Because the leaders have failed to teach and preach concerning the kingdom, many kingdom citizens have fallen to the level of teaching and preaching their religious denomination and what they believe. Jesus never once taught religion or denomination. In fact, when religious organizations fail to preach and teach the exact message that was given to us to convey to others, we allow other elements to come and mingle with the original message.
Jesus spoke boldly to the religious leaders concerning the Kingdom:
Constitution: Matthew 23:13-15
But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut down the Kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. 14) Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows houses and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation. 15) Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves
As you may have read, Jesus spoke boldly against those who hindered the Kingdom of heaven from being preached and taught. Believe me when I say this--the same situation exists in the church today. Preachers and teachers are afraid to speak against corruption in our society out of being politically correct.
Look at the evidence of not speaking out against sin: Homosexuality running rampant in the government and the church. Men and women deviating from the normal use of a man and woman within the confines of marriage. When we fail to live a life that the Constitution has laid out for us, we allow other elements, that aren't conducive to our environment, to invade our lives. This process comes by way of what we see and what we hear. The end result is our thoughts begin to change.
Constitution: Matthew 6:22-23 Jesus said it this way:
The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23) But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
The world system puts out its advertisement through media and through what we read. We should share with others the Kingdom of God without fear of reprisal from others.
Constitution: Matthew 10:27-28 Jesus made it very plain:
Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light, and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. 28) And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.