Eph 4:14 “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;”
While we progress farther into the last days we will and are seeing the doctrines of God being set aside from the teaching in the pulpit for something that is more palatable to man. We knew this was coming because Paul wrote to Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” People today want to be made comfortable in their sin. We are seeing men and women that think they are called to preach refusing to preach the truth because it will offend some people and preachers believe that you can’t reach someone if you offend them. There is truth to that but I remember when Peter was told to preach no more in the Name of Jesus: Acts 4:18 “And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.” , that he refused to comply: Acts 4:19 “But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” Where are these preachers today?
As examples of the twisting of God’s Word in today’s churches we see denomination after denomination accepting homosexuality as a viable lifestyle with some churches ordaining men who practice that lifestyle in states where it was not legal at the time. That is about the same as ordaining a heterosexual that is known to be sleeping with different members of the church. These denominations teach that God is love, and He is and that He loves everyone, and He does, but He has set guidelines for human relationships and male/male or female/female is not on His agenda. These new ‘doctrines’ may be easier to live by but they leave the hearer with no true foundation, only a foundation of sand, and will ultimately be the cause of a failed life but also will give him a place in eternity where he doesn’t want to be, in hell! I heard a preacher say one time that he had a dream and he was in hell and watching a man going around and looking into big holes in the ground where flames were leaping out and he would reach down in the hole a pull a man out, look at him and throw him back in the hole, go to the next one and repeat that procedure. The preacher called out to the man and asked him what he was doing and he said he was looking for the preacher that lied to him! I believe that preachers that refuse to teach the truth will end up in hell. God will say I never knew you.
Man has tried to add his intelligence to the Word of God for centuries and the only result is nothing less than anarchy. Those that don’t like the restraints of godly living have been trying to eliminate the influence that Christianity has on society and the world. You don’t see them attacking islam or other religions, only Christianity. Good reason. Christianity is the only religion that has the truth and that can do damage to the devils kingdom. If all religions hurt the devil he would attack all of them but he only attacks Christianity. Consider Obama’s birth control mandate in Obamacare. Muslims are exempt from Obamacare entirely on religious grounds but Christians are being forced to pay for the abortion mandate even though it is against our beliefs and doctrines! Why is one religion allowed to follow its beliefs but another, the one that this nation was founded on, is not allowed?
We see in today’s society that just about anything is being accepted. Political correctness is turning the greatest nation the world has ever seen into a bunch of gutless, immoral pansies. Our parents, during the 1940’s, while they were still in their teens, saved the world from a Marxist regime but today’s college age kids need a safe place because someone said something that didn’t agree with their moronic ideology. Today’s kids don’t think that opposing views to their own should be allowed. There is no debate allowed. There is only one side to the conversation, theirs. That view is being fed by teachers, from elementary school to college, who have a socialistic point of view. A religious point of view is scorned and even mocked.
Students who have a biblical point of view about marriage are failed in some classes and the courts uphold the schools right to push an anti-biblical point of view, of course anything that’s anti-islam is not accepted. A student that does not believe in the ‘Theory of evolution’, even though it’s only a theory, can be flunked for that reason only. There is a reason for this. If creation is true, then there is a higher power that we must answer to and main stream society does not want to have to answer to a higher power. They are their own god.
Some will ask “How did we get from the Christian nation we were founded as to such a godless society?” It is simple. Charles Finney warned how this would happen. “If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discernment, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in Christianity, the pulpit is responsible for it. If satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.”
That is it in a nutshell. The pulpit has stopped preaching the true Word of God for fear of offending someone. Sin is still sin but it has been glossed over to the point where abortion, living together outside of marriage, and same-sex ’marriage’, is celebrated in many churches.
I am familiar with a church that will not address the problem within the black community, 63% of all black pregnancies end in abortion, 72% of black children grow up in a single parent home, 98% of black murders are done by other blacks, because it will offend the blacks in that church! This is insane! If a community refuses to address its own problems they will never be corrected and the problems will only get worse.
We have lost a couple generations because of this and are on the verge of losing another one because of the refusal of that community to make a stand and demand that these things stop. Even many black preachers won’t talk about it. There is racism in the black church as bad as anywhere else. My son played in the band at the church we attended many years ago and they were going to play at a black church one Sunday but when the Senior Pastor of the black church found out there was a white boy in the band, he cancelled the event. Is this how the body of Christ is supposed to act towards other members of the body? Paul wrote in Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” Where is this doctrine in the church? The church is failing to do what it is called to do. For part two click below.
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