Compromise in the American Church
LIVING IN AN AMERICAN NEW AGE LAODICEA
Rumors of War? Check.
All of the indications that Christians are living in the end times are present. In fact, many Christians will proclaim, “We are living in the end times!”
However, their lives proclaim that they they are not living in the last days.
A few observations and thoughts about the New Age, its infiltration into the American Christian Church, Joel Osteen, apostasy, paradigm shifts and other New Age terms being used by Christians and the dangers of compromise.
This is a term which has burrowed itself into the Christian Church over the last 10-20 years, especially in the Purpose-Drive Apostasy of Rick Warren and his mentor, Peter F. Drucker.
(VIDEO) Joel Osteen: A Shift is Coming – Creepy–and not just because it is delivered through the perpetual smile of one of America’s favorite Mainstreamers of Apostasy.
WARNING: An ad for Osteen’s New Age Positive Affirmation CD “I Can” precedes the video. The infiltration of New Age ideas, techniques and practices USING CHRISTIAN TERMS and LABELING appears to be one of the biggest challenges to those who remain loyal to Jesus Christ.
The original pioneer of bringing New Age positive affirmations into the Christian Church preceded Osteen by 40-50 years: Norman Vincent Peale. Maybe that’s one reason, though many Christians bought his books, Peale was heavily promoted by the world and the Corporate Media. Peale was also most likely the first person–and certainly the most famous–to yoke Christianity with psychiatry.
If 2 Corinthians 6;15 were taken seriously by the American Church, much New Age heresy–indeed, heresies in general–would be stopped in its tracks.
“And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?”
—2 Corinthians 6:15
Alas, professing Christians give any number of reasons to dismiss this verse while compromising with the very forces seeking the destruction of Christianity.
Compromise is so insidious, it’s not even noticed as such by those engaged in it.
ONE EXAMPLE: This writer was asking questions on a forum a few months ago: about the supposed third Jewish temple, about Christ’s “once and for all sacrifice,” and about whether God would return to the Old Covenant during the Tribulation. A pastor replied that “parts of the Old Covenant would be in force during the Tribulation.” When asked where in the Bible it says that Jesus’ sacrifice will be overturned and the Old Covenant restored, the pastor asked “Where in my reply do you see all of that?” When pointed to his “parts of the Old Covenant would be in force” and asked what that could possibly mean, the man basically changed the subject.
The man never even realized what he was saying. Compromise is extremely deceptive and insidious.
Christians were warned that, in the end times, apostasy would flourish among those with Christ on their lips.
“When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”
Revelation recounts the church at Laodicea, which thought it was doing God’s work.The Laodiceans didn’t arrive at their infamous condition overnight. Since the church was not completely dead in Revelation 3, there surely were those along the way who tried to warn the Laodicean church. It wasn’t that the Laodicean Church was openly wicked–far from it. It was that this Church made so many compromises with the world, it was hard to distinguish it from the world.
And the world is fallen, lost and ultimately, wicked.
Most likely, compromise wasn’t even recognized by the Laodiceans as such while it was occurring–which is why it took a warning from Jesus to call it to their attention.
What will save the individual from apostasy? Paul has one answer.
“For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”
—1 Corinthians 2:2
Apostasy is not coming. Apostasy is not imminent.
Apostasy is here, in the New Age Laodicean Church of Joel Osteen’s America.
And truly, what’s most tragic about the whole situation is that those dancing around appear completely unaware of the golden calf in the room.
- Overcomers Pt 7 Laodicea: The Deceived Church (lastbookofthebible.wordpress.com)
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- Joel Osteen’s New Age Life Now? By Brannon Howse (thewordonthewordoffaithinfoblog.com)
- End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 8-9, 2014
- What is wrong the Joel Otseens message? (thewordonthewordoffaithinfoblog.com)
- Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report
by Jeremiah J. Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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