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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Churches Falling into Apostasy

Why are more and more churches falling away from God and into apostasy?

For one thing, it was prophesied that in the end times, we would see just that.

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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” II Timothy 4:3-4


Churches fall into apostasy when they elevate their view of man and lower their view of God.


The fact that so many churches are falling away and embracing sin, ecumenicalism, and new age theology is just another sign that we are nearing the end of this world and the return of Christ.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” II Thessalonians 2:3

Those from these false churches will laugh at my saying this, just as Scripture prophesied. They deny the authority of Scripture, they deny the Scriptural account of creation and the flood.

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.” II Peter 3:3-8

They deny their sin. They claim knowledge, but it is not of God.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” II Timothy 3:1-5

God will still continue to draw lost sinners. But what are true Christians supposed to do? We can’t become apathetic when we know what fate awaits them in eternity.

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” II Timothy 4:5

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6 Comments:

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Clean Cut said...

"What are true Christians supposed to do? We can’t become apathetic when we know what fate awaits them in eternity."

My suggestion would be to simply love them as much as you possibly can. God's business isn't damnation but salvation. God isn't described as "the Terminator" but as "Savior". We should try our best to be like Him--saviors. And if we're trying to be like Him, we ought to remember that according to John, "God is love."

God improves everybody; he blesses everyone and everything he touches; it is His nature to raise and to bless. So we ought to love and lift and raise and bless--as much as people will allow. God's work and glory has as much to do with helping some of his beloved children find telestial and terrestial glory as it does helping a smaller number find celestial glory.

We'd be wise to imitate Him, for true worship is emulation.

 
At 5:30 PM, Blogger Hannah J said...

I've seen that verse quoted much in the wake of the LCMS's yanking of "Issues, Etc." (Lutheran radio show discussing theology in depth) during Holy Week.

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Clean Cut, I'm not sure I understand what you mean here...

God's work and glory has as much to do with helping some of his beloved children find telestial and terrestial glory as it does helping a smaller number find celestial glory.

Can you elaborate? Just for clarification? I don't have a hidden agenda - I really don't understand what you are saying.

 
At 8:43 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Hannah, you said...

"I've seen that verse quoted much in the wake of the LCMS's yanking of "Issues, Etc." (Lutheran radio show discussing theology in depth) during Holy Week."

Just as with Clean Cut, could you elaborate? Are you Lutheran? What happened in the instance you are referring to?


Thank you both for dropping by.

 
At 4:49 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Clean Cut,

Before I post your last comment, I must let you know that if I do, there will be a rebuttal, because, as you know, I have written several times on the fact that Mormonism and Christianity are not synonymous. So I wanted to give you the courtesy of making that decision on whether you want your comment posted along with my rebuttal. I tried to find an email address for you on your profile, but didn't see one. If you want to email me to discuss this in private, my email address is listed in my profile.

Again - I will not take the liberty of doing anything until I hear from you.

 
At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Herm said...

The scriptures you choose are right on target. But christians in america are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to witnessing to the lost. It really is like talking to the dead. Thats why its important to find ministries that reach out to the drug and alcohol addicted, the homeless, and single moms with children to support, jail ministries, etc. David Wilkersons "WORLD CHALLENGE" does that for me. And there are many other outreaches that can find those who may respond to the Gospel message of Hope and Redemption. HAK

 

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