Today there is much talk about the apostasy which appears as if it has been recently ignited within our Lord’s Church. It has exploded onto the scene as if by a spiritual match tossed onto the gasoline of Contemplative Spirituality that the Devil has been saturating throughout the dry forest of intellectual evangelical Churchianity so easily passing for Christianity these days in alleged postmodern America. I offer however, that this apostasy has actually been slowly burning for years now and suddenly the Holy Spirit is simply blowing it throughout the Body of Christ, spreading it as quickly an Oklahoma wildfire, in order to burn out the deleterious driftwood wasting our Father’s precious resources.

Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. (Joel 3:13-14, KJV)

Evangelicalism: Business As Usual

Taking a quick trip around the blogoshere I saw this important post by my friend Tony Rose at Galatiansc4v16:sC4V16 where he uses that verse as the title of his piece “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” Tony is right when he points out:

Paul is now saying, “Does telling you the truth offend you and make me your enemy?” The truth isn’t always welcomed, but it truly is love to tell a person the truth regardless of whether he welcomes it or not (Lev. 19:17).

And this reminded me of another post I’d read recently by Steve Camp at Camp On This which he called Our Most Critical Need …from the firey pen of A.W. Tozer. Campy then quotes Tozer:

THE MOST CRITICAL NEED of the Church at this moment is men – the right kind of men, bold men. The talk is that we need revival that we need a new baptism of the Holy Spirit – and God knows we must have both – but God will not revive mice. He will not fill rabbits with the Holy Spirit.

We languish for men who feel themselves expendable in the warfare of the soul because they have already died to the allurements of this world. Such men will be free from the compulsions that control weaker men. They will not be forced to do things by the squeeze of circumstances. Their only compulsion will come from within – or from above.

And all this got me to thinking: I wonder; just what would happen today if someone were to step forward and say something along these lines…

Sharing In Their Rebellion And Sin

Take a good long look at the squalid compromise of alleged “evangelical” institutions like Zondervan and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary–and they are not alone–financially supporting this Emergent antichrist rebellion slithering into the Church of our Lord from Emergent Village. And I cover this in even more depth in Enemies of the Cross. O but where are the true Christians who will arise and shout, “Enough!” We have had enough with having heretics like Brian McLaren being allowed to speak under the guise of orthodoxy at places like Dallas Theological Seminary and warp the minds of our young in Christ’s Name.

Chuck Swindoll; know Chancellor, that you are going to be held accountable for this – Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. (James 3:1, NASB) You should also be quite ashamed of yourself for letting this “Christian” pretender inject his theological poison into the minds of the students whom God has placed under your care there at DTS. How could you not see the grave responsibility that you have to protect our young people from these Emergent wolves in sheeps clothing? Who with your blessing corrupt our young people; this next generation of ministers, precious souls willing to devote their lives to serving the Body of Christ. Young people who are trusting you to get a proper education in the Gospel of the one true and living God.

O but what are they now getting in return? Boastful blasphemers like Emergent Guru Brian McLaren, who know not Jesus Christ and obey not the Gospel, yet with your approval feeding these prospective ministers of the Lord postmodern cyanide which will slowly render them helpless to use the very reasoning abilities with which God blessed them to love Him. And don’t think that Chuck Swindoll is standing alone in promoting this “lunacy in the Lord’s Name” in our Christian institutes of higher learning either, for he is not.

But how utterly reprehensible for those of you in liberal leadership of these sorry institutions to allow such! So willing to climb into bed with these Emergent men in this new evangelical Ecumenical Church of Deceit who are so brazen as to pervert the Gospel of God from within His Own Church. Deceitful and sinful man-pleasing men of the ECoD who for financial gain and friendship with the world would timidly turn their back of the Lord’s Reformation in order to lead you blind back to her adulterous mother the apostate Church of Rome!

O please tell me that you are not really so foolish as to think that God sleeps while you give His money and your support to these evil boasters. The Emergent Church of the enemy who makes mockery of our Great God and Savior’s only means of salvation and the horrible price that He Personally paid! I can tell you this; God most certainly did not do so for you to derive financial gain from publishing and aiding and abetting–as Emergent Affiliates–these heretics!

So hear the Word of the Lord for all of you who refuse to repent of this blasphemy against the Cross of Christ:

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God… For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ…

“So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers! You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?” (James 4:4; Jude 4; Matthew 23:31-33)