Cross & CloudsThe Christian church in America is suffering from a lack of leaders who can think strategically and see the big picture.  Many have been lulled to sleep by seeker friendly movements, purpose driven theology and tolerance, marginalizing the complete gospel so as to seem loving and relevant.  While the numbers of people who claim to be Christian remains high, the amount of people who espouse to be Christians and maintain a biblical worldview is plummeting.  More than half of all Evangelicals now believe that the Bible is not absolute truth, that Jesus sinned while on earth and that he is not the only way to eternal life

So let’s examine what they are really saying when they espouse these beliefs.  First, God is a liar and cannot be trusted.  We cannot depend on His Word as truth.

Second, God is a sinner.  Since they believed Jesus sinned while on earth, God is a hypocrite who does not follow His own rules.

Third, that Jesus is only one of several paths to eternal life.  So Allah, Buddha, and other false gods are equally valid in the eyes of these people.

The lukewarm attitudes and mushy beliefs of many calling themselves Christians has led to spiritual apathy.  They might say they love God but their actions show they care more about which political candidate will protect their money than they do about loving and serving God.  They are more concerned with pleasure in this lifetime instead of picking up their cross daily and dying to their flesh as Jesus commanded us.

All of this is setting up American Christianity for a big fall.  A growing repressive government, a growing hatred for God, and spies within the Christian camp like Jim Wallis, Barack Obama, Brian McLaren and Rick Warren are internally weakening the resolve of the body, setting us up to accept a watered-down definition of Christianity as Satan turns the heat up.

Christianity in Europe and Canada has been rendered ineffective and essentially dead over the past couple decades—and that is rapidly happening in America.  We will one day soon be forced with a decision as pastors and ministry leaders—just like Hitler in the 1930s, we will receive an ultimatum:  Either do things the government’s way, or be outlawed.  Unfortunately, given the mushy track record of many of our national Christian leaders, I am forced to conclude that when push comes to shove, most will fold like a cheap suit—just like they did in Nazi Germany.  Institutionalized Christianity in America will be a shadow of its former self and look more like a lapdog for evil men than it will a bright shining city on a hill.

Maybe I’m wrong—maybe I’m just one of those wild-eyed conspiracy nuts who sees evil lurking around every corner.  But when you look at how rapidly American Christianity has fallen over the past fifty years, what hope do we really have that our current leaders will have the backbone to stand up for the truth of the Bible when things get really bad?  If we cannot come to grips with the fact that abortion and homosexuality are sins, and take a stand against them, just what gives us hope that our leaders will show any courage when their earthly kingdoms are threatened?

Brace yourself America, the stage is set for transformation like we have never witnessed before.  Our quaint little world as Christians might just be pulled out from under us in the blink of an eye.  We say we love and worship God—that we will stand strong with Him no matter what comes our way.  In the coming few years we just might have the opportunity to back up our words with action.

Do we really know the God we claim to love and worship?  Or are we manufacturing a god more to our liking—one that fits our desires?  I urge you to dedicate yourself to reading the Bible fervently, asking God to strengthen your faith for the trials that await us.  The day is coming when we will have to put up or shut up.  Are we ready?