What is Really Going On in the Church?

Over the past 6 months I have been researching the roots of  some serious problems within the church.  The church we see in North America looks nothing like the church in the Bible and definitely is not the bride Jesus is coming back for.

I am constantly adding and adjusting this work when I get new information.  Some people may not agree with certain aspects within  what I am about to post, but if you read the entire report that I am going to post over the next month you will come to the same conclusion that there is something wrong with the church.

This series of blog postings will seek to answer questions a lot of people have had for a long time and will hopefully give a birds eye picture of what is going on in the church.  This is for the all the people that have been alienated and burned by the modern day church.

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE CHURCH?

Have you come to a place of frustration in your faith?  Doubting God and angry at the church? Does your mind dwell on the unknown mysteries of this age, wondering what is really going on, does the church really have the answers you have been looking for?  You may have come to the conclusion that something really wrong is going on… This paper will seek to answer those questions and expose some of the things going on in Christianity.

FORWARD

The information brought forward will challenge you think outside of your box, the box that has been created around you from the perspective which you see the world. This perspective has been formed by the influences in your life and the information you have allowed yourself to be subject to.  People’s opinions about everything we believe to be true about the world and the church have predominantly come from only a few institutionalized  sources.  The information contained in this report you will not find taught in any course, church, school or on TV; this is the reason I have prepared this research paper – because without it, people will be left in the dark. You can go and do much of the same research yourself, but I have taken months to prepare what I feel is the most relevant information.  It has taken years for me to develop understanding and discernment to look into these subjects and bring forth as much credible truth as possible.  I know how difficult it is to look into these matters especially for the first time, it is easy to get overwhelmed and lost down some rabbit trail.  It is vital for the believer to understand what is going on in the church and become aware of the deception the enemy has caught us up in.  This report does not get too detailed into one particular area for there are many people that are alarmed and have been researching and writing about the things going on in the church. Rather this report is to give you a summary or bird’s eye view of the situation we are facing.

For some this information is hard to accept because at first it appears to be so far out there, but even more it also challenges what people have been told from their spiritual authority.  Most people that sit under a Pastor or go to a specialty bible school, (especially when it is part of a certain group within Christianity) will find it very hard to believe that the people above them could be wrong, teaching things that are untrue or dangerous to our faith.  Most people would rather believe a lie when faced with the truth that the people they have entrusted their faith to, could be wrong.  People read books, watch TV and attend conferences and put their faith in these people.   If you are going to really benefit from this report  you need to lay down the idea that just because God has led you somewhere validates everything a leader or movement teaches, and open your mind to the fact that even they could be really wrong sometimes.  Just because there are manifestations, prophecy or healings taking place does not validate a person, ministry or movement in it’s entirety.  You need to understand that the day we are living in is a day of deception and everyone has been affected in some way.  Only after we realize the truth of the situation in the church will we be free to live the lives God has for us. Our faith should be in Jesus and the truth not in Man and what a man teaches.

INTRODUCTION

The Great Commission  Matt: 28

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Those were the last words of Jesus to his disciples.  They, after being filled with the Holy Spirit, went out preaching the gospel that people should repent and then be saved by believing in the Lord Jesus and his Resurrection.  They healed the sick and cast out demons where ever they went while teaching people how to observe the simple teachings of Jesus.  They established a worldwide church that is the perfect bride of Christ waiting for the return of the Jesus.  Well not quite, in fact they actually met massive persecution and eventually the church was intermingled with paganism and for almost 2000 years Christians have been fighting to keep the truth alive. Many Christians today seem to think that the church, specifically the western church, is somehow the great bride of Christ already operating at nearly full potential.  They believe the church is in near completeness of the truth and that we could be raptured at anytime.  They seem to be in complete confidence that they are pressing into God and are about to enter into a great end time move of God that will sweep the earth right before his coming.  But in reality this is far from the facts of the truth.

Since the days of Jesus and the Apostles, the devil has been trying to conceal and confuse the truth through deception.  We can tell from Paul’s letters to the church that at that time false teachers and prophets were already at work trying to deceive the church.  We need to take a step back and realize the times we are living in.  The devil has been trying to deceive the world, especially Christians, for 2000 years.  He has been scheming for a really long time, history is evident of this.  He wants the worship from the entire world for himself, that is his goal and it can only be done through mass deception.  Really who in their right mind would worship Satan anyhow???  Now we can not be so ignorant to think that today, the day that is like no other ever in history, with the technology and cumulative advancement of humanity in the past 200 years, that deception would not be at all time high.  The power to deceive through the media and technology  that exists today is unprecedented. Everything points to this being the closest to the end than we have ever known, humanity being on the brink of what the Bible says is the end of this age and the rise of the anti-christ.  This could only be labeled as the Age of Deceit!  Let’s look to the Bible to see what it says about the day we are living in and what to do:

2 Thessalonians

Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the [a] coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,that you not be quickly shaken from your [b]composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a [c] message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.  Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the[d] apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above [e] every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His [f]coming; that is, the one whose [g]coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and [h]signs and false wonders, 10 and with [i]all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason God[j]will send upon them [k]a deluding influence so that they will believe [l]what is false, 12 in order that they all may be[m]judged who did not believe the truth, but [n] took pleasure in wickedness.

Matthew 24:24

For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect— if that were possible.

Colossians 2:8

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. 

2 Corinthians 11:4,13

For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough…For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 

2 Peter 2:1

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them– bringing swift destruction on themselves. 

2 Timothy 4:3-4

Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. Matthew 24:4-5For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths

Matthew 7:15

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

Matthew 24:10-11

At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.

Matthew 24:24-25

For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect– if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time. 

Ephesians 4:14

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming

If these above verses have any relevance today, I think the church has not been paying attention to them at all.

I grew up in the traditional church, backslid in my teens and when I came back to Christ I came back into a very religious sect of Christianity.  After figuring out that this specific church wasn’t the only church out there (like they told me) and that there were better “spirit filled” churches I could be a part of, I left and joined a group called Absolute which offered me some sound discipleship.  I soon after joined a group called Tehillah Toronto  which I attended for a few years.  It was here that I learned to believe in the working of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the spirit.  Since then I have been a part of a number of churches and have traveled the world seeing different types of Christianity.   You name it I have been a part of it all, word faith to signs & wonders and seeker sensitive.  Although there were some good things in all of these, after about 15 years of observation I had to admit this:  Over all, the church seemed pretty messed up no matter where I went, everybody seemed to be a bit off or even really off.

There are many people today that believe in Jesus but do not go to church because they cannot find any that have got it right…

We all know there are no “perfect” churches out there.  But when most churches don’t even come close to resembling the Kingdom, teaching things that don’t really fit the true gospel and focusing on things that we know Jesus wouldn’t focus on, you might start to think there really is a big problem in the church today.

After about 30 years in the church, going through so many things, I have asked the question that so many other people have asked as well, what is really going on in the church?  There seems to be something really wrong going on and if you take a step back to look at the shape of the church (even statistically speaking) you will see that the church in North America is in horrible shape.

I think it’s common sense that if we expect a big move of God we have to get the Christian basics together.  Even the places we hold in high regards as centers of renewal and revival have serious scandals, false doctrine and many other things going on that should not be.  Many believers are living powerless lives in depression and sin, contradicting the life that we believe in as those who believe in Jesus.  So what is really going on in the church?  If this is truly the church and our leaders are being “led by the spirit” why is there so much conflict, sin and wrong teaching going on?  If we were walking in absolute truth hearing from God moving “in the spirit” would the church really be in the shape it is in today?  These questions have been on my mind for some time and when I couldn’t find real answers within the church, I decided to research it for myself.

For the past 5 or so years I have been researching truth and facts in regards to what has been going on behind the scene of the worlds stage.  In the past few years a global awareness has been growing among people that have learned the truth about the mass conspiracy that has taking place for a really long time.  The conspiracy is to bring the whole world under one global government run by a few select people that don’t have the best intentions for the rest of us.  This “New World Order” that is being implemented is affecting every aspect of society.  Learning about this is like getting a bucket of cold water splashed in your face, and every time you learn something new about their agenda you are in utter disbelief.

After becoming fully schooled on the NWO’s master plan, I realized that these people have their dirty hands in everything and I knew that they also had their hands in the church.  The most frightening part of this is that the people who are the leaders of the “spirit led” movement, (evangelical/charismatic Christians in North America who claim to know what is going on) know absolutely nothing about this or if they do, they don’t do enough to really stand up and doing anything about it.

It’s time to wake up and step out of the box, look around and see what is really going on.  To do this is easier said than done because it takes faith and a whole lot of guts!  One of the main reasons it’s so hard to accept any of this, is because in doing so you have to admit that what you believed was wrong and what your leaders told you was incorrect.  It rocks your faith on many levels, especially with the church and God.  The bible specifically tells us to NOT be ignorant of the devils schemes (2 Cor 2:11, Eph 6:11) and to EXPOSE (Eph 5:11) the works of iniquity testing all things (1 Thes 5:21).  Not paying attention to this paper will contradict those scriptures and instead of exposing the devils plans – you will be going along with them.

This paper will cover organized conspiracy within the church to destroy people’s faith in God and the Church.  It has been the plan of satan to divide, confuse and defuse the church and there is no better way to do that than from within.  The Bible warns that in the end times there will be many false prophets and teachers, that we should keep watch because they come masquerading as angels of light, as wolves in sheep’s clothing.   2 Peter 2:1-3, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, 2 Timothy 3:13.

It alarms me that despite the scriptures warnings of false teachers and prophets, the western evangelical church can’t or won’t even name one false prophet from within the church.  It’s important to mention that my main focus is the western church especially in North America.  It is impossible for me to research what is happening over all the earth so my concern is that which immediately surrounds me.  In this article keep in mind that I do believe God has genuine movements, prophets and teachers operating but it is not how most people think.  I will discuss this near the end.  I will do my best to provide links to supporting documents, there are some things that if you really want to know you can do your own google research and decide for yourself.

This paper will actually reveal that the same way that politics is controlled with the left right paradigm, the same strategy has been employed with the church, spirit filled/charasmatic vs theological/biblical/traditional.  It is hard to do research on this topic because both sides viciously attack the other discrediting themselves and typically go beyond the factual truth.  This is a tactic of the enemy so that people will be deterred away from finding out the truth, it makes it seem impossible to know what is really going on.  The fact of the matter is just like in politics, both sides are controlled by the same masters.  If you have any doubt that this research is valid please see appendix A and be sure to follow the suggested supporting articles and videos.

The first part will include the proof that there is indeed a mass conspiracy taking place.  The second will trace the major players influencing modern Christianity followed by an examination of the movements, teachings and false teachers within Christianity.  After that is a section that highlights characteristics of counterfeit revival.  Lastly will be my educated conclusion on what is going on including where I think God is truly moving in the these last days.

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17 thoughts on “What is Really Going On in the Church?

  1. Someone wrote:
    “What if all you heretic hunters that have built ministries for the purpose of defaming your brothers and sisters instead of loving unconditionally, what if you were wrong the whole time? There are multiple layers of revelation in Gods Word and most of the time you cannot receive anything more than intellectual understanding if you’re always looking to expose others.”
    The church seems to be full of heresy hunters who live in their own small little worlds. Most Protestant church are full-blown sects and does not have ánything to do with historic Christian orthodoxy. There is ONE Catholic Church of 1.2 bíllion Christians, but 40,000 different Protestant churches and sects. Which one of the 40,000 is correct?! They all think they are – just like yóú think you are(!) – and I am not Catholic. Jesus said that a tree is known by its fruit. It is very clear to me that the Protestant churches have lost their way all together – a long time ago. They are NOT Chríst-centered. but BIBLE fundamentalists. The Bíble is their god and their idol. John MacArthur has blasphemed the Holy Spirit so often that I seriously doubt in His salvation. He knows nóthing about the Holy Spirit. He is in for a big surprise – and so are yóú!

    • Your right about the Bible being some people’s God that they can’t see past their own religiousness. I am not defending some view of some Christian sect on this blog. To think that in this day and age there are no false prophets is a big misconception. The truth is that in this age of deceit the church as a whole is riddled with false prophets to the point it is fast becoming the apostate church. Should we love the wolves? Or expose these satanists for what they are. They are not revealing “multiple layers” of revelation from God but are adding multiple layers of deception.

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    • Thank you for this site it is very importent that we all can read deeper about this subject, because in the end it is all about The Truth, nothing but THE TRUTH and trying to find the HOLE TUTH.

      Thank you!

      Chuck Missler – Submission to the Governing Authorities ? ? ? ?

  3. Just wanted to drop a note and say that the TestEverything.net guys do an AWESOME job of explaining scripture and clearing up the mess that the modern day church has made of the scripture.

    I’m going to read this whole series (just started) … so far, you all are right on … also, loving the comments!

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  5. Hey, hope you and your wifey are doing amazingly! ~Btw wanted to let you know that Jim Staley came up like 1-2 more times in the past 2 weeks or so, and I finally took the time to look into him quite a bit further, etc. So I just wanted to say thanks for sharing…

    Have you heard of Brad Scott with Olive Branch Ministries? I have liked him in the past as well… http://www.wildbranch.org/teachings/lessons/

    Looks like this may be a BIG End Times move of God. Let the non-Jewish believers recognize WHO YESHUA IS as far as Him keeping Torah and telling us to do the same (hard to understand when mostly focusing only on the last fraction of His Holy Bible); And THEN the Jewish people will see WHO YESHUA IS because they already know Messiah keeps Torah and would never tell us to break God’s commandments (Deut 13). And then from what I understand after the Jewish people believe, finally: Messiah’s return!!!!

    O YHVH, my strength and my stronghold,
    my refuge in the day of trouble,
    to you shall the nations come
    from the ends of the earth and say:
    “Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies,
    worthless things in which there is no profit.
    (Jeremiah 16:19 ESV[Name restored])

    “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the statutes and rules that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel.
    “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the YHVH comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”
    (Malachi 4:4-6 ESV[Name restored])

    This is also perhaps a pretty popular site though I haven’t really looked into it so much yet:
    http://www.testeverything.net/

    Shavua tov to you and your other half (“Have a good week!”)

  6. PS I also want to please note that concerning being saved by the grace of God through faith in His Son Yeshua… What exactly it means to have faith in His Son is where perhaps the questions lie…

    So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
    (James 2:17 ESV)

    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
    (Matthew 7:21-23 ESV)

    “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
    (John 14:15 ESV)

    From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
    (Matthew 4:17 ESV)

    I just wanted to share this because I don’t want to unintentionally send people the message that they can do whatever they want if they believe in Yeshua because they are still “saved by grace”…

    YHVH is Merciful and abounding in steadfast love. He is our Righteous Judge. Let us seek Him earnestly, for He is faithful! In Yeshua’s Name, amen!

  7. U might also be interested to study how the Jewish roots have been stripped from so called “Modern Christianity.” Apparently originally Christians were keeping the Sabbaths and feasts. U can check out the “Constantine Creed,” that seems to confirm this, as well. However, apparently I have studied that millions of Christians were willing to give their lives to stand by the 7th Day (Saturday) Sabbath, and everyone who survived for the most part was willing to change their day of rest to Sunday to appease the Catholic church, etc. and forsake the feasts, etc…..
    I am also learning – Though this may be stepping really far out there for you and I am still studying and seeking on this topic – However it seems the current New Testament that has been translated from Greek to English may be slightly intentionally slanted to be anti Jewish and anti Torah (law/instruction). When studying out the verses on the law it seems to be pro law on one side and anti law on the other. But God is not a God of confusion, so how can this be? Well maybe it was not translated 100% perfectly, intentionally? I can’t answer that, but it’s a question I have recently considered.
    A Hebrew Gospel of Matthew has been found that is said to be an original. Apparently it has “plays on words” that show it is not translated from another language. And this Hebrew Gospel of Matthew seems to be much more PRO law than the Greek-to-English one…
    Generally those who hold this view is as follows: Yeshua (Jesus) was our example of how to live. He came and lived a perfect life and upheld the Torah (law) perfectly. Hence, over-coming sin for all of us. Many of the religious leaders at that time in Judaism had taken away from God’s law and added to God’s law, things God had said NOT to do. Yeshua set things straight. He kept Torah PROPERLY and this is one of the reasons they did not like Him. He did not submit to them, but to God. And apparently the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew says it precisely “The scribes sit in the seat of Moses, so do not as the scribes do but do as Moses said to do.” (If i am recollecting/understanding correctly.)
    You can listen to this interview by someone who studied the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew:

    And also there is a version of the New Testament that is apparently more accurate and translated from Aramaic and Hebrew rather than Greek. (I’ll put the link for Canadian shipping since it can be hard to find, in case you ever are interested:)

    http://www.aramaic.ca/store.htm

    But when we study out scripture there is quite the case for the Torah. We see in the future Yeshua requires the keeping of the Feast of Tabernacles… We are told the Sabbath is a perpetual covenant to be kept forever. And the list would go on for the case. I’m still seeking YHVH and seeking truth and revelation on this entire topic. But I just thought I might share a bit about it… May YHVH always bless and keep you and yours abundantly and unto eternal salvation! In Yeshua’s Name, amen!

    (Also when it comes to this movement, as in all Christianity we have to be careful because there can be a lot of false doctrines, etc. Including rejecting Yeshua as YHVH in the flesh. )

    • Hey Yaffa,

      Thanks for your in depth response, I don’t have time to answer everything but for the most I agree with you and have done research into this myself.

      In short my stance on all this is as follows:

      Yes I do believe there is cover up do get Christians to forget about God’s laws. Most modern translations I do believe are getting watered down in attempt at this and even downplaying Jesus.

      But in light of that I think the more solid versions are nearly 98%+ accurate,

      For Christians today in New Testament I believe that God wants us to keep most of the law depending on the situation. These are things of God that we should honor BUT keeping the law does not bring Salvation only believing in Jesus can bring that.

      That was the point of a lot of NT writing, even the whole book of Hebrews was not to do away with the law but to show that the law is secondary to Jesus, it was meant as a “Tutor”. I think that since the church today seems to be missing Jesus we need to go back to being tutored.

      Anyways I could say a lot more but one last thing, have you heard the teaching on the lost 10 tribes of Israel? It makes a lot of sense that “Jews” are from the tribe of Judah and the rest of Israel is not Jewish but have been dispersed across the entire globe and inter married among almost every nation. All of the Law and Promises were not to just Jews but all of Israel. That means that almost anyone could be a Hebrew, aka Israelite, seed of Abraham.

      Check out this video:

      I don’t support everything he is saying yet most of his major points are good.

      Maybe you could write some articles and I could post them on the blog.

      Blessings

      Adam

      • Hey Adam,
        Thanks for your response! BTW I felt to start using my Hebrew name almost a year ago but you and Jewels actually originally met me as Jackie… IDK if you remember me, you guys and Blair once gave me a ride home after church? Also I am facebook friends with your amazing wifey! lol! Anyways, to respond to what you wrote…

        I have heard different views on the 12 tribes of Israel, and have had questions whether Jews are from the Tribe of Judah, Kingdom of Judah Tribes (Being Judah or Benjamin), or simply from any of the 12 Tribes of Israel. Not everyone seems to agree thus far, but I have faith that if I do more digging, God will reveal to me the truth behind it all, if it is His will. It has come up recently but I have not thoroughly researched it out yet. Simply talked to different believers about it, etc…

        I did take a look at Jim Staley’s website and it did look interesting.. The Hebrew Roots movement is real… I’m personally still seeking God for revelation concerning Torah observance… I continue to seek God for answers regarding His will pertaining to how He would like me to walk and obey Him in a way that honors Him best… But I also fully agree with you that we are saved by the grace of God through faith in His Son Yeshua (God in the flesh).

        Revelation 12:17, KJV
        And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

        If you still want me to maybe write some articles for you please let me know… I have had my own personal experiences with deception in “The Church” as far as false signs and wonders go, I feel, etc. I also could perhaps try to help research out the roots of certain “unholy” days that Christians have been encouraged to take part in, one way or another… If that is not going too far for you? lol..

        Also I have my own site and blog if you ever want to check it out. It has a free album although I am hoping to have better recordings and quality on the way. I also am feeling called more towards piano rather than guitar, so hopefully will have some new songs on piano in the coming months, or so?

        http://www.YeshuaisGod.com

        If you want we can also potentially link each other (for instance, I could potentially put it a link to your blog in my resources page and you could do vice versa, and this is supposed to help with having highest rankings on google. etc… to increase exposure, etc… )

        Shabbat shalom to you and yours! You and your other half have been in my prayers! Shalom!

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