Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 23 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 13: The Evangelical Cult!)

By admin On July 13th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 23

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Come Out of Her, My People! Part 13: “The Evangelical Cult!”

To read Part 1, click here… “May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People?)”

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“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” 2nd Corinthians 11:4

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CITY OF CONFUSION

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Babylon was given its name during the building of that infamous Tower of Babylon, because God confused their speech…

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Listen… “Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” Genesis 11:9 

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And so, the name, Babylon, actually means, “City of Confusion”.

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by G. Dore’ – The Confusion Of Tongues in Babylon – from www.creationism.org-public domain

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“COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE”

Revelation 18:4

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The call is now going out to anyone who will listen…Babylon is fallen is fallen…Come http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpgout of her My people, that ye partake not of her sins, and receive not of her plagues” Revelation 18:1, 4

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Yes, the time is come for God’s people to make our Exodus out of the “City of Confusion”, the various Christian organizations. And this is a literal Exodus! And yet, before we can completely come of her, we must come out of her in our minds. In other words, we still have great confusion about what is truth and what is merely the wine of her false doctrines, that we have been drinking for so many years.

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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners – Wikipedia – US Public Domain.

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FINGER-POINTING

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We evangelical Christians often point to “those cults”, as being “way over the edge!”

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Yes, we scorn them for their door-to-door evangelistic crusade, and pride ourselves that we’re not like them!

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Witnessing Casaemcasa wikipedia share-alike license by Steelman

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ME A CULT-MEMBER!?!

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But the fact is, today’s mainstream Christianity has become a cult all to itself!

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“WHAT!?! WHAT DO YOU MEAN, CALLING US A CULT? WE’RE THE BLESSED PEOPLE OF THE LORD! WE HAVE THE NUMBERS! WE HAVE THE BIBLE! WE BELIEVE ALL THE CORRECT DOCTRINES! WE’RE PRE-TRIB AND RAPTURE-READY! WE DON’T HAVE ALL THOSE FALSE DOCTRINES LIKE THOSE CULTS DO! WE BELIEVE IN A LITERAL HELL OF ETERNAL TORMENT!”

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Well, when we really analyze today’s mainstream Christianity, it is discovered to be just as cultish as any other so-called cult! So let’s take a few minutes to expose the cultish tendencies of today’s mainstream Christianity.

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THE WORD, “CULT”

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First let’s define what the word, “cult” really means. Cult is the root word of the word, “Culture”. It is the traditions and beliefs in which a group of people lives and thrives.

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And two self-appointed defenders of so-called Christian orthodoxy, Barnhouse, and Martin went about to establish just which denominations were to be considered “cults” and which could be embraced as being “OK”. And so, they wrote a book, Kingdom of the Cults, which became the accepted standard of what is true Christianity and what is not. And surprisingly, while condemning Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Latter-Day-Saints, this book somehow allowed Popism to pass their criteria, which only proves that this book wasn’t truly credible.

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The Kingdom of the Cults – Wikipedia – Fair-use Rationale

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CHRISTIANITY: A COMFORTABLE CULTURE

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But the point of this article is not to heap any further condemnation on Popism, nor on Mormonism nor on Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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But it is the opinion of this website that mainstream Christianity is by far a more deceptive and a more dangerous “cult” than any of the previously mentioned groups.

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As already mentioned, the name “cult” is a shortened version of the word, “culture”. And that is what mainstream Christianity has become. It has become a comfortable religious lifestyle for unconverted masses. It has become much like Popism or Mormonism, or any other so-called cult.

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Church of Christ worship music – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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ADDING TO GOD’S WORD!

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And by the way, the name, “Cult” is never found in the King James Bible. It is merely the concoction of the human mind: a product of modern theologians, and not at all from God’s Word!

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So right here is the very first error of the evangelical “cult”. If they really desired to be biblical, they would simply cling to God’s Word, and stop inventing their own names. “Another gospel” might be the correct choice of names which God has given and approves of.

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But since “Cult” is the name that evangelicals have chosen, let’s use their own chosen name in this article.

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A THRIVING CULTURE

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But it’s true that evangelicalism has become a comfortable culture in which unsanctified church-attendees can thrive in spite of their unconverted hearts.

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For instance, the gospel music industry flourishes within evangelicalism! And one can easily find a “Christian” radio station which plays so-called Christian music 24 hours per day! And while today’s Christian music may have quasi-biblical lyrics, most of this music and performance is from a worldly genre. In other words, there is little attempt to imitate the pure music of Heaven. 

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Church – Harlem Gospel Choir – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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APPEALING TO THE CARNAL HEART

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“So what’s wrong with that? Who cares if a song’s musical style has worldly roots?”, many will ask.

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For the most part, today’s evangelical music appeals to the sensual tastes of the unconverted Babylonian world! And this is just one reason why evangelicalism has become a comfortable culture! To a great degree, its music appeals to the carnal heart! The unconverted souls within can thrive in such a musical culture. It does not require, nor does it inspire the listener to transform his or her tastes to the standards of Heaven! Even the more conservative music heard today has often been so heavily syruped with orchestration, to be palatable to the carnal senses.

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Church music – Singers & Dancers – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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WHAT MUSIC DOES HEAVEN APPROVE?

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There are many who say, “Well, the Bible doesn’t tell us what kind of music that Heaven approves!”

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Well of course, the answer to this charge is, “Heaven does indeed approve of its own music!”

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So then, the next question is, “Just what kind of music is heard in the courts of heaven?”

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And the answer comes back, “The Bible lays down various eternal principles which govern the entire universe! And these principles were to govern this world as well!”

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And so, that music which is heard in the courts of Heaven would never be trendy or “hip”, or “cool”! That’s for sure! Nor would it ever be silly or mirthful (funny)! It would not be trite nor common! And not shrill, neither pretentious! Never sensual or earthy! Never exalting the performer or the performance!

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David the Shepherd Boy – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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WHAT DID JESUS DO?

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Now, just what does the Bible have to say about Jesus and His music? Certainly as we read the Gospels, the few times music was mentioned, it was very simple, in which the disciples mhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_entry_into_Jerusalem#/media/File:Enrique_Simonet_-_Flevit_super_illam_-_1892.jpgerely sang sacred songs, hymns and spiritual songs together.

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Listen… “And when they (Jesus & disciples) had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.” Matthew 26:30

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Very simple and spontaneous was the music which Jesus sang. There was none of the elaborate musical filigree which we hear in today’s music! 

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No, there was only the trembling, faithful voices of pilgrims and saints, joining their voices as one, lifting their hearts up to Heaven in joy and thankfulness to their Creator/Redeemer!

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Jesus over Jerusalem- Enrique Simonet – Flevit super illam – 1892 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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INTO HIS LIKENESS

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God’s Word says… “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cano_-_San_Juan.jpgperfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2

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As far as possible, everything we surround ourselves with should be conducive to this transformation of our hearts into the character of Christ and the principles of Heaven!

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And so, the music we choose should likewise reflect the pure and holy qualities of Heaven!

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Not the corruptness of this Babylonian world!

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John The Apostle – by Alonzo Cano – 1635-1637 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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THE PROOF OF THE PUDDING

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There is an old saying… “The proof of the pudding is in the eating thereof!”

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And it only takes a quick glance to see that the more worldly the so-called “Christian” music being performed, the more worldly the church which embraces it. And statistics show the sad and apostate spiritual condition of today’s church-world. In other words, if all the music performed today is such a wonderful and uplifting benefit, then why has the Church become so apostate?

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You’d think that the Church would be shining as the Sun! But it’s not! 

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Dancing woman – Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

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NO TIME FOR COMPROMISE!

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And yes, God may have winked at these errors in the past.

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But His desire is for His people to now shine as the Sun, with all the uncompromised light of Heaven down on this Babylonish world!

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And so, if ever there was a time to compromise with the ways of Babylon, those days are now past!

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Transfiguration bloch wikimedia commons US-public-domain

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Well, sensual and earthy music is just one cultish aspect of today’s earthy and sensual church-world.

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And so, this topic will hopefully be continued in a future devotional.

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TO READ PART 14, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 25 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 14: When Light Is Darkness)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to come out of this Babylon of confusion, and worship Thee 100%…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Running The Christian Race (Part 2, Sensual Music)or you can also read this shorter article…“March 25th (Lucifer’s Music Solo)”

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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GOD’S PEOPLE TAKEN CAPTIVE

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“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 

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The Pleiades: Mystery Babylon: Mother of Harlots

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God has a people in Babylon. Yes, Mystery Babylon is the Mother of Harlots. The sketch to the left shows her riding this beast with 7 heads and 10 horns.

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But in that spiritual city, there are those who still love God to a certain degree. And before the final plagues are poured out upon her, God has been and will continue to call His people out of her… “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon), my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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And so in addition to The Pleiades appearing as the Harlot Mother, we also see this second depiction of The Pleiades as an angel, which symbolizes God’s people, walking the downward pathway to destruction. They must be called out of Babylon before it’s too late!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Pleiades: The Captive Angel & Mystery Harlot Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

JULY 24 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 5: The Bottomless Bucket-list!)

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