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The Coming Apocalypse and Lukewarm Christianity (Video)

I have been preaching and teaching on the coming Apocalypse for many years, yet there is one thing, more than anything else, that will start the final countdown. This one thing is the alarming growth of lukewarm Christianity throughout the entire world. After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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The Coming Apocalypse and Lukewarm Christianity

I have been preaching and teaching on the coming Apocalypse for many years, yet there is one thing, more than anything else, that will start the final countdown. This one thing is the alarming growth of lukewarm Christianity throughout the entire world. One might point to the dark ages in church history and claim that must have been the worst era of lukewarm Christianity. I would object. Although this particular era in history did produce rank immorality, most people in Christendom held to a quasi-religion established by the Catholic Church. This drove most believers to obtain a certain level of righteousness, if not for the sake of conscience, then out of stark fear of the unknown or the fires of eternal damnation. Even after the Reformation when many believers escaped the tyranny of the Catholic Church, most were held steadfast by the printing of the Bible that in time became available for the common man. However, it was after the great missionary effort, that took God’s Word around the globe, where believers in Christ began to drift. This drift toward lukewarm Christianity was caused primarily by the new world philosophies, the acceptance of psychiatry, and the growth of secularism. This drift continued unabated for two hundred years to the modern era which has produced lukewarm Christianity, in the classic sense, on a much grander scale encompassing most believers. We will examine this significant growth of lukewarm Christianity in our time and specifically its relationship with the coming apocalypse.

The first characteristic of lukewarm Christianity is that they simply don’t understand their true condition as it specifically relates to their sanctification. They are completely void of true transformation in Christ. Perhaps the best way to describe this contemporary believer is to visualize an astute young man, clean-cut, and touting his many college degrees. Pride is his hallmark, which can very well fit the description of most believers in today’s world, even if they can only brag of a high school education. Contrary to the legitimate education they still proudly boast that they have done their research on the internet, social media, news media, the many philosophers and teachers in the world along with their own life experiences or the school of hard knocks, to fill up the binder under their left arm. Here is the problem. It’s what he has under his other arm that makes him a lukewarm Christian. This other arm, or the right arm, which will be explained more in detail later is the religious binder. This binder is full of those wonderful little teachings that he proudly accepts, as long as they fit neatly into the teachings of his other binder. Because of the binder he proudly holds under his other arm he has rejected a lot of the teachings and core values of the religious binder putting him in a very peculiar situation. He is not sold out to Christ nor is he sold out to the philosophers and secular teachers of this age. He is simply sold out to his self. He trusts in God for certain things, he trusts in the world for certain things, and he trusts in his self for the rest. He has masterfully integrated the world’s teachings into the teachings of Christ along with his own. He is what Christ considers a lukewarm Christian.

This lukewarm Christian is neither hot, nor is he cold. With a folder under each arm, one secular and the other religious, he has become a person in need of nothing, for he says to himself that he has the best of both worlds. If he has an emotional or psychological problem, he can either trust in God, or if that doesn’t work for him, then he can trust in psychology and the professionals of this age. He has the best of both worlds, so he thinks. If he has a problem with his drinking or with drugs or any other number of behavioral problems, he doesn’t need to trust in God to help him change because the world has come up with many self-help books and professionals to supposedly help him to change, so he thinks. The list goes on and on running back and forth between the world and organized religion paying respective lip service to each and hoping that eventually he will be helped to live a wonderful life. Christ is extremely honest with this person when He says, “I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:16b-17). Christ put His finger directly on their problem. They truly misunderstood their true condition. They were not being transformed in Christ to experience the bountiful life that He had promised. They were being deceived by the world and the enemy.

So, what is the counsel of Christ? We are counseled to come only to Christ to get everything we need for this new life in Christ (See Revelation 3:18). He was saying, in essence, to throw the other binder away it will not help you to live a sanctified life. It will not help you to be transformed in Christ. It will not help you with any of your problems. He is saying that the world has bewitched you causing you to straddle the fence by putting your trust in the world and putting your trust in God. You simply cannot mix the cold water from the world with the hot water from Christ and not expect to receive anything but lukewarm water. Christ is extending His invitation one last time to fallen humanity and the lukewarm Christian, by saying, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and he will sup with him, and he will be with me” (Revelation 3:20). If you refuse His invitation, then you will soon be left alone to face the coming Apocalypse by yourself. I cannot begin to emphasize how tragic that will be. You think it is bad now, just wait. Right now, we are only seeing the countdown to the Apocalypse that’s so extremely close. How do I know that? It is because we see that most Christians today are lukewarm. This is the great falling away spoken of by the Apostle Paul (see II Thessalonians 2:1-3).

Lukewarm Christianity, which is the great falling away, and the Apocalypse are intrinsically tied together. How do you know that? It’s quite simple, as man becomes more depraved and the lukewarm Christian grows divided in his trust, then the wrath of God will be poured out proportionally on an unrepentant world. As lukewarm Christianity spreads around the world, the more aggressively we will see God’s wrath unleashed from heaven. Do you think God is blind and can’t see what is going on in the world? He sees everything. He sees into every house, behind every closed door, and in every dark ally. He sees the marching in the streets by the homosexuals. He sees so-called Christians supporting that depravity. He sees innocent children being led astray into every manner of sin. He sees it all, and the more He sees the more we will see the outpouring of His wrath in the way of heatwaves, smog-filled cities that are killing thousands, the pollution in our oceans and waterways killing all the sea life. We see His wrath in the continued flooding in our cities and the increase in the number of destructive earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. We cannot and must not blame all this on global warming. We must properly place the blame where it belongs on an unrepentant people. We see clearly that God’s wrath is letting go of fallen humanity to experience the consequences of their sins (See Romans 1:18-32). One doesn’t have to look very far to see the consequences of people’s sins wreaking havoc on our society. As I am writing this, I am reading about another mass shooting, this one in El Paso, TX,  by a very immoral person. It’s not the guns, as some foolish legislators insist, rather it is a society that has turned away from God and is now reaping the consequences of her sins. If we don’t repent quickly then we will see planet earth on a collision course with its destiny. We have been warned!

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Letters to a Church in Exile

Letter One: This will be the first in a series of letters written to a church in exile. As the great apostle John was exiled to the island of Patmos in the first centuries of Christianity it’s my belief that the true church of God has also been exiled. Not simply to an island but exiled from significantly influencing the modern world. Evil is marching triumphantly across the world stage making its disciples and forcing the Church into submission or unfettered silence. Yet in the midst of this encroaching evil and the demise of classic Christianity one still hears the relentless cry of Holy Scripture that says its gospel will spread throughout the entire world then the end will come. Therein is the problem, if silenced by the captivity of worldliness and secularism then how can the gospel continue to spread where no one can say, “opportunity of life was not given them.” There are two major points of view where one says that there will be a great revival at the end of the age and another opposing view that says it will only get worse where true Christians are decimated by the coming beast and horrified by the worldwide judgments of God that reign down on fallen humanity. Of course in America there is a popular third option that says Christians living at the end will neither concern themselves with world evangelization nor suffer the fate of end time saints. On the other hand, these letters will explore the biblical mandate of surviving the end and spreading the true gospel to the ends of the earth.

Continue reading Letters to a Church in Exile

Christian Response to Muslims

Christian Response to MuslimsThere is much confusion concerning our response to the Muslims living amongst us, especially since the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon. To unravel this confusion we must not allow our culture norms to cloud our thinking. In our Western culture which is radically turning more secular every day it grants equality and a limited freedom of expression from Christians, Muslims, and other world religions. I say limited because icons, symbols, and dress are being removed step by step from the public domain. Moreover, it has become illegal to witness about your faith in all public buildings, schools, and many common areas. Because of these culture norms most will not openly share their faith with the lost and especially with those of a different faith. As sin comes bursting forth from the proverbial closet many Christians have retreated to the closet in fear of offending others with their faith in Christ. Is that not what’s being taught in a secular society that we should not offend our Muslim brothers by sharing our faith, but rather we should respect their faith by loving our neighbor and remaining silent. Continue reading Christian Response to Muslims

The Great Deception – Part II

Thinking Globally-Part IIThe most dangerous threat to Christianity is secularism. You might object and say quite forcefully that Communism is the greatest threat. I would argue that it’s really not because the deception of secularism is more dangerous and has already led millions astray, whereas communism in its purest form allows no voice to the people, no freedom of expression, and no religious tolerance. Therefore, Christians in a communist country know that they are being oppressed. In 1844 Karl Marx a revolutionary German socialist philosopher declared that religion was the”opiate of the masses.” For any form of government that states unequivocally that all religion is a drug to its people that must be forcefully removed will in time become a failed state. For any philosophy of government that denies the voice of her people in time will not only lose the heart of her people but will experience a counter revolution to bring forth some form of democracy as witnessed in Russia. At the conclusion of the revolutionary coup in Russia I traveled through Moscow to the Russian state of Latvia to openly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Even China a communist state over the years has moved toward an increased freedom of religion and a socioeconomic platform of capitalism to provide for her people. As communist China moves to the center her closest neighbor, North Korea, has remained on the far left. Continue reading The Great Deception – Part II