Whose Slave Are You?
Most Christians that I know (and have known) are all too ready and willing to believeand trust ANYTHING they hear from their church and pastor.
In today’s church/religious
viewpoint, it is said that professing Christians must
"belong to the local church,"
"members of the local church," s
omething about which nothing is said in theScriptures. Very precious few have no real idea of what it means to be free in Christ.They have always been slaves of
and its so-called
Virtually no one in the church knows how to stand on their own feet spiritually; maketheir own decisions about what they will do in serving the Lord; how, when, where theywill serve and follow Jesus. In current practice, the local church organization, controlledand ruled by the
, makes all the decisions for all the member/slaves! (marriage, job, where to live, is this or that right for me, going here, going there, etc., etc)
The Eldership/Lordship perversity controls everything! You control nothing! You havenothing to say. You have no freedom in the corporate/institutional local church. TheElders/Rulers will "rubber stamp" every member into total conformity with their pattern.
runs the show with no questions asked. The Eldership/Lordshipdecisions are claimed to be the very decisions of Jesus Christ, whether it is in regards
to the hiring of a new elder or right down to the paving the parking lot. (Don’t be fooled
by the so-called church business meetings; a meeting where you are led to believe thatyour vote counts for something. It doesn't!) All decisions relative to the church and itsoperation belong to these
, i.e. the elders.
Like the Pope to the Catholic Church, these
stand in the place of Christ for you.You are to obey
as a slave-member, in all their decisions and decrees. Youare to arrive at the appointed headquarters building, at the appointed times, to do theappointed things, in the appointed way, week after week, just as this body of lords havelaid it out! You are to submit fully. Remember,
preach that to obey themis to obey Christ and to disobey this local pontifical body is to disobey Christ!Do you really grasp the significance of that statement? Are you gullible enough toswallow that and bow your heart, will and life to the enslavement to men?As a
YOU are in slavery to a church institution under the absolutecontrol of men! If that isn't slavery, then there isn't any such thing as slavery. Churchmember/slaves need to realize what their situation really is. The church
directs and controls your life and service to the Lord. You are not free. You have novoice or vote in anything. Slaves never have such a right. Your role is (1) to obey and(2) to pay.Whose slave are you? Who is really your master? Jesus said:
"No man can serve two masters.."
(Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13).