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Андрей Шибанов Leave Your Pastor

You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants of men. -1 Corinthians 7:23


Introduction

Have church leaders, pastors and priests wearied you by forcing to follow the church doctrine? Have members of your church ever slandered you? Have they excommunicated you from the church, the so called family and god’s kingdom?

Many believers have experienced this. I have confronted the believers but they said, “If you don’t like our church, then go to another church.” The religious organisations along with their pastors and members are corrupt.

Every religious organisation, the so called “church”, has its own doctrine and set of rules. Those are not the rules of God but of man. The pastor acts as god. Pastor calls his “church” a god’s kingdom. He determines who can be baptized, who can be a member of his “kingdom” and who must be excommunicated. Many faithful believers are wearied by their pastors.

Disobedience to the pastor means sure excommunication. Pastor fears rebellion against him. Just like a dictator, he sets up “church” rules. Pastor spies on everyone to make sure people follow him.

I have attended many worship services in different religious organizations and I saw how arrogant and prideful are those pastors. They love to be praised. Members speak of them in this manner, “Jesus Christ is in heaven, but the leader is on earth.” They exalt their leaders and pastors above God. Those leaders are the pastor-idols.

Paul, in his letter to the Thessalonians, wrote about the man of lawlessness, about the son of destruction:

Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. -2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

Christ was sent by God and He seeks the will of God. Jesus humbled himself. The man of lawlessness opposes God, exalts himself above everything, takes his seat in the temple of God and proclaims himself to be God. Pastors do the same.

I have observed leaders, pastors and priests, and I have seen myself how they oppose God. Pastors are careful to ensure that believers follow the doctrine of their religious organization and do not deviate from the rules established within the organization. The pastor also requires that the “church” service be held only in his presence. The pastor does not allow believers to gather together without his presence or the one appointed by him.

The pastor exalts himself above other believers, claiming that only he is the minister, and the rest are just parishioners, the mere church members. In fact, the priesthood is given to all those who believe in God and follow Christ. God did not divide believers into priesthood and church members. God gave priesthood to everyone who followed Jesus.

You are the temple of God. The head over you must be Christ. The pastor comes to you and takes the place of judge among you. The pastor excommunicates believers from the church and so called god's kingdom, although God did not give him this authority. Only God has the right to judge believers.

Christ did not send leaders, pastors and priests, but they came themselves. Neither Christ nor the apostles created pastoral positions.

As you can see, leaders, pastors, and priests act in the same way as the man of lawlessness. Pastors and this man of lawlessness Paul wrote about are led by the same spirit. Their deeds are the same.

Jesus honored the God of his fathers, but the pastor does not honor God. The pastor is concerned about collecting more money from you to build a temple, and they don't care about the poor. When he helps the poor, he does it in such a way that everyone sees his alms and praises him.

Christ cleansed the temple and drove everyone out of it, but the pastor defiles the temple of God, that is, you. The pastor demands that you do not seek the will of God, but ask for "advice" and "blessings" from him. This is how he defiles you.

Christ ministered to the needy, but the pastor robs the poor. Many bring tithing to the pastor, even when they have no money themselves.

People give the pastor the last what they have. The pastor claims that these contributions are a gift to God, although God did not require the gifts to be given to the pastors. Whoever wants to make a gift to God – let him give his donation to the poor.

Christ was rejected by the people, but the pastor is accepted and loved by the people. People idolize pastors.

Christ was killed for the people. The pastor attacks and pushes out of the temple those who oppose him. The pastor closely monitors that believers live according to the doctrine of the organization. The temple, where believers gather, is registered in the name of the pastor, organization or pastor’s servant, so this allows pastor to act as a master and treat you as his slave.

The pastor in many ways opposed himself to God and Christ. Christ ascended to heaven, but the pastor will descend into the Lake of Fire. This is because the pastor teaches what Christ did not teach, and what Christ taught he rejects. The pastor persecutes those who oppose him. He took the place of God, judges the believers and robs the poor.

God sent delusion on many. The believers followed their church leaders, pastors and priests. They refuse to hear the truth. They are the self-righteous ones who don't want to hear anything against their "faith" and their pastor. Many of them are aware of the dark things that are happening in their organization, but they prefer to remain silent about it – they enjoy evil. God will judge them. Here is what Paul wrote about believers, who followed the lawless one:

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. -2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

In this book, I will expose religious organisations, church leaders, priests, pastors as well as members who serve them.

Church

In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. – Ephesians 2:22

The devil has plotted to conquer believers through the false doctrines of their organizations, the so-called churches. The devil’s plot to conquer saints is in line with the prophecy:

Also it [beast] was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. – Revelation 13:7-8

The church doctrine lead you away from Christ because there are no other approved by God doctrines apart from the doctrine of Jesus Christ. Paul in his letter to Timothy requested him to make sure that believers follow no other doctrine except the one they preached:

As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, -1 Timothy 1:3

It is a fact that majority of believers are divided by the different types of religious organizations, the so-called churches, with a variety of their traditions, dogmas, rules and doctrines. The Antichrist are the church leaders, pastors and priests who have replaced Christ and preached the doctrine of their organization. Those church leaders act as a government. They appoint staff responsible for finances, new projects and expanding of the organization. They have ushers at their service who take care of people during the worship service and turning into security team when required. The “constitution” of those churches is their doctrine, whether it’s written or unwritten. All those little governments are so far from “ekklesia” (the Greek term for church) which has been described in the Scriptures. No wonder, all those churches have taken roots in Roman Catholicism which ruled the world for centuries, being a government itself. Some Catholic members became dissatisfied with the Catholic doctrine and have created new organizations, rejecting some Catholic practices but adapting others. Martin Luther, the ex-Catholic priest, refuted many of Catholic teachings but still left quite a number: Holy Communion, Worship Service, hierarchy, church building, worship songs, etc. Jesus has never created all these organizations but they have been created by human hands. Jesus said to Peter:

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. – Matthew 16:18

Paul writes that church is the body of Christ:

And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church [ekklesia], which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. – Ephesians 1:22-23

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. – 1 Corinthians 12:27

So, the fellowship of believers is not an organization, neither a religion, nor a denomination, even not a movement, but disciples of Christ joined together in Spirit. It's the body of Christ. You are the people who build it up if you follow the teaching of Jesus:

And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God. – Luke 13:29

You must not build or rent designated temples for worship because you must worship God in spirit and truth. The scripture is clear:

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. -John 4:24

Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands… – Acts 7:48

You must neither pay believers salary for teaching and leading you. God gives those gifts of teaching and leading to whomever He wants to give. Do not try to purchase those gifts from God. If you give your money in form of tithes to church leaders, you will perish along with your money:

But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!” – Acts 8:2

Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” He emphasized the spiritual power of His church, so even hell shall not prevail against it. Therefore, it cannot be controlled by men, for example church leaders, influential people, governmental authorities or any other forces of this world.

Divide and rule

Since the church is a spiritual body, who are the ones misleadingly call themselves church nowadays? A church nowadays called a temple, human-made organization with its distinctive doctrine.

“Divide and rule” – this is a well-known principle which devil uses to pervert the gospel of Christ. By dividing believers into religious organizations based on different doctrines, these denominations oblige believers to follow their ungodly ways. Church leaders under the threat of disfellowshipping request disciples of Christ not to associate themselves with other believers outside of their organization. They tell you concerning other believers, “They have different faith”, but it’s not about the faith they are concerned. Church leaders are concerned the most about unity in their organization. Their traditions, practices, and doctrine within the organization must be the same.

This false teaching about different churches but one faith or universal church has led disciples away from Jesus into the hands of the Antichrist: church leaders, pastors and priests.

The way for disciples of Christ to overcome division is to break the spiritual dependence on any human-made religious organizations, denominations and movements. You must study the Scriptures daily, refute ungodly teachings and traditions, fellowship with other believers away from the influence of religious organizations and its leaders. God called you to be united in Spirit with other believers:

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. – 1 Corinthians 12:13

Do not drink of the spirit of different religious organizations, but drink of one Spirit. The fellowship is crucial for all disciples of Christ to support and to encourage one another but do it away from these organizations.

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. – Hebrews 3:13

And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him-a threefold cord is not quickly broken. – Ecclesiastes 4:12

When someone apart from church leaders, pastors or priests attempts to teach you publicly, your church leaders disfellowship or drug him out. No freedom to teach means no Spirit of the Lord among you:

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. – 2 Corinthians 3:17

Believers have turned from God to follow their church leaders. The ways of your church leaders with their doctrines, dogmas and traditions lead you to nowhere. Jesus is the only way:

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. -John 14:6

Source of division

This division was created by Roman Catholicism who built numerous temples for believers and called it church buildings or simply churches. They obliged believers to attend those temples instead of growing in the knowledge of God. They did not allow people to study the word of God because they did not want anyone to know the truth. They called their temple ceremonies a worship service, church service or Holy Mass and taught that by attending it, you are actually worshipping the Lord. What a lie!

According to the Scriptures, there was only one church in each town: Corinth, Laodicea, Rome and all others. Were there many churches in the city of Rome? Only one. Were there many churches in the city of Ephesus? Only one. All disciples of Christ in each town used to fellowship with one another without the division you can observe today:

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. – Ephesians 4:4-6

The churches can be divided only by geographical reasons. Followers of Christ in one region fellowship with each other and together they make up the church:

To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. – Romans 1:7

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. – 1 Thessalonians 1:1

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons. I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. – 3 John 1:9– Philippines 1:1

Unless you want to expose those religious organizations, do not even mention their names. These are the gods leading you away from Christ by their false doctrines.

Pay attention to all that I have said to you and make no mention of the names of other gods, nor let it be heard on your lips. – Exodus 23:13

Prophecy about so-called churches

Roman Catholicism has been described in the book of Revelation as a “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations”:

And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: "Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations." – Revelation 17:5

It is because Roman Catholicism has developed a doctrine and practices which God hates. Since long time back, it has been supported by different governments and spread to all the continents. God compares false teachings and practices to a sexual immorality:

with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk." -Revelation 17:2

And the angel said to me, "The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages. -Revelation 17:15

It used to persecute believers by excommunicating and sentencing them to death, and even now it has the same practice of excommunication:

And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I marveled greatly. -Revelation 17:6

The capital of Roman Catholicism is Rome, a city on seven hills or mountains:

This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated – Revelation 17:9

And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth. – Revelation 17:18

It has a lot of gold and jewels and pearls. Roman Catholic priests are adorned in purple and scarlet:

The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. – Revelation 17:4

All so-called churches have derived from Catholicism and adapted its demonic practices. God describes them as prostitutes whose mother is Roman Catholicism.

The Antichrist

I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. – 3 John 1:9

Church leaders, pastors and priests have replaced Christ with their personality and by doing so, they have become the Antichrist. The Antichrist does not only mean “against” Christ but also “in place of” Christ. The Antichrist is not only a single individual but a group of people. John the Evangelist warned believers that the Antichrist is coming in the last days, which means now:

Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. – 1 John 2:18

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. – 2 John 1:7

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. -1 John 4:2-3

Those positions derived from Catholicism. Catholics speak of pope as of a Vicar of Christ (from Latin “Vicarius Christi”) which means an earthly representative of Christ. Church leaders, pastors and priests pretend to be the representatives of Christ on earth. Why have you believed them? Church leaders charge those who confront them with rebellion. When loyal to church leaders people say, “Jesus Christ is in heaven, but church leaders are on earth,” they admit that they serve their leaders.

The Lord and Savior is not a church leader but Jesus Christ. Church leaders, pastors and priests are not for the good of believers. The only true position in the church is the position of an elder or overseer. They pretend to be elders but domineering over believers contrary to the will of God:

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock. – Peter 5:1-3

Elder must not dominate over disciples of Christ. Paul used to teach Timothy and Titus what qualities overseer must possess. It is important to note that the husband of one wife means not that an elder must necessarily be married, but that if he married, he must have only one wife. An elder can be single, just like Paul was unmarried too.

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach… – 1 Timothy 3:2

Timothy and Titus used to visit churches to appoint elders. They did not appoint anyone on such awkward positions as a church leader, pastor, priest, deacon, chairman, evangelist and others:

This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you. – Titus 1:5

Elders must not appoint believers on the position of an elder. Elders are appointed by knowledgeable and trusted brothers in Christ from another city. A trusted believer must come to a town and look for those who are qualified for the position of an elder and only after that appoint one.

You must reject the authority of church leaders, pastors and priests. The elders must be the kind of servants who can easily be reproved if their teaching is not in line with the teaching of Christ and apostles. They should be mature, wise, kind and able to teach.

The elders must not collect money from believers and use this money as a tool to rule over people. The fellowship of believers is free of charge. When money is collected to help someone, other believers must take charge of it, not the elders. Elders must only oversee.

Small group leaders and “disciplers”

There are no such positions as deacon, small group, cell group or bible talk leader in the church. All these positions have been created by church leaders to dominate over believers. Small group leaders report to church leaders, creating a hierarchy among believers which Christ detests.

In the same way, the recently introduced by modern religious organizations position of a discipler aims to build up a hierarchy like never before. The doctrine of those organisations states that every believer must have a discipler. Discipler means a mentor or spiritual father who dominates over a believer and reports to the small group leader. You must reject the illegitimate authority of a discipler because the only authority over you is Christ:

And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. – Matthew 23:9

Being a slave to church leaders, pastors and priests is a heavy burden. They put a yoke on believers, requesting them to obey their ungodly burdensome commands. You must take the yoke of Christ instead:

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. – Matthew 11:28-30


Different gifts

If you want to be more valuable in God's eyes then you must desire the greater gifts. For example, you can teach multitude of believers in different cities or speak the truth on behalf of the Lord; you can teach; you can even do miracles and healings; you can serve people with your skills or possessions. You can do all according to the gifts you received from God.

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. – 1 Corinthians 12:27-31

As you can see from the above Scripture, an apostle, prophet, and teacher are the top three gifts. These three gifts are about teaching because God wants people to know Him and worship Him in spirit and truth:

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. – John 4:24

When a church leader divides believers into groups and appoints a head over each group, it means that a church leader is domineering over you. Do not give away your freedom which was given to you by Christ. Let no one lord over you:

You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants of men. -1 Corinthians 7:23

Disciples of Jesus Christ must teach each other, encourage each other, and take care of each other with love. This is the godly way to build up the church:

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Small groups

The church leaders argue that the practice of dividing believers into small groups derived from Moses who divided Israelites into groups and appointed a judge over them. They refer to the below Scripture:

So Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said. Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. And they judged the people at all times. Any hard case they brought to Moses, but any small matter they decided themselves. Then Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went away to his own country. – Exodus 18:24-27

If you look who gave Moses this advice, you will realize that this was Moses’ father-in-law by the name Jethro, the pagan priest who knew very little about God:

Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel his people, how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt. – Exodus 18:1

Jethro was not supposed to give any advice about The Lord whom he did not know and Moses was not supposed to listen to the advice of his pagan father-in-law. Even though God did not say anything against it, the same type of hierarchy is not acceptable with Christ who is much greater than Moses. Christ detested any sort of hierarchy, but church leaders claim that early church always had small group leaders when they gathered at homes. This is not true. Apostles never requested believers to appoint any sort of small group leaders, so why would disciples have them?

Sheep of Christ

Do not be misled by church leaders, pastors and priests, who claim to be the ones appointed by Christ to take care of believers. They assume to be shepherds and they call other believers their flock. They use words of Christ to Peter as a basis to support their false doctrine:

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs." He said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go." (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, "Follow me." – John 21:15-19

From the above Scripture, Jesus instructed Peter to feed and tend His sheep. Jesus Christ did not give away His sheep to Peter. He said, “Feed my sheep”. You are the sheep of Christ and He did not pass you over to anyone. Jesus appointed Peter to be a shepherd, to serve the needs of His sheep. Church leaders, pastors and priests have erroneously assumed that they have a given by God right to rule over the believers, forcing people to follow the traditions of their organizations, as well as obey their own commands. True elders of the church will never force people to obey them but convince them with the words of wisdom, just like apostle Peter used to convince others:

So, I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. – 1 Peter 5:1-4

Church “leader”

Don’t call anyone apart from Christ a leader of the church! Do not be confused about the terms leader of the church and leader in the church. The Leader and the Head of the church is Christ, but any believer can be a leader in the church.

God exalted him [Christ] at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. -Acts 5:31

And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. – Colossians 1:18

The church does not require any other head apart from Christ. Don’t be misled, whoever named a leader of the church or church leader is the Antichrist who occupies Jesus’ position.

Some people have a right to call themselves a leader of a religious organization, but those organizations are not the church. Church leaders are in direct conflict with Jesus Christ because they assumed the position of the head of the church, the Christ. The title leader often replaced with other titles such as pastor, priest, father or reverent father, deacon, discipler, small group leader, preacher, chairman, etc. All these titles are about the same: to emphasize the superiority of one believer over another. There is no hierarchy in the church apart from Jesus being the head of it. Jesus Christ and apostles never taught about such positions but these positions derived from Roman Catholicism. Roman Catholics were among first to introduce such positions as a priest, deacon, pope, pontiff, cardinal and many others. Roman Catholic religious organization have directly influenced many other religious organizations who adapted the practices of their Catholic mother church.

Instead of titles, you must use your gifts from God to serve others:

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. – 1 Corinthians 12:28

The author of the book of Hebrews a few times used the word leader. The author never used the tittle leader of the church but he meant leader in the church:

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. – Hebrews 13:7

Jesus clearly explained who the leaders in the church are:

And he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. – Luke 22:25-26

Jesus came to serve people. He washed the feet of his disciples, showing an example of a good attitude among believers. He set a new standard for the people of God. You must serve others and let no one call you a church leader.

Don’t forget Jesus Christ has paid a high price for you. You must decline any spiritual authority of men over you and become not a slave of them. You belong to whom you obey. Whom do you want to be: a slave to Christ and receive eternal life or slave to a church leader (the Antichrist) and receive eternal condemnation?

Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. – Psalm 146:3-4

Excommunication

…ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. – 2 Peter 3:16

Disfellowshipping, shunning, expelling and excommunication practices are all demonic practices which serve the purpose of persecuting those who reject the doctrine of the organisation. The disfellowshipping practice is the favorite tool of the Antichrist to fight those who oppose them in their falsehood and wickedness.

Church leaders excommunicate others and believers are fine with it. According to the church leaders, pastors and priests, a deviation from the doctrine and traditions of the church is considered to be a sin of division. This is not true. Division occurs only when someone teaches contrary to the doctrine of Christ, not the doctrine of the organization. Jesus Christ condemned the traditions which made void the word of God:

thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do. – Mark 7:13

Initially, the excommunication practice was developed by the Catholic Church. At the time of the Inquisition, the Catholic Church used to excommunicate many whom they perceived as a threat to the organization. They used to request a state to kill those they have excommunicated. When some discontent Catholic members have created new churches, the excommunication practice has been passed on to these new organizations but under different names: disfellowshipping, shunning, expelling, ostracizing, banishing, etc.

On this picture by Cristiano Banti (1857), Galileo facing the Roman Catholic Inquisition.

Catholic Church leadership convicted of heresy, excommunicated and condemned Galileo Galilei, who correctly claimed that the earth moves around the sun. The Catholic leadership thought otherwise and put Galileo under house arrest, where he remained until his death.

Galileo was forced to refute his teachings on the rotation of the earth and signed the document while on his knees before the inquisition:

I, Galileo Galilei, son of the late Vincenzio Galilei of Florence, aged seventy years, being brought personally to judgment and kneeling before you, Most Eminent and Most Reverend Lords, Cardinals, General Inquisitors of the Universal Christian Republic against heretical depravity having before my eyes the Holy Gospels which I touch with my own hands, swear, that I have always believed, and, with the help of God, will in future belief, every article which the holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Rome holds, teaches, and preaches because it has been signified to me that the said doctrine that I held is repugnant to the Holy Scriptures.

Namely that, I held and believed that the sun is the centre of the world and immovable, and that the earth is not the centre and is movable. I am willing to remove from the minds of your Eminences, and of every Catholic Christian, this vehement suspicion rightly entertained towards me, therefore, with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, I abjure, curse, and detest the said errors and heresies, and generally every other error and sect contrary to the said Holy Catholic Church;      


At Rome, in the convent of Minerva, 22nd June, 1634, I Galileo Galilei have abjured as above with my own hand.

As it turned out, Galileo was correct and Catholic members were wrong. The earth indeed rotates around the sun. Catholic Church leadership, particularly pope John Paul II, admitted their fault only in 1992 which is 358 years after Galileo's imprisonment. It shows how prideful and arrogant church leaders are.

Disfellowshipping practice in modern organizations

The modern churches operate in a similar manner. The difference is that modern churches are acting separately from the government, so the church leaders are unable to kill their opponents anymore like it used to happen at the time of Inquisition when Catholic Church had an extremely high influence on the state, being a government itself.

Church leaders disfellowship others for a variety of reasons: sin, disobedience to church leaders, marriage to a non-member, showing not enough commitment to the organization and many other. Clergy request ushers or building security staff to restrict access to the meeting place for the disfellowshipped one. They command ushers or building security staff, “We don’t welcome him.” Church leaders might call the police and request them to arrest the disfellowshipped one charging him or her with trespassing the private territory – the church building. Those who choose an online platform to speak against church leaders or their doctrine might be charged with social media violations or slander.

When church leaders disfellowship those in sin, they often quote the below scripture:

But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler – not even to eat with such a one. -1 Corinthians 5:11

The above scripture does not speak of oppression, but just not to associate. Some of the disfellowshipped ones even commit suicide due to the feeling of being rejected by a family which is not a family at all.

Amber Sawyer was just 8 years old when her sister committed suicide. She was watching cartoons on the living room floor of her Mississippi home when she heard the bang. She went to investigate and found her 21-year-old sister, Donna, dead in her bed. She had shot herself in the heart with their father’s hunting rifle weeks after being excommunicated by their church for getting engaged to a non-church member. On this picture, Amber pointing on the photo of her singer Donna.

Another church member Kaye was in her early 20s when her friend committed suicide after being disfellowshipped for getting pregnant out of wedlock. The woman was 20 years old and seven months pregnant at the time. Kaye said her friend tried to get back into the church, but the elders told her, “No, you need more time. You’re not qualified to come back.“ (Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses break silence on shunning: 'My mother treats me like I'm dead', 2020)

When church leaders disfellowship some of their opponents, they quote the below scripture:

As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned. – Titus 3:10-11

Church leaders, just like Catholic Inquisition, are twisting the same Scripture for heresy-hunting. Speaking the truth is not a sin of division, just like church leaders, pastors and priests claim, and by doing so they reveal their love for falsehood. You must be aware of church leaders and some others among you who are ignorant and lawless. They twist the Scriptures to achieve their wicked goals:

And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. You, therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your stability. – 2 Peter 3:15-17

Do not let these ignorant people carry you away by their demonic arguments. Disfellowshipping is a false practice used by these greedy for power church leaders to eliminate their opponents, to protect their organization.

Even before the creation of Catholic Church organization in the fourth century and other so-called churches later, the form of excommunication has already been practiced. The chief priests and Pharisees have arrested Jesus Christ and executed him. They said:

Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish." – John 11:50

So with the church leaders and their followers, their foolishness will be known to many.

“Church family” exposed

…for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. – 1 John 4:20

Jesus Christ and apostles taught you that no one can love God if he does not love his brothers in Christ! Your church leaders mislead you by saying that the members of your organization are one big family in Christ: Catholic family, Baptist family, ICOC family, etc. There are many disciples of Jesus Christ whom you do not know just because they do not belong to your organization, and they still do the will of God, but your church leaders instruct you to ignore them.

Don’t you know that even Satanists love members of their demonic organizations? For example, ex-satan worshipper and now a fellow disciple of Christ by the name John Ramirez writes in his book “Out of Devil’s Cauldron” that when he was in devil-worshipping, he had a close relationship with Satan whom he called daddy. He used to obey Satan and do all the magic rituals required from him while being a priest of dark forces. He said that he had all the love and acceptance within his organization, but it was a demonic and superficial love which was not love at all. John continues to expose the dark world he used to live in so that all disciples of Christ will know how the devil operates and repent from their demonic practices. Similarly, you love and accept only members of your religious organization.

You must love all the disciples of Christ. Start meeting believers in your town and build a friendship with them based on the teaching of Christ, not the doctrine of the organization. Forsake your religious organization’s brotherhood because this is not a family in Christ. Your family in Christ are all those who do the will of the Father. Without love for other believers, you will not be able to love God:

And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. -1 John 4:21

The false practice of Communion

'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me -Matthew 15:8

Holy Communion or simply Communion is another false practice that you follow. Jesus Christ never spoke about Communion but commanded to remember Him with the wine and bread. Communion is the Catholic practice which disciples of Christ accepted for their own shame. They turned a time of having a meal together with the believers into a godless ceremony.

You will not be able to find this term and practice in the Scriptures. During the Communion practice, church leader or an appointed by him person goes forward and delivers a pompous speech about Jesus and the cross. Church leaders forbid to interrupt the speaker during the Communion ceremony. Jesus Christ never commanded this to occur but it derived from Catholicism when a priest comes forward and delivers a Communion speech to Catholic temple visitors. You should not be like Catholic members. Here what disciples did when they gathered together, so you too must remember Christ by having a meal together, eating bread and drinking wine with the joyful heart:

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. – Matthew 26:26-29

Why do you need to remember Christ by meeting together?

Jesus Christ commanded you to remember Him with the bread and wine for the reasons highlighted below:

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. – Matthew 26:26-29

When do you need to gather together?

You must remember Christ by having a meal together with other believers, eat bread and drink wine at the evening time:

When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve. – Matthew 26:20

It’s not wise to drink wine in the morning, neither Jews used to do it:

For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. – Acts 2:15

The third hour of the day – that is, about nine o'clock in the morning.

Where should you gather together?

You must remember Christ with the bread and wine at home. You should not meet at the temple which misleadingly called church building or simply church.

Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?" He said, "Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, 'The Teacher says, my time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.'" And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover. – Acts 2:46

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts. – Matthew 26:17-19

With whom?

You must remember Christ in the company of other disciples. You must not invite unbelievers to remember Christ because they do not recognize Him.

Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?" He said, "Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, 'The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.'" And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover. – Matthew 26:17-19

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you.” – Matthew 26:26-27

Not proclaiming the kingdom of God

…and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. – Luke 9:2

You must go and proclaim the kingdom of God teaching others to observe all that Jesus Christ commanded you. More than this, you must go for the journey taking nothing with you according to the command of Christ:

And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. And he said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics. And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them. – Luke 9:1-5

And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age”. – Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus sent you to proclaim the kingdom of God taking nothing with you. You must not receive anything from unbelievers because fellow disciples of Jesus Christ in town must provide for your needs. In the letter of John to Gaius, John thanks Gaius for providing for brothers and sisters who went out on the gospel proclaiming trip:

Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you. They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God. It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth. – 3 John 1:5-8

You must also welcome traveling believers in your home because they went for the sake of the Name.

False apostles and prophets

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers. – Ephesians 4:11

You must have proven apostles, meaning the teachers who do the job of Paul and Barnabas among you. Jesus Christ inspires people for this work even nowadays. You need them to teach the church, refute false teachings and practices and expose the false prophets among you. Sound teaching has a high importance. New converts can easily lose their salvation if, once baptized, church leaders will lead them astray with their false teachings:

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves. – Matthew 23:15

You must not be confused with the original twelve apostles whom Jesus personally appointed while He walked the earth in a physical body. This is the definition of the word ”apostle”:

An apostle (/d'ppsdl/), in its most literal sense, is an emissary, from Greek anooToAoq (apostolos), literally "one who is sent off", from the verb anooTsAAsiv (apostellein), "to send off". The purpose of such sending off is usually to convey a message, and thus "messenger" is a common alternative translation; other common translations include "ambassador" and "envoy". – Wikipedia

So, who are the apostles in our time? These are the well- known teachers who influence believers around the world. If you ignore their sound teaching, then you ignore the voice of God for every apostle speaks on God’s behalf. You have the Scriptures to check if the words they speak are from God, the same way as Bereans used to examine the Scriptures:

Now these Jews [Bereans] were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. – Acts 17:11

This is important because even a well-known and reputed teachers might go astray and teach falsely, leading you away from the sound doctrine of Christ.

Speaking to the church leaders

Majority of the believers who receive the revelations from the Lord, instead of teaching the church directly, go to church leaders, pastors or priests to deliver their revelation to them alone. You must never do this. When Paul used to write letters to churches, he addressed all the disciples of Jesus Christ, not elders alone. Paul never communicated with the elders alone trying to solve an issue of entire church. In fact, the names of the elders are not even mentioned in the Scriptures! Even when he wrote the letters to Timothy and Titus addressing some church issues, they were his fellow workers and not the elders of the church. The below Scriptures clearly show whom Paul addressed in his letters:

Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus… – 1 Corinthians 1:1

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus… – Ephesians 1:1

Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead – and all the brothers who are with me, To the churches of Galatia… – Galatians 1:1

As you can see from above letters, Paul addressed churches, not the elders. So with you, if you want to prophesy, then you must teach the church publicly. Don't fear the Antichrist: church leaders, pastors and priests but fear God instead.

Pastor pushes the opponent

True apostles or teachers will never advocate the use of physical force against their opponents. They must destroy the arguments of their opponents, for the war of believers is not against the flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of evil:

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. – Ephesians 6:12

It is a common practice for church leaders, pastors and priests to request ushers or building security staff to drag people out from the meeting place for opposing them. By doing so, they reveal their love for violence. They also call police and charge person with trespassing the private territory of their religious organization.

Exposing false apostle Dr John Oakes

One of the false apostles which I have encountered in my life is Dr John Oakes. Dr John Oakes is a well-known teacher, author of books on apologetics, who runs a website: www.evidenceofchristianity.org. Dr John Oakes advocates the use of physical force against disciples of Christ, forbids reproving church leaders and teaches to support church leaders even when they are wrong.

When I opposed some church leaders for lording over believers, Dr John Oakes, being a friend to some of them, requested to physically remove me:

You have been asked to leave. That is exactly what you should do. If you refuse to do so, then you give the group there no choice but to physically remove you. What else can they do? That would be on you, not on them. I am sure they will not use any more force than is required if you physically resist leaving. Let me suggest a better option: Move on to another group which is closer to what you believe and practice. – Dr John Oakes

Few weeks later, he wrote an article making this statement:

My role is to support what the leaders are doing, even when I do not completely agree with what they are doing. – Dr John Oakes (What Should I Do To Become a Christian Teacher? by John Oakes | Douglas Jacoby, 2020)

Being a “restorationist” himself (Wikipedia: John Oakes (apologist)), Dr John Oakes follows the following teaching:

Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.

The truth is that the scripture is never silent, for the word of God is living and active:

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12

John Oakes also forbids reproving elders in the church.


Below is Dr John Oakes’s response to me via email:

The Bible tells us to not publicly challenge an elder (1 Timothy 5:17-21). It is right there in the Bible, so you might want to consider this teaching. I believe, however, that all members ought to be able to challenge their elder in private. The advice in 1 Timothy 5 is that you do this in the presence of one or two others, not alone, but I am not sure that this is an exact formula we ought to follow for every situation. – Dr John Oakes

Dr John Oakes misinterpreted the Scripture (Timothy 5:20), which he himself provided to me. According to the same Scripture (Timothy 5:20), elders who persist in sin must be reproved publicly:

But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning. – 1 Timothy 5:20

You should not tolerate false teachers such as John Oakes but you must reprove them publicly for others to beware of them:

I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. – Revelation 2:2

Offering to idols

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. – James 1:27

Tithes and contributions you collect are not going to the poor of this world, all those money do not even go to the needy among you. Instead, you pay salary to organization’s leaders, pastors and priests, you build temples or rent meeting halls. You have erroneously assumed that church leaders, pastors and priests are representatives of God on earth, so that is why you give your tithes to them. They do not represent God but only their religious organizations. They are the Antichrist who are powerful just because some naive people give them their money.

The truth is that possessing a building, renting a meeting space and paying salary to church leaders are all false practices which are ungodly and harmful to disciples of Jesus Christ. God does not dwell in houses made by hands:

Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says. – Acts 7:48

Giving tithes to God

It is good to give the first fruits of one's labor to God. Even before the law of Moses, Abel already gave 10% of his first fruits to God and Lord accepted it. Jacob also gave 10% to Melchizedek, the priest of the Lord. The act of giving to the Lord is not regulated by any law but a natural act of gratitude to God. If you want to give your offering to the Lord, give your money to the poor of this world or needy disciples of Jesus Christ.

But now as for what is inside you–be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you. – Luke 11:41 (NIV)

God will bless you for what you offer, and you will receive many times more of what you have given. When you give, do it with a cheerful heart:

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:7

You must give your tithes to God, not to the Antichrist. Do not give your tithes to church leaders! They are not the representatives of God on earth. They are not the priesthood. Christ is the priest and you all are His royal priesthood:

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. -1 Peter 2:9

This Scripture shows that when you give to the poor, you give to Christ:

"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.' "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.' And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." – Matthew 25:31-46

Contribution

Tithes are given to God by helping the poor, but a contribution is collected for supplying the needs of believers. It is a one-time money collection, a relief rather than a monthly obligation. Paul in his second letter to the church in Corinth spoke about the need of giving. He asked the church in Corinth to contribute money for the needs of believers in Jerusalem:

So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for the gift you have promised, so that it may be ready as a willing gift, not as an exaction. – 2 Corinthians 9:5

Believers also used to sell their possessions and distribute proceeds to those in need:

And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. – Acts 2:45

You must not collect contributions to pay salaries to the Antichrist: church leaders, pastors and priests. Act of paying a salary to a church leader is an attempt to buy a gift of teaching. God gives revelations to disciples of Christ freely. Why would you pay a person for him to teach you? Do you assume that by paying that person, God will speak exclusively through him? You are mistaken, God speaks through whom he wants to speak. In fact, God will never speak through a person who turns teaching God’s word into a fortune.

But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! – Acts 8:20

The people whom you can support with money, food and homestay are evangelists who travel to proclaim the gospel, not the Antichrist among you: church leaders, pastors and priests:

Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings? In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel. -1 Corinthians 9:13-14

Neither you must give your money for construction or renting temples. Disciples of Jesus Christ must meet at public places freely, no need to collect money for that purpose. Public places are good for fellowship and homes are good for breaking the bread and prayers. Give your contributions to those in need and God will abundantly bless you.

For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. – 2 Corinthians 9:12

Example of manipulation with tithes and contributions

I have observed that believers use terms tithes and contributions interchangeably. They do not find a difference between these terms. According to the false doctrine, all tithes/contributions are collected regularly and used for staff salary, rent and food. They collect tithes/contributions and spend it for themselves. When they help the poor, each member does it from his own pocket after tithes/contributions are paid to the organization. They help poor people very little because they have already spent 10% or less of their income for themselves. I have encountered a group which collected a good amount of money for believers in Pakistan, Yemen and Sudan, but the money they sent was not for the food. The money they collected had been spent for the construction of temples despite of obvious need in these countries affected by war.

Persecuting prophets

And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy– Acts 2:17-18

God always spoke through prophets and even now He continues to speak to believers through them. Jesus Christ and John the Baptist were not the last prophets as some of you have assumed.

There were prophets before Jesus walking on earth, at the time of Jesus and after His resurrection as well, so they are present among you even now. Prophets teach believers obedience to God. To prophesy means to predict, to reveal by divine inspiration or to speak as a prophet. It is not a sin to say “I have a message from the Lord” and whoever receives revelations from God must deliver it to people. These Scriptures talk about the gift of prophecy and prophets:

Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the believers. – Acts 15:32

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. – Romans 12:16

Whoever persecute prophets, wages war with God himself. David said:

…he allowed no one to oppress them [prophets]; he rebuked kings on their account, saying, "Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm! – Psalms 105:14-15

And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy – Acts 2:17-18

The above Scripture clearly says that God will send prophets to us in the last days. Do you think the last days that apostle Paul was talking about are still far away? No, the last days are now. You should not neglect the gift of prophecy that God has given to some people among you. You must let prophets speak publicly without hindrance and oppression:

So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. But all things should be done decently and in order. – 1 Corinthians 14:39

In this Scripture, it says that you must earnestly desire to prophesy. Why do you persecute prophets whom God inspired to teach you then? God inspired prophets to guide you, not to harm you. Very few prophets are bold enough to talk openly despite strong opposition from the Antichrist: church leaders, pastors and priests. More often, prophets do not speak up for the fear of them.

Why leaders of your organizations do not recognize prophets when God clearly says that He will send prophets to you? They erroneously assumed that God speaks through them alone. Jesus Christ already warned you about such people:

”Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering”. – Luke 11:52

But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. – Matthew 23:13

Do not be surprised that leaders of your organization are false prophets themselves who don't allow prophets of God to speak publicly. Being arrogant and prideful, they convince you that Lord speaks through them alone but they are wrong. Church leaders will receive their reward in full.

You must let two or three believers come in front when you gather together and let them prophesy. Those believers who come with their revelations are the prophets. This is the order of speaking in the church:

Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said. If a revelation is made to another sitting there, let the first be silent. For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged, and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets. – 1 Corinthians 14:29-32

You must let women prophesy

God has poured a Holy Spirit on both men and women to prophesy:

And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams… – Acts 2:17

If a woman has a revelation, you must allow her to speak up publicly. Do not deny women to prophesy. To prophesy means to teach when ones are inspired by God. You must not neglect the prophecies and revelations:

What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. – 1 Corinthians 14:26

Prophets among you who do not expose your iniquities

You have people among you who have outstanding knowledge and understanding but they fear to deliver a word of God publicly. These prophets among you do not accomplish their task of warning people about the widespread false teachings:

Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not exposed your iniquity to restore your fortunes, but have seen for you oracles that are false and misleading. – Lamentations 2:14

If you have a revelation, you must speak up publicly without fear, for God will protect you. Even if the Antichrist persecutes you, remember that you will receive your rewards in heaven:

Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. – Matthew 5:11-12

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. – Matthew 10:28

let him [prophet] give his cheek to the one who strikes, and let him be filled with insults. – Lamentations 3:30

If you teach people, perhaps they will listen to you and repent from their sins and false practices. If no one will teach them, how will they know the truth? There are always a small number of people who belong to God. If some do not listen to you, teach others who do listen. If God gave you the knowledge, then you must speak up because to whom much was given, of him much will be required:

Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. – Luke 12:48

The prophets prefer to discuss the matter with church leaders, pastors and priests privately, behind closed doors away from others. Do not follow this evil practice but speak up publicly, expose inequities of others, including your church leaders, pastors and priests without any fear of men. You must rather fear God. Do not ask anyone’s advise, blessing or permission to do this work because you will only need God’s approval and He indeed blesses anyone who speaks on his behalf. When you prophecy, you fulfill the will of God and the mission you were called for.

Being a coward is a sin, so don't be a coward:

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death”. – Revelation 21:8

Does whom God consider a coward? Those who are scared to stand for the truth, to fight against their own sins, to take personal responsibility and to fulfill the will of God. God values the fearlessness and courage:

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6

Do not fear the religious leaders who will definitely persecute you for the truth but fear God instead. Jesus Christ was killed by the religious leaders but He became victorious and seated at the right hand from God.

Teachings of demons

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons… – 1 Timothy 4:1

You have departed from the sound gospel of Christ and devoted yourself to the teachings of demons. Just like Paul warned Timothy, the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching. This time has come now. You have turned from listening to the truth and wandered off into myths:

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. – 2 Timothy 4:3-4

You have turned from doctrine of Christ to the doctrine of your religious organization which is nothing else but a myth. Those doctrines are the divisions and obstacles for disciples of Christ:

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. – Romans 16:17

There is only one doctrine, the doctrine of Christ, so why would you follow the doctrine of your church?

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. – Galatians 1:6-7

In this chapter, I will go one-by-one through the demonic teachings which believers plagued with.

Disfellowshipping, Excommunicating or Expelling

The practice of disfellowshipping which I have exposed earlier in this book is the demonic teaching which was neither taught by Jesus Christ nor apostles. This is originally Roman Catholic practice that was later adapted by other religious organizations. When Jesus spoke to Peter, he said that he will build a church and gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Jesus indeed have built a church but it is a spiritual church, not a building:

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. – Matthew 16:18

At the time of Catholic inquisition, the excommunication was almost a certain death. Roman Catholics used to excommunicate believers falsely charging them with heresy and request the government to execute the person. Nothing changed regarding church practices since then. The Catholic Church and other organizations continue to excommunicate.

“Seeking advise” practice

Seeking advise practice is widespread among believers. Solomon taught that you must seek advice to succeed in your deeds and actions:

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. – Proverbs 19:20

When church leaders, pastors and priests request disciples of Christ to seek advice from them, they actually mean that disciples must ask permission from them. By doing so, they reveal their craftiness. Church leaders manipulate with the Scriptures for their own benefit. For example, if any man asks a woman for marriage without seeking advise from church leaders, they might warn or even disfellowship that person. This is a practice of control over person and his decision-making. It sets hierarchy, making believers dependent on church leaders, pastors and priests. It is not acceptable practice because Jesus warned against the hierarchy among his disciples:

The greatest among you shall be your servant. – Matthew 23:11

You all are equal before God, so you must not ask permission from any church leaders. Would Jesus ask permission from anyone except God? So neither you should ask a permission because you are conformed to the image of Christ. You have the mind of Christ:

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. – Romans 8:29

"For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ. -1 Corinthians 2:16

Jesus Christ renounced ranking among believers, so instead of reporting to those higher in rank, you must admonish and encourage each other to do what is right:

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. – Hebrews 3:1

Misinterpretation of the word “church”

Whenever your church leaders, pastors and priests speak about your organization as of a church, they deceive you. Please look at this scripture:

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. – Ephesians 4:4-6

This scripture clearly says that there is one body, that means one church. The church is composed of disciples of Christ, where every believer is a member of the body of Christ. Church is a spiritual entity, hence it must not have its own name such as Catholic, Baptist, International Church of Christ, Church of Christ or any other name, it must not have its own building, bank account as well as a church leader, pastor and priest. Elder is the only position which was approved by apostles.

Do you think that Roman Catholicism, Baptist, ICOC and other religious organizations are the body of Christ? No, the body of Christ is the church.

And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. – Ephesians 1:22-23

The teaching about members of all religious organizations getting united into one universal church is false. The truth is that all those churches are rejected by God because each religious organization has its own doctrine contrary to the doctrine of Christ.

“To leave” the church

When a believer leaves an organization such as Roman Catholic, Baptist, ICOC or any other, it does not mean he leaves the body of Christ. To leave a human-made organization is not a sin. What a shame, you have entangled yourself with the membership! You must denounce your membership in the religious organization in order to preserve a freedom in Christ, otherwise you will be led astray by organization’s doctrine which is always contrary to the doctrine of Christ. It is better to loose your friendship with the members of this organization than to serve another god in form of a church and its doctrine.

“To move” to another church

In the same way, if someone moves from one organization to another, it does not mean a person changed a church, but an organization only. No one can change the church because there is only one church, one body. Either you belong to it or not. Don’t be deceived! The membership in any religious organization doesn’t make you a part of the body of Christ, but opposite, through membership in the religious organization you forfeit your part in the body of Christ.

Disciples of Christ must abhor the title member of a religious organization. You must not belong to any religious organization because you belong to God alone. Do not follow their sinful doctrines but follow the doctrine of Christ.

“To start” the church

How dare are you to assume that a mere man can start a church? Don’t you know that Jesus has already built His church?

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. – Matthew 16:18

If you start your church, what value in God’s eyes will it have? Neither your church nor you as the head of it will have any value. The church is a spiritual body of Christ, so neither you nor anyone else can open it up or shut it down. Some individuals indeed started such religious organizations as Catholic, Baptist, ICOC but these are not the churches.

Church leader, pastor and priest positions

Apostles referred to believers as leaders when they spoke the word of God to others:

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. – Hebrews 13:7

Anyone is free to speak the word of God, so anyone can be a leader. Do not call anyone a leader, pastor, priest, father, evangelist, deacon, preacher, etc. All these titles are synonyms of instructor and teacher:

And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. – Matthew 23:9-10

It derived from Catholic positions of priest, pope, cardinal, deacon and others. You should call each other brothers, friends, saints, believers or disciples of Christ:

But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. – Matthew 23:8

Being a leader is a gift from God, not a position:

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. – Romans 12:6-8

A leader of a small group, family group, cell group or bible talk group

Some modern religious organizations have introduced new positions of a small group leader, family group leader and bible talk leader. These positions derived from Roman Catholic deacon position. The purpose of this position is to build up a hierarchy and keep believers under control. The church leadership is getting live reports from small group leaders about what is going on in their organization. Church leaders turned a fellowship of believers into a corporation with the help of those who are called small group leaders.

Neither Jesus Christ nor apostles ever spoke about the position of a small group leader or creating such kind of hierarchy. Jesus Christ denounced the hierarchy among believers:

But Jesus called them to him and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant – Matthew 20:25-26

This is an illegitimate position which is aimed to protect the interests of the organizations, not of Christ, hence you must denunciate it.

Government authorities

When church leaders have a grievance against another person, they often request government or private authorities to restrict the person's access to a meeting place. Church leaders even request building security staff to drag out those who challenged them. They sometimes call the police and charge their opponent with trespassing the private territory of their organization. Another tactic is to charge a person with a social media violation if a believer teaches publicly against the church doctrine and its leaders. They prefer not to involve other believers in problem resolution contrary to the teaching of Paul:

When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? -1 Corinthians 6:1

Sharing a message instead of teaching

Your sharing of Scriptures is not good. Instead, you must teach people ways of God, rationalizing how this or that Scripture can be relevant to your hearers:

teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." – Matthew 28:20

When you are merely sharing or expressing yourself, you do not achieve what Christ demands from you, for sharing or expressing yourself has less influence on the people compare to teaching them. You must explain the meaning of the Scriptures for believers to understand it as well as teach them how exactly they can apply wisdom of God to their life.

You must teach people because God wants them to know and understand Him, not just read or hear about Him.

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. – 1 Corinthians 14:1

Take the challenge of teaching people seriously. Discover your gifts and use it in full force:

For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. – 1 Corinthians 12:8-11

Meeting of church leaders

The meetings of church leaders behind closed doors away from other believers is another demonic practice which you must not tolerate. On this picture below, Presbytery clerks met in a hotel in the year 2015.

You must neither join church leaders nor accept their decisions without open discussion with other disciples. I have observed that church leaders do not even tell people what is their discussion behind closed doors is about. This practice derived from Catholic organization when their priests and cardinals used to meet behind closed doors to govern people under them. On the following picture, the Council of Trent (1545–63) sitting in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. The Roman Inquisition suspected Galileo of violating the decrees of the Council (Museo Diocesano Tridentino, Trento).

This practice is erroneously justified by the Scripture when apostles and elders met together in Jerusalem to correct the false teaching related to the law of Moses which originated in the same city. These Scriptures do not anyhow support the current practice of regular meetings of church leaders behind closed doors.

But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved." – Acts 15:1

The meeting of apostles and elders occurred as a response to contradiction between two parties, so the apostles and elders had to resolve the conflict:

But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, "It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses. The apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter. – Acts 15:5-6

Peter stood up and concluded:

…But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will. – Acts 15:11

James also agreed:

…Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God… – Acts 15:19

After the meeting, the apostles and elders, with the whole church sent a letter to the church in Antioch:

Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers… – Acts 15:22

So when they were sent off, they went down to Antioch, and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter. – Acts 15:30

As you can see from above, apostles and elders in Jerusalem did not initiate any regular meetings but just gathered together once to correct the false teaching.

In our days, regular meetings of church leaders, pastors and priests behind closed doors have a hidden purpose to show the believers who are the authority, the decision-makers, the head. By conducting those meetings, they demonstrate their pride and arrogance. This practice divides believers into classes and setting up a hierarchy just like in any other human-made organization. What can your church leaders discuss that other disciples are restricted to hear? The truth is that nothing is covered that will not be revealed:

Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. – Luke 12:2-3

By tolerating this practice, you reject Jesus as the head over you and the church. You must meet, make decisions and discuss important issues on a common assembly, this what fellowship of believers is for.

To appoint a church leader

You must not appoint anyone on any position except the position of an elder, because this is the only position which is approved by God. Appointing of elders must be done by respected disciples of Christ from another town, the way Timothy and Titus used to appoint elders:

This is why I left you in Crete so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you. – Titus 1:5

The elders need to be appointed by a believer from another town in order to avoid the creation of a hierarchy, when one elder appoints those loyal to him and by doing so, he concentrates power in his own hands:

And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed. – Acts 14:23

“Young Christian” title

Do not call anyone a young Christian to dominate over this person, rather teach new converts obedience to God. Any believer can be mature or immature regardless of the time when a person was converted. The matter of fact is not all old disciples are mature, and not all young disciples are immature. As the scripture says:

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. – Hebrews 5:12-14

Do not judge by appearance but you must judge with right judgement:

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” – John 7:24

Wrong practice of “counting the cost” with church leaders

Do not count the cost before baptism with church leaders or pastors because they baptize people into their organizations, not into Christ. If you have counted the cost with the church leaders or pastors, you must confess your sin and repent from your ignorance.

Calling “prideful” those who disobey church leaders

Do not call anyone prideful when he or she disobeys the Antichrist: church leaders, pastors and priests. People are prideful if they rebel against God and do not obey His commands. Do not exalt church leaders, pastors and priests above God by calling prideful those who refuse to obey them. Pride is a sin of the devil who rebelled against God. Just like the devil who exalted himself above God, so do the church leaders exalt themselves. They will receive their reward in full. You must not humble yourself before church leaders but instead humble yourself before God:

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. – Isaiah 66:2

Calling fellowship a “spending time”

Do not call a fellowship of believers a spend time. If you walk in the light, then you need to fellowship with other believers, not merely spending your time:

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. – 1 John 1:7

Calling others a “spiritual father” or “discipler”

You must not call anyone a spiritual father or discipler:

And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. – Matthew 23:9

The term discipler is a synonym of the term spiritual father which is adopted by Catholics. Instead of calling someone a spiritual father or discipler, you must encourage each other daily:

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. – Hebrews 3:13

Calling “Korah” those who oppose the Antichrist

Do not call others Korah or Korah’s rebellion when they oppose church leaders, pastors and priests. Korah opposed Moses who have been appointed by God himself to lead His people out of Egypt:

They assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron and said to them, "You have gone too far! For all in the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?" – Numbers 16:3

Church leaders, pastors and priests have never been appointed by God because these are the illegitimate positions, so they must be confronted for the very same reason. They disclose their cunningness by occupying those positions. The only position approved by apostles is an elder. An elder does not lord over believers the way church leaders do. Church leaders, pastors and priests are Korah of our time who have led a rebellion against Christ. All those who followed church leaders, whoever recognized their authority, have joined a rebellion against Christ. They have followed the false prophets. God will punish them the way God punished Korah and his company. When church leaders, pastors and priests accuse others of rebellion against them, they actually admit that they lord over believers! This is how the Antichirst reveals himself.

Accusing others of being divisive or heretic

Do not call anyone divisive or heretic when he or she speaks the truth contrary to the traditions of your organization. Church leaders, pastors and priests accuse believers of being divisive or heretic when they speak against the traditions of their religious organizations. Church leaders manipulate with the below scripture:

As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, – Titus 3:10

Paul writes here about the person who stirs up a division among the believers, meaning he speaks about the person who deviates from the sound gospel of Christ, teach others to do so and draws disciples after him. Church leaders falsely claim that this scripture speaks about the person who teaches contrary to the traditions of their religious organization. The phrase “have nothing more to do with him” they misinterpret as to physically remove the person from the meeting place. For example, church leaders physically drag out a believer they find divisive or file a police case charging him with trespassing the private territory of their religious organization. Roman Catholics killed many at the time of Inquisition, charging their opponents with heresy. Believers must not physically remove anyone from the meeting place because, as Paul said, we do not wrestle against the flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces:

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. – Ephesians 6:12

To attend the church

You must never say attending the church because the church is a spiritual entity, the fellowship of disciples of Christ with no walls and doors. You must despise Roman Catholic false teaching which states that God lives in the temple and believers must attend the temple to worship God. God does not live in temples:

Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says. – Acts 7:48

Ushers

You must never appoint believers on the position of usher. Apostles never taught about this position, so why would you have them among you? Disciples of Christ used to break bread at homes, so they were served by the house owners or other believers ready to assist. So with you, you must meet at houses for breaking bread and you must fellowship in public places whenever it is possible:

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts. – Acts 2:46

Position of usher derived from Roman Catholicism and is intended to serve Roman Catholic members in their ungodly ceremonies. Your church ushers are responsible for seating, maintaining the order and security of a church service. Ushers are used by church leaders, pastors and priests during your ungodly ceremonies to force believers to sit quietly and accept all that church leaders are saying. Don’t you know that ushers are first to drag out those who publicly speak against church leaders? If you are one of the ushers, you shall leave this ungodly position.

Monopolizing the rights to teach

Do not let the Antichrist, your church leaders, pastors and priests, to monopolize public teaching enforcing ungodly traditions of their organizations. Everyone with the knowledge of God and understanding of the Scriptures must be allowed to teach publicly:

Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said. – 1 Corinthians 14:29

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. – Colossians 3:16

Church leaders, pastors and priests monopolize the public teaching by manipulating with the following scripture:

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. – James 3:1

The above scripture warns you that if you teach someone God’s word, you will be judged more strictly. This scripture does not forbid you to be a teacher, contrary to what your church leaders claim, so they will have a monopoly on public teaching. This demonic practice derived from Catholicism where the priest only is allowed to lead their ungodly services.

Wrong application of the word “disrespect”

Do not say that someone disrespected the speaker when he or she spoke up publicly without authorization from the church leaders. When someone speaks up publicly without permission from church leaders during your meetings, this is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Disciples of Christ must be free to speak up publicly anytime during the gathering for Holy Spirit to flow freely:

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. – 2 Corinthians 3:17

Worship service

Do not call your gatherings a church service or worship service because you must worship God by spirit and truth. You must serve God by obedience to Him. The fellowship of believers is neither worship nor a service.

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. – John 4:23

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8

The terms worship service and church service derived from Catholicism who erroneously believed that worship is done in the temple only and service is done by the rituals they have created for themselves. They have called their worship service a Holy Mass.

The chaos or havoc

When someone teaches the word of God which is contrary to the religious organization's traditions, he does not create havoc or chaos, as many church leaders claim to be, but this is the manifestation of the Holy Spirit which works against ungodly practices and teachings of demons. Your church leaders don’t like any arguments because they don’t want their false teachings to be exposed. As they say, “There is no perfect church”, and this is how they attempt to excuse themselves. The below scripture is clear, you must preach the word, rebuke, and exhort, even if someone does not agree with you:

…preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. – 2 Timothy 4:2

Drag out

You must never use physical force against your opponents because your fight is not against the flesh and blood but against the dark spiritual forces of this world. Do not be one with this world and so be condemned with it:

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. – Ephesians 6:12

Jesus said about those who try to resolve the conflict by force:

Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. – Matthew 26:52

Money contribution

The contributions and tithes are not the same. Believers must contribute their money to relieve other believers and give tithes to God as an offering. Contribution goes to people and tithes go to God. You must not give your tithes to the Antichrist: church leaders, pastors and priests. When you give tithes, give your money to fellow disciples of Christ in need or poor people of this world. When you help poor people, you give it to Christ:

I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' – Matthew 25:43

Your fellowship must be free of charge. You must fellowship in public places whenever it is possible, just like disciples used to meet at the temple courts open for public:

And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus. – Acts 5:42

Don’t give your money to build or sustain a temple dedicated to a religious organization.

Contribution to construct a church building

A contribution which is collected by leaders of religious organizations to build a temple erroneously called the church has nothing to do with the offering to the Lord.

Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says. – Acts 7:48

Lord’s ministry

You must not call ministry the groups you create within an organization, e.g. single ministry, youth ministry, singing ministry. These groups were created by men for men, so how can you call it a Lord's ministry? The true ministry is the work for the Lord: evangelism, healing, teaching, etc:

For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry. – Acts 1: 17

To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ. – Ephesians 4:12

Marriage outside the church

Members of religious organizations are required to get married only within their church – this is false teaching. They have erroneously assumed that only them are believers and the rest of the people are not. Church leaders, pastors and priests twist the below scripture to support their false practice of marriage within the organization:

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? – 2 Corinthians 6:14

Anyone who does the will of the father in heaven is your brother and sister in Christ:

For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother." – Matthew 12:50

The conclusion is this: you can marry any believer without the need of consulting church leaders, pastors and priests. Let God guide and protect you from the false teachings of the Antichrist: church leaders, pastors and priests. All I have written in this book is true.

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