2 Timothy 3:5 “holding to the form of religion but denying its power. Avoid these people!”
One of my biggest frustrations with the 21st Century American church is the sheer amount of false teaching within it. The problem lies not only in those spreading a false gospel, but also in those people who follow them. They are just as Scripture says: “For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will accumulate teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new. They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths.”
We are living in an age when apostasy is rising and false teaching abounds. In our day and age, the gospel is stripped of its power and it is being supplemented with some of the most erroneous teachings I have ever heard.
For example, this evening I heard a pastor state to his congregation that the Gospel of Jesus Christ stands in opposition to other ‘truths’ and that everyone needs some level of spirituality to get through life. He went on to state the Paul gave Christ as 1 answer to all of life’s problems!
DID I MISS SOMETHING!? Where is this in Scripture?
If this is what he really believes, and his confession of postmodern thought suggests that he is, than he is wasting his time. If Christianity is nothing more than a mere crutch to get someone through life, what is the point!? He has turned the gospel into a mere fairy tale or antidote in which the purpose is nothing more than to make people feel better about their fallen nature! I submit to you that this man, who claims to be a pastor, is ashamed of the very gospel that saved him (if indeed he is saved).
I am with Paul when I say that I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ because it is God’s Power for salvation to everyone who believes!
Has the church fallen so far off the straight and narrow that we only seek that which helps us to feel better about ourselves? What has happened to us that we allow this straight out heresy day in and day and say nothing!? Is the Gospel of Christ nothing more than something to smile at and take so lightly that distortion of it means nothing?
Brothers and Sisters, the time has come for us to eradicate this out of the church and to start being that Light in the Darkness that shows people the way and that Salt of the Earth that makes people thirsty for God!
In the coming months, I will challenge you to stand with me and begin removing the veils of deception that are blinding the church. No longer can we sit in silence as the church dies of cancer.
Begin Praying for a Revival