1 This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles. 3 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3:1-4 (NASB)
I am a Southern Baptist. I am Reformed in my Theology, but I am still a Southern Baptist. This causes friction at times when my brethren get confused about the Gospel. What I find troubling is that those who are opposed to “Calvinism” the most, don’t have a clear understanding of the Gospel the way the Bible teaches it….
No, they only have a nebulous understanding that they have put together since God saved them through the inconsistent discipleship they have had. It would be amusing to stand firm against them, but it’s really not, it is not funny at all because these brethren are confused and have only believed lies and are, therefore, not spiritually mature.
That being said, our denomination and others are under attack from the inside by leaders who have sold-out to our enemy to liberalize our theology and try to shame all of us who hold to a “conservative Biblical World View.” These leaders are in our denomination’s leadership positions, our seminaries, and many of our larger churches. What are they doing? They are doing what they are told by wicked men who are funneling money to them and their ministries and in return they are attempting to change our focus from the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Social Justice Gospel and all that goes with that, such as gender equality issues, LGBTQ inclusion, white privilege, etc. Many of these leaders doing this have “turned” from being conservative in the past to now going full bore liberal. They are still admired by many adoring followers, which makes it difficult to stand against them when we have to. However, it appears that the slippery slope of apostasy has already claimed these people, therefore, how should those of us who are in the light of God’s truth live in these last, apostate days as so much of what calls itself “Christian” is anything but?