There is so much contention between the various Christian denominations and offshoots. They all claim they are on the side of God and Christ. They all claim they teach Christ (yet, they teach him different and conflicting). They all have different rules, regulations, and rituals. They all claim they are right and the others wrong. Yet, all say they are Christian.
How can this be? There is only one teaching. There cannot be many different teachings of Christ coming out of the many Christian organizations and groups. How do one filter which one is teaching Christ aright and are actually practicing what he taught and incorporate his teachings into their very being?
Something is very wrong!
Yet, the many sitting within religious organizations sit almost as if dazed, in a slumber-like state, in denial, surrounding themselves with a false sense of security that they are in the “right religion.” Those who sit at the top of those organizations reassure them that they are.
Something is very wrong!
They sit and subconsciously nod in affirmation at everything they are told. They are conditioned to be afraid to even think outside of the boundary that they are within. They dare not question, challenge or investigate the things they are told. Yet, they will tell you what is written at 1 John 4:1, but will not apply it to their own organizations and groups. Why? Because they do not believe it applies to their group because “We know we are in the truth.”
1 John 4:1 is to be applied to everything, everyone, every organization, and every group that speaks of God and Christ! Including me.
One should not assume that somehow the organization or group in which they are members are immune from scrutiny and testing.
Yet, many within them are offended – and snowflaky – when they are challenged, questioned, or challenged. I am not just referring to the Watch Tower.
Some of those groups will excommunicate or disfellowship you if you do not march in cadence with everyone else. You either be re-programmed by re-studying certain publications with and Elder or you must leave the congregation. Shunning is psychologically dangerous and unloving. It is not Christ-like and it does not exhibit the patience of Christ with individuals.
I know that the Watch Tower Organization punishes those in the congregations if they are caught listening to persons like myself. What are they afraid of? It is the “darndest thing I have ever seen.”
If what any religious group is teaching is the truth, then they have nothing to fear from me. The truth needs no defending. It is powerful and stands strong on its own two feet.
It is not enough for me to have individuals and organizations to write and say to me, “Stop what you are doing? Jehovah God is going to get you.?
What am I doing that is so wrong that bothers so many? Likewise, what are the many religious groups and organizations doing so right that those within them are not bothered but are bothered by me?
I know what I am up against. I know.
Yet, I will stand on the side of Christ and his teachings and will not allow ever again organized religion (camps) to take me in and enslave my thinking. I will side with the things my Master taught, not what men tell me what they think he taught.
I am not finding anywhere written where Jesus commanded going out in Field Service. Putting in a certain amount of hours each month and filling out a slip of paper reporting that activity. I find it nowhere written where Jesus commanded engaging in Bible Studies and bringing individuals into religious organizations. I find it nowhere written where Jesus spoke of God’s Earthly Organization. Men speak of one but Jesus didn’t. Nowhere do I find it written where Jesus commanded that six or seven old White men are to make up what is called – by men – a Governing Body.
*** Yes, there is now a Black man who is now a member of that group, Samuel Herd. But this was not always the case. The Governing Body has been an exclusive White man’s club. Hardly representative of the earth’s diverse racial makeup.
Who among men and women have been driving the narrative of deception in the world? Who has and have been falsely portraying Adam, Eve, Angels, Jesus, Moses, Noah, The Prophets, The Apostles and others as White people? As persons in their likeness!
Does any religious organization have and know the truth? All of them speak and teach truthful things? However, do any teach Christ truthfully? Unadulterated?
I boldly answer, no. Not one. Thus, the need to “Get out of her my people.” (Revelation 18:4)
They are all growths out of a world that Jesus said his kingdom is no part of. Christ is not within them, he is without of them. (John 18:36 and Hebrews 13:13-14)
No one of importance. A disciple (student) of Christ apart from the established religious systems who reasons, thinks and concludes matters for myself. Something is not right with the state of religion in the world. The real dichotomy is that we live in a world so full of religion, yet is an evil, immoral, and dangerous place to live. A mental and spiritual separation from this world that Jesus said his kingdom is no part of is the first step to a "break-through" to freedom and entry into a much larger spiritual world where God and Christ resides and the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of God can be accessed.