The Need For Church
(Or, Today's Sick Churches)
by David J. Stewart | March 2016
Matthew 5:7-9, “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
All across the United States, deceived people assemble each Sunday with their favorite religious group, to worship God in vain. Yes, that's right, “They worship God in vain” the Bible says. With their mouth they honor God and sing praises to Him, while their heart is very far away. The Scriptures teach that God MUST be worshipped SPIRIT and in TRUTH. John 4:24, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” That means you cannot worship God with rituals, sacraments, ceremonies, sacrifices and rites. Worship must be from the human soul. Worship must be done in THE TRUTH. You cannot worship God using false Bibles, false religions, false doctrines, a false Gospel, and a false Christ.
Pastors Who've Been Warned, But Don't Care, Are Sinning
May I get right to the point. If the church that you attend uses the modern counterfeit Bible versions, like the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) and the New International Version (NIV), then your church is apostate! Chances are that the pastor(s) of the church won't listen to you if you warn them about the satanic Bible versions. If they don't care about THE TRUTH, the Bible teaches to leave them alone for judgment. Titus 3:10-11, “A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.”
Some of the worst pastors errantly think they are spiritual. They are arrogant. 1st Corinthians 14:37-38: “If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.” When you bring evidence to a Pastor that the modern Bible versions have been corrupted by Luciferian occultists, and those pastors respond negatively toward you, accusing you of causing divisiveness, then you know they are wilfully ignorant and not right with God. I speak THE TRUTH!!!
Church Splits Are Spiritually Good
Most Independent Baptists today have even been deceived. I am an Independent Fundamental Baptist myself, but first and foremost a born-again Christian. One thing I've learned as a Christian is that church splits are a necessary part of life. Church splits are God's way of purifying a church, to break away from the Devil creeping into the churches. Perhaps you ask if I have Scriptural support for a church split? I sure do! 2nd Corinthians 6:14 and 17, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? ... Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” I know the pain of having to—COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM!!!—from a corrupt, neo-evangelical, lukewarm, affluent church. They teach the heresy of Lordship Salvation. They use the modern corrupt Bible versions. They promote the works of darkness of Dr. John MacArthur, who is an admitted 5-point Calvinist! The church is corrupted! But much worse, their pastors are subverted of themselves, arrogant, and woefully ignorant. God tells us to split from them, that is, to COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM!!!
To lose something in the will of God is to find something better!
If you look at any Christian institution, over time it begins to deteriorate into a religious organization—as lukewarm neo-evangelicals, apostate radio pastors, controlling businessmen, affluent church members, satanic Bible versions, evangelical wimps, and unbelieving liberal scholars, creep their way into the church unawares. Jude 1:4, “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Of the 320,000 churches in America, I dare say there are 1,000 Independent Fundamental Baptist and Non-Denominational churches that are worth attending. Our churches are sick, spiritually diseased, dying and most are already dead. Although I am not against a church with mostly elderly people, it breaks my heart not to see teenagers in a church. 2nd Timothy 2:2, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” I know that millions of people read my website and articles. It is my hope and prayer that you will take the Biblical truths I have taught you, and then teach others also.
Youth in particular need to be taught the Word of God. Many teenagers use the internet, and I am glad to know that my humble ministry efforts in the Lord is helping them find Jesus Christ and grow in the milk and meat of His Word (1st Peter 2:2). You are loved my friend, whoever you may be! God loves you so much, and so do I in the Lord. I am being your friend. I care about you. I want you to enjoy Heaven for eternity, and have peace and joy in your soul now.
Did you know that the best way to save a dying plant or tree is to prune off the dead limbs or branches? Yes, that is true! By trimming off the withered leaves, limbs or branches, it allows the vegetation to reserve precious needed water and nutrients for the rest of the plant. So what may appear harsh and extreme to someone who doesn't know any better, actually saves the plant or tree. Likewise, when a church is dying because of internal strife and heresy, the preacher needs to do some trimming from the pulpit. Our churches are sick today! Many are beyond hope already, dead, and rigor mortis has set in! The Roman Catholic church never had life to begin with, parasiting off of Christianity as a Frankenstein type of monster religion.
Is your church dying or dead? Proverbs 26:20, “Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.” The biggest mouth in the church ought to be the pastor in the pulpit on Sunday morning!!! A happy church is a church with a humble, praying, stern, no nonsense, strict, hard-preaching, Bible-believing, truth-seeking, soul-winning, people-loving, honest, sincere, generous, caring, morally-upright, manly pastor in the pulpit each Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night. There's nothing wrong in America today that couldn't be remedied if pastors across the nation would become men of God once again in the pulpit!!!
How To Cause A Much Needed Church Split
It would be a wonderful thing if 95% of our churches all across America were split right down the middle! By “split” I mean the members of the church are in disagreement, and the contrast is so sharp between them, that a portion of the church quits and leaves!!! Let the heathen rage. Here's the best way to cause a church split my friends:
First, the senior pastor needs to prayerfully develop a burden for the truth, righteousness and pleasing God. Get into the Word of God. Memorize it! Study it! Abide in it! The Word of God is a preacher's only authority!!!
Second, that pastor needs to spend time in his prayer closet begging for the power of the Holy Spirit, as he prepares to fight against apostasy which has crept into the church. One man plus God equals a majority!
Third, that preacher needs to take a stand in his pulpit for the truth and principles he believes in, come what may. As they say on the battlefield, “To the death!” Let er rip, preach!!!
If a man of God proclaims with zeal, attitude and uncompromising fervor from the pulpit—only the King James Bible, and exposes the modern fake Bible versions—If he preaches the simplicity that is in Christ, and exposes the satanic false plan of Lordship Salvation—If he refutes Dr. John MacArthur, Evangelist Ray Comfort, Pastor Max Lucado, Pastor Joel Osteen, Evangelist Paul Washer and umpteen other reprobates—If he exposes the Devil's New World Order and U.S. President Obama's criminal Communist administration—If he exposes the heresy of a PostTribulation Rapture—If he exposes the fraud of present-day Israel and Zionism—If he teaches that divorce is a sin—If he preaches against mixed bathing with the opposite sex—If he preaches that abortion is cold-blooded murder—If he preaches against adultery and premarital sex—If he preaches against the sin of homosexuality and the abomination of same-sex marriage—If he preaches against the wickedness of television and Hollywood—If he preaches against immodestly unclothed women and the sin of women wearing pants—If he preaches against the evils of booze drinking—If he proclaims the truth of Jesus' deity (i.e., He is almighty God), the Godhead, Christ's virgin birth, His sinless life, and the Lord's vicarious death on the cross for our sins—If he preaches against the sin of Rock music and adulterous Country music—If he preaches honesty and loving thy neighbour as thyself—If he enforces all these moral standards and principles for the youth enrolled in the church school and for all church activities—IF THE PASTOR PREACHES ALL THESE THINGS, HE WILL CAUSE A CHURCH SPLIT IN 95% OF TODAY'S CHURCHES!!!
2nd Timothy 4:3, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” Noah preached for 120 years and no one listened. Jesus foretold in Matthew 24:37-39 that the end times would return as it was in the days of Noah. I see tens-of-millions of spiritually dead Americans. I see dead people! I see photos of millions of people at secular and religious music concerts, like a lost sea of humanity, aimlessly wandering through life. Does anyone fear God these days? Does anyone care about the truth anymore? Is it nothing to you all ye that pass by?
Popular Dead Churches That Do Good Works
One of the great joys of the Christian life is knowing that I have THE TRUTH. Proverbs 23:23, “Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.” We all need wisdom, which is the principal thing (Proverbs 4:7). A wise man or woman will immediately forsake the modern Bible versions, when he or she learns they have been corrupted by the Devil. I'm tired of hearing a bunch of phony preachers talk about “wisdom,” when they don't have enough spiritual discernment to see that Satan has changed the Bible to deceive the churches, to lead them into the Devil's New World Order. Alice Bailey foretold that the churches would be the vehicle through which Freemasons would infiltrate and teach the ancient mystery religion (aka, New Age).
We learn in the Holy Bible about a dying church that had made a name for itself. They were well-known in the local community, and did many wonderful works, but they were A SPIRITUALLY DEAD CHURCH!!! I'm talking about the apostate church in Sardis. Revelation 3:1-2, “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. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.” According to Revelation 1:20b, “The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches.” The word “angel” means “messenger,” which is the pastor of the church. Each pastor received a letter from the Apostle John. The Lord Jesus is instructing John what to write. For our edification we've been permitted to see this information.
It is easy to read about the church in Sardis, but fail to realize that such churches exist everywhere today. All across the world, churches that once had the life of the Holy Spirit are now dying, and in many cases are completely dead. The Episcopalian church is even reputed for having witches as members. Some Protestant churches even have atheist pastors! Anything goes in today's PASTOR'S GONE WILD!!! Walt Disney's present CEO is a homosexual married to another man. Yet many churches support Disney and use their musical movie themes (like The Lion King and Aladdin - two sex perverted films) to educate their students. Do moral standards really matter anymore to Christians? Many churches and Bible colleges permit female students to wear pants. Kindly, Bob Jones University (BJU) is supposed to be “fundamental,” but they permit female students to wear pants. That's worldly, not fundamental.
We have a great duty today as believers to STRENGTHEN THE THINGS THAT REMAIN!!! This is what the Lord said to the dead church at Sardis in Revelation 3:2. The Devil is working relentlessly to destroy every remaining bastion of fundamental Christianity in the United States!!! The “new” and allegedly “more accurate” Bible versions are DEAD! The King James Bible is quickened, alive, because it is God's Word. Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” If you want to STRENGTHEN THE THINGS THAT REMAIN, throw all your modern Bible versions into the garbage pail, and use ONLY the trustworthy King James Bible. Have you seen just how evil the new Bible are? It's been said that preaching is truth set on fire! Well, I don't see any truth or fire in today's neo-evangelical dead churches.
You won't find another article online like this. All of the articles I found were expressing sympathy for victims of a church split, as if it were a bad thing. My friend, the best thing that could ever happen to a lukewarm, dead, apostate, backslidden, carnal church is a church split!!! Good riddance to bad rubbish! Or in some cases, the Christian(s) whose right with the Lord ought to leave and move on. I know lukewarm Baptist churches who play church every Sunday, singing and going through all the motions, using counterfeit Bible versions, and teaching a satanic false plan of Lordship Salvation, et cetera. 1st Corinthians 14:38: “But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.” I didn't write this article to be unkind; but rather, to encourage anyone reading this that we need more church splits, to fight against the apostasy and heresy which has crept into many churches today. Heresy is creeping into our fundamental Baptist churches by the hour. Will you do your part to help STRENGTHEN THE THINGS THAT REMAIN!!!
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