Prophecy Sign: The last days Apostate, (Laodicean), Church
A pair of very good articles which chronicle the downward slide of the Western Evangelical Churches into what looks an awful lot like the last days apostate Laodicean church of the last days.
To the angel of the church in
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler
of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor
hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you
are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You
say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you
do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
Revelation 3:14-17 NIV
To the angel of the church in
Welcome to the Hyperization of Christianity
Over the past 50 years there have been waves of doctrinal hype that have, in some cases, negatively impacted the ministry of churches and the faith of believers who were deceived and bought the hype. Three of the five hyper-movements are alluded to here: faith, hope, love. These movements all claim biblical support. They all claim to represent a "new and improved" gospel that promises a recovery of lost blessings. These movements also contain doses of heretical teaching, that is to say, truth out of balance. All these movements produced degrees of heresy. I distinguish five hyper-movements in rough chronological order from 1950 to present:
1. Hyper-Faith (c.1950)
2. Hyper-Authority (c.1960)
3. Hyper-Hope (c.1980)
4. Hyper-Joy (c.1990)
5. Hyper-Love (c.2000)
Pathway to Apostasy
Following are the first ten trends I have personally encountered. While I am certain there are many more, the following ten trends provide a good overview of what is taking place in the church today:
· Ecumenical unity at any cost yet completely void of any connection to the message that Jesus died on the Cross.
· The church-growth movement, which is focused on a market-driven seeker-friendly Christianity emphasizing a megachurch mentality.
· A Christianity focused on following men, their methods, and their movements.
· A Jesuit agenda promoted by publishers and pastors proclaiming the teachings and ideas of Roman Catholic church fathers and Roman Catholic mystics.
· The rejection of biblical creation and the acceptance of theistic evolution and progressive creation.
· The acceptance of New Age ancient Babylonian practices such as yoga and contemplative prayer as a means of “getting closer to Jesus.”
· A false Christianity that substitutes the gospel according to the Scriptures with a social gospel.
· The “Purpose-driven P.E.A.C.E. Plan” that prepares the church for a global one-world religion.
· An experience-based “Christianity” that seeks after signs and wonders and rejects the biblical warnings of a Last Days spiritual deception found in the Bible.
· The compromising of the church in order to become “postmodern” and “progressive” in an attempt to reach the postmodern generation.