Counterfeit Church

4 I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; 5 for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Revelation 18:4-5 (NASB) 

The world system, for the most part, is extremely tolerant of religion as long as it is not evangelical Christianity. However, it has no problem with that version of Christianity that is politically correct….

Many countries in this world have imposed anti-hatred and anti-conversion laws specifically directed against Christianity. Liberalism, ideology, or cultural religions protecting their turf dominate those governments. Even in the United States, a preacher can get in a great deal of hot water with the FBI if someone in his audience becomes offended by the preaching of the truth from scripture about sin and depravity. It appears the deck is stacked against evangelical Christianity.

Those whose faith is weak could become discouraged or angry after reading things like that last paragraph, however, the Spirit-led should not allow our enemies to do that to them. In fact, we have a tremendous advantage over all of the powers of darkness. We have the Holy Spirit, the Word of God and prayer. Any one of those beats any weapon they have. We know Satan is a defeated foe. He attacks us, his demons oppress us, and his seed opposes us, but believers should never fear any of them. The Spirit-led fear God and humbly walk the Walk by Faith. The enemy’s attack is vicious, but as long as those believers are wearing the whole armor of God, the enemy cannot defeat them. (Ephesians 6:10-19) The Christian’s role in this struggle is not to defeat the enemy, but to resist him. It may appear evil is winning this world, but we must remember all believers are citizens of the Kingdom of God. This Kingdom, made without hands, is invulnerable to the powers of darkness and by all evil efforts by Satan’s seed. View article →