The Show Must Not Go On
“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.