Can you recognize a false message posing as truth? Can you recognize the voice of the devil? His message is “yea, hath God said?”, and his message is false, since the devil is a liar. His message is a flesh and pride satisfying alternative to what the Lord has said in His Word. The first time I ever heard the term ‘discernment’, as in, “Are you involved in discernment ministry”? I had no idea what that meant. Never heard of it. Turns out, I had been doing that (discerning) all along, not knowing it was called that. I thought this was a normal part of being a Christian; comparing what you hear to the Word of God and noting if there was a difference. How can we discern? We must know, believe in and trust in the Word of God.
Like I’ve been mentioning in other posts, there are religions and movements in the world which cry out the false, satanic messages of the god of this world; the New Age movement for instance, which is not new, just the old “ancient wisdom” occult religion of Lucifer that weaves its way back in time through history, all the way back past the Tower of Babel, to the garden.
The interesting thing is, now we are seeing this exact same message in the visible church, in some places. Besides the secular Humanist occult New Agers, who is promoting the devil’s lie the most lately? It is some within visible ‘Christianity’. It is within the visible ‘church’.
In Fatima Portugal there is a Roman Catholic shrine to ‘Mary’. People from all over the world go to it to worship and pray to Mary. Did you know it is an interfaith shrine? (And did you know Fatima was named for Muhammad’s daughter?) People from every religion you can think of go there, and they all worship Mary together. The leadership of Roman Catholic Church is fine with this. They encourage ‘interfaith dialogue’.
In mainline liberal Protestant Christianity, there is a movement, not just for ecumenism, but for interfaith universalism with the world’s religions. In seeker, man focused modern evangelicalism, there is the social gospel P.E.A.C.E. plan, which is focused on making this world in this present evil age, through the effort of man, a utopia. The messages you hear in these movements are not God’s message of faith and salvation in Jesus Christ alone.
Some who decided to leave modern ‘institutional’ evangelicalism have not just rearranged how and where they gather, and how they ‘do church.’ When I first heard of emergent church a while back, I thought they were interested in getting out of something less than biblical and becoming more biblical, and reaching the lost with the gospel. Turns out, they were interested in becoming skeptics, questioning the Word of God, becoming visionary philosophers and opening themselves up to the ‘possibilities’ of global ‘spirituality’. In other words, they are slowly emerging into the same New Age spirituality that the devil is selling to the world.
Here is a leader in the emergent church movement. How excited he is in his desire to pass on his ‘vision’ for communal global spirituality. We are used to hearing this from the New Agers, the Roman Catholics, the liberal mainliners. Now this is coming from ‘evangelical Christianity.’ This guy is coming to us in this video as a Christian, and he is speaking to Christians. He beckons us to join him in his dream, which he calls “God’s dream”.
God does not have a dream. God has told us His plan in His Word. He did not tell us to dream and come up with new ideas for how God’s plan will work out. He told us what to do, and told us what would happen, in His Word. We are not to gather in order to question what God has said, to question if it is true out of skepticism. To say you hold the bible in high esteem, but you hold God even higher makes no sense, since Jesus, who is God, is the Word of God.
Our understanding/interpretation of the bible is not achieved by the community’s collective responses and thoughts. This is Hegelian dialectic process, which uses dialogue to create synthesis (consensus) out of thesis and antithesis. If we have questions, the answers are found in the bible; that is, answers concerning things that God wants us to have information about. Are we to question His answers?
Saved does not mean having a kingdom of God mindset. God’s plan is not going to become a reality because of us. He will do it. To say “together, WE can become God’s dream” reminds me of the attitude of the people in Genesis 11:1-6.
Listen to the message in this video, and tell me, is he speaking truth from God’s Word; is this biblical? Or is this the voice of deception?
Thy word is truth. Ps.119:160.
Let no one deceive you with empty words… Eph.5:6.
and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Acts 20:30.