The Clergy regardless of persuasion have a somber responsibility to guide and direct God’s Children to the truth and conviction of God’s Word without regard to political correctness or threat from worldly persecution. Finding the fiber of early American Spiritual Leaders in today’s Clergy is difficult if not downright impossible. Instead we find those bent on building great edifices and notoriety of their great popularity bolstered by spewing out book after book, packaged teaching materials, and radio and television appearances all of which makes them the super-stars of religion. To address their congregations to the elements of truth as it pertains to societal issues to include the political realm is taboo to them because of fear and a lack of conviction on their own part as to the call of God, his statues and principles as put forth by scripture and seemingly forgetting that a day of accountability to the Lord is scheduled.
The carnage of modern Christian doctrines is the work of spiritual deception, poured through the willing carnality of the clergy. This fact is dramatically illustrated by Mr. Helmut Koester. Writing in the July/August 1995 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Mr. Koester said, “It is a simple historical fact that Jesus was an Israelite from Galilee, and that he understood himself to be nothing else but a prophet in Israel and for Israel- a venerable tradition.”
Mr. Koester continued, “Biblical scholarship has known for more than a century that the Gospels of the New Testament are not direct transcripts of the teaching and ministry of Jesus. Rather, they are the result of a long development of traditions about Jesus in the early Christian churches. … Very few words of Jesus have been preserved in their original form. … Alterations were made according to the needs of the early Christian communities; explanations by Christian preachers were attached to parables of Jesus … many new words were added. It also seems likely that all the Christological titles of Jesus (Messiah, Lord, Son of Man, Son of God) did not have their origin in words of Jesus but rather in the life of the church that worshipped Jesus as savior.”
Helmut Koester says that Jesus Christ was just another Jewish prophet, that he did not say the things attributed to him, that his truth has been aggrandized by legend, and that his title as Son of God was only the fantasy of his adoring followers. Who was Helmut Koester? He was a Lutheran pastor and professor of New Testament Studies at Harvard Divinity School.
The dead carcass of Modern Christianity can be laid at the feet of the bishops, pastors, deacons, and clergymen who run it. Many do not believe that Christianity is superior to other religions. Many do not believe the Bible is the inerrant work of God. Many do not believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Today’s pastors have not been taught by the spirit of God, but rather, have been cloned in special schools called “seminaries.” The proliferation of these institutional schools has usurped the place of the Holy Spirit, and incarcerated Christianity in an iron casket of unchangeable, human, denominational dogma.
According to the HDUS, “The [Episcopal] church sponsors 10 accredited seminaries in the United States, plus three overseas; nine colleges, a university, and about 6,745 nursery through high schools for boys and girls.” With this kind of pervasive denominational programming, what chance do people have to ever find the truth? Worse yet, at the Christian seminaries the pastors do not learn about God, they learn the atheism of “modern scholars.” These scholars now believe that the patriarchs of the Old Testament never existed. They assert that everything in the Bible prior to the Babylonian captivity in 496 BC was invented by Jewish scribes. As given in the EDT, “The traditional theory that the Bible as a whole and in every part is the word of God written, held currency until the rise of modern critical theories a century ago.”
Under “Theological Liberalism” the EDT continues, “Also known as modernism, this is the major shift in theological thinking that occurred in the late nineteenth century. … Higher criticism questioned the authorship and dating of much of the biblical literature and rejected the traditional understanding of the Scriptures as divinely revealed oracles. … Christianity was merely one among many religions, all of which were relative to their time and circumstance, and thus it had no claim to finality.”
This revolting position is summed-up by Harvard Divinity School Professor Koester, “There is no way that allows Christians to reaffirm the superiority of their religion- no matter how high one’s christology is.”
The Christian seminaries long ago sorted the scriptures into categories to support canned denominational doctrines. As students at these institutions, future pastors do not study the Bible, they study “doctrines.” They learn how to explain the entire Bible from prescribed denominational perspectives. Their thinking is trained to see a packaged point of view. They are taught to repeat the denominational liturgy. Their opinions are formed to fit the mold or they don’t graduate. And no pastor is given a position in any church unless he agrees to perpetuate the party line. Seminary training removes inspiration, revelation, individual conscience, and God, from the ministry. Helmut Koester provides a startling example: “It is impossible to know for certain what Israelites or Jews, or for that matter Christians, could or could not believe in the first century C.E. [AD], before both Judaism and Christianity established boundaries for their beliefs at the end of the second century.”
The New Testament was entirely written within the first century A.D. But apparently to Mr. Koester, the New Testament itself does not specify what the first Christians believed. At the Harvard Seminary it seems that the Bible is no authority whatsoever. Instead, professor Koester’s religion is based entirely upon the doctrines canonized by the Organized Church structure, two hundred years after Jesus Christ. These are the doctrines and perspectives that he learned in seminary. They told him what to think, and he obeyed. Professor Koester does not understand the Bible, nor does he teach it. And he may well have trained the pastor at your local church. Seminaries like Harvard have recruited today’s clergy and beguiled them. Together with these enlistees, the seminaries have polluted Christianity with Humanism. These groups no longer stand for absolute truth or morality, but rather, flow with the ever changing tide of sordid public opinion.
Quoting from the EDT, “A survey of recent writing by evangelicals on ethical concerns reveals a profound desire to allow for the pluralism of contemporary American society. Many evangelicals oppose the reinstatement of prayer in public schools; some go so far as to support a woman’s right of abortion under this mandate for tolerant pluralism. … Homosexual ministers or priests are accepted in some mainline Protestant denominations, which themselves serve as key advocates for the further advancement of homosexual rights.” Obedient to Satan’s mandate, the clergy now approves of perversion. Under the topic “Homosexuality” the EDT says, “Tolerance of homosexuals has greatly increased, within and outside the churches and within the Christian ministry. … Like all congenital deviations from the normal, established homosexuality has to be accepted and lived with. … An alert church will not ostracize but befriend those whose constitutions and circumstances make Christian living harder for them than for most.”
While rushing to defend the perverts, the modern clergy have become the outspoken servants of Humanist rancor. And by endorsing perversion in the present society, they have made themselves the adversaries of white, heterosexual Christians. As given by Pastor Koester: “Even in this country many people still use the name of Christ in their campaigns of hate against Jews and against Blacks and against homosexuals.” To pastors like Koester, biblical values have become a hate crime. Modern Christianity is now a pagan religion. Like the paganism of old, it allows its patrons to traverse the boundaries between right and wrong, with an appeased conscience and even a sense of superiority.
The pastor at your church has no intention of setting you free. He will never point you toward the glorious liberty of the Sons of God. He knows nothing of God’s true plan for Sonship. Instead, he wants you in a spiritual prison, writhing in guilt to further an alien, godless, political agenda. Professor Koester continues: “If we can find forgiveness and healing and renewal and hope in the Christian message, we have to accept also our share of the burden and guilt of a Christian history that is less than glorious, from the anti-Judaism of Luke’s Acts of the Apostles and the anti-Jewish legislation of the emperor Theodosius to the deafening silence of most Christians and their leaders at the time of the Holocaust.”
According to Helmut Koester, the Christians are to be punished for what God wrote in the book of Acts, and they are to be held eternally hostage for anyone having ever tampered with the Jews. While you place yourself in the care of this sick clergy you will never find the truth of God. Instead you will be captured in a net of social concerns, enslaved to a ruthless self-condemnation, berated in an arena of political castigation, and made a mindless proponent of the adversary’s agenda. Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law. … the unjust knoweth no shame.
Like Satan in Eden, the clergy of Modern Christianity are deceived by their own beauty. They think that a Doctor of Divinity degree conveys truth, revelation, wisdom, insight, and spiritual maturity. And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. But in reality, a theologian’s diploma is the evidence of a crippled spirit. It is the glaring proof of a mind successfully shackled to the lies of the demon horde. Have ye not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of other lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the same may be a priest of them that are no gods.
Today’s clergy can only regurgitate the enslaving doctrines of the carnal denominations. The priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, … they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean. They rain doubt upon God’s character and the veracity of the Bible, turning your faith aside to Satan’s Humanism. And this was foretold by the wisdom of God: My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.
The organized clergy have erased the high goal of becoming a Son of God and replaced it with politics and entertainment. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. They obscure the path to life with human creeds and social causes, and they make their followers into spiritual dependents that could not possibly survive the journey. They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
From behind their high rostrum, the rhetoric of the modern clergy is destroying the religion and people they were supposed to serve. But this was the primordial strategy of the demon horde- corruption from within. Satan has always moved to corrupt God’s truth from inside the very organizations that were called to receive it. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Truly, they are pagans in the pulpit. Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. The motivation for this desolation can be found in the common unctions of unregenerate man. To a shameful extent, the modern clergy have given themselves to the ecclesiastical system for pay, power, and prestige. With the approval of their seminarial degree, they enjoy a fallacious, easily-won honor, and the undeserved leadership of their fellow man. The lure of steady gain and community standing are the new call to the ministry. As in the days of Balaam, “pray-for-pay” is still a lucrative, enticing occupation. Ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. … That no flesh should glory in his presence.
The clergy of Organized Christianity are hirelings. They are directors of a multi-billion dollar syndicate. They establish fiscal goals and financi
al targets. Just like any other modern business, they hope to buy and sell and get gain. To this end, they offer holy oil, crosses, pendants, trinkets, travel, prayer, lobbyists, videos, and amusement, in exchange for dollars and adoration. Many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you.
These merchant priests measure their success by TV ratings and financial statements. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. They hope to build bigger buildings. They aspire to sit as chairmen of sprawling corporations. They do not live for the will of God. Rather, like all executives, they desire to influence public policy, and hold sway over the lives of their patrons. Walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
Because of these secular, human goals, the ministers of today dispense whatever doctrines are easiest to sell. For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
The people who patronize the modern priesthood preserve the fears of ancient Israel. At Sinai the Israelites were afraid to learn from God one-to-one, so they pushed Moses to the pulpit. In Canaan they rejected God’s leadership and so forced Saul to become king. It is human nature to reject a personal, intimate relationship with God, for most people want to be coddled by something visible. Thus they flock to any flashy program where they can abdicate responsibility and enter the security of a physical, soothing ministry. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
It is this human desire for protection that has erected the oppressive structures of priestly orders that staff the present 22,000+ Christian denominations. Today these smothering layers form a many-tiered ceiling between you and your God. Under this canopy, God is far removed. He cannot speak directly to his people. His living water falls on an episcopal umbrella. His light is blocked and his voice muffled. He is expected always to funnel his revelation and guidance through some pastor or organization. And each of these groups acts as a filter of God’s truth to those in their care. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Amazingly, most Christians relish the comfort of being told what to do, and what to think. They seem to lack the inspiration and motivation to search for God themselves. Ensnared by their need for human approval, they choose instead a surrogate system and content themselves in the placating, anesthetic doctrines of Organized Christianity. Because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
If you continue to draw your strength from most human pastors or institutions, your spiritual vision can only remain stunted. You will remain as a child, needing always to be spoon fed. In group interaction your ideas of God are denigrated by peer pressure. You are required to compromise the things God tells you as you acquiesce to the beliefs of the group. With this compromise comes an addiction to their approving fellowship. This craving will become overpowering, until soon you will be willing to accept their authority in place of your own spiritual conscience.
Few will ever leave-off this human succor, for most are unwilling to face the pain of being ostracized by their friends. Worse yet, after a short time in the system, their vision grows cold. Then they are no longer able to detect their own emptiness, their benumbed mind, or their addictive dependence.
Moses was the first clergyman; he led the people out of Egypt and into the Wilderness of Sinai. But Moses was not allowed to enter into the promised land of Canaan. So also the clergy of today can lead you out of sin and into Salvation, but they cannot take you into Sonship. Though you may have begun your spiritual walk in a church, you must not remain there. At some point you must grow up enough to stand on your own spiritual feet. You must gain the ability to discern the truth from the Bible, and feed yourself. You must develop a personal, all encompassing relationship with your Heavenly Father. Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.
The haughty ministers of Modern Christianity, and those who dutifully follow them, are targeted for catastrophic loss. For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. The organized clergy have too long peddled their goods to the trusting and naive. Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Those who lock up the liberty of Sonship and offer instead the chains of social programs, are working to their own shame. Who in their wickedness repress and hinder the truth and make it inoperative. Romans 1:18 (Amplified). These priests and their carnal doctrines will bear no lasting fruit. And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel. Soon the entire system of the modern clergy will come to its end. For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD. Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.
In a swift coming day the praise of men that now clothes the clergy will be stripped by tempestuous storm. Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. The preachers who anchor themselves between the people and their God will be brushed aside, and learn the remorse of a parasite that has lived off that which belongs to God alone. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
If you are a seminary trained officer in Organized Christianity, congratulations. You are presiding over a crisis of global spiritual bankruptcy that makes pagan Rome look pious. Your teachings, attitudes, and goals, have spawned the greatest moral degeneracy ever witnessed in the human race. Whatever you have been doing, it is not working. The Christians are no longer the light of the world, because your denominational canned, Hindu Humanist doctrines, are the adversaries of God. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD. And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
Save your justifications for your God when you see him. But rather, shred your prefabricated doctrines. Wash your motives from pride and greed. Get a new Bible and start over. While you can, seek God from a new and pure desire to know him personally and only. Find the truth of Sonship. Lead by courageous example. Tell the people about God’s invincible sovereignty, his limitless love, and his plan to bring forth autonomous Sons who are born in his own image. Then loose your listeners. Send them out to meet Jesus Christ for themselves and entrust them to his care alone. For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word. Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.