'Pastor Inc.' takes over the American church

Prophecy Sign:  Growing apostasy within the Church

So what does you Church believe in?  What does your pastor preach from the pulpit?  Is it all about being best buddies with Jesus and how he will make your life wonderful and materially blessed.  Does your church make causes such as world peace and poverty eradication more important that being saved from sin?  Does your church welcome with open arms those people from the Homosexual/Transgender community without asking them to change their ways?   If you have answered yes to all of the above, then we suggest you find another church that preaches Christ crucified once for all, (Hebrews 10:10). Otherwise, your church is just another member of the growing apostate religion that calls itself Christian, (it is nothing of the sort).

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3 NIV

'Pastor Inc.' takes over the American church
Trueman started this way: “This month, I thought I would use this column to indulge in a little thought experiment. What, I wonder, if the conservative evangelical church world came to be dominated by a symbiotic network of high profile and charismatic leaders (think more Weber than Wimber), media organizations and big conferences? What if leadership, doctrine and policy were no longer rooted in the primacy of biblical polity and the local church? What if, in other words, all of this became a function of an Evangelical Industrial Complex?”

What we have now in Christian publishing (as Carl Trueman so eloquently put it) is an Evangelical Industrial Complex, of which the general public knows very little. The leaders perpetuate their own marketing machines and control the message. That’s why you will see the Evangelical community in America continue to drift in a leftward direction for some time to come. A strictly biblical worldview doesn’t play in those circles anymore. Now, it’s about relationship-building, self-help, social action.

Are religious progressives poised to outnumber faithful conservatives? This new study might surprise you.
Will religious progressives soon overtake conservatives in size and scope? Traditionally, the proportion of the faithful with right-of-center views has been much larger than its leftist counterpart, however a new study from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the left-leaning Brookings Institute shows that there could be growth among religious progressives in years to come. The results found that, currently, 28 percent of Americans are religious conservatives, 19 percent are religious progressives and 38 percent are religious moderates. Additionally, as has been consistently found, 15 percent of Americans consider themselves non-religious.

“Our new research shows a complex religious landscape, with religious conservatives holding an advantage over religious progressives in terms of size and  homogeneity,” explained Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of PRRI. Despite this advantage, though, Jones noted that the proportion of religious conservatives has shrunk over the generations and that Millennials — today’s young Americans — are more progressive than they are conservative.

Disciples of Christ Church Votes to Affirm Homosexuality, Transgenderism; Allows Openly Gay Leaders
The General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met in Orlando, Fla., this week and voted on a resolution that will embrace sexual orientation and gender identity as specially affirmed categories within the church. The governing body stated that open members of the homosexual and transgender community will be welcomed to worship and serve in the denomination's churches the same way members of different races and ages do. "Our resolution is about welcoming everyone to the Lord's Table in the way God welcomes each and every one of God's children into God's embrace regardless of creed, race, ability or any other wall that divides," said Cherilyn Williams, a member of the Marketing and Communications team at Disciples of Christ, to The Christian Post on Friday. According to a statement, the resolution also affirms the "faith, baptism and spiritual gifts of all Christians regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity" and states that neither is "grounds for exclusion from fellowship or service within the church."


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