Why Some Churches Are Becoming Trophies of Hell
Are our churches becoming Hell’s trophies? Let’s not fool ourselves. The greatest persecution against the church in America is coming from the gay movement and Islam. Indeed it has spread into other parts of the world.
Let’s turn our eyes toward the church and consider the many casualties that are a sobering part of the history of this spiritual war that rages against men’s souls. Knowing that his time is short, there is no doubt that Satan has intensified his efforts to entice Christ’s followers to compromise with sin and the world.
More churches are jumping on the gay bandwagon, and it will soon shock you those who are yet to do so. Major denominations are now sponsoring gay pride parades, performing gay weddings, and receiving and ordaining gay clergy. Such churches are a coveted prize for Satan. Many who once served the Lord, but have since departed from the faith through the seduction of demonic doctrines are trophies of hell.
More churches will also travel on the false unity trail with the Roman Catholic Church and the whole ecumenical movement. They too have become a showcase prize for Satan and trophies of hell.
Statistics also tell us that more than 1,500 pastors per month are leaving the ministry, and some are coming out as atheists. British scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins has a clergy project that is deceiving pastors into renouncing God and Christianity altogether. Former pastors turning atheist are like Demas, a once faithful disciple (Col. 4:14), but then lured by the world (2 Tim. 4:14), deserting their godly associations, have also become casualties of war and trophies of hell.
The teaching of false grace has infiltrated the church where the extremes of it are opening the door even wider for homosexuality and perversion to enter the church. Marriages will be further destroyed through this extreme teaching. More trophies of hell.
There will even be more persecution from within the church from other professing Christians who don’t appreciate true believers standing up for the unadulterated truth of God’s Word, making them uncomfortable in their sin. Unchecked sin in the church will continue to rise as the “love everyone—don’t judge” mantra continues to gain popularity, and the “do as you please” philosophy spreads like cankerworm.
All those who compromise are also to be considered the chief prize of Satan and potential trophies of hell.
These modern day examples cause us to think of Adam and Eve, Cain, Esau, Samson, Solomon, many of Israel’s ancient kings, Judas and some of Paul’s companions who lost out with God. They remind us of the churches in Revelation who compromised, backslid, grew cold, and were disapproved and some disqualified by the Lord.
The Bible is full of good news, but it is also full of bad news and severe warnings, tragic endings and examples of those who did not heed the word of the Lord.
These examples sound a lot like Paul’s admonitions for the Church to learn from Israel’s failures with whom God was not well pleased (1 Cor. 10:1-11). – BERT FARIAS
The World is Falling apart…Come to Reno.
By Mario Murillo
Okay I admit the title is designed to get your attention. Now that I have it let’s talk. The odds are that this year you will attend a seminar, a conference or a convention. The question is why are you going? Is it to receive power, guidance, vital information, or to fellowship with friends and people of like mind?
The times we are living in demand something much deeper. We are facing a threat to our freedoms, our loved ones, our ministries and our souls like never before. We are at a spiritual point of no return.
You do not have time to sit in sessions that do not deal with your actual life. You seek a new level in God. You want something that lasts, something that addresses this dark time.
Recently, someone asked me why the early Pentecostal movement spread so fast. I found that question to be profound and insightful. The asker was assuming that its growth had slowed down. And he is correct. For example, under Reinhardt Bonke, Nigeria became Pentecostal but today it is drowning in radical Islam.
I fear that one reason for this reversal is that the lukewarm mutation created by American Christians spread to the rest of the world.
Spirit-filled Christianity here at home, even as recently as the 1990’s, was focused on winning souls and living pure lives. Since then, sadly, North American Christians have come to fulfill 2 Timothy 3:5 “having a form of godliness but denying its power.”
Spirit-filled preachers leave out vital doctrines from their sermons and caved in on moral issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. The occasional mega church does not change the fact that we are losing the battle to our culture and that is the only thing that matters.
Others leaders go to the opposite extreme delving into exotic emotional binges.
Many lament the fact that our movement has polarized into both the frozen and the freaky. We now have to choose between churches with either no fire or strange fire.
The answer to our early movement spread because it was real. The fire of God was real. The miracles were real. By trying to “improve the Gospel” we made it unreal. By taking self out of the Gospel preachers can again have great power.
Back to my original point: The odds are that this year you will attend a seminar, a conference or a convention. The question is why are you going?
I am asking you to join me in the mountains receive fresh fire, clear direction and LIVING PROOF
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