As a pastor of the largest evangelical congregation in northwestern Oklahoma, one might think I could possibly be threatened by Jon's premise of this book.
How can I be?
"The Pastor Has No Clothes" is "thoroughly biblical" and a wake up call to all of us...
Wade Burleson, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Enid, OK
Jon Zens, one of the original voices of the worldwide house church movement, has gathered together in one volume some of the tastiest of his writings about the "pastorate".
This book will be tough reading for those whose livelihood depends on Jon being "wrong", but a welcome breath of fresh air for those who are redefining success in ways, which cannot be measured by formulas, but by the presence of "The Resurrected Messiah" in a local community of people - the "ekklesia" no less. His writings about the pastorate remind me of the story of the Titanic.
This ship was a structure so large that its builders claimed vigorously that it could not sink, but as we all know it did not take long for it to go under after all.
This is also how the pastorate is seen today-unchangeable, untouchable and unsinkable, a subject for the academy but not for the local "ekklesia".
Jon's writings are not unlike the iceberg that caused so much damage under the water line of the Titanic - they have removed the untouchable status that has kept this topic hidden, and now the pastorate is coming under the scrutiny of the body of our Savior, Friend and Brother, "The Resurrected Messiah".
The destruction that the pastorate has done to those who are involved in it, including family and churches alike, is well documented, but up to now ignored. Jon does a good job in bringing this tale of destruction to our notice.
We do not have to agree with everything that Jon says, but we have to receive these writings as timely additions to the deconstruction of the edifice of the monolithic church system, which has held the "ekklesia" back from full expression.
I highly recommend this book for your serious consideration.
-Douglas Gerald Heffernam, Overseer, Celtic Prayer Centre, Cork, Ireland
I owe Jon a debt of love.
It was because I posted his "Clergy" video that I lost my pastoral job!
In his compelling new book, "The Pastor Has No Clothes, Jon describes how the current structure of the institutional church has created over time an unhealthy balance in the body of our Savior, Friend and Brother, The Resurrected Messiah.
He challenges us to look at the pastoral system in the light of the way the New Testament early church functioned.
A must-read and insightful book!
- Joseph Hunter, former pastor, Tennessee
Stresses Caused by Hierarchy Structured Religions, Empolyment and Villages are killing the human race.
John 3:17-18 I came to give you life, John 10-10 "The Diluted Truth Deceivers" came deciving us into stressing, killing and destroying ourselves.
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Stresses Caused by Hierarchy Structured
Religions, Employment and Villages
John 3:17-18 I came to give you life...
John 10-10 "The Diluted Truth Deceivers" came deceiving us into stressing, killing and destroying ourselves.
Videos for General Content ONLY, Not Shared Beliefs
We the people of humanity and other cognitive beings have failed to listen to and apply Our Savior, Friend and Brother's, "The Now Resurrected Messiah’s", The Always Loving Extension of "The Creator of All Things", "Abba Father's", "Always Loving Daddy's" instructions to:
1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 Put everything to the test ourselves from it's beginnings. If you are not starting your test at the very beginnings of everything then you are testing everything but the very beginning. Do Not be so evil, lazy, gullible, easily trick by doing such a dangerous and idiotic habit of skipping anything, not even the smallest bit.
(We make ourselves examples and promoters of evil and are to blame for passing on deceptions and in need of repenting of our laziness and evil ways when we do not put everything to the test ourselves.)
We have chosen NOT TO LISTEN TO "The Now Resurrected Messiah", But TO DO OUR OWN THING and Listen to information others tell us they are experts at and swallow all the same deceptions they swallowed themselves.
When We fail to go back and research the beginnings, from the very true beginnings of everything for ourselves we are doers and recipients of the evil of "The Diluted Truth Deceivers" (Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7, Psalm 106:34-42, 34,
Deuteronomy 31:24-29, 24, Jeremiah 8:8) ourselves and in need of repentance if we want our land healed.
2 Chronicles 7:14
We cognitive beings have failed to use logic, reasoning and pure objective thinking for ourselves, as we are instructed throughout the "The Collections of 66+ Ancient Historical Writings" used by "Christians' Christianity", Other Religions, Sects and Cults to misdirect you and I in their "Round Pin of Deceptive Knowledge" as long as we stay within their "Language Cage of Misdirections" and do not Test Everyting Out for Ourselves, Which Is The Only Way To Listen to:
"Pure Love and Pure Truth"
"The Now Resurrected Messiah".
"The Collection of 66+ Ancient Historical Writings" used by "Christians' Christianity" and Other Religious Groups, Sects, Cults etc.
We: You and Me have become Corrupted with Evil by Refusing to
"Put Everything to the Test"
from it's beginning for Ourselves...
Testing Everything Ourselves:
TEST 1: Find Everything's Beginning and Start Your Testing It Out There at Its very Beginning.
Matthew 7:18, Galatians 5:18-27
TEST 2: If it is producing bad, evil, counter productive "Fruit" in any way adverse or opposed to "Pure Love and Pure Truth"
NOT bringing you and me forward in keeping with "The Creator of All Things" Clearly Defined Goal for All Things in The Entire Cosmos
(Ephesians 1:10)Toss It Out!
TEST 3: If it is producing Fruit of "Pure Love and Pure Truth" bringing you and me forward in keeping with "The Creator of All Things" Clearly Defined Goal for All Things in The Entire Cosmos
(Ephesians 1:10)Keep It!
The Sciences of Astronomy - Archaeology, Epigenetics, Epistemology, History, Mathematics, Quantum Mechanics and Science 101 demonstrate the factual nature and existence of "The Creator of All Things" who is "Pure Spirit, Pure Love and Pure Truth" and the extension of The Creator's Self, "The Now Resurrected Messiah" who is "Pure Love and Pure Truth".
FACTS, TRUTH, PRINCIPLES OF
The only barrierto
Pure Love & Pure Truth
Knowledge of Reality
is believing you know
understand and practice
Pure Love & Pure Truth. :Roy: Thompson June 28/2015
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Deceptions of Evil
Many facilitators have Study Methods for learning The Collection of 66+ Ancient Historical Writings used by Christians' Christianity. I Like Bob Utley and his wife the former Peggy Ruttais, they are cool, loving people.
Its common sense why America is always in a war almost every decade?
The answer is in the video below Published July 15, 2013:
Jews? Jewish? Israel? Global Corruption? "The Collection of 66+ Ancient Historical Writings" used by "Christians' Christianity"? ?????
Missing The Language Cage
(Discovering Reality & Trust)
Astrophysicist, Hugh Ross, PhD is on a journey which is worth taking a look at:
Round Pin Knowledge
Round Pin Knowledge
What the first scribes, language and publishing expert professionals did was to change the language first from Mosses Language to the language best suited for their paganistic agenda. This was covered in Part 1 of "From The Outside Looking In".
These pagan worshipers of lucifer created "Round Pin Knowledge" successfully eliminating approximately 1/3 of all the words not only in "The Collection of 66+ Ancient Historical Writings" used by Christians' Christianity but every religion in the world. :David-Wynn: Miller
The Corruption of Evil they have and are doing has always been there since Adam and Eve.
Just like the deception of Adam and Eve.
The evil doers count on two important things to succeed with their deceiving us into voluntary submission to them: steeling from us, using us like cattle producing only with their permission and them getting a cut of all we produce, killing us and our children for their twisted insanity of morbid pleasures of personal and "Global Network of Corporate Control".
ONE: "The Diluted Truth Deceivers", have always counted on us not seeing that the Round Pim of Deceptive Knowledge they have built around the minds of every man, woman and child in the world.
TWO: "The Diluted Truth Deceivers", have always counted on us being to lazy to Put Everything to the Test of Fruit Production and "The Creator of All Things" Clearly Defined Goal for All Creations.
Stealthily, secretly on the sly they implemented banking fraud to fund their evil deeds, first in controlling definitions of words, publishing of religious works for all religions around the world, controlling public, news, radio, television, movies and tendering of educational personnel in institutions to assure their loyals stayed in control of all our elementary and higher educational institutions to assure training and turning out PHDs, MDs, Law Profession, Election Processes, Manufacturing etc. etc. etc. whose practices would maximize their profits in the industries they owned. Hijacking governments and polluting the earth to assure greater health care profits for themselves.
Videoed evidences of corrupt fruit in health care and religious systems.
Videos are for general content not our belief in what they say or represent. But for You to Stop, Think, Observe, Identify and Investigate, before believing
Information presented in The above videos should not have come as any surprise to any of us who trust
"The Now Resurrected Messiah" and is familiar with "The Collection of 66+ Ancient Historical Writings" used by Christians' Christianity. However it is important to note Psalm 106:34-42, Deuteronomy 31:24-29, Jeremiah 8:8, "'How can you say, "We know the score. We're the proud owners of The Creator of All Things' revelation"? Look where it's gotten you - stuck in illusion. Your religion experts have taken you for a ride! ERT
Round Pin Knowledge
Our self proclaimed religious experts have not only taken us for a ride, but they have erected a "Round Pin of False Knowledge" around all the languages of the world to continue training us like training a horse in a Round Pin where the horse can experience the illusion of feeling safe while being corralled with no way to leave or escape.
See: Links and Videos (Above^)
:David-Wynn: Miller, Karen Hudes etc.
Could It Be? That, "The Collections of 66+ Ancient Historical Writings" used by Christians' Christianity along with everything that exist, therefore was not only designed as textual content but a workbook for all cognitive beings to learn, and practice (Know), to Stop, Think, Observe, Identify and Investigate, before believing and then choosing to put our trust in, "Pure Love and Pure Truth" "The Now Resurrected Messiah". This is the way to defeat evil and live a life full of Our Creator of All Things, Abba Father, Daddy' family of Pure Love and Pure Truth victorious life!
Part 4 Hiding in Plain Site
(Disguised by Distraction)
We Non Jews where never under the Law!
[Start video at 27:27 minutes go to 29:43 minutes to hear Earl Kelly PhD explain]
"Science and Genesis 1" 1st Video and "We are now living in the 7th day!" Astrophysicist Hugh Ross PhD
[Start time 10:00 minutes into 10th video]
"Scientific Method Testing Everything"
[Start time 12:32 minutes into 10th video]
How America was Manipulated into creating the state of Israel-Lie 3, 29, 2015
Zionist Jews controlling Israel have no biblical bloodline but are and have been lying to all of the world to manipulate a corporate control of you and me our families and everyone else worldwide.
“Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, throne of His eternal inheritance of all cognitive beings and everything else, over His kingdom” because He will “establish it with judgment of peace, forgiveness, grace and mercy and justice by design and purpose (John 3:16, 1 Peter 5:7, Ephesians 1:10) of summing up all things in Him forever.”