OUR FREEDOM NEEDS TO BE DEFENDED
Every Church denomination including those of an indigenous nature
is a Spiritual Principality with Power. They Govern by constitutions
drawn up by themselves (but not by God) to protect their movements
as they pursue their goals. They ardently seek to enlist new members
to assist them to grow numerically to increase their power and influence.
New members must comply when they join if they wish to move up the
Ideally their Clergy should be trained in their institutions,
and must to their Superintendant; Bishop; Apostle; or whatever other
title they allocate to themselves. All these titled officers take
on a life of their own. The pyramid style operates universally in
every “denomination”, “local Church” including
the so called unstructured “house” church movement”
have international Gurus who run seminars for the purpose of setting
their agendas. I know because I was asked to leave two because I
had another point of view.
They call to all to unify, but promote division and mistrust among
themselves. They teach their followers to be suspicious of any that
don’t pronounce their “Shibboleths”.
Dear ones stand fast in the Liberty wherewith Christ has set you
free, and don’t become entangled with a yoke of bondage. The
Covering Doctrine of is a doctrine of Devils and comes straight
from Rome, (Babylon). Get my booklet on “Look out they’ve
got you covered and read it”.
I am of the same opinion as A W. Pink ‘Exposition to Hebrews’
when he said “In essentials I agree with them all, and in
circumstantial details I differ no more than they differ among themselves.
They all confess that they are fallible and yet decide with an air
of infallibility, and they all in turn expect me to unite with them
if I have any regard to the authority and honour of the Lord Jesus
Christ as the Head of the church. But the very consideration they
propose restrains me from uniting with any of them.
This writer has frequently been asked, “Do you intend to join
us?” I do not believe that I should honour the headship and
kingly office of Christ by acknowledging Him as the Head of a party
and subdivision of His people to the exclusion of the rest.
Every party uses fair words proclaiming their liberty and freedom,
but when an explanation is made it always amounts to the same thing.
They will give liberty to think as they think, and to act as they
act, which to me, who claims the same right of thinking for myself
and of acting according to the dictates of my own conscience, is
no liberty at all. I stand firm on the convictions I have on my
understanding of the word and conclude that I will love them and
hold friendly intercourse with them all, so far as they should providentially
come across my path. And I might add so far as they will allow me!
But that I would stand fast in the liberty in which Christ has made
me free and bow neither to them or their creeds.
If others seek to honour Christ by laying great stress on doubtful
matters then let them. But I will honour Him by endeavouring to
show His kingdom is not of this world. Nor does it consist in pleading
for conformity to tenets and parties, but righteousness, peace,
and joy in the Holy Spirit. Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision
means anything with God but a new creature, and the faith that works
How quickly we forget that the just shall live by faith. This is
the course that this writer has diligently sought to follow since
coming to Christ. But I find it baffling and even amusing if it
were not so sad, that some of those that I once walked this path
with, have fallen into the same sectarian trap as those they once
criticized and labelled Babylonians. And now we find ourselves having
to explain why we do not wish to join any sectarian group no matter
how loudly they may boast of their broadmindedness and free spirit.
We have found everywhere we have been the ecclesiastical barrier
is as impregnable today as it has always been. That no church circle,
or company of professing Christians is prepared to really welcome
into their midst and extend the right hand of fellowship, (no matter
what his reputation and credentials) to anyone who is unprepared
to join and limit to their party and pronounce all their shibboleths
In so far as these matters are concerned “let every man be
fully persuaded in his own mind.” But as far as this writer
is concerned he values his Christian liberty far too highly, and
considers it sufficient being joined to the Lord as a member of
His glorious body.
I do not see the need to join anything more than this. Therefore
I have no intention of locking myself up in some ecclesiastic prison
to be excluded from fellowship with my brothers and sisters scattered
throughout the world. In addition to this matter I am yet to find
sinless perfection in any one individual person here on this earth,
so I don’t expect to find it in any group of individuals.
No one party or group has all the light. There are those who are
quite paranoid about allowing their membership to read any publication
that does not have their stamp of approval on it. Some even exercise
censorship among their members setting themselves up as an authority
higher than the Holy Spirit who has promised to lead and guide us
in matters of truth. It would appear that they must feel that their
members, whether they be minister or congregational member haven’t
the ability to know their left hand from their right. Why else would
they insist that any publication should be censored from their administrative
headquarters before it is mailed out to their financial members?
It’s no wonder God’s Spirit is quenched, and His blessing
and power rarely seen where such an unchristian, sectarian, and
pharisaic spirit prevails. We are grateful where this is not the
case but sadly this is always the case with every denomination.
True maturity comes when we are ready to acknowledge to others
and ourselves that we know only in part. This means that while I
don’t know everything now, I do know something, and on the
basis of what I do know, I must act. Following Christ has nothing
to do with success in a worldly sense; it is all to do with obedience.
If you are the member of a group where unsound doctrine is preached
and no scriptural discipline is maintained your course is clear,
just leave and find some who are true to Christ and His word.
If on the other hand you belong to a group who honour Christ as
Lord, and to the best of their ability speak sound doctrine from
a true heart and allow you to interact then stay.
The truth of the Lordship of Christ in all the affairs of the Christianity
is one of the clearest in scripture.