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The Show Must Not Go On

November 13, 2014

Greetings,

Jesus said:

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!  You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.”  Matthew 23: 15

Jesus did not hesitate to call out and denounce the religious leaders of his time.  Because instead of being beneficial servants and guides they had actually become stumbling blocks to whoever sought to follow the faith they represented. Rather than helping others find and walk in the ways of God they ended up hindering those who followed after them.

Can we really say that most leadership in the modern “church” today is much different?  Are we really making disciples after Christ today?  It seems to me that most folks are being taught to follow a religious system instead of Jesus today.  The Laws of the false “church” system are…go to “church”, pay your tithe, and follow the Pastor.  None of which are a true and necessary components of serving and following Jesus and His ways.

The western “church” in particular is in a sad state and its Leaders are not satisfied with the damage they have inflicted here.  No, they even send missionaries to inflict american greed and other damage to the natives of foreign countries.  I have been to Peru and witnessed first hand how “Christian” american’s have tried to bring western churchianity to the masses.  Just like McDonalds they seek to multiply their business and create franchises in other lands.  They preach something other than Jesus and attempt to build on a foundation other than Christ alone.  I have had friends go to Africa and see how sincere native “pastors” are turned into greedy traveling fund raisers instead of remaining true to the real call on their lives.  The American brand of Christianity is a poison to all who swallow their weak and watered down gospel.

Whenever money becomes a NEED of a church everything else gets tainted.  Everything!  When you come to the point of “needing” to pay a Pastor, build a building, or heat, cool and maintain an edifice..true ministry and servanthood are quickly thrown to the side in most cases.  True disciple making doesn’t have to cost a dime, it costs only your time and devotion to Christ and those who are seeking Him.

Wisdom cries out….Return to Jesus…your first love!  Throw off all the things that hinder and distract you from hearing His voice.  It is not about the Pastor, the buildings, the programs and the offerings.  It is simply about Christ and Him crucified.  It is time to follow Jesus and expose the hellish “church” system for what it is……When Jesus called the religious Leaders “hypocrites”…He was saying that they were ACTORS and not sincere about their call.  In the “church” today we lift up the actors because we want to be entertained.  Those who act best become Leaders and Pastors because they can appear to give a grand sermon, but is what they are acting out what we really need to hear?  I will say it one more time and then I am done…… Forget the actors and the show, and return to Jesus your first love!

Love and ….

Kirk Out !

P.s  Here is a quick update…. David Pantele who said I was a false teacher, a heretic, and that I was putting cyanide in the Kool Aid; in the comments section of my recent blog “There Is Only One King” also showed up on the Organic Church Movements group on facebook.  He continued his assault on me there and would not relent at all…to the point that the admin’s there had to remove him due to personal attacks.  However, I have not banned him from my blogsite.  Well now he has posted a youtube video called “Captain Kirk Is A Pagan”.  HIs main points of contention with me are that I see the Father, Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit as my final authority in all matters instead of elevating the bible to that place and that I also refuse to be under and submit to a human Pastor.  I find this very sad and hilarious at the same time, but it is exactly what happens when someone takes a very legalistic view of scripture.  The funny thing is that David wants me under someone’s authority, but he refused to submit to the authority of those who administer the facebook group.  Simple fact is that I am under the authority of Christ and I submit continually to my sibling peers in Christ out of reverence for Christ.  By doing so I have a very excellent circle of accountability and care.

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11 Comments
  1. "BK" permalink

    The word translated ‘hell’ in the opening verse is Gehenna. This was the garbage dump outside Jerusalem. Hence, I would translate it more like, “….and when he becomes one you fill him with twice as much garbage as when he started….”.
    Love, “BK”

  2. Kirk, Brother can w see this video or get the address to it. Sorry this took place on you.t des happen here in this world with attitudes of I am right and you are wrong attitudes of flesh fighting flesh dead Spirits. to me and not worth fighting as you did not do, thank you for that. Yes there are much Heresy today as was then as well and even before then I am sure of that.
    Regardless didn’t Christ say this about them the Pharisees, do as they say, they tell you the truth, just don’t do as they do? would this be true today as we are aware of this hypocrisy that is in place

  3. Ramma permalink

    I couldn’t even watch the whole video. He’s a liar. He couldn’t even look straight into the camera. Oh, and if we are going to cast stones and be called Pagan/heretic, then let’s cast this one………there is a Pagan Cross in a circle hanging on his wall behind him. Funny how those things find their way into “Christian homes”. Somehow he must have missed that Jesus IS The Good Shepherd…….and the ONLY One who can redeem us along with all of the care, guidance, love, etc that He gives day in and day out. How can anyone condemn a person for following Jesus? It’s a sad, sad day and yet a glorious one BECAUSE………it is a confirmation that you are on the right track brother! Keep up the good work! Blessings!

  4. Wayne Wilder permalink

    I shut it off when he said “you can’t be a believer in Jesus Christ and believe what he believes”. He claimed he didn’t want to misrepresent you, but then totally misrepresents you saying you don’t care what the Bible says, this is what Jesus told me. I know you care deeply what the Bible says as it leads us to the Christ and tells us of His Spirit who will lead us into all truth. The Bible doesn’t lead us, the Spirit leads us and the Bible points us to that Spirit of Truth. In Peter 1:20 it tells us that no scripture is of private interpretation “for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” So why should we hold on to one man’s private interpretation from the pulpit, when we have the Holy Spirit leading along with our brothers and sisters in Christ?

  5. randyblair2 permalink

    Don’t fret, Captain.
    Humans are so…illogical.

  6. CatherineS permalink

    I really dislike bullying, and that video is an attempt to smear Kirk and to continue the bullying tactics used on Kirk’s blog and in the Facebook group David was kicked out of. So…I reported the video to YouTube. Although I doubt YouTube will do anything based on one person reporting it, I did make my opinion known. 🙂

  7. Romans 12:14 [Full Chapter]

    Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

    Psalm 69:26

    For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.
    Psalm 119:86

    All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for I am being persecuted without cause.

    Psalm 119:157

    Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.

    Psalm 119:161

    [ ש Sin and Shin ] Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.

    Matthew 5:10

    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Matthew 5:11

    “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

    Matthew 5:12

    Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

    Matthew 5:44

    But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

    • "BK" permalink

      These were the verses I thought of too, Howard. “Adverse publicity’ can actually create enough curiosity in some they will check out what never would have before. The Lord will judge; we need not worry. I chose to not even watch the video (not saying that’s what others should or shouldn’t do). I appreciate Christopher’s comment that David is not blocked from here. Shows peace in the storm. Love, “BK”

      • Thank you remembering Christ died for all, and desires for all to come to a contrite heart and ask for the new life God is freely giving us and given us through Son for all with a contrite heart this is done

  8. I did not block David because I feel this was his very first exposure to a truly relational theology. Most in the institutional system are taught much more Law than Grace. Plus the truth in love really can’t be well presented in sermons or monologues. The give and take of an authentic conversation is what most people need to really grasp and begin to understand the ways of Christ and HIs true Body. I will continue to pray that David and others will find their way here for encouragement and exhortation.

  9. And Kirk Thank you, for it the love of God through his Children without condemnation that changes a man’s thought process to God’s view of things in whole. At least from where I am viewing this

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