A wind of change…

With all the news lately about Rob Bell and his book “Love Wins” and his encompassing liberal theology, there is something happening within Pentecostalism too. Today I wandered over to the “Christian Post” website and found an article called “A new kind of Pentecostalism: Promoting Dialogue of for Change”. Yes, it’s another book. Will they never cease? And I have no doubt that Christian book stores all over the world will stock this one and many will read it.

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, April 25, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — Pentecostalism is on the verge of becoming something radically new. God is calling His Church to move toward maturity, to demonstrate institutional flexibility, to reveal divine love, to live the credo of tolerance and care for the world.  A New Kind of Pentecostalism promotes social justice and reformation within the Pentecostal movement. This book is about the change that is urgently necessary today. [source]

To my mind what change IS urgent is to get back to basic fundamental biblical teachings. The world does NOT need to hear a social gospel but an eternal salvific one. The visible Church is losing this war as it has enemies within the ranks. Surely it is clear to those who are discerning that this IS part of the great deception that the bible speaks about. There IS a falling away happening and it IS getting more apparent by the day. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t come across a new book that seeks to enlighten the world, or a movement that seeks to join every culture and religion into action hoping to build one big happy family where we can all join hands and save the planet from US and to save us from us.

What really irks me is this. If you stand up against this unholy kingdom then people think that you are a nasty person, a person who is judgmental and a person who does not love. I can see that the time has come where God is cleaning out His house, the tables are being turned in the outer courts of the temple. And this IS God’s time to sort out the wheat from the tares. I certainly don’t want to be burned up by fire but I want to be stored safely in His arms.



5 thoughts on “A wind of change…

  1. Hi Vee

    I came across a quote from FB Meyer & old time respected preacher from the early 1900s. Check out info about him on wiki.

    ‘Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD’ (Genesis 13:18)
    “It is often argued that we should stay in the midst of churches and bodies whose sins and follies we deplore, in the hope of saving them for God and mankind. Such reasoning has a good deal of force in the first stages of decline. A strong protest may arrest error and stop the gangrene.

    “But as time advances, and the whole body becomes diseased; when the protests have been disregarded, and the arguments trampled underfoot; when the majorityhave clearly taken up their position against the truth–we have no alternative but to come out and be separate.

    “The place from which we can exert the strongest influence for good is not from within, but from without.

    “Lot lost all influence of his life in Sodom; but Abraham, from the heights of Mamre, was able to exert a mighty influence on its history.”
    F.B. Meyer (1847-1929)



  2. Great post. I am seeing the same thing – on a daily basis. It feels like an onslaught.

    You are right too when you say that we need to get back to the basics. I think that all these “new winds” have great potential for distraction and deception even for those who have until now been pretty solid.

    So sad! This is the time to hold on tight and to try to rescue others. But, as Steve says in his comment there will be a time to let go and to turn away. I hate the thought of it.

    Even so, come Lord Jesus!!


    • Yes Lorrie, if we can rescue others that would be great. But I wonder how much longer this opportunity is available. Sometimes I feel that the time of the Gentiles is coming to its fruition. There are so many out there who are willfully blind and have been handed over to the great delusion that God has His hand on. I get so down about this because I know quite a few people who have become hardened.

      I have a post coming up about what “soft words” do to peoples hearts. I read an article on my phone late last night, and saved it to repost it at a later date.

      In fact, I may do this later today. Hope you will all stop by and read it. When I read it I thought that it needed to be shared.

      In Christ



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