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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Church of England vanquishes Satan: References to Devil removed from services to make them ‘accessible’

Prophecy Sign:  The Last Days Apostate Church

So while the armies of Islam sweep across the Middle-East with eyes on Europe, (our other blog entries of today), the Western Christian church continues to plunge headlong into apostasy in its haste to be more tolerant and culturally relevant, (re: biblically irrelevant).  We have some churches vanquishing Satan from its messages, (along with the concepts of sin), while much of Christendom wraps its arms around homosexuality and gay marriage.  Next up, Transgenders, Pedophiles, Polygamists, you name it.  Since Satan and sin doesn't exist anymore, it's game on for anything under the sun to enter the Church.  Can you say 'last days church'?

The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.  Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 1 Timothy 4:1-2 NIV

Church of England vanquishes Satan: References to Devil removed from services to make them ‘accessible’
The Book of Revelation speaks of the Devil being vanquished and cast into a pit of fire and brimstone at the end of the world. Yesterday, however, the Church of England consigned Satan to a decidedly less dramatic fate – being quietly designated as an optional extra. Instead of requiring an apocalyptic battle between the forces of good and evil, the move was approved with a polite show of hands at the General Synod, the Church’s decision-making body, which has been meeting in Westminster. Members voted to approve an alternative baptism liturgy with all references to the Devil removed, as part of a drive to make services “accessible” to those unused to attending church.

United Methodist Church Moves To Allow LGBT Clergy And Gay Marriage
Gay clergy and same-sex marriage may be allowed at United Methodist Churches thanks to a proposal drafted by the Connectional Table, a respected international body of clergy members and lay people in the church. On Tuesday, the committee affirmed the proposal to remove church legislation that punishes clergy for being “self-avowed practicing homosexuals” or officiating gay weddings, the United Methodist Church News Service reported. This was not a formal vote; the committee will reconvene in May, when the proposal will be held to an actual vote. If passed, clergy members would not face punishment, church trials or be defrocked if they officiated same-sex weddings or came out as gay.

GracePointe Church in Franklin will support gay marriage
It took more than two years of intense, "at times, devastating," discussion, Pastor Stan Mitchell said. But, at the end of it, a decision was made to break from evangelical Christian tradition and to support gay marriage. During those conversations, described in a Jan. 11 sermon to his congregation, Mitchell heard stories of joy and stories of unspeakable pain. Close friends accused him of betrayal. Others, though, flocked to GracePointe Church, the evangelical Christian congregation he helped found in Williamson County. They were drawn there, he said, because they were "grateful to have found a place like ours, willing to engage in vital conversations in spite of their difficulty."

Former Megachurch Pastor Rob Bell Tells Oprah the Church Is 'Moments Away' From Embracing Gay Marriage
Former Mars Hill Bible Church pastor and best-selling author Rob Bell told media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Sunday that the American church is "moments away" from embracing gay marriage and thinks "it's inevitable."
"One of the oldest aches in the bones of humanity is loneliness," replied Rob Bell. "Loneliness is not good for the world. Whoever you are, gay or straight, it is totally normal, natural and healthy to want someone to go through life with. It's central to our humanity. We want someone to go on the journey with."

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