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“The Fruits of Apostasy”
by Art Sadlier   
October 1st, 2008

The following news item appeared September 26 on WorldNetDaily. “Christian men get honest about porn addiction. An award-winning musician … has turned his talents toward creating a documentary on a closeted problem running rampant within the Christian church: men and marriages struggling with sex addiction. The film targets men within Christianity, where pornography is considered immoral but where statistics show … more than half of the men attending … Promise Keeper rallies admitted to viewing pornography, and 37% of Christian pastors admitted to being addicted to porn.”

We wonder why the church has no impact upon the world. Instead of the church winning the world, the world has won the church. With immoral men in the church, worship is a sham, with immoral men in the pulpits, the church becomes a curse. The only encouraging thing we see is that God always has a remnant, thank God for the remnant!

I believe that this is the unintended fruit of New Evangelicalism. Instead of being separate from the world, they have become like the world in order to reach the world, it doesn’t work, they just become corrupted by the ways of the world. The fruit they produce is more counterfeit Christianity.

I think the problem goes beyond the issue of carnal Christians, I believe we are seeing the last days apostasy of the Laodicean Church (New Evangelicalism). When we see statistics that tell us that 57% of professing, born again Christians, state that they believe that Christ is not the only way to heaven, you know apostasy is sweeping the church. God’s answer to apostasy is to isolate it, to separate from it. The reason New Evangelicalism has grown so exponentially is because many of God’s people have refused to separate from it. - Art Sadlier

“… in the latter times some shall depart from the faith” 1 Tim. 4:1

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