THE CONDITIONS AND ATTRIBUTES OF AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANITY
as observed in A.D 100 (the year the Apostle John died):
Rejection of the world by the church; and rejection BY the world OF the church.
In a word, a believer was known for their "Holiness". They were known for their absolute love of the brethren.
THEN, the worldly lusts, fleeting pleasures and carnality were despised and rejected by the Church.
In turn, the Church became a subculture (a culture within a culture) that was despised and rejected by the very partakers of what was being rejected. This is no surprise, for the world only loves its own... and its own only loves it. John 15:-18-20, 1 John 4:5
The early church painted vast, stark and unmistakable contrasts between themselves and the world.
The level of Truth they possessed, spontaneously drew lines in the sand and separated the light from the darkness.
This condition and result didn't come from self effort...it came organically through an intense devotion to Christ and His Word. This devotion labeled them as "divisive-non-conformists" and an "enemy of the state" from the accepted religions of the day. While not seeking to be divisive, it's just the natural order of events where Truth and adherence to it is concerned. Truth ALWAYS separates light from darkness and Truth from error...otherwise it isn't the Truth. In this sense, they were divisive (and rightly so). Truth has no place within error.
The early church sought unity if at all possible...but they sought Truth at ALL costs (even if that meant their life).
THE CONDITIONS AND ATTRIBUTES OF COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIANITY (the most commonly accepted form) as observed in A.D 2015:
Acceptance of the world by the church; and acceptance BY the world, OF the Church.
In a word, the modern believer is known for their "unholiness" (which is what makes them so loved of the world).
They are deemed as authentic for becoming one with the very sins the early church despised, rejected and abandoned.
They are known for their absolute love of the leaven...not the brethren.
TODAY in 2015, the worldly lusts, fleeting pleasures and carnality are ordained as clergy; and therefore, condoned in the pew. In turn, the Church has disappeared into our modern culture and no longer even exists (in the authentic sense). This state of non-existence stems from the fact it has been fused with the world. To win the world, the counterfeit church has become the world: thus the tagline "counterfeit". (Christ's true church is a glorious Bride who has kept herself spotless from the world...not a whore who runs after it. SHE has not disappeared).
Being swallowed up by the world until the two have become one (while presenting itself as authentic) is what makes this modern conglomeration a "counterfeit". This Babylonian Hybrid that masquerades about as the Church, is NOT despised and rejected by the world. WHY? Because it IS the world. It LOVES the world and the world loves it back.
The modern church (counterfeit) paints no vast, stark or unmistakable contrasts between themselves and the world.
The level of Truth the early church possessed they have spontaneously REJECTED by blurring the lines in the sand, merging the two into one.
The modern church (counterfeit) separates itself from the light. Therefore, it has become enveloped in darkness and made one with it (unity).
When the "truth" you hold fails to separate the light from the darkness...your truth IS complete darkness.
These conditions and results come from the self effort of seeking to organically separate and deviate itself from an intense devotion to Christ and His Word.
This devotion to all things EXCEPT Christ, has deemed them capable of uniting the majority of the world under the umbrella of error, hereby assuming the title "unifiers"...the ones who seek unity This self-applied label is simultaneously adapted by pigeon-holing staunch Biblical adherents and true disciples of Christ as "divisive" for not joining in their error.
While seeking to be the unifiers of so called "Biblical unity" they are the ones who have become divisive in the sense that they have deviated and separated themselves from apostolic Christianity and true devotees of Christ. If they wouldn't have deviated from Truth....there would be no resistance from the True devotees. They are the source and the very reason for the rejection and refusal to unify. They have fornicated with error and fathered the child ...now they refuse to take responsibility for it. Thus, the bastardization of Christianity.They have caused division in the name of unity as they put a "guilt trip" on true disciples of Christ for NOT joining in their "unity". THEY are the cause for every bit of disunity. (Order out of chaos is the name of the game here).
Because True and authentic Disciples refuse to join in their unity (at the expense of Truth) they are unanimously made to feel guilty. This is a tactic to "shame" them into the apostasy in which they have renamed: Unity.
This is just the natural order of events when apostasy's apostates begin to deviate from Truth by refusing to adhere to it..
The modern church (counterfeit) ALWAYS extracts light from darkness...leaving itself in a state of light deprivation.
The modern church (counterfeit) ALWAYS extracts error from Truth (like Satan)...then throws away the remnant leftovers of what remains...leaving itself with NOTHING but error.
When you refuse to separate light from darkness you are left with no contrast or standard by which to identify anything at all. You are left in the bleak, blackness of the dark with no frame of reference or function of sight by which to scrutinize the true origin of even remotest and simplest of things. (This is when good becomes evil and evil becomes good).
The modern church (counterfeit) NEVER separates light from darkness (in the Biblical sense of the word) therefore, it isn't found in the Truth. They have slaughtered Truth to become a partaker of unity in and with the world. To gain the world (and its applause) they have become the world. They have made unity their God and Truth their enemy while the world looks on and applauds.
They have become an idolater all in the name of unity.
This counterfeit church has trashed Truth whenever it was possible...and has sought unity at all costs (even if that means their eternal life).
See how the world LOVES the Pope, T.D Jakes, Rob Bell, Rick Warren and Joel Osteen (among others)? See how even the corrupt media swoons over every word that proceeds from the pope's mouth. Late night shows adore and revere him with not even a hint of having one single reason to reject anything he says or stands for...why is that?
Rejection comes from opposition. Where there is no opposition: there will be NO rejection. The reason there is no opposition or rejection by the world of the above aforementioned men (especially the pope)...is because they ARE the world (and so are their congregants). You don't have to sit in a Catholic parish to be one of their congregants (those days are over).
So why is there no opposition or rejection in regard to the pope, from the people within media and the entertainment industry? Well, it would be silly for them to reject one of their own, would it not?
Where there is NO rejection OF the church BY the world...rest assured THAT "church" is no church at all...it is a counterfeit and is one in the same with the world. Whenever the world embraces what the "church" is selling, rest assured, what they have to offer contains NO TRUTH AND NO SALVATION...PERIOD.
WAKE UP. This is "Constantine's Christianity": The mere mingling of the Satanic with the Holy. A leavening of all that is sacred, so the false convert can be sung a lullaby as he painlessly drifts off into Hell. "Constantinian Christianity" (in both Catholic & Protestant circles) marries the world to the Church to give the impression there is no line in the sand...and no cross to bear.
This unholy matrimony makes "God" appear to have no commands for anyone to be separate from ANYTHING...So it marries the two, causing it's adherents to fall into a drunken stupor; incapacitating them from being able to differentiate between the Holy and the Unholy. What is Holy is now Evil and what was Evil is now Holy...their vision is blurred and the two lines become one. They are hooked up to an IV drip of spiritual acid, that eats away at the lining of their conscience; causing soulical scar tissue to form---making it impossible for them to FEEL anything due to the aggressive nature of deception that has destroyed the nerve endings of their conscience. They return to their weekly gatherings week after week to get their "fix" like a back alley addict. And the end result is a seared over conscience as with a branding iron (1 Timothy 4:2).
Tolerance has replaced holiness. Tolerance says "I must be intolerant of ANYTHING that comes between me and my sin".
Holiness says "I must become intolerant of ANYTHING that comes between me and my Christ...even if that means abandoning the Harlot systems who are masquerading about as Christ's True Church...Catholic or Protestant.
ANYTHING that comes between you and the cross that Christ told you to bear; is Satanic in nature and MUST be instantly rejected (Yes, even churches).
In this day and age of apostasy, the command to take up your cross and follow Christ...may lead you right out the front door of your church, never to return.
The minute you start "accepting" what it is you are commanded to be "rejecting" you are accepting the offer Satan made to Jesus when He was on this earth (Matthew 4:8-10). Christ rejected the worldly kingdoms, with their prestigious pomp, acceptance, vainglory and empty frivolousness of man-based honor and pleasure...why? Because it would've come between Him and His cross. Do you think Satan didn't know this? Oh, he knew it all too well. We must follow in the footsteps of Christ, climbing our own Golgotha while rejecting Satan's offer to become applauded and accepted by the world. If we don't...we will inevitably become one with the Satanic system of Harlot Christianity who fornicates with the world/ Roman Church. -Revelation 13, 17, 18-
If Christ conducted Himself JUST like this modern church does; I venture to say; He'd of never been crucified. If the early Church's brand of "Love and Acceptance" was what this modern church's is; that is, to condone sin, false gods and idols by stupefying yourself in it; I venture to say; The Romans would've loved them and they'd of never been martyred.
If the early Christians did as Constantine's Catholicism began to do hundreds of years after the Apostles; that is, adapting ANY and ALL pagan cultures into its traditions, beliefs and practices...there would've been literally NO issue between Rome and early Christianity. That's what Rome wanted: For Christians to mingle their Christ in and with the pagan Gods of Rome. They refused...and they were killed. Then along comes Constantine (A Roman Emperor in the 4th century) who was falsely converted and hereby "legalized" Christianity. Why do I say he was "falsely converted? Because after his "conversion" and "legalization" of Christianity, he began mingling the core doctrines, traits and identifiably unique qualities of Christianity in and with the pagan God's of Rome. And lo and behold: Out springs the Catholic Church as we know it today, with all of its heretical paganism and forms of godliness.
You won't convince me for even a second that Constantine was authentically converted when the domino effect of what he started is the VERY thing that created Catholicism and has hereby made today's church a counterfeit.
You see, Satan failed to destroy the church by either killing or mingling it with idols in the first century. But if at first you don't succeed...try again. Make no mistake, there was no "legalization" of authentic Christianity under Constantine. It was more of a "usurpation" of Christianity by liquidating it in and among paganism...marrying the two...mixing leaven in the pure meal...until it was fully leavened. Matthew 13:33 speaks of a woman adding leaven to the Kingdom of God. That woman is Constantine's Catholicism...the very thing that is still infiltrating the church today (including Protestantism) That leaven is the sin of the pagan God's she has fornicated with by making herself one with them.
If the early Christians would've done what Constantine eventually did, there would've been no persecution. And I venture to say, without a persecution, there would of been no urgency or motivation to make thousands of copies of what we now know as the New Testament. Why? Because without a persecution, where is the urgency? Without the cause of militant strategies to squelch it, there would've been nothing but laxity in regard to preserving it. This is why we have thousands of Coptic, Greek, and Aramaic texts OUTSIDE of what the Catholic Church preserved after Constantine married the Church to the world. Early Christianity spread to the four corners of the earth BECAUSE of persecution. And a lot of people fled as they took copies of Paul's letters, the other epistles and the four Gospels with them. No wonder Satan tempted the early church to become one with Rome! "Go into all the world" would've looked a lot different if they'd of done what Constantine eventually did.
Without Constantine, there would've been no Catholic Church. And without a Catholic Church, there would be NO fulfillment to prophesy to bring about the one world religion, Antichrist and the false prophet. The Catholic Church was created and has been preserved for these very reasons...to fulfill the prophesies of Daniel, and Revelation 13, 17 and 18 (and among others). Catholicism is a necessary evil, much like Pharaoh was a necessary evil in the Book of Exodus. For it was through Pharaoh and the plagues that ensued, that God's Glory was shone and His people were liberated. And in the same manner, God will utilize the plaugues of Catholicism as a modern day Pharaoh. It is through these plagues His True people will be liberated. And just like Egypt, in the Book of Exodus, His plan was that His people "Come out of Her" (Revelation 18:4). It's the "coming out" where liberation begins.
So many are "going into Her" in these last days. Many are blinded by the pope's false flag message of unity as he embraces ALL pagan religions (and yes; that includes Rick Warren, Kenneth Copeland, John Arnott and Joel Osteen). Is this the unity Christ wants? No, its the same "unity" Constantine first used to sucker the True believers of His day to "go in" rather than "come out". Don't be blinded by the deception of this modern day Constantine. He is merely trying to get folks to either stay in Egypt...or come to Egypt. And by the way, not ALL joined Constantine. Many thousands refused...and we're slain by the sword. (As it once was...it will soon be again).
Be not deceived: The only Biblical use Catholicism has is to usher in Antichrist, the False Prophet and the One World Religion of the New World Order. All of these things must take place before Christ's glorious return. Catholicism's resurgence and "unity" is part of the apostasy Paul tells us of in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. So they are being "used of God"...just not in a flattering way. Their "unity" and the lulling of people into it, is actually the "apostasy" we are told to come out of.
The Catholic's use the fact they have 1.2 billion members as a form of proof that "God is with them". No, this just proves what the Bible says in regard to the majority of people taking the wide road rather than the narrow one. The world loves it's own...and they've staked their claim on Catholicism. Why? Because it readily adapts people's paganism in a most intimate way...always has and always will.
Funny, this is the same reason Joyce Meyer and other prosperity preachers use as "proof" that God is blessing their ministries. They say:
"If God does NOT approve of my ministry; why am I packing out stadiums, selling books and making millions?"
It seems they have their "god's" mixed up. Satan is the god of this world who actively blinds the minds of those who refuse to believe. (2 Cor 4:4)...He is actively blinding the minds of humanity, as he packs out stadiums, parishes, megachurches and chapels while selling millions of their books. What these people think is saving them is the very thing that is damning them. This is the very intent of a counterfeit...to give you the illusion that what you have is the real thing.
So what do we say in regard to the braggadocios claim of "God is with us-----behold our millions?" Answer:
A wolf attracts fleas...so why would we be surprised that the biggest wolves den on the planet (Catholicism) attracts so many?
And just the same goes for the false teachers of Protestantism. If the world LOVES you...you ARE one of them. If they flock to you, you are a wolf and they are your fleas. This analogy is merely a reworking of the Biblical principle of "Where the carcass is... the vultures will gather". Matthew 24:28
Behold the "revival" of the megachurch, 1.2 billion Catholics and the unification that is fast underway! This "unifying revival" is merely a gathering of carcasses and vultures who are poised to fall into the grip of the Antichrist's New World Order. From this rule and reign, the Mark of the Beast will spring.
"The second beast was empowered to give life to the image of the first beast so that it could speak, and could cause all those who did not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He also caused everyone (small and great, rich and poor, free and slave) to obtain a mark on their right hand or on their forehead. Thus no one was allowed to buy or sell things unless he bore the mark of the beast – that is, his name or his number. This calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the beast’s number, for it is man’s number, and his number is 666". Revelation 13:11-18
All who refuse to become one with the religious system that even now is beginning to take over...will be killed. Yes, the New World Order, Whore of Babylon and the Antichrist will ALL stem from Counterfeit Christianity (something the masses esteem to be authentic). Think of all of those lost and precious souls who are already a part of this system and see no problem with it! They have already mentally, emotionally and spiritually taken the mark. What will soon deface their hands or forehead will only be Satan's "official stamp" upon what they have already accepted. Incessantly pray for these people!
"If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you". John 15:18-20
If the modern church that bears Christ's name is truly of Christ...why does the world love it so?
"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil". John 3:19
REVELATION 18:1-8 IS A SNAPSHOT OF OUR MODERN CHURCH SYSTEM THAT PREDICTS ITS FATE- Keep in mind: Protestantism is rapidly aligning itself with Pope Francis' Whore of Babylon which will soon give birth to the Antichrist's New World Order.
"After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “BABYLON THE GREAT HAS FALLEN, FALLEN and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
"And I heard another voice from heaven saying, COME OUT OF HER,(Catholicism and the apostate protestant churches who align themselves with the Pope) MY PEOPLE, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God HAS REMEMBERED her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her". Revelation 18:1-8---
IF WE DON'T COME OUT OF THIS MODERN COUNTERFEIT CHURCH SYSTEM, WE WILL INEVITABLY PARTAKE OF HER SINS---ACCEPT THE MARK---- AND WILL LASTLY BE MADE RECIPIENTS OF HER JUDGMENT.
If you partake of her sins (the mixing of the unholy with the holy...the mingling of the world to become the Constantinian Church)...you will receive her judgment.
-IT'S THAT SIMPLE-
And for those of you who may think all of this is just the author's "paranoia" or possibly mere conjecture... Let it be known: IT IS A FACT that Kenneth Copeland, John Arnott, Joel Osteen and Rick Warren (not to mention all of the scattered smaller churches who submit to the teaching of these men) have UNANIMOUSLY and OPENLY expressed their devotion and adherence to Pope Francis and Rome. All but Warren have already visited Rome and the pope to begin talks of filtering their portion of Protestantism back under the authority of Rome. Copeland has made his position clear by agreeing that "the reformation is over". Which in turn, says: "The reformation was a divisive, ungodly-mistake by Martin Luther that never should've happened...so let's correct its error and undo what Martin Luther has done". Sickening...
And watch, after Copeland and other Protestant leaders join the pope in attending the 2017 "celebration" in Jerusalem that will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the reformation...what follows, will be a unanimous harassment and persecution to get the True devotees of Christ to join them. (Isn't it funny how the pope is NOW interested in commemorating the reformation only AFTER gaining a large chunk of Protestantism's Real Estate? Yes, the pope seemingly has a monopoly. But it's an unbiblical monopoly that seeks to gain those who are already apostate (thus the reason he singled out the Word of Faith church first).
Word of Faith people are militantly and severely (blindly) devoted to their apostate teachers. They have a doctrine they call" the submission" or "covering doctrine" that says they MUST blindly obey EVERYTHING their leaders tell them or they may go to hell (whether it's biblical or not). Imagine millions of people such as this, with the backing, funding and approval of Catholicism at it's side...being sent into churches and homes to preach their "unite or die" message. Tony Palmer (a recently deceased Jesuit plant) has already said (while Copeland agreed) that "if you're NOT a Catholic....you are a spiritual racist". You see, they are already turning this into an "us against them" type of situation. It is NO mistake that Pope Francis chose the militantly minded and blindly submitted Word of Faither's to be the ones to "break the ice" as it were. All he has to do is throw millions of dollars at their greedy feet and they will do whatever he wishes them to. Being rich is a sign of God's
blessing and approval to these people. The logic will play out like this: "If God is blessing us, we must obey the One in whom He is blessing us through". ENTER the resurgence and reentry of Constantinian styled persecution and martyrdom to ALL who refuse to "unite".
With an unoffended conscience, right before the axe is swung, they will quote John 17:21 "That they may all be one, just as you and I are one, Father". Then, in the name of unity... your head will be severed...welcome to the Christianity that lies in wait, just around the corner.
"Indeed an hour is coming when the one who kills you will think he is offering service to God". John 16:2------ These are the words of Christ and these are the conditions of what it will soon be like to be an authentic follower of Christ.
On a final side-note: To those of you who think the answer to all of your economic, social and religious problems will be found in the election of a man, through the medium of politics...beware: In all of your seeking for someone other than Christ, you may be looking for the arrival of the man of sin, the antichrist himself, as the one who is to solve all of your problems. Do you think he'll come stating "I'm Satan in the flesh"? No, he will come stating I am here to give order out of chaos so you can "Live Your Best Life Now". For this reason we're not discipled unto churches, popes, pastors, presidents or politicians.
WAKE UP you NATIONALISTS and those of you who adhere to the notion of dominionism.
WAKE UP those of you who have confused, misconstrued and made equivalent to Christ the political parties you adhere to.
WAKE UP those of you who have made the flag an equivalent of Christ.
WAKE UP those of you who have bought into the lie of America being a "Christian" Country who needs a "Christian" leader to usher it into a "Christian" Theocracy.
WAKE UP: We haven't one command in all of the New Testament to establish ANY kingdom or dominion on earth. Christ will set up His Kingdom on earth ONLY AFTER His return. The notion of establishing a kingdom and theocracy on earth, through the medium of a politician (of all people) PRIOR to Christ's return is to fall into the grip of the Antichrist. Read Revelation 13 and see the many political implications the Antichrist will have. He will come through religion AND politics....make no mistake of it. If you seek a kingdom prior to Christ Himself establishing it, you are unwittingly longing for the establishment of what the Antichrist will one day establish. And if this is what you are longing for, what makes you think you will recognize the Antichrist for what he really is?
Much more could be said here...but at this point, an entire book would need to be written. Much discernment is needed in the days ahead. .
For those of you who would like exhaustive, irrefutable proof and elaboration on Catholicism being the Whore of Babylon, please read "A Woman Rides The Beast" by Dave Hunt. He also has a documentary DVD under the same title that is available for purchase or for free on YouTube.
Revelation 17:4-6 "And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold (the very colors of the robes worn by the clergy of Catholicism), precious stones and pearls (see Catholicism's obsession with such things and how they are adorned with them), having a golden cup in her hand (a practice within the mass) full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. (see how many millions of precious Saints of God the Catholic church has slaughtered!)
What was...will soon be again.