Unreal Christianity: Hamsters on a Spinning Wheel

         You’re in a cage. But you don’t know that. Your perspective is as limited as your spiritual geography. You have been taught over many years by fake smiling faces to get in your cage, stay in your cage, get dumb, stay dumb, don’t think, don’t express, stay within yourself, and be in prison…

         It’s called a clergy spirit. Clergyites must control. Without control, clergyites have no reason to exist, cannot exist, have nothing to do, and have no reason for being.

         But give them something to control and their brains suddenly start coming to life like an extravagant outdoor Christmas lighting display.

         What must they control?

         People. Always people.

         And the results of their obsession and control is obvious to everyone with the real Light of God outside the cage and off the wheel.

         “Hey Mommy, what are those people?

         “Well, Johnny. Those are unreal Christians.”

         “Why are they in that cage and going around on that wheel?”

         “Well, Johnny, it’s because they think they’re going somewhere.”

         “Where do they think they’re going?”

         “Nobody knows, Johnny. Nobody knows. And neither do they…”

DECEPTION OR DISEASE?

         The obsession of the clergy is not classified as a disease. The even greater obsession of obeying the clergy is not classified as a disease either. The reason is twofold:

         (1) All things behavioral found in the institutional religious camp are not classified among psychological problems and diseases because such are perceived as faith issues with deep-set and often generational stimuli at the core of one’s being which must be respected since change is rendered next to impossible.

         (2) The clergyites are an extension of political and statist controllers who know that control in general is a must in order for the ruling class to stay in power, and they perceive religious leaders as serving a very useful purpose and are therefore respected.

         This is why clergyites in general are always respected by society in general without even knowing why this is the case or why no one ever questions these people on their control techniques and apparatus. And if you think asking questions of hamsters in a cage on a spinning wheel will get you anywhere you would be wrong because it’s something they cannot explain either.

         Religious practices contrary to the teachings of the Lord Jesus are thus seen as “the right thing to do” without even knowing why one is doing it. One might think they have an answer early on regarding the hoped-for results or perceived results of their religious actions and protocol but such hoped-for results fade over time and are never actually actualized.

         In time religious people then become stuck in their rote behavioral patterns and get closed-mouthed and closed-minded about it and will even become quite belligerent with anyone who may question their strange acquiescence to controlling controllers and the process of cramming their otherwise brilliant minds into a space the size of a tiny med bottle and living by the spirituality-killing meds within the tiny bottle.

         Why does one not see that such behavior is the exact opposite of the behavior exhibited by those in the Upper Room on that first Day of Pentecost or by all of those real disciples throughout the early years of the Lord’s community?

         Why can’t they perceive that their stifling and incoherent behavior is the result of a different teaching mechanism (false gospel) and is nothing whatsoever like that which the Lord Jesus taught about and brought to this world?

         Why can’t they understand the simple concept that ultra-controlled behavior is the result of ultra-controlling controllers?

         Why has the other side of the action-reaction principle become invisible?

         Why can’t they see the other end of the harness to which they are attached?

         Why can’t they perceive the wizard behind the curtain?

         “I don’t know why I do what I do. I only know I do it. I must stay in the cage. I must stay on the wheel. I must go round and round…”

RELIGIOUS SLAVERY

         Regarding actual hamsters, we know why they run within a spinning wheel in a cage: They’re in jail.

         They have energy. They must move. They were created to be free with a large range and a purpose in life but all of that has been stolen from them. They exist purely at the whim of their owners who are somehow gratified by having such little pets over which they can watch, control, take care of, and be amused by. Now, if one could only harness the energy of the spinning wheel with the hamster in it and put it to some practical money-making use the circle would be complete.

         Does this ever happen with humans? Does it ever happen with religious humans? Are there people in this world who actually have the desire to make money off of other people? Are any of these types found in religious circles? Do some religious leaders see their “flock” as mere living wallets from which they extract their living and build their enterprises?

         When one removes all pretense, this desire to control and use people is boiled down to being nothing more than slavery. And those evil people who have believed in and practiced slavery throughout history had only one objective, and that was to use other human beings for their own purposes. Thus, it should otherwise be obvious that there is a thing called religious slavery.

         Just like breaking horses and hitching them up to wagons or throwing a saddle on them, people have their breaking points when they finally give up, give in, and surrender to some form of slavery so they can get along in this world. They would rather be free but see real freedom as a practical impossibility and eventually give up all hope of ever having any real life and freedom and become jaded and redneck with regard to the possibility.

         They may know somewhere way down deep in their heart that there is or was a way toward something better that their hearts used to believe in and strive for (spiritual freedom) but having failed repeatedly to find it and because they see all authority figures as exalted superiors who tell them no such way exists, they give up hope and become stoic lumps of humanity with closed minds and mere superficial outward expressions that mask their inner desires of something better.

         This is what fake man-made religions do to people, and all of these fake man-made religions are controlled by some form of clergyites, which makes religious controllers the guilty party though most see them as benevolent, innocent, highly advanced, and loving gurus doing the “right” thing.

THIS IS RELIGIOUS DECEPTION OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.

         It is the very thing and the most diabolical thing the Lord Jesus came to free us from and also that which He had the greatest fight against. It was the clergyites of His day that caused Him the greatest problems and who were always trying to kill Him. They both knew they could never exist together since the clergyites had stolen His place of authority for themselves and would never give it up. They were full of the devil—literally.

         Those evil people eventually succeeded in His murder, but only because He laid down His life for all. All their prior attempts had failed miserably.

         The Gospels are thus SHOUTING at us all to watch out for those guys who want to control one’s spirituality and stamp it with their own false garbage. Their objective is never to turn you on to the full revelation of the Lord Jesus and allow you to be completely free in Him but to make a brain dead religious slave of you and get your money in the process.

         “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.” [Matthew 23:13]

         But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

         And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. {pernicious ways: or, lascivious ways, as some copies read}

         And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. [2 Peter 2:1-3 KJV]

LIGHT EXPOSING THE DARKNESS

         Until the Lord Jesus came to live among us 2000 years ago the devil had remained very successfully hidden.

         Then, THE DEVIL WAS SUDDENLY EXPOSED. The Lord Jesus tore down the curtain of illusion and revealed all the evil people submitted to the devil as well, and this is a major component of the real Gospel.

         When the real Gospel is preached, the Light of God shines in such an all-pervasive way that the devil and his people cannot hide, have no place left to hide, and all the little unseen spaces where the cockroaches usually hide are suddenly lit up like airport runways blinding them by the Light.

         Hence, the actual effect of the real Gospel chases the devil and his people to places they can no longer find to escape the Light. They are the ones who are then relegated to, and are supposed to be relegated to, a spinning wheel to nowhere in screaming fearful flight of a Light they cannot shun and an objective to hide that can never be achieved again.

         “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.

         For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.” [John 3:19-20]

         THIS LIGHT IS WITHIN THOSE WHO ARE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT OF GOD AND WHO ARE CALLED, COMMISSIONED, AND EMPOWERED BY GOD TO SHINE THE LIGHT, TESTIFY OF THE LIGHT, PROMOTE SPIRITUAL FREEDOM, REVEAL ALL DARKNESS, AND EXPOSE THE DEVIL.

         In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.

         The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

         There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.

         There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.

         He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.

         He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.

         But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. [John 1:4-13] [1]

         © 2015 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.


[1] Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

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  1. About 15 years ago, there was a saying that went around in the churches that “You can’t put God in a box”, while at the same time they were busy trying to do that very thing. I was a new Christian at that time and the thought kept coming to me, “who gave them, (the churches), the right to change the rules? That is to say, from the way Christ set up His “Church”. Eventually, I figured out that no one had, they just did it on their own, and to create their own boxes and then try to get God to conform to their own image.

    “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” John 8:36

    Yes, people in our country are free to “go to church” but that’s because they have not yet learned what true freedom is. It’s a strange thing to me that people choose to be in bondage, and at the same time believe they are free. They continue to occupy spiritual prisons of their own making.

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    • Right on. Great comment, Scarlett. One always hears testimonies of that very thing, in which so and so Christian and even ministers had been going to church all their lives but learned at some point they were never saved. When they actually gave their heart to the Lord Jesus and received real salvation, it often happened because someone witnessed to them, which is amazing because a church full of people and even their pastor apparently never did.

      I also saw the arrogance early on in that church leaders and congregants think their set-ups and doctrines are already perfect and perfectly Biblical and thus have no reason to question anything they do though the fruit of the Lord’s ministry is not present. To them it doesn’t matter because they have a different agenda and are serving someone and something else.

      One can call a weed tree a fruit tree all they want and make excuses for a lack of spiritual fruit and the power of God but that never changes reality except in one’s mind. This proves a certain spiritual myopia regarding one’s own religious culture and a very powerful stubbornness to resist change and trash anything real that might convict them or upset their carefully orchestrated non-New Covenant arrangements.

      For those who feel much better to have a very structured religious bondage experience that demands no real heart involvement or mature spiritual decision making, it is no different than many career criminals feeling more comfortable in jail than in the outside world where being provided with food and a bunk trumps freedom.

      Speaking of freedom, I saw a documentary not long ago where a guy tried to introduce what were essentially lifetime zoo gorillas back into the wild though experts told him it would never work. He knew that in general but was convinced a different method would work. He tried an ongoing step-by-step program in which a family of gorillas was eventually placed on a preserve in Africa on an island away from wild gorillas.

      But as soon as the decision was made to build a bridge over a river to the “wild” section in the effort to give the former zoo gorillas their final freedom in the real world, most were later found dead and the rest missing, having been killed by wild gorillas who lived by a different set of rules, those which rule the natural world.

      The Lord Jesus is calling unsaved people to become born again disciples, not church congregants.

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  2. As a new Christian, I was told to “bloom where you’re planted” and criticized severely for “church hopping” because I was eager to know what was being taught elsewhere, other than the church I started in. But church folks seem to be creatures of habit. And once indoctrinated into certain denominations and their doctrines, it is next to impossible to un-indoctrinate them. Apparently, this is why “church folk” are so reluctant to leave the safe environment (if you can call it that), of their “home church”, and go out on their own to uncharted places in search of truth. You will never, ever hear a sermon on the reason why the Lord Jesus said He hated the doctrines and deeds of the Nicolaitans, because the “clergy” would have to tell on themselves and the truth would get out they ARE the Nicolaitans, performing their doctrines as well as their deeds. Then, the entire system would fall apart.

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  3. I can’t say “AMEN!” loud enough. 😀 “Spot-on” post!!!

    Oh, how I’ve missed you RJ! (My bad– I let these frauds have more of me then I ever intended, and allowed them to cut off every direction I was moving in, until I found myself in a cave. It is a very sad, cold, and lonely place to be in. 😦

    Earlier today when I was reading the Bible and both listening to and worshiping the Lord outside in the first sunny & 70+ degree weather, this thought came to me… “I’m not who I was, but maybe that’s not such a good thing after all.” I remember when I was so delighted to be around people, especially God’s people… in church, at an event, out on the street, or even at a local store. I couldn’t help but smile out loud, see the good in everyone in front of me, feel the love and say what was on my heart. I felt so lifted in my spirit that I’d wondered if my feet were still grounded at all. “Good times!”

    Sadly, those days have become a fond memory. It all seems like work now. And no matter what I do, I am “different”. And yet, the Lord blesses me beyond measure, certainly well beyond anything I am deserving of. So when people notice this, and wonder why. I tell them “when you love, pray, praise, worship, look for, and serve Him out of the box, through the 4 walls, and out-of-this-world, that is exactly where He delivers.” But I don’t think they can comprehend it. They just chalk it up to “difference” and walk away– indifferent.

    Now, I have such a hard time just sitting (or enduring) through a church service, watching a “Christian” program (whether on TV or the big screen), reading Facebook posts etc., because I’m either “on-guard” or actually entrenched in prayers of deliverance for the people involved around me, that I suffer regret for going, or turning it on, in the first place. It seems that these people don’t care. From the “Sheeple” (my daughter’s word and the title of a soon-to-be-published post) to the Sheeple-herder, they don’t want “their world” rocked off its axis. They want things to remain status quo, because it works for them and who cares what Jesus thinks. 😦 And also… nobody likes a squeaky wheel.

    The Lord would remind me through Scripture readings, etc. that– “How will they know if no one tells them?” Well– it has been my experience that they don’t want to know the truth, because if they were told, then they would become responsible for that knowledge. So today, I began to ponder on this again and I realized the answer to “How did I even know when no one told me?” It is the same answer I have for everything… “Jesus!” ♥

    I have found that so many are looking more for amusement from “church”; something on par with what they could be doing elsewhere, watching on the television, texting to a friend, or the luxury of just sleeping in, then they are at praising and worshiping the Lord, or preaching His Word, and all this– supposedly in His house. And they replace it with the singing of their own praises, the trumpeting of their own “saves”, and on the edge of their seats (or podium) for… “Let’s play church!” And I know too many people who treat God like a mastercard– ‘take this away’ or ‘give me that’, like they are the main attraction. I have also witnessed “the Word junkies”, who go where they need to go to hear a word from God, delivered by another human being. Don’t they know? The veil was torn for them, also!

    And if I hear one more tasteless joke or another opening sermon that demeans a brother or sister-in-Christ (called foolish talking and coarse jesting in my Bible), I am going to throw something, preferably The Book, at them. I usually take the more passive approach and just walk out. (I can still remember the “Leadership” conferences where the very first thing they preach on is submission to, you guessed it, the leadership. And if you were to walk out, you are walking in disobedience to the Lord because He put them there to rule over us.) 😛

    I think it’s a good time for me to reread about a certain church in Revelation 3. It always makes me feel better to read The Word. And I know Jesus offers an alternative for us all… “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20.)

    “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11)

    The Lord brought this Scripture to me, even before I could fully grasp it. I think I’m beginning to grasp and embrace it “much better” now. Needless-to-say, I’ve become very unpopular! 🙂

    RJ… I marvel at how flawless you are at reading my situation (and often my mind), in the exact location that I am in – from wherever you are. (I think we must be neighbors. 😉 ) A God-given gift for sure! “Thank you friend!”

    “GOD BLESS YOU RJ!!!” ♥

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    • Thank you Julie. According to His Word, the Spirit of the Lord is always at work drawing people ever closer to Him. Whoever is spiritually hungry for Him, His Truth, His Spirit, His presence, and His way of doings things will be given strength and direction for a closer walk, and will be blessed with more revelatory truth.

      “For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” [2 Chronicles 16:9]

      Regarding real Christian community, so many people have wanted the real thing for so long that many have been blessed with the ability to see that which is not real so they may discover what is real. This leaves many with desiring fellowship they often cannot find and yet if we have the love and Spirit of God every one we meet can be blessed in some way, if even through a kind word.

      I have found that so many unchurched people are hungry for God but cannot find a place of acceptance. Why is it that the Lord Jesus is so accepting, non-judgmental, and non-condemning while so many “Christians” and “churches” are not? Though this may appear critical it is actually simply the facts.

      Regardless of anything else, real Christians can always shine their light wherever they may be. It makes a giant difference. Shining our light, offering a kind word, and helping others in some small with no pretense or any agenda but to be what one is will be seen for what it is and will be accepted and appreciated.

      We are called to be vessels of His Light. He will strengthen us and sustain us as long as we properly attend to our discipleship regardless of circumstances.

      You are for real, Julie, and are a blessing. Keep shining your light.

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