At times it seems as if the world – and the visible church – is spinning faster and faster into the abyss. What does the Bible say? Writer Mike Ratliff takes us deep into The Word:

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The Church in our time appears huge, but this is only in appearance. It is thousands of miles wide, but only a fraction of an inch deep.

Much of what claims to be Christian is not and proves it by what is actually its focus and what (or who) it actually worships. The focus has its foundation in pragmatism and its worship is nothing more than self-aggrandizement. They give lip service to their own version of “Jesus” who bears little if any resemblance to the Jesus we read of in God’s Word.

This counterfeit Christianity is the majority while the true Church, which is made up of those saved by grace through faith because of God’s election and effectual calling is the minority. This should not surprise us because the Word of God tells us that this will be case as this age comes to a close to make way for the age to come.

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