If an organized group of Christians has been ratified on any paper except that of the Scriptures alone – which, by the Spirit, have already ordained and set forth in words the measure of Christ’s Body, which is also in Spirit – then it has automatically become an entity separated unto itself.
Its totality has ceased fellowship with Christ the Head; and its members have cut themselves off from His sole authority by their own fellowship with it, and especially by their submission to it.
It does not matter how perfect its doctrine – it is cut off from Christ by nature of its existence as a ficticious entity, recognized in the Babylonian system of governance. For Christ has His own governance, which is not seen in the machinations of men, however well-intentioned they might be at first.
The true living Body of Christ is viewed by the organizations of men as an unpredictable and dangerous cancer to be removed; and so ought the true living Body view those false constructs of men which have been imposed upon it.
God’s occasional merciful visitations to His people in the midst of these constructs are not Him condoning their ways, but rather Him calling out His own unto Himself.
How easily we suppose that the declaration of “Christ alone” applies in some isolated manner only to the salvation of individual souls; when truly it is just as intrinsic to the ongoing function of HIS own Body as a whole.
None of the roles in what is generally called “the church” today, or even for much of its taught history, are biblically legitimate.
No more revivals.
No more reformations.
May its fall be biblical.
May God’s people both find and be found again.
This thing cannot die fast enough.
We have been grieving God for far too long.
Many who know His rule in their own lives long to see it honored in the life of His people between one another.
To remain in the true fellowship of the Father and the Son, one must break the fellowship which contradicts it – not with known brothers & sisters, if it can be helped; though many are yet unwilling to trust the Lord with any measure of His Body, and it cannot presently be helped.
Let God be honored first, and let each one choose this day whom they will serve.
Let God be true, and every man a liar.