Church in Freefall
The Bible warns that before the Lord’s return there
would be a great falling away which would open the door to usher
in the man of sin and the son of perdition. How far has the
"professing" church fallen? Read on and you decide!
- On Sunday, February 12th 2006, 450 mainstream Churches held a
massive celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday! It
involved programmes and sermons to emphasise Darwin’s
theory of Evolution is compatible with faith, and that Christians
have no need to choose between religion and science. The special
day was called "Evolution Sunday" and involved Methodist,
Lutheran, Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Unitarian,
Congregationalist, Church of Christ, Baptist and many more.
- In Britain, an Anglican vicar is providing a twice-monthly
service for Goths in his Parish, complete with rock music and
black garments. The Vicar, Martin Ramshaw of Cambridge, says that
he himself is a Goth. After the candle-lit service and prayers,
they all go to a local Nightclub for an event called "The
Calling." Let us be clear that Goth culture is in essence, an
evil-spirit driven movement of non-conformists who dress in
black, pierce their bodies, spike their hair, and are preoccupied
with death and the macabre. It is in essence a variation of satan
- In Boston, Massachusetts, a Priest who calls himself Father
Patrick Gray, holds special meetings called Theology on Tap at M
J O’Connor’s Irish Pub. These study sessions are
advertised with the slogans, "Meet new people, Eat great food,
Think deep thoughts, Drink good beer."
- The Rev. Desmond Tutu, archbishop and primate of Southern
Africa, has weighed in with World Council of Churches leaders who
seek to have the council transcend Christian boundaries. "After
all," said Tutu, "God is not a Christian."
According to Tutu, this act of Jesus Christ set in motion a unity
that knows no boundaries. "Jesus, it appears, was quite serious
when he said that God was our father and that we belonged all to
one family, because in this family all, not some, are insiders.
None is an outsider – black and white, yellow and red, rich
and poor, educated and not educated, beautiful and not so
beautiful, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, all
belong, all are held in a divine embrace that will not let us go
– all, for God has no enemies.
Inter-religious dialogue is high on the priority list for this
9th General Assembly of the WCC. During his opening remarks, Aram
I, moderator of the WCC, urged delegates to think beyond the
walls of the church and consider the possibility of "the hidden
Christ" in other religious traditions. The moderator’s
suggestion was seconded by Rowan Williams, archbishop of
Canterbury, who urged the World Council of Churches to find new
models through which Christians could see in the eyes of
non-Christians "a reflection of what we see," even if they do not
identify that vision in Christian terms.
Throughout the assembly meeting, non-Christian spiritualists and
those who practice "indigenous peoples" traditions have been
provided seminar space and "ecumenical conversation"
opportunities, in order for delegates to learn how they
communicate with the spirit world and to engage them in
- We leave the best (or worst) for last! The Roman Catholic
Mother of Harlots, so named by Jesus Christ in Revelation 17, is
showing her true colours. Monsignor Brandmuller, head of the
Pontifical Committee for Historical Science has started a Judas
Iscariot rehabilitation campaign! Vatican scholars have stated
that Judas did nothing wrong and he was simply a disciple who was
misunderstood. (Perhaps they should discover their Bibles and
read Mark 14:21 which says, "….but woe to that man by whom
the Son of Man is betrayed. It would have been good for that man
if he had never been born.")