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Horrible And Shocking

December 4, 2015


“A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way.”  Jeremiah 5: 30-31

Wow!  I find it amazing how this Old Testament passage just pegs most of the modern Traditional/Institutional “church”.  Much of what is being taught and “prophesied” in the “church” at large these days falls way short of being the authentic Truth in Love.  Nowadays we see “The Purpose Driven Life” being lauded as the way to go;  instead of the Spirit led life.  We see the extremes of works righteousness and total, ultimate grace being presented as the truth with very little balance to be found.  As always the three fold mantra of “Go to church, pay your tithe, and read your bible” seems to reign supreme.  Along with “submit” to the Pastor’s authority.  Reading the bible can be an extremely productive thing except when they say it must be read always and solely through the lens of proper “church” leadership and doctrine.  To them the top down hierarchy of leadership must always be preserved and by doing so they cripple the Body of Christ.   They teach primarily the things that lead only to being in bondage to the modern “church” system of doing things.  Sure there may be some exceptions, but on the whole many lies are being shared and propagated in the “church” today.

Priests, Pastor’s and others who rule by their own authority are holding the Body Of Christ back in numerous ways.  Ruling is a major problem in the “church” today.  Because in the New Testament those who God calls to help lead the church are supposed to do so by serving and NOT by ruling.  And they should serve only by HIS authority and NOT their own.  The only chain of command found in the New Testament is that JESUS is the ONLY King, Ruler and Head of His Church and we all follow Him.  True servants serve in the Body of Christ and we should only follow them as they follow Christ.  I will not follow a human Leader, but I will follow the Christ I find in other sisters and brothers in the Lord as they go about following Him.

Does God ever get sad?  I know that Jesus wept and was a man of many sorrows.  I think it is very sad that God’s people love that prophets prophesy lies and that Leaders are doing so by their own authority.  How dysfunctional is that?  A church that fosters co-dependency on it’s human Leaders instead of full and total dependency on Christ and Christ alone; is a very unhealthy church indeed.  I often weep for the Church and pray that it shall one day return to Jesus who is it’s first and only true love.  Don’t settle for any human substitutes!  Claim only Jesus as your King, Shepherd, Lord and follow only Him first and foremost.

Love and …..

Kirk Out !





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  1. Ramma permalink

    This is so true brother. I find that when one objects this message, they harbor the need to control and be above others. They may not realize it, but deep down it’s there. Thank you for your labor in the Lord!

  2. Are we creatures of habit or what??? All the more important to read the bible as a historical narrative of God’s relationship with humanity, and how often we screw it up! Nice post!

  3. 2trakmind permalink

    As I read the reference you used, my first thought was “this is as much for the Church today as it was back then. What I find deeply sad and even tragic, is that probably most Christian “leaders” who teach falsely are under the notion that what they are teaching is true and correct. How do they know? They’re own pastors and seminaries have told them so.

  4. Amen that is true

  5. Jonathan Lindvall permalink

    This is too true. Thanks for the moderating qualifier (Sure there may be some exceptions, but on the whole many lies are being shared and propagated in the “church” today). I wish the “exceptions” were more frequent, but though I can point to some, what you describe is way too often accurate. And the icing on this horrible cake is “and my people love it this way.” Lord, build Your church the way you long for her to be.

  6. The state the modern “church” finds itself in is indeed very tragic. Because she has drifted far away from her one true love Jesus. Instead of relationship she focuses on ceremony and dead rituals. Tonight I weep for her.

  7. It is Saul who is leading the ‘church’ today.

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