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"Christianity Without Christ"?!!
Spoken by an ordained christian minister?!!
Surely, you protest, this has to be a misprint. Surely, no pastor who fills the pulpit in a christian church would ever, ever propose such a gruesome idea -- Christianity without Jesus Christ.
Yet, this is exactly what has happened.
NEWS BRIEF: "Christianity without Christ: No creeds, no miracles, no Resurrection", National Post, May 03, 2008
"There is a Bible on a pedestal in Gretta Vosper's West Hill United Church in Toronto. She would prefer it did not have a special place, she said, because it is just a book among other books."
We have our first problem, don't we? This minister at this church in Toronto, Canada, does not want to give the Bible any special place of honor, either in her heart or in the hearts of her parishioners. Since the Word of God is synonymous with Jesus Christ (John 1:1-12), when this pastor denies that the Bible should have a special place of honor, she is denying that Jesus should have any place of honor within her church.
In fact, this pastor comes to that conclusion rather rapidly.
"Though an ordained minister, she does not like the title of reverend. It is one of those symbols that hold the church back from breaking into the future -- to a time 'when the label Christian won't even exist' and the Church will be freed of the burdens of the past."
Can you imagine this rank heresy? This abominable apostasy? How can the eternal Church of Jesus Christ ever be considered to be "freed from the burdens of the past"? This minister obviously has never met the Savior at the foot of Calvary, there to be cleansed from her sin and receive eternal life! This pastor has never had her "burdens lifted at Calvary"!
Now, she gets to the crux of this matter. In a short period of time, she sees Jesus Christ fading away to nothingness!
" 'The central story of Christianity will fade away', she explained. 'The story about Jesus as the symbol of everything that Christianity is will fade away'."
This "minister" is one of millions worldwide who are opening the door for Antichrist to come on to the world scene! Every rank apostasy like this one simply forces the door open a little bit more, so that Antichrist can stride out on to the world scene and in to the hearts and minds of the teaming multitudes of the unsaved masses.
The Apostle Paul issued a strong warning to all Christian leaders who will be leading their flocks during the End of the Age, that period of time after Israel returns to her land. Since Israel was re-born as a nation in May, 1948, we know that the world is currently passing through the End of the Age right now. And, right on schedule, certain churches are pronouncing the most incredible Apostasies imaginable!
Let us review Paul's inspired warning now:
"Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first, unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come, and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom, of perdition ... And then the lawless one (the antichrist) will be revealed ..." (2 Thessalonians 2:3, 8; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
What this Scripture literally means is Antichrist cannot appear until and unless the Christian Church leaders of that day open the door through which he will come striding! How are they going to open this door which will allow Antichrist to appear on the world scene? When End of the Age church leaders lead their churches away from the key doctrines of the Bible, they are committing the grievous sin of Apostasy, and are opening the door for Antichrist.
Cutting Edge has led the way during the past several years in warning people of the various ways in which this Great Apostasy is now underway, and has, in fact, become exceedingly wide and deep. The most important effort in this warning was Mac Dominick's book, "Outcome Based Religion", pictured to the right, which thoroughly exposes Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Church. Please note this book is also available in DVD .
We have also posted numerous news articles in our Daily News Updates Section over the past several years, telling the sorry story of the various ways in which various churches around the world have systematically been abandoning key Christian doctrines. Clearly, the door formerly forbidding Antichrist from arising is continually swinging open wider and wider.
When this minister -- and myriads of others just like her -- try to relegate Jesus to the trash bin of history, she is only "kicking against the goads". Her attempts to downgrade Jesus to the point where He will just fade away are doomed to failure. The tragedy of her teaching is that she is spiritually blind, and is leading the blind, so that both will fall into the ditch. Listen to His exact words:
"Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." (Matthew 15:14; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)
You cannot get any clearer statement from Jesus Himself that He is the only Way to the Father, Whose throne is in Heaven. This pastor is not only preventing many of her church from entering Heaven, but she is falling into the eternal ditch (Hell) herself!
Jesus cannot be relegated to obscurity by this pastor or any combination of church leaders. The early Church Apostles reiterated this cardinal statement of the Christian Faith.
"Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:10-12)
The New Testament makes it quite clear that men may be saved only through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ! No other founder of any other religion on earth can save a person from sin. Therefore, she is clearly shutting off eternal salvation to her members by trying to relegate Jesus to obscurity. Do you remember Jesus' condemnation of the Jewish leaders of His day, because they had shut the door to eternal salvation for their followers? Jesus likens their action to "taking away the key to knowledge".
"Woe to you, lawyers (experts
in the Mosaic Law)! For you have taken away the key to knowledge; you did not
go in yourselves, and you hindered and prevented those who were entering."
(Luke 11:52; Parallel
Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
Jesus is saying here that the Jewish leaders who were deliberately withholding key spiritual information from their people which would save them for eternity were, themselves, lost for eternity; however, their poor adherents were going to go to Hell too. What a double tragedy!
Please allow Scripture to finish this most unbelievable article. The Apostle Peter, writing under the influence of the Holy Spirit, accurately described the actions of these Episcopalian delegates and their certain destruction. This Scripture even provides the accurate label for these modern Episcopalian Bishops -- "false prophets, teachers"
"BUT ALSO in those days there arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves, who will subtly and stealthily introduce heretical doctrines (destructive heresies), even denying and disowning the Master Who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their immoral ways and lascivious doings; because of them the true Way will be maligned and defamed.
"And in their covetousness (lust, greed) they will exploit you with false, cunning arguments. From of old the sentence of condemnation for them has not been idle; their destruction (eternal misery) has not been asleep. For God did not even spare angels that sinned, but cast them into hell, delivering them to be kept there in pits of gloom till the judgment and their doom. And He spared not the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven other persons, when He brought a flood upon the world of ungodly [people]. And He condemned to ruin and extinction the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, reducing them to ashes [and thus] set them forth as an example to those who would be ungodly." (2 Peter 2:1-6; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
God's judgments are already in the works against these false spiritual leaders of the modern Church. These poor people need our fervent prayers, lest they doom their soul and the souls of their adherents. The global stakes are high, indeed.
But, the final analysis is clear: the denial of these two key doctrines prove that the foretold Apostasy of the Church at the End of the Age is both wide and deep enough for Antichrist to appear. I can see that old forbidding door which has prevented Antichrist from arising for only 2,000 years swinging open wider and wider. It is only a matter of God's timing now that the door will be opened sufficiently wide so that Antichrist can march through.
Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
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