Read the first post in this two-part series What Happens When the Church Chooses Deception.
Why would anyone actually choose to accept deception over truth?
It makes no sense, or does it?
A person’s morality will always determine their theology. When people make the choice to follow Christ casually and to loosen their moral standards, they must adjust their theology accordingly.
We are living in such a time. Many professors, pastors and church leaders are teaching and publishing the infallible Holy Bible “contains God’s Words.” According to them, many of the facts are inaccurate and many of the principles are cultural ethics of ancient times and cultures.
The creation story is replaced with theistic-evolution, opening the way for the devaluing of human life.
Mankind is not a special creation made in the image of a loving Heavenly Creator but the product of spontaneous generation.
The principles of Divine design, purpose and destiny are removed and every person has the right of self-determination.
This opens the gateway for women to discard unexpected fetal tissue to protect their future and career from unwanted encumbrance. A woman has the right to determine what happens within her own body. Couples may enjoy “hooking up” and living together without the demands of outmoded marriage ceremonies. A man might be born with the desires and passions of a woman and seek relations with another man. A woman may have desires for another woman. Sexual orientation is no longer a Divine prescribe moral standard.
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Should any of this be questioned, sociology, psychology, and junk science will ensure enough disinformation is reported to verify these new truths. Pastors and teachers who do not accept the infallibility of the Holy Bible are subject to such distortion and will give way to the “new truth” and avoid the labels of intolerant, homophobic, and bigoted.
These “new truths” will not bring about a “Great Society” but create a “Brave New World” filled with greater hatred, bigotry and a moral landslide.
These “new truths”, and their accompanying freedoms, become addictions and bring new forms of sickness, creating a broken society that mankind cannot cure. The social epidemic quickly becomes pandemic and will become a moral tsunami of proportions not seen since the Roman Empire. All of this is made possible by a Church that has turned their ear from hearing the true Word of God and built upon sand.
The Church is becoming a social club embracing political correctness and historical rewrite.
Authentic worship is being replaced with performance and very professional music.
Entertainment is being delivered instead of powerful spiritual awakening.
As the Church adopts this “new truth” they also adopt the medical model for dealing with moral issues. “Disease” replaces the old teaching of sin; this to prevent further emotional damage from being inflicted upon the broken.
Twelve step programs replace “a broken and contrite spirit.”
Years of counseling and psychotherapy take the place of repentance and cleansing of the heart through the blood of Jesus. Universal grace replaces redemption and salvation through new birth.
The great danger of deception is one does not know when they are deceived unless someone loves them enough to show them the truth. That is the great responsibility placed upon the Church. Jude challenged the Apostolic Church. “Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhort you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 3-4 KNJV).
May God move the heart of spiritual leaders to seek Him earnestly; commit their hearts to love and honor the infallible inerrant Word of God; then boldly teach, preach and publish the uncompromised Holy Word with anointing that will convict and purity the hearts of men and women.