Churches were starting to fill up, but the numbers were not from those who were interested in the truth of God’s Word, but rather for amusement and entertainment. Yes, the numbers soared, but so did the problems. The churches were being filled with the world because the church was behaving just like the world!
(Jeremiah Cry Ministries) “You will never see me again, this fight is killing me” —Charles Spurgeon
The Above quote was written to a friend by Charles Spurgeon in the midst of what was called the downgrade. For nearly 40 years, Spurgeon had preached the gospel in London.
It all came to a head when Spurgeon withdrew his membership from the Baptist Union. Spurgeon lamented the absence of a confession of faith keeping Baptists from drifting away from evangelical doctrines. He feared the downgrading of theology would produce an “emptying of chapels, and the multiplication of spiders” (Autobiography 4:254).
CRN’s homepage contains a list of professing Christians to keep an eye on. Scroll down to WARNING. The list contains those to mark and avoid (Rom 16:17-18) such as Rick Warren.