Tuesday, June 30, 2009

So Far Astray

1 Corinthians 11:17 In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. 18 In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it. 19 No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God’s approval. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat, 21 for as you eat, each of you goes ahead without waiting for anybody else. One remains hungry, another gets drunk. 22 Don’t you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? Certainly not!

There are so many targets in here that show us how very far astray todays "church" is from the true church of God. First of all notice what Paul says, their meetings do more harm than good. Did you catch that? More HARM than good. That is followed up with insight into the Lord's supper. What would you do if your mother called you to "supper" and you sat down at a table that had a .001mm piece of synthetic wafer and a .001ml thimble full of grape juice? "THERE YA GO BOYS NOW DIG IN!!!" Well, that's the "supper" you get with churchianity these days. Did you read that part there "one remains hungry?" What's the expectation in that statement? If people all started at the same time then maybe everyone could actually satisfy their hunger? Everyone in churchianity downs their microscopic wafer chip and thimble full of grape juice at the same time, do you think anyone's hunger might be satisfied with that?

And whats this we read about "another gets drunk?" WHAT? How on earth can someone get drunk on a thimble full of grape juice you might ask? Or even a 50 gallon drum of grape juice? Answer? YOU CAN'T What's that mean? Uh oh! They served ALCOHOL at the LORD'S SUPPER! Whoa.......I can hear the minds going into tailspins now like WW2 fighter planes riddled full of bullets, lookout ground HERE I COME!!!

Ok, all drama aside, can you see the radical differences just in one paragraph of the bible describing the true church versus the imposter church in the world today? Todays church "services" you, the real church IS YOU, the real church actually eats a meal together, the imposter church does excersises in microscopic dining together, the real church is overseen by a plurality of elders, the imposter church is nicolaitan-clergy/laity conquered by "pastors," the bible mentions "pastors" one time in the book of ephesians yet they scurry around todays landscape like an infestation of locusts, the real church is a living breathing organism, the imposter church is a manmade organization modeled after Fortune 500 corporations/businesses. Insert "pastor" for "CEO" then follow the organizational chart all the way down.

Here's more from 1 Cor 11 that's pretty important about the Lord's supper:

27 Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 31 But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment. 32 When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.

Now please, you answer this one for me: when's the last time your "pastor" stopped to tell you that before you consume your micro-synthetic-wafer and thimble full of grape juice that you better check yourself in SELF JUDGEMENT or you will be drinking judgement on yourself? In all my years of being "serviced" by churchianity I NEVER ONCE heard one of the hired hands mention that fact. Why not? "oh, brother D, but that might give them a 'spirit of fear' so we can't say anything about that! oh yea, and ..um we dont want any of our best money givers to get upset, you understand don't you?" Yep, I understand perfectly...so instead of "being the church" and judging themselves they "go to church" so they can drink judgement on themselves every sun-day or however often they micro-consume their wafers and thimbles in an unworthy manner.

People need to read the bible for themselves and ask the Lord what it means. The bible says the Spirit of God will lead you into all truth, the question is, do you trust Him to do it? It's time for people who are fed up with so called christianity to find real christianity "in Christ" by being led by the Spirit of God. Why?...because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.Romans 8:14

If you are led by the Spirit of God you can be sure you are not being led by someone who enjoys pornography in his free time (see yesterday's post), or doesn't have faith in Jesus or the Word himself or a myriad of other problems with todays so called brand of babylonian churchianity. There are exceptions to every rule and I'm sure like everything else you can find true believers all over the place but they will be few wherever you look. It's always been a few, a remnant that "got it" and pleased God. The purpose of this writing today is not just to body slam the lie masquerading as the truth these days but also to encourage you to be one of the few who make it through the narrow gate that leads to life (Matt 7:14). Who knows how much time is left before the Lord shows up? The escape from all could happen today (luke 21:36). We need to be found as servants watching for their master when He shows up. We need to be found "in Christ" when Jesus shows up. Spend time with the Lord daily, consume His word like a starving man which is what you are if you've been relying on churchianity to feed you (masters of the microscopic). Okay, I'm done for today.

May the Lords face shine upon you, grace and peace