( ( ( ( ( ( THE CHURCH TODAY IS A MARKET PLACE ) ) ) ) ) )
JOHN 2:16 ” . . How dare you turn my Father’s house into a market ! ” . .
In almost every church , there is the business of money exchanges for some sort of goods , whether it be books , or food , or anything other .
This church is very active and alive, but unfortunately it is with the things of the world .
Look at all of which people are doing with the House of God , they have surely lost their way .
JOHN 2:16 . . ” How dare you turn my Father’s house into a market ! ” . .
Some people have replied to me that that which is found in scripture was only about certain people overcharging for things .
see LUKE 19: 46, but compare with JEREMIAH 7:11 .
. . “. . a den of robbers . . ” . . Here in JEREMIAH we see that this comment ” den of
robbers probably has nothing to do with overcharging, rather the people were robbing others from the essense of the kind of spiritual life and understanding that our Father wants us to have .
People putting themselves out front as spiritual leaders are robbing the people , making the house of God like a place of merchandising , this is a mockery of what the church is supposed to be for ; it’s like everybody going to a wedding all dirty and sweaty , coming straight from work .
People do not really appreciate the House of God for what it should be .
You see my daughter, how poor my writing is , how difficult it is for me to speak all of the thoughts that are upon my mind and heart , yet you hold it agaisnt me , more than anyone else in the world ; I have to be just so and so, you have been trained so wrong but that has nothing to do with who you really will show yourself to be .
965 Here we see some pumpkins sitting quietly for worship services .
Please see next posting for more photos .
This is an untouched photo showing the area around a Clearwater area church .
These photos just may be showing us , the reality of how the activities of worldly Holidays get adopted into religious practices ; such as the now known Holiday which we call Christmas , Christmas originally had nothing to do with the Christian church ( it still doesn’t in all reality ) ; but is strictly a worldly pagan affair , adopted by the church after making a few changes, Now we have this thing known as Halloween , making it’s way into many of our churches ; what the churches are doing is taking in as much of this PAGAN PRACTICE as possible to try to appease it’s members in providing something fun for the children , something that has enough of the same taste to it that it will satisfy them; the church is trying to appease the general public , also always trying to gain more members by being so called open minded and willing to be regressive .
THEY ARE NOT TRYING TO APPEASE OUR ALL MIGHTY GOD AND
This is not the kind of church that Christ came down to this earth for the establishment of , this is that part which is referred to as the apostasy from truth , where people will make religion to be how they think it will better serve `THEIR needs and desires .
These photos underscore the lack of understanding in our churches
How would you like to be the one that has to do this , it’s not such fun , but somebody has to do it .
What we see here are the churches adopting or trying to hijack a holiday , the ministers are afraid to just tell the people that they need to just do away with this Holiday completely … . ah they say the children will loose out on so much fun , so instead what they do is adopt a few things from the holiday and make a few changes , and call it something else ; it’s root is still pagan though .
And what do we find written at JOHN 2:16 .
THESE CHURCHES DO NOT REPRESENT TRUE CHRISTIAN RELIGION !
William Draper PO BOX 76296, ST Petersburg, Florida 33734
A couple of photos showing both the Baptist and Methodist sharing the House of God with worldly Holiday affairs and or sales and marketing events .
The electronic billboard advertised tickets for sale $5.00 to see a so called Christian play .
The Methodist are selling pumpkins , I noticed carved out kind of like the typical Halloween pumpkin .
More photos to come . of many more churches , sure could use some help on this project …..
William Draper 727-517-6390 PO box 76296, St Petersburg, Florida , 33734
JOHN 2:16 ” HOW DARE YOU TURN MY FATHER’S HOUSE INTO A MARKET “
THIS REALLY UNDERSCORES THE LACK OF UNDERSTANDING THAT EXISTS IN OUR CHURCHES .
These photos were taken October 4 and 5 , 2012 ; showing how churches are so involved in things which they ought not be .
In the Scriptures Jesus says … ” . . How dare you turn the house of my Father into
a market place … ” . . see MATTHEW 21:13 LUKE 19:46 JOHN 2:16
They had about 300 - 400 pumpkins for sale here , from the smallest to the largest sizes that one could find , according to the person selling them , they keep a percentage of the sales and the rest go to the Indian tribe which provide the pumpkins ; there were about 8 people working this event , more like a social Holiday affair, more than anything else . I’m sure the people that Jesus drove out of the temple area had their excuses also for doing what they were doing also .
From the road, all you see are signs that say FOOD TRUCKS , now when you walk up to these trucks , you see the prices, $$ , money, that is needed to take part in this event , they weren’t giving anything away , it is quite possible that a few people might have thought that such was an event of Love and generousity, as so many are having financial difficulties … I wonder whether the church received some percentage of the sales , or was it just a way to try to attract people to the church . People all over are so disappointed in what they are seeing amongst the churches these days .
Can this be a Church of the True God ~YHWH~ ; and this on the Sabbath Day …
JOHN 2:16 . .” How dare you turn the house of my Father into a House of merchandise ! . .” . .
A Desparate person or persons trying to pay the rent on their building, or attract more members .
What we should read here is something like ….
Where you will really find True Religion … or … find the Truth .
Instead we find just another circus religion
AS CHRIST SAID ….
” STOP MAKING THE HOUSE OF MY FATHER A HOUSE OF MERCHANDISE “
As is so often the case with many Corporations , and various societies , there is an attempt to make a great attraction to emotions of children, like holding a piece of candy in front of a child, or adult if you will .
In almost every part of our planet Earth , this kind emotional ploy is utilized , it is utilized also amongst some of the Islam world .
Also it’s extremists that brainwash their young men that they will go to heaven and have virgins awaiting them; there just isn’t found anything in scripture to support such a fantasy .
Please see the full study under my blog …. 7th Day Sabbath
also my other blog …. 500 scriptures against ….
it’s actually…. 500 scriptures against the Trinity Doctrine … but the last I believe is chopped off .