The Southern Baptist Convention is in the midst of a spiritual pandemic, and it’s not going to pass anytime soon. It’s spreading. It’s infecting more people. It’s getting worse. It’s ever-more-quickly destroying the Convention — and those who are prepared to treat it are growing ever more scarce.
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.
Just to be fair (kind of), some of the NAR luminaries have said that they have visited Jesus and spent time in heaven. If this is so, then how is it that these same teachers bring unbiblical concepts to their people (of which, there are many; among them: eschatological heresies about God’s kingdom, the seven-mountain mandate, prayer walking to dismantle territorial strongholds, healing can be taught, and so on)? Wouldn’t they quake in their boots presuming to bring such false ideas? Just asking.
“Here is where we are: Olive hasn’t been raised. The breakthrough we have sought hasn’t come,” conceded Bethel Church, which led the prayers seeking a miracle, in a Facebook post Friday. “And so, we are moving towards a memorial service and celebration of her life.”
Hence, the saying if it looks like a demon, acts like a demon, and smells like a demon, then it’s probably a demon. Yoga is demonism; the poses and chants are designed to pay homage and worship to over 330 million Hindu gods! Not only are these gods false, they are ancient idols, and more importantly, they are demons! Wake up, church!
In more recent years, I began hearing about mystical Christianity. I learned that many churches, and most of them evangelical churches, were promoting labyrinths, icons, chanting, candles, centering prayer, and contemplative prayer. The latter is a distant relative of Buddhism, so I wondered how much stranger things could get. Protestants began taking on Catholic traditions. They were heralding ancient Catholic mystics. I guess we didn’t need the Reformation.