For many years now, I have been speaking out against what I see as an alarming infiltration of liberal, (partial bible) theology into the Church. This heresy maintains that the Old Testament is irrelevant for today, that God Himself somehow changed at the crucifixion, that there is no need to oppose the encouragement of sin in this world, and that other “books” are necessary to supplement (or replace) the Holy Scriptures. I believe that such heresy is exactly what the Holy Spirit was speaking about through the writings of the Apostle Paul in Galatians 1, verses six through nine, twice condemned in the strongest language.
Without question, there are many false gospels floating around in the world, each one as damning as the one before, but there is now a rapidly emerging “new age” teaching seeking to reach out and unite all these diluted gospels under one “big tent” of deception. It has no basis in morality; therefore it teaches “there is no sin”. It incorporates the ancient humanistic belief that man is his own god. It denies both the deity of Jesus Christ, and man’s need for a Savior. All this packaged up in a loose, “modernized” view of distorted biblical teachings, augmented by some evil book from a godless and satanically directed author. God has not and will not ever change (see – Malachi 3:6 and James 1:17b) despite what the false prophets might preach. Most people simply refuse to accept a God that still disciplines and judges men, they just cling to three words out of scripture (“God is love.”), and refuse to recognize the immensity and fullness of His complete character. Quoting from the best selling Christian book “Fresh Encounter” by Henry Blackaby and Claude King (Broadman & Holman Publishers – 1966): “Sin is swept under the rug. In Scripture God condemned those who went about saying, “Peace, peace” when there was no peace.”
Up until now, this “diluted Christianity” has been somewhat held in check from achieving it’s ultimate evil, because it lacked a charismatic persona to promote it among the masses. Sadly, I must now announce that Oprah Winfrey will soon not only promote and advertise this “new age” heresy, but will in fact become it’s primary spokeswoman in a national media forum. What is even more alarming about this situation is that Ms. Winfrey is already quite actively engaged with the promotion of Barack Obama for the U.S. Presidency. Now, although these “new agers” also claim that the book of Revelation is simply “poetic symbolism”, quite frankly, I believe that the information above indeed bears striking similarity to the prophecies of Revelation Chapter 17 (the woman and the beast).
For me, Revelation 17 describes the Antichrist (the scarlet beast), being controlled and maneuvered into a position of great power by the woman (false Christianity), “THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS”. Possibly the aforementioned celebrity, promoter/teacher could also be the False Prophet described in Revelation 13:14, __ Is it possible then, that the politician mentioned might also be the prophesied Antichrist of Daniel 9:27 and Revelation 13? It’s something to think about.
Please understand, I don’t claim to be an expert on interpreting biblical prophecy, so indeed I could be wrong. I’m just pointing out what I see as similarities for your own evaluation. I urge every person reading this to pray for God’s illumination, study the WHOLE Bible and then exercise your free thought to arrive at your own conclusions. I write this article merely as an alert against increasing deception (see – 2 Thessalonians 2:11 and Matthew 24:24). The world today is experiencing God’s discipline (mind you I said DISCIPLINE not His wrath). His mighty hand of protection has been removed in many areas and He is allowing us to experience His call to
return to Him.
Personally, I have some real concerns whenever I see the merging of such false religion and politics. There are unfortunately an abundance of people out there looking for a “comfortable” religion and a political “super-hero”. It would indeed seem our society is ripe for the picking. Most people aren’t ready to accept that a relationship with God involves humility and accountability and that God still hates evil. True revival and spiritual awakening means realizing that God is God and we are not. We don’t shape God into our image, He transforms us into His.
The time of great deception is coming upon us, so let’s guard our hearts and stand firm in the truth. Let’s live the Christian example, love with the heart of God and hate what is evil (see- Psalms 97:10).