Part two of Jan Markell’s Chapter “Religionist Deceivers Rampant,” an exclusive preview of Terry James’s book “Deceivers: Exposing Evil Seducers & Their Last Days Deception.”
The Mainline Mistake
More than 100 years ago, mainline Protestants made a wrong turn—actually, a left turn if you will. For generations, the Methodists, Presbyterians, Congregationalists, and others had seen net annual membership gains. But in the early 1960s, their growth slowed down, and soon they began to lose members big time. That decline has continued to the present.
Part one of Jan Markell’s Chapter “Religionist Deceivers Rampant,” an exclusive preview of Terry James’s book “Deceivers: Exposing Evil Seducers & Their Last Days Deception.”
Rick Warren, whose Purpose-Driven movement I have personally seen destroy dozens of churches, openly embraces Islam and has partnered with Southern California mosques, proposing a set of theological principles that includes acknowledging that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
While some claim it’s to produce followers of Christ, not just believers in Him, the driving force behind the emerging church is really growth and prosperity. That’s why it’s so popular. So-called seekers don’t come through the doors of the church looking to become followers of Christ. They come to belong to something bigger than themselves, where they can be entertained and feel better about themselves by doing some good works without being made to feel guilty or having to commit to anything.
Ascol, in an interview with OneNewsNow, says the social justice movement is a danger to the evangelical community because it’s based on perpetual guilt or victimhood, which is antithetical to a biblical understanding of the born-again Christian – forgiven and on an equal footing with every other believer.