I was till 2010 attending a local church that was becoming more and more obviously a Babylonian type church.
The church was being influenced by the false prophetic movement, and I tried to point this out first to the pastor, and when he refused to judge the false prophetic in our church as well as in the city and internationally, then I felt I must warn those who would heed, lest I be held accountable by God for not sounding the alarm..
At some point, God brought about a direct confrontation with the pastor who claimed to be on a hot line to God, and I found myself outside the church.
With this, a great load had been lifted off my shoulders. I had discharged my duty as watchman by sounding the warning, and now I could leave the church with a sense freedom. I am a watchman, not the Judge. I rejoiced with every fiber of my being that I was free of this pastor and his strong-willed wife.
However, I also found it necessary for my own sake, for my family, and for the Body of Christ at large, to go into questions like:
- What exactly is a Babylonian type church?
- When and why does God want us to leave such a church, if we are a member? Why did I join this church?
- How did the church change for the worse?
- What was the main principle (Biblical command actually) that I followed in leaving the church?
- What lessons can I learn about Jesus, about what is the church He founded, about the state of increasingly many churches in the world, about the “emerging” church movement, the “third day” church movement,
- and a host of other matters.
This section of Bibloscope is about questions like these.