The second category of Satan’s work is found in the system of the clergy and the laity. Read the history of the church. After Satan began by using so many substitutes to usurp the place of Christ, he invented the clergy-laity system. What was his intention in doing that? It was to kill all the functions of the members of the Body. Originally, all the members without exception were normal, functioning members. But gradually the enemy set up the clergy-laity system to limit the function to just a small number of believers. Since the majority have been put out of function, the Body has been paralyzed.
Oh, the subtlety of the enemy! His first step is to replace the life. He does this with anything other than Christ. His second step is to kill the function. He has done this by installing the clergy-laity system.
Brothers and sisters, we must see the evil strategy of the enemy, Satan, behind these moves. We have taken the clergy-laity system so much for granted. We have been so influenced by our background in Christianity, so steeped in it, that this evil system is in our very bloodstream. There should be no clergy in the church, and neither should there be any laity. We are against the clergy, and we are even more against the laity. Every believer must be a functioning member in the Body. Satan has moved to choke and kill the normal functioning of all the members by the clergy-laity system. -Watchman Nee
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My son and I were recently approached by Frank in a local parking lot. Frank was out evangelizing for the watchtower religious organization. I told him about all that Christ had done for me and asked what he had to offer me that I didn’t already have in Christ… his answer was the organization that he loved, don’t remember the exact words but that is pretty close. I told him I loved Jesus and hated man made religious organizations, especially those that preached an accursed gospel. He shook my hand and departed after implying that I was not being loving.
Love for God is pure, love for the brethren is pure, yet love for a third party institution is as defiled as having a 3rd lover in a marriage. To be fair to Frank, in the end he is not that much different than the average baptist, lutheran, methodist, nazarene, etc. He may have slightly more abhorrent beliefs of course. I do plan to add this tract to my collection though for the future.
1 Corinthians 5: 9 
I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person. For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.”
The American Family Association is always busy urging professing Christians to boycott various retailers (starbucks, home depot, radio shack). Yet God’s word tells us we would need to leave the world to boycott those who promote sin in some form or other. As a side note, how is refusing to support the pagan/roman holy day of christ-mass a sin. God’s word says that it is fine to associate with unsaved people who live in all forms of sin and that we are NOT to judge them, but to be humble witnesses to them. Yet this very same word says NOT to associate with those who call themselves Christians but live in sin. I’m convicted that his includes groups based on patriotic idolatry or who support harlot roman catholicsm (AFA). 
Brother Seymour was recognized as the nominal leader in charge. But we had no pope or hierarchy. We were “brethren.” We had no human program. The Lord Himself was leading. We had no priest class, nor priest craft. These things have come in later, with the apostatizing of the movement. We did not even have a platform or pulpit in the beginning. All were on a level. The ministers were servants, according to the true meaning of the word.
– Frank Bartleman on Azusa Street revival
Tags: AG Financial, ag.org/, apostasy, assemblies of God, clergy, institutional christianity, laity
Many are having difficulties in their marriages and with their children because they are suffering the consequences of their decision to steal from God. When we give our tithes and offerings to Him, we give Him what He is due. A person who tithes says to God, “I am dependent on You. I am putting my faith in You to help me govern my affairs.
taken from An official AOG website
The AOG misuse of Malachi to teach that their members who don’t tithe are cursed is at the root of many perverse teachings such as I quoted above. This also feeds the sick delusions that the hirelings in the pulpits are some type of OT priest while those in the pews are lesser laity. The sad reality is that those who financially support and rejoice in such false teachings coming from man made religious institutions are cursed under the law and are being deceived into building the religious kingdoms of men. It is time to abandon the harlot AOG who reduces her victims to a spiritual piece of bread and start feasting at the table with King Jesus.
I do not write this to condemn anyone who this currently describes (though sadly most do not realize that this describes them), but as one freed from captivity to AOG I urge any true brethren who are sitting in their pews with a sort of Stockholm Syndrome to flee from Babylon. Like the religious jews of the first century had to make a radical choice to repent and follow Christ so do you dear friends. Do not fancy yourself as being an on fire Christian and be fooled by the “bigness” of the AOG, but rather humble yourself as one who must repent of an entire religious life built on a lies and traditions. Jesus calls you to forsake your religious life and follow Him outside the camp.
I want to address one more delusion taught in the AOG, that is that their denomination is the result of the Azusa Street revival. I want to make it very clear that the denomination is not what was birthed in the revival, it is the resulting product of having fallen away from it. According to Frank Bartleman, who reported the Azusa Street revival, AOG is:
1) Not a true pentecostal church
2) An advertisement of failure
3) Something God’s people must be freed from
4) An Ishmael of the flesh
The Lord said: “That is what I told you.” They had done it. Surely a “party spirit” cannot be “Pentecostal.” There can be no divisions in a true Pentecost. To formulate a separate body is but to advertise our failure, as a people of God…
The church is an organism not a human organization. They later tried to pull the work on the whole coast into this organization, but miserably failed…
God’s people must be free from hierarchism. They are “blood-bought,” and not their own. An earlier work in Texas, later tried to gather in the Pentecostal missions on the Pacific Coast, and Los Angeles, but also failed. Why should they claim authority over us? We had prayed down our own revival. The revival in California was unique and separate as to origin. It came from Heaven, even Brother Seymour not receiving the “baptism” until many others had entered in here. He did not arrive in Los Angeles until the “eleventh hour.” The great battle from the beginning, both in Los Angeles and elsewhere, has been the conflict between the “flesh” and the Spirit, between Ishmael and Isaac.
The end result of everything Bartleman warned about is the AOG denomination. Praying all true believers be freed from it by the truth of Christ’s words and the apostles. For by means of a harlot a man is reduced to a crust of bread -Proverbs 6:26
Church hopping in the last days is a lot like a man bar hopping at closing time in search of an honest woman to make his bride. It’s a faulty plan to say the least.
..in the twilight, in the evening, at the time of night and darkness. And behold, the woman meets him, dressed as a prostitute, wily of heart. She is loud and wayward; her feet do not stay at home; now in the street, now in the market, and at every corner she lies in wait. -Proverbs 7:9
..at the end of the age, in the great falling away, the day of darkness. The harlot church, full of wily methods and enchanting sorcery. Her institutions and buildings are well known, she long ago left the foundation of Christ and the apostles, she did not stay at home in the purity of the Gospel. Now in the street and the market, where her deceived followers preach a “come to my church” message, now on the street corner with signs that read “methodist”, “nazarine”, “assemblies of God”, “baptist”, and so on. At every corner she lies in wait.
Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.
Tags: apostasy, christendom, churchianity
Empty traditions, patriotic idolatry, treasured secret sins, rampant worldliness, hirelings in the pulpit giving non offensive messages on how to cope, lulling pew after pew full of tares into eternal damnation, keeping true saints in spiritual infancy, for popularity and filthy lucre, building mans kingdom under the guise of building Gods kingdom. Christianity in America. Undiscerning men rejoice. Heaven weeps. Service begins at 10:00am. We need another great awakening.