Wednesday, April 20, 2011

But false prophets also arose among the people

2Peter 2:1-3

But  false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers  among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even  denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

Paul Washer in a sermon to a youth group said the following; “Do you know how hard it is for me to stand here and tell you that Christianity in America is all wrong” This was a sermon to a youth group that could easily apply to the seeker, purpose driven and market driven churches today.

Tim Brown of the Reformed Gadfly states, “I'm sick and tired of being associated with a "Christianity" that does not seem to care one whit about holiness or obedience to God's Word. Let me say this as perfectly clear as I can: I believe that "Christianity" in America is nearly totally apostate. Why? We have abandoned the vision of the Holiness and Fear of God.” Tim goes on to say, “We've built a false god that will cater to our flesh and meet our "felt needs". Our real need? Repentance. But we don't want to go there. We live in Laodicea. No apologies. Cut and dried. Stuff like this can only happen because contemporary Christianity is rotten to the core.”

I believe that Paul and Tim are correct. I have struggled to find a church that has not been touched by the false doctrine of many of the church fads of the day. Its hard to find a church with a solid biblical foundation. What you can find are churches that put on light shows, with guitar solos singing mind numbing repetitios praise songs followed by preaching that seeks to cure the ills of the community without a call to repentance.

There will be a time when the garbage that many call church will be revealed for what it really is. There will be a time when people wake up to the fact that the truth they need can be found only in the Bible. Dr. John Macarthur makes the point very well, "The Bible contains: the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Read it to be wise, believe it to be saved and practice it to be holy…

The program is God’s word, the Bible. The agenda is to magnify the glory and majisty of God.

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