Brick and Mortar Church Buildings are not BIBLICAL




Acts 7:48-49 King James Version (KJV)

48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

First and foremost All Praise and Glory to the Father. Whom, we look forward to His coming with great joy and anticipation. The King of Israel. The King Jesus Christ.

The principal purpose of this Blog is to present a living, documented Testimony and Witness against the Brick and Mortar - many of which are also 501c3 - corporations falsely called churches and their CEOs falsely called Pastors.  What the reader decides to do with this information is between them and God. Choose wisely on where you stand.



How the Federal Government took control of the brick and mortar “Church”
It is totally absurd to think that any Government any were would do otherwise.
From China to the rice paddies of Vietnam to the halls of Washington.
The only difference, Countries that are Communist are in your face and rule with Iron, and countries like America use behind closed door tactics and MONEY.
When Brothers and Sisters come together to Worship, Read the Holy Bible, to Learn God’s Word, and Fellowship, we should be under the influence and guided by the Holy Spirit.
So you have to ask yourself where does the following scriptures fit in?
Matthew 22:20-22, and Luke 20:25
By the Church applying for and getting a (501c3) tax exempt status, it goes and falls under Caesar’s control.
Next set of Questions
Is the “Church” Brick and mortar? Or is it Spirit? And where does the following scripture fall?
Matthew 16:18
Our Lord and Saviour is the “Rock”!!  It is our LORD who builds his “CHURCH”!!!!!!
Next Question, Who are we to think we can try and build anything here?
People who love the Lord should gather and pray, read and worship with each other.
Some of the best gatherings are underground “Churches” who do NOT and will NOT have any part of buildings or beholding to the Government. In fact they hide from the Government.
Folks it only takes “TWO” or even “Three” gathered in His Name!!!
Matthew 18:20
We ask that you PRAY! Ask the Father. Mankind will lead you astray every time.

Please read the passage of scripture in Ephesians 2:19-22



19Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Read:


Acts 19:35-37 King James Version (KJV)

35 And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?
36 Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.
37 For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.
Video Study that Pagans including Catholics call their temples "Churches" 
https://youtu.be/lglUi9mF3PY

Read:

1 Timothy 3:15 which reads " … in the house of God, WHICH IS THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD, the pillar and ground of the truth. "

15  But G1161 if G1437 I tarry long G1019, that G2443 thou mayest know G1492 how G4459 thou oughtest G1163 to behave thyself G390 in G1722 the house G3624 of God G2316, which G3748 is G2076 the church G1577 of the living G2198 God G2316, the pillar G4769 and G2532 ground G1477 of the truth G225

The House of God is clearly defined as The Church ἐκκλησία which literally means those who've been called out of this world, selected by God  (from the compound of greek word ekklesia ek and a derivative of kaleo which means a calling out) Ekklesia literally means the chosen Body of Christ represented by every true follower of Jesus Christ = the whole body of Christians scattered throughout the earth
the assembly of faithful Christians already dead and received into heaven.

The Church is not A Church Building of any sort that is established by the traditions of man who have perverted the scripture and bewitched people into believing the church is a brick and mortar building run by a government body.

Further study of 1 Timothy 3:15 tells us that the church is of the Living God. How on earth could a physical building be or exist as the living God?  God's children is where the living Spirit of God,The Holy Spirit, resides. Not a building. John 14:17: “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”  1 Corinthians 6:19-20: “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”

Additionally 1 Timothy 3:15 tells us that the Body of Christ of the Living God is the pillar and ground of truth.  A pillar is A supporter; that which sustains or upholds; that on which some superstructure rests. Gal.2., (KJV use if pillar). A pillar is a literal architectural compression system that supports a load above and transmits the forces from superstructure to below to the foundation into the ground.  

For a compression member, such as a column, the principal stress comes mainly from axial forces, that is forces that fall along one line, usually the centerline. A pillar or column literally exists as a compression system bears the weight.

Ground used in 1 Timothy 3:15 is clearly the foundation which is  Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11) . and the truth is also Jesus Christ (John 14:6.)  Therefore the Body of Christ is the Church which is the house of God. This is not a building.

The life of a Christian is clearly a fluid, living, dynamic environment bearing, supporting, moving in and through Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith.

UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF HEBREWS 10:25 (DO NOT FORSAKE THE ASSEMBLY OF YOURSELVES TOGETHER) LINK

Please open your heart and meditate on this scripture:

2 Corinthians 6:16-17 King James Version (KJV)

16 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.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

However, the tradition of man focuses on the material world as follows:


Here is a quote from the above link. You will also note it is a (Government) link.
“To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.
Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are commonly referred to as charitable organizations. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3), other than testing for public safety organizations, are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.
The organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, and no part of a section 501(c)(3) organization's net earnings may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. If the organization engages in an excess benefit transaction with a person having substantial influence over the organization, an excise tax may be imposed on the person and any organization managers agreeing to the transaction.
Section 501(c)(3) organizations are restricted in how much political and legislative (lobbying) activities they may conduct. For a detailed discussion, see Political and Lobbying Activities. For more information about lobbying activities by charities, see the article Lobbying Issues; for more information about political activities of charities, see the FY-2002 CPE topic Election Year Issues.”
In the above link, we show proof the U.S. Government holds the “Church” in check. In order to stay “tax exempt” and keep their (501c3), rules must be followed.
This is 487 pages long. It is just a drop in the bucket in what brick and mortar “Churches” have to follow to keep their (TAX FREE STATUS)
What happens if a church speaks out against sin? Here's an actual case of a 501c3 breach in 1992:
In the above link, we show how a sitting U.S. Senator conspired to not only take control of the Churches in America, but force them to go by Government guidelines. (I.R.S.)(501c3). It is also tragic how he later became President of the United States.
The then Senator Johnson did not like how the brick and mortar Churches spoke the truth about certain folks running for office, or in office. And even then Senator Johnson had his eye on the White House.
So he formed a demonic idea. To use the I.R.S. and filthy lucre. Knowing that giving to the Church was already tax exempt he had to do a great job selling to the Congress.
In order to be (501c3) tax exempt Churches now have to submit “Church” guidelines to the (I.R.S.) Federal Government for approval. In the link below it’s nice to see that our own Government can say what a Church is.
In regards to the above link - there is a very significant 2 pronged attack of the enemy helearning  noting. Not only is the “corporate institution “ of the church organization under government control, but the preacher behind the pulpit has to be programmed to work in this beast system for it to be effective.  
In order to qualify as a 501c3 organization, a church must have an ordained minister educated in an accredited school.
The ministers are learning heretical doctrine preaching poison from pulpits of organizations beholden to government through money used by Satan to control the world's systems.

Here's a good example:

New York law forces Churches and Christian groups to hire pro-abortion employees.


https://www.lifenews.com/2019/11/18/new-york-law-forces-churches-and-christian-groups-to-hire-pro-abortion-employees/

From direct experience having observed my son’s personal relationship with Jesus Christ change from a spiritual, personal relationship with Jesus Christ to a theological doctrine steeped in heavy heretical apostasy, I soon realized today's Theological Seminaries have been infiltrated by the Jesuits and the NWO.
You may read the book “Billy Graham and his friends”, by Dr. Burns to gain a deeper understanding about today's seminaries.
501c3 is becoming mandatory. The State of California makes it mandatory, and the church must seek approval  or pay a fine.
Like gun control, the ultimate goal is the CONTROL of its people.

Wake up people.  The Supreme Court wants the Government controlling the church. Here's a perfect example:


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kavanaugh-slams-pure-discrimination-against-churches-as-court-declines-to-hear-religious-liberty-case

Here is a direct quote taken from Michael LeMay's book titled,  "The suicide of American Churches" in reference to the apostasy of our Theological Seminaries.  Begin Quote: " Richard Mouw and Fuller Theological Seminary  Richard Mouw is President of Fuller Theological Seminary3. Many Christians believe Fuller left the camp of sound Christian doctrine a long time ago, and Richard Mouw has confirmed their beliefs on his own blog, written on March 15, 2011: “I told the USA TODAY reporter that Rob Bell’s newly released ‘Love Wins’ is a fine book and that I basically agree with his theology. I knew that the book was being widely criticized for having crossed the theological bridge from evangelical orthodoxy into universalism. Not true, I told the reporter. Rob Bell is calling us away from a stingy orthodoxy to a generous orthodoxy.”4 Note the “generous orthodoxy” reference, a tip of the hat to Mouw’s friend Brian McLaren, who wrote a book with the same title. Mouw is considered a darling of the Emergent Church and social justice movements, and is making sure his faculty teaches these dangerous doctrines to Christian youth. In a blog he wrote for CNN, Mouw disagreed with Christian leaders who called Mormonism a cult: “We evangelicals and our Mormon counterparts disagree about some important theological questions,” Mouw continued. “But we have also found that on some matters we are not as far apart as we thought we were.”5 There are some similarities in Christian and Mormon beliefs, but there are huge stumbling blocks to finding common spiritual communion between Christians and Mormons. Mormons believe that God has not always been the supreme being of the universe, but attained that status through righteous living and persistent effort. They believe God the Father has a “body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s.” Though abandoned by modern Mormon leaders, Brigham Young taught that Adam actually was God and the father of Jesus Christ. Mormon leaders have taught that Jesus’ incarnation was the result of a sexual relationship between God the Father and Mary. Mormons believe Jesus is a god, but that any human can also become a god. So Richard Mouw, the President of Fuller Theological Seminary, apparently thinks these core disagreements do not disqualify Mormons as Christians. Are you seeing a trend here? Mouw also signed on to the “Common Word Between Us” heresy a few years earlier that places Islam and Christianity on the same level. Now he is promoting Mormonism and Christianity as having common beliefs. Richard Mouw gives every indication that he is a Universalist, and it is logical that he would hire faculty that reflects and teaches those same beliefs. Plainly stated, Mormonism is not Christianity. Mouw seems to be promoting another attempt at universalism and religious syncretism. These are just a couple short examples of how Christian education is being corrupted these days. Our next generation of Christian leaders and pastors are being trained to embrace dangerous movements that conflict with the teachings of the Bible, and soon they may comprise a majority of Christian leaders in this nation. " end quote. 

After the Rapture, the Government will already know through its (501c3) the location of the brick and mortar (Church), and the people that go to them. And with the church attendance rolls,  it will know the location of their homes too.
Brick and Mortar Communist Countries.
From first hand experience living in Vietnam for many years the only true Christian worship is in the underground churches. The Communist government totally controls all aspects of the few Christian churches in the country. Only the Catholic churches and the Buddhist pagodas operate freely.

The state of Brick and Mortar buildings called churches is statistically summed up here:

In his book House Church Manual William Tenny-Brittian insists “the institutional church is in trouble in the United  States. According to Tom Clegg, the Western culture is the only culture in which Christianity is an endangered species.” He goes on to point out that, according to Clegg, the church is “losing more than three million people each year”  with three times more churches closing than opening. He reports that Thom Rainer’s research indicates that “it takes the combined efforts of eighty-five Christians over the period of one year to produce one convert to the faith. And get this. “Worse yet, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia, the institutional church spends $1,551,466 for each new convert” (William Tenny-Brittian, House Church Manual,St. Louis,Missouri, 2004 p. 2


The Beast Virtual National Church Call to Easter Worship Franklin Graham


An additional experience of living in Vietnam.  I sat in a meeting with high level government Communist officials to learn that nobody messes with prime real estate property that belongs to the Vatican.
I know first hand the only true worshipping of Jesus Christ according to the Bible is only found at the personal  individual level between Saint and Christ. Only the outsider fed up with mainstream fake religion, found as an example in the underground churches in China and Vietnam. Homes around the world that are hungry for Jesus and not religion.
I have first hand experience I'm not at liberty to discuss of my time in China.
One Protestant church of many I attended in Vietnam was so deeply infiltrated by the Babylonian Whore Church aka  Catholic Church, they told me I couldn't take communion unless the Priest gave it to me. Also, all sermons in Communist countries have their sermons scripted and approved by the government.  
Sadly, this is soon coming here in the US. Only recently churches in Houston Texans were ordered to provide the city transcripts of their sermons. Only by direct intervention of the state Governor was this avoided.  But this was only a trial run. The Government has full control by use of the 501c3.
Why a Brick and Mortar church “building", especially one operating under a 501c3, is not biblical or pleasing to God. A Building is an act of the flesh and not the spirit.
2 Timothy 3:7
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. ….
Religious church activity always demands the adherents keep coming back for their heroine fix… a religious woman, a neighbor of mine  said she “had” to go to her church because the pastors made her feel so good and knew God would bless her family. At the same time she complained of the tremendous financial (10% tithing)  and work (strictly volunteer) burdens she and her family experienced in her wonderful church. This the high octane hope fuels her, keeps her going. Pastors and Church Administrators work feverishly for new activity oriented soul/fleshly activity programs to keep their lost sheep in the  bondage of the tradition of man.
Busy Busy Busy  with church activity away from Jesus and directly for social gospel. Doing religion is the sin of Cain, the sin of Balaam, The sin of Core. Read carefully Jude 1:11.  WOE TO THEM! This is a curse of God Almighty upon Pastors and Brick and Mortar churches busy in Religious Works. Cain refused to worship God as directed, but built his own altar fashioned after his own tradition. Balaam saw the money to be gained using God for his own ends. Core was fascinated by the power, prestige and wealth of the Egyptian Priests doing Religious activity.
Titus 1:16 applies to these apostate brick and mortar churches and pastors laboring in works: “They profess they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient,  and unto every good work reprobate.”
Who are you working for doing Religious  Activity The Traditions of Man for? Yourself and Others. Surely Not for God. If I build a brick and mortar building and set up my house of worship, how can I reconcile myself with this?:
Genesis 1:26,27 tells us that we are created in God's image. When God said our image, He Is referring To the godhead and not the pagan Catholic Trinity.  Jesus is God incarnate. John Chapter 1. Given to us as the very imagine of God, Colossians 1:15. Jesus Christ is the HEAD OF THE BODY, THE CHURCH.
Jesus is actual physical image of God. We are created in His image. That is why God can only be worshipped in Spirit. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. JOHN 4:24. How can we worship God if we are approaching him through the tradition of man in a brick and mortar building?
THE CHURCH IS JESUS CHRIST.  THE CHURCH IS NOT YOUR BRICK AND MORTAR BUILDING. STOP CALLING YOUR BUILDING CHURCH!!!

Please read:  Who  the Nicolaitans?  LINK

NOTE: We are not in agreement with the Nicolaitan link in regards to their belief in keeping the Sabbath and forbidding holidays. However all other aspects of the study are solid scripture based facts regarding the today's wicked practice in the church building operation.

BRICK AND MORTAR CHURCHES ARE NOT BIBLICAL

Popular author James Coffman said, “The great disaster in any theory of God’s dwelling in some earthly temple lies in the limitation in such a conception, effectively restricting the presence of the all-wise, omnipotent, and omniscient God to some given location.”
Dr. Larkin, in his book  "The Second Coming of Christ,  " States that, "those involved today in kingdom building are actually not building God's kingdom at all, but rather the Kingdom of the Antichrist."
Religion and Architecture thrive together. A great edifice is built and ruled by man’s pride in and of the traditions of man striving to do God's work, moreover, let's be honest, the work of God. Religious activity is purely a flesh activity (please see the importance of understanding meaning of a flesh activity in Watchman Nee THE SPIRITUAL MAN) and has played a crucial role in building a BUILDING beginning with the tower of Babel continuing throughout civilization as we will examine later in this Blog.
Read: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 … How can we dare look at a church building as a place of worship after thoroughly reading this?
2 Corinthians 5:1-10:
For we know that if our earthly a house of this tabernacle were dissolved,  we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. [2] For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: [3] If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. [4] For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. [5] Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. [6] Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: [7] (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) [8] We are confident, I say , and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. [9] Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. [10] For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be
How can look at a church building of any kind we call a church when we carefully read? Matthew chapter 23?  
Focusing on the Judeo Christian existence of the Jewish Temple, King David vowed to take the ark of the covenant out of the Tabernacle and place it in a magnificent edifice is worthy of close scrutiny.
The following are excerpts from the link above.  “...that David misapplied God’s promise to Solomon and should not have initiated construction of the temple.
As we have seen in the link above, the temple originated with David, not God, and God clearly rejected David’s proposal to build it (1 Chron. 17:4).  Yet David did much or nearly all of the work, under the guise of extensive “preparation,” even giving the first command to begin its construction. God never asked for an “exalted” (1 Ki. 8:13) or “exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious” (1 Chron. 22:5) temple and Stephen includes the building of the temple in his list of examples of how the Israelites had resisted the Holy Spirit. (Acts Chapter 7)  Nonetheless, at some point God permitted David to continue, even blessing him in his preparations with guidance from the Holy Spirit (1 Chron. 28:12) and ultimately filling it with his glory (2 Chron. 5:13; 2 Chron. 7:1-2; 1 Ki. 8:10-11).” End Quote.

 Here's another excerpt from a study about how God never wanted a temple:


https://opentheword.org/2018/02/27/did-god-want-a-temple/

Quote: "Of course the most imposing of the structures was the Temple constructed by King David’s son Solomon. Though David wanted to build a Temple for God, there are serious questions about whether God wanted a temple.

The idea for the Temple started when David compared his massive palace with the simple, little tent that he had set up to house the Ark of the Covenant. Playing in the background of all this were the elaborate temples that kings of other nations built to worship their pagan gods.

Now it came about when the king lived in his house, and the Lord had given him rest on every side from all his enemies, 2 that the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within tent curtains.” (2 Samuel 7:1-2 NASV)

So David consulted with the prophet Nathan to see if he should build a temple. Initially, Nathan told David to build whatever was on his heart (verse 3). But at this point, Nathan was delivering his opinion on the matter and not the Lord’s.

That same night Nathan received a dream where God said that David was not to build a temple. God had dwelt in Moses’s Tabernacle and David’s tent and never asked any of the tribes to build a temple and God did not want David to build one either (2 Samuel 7:4-7).

But the dream didn’t stop there. The Lord says that instead of David building a house for God, God was going to build a house for David through one of his descendants:

11 even from the day that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. The Lord also declares to you that the Lord will make a house for you. 12 When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

16 Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever; your throne shall be established forever.”’” (2 Sam 7: 11-13, 16 NASV).

But notice that his descendant’s throne would reign forever.

This was clearly a reference to the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The church that was Christ’s body would be God’s temple (John 2:20-21; 1 Corinthians 3:16) and the believers would be the living stones of that temple (1 Peter 2:5). God was going to dwell in the hearts of His people like He did on the Ark of the Covenant (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

God wanted believers to be His temple, not some structure made of stone and wood.

But notice David’s reaction. He misconstrued that prophecy and thought it meant that his immediate son Solomon was supposed to build the temple (1 Chronicles 22:7-10).

Though God told David not to build the Temple, he purchased all the materials, designed it, selected the place where to build it and even arranged the labor force (1 Chronicles 22:2-5; 1 Chronicles 21:24-26).

David did all the work and all Solomon had to do was give the order to build. Though technically it was Solomon who built the temple, it was actually David who told his son to “arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of the Lord God” (1 Chronicles 22:18-19).

Once Solomon completed construction, he moved the Ark of the Covenant from David’s tabernacle into the Temple and the glory of God fell so heavy the priests could not stand to minister (2 Chronicles 7:1-3)."  End Quote.

 Continuing:
How can we reconcile this truth? : The Apostle James was murdered by Religious leaders by having him thrown from the southeast temple pinnacle. Surviving the 100 feet fall, they took James' broken body and clubbed him to death. The was the exact same Temple Pinnacle Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation. Satan and his children seemed to love the temple.
Jesus was sickened by how the Temple in his day was nothing more than a filthy market of greedy money changers. John 2:15.  (Note Jesus referred to that what once belonged to God had been changed, i.e., corrupted by the tradition and practice of man).
Jesus clearly tells us the true meaning of the true Temple (not a man made building) here in John 2:17-22...
17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. 18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? 19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21But he spake of the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said
Jesus called out and cursed the religious leaders and mocked them for their temple and synagogues. (Note Jesus didn't say, “my temple". Does this sound familiar to our churches today?
The Bible never approves of mankind ruling over others by politically organized religious activity:
“All priests (and “pastors" (nowhere in bible is pastor used)(italicized comment my own)  today are unnecessary and unscriptural.
However, the Roman Church desires to force upon its members all sorts of sacramental laws and rituals in order to keep them faithful to "the Church". Such practices are foreign to the New Testament.
For example, the idea of calling a priest "father" is not New Testament Christianity, but rather OLD Testament paganism (Jud. 17:10). Jesus clearly forbids this in Matthew 23:9.
The New Testament never speaks of a special priest class to rule over the laity. In fact, Peter forbids this in I Peter 5:3: "Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock." The "Nicolaitans" ("to conquer the laity") were also guilty of this wicked practice, and Jesus Christ said He HATES it (Rev. 2:6). By appointing priests, bishops, archbishops and popes, the Catholic Church has constructed a system which rules well over half a billion people!” (quote taken from Bible Believers handbook of heresies)
             I. Since the beginning, in the garden,  mankind has attempted in vain to possess a position of God, as the serpent told Eve, “be as gods" Genesis 3:5" a god. Although we were created in the image of God (Body, Mind, Soul). Refer to godhead scriptures.
MONUMENT/EDIFICE/BUILDING =  A CREATED PHYSICALLY, EYE PLEASING IMAGE WORSHIP why does human nature yearn to have something physical to worship?
What does Isaiah 9:9,10 tell us about Rome the Vatican with proud hearts about BUILDING WITH HEWN STONES.
Isaiah 9:9,10:
And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,
10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones : the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
Meaning of: BUILD WITH HEWN STONES VS BUILD WITH UNHEWN STONES
) 1 Peter 2:4-5 describes Christ and the Church as "living stones" that are being built up for the purpose of offering spiritual sacrifices:
And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
In Jonathan Cahn’s best selling novel, THE HARBINGER, he connected Isaiah 9:9,10 with 9-11 and America's warning.
Although there are astonishing details and parallels between this scripture and the details of post 9-11 events, we must understand that EPHRAIM is modern day Rome, The Vatican, not America. Also the inhabitant of Samaria is the AntiChrist,  not America.
I Loved Jacob, but Esau I Hated”
This is a divine revelation. The Lord spoke his word to Israel through Malachi.
“I loved you,” says the Lord.
“But you ask, ‘How did you love us?’
“Wasn’t Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “I loved Jacob, 3 but Esau I hated. I turned his mountains into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the jackals in the desert.
“The descendants of Esau may say, ‘We have been beaten down, but we will rebuild the ruins.’
“Yet, this is what the Lord of Armies says: They may rebuild, but I will tear it down. They will be called ‘the Wicked Land’ and ‘the people with whom the Lord is always angry.’ 5 You will see these things with your own eyes and say, ‘Even outside the borders of Israel the Lord is great.’
Watchman Nee Spiritual Man chapter of the Body Soul Spirit.  Satan works from the Body to the Spirit. All attention is placed on the corporal edifice the temporary residence. This is what is known as THE FLESH, IN THE FLESH, CARNAL... SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY ON SATAN TAKING JESUS TO THE MOUNTAIN TO LOOK AT CIVILIZATION CITIES.
On the other hand God always places emphasis on the inward Spirit and works outward.
Study scripture of the things which are invisible are ETERNAL  the things which are seen are TEMPORARY… 2 Corinthians 4:18
THE ARCHITECTURE  History of Man (Satan) worshipped by mankind's achievement in architecture
Church architecture is very Pagan. The details are traced back to ancient Egypt through Rome. Primarily the Rebirth of Heaven and Earth are at center with Sun Worship in the OBELISK. (Male Phallic symbols connected to the obelisk.)The Male reproductive organ is represented by Steeple, Spire) the Belfry - Bells represent the Female Reproduction.
History of the end of Tabernacle to Temple Transition start with first major edifice to see God, be as gods.
“Come, let us build for ourselves … a tower whose top will reach into heaven” (Genesis 11:4).
“ Remember the stones used in building the temple. (1 Kings 6:7) In regard to these stones it was commanded that no tool should be used upon them while the house was building; it was also commanded that stones for an altar should not be hewn. (Exod. 20:25) It means that in religion and worship we must build with genuine truths as the Lord gives them to us in His Word, and must not distort and fashion them to suit ourselves. This suggests the meaning of the bricks; they are artificial and represent not genuine truths but fictions of humanity’s own making. (A. 1296, 1298)
The bricks were burned. What is spiritual fire? Of what quality was the fire in those who built the tower of Babel? The bitumen also which held the bricks together is inflammable and represents the selfish love which prompted and sustained the false thought. Remember the bitumen in the land of Sodom and the fire which destroyed the city. (Gen. 14:10; 19:28; A. 1297, 1299)” (Quote from Embedded Link TOWER OF BABEL)
God Never Wanted A Temple or Buildings as a place of Worship . These are the works of man.
From the very beginning of recorded Bible history in the continuum of Dispensational periods and the established covenants, God’s ultimate purpose has been to restore the Kingdom of God (physical kingdom under the theocratic absolute rule of Jesus Christ operating as the Kingdom of Heaven (this kingdom will never end and is inaugurated by God Almighty in Heaven). This will only begin when Jesus comes down to earth from heaven in his second coming. Hallelujah! Scripture referring: Daniel 2:4, Matthew 3:1-2, 4:17, 10:5-7. John 18:36, Revelation 19, 22.
The study ancient Israel in scripture clearly shows God allowed David's flesh to pursue a temple, but never God did not require or desire a temple.
As evidenced earlier in this article: see link above: (Evidence the Jewish Temples were not God's will) it was David's persistent fleshly desire, however noble and pure, in essence, to “worship God in a manner David saw fitting as he would desire an earthly king be honored.
David was maniacal in this effort.  Consumed by it. King Solomon was given the commission by David… even after David fully understood that God DID NOT want a temple. David reasoned that because he had so much blood on his hands, God had not allowed the building of the temple. But this is not verified by the Prophets Nathan or Samuel. (Please read link above (Evidence the Jewish Temples were not God's will)
What I believe is more proof of the hand of man making that which holy profane, study the history of king Solomon, the wisest man in the history of mankind bathe man who oversaw the building of the 1st Jewish Temple.
King Solomon built the temple supposedly to and for God and later was building elaborate altars to demonic pagan gods of his foreign wives.
In honor of great wisdom and architecture the Masons honor and revere King Solomon.
Masonic Connection to King Solomon

The decendents of the fallen Angel's > first Masons built Solomon's temple that God didn't request nor desire. Please go to time 23:00 on this link

https://youtu.be/iWCOwkHP2ec

God requested a Tabernacle please see pictorial Hebrew Text in Genesis 1:1

https://youtu.be/RmnUkNT55gU


Here is a brief overview of the various types temples man has built for worship in the fleshly, carnal perception of human understanding:
Various Pagan Temples:
          3) Persian
         4) Greeks
        5) Roman Empire
       6) Significant Temples  of The Eastern World:
A.  Taj Mahal,  (note: contrary to popular belief, this magnificent edifice was not constructed to honor a king's wife, but rather a demonic god named shiva.)
   7) Islam
     25 of the most impressive examples of RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE

                The Psychology of Religion and BUILDINGS
One of the best assessments on the human,  carnal (fallen state) in the psychological reasons mankind seeks God in a Brick and Mortar building can be found in the link below:
This study clearly shows how Religious Activity in Architecture appeals in a powerful way to human EMOTION. Emotion is a faculty of the Human Soul and NOT of the Flesh.  Please refer to the Link in this article Titled THE SPIRITUAL MAN  by Watchman Nee. There are entire chapters that discuss the demonic dangers of apprehending God through our emotion versus being led by The Spirit of Truth in The Word of God.
Particularly related here is, “The manifestations of soul life can be separated
generally into four divisions:...  emotional sensation sought in seeking a spiritual experience. “ Spiritual Man page 179
Also. The study of the Psychology of Religious monumental architecture evolves. The article notes the super stimulus effect of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris would have triggered a tremendous awe in the medieval peasant population.
Adding to this logic, we have a new kind of super stimulus awe in today's modern world.  It's called Intense Digital Media Stimulation.
And music is at the forefront. The new era is a brick and mortar so called Christian building that is the same as a ROCK CONCERT.  In other venues there are fully adapted apostate practices including gay/lesbian ministers.
Here are a few examples of the human quest to find God inside a structure:
The Bible is full of verses about the true “Church”  
The below link is a good example of one.
It is 1 Corinthians chapter 3
As you listen the verses that are really powerful are 9-11
Where can we find the Church?
Living life as the Holy Spirit leads in this world and not of it.
At work: People are always watching. Praying before you start your day. Always showing “good fruit”.  That folks who do not know the Lord, will come and ask you questions.
Talking to people on the phone. Talking with such joy that the lost may ask you questions. And hence you share the Love of Christ. Keeping in mind they deal with the public who is lost and mean spirited.
Always looking for a way to show fruit. Example you, know someone who is in the Hospital,l who may or not be saved. You grab a fellow Brother or Sister and show up and give prayer and comfort. Maybe show up at their home, to help around their home. That they may indeed see the Love of Christ in those that come.
When a Brother or Sister is at a  low point. If you can go to their home and go on your knees and pray with them.
Always listening to the Holy Spirit and doing the will of the Father.
Making this abundantly clear, this is NOT to be confused with Kingdom building!!!
Conclusion:
Religion, the Traditions and work of man VS a true Relationship with Jesus Christ. We true believers in and followers of our Lord Jesus Christ are the Body of Christ, the Church. If the church is us,  the body and our Body is a tabernacle a temporary residence until our glorification when we're united with Jesus Christ, then why are we building brick and mortar buildings and calling them Churches? And you really think you can contain the power of the Holy Spirit in a Building? How dare you?

Comments

  1. This was very interesting and I agree most churches have become nothing more than a rock concert today and continue with man made traditions. The Baptist say that Jesus was the first CEO of Welche's grape juice , the Catholics say eat drink and be merry , the Pentecostals drink smoke or chew gum you go directly to Hell , man made religion is corrupt in all ways and actually teach against the Holy spirit and His work.
    Years ago I was in the prison ministry and seen with my own eyes how the Holy spirit calls the unsaved , convicts of sin , and offers the plan of Salvation through our Lord Jesus < it was not by a fancy sermon or cleaver tricks but simply by teachings the Lord's word , I seen hundreds of inmates enter into a relationship with our Lord and become a new man.
    I had my own carpet cleaning business in the Washington DC area and while me and my wife were cleaning carpet at a Hotel I heard the Holy Spirit call me to teach at the Quantico Marine Brig which I had volunteered the year before to help another brother do a Bible study , In my mind He ask me to go , I said why me I am not worthy it's 50 miles from home and I'm broke how can I do this ? as plain as day He said If I have to call a Raven from the East I God's word will not come back void , I said this doesn't make sense if this is really you tell me why me ? the answer I received was I have called many but they would not come this went on for hours. I explained this to my wife and she said well you know Tom has been conducting Bible studies there for years so I said I would call Tom tonight which I did and Tom said he has been trying to get someone to take over but no luck and he was being transferred out of state next week well I did go through the Military channels and started Bible studies the following week , and was ask by the Base Chaplin If I could help do services when she could not due to her territory of course I did and seen the Lord work in several lives years later two of the prisoners became a preachers.
    It's not what we do that brings souls in to the kingdom but we need to know God's voice and be directed by the Holy Spirit when called.
    I seen many answered prayers very subtle no lighting bolts and no happenstance but just the Lord honoring a simple prayer , "Praise Be The Name Of The Lord "

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    1. Powerful testimony. Amen! Praise God! Thank you for sharing. God bless you.

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