In Isaiah 33:7 the ancient prophet, when writing about the Great Tribulation that would strike the world at the end of the age, warned that during that future time of global terror and death, “ambassadors for peace will weep bitterly.” The Institutional Church is the mother ship of all of the world’s ambassadors for peace. The quest for peace among all people is a foundational principle of professing Christendom. This quest is foremost in the heart of the West’s Religiously Correct, God-rejecting societies where one is told not to offend anyone regardless of their religious persuasion as this would entail passing judgment on them, thereby creating conflict within the “church community.” After all, did not Jesus come to bring “peace on earth, good will toward men” as the Christmas song goes? The Biblical answer is: “No, He did not.” In fact, as this series will prove, He came to do the exact opposite. Jesus Christ came to start a war.
We see the fruits of the “judge not” mindset in the latest theological catch-phrase which informs us that “We all serve the same god,” that “different religions simply reflect different ways of worshipping the same god” no matter what he, she, it or they demand of their followers. Church people are warned against judging those in one’s own religion/faith/denomination, etc. who happen to live a “different lifestyle.” Can you see Jesus agreeing with this popular mindset? I recently heard a woman talking about the affair in which she and her lover were engaged. She was proud of the fact that they talked about God, the Bible, church, etc. Of course they concluded that He and they were on the same spiritual page, that all was well with them spiritually. How could they conclude this when the Bible condemns them and their lifestyle? She explained that they were in good spiritual standing because they “… believe in God.” The frightening, though not surprising fact is that many, if not most in the modern church agree with her. And those who do not agree with her at this time will eventually “see the light” and embrace it in order to remain in good standing with the “current flow of the church.” For example, not many years ago both abortion and homosexuality were openly condemned by the church. We have watched one denomination, faith, etc. after another fall under Satan’s “go along to get along” spell.
In the coming weeks I intend to present a teaching titled The Ingathering: The Forming of the End Time Church. In this important series I will show how all religions, including Christianity, are melting into a “one size fits all” religious body. God tells us in the Book of Revelation that the world’s numerous religious bodies will eventually evolve into a global, all-inclusive system that will be ruled by a religious dictator called the False Prophet/First Beast. This all-powerful leader will use signs and miracles to convince cause the entire world to worship a dictator identified Biblically as the First Beast. Satan’s false prophets are paving the way for this one-world religion by turning church people away from God’s Truth and to “another gospel” (Gal. 1:6-9).
For those who claim that such will never happen in their church, let me assure you that your church will rebel against God in the not-to-distant future, and will do so enthusiastically. The following posting will explain why your church, no matter how hard she comes against Satan now, will eventually succumb to him. To remain in your church will prove to everyone that you agree with her. For this reason God demands that you COME OUT OF HER NOW AND HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO WITH HER (2 Cor. 6:17). As this series will prove, one’s decision to stay or leave Catholicism/Protestantism is what separates God’s spiritual sheep from Satan’s religious goats. L.J.