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“Waves of change”
by Art Sadlier   
September 1st, 2008

Since New Evangelicalism was born in 1948 we have witnessed a transition from the church of Philadelphia (fundamentalism) to Laodicea (compromising evangelicalism).

From that time on we have seen waves of change sweep over the Evangelical Church.

FIRST we were introduced to ecumenical evangelism by Billy Graham. The watch word became “infiltration” rather than “separation” from apostasy, however infiltration is a two way street.

SECOND we were introduced to social action, an attempt to change society from without rather than from within, by the power of the gospel to transform lives. All of the social evils were attacked with gusto; the church lost every single battle. The moral majority was the climax of this failure.

THIRD we were introduced to a new way to fill our churches, the church growth movement which evolved into the User Friendly Movement. Change every thing about the church that makes the Church look like the Church. Bring the world’s music and the world’s methods into the church, instead of the church winning over the world the world won over the church. Instead of lives being transformed, the church was corrupted with the world.

FOURTH we were introduced to the Purpose Driven Movement, this was a logical progression. Now the church enters into union with the world to change the world by social action. Rick Warren has moved to enlist one billion religious people to make a utopia out of the kingdoms of this world. John said, “If any man love the world the love of the Father is not in him’.

At this moment we are seeing, what I believe is the FINAL wave, the Emergent Church. This is a bold move to transform the church into the Apostate Church, the Harlot Church of Revelation 17. To finally remove any semblance of what the church is to believe and what is to be and do.

Paul foretold these things, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” 2 Tim. 4:3. “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,” 1 Timothy 4:1.

This whole process has been immersed in deception from the start, as Jesus said it would be in Matthew 24; 4, 5, 11, 24, 25.

We live in days comparable to the days of Jeremiah, when Israel was being deceived and facing the Day of the Lord judgment. Jeremiah said, ”A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; the prophets prophecy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means (own ideas); and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” Jeremiah 5:30-31. The words of Jesus should be ringing in our ears, “Come out from among them”.

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