The body of Christ, as a whole, is deeply submerged in the snare of the Babylonian religious system! Oh, that God would open our eyes to see such a sad state of affairs!

And this is not a situation that has just developed. This spoilage of the church began in Paul's day. He warned of it often. It was then brought to great and evil heights by Constantine, and later through the "Roman Church." Sorrowfully, there was little or no real change produced as a result of the "Reformation." In fact, the body of Christ may be more religious, more entangled in the Babylonian religious system now, than at any point in it's history. And the worst part is that the members of Christ are, by and large, ignorant of this captive corruption.


The government, and our precious mislead brethren who have come before us have lead us down the primrose path that has ended in this bondage. We have an Americanized version of Babylon. We have "Inc." religion. The "501c3" variety. 501c3 is the bureaucratic code given to churches and other religious non-profit organizations, that meet their governmental approval.

Many dear brothers who are held by the religious system, would deny that they are a part of it. But here is an honest and objective test. Are you a part of a religious "Inc.?" Part of a "501c3?" Are you using the same system that every other religious group in the United States uses? Are you actually a part of the same system that you profess to stand against? Are you members with them in this Gentile religious system?

Listen to our apostle, Paul:

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

"And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

"And what agreement hath the temple of with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

"And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

"Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and of the spirt, perfecting holiness in the fear of God" (II Corinthians 6:14-7:1).

Are you a part of an "Inc." – a government formed and controlled entity? Are you a part of a 501c3 organization? Officially approved, recognized, and sanctioned by the Federal government?

Then you are fellow-religious members with every "unclean thing" (II Corinthians 6:17) and I encourage you, that we are entreated by Paul to "come out from among them," that we "touch not the unclean thing,"and that we "cleans ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and of the spirt . . ." (II Corinthians 7:1). And the context, of all of this is the Gentile religious system.

And you don't think that "your church" or "your ministry" is a part of this system? That your are member together with them?

If you don't think that you are, then call the bank where your "church" or "ministry" does business. They will tell you what you are! They can also tell you what "class" you fall under. They can also tell you who else is in that "class" with you.

Or ask the IRS. They know what you are. They know what group and class you belong to. You are in with all the rest of the religions! As far as they are concerned, you're all the same.

It is all really simple. The world knows what we are, even if we try to pretend that it's really different. We are self-deceived. And I say we, because I have been were you are at. You are a part of something that has a legal identity, one that you pretend doesn't really exist. And one that, on occasion you will even speak against! But you are a part of it just the same! I encourage you to be honest with yourself and with the world around you. Come clean.

"Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

"But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God" (II Corinthians 4:1,2).

Stop trying to pawn off your "church" or "ministry" as the work of God. Stop joining forces with the religious systems of this world!

I encourage you to leave the system.

Come on outside the camp!

Clyde Pilkington

Gladstone, VA

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