Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Temples , tithes and titles

Scripture records for us man's first attempt at organized religion in direct disobedience to YHWH's clear and specific command. In Gen:11 we read the account of the building (attempted) of the tower of Babel. God had said "Be fruitfull , multiply and fill the earth "Gen:9.1 In blatant rebellion men said Gen: 11.4 "Come , let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens ; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroard over the face of the whole earth."

Ever since there have been those who have manifested the Babel spirit in their desire to settle down , build a tower and make a name for themselves.

It is interesting how those who claim the name of the LORD so consistently do the exact opposite of what the Lord of Glory has instructed.

Jesus said "Go into all the world. "We try to figure out how to get them to come.
Jesus said"Call no man Father, Rabbi, Teacher etc". We have most of christendom calling men Father Pastor Doctor and Reverend etc.
Jesus said Make disciples baptising them in the Name of the Father , Son and Holy Spirit and teach them to obey everything He has commanded. Instead we tell people to repeat a prayer and them pronounce them heaven bound.

Today we have new "converts " who know all about tithing and nothing about the ten commandments.

I believe a large part of the problem is men under the influence of the Babel spirit. Sadly ;no, tragically many church leaders have succumbed to the allure of settling down,building towers and making names for themselves. The symptoms of this spiritual sickness are an inordinate passion (lust )to build a monument to themselves, being adament about their right to a title and a heavy handed preaching of the unscriptural doctrine of tithing , which is nothing more than a modern temple tax.

The church building or a religious organization is not the temple; the body of believers is.
The only titles that matter are the titles of the Most High God and the only giving that He sanctions is Spirit -led , free will and for the glory of His Name alone .

Beware of those whose ministry is focussed on temples , tithes and titles.

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