The Contemporary Christian
By David J. Stewart
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"Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?" -Jeremiah 7:9,10
It's frightening to think about all the things professed "Christians" these days are trying to justify with the Bible. I never thought I'd see a day in America when churches would be participating in pro-abortion marches. I receive many letters from people, professed Christians, who attempt to justify their sins with the Bible--everything from women wearing pants, feminist theology, divorce, homosexuality, fornication, Harry Potter, Abortion, booze, etc. The thought occurred to me... What kind of "Christian" would we have if we put all of these sins together? Can you imagine? I think the photo of the monster to the right is rather fitting. If an individual were to commit all of the sins which today's professed Christians are attempting to justify—you'd have a monster!
Let's describe what kind of person this individual would be. First, this individual would be a homosexual. There are hundreds of professed Christian websites now dedicated to promoting homosexuality (such websites as Christiangays.com, Christianlesbians.com, and Gaychristians.com). It is sickening. Marsha Stevens is one of America's top Gospel singers, and is a flaming homosexual lesbian, married to another woman. Increasingly, professed Christians are buying into the lie that homosexuals should be accepted into society. This will be the doom of our culture. Our monster carries a homosexual bible, and attends a homosexual church.
The contemporary Christian also thinks Halloween is holy, as do the folks at Focus On The Family. The modern professed "Christian," such as the folks at Christianity Today, thinks Harry Potter's witchcraft is ok for children, and nothing to be concerned about. The modern Christian sees no harm in going to Las Vegas—SIN CITY—to have a good time.
The contemporary Christian is full of sinful pride, and sees no problem divorcing their spouse. Their sinful mentality is... "God never intended for us to be miserable in life, so divorce is necessary sometimes." That's a lie of the Devil. Divorce is a horrible sin just like murder or homosexuality! Jesus was willing to suffer until death upon the cross, "And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross" (Philippians 2:8). Christ is our example; but people are proud and selfish in this evil generation.
The contemporary Christian is an abortionist. Many professed Christians today are endorsing abortion, even marching in pro-abortion rallies. The modern Christian pastor thinks child murdering is a "minor concern." This is tragic. The contemporary Christian dresses worldly, talks worldly, and has worldly friends. Of course, the contemporary professed Christian listens to devilish music, i.e., music that is sensual, worldly, fleshly, and sounds just like rock-n-roll.
The contemporary Christian smokes cigarettes, drinks beer, gambles, and goes to bars. Such phonies argue that Jesus turned water into intoxicating wine, and violated Proverb 20:1. Contemporary Christians are lustful, having eyes that wander in ungodliness... "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts" (2nd Timothy 3:5,6). Contemporary Christian women wear pants, and other immodest clothing, causing men to lust upon them in adultery (Matthew 5:28). Such women walk around in their underwear, i.e., bikinis, at the beach. They are lewd. Contemporary professed Christians have created their own "feminist theology" which attempts to feminize the Godhead. They use Scriptures to fabricate their lies, claiming that Christ's liberation of sinful man is evidence that women should be liberated from their husbands as well. This is wickedness.
In addition, our professed "Christian" also praises the Pope, who's leading hundreds-of-millions of people with him into the depths of Hell. Some of our nation's top religious leaders have praised the godless reprobate, Bill Clinton, as a "spiritual man." What a joke! The contemporary Christian is an opportunist, seeking only what's best for self. Thus, such professed believers don't care if innocent people are dying in Iraq due to the depleted uranium WE exposed them to. As long as it's not happening to us, what do we care? Right? There is NOT one legitimate reason for the invasion of Iraq. Where were we when 500,000 Rwandans were being slaughtered? America is a bunch of hypocrites! Remember: OUR government does what they do in OUR name, with OUR money, and with OUR permission. We are accountable.
Celebrity entertainer, Beyonce, claims to be a devout Christian yet says she has permission from God to wear sexy clothes and strip on stage in public. So our contemporary "Christian" monster is also a nude stripper. Are you beginning to see the folly of all these imposters who call themselves "Christians"; but they are completely of the Devil? If we were to combine all of these sins together—sins which people nowadays are trying to use the Word of God to justify—We'd have a grotesque monster! Can you imagine... a professed Christian who murders children?... Churches marching in support of murdering more children?... A professed Christian who teaches witchcraft to children?... A professed Christian who shamelessly promotes homosexuality?... Churches with homosexual pastors?... A professed "praying Christian" who is also a porn star?... A professed Christian woman who is a feminist, disobedient to her husband, and ready to divorce on a whim? This is where professed Christianity is at today folks—IN APOSTASY!
Contemporary Christians use the New International Version (NIV) of the bible, which is straight from Hell. Such professed Christians don't believe in a Pretribulation rapture anymore. Such NIV followers trust in Lordship Salvation because of the NIV's perversion of Romans 10:9. I even had a man recently write me who didn't believe in the Godhead because of the NIV's perversion of Philippians 2:6. He quoted me Philippians 2:6 from the NIV to claim that Jesus was not the manifestation of the Godhead.
Here's Philippians 2:6 from the King James Bible, and then the perverse NIV:
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Philippians 2:6, "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God." Now here's the damnable NIV:
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) - Philippians 2:6, "Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped."
Do you see why so many people are being deceived by Satan nowadays? Throw your NIV away before it corrupts you!
Yes, the contemporary Christian is a mess--committing every sin imaginable—following after apostasy—while claiming they are doing it within God's will (Jeremiah 7:9,10). Truthfully, the contemporary "Christian" is NO Christian at all; but rather, is a monstrosity. Ironically, there are unsaved heathens in the world today who have far more morals than some of the professed Christians we are seeing, such as Marsha Stevens and her ministry—BALM (Born Again Lesbian Music). May God's Holy Spirit convict us of our sins in this dark hour of apostasy, that we might repent, and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness and mercy. We read in Psalm 2:11, "Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling." We've lost our fear of God today. We are to serve the Lord WITH FEAR; not arrogance, self-will, and pride. It can truly be said of most Christians today, as David said in Psalm 36:1, "...there is no fear of God before his eyes."