Originally posted by Deetermined
reply to post by schadenfreude
The state of the world is not the church's fault, it's man's fault.
Greed has not prevailed over the church, for no matter how much greed has taken over the world, it doesn't change what Jesus Christ did, nor it's
ability to save souls (even though you may be seeing more greed than souls being saved, it doesn't change the fact that souls are being saved every
day in spite of it.)
Considering that the Bible told us that the world would come to it's end this way, there's nothing you can do to stop it. You can only keep doing
that which you've been called to do and if you want to call out the unrighteous, fine, but you can't blame the church. We're all responsible for
our own salvation, regardless of false prophets and fallen churches. Not all Christian churches and pastors are poor role models.
It's BOTH the Church AND Man's fault.... because it's man's church.
I'm not saying that all fellowshipping in Christ is bad.... certainly not, not at all,,, but the big churches were not formed to fellowship in
Christ, they were made to control the masses. They are symbols and beacons of power,,, and not the power of Christ. They run banks, they attempt to
spread from country to country to gain political control (see Catholic persecution in Asia, Europe and elsewhere)... The real reason the Great Schism
happened and the Orthodox Church broke off from the Rest of the Roman Catholic church was that the pope thought he should have universal jurisdiction
over the whole world.... and these are the freaking people responsible for the Inquisition! When it comes to torture, dark rituals and deeds, Roman
Catholicism is unparalleled... I really do hope that it has toned it down, but when it comes to history... these things really can't be denied. One
man thought he should live a lifetime dictating over the whole world... That is blasphemy. That is trying to take the throne of God Himself! No
conglomeration has tried harder to FORCE a One World System (universal jurisdiction) based on a pack of lies as the Roman Catholic Church. Just this
year, one of the oldest banks in Italy that had been started by the Church and was one of the founding banks of the United States had it's top
executive panel overhauled for corruption. That's just a tiny late detail to show things falling apart, nothing major compared to what they've done
in history. Last year was an interesting year for the church... people just don't know to what extent because most things about the church, even when
they try to sort it out... they still keep it hidden for damage control. If it's not corruption covering it, it's damage control.
And it comes from people who are afraid to offend God... or offend people who believe in Catholicism and turn the world more topsy turvy (as IF...
there's ALWAYS room for the truth)
People need to get over that at some point and stop being superstitious and so afraid that their souls are going to burn. That is spiritual insecurity
and if people really wanted to be secure in spirit, they wouldn't bow to anyone who has taken the name of God for himself.They would stand up for
what is right... and the church has few and far between examples of being right!
It's a NAME. Don't you remember in the end times in the bible?...The devil takes on the name of God? There is no part of the war and the greed that
is destroying governments and shattering countries that does NOT go straight back to that church!
Do not praise man's false church.
If they want to keep wearing robes and worshiping a guy in a pointy hat... that's their thing but they should leave the rest of the world alone. I
just hope they've really toned it down but if they have, it will be a historical first. If they get their stuff straight and tone it down, they could
perhaps promote some peace for a change.... but you won't see me holding my breath.
I don't need to convince anyone else of my spiritual fortitude by sticking up for a false church because I can go into my quiet solitude and pray to
God in the dark... as I am supposed to, that way I can focus on what he says to MY soul... because it's not about what any man on planet Earth
thinks... It's between ME and GOD. What he says to you is between YOU and GOD. A direct prayer to God never meant to come through another person
prone to sin.
He wants YOU to talk to HIM. He doesn't want you focusing on the building, focusing on the robes, focusing on the rituals, focusing on the chanting,
focusing on the wine and crackers... He wants you to talk to HIM.