Counterfeit Christianity and Repentance with Joy

1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1-2 (NASB) 

Deception is our enemy’s most powerful weapon. When a person is deceived into believing a lie they are not intending to participate in something that is wrong. No, they believe they have the truth and all those who oppose what they believe are just wrong….

When the lie leads people to believe that their form of ‘religion’ is true Christianity, regardless of how unbiblical it is, they are not actually intending to be evil following an evil system. They are ‘sure’ they have the truth. They are sincere. I am sure the priests of Baal whom Elijah defeated at Mount Carmel were sincere as well.

When I first started this blog back in 2006 its main purpose was to counter the impact of the ‘seeker-sensitive’ church growth movement. Back then those whose consciences were bound to the Word of God began raising the alarm that the ‘religion’ within that movement was not genuine Christianity. However, the spiritual forces behind that movement were very powerful. The impact of the movement was tragic as there were whole cities and towns in the U.S. where not one church remained that had not been compromised by the deception. Since the focus within those churches was wrong we find that solid biblical doctrine was replaced with self-improvement, self-help, entertainment, and a recreation of God in the form that man wants. The movement created a new “worldview” that became termed Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, which, in fact, was the actual religion of the seeker movement. View article →