Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Democratisation (or Demon-cratisation) of the Modern Western Church

The modern western Church has become so influenced by the world, as many know. But, one thing it does not realise is the anti-Christian spirit of democracy, or properly called demoncracy. Some think that democracy means to seek justice and fairness for all. However, this view shows great spiritual blindness towards what democracy really is.

Democracy means people power, and what people want. Jesus said that what is esteemed by men is an abomination to God: And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God (Luke 16:15). This means what it says, that what people in general, not just pharisees esteem is an abomination to God. 

The lost 'secular' world and the pharisees are not only no different. They are the same. They are all unbelievers, hostile against God, and living by the vile flesh. So, do not say that Luke 16:15 only applies specifically to pharisees. 

What Luke 16:15 really means is that anything that people value, and holding in high regard, is that which God hates. This is because the human heart is not capable of loving anything that pleases God (Romans 8:7-8). 

The modern western Church become like the world. It makes all kinds of excuses for itself in adopting the world's doctrines, such as democracy. Democracy is of the spirit of self-centredness and humanism, manifesting in the belief that law should be by man's standards, which are always opposed to God's. 

The leadership in the Church today is largely controlled by the congregation, the people over who God has appointed pastors to shepherd (Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:20). Instead of respecting the pastor, what do most people in the modern Church do?

They criticise him whenever they feel "offended" by him, demand that he be "gentle" and "kind" to them by not "hurting" them, slander him, gossip about him, argue with him when he preaches sound Biblical teaching, challenge him when he dares speaks boldly against sin, "advise" him to be not "offend" people by his bold preaching, under the false guise of "gentleness", and of course, seek to have him evicted from his local church ministry for speaking the truth boldly and unapologetically.

To even think one is entitled to do such things, is itself the height of hatred towards the pastor, and therefore towards God.

The vile belief in "rights" and "liberty" to do as one wants, is the problem. It is because of the belief in one's so-called "rights" that many people in the modern Church do the aforesaid things towards pastors, or anyone who is seeking to be bold and unapolegetic in preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or speaking out against sin. 

They love to criticise people for their 'methods' of Gospel-preaching, seeking the abolition of abortion, or whatever else that they are too fearful to do, lecturing them about "gentlenesss", simply because they are bold and unapologetic in preaching the Gospel, and proclaiming Biblical truth. Yet, in their haranguing of such faithful workers, they themselves are doing the opposite of what they preach. They vile hypocrites are the problem, not just in rooting out sin from the Church, but in also hindering faithful workers for Christ by their despicable bickering. 

They demand that faithful workers of Christ, lower their standards to satisfy them, out of their discomfort at seeing how someone is more holy than them. Feeling upset, they impose their man-made rules of the evangelical industrial complex, which totally causes spiritual disillusionment, and therefore snares the person from fully doing the work of Christ. 

This is all based on the self-centred belief that pastors, and faithful workers of Christ must serve them, instead of God. 

Such is demoncracy in the Church.