The Apostate Church:
Leadership Pimping the Church for its own Pleasure and Gain.
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:3, 4
The Father, as God is the source for the satisfaction of our needs, physical, mental, social, and spiritual. When we turn to any other source it becomes our God, making all things material, i.e., of and for our senses, i.e., our "self," i.e., of and for our "feelings" of the 'moment, even if we call it spiritual. Despite our earthly father meeting our needs as God, with the Word of God encouraging us to honor him and his office, the Lord made it clear that His Heavenly Father is our true source—since our earthly father is still subject himself to the flesh, not being able in and of himself to resolve our indifference with the Heavenly Father. As Hebrews 12 tells us our earthly fathers "chastened us after their own pleasure" while our Heavenly Father chastens us "that we might partake in His Holiness." The whole gospel message hinges upon the Father's authority.
"Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me." Matthew 10:32-38
In no way does this negate the authority of the father in the home, for to be in a position of authority, i.e., an overseer (episkeptomai; to go see, i.e., to visit, to come along side of in order to encourage, instruct, correct in Christ—not coming between the person and the Lord, for their own gain and pride [for God said: "I will not give my glory unto another." Isaiah 48:11], as is done in the apostate church [their use of "bishop," i.e., "No Bishop. No King" as King James stated, in order to keep the "church" under the King's or as in the Catholic Church, the Pope's authority establishing a hierarchy of and for man ("in the name of the Lord") in order to control and use the bride of Christ for their own pleasure, gain, and pride; "Woe be to the man who tries to use the bride of Christ for his own gain, i.e., who tries to prostitutes her for his own pleasure, I don't want to be around, i.e., in the same universe when the Lord gets ahold of him."]) in the fellowship he must be "One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)" 1 Timothy 3:4, 5 This would require local autonomy in order to prevent polygamy. The apostate "church" must destroy autonomy, i.e., local control, i.e., the family under the Lord's authority, in order for their "leaders" to put their "self" in "Moses seat" in order to praxis polygamy, pedophilia, and pimp-ery, i.e., in order to use the bride of Christ for their own gain (receiving in the end the wrath of God and damnation).
By the minister becoming a facilitator of 'change' he becomes God in the eyes of those following after him, building his temple for him so that all can worship him (and the works of their hands). Why else would he redefine or exclude the Word of God in order to "grow" the "church," building it upon the opinions of men instead of upon the Word of God. As the Father's authority establishes the fellowship of the Saints, following after His Son Jesus Christ, the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus establishes the children of perdition, following after the master facilitator of 'change.'
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." 2 Thessalonians 3:3, 4
"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." Ephesians 2:2,3 "
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them." Ephesians 5:5-7
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6
"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." (Matthew 23:9
"For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." Matthew 12:50
As a father, let no one come between your children and you, except your Heavenly Father, and His Son Jesus Christ. As a believer, let no man come between you and your Heavenly Father, and His Son Jesus Christ. "[A]nd truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." 1 John 1:3 Only let the man of God, i.e., he who is fellowshipping with the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ, come along side of you, encouraging you in your fellowshipping with the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, having fellowship with him.
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2017, 2018