By Mary Danielsen
While many in the church seem to have fallen asleep at their post and have ceased to “watch therefore,” they seem to have plenty of time and attention to be distracted by “heaps of teachers” out there who are more than happy to tell them what they want to hear.
The Bible tells us that those who are really not lovers of the truth after all will “turn their ears away” from sound doctrine. This is a conscious decision on their part combined with stopped up ears that no longer endure enduring. Then they fill that spiritual void up with fables, such as bestselling book and film The Shack. The definitive fictional fable of our time, it is devoid of even the atonement and boldly goes into the heresy of universalism, reflecting a complete lack of fear of the Lord and remaking God into man’s image.
That word, “fables,” is translated “narrative,” which is one of the key words used by emergent adherents as they “reframe” the Gospel into “relevant” social-justice causes. I have noticed how the enemy doesn’t just take away from God’s Word, he keeps everyone busy with the shiny new verbal bling so they don’t see the holes in their theology, thinking that they are moving forward with something new and
improved, making the old path look rutted and hopelessly outdated. The NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) movement is the champion of nonsense “Christian-ese” designed to cover up the fact that they are forcing a gospel of me-centered prosperity on potential “apostles” of the end times. They major in endless fables that are cranked out daily by those who claim we can have everything we want at the command of our words. If that were true, all those prosperity adherents and advocates would be rich and ageless, but lo, only the lead teachers of such gobbledegook are the rich ones—who will leave their fortunes for another.
See to it that no one deceives you. Matthew 24:4
The Dangerous Truth About the Social-Justice “Gospel”
(The above article is from Mary Danielsen’s book Home Before Dark; used with permission. The painting is from bigstockphoto.com; used with permission.)
The pastors of this age who are still teaching the true gospel also need to be willing to get into their pulpits and name names like the Apostle Paul did — Hymenaeus and Alexander (I Timothy 1:20); Phygelus and Hermogenes, (II Timothy 1:15); Hymenaeus and Philetus (II Timothy 2:17), Demas (II Timothy 4:9)….and even opposed Peter “face to face” (Galatians 2:11)…
…but first these pastors must also rid their own church libraries of “best sellers” by charlatans and heretics…..
What has been happening to the “good news” of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ? Evangelicalism today has too many Apostate teachers that are like sharks smelling blood in the water that is sending people to Hell while they become rich and famous. Multitudes of teens and adults that abandon the “faith” of their childhood and head off into the world. Is it a case of our increasingly sinful and oppressive culture producing ever more backslidden Christians? No. Where their is continual, willful, habitual disobedience to God’s word there can be no assurance of Salvation. (1st John:6). (John 8:31). Apostate teachers are selling a diluted, distorted, and damaged GOSPEL!!! These Apostate teachers will be at the Great white Throne Judgement if thy don’t repent and and trust The Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. Pray Christians Pray.
Indeed, there are more “apostle-and-prophet” franchises than there are Burger King fast-food outlets. With Burger King, one at least knows what one’s going to get as the menu is clear for all to see.