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In the summer of 2008 God freed me from “The Matrix” a term I use with all disaffection.
If you have seen the movie you know the plot, Keanu Reeves’ character “Neo” discovers something mind blowing about his reality… that in fact, it is no reality at all. This false “Matrix” that was discovered by Neo others who have come out, exists solely to keep their minds imprisoned to this false reality. People who are in the Matrix are simply controlled, manipulated, and used, by a select group of malevolent cyber-intelligence, for the purpose of placating them while their life’s essence is “farmed” to fuel the Matrix’s campaign of domination in the “real” world.
Of course the cyber-intelligence thinks they have the best of intentions toward the people in the Matrix, they even use the logic that they are doing the right thing keeping these people in bondage via this parasitic system because plainly, they don’t know any better, and the only way that disorder and chaos can be avoided is that this system enslaving the minds of men is established and is maintained.
In a very similar manner, I was saved from another sort of slavery, the type of bondage that keeps the person who isn’t necessarily bound in a physical manner, in a mental vice grip. This is exactly in a nutshell how I feel about the IC – Institutional Church. This term refers to your local friendly neighborhood church, it’s practices, structure, ideologies, practices and doctrines. Just think of your typical Sunday morning worship service, and all of its pickings.
The purpose of this blog is simple. I encourage all people who read this blog to do what the Paul commends the Bereans in Thessalonica of doing of him:
Acts 17:11 (NIV)
Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
I’m not asking you to agree with me, I’m not asking you to be persuaded by my words, (even though that would be nice) but if you know Christ, you have the Spirit of God living in you, and will guide you into all truth. You need not me to teach you anything.
This blog will deal with the IC, in a very frank, satirical, and often critical way. I ask the reader not to take the sentiments of this blog personally, for while I have many issues with the IC, I dearly love the body of Christ of which I have been privileged to be part of since 1998. I however view the body of Christ very differently, and purposely separate from one another.
This will also be the most personal I will ever get with a blog, for God’s glory I will expose myself and my personal story in order to let the reader know who I am as a believer. I am a fallible human being who sins and has to confess daily for those sins. I testify that I am however, saved by the power of God through his Gospel and by his supernatural salvation through the work on the cross by the Man Christ Jesus. He thought it not robbery to become a little lower than the angels, and come down from heaven where he sat on the right hand of the Father, to present himself as a sin offering. As a result, he took the wrath that was meant for me unto himself, as God poured the wrath against my sins out on Himself, satisfying the penalty of death that I deserved because I was dead in my trespasses and sins and deserved hell.
So I will only boast in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ my Lord, and my sufferings of which I bear because of the testimony I hold concerning the good news of the gospel. I will continue to demolish arguments, and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and make every thought obedient to Christ… all to the Glory of God not by my works, so that I may boast, but through the TRUE VINE of which apart from Him, I can do nothing.
God one day told me to QUESTION EVERYTHING, because the TRUTH will ALWAYS stand up to the most vigorous scrutiny.
That was the beginning of the end for the IC. Join me in this fantastic voyage to the glory of God.