP BY THE ROOTS”!!! Jude 1:12, “These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots.” You can run over a plant with a mower and it'll grow again, but once you pluck up the roots it won't grow back. There are churches springing up all over the place today, but they are dead, having no roots. The Holy Spirit is not present. The Word of God is not accurately taught. Another Jesus, another spirit and another gospel are taught (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). Jude 16 said these apostates would “speak swelling words.” Joel Osteen's swelling words are hindering the cause of Christ.“The most dangerous revolutions are not those which tear down everything, and cause the streets to run with blood, but those which leave everything standing, while cunningly emptying it of any significance.” —Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Does not the preceding quote describe our churches today? Today's milquetoast preaching lacks any real substance. There's hardly anything to grab onto.
Crucified Ladies Don't Wear Pants
I'd expect Christian women to wear pants; but if you've been crucified with Christ as a believer (Galatians 2:20), then you won't wear pants. For an excellent sermon on this subject, please listen to Pastor Jack Hyles' sermon titled, “THE SAVED, CRUCIFIED, RISEN AND RESURRECTED LIFE.”
What have I missed so far in our autopsy? We've identified that women wear pants in dead churches. By the way, the problem in such churches is a lack of Bible-preaching against sin from the pulpit. May I say, preaching modesty from the pulpit is not “old school” (as some call it), it is right. Marriage is not the old-fashioned way, it is the right way! A woman who wore pants was considered a prostitute in the 1890's. God hasn't changed (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8), the sinful world has changed. THE UNCHANGING CHURCH IN A CHANGING WORLD (a great MP3 sermon by Dr. Harold Sightler). Just because most women are wearing men's clothing in 2014 doesn't mean that it is either acceptable or right.
Deuteronomy 22:5 forbids cross-dressing between men and women. If both bathroom signs had a picture of pants, it would cause utter confusion. Any child knows that men are supposed to wear pants. Ladies wear dresses. It is wrong for women to wear pants! The problem of immodesty in our churches didn't happen overnight. America's pastors became cowards, hen-pecked, going along to get along, and sadly, avoiding preaching against his own wife who wears pants. I have been hated by many Christians, simply because I teach that the Bible says women should dress modestly like ladies (1st Timothy 2:9).
Satan is deliberately confusing today's youth about their gender. I read an interview in 2013 where singer Amy Grant talks about discovering her own sexuality. That is homosexual talk. Normal people don't need to discover their sexuality. Amy Grant is part of the New World Order, an apostate, no hero, and ought to be rebuked as a shameful mentor for our youth...
A Wrong Attitude Toward Homosexuality (it's not God's love to accept the homosexual agenda)
GLAAD Honors Amy Grant For Sinfully Praising LGBT Fans (Christians must preach against sin!)
Singer Amy Grant Attempts To Use God's Grace As Basis For Accepting Homosexual Community
The old-time religion is so offensive nowadays that few pastors are willing to go against the worldly crowd. OFFEND THEM! If you have to bring the world into the Church to boost attendance, then you're only going to attract worldly people. As the Church becomes more worldly, so also is the world becoming more churchy. 1st Peter 4:17, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”
Southern Baptist Church Apostasy
Not too long ago I visited a Southern Baptist Church. There was a band complete with drums, electric guitar and hand cymbals. The congregation were swaying their hands back-n-forth in the air. Most of the women were wearing pants. They were using a corrupt modern version of the Bible. The minister said that he had a degree in psychology and theology. It's not a sin for a pastor to have a degree in secular psychology, but the psycho-heresy (Bible truth + secular psychology) that has replaced Bible-preaching in today's church pulpits is demonic. We need the undiluted Word of God!!!
No public invitation was given at the end of the sermonette. The lyrics to the music were ridiculously lame... praise, praise, praise... He is all, He is all, He is all... blah, blah, blah! The minister kept mentioning apostates like Rick Warren, Billy Graham, Pat Robertson and Joel Osteen (all his mentors). I couldn't get out of there fast enough! Not surprisingly, 37% of the U.S. Freemasonry membership is comprised of Southern Baptists. Freemasonry will kill a church faster than cyanide poisoning. You might as well invite Lucifer to be your pastor when you allow Freemasons to lead the church.
Heresy Creeping Into Churches
Few Christians are aware of the satanic origin of many of the false doctrines being taught in our churches today:
- The Young Earth heresy began with the Seventh-Day Adventism religious cult. See: The Fallacies Of A Young Earth Series (by Dr. Max D. Younce).
A heresy that has crept into our churches is called “Lordship Salvation,” which has its origins in the errant Roman Catholic understand of repentance as penance. The new corrupt plan of salvation in today's churches is human effort + Christ's partial payment. Billy Graham teaches this heresy. The Bible teaches that Christ paid it all on the cross. We are saved by completely resting in Jesus Christ. You receive Jesus as your Savior to be saved, not your Lord or King.
- Another heresy infecting churches today is “Zionism” which worships Jews and Israel instead of the God of Israel, which has its origin in the satanic cults of Judaism and Freemasonry. Zionism is of the Devil.
- The heresy of a Post-tribulation Rapture has corrupted many believer's understanding of Biblical prophecy. Those who deny that the Rapture can happen at any time are boldly opposing the plain teaching of the Lord that He is coming unannounced by surprise. Biblically, Christians ought to be on their toes looking for Christ's imminent return. The Bible teaches a Pre-tribulation Rapture!
An autopsy of a dead church determines cause of death as using modern corrupted Bible versions. Nothing will kill a church faster than taking away the authoritative King James Bible, and replacing it with a watered-down imposter. Modern Bibles remove the word Godhead from Acts 17:29, Romans 1:20 and Colossians 2:9. Jesus is no longer the only “begotten” Son of God in John 3:16 of the perverted modern Bibles. In Philippians 2:6 of the modern corrupt Bibles, Jesus is no longer equal with the Father. Burn your modern corrupt Bibles! Go get you a trustworthy King James Bible!!! Love it. Cherish it. Memorize it. Study it. Read it. Search it. Preach it!
Not too long ago I gave away a few copies of Michael Patrick Bowen's excellent book titled, “I NEVER KNEW YOU” (.pdf file). I gave them to some Christian leaders in a Baptist church. You wouldn't have thought I was a Communist during the Cold War. The book greatly offended them. To no surprise these leaders love, follow and admire Billy Graham. The book exposes the false plan of salvation of Billy Graham and his son Franklin Graham. I seriously am concerned about the salvation of any Christian who is offended by a book that teaches salvation by simple childlike faith in Christ. Billy Graham teaches that to be saved, a person MUST count the cost and pay the price. That is “another Gospel” which the Bible does NOT teach (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4).
The Holy Spirit Is The Life Of A Church
The Holy Spirit ALWAYS works through the inspired Word of God. The holy Bible is our only authority! False prophets do not love with God's unconditional love. How can they, for they are not saved and do not have the Holy Spirit abiding in them (Romans 8:9; 1st John 4:13). A church that uses corrupted modern versions like the New International Version (NIV) is a dying church! America's churches are dying!!! Oh, how we need revival in our churches. Oh, how we need some evangelists to afflict the comforted, and godly pastors to comfort the afflicted. Every church desperately needs revivals a couple times a year. The easiest place in the world to backslide is Bible college, because you become accustomed to hearing the preaching every day. The second easiest place to backslide is church. That's why we need revivals. THE SPIRIT'S ABIDING (MP3, Dr. Hyles; all is vain unless the Spirit of the Holy One comes down)!
It's in our sinful human nature to backslide. Most of the time we don't realize that we're backsliding, until one day we come to our senses and realize that we were “hardened through the deceitfulness of sin” (Hebrews 3:13). The deceitfulness of sin is that with each downward slide, it becomes the new norm and we adjust to it. Our hard becomes calloused to sin. Over time you can slide way down spiritually, committing sins that you never imagined you'd commit. This is why the Illuminati are dehumanizing American culture through music, magazines, internet, television, movies and video games.
For example: Justin Timberlake sang a song on Saturday Night Live for Mother's Day 2009 called Motherlover with the shameful lyrics: “We should f--k each other's mothers,” “I can't wait until I f--k your mother!,” “It'll be an honour to become your stepfather.” This is Justin Timberlake's satanic music!!! The song's video features Justin Timberlake, Andy Samberg, Susan Sarandon and Patricia Clarkson. Woe unto the United States!!! The vile song was actually nominated for an 2009 Emmy for “Best Original Music and Lyrics.” I hope you clearly see that the Illuminati is trying to subvert American culture with satanism, sexual perversion and violence, dehumanizing man who is created in God's image.
We have become a culture of death. We've slaughtered 55,000,000 children by abortion! It was recently reported that 15,000 aborted babies from Canada were burned to fuel homes in Oregon, USA. Bodies Of Aborted Babies Burned To Power Homes In Oregon (15,500 humans burned as fuel). Life has become worthless to us. The autopsy of a dead church reveals a stiff heart. A corpse's heart is indifferent, unmovable and has no warmth. You don't have to be dead to have a calloused heart, but what's the difference? Whether you're dead or alive, it's the same if your heart cannot be touched by God's Word. Luke 24:25, “Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.”
Get into the habit of praying for the power of the Holy Spirit in all that you do. Get into the habit of giving the Holy Spirit credit for everything accomplished. Jesus said that without Him we “CAN DO NOTHING” (John 15:5). Zechariah 4:6 teaches that it is not by might, nor by power, but by the power of the Holy Spirit. A sign of a dead church is when things are being done in human strength and effort instead of praying for the Holy Spirit to work. Always give God all the glory!
Formalism, Worldliness And No Preaching
A sure sign of a dead church is formalism. The Roman Catholic Church is not a true church at all; but rather, a satanic religious cult. Mormonism is a demonic sex-perverted cult, which worships the same god as Freemasonry, that is, Lucifer. Freemasons are phallic-worshippers, evidenced by the Washington Monument (obelisk). Jehovah's Witnesses are a religious cult from Hell. These are not true Biblical churches patterned after the churches in the New Testament. Formalism attempts to worship God with rituals, manmade traditions and ceremonies. Jesus told the Samaritan woman in John 4:24 that God the Father desires to be worshipped in spirit and in truth. The Word of God is truth (John 17:17). Every born-again Christian has the Holy Spirit of God living in their body (Romans 8:9).
I've visited numerous Roman Catholic church services, and I could feel the deadness. The Holy Spirit was not present, except in my body as a true believer. The people around me were chanting a bunch of dead prayers which they had memorized. In sharp contrast, we pray to God as true believers in spirit from our soul, and not with vain repetitions as Catholics do. Chanting some dead prayer from a so-called “prayer book” is not genuine prayer. An autopsy of a dead church reveals vain repetitions, religious chants and lifeless memorized prayers from a book. God desires fresh prayers from our living heart, and not some religious mumbo-jumbo from a manmade catechism or other manmade book.
You'll never hear any Bible-preaching in a Catholic church! Instead, they teach the manmade traditions of the Vatican. There are no song books in the pews of a Catholic church. There are no Bibles in the pews. It's all canned religion. What a dead place! Like KFC restaurant, no one does religion like the Catholic Church. From the cradle-to-the-casket, Roman Catholicism offers a complete religious package for you, but then the judgment (Hebrews 9:27). Religion is a road to Hell. Religion wants to fit us with glasses, but the Lord wants to open our eyes. Religion is man trying to reach God through human effort, but Christianity is God trying to reach man through the sacrifice on the cross of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Salvation is NOT found in any religion; but rather, in a person—the Lord Jesus Christ! Christ died, that's history; Christ died for me, that's salvation!
Conformity and culture are paths to destruction. Praise God for the uncouth, offensive ruggedness, manly roughness of John the Baptist. Evangelist Billy Sunday used to throw chairs, climb on top of his pulpit, swing his fists in the air at the Devil and run back and forth across the platform. How does that compare today to the stuff-shirt, dry, formalistic, deadbeat minister who puts his audience to sleep. BORING!!! I've almost got up and walked out on some dry ministers. I heard a dry minister speak last year. He was boring and unable to get to any kind of point. The kids were playing video games. Mom was Googling.
The man sure didn't know anything about preaching! Brother, you might not like my preaching if I came to your church, but you wouldn't fall asleep I guarantee you!!! I'd speak from my heart, no need for a performance. There's nothing worse than a preacher who's putting on a performance. People can quickly discern if a man is just trying to impress the audience, or if he truly has something important to say that he believes in. I never try to impress anyone with my articles (you can tell I'm sure...lol). If I have something to say, I SAY IT!!! No man of God who is unwilling to speak the truth has any right standing behind any pulpit! I like what General George Patton said: “Either lead me, follow me, or get out of my way!”
Let's just be honest, the average pastor is afraid to take a stand, fearful of losing members. The irony is that the parking lot is empty at many of these churches. You can literally feel when a church congregation is starving for doctrine, hungry for preaching and dying for truth. Many churches preach a theme of love, love, love, but you'll never hear a word against sin, or about the awfulness of Hell, or about false Bibles, or about the New World Order, or about modesty, et cetera. Why should people come to church if there's nothing worth hearing? Many people still come, but they are as frustrated as can be. A happy church is a spiritually fed church. A sad church is a doctrinally starving church.
Seven Ways to Hurt And Cause Trouble in Your Church
Here's some ways to ruin your church...
Focus on your desires only and not the needs of the church.
Listen to every criticism your hear. Gossip and rumors can be effective to ruin a church.
Focus on your pastor's weaknesses and not his strengths.
Speak the truth and practice love, but never combine the two.
Store grievances for future use.
Forgive only those who ask you, and only if they deserve it. Place conditions on your forgiveness.
Hide your own sins behind a harsh attitude. Denounce others for sins that you secretly struggle with.
Use prayer to unite malcontents and spread inappropriate information and leave a questionable impression.
Do whatever you have to do to win. It doesn't matter who you hurt, just so long as you get your way.
Tell others that you are on a mission from God and it's your job to straighten everybody out in their Christian life.
SOURCE: Pastor Danny Castle, from the awesome sermon titled, “100% WILLING.”
“It doesn't even matter who's right, it's what's right that's important!”
—Pastor Danny Castle, from the sermon “100% WILLING.”
Please don't misunderstand, there are no perfect churches. The Lord had something negative to say about all of the seven churches of Asia Minor in Revelation. I wrote this article to bring attention to the apostasy which has crept into our churches and is now the new norm. Which New Is Right? (Dr. Hyles, MP3; the Devil ruins churches with cantatas, no services, immodesty, gossip, pride, et cetera). It's the pastor's duty to lead the flock. You'd be surprised how many churches have pulpit committees that deliberately censor the preacher, forbidding him from stepping on toes, not allowing him to preach against sin, forbidding him from calling false religion by name. So many pastors are cowards behind the pulpit! NO ONE will ever mess with my preaching! My preaching is none of my business either, because only God tells me what to preach! I wouldn't give you a red penny for any so-called “preacher” who is hen-pecked, prohibited from rocking-the-boat and plucking-the-feathers of his congregation.
There's a “holy” Spirit and a “holy” Bible, but there is no “holy” church. All churches have problems, because all people have problems. Only God can produce godliness in an ungodly world. A particular church is only going to be as “holy” as its individual Christian members walk with God, yielding to the Holy Spirit. The Bible doesn't command churches to be holy; but rather, God commands each individual believer to be holy, as God is holy. 1st Peter 1:16, “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” Our churches sing, “Holy! Holy! Holy!” while the women wear skintight, sensual, sexy, blue-jeans and painted-on slacks. Holy? Our churches sing, “Holy! Holy! Holy!” while the teaching of doctrine is neglected. God pity the pastor who hardly ever takes a stand against sin and evil. Shame on the pastor who never warns about coming judgment in Hell, fire and damnation. Whatever we sow, that shall we also reap! The Lord cannot build His Church if the pastor is not preaching the truth!
Is your church dead? What would an autopsy show if your church was dissected? Is the truth being preached? Are sinners being warned about God's imminent judgment against the ungodly, suffering the vengeance of God in the fires of Hell (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9)? Are the doctrines of the Word of God being taught? Does your church cancel services regularly, or replace the preaching with music programs and cantatas? Is the Christian school more popular than the church? Do the women in your church wear skin-tight jeans and slacks? Does the pastor teach modesty from the pulpit? Does the pastor regularly teach, pray and rely upon the power of the Holy Spirit to do God's work through the church?
Does the pastor feed his flock, or stick you in front of a video series instead? God deliver us from religion-in-a-can these days! Even more sickening is when I see Masonic handshakes and Illuminati pyramids in the videos being shown in our Baptist churches. Freemasonry is a rotting disease, a spiritually corrupt agenda, a satanic religion, a massive deception in our churches today!!! No Christian can be right with God and belong to a Luciferian-worshipping satanic cult like Freemasonry. “The Great Architect” of Freemasonry is Satan! O Christian, run from Freemasonry!!! The autopsy of a dead church uncovers the spiritual venereal disease of Freemasonry, for it has infiltrated and corrupted more churches than any other evil. Freemasonry is of the Devil. Secret societies have no place in the New Testament Church. Jesus said in John 18:20, “Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.” There are no secret societies in Christianity or Heaven.
The Sin Of Being Lukewarm!
If the shoe fits, wear it! Nearly every church today is lukewarm. God hates fence-straddling. The only thing you hit when you drive in the middle-of-the-road are skunks! I've written this article with a humble heart and the sincere prayer for God to use this article for His glory. My words mean nothing as they enter your mind, unless the Holy Spirit of God convicts your heart and changes you from within. I'm just trying to prepare you for the time when you must meet your Savior face-to-face, when you look into Jesus' eyes and have to give account for your life (Romans 14:10-12; 2nd Corinthians 5:9-11; 1st Thessalonians 4:6; James 4:12; Matthew 12:36; Proverbs 24:12). God didn't save us to BE GOOD, He saved us to DO GOOD. What are you doing for God?
My desire is not to aggravate or make anyone upset; but rather, to preach the truth about the apostate condition of today's churches, particularly our Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches (the last remaining bastion of the New Testament Church as far as I'm concerned). Show me a Methodist church with a Bus Ministry! Show me a Presbyterian church that goes soul-winning from door-to-door (Acts 20:20)! Our churches nowadays are embracing the queer agenda. Lesbians are being ordained and called to pastor churches. It is sinful. Many churches are adopting neutral positions on homosexual rights and same-sex marriage. This is certainly a symptom of a dead church body. Every born-again Christian ought to kindly, lovingly, but firmly take a stand against the sin of homosexuality in the name of Jesus! I'm not saying that we should be gay-bashers, God forbid. I'm simply saying that we should always side with the Scriptures! There is no controversy if you believe the Bible. I am on the Lord's side in all matters!
If evangelical Christians don't uphold the truth of the Word of God, then assuredly no one else is going to do it. The world is literally dying for something real. Our churches today are so phony, dead and dried-up that it makes God vomit. This is what the Lord said in Revelation 3:15-16, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”
Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
Mark 1:15: “...repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
the scriptures; for
in them ye think ye have eternal life:
and they are they which testify of me." —John 5:39
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