Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?
I have asked this question more than once in my editorials and on my old radio program. Today, on the heels of a very crazy week concerning the controversial Jim Wallis, I have this to say: yes, some folks apparently DO know what time it is. And they DO care. They have told me in spades. Bless you. But more and more people don’t (know) and don’t (care) thanks to blogs, books, summits, emergent mystical heresy, and a multitude of opinions that have nothing to do with the revealed nature and Word of God. And because there are so many voices out there, people are getting confused, particularly the young believer who has not enough meat on their bones to figure it all out or even know where to begin. So they look to leaders, trusting they will feed them unadulterated and sincere milk, and what do they get? Spiritual JUNK food with nothing to sustain them or give them hope but in this life only. The bible tells us if that is our perspective we are men most miserable! This misery is not optional, it is promised, if we live for this life only.
I could do a prophecy update each Sunday for the rest of the summer and barely touch all the apostasy going on out there. Yes, it is a strong word. Yes, it is in the Bible, so you post-tribbers can forget about that rant. But that is a different post. Coming soon! And I mean that literally about our blessed hope. It is coming soon, and I am going to revisit this subject on a future post because I think it needs to be expounded often and with deep feeling.
For those who might think that the church needs to be exposed to all the different views out there in order to be a more balanced “organization”, I say baloney. The Body is Christ’s, He is the head – so let’s pour poison in it, expose it to disease and decay and see what happens? What do you think will happen? And the body has no immunity toward this last days lukewarm junk thanks to all those churches who no longer preach the bible. The church’s job is to proclaim the gospel, forget “fair and balanced”. Leave that to FOX News. And we are all up to our eyeballs in opinions and noise and spin. But whose opinion really matters? God’s. And we had better be doing all we do in the fear of the Lord, not man. We will all give an account one day.
The separation of church and state, which the Left bellered about to the heavens when the Right was given a pulpit in the 90s, only applies to true Christians who want to call sin, sin. Now the political arm of the Emergent church, the Left as led by Wallis and others, wants to marry this world and the next, and this has nothing to do with the true gospel. The Left is all about seeking to bring some sort of humanistic kingdom to earth instead of occupying with the whole counsel till He returns, and to bring the dead decaying liberal denominations new life.
Someone show me in the Scriptures where we are to give such carnal and mixed messages in the name of Jesus Christ, who gave His life to redeem us from -out of – this dying world?