The picture of the Church in the end times that is portrayed in the Bible is not a very pretty one. For one thing, the Bible prophecies that the Church will be racked by apostasy. Jesus prophesied that “many will fall away” (Matt. 24:10).
Jesus said on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24) that deception would be the primary cultural sign of the last days. Even some of God’s “elect” might be deceived by false theologies. “Good would be called evil and evil good” (Isaiah 5:20). Men would substitute light for darkness and darkness for light. Apostasy would consume churches and denominations that were once solid.
Notice that the event description says this is for those looking for “ways to support parents and LGBTQ+ children” (emphasis added), not “ways to point people toward Christ” or “ways to encourage those struggling with sexual sin or a sinful identity to live according to God’s Word.”
According to a study from Lifeway Research, 52% of American Protestant churchgoers say their church teaches God will bless them if they give more money to their church and charities, with 24% strongly agreeing. This is up from 38% of churchgoers who agreed in a 2017 Lifeway Research study. Additionally, churchgoers are more likely today than in 2017 to believe God wants them to prosper financially (76% v. 69%) and that they have to do something for God in order to receive material blessings from Him (45% v. 26%).
Dines claimed that after the “apostle” Bill Johnson asked if anyone needed a “creative miracle”—and after some other conference attendees prayed for her toes—she watched in shock as three missing toes grew back on her foot in a span of 30 minutes. Following her stunning miracle claim, it was repeated publicly by the lead pastor of James River Church, John Lindell, as well as Johnson.
“I was really skeptical and have been for some years when people were saying that the Enneagram was demonic,” she said, adding that the “Lord prompted” her to study it. Her conclusion: “It’s evil.” “It’s… doctrines of demons, divination, witchcraft,” she said. “And I had no idea.”