David Foster, of Mastering Life Ministries in Jacksonville, FL has an awesome article out in the September issue of Charisma Magazine entitled “The Judas Church”. In it, he lays out the state of the church (in America?) today. It is one that has kissed and betrayed the Savior. An brief excerpt:
“I believe we are living in the days of the Great Apostasy. Whether we are in the early stages or nearing the end will be known only in hindsight. But that we are in the throes of the greatest “falling away” the church has ever experienced is clear.
Jesus informed His disciples that the kingdom of heaven (His presence on earth through the church) would be infiltrated by the enemies of God (see Matt. 13:24-30,36-43). He prophesied that while everyone was sleeping, an enemy (the devil) would come and sow weeds among the wheat.”
We couldn’t agree more with David. The handwriting is on the wall and the evidence is clear and convincing. We are in those days the bible prophesied.
1 Timothy 4:1-2: The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
The emergence —and prominency— of false doctrines, false prophets, and false churches of Christ warn us that if you can see with your spiritual eyes, you had better cling to that which is sound and proven. Our focus on the gay christian movement is only part of exposing this network of false brethren. There are more, and they become more brazen with each passing day.
Yet, we are not alarmed. Jesus said that these things are actually a sign for those who are true to Him: our redemption is near.