Today we have Joel Osteen telling viewers on Fox News that the Hindus “Love God.” His wife says that Jesus was just a man and was “touched by God” and given the Christ Consciousness? (She didn’t use the term ‘Christ Consciousness,’ but that’s the heresy she was talking about).
Rick Warren claimed on TV that it’s “nearly impossible” to go to Hell.
Word of Faith buffoons claim they can control the weather (unless they’re in a plane?).
Beth Moore claims to take down notes from God!
John Piper claims that people hear direct revelation from God, but it’s not quite on the caliber of the direct revelation we have in Scripture! Perhaps because … what? It conflicts with what’s in the Bible?
“Christian” musicians behave and dress so worldly they are not worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as the faithful Christians who died in the persecution of the so-called Anabaptists, or the early Christians who lit Nero’s garden as they burned on stakes.
Today, Churches are much more like their true namesake .. they’re circuses (Church comes from the word we get circus, as opposed to Congregation, which is the ecclesia of Christ).
Movies that claim to be Christian are mockeries of true faith as they mix mysticism and human-centered focus to what should be a religion that praises God Almighty.
War Room, for instance, suggests that anyone, regardless of whether they’re saved, can pray to God, and get God to do their bidding. And then, if they pray long enough in one spot, their prayers will soak into the room!!
To me, this is a clearer sign of the end times. The falling away of many. The spurning of sound teaching in favor of mystical fluff.
So, while the Religious Right is blanching over Gender Confusion, it’s not really the sign of the End Times.
Rather, we should be deeply concerned with the Bible Confusion that afflicts Christianity, from the pulpits on down.