The New Church Order
Karen Pansler-Lam, J.D.
We are witnessing one of the darkest periods
in Evangelical church history.
Alarmingly, many professing Christians are
fiercely warring for a New Church Order.
"Progressive" pastors are
progressively and aggressively
forming the New Church Order.
And the New Church Order is the synagogue of Satan.
And the synagogue of Satan is the New World Order Church,
or the apostate Church.
the apostate church is the Great Whore of Babylon.
are witnessing one of the darkest periods in Evangelical church history.
Evangelical church leaders are ignorantly and blindly forming the
New Church Order, or the New World Order Church.
And the New World Order Church is the synagogue of Satan.
And the synagogue of Satan is the apostate Church.
And the apostate Church is the Great Whore of Babylon in the Book of
many “Christian” musicians are fiercely warring for a New Church
Order. For example, look at
(emphasis added) from the website of the music department at Southeastern
University, an Assemblies of God school in Lakeland, Florida.
Note that one of their singing groups is called “New Order”:
New Order, and the Sound
Of course, the
instruments played in these groups are generally played for jazz or rock
and roll, not sacred church music. I heard one of these college singing
groups in October 2009 during a Southeastern chapel service.
The music was rebellious: loud, fierce, and profane.
It had a savage and violent beat. They call their worship
“intense” instead of fierce. But
it is fierce and ferocious. And
their loud and ferocious yelling is not singing, but roaring. But this is
all part of the New Church Order. And the goal of the New Church Order is
to loudly and fiercely drown out and suppress sacred Christian worship -
hymns, psalms, and gospel songs that stir the soul, not the flesh.
dear friend, when the culture of the church imitates the culture of the
world, it is an abomination. It
is a profanation of the sanctity of the sanctuary.
It is sacrilege in the sanctuary.
that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?” (Romans 2:22).
2008, I rebuked Victory Church in Lakeland, Florida, for its profane
worship in "The Rebellious Church" @ http://libertyadvocate.com/message%2024.htm and "A
of the excuses Blackburn gave for driving out the church choir and
orchestra is that Carlyle cannot read music.
What? A music director
that cannot read music? It is
obvious that the real reason Blackburn drove out the choir and
orchestra is to aggressively push the New Church Order.
have friends who attend Victory Church.
And they are devastated that Pastor Blackburn deliberately and
cold-heartedly caused so much pain and suffering to so many devoted to the
church. Since the establishment of the church, they have been faithful
tithe payers, faithful attendees, and faithful church workers.
One friend shook her head in disbelief that Blackburn, who claims
to be a man of God, could be so cruel and heartless.
Blackburn and other "progressive" pastors are progressively
and aggressively forming the New Church Order by committing sacrilege in
the sanctuary. In other words, "progressive" pastors are
helping to create the New Church Order which will usher in the New
World Order Church. They bring dishonor and disorder in the church to
promote themselves as “progressive” and “modern.”
music of the New Church Order is loud and fierce.
The yelling and shouting are war cries against the Old Church
Order. Of course, the purpose
of the New Church Order is to overthrow the Old Church Order.
We are witnessing a spiritual war of the New Church Order against
the Old Church Order.
Old Church Order is Christ-centered.
New Church Order is man-centered.
Old Church Order embraces all ages.
New Church Order centers on youth.
Old Church Order sings songs that cause us to stand in awe of Him.
New Church Order wants awesome music.
The Old Church Order is Spirit-led.
The New Church Order is man-led.
Old Church Order walks after the Spirit.
New Church Order walks after the flesh.
Old Church Order is reverent worship.
New Church Order is rebellious reveling.
Old Church Order is the spirit of Christ.
New Church Order is the spirit of the world.
Old Church Order is the Word of God.
New Church Order is the word of man.
Old Church Order is true worship to please God.
New Church Order is false worship to please man.
Old Church Order is part of the Kingdom of God.
New Church Order is part of the New World Order.
And modern church leaders push the New Church Order because they are ambitious and greedy.
Modern church leaders covet large congregations that will pay large tithes.
Modern church leaders covet large salaries.
Modern church leaders covet large church auditoriums.
Modern church leaders lust after mega-churches.
modern church leaders use marketing strategies to bait us to come to their
churches. “And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make
merchandise of you” (II Peter 2:3).
For example, to enlarge their audience, they offer profane music
to draw sinners. They offer “Christian” rock music.
rock worship makes no separation between the sanctuary and the profane
place. And God commands that we put a difference between holy and unholy:
“And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between
unclean and clean” (Leviticus 10:10). By bringing in worldly music to
please the carnal flesh, so-called Christians offer unclean worship. They
offer unholy worship. They offer rebellious worship.
They commit sacrilege in the sanctuary.
They commit sacrilege in the sanctuary.
Woe unto you, pastors and church leaders who offer profane worship in order to collect more money in tithes and offerings!
You are blind!
You are ignorant!
You are dumb dogs!
You are greedy dogs!
watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they
cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
Yea they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are
shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every
one for his gain, from his quarter” (Isaiah 56:10, 11).
must never commit sacrilege in the sanctuary to make sinners feel at home.
when the spirit of the church imitates the spirit of the world, it is an
abomination. It is a
profanation of the sanctity of the sanctuary. It is sacrilege in the
pastors assert that it is a war of styles of worship music, not a culture
war. But the truth is it is a
war between Christian culture and pagan culture.
It is a war between holy worship and unholy worship.
It is a war between consecrated culture and desecrated culture.
Again, when the spirit of the church imitates the spirit of the world, it is an abomination. It is a profanation of the sanctity of the sanctuary. “Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths” (Ezekiel 22:8).
Of course, the backsliding of the church as a house of prayer consecrated to a holy God to a secularized Christian center to please men has not happened overnight. If we look back to the 1970s, we can trace the beginnings of the sacrilege of the sanctuary.
To illustrate, in
the 1970s my family attended First Assembly of God in Lakeland, Florida.
Karl Strader was the pastor. About
this time, Sunday night worship services were replaced with Christian
movies and concerts by Christian entertainers, such as Andrae Crouch.
They were advertised as “free” concerts, but there was a
suggested donation of
$10. This was the beginning of the commercialization and
desecration of the church sanctuary. Of course, musicians toured churches
to promote the sale of their music. This
was the beginning of the desecration of the consecrated sanctuary to an
auditorium for entertainment.
And then during
regular worship services, the pastor’s son, Steve, began to beat the
drums along with piano and the organ.
And when First Assembly of God decided to build a new church building, it did not look like a church; the architecture of the building – the interior and exterior - was secular like a civic center. At a glance, you could not tell it was a building consecrated to the worship of God.
And then the audience began singing fewer and fewer hymns and gospel songs; and we sang more and more choruses. These pop choruses were usually repetitious phrases that were easy to memorize. Some songs were simple and childish choruses accompanied by hand and arm motions meant to amuse us.
And then special
music was no longer worship to please God, but a performance to please the
church audience. So, the
performances were followed by applause.
And then dress
became casual. Men and women began dressing casually on Sunday evening
because, after all, they weren’t attending a worship service; they were
going to see a movie, or an entertainer.
Even at the young
age of 16 years old, this sacrilege in the sanctuary grieved my heart.
Finally, I refused to attend First Assembly because of the sacrilege in
the sanctuary and Pastor Strader’s heretical preaching: Christians
should not tithe on what they earn, but on what they would like to earn;
Christians should never have a blue day; illness or disease is a
consequence of your sin or the sin of your parents, and other false
Assembly moved to another location and became Carpenter’s Home Church. And that church later divided over false prophecies and false
worship and Strader’s false preaching.
Those who left Carpenter’s Home Church formed Victory Church.
It is the same Victory Church mentioned earlier in this message
that is now being divided over false worship.
Do you see the
progression of sacrilege in the sanctuary?
Do you see the
progression of the backsliding of the church?
became the auditorium. . .
And then the
congregation became the audience. . .
And then the
platform became the stage. . .
And then sinners
became the unchurched. . .
And then the
service became the program. . .
And then the
pulpit became the podium. . .
And then. . .
today the church grounds are no longer considered holy ground.
The church grounds are a church campus.
now pastors seek to amuse their audience with jokes before or during their
sermon. Irrefutably, Jesus
never told a joke while teaching or preaching.
Salvation is serious business.
Souls are at stake. It
affects our eternal destiny: heaven or hell.
now we have Christian comedians and Christian comedic television talk shows.
now we have progressed from pop Christian music to rock Christian music in
few months ago, a relative from the North came to visit.
And we talked about the church.
She stated that her church back home just built a new wing for the
contemporary service. And
this wing is called a community center.
Do you see the
progressive downfall of the church? Once
secularism got its foot in the church door, it was only a matter of time
to get to where it is today – the backslidden church.
Last year, a retired Assemblies of God minister boldly declared that the denomination has been backslidden for about 20 years. To backslide is to slide back into sin. Today Evangelical leaders and pastors do not want to leave carnality behind - outside the sanctuary. Like Lot’s wife, they look back and long for the carnality of the world. Modern church leaders love the world and the things that are in the world.
Jesus plainly and
clearly spoke about the love of the world: “Love not the world, neither
the things that are in the world. If
any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that
is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the
pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” (I John 2:15,
love the world and the things that are in the world.
False Christians are not heavenly minded; false Christians are earthly minded.
covet the culture of this wicked world.
lust after the music of the flesh.
The music of the progressive or modern church is not sacred worship to a Holy God; it is reveling. And reveling is false worship. Reveling means a noisy festivity. It comes from Old French reveler, to make noise, “to rebel,” from Latin rebelare. And it is one of the works of the flesh (Galatians 5:16-21). Reveling and worshipping are not the same.
Reveling is loud,
fierce and crude shouting and yelling at the Lord God Almighty.
It is common.
It is inferior.
It is low.
It is rough.
It is unrefined.
It is barbaric.
It is profane.
It is ungodly.
It is an
that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?”
must offer acceptable worship to God.
God does not allow us to invent forms of worship. The Bible
repeatedly warns us that self-willed worship is unacceptable to God.
offering of Cain was unacceptable to God because he offered fruit instead
of a blood sacrifice. “And
the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect”
(Genesis 4:4, 5).
And Nadab and Abihu were killed by God for offering strange fire:
“And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord” (Leviticus 10:1, 2).
The fire was wrong because it
was fire of their own kindling. They deliberately and wantonly took fire
from another source other than the flame on the brazen altar (Lev. 19:24).
The strange fire represented their own self-willed spirit rather than the
Spirit of God. And God sent fire to devour them.
struck Nadab and Abihu dead to teach the priests and the people “to obey
is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22).
God struck Nadab and Abihu dead to teach the priests and the people “to obey is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22).
God’s will must prevail over self-will. Self-willed worship is offensive to God. Self-willed worship despises the authority of God. He “will be sanctified in them that come nigh” to Him (Exodus 19:22; Deuteronomy 32:48-51; Isaiah 5:16; Ezekiel 20:41).
We may not commit acts of wanton and willful disobedience in the
public worship of God. And
self-willed worship is a great offence against the holiness of God.
We may not profane the sacred sanctuary by disregarding sacredness
and holiness and reverence. Self-willed worship is rebellious worship.
Self-willed worship is unclean worship.
Self-willed worship is offering strange fire before the Lord. And Christian
rock music - the spirit of the world - is offering strange fire before the Lord.
Self-willed worship is offering strange fire before the Lord. And Christian rock music - the spirit of the world - is offering strange fire before the Lord.
Christian music must separate us from the daily secular world and invite us to enter the holy sanctuary with a sense of the sacred. Christian music must be sacred and beautiful. Christian hymns are songs of praise and thanksgiving to God. “Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (I Chronicles 16:29). Christian hymns are songs of praise to God, and for God. In other words, they are meant to please Him, not us.
sacred hymns and songs have spiritual depth and are doctrinally sound.
They exalt God with reverence. Sacred music impresses us with the
majesty, holiness, greatness, wisdom, and faithfulness of God.
It is reverent. It is
holy. It is doctrinal.
It is spiritual. Great
hymns are worthy of respect. Great
hymns are great music.
Christian rock music is irreverent.
rock music is unholy.
rock music is not doctrinal.
rock music is carnal.
main purpose of Christian rock music is to act as a popular medium for
false Christians to advance their rebellion against established
Christian rock is really rebellion against the established Biblical
doctrines of reverence and sanctity.
The real message in Christian rock is a contempt and hatred and
fierceness toward true worship and true Christianity.
Christian rock music and worldly worship is rebellion against the
command to be separate from the world preached by Jesus and His disciples.
Christian rock, the loud and strong beat of drums often predominates, like
the beating of war drums. And
the words of Christian rock songs are generally shallow and primitive and
repetitive. Worshippers are more caught up in their fleshly response to
the carnal beat rather than the words.
This is the lowest form of church music because the primary purpose
of the strong beat and loud singing is to stimulate the flesh. It’s not
true worshipping; it’s reveling. The beat is meant to stir the flesh to
rebel against sacred music, or Christian culture.
in order for the New World Order to embrace professing Christians, it must
rid the church of the doctrines of the gospel, or the faith once delivered
to the saints. So, the New Church Order rids the church of hymns and
gospel songs because their message is doctrinal and gospel.
In fact, some contemporary choruses are vague as to whose god they
are actually worshipping. They do not sing about Biblical doctrines.
They do not sing about the gospel. In other words, many
“Christian” contemporary choruses could be sung to any god.
They are words of false flattery to a god.
They praise a god, not necessarily the Lord God Almighty.
And the New Church Order assumes the ignorant attitude of youth by pushing modern ways, ideas, or styles just because they are new; and they belittle the past. The New Church Order is not separate from the world; it's part of the world. To emphasize, the New Church Order demands that the Church be part of the world.
But Paul tells us in his second letter
to the Corinthians (II Corinthians 5:14 –18) to come out from among
unbelievers and touch not the unclean thing:
Be ye not
unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath
righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with
concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with
agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the
living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and
I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
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
must be a distinct Christian culture that separates us from the profane
You cannot sit at
the Lord’s table, and at the devil’s table.
You cannot have
the spirit of Christ, and the spirit of the world.
You cannot covet
the best spiritual gifts, and covet carnal works.
You cannot follow
Jesus Christ, and follow men.
worship to please God, and worship to please men.
reverence the house of prayer, and commit sacrilege in the sanctuary.
You cannot love
the Father, and love the world.
And if you love the Father, the world will hate you.
Jesus proclaims: “If
the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own:
but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of
the world, therefore the world hateth you” (John
proclaims that because He has chosen us out of the world, the world will
hate us. So, why are Evangelicals desperately trying to get the wicked
world to love Christians?
friend, if you feel at home in this carnal world, you won’t feel at home
must rebuke and depart from those who are dividing the Church with their
false vision of carnal worship. “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them
which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have
learned; and avoid them. For
they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly;
and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple”
(Romans 16:17, 18).
Again, when the spirit of the church imitates the spirit of the world, it is an abomination.
that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?”
"progressive" pastors are progressively and aggressively
forming the New Church Order by committing sacrilege in the sanctuary.
“Progressive" pastors are helping to create the New
New Church Order is the synagogue of Satan.
And the synagogue of Satan
is the New World Order Church, or the apostate Church.
And the apostate Church is the Great Whore of Babylon.
O ye backslidden Church: Repent!