I want to start by saying… I do enjoy so very much, a good sermon. I love to listen to a man on fire for God! I just don’t need to hear one on a pre-set weekly schedule. I also do enjoy occasionally attending a service with family members when I visit. I also don’t condemn any that go to church. It is a comfort and need for some. I only want to share my view, which although not popular is my personal walk with Jesus. He made us all different. Which I am thankful.
It just feels like every time I advise others that I am a follower of Christ, they always ask the dreaded question. “What church do you go to?” This has been quite the battle as “Christians” have applied pressure to attend and even condemned me for separating from a weekly “church”. More often than not they think I will not be able to understand how to follow Jesus without a formal pastor or a set of pews. How will I receive sound doctrine? I am not speaking of mature Christians, but the ones with the critical spirit. Well intended I absolutely know it’s well intended. Just agree to disagree.
I often see little fruits in these judgmental professed Christians. But, they are attending a service that talks about Jesus, being taught by a man who has final authority on all things Jesus, so who cares if they don’t go to scripture themselves about how we should bring correction before one another:
Galatians 6:1 King James Version (KJV)
6 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
And from that heart they should correct me.
2 Timothy 3:16 King James Version (KJV)
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Just because it doesn’t align with tradition, doesn’t mean it doesn’t align with scripture
What can I say, nothing about my growth by way of the Holy Spirit has followed conventional customs. I basically had to throw out all the doctrines of man I had grown up learning, and see things with a fresh perspective. The truth is, I only have to answer to Him.
Romans 14:5 (KJV)
5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
Romans 14:12 (KJV)
12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
So I humbly and prayerfully pass along this great video summary I found, which aligns with how I see it, but said much better than I ever could.
Praise Jesus for my brothers and sisters in Christ!!!! Haleluja!!!
The False “Church System” Deception by Servus Christi