Christmas is more about presents from santa than celebrating the supernatural arrival of the Messiah
Thanksgiving seems to be more about what’s for dinner than giving honor to God.
Are we slowly but surely losing our foundations? Some churches have begun competing with halloween by holding “hallelujah nights”. One pastor said “the kids need something to keep their attention”.
Just a few holiday examples, but is it a sign of what’s to come? Many Christian churches incorporate the more secular components of the holidays or “Holy Days” in order to appeal to people who arent religious. However, some believe that this is only helping to hasten the time when our faith will be a footnote of a period of intolerance and exclusion.
Just this week, the American Religious Identification Survey released their findings which revealed continuing declines of people who self identify as “Christian” or “evangelical” while those who claim no religion at all and those who embrace pagan religion, have risen. Pentecostal religion grew by 3.5 percent.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a UK paper that Christianity is at risk of being sidelined in England’s increasingly secular society. Charisma Magazine reported Blair “said he agreed with church leaders that Christianity is in danger of being viewed as a “personal eccentricity” rather than a significant influence on the nation.”
In short, Christianity is in danger of becoming a something akin to women who still like to wear their hair big like in the 80s.
True and given, God has a remnant that “hasnt bowed the knee to Baal” and his word will never fail. But what of this organization called the Christian church? Is it destined to be swallowed by a one world system?
In an earlier report, we looked at how the harlot church is developing right alongside the true church and at some points threatning to overshadow it. Many false ideologies are slowly merging with biblical concepts and creating a new thought stream throughout the church. Like the holidays mentioned, these concepts sound good, feel good and even look good on paper, but where is it leading us? In recent years, we’ve experienced surges of extentialism, humanism, hybrid ecumenicalism, extreme pacifism, universalism and diaprax. That’s just to name a few. Some of them are old heresies with new names. Though there are many questions, what’s clear is that we’ve got much to contend for as well as against.