—Apostate Christianity - How to Recognize It

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If you cut through the foundational joists of your house and carve out large pieces that you don’t like, the building will eventually collapse.  A trickle in a dam or dyke, if ignored, will grow larger as its integrity erodes until it one day bursts forth in destruction.  Rejecting one Biblical doctrine in favor of humanism will only lead to discarding other Bible doctrines, and eventually discarding them all.  That is why the majority of society is secular (and perverse) today.  It all started with the mind pollution of evolution—that we all evolved from monkeys; that we all are the same; that God did not create Adamkind in His Own Image as the pinnacle of His creation; that we don’t need to obey the boundaries that our Creator established; that God does not exist.  

Calvinist Presbyterian minister, theologian, and philosopher, Dr. Gordon H. Clark (1902-1985), in his First and Second Thessalonians (1986, published posthumously), under I Thessalonians 2:13, wrote:

“Paul insists that his preaching, and how much more his writing, is in truth the word of God.  This is what nearly all the large Protestant denominations deny.  The two exceptions that come to mind are the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, and if not unanimously at least substantially, the Southern Baptists.  Many small denominations still hold to their Christian faith.  But to put things in their historical perspective, 1,300 members of the northern Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1924 signed and circulated The Auburn Affirmation, which ought to have been called, The Auburn Negation.  The document stated that none of the signers believed the Bible to be inerrant.  They agreed with Karl Barth’s declaration that the apostles even in their official apostolic letters have made false statements.  The Auburn Affirmation then added that the Virgin Birth, the miracles, the Atonement, and the Resurrection are not essential to Christianity.  In 1967 the Northern Church altered the ordination vows so that the ordinands would no longer need to commit perjury in order to be ordained, and also so that there remained no doctrine to which a minister had to subscribe.  Since that date it has become evident that some of them do not even believe in the Deity of Christ.  Note too that the General Assembly in 1983 defeated a motion to declare that Christ rose bodily from the grave.

“One cannot escape the conclusion that the so-called ‘main line’ denominations are apostate. ....

“The inerrancy of Scripture is foundation to Christianity.  If Paul’s assertion that his gospel came from God is false, we have no means of knowing how often he and the other Biblical writers have deceived us.  By what criterion could we believe that John 3:16 or Genesis 1:1 was true?”

Why are these “pastors” mentioned above (and thousands more just like them) even ministers?  Why do they even “play church” if they don’t really believe in God or the Bible?  “Christianity” is then reduced to the pseudo-spiritual humanism of Kierkegaard (who polluted the Danish Lutheran Church and much of the rest of Christianity) with his anti-christ notion that it does not matter what you believe as long as you believe it passionately.  Just imagine how much-more apostate these above “demon-inations” have become in the past 34 to 93 years!  Even those very few “Christians” who even go to church any more, most of them do not even know what sound theology is, or where their church / pastor stands on any doctrine... and if they go to church regularly and bring their children, their children’s minds are being marinated in false doctrine week after week.  Thomas Jefferson’s statement rings true: “He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehood and error”.  It would be better for true Christians to stay at home and read the Bible for themselves (if they did not have access to sound Biblical commentaries) and ask God to reveal the truth to them without any pastor or teacher.  God has ordained a hierarchy and it is His Plan for pastors to lead the flock.  In this case, the sheep need to seek out the sound shepherd.

[See also: The Battle For The Bible (1976), by Harold Lindsell; 218pp. (out of print, good used copies available; inquire); which also shows how our universities were subverted.  See also: The Fundamentals (1909) edited by R.A. Torrey, 2-vols. Hb., 1,500pp.; features 100 articles by well-known authors: Sir Robert Anderson, Arno Gaebelein, Charles Eerdman, G. Campbell Morgan, H.C.G. Moule, James Orr, Arthur T. Pierson, J.C. Ryle, (1 by Scofield), Thomas Spurgeon, R. A. Torrey, Charles Trumbull, B. B. Warfield, Thomas Whitelaw, and others (inquire).  This was compiled and published to battle false doctrine that was already appearing over half a century earlier.]