Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:17-18)

You should know that the times in which we are living are quite dangerous for the genuine members of the Body of Christ as we enter what may indeed be the end of this age of God’s grace. Before us is the shiny lure of false unity in evangelicalism, which is the logical outgrowth of the seeker sensitive Church Growth Movement.

The CGM would give birth to the man-centered teachings comprising the major pillars of the Ecumenical Church of Deceit (ECoD)—Satan’s duplicious daughter of apostate Roman Catholicism—the Purpose Driven/Seeker Driven camp and the sinfully ecumenical neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church aka the Emerging Church with its quasi-universalism in a new version of Progressive Christian theology under their spiritual circus “big tent” Emergence Christianity.

Now with the growth of the hyper-charismatic New Apostolic Reformation with its dominionism and the fad of Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM), which is now pandemic within mainstream evangelicalism, we even see the Word Faith community of greed gaining aceptance as the visible church continues converging upon the broad ecumenical road that leads right back to religious bondage rooted in Counter Reformation spirituality of apostate Roman Catholic monks. 

The discerning Christian had best get back to a prayerful study of God’s infallible and inerrant Word in the Bible, for the time has arrived when we must heed the warning of the Spirit to be separate from them. First is our nearly unforgivable lack of attention to discerning exactly what the Bible itself says about the many complex issues the Church is facing today.

And the other problem is that quite unfortunately people have just become lazy about reading the Bible for themselves, and instead they are foolishly making themselves dependent upon others to tell them what to believe through reading books about the Bible with by still others.

While I don’t agree with everything he taught, A.W. Tozer also saw this same thing well over 50 years ago:

That so-called Bible religion in our times is suffering rapid decline is so evident as to need no proof, but just what has brought about this decline is not so easy to discover. I can only say that I have observed one significant lack among evangelical Christians which might turn out to be the real cause of most of our spiritual troubles. Of course, if that were true, then the supplying of that lack would be our most critical need.

The great deficiency to which I refer is the lack of spiritual discernment, especially among our leaders. How there can be so much Bible knowledge and so little insight, so little moral penetration, is one of the enigmas of the religious world today….

If not the greatest need, then surely one of the greatest is for the appearance of Christian leaders with prophetic vision. We desperately need seers who can see through the mist. Unless they come soon, it will be too late for this generation. And if they do come, we will no doubt crucify a few of them in the name of our worldly orthodoxy. But the cross is always the harbinger of the resurrection.[1]


[1] A.W. Tozer, We Travel an Appointed Way [Camp Hill: Christian Publications, 1988], 111-112.

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