In the book of 1 Timothy 4:1-3 we read: "Now the Spirit
speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in
hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry..."
Can you think of any religious system that forbids their
leaders to marry? I can!!!
And as a result, our newspapers in the months of March
through to May are full of headlines such as:
US Catholic sex scandal sidelines 176 priests (Dominion
29 April 2002)
Pope doesn't get it, but church in crisis (USA Today
22 March 2002)
Pope condemns sex abuse attacks by priests (Dominion
24 April 2002)
Church in crisis of confidence (Christchurch Press 24
Without going into too much detail regarding the activities
of these homosexuals and paedophiles whose perverse habits are destroying
thousands of children under their care, we are more interested in presenting a
Biblical reason for why this occurs. Reason number one is that many of these
dear men and women have a natural desire to marry, but the devilish influence
within those church systems does not allow them to do so. This creates a
playground for demonic forces who gladly take this wonderful opportunity to take
over, encouraging these people to do things for which 'many' later become
It is not the task of this newspaper to bash churches. We
will however in this particular case make a clear condemnation of a Church
system we believe is spoken about in Revelation 17:9. Referring to the future
headquarters of the Great World Ecumenical Church, which will be found in the
area of the 'seven hills', no doubt of Rome.
"And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads
are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth."
Revelation 17:18: "And the woman which thou sawest is that
great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth."
This system described in this chapter is the headquarters of
a disgusting world church and is further portrayed for us in Revelations 17:3-5:
"So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman
sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven
heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and
decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand
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."
We do not need to be very clever to identify what system this
is referring to. The Word of God makes it clear that God wants us out of these
systems, and thoroughly born again, washed in the blood of Christ, understanding
that our names are written in God's book called The Lambs Book of Life and
living a life which is pleasing to our Lord Jesus Christ.
A further warning is found in Revelations 18:4-5. God is
speaking to us today telling us to be careful where we fellowship. "And I
heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be
not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins
have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities."
I learnt years ago in church history that during the dark
ages of the church 68 million dear people were put to death by this disgusting
religious system which takes the place of a pure unadulterated beautiful bride
of Christ which is waiting at the end for the return of our Lord Jesus, who is
standing at the door even at this moment of writing.
I have a question. To which group do you belong? The harlot
group or the bride group?
Choose you this day whom you will serve!