Exposed! Why people formed their own church?
There is nothing wrong with forming a church. It is the motive behind forming a church that needed to be questioned. I am not going to write a long thesis of why and how a church is being formed. Allow me to go straight into the discussion on topics of “Why people formed their own church”.
Lord Jesus had commanded “Go into the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15.
If forming church as the obedience child of God, with a selfless heart and soul, only doing the will of God, then the person is right with God. But unfortunately, NOT ALL are obedience child of God, and as mentioned in the Bible there are false prophets, false tongues and especially we are in the last days, more false prophets are already in operation and the concept of one world is proceeding to usher in the arrival of the Anti-Christ. I don’t care if as of 5th Dec 2010 many people had identified and prophesied that the Anti-Christ is already here. As in accordance with the Bible, the Anti-Christ is well liked by people, he is as loving as Lord Jesus and he have the capability to perform many miracles and draw 1/3 of believers to him. The Anti-Christ has to have all these abilities as mentioned in the bible and he is not so easily outright recognised. NONE had come close to it!
For discussion purpose, I had categorized them into four groups of people.
1. Replaced Lord Jesus. This group is the most ridiculous and absurd as reported by some Christians online, they claimed to have replaced Lord Jesus as son of God. The Bible had clearly stated that before His second coming, many things must happened first. Read whole Chapter of Matt 24 and Book of Daniel. Yet, we have many people being deceived, and these group of people blindly followed the man, selfishly upsurge the throne of Lord Jesus for personal gain. Why people follow him? That is because, they can’t see Lord Jesus and they must find the easy way out, that is to be able to see a replacement Jesus in the form of normal human being and who speaks only words that is pleasing for them to hear against the biblical truth.
2. Self doctrine. There are many self doctrine churches out there in the world. I would only talk about two prominent groups that I came across. These two groups have had the similar unhappy root cause that stirred them into wanting to preach and influence people based on their own doctrine (based their own opinion that their Pastor had preached certain sermon that is not pleasing to their ears). So, they had committed and swear to themselves that they will not preached the same way as their Pastors and they have to fulfill their selfish purpose.
Self doctrine church A. As recorded in youtube.com, she criticized online of her Pastor’s preaching “How can this Pastor preached that God is a jealous God?” And being unhappy with this preaching, she formed her own doctrine that Heaven and God is up to your imagination and thinking. Your well being and God is put into your head, your thinking. There is no problem of her getting people to follow her as she is a famous celebrity in her own talk show and what she said is very pleasing to the ears. It is interesting to know that one of her former member came to CHC to gave testimony of how she got out of this secular church and was almost killed by the demonic force and she testified that a senior of that church had the demon spoken through her in a hoarse male voice during one meeting on stage.
Self doctrine church B. As recorded in youtube.com, this man also criticized his Pastor’s preaching of red letters warning by Lord Jesus of people going into Hell. He said to himself that there should not be mention of any condemnations or the “Hell” word. So, he proclaimed and committed to himself that he will form his own church with only Grace Gospel preaching of salvation. Today he had successfully mislead many into believing his doctrine that “Once saved, your sins are forgiven past, present and even future sins are forgiven.” Many followers loved his grace preaching,i.e., no mention of punishment for sins committed after accepted Christ and no mention of Hell. To support his Grace gospel preaching, he had many parts of Bible avoided. His preaching is such that he only selected certain bible passages gels with his grace gospel preaching and this distorted many true biblical teaching of Lord Jesus. His sermon also promote the thoughts of mocking and making fun of Moses and various part of old testaments. It is not difficult to identify these groups of people by their distinct doctrine that “They can never sin again as they had already accepted Lord Jesus as savior.” And these group of people gets very agitated whenever someone mentioned Bible passage concerning Hell.
3. Different operation method. This group of people still uphold the biblical truth as taught by their former parent church’s pastor. They decided to form their own church because their mode of operation is different. They still honor their former bigger church pastor and their reason of why forming own church is for different method of reaching out, to reach out to smaller group of people. Their doctrine and teaching is the same as their former parent church and they preached the true Gospel teaching of Lord Jesus with the balanced doctrine of red letter words spoken by Lord Jesus and grace teaching of Lord Jesus and Apostle Paul.
4. Church without walls. The ministry of Church is built upon the two beams of the cross: the “vertical” beam of loving God wholeheartedly, and the “horizontal” beam of loving people fervently. This can be found in Matthew 22:37-40, representing the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. The third aspect of the church ministry is the Cultural Mandate, also known as Christ in Culture. The church believe that God has called them to engage culture creatively, and be the salt and light in the marketplace! “Church Without Walls” was officially registered with the Registry of Societies on 16 August 1997 as “City Harvest Community Services Association.” The is no self doctrine as the basis for the foundation of building up of this Church.
You should have your own ability to discern and decide which is the true Church of God for you.
There is no perfect Church in any corner of the earth and especially, even Lord Jesus had mentioned and cautioned many times in Bible. You can examine a church by its fruits.
Matt 7:13-21 “Enter by the narrow gate; or wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are ravenous wolves. “You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, nor a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire(Hell). Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord” shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”
Read the article about “The Composite Churches“
For the church, try to understand as I explain in parable. You may see the church as a fruit tree but there are certain branches that are producing bad fruits, the church has to find out which root (root cause or which part fallen from first love) had been rotten and must identify the worms that is attacking it to cause it to rot. The church needs to spent time and effort to uncover many ground to discover it.