Once upon a time... no scratch that because this is no time for fables. What is needed right now, more than ever before in history is the TRUTH, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, especially since there is so much Christian ‘happy talk’ about chewing the meat and spitting out the bones. This is certainly not what scripture tells us to do. It clearly states that even a little leaven (error/sin) will ‘leaveneth’ (spread throughout) the whole lump. (I Cor. 5:6 KJV)
Leaven is an additional element that alters or modifies something. Therefore, even a little error/sin alters the truth/purity of something immensely.
I’m going to use an even better analogy which I heard on television recently to clarify the ‘leaven parable’. The broadcaster was talking about something totally different but I’m confident it will perfectly illustrate my point. He stated that toilet water was, in essence, 99% pure water and that ONLY 1% was toilet. So, his question was, "What’s the problem?" Answering his own question he screamed, "OF COURSE there is a problem! You would most certainly not want to drink it!"
That was a very astute and obvious conclusion. With that in mind, let me say that most Christians would reject anyone that claimed to be against Christ or His teachings without hesitation. Yet, these same people are being fed dangerous heresy little by little, in small doses and being led into flagrant error by people claiming to be preaching the Word of God.
I’m presuming that their reasoning must be that because it is presented from a church pulpit or on Christian television then it must be biblical. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have heard countless anti-biblical statements espoused with little regard for doctrine and nobody seems to even notice. While some of these ‘concepts’ have been very subtle, others merely jump up and hit you in the face because they are so totally contrary to God’s Word. The one common denominator though is that they all contain a LOT of truth. That is how deception works. It cloaks itself in truth so that the person being deceived is totally unaware that they ARE being deceived. It’s that simple. Light and darkness become all rolled into one just like Satan planned. You then drift further and further into darkness because you’ve become accustomed to the darkness.
That is why Jesus warned that ‘DECEPTION’ would be a sure sign that we were living in the end times. Notice what He says in Matthew 24, ‘Take heed that no man deceive you.......for MANY shall come in MY name and shall deceive MANY’. Notice that they are coming representing Christ! They are coming in HIS name! ‘And (they) shall show great signs and wonders; inasmuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold I have told you before.’ (KJV)
The Apostle Paul also warned, "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (the Day of the Lord) shall not come, except there come a falling away first." (II Thess. 2:3 KJV)
How could there be a great falling away from Christ? How could people be led away from the truth without knowing it? Obviously by following ‘another Jesus’ who’s primary function is to make them rich.
Could the answer also be that people no longer read God’s Word and ‘do not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." (2 Tim. 4:3, 4 KJV)
The fables are only a minute problem compared to the bigger picture. My case in point, and I’m going to have to be ambiguous here so you are going to have to read between the lines because people have been taken off of radio and television and their web sites are being targeted for removal because they were exposing what is happening. (so much for freedom of speech) There is a new spirituality within Christianity that is being promoted and it is going to lead to the greatest apostasy this world has ever known.
There are countless events that I could mention but I’ll just share this one particular program that I watched on Christian television where the evangelist stated that he was going to a mid-east country and that he would be praying with their religious clerics. He did not say that he was going to be praying ‘FOR’ them. Not praying that they would see the truth and turn to Jesus Christ for salvation, but that he would be praying ‘WITH’ them. That was shocking enough but then he continued and said that he would be reading prayers from ‘THEIR’ religious book.
Now folks, I have a very serious problem with that! The problem, you see, is not only mine but it is spelled out clearly in the Book of Revelation which emphatically cautions us not to be seduced into the ‘One World Religion’ that will be formed just prior to Christ’s return, which will incorporate all belief systems into one big melting pot. Yet, eastern mysticism has swept into the church like a tidal wave.
How can Christians be practicing rituals and meditations that are contrary to the Word of God? How can they be praying to ‘another’ God without even knowing it? The answer is deception. The same deception that blinded people in Noah’s day.
"But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’ (Matt. 24: 38, 39 KJV)
Obviously, they refused to listen to the warnings!