living in a churchianity age

churchianity

noun church·i·an·i·ty \ˌchər-chē-ˈa-nə-tē\

Definition of CHURCHIANITY:  a usually excessive or narrowly sectarian attachment to the practices and interests of a particular church. [1]


In 2014- October11, I published a post about the Coexist Movement. This spiritual compromising initiative is both very dangerous and is gaining ground throughout mainline denominations across America.

https://awordfrommalachi.com/2014/10/11/a-common-word-chrislam/

There is another movement, for the most part less prevalent, but just as dangerous, and maybe the more, due to the subtleness of its doctrine, in light of the scripture. Along the spiritual spectrum it is 180° in the opposite direction of Coexist. It’s followers are often the product of institutionalized religion.

Allow me to share a personal testimony…

Last summer I was out mowing my front yard when a small bus load of youth, accompanied by as many adults, unloaded at the end of the street and started to visit homes door to door in my neighborhood.

As I was approached by one of the adult men in the group, I shut down the engine on my lawn trimmer and begun a cordial discussion with the visiting gentleman.

He started of the conversation identifying the local church they were associated with and wanted to talk to me about Jesus. I shared my unadulterated conversion experience, whereby 30-year ago Christ had reached down and brought me out of a miry pit of sin I was immersed in and planted my feet firmly at the The Cross of Calvary, and for the past 20-years I had lay-pastored a small community church in our local town. For about 15-20 minutes we conversed in Christian circles and agreed in society’s need for Christ in this evil day.

To some what of my surprise, the kind brother requested he leave a pamphlet with me to which I agreed. I must admit after sharing my testimony, I felt that the tract would be of better use if shared with a wayward neighbor down the street or in another neighborhood.

I continued the grooming of my front yard, but made it a point of priority to keep the tract to read at a later time.

Once I had cleaned up and retired for the evening, I got out my copy of the scripture and had remembered the tract that was handed out by the fine looking gentleman passing through the neighborhood earlier that day. As I read the tract it became pretty apparent to me, that the object they were promoting was not Jesus Christ, but their church or it’s denomination.

Now I understood why the visitor felt the need to leave me the tract. The fact that I was not co- joined with their denomination, I guess the redemptive work the Lord had done in me 30-year ago was something less than the “New Testament Salvation”.

Now this is not all that uncommon. There are some churches that feel that their teaching (doctrine) is the only teaching that lines up with the bible. That their denominational religious rites seem to give them the spiritual skinny that places its adherents closer in fellowship with God than other ‘protestant denominations’. These particulars can be the cloths we wear of don’t wear. The music we listen to or don’t listen to, or what we eat or drink, or how we worship, how much we tithe, etc…  In fact they have a regimented list of scripture that seemingly validates their pious biblical stance, thereby thwarting other denominational positions.

In this churchianity day we are living, we would do well to consider what Christ told the religious folk of His day,

Mat. 23:15  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. [2]

Luk. 16:14  And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
Luk. 16:15  And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. [3] 

We must guard our self against the same error that permeated the religious folk in the day of Jesus. They were guilty of propagating the do’s and don’ts of the scripture and the teaching of the same and overlooked the fact that they had transgressed the commandments of God by the tradition of their fathers.

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the heart. [4]

We would all do well to heed this admonition… “there is a way that seemeth right to a man, but end thereof are the ways of death”. [5]

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the spirit sayeth!

brother malachi

[1] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/churchianity

[2] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+23%3A15&version=KJV

[3] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+16%3A14-15&version=KJV

[4] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+14%3A12&version=KJV

[5] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+21%3A2&version=KJV

 

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‘a common word’….. Chrislam

What is Chrislam?

Chrislam is a religious movement that had its origin in Nigeria. Its agenda is a global attempt to commingle  the teachings and practices of Christianity and Islam under one large religious umbrella.

There are two different religious movements of Chrislam in Nigeria, one called Ifeoluwa and founded by Tela Tella in the 1980s and another called Oke-Tude founded by Samson Saka in 1999. Tela Tella claims that an angel of God came to him and told him that he gave him the mission and the name “Ifeoluwa: The Will of God Mission”. [1]

It recognizes both the Bible and Qur’an as holy books and reads from both sources during its gatherings. Likewise, both Christian and Muslim holidays are celebrated as equal. God and Allah are considered the same god and the Chrislamic people believe that Muhammad, Moses and Jesus were all great prophets and we need to love them all. [1]

Spiritual sirens should be sounding at this point of the read. Muhammad and Moses were but mere man, but the Christian Faith teaches that Jesus was Yeshua ha Mashiach… God in the flesh! Islam and Judaism DO NOT believe the same..

In an attempt to bring about Chrislam’s unification, the Coexist Foundation has filled the role that  Satan is using to drive this spiritual awaking globally.

To learn more about the Coexist Foundation click on the Coexist Foundation link in the paragraph below, but BEWARE! clicking on the link  haphazardly could be dangerous to your spiritual health, even though  you attend church with some regularity. For one to entertain  thoughts of error, without having a sound teaching in God’s word, can leave one in a very  vulnerable condition and found wanting.

WARNING

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity (singleness) that is in Christ.”

The   Coexist Foundation  is a charitable organization based in Washington, DC and London, England, which aims to advance social cohesion through education and innovation. en.wikipedia.org

So  with  education as a  focus,  the  Coexist   Foundation  has merged  with the   Yale Center of Faith & Culture to take the spiritual error to the collegiate level of the American society. This modus operandi has proven to be a very productive avenue for dispensing both error and moral decay to our society for decades, so no reason to change the tactic at this stage of the game.

It is pretty apparent that Yale University is nothing less than the mouth piece for the Coexist Foundation.

 

The goal of the Reconciliation Program is to promote reconciliation between Muslims and Christians, and between Muslim-majority nations and the West, drawing on the resources of the Abrahamic faiths and the teachings and person of Jesus.”

The curriculum is the same, down to the very use of the scriptures from the Qur’an, the Holy Bible and the Torah to propagate their deception…

Bring about reconciliation between your brothers, and fear God, that you may receive mercy. —  Qur’an, Surat al-Hujurat (49):10

In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
—  New Testament, 2 Corinthians 5:19

You shall not take vengeance nor bear any grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. —  Torah, Leviticus 19:18

Needless to say, the non-profit organization is financially sound and their agenda well established …

“they hope that their research and resulting publications may provide a fresh approach and new foundations to help Muslims, Christians and Jews understand one another more sympathetically.”

I find it somewhat perplexing that the COEXIST bumper-stickers are becoming more prevalent among the protestant churches all across America. Just reinforces the fact that there is a spiritual ignorance of the same.

The organization’s to attempt to repair the divides caused by prejudice, hate and violence, by creating opportunity for people to work and learn together, in order to help build relationships, knowledge and common purpose to advance coexistence, is an admirable goal, but when the cause begins to dabble in the spiritual realm, it can only be likened to the mixing of oil and water. The two are diametrically opposed and not compatible at all. Even if you shake the two vigorously, it seems that the two substrates are comingled, but when the container is left stagnate, the blending will only return to its separated state. For it is impossible for “the two to become one”!

 


So how should the church in America respond to such deception? We would do well to consider how Zerrubbabel, Jeshua and the rest of the chief of the father’s of Israel handled a similar situation, when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin made an offer to help rebuild the temple after the captivity.

In the book of Ezra, we find the account of Israel, post Babylonian captivity. Zerrubbabel took 49,897 of the congregation and returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple.

As the reconstruction was under way, we are told the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the Lord God of Israel. Then they came to Zerrubbabel and to the chief of the fathers and said unto them, “Let us build with you, for we seek your God as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esar-had-don king of Assur.” Ezra 4:1-2

Zerrubbabel and Jeshua and  the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them “Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lord God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us”. Ezra 4:3-4

The adversaries of Judah and Benjamin, feigned them selves as seekers of the same God as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but Zerrubbabel and Jeshua had no part of their deception. We would do well to learn from the same.. After all, oil and water do not mix very well, at least for any extended period of time.

 

Gird  up the loins of your minds lest you find yourself wallowing in this pool of deception.

brother malachi

 

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrislam

‘no God….. no heaven’

saint francis

Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven

Repost from The Independent.co.uk  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-assures-atheists-you-dont-have-to-believe-in-god-to-go-to-heaven-8810062.html

In comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences.

Responding to a list of questions published in the paper by Mr Scalfari, who is not a Roman Catholic, Francis wrote: “You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience.

“Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.”

Robert Mickens, the Vatican correspondent for the Catholic journal The Tablet, said the pontiff’s comments were further evidence of his attempts to shake off the Catholic Church’s fusty image, reinforced by his extremely conservative predecessor Benedict XVI. “Francis is a still a conservative,” said Mr Mickens. “But what this is all about is him seeking to have a more meaningful dialogue with the world.”

In a welcoming response to the letter, Mr Scalfari said the Pope’s comments were “further evidence of his ability and desire to overcome barriers in dialogue with all”.

In July, Francis signalled a more progressive attitude on sexuality, asking: “If someone is gay and is looking for the Lord, who am I to judge him?”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-assures-atheists-you-dont-have-to-believe-in-god-to-go-to-heaven-8810062.html


Could we liken this nonsense to the following spiritual rhetoric…

You can be a faithful participant in good standing with the Catholic Church without believing in the Pope?


Jhn 12:42

Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:

Jhn 12:43

For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Jhn 12:44

Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

Jhn 12:45

And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.

Jhn 12:46

I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Jhn 12:47

And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

Jhn 12:48

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Scripture – blue letter bible.org

 

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. So it is senseless to pay tuition to educate a fool who has no heart for wisdom.

The fool hath said in his heart there is NO God

brother malachi

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