“But evil men and seducers
shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
2 Timothy 3:13.
There’s a not-so-new“emerging
movement” literally exploding onto the scene.
It claims to be Christian yet shows clear-cut signs of
dancing to a different tune.As
you listen to the purveyors of this “New Christianity” you
very quickly come to realize they are all about themselves.
As a matter of fact you can listen to them for quite awhile
before you ever hear the name of Jesus mentioned,and
even then it’s only in a fleeting comment.
listening to these folks you will get the impression they
are attempting to explainwho
they are, what they believe, andwho
they worship, yet when you walk away you’ll find yourself
scratching your head in wonderment with no real idea of what
they’re all about. Suffice it to say this new emerging
movement, leaning heavily towards self awareness and
contemplative spirituality, has significant false biblical
This “New Christianity” is
aimed at young adults and those who’ve been disillusioned
for one reason or another by mainstream Christianity.
Following the inerrant word of God is not part of this new
belief system. Actually what the leaders of this movement
profess is just opposite. They see a need to re-establish
Christianity and re-mold it into a force that fits today’s
evolving post-modern culture. I’ve heard they’re now 60
million strong and growing.
As I listen to these folks
spew their ten dollar words I hear very little substance,which
leads me to conclude they are only full of hot air. How is
it that people can get so far away from the truth of God’s
word and still look at themselves as Christians? The Bible
is no longer significant in their minds but they will follow
the writings of their leaders unabashedly. There is no room
for absolute truth, and social tolerance has become the
gospel of this “New Christianity”.
While in their worship
services all the attendeesbecome
a living part of the service almost as though they are
acting out a scene from a movie. Their meetings include some
rituals associated with Catholicism, a little Eastern
Orthodox, and for goodmeasure
they throw in nuances reflecting other
Eastern religions with their yoga and mysticism. It’s
Jesus is hardly mentioned. Why would he be? Hindus and
Buddhist don’t accept Jesus as their savior. Even many
Catholics now days look to Mary for their salvation.
When we as Christiansstep
back and take a look at our Christian faith,what
is the most important aspect of Christianity? Jesus Christ!
Christ is the center of our very existence and we know our
faith rests in Him. Our lives are His and we are to devote
ourselves to Him. A true believer quickly realizes that this
new life we now enjoy is all about Jesus the Christ, Creator
and sustainer of the universe and everything in it. It’s His
game plan that we are His disciples. Christianity has worked
for the last two thousand years and true Christianity is
still working. There’s nothing negative or boring about the
message of the Gospel. Jesus Christ is life itself. Without
Christ in your worship service the only message you’ll hear
will be from His nemesis.
“The foolishness of man
perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the
19:3. When we hear
of any “New” movement that lays claim to being “Christian”
but actually detracts from God’s inerrant word,think
Satanic. The enemy’s purpose is to divide and conquer, to
guide people away from the truth of the message of the
cross. This new emerging movement along with this worlds
other false religions all have satanic roots. Satan begins
by placing doubt in people’s minds and he never changes his
approach. Why should he? If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
It’s incredibly foolish to
follow someone who professes to be a Christian and yet
disregards Jesus and His word. That is the “New
Christianity”, very persuasive and even attractive in all
its casualness. Jesus is very hard to locate in their
worship services. Outwardly this movement is seen by its
followers as some great and wonderful replacement to the old
tired traditions of the Christian past.
If you’re a young adult
reading this commentary and you’vebecome
disillusioned with “traditional” Christianity, listen up.
Even though innumerable multitudes have given themselves to
the Lord over the past 2,000 years, many of whom were
martyred for standing firm in their faith, you believe
Christianity is broken and this “New Christianity” is the
fix. This is a huge satanic deception, my young friend. True
Christianity has been spread worldwide. Explain to me how
that would have been possible without Christ. How could
Christianity have ever come this far? In the minds of the
adherents to this “New Christianity, for the last 2,000
years Christ’s Church has just been limping along barely
following this new movement are looking for something
different, something more exciting, something other thantheir
parents Christianity, Satan will do everything he can to
accommodate them in their quest. We shouldn’t be fooled by
this easy belief system guided by articulate, persuasive,
even charismatic speakers who’ve given themselves over to
the enemy. “The tongue of the wise useth knowledge
aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.”
Proverbs 15:2. These foolish leaders are only
following their father Satan, liar extraordinaire.
Satanic attempts at
re-establishing, or re-making Christianity abound today. The
truth is everybodysearches
for God. They’re searchingfor
something but they know not what. This leaves a big empty
hole in their soul that needs to be filled. This “New
Christianity” is there to convince the searcher that their
club is the best. Actually it’s Satan’s club and he wants
you to become a permanent member.
Whether you sit around on your
circled couches believing that self realization, prayer
mantras, prayer labyrinths, yoga, contemplative
spirituality, lighting candles or sitting in the dark
contemplating your navel will bring you closer to God, or if
you follow one of the numerous other false religions of this
world, what must be considered is that any teaching
which leads folks away from the
truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and who He really is,
conforms perfectly to Satan’s agenda.
Whether it’s Islam, Mormonism,
Jehovah’s Witnesses, Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, New
Age (which really isn’t new at all), Contemplative
Spirituality, Emerging Church or any other false religion that
accomplished on the cross, you can be assured they all are
to Hell. Satan is the father of all lies and he is the
initiator and leader of every false religion on this planet.
He’s drawing multitudes down that “broad way” that leads to
“If there come any unto you,
and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your
house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him
God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”
2 John 1:10, 11.
John was quite adamant about these false doctrines. When he
addresses his second epistle to the elect lady, who many
believe to be Mary the mother of Jesus, he admonishes her
and all who are with her to heed his warning, even to the
exclusion of inviting them into their homes. Alas, if folks
would only pay attention to the scriptures many would not
have been deceived.
You and I are only pawns Satan
uses in his attempt to thwart God’s end game strategy. Satan
hates the human race and that is the truth. Satan’s doomed
and he knows it. “And the devil that deceived them was
cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast
and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and
night for ever and ever.” Revelation 20:10.He
will scheme and lie and introduce all forms of “New
are actually the antithesis of true Christianity)into
the world to take as many foolish, gullible people with him
to their destruction.
God tells us in His word what
to look for as the days of the end draw ever closer and
certainly we can see for ourselves the signs He spoke of are
unfolding before us with uncommon speed. Those who are
easily deceived are simply falling for the same old tired
lie Satan has been throwing at us for the past 6,000 years.
In His Olivet Discourse
message, Jesus gives four of His
disciples, and ultimately all of us who would listen,a
command to “Take heed that no man deceive you.”
Matthew 24:4. Jesus is saying “Heed My warning, men are
deceive you if you let them” (Paraphrase mine).
Jesus knew many would be
deceived if He didn’t give that warning, but many are being
deceived everyday because they won’t heed His warning just
as Adam and Eve did not heed God’s words in the Garden of
“If ye love me, keep my
John 14:15. Those who love Jesus and study His word are
going to be prepared to confront whoever would come to
deceive them. Those who don’t won’t.
As I read more and more about
these false teachings which are permeating our Church and
culture, my Savior’s words in Matthew’s Gospel continually
flood my mind: “Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to
destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because
strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth
unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew
7:13, 14. The Greek word used here to indicate
few is “oligos”
and used in this instance denotes a number
quantity and size, such as few, little, small, slight.
Jesus Christ, Almighty God, is
telling you and me that He is the strait gate, the narrow
way andit’s only
through Him that we will be able to enjoy everlasting life.
This is the truth that Satan is working overtime to corrupt.
Satan will live forever but once God sends him to the Lake burning with Fire and Brimstone he’ll not be able to
enjoy his deceitfulness ever again. Nor will any of those
who followed him.
When I see so many falling for
this “New Christianity” and all those other false religions
my heart sinks. I can’t help but reflect on Jesus words.
“For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew
22:14. There’s that word “few” again. The names
of the redeemed are written in the Lambs book of life.It
is somewhat disheartening to realize God knew these evil
deceptions would flourish as the days grew to a close on
Before the foundation of the
world, God had a little book with everyone’s name written
there who would eventually believe the truth of the Gospelof
Jesus Christ. These are the ones the Bible tells us will
live forever. Certainly taking any other path to God instead
of through His only begotten Son would not bode well for
ones name being written in Lamb’s book of life.
The phrase “choose wisely”
never grows old does it?
God bless you all,
All scripture is from the KJV