B. W. wrote: ↑Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:23 amFolks, opening this thread to investigate the current denial of the supernatural workings of God today and the reasons why the demonic realm is denied today in modern Christian denominations and schools. We have a whole new crop of pastors coming out of seminaries very ill equipped to deal this subject.
1- Ancient Pagan gods of Canaanite/Mesopotamian/Greek/Egyptian religions are treated as harmless myths while the bible is filled with examples of God's wrath pour out on those who practiced such in both the OT and NT.
2-This has lead to the rise of the occult in America today where there are more witches than Presbyterians in America. More New Age occultism passed off as Christian where they practice Yoga, Fire Tunnels, Angel Cards and Angels Boards, and a host of stuff as well as a new form of Astral Projection as Christian in the church.
3-Much of the Church relying of seeker sensitive model of Church growth know as the Peter Drucker model see:
https://www.christianitytoday.com/pasto ... l2014.html
4- NYC Hillsong movement and its errors and occult symbolism used in its services
5-Denial that there is a real hell being taught in Churches and all is heaven only
6-Basic Christian salvation Doctrine is not important and downplayed
7-Sermons mainly on "ITS ALL ABOUT YOU" and "God is your loving servant"
8-the loss of the meaning of these verses concerning God's Grace:
Proverbs 3:34 Surely He scorns the scornful, But gives grace to the humble.
James 4:5-8,"Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "GOD RESISTS THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE." Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded."
1 Peter 5:5 "...Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "GOD RESISTS THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE." NKJV
Which shows that God's grace indeed comes with a condition - clarified in...
Titus 2:11-15, "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you." NKJV
Think about that verse and what the modern teaching on grace which basically says - anything goes...
9-Boring dead Churches devoid of truth of the bible in them
10-The church becoming more relevant to the world's culture see - John 15:19, 1 John 2:15
Midst all this, more folks are leaving churches by disillusionment and falling into the occult and paganism. Or simply left to die alone without hope and God in this world.
All this falls on the shoulders of all those who deny the supernaturalness of God Himself as active and alive today. Who teach the ancient pagan religions as harmless myths and cute moral stories. Deny that there were fallen angels who corrupted humanity and still do so today. Deny demons as real despite the evidence of their works seen on the news as they influence people to kill, rob, and destroy.
All who have brought in Positivism into the Churches and Seminaries as the only manner to properly interpret scripture while the world and much of the modern church world sides further down hill.
Folks this is a controversial subject as it forces folks to look at themselves and the world around them.
I worked in the field of criminal justice and involved with court system and with the front line police offices who are in the line of fire. We all have seen evil you have 'no' idea about. I cleaned body bags of crime scenes victims and seen enough gore that I am numb to it.
I travel to speak to different churches, locations, do radio shows, and have to deal with oppressed people and folks desiring suicide. Have to deal with parents watching their kids lose their faith in colleges when they learn about ancient paganism and how Enki gave birth to the God of the bible - which is false.
I Have to deal with folks who don't know what to do because what their churches do and teach does not help them as they feel they cannot really tell what is going on in the home with shadow people, slender man, strange going on as they get mocked and told to get on meds and don;t worry about it.
Well the gates of hell are winning against the church but not for long for those who know God and are known by him...
This is open to discussion - peace...
I am not one to talk because I am not attending church for a long time. Nor are almost all the people I knew who used to attend like clockwork. They either go occassionally or not at all. When I ask why I can't get an answer. Just "I'm not sure". I wonder if allot of people feel the same way about the modern PC church and are just sitting at home or alone.
I just watch Charles Stanly from home. When I think about him passing on I almost start crying because he is literally the last good Pastor, or one of the last ones I've seen on TV left.
I don't know where to go to find a good church. So I just sit at home alone. I went to a few places in CA before but they were not for me because they very PC and feel good vapid feeling. One place was really nice but everyone had all these problems! I got scared and ran away. The old church we used to go also changed. The good Pastor left and was replaced by a simpy yes man and a modern PC women. Sorry ladies but the Bible says no women Pastors. Perhaps because of Eve. Who knows. But that's what it says.
Allot of people willfully ignore aspects of scripture find uncomfortable or whatever doesnt mean them "feel good". I don't understand this aspect of human nature. Why is "feeling good" more important than the truth. Why are you going to a church just to hear what you want to hear? It seems like a human shortcoming.