Opinions on faith and life

Minority Report

2006-04-01

In accordance with Bible prophecy, today’s churches are filled with more heresy than truth. We have “word of faith” (or “name it and claim it”), spiritual warfare, Manifest Sons, “slain in the spirit”, “signs and wonders”, prayer walking, the Labyrinth, promises, purposes, and programs of all kinds.

Where’s the beef?

False teachers are no longer content with their own flocks, they’ve gotten into marketing. If anyone tries to expose their unBiblical nonsense they are called “heresy hunters” or worse. But God has never been in the business of counting beans, but cultivating character. He never seems to cater to the crowds, but instead picks the smallest minority, a mere “remnant” of those who choose to return his love.

Look at what God said about his chosen people Israel:

Deuteronomy 7

6 For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.7 The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. 8 But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
And what Jesus said about the church:

Matthew 7:14

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
But we’ve been conditioned to believe that since God is great and powerful, any big and popular movement in the churches must be “a work of the Holy Spirit”, and we’d better not try to stop it.

The technical theological term for that is..... hogwash.

Where is discernment among believers today? It was lost centuries ago, drowned in a sea of ritual and tradition that put the philosophies of people over the plain words of God in the Bible. “Sunday Schools” have been run not by spiritually mature, Bible-saturated disciples, but by the guilt-ridden masses who are told they must serve where the almighty Pastor commands them. Give them a “quarterly” and they faithfully regurgitate the contents to the baby birds, who never do learn how to fly on their own.

These spiritually starved fledglings then grow up and make more fledglings, who are given even less nutrition than their parents. And we wonder why the majority of church members are “... infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.” (Ephesians 4:14)

Want to escape the nest? Get some real nutrition? Learn to fly above the clouds?

Read the Bible yourself.