Most Christian ministries are like marketing companies who are chasing after ever-increasing targets set by their leaders. Jesus mentioned this phenomenon while talking with the Pharisees of his time. He also mentioned the quality of the people who join after the proselytising.
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.Matt 23:15
Structure of Institutional Churches
As a result of such marketing efforts (I would not call it Evangelization), they are able to get people to join their Group. As Jesus is not the binding factor for this assembly, they always need a different binding factor to hold them together. This binding factor happens to be that particular organization which controls the assets of the land. Therefore they need to post a clergy as the local manager controlling the branch office. Clearly, such a structure resembles a corporate business house. As mentioned in the previous article, that is not how a Church is supposed to be structured.
As primarily these are Religious business houses, Money changes hands. The Branch Manager(so-called minister) who brings in maximum revenue is rewarded and promoted.
Cleansing the Temple
We are well aware that one thing which Jesus hates is the Money Changers. He hated them THEN and he hates them even NOW. Just because Christians like me and you are not taking up the whip, Jesus is making use of BJP and their goons to be the whip. He will do a work of cleansing. It is not going to be a happy thing for many Christians. Do not fall into their trap.
13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!”John 2:13-16
Need for the Hour
Its time that we realized our responsibility. When we give money to these religious imposters without any accountability, we are being UNFAITHFUL STEWARDS. We need to ensure that we are getting a satisfactory response to questions about their ministry. If you do not get any satisfactory response, you should ideally stop giving to them. Ask them to show the book of accounts and be transparent with their finances. Click here to know more about Accountability and Financial Transparency.
Do not assume that building a mansion is a good thing. It is just a waste of money. How many times do you see the Apostles build Mansions/Churches/Faith Homes in the Bible? I do not see any.
When your money is being diverted to build facilities for the Clergy, you need to be alarmed. THEY ARE TAKING YOU FOR A RIDE. No wonder that provision sends BJP and RSS Workers at your doorstep so that you realize your folly. The time is near when these Buildings/Mansions will be attacked and the inmates flee. The HIRELINGS that Promised to be leading you will FLEE FOR THEIR LIVES.
The Church of God is entering a phase where there will be purging and cleaning of his people. The days when you had Magnificient buildings where worldly men preached so-called sermons will be over. True Christians will have to go underground. God will ensure that his chosen people (This is NOT about TPM Fanatics) will separate themselves from the Mystery Babylon and have fellowship with him. He will bring it to Pass.
Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”2 Cor 6:17
Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.1 John 1:3