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Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Matthew 7:15-16

The Son of God, Jesus Christ, gave warning of a collective anomaly that would rise up that would look in appearance like his teaching. They would outwardly appear innocent, obedient to God and Christ, law-abiding, submissive and tractable; yet, inwardly they would be something else: ferocious wolves.

This aptly describes what is called by men, Christianity. Its history of atrocities committed upon the human family (even to this day) is powerful evidence of the bad fruit that its teachings have produced in mankind as this article will show.

All seekers of God and Christ and truth should be very concerned with what stands mighty over the earth: This religious system called by men, Christianity.

It has managed to rear its head out of the sea of mankind after the ascension of Christ and has hunted and taken millions into captivity to itself. Its predatory acts upon the human family has taken many forms. One of them is what is called Missionary work. Missionaries, who have been and are largely dispatched from European-based lands, enter into the lands of persons THEY have defined as backward and heathen, and have effectively stripped non-European-based people of their identities and cultures and imposed upon them THEIR OWN. In effect turning Africans, Asians, and others into European-based thinkers with European-based mindsets.

The damage Christian Missionaries cause is just as devastating as the use of weapons of mass destruction. They leave their trails people who are African and Asian who revere and worship images of Adam, Eve, Angels, God and Christ who in the likeness of the European-based man. Imposed upon them are European-based celebrations such as Christmas (Santa Claus). Their fruit is the lie, and it is the lie that it has given to people as truth.

Christianity sits upon the many waters (people) of the earth in control of them. It has taken a large population of earths inhabitants captive. (Rev 17:15)

Many false assumptions have been made about Christianity. For one, that it is of God and Christ.

Jesus said not all claiming to know him are really his sheep. He said at Matthew 7:21-23:

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Jesus also said at John 10:4-5 that his true followers would recognize his voice. In other words, not the voices (teachings) issuing out of the more than 41000 contending so-called Christian denominations who “claim” to speak “with” his voice and follow him.

When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.  But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.

True disciples of Christ “know” his voice (teachings) and do not accept or recognize voices (teachings) that are not his. Today, the masses claiming to follow Christ listen to and follow other voices: The strange voices (teachings) issuing out of the religious system called by men, Christianity. It is a mistake to assume that Christianity is of God and Christ. Neither has God or Christ authorized any human to establish such a thing. Why men even gave it the name Christianity. Did God tell them to do that? What would arrogate men to do such a thing?  

Jesus also said something else very sobering that many claiming to follow him refuse to accept. Jesus foretold the coming of a great imposter and counterfeit that would come truthfully teaching and acknowledging that he is the Christ but would deceive many. He speaks of this imposter at Matthew 24:4-5.

Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.

The religious system called by men, Christianity, spins this Scripture to be “individuals” rising up and deceiving many. Yet, Jesus was speaking of something much more than individuals with visions of grandeur about themselves. It would be a system of religion that would have tentacles and the resources that could reach around the globe: Christianity.

Christianity acknowledges and teaches that Jesus is the Messiah, but it also deceives the masses. It does not speak all of the truth.

Deception involves concealment. That implies that this imposter knows what it is doing. More importantly,  that it engages in deception and concealment shows that Christianity cannot be from God.

The way Christianity deceives is that it must make those it seeks to entrap “emotionally” driven and drunk creatures. Its hook is emotionalism. Once it gets people emotionally attached, then it can work on the pliable mind and enslave it. The result is persons who react on emotion rather than reason. They are difficult to reason with or even talk with. They are like drunk persons behind the wheel who get pull over by the police and fail the sobriety test.

The drunkard is in denial that it has a problem.

One disturbing characteristic of Christianity is its pretentiousness. It appears to others to be good and chaste on the outside. Clean and white. But its deeds and conduct reveal something dark and sinister altogether.

Its history is filled with hatred, intolerance, war, and an imposing itself upon others often times by force. There is no denial about this. Yet, so many within her act as if it has been innocent and carry on business and usual.

It is very quick to condemn others to an eternity of torment, punishment, or loss of eternal life – for various reasons – if one does not accept its teachings. Yet, it has not looked at itself and examined what it has done to the human family.

For instance, the African Slave Trade which was ordered by Pope Nicolas V; The Spanish Inquisition; The Crusades; The Salem Witch Hunt; The Panare Indian; The rationalizing and condoning of war and much more. It excuses its conduct as being Gods will. It convinces itself that the result of the bad things it does or gets involved in is a part of Gods will have it will bring good.

To illustrate this, I had an individual – a White colleague who is a Christian – tell me that it was God’s will that the Slave Trade and mistreatment of Black people occurred. His reasoning was that had it not occurred, Black people would not come to know Jesus (of course the White Jesus we see in art, film, and literature). To him, such evil deeds produced good fruit. This mindset is very disturbing to me because such unbridled views as this serve as a self-issued license to carry out more evil deeds upon mankind to produce the results they desire. I believe we see this mindset being practiced today by the nations claiming to be Christian. They think nothing about using weapons of mass destruction on another people and then enter into their churches to have their consciences massaged in that they are doing Gods will and a good thing. When the truth of the matter is that they are doing their own will and ignoring what Christ taught. You see, they conveniently forget “Love your enemies.” Yet, Christianity truly expects people to follow behind it without question or challenge. It has acted hypocritically.

Jesus said that by their fruits you will recognize them. So the sowing of an evil seed (enslaving another people, for example) produced good fruit in their view. Invading and bombing nations into submission in order to convert them into democracies which open up the doors to send in Christian missionaries, and to steal away their natural resources is a good thing as far as they are concerned. They feel their evil deeds is “doing the Lord’s work” and “winning souls for Christ.” These are the acts of predators, ferocious wolves.

In my opinion, the most dangerous human entity on earth today is Christianity. If it is so quick to condemn and make war and devastate a people without batting an eye and with no conscience or remorse. There is nothing it will hold back from doing to those it cannot bring under its subjection. Yet, Christ freely forgave. Christianity’s conduct and treatment of others unlike them are 180 degrees out of sync with Christ, it cannot be of God and Christ.

Another disturbing and dysfunctional attribute about Christianity is that it is a predator. It is more like a ravenous wolf than a lamb. A lamb would do no harm to anyone. Neither does a lamb go on the prowl. Members within this religious system go after anyone who questions and challenges it. Yet, many of its members never pause to think about questioning or challenging the origination of the many teachings issuing from it. 

They never ask: How did a book called “The Bible” come into being? Who told man to compile scrolls into a book and give that book a name? Who told man to “authorize” it? Who told man to call this book “holy?” And the most blasphemous thing of all, who arrogated man to call this book The Word of God? Why are the persons read about in this book called the Bible portrayed in the likeness of persons of European descent in art, film, and literature? What would arrogate such a system of religion to do something like that when the world is a wonderful variety of people? Would White people be accepting – as many expect people of color to be – if these Bible characters were portrayed in the likeness of another race within the human family? Say, Black people? I have a difficult time envisioning White parents having paintings or images of Jesus or Adam portrayed as a Black men in their homes. These would be images they would not want their children exposed to. Yet, many of them expect no resistance to other races of mankind subscribing to their view of God’s interests. The fact of the matter nothing in the heavens above unseen by man or anything on the earth below should be fashioned in the likeness of any race among mankind.

None of what I have written here is about saying God and Christ do not exist or that Christs teachings are the truth. To the contrary, Christ is the truth, and Christianity is the lie. It is an imposter.

I believe that it is the truth about Christ that Christianity does not want to be told. The Apostle Paul at 2 Cor 11:13-15 speaks of its deceitful agenda:

For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness.

Members within this religious system called Christianity prides itself as being believers. Yet, they are unbelievers because they have taken upon themselves fancy religious titles – even the title of Christian – something Christ never told them to do or be known as.

It is Christ who chooses who is a believer and follower, not us. One can only hope that what they do now is pleasing to God. And, I tell you, it pleases God when we obey Him and we listen to His Son above and beyond any other person, or book, or religious organization and system. (Luke 9:35)

Yet, Christianity insists on being listened to. It has duped and deceived people that it has a special connection with God as if THEY are the way. It has made three grave mistakes:

  1. Taught that the Bible is the Word of God. This teaching is so pervasive that people mention listening to and consulting it more than Christ himself. The Bible has been given more preference than Christ.  
  2. It has placed another Word of God next to the one that is The Word of God. If Christ is the Word of God, then he alone speaks for God. If another entity is made The Word of God, then persons are listening to that entity in disobedience to God. (Luke 9:35)
  3. Misled the world to be students of a book called the “Bible” rather than students of Christ. Go online and visit so-called Christian websites such a jw.org and internationalbiblestudents.com and note the many times “the bible” is mention by comparison to Christ.

Something is very wrong here. Why is someone wanting this deviation away from the person of Christ the one God said to listen to?

I write this article out of concern that many have not thought this far outside their own circles of understanding. Concern that they have been lulled into an uncaring slumber.

Watch over yourself. If you are a member of the religious system called Christianity, take a good long close look at it. Ask yourselves, “Am I serving men and organizations or am I serving Christ?” Ask yourself, “Am I a student (disciple) of the Bible or a disciple (student) of Christ.? 

In closing, I encourage all to attach themselves to the Christ as his disciples. No attachment to or joining religious organizations required.

 

R. Jerome Harris

A Disciple of Christ in the strictest sense. I belong to no religious organization. I view Christ as my only Head, Master, Teacher, Owner, and Lord. (John 8:31-32, 1Cor 11:3) His God is my God and I champion his teachings above anything issuing out of ANY religious organization.

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  1. im a regular reader and i thank u for the good work… there is something though that u always state that people should disassociate themselves from religious organization and my question to u is why? Reason being a lot of people go to church for faith or let say they are demon possess and going to church is a way to case out demons how would disassociating themselves help in a situation like that?

    • What church? Whose church? There are over 41000 contending denominations who teach Christ differently and divided? Our faith is not to be in churches, men, women or religious organizations, but in God and Christ.

      The Apostle Peter at Matthew 14:28-33 ceased placing faith in Jesus (The Son of God) and what happened.

      At Matthew 15:22-28, a Phoenician woman whose daughter was badly demonized placed faith in Jesus (not a church) and her daughter was healed.

      Jesus’ call to us at Matt 18:6, John 2:10-11, John 3:16, John 6:35 (just to mention only a few Scriptures)is that we place faith in him.

      I write the way I do because there has been a gross deviation from this. many claiming to follow Christ have placed other things in from of them as “faith anchors” rather than the Christ. They have placed other people, religious organizations (churches), icons such as crosses, rosary beads, a book called the Bible, etc.

      We should ask ourselves who told mankind to do these things? When The Most High God sent His Son to us He did not send him with all of that extra baggage. Christ did not establish a religious organization or many churches, he established a “Brotherhood.”

      While we read of different congregations with different names (Corinth, Thessalonica, etc) these were Brotherhoods. In other words, they believed Christ the same way. So they were really one in belief.

      Today, with the more than 41,000 contending denoninations, these are not Brotherhoods because they teach and believe Christ differently and teach him “divided.” Many of them hate one another and have a history of bloody warfare against each other. (Catholics verses the Protestants in Ireland)

      I believe the command The Most High God gave at Luke 9:35 that we listen to His Son. One does not need to belong to any church by any name given it by men to obey this command.

      God through his Christ is fully capable of expelling demons from persons. No special rituals or priest are needed. Simply faith in Christ.

      If you or I see a person demonized, and our faith in Christ is strong, all we have to do is ask God – through His Son – to expel the demon (if it is indeed a demon and not a mental illness) just like that Phoenician woman asked for her daughter. 

      It was NOT the faith of the demonized person that made her well, it was the faith of the asker.

      Yet, today so many believe that there must be laying on of hands or some ritual that only a priest or elder can perform. This is all a distraction and elevates man to lofy positions where he has no power. And, it is disrespectful to God and Christ. The churches themselves have replaced Christ. People are loyal to religious organizations rather than to “the person” of Christ.

      Lastly, I am 100 percent convinced that what stands up today and called Christianity is the great misleader of mankind that Christ foretold would come “in his name.” (Matthew 24:4-5)

      Yet, I fully understand the “emotional” attachment many have with their churches and the need to defend them. I was involve with the “church” collectively for more than 40 years of my life. I had no falling out with it, I simply walked away quietly as I saw other things replacing Christ and conflicting with what he taught.

      My life is simple: I have placed Christ (the person) as my Master, Teacher, Lord, and Head in front of me and I listen to his voice apart from the influence of “religious organization.” They are not needed. Christ is alive and I can access teh Fathers wisdom, understanding, and knowledge just for the asking “through” His Son. Christ, my Teacher, is able to impart to me what I asked from the Father. No religious organizations needed.

      By doing this, I obey God (Luke 9:35) and I make myself a disciple (taught one) of Christ.

      Membership with religious organizations are discipleship with “THEM.” It is not discipleship with Christ. Membership with religious organizations is “listening” to THEM and this is in opposition to what the Most High God has commanded. We listen to His Son only and we attach (become members) ourselves to His Son only.

      I do not expect widespread acceptance of this view, but this is the pattern I see in my Masters life and example and teaching.

  2. Many denominations of christian are only really set apart from personality. For example there are protostant and catholic which both can be considered under the name christian. Most protestants would have a hard time getting along with catholics because of differences in values and beleifs however it does not exactly mean they are claiming to be the only way and everyone else is wrong and going to Hell. That is far from the truth. My mom told me when I was a kid once that some catholics might go to heaven (I grew up Evangelical Protestant). I didn't understand that statement until I was older. In most protestant christian faiths they beleive it is a relationship with God that saves you, not works or beleiving something or the other. As a protestant type beleiver I would easily be able to beleive that with the right relationship with God that anybody despite denomination and even possibly some cases of religion that they would be saved. I go to a non-denomination church now but it is more just not categorizing yourself as a church because there is really no point. I have seen some wonderful things happen in my life and both churches that seems to point that God is at work there. Theology, beleif system, and style of ministry is more what seperates churches becuase all the major protestant churches where I live have no problem working together as one. The major points that are the foundation of these churches are:

    #1 The gospel message that God gave his only son to die on the cross for our sins and to save us. John 3:16-17

    #2 That not by works Titus 3:5-7 but instead relationship with God Matthew 7:21-23

    #3 That God rose again Mark 16:1-8

    #4 The fourth which you wouldn't agree with is that the bible is true. Most would say you have to except it all or non of it. That my be vague though because not everyone actually understand the whole idea of creation and the other parts of the documentation not accepted as canon. I think it might be better put not that it is the word of God, it contains the word of God (I'm sure God and Jesus had said lots of things not recorded but this is what we have)

    Working with what you put before me and that it would be hard to deny many other parts of the bible as false and at the same time beleiving that the words of Jesus and God contained within are the only true parts I will say: You have to accept the accepted bible is 99.9% accurate or not at all.

    I don't believe we need the bible to be saved. People had relationships with God thousands of years before the bible existed (but they had prophets) but it is a tool God blessed us with to learn and become closer to God. The world is much different then it was over 1000 years ago and a book is far more effective then a prophet could be in this day of age. http://www.jesus.org/birth-of-jesus/roman-world/jesus-came-at-the-perfect-time.html

     

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