America, from sea to shining sea is graced with millions of churches, places of worship, most of them would identify themselves as Christian. There are large metropolitan churches with thousands of members. There are small country churches with only a few members, most of them country folk, many of them farmers and such.
There are many different Christian denominations and groups, all of which have some good and some bad within them. No one group or denomination has a monopoly on righteousness, all have their problems and difficulties. There are many within these churches that are truly born-again as Jesus said to be, and many more who have merely embraced a religion that has the appearance of Christianity. If it talks like Christianity, and looks like Christianity, it does not mean that it is truly Christianity.
For to be truly Christian is to be a total one hundred percent follower of Jesus Christ, one who has not compromised the Word of God by being dirtied with the trash of the world. God gives us strict warnings about becoming entangled with the things of the world
2 Peter 2:20 For if, after escaping from the pollutions of the world through a full knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, people are once more entangled in these pollutions and are overcome, their last state has become worse than their first.
Christians are admonished to be in the world, but not of it, and not to love the world, nor anything having to do with it. In fact, if a Christian loves this world more than Jesus that person does not have the love of God within him/her.
1 John 2:15 Love not ye the world, nor the things in the world; if any one doth love the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
In this modern age where people long to be entertained by the worldly attractions that seem to dominate our culture, there is the ever increasing problem within the church of needing to be entertained, that has helped to dumb down the churches witness in the culture. In actuality the church has become a self-serving, cold, aphetic, and indifferent religious organization that has walked away from itís Scriptural mandate, and lost itís will to fight.
Whoís fault is it one might ask? Well, it is the Religious Leaders of America that are too blame for this mess, they dropped the ball long ago, and have led many astray in their thinking, and as a result many are in Hell today. These people who stand behind many of the pulpits in America today are wolves in sheepís clothing, they are not true believers but false preachers of unrighteousness, tools of Satan. They have led their congregations into an into an abyss of liberalism that has sapped the church of itís militancy. God has given us plenty of warning about this, we have not taken heed.
Matthew 7:15 ∂ Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheepís clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.
God has made it quite clear to us that these individuals are not part of the Body of Christ, but are actually the enemies of the faith, sent by Satan to deceive the masses of church going Christians into following after a weak and watered down religion, instead of embracing Biblical truth. These false prophets/preachers are nothing but two bit compromisers, many may have started out on the right track, but over time they slipped farther away from the truth. Some just grew up in liberal religious groups and were never on the right track to begin with.
Matthew 24:11 Many false prophets will rise up and lead multitudes astray;
2 Peter 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, as there will be teachers of falsehood among you also, who will cunningly introduce fatal divisions, disowning even the Sovereign Lord who has redeemed them, and bringing on themselves swift destruction.
Here lies a perfect description of the what has happened in many churches in America today, the false teachers/preachers have crawled in and taught falsehoods to the people, even turning their back on Jesus Christ the Lord. They in turn have led masses astray into a false sense of security where they are not truly born-again as Jesus said to be.
1 Timothy 4:1 ∂ Now the Spirit expressly declares that in later times some will fall away from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and the teachings of demons;
What is a doctrine of demons? I believe that close enough examination of the messages coming out from within the Christian community today give a pretty clear picture. For instance, many preach about how God is Love, and while that is a true statement, this is all they focus on, how God is all about love and peace, and would never send anyone to hell. They often tell half the truth as we see above, they ignore the fact that God is Holy, Righteous, and hates sin.
They claim that homosexuals can get into heaven the same as any one else, but they forget about the fact that Salvation requires a person of fully repent of their sin. They instead white wash over the sin part, and make all nice and religious, but they are still lost and going to hell just the same unless they fully repent and receive Christ. God makes it clear that a believer can not continue to live in sin and actually be born-again.
1 John 3: No one who continues in union with Him lives in sin: no one who lives in sin has seen Him or knows Him.
Truly we are living in the last dayís, and Satan has launched a full scale attack on the church, and has been doing so for some time. Ever so slowly, as not to be recognized by the masses, Satan has snuck in his lies, and perverted Godís truth. Most church goers never felt a thing, many still donít, but some of us do, and we are now armed and ready to uncover the devils plot, and attempt to resurrect the church.
We who have smelled the coffee, so to speak, must issue challenges to those who have compromised Godís Word, and gone the way of the world. We have a duty to unmask the devils diabolical plans, and rescue as many as we can from their ice cold religious state. Yes, we must begin to thaw out the frozen chosen, and encourage them to get under the true teaching of the Word of God, and get away from those wolves in sheepís clothing.
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Your article recognizes a terrible problem in many churches today and you must be commended for bringing it to the reader's attention. The devil finds crafty ways to get even the most devout Christians off track. Thanks for posting.