Depravity, to permissiveness that leads to rationalization…

Still reflecting on my last post and the thoughts of intolerance. I came across an article by, John MacArthur ” Why biblical Christianity trojan_horseis intolerable in an age of “Tolerance” you can find it at http://www.gty.org . He said “Unfortunately, the church in our generation is drifting from these fundamental convictions and has already begun to embrace postmodern ideas uncritically. Evangelicalism is quickly losing its footing, and the church is becoming more and more like the world. Fewer and fewer Christians are willing to stand against the trends, and the effects have been disastrous. Subjectivity, irrationality, worldliness, uncertainty, compromise, and hypocrisy have already become commonplace among churches and organizations that once constituted the evangelical mainstream.”

Then today I’m listening to Woodrow Kroll and he’s going through James 3 and it’s the reading from a Robert Frost poem that brought me back to where I am now still thinking about this subject. The poem was a ” The Road Not taken”

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
But be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent into the undergrowth;

Then took the other, and just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the road less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

How did we get here? To this place of tolerance of any and everything intolerable to Christianity. Depravity that dwells within each of us, an allowable permissiveness because we don’t want to offend anyone and discounting the word of God making it of no affect. But, thats Satans ploy of deception.

Christ commands us, Mat 7:13-14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Luke 13:24 “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Ready yourself for a fight because its is upon us all, Peter 1:13 “preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ” You shall be holy , for I am holy.” And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,” understand that all must appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

D John

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  1. “How did we get here? To this place of tolerance of any and everything intolerable to Christianity. Depravity that dwells within each of us, an allowable permissiveness because we don’t want to offend anyone and discounting the word of God making it of no affect. But, thats Satans ploy of deception.”

    It is because we have buildings filled with people on Sundays that call themselves the church, who elevate the man in the pulpit above the God he is supposed to serve. And pastors who are more interested in the perceived success of ministry by counting people and growing buildings. Who spend more time talking about their vision than God’s word.

    We see alter calls on Sundays where people go to the alter to be saved after having heard a message that never mentioned sin or repentance, all they heard is that God has a blessing around the next corner for them. How can one be saved if he has not heard the Gospel message, because the pastor didn’t fit it in between just believe for a breakthrough and we need to build this (fill in the blank) thing for “God’s” glory.

    America is plagued by horrible things like abortion, homosexuality and the like; because these things are never mentioned or denounced from the pulpit anymore, we are too busy building ministries to minister to society with the plain Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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