Posted by: the warrioress | May 21, 2012

Remaking Christianity

Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. – 1 John 2:18

Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. -1 John 2:22

but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. – 1 John 4:3

I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. – 2 John 1:7

Bishop John Shelby Spong, Episcopal Diocese of...

Bishop John Shelby Spong, Episcopal Diocese of Newark, sitting for a portrait photograph. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t be fooled.

 
We’re living in a time when everything that can be twisted and perverted, will be.
The enemy, Satan, sets up wolves in sheep’s clothing, also known as false prophets & teachers, in order to deceive even the very brethren of Jesus Christ. How can we recognize them?
 
There are those who would “update Christianity,” who conveniently decide to throw away what doesn’t appeal to their ears and minds. They deny the Incarnation – the divinity of Christ, the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ at the cross, and the Resurrection.
 
By doing away with these, they successfully “neuter” Christ and remove all of His power to save us from our sins and offer us eternal life. They turn Jesus Christ into a mere man who was just a teacher with some good sounding ideals to offer, instead of the Holy beloved Son of God.
 
These teachers, people like Bishop John Shelby Spong, Karen Armstrong, and others, are the new breed of alleged Christian determined to remake Christianity and make it more suitable for the non-religious. These were discussed within the bible. Don’t fall for their lies.
 
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
– Matthew 7:15
 
I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. – Acts 20:29
  

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Responses

  1. Good message, little sister.

  2. Warrioress: I realize this isn’t relevant to your post, but I thought you might find it interesting: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/features-the-religion-world/2012/05/17/nearly-half-of-online-users-use-internet-for-religion/

    Have a great day!

  3. I had to click the links you provided because I wasn’t familiar with the two individuals you mentioned but after reading up on them a bit all I can say is wow, way to distort the gosphel. I understand the intent but if you’re going to go that far then call it something else, not Christianity. Great post.

  4. I see these things happening all over the country in order to fill the seats of our churches. I agree it is wrong and there has to be a way we can reverse the program and still keep the churches full.

    The problem is churches are now running as a business rather than a way to the cross and they will do anything to keep bringing people in. Even if it is for all the wrong reasons. We discussed this in our Bible study class a few weeks ago and came to the conclusion we have to wake up this new generation to bring Christ back into the church and make these new programs Christ based instead of a baby sitting service. Is it a generation issue? The consensus of opinion is it is.

    I guess I am rambling now, I see these things, but don’t know where to start.

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  6. Thanks for your courage to continue to speak the truth. Their approach is so smooth and sly that it is truly like a lion on the prowl. However,its prey ate our churches and the souls of the lost. I will continue to keep you in my prayers ass you continue to speak these truths with courage and boldness.

    Blessings
    Michael

  7. On a reputable panel show on TV the “highest authority in Christianity” debated with the evolutionist Dawkin.
    This “highest authority” (the Roman Catholic Archbishop) stated he did not believe that Adam & Eve were real. He then dodged the question (which is at the heart of RC teaching) about original sin. He also stated that he believed that eventually even Hitler would be in heaven.

    What hope have we when “leaders” talk like that? On the surface, we have no hope – but Christ and His Church CANNOT be defeated. His Church will be presented to Him faultless.

    Meanwhile, we MUST stand and strive for the truth.

  8. Thank you for blowing the trumpet of warning. Keep it up.

  9. Great article and full of truth. Keep up the good work and keep the faith!

    Ronnie

  10. Hi again! Just got to reading your post today. Life has gotten really busy. (Construction has been really good which means I am working 50 plus hours a week and struggling with blogging and reading) It’s great for paying the bills though. Anyway just my two cents: great post but it would be helpful for me to have a couple of quotes from the individuals in your post along with the links. That way I could get a feel for where they stand without going to the links when I am short on time. Keep up the great work! God Bless!

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  12. Thanks for the tip, Joe! I expanded on my original post, as you can see!

  13. Thank you, Ronnie.

  14. Hey Ozzie… thanks so much!

  15. Amen to that, Meeting in the Clouds! Thanks.

  16. I really appreciate the prayers, Michael. God bless you too, and thank you.

  17. Hi, Ed…

    Waking up this new generation is a good start. Back to the bible. Bible basics is a good place to start. 🙂

    God bless, Ed, and thanks for the comment.

  18. I know! I couldn’t believe how much these two have distorted and twisted the bible. Christianity is unrecognizable after they’ve finished with it; of course, I think that’s the point, eh? Thanks, Larry.

  19. Thanks so much, Keith. That was some very interesting reading..

  20. Thank you, Butch!

  21. Shelby’s 12 points (just looked him up) make more sense than anything theological I have ever read.
    You disagree because it refutes all the inculcation of an evangelical upbringing.
    His assertion re: the Virgin Birth is spot on. The whole concept was a fraud from the word go – surely you are aware of the bungled translation of the Hebrew word, alma?
    If people adopted Shelby’s theocracy there would be a whole lot less enmity among Christians for a start.
    His take on the resurrection is quite brilliant.

  22. It’s convenient to completely do away with the power of Christ to offer salvation for one’s sins. By doing away with the divinity of Jesus Christ and making him just a “good teacher,” you and Bishop Spong have successfully neutered him. This is exactly what Satan wants. Satan cannot stand Christ’s ability to save mankind because he hates mankind. Spong is no more than a false prophet/teacher come to spout heresy and politically correct nonsense. You’re not a Christian, so of course, you would be in favor of the very elect of God being tricked by him.

  23. Again, you don’t even believe in the resurrection or the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. You’re hardly someone to listen to if one is interested in discovering Jesus Christ/God/Christianity. If people adopt Shelby’s theocracy, they will have successfully condemned themselves to hell, along with Satan and his minions. His take on the resurrection is obvious and nothing more than a trick to deceive and steal away the human being’s knowledge of the simple plan of salvation that Jesus Christ offers each one of us. Only those who are blinded by the god of this world will fall for it.

  24. One of the greatest champions of Christianity was St. Paul. Even he had no knowledge of this divinity you plead.
    The Divinity and Trinity were Church constructs – written into law.
    Why do think that Arianism was such a major threat to the early church and declared a heresy?
    Even Eusebius was Arian for goodness sake. Don’t you know church history?
    Just because I am not christian does not mean I cannot appreciate what the likes of Shelby are trying to do.
    If Muslims were also as understanding; Jews too, we might see far less enmity.
    Your firebrand evangelism alienates rather than embraces.
    It is demeaning of self-esteem, and what it means to be human.

    It condemns. It is an all or nothing style of theological rhetoric that leaves no margin – commit or be damned to hell.

    Are you ever surprised why so many Christians ‘fail’?

    I feel sorry for some of you on occasion. Your ignorance is saddening.

  25. What are you talking about.. “Paul had no knowledge of this divinity I plead?”

    See here:

    According to the writings in the New Testament, Paul was known as Saul prior to his conversion, and was dedicated to the persecution of the early disciples of Jesus in the area of Jerusalem.[7] As Saul traveled on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus on a mission to “bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem”, the resurrected Jesus appeared to him in a great light. Saul was struck blind, but after three days his sight was restored by Ananias of Damascus, and Paul began to preach that Jesus of Nazareth is the Jewish Messiah and the Son of God.[8]

    Along with Simon Peter and James the Just he was one of the most prominent early Christian leaders.[9] Fourteen epistles in the New Testament are traditionally attributed to Paul. His authorship of seven of the fourteen is questioned by modern scholars.[6][10] Augustine of Hippo developed Paul’s idea that salvation is based on faith and not “works of the law”.[6] Martin Luther’s interpretation of Paul’s writings heavily influenced Luther’s doctrine of sola fide.

    Paul’s conversion dramatically changed the course of his life. Through his missionary activity and writings he eventually transformed religious belief and philosophy around the Mediterranean Basin. His leadership, influence and legacy led to the formation of communities dominated by Gentile groups that worshiped the God of Israel, adhered to the “Judaic moral code”, but relaxed or abandoned the ritual and dietary teachings of the Law of Moses, that these laws and rituals had either been fulfilled in the life of Christ or were symbolic precursors of Christ, all on the basis of Paul’s teachings of the life and works of Jesus Christ and his teaching of a New Covenant (or “new testament”)[11] established through Jesus’ death and resurrection. [12] (Source)

    The rest of your comment is pure ad hom and thus I won’t bother with it. Thanks for your thoughts here.

  26. Paul did not encounter a risen Jesus at all.
    Perhaps you would like to direct me to the EXACT verse where this occurred?
    I have my KJV on my desk and am waiting with baited breath…..


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