True Christian Believers not Welcomed in Most Churches Today
I love Texe Marrs so much, here is an excerpt of this powerful message he preached sometime ago. . . this is just part of it though
The Christian Establishment is asleep, ignorant, apostate and dead. However, the Christian Church is awake, aware, holy, and alive.
There is a True Christian Church,
But wait! In the midst of all this apostasy, even as the "Congregations of the Dead" continue to spin out the devil's foolishness, there remains a true Christian Church. The wicked and their leaders are greater in number, and the world holds its filthy-lucre pastors in higher esteem. But the faithful people I like to call "The Little People"—men and women who pray and humble themselves before God and who proclaim the power and perfection of His Word—are still out there.
True, the people of the real and authentic Christian Church are hated and despised by the pastors of the bigger "Christian Establishment" churches. Usually, true Christian believers don't even have a church home; at least not a church they go to labeled Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Seventh Day Adventist, Lutheran, or Assembly of God. They're not welcome at these places. But then, they do not desire to enter these big and rich sanctuaries of hell!
Instead, they recall and cherish the precious words of Jesus: "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
Just as vital, the true Christian does not need a popular group of Christian Establishment fun and celebration entertainers, a showman in the pulpit, or an imposing Cathedral of brick or glass and stone. The true Christian has Jesus Christ living in his or her heart. He is drawn nigh to Zion by God's miraculous love. He or she is an overcomer. True Christians know what they are and who He is! They also know who the fakers and pretenders are and are gifted with discernment to understand and appreciate the power of the "mystery of godliness." That's why they don't confuse big numbers and dollars with the spiritual things of God.
Don't be Loved to Death,
Today, the world loves it own, and you will be much loved if you are an active member of Sodom and Egypt's big-time tent, the Christian Establishment. Just remember, Satan's Church will love you all right. It and its people will love a wicked person right to his death. But Jesus and His Christian Church, though they have no money to give you, no fame and sensual delights to offer, will love you to life.
That, dear friends, is the clear choice every person today must make: the choice between the establishment's sure death or Christ's guarantee of eternal life. Have you made your decision yet? Do so quickly. Time may run out very, very soon.
"Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven and God hath remembered her iniquities."
(Revelation 18: 4-5)