There is no doubt that the word “evangelical” doesn’t mean the same thing it used to mean. The word is used to describe almost anyone who says the name “Jesus” these days. Mormons are referred to as Evangelicals, as are Jehova’s Witnesses, and other unbiblical sects like the New Apostolic Reformation. There is even a growing movement within the Roman Catholic church today calling themselves evangelicals. But I believe this to be a deceitful tactic of Rome to continue in their centuries-long war against the Word of God, and the Protestant Reformation.
Evangelicals used to be a small minority. They were the ones who preached the Word of God from the Bible and took that truth to all the nations, standing against the enemies of the Gospel. Now that the word “evangelical” encompasses a multitude of religious sects and cults, evangelicals can be considered the majority among the visible church. When I say “visible church,” I’m not referring to born again believers, who proclaim their salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. I’m referring to anyone who claims to be Christian, including Roman Catholics. Sadly, the true Evangelical church are embracing many of these others as brothers in Christ. I’m beginning to believe that they are no longer doing this inadvertently and that they know exactly what they are doing. I believe they are holding hands with the Beast of Revelation, and that they are helping to build the Harlot Church as described in Revelation 17.
Described in Revelation 17 is a great harlot, who makes war with the lamb (Rev 17:15). Lets break down this chapter and see if we can identify who this whore is.
- She sits on many waters—that is, many multitudes of peoples, nations and tongues. She has power and influence over these people (Rev 17:1,150.
- She fornicates with the kings and leaders of the nations of the world (Rev 17:2). This figuratively means that this woman “cheats” on the true God, and worships false Gods, not necessarily literal sexual fornication.
- She sits upon a scarlet-colored beast (Rev 17:3). This is representative of the blood of the saints (Rev 17:6). She sits on top of this and prides herself over it.
- Full of names of blasphemy (Rev 17:3). She has given herself a multitude of blasphemous titles. Titles that should belong to God, or that she is not worthy of holding. (e.g. His Holiness, and Vicar of Christ)
- Has seven heads and ten horns (Rev 17:3). This represents the ten individual kingdoms (European nations) of the empire in which she controls from atop the seven hills she sits upon. Rome, since ancient times, has been known as the “City of Seven Hills.“
- She is adorned in purple and scarlet, gilded with gold and precious stones and pearls (Rev 17:4). What religious entity can you think of that decks itself out with these priceless things?
- She holds in her hand a golden cup, full of abominations of uncleanness and of her whoredom (Rev 17:4). She carries with her and proclaims daily in the name of Christ these abominations and blasphemous rituals.
- Written upon her forehead was a name written: “Secret, Babylon the Great, the Mother of the Whores, and the Abominations of the earth” (Rev 17:5). In other words, all of the other whores, false churches and religious cults, and blasphemous entities are spawned by this mother-whore, and ultimately, they all answer to her.
What can we conclude from this? All roads lead to Rome, right? Well, unfortunately, many of our so-called evangelicals are assimilating with this image. Rome has been the ancient enemy of the Gospel since its inception. It started with Pagan Rome, to what we have now, “Christian” Rome. But I argue that it’s still Pagan Rome, only disguised as Christian. For Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light, right? (2 Cor 11:14). Rome has been working to discredit and counter the Protestant reformation
for centuries. But many evangelicals either don’t understand this and are deceived themselves or they are actively working with the mother whore to deceive people. There are quite a few on both sides of this aisle, but they are both flirting with this whore.
The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the world, and once the strongest and soundest to Biblical doctrine is quickly giving ground to error and compromise. The sad state of the SBC is appalling to many, yet those who are in charge are lending a deaf ear. We have the president of the SBC, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, leading us into a New Age way of thinking about the future of the church
, and promoting New Age materials on his blog
while preaching false doctrine from his pulpit
. We have the president of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission as well as well known “pastor” of Saddleback Social Club, Rick Warren, watering down the Gospel and having fellowship with Catholics
at the Vatican. Russell Moore parading down the street with unbelievers
, pretending they are brothers and sisters in Christ, giving them a false sense of hope, all for political and social gain. Russell Moore even thinks it’s okay for Christians to celebrate homosexuality at the reception of a gay wedding
, as long as we don’t attend the gay wedding itself. Lifeway Bookstores, the publishing branch of the Southern Baptist Convention, is peddling more heresy
now than almost any other bookstore, secular or Christian in nature, all for monetary gain.
Other so-called mega-church pastors, like Joel Osteen, are now the face of the Evangelical church. Joel Osteen has been preaching damnable heresies for years, never once calling his millions of fans to repentance, which is required for salvation. The 700-club with Pat Robertson
and Cindy Jacobs
promotes the false teachings and lies of the New Apostolic Reformation. Steven Furtick of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC has spent multi-millions upon millions of dollars to build state of the art social clubs
all around the area, leading hundreds of thousands, if not millions, into apostasy
. Heretic James Robison, (who hosts SBC’s vision-from-God-receiving and ecumenical Beth Moore’s
weekly program), claims he was “so moved by the Gospel message of the pope
, that he asked the translator for a high five.”
What does this say to these people? It says, “don’t worry, the sin you’re caught up in is okay, God loves you anyways, you don’t need to turn away from it…. we’re brothers and sisters in Christ anyways.” There is no clear biblical truth being taught in our churches anymore, as once was the stronghold of the Evangelical Church. We used to stand on this Biblical truth, and proclaim it without shame. When our leadership is too weak to call false religions to repentance, and decide to stand with them instead, they are by default working to build the harlot church. They are working to fill the golden cup of abominations. They are serving their idols and worshiping their gods. God tells us in Revelations 18:4-5 “Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.” If we are participating in these activities with false churches, we are partaking in their sins.
We are called to stand apart from this sin, calling sinners to repentance, not indulge in it. Why don’t these mainstream “evangelical” figures understand this? I think they do. I think they are knowingly, and purposely working against the Gospel. If you believe and fear the Word of God, you must be obedient to it. But they are not. They openly reject the commands of God, giving him the finger, and saying “I’ll do this my way.” Sadly, man’s way leads to Hell (Prov. 14:12). Russell Moore must know this. Joel Osteen must know this. Beth Moore, James Robison, Cindy Jacobs, and all of these other false teachers out in Evangeland… they MUST know this, yet they continue to flip God off, never facing their criticism. They one one hand speak truth, perhaps occasionally preaching sound doctrine, and then on the other hand mix in error, teaching lies, and living in ungodly ways, which is the tactic of Satan to lead people astray. I hate to say it, but these are the people that are working in the spirit of Antichrist, fornicating with the mother of harlots, and building the one world religion of the Beast. They need to be tested
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“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” – 1 John 4:1-6