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.