SPECIAL EDITION: The End Is Vey Near — The Apostasy All Around Us At Every Turn
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Contributions below from multiple sources and writers — with Scripture from the King James Version;
False teachers, false teachers, the great falling away
I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
2 Timothy 4:1-5 — King James Version
Evil in the Last Days
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 — King James Version
Signs of the Times — So-called “Christian” Church Promotes Transgender God
November 11, 2015
Reprinted from: Prophecy News Watch
Just when it seems things could not get any crazier, a church that is part of a major denomination is claiming that God has followed the lead of Bruce Jenner and is now a transgender and has changed Himself into a woman.
This new revelation came from the First Church Somerville United Church of Christ, which recently issued a public service announcement informing the body of Christ that despite millennia of Biblical teaching on the subject, God is a transgender who had sex-change surgery and decided to become a woman.
“God is good all the time! That means God is a diva, and girl, Jesus is fierce!” Jones, the “drag queen in residence” wrote on the FCS website.
“What do drag queens or drag kings have to do with Jesus or the Gospel?” he asked. “We at FCS believe ‘God don’t make no junk.’ So whether you are straight, homosexual, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered or still playing hard to get, Jesus loves you and so do we! Amen baby! So come and get yours at this here church!”
The church went on to hold a Drag Gospel event where members of the congregation were encouraged to come to church dressed contrary to the gender God gave them at birth. According to the Huntington News, during the service men dressed like women complete with wigs and lipstick during a Friday event which was also a fundraiser for the lesbian, homosexual, bi-sexual, and transgender Asylum Support Task Force.
Then on Sunday, it was reported that Associated Pastor Jeff Mansfield arrived for the morning service wearing lipstick, blush and eye shadow. Flyers for the event featured Jesus wearing earrings and makeup.
It remains unclear how this rendition of Christ is reconciled with the observation by Pontius Pilate, who when he presented Jesus to the crowd in an attempt to release Barabbas said, “Behold the man.”
As part of the Roman Empire, which had the reputation of being the mightiest military power in the world, Pilate was certainly qualified to know what a real man looked like. If Jesus would indeed have looked like he was depicted in the FCS flyer then Pilate would have said something completely different about Jesus’ appearance, such as “behold the drag queen,” or something even more unflattering.
Moreover, if God has indeed had gender-reassignment surgery, Jones and the other members of the church leadership have failed to explain exactly when this surgery occurred and who performed it.
When it comes to spiritual surgery, the Bible is very plain about the details such as when the apostle Paul spoke in Colossians about the “circumcision without hands” that occurs to the believer in the church age.
While many of the mainstream denominations have strayed from the faith of their founders, especially in the area of same-sex “marriage,” the United Church of Christ has been the leader of the pack on these types of issues. It was the first American Christian denomination to ordain homosexuals and affirm abortion.
It was also in the forefront of going against the Bible definition of marriage last year when it filed a lawsuit against North Carolina’s affirmation of marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Support for “Chrislam” Grows as Increasing Number of Pastors See Common Ground
November 10, 2015
A new survey reveals that continuous attempts by Muslims to rewrite history and make false claims about Islam are starting to bear fruit as an increasing number of protestant pastors are starting to call Islam spiritually good.
The news comes from a LifeWay Research survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors. Five years ago only nine percent of pastors said there were similarities between Islam and Christianity. However, in the most recent survey the number nearly doubled with 17 percent saying the two religions shared common ground.
At first the numbers may not seem problematic, as over 80 percent still agree there are significant differences between the two religions, however, even among this group many are starting to look at Islam in a more respectable light.
For instance, 50 percent say that Islam promotes charity, which is up from 33 percent. Also, those who describe Islam as spiritually good are up from 19 percent to 32 percent. Despite daily accounts of Christians being murdered for their faith, and laws in Muslim countries that make it illegal to convert a person from Islam, 24 percent of pastors now say Islam is tolerant of other faiths while 22 percent say Muslims are open to other ideas.
Whereas the numbers viewing Islam in a negative light have also gone up, the increase is not as dramatic. Today, only 52 percent consider Islam dangerous, up from 44 percent five years ago. Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research says the sharpest divide on the issue is between evangelicals and other Christian leaders.
“Some mainline pastors and a few evangelicals are answering questions in a more positive way, while some evangelicals and a few mainline Protestants are trending in a negative way. But the biggest move is in the smallest percent—and is in a more positive direction.”
Part of the reason for the shift in numbers is undoubtedly due to the relentless push by the mainstream media and Muslim groups to convince Americans that the majority of differences are mostly minor in the context of a greater belief in God.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was indicted as a co-conspirator in the largest terrorism funding case in American history, has attempted to blur the distinctions by claiming that Judaism, Christianity and Islam all worship the God of Abraham.
While this may sound like common ground can be found, Muslims are increasingly attempting to rewrite history to portray Islam in a positive light, while downplaying the significance of Christianity and Jewish history.
In II Samuel 24, the Bible records a real estate transaction between King David and a man named Araunah, where David purchased the land now known as the Temple Mount. Despite this written record, Muslim scholars attempt to say there is no evidence of a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount prior to modern times.
Those who think Islam is spiritually good, tolerant and open have yet to explain how this belief is reconciled with the case of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman in Pakistan who is currently facing execution. Bibi’s crime: violating a Sharia blasphemy law by drinking water from a communal cup that was intended for Muslims only.
In Nigeria, Boko Haram, an Islamic group has long engaged in church bombings, often targeting the attacks to coincide with holy days such as Easter and Christmas.
Of course, who can forget the “tolerant” videos by ISIS showing them beheading Christians and burning people alive.
The tolerance appears to extend only one way as some Christians leaders are going out of their way to accommodate Islam. Recently, a Swedish bishop called on all of the churches under her jurisdiction to remove crosses and replace them with directions pointing to Mecca in order to avoid offending Muslims.
Some Christian leaders are going much further than simple accommodation. The attempt to actually merge Christianity and Islam has been given the name “Chrislam”. At the heart of this movement and perhaps the most dangerous issue is that these Christian leaders suggest that because we use similar terms such as “God” and “Jesus”, that constitutes a ‘shared belief’.
What we mean by the words we use matters and when no one defines the terms we are using, deception can slip in (which is why lawyers will fill page after page with small print defining the terms in a contract). Whether intentional or not, many Christian leaders are leading their followers astray into believing that Chrislam is acceptable.
Last year, Brian Houston of Hillsong Church in Australia, addressed his congregation with these words, “Do you know – take it all the way back into the Old Testament and the Muslim and you, we actually serve the same God. Allah to a Muslim, to us Abba Father God. And of course through history, those views have changed greatly. But let’s make sure that we view God through the eyes of Jesus, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the beauty of a Savior, the loving open inclusive arms of a loving God.”
At President Obama’s inaugural invocation in 2009, Pastor of Orange County, California’s Saddleback Church, Rick Warren, cited several names for Jesus when leading the audience into the Lord’s Prayer: “I humbly ask this in the name of the one who changed my life, Yeshua, Isa, Jesus [Spanish pronunciation], Jesus, who taught us to pray…”
Whereas the context of Rick Warren’s comments suggest he was attempting to bridge the gap of different names used for Jesus, his efforts show how easy it is for our words to cause confusion. To the Muslim, the “Isa” of the Qu’ran is very different than the Jesus of the Bible. The Qur’an’s Isa is not an historical figure. His identity and role as a prophet of Islam is based solely on supposed revelations to Muhammad over half a millennium after the Jesus of history lived, died and rose again.
Islam’s Qur’an does not portray the divinity of Jesus Christ, nor claim Him to be the only-begotten Son of God – Messiah – God in human flesh, nor state that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and resurrected from the dead. Islam denies the true gospel of Christianity – the core reason Jesus came to earth. This fundamental gap between Christians and Muslims cannot and should not be bridged or smoothed over with a watered-down doctrine for the sake of “brotherly love”.
For a very detailed breakdown of the differences between Isa and Jesus please click here
In 2010, Larry Reimer, a minister of the United Church of Gainesville, FL, in response to a local Qur’an burning, chose to read scripture from the Qur’an as part of his worship services, adding, “Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are all part of the Abrahamic tree of faith. We all believe in the same God, and in many aspects we are all trying to accomplish the same goals.”
Rev. Ann Holmes Redding, an Episcopal priest for over twenty years, dons her white collar of Episcopal priesthood on Sunday mornings, then ties on her black headscarf to pray with her Muslim group on Fridays, saying, “I am both Muslim and Christian”. She sees compatibility in Islam and Christianity at the most basic level and has endorsed the Muslim teaching that all true Christians will accept Islam, e.g. some Christians and Jews are faithful and believe truly. (Âl ‘Imran 3:113,114) Any such true believers will submit to Allah by accepting Muhammad as the prophet of Islam, i.e. they will become Muslims. (Âl ‘Imran 3:198)
Brian McLaren, founding pastor of non-denominational Cedar Ridge Community Church in Baltimore, Washington, and a leading voice in the emergent church movement encouraged his congregation and other Christians through his blog to participate with Muslims in a Ramadan fast, which celebrates the month the Qur’an was supposed to have been sent down.
Another leader in the Emerging Church movement, Dr. Tony Campolo, says he is not convinced that Jesus lives only in Christians, reasoning that an Islamic “brother” who has fed the hungry and clothed the naked clearly has a personal relationship with Christ, only he doesn’t know it.
A few years ago, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston joined with Christian communities in Atlanta, Seattle, and Detroit to create a series of sermons designed to promote an ecumenical reconciliation between Christianity and Islam. Sunday School lessons on the same theme would center on the inspired teachings of the Prophet Mohammad, and Qur’ans and Bibles would be placed side by side in the church pews.
Ironically, a side by side comparison of the Bible and the Qur’an would show two faiths that are the exact opposite.
The Jesus of the Gospels is the base upon which Christianity developed. By Islamicizing Him, and making Him a Muslim prophet who preached the Qur’an, Islam destroys Christianity and takes over all its history. It does the same to Judaism.
In the end-times as described by Muhammad, Isa (Muslim Jesus) becomes a warrior who will return with his sword and lance. He will destroy the Christian religion and make Islam the only religion in all the world. Finally at the last judgment he will condemn Christians to hell for believing in the Crucifixion and the Incarnation.
This final act of the Muslim Isa reflects Islam’s apologetic strategy in relation to Christianity, which is to deny the Yeshua of history, and replace Him with a facsimile of Muhammad, so that nothing remains but Islam.
Rather than trying to pretend we believe the same things – a frank and honest discussion about our differences would make much more sense.
Many ministries are doing just that in a spirit of love but remain uncompromising on the teachings of the Bible. We highly recommend the site Answering Islam for a honest and intelligent conversation on the key differences between the Bible and the Qur’an.
Apostasy in the Christian church
by Matt Slick
“Let no one in any way deceive you, for it [Jesus’ return] will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,” (2 Thess. 2:3, NASB).
Apostasy means to fall away from the truth. Therefore, an apostate is someone who has once believed and then rejected the truth of God. Apostasy is a rebellion against God because it is a rebellion against truth. In the Old Testament, God warned the Jewish people about their idolatry and their lack of trust in Him. In the New Testament, the epistles warn us about not falling away from the truth. Apostasy is a very real and dangerous threat.
The verse at the top of the page tells us that there will be an apostasy that is associated with the appearance of the Antichrist. Most Christians are looking for the arrival of the Antichrist, but very few are looking for “the apostasy” that must come first. The arrival of the Antichrist cannot occur until sufficient apostasy has happened in the world. The Antichrist, who is the ultimate of liars, cannot abide in a world where the truth of God’s Word is taught. This is why the Bible says that the apostasy will come first and then the Antichrist will be revealed.
Therefore, we must, as Christians, ask this question, “Is there an apostasy occurring in the Christian church today?” Some would say no and others yes. But, as we look for the arrival of the Antichrist, should we not also be looking for the arrival of apostasy? And where else should we first look but in our own house for the Bible tells us that judgment will begin in the house of the Lord (1 Peter 4:17).
If there is indeed an apostasy occurring in the Christian Church, we would not know it unless we first examined the Bible closely and then compared the present-day Church to the Word of God. It is only after a standard of truth is established that we would then have a measuring rod by which apostasy can be detected. Therefore, I propose the following list of Biblical truths as a sample of essential Christian and non-essential doctrines by which we might compare other teachings and phenomena. Note this is not absolute, and the nuances of several topics can be debated since not all will agree with the categorization of all points. Still, we need to use the Bible as our standard, and it gives us plenty of information by which we can know what the truth really is.
- Primary Essentials (Nature and work of Christ)–Cannot deny and be Christian since they are explicitly stated as required in Scripture.
- Jesus is both God and man (John 1:1, 14, 8:24, Col. 2:9, 1 John 4:1-4).
- Jesus rose from the dead physically (John 2:19-21).
- Salvation is by grace through faith (Rom. 5:1, Eph. 2:8-9, Gal. 5:1-5).
- The gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus (1 Cor. 15:1-4, Gal. 1:8-9).
- There is only one God (Exodus 20:1-3, Isaiah 43:10, 44:6, 8)
- Secondary Essentials–(Nature of God) Cannot deny and be Christian.
- God exists as a Trinity of persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (See Trinity)
- Virgin Birth of Jesus–relates to incarnation of Christ as God and man.
- Primary Non-Essentials (Bible, Church ordinances, and practice)–Denial does not void salvation yet principles are clearly taught in Scripture. Denial suggests apostasy.
- Secondary Non-Essentials–does not affect one’s salvation relationship with God. Debated within Christianity. Denial or acceptance does not suggest apostasy.
- Baptism for adults or infants.
- Predestination, election, and free will.
- Communion every week, monthly, or quarterly, etc.
- Saturday or Sunday Worship.
- Worship with or without instruments, traditional or contemporary.
- Pre-tribulation rapture, mid-tribulation rapture, post-tribulation rapture.
- Premillennialism, amillennialism, and postmillennialism.
- Continuation or cessation of the charismatic gifts.
Of course, the non-essentials are debatable (which unfortunately leads to denominational fragmentation). But by way of explanation, the Primary Essentials are those doctrines that the Bible states if they are denied, damnation follows. I have written on this in Essential Doctrines. For brevity, the Bible states that if you deny Jesus is God, you are dead in your sins (John 8:24, 58, cf. Exodus 3:14), if you deny Jesus’ physical resurrection, your faith is in vain (1 Cor. 15:14, cf. John 2:19-21), if you add works to salvation, you are not in Christ (Gal. 3:1-3, 5:1-4) and that if you preach a gospel contrary to what the apostles preached, you are accursed (Gal. 1:8-9, cf. 1 Cor. 15:1-4). Therefore, to deny any of these doctrines, according to Scripture, is to be outside the camp of Christ and invited eternal damnation. This would obviously be apostasy.
The Secondary Essentials are essentials that further clarify orthodoxy, but there is no explicitly Scriptural statement regarding each (that I am aware of) which states that denying them results in damnation the way the Primary Essentials do. The Secondary Essentials deal primarily with the nature of God. The fact that there is one God who is a Trinity is clearly essential to Christian orthodoxy, but there is no Scriptural statement stating that to believe in the Trinity is necessary for salvation. However, that does not mean that denial of the Trinity is acceptable. A person can be saved without knowing about the Trinity. But, since the Trinity is a Biblical truth and the believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit who bears witness of truth, a true Christian will not openly denounce the Trinity once he has been taught it from Scripture. So, it could be said that the Secondary Essentials are essentials to the faith as well as the Primary Essentials are.
The Primary Non-Essentials are Biblical teachings that if denied do not affect one’s salvation. But, because the Bible teaches them, denying them is a sign of apostasy. The Secondary Non-Essentials do not affect one’s position with God, nor do they affirm or deny Biblical teaching since they are debatable. Having differing beliefs in these is not a sign of apostasy–just differences of opinion. Again, I am aware that the categorization of the non-essentials is debatable, but I must draw the line somewhere. Sadly, it is in Secondary non-essential doctrines that most denominational fragmentation occurs. This is a sad display that most division occurs over that which is least important. Furthermore, I believe that it is in the area of the Non-Essentials that apostasy can first be detected.
2 Thessalonians 2
As quoted above, there is a prophecy in 2 Thessalonians about a coming apostasy that is associated with the disclosure of the anti-Christ.
“Let no one in any way deceive you, for it [Jesus’ return] will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,” (2 Thess. 2:3, NASB).
Have you been looking for the coming of the anti-Christ? Are you waiting for him to pop up on the world scene? If you are, are you also looking for the related apostasy? Most Christians are looking for the anti-Christ but are not looking for signs of apostasy.
The Bible is God’s Word, and it tells us what is right and wrong. To the degree that anyone disagrees with the truths of God’s Word, to that same degree they are falling away from it. What, then, might be some of the signs of apostasy? I’ve compiled a representative list of issues. You may or may not agree with all of these, but I provide them as food for thought.
- Denial of basic Christian doctrines such as the Trinity, the deity of Christ, the deity of the Holy Spirit, salvation by grace, and moral absolutes as found in the Bible.
- God’s Word is true. Deviation from the basics of its truth is surely apostasy.
- Countless denominational divisions that contradict John 13:35 and 1 Cor. 1:10.
- Ordination of homosexuals.
- Women elders and pastors.
- Whether people like it or not in this politically correct environment, the Bible does not support women as elders or as pastors (1 Tim. 2:12-14, 3:2, Titus 1:5-7). Men are called to be leaders in the church. The fact that women elders and pastors exist is a sign that men are not doing their God-given job.
- Also, if you believe in women pastors and elders, do not dismiss this article. You must always examine yourself to see if what you believe is Biblical.
- Not preaching the gospel per 1 Cor. 15:1-4.
- The gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus for our sins. It is not a message of convenience or embarrassment. Do not be ashamed of the gospel (Rom. 1:16).
- Using the Lord’s name in vain, something a surprising number of Christians do.
- God’s name and title are to be used only by Christians in a reverent and respectful manner and never in casual exclamation. Just because the sinners do it, does not mean it is okay for the Christians.
- Not sending out or failing to support missionaries (or cutting back unnecessarily) in violation of Matt. 28:18-20.
- Carrying out the Great Commission is the command of Jesus. Any church that is able to support missionary work and does not is in direct violation of Christ’s command in the Great Commission.
- Marketing and merchandising.
- Those in ministry should make a living from their labor. Churches should seek to spread the gospel best they can and selling things to do it is acceptable. But, how many trinkets and bobbles are offered in the name of Christ that do not honor God but are merely for the purpose of financial gain? Is the duty of the church business or the gospel? Remember how Jesus cleansed the temple?
- Pastors who are more concerned with growing a church than preaching the truth.
- Whoever and wherever they are, they need to repent. Pastors must stand on the truth of God’s Word even if it costs them financially and materially.
- Pastors who don’t pray and seek God’s face.
- Of course, this should be rare. But, any pastor who does not seek God’s face in humility is seeking to do a job, not a ministry, under his own power.
- Pastors who cave in to pressures from the church in contradiction to the Word of God.
- Any pastor who does this should repent now or step down from the pulpit. Pastors are to stand upon and for God’s Word, no matter what the obstacles or the cost.
- Pastors who fail to equip their congregations according to God’s Word.
- Pastors are called to equip the Christian for the work of the ministry in all aspects of life (Eph. 4:11): apologetics, evangelism, missionary work, prayer, service, love, etc. Far too many congregations are not being equipped with even the basics of Christianity and are instead being taught political correctness.
- Pastors who don’t teach damnation.
- We are not saying that you must preach fire and brimstone all the time. But the fact is the gospel that offends no one is not the gospel of the Bible. The truth of the gospel is that people will face damnation. This is part of the Christian message, and it should be part of Christian preaching.
- Christians gathering teachers to themselves to make them feel good.
- Is comfort or truth the primary objective for the Christians? Are we divine in nature or sinners saved by grace? Do we deserve to be saved, or are we saved by God’s free choice? Christians who want merely to be entertained and comforted from the pulpit are still children. They should be challenged to grow and take risks.
- Denominations that either adopt evolutionary principles or refuse to take a stand on evolution.
Apostasy is all around us in varying degrees. As Christians, we need to be very sure that we are clinging to the truth of God’s Word and resisting the inclusion of liberalism, moral relativism, and the oncoming secularism that is all around us. We need to stand on the Word of God and never be ashamed of the truth of the Gospel:
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek,” (Rom. 1:16).
The Great Apostasy of the Evangelicals
I think the most shocking thing going on in our nation is not that Marxists are actively running and ruining America. After all, people that reject God in any nation are going to look for a human substitute for God. The most shocking thing in America is that heretics are now taking over the Christian Evangelical movement in America and few Evangelicals notice or care.
If you take the Bible believing evangelicals that give the gospel of salvation to the world out of America, a Christian might have to wonder if God has any good purpose left for this nation in the world. Instead of America being a blessing to the world through the gospel we will just make everything worse by enforcing the elitist agenda as long as we have the firepower to do so. In other words, America may become the enforcer of UN Agenda 21 and if that means eliminating half the population on earth, so be it.
I do not think I need to try to recreate the wheel here to point out the many facets of the great ongoing apostasy of the Evangelicals in America. There are already great websites that specialize in doing just that. One very good website is called Apprising Ministries. There are others and some of them are on my links page (you can access it from the top bar).
Anyway, humor me and at least go to this Apprising Ministries website and look at the most recent posts. As of this writing I found the following information on just the first page of Rev. Ken Silva’s site.
There is a story about someone that went to an Emergent festival that has some of the usual heretics as speakers. They include Brian McLaren, Jay Bakker, Shaine Claiborne, Doug Pagitt, Jim Wallis, Tony Campolo and Franky Schaeffer.
There is also a long article with many references about the mixing of Christianity and Islam. Many of our Evangelical leaders want us to believe that Muslims worship the same God as Christians. Some very big names in Evangelical Christianity have signed on to the heresy that Jehovah and Allah are the very same God. Rick Warren and Bill Hybells are two of them, and of course the Emergent crowd leaders are also among them. I guess over half of Evangelical Christianity has hitched their wagon to one of these three influences alone.
It seems to me that the Harlot of Revelation chapter 17 is coming together in Protestantism from the church growth, seeker friendly and emergent crowd. All they need is to find the umbilical lifeline back to mother Rome. But have no fear, Tony Blair is here working on that merger through His Interfaith foundation. And yeah, Rick Warren also sits on that board. Not to mention that Warren also belongs to the globalist CFR. Seems that Warren has his face on every postmodern socialist agenda but that does not seem to stop mainstream Evangelicals from continuing to support him?
I am trying to think of the type of people that Rick Warren has been supporting from his platform and in his endorsements recently. I suppose that would include just about everyone but those Bible thumping fundamentalists that Warren thinks are a danger along with those that muse over any soon fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
Let’s see now. Warren supports working with Muslims and Catholic leaders to carry out his socialist world peace plan but it does not contain the gospel of Jesus Christ. Warren along with Hybells and Schullar is one of the daddies of the seeker friendly church growth model where you hide the gospel until some opportune time that usually never comes. Warren endorses the postmodern heretical Emergent Church movement and he has endorsed Worth of Faith heretics. Not to mention that his Daniel Plan presents to Christendom one Christian heretic, one Muslim and one Pagan Guru. They apparently have the health and lifestyle answers that have eluded the Church. We will not even get into Warren’s political hobnobbing. It just seems to me that Warren’s face is on just about anything that detracts from good biblical doctrine. Yet, mainstream evangelicals still think that Rick Warren is their man to study and follow?
Then I also see on this Apprising website that the Key Note speaker at an upcoming BGEA meeting is a Word of Faith preacher? Then in the following post on this website it talks about the BGEA giving an award to a Word of Faith heretic?? Last I heard, there were 21 people on the BGEA board of directors so one might think that 11 out of 21 of these Evangelicals would actually get it? In case you all somehow missed out on what Word of Faith teaches it might be time to get yourself educated. I am sure you can find some article on my Blog or on this Apprising Ministry website. World of faith theology is clearly heretical and I think Rev. Silva documents why quite well in his articles. So better for BGEA and others to get educated than to find themselves promoting leaders of another gospel and building on the house of God with straw.
There also are articles on that site about Rob Bell. He co-pastors the Mars Hill Bible Church but he just wrote a book teaching Universalism and his book has gone to the top of the Christian best sellers list? Excuse me if I do not promote it by mentioning the Books name. You might think that Mars Hill would now at least take the word “Bible church” out of their church name since they are not a Bible Church when they redefine what it says to what they want to believe? But I guess you cannot expect any honesty coming from postmodern Emergent liberals anymore that you can get honesty from postmodern political liberals. Everything is about their emotions and their feelings rather than absolute truths. In other words, they think God is either like them or should be like them. They define God through their feeble brain. It is something like the pot telling the potter to become dirt or they will refuse to hold His water.
Anyway, I do not mean to make this a long post. This is just a tiny sample of what is going on in evangelical Christianity today. The great apostasy of our American evangelicals is taking place right before our eyes and few see it. Check out what I am saying for yourself.
- Rick Warren from Nation Cathedrel says that Evangelicals should unite with dead mainline churches Rick Warren is the top guru in the most accepted movement in the evangelical churches – The purpose driven movement. Rick Warren never ceases to amaze me by what comes out of his mouth and where he will go to speak. In this case, Rick Warren speaks from a well known apostate Church but he does not give the gospel […]…
- Christian bookstores reflect Christianity in America but what it reflects is the increasing apostasy I quote below some snippets of what Marsha West had to say about what you will find in protestant Christian bookstores. You really need to read the full article to get the true drift into apostasy. Christian bookstores are a good reflection of Christianity in America today. So obviously we can see by what is […]…
- The big shift to the great apostasy and its doctrines of demons. I hardly knew what to do with this article because I hate quoting so much of anyone’s writing but in this case i think it is necessary. I really want you to read this entire article for yourself because you need to know where all the “New Spirituality” you hear on Oprah and the “shift” […]…
- The Journey into Apostasy Carla at “More Books and Things” put together some good information and links on modern day false prophets such as Rick Joyner, Bob Jones, Mike Bickle, Paul Cain, and Benny Hinn. She also mentions and has links on Todd Bentley’s book “The Journey into the Miraculous” and Carla lets us find out what Jim Goll […]…
- True Evangelicals are Latter Day Philadelphians? I think the ELCA vote to allow active homosexuals to become ministers was finally the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. I will no longer identify with what is today called the Evangelical movement. Lets face it Satan first came in with his wolves in sheep’s clothing and so corrupted the mainline denominations […]…