BEST-SELLING author Francis Myles has released a book titled The Order of Melchizedek, which details issues around fraudulent religion and those surrounding the proliferation of Christian churches across the world.
A Zambian-born marketplace apostle based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Myles castigates what he terms the institutionalisation of Christianity in the book published by Word and Spirit Books in Canada.
The book explores how the incorporation of new belief systems and man-made doctrines into the church has diluted genuine Christianity. Myles contends that the order of Melchizedek spelt out in the Bible, is the highest order in all creation because it is the eternal royal priestly order of Christ.
The book contains a detailed analysis of what the order of Melchizedek involves, transcending the angelic system, the order of mankind, divine law, man–made social, political and religious orders as well as scientific and demonic orders.
The author uses his own personal experiences and journey of faith to illuminate his ideas, including how he found it confusing to worship after he had been taught about certain doctrines.
He writes: “After a few months I joined a church in Zambia (Africa) where I was told that I was a born-again Pentecostal Christian. I was warned against fellowshipping with Baptist Christians because they did not speak in tongues like we did.”
The book speaks to the reality of emerging trends in Zimbabwe’s Christendom where many prophets have emerged, but warns of the dangers of subscribing to narrow doctrinal views that takes God away from the church.
“The more I studied the spiritual dynamics of these doctrinal chambers of containment within the Christian religion, the more I discovered a very disturbing trend. Doctrinal chambers of containment ultimately lead to the formation of very strong spiritual subcultures. These subcultures ultimately rob kingdom citizens of their real God given spiritual identity and quarantine the proper expression of the kingdom in their lives,” he writes.
He argues that the idea was to develop believers into Kingdom citizens and not parochial Baptist, Pentecostal, Charismatic or Fundamental Christians. In the book, he tears into church leaders who use deception to hoodwink desperate people into believing lies through using “snakes in moneybags”.
He writes that there is an emerging “demonic sodomic system” where people do all sorts of evil in the church.
The author chides spiritual leaders and kingdom businessmen who have caved in to the kingdom of Sodom.
“Some of these spiritual leaders and businessmen have sold their souls to the demonic system for an extra buck,” he writes.